Thursday, 29 August 2013

All in Blue!

Playing in the playground again this week, and this is a great way to use up some of those snippets! It does not need much explanation - it is just cutting, tearing, layering, and a bit of doodling. Plus some rub-on lettering' I would like to enter this one in
Pixie's Crafty Workshop
Sweet Stamps - birthday

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box, using a cute image from a Penny Black set. I have coloured with copics and promarkers, and mounted the die-cut onto a dp with Christmas trees on.
I would like to enter this at
Craftyhazelnuts for cute
The Crazy Challenge for animals
Stamping for Pleasure for Rudolph Day (I hope that means Christmas!)
and also
 Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra

Have a great week

Monday, 26 August 2013

CAS Fridays

I had a quick play this afternoon and ended up with this card. I swiped an aqua ink pad down the card a couple of times to make the background. Then stamped the flowers and the message with Shades dye ink in Orange, and coloured the stems with a green copic.
This is for the challenge at
CAS-ual Fridays

Sunday, 25 August 2013


This week's challenge at
 Cuttlebug Mania is for manly - a good choice as I always need more men's cards. The car stamp is a very old one by Santa Rosa, and I have embossed with detail blackIt is layered onto the embossed background (run through the cuttlebug) and the spotty tape is washi tape.

I would also like to enter at
Hiding in my Craftroom for masculane birthday

Friday, 23 August 2013


Another card for Pixie's Playground, only small snippets used this week to make the 3 silver balloons! I have used my new stamp from Stampin' Up - Make a wish set, and stamped onto a piece of bright yellow card. I tied a silver ribbon around, and drew the strings with a silver Sakura pen. The balloons are punched and raised with mounting tape. Then layered it onto plain white card. Challenges:-
Pixies Playground - snippets
Craftroom Challenge - Something new (new stamp)

Have a great weekend

Tea Time!

For this card, I have used a number of Crafty Individuals stamps. I first coloured the background with distress inks, and also added the dots with bubble wrap stamping/ I coloured the bird and the cup decorations by hand with di's also. Finished off with layering onto a card which I had distressed the edges and added some vintage lace and some little embroidered flowers which I coloured to match.

Crafty Individuals
Stamping Sensations - Wings & things & a touch of vintage
Vintage Stamping - Wings and things

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


This cute stamp from Suzy's Zoo set called Slippery Slope has been stamped twice and the images from the second one cut out and  layered onto the first. The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder which I have trimmed, and highlighted with a gold Sakura pen. I have used copics and Promarkers to colour, and trimmed the card with a punched flower.

I would like to enter at
Joanna Sheen  for embossing
Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes
Challenges4Everyone for Anything goes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sunshine colours!

This gorguss stamp is one that arrived today as part of my prize at Pixie's Playground. I couldn't wait to try it out, and this is the result.
I have embossed the background orange piece through my cuttlebug, and lightly touched the edges with a black ink pad. The image is stamped with Brilliance Graphite black end embossed with black detail EP. I have coloured her in using a mixture of copics and promarkers. The 3 flowers have atamens added (another part of Pixie's prize) and some glitter added to the edges.
Graph It - yellow and orange
Cuttlebugmania - anything goes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Here is my attempt this week adapting the instructions from the Paper Artsy blog.
I made a rough background using texture paste, and sprinkled a little red EP in places and melted it.
I cut the heart from red card and stamped some circles on it from my JOFY set. I then melted some beeswax onto it - what fun - I have never done this before!! I stamped the word (from one of TH stamp sets) onto Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper, and embossed with white detail EP. I added the wee bird just for fun, and the piece of black chain, and attached it to black card. I am entering this at Paper Artsy

Scrap card

I was so pleased with the effect of this design on a previous card, that I decided to make it again using pieces from my scrap box. I could probably make a hundred of these and still have a box full of snippets!!
I would like to enter the challenge at
Hiding in my craft room - use scraps
and also at
Pixies Playground

Christmas again

I should have scanned this card against something dark so that you can see it is a square card.
I was inspired by the challenge at Craftyhazelnuts Xmas, and chose to use red, white green, reindeer, and holly.
The reindeer is embossed with white detail EP, and I am please with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking

Monday, 12 August 2013

My first for this year!

Christmas card - that is!
I have used 2 images from my Tim Holtz set, stamped in Adirondack Expresso. It goes well with the pale cream card. I distressed the edges a little.
I have used a piece of very old lace, and threaded it with some recycled gold ribbon. The holly is a punch and I added 3 red beads to finish.
Sorry the scan is a little crooked!.
Challenges ;
A Blog Named Hero - reuse, recycle
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage/distressed
Southern Girls - beginning with F (Father Christmas)
Opus Gluei - The start of something big (THe first if my Christmas card makes)

Have a great week

CAS birthday card

Today I have been busy with cardmaking and this is one of them.
The base card is from Craftwork Cards, included in a lovely prize that I won from Enfys - (Going Buggy)
I have used washi tape on a slope and stamped the sentiment and flowers above. I have also added some minute buttons at the centres of the flowers.
I would like to enter this one at
CASual Fridays - CAS and buttons

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


The present challenge at Opus Gluei is a beach theme, so I thought this one would be appropriate.
I have used an embossing folder, and highlighted the raised areas with a metallic paste. I have also coloured the scallop shell with copics and metallic paste as well. I layered it onto black card, after tearing the bottom edge and added a couple of diecut shells.
I would also like to enter at
The Male Room - anything goes for men
The squirrel and the Fox - nautical

Have a great week

Monday, 5 August 2013

Another one for the playground

I have made another card using the sketch from Cardmaking Paradise.
This is an ideal way to use up all those little snippets that we manage to save!!
I am entering at
 Pixies Crafty Workshop again (such a fun place to be)

Have a great week

Saturday, 3 August 2013

with love

This is the first time I have used this cute wee bear which was in a free set with a magazine. I stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and heat embossed with clear EP. I used the leftover snippet from the last card that I made and layered it onto the green card which I embossed with my cuttlebug. Coloured with copics
I am entering the following challenges

Cuttlebugmania - clean and simple
Craftroom Challenge - heat embossing
Pixies Playground - snippets