Friday, 29 November 2013


I now have the Rod Stewart song running through my head!!
This is the second card with the LOTV toppers.
I had a little piece of blue spotty paper left over from Christmas cards sitting on my desk, so I sliced it up and popped it on angle. I added a little ship's wheel charm tied with blue cord, and the sentiment is washi tape
I will pop this into Pixie's Playground, and also
Cute Card  Thursday for anything goes

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Ride em cowboy!

I was lucky enough recently to win a voucher from LOTV and I chose a pad of boy images.
This is the first one I have used - I was going to layer it on the striped paper from my snippet box, but it wasn't quite big enough, so a gave them a bit of a twist instead. I added a little hemp bow and a happy birthday ticket.
I am entering this into
Pixies weekly challenge to use snippets

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thank you!

Today's card has been cut out with my CB, the base card with scalloped circles (nesties), and the green with circles (nesties)I stamped the thank you circle on a snippet of the green and layered it onto a black circle. The green is stamped with circles from the same set (Stampin Up) I can't remember what it is called, sorry
I would like to enter at
Southern Girls - circles
Here Come the Boys - sentiment as main focus
Pixies - using  snippets

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Autumn colours

The challenge this week at
Charmed Cards and Crafts is for Autumn colours. I think my mail art that I made for a swap at
Cardmaking Paradise fills the bill! I have coloured the front and back with various shades of distress inks, and also splattered with water. I have used some Crafty Individuals stamps on the background, a bit of stencilling and the main images are Jofy. I would also like to enter at Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes

Monday, 18 November 2013


Another card for the 'C' box!
I have used a lovely holly stamp from Penny Black, and stamped onto pearlescent card. The message is stamped on a strip of white, and then layered onto a snippet of red. Finally I added micro beads over the message, using ds tape. It is very sparkly IRL, but doesn't show up in the scan.
I would like to enter the following challenges.
Sweet Stamps - micro beads
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Inky Impressions - red and green
Penny Black Saturday - sparkly
Pixies - snippets

Have a great week

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

This is my second entry for the Paper Artsy challenge this week.
I had to compromise on a stamp to use as I do not have the star one that Joanne used in her example. I have paper pieced the baubles and added some colour to brighten them a little. For the background, I did a squirt of Dylusions (squeezed orange) then stamped with the little circles from my Jofy set, and also a splatter of orange ink.
I would like to enter this one in

Paper Artsy
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Craft Stamper - Splatters

Have a great week - we are off in the motorhome for a couple of days!

Christmas lights

Joanne Wardle is again the inspiration at Paper Artsy. I just love her CAS approach to cardmaking.
Here is my attempt for the Christmas lights example - mine are actually baubles, but I still get the same effect.

Paper Artsy challenge  entry #1

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

one stamp - 3 cards

Darcy at Art and Sole has challenged us to make a number of cards using one main stamp. This is my first one, I first stamped the border on the base card, the stamped again on a red card and gold embossed. The top layer was stamped and embossed with Detail white EP. I then lightly coloured the white edge with the same blue ink pad, the red edge was rubbed with gold metallic rub-on, and the navy layer left plain.
The next card:-  stamped onto green vellum with winter illusions EP, and cut a square of light green with fancy scissors and corner punched so that the vellum could be inserted. I added some snowflakes punched in holographic silver, and then all layered to the white card
The third card was coloured with Victorian Velvet distress inks, and the edges rubbed with gold metallic rub-on. I tore a piece of kraft card that was left over from another project, and stamped with the Victorian velvet DE, and embossed with Dye Boss EP. Finished off with a narrow ribbon, and a punched holly leaf and 3 red beads.

Monday, 4 November 2013

More for the 'c'box

I did not realize how difficult gold stars are to scan! - believe me - these are gold!
This card started out being cut on my Cameo, but it did not cut right through the card, so to rescue it I decided to glue the stars on, and added green Smooch and red kindyglitz to the dots. The tub eas cut from a very small snippet of kraft card, and the sentiment was layered on a snippet of red.
I would like to enter at
Crafty Hazelnut - bling it up
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra
Pixies Playground - snippets
Allsorts - Christmas Cheer