Saturday, 30 July 2016


I almost forgot to post this card. It fits in very nicely at CASplorations, where the optional colour is orange.

I have used my new (to me) SU butterfly which is very big, I stamped it on an angle while the card was opened out, and computer printed the message on the inside. I then trimmed along the edge of the butterfly, so that it shows the message.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Christmas in July

There are a few Christmas challenges in blogland at the moment so I thought I would join in.
I made a pretty Brusho background, and for the first time I added black into the mix of reds - it gives a great effect.
The stamp is by Hero Arts, and I used a sparkly Christmas embossing powder. I added stars to the corners.
Challenges -
Rubberdance - Christmas in July The starfish reminded me to use stars on my card
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Use a sentiment

So here is the start of my Christmas cards for this year. I hope you are all doing better than I am.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

No card today!

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is 'Anything but a card'
I have made this in a deep picture frame.
The green splatters are a stamp by Paper Artsy, and the 'Dream' is by Rubberdance
I cut a series of butterflies with my Cameo in various shades of green DP, sponged the edges of some, and arranged them as a flight of butterflies.

Here is a closer view.
                                                      I would also like to enter at Simon Says Wednesday challenge for Things with wings, and the butterfly challenge for dimension

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Birthday Wishes

Todays card uses a piece from an A4 'arty' background that I made useing various paints, sprays, and stamps.
I die cut 'birthday' twice, and glued them together, and stamped 'wishes' on Memento tuxedo black.The butterfly is sitting on a die cut branch and is highlighted with Wink of Stella in gold and clear.
Challenges -
Damsel Of Distressed cards (it's her birthday and my inspiration is the lovely bright hot colours)
CASEplorations - casing Elina Stromberg
Paperbabe #38 - anything goes

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Summer Florals

I was so excited to be asked by Nikki from Indigo Blu to be a Guest designer for the latest challenge 'Summer Florals'
 I used one of my new winning stamps 'Blazing Poppies'
I have used a little artistic licence in colouring, as this is not your normal colour for poppies. 
I stamped with Memento-tuxedo black, and coloured with a mix of Promarkers and a Wink of Stella pen for the wee lemon flowers. I stamped the image again on scrap card, coloured, and cut out the 3 mauve flowers and shaped and raised them with mounting tape to give dimension. I also sponged around the edges with a toning mauve Distress ink.
Challenges - 
Passion for Promarkers - summer flowers
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Paperbabe - anything goes

Thursday, 14 July 2016


I am having problems with blogger.

I am unable to write comments on some blogs, although I can write the comment and it just disappears,

It is not happening with all blogs.

Can anyone advise please

Monday, 11 July 2016

Teal butterfly

Todays card uses Indigo Blu stamps and a piece from a designer paper block. I stamped in Adirondack Expresso, and overstamped the flowers and butterfly (on a scrap of paper) with DI Broken China. Finished off with some toning bakers twine and a little bling

Indigo Blu - brown and teal
Southern Girls - flowers
Simon Says Stamp - colour inspired
Creative corner - anything goes
Pixies crafty workshop - snippets

Friday, 8 July 2016


This crazy bird which I have coloured with Copics has just popped in to say Hello!
He is popped up onto a pretty gingham background with the edges sponged in distress ink, and the hello is from a set by 'Wow'

Challenges - Allsorts - use gingham
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Penny Black and More - a/g

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 3 July 2016


I am running so late with my challenges this week - it has been a really busy week, plus we now have 2 grandchildren staying and their Dad.

I have used another of my Brusho backgrounds, and stamped one of the crazy birds. I stamped him again on a scrap, and coloured with copics to tone in with the background, cut it out and layered it directly over the image on the card. I added some googly eyes for the challenge at AAA cards.

The colours and bird are also perfect for challenge  #36 at Paperbabe

I hope everyone has a great week, it has suddenly turned very cold here, but then it is mid-winter after all!