Monday, 28 December 2020



Hi and Welcome

Today's card features mainly TH products. 

I diecut the white piece on the top and the bottom. The crazy bird was stamped onto a scrap and coloured with Promarkers - C729 pastel blue, G829 pastel green, G827 soft green, G956 ocean teal and Y247 summer sun

I added dimensional magic to his eyes and beak.

The sentiment is from Unity, stamped in DOX cracked pistachio and embossed with 'dye boss'

Then layered onto a toning green card base


Passion For Promarkers #572 - add a sentiment

Stamping Sensations - anything with wings (2nd entry)

We Love Chocolate Baroque - a/g (2nd entry)

Cardztv #130 - a/g

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 21 December 2020

A change from Christmas


Welcome back

Only five more sleeps, I am sure all the littlies are starting to get excited

My card today has a background piece, where I coloured one side of the EF with a mauve ink pad, before running through my cuttlebug. It has highlighted the design nicely

I stamped my butterfly (Martha Stewart) onto a scrap of card that I had been experimenting with different sprays. I also cut some narrow strips to use as a background to the butterfly. The sentiment is die cut from a scrap of black card


Stamping Sensations - anything with wings

We love Chocolate Baroque - a/g

Lets Squash It #3 - Embossing folder & dies/fussy cutting (I did both)

Lavinia World#42 a/g

Pixies Playground-using scraps

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a Happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2021

Friday, 18 December 2020

Merry Christmas

 Welcome everyone, I hope you are all feeling festive!
I made this card for my sil who is also a cardmaker
I used a starry patterned paper for the background and cut the words from some pretty mauve card, which I then 'twinked' with Wink of Stella The holly leaves are punched, as are the sparkly berries

Allsorts #602 - a/g (2nd entry)
Art Impressions - Reason for the Season

Sunday, 13 December 2020



Welcome back to my blog.

This is one of the cards that I have made to send this year

I masked off a strip along the centre and coloured with distress oxides

I cut the j and y from a scrap of navy basil card using my Cameo Silhouette, and the snowflake from a scrap of pale blue card, I double embossed the snowflake with some sparkly ep and attached with some mounting tape.


Unstampabelles - Joy (I did not use the twist)

Show and Share - use velum and/or glitter

CardzTV #129 - a/g

Allsorts #602 - a/g

Friday, 4 December 2020

....and again

I'm back with another Christmas card for my box
I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, and used papers from a Christmas pad by Rosie's Studio.
After cutting the pieces, I edged them with a gold metallic pen
I finished off with some gold metallic embroidery thread for the tie across the bottom

A Blog Named Hero - glitter and sparkle

Christmas again


Welcome, and thanks for visiting
Another card to add to my box., 
This time I have used an older stamp by PSX that was given to me by a friend, and partially stamped on both corners. I used versamark and white detail EP


Bye for now

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Another Christmas Card


 Hi everyone
Sorry I have been MIA for a while as I have been unable to use my right arm and hand properly after an angiography which left me black and blue from hand to elbow. It is slowly healing but still quite technicolour!

Back to my card, which I had made before this happened.
I followed a design I saw from Liz McGuire at buttonsforbrains as I really liked the layout.
I raided my scrap box to find some suitable papers, used some washi tape, stamped and embossed snowflakes, stamped my snowman on a scrap and cut him out, coloured his scarf and hat with Promarkers  R766 Molten Red and added some sparkly KindyGlitz to his hat.
Thanks Liz for a lovely design

Pixies Playground #391 - using snippets
Passion For Promarkers #570 - glitter and sparkle

Sunday, 8 November 2020

coffee time


back today with an entry for the coffee lovers blog hop

I have printed a digi that I won from Stamplorations directly onto a textured cream card.
The image is lightly coloured with pastel pencils
and the message is from a set by Uniko


Friday, 6 November 2020

Christmas wishes


Welcome back, and I hope you are all well

Today's card uses a stamp from a set by Penny Black called 'Holly Jolly'
I coloured his hat, scarf and stocking with a pink marker, and added some sparkle to the hat trim and also to the snow he is standing on
I diecut the message from a black glitter paper and cut out the panel with stitched die, then adhered to a black card base

Stamplorations - CAS + pink and black
Pammy's Inky Pinky #2044 - a/g
AAA Cards #177 - maximum white space (I did not use the option)

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Blue and Green


Welcome, I hope you are all well.

Today's card was made with an embossing folder That I had sponged ink onto, to give my pretty blue/green background. I then used markers to colour the raised areas. Blues and greens are my favourite colours, because we live at a beach, and I love to watch the changing colours of the water - so soothing 

Challenges - Fab n Funky #500 - Favourite colours

Penny's Paper Craft # 483 - a/g

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Cat Lovers Hop (4)


Welcome back, and this is my final entry for the Cat Lovers Hop
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and layered onto a red card base

Allsorts #596 - for children or teens

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Cat Lovers Hop (3)


Hi, and welcome back to my third post for the Cat Lovers Hop
For this card, I have cut a piece of blue DP (unknown) for my background, and then diecut a scrap of green for my cat to sit on.
I have coloured him in pale grey copics and fussy cut
I coloured the balloon and also fussy cut and then coated it in Dimensional Magic.
The message is from an old clear set.
I have layered onto a dark blue card base but looks like my scan is crooked!

Nordsalten Hobby Club - use 2 different papers

Friday, 30 October 2020

Cat Lovers Hop (2)


Hi everyone.
I am back with my second entry for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop
I used some co-ordinating papers from one of my 6x6 pads, and also another of the Tim Holtz cats, which I stamped, cut out, and coloured. I also used a balloon from another set and tied to his tail
The message was stamped in black and heat embossed
The 3 diamante's were coloured with a black OHP marker and added to the orange strip


Thursday, 29 October 2020

Cat Lovers hop (1)


Hi everyone, I have been missing in action for a wee while, as we have been away in our motorhome

This is the card that I made for my youngest son's birthday, as you can see he was turning the big 50!
I cut out the design on my Cameo and added a black dog and a tabby cat, to represent the pets the family has. Both are stamps by Tim Holtz
I am entering the challenge for the Cat Lovers Hop
Lost Coast #109 - furry friends

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 15 October 2020



Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog today

I was inspired to make this card after seeing a post by Kath Stewart, so this is my interpretation, as I do not have the new cat stamps (I wish)
I started by making masks for the moon and snow from some scrap paper. I used 'black soot' and 'fossilized amber' distress inks to make the sky, and spritzed to make the colours run a little. After drying I used a very old Penny Black stamp (2001 - snowflake border) to stamp the snowflakes and embossed with detail white EP
I coloured my crazy bird with the following Promarkers
R766,  V546,  V528,  M419,  Y247
The sentiments are from a Clearly Besotted set called 'Rockin Robin'
I added a little 'hickory smoke' DOX to define the edge of the snow and a ground for the bird.

Passion for Promakers #564 - make it festive
I love Promarkers #421 - a/g (did not use the birthday option)

Friday, 9 October 2020

Cute Christmas snowman!


Hello all

A last minute entry for the Allsorts challenge of 'cute Christmas'
I attached some dp of Christmas trees to a dark green card base, diecut my snowman from some white card, and glued him to the left side. I coloured the little bird with a red Promarker and attached the red coloured peeloff to a scrap of white card.
An effective quick and easy card to add to my Christmas box

Allsorts #592 - Cute Christmas

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Playing with paper


I cased this card from one I saw somewhere on the internet, but did not take note of the designer, sorry
For the background, I used a piece of old sheet music and sponged with DI and layered onto my black card base
Using a torn scrap of cream card, I diecut the design and also coloured with DI
I arranged the fabric leaves and flower onto a wreath and attached with glue dots

Sognandoscrap #83 - a/g (2nd entry)
Paperbabe #128 - dimensions

Friday, 25 September 2020

Be a rainbow


 Hi, I am back again with another card for today
I chose a background out of my 'ready to use' box, which is such a pretty shade of green, and has been stamped using Penny Black 'daisy pattern'
The rectangle and square were cut with my Cameo, and I have used one of the crazy birds from Tim Holtz




Hello again

Today's card features one of Tim Holtz' Crazy Cats
I stenciled a background with Dried Marigold DI and then stamped the cat with Memento
Colouring was done with Copics

The Cat's Pajamas #372 - include an animal
AAABirthdays #17 - animals and critters
AAACards #174 - up to one third

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

In my garden


Hello everyone

Today's card features a stamp that I have had for a number of years, Hydrangea by Rubber Stampede
I have double layered it with a matching teal mat and layered onto a white card base.
I have coloured with the following Promarkers
Arctic Blue
Cloud Blue
Pastel Blue
Pastel Green
Herb Green

I finished off by winding some silver cord around and attaching a wee silver butterfly

Allsorts #590 - my lovely garden

Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Vintage Beauty


Welcome friends
Today's card features a lovely stamp that a friend lent me, I believe it is by Kaisercraft.
I made the background using shiny card, Brusho's and cling wrap. I love the results you can get with this technique. I have roughened the edge and run a purple ink pad around, then layered onto a green card base.
The sentiment is raised with mounting tape.

Countryview  Challenges - complimentary colours
We love Chocolate Baroque - a/g (2nd entry)

Thanks for visiting today

Monday, 14 September 2020

dig it!


Hi, I am back again today with this gardener card

I stamped and embossed in black and coloured with the following Promarkers
Y247 summer sun
R346 antique pink
R766 molten red
Y524 herb green
O356 saddle brown

The sentiment is computer generated, and I added 2 strips of washi tape for grounding
The card base is a creamy colour, but did not scan well

Casology #373 - September (it is spring here)
Passion for Promarkers #559 - Autumn/Fall (have used autumn colours)
Stamping Sensations - The great outdoors (gardening)

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 13 September 2020



Welcome everyone

Today I have 2 ATC's to share with you, something I have not made for such a long time, and I had forgotten how much fun they are
The theme is steampunk and I have printed my background images and added embellishments. The bicycle one is printed over the background, and touched up with a black gellyroll pen.
The cogs are stamped with Hickory Smoke DOX.
I added some  distressed silver peeloffs to both, and the first one has an old watch face attached. 
The edges are sponged with Black Soot DI
I would like to enter into the new  Steampunk Challenge #1

I then decided to make these into cards

I dry embossed 2 pieces of mirror card and swiped over the raised surface with Brilliance graphite black, then heat embossed with a black EP
Layered with black and then onto a black card base

Thanks for visiting

Friday, 11 September 2020


This is my first post using the new blogger, so hope it goes OK
I would love to get rid of the extra step of redirect when reading blogs, it is so unnecessary. If anyone can help, I would be very grateful

I have followed this sketch from Sketch Saturday 
the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, and I am not sure about the butterfly
I used snippets of black and white for the diecuts


Thanks for visiting today

Monday, 7 September 2020


Hello crafters

Today's card uses a sketch from Poetic Artistry
I used 3 designer papers from my 6x6 Authentique pad, which I have had for some time. I layered onto some black paper to make the design stand out. I diecut the 2 circles and stamped my vintage car (unknown brand) onto a scrap from my snippets box, and coloured with copics. I also used  Dimensional Magic on the windscreen to look like glass
Art Impressions - to die for
Allsorts #588 - handcoloured image
Crafty Catz #517 - a/g with option, not a square (mine is a rectangle)

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments

Monday, 31 August 2020

Pretty Butterflies

Hi everyone
The challenge this week for Sketch Saturday is to use one of the sketches from  2016
I have chosen #394 for my card. I have used this gorgeous digi that I won from Stamplorations, and re-sized it to fit on an angle on my white card. I have coloured with copics to match my base card. I added a strip of black that I punched with a Fiskars border punch and the stamp is from a set by Clearly Besotted stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges
Stamplorations - never ending challenge

Friday, 28 August 2020

All in Blue

I am back with a second post for today

I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card.
The background is stamped with 'french script' and I have used my Lavinia stamp on the central oval, embossed with silver. I have added a blue flower with a diamante centre and a silver ribbon bow


Bird in a cage

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog today

I have managed to find some time this morning to make a couple of cards, and this is the first one.
I used shaded lilac, broken china, wilted violet, and mermaid lagoon distress inks to make my background. I pressed the colours onto a stamping block, then spritzed with water, and layered the colours onto my art paper, drying in between. I also added a splat stamp and postmark stamp, both by Paper Artsy.
I cut out the bird in the cage on my Silhouette Cameo, and added a little colour to the edges.
The sentiment is clear embossed, and the the piece was attached to a matching card base.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Tuesday, 18 August 2020


Hello all

Another slimline card from me today
I cut a white mat smaller than my base card and diecut 3 circles into it, and glued to the base.
I stamped and coloured 2 pineapples, fussy cut them and attached with mounting tape.
The centre flower uses 3 die-cuts from my scrap box and the black stamens is a punch
I wrote the message by hand in a matching calligraphy pen

I would like to enter the following challenges
Art Impressions #289 - Tropical Treats
Lavinia World #33 - a/g
The Cats Pajamas #374 - slimline
Pammy's Inky Pinkys #2033 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and your encouragement

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Bold and Bright

Welcome crafty friends
Today's card follows the sketch at Sketch Saturday, a fun way of using scraps.
I cut 3 colours at 1.5 cm and random lengths, which I cut on angles.
I glued them to my white piece in no particular order. I layered my white circle, stamped with a lovely yacht (unknown) onto a red stitched circle. The yacht was coloured with Promarkers, molten red and cloud blue, then the whole piece glued to a dark blue card base

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Sketch Saturday

Hi everyone

We are back in lockdown level 3 so I have had some time to make this card.
I have used the sketch at a 'new to me' challenge blog called Sketch Saturday, to make this card. The sunflower is a very old Hero Arts stamp, coloured with the following Promarkers
Y247 summer sum
Y337 tulip yellow
Y417 buttercup
O949 pastel yellow
O345 saddle brown
O727 caramel

I used some snippets of DP for the background and stamped the message with GinaK amalgam

I would like to join the following challenges
Penny Black & More - say it with flowers

Sunday, 9 August 2020


Welcome to my blog today and welcome to my new follower Sally Bownes

I have made this card for my son's birthday, which is later this month, but have to post it overseas, so good to get it done early

I used a coffee ring stencil with walnut stain DI directly onto my kraft card base
The coffee pot is a Stamplorations sticker which I applied to a scrap of kraft card, and the sentiment I found on my pc, but have no idea where I got it from. I coloured the latte word with a black gelly roll glaze pen, which gives a lovely shine

Allsorts #583/4 - Make it masculine
Unstampabelles #103 - Good News / make your own background
Arty Divas - a/g

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 2 August 2020

'Girl Power'

Hi and welcome to today's blog post.

I have switched back to the legacy version as I cannot seem to get rid of the extra redirect step on the new version. I hope they can fix this ASAP

Today's card is from a set by 'Acid Drops & Whatnots' who I believe have now closed. Such a shame, as I loved their designs.
I stamped with black GinaK ink and clear embossed, both the image and the message
I have coloured with the following Promarkers
C446 Marine
G956 Ocean Teal
Y247 Summer Sun

The panel was then layered onto a matching coloured base

I love Promarkers #415 - a/g with colour option

Thank you for your kind comments

Monday, 27 July 2020

Friends are Flowers

Hello to my crafty friends and new followers, Crystal O Minkler and Cindy Holmes

Today's card uses a piece from my experiments box, distress inks on watercolour paper, for the background.
I stamped the Crafty Individual's CI-385 with Emerald Lagoon DI and embossed with Dyeboss EP
I stamped the sentiment (an old one from Printworks) in the same colour and cut it up so that I could attach to the side without covering the flowers. 
I added a little  of the same colour to the dragonfly and also some sparkle with a Sakura Gellyroll pen
Layered onto a pretty turquoise base card


Penny Black and More - in the garden
Allsorts #581/582  - flowers all over