Friday, 22 October 2021

Winter Illusion


Hello and welcome to a windy Friday. It is a good day to be inside playing in the craft room
After seeing Dawn's card using winter illusion EP, it reminded me that I had some as well. It has such a pretty effect in the light. With this photo I tried to capture both the pink and the turquoise
I first embossed my black card using a Craft Concept EF and then applied Versamark to the flat area. Added the EP and heat set. The sentiment is cut from white card using my Cameo Silhouette.
I diecut the rectangle and adhered to a white card base

Paperbabe #154 - a/g
TTCRD - a/g
Lets Squash It #13 - double emboss

Monday, 18 October 2021

Hedgehog Joy


Hello and Welcome

Today's card features a very old Penny Black stamp called Hedgehog Joy, I am not sure if it is still available
I have coloured with my copics and punched out a number of leaves from a multi-coloured DP, which I then adhered over the flowers
The background was an experiment in using up the ink inside gel pens which would no longer write, and then some dried marigold DI sponged over in places. I was quite pleased how this turned out.
I used letter peeloffs to make the word 'happy' because this is what the hedgie feels playing in the autumn leaves!
Allsorts #646 - Anything Autumn
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Autumn
Country View Challenges - Autumnal Colours
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - a/g with colour option (I used the yellow orange and green shades)

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting

Sunday, 17 October 2021


 Hello and welcome

Today's card is printed from a lovely digi that I won from Stamplorations. This is such a fun image for summer celebrations

I have coloured with the following markers

Promarker - chilly red, pastel blue

Copics -ultramarine, cool grey

Creative Graphic - lemon yellow

I added a coloured peeloff to finish


AAA Cards #200 - celebrate

Stamplorations CAS - did not use the option

Stamplorations - never ending challenge

TTCRD - a/g

Passion for markers #613 - make it cute

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Christmas tree


Hi all

I am back today with my October entry for BYSHC The sketch was provided, and I used Kaiserkraft designer papers for the background and the stripe across the middle. The image is a free one that I found on the internet I used DI fired brick to accent the edges. This one will go to my youngest son as he loves old vehicles


Pammy's Inky Pinkys #2141 - a/g

Christmas kickstart #55 for a loved one

Art Impressions #314 - Planes Trains and Automobiles

Bastel-Traum #106 - Christmas

Monday, 11 October 2021

29 again


Welcome back
 I have used this crazy bird again for this card, but this time coloured him in Copic R17  lipstick orange (which is really a red) and Promarker Y337 tulip yellow.
I have followed the MFT sketch for this week and cut my circles with my cuttlebug. This is a good way of using small scraps


Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments

Monday, 4 October 2021

In The Pink


Hi everyone
Today's card follows a sketch from MFT, and uses the colours for Passion for Markers
To make my card I used a scrap of pink DP and ran a red marker around the outside
I then diecut a stitched circle from a piece of Fabriana Bristol and stamped it with one of Tim Holtz crazy birds. The sentiment is Woodware Deco sayings, embossed in white on a scrap of black. A little pink sequin heart finishes it off.
Markers I used are - 
Promarkers R244, R366, R327
Thiscolor 9 pale pink
Passion for Markers #611 - in the pink
Creatalicious #220 - a/g
Stamping Sensations - animals birds or bugs
Don't forget to enter my giveaway in my previous post

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Is this your cat?


Hi all

This cat looks just like one that used to own us years ago, his name was Tiger!

I sized the image a little smaller and printed on a scrap of white card. After the edges were torn and distressed, I used DI 'rusty hinge' to sponge the edges.His chain necklace was highlighted with gold paint, dimensional magic on the goggles, a small key, a piece of an old clock, and a word added.


Fripperies and butterflies - image

Show us your Pussy Cats - a/g with a cat

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Rudolph Days


 Hi, I am back again with a very simple Christmas card

I attached a piece of Bo Bunny DP to the top section of the card and then overlaid with a die cut piece from a scrap of white. The die is from Stamplorations called stitched winter landscape. I trimmed off the house and one set of trees and moved the set of 3 trees to the right. I added a silver peeloff to finish


Rudolph Days - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas

Christmas Craft Creations - sketch

Saturday, 25 September 2021

another butterfly


Today's card features a beautiful diecut butterfly which I painted with Lumiere 'halo violet gold'
It has a lovely shimmer IRL
I layered onto a wee doily which I had sponged the edges with DI 'dusky concord'
I then added the stamped sentiment which is a really nice one to go with butterflies
I would like to enter this card in the following:-
Mod Squad - butterflies

Friday, 24 September 2021



A second post from me today with this card for a challenge that is new to me

The image was given to use and after I printed it I tore the edges and sponged with DI walnut stain.

I coloured some paper lace with a red Promarker and glued it to the left edge. I found some appropriate words, a cog and some red flowers and attached to finish.

Challenge  Never More designs Monthly Gothic challenge



Hi everyone

Today's card follows the sketch from MFT#560
I have used some BoBunny dp and added assorted snowflakes for embellishments. I also added some little dots of gold paint for added interest

Happy crafting!

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Merry and Bright


Welcome to my new follower Kristie Goulet, thank you for joining me

My card today follows the Sketch Saturday #678

I decided to make another card for my Christmas box, as it needs a few more still!
I used 2 dp's from a Rosie's Christmas 6x6 pad
The owl stamp is by Inkadinkadoo and the snowflake is by Basic Grey.
I coloured with copics and promarkers and added a tiny pompom to his hat

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

birthday boy


Welcome back

I love this sweet image from The Hobby House Wee stamps, which I have decoupaged I diecut a piece of paper from the booklet and then adhered the image. With the addition of some stars and a message, I am pleased with the result


Dare 2B Artsy - babies, kids or teens

Uniko #67 - a/g or Autumn

TTCRD - a/g

CardZTV #149 - a/g

Cute Card Thursday #692 - a/g

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

a little birdie told me


Hello and welcome to my blog today

I haven't used this set by Dina Wakley for some time, so thought I would give it an outing

I used shaded lilac DI for my stenciled background and then added french script in a couple of places using a very pale grey ink. The bird id stamped with Memento tuxedo black and restamped onto a scrap, which I coloured with promarkers, fussy cut and glued over the image on the card. I also diect a branch for her to stand on and stamped the message from the same set


Colour Hues #26 - purple and pink

Allsorts #642 - animals

Word Art Wednesday #509/510 - a/g

Pixies Crafty Workshop #412 - using snippets

Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Sea green and pearls


Good afternoon all
It is a beautiful sunny spring day today - lots of people on the beach!
Today's card uses an embossing folder that I have had a really long time.
I used it with a piece of co-ordinations card that has a different coloured core. After sanding, I adhered to my white card base and then attached a toning bow and added pearls to the centre of the flowers
Lets Squash It #12 - words/numbers

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Blue Hydrangeas


Hi everyone

Today's card features a stamp by Rubber Stampede, which I have had for such a long time.

I stamped with my Misti using Memento tuxedo black and coloured with the following markers

Leaves - copics olive and Reno Art lettuce

flowers - Promarkers, arctic blue,pastel blue, cadet blue, and orchid

I stamped the flower head again and raised it with some foam tape

After trimming I layered onto a green stripey dp and added some matching blue ricrac trim


Passion for markers #609 - 'B' I used blue and blooms

Incy Wincey designs - dots/stripes/checks. I used stripes

Bizzy Becs Store challenge - a/g

Monday, 13 September 2021

Stitched frame



I was browsing through my old craft magazines, and this design caught my eye

I cut the rectangle window and then pricked the holes for the stitching. I used a sparkly gold thread. 

I then added acetate at the back and attached my 3d flower.

On the inside to cover the stitching I used a cream card and cut a slightly smaller window so that it resembles a frame to the window


Mod Squad - slimline

Crafty Calendar - a/g

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Butterfly challenge


My second post for today.

I was intrigued by Mrs A's directions for this card fold, so decided to give it a go. 

I have used all the elements - 

stitching (faux)

Shimmering blush - my card base was the closest I had

steel blue - message and the wee hearts

sea green - in my dp and butterfly


#161 slide and lock card

Cardztv #149 - a/g




Today's card did not turn out as I expected! I was using an idea from one of Natasha's you tubes, but somehow I went off tangent.

I cut the leaves 3 times on my Cameo and tried to colour them with DI in green shades and yellow. I was not happy with the result so added some colour with copics. I added some little touches of gold paint, then layered them and glued to my card. I also added a torn strip of leafy DP to the side.

The stamp is my new Woodware one that my son sent over from Australia for me. It is embossed in gold EP


Bastel Traum #104 - plants

The Male Room # 154 - Natures Bounty

Pammy's Inky Pinkies #2136 - a/g

Thursday, 9 September 2021



I am back again with my second post for today

I used some more of the pretty coloured card for my background, and it is the last sheet that I have!

The three panels are from an unknown DP and I have rounded the corners too

A strip of lovely lace is glued across and my sentiment (again with rounded corners) is layered on top. This is another rub on - so many more to use!!


Cheerful sketches

Word Art Wednesday #507/508 - a/g
Get Creative #105 - a/g
Through the Purple Haze #184 - rounded corners

See you again soon and stay safe

Oranges and Lemons!


Hi and welcome back

A bright and cheerful card today with my very old Hero Arts stamp. I only coloured 2 of the flowers with copics and fussy cut them. Copics used were E21, Y06, Y38, E49, and Creative graphic marker 35 lemon yellow. 

I trimmed the leaves from a much larger die and tinted them slightly. The white card was diecut and layered onto my base. The message is a rub-on, from another box of stash that has been neglected. I have found that you need to heat them a little if they are not transferring well


Creatalicious #218 - a/g

Color Hues #25 - yellow and orange

Creative Technicians #57 - in the garden

We Love Chocolate Baroque - a/g

Passion for Markers #608 - autumn colours

Thank you for visiting and your kind comments

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Best Wishes butterfly


Welcome to this dull and rainy day. It has been a good day to do some sorting out of boxes and catching up on challenges
For this card I have followed the Sketch Saturday #676 although I have centred the circles a little more

My background patterned paper is from my mountain of unnamed papers and the stamp is also unnamed, but it may have been free from a magazine
I coloured with Promarkers, ocean teal, pastel green and pastel yellow for the body.
The sequins are actually the same teal colour as the plain circle, but my scanner shows them as black
Other challenges
Through the Purple Haze #184 - a/g, I did not use the option
Stamping Sensations - stamp of the moment (any butterfly stamp)

                                                 Creative Sketchy Girls #63 - butterflies

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Fabulous Friend


 Hello and welcome to my blog, and a special welcome to my new followers, so glad to have you here
Today's card is a lovely image by 'All Dressed Up'
I have coloured her using the following -
copics, Y38, R02
promarkers - V528, B528
 Touch - R131
Marvy Twinklette - purple

All Dressed Up #120 - a/g with ADU image
Archiscraps - purple
I Love Promarkers #442 - more than one layer
Passion for Markers #607 - add a sentiment

Friday, 3 September 2021

Joie De Vivre


Hi and welcome, it is a beautiful sunny day here today, perfect for the start of Spring

Today's card uses some scraps from a 6x6 Kaisercraft pad called Bonjour

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday

I also added some Distress Stickles for the dots and to outline the shape


Sketch Saturday #675

Time Out #195 - coloured card base

Monday, 30 August 2021

Pretty in Pink


Hi everyone

Yesterday's card was made with some pretty DP from GaleriaPapieru called Field Lilies

I diecut the edge and adhered it on the left. My triple layered butterflies were cut on my Cameo and I sponged the edges before attaching them. I added sparkly gems for the bodies and a Happy Birthday peeloff


Creations in Pink #36 - a/g in pink

Creative Sketchy Girls #63 - Butterflies

Creative Moments #221 - a/g

Saturday, 28 August 2021



Hi all

Today's card features a gorgeous vintage car stamp (unknown)

I stamped it onto a wonky stitched oblong and made my background with a woodgrain embossing folder, which I swiped with a brown ink to show up the grain a little better.The piece of orange ribbon was a gift with a stamp I ordered from Australia and it gives a lift to the colours. The base card is brown too, and I see I have managed to cut the bottom off in the scan. I am still getting used to my new printer!!


The Male Room #153 Male birthday

Do-all #56 - transport and vintage

CardzTV #148 - a/g

Creative Technicians #56 - a/g

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Turquoise birthday

Day 7 of lockdown and at least another 7 to go!

I have been trying to make one card per day and this is yesterdays, but had to wait for some sunshine this morning to get a photo. I was trying to show the WOS sparkle on the butterfly and the fine glitter showing through on the background, but it did not happen. I wish I knew the secret of capturing sparkle!

The background was a piece of watercolour card that already had a glimmery wash on it. I added turquoise Brusho and spritzed with water. After it was dry I added in some random circles with a blue Promarker, then diecut out the part circle. Birthday was stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and I die cut the 'happy' twice from some leftover scraps The butterfly was recycled from another project, and I added WOS to the wings


Die Cut Divas - watercolour

Academy Scrapart - Moodboard turquoise

The Corrosive challenge #8 - a/g

Girls Rebel #6 Blue tones and white

Stamping Sensations - any celebration

edited to add

Allsorts #637/8 - add some sparkle

Sunday, 22 August 2021



Back again today with another card

I found this piece of heavyweight vellum amongst my papers and thought it would be perfect to use for the 'Lets Squash It' challenge

I ran it through my cuttlebug, using a folder from Provo Craft - one of the first ones I bought

I have coloured the raised parts with Copics and Promarkers


Lets Squash It #11 not paper - not card

edited to add

Simon Says Monday - dry embossing

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Happiness always


Welcome back

We are in the middle of a level 4 lockdown again so I am enjoying the time making cards

For this one, I have used a simple fun fold from Natasha Foote Here is the link to her instructions on her You Tube channel

I used some dp from a 6x6 pad "Out of Print' by Basic Grey. I have had this pad a number of years, and don't think it is available now. I cut it to the same size as my card front, trimmed off  a quarter and attached it to the inside right, and the rest is attached to the left

I diecut the shape,  edged it in orange, stamped the sentiment using my misti, and attached it to the folded back piece. The flower leaf and button were added for further interest


ScorPal  #84- birthdays or a/g

Paperbabe #150 - a/g

TTCRD - a/g

Friday, 20 August 2021

Merry Christmas


I am back for a second post today

I have followed the sketch from BYSHC to make my mini slimline card.

I have used DP from a 6x6 pad by MME and printed a digi that I had in my files. Sorry I do not know who the designer is. It is cut with a stitched circle die, and I also made a tag for the sentiment, which is a peeloff coloured red


 BYSCH #13 (on facebook challenge)

Crafty Hazelnut #555 - a/g Christmas

Christmas Craft Creations - non traditional colours

Take Time



I have tried 3 times to scan this card, and each time it does not show the border correctly!

I can assure you it is even on all four sides

I have used the stamps from my Jofy 09 set from Paper Artsy, and coloured with copics and promarkers

I drew around the edges of my base card, and then layered my flowers on top


Uniko #66 - flowers

We Love Chocolate Baroque - favourite stamps

Creative Fingers #213 - a/g

CardzTV #147 - a/g

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2133 - a/g

Monday, 16 August 2021

with love


Welcome, and sorry I have not been posting for a wee while!

Today's card uses a beautiful pre-printed ephemera from Stamplorations that I won recently.
I have tried to match the pinks but my scanner has changed the colours a little, I can assure it looks a closer match IRL!
I used this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday as my starting point
The pink background is embossed
A scrap of bazzil card for the offset
A scrap of white card for the diagonal stripe
3 pink sequins 
a tiny butterfly bead
white faux stitching using my Sharpie paint pen


edited to add that the Dare to be artsy linky appears to be full atm so will try again later