Friday, 30 July 2021

BYSHC final card


 I managed to fit in a final card for the hop - not your usual Christmas colours!

 A cute Penny Black stamp coloured with various markers, diecut with a wonky stitched die and layered on a strip of orange, and then on to the base card which is kraft

BYSHC - Christmas in July

BYSHC day 7


I feel sad that I didn't get to make a card for day 6, but had been out most of the day, and then had to set up my new printer.
This is a very simple design using some designer papers set on an angle. I added red glitter glue to the berries and a raised message

BYSHC - Christmas in July
TTCRD - a/g

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

BYSHC day 5

Today's card uses DP from Kaisercraft 6" pad - Christmas Collections
The 'Joy' is a sticker. and I have trimmed with gold peeloff strips

BYSHC  - Christmas in July


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

BYSHC day 4


Another entry for the BYHSCardmakers

I have not used traditional colours for this one, but feel they suit the cute little reindeer's head, which is made from felt


Dare 2BArtsy - Christmas in July (2nd entry)

Ikes World #146 Christmas in July (2nd entry)

Christmas Kickstart #52 - Something woolly, fluffy, or furry


Monday, 26 July 2021

BYSHC day 3

Day 3 of the BYSHCardmakers hop.

Today's card is a simple design of stickers adhered to white card and then layered onto gold mirror card.. The background has very subtle trees, and is a Christmas dp

I have tried to photograph it to capture the sparkle, but was not too successful

Challenges - 

BYSHC - Christmas in July hop

Rudolph Days - my first time entering this challenge


Sunday, 25 July 2021

Merry Christmas


Another Christmas card, my stash is building quite nicely, thanks to the inspiration from BYSHCardmakers
This one is made from papers from a set that I received, with the addition of Kindyglitz in purple to highlight the wee snowflakes and around the circular sentiment

BYSHC - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
Crafty Gals Corner #221 - Christmas in July

Saturday, 24 July 2021



It is blog hop time again at BYSHCardmakers. and here is my first entry
I covered the card front with some DP, then added a strip of grey spotty card, a stitched circle from a scrap of grey card, a felt Santa, and a message cut from some DP.
I do apologize for the  bad photography

I would also like to enter this in
Dare to Be Artsy - Christmas in July

Warm Thoughts


Welcome back

Another card inspired by a fellow Kiwi, Natasha Foote

The stamp is one I won a number of years ago from Hero Arts (SD397)

I stamped with Brilliance graphite black and then clear embossed

The flower is coloured with V528 Orchid, V546 Purple, V17 Amethyst, V09 Violet

The leaves are G21 Lime Green and YG67 Moss

I trimmed the edge of the flower and cut back to the sides on an angle.

Layered onto a toning mauve card and then stamped and embossed the sentiment. Also added the black dots using Enamel Accents


Passion for Markers #601 - celebrate

Paperbabe #149 - a/g

I Love Promarkers - a/g

Watercooler Wednesday #320 - celebrations

Word Art Wednesday #501/502 - a/g

Friday, 23 July 2021

Shimmer and shine



Today's card uses an embossing folder that I have had for quite some time, but don't think I have ever used it! It is by Sizzix, but does not have a name

I applied Versamark to the butterflies before running it through my cuttlebug, and then quickly added some sparkly embossing powder.

I then used a wash of diluted peacock feather DI to colour the background. I did not think it was 'sparkly' enough so went over the butterflies with 'KindyGlitz"

I found the happy birthday message in one of my scrap boxes, so split the words and attached to the blank area.

I used black for the card base, and it looks much more 'glittery' in real life - I should have photographed it instead of scanning.


Lets Squash It #10 - shimmer and shine
Clever Dexter #19 - hello summer
Allsorts #633/4 - for a lady
The Paper Funday #31 summer fun or a/g

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 18 July 2021

3 cats



My images are called cat trio from Bugaboo which has now sadly closed down

I coloured them with markers - Copics Y26, RO1, Reno Art 271, and Art Marker BG1

I tore the edge of a piece of DP from Lily Bee Design and adhered to the left of the green base

Next, I cut the cats into squares and attached them over the dp. I had printed a second set, so coloured these, fussy cut and added with mounting tape so that they are raised

I coloured a peeloff with a black marker and added to finish off


Friendship Challenge #67 squares

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #52  a/g

Show us your Pussycats #68  furrything goes

Cardz TV #145  a/g

Saturday, 17 July 2021



Today's card was inspired by one of Tash Foote's recent videos

I cut up some scraps of designer papers and attached them to my card which I had applied 'jac' paper to, making sure to leave gaps.

I then scattered Ebony Shimmer EP on and heat set it. The piece was then trimmed and attached to my  black card base. I diecut a white scallop circle and a black stitched circle and stamped and white detail embossed the 'happy birthday'


Archiscraps (on facebook)

Creative Knockouts #410 Celebrations

Scrapping4Fun #196 Birthday

Sognando Scrap #93  a/g

Friday, 16 July 2021

The big '50'


 One of my nieces turns 50 this weekend, so I have made this card for her.

 I cut the shape on my Cameo Silhouette in a cream card, and again in the pink stripe designer paper 

After attaching the two together, I sponged the edges with pink and added diecut flowers and butterflies which I have coloured with Promarkers Dusky Rose and Moss. I also added another flower which I had stamped and fussy cut and added micro beads to the centre

This picture gives a clearer picture of the diecuts.

Passion for  Markers # 600 dies and/or punches
Creations in Pink #35 a/g in mainly pink

Sunday, 11 July 2021



My card today follows the sketch from Catch the Bug

I created the background by stamping Hero Arts 'old french writing' on an angle. repeating 3 times to cover the whole card

I stamped onto a piece of dp with my stamp using Brilliance 'Lightning Black' I have lost the maker of this stamp so if anyone knows it, I would love to know too. The strip across the top is washi cut down in width, and the key is diecut from card that has a gold inner. After a light sanding, the gold shows up beautifully


Catch the bug #914 - sketch

Word Art Wednesday #499-500 - a/g

Crafty Creations #423 - a/g

Gem of a challenge #14 - a/g

Allys Angels # 48 - a/g

A blog named Hero - repeat yourself (2nd entry)

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Butterfly Repeat


Hello and welcome

Today's card uses a very old Hero Arts stamp C4783 Multi-Pattern Butterfly.It is possibly about 10 years old. I stamped it 3 times on a scrap of white card and again on white paper using some jade ink and clear embossing for the added layer. I then attached it to some DP(Lawn Fawn - watercolour wishes) and edged with silver peeloffs and a birthday peeloff as well. The butterfly bodies have been embellished with clear gems


Paperbabe # 148 - a/g

Stamping Sensations - for a lady

A blog named hero - repeat yourself

Bizzy Becs Store challenge - a/g

Pammies Inky Pinkys #2127 - a/g

Thanks for visiting and leaving me a kind comment

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Snowy Christmas


Hello all
Another one for my Christmas card box.
I have followed the sketch from BYSH Cardmakers. My scrap of reindeer DP was not big enough to use as a base, so I attached it to the top and bottom after rounding the corners.The gap in the middle is covered with white card layered onto black. I stamped the 'Snowy' from the Penny Black 'Holly Jolly' set onto a white stitched circle, layered onto a scalloped circle in black and attached to the strip. The sentiment is a peeloff which I coloured black Promarkers used were Antique Pink and Azure. I also added a little pom pom onto his hat

Crafty Catz #558 - a/g (I did not use the doodling option)
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July
Lost Coast - Christmas in July
Incy Wincy - Christmas in July
Pixies Crafty Workshop - a/g with snippets
Ikes World - Christmas in July

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