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