Saturday, 30 October 2021

Cat Lovers hop day 5


On my way to get ready for bed, and realized I had not posted my final hop card

I stamped my crazy cat (by Tim Holtz) directly onto a piece of DP and coloured him with grey shades of Copics. I added another strip at the bottom and handcut a flag for the sentiment

Cat Lovers hop

Friday, 29 October 2021

BYSH Cardmakers day 7


I am back again with my final entry for the BYSHC blog hop
I cut the pieces for the truck on my Cameo and glued them together, except for the first layer, which has mounting tape in between. I had such a frustrating time trying to get my Cameo to cut, and ended up having to put in a new blade, which solved the problem.
I glued a rectangle of DP to my red card base and then attached the truck. 
The Merry Christmas is a sticker.
I will send this one to my 2 grandsons in Sydney, I don't think they will be coming for a holiday again this year because of Covid restrictions. 
Thank goodness for Skype!

Timeless Beauty


Back for my second post today

This gorgeous image is for this month's challenge at Fripperies and Butterflies, Gecko Gals Steampunk Challenge
After printing, I chose a dark green base card as it tones so well with the beautiful mask
I adhered a piece of old lace down the side and coloured it with gold paint, and also adding some paint to the top right for interest The clock embellishment also matches the one on the mask

Cat Lovers hop day 4


Hi everyone
I am back today with another entry for Janice's wonderful Cat Lovers Hop

I printed the image and coloured with my Copics and Promarkers.
The scrap of striped ribbon was from my stash. After sponging the edges I adhered to a white card base

Art Impressions - feline crazy
Through the Purple Haze - a/g (did not use the options)

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Thursday, 28 October 2021

BYSH Cardmakers day 6


I spotted this design on one of the blogs that I follow, so this is my version
I stamped onto kraft card and again on a scrap of DP using my Penny Black stamp (dated 2005)
I added a strip of washi across the bottom and then drew a white line either side
I drew the star freehand and outlined it with a black pen, then smudged it a bit
I also drew the black and white lines that the tree is grounded on
Message stamped in Brilliance grahite black

Penny Black Saturday - a/g (I did not use the colour option)

Cat Lovers Hop Day 3


Welcome to day 3 of the Cat Lovers hop

Today's card uses some more cat silhouettes cut on my Cameo. I have them sitting on a wall, which is actually a piece of wallpaper sample! I stamped the message from my Woodware stamp set onto a scrap of black card and embossed in detail white EP


Cat Lovers Hop

Everybody Art #500 - fun with friends

The Male Room #155 - black and white

I will be back later with my BYSHC post

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

BYSH Cardmakers Day5


My second post for today.
I am still making Christmas cards for the BYSHC blog hop, so that is filling my box nicely. 
It is such a great incentive!
Today's card was made with a background of distress inks applied direct to the textured card with a wet wipe. My snowman is a precut one and I coloured the patterned piece from the back so it would show better. I then added a couple of peeloffs from the 'mountain'

Jingle Bells - I hope snowmen are creatures!

Cat Lovers hop day 2


Hello and welcome

It is day 2 of the wonderful cat lovers hop and this is my entry

I printed the digi stamp and coloured with copics, then fussy cut and adhered to a stitched circle

The message was from a dp pad, I thought it went so well with the cat!


Show us your pussycats #71 - a/g

Cat Lovers hop day 2

Crafty Catz #569 - a/g

Pammy's Inky Pinkys #2143 - a/g

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

BYSHC hop day 4


My second post for today to share my entry for BYSH Cardmakers hop

A stencilled background, message stamped in Versafine satin red and clear embossed, and a precut prancing reindeer. I added a tiny red dot for his eye

CHNC # 565 - Christmas
Rudolph Days - October

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Birthday cats

Hi everyone and welcome to my new followers, I hope you enjoy your time here

Today's card is a slimline using a panel die that I won from Sue Wilson
I replaced the middle panel so that I could use this spot for the message
My black cats were cut on my Silhouette and the balloons and message are from my peeloff mountain. I am trying hard to use them up!

AAABirthday # 30 - slimline birthday

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Monday, 25 October 2021

BYSHC day 3


Day 3 today for the BYSH cardmakers.
I decided to combine this with the sketch and colours from MFT

I used a lime coloured base card and raided my scrapbox for the two stripes, the oval and the pink poinsettia, and of course a peeloff too

MFT colour challenge #175 Limelight, Lemon Chiffon, Ripe Raspberry, and Cotton Candy.

Sunday, 24 October 2021

BYSHC day2

 My card for BYSHC day 2. Mostly made from Christmas papers and some tiny white
 snowflakes added

Christmas robins


Welcome back
Today's card uses a technique that I was reminded of recently, using a paper napkin
I cut the birds from another piece and layered them with mounting tape for dimension. I then matted with gold card and adhered to a white card base. Quite pleased with the result. 
This is for my husbands elderly relative who is in a care home

BastelTraum #106 - Christmas (2nd entry)
Allsorts #647 - a/g opt vintage
Lets Craft and Create #176 - things with wings
Christmas Kickstart #55 - for a loved one (2nd entry)
BYSCH blog hop - Christmas

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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


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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
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