Saturday, 20 September 2014

Joy to the World

My inspiration this week came from the post by Wanda Hentges on the Paper Artsy blog.
I have used a credit card to scrape the 3 shades of paint onto my paper, and used the edge to add some lines.
The holly flourish is stamped and embossed, as is the message, and the 2 lines. I have added some kindy glitz to the lines, and popped in some berries with a red copic. I would like to enter this at the September challenge at Paper Artsy, and also at ABC Christmas challenge for 'something festive'

Friday, 12 September 2014

Wedding Season!

This is a lovely stamp from LOTV, which I have stamped 3 times so that I could layer the dress and then the flowers.  I used a die to make a frame around the image and then layered onto spotty paper, rounded the corners and adhered to a plain white card.
Pan Pastels - frame it
Sweet Stamps - wedding
Divas by design - anything goes
Pixie's Playground - I used snippets to stamp on

      Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Another one for Christmas

Yeah!! So pleased to see Cuttlebugmania is back with their challenges.
I have used a Christmas folder, and a pretty blue Basil card (it shows up on here as purple though!). I have sanded it back a little to show the design, and coloured in the two doves, and also used "Wink of Stella" clear on them. I edged the piece lightly with silver ink and then layered onto white card after wrapping with silver thread.
Cuttlebugmania - embossing
Southern Girls - winter blues
Lets Craft & Create - anything goes

Sunday, 7 September 2014


This week's card is made with a beautiful image from Chocolate Baroque. Their challenge was to use the colours tan, brown, blue, and white.
I stamped the image on a snippet of white and tore around it and edged with walnut stain DI. The blue background was painted with Fresco paints and the word stamped and embossed with detail white ep. The flowers were coloured with copics and promarkers

Challenges -
Chocolate Baroque - colours
Vintage stamping - anything goes
Kraftin Kimmee - flowers
Suzi Bee's - anything goes
Pixie's playground - snippets

Sunday, 31 August 2014

How does your garden grow?

With pretty hydrangeas like this one?

I stamped the image (Rubber Stampede) directly onto my card with memento ink and coloured with copics. I thought it looked a little flat, so stamped again on some scraps and layered them on, shaping them to be a little more realistic. I added some 'wink of stella' to the flowers, and dabbed the centres with gold 'Smooch' Finished by rubbing a little blue chalk around the edges.
Creative fingers #46 anything goes
Addicted to CAS - Luxury (Smooch & Wink of Stella)
 Pixies Playground (I used snippets)
                                              Lets Craft and Create - anything goes

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


First of all - welcome to my newest follower Kevmac, thanks for joining

This weeks card features a lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals, sorry I don't have a number for it. I have paper pieced the dress in a printed paper, and the hat and brolly in a plain colour. The paper has the edges sponged with Dried Marigold DI. The background is another CI stamp done in 2 different colours, randomly torn and placed behind. The lovely paper flowers have been in my stash for a number of years, and they do match better IRL. Sometimes scanners manage to change colours!!

Challenges -
Crafty Individuals - Autumn Fashions
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - use your stash (I used flowers)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


Just sneaking this one in at the last minute at
Sweet Stamps.
Their challenge this month is parchment or vellum. I stamped my flower 3 times on some vellum scraps and embossed in white. I cut out the layers to make this pretty flower, and added it to my background of brayered Fresco paints, and a piece of sheer ribbon which is coloured and heated for that lovely 'crumply' look
I will also pop into Pixie's Playground with this as I used up some scraps of vellum
Stamp and Create for anything goes

A little bit shabby chic!

I couldn't wait to try out my new stamp set that I won from Paper Artsy.
I stamped it onto a slightly linen finished card, and then stamped again onto kraft. I cut out the 3 elements, sponged all the edges, and adhered with mounting tape. Finished off with some toning baker's twine.
ALBC - sew what
Artistic Stamper - anything goes
We Do Doobadoo - shabby chic

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Birthday Celebrations

My card this week is a sweet little decoupaged fairy holding a flower. I have used a snippet of a patterned paper along the left side and added a birthday sentiment. I have glittered her wings with Kindy Glitz.

Pixies Playground
My Craft Spot #146 - just for little girls
We Do Doobadoo #11 Celebrations

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Christmas in July

I am very 'last minute' with this card before the playground gates close!!

I have used a scrap of card which I embossed with the holly folder and then added some red sparkle for the berries. The image has been upcycled from one of last year's.

Challenges -
Pixie's Playground for snippets
and Xmas in July at -
Hiding in my craftroom
My Sheri Crafts
Sparkles monthly

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Paper Artsy challenge

I loved this weeks sample from Joanne Wardle, at the Paper Artsy blog and this is my attempt.

I printed the sentiment (sorry I don't know who it is by) on kraft card

Added the splatters from the
HPXT01 set and lightly sponged the edge with walnut stain DI

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Paper Artsy inspiration

I was inspired by the lovely card by Jan McGregor  on the Paper Artsy blog this week, so decided to try it out.
I used
Fresco paint - Nougat, tinted with a little Space Cadet
Stamps from Jofy set 09 coloured with Promarkers
Sharpie pens, black and white
Bakers twine
Paper Artsy challenge
Stamp and Create (birthdays)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


A boring title I know, but it is late, and I have to work tomorrow.
The stamps are both from a Creative Expressions set called "Festive Florals" I stamped the flower 3 times so that I could 3d it. I coloured it with a mixture of copics and promarkers, and added white Sharpie pen for the stamens.

Challenges - Stamp and Create - thank you
Flonzcraft - Summer blooms

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Happy Birthday!

Allsorts are celebrating there 5th Birthday this month, so I thought I would pop this into the challenge.
I stamped the flowers on a scrap of orange card and cut them out, then layered onto some washi tape. The centres are Candi. I then stamped the sentiment and layered onto matching orange card and then onto white base card. I would also like to enter at
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
and Pixies Playground

Saturday, 24 May 2014


I have had great fun creating this box card. I cut the large stars and balloons on my Cameo, and also used vinyl to cut the 'congrats' and adhered it to acetate.
The smaller balloons and stars were cut with punches. I ran the background paper through my cuttlebug and swiped them with an inkpad to highlight the pattern, then used a red 'Kindyglitz' to outline.
I would like to enter in the following challenges

Southern Girls - Sparkle and shine and bling 
My Craft Spot - Congrats
DRS Designs - Feelin punchy

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Flower Power

Today's card is inspired by one of the projects at the Paper Artsy blog this week, by Joanne Wardle. I really like her style of cards. I have stencilled my spots, and stamped the branch with an old foam stamp, then added a crochet flower and 2 paper flowers. The sentiment is a stamp from Darkroom Door.

Paper Artsy  - Inspired by Joanne Wardle
My Craft Spot - Inking

Monday, 5 May 2014

Back Again!

I have been missing from my blog for about six weeks, and this lovely vase of flowers was started before we went away. I have now finished it, and ready to enter some challenges.
The design is from my favourite site - Cardmaking Paradise (the link is over on the right) I cut it on my Cameo, and stamped the flowers and the band with a purple ink, and ran them through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder to give some texture. The little leaves are a Memory Box die, and I added the label to finish it off. Of course it folds flat for posting!
Craftroom Challenge - roses/romance (is a gift of flowers romantic?)
Artistic Stamper - in the garden
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Country View Challenge - nature's glory
Southern Girls - spots and dots
Paula Holifield - flower power
Feeling Crafty - one for the girls/ladies

Saturday, 15 March 2014


The Q and L challenge at
the Craft Barn is to use  Art and/or Road. I have chosen to use Art for mine. This is the first time I have managed to get an entry in on time!
The background was created with the ink from a multi-coloured pen that I could no longer get to write. I opened it up and spread it over the page. The colours blended beautifully and have a lovely metallic sheen IRL.
I then added some texture paste through a dotty stencil, added silver EP and heated it. They bubbled up nicely! I used the art stamp from Stamp-It in the top left and some circles using a lid. The capital A is actually a shiny silver but shows up as black in the scan.
The quote "Imagination without skill gives us modern art" is by Tom Stoppard - I am not sure that I agree with him though

Friends Forever!

This beautiful stamp is the one I chose as my prize at Crafty Individuals. I have used it as a very CAS style for the challenge at
Inspired By Stamping #80 white/sand/coral
I stamped the message in coral and also sponged around the edge to give it a slight frame. The card is actually white!

Other challenges
The Crafting Cafe - C A S
Addicted to stamps - anything goes
Stamping for the weekend - anything goes

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Love the inspiration!

I was inspired this week by the post on the Paper Artsy blog, by Joanne Wardle. I love her quirky one-layer cards, and this is my take on hers. I used the splatter stamp from HPXT01 with chalk blackboard marker for the blue, and made a wee line stamp from some leftover rubber trim for the pale lime line. The flower is from Darkroom Door, and buttons from my stash. The card is really a rectangle - it is my rubbish photography that has made it look like that!
Paper Artsy
Creative Corner challenges - buttons
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes

Monday, 24 February 2014

Simple Christmas

This is the start of my Christmas card box - I hope to do some every month so that it is not such a rush in December.
I have stamped my 2 images with Emboss It clear, and embossed with Detail White EP.
I found a little snippet of silver foil and punched some snowflakes, then added a little turquoise Kindyglitz for a touch of colour

Challenges :-
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - use a sentiment
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - use snippets

Time for tea!

I thought I had posted this last week, but it was still waiting!
The background is 'tied together' embossing folder, and I trimmed it to be a little smaller than the card base. The stamp is an unknown brand that I have had a number of years. I have trimmed with a couple of snippets from my ever-growing box, and a pale mauve ribbon.
This is my second entry for
Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Sunday, 23 February 2014

With Love!

This is one of my favourite Crafty Individuals stamps. I used Memento Tuxedo black to stamp with, and stamped the hearts again in red, which I cut out and layered. I slightly tinted the edges and then added a snippet of some pretty red & black lace. The 'danglies' at the bottom are coloured with Smooches and I finished with a peel-off which I tinted to match.
Crafty Individuals - A fine romance
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - use snippets

Thursday, 6 February 2014


Second post for me tonight!
I recently won this digi image, so thought it was quite appropriate for February!
I have coloured it with my promarkers, and sponged the edge with a red ink pad. The background is made from a piece of striped paper, and a snippet of red, which I embossed with my new 'tied together' embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. I used some narrow spotted ribbon over the join, and also added white dots around the edge of the letters.
Challenges -
Graph-it challenge - anything goes
Pixie's Playground - use snippets
Cuttlebugmania - Red
Passion for Promarkers - spots and stripes

Ribbon and Lace

Another delightful baby card using the template from Cardmaking Paradise (link on my sidebar)
I have embossed the bottom half with a scrolls folder in my Cuttlebug, and added colour by sponging with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade. The hood pieces are edged with some left-over lace, and I added a tiny Jade bow.
Craftroom Challenge - ribbon & lace
Dream Valley Challenges - no designer paper
thecraftingcafe. - embossing
Pixie's Playground - I used snippets of lace and ribbon

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I have two birthdays coming up in February, so have made a start as they have to go overseas.
This one is cased from the one we made at coffee group this week. The 3 banner strips are washi tape, and I stamped one of the flowers from a Simon Says set, and embossed with detail white EP I popped on some candi for the flower centres, and raised them up too. I had just enough of the red card left from the mat to stamp the flowers on.
I would like to enter in
Pixie's challenge for using snippets
Paula Holifields Crafts for Celebrate
A-Muse Studio for anything goes

Thursday, 23 January 2014


I have been following with interest Ellen Vargo's posts on the Paper Artsy blog, and loosely followed her instructions to make an A4 abstract background to use on cards. Here are the first 2 I have made.
I have used metallic acrylic paints in various colours, added some subtle stamping, some torn dictionary pieces, and then stamped the flowers from my JoFy set. The 2 sentiment stamps are from Darkroom Door.
Challenges to enter -
Paper Artsy
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Incy Winsy Designs - flowers

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Birds of a feather

Today's card was inspired by Clare Lloyd at Paper Artsy. I had to improvise, as I did not have the same stamps etc, but I quite like the result. The circles and branch were from a Jofy set, the birds Hero Arts, and the message was from a Studio G set. I have coloured with mainly Promarkers
I stamped the birds again on a snippet, and they are raised up a little from the card.
I would like to enter at  Paper Artsy
                                      Pixie's Crafty Workshop
                                      Passion for Promarkers - CAS
                                      Ali craft - a/g

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Beginnings

There are several challenges in blogland with a 'new' theme, and as I needed some baby cards, I am able to enter with these.
I have cut them on my Cameo using a template from Cardmaking Paradise (see my sidebar for the link - it is a fabulous site) I have sponged the edges with matching ink and added some trimmed paper for the lace. The white one was run through my CB for added texture.
                                    Sweet Stamps - something new
                                    Polkadoodles - anything goes
                                    Simon Says - something new
                                    C R A F T - anything goes
                                     Totally Gorguss - New
                                     Pixies - snippets (the lace trim papers were from my                                                snippet box)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

Debbie, over at A Scrapjourney is asking to see our 5 favourites of 2013. Here are my choices - for no particular reason.

 A fairly mixed bunch!!

Best wishes to all for 2014

Monday, 30 December 2013

Bird on a wire!

I am challenging myself to use some of the different stamp pads that I have. This one is Kaleidacolor Riviera, and I applied it over the delightful image that I won from Beccy. I had to mask the bird and colour it with Promarkers. I have added some Dimensional magic to his beak and used black Glossy Accent for his eye. I then layered it onto a white card base.
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Pan Pastels - anything goes

Saturday, 28 December 2013


An experiment for me today - I am using my favourite mauve/purple colours, but have added rose into the mix for the flowers.
This is a lovely digi that I won at the Fitztown blog, and I have coloured her with promarkers and copics. The doily was sprayed with Dylusions, and also some glimmer spray. I have added diecut flourishes, a layered flower, some tiny punched butterflys, glittered the wings, and stamped the sentiment 'wish' I also added some dimensional magic to the ladybug to highlight it.
I am entering the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers - include a sentiment
Ink on my fingers - use 'wish'
Crafts to challenge you - winged creatures
Graph-it - Anything goes with a happy new colour (rose)

Scootin' By

Here we are - rushing over to the playground on our scooter!

I have layered a snippet of pale blue across the bottom, and added some washi tape. The image is from LOTV, which I trimmed and inked the edges. I am entering this at
Pixies Crafty Workshop

Friday, 20 December 2013


I was trimming some edges from a piece for another card, when I realized that they were a perfect match for this one. The original had several embossing folders used, and sponged with DI, and a little gold metallic rub on. The topper was also sponged with DI, and the sentiment and flower were from a selection of  goodies that I won earlier in the year, all layered onto a black card
I would like to enter this in
Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge, as I used some snippets that didn't even make it into the scrap box!

I wish all my followers a very happy Festive Season and all good wishes for 2014

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


I am very disappointed at the way this card has scanned - the Winter Illusion EP is much more shimmery IRL.
 I have used 2 stamps from a TH set that I won last year. The background is sprayed with turquoise Dylusions.
Challenges -
Southern Girls - Christmas wishes
Polkadoodle - Anything Goes
Craft All Day - winter
Totally Gorguss - Christmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


A lovely Autumn thank you card today for the challenge at Cuttlebugmania.

I started with yellow card and spritzed it with lemon and orange dylusions. I then attached the little flowers and ran through my cb with the swiss dots folder. I then added the butterflies, some pretty leaves, and the thanks die cut.

Challenges -
Cuttlebug mania - autumn colours, thank you
My Craft Creations - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mr Snowman

A very simple card from me today, I am not sure who the DP is by, as it is from my scrap box.
I stamped the Penny Black image onto some slightly textured paper. and coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is from the same PB set. I have added 3 holographic snowflakes to finish off.
Challenges -
Pixies  - using snippets
Suzy Bee - anything goes
Totally Gorguss - snow
My Creative Moments - snowman
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - In the holiday spirit

Friday, 29 November 2013


I now have the Rod Stewart song running through my head!!
This is the second card with the LOTV toppers.
I had a little piece of blue spotty paper left over from Christmas cards sitting on my desk, so I sliced it up and popped it on angle. I added a little ship's wheel charm tied with blue cord, and the sentiment is washi tape
I will pop this into Pixie's Playground, and also
Cute Card  Thursday for anything goes

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Ride em cowboy!

I was lucky enough recently to win a voucher from LOTV and I chose a pad of boy images.
This is the first one I have used - I was going to layer it on the striped paper from my snippet box, but it wasn't quite big enough, so a gave them a bit of a twist instead. I added a little hemp bow and a happy birthday ticket.
I am entering this into
Pixies weekly challenge to use snippets

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thank you!

Today's card has been cut out with my CB, the base card with scalloped circles (nesties), and the green with circles (nesties)I stamped the thank you circle on a snippet of the green and layered it onto a black circle. The green is stamped with circles from the same set (Stampin Up) I can't remember what it is called, sorry
I would like to enter at
Southern Girls - circles
Here Come the Boys - sentiment as main focus
Pixies - using  snippets

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Autumn colours

The challenge this week at
Charmed Cards and Crafts is for Autumn colours. I think my mail art that I made for a swap at
Cardmaking Paradise fills the bill! I have coloured the front and back with various shades of distress inks, and also splattered with water. I have used some Crafty Individuals stamps on the background, a bit of stencilling and the main images are Jofy. I would also like to enter at Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes

Monday, 18 November 2013


Another card for the 'C' box!
I have used a lovely holly stamp from Penny Black, and stamped onto pearlescent card. The message is stamped on a strip of white, and then layered onto a snippet of red. Finally I added micro beads over the message, using ds tape. It is very sparkly IRL, but doesn't show up in the scan.
I would like to enter the following challenges.
Sweet Stamps - micro beads
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Inky Impressions - red and green
Penny Black Saturday - sparkly
Pixies - snippets

Have a great week

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

This is my second entry for the Paper Artsy challenge this week.
I had to compromise on a stamp to use as I do not have the star one that Joanne used in her example. I have paper pieced the baubles and added some colour to brighten them a little. For the background, I did a squirt of Dylusions (squeezed orange) then stamped with the little circles from my Jofy set, and also a splatter of orange ink.
I would like to enter this one in

Paper Artsy
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Craft Stamper - Splatters

Have a great week - we are off in the motorhome for a couple of days!

Christmas lights

Joanne Wardle is again the inspiration at Paper Artsy. I just love her CAS approach to cardmaking.
Here is my attempt for the Christmas lights example - mine are actually baubles, but I still get the same effect.

Paper Artsy challenge  entry #1