Thursday, 26 September 2013

Happy Birthday

This card (CASed from Beccy, Scrappin and Stampin in GJ)  has been stamped with bundled sage DI and a stamp from my JoFy set. I overlapped and bent them a bit. Next I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of green card, and cut a snippet from a piece that had been sprayed with Dylusions to match the red flowers. Added some liquid pearls in the centres.
Challenges -
Stamp and Create - birthdays
Pixie's Playground - snippets (3rd entry this fortnight)


I have been following the posts at PaperArtsy and have been inspired by Liz Borer and her amazing projects. I have followed her suggestions and made some shrink plastic buttons. The first 2 sets are made with JoFy stamps, and the third one is actually a button stamp. I have coloured them with pencils, Promarkers, and Copics. I found a button card on pinterest, printed it 3 times, coloured with chalks, and edged with a gold Fiskars pen.
Challenges -
PaperArtsy - inspired by Liz Borer
Fab n Funky - buttons
Simon Says - anything goes

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Today's card features a lovely stamp from TH, stamped with walnut stain DI onto a piece of kraft card. I have layered it with a deeper brown, and also the 2 embossed oblongs in the corners. The other 2 pieces were some snippets left over from another project. Finished off with some black 'gems'
I would like to enter in
Southern Girls - monochrome
Divas by design - monochrome
and Pixie's Playground, cos I used snippets

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Paper Artsy #2

This is my second entry for the challenge at
 Paper Artsy.
I love the splash of colour with the paint swipe!

Paper Artsy

This week at Paper Artsy we have been inspired by Joanne Wardle. I was very impressed with her CAS style, and actually made 2 cards for the challenge - this is the first - the second one is in the next post.
I am also entering in
The Rubber Buggy - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Designed to colour - anything goes

Best Wishes

Today's card for the challenge at Pixie's Playground has a layer of pretty paper stuck onto a white card. I stamped the sentiment and embossed with white detail EP (love this stuff!) I have added a flower which is cut from snippets from my box, and look at those lovely stamens - a lovely punch that I won from Pixie!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Happy Birthday

This is a very quick card that I made for a wee boy who loves engines, so I hope he likes it!
I layered the spotty paper onto white card, stamped the message and added embellies.
I would like to enter into the challenge at
Totally Paper Craft for birthday boys.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Thinking of You

The current challenge at CuttlebugMania is for nature.
I have embossed the green background in my 'bug, and also diecut 2 spellbinders butterflies, from a snippet of off white card, which I then sprayed with Glimmermist and attached with the second layer raised.  It has a lovely sheen. I trimmed a snippet of black for the sentiment
I would also like to enter the challenge at Simon Says for embossing, and Pixie's Playground because I used 2 lots of snippets!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Inspired by....

.......Alison Bomber at
Paper Artsy!
I have tried to follow the style and colours of some of the examples.
The background was sprayed with Dylusions and the gaps sponged with antique linen DI. I then stamped with my Jofy stamps and went over them randomly with a fine black sharpie. I also sponged on some gold paint through a stencil.
I would like to enter this at Paper Artsy, and also Vintage Stamping for anything from the garden.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Pink and Pretty

This sweet wee girl is Maggie from Cuddlebug Cuties, and I have coloured her with my limited supply of Promarkers.
R346, R327, Y417, O727, V546
The background is pink vellum embossed with my swiss dots folder, and I have added some small pearls to both pieces. I stamped the message in pink, and also sponged the edges with the same pink.

I would like to enter in
Passion for Promarkers - pink and pearly
Totally Gorguss - anything goes

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Today's card has been made by stamping with Emboss it 'clear' and then using clear embossing powder on white card. I then used distress inks to make the background, worn lipstick, antique linen, broken china and victorian velvet, and then splattered with a little water. This is for the butterfly challenge at Sweet Stamps and anything goes at The Paper Parade

Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Winner....

.....and I was too. I recently won two sets of Marianne Collectables from The Southern Girls Challenge.
I made this card using the cup die and the ball die and also the sentiment.
The cup is actually gold card, but it does not scan well. I cut them from bits from the snippet box and so too is the piece the cup is layered on. I will slip this into Pixie's Challenge - a soccer ball may come in handy!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

another cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box!
This image is from CD Gingerbread Twist by Studio 12.
I have coloured it with a mix of copics and promarkers, cut it out with a nestie and sponged the edges. The background is stamped and the red and white stripe is washi tape.
I am entering at -
Graph It for red and green
Southern Girls for Warm Fuzzies
Hiding in my Craftroom for anything goes
Craftroom for trees

Thursday, 29 August 2013

All in Blue!

Playing in the playground again this week, and this is a great way to use up some of those snippets! It does not need much explanation - it is just cutting, tearing, layering, and a bit of doodling. Plus some rub-on lettering' I would like to enter this one in
Pixie's Crafty Workshop
Sweet Stamps - birthday

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box, using a cute image from a Penny Black set. I have coloured with copics and promarkers, and mounted the die-cut onto a dp with Christmas trees on.
I would like to enter this at
Craftyhazelnuts for cute
The Crazy Challenge for animals
Stamping for Pleasure for Rudolph Day (I hope that means Christmas!)
and also
 Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra

Have a great week

Monday, 26 August 2013

CAS Fridays

I had a quick play this afternoon and ended up with this card. I swiped an aqua ink pad down the card a couple of times to make the background. Then stamped the flowers and the message with Shades dye ink in Orange, and coloured the stems with a green copic.
This is for the challenge at
CAS-ual Fridays

Sunday, 25 August 2013


This week's challenge at
 Cuttlebug Mania is for manly - a good choice as I always need more men's cards. The car stamp is a very old one by Santa Rosa, and I have embossed with detail blackIt is layered onto the embossed background (run through the cuttlebug) and the spotty tape is washi tape.

I would also like to enter at
Hiding in my Craftroom for masculane birthday

Friday, 23 August 2013


Another card for Pixie's Playground, only small snippets used this week to make the 3 silver balloons! I have used my new stamp from Stampin' Up - Make a wish set, and stamped onto a piece of bright yellow card. I tied a silver ribbon around, and drew the strings with a silver Sakura pen. The balloons are punched and raised with mounting tape. Then layered it onto plain white card. Challenges:-
Pixies Playground - snippets
Craftroom Challenge - Something new (new stamp)

Have a great weekend

Tea Time!

For this card, I have used a number of Crafty Individuals stamps. I first coloured the background with distress inks, and also added the dots with bubble wrap stamping/ I coloured the bird and the cup decorations by hand with di's also. Finished off with layering onto a card which I had distressed the edges and added some vintage lace and some little embroidered flowers which I coloured to match.

Crafty Individuals
Stamping Sensations - Wings & things & a touch of vintage
Vintage Stamping - Wings and things

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


This cute stamp from Suzy's Zoo set called Slippery Slope has been stamped twice and the images from the second one cut out and  layered onto the first. The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder which I have trimmed, and highlighted with a gold Sakura pen. I have used copics and Promarkers to colour, and trimmed the card with a punched flower.

I would like to enter at
Joanna Sheen  for embossing
Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes
Challenges4Everyone for Anything goes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sunshine colours!

This gorguss stamp is one that arrived today as part of my prize at Pixie's Playground. I couldn't wait to try it out, and this is the result.
I have embossed the background orange piece through my cuttlebug, and lightly touched the edges with a black ink pad. The image is stamped with Brilliance Graphite black end embossed with black detail EP. I have coloured her in using a mixture of copics and promarkers. The 3 flowers have atamens added (another part of Pixie's prize) and some glitter added to the edges.
Graph It - yellow and orange
Cuttlebugmania - anything goes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Here is my attempt this week adapting the instructions from the Paper Artsy blog.
I made a rough background using texture paste, and sprinkled a little red EP in places and melted it.
I cut the heart from red card and stamped some circles on it from my JOFY set. I then melted some beeswax onto it - what fun - I have never done this before!! I stamped the word (from one of TH stamp sets) onto Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper, and embossed with white detail EP. I added the wee bird just for fun, and the piece of black chain, and attached it to black card. I am entering this at Paper Artsy

Scrap card

I was so pleased with the effect of this design on a previous card, that I decided to make it again using pieces from my scrap box. I could probably make a hundred of these and still have a box full of snippets!!
I would like to enter the challenge at
Hiding in my craft room - use scraps
and also at
Pixies Playground

Christmas again

I should have scanned this card against something dark so that you can see it is a square card.
I was inspired by the challenge at Craftyhazelnuts Xmas, and chose to use red, white green, reindeer, and holly.
The reindeer is embossed with white detail EP, and I am please with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking

Monday, 12 August 2013

My first for this year!

Christmas card - that is!
I have used 2 images from my Tim Holtz set, stamped in Adirondack Expresso. It goes well with the pale cream card. I distressed the edges a little.
I have used a piece of very old lace, and threaded it with some recycled gold ribbon. The holly is a punch and I added 3 red beads to finish.
Sorry the scan is a little crooked!.
Challenges ;
A Blog Named Hero - reuse, recycle
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage/distressed
Southern Girls - beginning with F (Father Christmas)
Opus Gluei - The start of something big (THe first if my Christmas card makes)

Have a great week

CAS birthday card

Today I have been busy with cardmaking and this is one of them.
The base card is from Craftwork Cards, included in a lovely prize that I won from Enfys - (Going Buggy)
I have used washi tape on a slope and stamped the sentiment and flowers above. I have also added some minute buttons at the centres of the flowers.
I would like to enter this one at
CASual Fridays - CAS and buttons

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


The present challenge at Opus Gluei is a beach theme, so I thought this one would be appropriate.
I have used an embossing folder, and highlighted the raised areas with a metallic paste. I have also coloured the scallop shell with copics and metallic paste as well. I layered it onto black card, after tearing the bottom edge and added a couple of diecut shells.
I would also like to enter at
The Male Room - anything goes for men
The squirrel and the Fox - nautical

Have a great week

Monday, 5 August 2013

Another one for the playground

I have made another card using the sketch from Cardmaking Paradise.
This is an ideal way to use up all those little snippets that we manage to save!!
I am entering at
 Pixies Crafty Workshop again (such a fun place to be)

Have a great week

Saturday, 3 August 2013

with love

This is the first time I have used this cute wee bear which was in a free set with a magazine. I stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and heat embossed with clear EP. I used the leftover snippet from the last card that I made and layered it onto the green card which I embossed with my cuttlebug. Coloured with copics
I am entering the following challenges

Cuttlebugmania - clean and simple
Craftroom Challenge - heat embossing
Pixies Playground - snippets

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Pixie's Playground

A quick baby card that I made this afternoon, using some strips of different pink snippets.
Popping it into Pixie's Playground

Monday, 29 July 2013

Pretty in Purple

Here is another lovely image from Crafty Individuals, which I have stamped with Shades ink pad from Sweet Stamps - purple majesty. I think she is probably from the 1920's or 1930's.
I decided not to colour in the image, as I rather liked it as it is.I have layered it onto a torn piece of  japanese paper, and then a piece of lace, a piece of a doiley, a diecut corner piece, and a little fabric flower.
Challenges I am entering -
Crafts too challenge you - state the era or decade, and use 3 or more layers
Creative Creations - anything goes
Totally Papercraft - use lace
Have a great week

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tag #2

My lovely new JOFY stamps arrived yesterday (thanks so much PaperArtsy for picking me as a prizewinner) and I couldn't wait to try them out. I have made another tag loosely following Darcy's one, but some of the products I don't have, so it is all about compromise. The centres of the flowers are actually coloured with blue pearl (Promarker) but the scan has not picked that up too well.
I will slip this one into the challenge at

Thursday, 25 July 2013


I had some spare time this afternoon so decided to have a practice at making this tag.
The original is on a blog post at Paper Artsy, and when I receive my set of JOFY stamps, I will have another attempt. This one was all about using what I have!
I will add it to the challenge  at

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Here is a quick card that I needed to make for a wee boy. I have embossed the yellow and the blue with an embossing folder, and then diecut the yacht in various colours and pieced it together. The 'hi' is also a cuttlebug folder. I added a little extra colour to the 'sea' and the 'summer sky'
I would like to enter this at
Cuttlebug Mania  - fun in the sun
Joanna Sheen - citrus colours
                                                                    Country View Challenges - summer                                                                            sizzler
and Pixie's playground - I raided my snippets box for the coloured pieces

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

pretty pendant

Thanks to following the Paper Artsy blog, I got out my shrink plastic and had a little play, to make this pendant.
I first painted with some Folk Art paint and next day stamped with my CI 320 stamp with Brilliance graphite black. I added a little colour to the flowers, leaves, and the bird with copics, and, after shrinking, then added about 4 coats of Utee, which has made the scan get a reflection in it!

I would like to enter at Paper Artsy
Sweet Stamps #126 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - green

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


I had fun making this card with a CI stamp that had not yet seen ink! It is such a pretty image -  clothes from possibly around the 1880's' I coloured it with a mixture of chalk pastels, promarkers and copics. Then cut around it and layered onto a piece of DP.
I have edged it with a border diecut in black and a pretty piece of old lace. Then trimmed with some old silk ribbon, a flower and an eiffel tower cut on my Cameo.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafts too challenge you  - anything goes with a decade
Craftroom challenge  - vintage
A Little bit crafty  -  use dies
Bizzy Becs  - anything goes

Friday, 12 July 2013

Summer garden

Just slipping another one into the Playground at Pixies Crafty Workshop
Summer garden from CI embossed with pearl EP and some kindy glitz added to the wings and the wee flowers. Layered onto a snippet of spotty paper
I hope you like it

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Snippet's Day!

Today, I searched through the snippets box to see what I could find to make for the playground over at Pixie's place, and I came up with this

 3 narrow strips glued on and a flower cut with a spellbinders die and run through the CB with swiss dots folder, and a pearl added in the centre.
I will also enter at Cuttlebug Mania - make your own flower
Have a great week

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A new style for me!

This is way out of my comfort zone, but I had such fun playing with various distress inks, bubble wrap, stencils, smooch, and my new Tim Holtz stamp set - Curious Possibility.- the base is kraft card. It started off to be a tag, but then I turned it into a card instead. I have also shown the inside and the back as well
 The inspiration came from Brenda Brown at Bumblebees and Butterflies and Paper Artsy. 
I would like to enter in the challenge at Paper Artsy
and also at Opus Gluei where I have become a new follower

Saturday, 6 July 2013

I'm back!!

It has been so long since I have done any crafting, as I have been on holiday.
I have made this card using my new Crafty Individuals stamp that I bought at The Craft Barn while I was in the UK.
I have stamped it on a painty background that I made, and added diecuts on the left. The label was also cut with my cuttlebug. I added some colour to the main flower, and used gems on the dragonfly and another flower.
I am entering in
Cuttlebug Mania - use your initial - (garden and gems)
Polkadoodles - make your own background

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sketch challenge at Cardmaking Paradise

 Every 2 weeks or so Sara at Cardmaking Paradise challenges us with a sketch.
This is my version, using a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine and some snippets from my scrap box. I sponged the edges with Broken China distress ink.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Avenue613create - anything goes
Challengesforeverybody - anything goes
Sunday Stamper - embossing
Papercreaterscraft - anything goes
Pixies Playground - snippets

Have a great week! I will be absent for a wee while (on holiday) but will still be keeping an eye on the blogs I follow

Friday, 24 May 2013

Girly Birthday

This week's card features this really cute girl in her frilly dress. I have coloured her with Promarkers, and cut out with a scalloped oval nestie.
The leftover piece of DP is from a pad by Studio Calico, and the corner dies are from Memory Box, cut from a piece from my snippets box

Challenges entered -
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes
Joanna Sheen - Girls
Polkadoodles - To die for
Pixie's Playground - snippets

Have a great week

Friday, 17 May 2013


This week's challenge at
 Cuttlebug Mania is to use cats!
I have diecut mine with my CB and also used it to emboss the two orange strips. I don't know who the word stamp is by, as I have lost the packaging.
I would also like to enter at
Crafty Creations for Keep it Simple
I hope you like it.
Have a great week

Sunday, 5 May 2013

First card for a while!

Today's card follows a sketch from Cardmaking Paradise. I have not been able to join in many of the sketch challenges, as we have been away too much!
The background paper is a pretty piece of Washi paper, and all edges are sponged with Inkadinkadoo Black Noir ink pad. The plain mauve piece is embossed with swiss dots folder, and the circle is cut out with scallop circles. A piece of mauve ribbon is set across the centre. I have added a sparkle to the flower with a Sakura pen, but it doesn't show in the scan.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Cuttlebug Mania - something for Mum
A Blog Named Hero - glitter and bling
Annabelle Stamps - anything goes
Pixies Crafty Workshop - use snippets

Thanks for looking - have a great week

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Pink and Brown

I love how this has turned out.
The design is from Cardmaking Paradise and I cut it out on my Cameo. The edges are sponged with Distress - walnut stain, and I also stamped a wee flower on his tummy. The beak and feet are painted with acrylic paint.

I would like to enter this at
Polkadoodles - pink and brown

Sunday, 7 April 2013

April Showers

Here is another card I have made this week. Another digi that I am not sure who it was that designed it. I have coloured with copics, and used a leftover strip of DP under the image. The vertical piece was cut with my cb using a scalloped edge die, and the flourish was also cut from a scrap piece with my cb
I would like to enter this at
Cuttlebug Mania - April Showers
Inky Impressions - for a child
Pixies Playground - use snippets

Have a great week

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Fantasy mermaid

This is such a cute mermaid digi (I can't remember who from - perhaps someone can help there)
I have made this for Poppy's 7th birthday, I hope she likes it.
I have used Promarkers,
B617, B138, R327, R346, G619,G817, O477, Y437.
It is trimmed with a strip of paper, a length of ribbon, paper flowers, a die cut, and an oval cut with my CB
I would like to enter
Passion for Promarkers  - fantasy
Sara Hurley  - use a character