Sunday, May 7, 2017

Have wings - will fly.....

.... is the title of the current challenge at CuttlebugMania

My card's top layer was cut out with my stitched rectangle die, and then embossed in the cuttlebug with Butterfly Kisses folder from Craft Concepts
I used the deboss side and coloured them with a Promarker. I also cut my butterfly with my CB layered it, and added Wink of Stella to the top wings

I am also entering Deep Ocean challenge for a/g

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Favourite blue

 Hi everyone.
I have had fun making this card which is called a 'z' fold. I used a black base, which I scored in 2 places with my ScorPal and then a pretty blue dp (one of my favourites) layered onto white for 2 of the panels. The third panel is white with sponged blue edges, and a message stamped. The narrow strip, also scored in 2 places, has layered blue flowers on the first section and the next 2 were stamped, with the flower coloured to match.
 I would like to enter this at
 ScorPal for favourite colours
Paperbabe for anything goes
Colour Crazy for anything goes
Pixies Crafty Workshop for snippets

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your weekend

Friday, May 5, 2017

bright and cheery!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card features a lovely background made with oxides, and overstamped with circles from  Rubberdance 'round in circles'. The flowers are from an unbranded set. I diecut the best wishes and the Madera Corner from Memory Box. I added some red gems to the flowers.

Challenges - Rubberdance - colours of orange, red and rose
AAAcards - for bright and beautiful

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Vintage car!

Hi everyone.
Today's card was inspired by a tutorial on StampTV, for making woodgrain backgrounds, and also the lovely mood board at TaylorMade4U

I used a woodgrain embossing folder and swiped it with various shades of brown and black ink. I trimmed it and layered onto some dark green, and then onto my off-white card base. I layered a rectangle of a dp onto cream, and also double layered my image. Sorry I don't have the brand of this stamp, I hope someone may know. I then added the 'journey' message, as I thought it was most suitable for this image. I will enter this at TaylorMade4U,

and also Mixed Media #36 for 'put a stamp on it'

Allsorts for embossing (my background is dry embossed)

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Sunday, April 30, 2017

more butterflies!

Evening all!

I hope I am in time for this challenge at Stamplorations. I have used DI to make my central circle, and coloured the butterfly as well. Because I have added glitter it has changed the colour in the scan
I am also entering at Samping Sensations for anything goes

Monday, April 24, 2017

'stamps and wings'

Hi everyone, thanks for calling.

Today's card features a stamp from the Stamplorations set 'Big Bloom Factory' I used my Kaleidacolour 'riviera' ink pad, to stamp the 2 tone flowers, and was pleased how it turned out. The bird is from a set by Aladine 'Clear Oiseaux' stamped onto a snippet and edged with blueprint sketch di. I have followed the sketch for Stamplorations April challenge, and would also like to enter in the Things with wings linky party
Because I have used snippets, I will also enter this at Pixies Crafty Workshop and Allsorts where it is 'B for ..... ( I have blue, blooms, a bird and borders)

Friday, April 21, 2017


Hi everyone.

I have had this lovely wee stamp from CI for quite a while, and thought the bird singing was springlike!
I have embossed the background with my cuttlebug, and also used it to cut the stitched circle. I sponged both with peacock feather di. I also used copics to colour my image.
Challenges -
Penny Black and More - spring
Cuttlebugmania - a nice cuppa
7Kids Challenge - a/g

Thanks for looking and have a great week

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Lemoncraft has candy.
See link on my sidebar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last minute!!

Hi everybody, I hope you are all well after eating all that Easter chocolate!

I am slipping in at the last minute with my entry at Allsorts. This time it was to follow a sketch.
I have changed things a little, but it still follows the sketch, and I am happy with the result

Have a great week

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ginga cat!

Hi everyone!

Isn't this the cutest ginger cat? It looks a little more red on the screen than in real life.
I used some stamps from 'Kevin's Gang' and masked and stamped to show the other cats behind the main image. I blended some copics to make this ginger colour, added the greeting, and doodled around the edge with a fine black pen. Layered onto a black base card.

Challenges - Rubber Dance - black and white plus one other
                      Crafty Animals - using animals
                       Stempelsonne - anything goes

I will send this of to a cat-loving friend for her birthday

Take care and have a great week

Friday, April 14, 2017

Brown pale blue, and white

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your Easter break. We are expecting visitors shortly, so hope to get this post finished.
I have used the colours for this month's Rubber Dance challenge. My background was made with shaving cream and brusho's, I tore it across the bottom, and added my stamped image (in Adirondack Espresso), which I had also torn. The brown dots were done with Liquid Pearls dark chocolate, all layered onto a white base card.
Challenges - Rubber Dance
Craft Stamper - a/g with stamping
Fashionable Stamping - use a favourite stamp
Stamping Sensations - anything goes
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Southern Girls - Favourite colour combo (pale blue and brown)

Monday, April 3, 2017

a little birdie told me!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

The present challenge at Paper Artsy is to use the colours blue and ochre, so this is my interpretation. I started my background using a mixture of DI's, but couldn't quite get the right colour, so I added some brusho's and Infusions, and spread the colours with a paint brush. I then embossed with a woodgrain folder.  .The bird is by Tim Holtz, coloured with copics, balloons are a punch, and the words are from a Diana Wakely scribbly birds set. I will add a birthday message to the inside when I decide who to send it to
Challenges -
Paper Artsy - blue and ochre
Creative Fingers - anything goes
The Artistic Stamper - backgrounds
Double D challenges - things that fly

Thanks for visiting, take care, and have a great week

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pretty Poppies

 A very CAS card today using Memory Box 'Row of Poppies' die
I first cut the die into the front of my white card, then diecut again in red and green card. I have trimmed the coloured pieces and inlaid them into the card front. I cut a small piece of green to ground them.
Challenges - AAAcards - diecuts
Southern Girls - use a diecut

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coffee lovers

Hi everyone.

I have made this card so that I can join in with the coffee lovers blog hop, and also the challenge at Verve stamps
 I have printed some of the images from Verve, onto a cream cardstock, and used yellow and orange markers to highlight. I used wink of stella to add sparkle, and sponged the edges with walnut stain DI

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Hi everyone. I have had a productive week - it is good getting back into the swing of cardmaking.

Today's card is for the challenge at Allsorts, they are wanting cakes etc, so I thought this would be a good stamp to use. I stamped it 3 times and coloured it with copics. The 3 sticker was glittered with KindyGlitz, and I used clear Wink of Stella over the icing.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Twist and Pop!

 Hi everyone.

Today I have made one of the popular 'twist and pop' cards, it was a lot of fun to do, especially trying to get the mechanism right!
Sorry I can't remember who the DP is from.

I would like to enter this into the 'More than one fold" challenge at Scor Pal
StudioZ - fun fold cards

Monday, March 27, 2017


Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today's card features a beautiful stamp by Indigo Blu. I first made my background using distress inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and smooshing the card through several times. I then stamped with Shades Dye Ink (citrus oranges) and stamped again on some scrap paper, so that I could fussy cut the flowers and layer them up. I added some micro beads to the centre of them and also some white splatters to the background.
Challenges -
Rubberdance - everything spring
The Artistic Stamper - springtime
Emerald Creek Dares - splatter some fun
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Architecture, and the key of the door!

Hi everyone.

The challenge at Paper Artsy is for 'doors, windows, and arcitecture. I have chosen to use this lovely print of a Venetian scene. I have lightly tinted it in places with Marvy Markers, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo DI, and layered it onto a background which I stamped in French Script. I finished off by adding a little   key (for the door)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CAS and sky blue

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
Today's card was an experiment - stamp and emboss with white detail ep, and then colour. I used copics and Promarkers to shade the leaves and flowers. This is a stamp that I won from Holley's blog, I do not know the brand.
I will enter in the following challenges
Stamplorations CAS and sky blue

and also
Stamplorations, stamps and spring

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

Hi everyone.
I am back with a card I made after a little shopping spree.I purchased the EF and the stamp set on sale in a local chain store, both are by Ultimate Crafts
After I had embossed the blue card, I highlighted the design by swiping it with Brilliance Pearlescent blue. I also trimmed the flowers from the top so that I could layer it over some pretty dp. I stamped the birdcage in Brillance Lightning Black and fussy cut it. The bird is stamped in black Memento, and shaded a little with Copics. I added an organza ribbon across the embossed piece, and shock! horror! I added a peeloff!
I would like to enter in the challenge at Scrap and Craft for Celebrations,  Noor Design for Spring, And Penny Black and More for anything goes with stamping

Take care and have a great week

Friday, March 10, 2017


I have been playing with my Infusions this afternoon. What a fun product!
The background was made a while ago, using a paint medium and a brush to spread the colours. Istamped the flowers etc from my Jofy set, and then mixed the colours with an acrylic paint medium so that I could paint the flowers.
colours used:-
emerald isle (leaves and grass)
are you cerise (some of the flowers) then added blackcurrant to the mix (for some of the circles)
then added violet storms to the mix for the darkest part of the flowers. I added atouch of Wink of Stella in gold to highlight parts of the flowers.   I will enter this at Paper Artsy.and also Craft Stamper


I have done some recycling with this card by cutting out the butterfly, and tearing the stamped words at the bottom. With the addition of some washi tape to form an edge, and adhering to a mint coloured card, I have given it a whole new look.

I would like to enter the Butterfly challenge
and also a second entry for Stamping Sensations

Thanks for visiting, and have a great week

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hi! I'm back!

Hi everyone. I am back after a couple of weeks away in our motorhome.
A very warm welcome to my new followers as well.
The challenge at Rubberdance this month is to use these 3 colours.
I had fun making a background using Brushos, turquoise and lemon. I stamped the flowers (from Stamplorations), embossed with white detail ep, and swished over with some magenta paint, and then wiped it back a wee bit with a baby wipe. The leaves are from a die, which I have forgotten the name, and the stamp is also unnamed. 
challenges - 
The Artistic Stamper - Springtime
Stamping Sensations - close to nature
Simon Says Monday - make your own background
Pixies Crafty Workshop- I used snippets for my flowers

Have a great week, and thanks for visiting

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blog Candy

The Craft Barn has a wonderful candy. Go here for the details

Monday, February 13, 2017

you can do it!

Good morning everyone.
I had a little play this morning and made a tag. The background was 'smooched' with 3 shades of DI.
The little sketchy bird was stamped,both on the tag, and a snippet of pink card. I added some extra colouring with my Promarkers. The branch is by Memory Box, and I coloured it grey with a copic marker. The words are by Rubberdance.
Rubberdance - pink, green, and grey
Stamping Sensations - animal magic
Stamplorations - Cas with hot pink

Friday, February 3, 2017

lavender and lace

Hi everyone, are you all looking forward to the weekend?
Today's card features a background 'stamped' with bubble wrap and Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, onto a textured card base. I added a doiley diecut (NBUS), a flower diecut, some pretty lace down the side, and then the stamped greeting.

Challenges -
DoubleD - lavender and lace
Allsorts - lets celebrate
Djkardkreations #10- bubblewrap

Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pink and Orange!

The first challenge for 2017 at Paper Artsy is for 'pink and orange' What a fun colour combo!
I made a A4 background sheet using Brusho's and cling wrap. When it was dry I chose a spot that I liked and trimmed it to fit my bright pink card. The stamps I used are by Rubberdance, and I stamped onto coloured card in the theme colours. The paint spills are just randomly cut from the card as well.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting

Friday, January 27, 2017

Play time!

Good morning everyone.
I have been having a play with my new infusions that I chose as my prize from Paper Artsy.
I used an A4 size glossy card and sprinkled various colours. I the used a gel type medium and brushed it through the colours to get a variagated background. I also used a stencil to add the green leaf effect. I stamped with Memento my new stamp (Paper Artsy HP1301EZ), and then, because it all seemed a little sticky, I clear embossed the whole piece. I stamped the butterfly again on a scrap, coloured with copics, and 3d'd it, adding a little brass piece for the body. I also added a little colour to the flowers, and attached the whole piece to a black card.
Mixed Media Monthly #32 - put a stencil on it
Creative Artist - mixed media
djkardkreations#9 - new stuff ( I did not go for the option)
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Pixies Crafty Workshop #265/266 - using snippets

Have a great week and thanks for visiting

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Even more 'new stuff'

Hi everyone, and thanks for visiting. I managed to fit in some time yesterday to make this card, using a new set of stamps by AladinE which I bought in Montreal last year.
I stamped with Memento on kraft, and coloured with pencils. The faux stitching is done with a Sharpie paint marker. It is simply attached to a black card base, and a silver sticker added.
Allsorts  - Wings on things
Southern Girls - Stitch me up
djkardkreations - NBUS + kraft and coloured pencils

Monday, January 16, 2017

more new 'stuff'

Hi every one, and welcome to my new follower, Maxine from Kiwime Creations a fellow crafter from 'downunder'

I won this lovely embossing folder from Di at Pixies Crafty workshop (thanks Di), so was keen to try it before I pack away my Christmas things. I rubbed Peacock Feathers DI on one side of the folder and ran it through my cuttlebug. I was pleased with the result as it highlighted the design beautifully. I added some diamantes and diecut words which I won at Holley's blog (thanks Holley)

I am entering at
Cuttlebugmania for Winter Wonderland
Pixies Crafty Workshop - the red was a snippet
Scrap Fun for Winter Wonderland
Cards and Scrap for January Winter

Have a great week, we have visitors, so it is hard to find some crafting time!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coffee and cream and new stuff!

Greetings all for the New Year. I wonder if this one will go as fast as 2016 did!

I recently had a win at Paper Artsy, and this is from the stamp set (Hot Picks HP1301EZ) I chose as part of my prize.
I have stamped onto pearlescent card with Adirondack 'Espresso' and as it would not dry I embossed it with clear EP I stamped the butterfly again on a scrap and raised it over the image. After roughening the edge, I ran a little walnut stain DI over, and adhered to my base card. I also added a scrap of lace on the side and used a cotton bud to add some Shades dye ink 'vanilla cream' to the flowers and butterfly.
Challenges -
Stamping Sensations - coffee and cream
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
Allsorts - a/g

Thanks for looking and have a great week