Wednesday, 17 May 2017

It's Fishy

Another concertina card but more of a men's theme this time. I quite like this shape, fun to decorate too.

The background card has been done in green shades patterned card. I did think should it be blues but on a recent holiday we went snorkelling for the first time and I have to say the corals and rocks were more greens and yellows than blue. So that's the reason for my choice.

I have used the Creative Expressions Heart spray die to make my coral fronds. Looks just the right shape to me. And the fish are Jolee;s stickers.  I think they're great. I will add my greeting on the front at a later date.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Unstampables - Layers
Crafty Animals - Any Animals
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG patterned paper
Dies r Us - Shaped Cards
Tinker Dream - Boys/men
My Time to Craft - Masculine
MMM - Sugar and Spice

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Floral Concertina

After a long absence from my blog, been so busy with other things, I thinks it's about time I got back to using it. 

This card made with some inspiration from a group of friends, we get together regularly to make cards and inspire one another. Also to just have a good old gossip.

Much easier to make than it looks, just a little cutting and folding. Then it been decorated with lots of die cut leaves and flowers. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenged

Crafting with Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Crafty Calender - Flowers
In the Pink - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Hint of Pink
Crafters Cafe - Feminine
Always Fun - Flowers
MMM - May Flowers

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

I Saw 3 Ships

I decided to make one last Christmas card before the end of the year and here is it. I have made it using Clarity goodies.

I have used the 3 ships and Christmas greetings stamps. Plus the new Artisan inks on the inside. 

Inside the card I have used the inks to create a bit of an ethereal scene of the 3 ships inside. Then die cut the bauble dies so that thre ships can be seen through them. The front is then decorated very simply with ribbon bows and faux stitching round the edge of the die to highlight them. Just a nice clean and simple design, I hope you agree.

I wish all my visitors a Happy New Year and hope you visit my blog sometime,

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Cards and More - Christmas
Cards in Envy - Celebrate the Seasons
Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Hazelnuts - use a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Inspired by a Song
The Male Room - Christmas
Clarity Challenge - Carols and Christmas Joy

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Paper Piecing

     Gone Fishing

Spot of Golf

I made these a couple of days ago when I went and had a crafty evening with a friend. Playing with her stamps from Woodware. 

 Very simply done using the paper piecing technique. 

By stamping the image again on the patterned paper and cutting it out.

 And adding a few die cuts that match the theme.

I have used just a bit of copic colouring to the image.

I love the words that come in the stamp sets too.

They were so quick to do and perfect mans cards too.

I would like to enter them in the following challenges

Stampin Royalty - Clean and Simple
Try in on Tuesday - Layer it Up

Friday, 4 November 2016

Framed and Old

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Artiste.

My make this month is something I actually made a while back and have decided it's about time I put it to good use.

This is a canvas frame decorated using my melt pot and utee. I love playing with my melt pot. The flowers are die cut paper and then dipped in utee. The body form die die cut then the front piece is a clarity stamp stamped into poured utee. Finally the ticket is high lighted with poured and stamped utee.

The background of the frame is book pages which have then been stamped over and the edge of the frame has had utee dripped round it for for a textured effect.

Please pop over to the blog and see what ideas my team mates have designed for you.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a Card
We love 2 Create - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Altered Art

Sunday, 16 October 2016


It's time for a mid month reminder at 12 MOC challenge. So there is still plenty of time to enter this months challenge. The card base is a 5 x 7 landscape card with the front folded back in half.

This image is called Joy of Christmas and is from our sponsor this month which is
Crafty Sentiments designs.

I have coloured him quite simple with Prisma pencils, and a bit of glitter in places. The background papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. The image has been die cute and placed on a die cut frame.

The sentiment is die cut in silver card, I love this lacy sentiment.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
52 CCT - Critters
Lets Colour - Hand coloured image
ABC Christmas - Under the Pile
Deep Ocean - Favorite Season

Friday, 7 October 2016


Time to say goodbye to summer with my project for this months challenge at

Our sponsor this month is
Dusty Attic.

The fishing net piece is some thing I have had for a few years and decided it needed a bit of updating, so I have taken a piece of canvas board and used some serviette decoupage and modge podge to make the background. The of have attached the fishing net to the board. The 2 Seahorses are real, I have had them for years too, And so are the sea shells and seaweed, can't go to a beach without bringing home some shells.

Just a few words added to complete my project. Please pop over to the challenge blog to see lots more creative ideas and to say hello to our new DT members.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;
We love to Create - ATG mixed media