Monday, 7 August 2017

Grey Lady


It's Make My Monday challenge time again and the theme this time is

Pink and Grey

This card was created with some inspiration from a wonderful card maker Maria Simms and Clarity stamps goodies. She really is so enthusiastic and comes up with some wonderful ideas.


It's done using the Gelli press, grey distress inks and the Blossom stencil from Clarity. Then a bit of pink added to highlight the flowers and a lovely Clarity sentiment. It is really a quick and simple design but so pretty.

Please pop over to the challenge to see what the other DT member have created to inspire you.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Stroppy or What


This is my first card as a DT member for

The theme is always Anything Goes.

So with such a nice easy theme why don't you join in.



The image I have used is from this months sponsor which is Lemon Shortbread called Spunky Girl.
I have coloured her with Tria alcohol pens. The image layers and sentiment have been die cut. The scalloped boarder has been punched. Finally I have added a bow.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Craftaholics - Die cuts
Craft-dee Bowz - ATG with Bow
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG/patterned papers
Stempelsonnen - Stamped Image
TTCRD - ATG
Colour Inspiration Monday - Hand Coloured Image
INTAAS - Dies

Monday, 24 July 2017

Zebra Stripes



It's time for a new challenge at
and the theme this time is 
Monochrome



I've been playing with a friends new dies from Joanna Sheen. I really like them, and there are other animals in this set too. I think I can see a purchase coming on.



So I thought it was a perfect idea for monochrome with a lovely black and white Zebra. Bo Bunny backing paper, spotty card candy and black and white ribbon. I love these dies.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

613 Avenue create - ATG/monochrome
INTAAS - Dies
Fab and Funky - Patterned Paper
Monochrome Magic - ATG/Bow
WWODT - ATG

Monday, 10 July 2017

Travel on the Wind



This is my 3rd card as Guest DT member for

The theme this time round is
Travel or Vacation


This isn't a regular mode of travel but I bet it's a lovely way to go anywhere and see beautiful views of the world. I've used Clarity stamps for this card. the set of 3 balloons and the trees. The background is inked using distress inks and a bit of torn paper. The Balloons have been paper pieced. I stamped the balloons onto patterned paper and cut out the sections to make up the balloons.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in the fun

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crazy4 challenge - Travel/Destination
The House that stamp Built - Create a scene
Ikes world - Relax
TTCRD - ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG patterned paper

Monday, 26 June 2017

Summer Flowers



It time for a new challenge at Make my Monday.

The theme this time is Summer Colours.


I couldn't make up my mind on colours so I made 2 versions of my card. one with bright strong colours and the other softer colours.

The backgrounds on both have been done with distress inks.


The stamp is from Indigo Blu, I think this is a lovely stamp. I have stamped 3 layers in grey, then black and finally white embossed.


I have added a simple sentiment stamp and then some candi decoration.

Please pop over to the challenge to see my team mates inspirations and join in our challenge I would love to see your creations.

I would like to enter in these challenges

Stamping Sensations - Favorite stamp
Mix it up - ATG/stamping
Noor Designs - Summer
Gem of a Challenge - Summer Colours
Allsorts - Flower Power
Moving along with the Times - English Country Garden
Mod Squad - Colourful
TTCRD - ATG

Monday, 12 June 2017

Life's a Beach



I am rather chuffed to say this is my first card as a guest design team member for
Make my Monday. I'm looking forward to joining in with the team for the next 3 months.

The theme for this months challenge is At the Beach.


I've made a beach scene which is all die cut, then paper pieced to give a little character to the picture.


The background to the hammock  scene has been coloured using distress inks. There is a patterned paper behind this all but It doesn't seem to show up well on the photo.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in with our challenge and see some lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - Summer + a sentiment
Die Cut Divas - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Journeys - Paper Piecing
Simply Create too - Summer Fun
Allsorts - use at least 2 dies
Noor Designs - Summer

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
TTCRD - ATG
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