Thursday 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas Special Friend

A Christmas card for Christmas day sent to my very special friends. I really like Julia Watts work and have watched her demo a few times and this was done in tribute to her style.

There are ;ots of layers to this card. The background has been randomly stamped and then distresses around the edge. The Merry Christmas has been stamped on the square card then the merry has been stamped again on a separate piece of card and covered on a layer of glitter using double sided adhesive. with lots of die cutting for the flowers and leaves from Sue Wilson dies. I was pleased with the outcome.
Happy Christmas to all my friends and blog visitors.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Fresh Brew - ATG Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG Christmas
Emerald Faeries - Christmas
Let's Create - Use a Stamp
Sparkles Forum - Favourite Christmas colours
A Snowflake Promise - ATG Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - ATG Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Wonderland
Fashionable Stamping - Make your own Background

Friday 4 December 2015

Creative Artiste DT

Well I would like to announce that I have been asked to join the Design Team for
and this is my first project for the December challenge which is 
Anything Goes.

I have always enjoyed making and altering things so now I can enjoy playing for a reason.

As Christmas is rapidly approaching I thought I would make my first project a Christmas one.
So I have made a box of Poinsettias. 
It starts out as a card in a box base, but I have folded the side down and shaped them to make it look a little different. The die cut poinsettias have been die cut using a Sue Wilson dies and Spellbinders dies. The top edge of the box and the top of the back have been edged with cotton lace.

I have die cut a variety of leaves including some Tim Holtz dies to fill in below the flowers. Then just added some berry stalks, tiny pinecones, and other leaves to add extra dimension.

I am really pleased to be working with some very talented ladies at Creative Artiste. Please pop over to the challenge blog and see what lovely things they have made too. 

I would like to enter this box in the following challnges
Scrap and Craft - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - 4x4 box
Try it on Tuesday - Bags and Boxes
We Love to Create - Mixed Media

Saturday 28 November 2015

Gentle Dream

A nice simple CAS card done using all Clarity products today. I've enjoyed playing for a change although it didn't turn out as I originally intended.

I have used a Clarity stencil of lovely leaves. I have used Archival ink pads Tea Rose, Potting Shed, Cornflower Blue, Sap Green which i have applied with Clarity stencil brushes. Lastly a lovely Clarity sentiment stamp. Also I have applied glue through the stencil and added some glitter but that wouldn't show up on the photo which was a shame as it looked quite effective. But I hope you like it anyway.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Clarity Stamps - Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS - Dimension
Daring card makers - Something Stenciled
Colour Throwdown - Colour Inspiration
Everybody Art - Branch or leaf

Thursday 26 November 2015

Old Codger

Hi Folks,
I thought I would share with you this fun card made for a friends birthday. I hope he finds it funny too.

I have coloured in the old guy in with alcohol pens. The rest of the card is quite simple with lots of plain and patterned layers and the image has been cut out with a spellbinders die. 

My next post will contain some interesting news so please pop back again soon.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG with patterned paper
Left of Centre - Use a Sentiment

Sunday 18 October 2015


Hi folks,
Sorry I haven't visited my blog for quite a while but I have been having a few health problems and I just didn't feel like crafting much.

But I am getting better now and thought I would have a bit of a play to cheer myself up.

I love working with inchies stamps, but this is  a much simpler idea and that is cutting inchies out patterned paper. The papers have  images on instead of patterns. I have made a wall hanging using foam board as a background. I have decorated the edge with lace and then added some die cuts and pearls. It is attached together and hung using ribbon.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges,
Creative Artist - Lace and Pearls
Craft-Dee bowz - ATG with bow

Friday 21 August 2015

A Christmas First

I have made my first Christmas card, well it is August so we are more than half way through the year. It is quite a simple card, but it takes a while to get my christmas ideas going.

The base card is Kraft card which I have embossed with a folder. Then I have added some layers of patterned papers matted with red. A cute Santa topper is the main image. Finished off with a die cut greeting and lots of die cut Holly and Ivy leaves in copper and gold mirror card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Winter Wonderland - Xmas Carol or Song
MAWTT - Snow in Summer
ABC Christmas - Quantum Leap d/die cuts
Crafting by Design - Ready for Christmas

Thursday 13 August 2015

Stampin' Up

I have been a very bad blogger recently and not been on here for a while. Well I'm feeling a bit more with it for now so I'll try and do more.

I have been playing with some new stuff recently and this card has been made with Stampin' Up products. There range with al-sorts of stuff and it is all colour co-ordinating, which can make it a bit easier but it is a very new sort of card making style for me.

I've used By the Sea stamps and inks and papers from the new in colours.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks - Nautical
Crafting by Design - 3 or more layers
Die cut Divas - Nautical
City Crafter - Photo Inspiration
Craftys Boot - Beach/Vacation
OLLCB - Nautical
Dragonfly Journey - Men/Boys 

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Little White Kitty

This is my inspiration for this months challenge at The Crafting Cafe.
Our sponsor this month is Inky Impressions and this is one of their images.

I think is is easy to guess that the theme this month is
 Black and White

I have to admit that I found the idea for this card on Pinterest, sorry I don't know who the original maker was but I liked it so much I decided to make my version of it. I have kept it very simply layers of black and white patterned papers all cut using Spellbinders dies.

I have also left the image uncoloured, just decoupaged it. Then finally added some ribbon and gems,

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Papers
Craft-dee Bowz - Use a Bow
Artistic Impressions - Lots of Layers
Eureka Stamps - 3 or more Patterned Papers
Brown Sugar - ATG 

Friday 8 May 2015


This is my card for this months challenge at the Crafting Cafe. 
Our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and this is one of their images.

I have die cut several layers using Spellbinders Grande Nestabilities square frames. Used ribbon and large flower in black and white too.

I then thought I would colour the image using a Wink of Stella glitter pens so that it really stood out from the black and white. I have also decoupaged it to help it stand out too.

I hope you like it and pop back soon to see what else is going on.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Sisterhood of Craft - Monochrome
Deep Ocean - Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings

Friday 24 April 2015

Cat in a Hat

This will be my last card for the Graph'It Markers challenge blog. I need to give things a bit of a rest, to much going on and I can't keep up.

This image is called Flower Hat and is from our sponsor SamiStamps.

Our theme is Ribbons and Lace and I have added a fare bit of both, I have even cut up the lace and used it like leaves.

The cat has of cause been coloured with Graph'It Markers. Just some pearls and a nice round sentiment to finish it off.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafters Cafe - Ribbon and Lace
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an Image
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers

Friday 17 April 2015

Flower Power

Sorry it's a bit late on here again, but this is my card for the current challenge at

The theme is Flower Power.

Our sponsors this time are Sweetpea Stamps and this is one of their cute images called
Delight in the Simple Things and is available here.

I have coloured this movely little Unicorn with my Graph'it Markers. The layers have had the corners decorated using corner punches. I have used a lovely piece of velvet centred ribbon across the top.

Then I have added lots of flowers and some punched leaves to decorate. I think it is quite a girly card, I hope you all like it.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Penny's Paper - One for the Girls
Card Mania - Flowers
Eureka Stamps - 4 Legged Friends
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers

Wednesday 8 April 2015


It's time for a new challenge at The Crafting Cafe and this is my inspiration for

Flights of Fancy.

Our sponsor is Dr Digis and this is one of their fun images called Capt Thunderpants.

I have made a simple easel card. Then coloured the image with Polychromo pencils and a frame has been created using a corner punch.

There is a die cut boarder and bow from Tattered Lace. Finally I have added a stamped and punched out birthday greeting. 
Please check back to the blog from time to time and catch some more inspiration from my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Cardz 4 Guyz - Super Heros
Deep Ocean - Things with Wings
Sister Act - ATG

Friday 3 April 2015

Box of Poppies

I just thought i would share a card that I made a while back, it was inspired by a card I had seen and I really wanted to myself. It was for a friends birthday who loves Poppies.

It has been coloured with Copic pens and layered up with lovely die cut frames. With a lovely bow.

Then a box with matching design tags. Thanks to the designer for this inspiration, It was great.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Sister Act - ATG
The Artistic Stamper - Flora and Fauna
Card Mania - Flowers
Copic Espana - Spring
Die cut Divas - In the Garden
Emerald Faeries - Spring Flower/Easter
Copics Europe - Spring is in the Air
Creative Knockout - Die cuts/punches

Friday 27 March 2015

Girl on a Hill

It's time for a new challenge over at Graph'it Markers and his is my card using an image from our sponsors called Little Friends.

She has of coarse been coloured with Graph'it markers.

The corners on the layers round the image have been done using punches. The border has been cut using a Cheery Lyn die and the flower and leaves are also from punches. I think it looks like a bright spring day, with luck spring is not far away.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Little Miss Muffet - Spring Colours
7 Kids College Fund - Use a Little Green
Colour Q - Colours
Deep Ocean - Easter/Spring
Digi Choosday - Lots of Layers
Bunny Zoe's - Spring Colours
Whoopsi  Daisy - Add a Sentiment

Friday 20 March 2015

Little Mermaid

It's time for a little extra inspiration at the Graph'it markers challenge.

Plus we have the exciting news that we now have sponsors for our challenges so that give you the chance to win some extra lovely prizes if you win.

Our sponsor this time is the lovely Aurora Wings. and this is one of their lovely images called Sea Turtle Kiss which you can get here.

I have used basic dark turquoise card for matting, the Cheery Lynn border die has been cut from velvet paper ( I love it so much but don't cut into it very often ). The the white scalloped card has been coloured with ink. the ribbon, the greeting and the button are all from Stampin' Up.

Pop over to the challenge for more inspiration from my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colours
Digi Choosday - Anything but a Square Card
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
Sister Act - ATG
Crafty Catz - No Designer Paper

Sunday 8 March 2015

Special Delivery

Here is my card for this months challenge at The Crafting Cafe. Our theme is

Welcome Little One

Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique, with a prize of 2 digi images.

I have used one of our sponsors images for my card and coloured it with Polycromo pencils.
I have layered it up with coordinating patterned papers matted onto craft card.
with an added greeting and a bow.

Please join in our challenge and possibly our DT call too.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Alphabet - B is for beautiful Baby
Fairytale - User Craft
Stamping Boutique - More than 1 Layer
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG with Patterned paper

Friday 27 February 2015

Love Love

Where are the weeks going, it's a new challenge at Graph'it Markers, and the theme is 
This is a simple image really coloured in red because love hearts are always red.

I have kept the whole card simple and just layered it on red card and punched out some red and white hearts. Then just added some gems and a bow.

Pop over to the blog and join in you could win a lovely prize.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafting for all Seasons - Dies/Punches
Craft-Dee bowz - ATG with bow
Stamp and Create - All you need is Love

Sunday 22 February 2015

Spring is on it's way

I am such a slow blogger and really behind with my posts. This is my card for the current
The theme is Spring Or Greens or put them both together if you like.

I've used a Unicorn image from Polkadoodles Octavia. I love Unicorns and he is really easy to colour. I have layered him up on die cuts using a nice bright green for a background.

I have decorated the card with Prima flowers and some die cut leaves. some ribbon and a matching bow finish it off. I had to make it with limited stash available, it's really difficult without all your stuff I hope you all still like the finished card.
Please pop over to the Graph'It blog and join in the challenge I would love to see all your crafty makes.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Digi Galore -  ATG
Suzy Bee - Monochrome
Cut it up - Exotic Animals
Sister Act - ATG
DRS Designs - Inspirational Photo
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies/punches
ABC - Die cuts

Sunday 8 February 2015

Christmas Post

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafting Cafe and the them is 
Use your Favourite Technique.

I have lots of favourite techniques, there are so many out there how could you choose just one. But this is one I like and that is one layer or clean and simple. The image has been put directly onto the card and coloured in.

I have coloured it in using Polychromo pencils and I have added a little 3d snow effect.
I did die cut the greeting because I wanted a fairly big greeting and I hadn't got a stamp big enough.
I hope you like it and please join in our challenge you may win a lovely prize.

I have entered this card in the following challenges

Christmas Cards AYR - Red and White
Crafty Hazlenuts - Anything Christmas
Creatalicious - Winter
Sister Act - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Hand Coloured Image
Scrapbooker PHD - CAS with Stamp
Sisterhood of Crafters - Snow/Snowflakes

Friday 30 January 2015

Lilac's in Spring

Hi it's challenge time at Graph'It markers and this is my inspiration. 

A simple card design which I was inspired to do watching my friend make a card the other day and this just popped into my head. Thanks for the help.

I have coloured the image with my Graph'it markers, I have also put a black and white version in the bottom right corner of the background for a contrast. I have layered it all on lilac and purple card.

Then just a nice big bow and a small round greeting in the left corner. I hope you gives you all some ideas and you pop over to the blog and join in the challenge.

I have entered this card in the following challenges

Dream it Up - Birthday Wishes
Paper Shelter - Lots of Layers
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG with bow