Friday, 23 March 2018

Spring wreath

At the Crazy Colour challenge this week, 
as usual, the theme is "anything goes."

 I won this a few weeks back and knew this would make a gorgeous card
 - and it's very versatile! 
The great thing is, it's not only one image - it comes in black and white,
 coloured, AND with two sentiments! Bargain!
 I coloured it with a few of my alcohol markers:
 Spectrum noirs:  JG5, LG2, EB6, HB1, DR6.
Promarkers:  Rose pink, Bl28 Marchossom, Amythest.
The word MUM was cut on my bigshot - with my wingo zingo alphabet die. 
I embossed the white piece of card
 and inked the edge with my new chalk ink-pads.
The butterflies were punched.
I drew on some faux-stitching around the edge of the blue paper and inked the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card mania - embossing - 31 March
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 March 
Creatalicious - atg optional birthday - 1 April
Create and inspire - all about mums - 10 April
Ccc digis - for the girls - 1 April
Digi doodles - feminine fancy - 29 March
Fussy an fancy - spring flowers - 5 April
Simon says stamp - floral frenzy - 1 April
That's crafty - spring - 5 April
Die cutting divas - flowers - 28 March

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sister's birthday

A couple of days ago, it was my birthday! And my sisters, too!
(I'm 10 mins older.)
I made her this card...

... as I know she is always on her laptop! 

The image is from bugaboo - coloured with my alcohol pens. 
It's hard to see from the photo, but I cut out the screen part of the image and popped
a printed sentiment behind it -
I raised the pc image on 3d foam, with the birthday sentiment flat on the card base. 
Both the baking papers came from a new paper pad I got recently..
"craft sensations" by Grafix.
I got 4 paper pads... excellent value for money. 250gsm and double sided.
The little facebook thumb stamp came from a lawn fawn set. 
Sister was diecut with wingo zingo font
and the butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

I would like to asdd this to the floowing challenges:
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Crafty catz - atg plus optional bug (butterfly) - 23 March
QKR Stampede - atg - 24 March
Archiscraps - chevrons and blue - 1 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 April
Createalicious - atg (optional - birthday) - 1 April
Creative craft cottage - make it feminine - 4 April
Ccc digi creations - for the girls - 1 April

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day!

A lovely friend bought a new stamp for me,and I knew immediately -
it would make a perfect card for Mothering Sunday, for my Mum. 

The stamp is from Inkylicious.
I met up with some friends last weekend, at the 
Sincerely Yours Papercrafts Show, in Leigh.
It was well worth a morning out and I bought some bits n bobs I needed / wanted. 
I also bought some new alcohol pens, which I haven't seen before... "nuvo" pens.
I bought 2 colour sets - and used a few of the pens on this card.
I was very impressed with them - and they only cost £3.50 for a set of 3!
The backing paper came from a set of papers I bought in the pound shop. 
A little dry embossing, stamping, diecut "mum" and some punched butterflies 
finished this card for my mum.

PS...she loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge - mothers day - 16 March
Catch the bug - all creatures big and small - 17 March
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Jos scrap shack - atg - 20 March
Fab n funky - mothers day - 14 March
Show us your pussies - anything cat goes - 2 April
Cards 4 galz - furry friends - 14 March
Craft rocket - something new (stamp and pens) - 28 March
Creative knockouts - diecuts / punches - 15 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 23 March

Friday, 2 March 2018


"Use green" is the challenge at Patties Creations this month... 
I saw this image - 'pickle jar with cover' and thought - "perfect!"
I just need a friend to become pregnant now... hahaha! 

I found the papers in my stash - yellow gingham and a green lacy paper.
Infact, I think the green lacy paper was some wrapping paper from a looong time ago! 
I added a light green matting card behind the lemon gingham
and some punched borders.
The hand-coloured image sits on a diecut/ stitched shape - 
which I inked the edges of.
I finished by adding some little green / white dotted corners and some faux-stitching,
along with a line of dry embossing all around the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 April
Scribbles - go green - 15 March
Crafting with friends - atg - 15 March
Crafty catz - atg / twist - layer it up - 15 March
Simply create too - use green - 1 April

Friday, 23 February 2018

Little girl's birthday

As my friends little girl is about to turn 3, 
I knew this would be a great image to use on her card - 
from Lemon Shortbread, she is called "fairy flower scent."

 She was a delight to colour with my promarkers. 
 I popped her on a diecut stitched shape, made a little ribbon shaped sentiment,
and diecut the number 3 (mirri card) and her name. 
The little penant on the top right hand side is also a diecut. 
The backing paper came from a freebie paper pack. from Pink Petticoat (no longer trading).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud sentiments - for a friend - 27 Feb
C.R.A.F.T - fantasy - 1 March
Star stampz - make it girly - 1 March
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 March
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 7 March
Cute as a button - atg - 1 March
Crafty creations - atg - 27 Feb
I love promarkers - atg - 6 March
The paper shelter - things that fly - 28 Feb
Digi choosday - atg - 1 March

Friday, 2 February 2018

With love

At Patties Creations this month, 
the challenge is "love is in the air".
I have been hankering after this image for a while... 'heart candy box.'

After printing it off, I used my alcohol pens to colour it
then stamped and cut out a label
attached to a small length of bakers twine.
I backed the image onto a piece of pink petticoat paper, 
which came free with a magazine a long time ago. 
I embossed a single line around the paper to finish it off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Elephant love

 The challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog this week, is -as always - "anything goes"...

I got a totally gorgeous image this time, from Bugaboo - called, "elephant love."
 It's a perfect image for valentines, which is just around the corner...
 although this time, I made a congratulations card
 and thought I could use it for an engagement card.

 The flowers are paper flowers - from Docrafts, I think. 
The darkest flower was punched. 
 Pink Petticoat (no longer trading) is the source for my sentiment.
 The heart paper is from a lawn fawn paper pack, 
while the roses paper came in a freebie paper pack, 
with a magazine, quite some time ago! 
 I inked the edges of everything on this card...sometimes using brown, sometimes pink.
 The border has been punched, and the butterflies, too.
I used promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour my image. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 5 January 2018

A new year - a new design team!

Well, I must have done a reasonable job as a guest designer...
because I have been asked to join the design team at:

I am made up!!! 
What a great start to the new year!

Here is my first card for the new team...

Using "birdhouse 3" from Polkadoodles -
this image was a delight to colour - and glitter!
I diecut the frame and "happy"
and punched the birds, butterflies and the hand-coloured blue borders. 

A colleague is moving into her first home in a matter of weeks 
and I made this card to give to her. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg (with sparkle) - 11 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 10 Jan
Crafty gals corner - atg - 17 Jan

First post of 2018!

Happy new Year! 
Hoping this year brings us all happiness and good health.

It is lovely for me to start the new year with a card for 
I used her images bundle - gingerbread family, for this months challenge 
"fun in the snow."

This is a super value-for-money bundle...
you get 5 images! 
each of the 4 here, on my card - gingerbread lady, man, girl and boy...
and then you get one image where they are all together, holding hands. 
I used the separate images for this card...sizing them to fit where I wanted them,
and I coloured them with my promarkers and spectrum noirs. 

I glittered the snowballs, which I cut by hand. 
I think the backing paper came from a DCWV pack I have had a long time.
The stamped sentiment is from Docrafts.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg (with sparkle) - 11 Jan
Fussy and fancy - christmas - 12 Jan
Crimbo crackers - atg - 18 Jan
Addicted to stamps - holiday - 9 Jan