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

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas card for Hubby

Here is the last Christmas card I made this year.
It's for my Hubby... my Mr Perfect.

8 years ago, we were spending Christmas in New York. 
And, I got some fab new dies in summer, which I hadn't used yet... 
New York buildings. 
So, I made a card for him, using them...

I also used my window diecut.
and I fussy-cut the little cats out of a piece of wrapping paper. 
The background was embossed in my bigshot
and I also die cut the holly / berries, the bunting and letters.
The sentiment at the top is stamped. 

He loved the card and said it was worth waiting for  :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty friends - family and friends - 1 Jan
Pink gems - atg christmas - 4 Jan
Fussy and fancy - christmas - 12 Jan
Simply papercrafts - atg - 30 Dec
Thats crafty - atg - 28 Dec
Creative knockouts - tis the season - 29 Dec
The male room - christmas / winter wishes - 27 Dec

Thursday, 21 December 2017


I need to apologise... 
I have been quite ill recently - had a whole week off work - 
which is not like me at all. 
So I have completely lost the plot in terms of what day we are on and 
which card I need to blog! 

This little beauty was made for my 95 year old Grandma.
I knew she would love this image:
Jolly Holly Postbox, from Artsi Doodles,
 for our "traditional colours" challenge - for Glitter n Sparkle....

I diecut "grandma"
and coloured and fussy cut around the holly postbox image. 
I paper-pieced one bird and stuck the other on 3d foam, to raise it. 
The holly and berries are also diecut.
I found the ribbon in my stash! 
Finally, i embossed the background with my snowflakes embossing folder. 

Grandma loved it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - seasons greetings - 25 Dec
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Jan
Crafty friends - family and friends - 30 Dec
Daring cardmakers - the special ones - 23 Dec

Friday, 15 December 2017

Santa's snowglobe

It's my second month of being a guest designer at the Colour Crazy Challenge -
and I was delighted to use images from 2 adorable sets
over at Melonheadz.

The snowglobe and north pole sign come from the
and the snowflakes used in the snowglobe,

There was very little colouring on this card - just the 
red of the north pole sign - and the grey of the bottom of the snowglobe. 
I used a lot of diamond stickles on the card -
on both the embossed and printed snowflakes. 
(I generated to winter wonderland sentiment on the pc, myself...
this sentiment does not come on the snowglobe.)

The snowflake border embossing folder was one
which I picked up for 20p, in the summer, at a car boot sale!
I'm really pleased with this one - and it was simple to make, too!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty cardmakers - christmas - 23 Dec
Scribbles designs - welcome to the north pole - 22 Jan

A family christmas card

So, I made a card for my sister and her family...

I could not resist making another card for our challenge at the 
Colour Crazy challenge, this time! 
I adore this cute christmas tree truck image, from Melonheadz
it's found in their Christmas Clipart collection. 
As soon as I saw this image, I knew my
little 5 year old nephew would love it...

I used my memory box frostyville border
and the country landscape border, 
along with a (free!) sentiment from Desert Diva Crafts.
Colouring with my alcohol pens, I also used a lot of stickles glitter on this one...
on the frosty border, the tree, the hillscape and the stars in the sky
 - which have come from a cuttlebug snowflake die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - seasons greetings - 25 Dec
Crafty cardmakers - christmas - 23 Dec
Crafty friends - family and friends - 30 Dec
Cute card thursday - atg - 27 Dec

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas candles

At Glitter n sparkle this week, the challenge is "winter."
I got this lovely image - xmas candles - from Ikes art.

I coloured it with my alcohol pens and added some fine glitter to the
white candles.
I used my swiss dots embossing folder to resemble snow and added a
sentiment from my pc. 
I think this one is from the fab site - Pink Petticoat, which is sadly no longer available.