Sunday, 31 January 2016


What a lovely challenge this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle...
"Use embossing - dry / heat "

I chose dry embossing - I am totally useless at heat embossing
and never seem to get a good finish that I'm happy with....

The lovely image I have used is:
"Lizabeth wild daisies" from Lacy Sunshine.
I found the paper I wanted for the backing first...
she seemed to be a bit of a hipster girl...
and I really liked the backing paper.
I thought it would also work with one of my fave ebossing folders, 
and then I found some ribbon to match perfectly...
It was JUST long enough to fit! 
The sentiment was a freebie from Desert Divas.
I also embossed a simple line around the backing paper
and the edge of the white card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Fussy n fancy - monochrome - 12 Feb
QKR Stampede - one for the kids - 5 Feb
Brown sugar - atg - 5 Feb
Creative fingers - atg - 5 Feb
Sassy studios - monochrome - 4 Feb
I love promarkers - atg  (GDT) 10 Feb
Fantastic tuesday - atg with flowers - 2 Feb
Through the craft room door - atg - 2 Feb
Melonheadz friendz - cool colours - 1 Feb
House of cards - embossing - 1 Feb

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Inspired by a song...

Over at Glitter n sparkle this week, the theme is 
"inspired by a song"
so we would like you to create a card and let us know 
what song inspired you to make it...

 I was certainly inspired by a song for this card!
I was watching "the sound of music" while picking my image.... lol!

I used the eldeweiss image from the "Switzerland bundle"
over at Ikes Art.
Its a lovely set of images, including this edelweiss,
a swiss cow (wearing a cowbell!), a scene of a swiss
 cottage with mountains and cablecar, a swiss army knife and all its features
and even a swiss stamp!
It's a bumper bundle!
I also wanted to use the cow for a card - i printed him out, coloured him
(which took an age!) 
and then promptly lost him! :(

Oh well.

(UPDATE: 30 / 01/ 16 - 6:45pm...
 I just found the cow I coloured - in between my big shot plates!!! lol! )

I used my docrafts embossing folder, 
printed out the words of the edelweiss song 
and embossed and inked the edges.
Then I coloured the image with my promarkers and poped it some some
 3d foam to stand off the verse.
 Glossy accents finished the petals. 
A couple of die cut butterflies and
a punched butterfly finished this card.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 Jan
Paper creator - atg - 1 Feb
SLS lines - atg - 11 Feb
Crafty friends - atg - 29 Jan
Creative fingers - atg - 4 Feb
Inspiration destination - atg - 28 Jan
Crafty addicts - atg / elegance - 4 Feb
Passion for promarkers - flower power - 26 Jan
Oh la la creations - in the country - 1 Feb

Sunday, 17 January 2016


is this weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. 

I thought this image would be perfect - a hot chocolately drink, 
for a January birthday... to keep you warm in this cold weather!

I decided to stick with various browns, when I got this lovely image
called "cinnamon swirl" from Limited Runs.

My friends birthday is coming up, so I decided to make this one for her.
I coloured the image with my promarkers 
and added a sentiment on the PC, from Pink Petticoat - which is now sadly closed.
The backing paper cane from a stack I bought a few years ago, 
in my favourite place: Hobby Lobby , while we were visiting Canada / America. 
The flowers are Dovecraft flowers and i diecut the corner
using a cuttlebug corner die. 
I hand-drew on friends name onto the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - lots of layers - 22 Jan
Polkadoodles - winter birthday - 29 Jan
Little miss muffet - atg - 27 Jan
Crafting for all seasons - monochrome - 20 Jan
Fresh brewed designs - atg - 21 Jan
Crafting from the heart - atg - 17 Jan
Oooh la la creations - girlie - 17 Jan

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Tic-tac-toe board

We have a tic-tac-toe challenge this week over at Glitter n Sparkle...

So, you work in a line of 3 -  horizontally, vertically, or diagonally,
making sure your card / project encompasses all those elements. 
I took a diagonal... No patterned paper, digi image and glitter...

The image is: "50's food set" and is from Digital Delights.
The soda glass, burger, hotdog and popcorn all come as separate images.
They are lovely to colour...
 I used my promarkers alongside my lyra pencils.
I stamped the sentiment and added the glittery stars - for the "glitter" part of the board.
I hand - drew the border...using black and red pens, along a ruler.
I have already decided who this card is going to...
a male member of my family!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - atg - 13 Jan
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 16 Jan
Crafters cafe - square cards - 14 Jan
The sisters of craft - atg -  1 Feb 
As you like it - atg - 13 Jan
Digi choosday - CAS - 20 Jan
Crazy challenge - celebrations - 17 Jan
Where the heart is - atg - 1 Feb
The male room - atg - 20 Jan
QKR Stampede - cas - 15 Jan
613 Avenue - atg (optional: birthday) - 17 Jan
Quirky crafts - celebration - 30 Jan

Friday, 8 January 2016


For our January challenge. over at Patties Creations,
we would like you to use an image with SNOW on it...

I chose "Cardinal on branch"
and used glamour dust to show all the snow...and also used
it to create a very thin line around the whole image.
The backing paper came from a dovecraft pack which I got in the sales last year,
and I simply coloured the cardinal with my promarkers.
The sentiment is a freebie I found on the net. 

This is so much nicer in real life, where you can really see
the glamour dust sparkle! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
As you like it - anything goes - 13 Jan
Sisters of craft - anything goes - 1 Feb
Crafty enjoyments - CAS - 26 Jan
Creative cottage - release the glitter - 20 Jan
Whimsy stamps - winter (add snowflakes) -  12 Jan
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 12 Jan
PINspirational - sketch - 18 Jan
Bunny zoes crafts - sparkle - 11 Jan
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 10 Jan
Craftin desert divas - let it snow - 12 Jan

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Aunt's birthday

So, I got a really cute image from a sponsor I haven't used before,
for my second card for the "anything goes " challenge this week
at Glitter n Sparkle...

The image is by Kitty Bee Designs and is called "sewing kit"
How cute!

So this card is for my Hubbys Aunt..
Her birthday is in a couple of days and she loves crafting, sewing, and cats!

I coloured the image with my promarkers and
diecut the buttons from my new docrafts die... I have had it
a while and hadn't got round to using it yet...
I thought they would suit this card brilliantly!
The butterflies are my fave... punched Martha Stewart. (silver mirror card)
I made the handing button using the ribbon part of a precious heart
diecut and snipped off the heart and popped on the button instead.
The Lace border is also a diecut - from memory box.
The backing paper came in a set I bought recently, in "The Works"

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the bug - atg - 8 Jan
Crafty calendar - something new (new buttons die) 28 Jan
Crafty friends - use something new (new buttons die) 15 Jan
Crafters cafe - square cards - 14 Jan
QKR Stampede - feathers and - or fur - 7 Jan
Digitally sweet - colour palette - 1 Feb
Crazy challenge - celebrations - 11 Jan

Anything goes!

Happy new year! 

Well, it's hear already - another year!
And to start us off at Glitter and Sparkle, we have a favourite challenge...
"anything goes!"

I have used "teacher / student / geek" from Polkadoodles...

Working in a school, as a teaching assistant, there are a lot of people
that this card would work well for.

I printed the image with a free sentiment from Desert Divas
and coloured her with promarkers.
I drew a little doodled border and added some bakers twine
with a silver flower paperclip embellishment.
I used 3d foam behind, to raise the whole thing from the base card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The sisters of craft - atg - 1 Feb
As you like it - atg - 13 Jan
C.R.A.F.T - atg - 7 Jan
Through the craft room door - atg - 6 Jan
Crazy challenge - celebrations - 11 Jan