Wednesday 7 December 2011

I do love these digi's

It's a while since my last post but I just HAD to make a huge effort to get on with making cards to mail out...
Most are now finished and will post them on my blog very soon.
In the meantime, I just had to share is layered with silicone but it doesn't show on the photo I'm afraid.
I found this gorgeous FREEBIE ALPHA and from there found the matching So Macho digis that I made this card with  HERE. I'm ever so pleased with the result :D
Thanks for stopping by :D

Friday 25 November 2011


Firstly, can I say a HUGE thank you for all the lovely comments you brilliantly talented people have sent me :o) It's so generous of you and a huge compliment!

Well, I've lost count of how many attempts I've made to get this card photographed and this is the best of a bad lot - sorry :o(
Most of the attempts didn't show the colours properly and this is the nearest match...

I've used the TeenIdol digi stamp by Kenny K.
DP from K&Company stack.
Birthday stamp is from a Paula Pascual set  (PPCSA6007 ALL YEAR ROUND)
The little tag from a scrapbooking kit by Papermania.
And the image is coloured with a mix of alcahol ink pens.

I'm entering into these challenges...
KennyK challenge-70-kids-rule
disdigidesignschallenge. Fall-Colours.

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Monday 21 November 2011


Another card with the adorable digi stamp from
The challenge is Christmas, but red and green must not be seen
Thank you for stopping by :D

Sunday 20 November 2011


After stalling for a while, I've managed to get on with a few of my cards...
Here I've used a sheet of Bazzil 12"x12" and made two 6x6ish cards from it. They're actually 5 3/4 " square to fit the envelopes I have.
My pet hate is throwing bits away and so managed to use the leftover strips for the Peachy Keen challenge sketch using an embossing folder to make them pop more.
I've used the adorable digi image from

I'm entering these challenges...

and here is the second card I made...

Many thanks for stopping by :D

Tuesday 15 November 2011


The very talented Di is giving you the chance to win this so generous candy.....HERE

Saturday 12 November 2011


My grandson is soon to be 11 years old and getting a little to 'big' for lots of the lovely cute images I have...
After a trawl through the internet I found just the right digi image for him at ... and must say that I'm delighted with it - very easy to colour and cut out!

I'm entering into 3 challenges...
Kenny K Challenges #68 Celebration Grandsons birthday card.
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Texilicious text on the Tim Holtz DP.
Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - Tag it Tag from...

Thank you for stopping by ;o)

Tuesday 8 November 2011


Fabulous sketch again... I turned it a little to suit my elements.
For the challenge over at...
Using the fab sketch...

Not using PK stamps this time, I need some more, lol.

Wednesday 2 November 2011


Good morning :o) Been waiting for a bit of sunlight to enable a decent enough photo - not quite there lol.
I used the digi image Chimney Sweep by Mo Manning I love it!!!

For challenges.....
Using the sketch from...Whoopsie Daisy Challenge-Sandes Sketch
Mo Manning Challenge#106-Any Holiday or Celebration
Cuddley Buddley- Challenge~18-White on White
ABC Christmas Challenge-Vintage
Bee Crafty -55 - Bling
The fab sketch from Sandes allowed me make the CB folder bigger by covering the joins with the die cut ribbon strips.
And I managed to keep to the white on white theme for Cuddley Buddley !
Hopefully, the image keeps me within the vintage theme for ABC.
Glitter for the Bee Crafty (bling)
And Christmas for Mo Manning.

Thank you for popping in!

Sunday 30 October 2011


What a fab digi stamp here from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop
The Punch Around the Page is one of my favorites from Martha Stewart.
I'm entering into these challenges...
Sketchie Time :) Papertake Weekly Challenge ( Using the sketch)

ABC Christmas Challenge - Vintage
Challenge 106 Any Holiday or Celebration (Mo Manning)

Thank you for stopping by :o)

Wednesday 26 October 2011


I so admire those of you that master stunning CAS cards.

 And with a bit of determination, I've had a go myself. I'm not too sure if it's completely CAS as I find it hard to leave white space!

I made a 5.75" square, white card base which is embossed with the Cuttlebug (snow effect) folder.

Towards the left side, where the folder finished, I used a score board to emboss a straight line and inside this line I have brayered a panel using Adirondack (denim), then using the residue colour on the brayer I gave a soft distress to the remainder of the card.

The greeting stamp is CuddleyBuddley.

The snow hills are stamped with the sand dune stamps (multi-use  haha) from the Seascape set by Inkylicious.

Santa is from the Kanban- 2010 Happy Christmas stamp set and colourd with Copics. (blue for a change!)
He's stamped separately onto my favorite CS for Copic colouring then cut out and stuck flat to the card base; Besides, I didn't want him with bumps. lol.

And finished with lace and ribbon over the blue brayered panel.

I think I'm able to enter into the following 3 challenges.

Cupcake 165. Denim and Lace
Less is More. week 38 - Polka Dots
Crazy4Challenges. C4C110. One Layer CAS

Thanks for popping by :o)

Monday 24 October 2011


When I saw this sketch I just knew I had to use it for this card I had in mind.

And my entry is here... CARDABILITIES CHALLENGE #41

The chandelier stamp is from Inkadinkadoo

Thanks so much for dropping by  :o)

Friday 21 October 2011


Well, 2 of them anyway. lol.
I've followed the Challenge 63 sketch from Peachy Keen Stamps
This is my version of it...

And I'm entering it into two challenges...

First of all, Peachy Keen Challenge 63

Second entry is over at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (Free and Easy)

Starting with approx' 8"x8" scalloped card blank...
On spare card and using the Martha Stewart (Inches) scoreboard, I scored diagonally in half inch steps to create a trellis like design (shown to me by my crafty friends) ; ...
This was brayered with Adirondack ink pad.

The top piece of white card was put through the Big Shot with a Sizzix embossing plate (I think it is from their Christmas set)

For the flower heads I used Sizzix Bigz  (Flower Layers-654832) opting for just the smallest layer which is topped with 2 of the small circular Nesties.
Then I used two different  (PK-490) fabulous face stamps (set of 31 faces) from

Used 2 of the Sizzix (Hello Kitty) Ribbon dies, one with diamond shapes to the middle of the card and then the ric-rac shape for the flower stems.
And to create the leaves I used the Marianne flower die - LR0122, separating the petals to resemble leaves...

Grass at the bottom edge is made with the Martha Stewart (grass) border punch.

Die cut greeting at the top is from the Sizzix 12 die Cardmaking Set

Thanks so much for dropping by :o)

Tuesday 18 October 2011


An Anniversary card for my crafting friend Sandra and her hubby Garry...
Brayered and distressed with Adirondack to try and achieve a uniform tone.
Bird and Cage dies...Sizzix
Butterfly die...Marianne
Border punch...Martha Stewart (doiley edge)
Branches...McGill punch

Nice to have you visit  :D

Monday 17 October 2011

A Di's digi for Granddaughter

A darling digi for one of my little darlings :o)
For the challenge over at ...
Digi image is from Di's store ...
DP ... Papermania
Grass border punch...Martha Stewart
Flower stems...from 1 of 12 Cardmaking Set of dies, set number 656064 (I used Phrase Thank You/Flower)
Corners...Cuttlebug dies.
Tiny punched flowers from stash

Wednesday 12 October 2011


Not my usual style but here we go :o) ...
Using a stamp set from Hobby Art (CS027D) Woodland Scenes...
Stamped card stock (various stamps) and distressed...
Stamped scene is coloured with Copics...
Greeting stamp from Stamping Up...
Finished with Flowersoft.
Thank you for looking  :o)

Let's do Christmas

After all, it is October already (giggle)...
For this weeks challenge  over at   I've used one of the fab digi images from... As well as being great images the buy 2 for 1 offer is on for a short time!
For my entry the DP is mostly Brenda Pinnick...Greeting stamp is from Stamps Away (C)1104...
The image is coloured with Copics... The buttons and poinsettia on her hat picked out with Stardust pens and the detail on the hem and cuffs with Glamour Dust
Hope you like it - and thank you for looking ;

Thursday 6 October 2011


Great inspiration from the PK team over at

Made with my FREE NITWIT stamp set (and papers) from SIMPLY HOMEMADE magazine (ISSUE 8).
I figured they were just the style for a PK challenge while I await my 1st order of PK stamps ;o)
The stamped Nitwit images are coloured with Copics
The paper bow is part of the free Nitwit papers.
Sizzix  Hello Kitty  ribbon die and Sizzix tag are distressed.
Buttons from stash.
Hope you like it ;o)

Wednesday 5 October 2011


For my granddaughters' 7th birthday.
The Pink Petticoat digi image is coloured with Copics.
Mounted on Nestabilities.
The die cuts are from Sizzix .
Granddaughter is stamped and embossed.


Play with these fab elements - lace and pearls in this challenge over at

My lace was too stark a white for the tones of this card so I boiled it in tea to give it a vintage look.
The lace is gathered around the oval shape and also used to finish off the flower.
I've used a pearl button for the pearl element required.
This is what I came up with...

Monday 3 October 2011


Well I don't know where to start!
My last posting was back in October 2009 when a severe attack of Psoriatic Athritis hit, (it does the same kind of damage as Rheumatoid Arthritis)  leaving me with little mobility by the time 2010 was with us...
With medication, the inflamation was under control and muscle strength returning but, it left me with a damaged right hip...
Got the hip replaced in January this year and am now getting back to normal (ish).
My strength although much improved is nothing like it should be but I'm ready to BLOG AGAIN!

So here we go with my version of this unusual  Peachy Keen sketch...

The link is

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 61

And here's my take on it...used for my Grandson Jacks' 1st birthday card.

I decided to use the shape as a hill for the little train set cut from a die set by QuicKutz (train)
Jacks photo is altered in Photoshop to a drawing.
The greeting is made using Sizzix dies.
The twine element that's required is embroidery thread wrapped around the J.A.C.K. letters.
Hope you like it ;)