Thursday, 16 August 2018

Cardz for Galz

The new challenge at Cardz for Galz is to use dies and or punches. I had just gor hold of the new copy od Diecutting Essentials and decided to have a play with the free die. Somehow it just cried out to me to use it as a silhouette, and I was very tempted to just use it on a plain white card.

But then I found this piece of card that had been sprinkled with brushos and thought it worked quite well behind the bird. The setiment is also diecut and is I think a Joanna Sheen die.

Please go and check out my teamies creations - there are some fab designs.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cardz for Guyz - Get Well

The challenge this time at Cardz for Guyz is Get Well. I decided to go for a humorous one.

The digi stamp is from Bugaboo, coloured with copics and cut out with a stitched rectangle die. I mounted it onto red, again cut out with a stitched rectangle, and placed it off centre to make room for the sentiment, which is from a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz set.

There's lots more inspiration over on the challenge blog, so hope you'll come and play too.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Make My Monday - Oriental

It's time for a new challenge at Make My Monday and this time the theme is Oriental chosen by me. It seemed ages since I had seen any Oriental themed cards, which at one time were very popular.

I printed out a sheet of mages from a very old Joanna Sheen CD- Oriental Dreams.  I cut out one of the medium sized images and double mounted it on black and gold. The ribbon is another old item, part of a kit from C&C many years ago. I printed the sentiment on the computer using a font called Shanghai, and tried to match the background as closely as possible to the image.

So lets see you dig out some of that old stash and see your Oriental makes!

I'm  also entering it to CD Sunday Challenge.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Gosh another month has flown by and Christmas is getting nearer!

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
 I have gone for a CAS look this month, mainly because my craft room was like a sauna! So the less time in there the better.

I cut out an aperture on an A6 card with the MB Peek a Boo die. Then stamped the mistletoe from the HLS Merry Kissmas set in Mossy Meadow ink on the cut out, then added some sequins to the berries. I used one of the sentiments from the same set and added another couple of sequins. I am also entering this into the Rudolph Day challenge which is late as ScrappyMo has been on her hols!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Cadz for Galz - Sketch

We have a sketch for you this time on Cardz for Galz and here it is:

I have used a new to me, set of stamps Perfectly Succulent from Happy Little Stampers, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.
The paper is an old SU snippet and I have used a cream card blank for a change, and cut into a second one so that my panel matched.  I hope you will be able to play along with us and don't forget to check out all the res of the DTs makes.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour

Another month has flown by and it's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers. The first one of course is the Watercolour Challenge. An easy optional twist as well!

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I decided to use NBUS stamp from Simon Says Stamp, which I had been wanting to use. I stamped 
and coloured it with SU markers and a water brush. So far so good but thought a few splatters would add some interest, so added some gold ones which I promptly smudged. Rather than completely start again I fussy cut the flowers - it would probably have been quicker to stamp and paint again! Then stuck it to a white card blank and added the sentiment. I still think it needs some splatters, but have decided not to tempt fate again!


Relax with Cardz for Guyz!

Time for a new challenge at Cardz for Guyz who want you to Relax! There has been quite a lot of relaxing in this house as the heat and I don't really get on..Today (Sunday) it is cooler and very wet, so silly hubby decided to do some pruning in the garden!!

I have used a stamp from Little Claire and coloured it with Copics to match the colours in my background paper. I edged the diecut by running the chisel end of the blue pen around the edge. I do hope you'll be able to join in with us.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Make My Monday - Coloured Image

Welcome to the new Make My Monday Challenge and we want to see a coloured image on your creation. It can be either a stamped or digi stamp, which you have coloured in. Now I have to confess I have missed a few of my DT posts as have been a bit under the weather, but this card was sitting in my drafts. It was made last year for a friend but I never got round to posting it on the blog.

The SU stamp was coloured with Chameleon pens, the first and only time I've actually used them! The paper is from a very old K&Co pad.

Hopefully I'm now back on track and crafting again, but it's always useful to have a backup!

Saturday, 14 July 2018


......I’ve not posted anything for a few days. The heat really got to me, a week of migraines followed by an infection which required antibiotics, so all crafting stopped! Hopefully normal service will soon  be resumed, but probably not for another week, as I’ve had a plea for help to do the school run in Gloucester!!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

For a Little Girl ....... the new challenge at Cardz for Galz. Now having only sons and grandsons I find these a definite challenge. I dug out an old Little Claire stamp from when they did their monthly card kits, then went on a hunt for some girly paper from my stash.

I coloured the stamped image with copics and diecut it into an oval. The flowers were a last minute addition as it looked too naked! All the turquoise flowers are the same card but it has a slight sheen to it, so they look a bit odd in the photo.


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