Wednesday 31 August 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - R for Rip It Up!

Hi Crafters,

We'd like you to 
Rip It Up

Well this new challenge at ABC Christmas was really out of my comfort zone, but that's also a good thing as we get to try something new. 
I usually prefer clean lines and don't often tear my edges but this was what was called for with this new challenge so here is my card.

Image - Sketchy Holly & Mistletoe - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection Pad
Sizzix Alterations Dies - Holiday Words, Script
Kraft Card
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - #256 Christmas in August
CHNC Challenge Extra - August ATG Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - #125 ATG

Our sponsor is

and the prize is a £10 voucher for the winner.

I look forward to seeing your projects for this Rip It Up challenge.


Tuesday 30 August 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #361 - Make Us Smile

Hi Crafters,

Hope you are well.

I have a Design Team card to share with you for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.

We'd love to see your cards that 'make you smile' using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers of course.

We have a fabulous prize of $15 worth of digital images from our sponsor
Aurora Wings

This is my card...

Image - We Love Snowman - Aurora Wings
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Dovecrafts Krafty Christmas Pad
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Marianne Designs Tree-Scape and Fir Tree Die
Joy Crafts Circle Die
Glamour Dust

Isn't he gorgeous!
He makes me smile every time I look at him and those adorable kittens are so sweet and mischievous.
My teamies have created some lovely inspirational projects for you so pop over and take a peek on the blog HERE.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #79 Non Traditional Colours
I Love Promarkers - #316 Use  a Die Cut
Fab 'n' Funky - #316 ATG
Creative Inspirations - #256 Christmas in August
Crafty Catz - #335 ATG/ Hats
Allsorts - #378 Use at least 2 Dies
Noor Designs - #21 Christmas in August
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Snow People
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG Christmas

Well that's all from me, I'll be back tomorrow with another Christmas project.

See you then,


Thursday 25 August 2016

As You Like It Challenge #87 - Favourite Shaped or Standard Card and WHY

Hi Crafters,

These weeks are flying by so fast that I can hardly believe it's time for a new challenge at As You Like It.

We'd like you to showcase a project using your Favourite Shaped or Standard cardbase and tell us the reason WHY.

My choice was an easy one as I always go for a square card base, whatever the size, as I find that everything just fits in the space beautifully.

7" x 7" Card Base
Image - Crafters Companion Crisalis Classics CD - Rom (Christine Haworth)
Spellbinders Oval Floral Die
Lea'bilities Corner Die
Papers - Hunkydory
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fussy & Fancy - #170 Pink and Cream with lots of Bling
Crafty Girlz - #18 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #40 ATG
Crafting When We Can - #126 Show Us Your Dies & Punches
Crafting From The Heart - #124 ATG

We have a lovely prize of a $10 voucher from our sponsor for their store.

Please take a look my Teamies wonderful makes on the challenge blog HERE.


Sunday 21 August 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #17 Lots of Layers

Hi Crafters,

Another Christmas Card Club challenge has come round again and this time it was Maureen's turn to choose the theme.

Lots of Layers

I chose a decoupage image to cover the 'lots of layers'.

Hopefully you can see the layers of the decoupage on this side view photo although I tried to keep them fairly flat using 1mm foam to help with the postage.

7 x 7" Card Blank
Decoupage Image - Craft Creations
Papers - Papermania Letter To Santa Collection
Gold Mirri
Ribbons and Bow from Letter To Santa Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #377 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #295 ATG Christmas

Thanks for popping in today, the other ladies in the team have been busy too, take a look at their blogs for more Christmas card makes - a list of their blogs are in the tab at top of my blog. 

See you soon,


Thursday 18 August 2016

Summer Card Swap

Hi Crafters,

Just popping in today to share a card that I made for a swap on Facebook.
My lovely swap partner was Liz McGuire from Buttons for Brains and as she has now received this card I can post it here.

Stamps and Dies Set - MFT Die-namics - Sunflower Sweetheart
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - First Edition - Boho Chic
MFT Die-namics Flower Trio Die
Marianne Designs Border Die
EK Success Scalloped Border Punch
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash

All the elements in the scene came in the stamp set and I used the matching dies to cut them out after I had coloured them with my Promarkers. I used small brown buttons for the centres of the sunflowers and added brown glitter for detail.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Art By Myran - #64 ATG
Crafty Friends - #38 ATG
Penny Black & More - ATG with a Stamp
Country View Challenge - Hot Summer Days
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #102 Work, Rest or Play
Crafty Girlz - #18 ATG
Stamping Sensations - August ATG
SLS Lines - #22 3 or More Layers
Come & Get It - #131 Punches and Dies
I Love Promarkers - #315 Birthday

Bye for now,


Wednesday 17 August 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick Layout

Hi Crafters,

Well it's the middle of another week, not long to go before the weekend now.
I'm here today because it's a new challenge at ABC Christmas.


We'd like to see your Christmas cards using a quick layout. Here's my card using this fun image from our sponsor Fred She Said.
Dancing Penguin

Image - (Pre-coloured) Dancing Penguin - Fred She Said
Joy Crafts Die
Crafters Companion Snowflake Embossing Folder
LOTV Christmas Tags Stamps

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Unicorn Challenge - #12 Animal Kingdom
Delicious Doodles - #15 All Creatures Great and Small
CHNC Christmas - August ATG
Crafting When We Can - #125 Things With Wings

Our sponsor is offering a £10 Voucher for the store so if you haven't already started making your Christmas cards for this year, now is a good time to begin.

Bye for now


Tuesday 16 August 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #359 - One For The Boys

Hi Crafters,

This is my inspiration card for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers


using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers.

Image - 'Cheers!' - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Making Cards Magazine free CD-Rom
JusCutz Scalloped Squares Die
Crealies Stitched Oval Die
Gold Mirri Card

It's a rather CAS card design for me but I like it, hope you do too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #315 Birthday
Brown Sugar - #211 ATG
Crafty Friends - #38 ATG
Not Just Cards - #35 ATG
DigiStamp Boutique - August ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #123 ATG

Please take a look at the other inspirational cards and projects from my teamies over on the BLOG. There, you will also find the details of the prize from our sponsor for the lucky winner.

DigiStamp Boutique logo
£10 Voucher

See you soon,


Friday 12 August 2016

Sailor Boy

Hi Crafters,

Yay it's Friday!

I like using these toppers from The Hobby House, they're just great for my 6" x 6" cards and make short work of putting a card together when you haven't got to colour an image.
Don't get me wrong, I love colouring images, but there are times when a quick make is required and these help enormously.

Image - Pre-coloured Topper - The Hobby House
Spellbinders Scalloped Squares Die
Anchor Die - Echo Park
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Crafters Companion Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Paper from stash
Blue Brad

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #132 By The Seaside
Deep Ocean Challenge - #135 Seaside/Beach
Crafty Creations - #321 On The Beach
Creative Inspirations - #255 Seaside, Sunshine, Summer Hols
Aud Sentiments - #161 For a Child + Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #102 Work, Rest or Play

That's all from me today...see you soon,


Thursday 11 August 2016

As You Like It Challenge #86 - Favourite Flowers and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Firstly I'd like to thank you for the lovely comments on my last couple of cards, I really appreciate the time taken to stop and comment.

Now on to business - 
It is the start of a new challenge at
 As You Like It today.

We'd like to see your projects showcasing your FAVOURITE FLOWERS and WHY.

I love all flowers from dainty blossoms to large blooms and the same goes in my crafting choices too. I have a wide range of paper flowers in all sizes and colours from various companies. I like to use them altogether as I have here on this MDF plaque.

Papers and Image - Lili of the Valley Paper and Art Pad
Joy Crafts Die 6002/0264
Various Flowers from stash
Red Velvet Ribbon around the edge
Pink Twine for hanging

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fussy & Fancy - #169 - A Walk in the Garden
Frilly & Funky - It's a Small, Small World (plaque is 10cm x 8cm)

Our sponsor is

who are offering a £12 Gift Voucher to the winner.

So come on, what are you waiting for? Start creating to be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous flowers!

See you soon,


Sunday 7 August 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi Crafters,

**if you are looking for my CCC card then please see yesterdays post**

**if you are looking for my 613 Avenue Create DT post please scroll down**

If you are here to see my GDT post for
then you're in the right place!...

Their new challenge is ANYTHING GOES (with a PB stamp)
Thank you Brenda for allowing me to join in with the talented Design Team today.

Centre Stepper Card
Image - Penny Black Wooden Stamp - Ode To Joy
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Tonic Frame Die
Fuzzy Lemon Dies - Bunch of Balloons & Let's Celebrate
Crafters Companion Music Edge'ables Die
Xcut Star Dies
Embossalicious Embossing Folder
Gold Glitter Embossing Powder

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #114 ATG
Unicorn Challenge - #12 Animal Kingdom
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Your Favourite Technique (Alcohol markers & Lots of layers)
Crafty Girlz - #17 ATG
Cute as a Button - #25 ATG
Stamping Sensations - ATG

Thanks for visiting today.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the day.

See you soon,


613 Avenue Create Challenge #188 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Good morning to you on this lovely Sunday morning.
This is my first post for today, there will be another one in a few hours time so hopefully you can come back again later.

The new MONTHLY challenge at 613 Avenue Create is kicking off with an easy


There are multiple sponsors and fabulous prizes so please hop over to the blog for more details HERE 

Image - Wine Drinker - SLS Lines
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Go Kreate #7 Frilly Square Frame Die
Fuzzy Lemon Die - Let's Celebrate
Papers - Little Darlings - Chocolate Covered Cherry Pad
Ribbon & Lace

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG
Creative Fingers - #114 ATG
Art By Miran - #64 ATG
Crafty Friends - #37 Favourite Embellishment (Lace)
Craft-Dee Bowz - August Challenge ATG + Bow
SLS Lines Challenge - #22 3 or More Layers

Please join me later today for my GDT post for Penny Black & More.


Saturday 6 August 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Baubles

Hi Crafters,

Now here on my blog it's going to be like waiting for a bus over the next few days - ie.
Nothing for ages and then three all at once!

I've been a little slack with posting and commenting of late. I've been creating cards but just haven't had enough time to get here and show them. However I have three posts coming up over the weekend, two DT's and a GDT so come back again for a bumper day on Sunday.

Right, now the reason I am here today -  it's been two weeks since our CCC challenge and so it's time once again to create a Christmas card using the theme chosen by Margaret, which is...


I've gone for one big bauble

Spellbinders Vintage Bauble Die
Sue Wilson Stamp - Vintage Night Bauble
Crealies Stitches Oval Dies
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
John Lockwood Stamp - 12 Days of Christmas Sentiments
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - Reindeer Forest
Snowy Acetate - Anna Marie Designs
Red Glitter Embossing Powder

I have created this card using snowy acetate in the aperture so my bauble looks as if it is hanging.
I stamped and cut out the bauble twice and placed it on the inside, lining it up with the bauble on the front to cover the glue.
The insert was stamped in Memento London Fog using some small snowflakes stamps so they can be seen through the acetate from the front. Then I stamped a Merry Christmas greeting and embossed it in red glitter EP which is covered up by the bauble when the card is closed.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #77 Show us some Sparkle (red glitter embossing powder)
Fab 'n' Funky - # 315 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - An Embossed Background
Noor Design - #21 Christmas in August
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - ATG
CHNC Challenge - Aug ATG Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #293 ATG Christmas

As this card is a day early I hope you can pop back tomorrow to link up with the other ladies on the team for their creations ( list in the CCC tab at the top of my blog) and to check out my other posts.

Bye for now


Wednesday 3 August 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - P for Paper Piecing

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for visiting.
Today I have another Christmas card to share with you, this is my DT card for the ABC Christmas Challenge using the 'Winter Romance' image from our sponsor Sami Stamps.

Image - Winter Romance - Sami Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers & Patterned  Papers
Background Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Sentiment Stamp - Creative Expressions -  John Lockwood Set

As you can see I paper Pieced the hoodie and coat along with her boots too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Please pop over to the blog HERE for details of the challenge and sponsors prize.
I look forward to seeing your paper pieced creations.


Tuesday 2 August 2016

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #357 - My Favourite Things

Hi Crafters,

Happy August!
I haven't posted here for almost a week, the time has gone so quickly that it's hard to believe August has arrived already. Hope you have some lovely Summer holidays planned.

Our new challenge theme at Passion for Promarkers is


Mine are Pearls and Lace and my Promarkers of course!
Please join in with us, using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers and show us what your favourite things are.

Image - 'For Your Wedding Day' - All Dressed Up
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Marianne Designs Die
Cherry Lynn Lattice Heart Die
Papers - Romance by Craft Sensations
Metal 'Love' Brad
Wink of Stella Clear

Here's a close-up to show the Wink of Stella on the shoes...

This stuff is very tricky to capture with the camera I can tell you.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #209 ATG
Crafty Friends - #37 Favourite Embellishment (lace)
Allsorts - #374 A Touch of Sparkle
Come & Get It - #129 Lovely In Pink
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG

Our sponsor is
All Dressed Up stamps
The prize is 2 digital images of the winners choice.

Hope to see you soon,