Sunday 28 February 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #5 - Christmas Carols

 Hi Crafters,

Rita has asked us for cards with a Christmas Carol theme this week, here are my offerings.

Both are using images from the now discontinued LOTV Art Pads, 'Tis The Season & Vintage Christmas.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #531 ATG Christmas

Fab n Funky - #512 Christmas

Please take a look at the other ladies creations in the group, their links are in my sidebar.

Bye for now,



Friday 26 February 2021

ATC - Family

 Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in today to post last month's ATC swaps before it's time to share this month's!  I just don't know where my time disappears to. You would think with all activities cancelled and lockdown restrictions I would have oodles of spare time right now but it just isn't the case. Perhaps I have gotten used to the slower pace of life this weird episode in our lives has produced....I'm actually quite enjoying it. I think that looking to the future I will try to cut back on the things I once did and got involved in.'s my set of Family themed ATC's for the monthly swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts Facebook Group.

Three are for swaps and one to keep.

The background was created using acrylic paints and a brayer, when this was dry I randomly dabbed white paint using a natural sponge. I used texture paste and a stencil for some dimension and then added some stamping. The heart was cut using a Marianne Designs Die and then cut again using an Xcut Jigsaw Die. I inked and heat embossed it to give a glossy look. While piecing the jigsaw parts together I lifted two up on foam pads and stuck the other two flat to add even more interest and dimension to my ATC. Finally the word 'family' was added across the heart, this was a set of metal brads that I have had in my stash for about 10 years - who ever said being a hoarder didn't come in useful? lol.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Craft Cottage - #137 Happy Valentines / Love

Moving Along with the Times - #127 Valentines / Love

More Mixed Media - Feb ATG with Optional them - Red

Crafty Galz Corner - #216 Add a Heart

Double D Challenges - Anything with a Heart

Thanks for joining me here today.

It's beautifully sunny here today, the washing is blowing on the line... small things make me happy :)

I hope you're enjoying your day too.



Tuesday 16 February 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #579 - Use 3 or More Papers

 Hi Crafters,

It's time for another new challenge at Passion For Markers and here is my Design Team inspiration for you...with the theme of



Image - Soccer Star by the Paper Shelter

Coloured with Promarkers

Papers - Digital Football Background from My Craft Studio CD-Rom

Sky & Grass Papers - My Stash

Stitched Rectangle & Sentiment Dies are Unbranded

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CD Sunday - #54 ATG (CD, USB, Digital Download)

As You Like It - Preferred Stamp - Rubber, Clear or Digi + Why

( Although I have an extensive stash of both clear and rubber stamps I much prefer to use digital stamps for their versatility in being able to change their size to fit my card/project. I can also take them in to my MCS programme and flip and merge them with other digital stamps too)

Colour Crazy Challenge - #6 Colouring Challenge

Allsorts Challenge - #611 Masculine

Sweet Stampin' - Cards for Teens/Kids

Our sponsor this week is

Dies To Die For

who are offering a £15 voucher for their online store to the lucky winner. To be eligible to win you can enter with any type of project, it doesn't have to be a card, but you must use your Markers - Copics, Spectrum Noir, Karin, Zigs and Promarkers etc. - tell us in your linked post what you have used and follow the theme.

I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you have created.

bye for now,



Sunday 14 February 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Playing in the Snow

 Hi Crafters,

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well I'm glad to hear that the snow is due to leave us soon, looking forward to some warmer, brighter weather now.

Today it is my turn to choose the theme for our challenge at the Christmas Card Club this week and although these themes were chosen last year it is a rather appropriate one for the time of...


I managed to make four card this time using some LOTV toppers that I've had for ages.


Images from Set 29 - Vintage Christmas & Set 36 'Tis The Season Art Pad

Designer Papers - Sara Davis Collection 'Winter Wonderland' & Docrafts 'Festive Wonder' Paper Pad.

Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies

Tonic Scalloped Square & Rectangle Dies

Marianne Designs LR0283, CR1327

Magnolia Doohickeys Dies Snowy Forest & Slender Firs

Joy Crafts 6002/0697 Winter Wishes Landscape

Tartan and Grosgrain Ribbon from stash


Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - #30 Week 2 Take Your Pick (3 items from list) (Ribbon, Gems, Red)

Aud Sentiments - #268 ATG - A Sentiment

Creative Fingers - #201 ATG

CHNC Every Saturday - #529 ATG Christmas

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #121 Snowman/men

Winter Wonderland - ATG Christmas

Crafty Calendar - Dies/Punches +or Ribbon/Twine

Christmas Craft Creations - Blue & Silver

Thanks for joining me today, please take a look at the other ladies creations in the team, their blog links are in my sidebar.

Enjoy your Sunday.



Tuesday 2 February 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #577 - Dies and or Punches

 Hi Crafters,

Here we are again, another challenge at Passion For Markers

This week we would like to see you using your Markers with...



Image - Physical & Spiritual Strength - The Paper Shelter

Coloured with Promarkers

Just Rite Three in a Row Dies

Tattered Lace Oriental Alphabet Dies

Background Paper - Stamperia Oriental Garden Pad

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Incy Wincy Designs - Sports +or Mainly Red

Cardz 4 Guyz - #263 Sports Any Type

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge - #4 ATG Colouring Challenge

Creative Craft Cottage - #136 Must Use a Digi Image

Digi Doodle Studios - #35 Include a Sentiment

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Di's Digi Stamps

who are offering a $6 voucher for their online store to the lucky winner.

We have some simple rules for the challenge - you must use your Markers on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme. You can make any kind of project, it doesn't have to be a card.
For more inspiration from the rest of the design team please take a look at the challenge blog HERE.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
We are in to the month of February now so hopefully the weather will be improving soon and Spring can't come quick enough for me!