Saturday, 31 January 2015

Silver and black

Hi everyone, well I'm keeping up with my resolve to make a Christmas card each week and helping me do this is the CASE-ing Christmas challenge. I like the freedom it gives me just to take any element from the DT card and create my own, come and see:

This is Mynnette's DT card and from that I chose trees silver and black:

On a white base card I stamped a snowy image from La Blanche and glittered it up with a versamark pen and some WOW embossing glitter. Unfortunately it doesn't show up well and I got fed up taking photos from every which way!!!!
 The die cuts are from Xcut, cut on matt silver and black card and the sentiment is SU Greetings of the season.
No snow here yet although it has tried but 28 miles up the road there was several inches. Hope you are all safe and warm.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Love is in the air!

Hi everyone just a quick post to show a card I've made that fits in with 4 challenges this week! Come and see:

I took the photo from 2 amgles to show the depth of the heart which is made from paper clay and then a heart stamp, which was a freebie from Craft Stamper, pressed into it. when it had dried I swiped it with versamark and added gold detail ep.
The banner is a matt gold card matted onto cream card and then I placed the heart stamp where I wanted the aperture, drew round it and cut it out. The heart embellishment was stuck down and the sentiment is a WOW one.
I was inspired by a beautiful card on Florence's blog, do check out her fabulous work:)
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Less is More where the challenge is a sketch

TIME OUT where the theme is Valentine's Say with a twist of optional hearts

The Card Concept the theme is Love and I have chosen CAS

Uniko Studio where the theme is Love and Friendship

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Let it snow!

Hi everyone, wow another week over and time forthe latest challenge over at CASE-ing Christmas. The card this week has been created by DT Rocky:

I chose to go with diagonals and snowflakes come and see:

I inked Tumbled Glass DI through a patchwork stencil from Stamps away and using the scrap negative from a snowflake die I spread Imaginations Sparkle Medium through it which gives a fabulous raised effect. The sentiment is an SU one stamped and embossed with fine detail gold ep,  and popped up on foam pads.

I'm enjoying this challenge and now have 3 cards ready for Christmas 2016!!

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Afternoon everyone, well this week's challenge over at Less is More is the theme of FRIENDSHIP.
I decided to go with a digi stamp of children that I've had for ages. It's an illustration by Susan Beatrice Pearse and I used my new Chameleon pens that Karen bought me for my birthday and Christmas, to colour it in!

The base card is embossed using an Imagination stencil and lightly dusted with Spun Sugar DI. I cut out the image with a scalloped die and dusted that with the same ink. The sentiment is an old SeeDee one cut out using a matching smaller die and a pearl added. I'm also linking my card to the latest challenge over at Uniko Studio which is Love and Friendship.

It was a friend's birthday on Tuesday and I don't have a very good photo of her card but thought I'd share it just the same!

No blue involved just buff and chocolate using Sue Wilson dies for card shape and flowers and Tonic for the sentiment.

I've just heard that I have been chosen as one of the winners over at CASE-ing Christmas with last weeks card and am now officially one of Santa's Helpers :)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

2 down 50 to go!

Afternoon all from a cold but bright London town! It's time for the 2nd challenge over at CASEing-Christmas and here is the card from DT Judy:

I decided to go with the colours and here is my card:

Tattered Lace Winter wishes die cut from matt gold card and then cut from the centre of the dark green card and the gold sentiment inlaid. It was backed onto red card and the base card is bright green. I stamped a Bo Bunny holly corner in versamark and added berries with a paper pen. 
I'm liking this challenge as it gives a lot of choice, do go and check out the blog for all the inspiration.
Hope you're all having a good weekend :)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

One card, 3 challenges!

Hi everyone, well I got around to making a card for this week's challenge over at Less is More and remembered I had to post it on the NBUS challenge on Darnell's blog. Thought I'd better check in case there was a twist and guess what ? Darnell is GD over at CASology and the theme is NBUS!
For any NBUS virgins this means "never before used schtuff".

So here we go with the LIM theme which is:

It's back to 
One Layer Cards 
once more and this time our theme for your cards is 
New Beginnings.

Come and see what I made:

This months Creative Stamping magazine had a large freebie set of stamps called New Beginnings, how coincidential was that? I was going to use the baby stamp but my sister, Karen beat me to it so I settled for this, cute eh? I used NBUS cardstock, NBUS stamps and an old Anna Griffin ef which allows me to enter it in the combi challenge of Darnell and CASology.

Check out both blogs for inspiration. Off to get changed for Aquafit and tonight is our first night back at Rock Choir :)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Ist Xmas card of 2015!

Hi everyone I'm cutting it really fine today as I wanted to join in the challenge over at Less is More and a new challenge that Mynnette is running. I'm going to try and make a Christmas card each week ( yeah, yeah I hear you all say! ) and that's what Mynnette's challenge is all about but first here is the theme over at Less is More:

We have a super
  Colour Challenge
for you this time... with a little personal choice for you too!


DO  keep your designs uncluttered and remember to include that white space!

                                                                Here is my card:

I embossed a piece of lilac card and matted it onto black and silver card and cut it into a banner.
The bauble is a MB one that I cut twice in black and silver to give the shadow effect and the flourish is a Marianne one. The sentiment is an SU one and I added a tiny bit of glitter to the embossing.

Mynnette's new challenge is :
Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:
  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.
See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year!  Are you ready for this week's CASE card?!  

Here it is...
This is a card by Pat on the DT
So I think you can see where I was going with my card :)
Have a good weekend and I'd like to welcome Mary who has kindly joined my followers.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Stamping Sensations

Morning everyone and it's an exciting one for me as I was invited to be Guest designer this month on the Stamping Sensations challenge blog as part of the prize that I won back in October!

The challenge this month is to incorporate dies and or punches in your work. This should be very popular as we all seem to use dies to embellish our cards.

Come and see what I came up with:

I used a Tonic verso die with a matching topper called Pansy. The stamp is part of my prize from Imagination crafts and it's a decoupage one called Waterlily which I coloured with PM's and stamped again to create the decoupage. The topper then gets tucked in to the centre of the large diecut and I put blue card behind to enhance the design. I added a few tiny dots of cosmic shimmer glue to the lily and the dragonflies. The sentiment is a very old SeeDee one.

I do hope you'll pop over to Stamping Sensations to check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team and to join in the challenge this month.
I am also entering my card into the January challenge over at Imagination - Crafts  as their theme is Anything Goes and I have used their fabulous stamp!

Thursday, 1 January 2015


Hi everyone sorry if I scared you, I know it's not 4th January but I decided to make a card for the latest challenge over at Less is More which I haven't participated in for a while. The theme is FAMILY and as I couldn't find anything suitable in my stamps I made a card using Craft Artist.

I have a cute digi kit called Woodland animals and this is what I came up with:

Happy New Year to all my folowers and blogging friends :)


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