Friday, January 19, 2018


 I stamped the butterfly twice - once on the blue vellum and a second time on pale green vellum- I trimmed the pale green cutting off the wavy edges on the wings - I then stuck it behind the blue vellum as you can see on the pic above - the dark splodges are where I glued them together - this was covered later with a green marker pen.

 -                                                                              extra fold for this challenge - disappointing pic as the vellum is the same colour green as the flowers on the side panels.

Butterfly challenge 93 - extra fold with optional peacock blue and green.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Hello baby

Southern Girls  - stitching - faux or real

A bit of everything

Incy Wincy  - create a tag
Penny's Papercraft challenge - 362 - anything goes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A sticky mess

 I'm not really a pink person but I knew I had an inkpad in my stash , what a mess the foam pad had
had gone all gooey - straight in the bin. It was hard to find a bright pink but the one I bought is called Hot Pink.

A smoosh of pink ink and then 3 stamps to create this simple card. I say simple but I threw away 6 previous attempts - all slightly different designs with a pink / grey / black colour combo - I didn't realise I had so much patience.

Butterfly challenge - 92 - O is for one layer and /or ultra pink.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

floral fancy

I'm not very good with fiddly things so I was quite pleased with myself when I managed to cut out this floral image . The spots on the paper were quite random so I added a few more along with a leaf stamp to fill some of the gaps.

 Penny's Paper - Crafty challenge 361 - anything goes

Friday, January 5, 2018

lovely in lilac


digital image from Beccy's Place coloured with AquaMarkers - cerulean blue, alizarin crimson and cobalt green.

Beccy's Place - January challenge

Passion for Promarkers - challenge 425 - make it digital

CCC digi creations - challenge 88 - anything goes

Monday, December 18, 2017

lots of layers


A couple of cards using a layout which gives lots of scope to use doilies or die cuts and in my case punched circles and fancy edge scissors  - I could happily make  lots using different colour combo's. The cardstock base is 14.5 x 10.5 cm.

Friday, December 15, 2017

hey litte fox

This sweet little fox stamp was a magazine freebie - stamped 3 times - I'm not a fan of sticky pad so I the body was raised slightly higher with one extra layer of card stock and the head had two extra layers, all coloured with lots of water and AquaMarkers in 'alizarin crimson' and 'cerulean blue'.The stamp sentiment is also a magazine freebie.

Passion for ProMarkers - week 424 - add a sentiment

Thursday, November 30, 2017

day 30 - do what you love

What I love is my favourite stamp ever - it doesn't matter what the season - green/yellow combo is great for spring/summer cards -brown/grey is good for male cards -blue/silver for Christmas -here I picked brown and red for a vintage feel.

My cardstock base was a beige/pinky colour -I used a honeycomb stencil around the edges with a light brown ink- I stamped over all this with a text stamp and white ink - I stamped dec25 a few times over the card along with a joy stamp before final adding the sentiment.

And here are my 30 cards -I was so far behind I think I made 6 cards in one day just to catch up.
Thank to Beccy for this wonderful challenge. What will I do next week - carry on with kitchen reno I still have to finish -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 29 - 'Z' is for Z fold

Well folks it's day 29 at Beccy's Place -  'Z' is for Z fold- again I've tried to use an unusual colour- I quite like the relaxing tones of brown and white.

'Y' is for YULE

Over the past 28 days I have tried to use colours that were not a red/green or  blue/silver combo but I may have gone too far this time - that blue really is THAT blue.

Beccy's Place - November challenge - Y is for yule

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

'X' is for kisses

I was a bit stuck on 'X' but universally it's know as a kiss .Beccy's November challenge. Two cuties pulling a Christmas cracker.

DAY 18 beccy's sketch

This is my take on the sketch Beccy provided way back on day 18 - Santa high in the sky.
Beccy's November challenge.

'T' for trees and traditional christmas colours

Beccy's November challenge - 'T' is for tree and traditional

Sunday, November 26, 2017

'W' is for wreath

Beccy's place - November challenge - 'W' is for wreath- I almost did a white on white wreath ,I've done them before and they are always so pretty.

Use a freebie Christmas image from Beccy

Beccy's place  - November challenge - use a freebie - I used soft greys - lilac and pale blue -I added glossy accents to the two plain baubles and lots of gems.

'V' is for vase full of holly

Beccy's place - November challenge -- 'V' is for vase

'U' under the mistletoe

Beccy's place  - November challenge - 'U' under the mistletoe- this was the only image I had but it's so pretty - I printed out an extra bow but I haven't raised it up with sticky pads- it's just the thickness of the cardstock.

'N' is for Noel

Beccy's place  - November challenge-  I have a nativity card to finish off as part of my 'N' letter but I also made the noel card as well.

'Q ' is for quarters

Beccy's place  - November challenge - a chistmas card everyday - 'Q' is for quarters - I followed your lead on this Beccy - I couldn't come with any else for this letter.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

'S' is for Santa

I will try and get a better photo as the green colour is very pale. As you can see Santas' work is done for another year .Beccy's November challenge - 'S' is for Santa soundly asleep.

'R' is for Reindeer and Rudolph

I love all things Scandi and their use of red and white . Sadly this was the only piece of gingham I had but I think it's enough to do the job.  Beccy's November challenge -'R' is for reindeer.

'P'is for partridge and peartree

I looked on the internet and the partridge is not the most colourful of birds . Beccy's November challenge - 'P' for partridge and peartree.

'O' is for oval

Beccy's Place - November challenge -come and join the fun - lots of prizes on offer . I took the easy way out with this one and just did an oval shape - lots of pink and pale blue - I found a paper I liked and started from there with the colours.