Saturday, February 17, 2018

a bit flowery

Penny's Paper- Crafty challenge 367 - clean and simple - some stamping and cutting - that's about it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

a bit more chalk

I used chalks in my last post and had forgotten how effective they can be- this time I used blue and a delicate sandy colour . I used a square cardstock which makes the card clean and simple.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

just add chalk

The Butterfly challenge - 95 - spin the wheel with the letter P - you can see the wheel above - I went with pink - peach - purple and a patterned paper - not forgetting a butterfly or two . I started in the top corner with the chalks and the peach colour and blended to pink and then to purple .

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

make a wish

Scrapbook Boutique - a wonderful mood board - I loved the tree silhouette and have used that as my inspiration.

Friday, February 9, 2018

mothers day

Butterfly challenge  94 spin the wheel -  lots of options now with a new format on this challenge . I picked dogstooth check - round corners and crimson- (now I have to say I struggled with the colour - crimson is darker than scarlet but is it lighter or darker than raspberry- way too many choices .

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 134 - Anything/ Mothers Day- this was such fun to put together - a mix of digital - some stamping and punching a little colouring .

embossing folder idea

you may have tried this already but if you haven't then give it a go - I taped a sheet of thin card to the raised side of the embossing plate and with a crayola crayon I pressed down firmly and rubbed over the whole area - it's a bit like brass etching .

I did this one with a grey crayon and then added a little water colours in pink and green - I will go back and finish the colouring and then use it as a background paper . 

A much more delicate effect when done with a pink crayon on a linen look card .

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

just a butterfly

Incy Wincy Designs - clean and simple challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

happy feet

Christmas Card throwdown - February sketch -this was such fun to make  - not sure about the dark paper , it looks like a blackboard thats just being cleaned.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Round we go

   Southern Girls - Round and round the mulberry bush - lots of layers with round shapes for my butterfly base and a punched circle with a flower - spotty paper - lots of rounds.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

old garden boots from beccy's place

Beccy's place - February challenge -I used the freebie provided by Beccy and combined it with another of her images .I used watercolour pencils - when I came to post my card I noticed there is also an additional sketch so if I have time I will make another card using the sketch as well.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sweet hunny bunny

Penny's Papercraft challenge 393 - anything goes - when I coloured this bunny it was meant to go on a get well card but after picking this paper I decided a baby card would work.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pretty in pink

a bit of stamping and lots of delicate cutting by hand - the colour combo is a bit drastic but it's good do something different. flower stamp simon says and the sentiment from woodland hugs - my trusty watercolour pencils to add a touch of pink.

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 96 - anything goes

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.