Wednesday, December 24, 2014

happy holidays

I usually make a card for my blog at this festive time but as you can see I've only managed to upload an image . My last 3 post have been scheduled as I had an operation on my right hand in mid November - the bandages will come off mid January - seriously I can not wait for that day - my left hand seems to have a mind of it's own  ,my brain sends the message but it's gets scrambled along the way - so - no HO HO HO but OUCH OUCH OUCH - not only the pain in my right hand but all the damage I can inflict with the left hand - you have to laugh.

Thank you all for your support and kind comments throughout the year. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stanley with Snowflakes

The shape of the snowflakes are so pretty I couldn't resist using them on their own . I just need to add a   sentiment before it's posted.                                                                                                                     

Double trouble with a mirror image.Not quite polar bears but very sweet.

 Another Stanley set from Beccy's  Place . So cute.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Garden Set

This is another new release from Beccy's Place called 'In the Christmas Garden ' .The digis come in colour and black n white . I thought it would be fun to keep the colours soft and stick with pinks and grey.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December new release from Beccy's Place

The new release set from Beccy's Place features the adorable  Finn again . I make no apology for stealing the layout  and just about everything else from Mikey's Mum.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Traditional Christmas colours .

Inspiration - A yummy cupcake picture from Scrapbook Boutique for their November challenge . Does anyone know why we have these colours to represent the festive season.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

birthday bird

Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch 276  -. This is one of my favourite challenge blogs and I never seem to find the time to play along, they always have great layouts.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Final new release set from Beccy's

How adorable is this penguin from Beccy's Place - as a chocolate lover and who isn't I think these sentiments are so cute. Have you played along in our monthly challenge yet ? Come and join in before the end of November to win some of Beccy's images.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Do you need some inspiration and a few prizes


                                                      A  MONTH OF HOLIDAY CARDS

For the whole of November be inspired and get some ideas for your holiday cards at Beccy's Place. If you would like to make a card using the theme for that day you may  win a prize or you could just leave a comment. Ways to win are listed below .Come and join in the fun.

~ ~ ~ How To Win ~ ~ ~
Daily Comments
Every day a clever, funny or inspirational comment will be chosen,
winning its author a digital image of their choice.
Weekly Winners
Every Saturday during November, Beccy will select three cards from the submissions .
The card artists will win a digital stamp set of their choice.
Monthly Winners
At the end of November, five random cards will be chosen from the submissions .  The creators of those cards will each win five sets of digital stamps.

Another new release set from Beccy's

I love this wreath set from Beccy's Place . Re size and colour with your favourite colour  combo - I must admit I was very tempted to make another card in shades of purple . Pop over to the shop and get yours now .

New Release Set from Beccy

I added lots of glitter and wiggle eyes .

I just used the sentiments for this one.

                                                       A quick shaker card with a wreath .

Cute as cute can be this lovely set from Beccy's Place . The images come pre coloured or black and white. Pop over to Beccy's Place  and buy this set today -check out the other cards from our great design team.

Don't forget to play along with our monthly challenge and you could win some of Beccy's images.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas is just around the corner -yikes

This is the last set from Beccy's Place I'm showcasing for October - This is one of my favourite plants for the festive season. I know red is the usual colour but creams and pinks are also on offer at the garden centers .I used the design with the Christmas script in the background but if you use the plain background I think this flower could be used for birthdays.

Simple can be very effective and I didn't want to add too much to this lovely festive verse .                                  

Come back in November for the next new releases and see what I 've done with them .                                   

Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas ? bring it on.

It's not always easy using black  - to define where his flappy little wings are  I used a white pencil to add a little shading. I also paper pieced his scarf and went around the image with a grey copic pen and added lots of glitter.

I used a dark grey for this penguin but it doesn't really work for me - I prefer the black above with the shading. Hopefully this will help when you colour your own images.

Another lovely release from Beccy's Place -  I must confess I haven't played with this set very much but how could you not love this cute penguin . I paper pieced his scarf on the top card and made a gift tag with a sentiment on the back.

Next Friday there will be more from the latest release sets.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

birthday wish

Southern Girls challenge - Getting Wordy

Creative Craft Cottage  - challenge 28 - Colour/ bingo - I've picked two colours (pink and lilac )and two bingo items (lace and flowers) .

I've done lots of layers with the three flowers around the rectangle.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jack - o - lantern

If you haven't got you Halloween  sorted out don't despair these fab digis  from Beccy's Place are just perfect . If you don't have time to scoop out a fresh pumpkin then print a large Jack- o -lantern -carefully cut out the eyes and mouth -stick it to a glass jar with a tea light in the bottom.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New Release set from Beccy's Place

For this card I printed the foliage twice and used foam pads to layer it.

I printed this image and sentiment directly onto patterned paper .

An easy card with a lovely message using an aperture card blank.

Traditional Christmas colours with a hint of gold and glitter.                                                                        

Alternative colours for a festive card - I went around the edges of this image with a pale grey Copic to give a little depth.

For the next 6 months I will be on the design team at Beccy's Place and have the chance to use the great digi sets Beccy creates.
This is one of  4 new release sets from Beccy's Place  which I will showcase in October. The digi images come in black and white for you to colour and pre-coloured  if you want to make some quick cards  (as you can see at the top of this post ). The sets have images as well as sentiments for you to mix n match.                                                                                                                 .

Come back next Friday to see the next sets and the cards I made or just pop over to Beccy's Place and start making your cards today.                                                                                                                             

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday - yay

The Squirrel and the Fox - challenge 78 -  Happy Birthday - Sadly this is their last challenge - life gets in the way of crafting and there's not much we can do about it except enjoy time with family and friends .

I've had another busy week in the craft room - sadly I can not show you my creations until October when I have lots to share.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


This sweet image is from Dearie Dolls - I printed it out on textured blue paper and the added some water colour - all the snow has glitter - it doesn't show as I took this pic early morning.

Southern  Girls  - We've got the winter blues challenge .

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All buttoned up

Feeling Sketchy - card sketch 102 -
Crafting Musketeers -  challenge 17 - Use buttons

Is it that time already - it must be your birthday

Incy Wincy Designs  - shaped cards.
CCC Digi Creations -  challenge 9 - digi / male
The Squirrel and the Fox-  challenge 77 - card for a male.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday

Incy Wincy Designs -  All things girly challenge
Creative Craft Cottage -  challenge 27 - colour and  / or sketch - I went with the colours
Crafting with Dragonflies -  card challenge 34 - girly and lacy .

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alien Invader or just a few tin cans ?

Last week I was the lucky winner at Tuesday Morning Sketches -my prize 3 digi's from Zap Pow Designs. Their stuff is a bit quirky and I must confess not  usually my cup of tea but once I started with this robot it was very easy .  I don't often make cards for kids so the embellishments had to be age appropriate and I'm happy with my jigsaw bits. Over the next few days I will use the other 2 images ' Science Cat' and  'Sup Foxy .
Pop along to their site and have a look.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another Birthday

Feeling Sketchy - This is my second card for sketch 100 shown above -there will be prizes so join in the challenge . My background is navy blue which is why I've used blue themed papers.

Happy Birthday

Incy Wincy Designs  -  August 25 - Banners and Balloons

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas is coming

Feeling Sketchy - Sketch 100 - Sketch above - this is a special challenge for the 100th sketch - lots of treats on offer so play along- Congrats to the Feeling Sketchy team .