Monday 31 July 2017

Is it a Bee!

Good afternoon
My card today was a very quickly made a couple of weeks ago using a piece of gelli plate print.

 I diecut the bee  from it a couple of years ago to make another card but kept the waste.

When I rubbed round the edges with oxide fosillized amber it looked a bit solid and flat so I squiggled lines with a marker and sprinked and heated clear embossing powder round the top right hand corner.

The bee is a Bigz die and the sentiment is letters cut out with a Tim Holtz set of letters.

I would like to join in the challenge at
Stamping Our Stash # 313
 Butterflies,Bees and Bugs

Saturday 29 July 2017

Rudolph Day - July

Hello and thank you for your visit.

This is my card for the Rudolph Day Challenge - July
Maureen holds a challenge each month from 25th till the last day of the month where we show our Christmas cards.

I used a Tattered Lace die given to me as part of a birthday present last year.

Once the die was cut the card was very quick to make.

 I added some glitter inside the bauble and round the edge of the blue matt.  A couple of punched snowflakes a few gems and a little colouring in spaces with a gold gel pen and I just needed a sentiment.

The photo of my card has a bluey tinge to it but I really did just use white and dark blue card!

Friday 28 July 2017

From a Buddy!

Good Morning and Welcome

Recently I made a comment on a beautiful card on a Buddy's blog.  Here is the card.

After saying how I now  regretted giving that lovely background away I got a message from Karen to say she had another which she would send me.

Well the stamp arrived yesterday together with this beautiful card.

Thank you so much Karen for your kindness.

Here is a link to Karen's blog.

Thanks  to everyone who has wished me good luck with my driving.   Your encouragement is very much appreciated. I'm off for my third lesson in a couple of hours.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Tuesday 25 July 2017


Hello and thank you for your visit today.

Sorry to be behind with my visits yet again.  I seem to be having a very busy year. There have been some very sad things happening over the past few months then more recently it has been a bit more positive.

After losing my confidence with driving,  I've hardly driven at all in the past 10 years, I decided I really needed to do something about it!  So - I've just had my second refresher/lesson and feeling very determined and positive about it!  I'll keep you posted!

I recently bought the  Chrysanthemum dies by Sue Wilson and cut the flowers out in various sizes.

I often keep the waste to use as stencils but decided instead to make a couple of quick cards this time.

I cut the waste into a few pieces and sprayed with some old sprays bought years ago from Create  and Craft then sprayed with water.

Next I mounted onto offcuts of black card and added a few gems, card candi, thread and sentiments.  I ended up making four similar cards with my waste.  I'm showing two today.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Pixies Snippets Workshop - Week 291 & 292

Friday 21 July 2017

butterfly challenge #82

Evening all!

I've really had to think about this one as it's a bit outside my comfort zone because orange isn't a colour I use very often.

I used Fossilised Amber oxide distress ink randomly over my piece of card then after drying pounced like mad with ordinary Spiced Marmalade distress ink on a piece of bubble wrap over the top to get an orange peel coloured base!

I used an embossing folder on my piece of card then  rubbed Inka Gold over the middle section and added the piece of ribbon underneath.

The flower pot was laying on my desk  so I attached  that  with silicone glue and a punched out butterfly to decorate the bottom of my card and and  scraps of gold mirri and white linen card using SU punches for the two matching  butterflies at the top.

I added a few gems for decoration but the top left hand corner looked empty after I'd put the card together  so I stencilled the dots to match the bottom section and  add balance to my card.

 This card really did just evolve as I made it but I was quite pleased with how it turned out in the end.   I would like to join in with Mrs A's  Butterfly Challenge blog #82

Tuesday 18 July 2017


Hello and Welcome

First I'd like to introduce my newest followers Sharon, Mia and Claire.  I hope you will visit them and enjoy their lovely creations.  I'm very sorry Sharon I'm unable to find you.  If you have a blog please leave a comment so I can link to you..

I have been playing with a wonderful  sunflower set of stamps and papers  that arrived the other day as a freebie with a magazine.

 My Misti came in very useful for stamping onto the cut out seed packets and the large sunflower.

The background papers came with the set.   I coloured the flower with a few promarkers.  The piece of scruffy hessian had been lying on my desk for ever and the little flower was previously cut from yellow card.

For my second card I stamped and fussy cut the small flowers from the set and the swirls were die cut from an old envelope and snipped into pieces to fit.

I would like to join in with the Stamping Sensations Challenge - July (Anything With Flowers)

Thursday 13 July 2017

Red Geranium

Hello and Welcome

My card today was made a long time ago but never shown and unfortunately did not photograph too well.

The image is an old, very detailed  Hero Arts stamp which only needed a little simple colouring with a couple of promarkers.  I used a matching coloured card for my embossed background and a Printworks stamp for the sentiment.

I used snippets of black and white card for the Spellbinders diecuts and sentiment tag.

I would like to join in with the following challenges:
Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 289 & 290
The Flower Challenge Blog # 10  (Embossing Heat/Dry)

Sunday 2 July 2017

Parchment Card & Box

Hello and thank you for your visit!

This is a card I was going to make for a friend's Special Birthday next week..  Well I got a phone call from her hubby during the week asking if I'd make a special card for him to give to her.  I won't have time to make another parchment card now so here's John's card for Lesley's birthday.

John is going to print his own insert for the card so I left the front free of a name or sentiment.

I decided to make a box to put the card in.

For the box I used two stencils in two different Distress inks in blue and a blush of pink, my old French script stamp and a couple of dies.  The flower is by Sue Wilson.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart # 165 (Anything Goes)

A bit more time to Craft #47 ( Anything goes)