Wednesday 31 January 2018

Butterflies work for all occasions!

Hello and Welcome!

I'm afraid I've been a bad blogger of late with all the things that have been going on in our lives.

However there are a few challenges I don't like to miss and the Butterfly Challenge is one of them.

Now I did scratch my head over this challenge because with all the inkpads I have crimson isn't something I use much.

Then I had a light bulb moment!!!

On Monday morning I went to a card and coffee class where we used this very pretty Stampin' Up stamp.  We made small cards and I chose to use this crimson colour to stamp with.

So - after reading the theme for the challenge I cut off the front of the card and matted it onto silver miri card.  I put the ribbon onto an A6 card then added my 'topper' after adding a wink of stella to the daisies.  For the cream I punched out two circles for the daisy centres and added a bow.

As I recently had a tidy up I had to hunt high and low for my butterfly stickers.  Now a tidy-up should make life easier but I can never remember where I put things.  Perhaps that's why I don't often bother!!!  Anyway, I finally found this little holographic edged sticker which had a bit of cream and a sort of crimson  colour on it.  I stuck it to some white card and fussy cut it out.

Voila!!!!  here's my card for the Butterfly Challenge #94  which hopefully ticks all the boxes. Oh and I did round all the corners right at the end.

Have a lovely day everyone. xxx

Sunday 28 January 2018

Rudolph Day - January 2018

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

On 25th until the end of each month (except December) Maureen holds her Rudolph Day Challenge where she invites us to show either a Christmas card or project.  She very kindly offers a lovely gift to the lucky winner.

I made this little tree ornament using Stampin' Up stamps at a class just before Christmas.  I stamped a Christmas sentiment on the back.

We chose the stamps we wanted to use then stamped onto the slices of wood.  It was great fun and we enjoyed the morning together.

Everybody did something different. 

I'd like to enter my Rudolph ornament into
the Rudolph Day Challenge - January 2018

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Peacock Butterfly!

Thank you for your visit today.

I've had very little time for crafting over the past couple of weeks but having bought 2 pads of papers with a doiley die and a set of 3  large background stamps I decided to have a quick play.

I stamped one of the backgrounds onto one of the papers  the tried to cut out the doiley die.  Well I tried and tried with various shims and finally gave up.  None of the pieces would come out!  So I inked up the doiley, pieces intact and cut it into two unequal pieces and stuck to the paper.  Then I inked the edges with brown Distress ink and added seam binding at the bottom.

That's where I gave up with no idea how I was going to decorate it so I stuck it onto a square kraft card and went off to cook dinner. 

By chance in the evening I checked out the Butterfly Challenge where I sadly haven't joined in recently.  There was the answer.  As the background paper had some of the right colour on it I decided on a peacock butterfly.  So yesterday, with little time to spare I popped up to my cabin and put peacock DI on my messy mat, spritzed and dried it and made my butterfly.  The sentiment circle and card candi are made from the waste.

I am pleased to be able to join in at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #93 .  Just sorry I didn't have time to do any folds!

Sunday 21 January 2018

Tag Card

Hello and thank you for your visit.

First I would like to wish all those who are suffering with the awful bugs that are around a speedy recovery.  The coughs and congestion certainly do seem to last a long time.

I'm still catching up with visits after a bad start to the year.  We've had problems with the internet which seem to have finally been sorted  out plus a catalogue of  minor problems.  The freezer packing up last week being the latest.

For this card I used a snippet of white card which I cut into a tag shape.  I decorated it with blended oxide inks and some stencilling and spritzing then added pieces of washi tape just because I've got loads and seldom use it.

The image is a Visible Images stamp which I heat embossed then added colour to the soles with a Promarker  pen and white gel pen for the laces.

I stamped some splodges onto the card with grey ink and snipped off the top corner of the card.

I'm taking my card over to
Pixies Snippets Workshop Weeks 317 & 318  and entering the Sweet Stampin' Challenge - cards for men

Friday 12 January 2018


Hello All!

Sorry it's been a bad start to the year. Either slow or no internet connection - I won't bore you with the details.  I'm just so  sorry I've not got round as much as I'd have liked.

This is a card I made for a friend's birthday at the end of the year.  I used Woodware stamps for the boots and cowboy hat and paper from my stash.

I stamped and white embossed  onto the back of an old shop bought card from my scrap box.  I  loved the way they looked like suede when I coloured them with my Pro Markers.

The 'dance' letters are from a sheet of letter stickers that have been around forever.  I don't think I'll get a sensible word from the few letters that are left on the sheet!

This card must surely qualify for Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 315 & 316