Sunday 23 June 2024

At the Lido


The sun's come out , at last, in my part of the UK!  Here are some animals having fun at the lido.

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  outdoor summer fun 

Cardz 4 Galz summer fun 

Saturday 15 June 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Mood Board


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

For my DT project I made a card for my niece's new baby boy. I was inspired by the colours and the bunting on the mood board. The background is a big Catherine Pooler stamp and the band members are My Favorite Things. The sentiments are Happy Little Stampers and the bunting is a Mama Elephant stamp. 

Please go and look at the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT at Inkspirational and enter your own creation. 

I'd like to enter:

 Make My Monday  B is for band and bunting 

Crafty Calendar for a child 

Saturday 1 June 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Frame


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

For my DT card I used a circular sentiment stamp as a frame. I created a (very basic!) snowy scene inside and then added a Mo's Digital Pencil digi , coloured with markers, coming out of the frame. Finally I added more gel pen snowflakes. 

Please go and look at the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT at Inkspirational and enter your own creation. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenges cas 

The Holly and the Ivy

Thursday 30 May 2024



The last card I posted was for my football- mad nephew and this one's for a different nephew, who's into rugby.

I used an embossing folder as both the background and sentiment and I found rugby images online, which I traced and cut on my Silhouette digital cutter. 

I'd like to enter:
 As You Like It  I chose dry embossing here as it's quick, easy and foolproof. 

Saturday 18 May 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Spotlight Technique


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is:

For my DT card I made a birthday card for my football-mad nephew. First I printed the image - a digi from Lily of The Valley - onto craft card. Then I printed it again twice - once on plain white and then on spotty paper. I die cut a circle out of the white card,coloured the image in and pieced it onto the original image. Then I paper pieced the spotty paper on the gloves, Finally, I stamped a sentiment. Is this too much info????

I hope you'll pop over to Inskpirational and see what the rest of the team have made, and join in. 

I'd like to enter:

Cards4 Guyz  stars (on ball) 
Fab and Funky  For a child/teen

Saturday 4 May 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Seasonal


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

I can't make enough Christmas cards, really! For this one, I used a panel I'd made previously, with blotches of watercolour paint. I added die-cut snowflakes and a Christmas sentiment.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter 

Saturday 20 April 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Moodboard


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is this mood board:

For my DT card I was inspired by the playful feel and the lovely colours. The idea was to look into a door that's all set up for a party, but I'm not sure if that quite comes off! I stamped a door, then masked it with scrap paper and stamped the balloons inside. I coloured them with markers and stamped a sentiment. 

I hope you'll pop over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the DT have made, and join in the challenge. 

Sunday 14 April 2024

Believe in Father Christmas

Here, I stamped and masked Santa (MFT) and white embossed a load of elements (foliage, sentiment, stars, snowflake) from a Lil Inker set. Then I coloured in with markers. 

I'd like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart Santa 

Krafty Chicks  Christmas 

Christmas Cards All Year Round 

Saturday 13 April 2024

Build a Pond and They Will Come


The title of this post comes from an online article giving advice on how to attract frogs to a new pond... "build a pond and they will come". We used to have a pond in our old house and my partner always loved the frogs, He's now created a pond in our current house and we're waiting for the frogs to arrive, 

Meanwhile, for his birthday, I've made him a frog shaker card, using stamps from Newton's Nook and Marianne, and a rain stencil - we've had so much rain and I think the frogs will like that, 

I'd like to enter: 

Stencil Fun 

stencil, green, foliage and stencil , die cut, critter

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Happy Birdie

Here, I've gone for a spring feel, with a Catherine Pooler bird stamp and stencilled background, with a birthday sentiment and a strip of dry embossing (beneath sentiment).

I'd like to enter:

Stencil Fun - Spring 

Make My Monday   national picture of a bird