Wednesday 28 March 2018

Australian Birthday

My daughter asked me to make a card for her colleague ( a fellow midwife) who is celebrating her 50th birthday with a trip to Australia.

I designed and cut it entirely on the Silhouette (digital cutter) , using computer fonts and outlines of images found on the net. (The hole is the outline of the map of Australia). To add texture I used a Stampin Up embossing folder, and I cut the 50 and the kangaroo (or is it a wallaby?) from glitter card.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  no patterned paper
Use Your Stuff travel
Shopping Our Stash  no ink - it was a struggle and I nearly failed at the last minute with a stamped sentiment - but ended up die-cutting it.
Little Red Wagon  hippity hoppity - the kangaroo. 

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Make Waves

There's something scary on this card - can you spot what it is?

It's not the mermaid (well, I don't think she's scary) - she is from a dingbats font that I bought from the Silhouette store, I printed her onto cardstock and coloured her with Promarkers. I put shimmer pen on her tail and made scales with a white gel pen. I masked her and sprayed the background with a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer and Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays - when I was mixing them together I managed to knock one of them over and I now have very blue fingers . (Messy but not scary.)

Next I stamped an Inkylicious texture stamp in grey ink and added pink Liquid Pearls. The 'Make Waves' sentiment was from the same dingbats font as the mermaid and I cut it on the Silhouette. But I wanted it to say 'Be a mermaid - make waves' and I didn't have anything that said 'be a mermaid' so I picked up a pen and wrote it! I put my handwriting on my card! That's scary!

I'd like to enter:
As you See It  colours
Pause Dream Enjoy picture
Cardz 4Galz nautical

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Tag

This week at City Crafter, Amy wants us to use a tag. 

For my DT project I used a Paper Artsy tag stamp,and cut it out with a border, using the Silhouette digital cutter. I masked off the edges and stamped the trees (Paper Smooches) and stencilled the background (Tim Holtz). The sentiment is Paper Artsy. I coloured with markers and added shimmer pen to the heart. 

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter

Sunday 25 March 2018

Mission Control

Here's a card I made with a stamp of unknown origin, lightly coloured with Promarkers (if you call 'grey' a colour!). I masked it off and got messy with Brushos, sprays, watercolour paints. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I'd like to enter:
The Male Room  space
Watercooler masculine
Craftaholics R Us anything goes

Honourable Mention Badge

Saturday 24 March 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Mythical

Our new challenge at Inkspirational , chosen by Carol, is to feature a mythical creature.

For my DT card I used a yeti by My Favorite Things and coloured him with white pencil. The 'happy' is by Avery Elle and the 'Christmas', Mama Elephant.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer , Mimi , so I hope you'll come over to the challenge blog, see what she and the DT have made, and enter your own mythical - themed project.

I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments   bingo 3d item(stars) , stamp, pencils 
Fab n Funky  Christmas 

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Limo with Stars

Here's a card I made to combine challenges.
I used limo and balloon stamps by Waffle Flower and the sentiment is from a different Waffle Flower set. The chevrons are by Lawn Fawn . I coloured the image with Promarkers. For the stars I used a Memory Box stencil and silver glitter paste.

I'd like to enter:
Stamp Ink Paper colour
Case this Sketch 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers zig zag
Less is More  olc stencils

Thanks to Stamp Ink Paper for picking my card. 

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Easter Eggs-press

I tried something a bit different for me on this card. I stamped the image onto watercolour card and then watercoloured around the image, using Distress inks. Then I coloured the image with alcohol markers. The image is by Neat and Tangled and the sentiment is by Heffy Doodle.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping our Stash  Easter ( it's Peta Cottontail!)
Make My Monday  Easter
Moving along with the Times  Easter
Just Add Ink  photo
Crafting with Dragonflies  Easter


This set by Avery Elle was an impulse buy - I'm always attracted to windmills in real life and in crafts. But it has set on my desk for weeks - I just couldn't think of what to do with it. Googling images brought up loads of lovely designs - but that didn't really help as I thought all ideas had been taken and done better than I could. Then I noticed that all the designs I was looking at had used the matching dies to cut them out. So I thought I'd make a card with just some simple stamping, masking and colouring. The sentiments are by Hampton Art.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  no patterned paper
TGIF photo inspiration (inspired by the tulip)
Sparkles  spring
Daisychain  spring

City Crafter - M is for Monogram - with prize!

This week at City Crafter we have a guest host, Brandy who is offering a prize for the challenge. And the challenge is to use a monogram - one prominent letter. 

My DT card is one I made a while back for one of my daughter's friends. I cut it out on the Silhouette digital cutter and added Distress ink and liquid pearls. 

This is the prize you could win - Concord and 9th monogram die. 

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

Monday 19 March 2018


Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card . I used a very old stamp by Cherry Pie Art , a sentiment (MFT I think) and a stencil that I'd cut myself on my digital cutting machine.

I coloured in the birds using a Memento black pen - the most useful pen in the craft world. (Yes, even more useful than a white gel pen!).

I'd like to enter:

Shopping our Stash  bird
Addicted to Cas  birds
Sisterhood of Crafters  birds
Challenge Up your Life  stencils
Less is More  olc stencils


Sunday 18 March 2018

The Library Challenge - Watership Down

"Bright eyes...burning like fire..."
Ever since I chose Watership Down for The Library challenge , I've been annoying myself by singing the movie theme tune.

For my first card I stamped and silver embossed a 'moon' by The Ton  and stamped the rabbit (Personal Impressions) and sentiment (Pink Fresh)..and that was it! This card was inspired by the cover of the book.

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Creative with Stamps  bunny
Dragonfly Journeys bunny

For my second card, I just used the rabbit theme of the story to make a bunny band birthday card. (I actually gave it to my partner's step-father for his birthday) . The stamps are by My Favorite Things, coloured with markers.

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz  things with tails
Watercooler Challenges  occasions
Time Out  birthdays quote

I'd love you to come over to The Library and join in.
All together now ..."Ooo-oooh is it a dream?"

Image result for watership down

Saturday 17 March 2018

Calm and Bright

It's snowing again!
In real-life and on my card.
The image and the sentiment are different Penny Black sets.  I coloured it with alcohol markers (with gel pen snow) and cut it in this shape because originally it was going to go into a snowdome. But I changed my mind.

I'd like to enter:
Christmas Blog  outdoor fun
Jingle Belles  music
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 
Holly and Ivy 

grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin

Tuesday 13 March 2018

City Crafter - Is Anybunny There?

My turn to choose the challenge at City Crafter, and with Easter coming up I thought it's be nice to use rabbits (or just bunny ears) on our projects.

These rabbits are from a set by Heffy Doodle- I stamped them onto punched squares and coloured them with Promarkers. On the card base I added threes score lines , a sentiment (Neat and Tangled) and some Nuvo drops.

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:

Monday 12 March 2018


Here I stamped and embossed a Penny Black stamp in copper on kraft, and selectively coloured it using Zig markers. I paper pieced her dress out of a scrap old scrapbooking paper. I added Nuvo glitter drops to her dress.

Rushing off to work now....have a great day!

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  dress
Hiding in My Craft Room  scraps
Watercooler  feminine

Sunday 11 March 2018

Grey Elephant

I do love circular stamps, of the kind that have open space in the middle. I got a new set from Winnie and Walter that has lots of them - I've used two here. The elephant is from a different Winnie and Walter set , the speech bubble is Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is (I think) Hero Arts. I spritzed the base card with Cosmic Shimmer spray.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  speech bubble
Double D grey
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
Seize the Birthday  anything goes