Sunday 31 March 2019

The Library Challenge - Mary Poppins

At The Library, the book is Mary Poppins by PL Travers. 

Mary Poppins was one of my favourite books as a child and I read all the (many) sequels too - Mary Poppins in the Park is one I remember. I also loved the film - still do! - although I haven't seen the recent film yet.  (I do remember the Mary of the book seeming a little less sweet than the movie version). 

For my first card I made a colourful background using Distress Inks. I stamped the row of houses twice and cut Mary's silhouette using a free SVG file. 

I'd like to enter: 
Fab n Funky  hats 

For my second card I just chose one element of the story and cover - Mary's umbrella. I used a MFT stamp, coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced, and an Avery Elle sentiment and banner. 

I'd like to enter:

I hope you'll join in the challenge at The Library. 

Fourteenth Birthday

Happy Mothers' Day to all you mums in the UK. I'll be going over to my daughter's , where I expect to be waited on hand and foot (haha!)

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for my grandson's birthday a few weeks ago. Yes, it's a shaker! I'm not really good at shaker cards - I always seem to get some sequins stuck to the edges- but they still shake in a fun way , so I persevere.

I'd like to enter:

Back to Basics shaker
Day of the Month Card Club  happy
Alphabet Challenge  animals
Moving Along With The Times masculine  

Friday 29 March 2019


glitter shot !

As the International Month of Green Cards draws to a close, I thought I'd better post this very green card.

I stamped the flowers (actually all one stamp) in green ink and then used a aqua shimmer pen to draw the green into the image.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to CAS 
Cardz4 Galz flora
Papercraft Crew - simple stamping, monochrome, green

grab button for Paper Craft Crew Challenges

Monday 25 March 2019

Another Galaxy

I had some leftover galaxy-style background, so I decided to enter the space challenge at Little Red Wagon. 

Featured Button

Sunday 24 March 2019

Black and White Christmas

I've been meaning to enter the 'deer' CAS Christmas  and this week I received a stamp set that I was lucky enough to win at Christmas Kickstart. I realised that if I used the deer stamp from the set I could also get a second entry into the current Christmas Kickstart challenge (hooves)  too. So here it is!

The Library Challenge Reminder - Town Mouse and Country Mouse

I made another card for The Town Mouse and Country Mouse challenge at The Library. 

It's a simple one-layer card using a digital image which I printed and coloured with Promarkers. The image was on a magazine freebie CD many years ago. I think the sentiment stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper too, so all in all, a cheap card!

If you have any mouse stamps or images, or anything else that relates to the book cover, story or title ( daisies? tree houses? ) - why not come over to The Library and join in?


I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday  anything goes
Passion for Promarkers  spring
Challenge Up Your Life  bye bye winter
Aloha Friday  in the garden
Creative Craft Cottage  spring fever

Saturday 23 March 2019

Inkspirational - Cloud

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the word 'cloud'.

For my DT project I stamped an image, coloured it with Promarkers, then created the clouds using a cloud-edge stencil. (I actually made it myself, but I got the idea from MFT). I then stamped the sentiments. 

We'd love you to join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar transportation
Time Out 

Friday 22 March 2019

Pencils on Teal

Hi everyone.
For this card I used coloured pencils on coloured cardstock - not my usual MO - I'm not really confident with coloured pencils. I added random white dots as I've seen done by crafters whose flower cards I admire...think I might have overdone it a bit though! ( A bit like catching sight of your bright red cheeks in a shop mirror and realising you've overdone the blusher!)
I'd like to enter:
Sisterhood of Crafters  links
Craft Rocket flowers
Try it on Tuesday  flowers
Aud Sentiments 

Monday 18 March 2019

Sheep See Santa

I made this card, with a Distress Ink background, to enter some challenges:
Christmas Kickstart moves on hooves
Just Add Ink  J for Jumpers (aka sweaters)
Winter Wonderland  fuzzy wuzzy

Sunday 17 March 2019

The Library - The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse

At The Library, the book is The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. 

For my first card, I used various stamp sets to create a scene where the two mice meet, with their homes in the background. I coloured it with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the first card into:
Shopping Our Stash friendship

I know what you're thinking about my second project (hopefully not 'what a mess!') - 'Where is the mouse?' Well, my friend, YOU are the mouse, peeping through the undergrowth at your windmill home in the distance. ( I always think of mice living in windmills, due to my favourite childhood song). 

The base of this postcard is a real old library card , one of several kindly sent to me a while back by fellow crafter Mimi (She's Crafty ) - it was this card that inspired me to choose this story. 

I used Brushos and stamps from different sets. 

I'd like to enter:
Mix It Up Challenge  inked background 

I hope you'll join in the challenge at The Library. 

Saturday 16 March 2019

Prickly Pink

I was inspired by this photo at Hand Stamped Sentiments:
I used a stamp set by MFT, a Tim Holz stencil and a Clearly Besotted sentiment. I coloured with Promarkers.  I had my phone next to me while I was making it and snapped some of the process.

All masked up and stencilled

Ready to colour 
It's really satisfying seeing it come together after all that masking. 

I'd also like to enter:
Sweet Stampin there is a lot of the optional 'green' 

Sunday 10 March 2019

I Couldn't Bear.... miss the current (Bears) challenge  at Christmas Kickstart . Unfortunately that meant creating one while the Great Battle of the Homework raged around me, occasionally having to break off to mediate between the warring factions (my son and his dad). It's a miracle it got finished.

Unfortunately the poor lighting doesn't show that the background stamp is covered with gold mica powders and the scarf was coloured with gold glitter pen.

As well as Christmas Kickstart, I'd like to join in with Just Us Girls and 52 CCT.

The Library Challenge - Reminder - The Party

I made an extra card for The Library challenge 'The Party'.

I used Avery Elle stamps , Promarkers and coloured shimmer pens. I hope you'll join in the challenge. 

The Party by Lisa    Hall

I'd like to enter :
Brown Sugar transportation

Saturday 9 March 2019

Inkspirational Challenges - Bedroom Photo

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the photo below:
For my DT card I used a new MFT stamp, coloured with Promarkers, and tried to use the colours from the photo.

We'd love you to join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede anything goes
Aloha Friday  animals
Passion for Promarkers  happy birthday

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

Monday 4 March 2019

Christmas Piano

This piano stamp (I think it was by Hampton) isn't a Christmas stamp so I hope I've got away with using it on a Christmas card. I embossed it in white and then inked over it with Distress inks, which I sprayed with water, I added two sentiments and some gold Liquid Pearls.

I'd like to enter:
Jingle Belles
Fab n Funky 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 

grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Sunday 3 March 2019


Here's a quick card I made to join in some challenges...and when I say quick I mean the idea was quick, the construction was quick ... but looking for the stamps took quite a long time! I have LOTS of stamps and an inability to categorise, which means I can never find the ones I want.

Anyway, all the stamps here are from a Waffle Flower set , except the trampoline, which is by Poppystamps.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  February - violet, amethyst and primrose colours