Saturday 6 August 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - One Layer Stamping


Here's my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational :

Sadly, at Inkspirational we're mourning the loss of our wonderful team-mate, Lindsey. Love and condolences to all her family and friends. 

I'd like to enter:
Retro Rubber  stamps are MFT release from 2015 

Saturday 23 July 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration

 Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by this photo: 

I designed and cut this 40th birthday card on my Silhouette Cameo. 

I'd like to enter:

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - Use a Digital Element


Our current challenge at Inkspirational  is to use a digital element. 

My DT project was designed in Silhouette Studio ( the whale and lighthouse are commercial cutting files but I designed the waves and box card shape myself, based on manual dies I've seen). Then it was cut using a Silhouette digital die-cutter. 

Sunday 1 May 2022

Challenge up your Life - Rainbow

I'm honoured once again to be a guest at Challenge Up Your Life for the theme ' Rainbows'. 

I used a Clearly Besotted rainbow stamp but couldn't fit all the colours on it, so I added some Inky Doodles welly boots with the blue, indigo and violet. 

Friday 8 April 2022


 Here's a New Home card I designed and cut with my Silhouette digital cutter.  I stencilled a very light brick pattern onto the green panel. The patterned effect on the lower part of the gold heart is just a reflection...grrr! 

I'd like to enter: 

Sisterhood of Crafters  sentiment only 

Thursday 7 April 2022

Guinea Pig Conga

 This big guinea pig stamp is by Colorado Craft.  I coloured it with Zig markers and added stripy paper and a stamped sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Aud Sentiments  birthday sentiment 

Saturday 2 April 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - Photo


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by this picture:

For my DT card I made one of my favourite 'fancy folds', using an image from A Day for Daisies, coloured with Promarkers. 

I'd like to enter:
Passion for Markers  in the garden 
Cardz4Galz spring flowers 

Friday 1 April 2022

Guest Designer - Challenge Up Your Life


I'm honoured today to be GD for Challenge Up Your Life, where the theme is ...splatters! 

I stamped a city background with a Hero Arts background stamp. Then I used a set of HA stamps to make a fountain and  mounted it on scraps of patterened paper. Then I splattered everything with gold watercolours. 

Thanks for having me Challenge Up Your Life! 

Saturday 19 March 2022

Inkspirational Challenges - Critters that Hop


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is:

For my DT card I used a digital image by Jellypark, coloured with Promarkers, cut out and layered onto an embossed background. 

I'd like to enter:

Fab N Funky 

Sweet Stampin 

Sunday 13 March 2022

New Home with Pets

This is a new home card for my daughter, made using my Silhouette Cameo. I've included silhouettes of her cat and two dogs. The sentiment is a Little Clare stamp. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenges  Something big (house) something small (pets) 

Saturday 5 March 2022

Inkspirational Challenges : Curve


The challenge this time at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the word: curve. 

For my DT card I used an Avery Elle stamp and made a curvy skateboard ramp out of 3 strips of scrap paper. 

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  B for bear and (skate)board 

Saturday 19 February 2022

Inkspirational Challenges: Shaped Cards


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to make a shaped card - something which I love to do (which might be why I chose it!). 

This was a birthday card for my daughter and I used an elctronic cutting file by Furrow and Feather. I feel this kind of crafting is similar to dress-making - if you follow the pattern, you should end up with something very like the original. The creative fun comes in the customisation.  I used some differet colours to the original design and, as her birthday is on Valentine's Day, added heart patterned 'wallpaper' and epoxy hearts to the plant pot and sideboard. 

I'd like to enter : 

My Time to Craft  All you need is love - because of all the hearts

Allsorts  I love .... shaped cards, cats and my daughter! 

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Plants and Triangles

 Lots of fiddly masking for this one! I used plants from a MFT set (coloured with Promarkers and embellished with black and white pens)  and a Tim Holtz stencil.

I'd like to enter:

Monday 7 February 2022

Bee my Valentine


Just for fun, made a bee-themed valentine card using an old Jellypark digi, coloured with Promarkers. I layered two stencils to make the honeycomb heart and printed the sentiment from my computer.

I'd like to enter:

Sunday 6 February 2022

Peacock Valentine

Oh, I'm finding it difficult getting good photos at the moment. Not sure how much of it is due to winter and how much is the low light levels in our flat.

 Just in case you've been following my exciting life :) - we moved to a new town a month ago. The house we were buying fell through and so now we're renting a much smaller flat, while we wait for the (different) house we're buying to become vacant. So it's back to crafting on the table and clearing it all away before a meal - not great for my creative juices. (I've also had to put most of my craft stuff into storage.) I can't grumble though, there'll be plenty of space for a craft room in our new house. 

Anyway, here's a Valentine's card for my partner, using die cut letters and a stamp by Avery Elle. 

I'd like to enter:

Stamp is 3 years old 

Krafty Chicks  stamp 

Saturday 5 February 2022

Inkspirational Challenges : Heart Garland Photo


Our new challene at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by this photo:

This is my DT card but I'm sure you can detect that I've cheated a little - I didn't make this card especially for the challenge but I thought with the heart shape and bouquets it would fit in with the hearts and flowers theme.  

Although I haven't posted it previously, this was made for my daughter's wedding last August. I used my Silhouette digital cutter to design and cut it. As it was a same-sex wedding, there weren't many suitable cutting files to buy, so I created my own, welding together the heart, word and silhouettes found online; and cutting them out of silver glitter card. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge at Inkspirational.

I'd like to enter:

Double D Challenges  hearts 

Moving Along with the Times  wedding 

Cards4galz sparkle (cut out of silver sparkle card)