Saturday, 23 September 2023

New Baby


Getting ahead, I've made this card for a new baby boy, due next month. 

His parents live in London so I thought I'd use acetate to have a teddy (Hampton Art) floating above a city background (MFT). 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  in the city

Alphabet Challenge  monochrome

Inkspirational Challenges - CAS/Inspired by a Movie


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to make a CAS card , with the optional twist : Inspired by a Movie.

Can you guess what movie my card is inspired by?  Bambi! But something sad happened during the making of this card, The stamp is an old favourite from the Kitsch Christmas set by Avery Elle which does not appear to be on sale any more in the UK . In order to cut down using baby wipes for cleaning stamps, I decided to try cleaning my stamps with a microfibre cloth - but it ripped my stamp!!! Maybe I rubbed too hard.

Anyway, hope you join us at Inkspirational and don't forget to pop over to the blog and see what the DT have made. 

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  no snow Christmas 

Saturday, 16 September 2023


The snowman is a Purple Onion stamp and I used stencils and masks to create the backfround. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Christmas Challenges   snowman 

ABC Christmas Challenge  s for snowman 

The Library Challenge - October, October

I made this card for my new challenge at The Library , which is:

Actually, I could have done with a reminder from The Library, as my post is a day overdue. Hope I don't get fined! 

I love this book cover and could have gone a number of ways (the owl is great) but in the end I had multiple attempts at making a backgroud scene for the Stamping Bella character, and this was the best of them. I blended some inks onto some card and then repeat stamped and masked the hills / fields (Hobby Art) . The tree and birds are a Clarity stencil. 

I'd like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge  inspired by a book 

Stamping Bella stamp released 2020 

Saturday, 9 September 2023



The bauble (aka ornaments) stamps here are by Vicki Boutin - each one is made up of four stamps and I wasn't sure on my first attemptm but I think I like them now. 

The sentiment stamp, from a Colarado Craft set,  is 'free' with a magazine this month - I say 'free' in inverted commas because I think really you're paying for the stamps and the magazine is included with them. 

To finish, I added three jewels and some hand-drawn strings. 

I'd like to enter:

My Time to Craft Christmas  ornaments 

Sweet Stampin doodling - the strings 

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 

Inkspirational Challenges - Moodboard


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

For my DT card, I found a patterned paper that reminded me of the pattern at bottom left. I included tall buildings and autumn trees from the moodboard. The stamps are all Pink Fresh. 

I'd like to enter:
brown, stamping, leaves

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

Saturday, 2 September 2023

Library Reminder - Jane's Patisserie


Slightly overdue for a reminder at The Library. 

Can you see how I've been inspired by the book cover? The cake stand (MFT, coloured with markers and gold gel pen), the background colour and the gold embossed sentiment. 

Why not join in too? 

I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge  K for  Kitchen 

Little Red Wagon - Small or large - I went with both ...a small cakestand and a large sentiment

Krafty Chicks  anything goes 

Sub- Marine


Good morning! Here's a porthole in a yellow submarine. The porthole was made with Lizzie Mayne cutting files and the seaweed etc, is by Miss Kate Cuttables. The fish stamps are My Favorite Things. 

I'd like to enter:

Sisterhood of Crafters  make a scene

I Spy  Boys/men 

Cut it Up Challenges  under the sea 

Sparkles Monthly tropical 

Sunday, 27 August 2023

Buttterfly and Blooms


I needed to make a birthday card for my mother-in-law, so I asked my partner if he had any ideas, He suggested flowers or butterflies, which is pretty much the same idea he's given me for the last 19 years- so the challenge was to come up with a new variation on the theme. 

I designed and cut a bridge card on my Silhouette digital cutter. I stamped the flower (Concord and 9) and the butterfly and colkoured them with markers. Finally I added some Nuvo drops. 

I'd like to enter:

Allsorts  butterflies 

Beautiful Blossoms 

Triple B  butterfly and bloom 

Papercraft Challenge  special card shape 

Saturday, 26 August 2023



Here's a very cas card using a die-cut anchor, punched stars and a Woodware sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Cardz 4 Guyz beach

Creatalicious maritime 

Inkspirational Challenges - Clothing/ Closet


Trying to capture the shine! 

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

...that's clothing/ wardrobe to us Brits! 

I had a lot of fun imagining Santa catching up on his laundry while reading through the letters children have sent him. 

The Santa and sentiment are by Pinkfresh and the washing machine, basket and detergent stamps are Lawn Fawn. I added lots of shimmer to give a 'magical' effect, but so hard to photograph! 

I hope you'll join our challenge and visit the blog at Inkspirational to see what the DT have made. 

I'd like to enter:

Friday, 25 August 2023

Sparkling Penguins

These Avery Elle penguins always make me smile and are great to mask to make a fun skating scene.

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  3 images 

As You Like It - I love penguins as they are just as cute in real life - I love the way they walk out of water and in water, they glide. 


Thursday, 24 August 2023

Surprise! Guest at Seize The Birthday

Surprise! Today, I'm honoured to be a guest at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is:

For my card I used an old record player stamp from Neat and Tangled - I coloured it in coral, grey and mint markers and paper-pieced the inside lid with some paper from Craftwork cards. The musical notes and the bird are from another set (possibly Inkadinkado) and I layered onto a panel of patterned paper and a raspberry card base. 

Hope you'll join me at Seize The Birthday. 

 I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  all occasions 

Use Your Stuff  vintage (record player) 

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

The Library Challenge - Jane's Patisserie - Celebrate!


Here is the card I made for my new challenge at The Library which is: 

There are three (I think) of these Jane's Patisserie books and I've heard they're very good and easy to follow. 

For my card, I made a 16th birthday card for my niece, inspired by the rainbow cake on the cover. I used an electronic cutting file from Silhouette and I cut it out on my cutting machine, using glitter card for the rainbow colours and gold foil for the candle flames. I created the sentiment using computer fonts on my cutting machine, 

I'd like to enter:

Saturday, 12 August 2023


The great thing about making a bee card is that it's a perfect opportunity to use one of my fave colour combos : yellow and black/grey. 

I stamped the border with a Hero Arts stamp and then stamped the flower and sun (Craft Stamper freebies), bee (Lawn Fawn), trail (diff Lawn Fawn set) and sentiment. Then I coloured in with a mustard Promarker. 

I'd like to enter:


As You Like It  fave two-colour combo 

Triangle Trees


Here's a Christmas card made with triangle 'Christmas Trees' in shades of green.

I'd like to enter:

ABC Christmas Challenge  quick

Jimgle Belles  Christmas tree