Saturday 25 March 2023

Inkspirational Mood Board


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is this mood board:

For my DT card I used the colours, the eggs and the blossom. 

I'd like to enter:

Sweet Stampin  spring 

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Snowman and Deer


52 Christmas Card Throwdown have a really cute theme this week - Snowman and Deer, so I decided to make a one-layer-card and also link up at Christmas Craft Creations. The stamps are Stampin Up, except the sentiment, which is Colorado Crafts. 

Sunday 19 March 2023

Winter Wear

 Here I used papers from a pad by Authentique , both as a background and to paper-piece the scarf and coat. The girl and bear stamp is by W plus 9 - it's one of those stamps I've had a lot of use from. (It's funny that I have some stamps I use repeatedly and others, which I wanted just as much, that never seem to be right.)  I stamped and embossed the ornate star (maker unknown) and added some gems. 

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Christmas Challenges  Warm winter clothes 

Saturday 18 March 2023

Easter Sun

I don't usually send Easter cards, so I don't know why I'm making them but I couldn't resist this Heffy Doodles bunny. I masked him off and stencilled sun rays and then added some doodled dots and a sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Sweet Stampin - spring 

Cookie Challenge - yellow 

Saturday 11 March 2023

Inkspirational - Numbers


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is ....Numbers. 

For my DT card, I've shared this card I made for my grandson's birthday. For international visitors, 18 is the age of majority in the UK and the age at which you can legally buy alcohol. I used an SVG electronic cutting file of a crate of beer but I made a few changes. I added hearts to the bottle necks and replaced the sentiment(which was for Father's Day) with a big 18 and, for fun, the safety warning 'Please drink responsibly'. 

I'd like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guys  Make us laugh - well, hopefully you'll find the safety warning amusing!  

My Time to Craft  birthday 

Sunday 5 March 2023



It's great to see a new challenge - A Barrel of Monkeys  - and it's based around children's toys and games. 

First up is the game 'A Barrel of Monkeys' - I've not heard of this game before but that didn't stop me going off on a search for a monkey stamp. Found it!- from a MFT set 'Jungle Vibes' - but now my craft room is a right mess! 

This is a one-layer-card . I masked the monkey and repeatedly stamped the Neat and Tangled falling circles stamp. Finally, I coloured in the monkey, stamped the musical notes and sentiment. 

I'd also like to enter: 

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

Formula One


Is F1 a sport? My son, who received this card for his 16th birthday a few weeks ago, tells me it is! 

I used a F1 car SVG cutting file and designed and cut the stepper and sentiment on my Silhouette digital die-cutter.

I'd like to enter:

Cardz 4 Guys sporting chance 

Sparkles Forum  men only