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 

70th Birthday Stepper


Side steppers seem to be my default 'fancy fold' at the moment - I love making them. This is a 70th birthday card for a dog-lover. 

Often when I make a stepper I use patterned paper, so this is unusual as I only used white paper and card on a kraft base. I coloured the paper panel with blue promarkers. I stamped the trees ( Concord and 9th), parcel (Aal and Create), dog (Colarado Craft) , sentiment (Avery Elle) and balloon (Happy Little Stampers) and the numbers are stickers. 

I'd like to enter:

Aud Sentiments  not rectangle 

Little Red Wagon  craft 

Allsorts  all creatures 

Crafty Animals 

Inkspirational Challenges - Iridescent


Our new chalenge at Inkspirational is:

For my DT card I made a shaker card using one of those celophane card bags. I stamped the image (it's all one stamp, by Indigo Blu ) onto some patterned paper and added some flakes called 'shaved ice'. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  Christmas 

Creatalicious Challenges 

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 

Tuesday 1 August 2023

The Library Reminder - Life and Loves of a She-Devil


Here's anpther card for my challenge at The Library . Can you see the wild-haired 'she-devil' in the top left of the cover? That's what inspired this card, using two Indigo Blu stamps plus a sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

My Time to Craft  shades of blue