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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Spring Birdies

I had stamped another of this birdie stamp when I made the last card so decided I might as well colour it and use it. The background is made with Distress oxide inks and then embossed with the flower folder. The bird and flowers were coloured with Promarkers and I then cut it into a circle and added a few extra flowers. I'd like to enter these challenges


Monday, 12 March 2018

Spring is in the air ?

I don't know about where you are but I can tell you that here in North Yorkshire it is most definitely not spring like ! Today it has rained all day and its still so cold, I'm just so fed up of this winter it has gone on for far too long !   My card is a little more cheerful than me with this happy little bird in her nest, a Stampendous stamp I have had a long time. Background is pan pastel and everything else coloured with Pro Markers.  I'd like to enter my card into


Friday, 9 March 2018

Girls Just Wanna have fun !

Further to my resolve to try and use some of the stamps that come with magazines I couldn't not use these fun girls, the papers were also in with the same magazine (Making Cards and Papercrafts) I think I'll be making more cards with these girls, think they might go well in my charity box sales. I'd like to enter my card into

Naughty or Nice Challenge - Drink Up !
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Feminine

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Mum's The Word

Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is Mum's The Word, could be mother and child,animal families, Quotes about mothers or mothers day cards etc I spend a lot of time searching around amongst my ridiculous amount of stamps to try and get some inspiration and came across this very old Stamps Happen stamp which I don't remember actually ever using, that company did such beautiful stamps with lovely coloured images on the wooden block that I could not bring myself to "deconstruct" them when I did remove a lot of stamps from their blocks. The background is a piece of ink sprayed paper from my heap of backgrounds,there is a bit of stencilling on there too but it hardly shows.The butterfly was in my bits and pieces box and the ribbon  and doily from my stash. Hope to see you joining in our challenge.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Forest Friends

Time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and our theme for March is Forest Friends. We are a stamping challenge so your entry MUST have stamping as the main subject of your entry, a small sentiment etc will not suffice for your project to be in for a chance of winning this lovely prize

For my card this month I have used Trees stamp from Crafty Individuals, Stag stamp from Lavinia and birds and rabbits and twig stamps from Inkylicious. Background is Distress Oxide Inked.

I'd also like to enter my card into Penny Black and More Challenge - Feature A Creature

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Ladies Only

Just had a quick play tonight with a freebie stamp from Creative Stamping, there are quite a few stamps in this set that I like and this is the second card I've made using them, usually I buy the mag because of the stamps and then flick through the magazine and don't get round to using the stamps, this year I have been a bit more selective over which ones I buy.  This card is not as pale as it looks on here but couldn't get it to look any better ! I'd like to enter my card into

Allsorts challenge - Ladies only

The Lookout

This lovely Penny Black stamp was a Christmas present from my Sister and its the first time it's seen ink. Stamped with Memento ink and coloured with pro markers, I'm more at home with pencils or water colours but was quite pleased at how it turned out.  The brickwork is an old Sizzix folder but I'd had it so long I couldn't work out what "sandwich" to use, tried on Cuttlebug and Big Shot and gave up, went to put the folder back in the box and staring me in the face was a piece of card on which I had written what to use DUH! no good being efficient if you forget where you have put the useful information.  I'd like to enter my card into


Cardz4galz -Furry Friends

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Twinkle, Twinkle

This month at Sparkles Christmas it is my turn to choose the challenge theme and I'm asking for Twinkle, Twinkle Stars.  Now I had made a totally different card for my DT card but I just could not get a decent picture of it as it was mostly gold and sparkly, just looked like a dirty grey colour! So I have made this card instead, all stamps from Stampin Up Star of Light set. I made a lot of cards last Christmas with this set and I'm still totally loving these stamps. Hope to see you joining in at our challenge.

Woops! late posting this ,forgot to set the time on the schedule buttons, better late than never as the saying goes. I'd also like to enter my card in these two challenges

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Watercooler Challenges - All about Christmas

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Rudolph Day Robins

Got a blizzard outside right now, can hardly see across the road, think the Beast From The East is here ! We have had overnight snow and small flurries of snow on and off all day but this ones a real white out.  Not many days for the Rudolph challenge this month with February being such a short month. For my card I have used this Robin stamp which I have had for a few years and never made a card with it as I find the robins so hard to colour. This is my third attempt this time and its not wonderful! I finally settled on using watercolour pencils but the robins looked a bit pink so I went over them and the berries with festive berries distress ink. I'd also like to enter my card into

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Beginning with B

I have been playing about instead of getting on with making all the Birthday cards I need for next month. I've been in a colouring mood so have been colouring up a few stamped images sitting in a folder waiting to be made into something. I see that Allsorts challenge this week is for "Something beginning with B" so I'd like to enter my card into their challenge.  My card has quite a few B's. Bicycle, basket, Blue, Blooms, Birds and birthday.

Allsorts challenge -I Spy something beginning with B
Cardz4galz challenge - Stamping

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we want to see your vintage creations. For my card I started with a Distress Oxide inked base, added some torn patterned tissue and a bit of random stamping, doily die cut, lace, ribbon and some old stickers. The main image is a very old StampinUp stamp, one I have used a lot over the years. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

50th Wedding Anniversary

I've struggled at get a half decent picture of this card, of course I should have known that gold is very hard to get a decent photo of, especially taken in very poor light but this is the best of a poor job !  I have made this card for my Brother and his wife, it's not until next month but I'm trying to get ahead with family cards. Most unusually for me, there is not a stamp in sight, Spellbinders heart die and Appleblossom numbers, no idea where the corner die or the wording dies came from and the little hearts are a punch. Recently I have been taking smaller dies out of their packaging and putting them into DVD size cases on magnetic sheet,can get quite a few in one case, much easier to find and less likely to get lost amongst the debris I always seem to create when I'm making something !

I'd like to enter these challenges

Crafty Card  Makers- Love and Romance

                                                Use Your Stuff - Love is all around

                                                Die Cut Divas - Love

Monday, 12 February 2018

One for the girls

I have been browsing the Paper Playful challenge site looking for a challenge to inspire me to make something but everything is either Any Thing Goes or Valentines/hearts etc but then I spotted
I had already stamped and coloured a few of the Fun Time Girls so it was just a case of die cutting a  stitched square round one of the images and a bit of mounting and layering.The sentiment is from a Woodware Wine Stamp set.  This card will be going to one of our Grandsons girlfriend for her birthday next month. Now I am not saying she drinks a lot but on every picture she posts on facebook she has a glass of wine in her hand . Love her to bits tho !  Seeing the awful helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon shook me up as its only just over two weeks since Grandson and her were celebrating his 30th birthday with a helicopter ride down the Grand Canyon. 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Fun Time girl

I got this Penny Black Fun Time stamp as a Christmas present and it's the first time I've used it, there are actually two ladies on the stamp but I chose to just use one of them. I've made this card for one of our daughter in laws , she never looks any older but won't share her secret with me LOL. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple so just added the sentiment and cocktail glass, both freebies, and a few sequins. I'd like to enter these challenges


Watercooler Challenges - Feminine -anything goes

and a second card

This card is for Butterflyspot Challenge which has a choice of colours and elements,

I have used Cornflower Blue
and Scarlet (on the butterfly)

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Love is in the air

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Love is in the air" Pondered a while on this one as I don't do valentines, thought about an anniversary card but while I was looking through various stamps I came across this little Banksy Girl stamp by Inkylicious.  I just tapped some red and blue brusho onto a piece of crd stock and spritzed with water, stamped the little girl with Versafine ink and her heart balloon in red, found a teeny tiny with love stamp and then stamped the Indigo Blue wording (one of my favourites),  Very simple but I was happy with how it turned out. Hope to see you joining in our challenge.