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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Take a message

Still in the post Christmas doldrums, don't seem to have a creative idea in my head and a distinct lack of interest in doing anything but eat and sleep.  I have had these Indigo Blu cats for ages and think I have only used them once before, apart from the cuteness of the cats I love the wording, so true !

I'd like to enter my card into

                                                         Patties Creations Challenge - Use an animal image

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Birthday Card

This week at Cardz4guyz  Caz has chosen Happy Birthday for the challenges third birthday.. For my card I have used some Stampin Up stamps which were a Christmas present from my Sister. Love these stamps,especially the sun rays, can see lots of uses for it , I have stamped it round the edge of my card mat and I think it looks like fireworks.  Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week

Sunday, 8 January 2017

V is for Violet

Alphabet challenge this time is V for violet, yes I do know that this is not a violet but I've chosen to use the colour. I did spend ages searching for a stamp of violets which I was sure I had but maybe it was just one I wanted and never got ! I do love this Penny Black poppy and its looks good in any colour.

Zucchini ?

At Butterfly challenge its the letter Z or the colour zucchini , I've gone for the colour which Valerie tells us is shades of green and yellow.  I think I need some more flowers stamps, all mine seem to be poppies!  coloured this one yellow like the Welsh Poppies that persist in growing anywhere in my garden. Also like to enter Penny black and More Challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Up, Up and Away

It is my turn to choose the Challenge at Cardz4guyz this week and I've chosen Up, Up and Away, Planes, balloons etc .  I decided I'd make two cards this week as I couldn't decide what to do. I did start out with a hot air balloon but that one ended up in the bin. !  Hope you will join us with a masculine themed card this week 

Sunday, 1 January 2017


This month at Christmas Sparkles Pat has asked for " Lots Of Glitter "For my card I have used one of my favourite Stampendous stamps ,stamped, coloured, then covered with double side clear sticky paper , cut out and then removed the protective sheet and covered the whole piece with glamour dust,very sparkly in real life, also used glitter card for layering too.  EF is a Sheena Douglas one and the die cut trees were given to me by a friend.  Caz has donated the prize this month. Hope you will join us in our 1st challenge of 2017

Coffee and cream

Happy New Year Everyone.  This months challenge at Stamping Sensations is Coffee and Cream. I've had a problem getting the colours on my card to show up properly, the base card and the piece I've stamped on are both cream and the mat is brown ( you'll just have to take my words for it !)
I just love the set of Horse Stamps from Inkadinkado and they stamp beautifully too . 

This is the lovely prize this month, so lts see your entries, just remember we are a stamping challenge and you entry MUST have prominent stamping to be considered for the prize.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016


Challenge 150 at Cardz4guyz chosen by Jan is CAS.  This is about as CAS as I usually can't resist adding extras to my cards.  This card is make with bits and pieces from left over Christmas cards , I liked the negative of the snowflake and there just happened to be the piece of turquoise card in the pile too, ran the white paper through with the snow embossing folder , stamped the greeting (a new Inkylicious stamp I haven't used before) and added a small snowflake in the centre.  Hope you will join us in our challenge 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz , the challenge, chosen by Helen, is Christmas Animals. For my card I have used an image and papers from Making Cards Christmas Special magazine, a couple of die cut snowflakes and a stamped sentiment.  I don't often make cards with designer papers but as I had bought the magazine seems a shame not to use some of them, I do keep telling myself to stop buying all these magazines but they keep on falling into my shopping bag !  Hope to see you on our challenge , just remember your card must be masculine.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Floral Fancies

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Floral Fancies so we are hoping to see some lovely flowers this month. There is a very generous prize from Sizzix for the winner of this challenge.
Don't forget we are a stamping challenge so your entry must have stamping as the focal point.
For my card I have used my home made sprays to make an iridescent  background and then stamped  the poppy collage and the verse directly onto it. The poppy stamp is Carabelle Studio and the verse stamp is Inkylicious.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Anything but a card

This month at Christmas Sparkles, Debs has chosen the challenge of Anything But A Card

Caz has provided this lovely prize of stamps and gems this month

I have chosen to make a small clock using a 6" square of MDF .  I painted the background with three colours of Paper Artsy Fresco paints and stamped the little scene with Tim Holtz Christmas Joy set.
I Had stamped it last night but when looked at it this morning the stamping had virtually disappeared into the paint, lovely misty morning look but far too faint to try and photograph so I've had to restamp the front trees and the reindeer, I had intended to stencil the clock numbers with embossing paste but found the strncil numbers were far too big, my numbers are a bit wobbly as I've had to go over them a few rimes to get them to show up.  

Hope to see your entries this month here at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Is it blogger again ?

I've just tried to link an image on my sidebar to the blog site and instead of it doing that it goes back to my blog and says the linked blog is not available, never had this problem before, anyone else experienced it ?

All is calm.............

All is not calm in this house!  I wanted to make an inky background for this card but found my favourite blue spray was empty, couldn't remember what I had used to make it so rummaging about in a cupboard I found seven pots of something called Viva Metallic paint, all new, unopened, no idea what they were for, opened one, beautiful irridescent blue paint,tried to read what was on the label while I already had the top off and dropped it onto the carpet !!!!! whatever it is it doesn't come off,scrubbed and rubbed and used half a bottle of concentrated carpet cleaner,still a very obvious blue patch.  Its not even in a place where I can put something over it LOL, Anyhow back to my card, this is my DT card for Cardz4guyz challenge for which Amy has chosen Something beginning with T. A not very original choice of Trees for me. More of the Tim Holtz die cut trees and a reindeer from Tim Holtz Holiday Joy set.The wording is a freebie from Creative Stamping Magazine a couple of years ago. Hope to see you playing along with a card for a guy in your life.

I'd also like to enter
Crafty Boots Challenge - See The Wood For The Trees

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Rudolph Day

Last Rudolph Day challenge for this year, its been a great challenge , many thanks for Mo for running it. For my card this time I've used a lot of die cuts, I was thinking it would be a quick way to make a batch of cards but it took for ever to do all the die cutting for six cards and my room looked likes there had been a blizzard with all the dots out of the centre die, I have used four dies, one embossing folder and two stamps on here, I simply had to make some cards with this gorgeous Crafty Individuals Robin stamp, coloured quite simply using blending sponges and memento inks.

Allsorts Challenge              - Anything Christmas
Creative With Stamps Challenge - Use a bird stamp
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Snowy's here again

Well, here's Snowy making his first appearance this year, no doubt we'll be seeing more of him although he has gone walkabout with his owner. He really belongs to a friend but lives at my house most of the time but now he is off on holiday to warmer climes, I'm going to miss him !

This is my DT card for Cardz4guyz.  This week the challenge is Snowman and was chosen by Jane.  Background paper is a piece of very old Papermania, it is straight, just the picture is on a bit of a slant ! Tim Holtz trees ( I've got a bit of a thing going for them this year LOL ) and a bit of torn paper.
Hope to see you on our challenge this week.