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Tuesday, 18 October 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz it's my turn to choose the challenge which is BOO its halloween or a Thank You card.  I've used various stamp sets for my card, houses are Lavinia as is the cauldron, cats and flying skeleton are Stampendous, toadstools are Inkylicious and bats are Crafty Roo,the Scary word is from Close to my heart,used an Inkylicious stencil for the moon, can't believe how much mess I made to make one card !  Hope you will join us is our challenge this week 

I'd also like to enter my card in these challenges

Try It On Tuesday - scary and spooky
Country View Challenges - All things spooky

Sunday, 16 October 2016

eeek !

Just been into the bedroom to find three pairs of trainers which sit in a row near the door, scattered around the room and a very curious cat attempting to get her head in one of them, investigated to find a tiny little mouse cowering under the shoe tongue ! ,Now not too many years ago I would have been screeching and hollering but calmly got OH to take the poor little thing outside and release it, now if it had been one of the enormous spiders which seem to be coming in out of the cold ,that might have been a different story ha ha .  Back to my card making............

It's a kind of magic

This is a card I made for one of the great granddaughters birthday last week.  I'm a tad disappointed at how my card looks on here as it's got lots of glisten and shine in real life.  The stars are silver and the mount is silver hologram card. Jewel, the unicorn is painted with Imagination starlights paints in pearl and gold.  Jewel is an Indigo Blu stamp and the background castles are a very old Paper Artsy stamp.  I'd like to enter my card into

City Crafters - "Did I Make You Up Challenge" 
Critters and Creatures challenge - Anything goes with a critter/creature.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Time Flies

Challenge 141 this week at Cardz4guyz and this week chosen by Jan the challenge is "Time Flies". Well true enough saying as I can't believe I haven't posted anything on my blog for a week, I do have the excuse of not being very well as I've had some kind of virus on top of ongoing health problems ,hopefully on the up now though, fingers crossed.  Had my third household disaster on Friday teatime when my oven glass door decided to explode ! Lucky to have a great son-in-law who went and got me a new oven on Saturday morning and came and fitted it for me.  Anyhow back to my card, background is an old Hero arts clock stamp, Cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder,tag stamped with a B Line stamp.  Hope to see you at our challenge this week.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz , the challenge is " Nature" chosen by Helen.  For my card I have used a new stamp I got at Port Sunlight on Saturday, its from Imagination crafts, very simple card to make,stamped the harvest mice with vintage photo distress ink and just pulled in a bit of colour,added some mustard seed DI to the corn stalks. Background inked with the mustard seed and dried marigold and the leaves and corn stamped with the same colours.Die cut leaves from some brusho scraps. Hope you will join us in our challenge this week.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Glory

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Autumn Glory so we are hoping to see some lovely autumn colours, leaves, trees , flowers but do remember we are a Stamping Challenge so the main focus of your entry must be Stamping. Our Sponsor this month is Penny Black and there is this lovely prize to be won.

For my card I made an A4 master board using a brayer and Paper Artsy paints. There is some background stamping with white paint using some of the small stamps from the sets, the main flowers are also painted with the same colour as the background, love doing this technique as I never quite know what I'll end up with !

and this a second card I made with another piece of the masterboard

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Show Me A Snowman

This month at Christmas Sparkles Caz has chosen the challenge " Show Me A Snowman" No probs there as I love making snowmen cards.  

Caz has also kindly sponsored this months challenge with a chance to win these lovely Winter Fairies goodies

For my card I have used a Penny Black snowman stamp, coloured with pro markers and some Christmas papers that were free with a magazine last year, memory box snowflake and lots of glitter.
Hope you will join us in our challenge.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

CAS for CI

Thought I would just make a quick card for Crafty Individuals challenge of CAS, things are never that simple are they !  This is version two, first one I decided to doodle round the edges, obviously doodling and me don't get on it looked awful, managed to get off the topper and find another piece of inky card to use as a base.  The piece that is stamped on is a wax paper resist piece and I don't know what the base piece is other than that its quite sparkly, must be some mica in there, all these bits and pieces are from a pile of stuff on top of my printer that I'm trying to use up. The stamp I've used is CI-224, I bleached out part of the bird and the hearts.Don't know what sort of bird he is but as its now black and white I've decided its a pied wagtail.

Autumn Trees

This month at Cardz4guyz ,  Amy has chosen the challenge theme of  Autumn Colours. I don't know about where you are, but here, up to now I haven't noticed much Fall colour, everything is still looking pretty green although we do have lots of berries on the Rowan Tree and the crab apples on my tree are starting to turn the lovely golden yellow that gives the tree its name. Nights are drawing in and I'm dreading the clocks going back next month,

For my card I have used Stampin Up Hardwood stamp for the frame and Crafty Individuals trees stamped onto a piece of brusho paper, leaves and acorns die cut from the same piece of card,background is an Inkylicious leaf stamped onto craft card with Morocco Memento ink.
Hope you will join us in this weeks challenge with a card for a Guy in your life. 

I'd also like to enter these challenges

Crafty Boots Challenges - Autumn is in the air

Monday, 26 September 2016

No Patterned Paper

This weeks challenge at Make My Monday is right up my street as I very rarely use designer papers,find in harder than making my own backgrounds and can never seem to match papers up very well,plus all the matting and layering takes for ever LOL !  I laughed when I read Caz's description of making her card, mine is a similar tale, the white embossed and inked piece of card was a left over from making a resist card for a challenge a few weeks ago and the layered butterfly came from a little box I keep on my table containing all kinds of butterflies, flowers and other bits and bobs, it just happened to be a good match for the background, found the little flower in a tin with others made with Tim Holtz tiny flowers die and the ribbon was an oddment in my ribbon box.Nearly had a disaster stamping the verse as it slipped slightly on the block but doesn't look too bad. I'd like to enter my card into

Make My Monday - No designer paper

Snippets Playground - butterfly and ribbon

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Powder/power (embossing powder, not sure if my entry counts as I ironed off the embossing !)

Sunday, 25 September 2016

It's Rudolph Day again !

I've been playing with Inkylicious snowglobe again, this time I added some snowmen to it.  It's looking a bit washed out on here, its a bit brighter in real life and it's also very glittery. The snowmen are a LC design stamp, first time of inking, they are rather cute !  If I make this card again I think I'll stamp the snowmen a bit further forward on the base but wasn't about to start all over again.  I'd like to enter my card into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph challenge ( I was lucky enough to win last month and received a lovely holly die, Thank you Mo )

Christmas card Challenges - anything goes as long as it's Christmas
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge - anything goes as long as its Christmas

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Old Classic


This week at cardz4guyz, Jane has chosen the theme of cars.  I have used a stamp from Viva Decor which I have had ages and never used, it made a quick easy card and I love the stamp, the only extra I did was to spritz the piece of card with some antiquing spray.  I seem to be in the mood for more simple cards these days which is a change for me.  I hope you will join our challenge with a card for a guy in your life

Monday, 19 September 2016

Just Crazy

I've been trying to get ahead with DT cards but had a couple of birthday cards I needed in a hurry which gave me a chance to play with my crazies again, Very simple spritzed background and cat and balloons coloured with copics. Same again for the second card underneath. I think the crazy dogs have to be my very favourite crazies !

back to what I am supposed to be doing now.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Toby the cat

I picked up this cat stamp by Inkylicious at the Sincerely Yours Show in Harrogate in August and last night decided I'd see how it stamped, I have to say I am totally in love with it,  Its such a simple stamp but look at those lovely white whiskers and eyebrows ! their stamp are amazing quality given the very reasonable prices.  

I'd like to enter my card into a couple of challenges

Allsorts - Black and White + one colour

Friday, 16 September 2016

Autumn Leaves

I know its September but it doesn't feel a lot like Autumn to me, we're having strange weather, extremely hot one day, cold and windy the next, hot again yesterday and today much cooler,very heavy rain overnight and this morning but brightening up now, weather report over ! back to my card, seems to be a lot of challenges for Autumn/leaves/ Fall etc so thought I'd make a card using my Inkylicious leaves and stencils but somehow ended up using Stampin Up French Foliage instead.The die cut letters and leaf are from Die Cutting Magazine which I've never bought before as I think it's too expensive but could not resist the dies and embossing folder as they surely are worth the cost of the magazine ? I'd like to enter these challenges

Fantasy Stampers - Fall
Make My Monday - Autumn/Fall Colours
Addicted To Stamps - Leaves/trees/branches
Fashionable Stamping - Autumn colours