Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Butterfly Wishes

Hi everyone, my card today is a late offering for the Art by Mi Ran FB Progressive challenge. Such a beautiful image.

I followed my routine of laying everything out in PS and printing the papers. I coloured her with a mix of my limited colours of Promarkers, except her skin, which I coloured with SN markers, I think they may be running out!!! I added gold glitter pen to the centre of the flowers and a little to the butterfly. I followed the sketch. I added die cut flowers with Nuvo drops in the middle,

DP's Paper Garden Projects
Flower Die Tattered Lace
Square dies My Favourite Things
Ribbon IKEA

The cloud was captured on 16 April at 8.15pm, I had to take a photo as it was so fluffy and orangey pink and beautiful.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Poppy girl

Hi Everyone, my card for you today is for my God Daughters daughter. She is 16 this month and this is the card I have made for her, it follows this weeks Outlawz sketch, I'm not sure if this is poppy overkill, but her name is Poppy (which I I love) and it's a special birthday so I decided to go with it.

I used poppylicious and poppy border by Tiddlyinks  and papers by Julie C Designs "Lest We Forget"

Below is how I laid things out in PS to print, saves a lot of waste ink and paper. I then layered onto black paper, the sentiment is by Imagine that! by Kris, The 16 has been 3D glossed, as has the poppy middles. I used Tonic Crystal drops to add the "bling". I forgot to colour her legs, so coloured them with my SN markers and went over the rest of her skin to match it up.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

DSC May - Digital Card

It's time for the Monthly challenge at

the Theme is 

Make a Digital Card

sponsored by  Imagine That! by Kris

This month's theme is something I relish, you know me - digi digi digi.

I started by choosing a sketch, always the easiest way to start for me. I copied the shapes and put them into a rectangle, then pasted and clipped digi paper over the shapes. I added the Smiley Sun by Imagine That! by Kris from the Sunny Days kit, giving it a largish shadow to illustrate a 3D effect, lower shadows on the sentiment, bunting and buttons. The rays were "pillow" embossed to separate the rays. I did this in PS, but would imagine that you could do this card in any digital program even Word?

You also know that this is how I start my cards usually, but I came across this blog the other day, which gave me another way to use my digi cards, I thought it was a great idea, that is, to add your digi card to any Facebook birthdays of friends and families. I've done this a few times for my Niece and her family who live in China, where post is difficult, not even thinking of sharing the idea duh! - sorry! except I made the card and added it, when I could have easily just done the digi card. Something I will do next time.

Go on have a go and enter the challenge, you can print it out afterwards :) Use your CD's or Word or other photo editing program. You don't even need to print it out to enter.

Sun from the Sunny Days
Sketch I used

Digi Paper by Janet Scott Pixelscrapper
Bunting by Melo Vrijhof Pixelscrapper

Friday, 29 April 2016

Housework card

Hi Everyone, I have the card I made for my hubby's birthday, I had better explain my reasoning for putting this together.

When I starting working weekends years ago, I asked him to peel the veg and put the meat into the oven, for the Sunday roast. I would do the rest when I got home. However, he did something so VERY wrong, (for him) he had dinner ready for me when I got in from work AND it it was lovely, even though he hadn't done it before, in our 30 year marriage.  I had better add he was unable to work due to his ill health and felt guilty that I was working and he wasn't.

Roll on another 20 years and he still does 90% of the cooking, and has progressed to housework and washing and ironing, as well as the garden and other masculine jobs! he does it SO VERY much better than me. I'm not ALL bad, I help now I'm retired LOL.

Anyhow, this is the card. I laid it all out in PS then layered it onto navy card. Create with TLC had everything I needed to put the image and sentiment together. I also used the iron paper from TLC, the other papers are from Numb Bumm, who no longer has a blog.

I followed this Sketch Saturday sketch

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Chinese girl

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Niece who is living in China, as post isn't too good to there, I have added their birthday cards to their FB page, this is for her today.

I coloured "Sweetie Sonia" by Art by Miran with SN markers and added her to DP's 6,7,8 "On the Orient" by Tracy Wray at the FB page of Art by Miran. I followed the TSB sketch adding the sentiment included in the Digi kit.

                                                                           The TSB Challenge Sketch

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sympathy post

HI Everyone, I had sad news recently of my first cousin who lived in Florida, she was one of the GI brides, she had been suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and had been looked after with love and real caring by her wonderful husband.

I have another 3 cousins (her brother, sister and half sister) and their families (most of whom sadly we don't know) Stateside, in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, 2 who are now in their 80's, the younger we had in the UK last year. It was so sad to speak to the elder ones, knowing we will probably not see them again and both not in the best of health.

Anyhow on to my card for them. I sent each of them Husband and Cousins the same card, but different inside. I kept it with simple layering for the post.

I coloured and paper pieced the image in PS, cut out with a die and layered onto black paper. I embossed with a wall embossing folder to carry on the wall in the image.

I thought it, an image with a British post box, would be apt for them all.

Image Di's Digis
Embossing folder Die-sire
DP's Pink Petticoat

Sunday, 24 April 2016

007 18th birthday

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. I had already decided what image I wanted to use, so elongated the sketch to make it fit. I thought as the image looked like 007 I should make it red, white and blue and with the Queen's birthday celebrations this year, thought it all tied in with celebrations. It will make my Great Nephew (who it's for) think of the UK, as they live in Belgium.

It has all been laid out in PS and printed out. The centre strip is a wave, the "buttons" were made in PS with the Union Jack and a PS Action giving it a gold edge and 3D'd and 3D gloss. I folded white card and added silver pen "stitches" to it, to give the impression of  sleeve cuff with cuff links, I also lifted the corner. I told you I think strangely LOL.  I laid the image onto holographic card and cut with a deckle edge scissors. then added the age and sentiment.

DP Meta Wulandari Design’s
Image from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine