01 July 2020

Penguins and news

Hi Everyone, I have been asked to be on the DT of 2CCC, I was thrilled and said yes. Although a correction here, as far as I was aware I was GDT last month, then read the blog and it seems I was full DT all the time, oh! old age!

This is my card for the 40th challenge of 

I really couldn't make up my mind which image to use of Jan's Digis, so I used 2, one ready coloured and one I coloured myself. Such fun to do. Both sentiments are in the set, with others. I used dies and my Silhouette to add the mistletoe and snowflakes and to print and cut the images. I added a dp paper to the card and added the images cut out 3 times, then added the details. I used fluffy stuff to the one penguin and 3D gloss to the beaks after layering 3 pieces of them. I also used a silver sparkle pen to the lettering of the sentiment on the right card.
left card - ready coloured
right card coloured with - Distress inks
mistletoe - Deedees no longer available, I doodled the string
snowflake dies - unknown
fluffy stuff - Cosmic Shimmer
silver sparkle pen - Uniball
Silhouette Cameo 2 to cut out images and mistletoe.

Also Wonderful news
has a 25% off SPECIAL SALE
on all her Christmas sets, throughout the entire month of July
how is that for an offer?

QKR Rose

Hi Everyone, my second post for today and it's for the
 New challenge at QKR and it's my DT card
We will select two winners each week 1 using QKR Stampede
 or Eureka Stamps image and 1 using any image!

We have changed our challenge to the 1st of every month for the Summer,
 on a trial basis but, it's still Anything Goes.

Anything Goes every 1st of the month

My card today is using a beautiful rose, I added 3 digital  roses to make the arrangement, printed and coloured them. I then painted a shadow around the arrangement and die cut them. I added a stamped sentiment and cut that as an oval. A patterned paper was added to the card and everything placed. A few sequins added voila! 
image - 3 of the Fine Art Rose 
coloured - Distress inks
dies - Tattered Lace oval pin dot 
patterned paper - Craft Sensations
stamped sentiment - Simply Made Crafts (mag freebie)
sequins - stash

28 June 2020


Hi Everyone, well another lean time in card making or anything else actually. I've tried to keep up with comments, but if I've missed you, my apologies. Anyhow yesterday was not a lean time. I had images on my desk from digital stamps I bought and coloured a few weeks ago and as it was raining (hard). I decided to fill empty time with doing something with these images. 

I made an embossing folder and a stencil from horseshoes, well that took a couple of hours, then to put them to good use. I made 4 cards, yep! 4 I am so pleased with them. However I am only going to show you one, so that in lean times I will have something to show you. It has the horseshoes left over from cutting the stencil and ef. The photo isn't good, it was so dark, that even trying to do something in Photoshop to the colours didn't work, but you get the idea hopefully.
horseshoes - Silhouette Cameo
digital stamp Pony Mischief - Hetty Clare
coloured with Distress inks
embossing folder - Crafters Companion
grey card - Lidl

This is the sketch from The Outlawz I used.

24 June 2020

Dies TMR #139

Hi Everyone my DT card today is for 


Now this was a challenge for me! I have lots of dies, as have we all? I went through them and saw a bird that I liked and hadn't used, so many haven't been used!  Of course it had to be masculine, and I went through my pads of papers and found this vintage set. Which I felt had a masculine feel, I stamped the bird on part of the paper and layered it. I cut the paper out with a die, then used a digital die to cut the birdcage, adding some leaves after colouring part with a marker and then tying on the the stamped birthday wishes onto the cage. The bird's feet come as a separate die, so I stamped them onto the frame. It's a completely different card to any I have made in the past, with the colours and using so many dies.
paper - Vintage - Craft Sensations
bird stamp and die - freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft #165
birthday wishes stamp and die set - Simply Made Crafts
leaves maybe - Tattered Lace?
birdcage SVG, using the same set of papers - Birds Cards
gold glitter pen - Uniball
eye - Dovecraft 3D Pearl effect
marker - Spectrum Noir
twine - The Range

here you can see the layers

23 June 2020


Hi Everyone, I hope you're enjoying the glorious sunshine and warmth. Sorry I've not been bloggin'. No mojo or even wanting to make anything, so I thought I would  share a photo that I had put on FB, for a 10 day "life is good challenge", challenged by one of my nieces. Not even a scrapbook page, just a photo! I saw on Darnell's blog she chose to use the words "melon collie", Yep! I know exactly what she means!

This is of me at 18, just engaged, taken by my now hubby. His old Morris Minor in the background. Don't you LOVE the hair? I loved the dress it had such lovely bright colours, which I still like to wear, colours not the dress, I couldn't fit into it anyway LOL

16 June 2020

Fathers Day

Hi Everyone, apart from DT cards I am in the midst of indecision! I have spent all day trying to make a card for hubby on Fathers Day. I think I have looked through everything and discounted them all too. I left it all to do lunch, have a chat with hubby, have a cuppa, make dinner, look at cards on the web and eventually gave up and went with one ready designed and all I had to do is choose the paper! that was not easy either! BUT it's done. Thank you Shirley Young! The only thing I did was make it slightly bigger, because I could!

 At last a post on my blog. With the sun shining and so quiet without any wind either. I LOVE these late light nights. Anyhow, here is the card, it's an old design since 2012 and a NBUS! as Darnell would say.
Card design - Shirley Young and here
card - Crafters Companion, Centura Pearl
paper - Craft Sensations
I added some glue and Tonic Pure Sheen glitter, to the gold bits on the paper
stamp - Card Making Magic, mag freebie
embossing powder - Dovecraft
Silhouette Cameo

ready for my son to write nice things, as he usually does.

13 June 2020

A new car!

Hi everyone, I have had nil mojo etc etc. However I was looking at what I could do, I looked through everything, digital, stamps etc and then realised a remarkably generous freebie had been given to newsletter subscribers, with lots of ideas and I saw something I just HAD to do.

It is a vintage car, so I asked hubby what colour vintage car he would like, he suggested maroon, everything from red to pink and even some shades of orange are maroon. LOL. Anyhow I looked through my card stock and there it was maroon! so I teamed it with cream and that was the start of my project, it now proudly stands on a coffee table in my lounge.

Vintage Car - Cre8ive Cutz 14 day Crafting Bundle 
Card - Lidl
mirror card - Dovecraft

It started like this
and ended up like this