Friday, 27 March 2015

DSC 133

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Anything Goes

sponsored by  Limited Runs

Today for my card I am using Fence - Butterfly by Limited Runs by our Sponsor this week.

It seems like I am doing lots of different things recently and using "stuff" I haven't used before, today I am using 2 cut files by Krewella Kreations. the first is the gate and the second is the flower included in a card file, both cut on my Cricut. Coloured in PS. I added a freebie tree PS "brush" to write the sentiment on.

I haven't a clue how this came about, but it just did!  Sorry about the photos, with the breeze and the light they just happened, like the card I suppose LOL.


Inner inside

Thursday, 26 March 2015


Hi Everyone, just had to come and tell you I am thrilled, I have won a Somerset Digital Studio Magazine, I entered by commenting at Rachel Herron's Blog, you know I love my digi, well she is just amazing in Photoshop, with work I would love to be able to achieve.
Thank you Rachel

New Home card

Hi Everyone, a cousin of hubby has just moved into her own home after living in her parents house all her life, she is 80! not that she looks or behaves like it, she has done everything so lovely in her new home. Here is the card I sent her.

The digi paper is by Paper Garden Products
sign wood effect by Carin Grobe
Brown card by Papermania

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Belated birthday card.

Hi Everyone, I missed a birthday last week so had to make a belated one, I have had this image,  Nell on a Bike, from Beccy for quite a while, I can't remember using it before, but it seemed somehow right for this, me thinking she looks like me LOL. I used the ready coloured image as it matched some digi paper I had downloaded a few days earlier - meant to be or what - I used a sketch to get me going and added "I'm Late" as I thought it better than Belated to suit this image, don't you love her?

The Digi papers are by Haj Designs  Any Beccy's images

Monday, 23 March 2015

Pearl Anniversary card & box

Hi Everyone, my elder brother and his wife have just celebrated their Pearl (30th) Wedding Anniversary.

I wanted to make something completely different to what I usually make, to do this I started by looking through my files and saw a digi rosette and realised I had cut files, never used. That's a start, look for paper and saw this - a card made LOL.

I used Pink Petticoat Elegance digi paper, the rosette is a file by Lettering Delights, the silver is embossed with a Tattered Lace border die, the pearls are from The Range, the sentiment was done in PS. I couldn't think of how else to place it, without retracting from the rosette, but think it looks OK. I cut a heart with 30 in the middle, placed a pearl for the inside. Sometime in the past I saw some cards where the "empty space" had been filled with embossed lines so did it on this one. some pearls on top of them voila!

 For the box I placed the PP paper and added the pearls to the flowers as for the card, I made a tag in PS with a flower which to me matched the paper.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Ugly Sweaters?

Hi Everyone, my work today is entitled Ugly Sweaters, but, not by me but Deedee at Deedee's Digis. She is sponsoring the Challenge at "Sparkles Christmas Challenge" which is "Use mostly green and must be a Christmas card"

So my choice to make a card was from the Ugly Sweaters kit, I decided to colour the sweaters from the "Outline" images in the kit. The trouble was I couldn't make up my mind which image to use or even the design of the cards, mojo overdrive???? so decided to do 3. I think you could say they are different, from the size of the digis to the design, just goes to show how versatile digi's are. I used all the sentiments in the kit too. I also decided to add a "knit" effect too in PS.

first card used Tattered Lace embossing border folder, image is fussy cut and laid on top of embossed layer.
second card used Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder, image 3D layered with green ribbon and paper cut and matched to background colour, background DP Shabby Princess
third card used Crafts-Too Christmas trees embossing folder with centre cut out, images 3D layered and added confetti.
I used a knit background from Elines Babies at Cuddly Buddly, I altered it to black and white and then used it as an overlay in PS to make the knitted effect.

Friday, 20 March 2015

DSC # 132

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Anything Goes but NOT a card or layout.

sponsored by  Bugaboo Digi Stamps

You know I like to do digital first for DSC, after all it is a Digital Challenge blog. However I wanted to do a door hanger for my son and didn't have a digi layout to be able to post it. 

Let me tell you the story of the hanger first - our adult son, as most of you will know, now lives with us after becoming ill. We of course knock before entering his room, one day he said "if you have a cuppa Mum, you don't need to knock!" So that's why I made this as a bit of fun, with the perfect image of the teabag from Bugaboo. Son did have a laugh at this and displays it on his door!

The perfect image for this was of course Bugaboo's "Spoon". The paper is digital and I had the pattern tutorial from here.
 I placed both DP on half vertically of the A4 size layout and added the image and sentiment "block! underneath one of the papers. Only 1 page printed, no waste paper! I printed it out border-less on 170gr paper and added it to brown 250gr card, this made it quite substantial (for the use of it bashing up against the door frame each time the door is opened LOL.) I added a brown circle around the circle shape. The pocket is for mail, OK! so I have to fold the letters LOL.

The DP is from a combo kit "Flyawaywithme" at Sweet Shoppe Designs