Friday, 12 September 2014


Hi Everyone, a short and quick post to show you my offering for Squirrels Penguin challenge.

I made the penguin in PS with heart shapes for the body and circles cut in half for the feet, a triangle for his nose and silver stroked PS styles by SKS around the body and acrylic styles for the feet and nose by Dundas Designs. (If I remember rightly they both came from the Photoshop daily web site.) I added a black background and printed it out, folded it and it became a bar of chocolate wrap. I had an Aero bar in it to give, but forgot to take a photo of the choccie in it duh! Of course he had to have a ribbon and I also added 3D gloss to his eyes, nose and feet.

I know Squirrel is a true stamper, but mine is pure digi, well until printed then it becomes hybrid, just like me LOL.  Penguin - Yep!

DSC # 105 "Charming"

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 


sponsored by  Lacy Sunshine

My DT image this week is Emmalouboohelovesme, she is such a cutie.  

I'm really short of time this week, (and I thought I would be bored in retirement!) so this is a short post. My apologies.

I've played a lot in PS with shadows and styles with her and the DP's and elements -
DP papers and elements are by Carin Grobe Daisy Fairy digi kit.
Heart Charm is by Delicious Scraps
Heart drop charm is from the February Pixel Scrapper blog hop


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birthday card

Hi Everybody, beautiful day here just like summer, we are so lucky having this weather at this time of year.

I want to share this birthday card I did for my niece. I love this image, but haven't got a clue who it is by, so would be grateful if anyone could enlighten me. This is one layer due to postage restrictions to her. I used a DP for her skirt and the flowers in the image and coloured her PS. Then added Glamour dust.

All DP's and all elements are by Booland Designs.  - Anything Goes - Yep!
 Girly - Yep!  Anything Goes - Yep!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

New box

Hi Everyone, beautiful day here in NATO visited Wales. I couldn't get over the security fences in Cardiff that people had to negotiate to go about their normal day to day things and, as far as I am aware, all for a dinner at Cardiff Castle. The members were actually staying outside Cardiff. Oh! well  I suppose that's the way of the modern world.

Something I did learn during the visit, that Wales has the most Castles per capita anywhere in the world!

You can't go many miles without coming across one LOL.

Anyhow, enough of all that! here's my offering today.

I am taking part in a progressive challenge and this little fellow was given to use for it.  I wanted to make something different, (my hubby says it's the full moon syndrome!) I have lots of boxes and other cut files, but I HAD to do something different, so went looking for a cup to take the digis we had to play with.

I saw this HERE, the only thing was, it didn't have an SVG for me to play with, so I had a go at copying the shape in PS and then placed it into the Cricut to cut it. I succeeded after a quite few hours of playing and cutting and redoing, you know what I mean.

 I cut the shape out on white copy paper, just as well as it was HUGE, (I hadn't sized it as you can see.) I resized it, it still holds a heck of a lot of choccies or chocolate drink, I expect I will make it smaller again, at the moment it's 12cm wide and 71/2 cm high (approx 5inches x 3.1/4 inches) the size is just the cup shape.  Instead of a scalloped edge I laid maple leaves, (from PS shapes,) around the top which I also had to make to fit. I cut 2 cup handles (derived from an arrow PS shape) placed them back to back to strengthen them, then glued all together.

I added the cute chipmunk, which I printed twice one reversed, changing the colours of his outfit to match the DP, (but leaving his face and body the original coloured image) and the background from the original and glued them together, fussy cut and stuck him on top, and made a tag with the other digi and the sentiment included. I held it in place with grey ribbon (from a jumper). Added glitter to the leaves and on the cups.

Congratulations if you got through all that and hope you think it was worth it.

These are the original try out samples

This is the back
Digis - DeeDee Designs
DP paper - Paper Garden Projects.

Challenges Autumn / Fall - YEP!  Digi of the month challenge  - YEP!  Digital - YEP!  Cute Animal - YEP!  Something New - new self made cut file and digi images  - YEP!  Anything but a card - YEP!  Use a digi stamp - YEP!

Friday, 5 September 2014

DSC # 104 "Chocolate and cream" (colours of brown, cream, beige etc...)

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 
"Chocolate and cream" (colours of brown, cream, beige etc...)

sponsored by  Lunagirl

I have made my "page" today with several images from Lunagirl, mostly because I couldn't make my mind up what I wanted to use, as they are all gorgeousness in themselves.

I have tried to do a "proper" digital make up, by making the cake and plate with PS shapes, digi paper and elements, with Lunagirl images leaning on it and pictures for the "wall" and a label for the cake. 

I also made the text into "chocolate" style with some playing in PS. I got the quote from the web. I also did a light effect! 

I'm not sure I got away with the cake and plate, but it's a start!

Chocolate wraps and birds - Lunagirl
DP - Summer Driggs, Chocolate sprinkles
Pixelberrypie - Heart digi paper blog hop 2014
Elements - Gina Jane, Grahams
Ribbon - Just So Scrappy

Friday, 29 August 2014

DSC # 103 Oriental

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 


sponsored by  Lacy Sunshine

My DT choice from Lacy Sunshine is "Emily's Kimono". I thought it so pretty. 

I couldn't wait to use this, as I love Oriental images.  I haven't made a mistake and left her face white or even made her a Goth, she is "Geisha" so would have have a white face and eyes rimmed with red.  Red is a lucky colour in the Far East so I gave her a red kimono and gold for luxury.  I made the bridge in PS with PS shapes.  I hope I have done her justice.

The gold of her parasol and obi is a DP by Aveziur - Winter Wedding kit.
The cherry blossom is by Summer Driggs - Dance with me kit.
The Japanese text background is "Japanese writing background", which I have had for a long time, - no designer I'm sorry.
The Teapot etc. in the corner is a PS brush by Jonathan S Harris at Deviant Art.
The font is Japanese Style
The gold and red background is a PS shape, coloured in PS.

This is the printed card with layered image and added sparkle.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Teacher Thank you card

Hi Everyone I know I am a little late! with this kind of post, but I haven't posted a card for a while with an Elizabeth Dulemba image and remembered this one.  It was made for a friend's daughter who was leaving her school.  The card was for her English teacher the butterfly book was a perfect image I thought for this.

Thought I would show the others I had to do too.  She wanted 3 for "Special" teachers.  All had to be yellow and blue, the school colours and had to have the school badge too.  Anyhow here are the others.

Religious Instruction Teacher
French Teacher

Images and embellies from the following artists.

Elizabeth Dulemba
Just So Scrappy
Word Art World
Studio Linda Renee

Challenges  For Teacher - Yep