Sunday, 22 July 2018

Miyabi framed

Hi Everyone, after being on this image a long while, I decided to finish it and as there is a challenge going over at Aurora Wings, I decided to frame and enter it.

image - Miyabi full version Aurorawings
coloured in Photoshop CS6
background paper - Miya J Nastasja KatcoCreation Collab Paper 07
trees in corners - PS Japanese brushes
Japanese writing - unknown (from 2004)
I already had a frame, it was white, so I added gold lustre wax to it,
 it now has a lovely golden shine to it.

I hope I have done justice to the beautiful image, it is not perfect, but I am pleased and have it on display in my conservatory. 

when printing it out I printed in landscape instead of portrait! 
but I may make this fit an 8 x 8 frame.

Friday, 20 July 2018


Hi Everyone, sorry I have been awol, with a lot of your posts, I am trying to keep up, but as I'm still not doing a lot on the 'puter, I hope to be more proactive after seeing the Dr next week.

In the meantime I saw a challenge that appealed to me and that is Show us your Patriotic colours.
 here is mine.
This is our flag, it's from Wales UK.

here is my card, it HAD to contain a dragon LOL
Dragon is a "map element" - DeviantArt
coloured in PS CS6
dp - DigiTee Pixelscrapper
PS embossed effect - Melo Vrijhof
sentiment - Create with TLC
sentiment shape - PS, 3D'd
red card - stash
Sheena Douglass - Sparkle pens used on parts of the dragon and the "water" around him.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Unexpected item???

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for

I really didn't have a clue and then I saw a card that put an idea in my mind, BUT I didn't have the item! What to use instead? after a few hours, literally, it came to me! - Makeup remover pads!!!! I was so pleased with the idea I made 2 cards! LOL

To make them more stable, the layers part easily don't they? I sprayed them with hairspray (didn't have spray glue) until they were soaked. Let them dry and put them into my stamp platform.

When I pressed the stamp down I found it debossed the pad, BUT didn't add the colour, may have been the old inks I used. Anyhow, as they were debossed, I coloured the part with the pen, then to seal it, I added Versamark to the stamp and embossed the pads.

 Onto the card with a computer written sentiment. I'm not too sure of it's success, but loved trialing it. btw, the sentiment looks wonky! I thought it wasn't until I saw it here, so will have to remove it and correct it, isn't it funny that in real life you don't see it?

My second card is using a die for the 2 pads, I thought it would make an ideal igloo? I stretched them slightly to fit the oval shape, then added a shadow with the Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens, added some glitter glue, which picked the layer up slightly, I think it's OK though. 

first card -
 embossing folder and stamp - Magazine freebies
Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens

second card
igloo - Rcool
Apple Blossom Embossing folder
very old Whisper ink
Penguins with the holly die, are a win from Christina Griffiths blog
silver mirror card - Dovecraft

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Mermaid Wave

Hi Everyone here is my DT card for this challenge at
Our Sponsor this challenge is

Lemon Shortbread Art carries high quality digital stamps and colouring pages for your crafting needs. If you like fantasy, fashion, cute and whimsical art, be sure to check Lemon Shortbread out!

Lemonshortbread "Mermaid Waving"
Prize: 3 Images

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Cat monochrome

Hi Everyone, my post today is for

I chose this wonderful cat with daffodils for my subject, now you know me and my daffodils? Of course their yellow or even a little orange. BUT today I decided to do something completely from the norm, for me, and that was to choose monochrome colour tones. The daffs are yellow, the tree brown, the rest is greyish pink, so delicate you can hardly see the colours and for someone who LOVES vibrant colours, so not me, but you know what? I like it.

I coloured it in Photoshop CS6
papers are by Pixelscrapper 
the wonderful quote is by -Create with TLC
pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
gems - stash
I based the design on a sketch by Mojo 454
I heat embossed the image

You can join in this fabulous challenge, Theme always "Anything Goes" use any Image or Project and enter 3 entries  right HERE! 

We would love you to come and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group. You can visit and join Facebook Group HERE! 

Morgan's Artworld new Shop is now open for business.
You can visit Shop HERE!

Thursday, 5 July 2018


Hi Everyone, my DT post for

There is a Christmas add on in the new July / August edition, out on the 6th July, where you will see this card of mine.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Brave WIngs

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for 

It's also a few days late!!!!!! sorry Team.

I have chosen this lovely image, which I coloured in Photoshop, then gave it a painting feel by adding a canvas texture to it. I also added a mosaic effect background also done in PS. I found a fabulous cut file frame to use with my Cameo and felt it was the perfect design for this wonderful warrior lady. I didn't think she needed anything else. For some reason my lady isn't printing as bright as I painted her. You'll find better colours below on the originals.

background paper on image - Booland Designs
paper layers - stash
black line frame - Rosie De Lise
cut on the Cameo
sentiment off web

I have added with and without canvas effect, which do you prefer?

You can join in this fabulous challenge, Theme always "Anything Goes" use any Image or Project and enter 3 entries  right HERE! 

We would love you to come and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group. You can visit and join Facebook Group HERE! 

Morgan's Artworld new Shop is now open for business.
You can visit Shop HERE!


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

as I am on limited time in my craft room, I wanted something easy and this was that.
image - Laurie Furnell it is a ready coloured image. Print and cut on the Cameo
fish & sentiment - Print and cut on the Cameo
background - fish @ Silhouette Design Store
cut from - Create and Craft card.
background mirror card - Hunkydory (it has lots of shine, difficult to photo)

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Rick St Dennis / Sparkle & Sprinkles TTCRD

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for
We have 2 generous Sponsors

Winner will get a Prize: 2 imagesRick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes.

Our second sponsor is

Our products are not only hand-blended, hand-pressed, and hand-packaged in the United States, but our glitters, embossing powders, and flockings are also MANUFACTURED in The United States (not imported).  Sparkle N Sprinkle supports local manufacturers who make quality products using healthy, environmentally-safe ingredients and fair labor practices. We hope that our loyal customers appreciate our efforts. Your Quality Crafting Time deserves Quality Products
Sparkle & Sprinkle  "Snowman Couple"
Winner will get a Prize: $15 certificate

Thanks for being here, I'm sorry I'm not visiting many of you, I'm trying, but my leg won't let me sit in my room for long and I want to fulfil my DT commitments. It is getting better, but still painful. Thanks for hanging in there with me. 😊

Monday, 2 July 2018

New TTCRD magazine!!

New TTCRD magazine!!

The July-August 2018 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.

Our theme this month is Elephants, Clover/Shamrocks and Candy and we have lots of inspiration pieces from some of the Designers as well as many awesome tutorials for your creative pleasure like how to make a tote using a digital image, Birds from recycled plastic packaging and stamping with bleach just to name a few!

Our awesome and talented Featured Digi Artist is Pattie Gomez of Patties Creations. Her talented team of ladies have created some lovely cards to share with us.

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a sketch challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to

If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fee after the first year is $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, just visit and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at

Friday, 29 June 2018

Apologies due to inconvenient circumstances

Hi Everyone, I won't be around much for a few weeks. I was diagnosed with a DVT last weekend, luckily (it seems) it's in my calf, BUT it's still extremely painful, which means I cannot sit too long without my leg up, which in my craft room is impossible. SO I shall be doings things, but much less than I have been, at least until I have finished the medical requirements I have been told to do.

I'll try and use my tablet, but it's a touchy thing and works when it likes! it's not old either.

I hope normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Luckily I have a few scheduled posts, so there should be something to see occasionally.

I've never thought of myself as old, but it came as a shock when this happened! I know it can happen at any age, BUT! I don't like it 😕

Thursday, 28 June 2018


Hi Everyone my DT post for
The themes for the new magazine in July/August is
Candy, Elephants & Clovers (Shamrocks)

 and today I am using the sketch provided and Elephants

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Micemas Post

Hi Everyone my DT post today is for

Our Sponsor for this challenge is
Di's Digi Stamps
Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

The Prize for the Winner is a generous $12 Voucher to store
Here is my card with Micemas Post
details in the July / August Magazine 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Cupcake flower

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Limited Runs FB challenge and the Outlawz sketch challenge. I did something I have seen done, but never done myself. Will I do it again? mmmmmm not sure, it was fiddly to say the least, perhaps it was the design and the size of it. Perhaps better in paper or card for this project.

Anyhow here is my card.
cupcake - Limited Runs
dp - Pixelscrapper
flower die - Tattered Lace
Sparkle and Shine on image and flower die.
and the thing I haven't tried before is adding vinyl to a card!
leaf corner - Cali Arroyo Silhouette Design store
vinyl - Oracle 651

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Licensed to Celebrate!

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for
A Great subject - YES!
My card is of course 007! the film is Casino Royale, everything was put together in Photoshop and then printed and fussy cut. I've used the image a few times and it's always appreciated, so I hope this will be too. The Team have got GREAT cards and inspiration, I hope to see you in our challenge.

The card is going to my GNephew, who has just passed his driving test (Licenced to celebrate?) and has done extremely well in his apprenticeship exams. Lots of reason to celebrate.

image and sentiment - magazine freebie (years ago)
fussy cut and 3D'd
playing cards -
Union Jack flag - from web
background embossing folder - Crafters Companion Textures

here's the insert
stamps are magazine freebies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Scrapbook page

Hi Everyone, I have nothing to show you today, so did a quick scrapbook page, what I mean by quick was using a "quick page" already set out, it had all the colours I needed, so why spend time finding them I asked myself. That's how lazy I am of late. Apart from DT work that is. LOL.

Anyhow here it is.

Quick scrapbook page - Jilbert

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Just Because

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch challenge. It was a something that didn't turn out as expected and I'm a disappointed, as I loved the papers and elements, but haven't time to do another. Oh! Well, here it is.
all papers and elements are from a digital kit by
 Julie C Designs "Sweet Thimbleweeds"
Lace by Aimee Harrison
circle die - Tonic
stamp - magazine freebie
around the centre - Nuvo Crystal Drops 
gems - stash
black card - stash

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Colour me bird

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz, we were given this wonderful image to play with, a little daunting at first, but I found a colour combo that I liked and thought it was perfect for the bird. I hope you like it.
coloured in PS 
card - Dovecraft textured
sentiment - computer printed
Nuvo Crystal Drops
3D Gloss - Anita's
circle die - Tonic

showing the gloss

colours used.