Wednesday, 18 September 2019

All that Jazz

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's more than two weeks since I was here last. I've also been remiss with comments, so sorry. I won't be able to catch up, I hope you'll forgive me. We have had a few issues, so crafting has been the last thing on my mind. BUT, my commitment to The Male Room meant I had to get something done, so here is my DT card for

I couldn't think of anything, although this is the easiest challenge to do, my files are the first to go to, to find if I have anything. I found this perfect card, especially for a GodDaughter son's birthday, who loves his music. Shame you can't see the sparkle on the music and letters, it's lovely. I added a couple more notes, (an accident required them!) The saxophone is 3D with the centre of it flat. I also decided to add a  music embossing background to the card instead of leaving it in its shape.
All that Jazz card - Shirley Young
cut on the Cameo
card - Centura Pearl, Dovecraft & Lidl
music insert paper - Crafters Companion Music EF
clear sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir
Spray and Sparkle - Crafters Companion

Friday, 6 September 2019

Flowers and black lines

Hi Everyone, my card today is me playing with a big stamp and just using half of it, I coloured it and die cut it, but was lost for a background, then I saw a card by Sarah Warren on the Outlawz. I don't have a link I'm sorry, but the background of black card seemed just what was needed for my card, so thank you Sarah, sorry I can't link you. Maybe you can see it here. I went into my Silhouette and made the background and decided to foil inside the lines, using the WRMK foiling pen.

stamp  and sentiment "Sending you lots of love" - Stamps by Me
coloured with Ranger Inks 
fired brick, salty ocean, mowed lawn and seedless preserves
background, cut and foiled - Silhouette Cameo

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Autumn sweater

Hi Everyone my second post today a little later than intended is my DT card for

I don't know what went wrong with me, but I forgot all about today's post, so a VERY quick second card today was done and I even know who it is going to, someone who is always cold LOL. As of today, here, jumpers are needed with temperatures down and a strong wind, so thought the stamps relevant.
stamps and embossing folder - magazine freebies
card and embossing powder - Dovecraft
coloured with - Nuvo Vibrant pencils and Spectrum Noir markers
gems - stash
dies - Tonic


Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz challenge which asks as it's theme hobbies. Of course it's easy - until I started to make the card and thought of the other things I like to do, so I included them on the card, well some of them!
Digital / hybrid card making, colouring, stamping, die cutting. Too little! so if I have time  I'll make another at least. The beautiful papers by "We are 3" I won in an Outlawz challenge the other week.
papers - We are 3
dragonfly stamp - magazine freebie
heat embossed - WOW Clear Sparkle over Stazon ink
coloured with - Spectrum Noir markers
Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pens, over the wings of all the butterflies
dragonfly quote from the web Here

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Morgans DT

Hi Everyone my DT post today is for 
the image I have used today can be bought

she is named as Ivy Greenleaf

which made me go searching for Ivy in my files, yep! got a few, but not that would be suitable, or so I thought, so off to the Silhouette Design Store and found a background that I thought would work. The image is actually on Morgans header, so it meant a lot to live up to. I have recently bought, (I am late to the party) some Ranger Distress Inks, I know you are all onto the oxide ones now! LOL. Anyway, I decided to use one pack of 4 and base my colours on those for my card.

I'm not sure it worked and I may not have done my best for this image and card. I think I will have to revisit it at some time. The image although it looks so detailed and it would be difficult to colour, was surprisingly easy.

image - Ivy Greenleaf, link above, 
print and cut on Silhouette Cameo with outline added in pink card.
then coloured with Ranger Distress inks,
picked raspberry, mustard seed, peacock feathers,spiced marmalade.
sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir
ivy background - Silhouette store 
embossing folder - Textures brick wall, Crafters Companion
green card - Centura Pearl
orange card & pink card - Dovecraft
ribbon - Anita's

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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Christmas tea light

Hi Everyone, just had to put an extra post in here as I forgot to show you the Christmas light I did, I showed you the box but not the tea light - duh! With this,  I highlighted the star by using the Silhouette pen and a gold star on the  ribbon. I made 2 of them the same.

A little note to my family, friends and anyone living in the path of the hurricane Dorian, keep safe and I hope it isn't as strong as it's threatening for you all. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Tree tealight and amazing pebbles!

Hi Everyone, my card had pieces from these makes. I saw these and thought them cute and decided to make one. I was thrilled although the card used didn't curl as I would have liked. Even so, I was going out with my old work mates and decided to show them what I had made, (they like to see occasionally.) To my surprise they asked me to make between them 4, two for christmas and two "everyday". One for a memorial light. I hope they will like them, I don't see them  again for a couple of weeks.

Here they are
the original pink tree
card - Hunkydory

card - Craft Sensations and Hunkydory

 Here are the boxes I decided they would be better in.  I measured them on the Crafters Companion scoring board and stamping with magazine freebie stamps, 
which I tried to match to the paper I used as far as I could. 
Sorry not good photos we had a dark day and rain today

Here are the pebbles in my title.
We had a rare outing on Monday and came across this gentleman in Porthcawl sorting pebbles and stacking them, we just stood and watched amazed at his patience and how he stacked them in different sizes, how he lifted a few I don't know, they were so large and must have weighed an awful lot, but he still managed to stack and balance them perfectly. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2019


Hi Everyone, my card today came about when I saw a card on Amazon and loved it, so I ordered the die, when it was delivered, I cut it out of black scrap card I had to see if it cut correctly, it's been sitting waiting for me to do something with the die.

I was  making a tea light holder, to be shown later, when the circle scraps lit a light in my head, not often that happens by the way LOL. I had my inks and painted a piece onto card, then remembered I had seen in a video, can't remember whose, I'm sorry, they had drawn some black lines, so decided to try it and just added my die cut, a stamped sentiment, it was too long, so cut it, I have just got over - "I can't cut a stamp!". I then decided to 3D the layer. Such a simple card for me.

hollyhock die - unknown
circles - Hunkydory card
ink - Ranger spun sugar
sentiment stamp - magazine freebie

Sunday, 25 August 2019


Hi Everyone, my card today for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge where this month we had extra images, how generous is that?  You can enter the challenge by buying them for $1 - incredible.

On to my - NOT a card! for a change. I have a digital scrapbook page. I'm not sure if it will be accepted, but I had to use those images with the photo. (It was!)

The images reminded me that I had recently been sent a wonderful video of my GGNiece at play centre. BUT, I didn't have a photo, so I had to learn how to get a single frame from the video and convert to a photo, this is the one I chose. The scrapbook is a template I followed. I thought the title could be her in the future?
apples and worms - Limited Runs
scrapbook template - Aziko (too cute layout)
background number paper - Just So Scrappy Designs
all put together in Photoshop CS6

Friday, 23 August 2019

Owl Congratulations

Hi Everyone,  my card today is one I made for my GNephew, who did really well in his exams. I had this image as a freebie and decided to use it for his card, you know "wise owl".

Anyhow, this image for made for the Foil Quill in mind, so that is what I used.

I had the Cameo to draw the image with the gold foil and at the same time draw the congratulations sentiment too. Then, had the Silhouette pen to outline the foiled text. The Cameo cut the frame of the owl at the same time as the outer gold layer card. I copied the size of  the centre of the owls eyes and made a circle to add to the owls eyes out of the gold card. I added it to the red card flat, as it had to be posted. The black and gold paper is glued to the base card.

Foil Quill - large pen
gold mirror card - stash
red textured card - Dovecraft
paper background - Modern Deco - Dovecraft

I had to take the sunset on 21st August, I always like sunsets, they are so beautiful and as our bungalow faces West we are lucky to see them from our home over the mountain.
This was the first on I took

then the colour intensified and spread a little further, so a closeup was called for!

Wednesday, 21 August 2019


Hi Everyone my card today is for

So many ways flight can be interpreted, looking through my stamps, nearly all unused! I found a magazine freebie set and noticed darts! Yep! they are flights right? And that is how this came about. Quite a simple card and stamping is something I am starting to enjoy. Who would have thought?

stamps - magazine freebies, 
 (so Grateful for my Tonic/Tim Holtz stamping platform)
dart board inked with Stazon and then
 Versafine ink and clear embossed and fussy cut. 
card - Crafters Companion watercolour card
sparkle pens - Sheena Douglass
I based it on a Freshly Made Sketch FMS10

Finding masculine card difficult? There is a lot of inspiration over at the challenge, my Teammates are so clever. Also look at the entries, my! we have some clever ladies out there. See you there?

I saw this on Elizabeth Dulembas blog and thought it apt for us, at those times without mojo.
"Those who cannot begin do not finish." 
– Robert Henri, from his book: The Art Spirit

Outlawz Monday Greetings - sentiment on front

Monday, 19 August 2019

Seed head

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch challenge, just hope I have the right sketch this time LOL.

I have done more stamping! What I hear you say, what's going on? Anyway, following the sketch, I wanted to use these papers and kept going to Christmas images? so I used the papers by designing the sketch in Photoshop and went searching through my very underused stamps. I found this stamp that almost copied the background paper seed head. The sentiment was also in the set,  how lucky was that? I stamped onto the printed paper, coloured with inks and added sparkle pen to the seed heads, ribbon and a button that has been hanging around for years! I also added a couple of dry embossed lines. The top layer was 3D'd.
digi papers - KimB Designs
stamps - magazine freebies
ribbon/button - stash
inks - Ranger - fired brick / mowed lawn
sparkle pens Spectrum Noir

this is the sketch

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Tissue box & more piccies

Hi Everyone, I've not had any mojo, and have promised you I would make something, after seeing Carol's tissue box, it set me thinking that I had a file in my Cameo files, so off to check and found this. Thanks Carol :)

Silhouette Design Store 3d square tissue box with mats
Artist: Jamie Cripps Design #:64921
card - Centura Pearl
paper - Craft Sensations
I was going to add "feeling under the weather!"
but thought it good as it is, to display in our LR.

I felt good, I was productive, but not too much concentration, except when I added the over box to the tissue box it was 5mm to small for this particular box, so just enlarged the file and cut another box, luckily the rest hadn't been cut, from then on it was just easy to put together.

here are the umbrella pieces and put together.

the piccies that follow are of the Acers demise!
The last branches. I am so sad. However as we were cutting up the branches and leaves, we noticed a long of fungus on the branches and a lot that were already dead, so in a way the tree losing it's limb in the wind, warned us it was sick and needed felling. Doesn't make it easier for me, I was VERY attached to it and hoped it would last for our lifetime at least. I can be quite a sentimentalist sometimes!

and it's gone! Decorate a container

Thursday, 15 August 2019


Hi Everyone, nothing to show you, due to major lack of mojo.
I am looking through the files and stamps and dies I have, I pick something up and then my mind goes blank. However I thought maybe you would like some photos to peruse? If not just look at my card LOL I don't want to bore you.

The card is one made for a friend of mine a couple of months ago and not blogged, she "insists" I make an angel card each time for her, whatever the occasion. This was for her birthday. I am running out of angels in my files, so will have to look around for a few LOL.
Angel and other elements, ready coloured - Design Bundles
layers were print and cut on the Cameo
sparkle pens - Spectrum Noir
silver mirror card - stash

this is to show the sparkle, but I had sent it to her before
 realising the photo was blurred!

Maybe last year or the year before we had a visit from a Green Woodpecker, we have had it visit twice this week, I was excited to see it. The bird this morning stayed for three quarters of an hour on our lawn, until my son decided to go outside! Oh! well, I just hope he will return. Just a couple of photos of his visit.

Also a rare visitor this week a Nuthatch, 

here with a Coal Tit

AND a butterfly! I love the colour combination here, he only landed a short while and off before I could get more photos.

Last but not least our pots of flowers out in the back garden, we haven't had these large begonias before and they just keep flowering and growing, quite a show.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today and like the photos. I promise to get my hands into something soon. There I've said it - so I HAVE too. 

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Card and Storm!

Hi Everyone, what a day we have had here, high winds and very heavy rain, although this afternoon the rain left us for a while, but left the winds behind. I'll add a video on what happened to our beautiful Acer, while we were having breakfast this morning, however for those not interested - a card!

I try and join the Outlawz sketch challenge as often as I can and this week I decided to join making a card for another GNiece.
paper is a candle template from PixelScrapper
 on which I added colours in Photoshop
sentiment - print and cut on Silhouette, with Quill pen on "15" with silver foil
circle die - Tonic 
bow - Lil Inkers die
flower die - Sue Wilson
button die - First Edition
silver mirror card - stash

this is the sketch I followed
from The Outlawz
EDIT - Wrong sketch, this was from the previous sketch aarrggh!

this is my inspiration for the colours

Now for my video of the storm and a few piccies too! It looks like the tree will have to be cut down as the centre had split and hubby had strapped it together, but the split is bigger and for safety sake it will be cut down, this storm saw the end of it I'm afraid. We are so sad about it as we planted it 25 years ago as a twig!

you can see the extent of the split in the lower trunk, it now goes to the root. Luckily hubby has the runner beans tied up.

I didn't get the sketch challenge, but I did get Festive Fridays