07 April 2024

Spring Time WLSC

  Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for We Love Stamping. This month, we would love to see your cards with the theme SPRING.


Mojo was lacking for me and has been for weeks, but after looking through my stamps I found this and thought him cute. I stamped the chick, then die cut him and coloured him, I then added another die cut layer for him and inked it. Next came the butterfly stamped and coloured, the sentiment was next. I stamped it in the same pink of the inked layer and embossed it. 

From there I was stumped, I went through my files looking for Spring paper and found this one, which went with the pink beautifully. After playing with the images a few times, I thought they needed something else, but what? My mind went into overtime and I thought Spring Time? Out came the clock die, I wiped green ink over it, then added the paper to yellow card and layered the elements, all attached to the base card. Seems my mind was in time motion, with my cards this month!

stamps - Uniko
inks - Distress Oxide, mowed lawn, kitsch flamingo, stormy sky, squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin 
paper - I don't know, I have had it since 2005
rectangle dies - Tonic
clock die - Amazon

Three prizes from AALL and Create, 1) Key Botanicals 2) See you Soon and 3) Hexagon stencil with Delicate Wings stamp

Don't forget, we will now require At least one stamped element on the front of each entry. Those of you like us, who love to stamp, we would still love you to enter your fully stamped entry.

03 April 2024

Embossing TMR

 Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for 

 OH! So much that I could have done, but ended up with simple embossing. First I printed out on 160gsm a vintage paper, I've had for an age. I then embossed it with an old ef and wiped a DO ink over it.  It was cut to size and placed on brown card, that was also cut to size. The next thing, I found a frame in my files, that I thought was quite vintage, in shape, so I cut two out with my Silhouette then embossed the top layer, but left it without ink etc. 

The quote was printed out in brown ink and placed behind the frame. A piece of the embossed paper left over, that I had embossed on the wrong side, duh! had a complete watch face on it, so I fussy 😒cut it, and wiped the ink over, then placed it at the bottom of the frame. 

vintage paper - Billie Irene at Digital Scrapbook
embossing folder - Embossalicious, Clocks
ink - Distress Oxide, gathered twigs, vintage photo
frame - Aimee Harrison Designs (June 2022)
verse, mixture of words from the web

01 April 2024

Llama birthday CCC


    Hi Everyone, my DT cards today is for -

Critter Crazy

Whether Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, 
Scaly, or Insect, there must be a critter.

I have so many animal digi stamps, that I decided to trawl them and came across this wonderful Llama. I printed her and the sentiment, borrowed from the web. Next, I coloured her with markers and decided to extend the image with stencils and add clouds and extra flowers. They didn't look right, so I added some strokes, with a fine black pen, to the stencilling to copy the image. 

After I was happy with the image, I die cut it out and added it to the base card. Simple, but I'm pleased, and it will go to a friend. 

Llama - Elizabeth Dulemba
stencil - Funky Fossil
markers - Spectrum Noir
inks - Distress Oxide
fine pen - Uni Pin
die - Sue Wilson Noble Square die  

 Have you got an animal, you haven't seen in a while? Hope to see you at the Critter Crazy Challenge.


23 March 2024

Trainers birthday card

 Hi everyone, a card today, for another nephew, it's lovely having a large family. Anyhow, as he is also a runner, most are now, in the family. I cased a card I did here.

 I cut the circle dies, then inked the bottom one with DI, I cut the clock die and also used DO to wipe over it. The trainers were stamped and fussy cut, I hate doing that, as I'm not good at it, then coloured with DI's. I didn't have what I wanted as a sentiment, so generated it in Photoshop, using 3 different fonts, the front is Amienne. The sentiment was printed and die cut then 3D'd onto the card.

The insert fonts are Amienne for the first and last words, "happiest" is the font Blackjack, and the swashes on the front and back of "happiest" is Alterlight Swashes, that I added. I found some free trainer images on the web to add a little something inside. The sentiment on the front was printed and die cut and 3D'd.

circle dies - lost packaging (very old)
clock die - Amazon, (an old one) 
sneakers - Magazine freebies
ink - Distress Inks. blueprint sketch, scorched timber

the simple insert

18 March 2024

Feminine mid month WLSC

 Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for We Love Stamping. This month, we would love to see your cards with the theme Feminine.


I saw a colour combination, that had me wanting to use it, so here it is. I had a looky through my stamps for something feminine, what's more feminine than flowers? So I included them, in the design that I thought would be better on a DL card. 

Next, I blended the colours with DO's on a piece of card to layer on the base card. The sentiments were then stamped, I decided to make the shine sentiment be white with sparkle, but it ruined the clarity. I stamped it again with Stazon on top of the white glitter, it worked, giving the black a glow outside the letters. A save, thankfully.

I stamped the bulbs and flowers, then fussy cut them out ugh! (you know I hate fussy cutting). I coloured them in matching DI's. They were added to the blended card and I drew a line to "hang" them onto the white sentiment.

I was colouring the stamps, when I accidentally dropped water onto the background, so I just added more.

stamps - Sheena
 inks - Distress Oxide, pine needles, lucky clover, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade
This months lovely prizes are from 
Lavinia stamps two prizes: 1)Small Pines, Christmas Joy and Eve, 2) Fairy Chain


Don't forget, we will now require At least one stamped element on entries. Those of you like us, who love to stamp, we would still love you to enter your fully stamped entry.

11 March 2024

Cake boxes

 Hello Everyone, it was my birthday on Saturday, too near to that big 80, where did the time go? On a shopping trip, to a store, a few miles away, after a couple of years of not visiting. I saw packs of prepacked, 6 small chocolate chip muffins, just a mouthful size, for a £1.00, that I thought would go well for a birthday gift from me for my walking group. A sort of slice of my birthday cake for them. 

Of course, I go to my Silhouette for cutting, but I had to hunt in my files for a box to fit, I couldn't find something suitable, so decided to make a design fit. It didn't take long. A paper pad bought recently, although, I told myself I wasn't going to buy anything this year. I HAD too, it was so pretty and only £2.99 for 24 sheets of double sided paper 250gsm. A bargain!

Anyhow, the box and the different shaped lid, which was narrow at the back and dipped to the front, a lovely shape, were cut and glued together. The cake inserted, and then I thought I would add a little something to the lid. I die cut a flower and coloured it with markers. Attached to the top, all done. None of them are crafters, so I hope they like them. I will give them to the group tomorrow, great with a cuppa and chat after our walk. 

I want to thank the ladies who sent me beautiful birthday cards, I'm so happy you thought of me. Thank you. 

choc chip muffins - Asda
template -  Simply Cards & Papercraft #250
paper pad - Craft Sensations Romantic Florals
die - Tattered Lace
markers - Spectrum Noir

Here are the templates, such a pretty shaped lid. I hope I've not done wrong in putting them here, they are freebies, from Simply Cards & Papercraft #250 on the website. Perhaps you can size them to suit too?


Onto comments on Blogs. I was in the middle of commenting, OK, I was a bit behind as some of you know, but, after quite a number of comments, I got a message saying - I had come to the end of my allowance for that day. Or  words to that effect. Anyone else come across it?

06 March 2024

Vegetables TMR

 Hi Everyone, my card today is for the
Mojo has been lacking this year, I have umming an ahing over this theme for a while, then! I saw a card in my ideas files, that I had saved to be able to case, by Aimes, problem over. I even told her in my comments I would case it.

Anyhow, on to what I did. This vegetable digital stamp, has been in my files from 2022. I cut and printed it, and the sentiment, with my digital die cutter. I then coloured it with markers, I didn't have enough reds, but I think it came out ok. I still wasn't sure what to do, so went looking for a paper background, nothing in my paper pads, then came across the perfect thing, a dp sheet of vegetables. It was printed it and I used it as a backing for the coloured image. The paper was added to the base card and the vegetables were 3D'd onto it, as was the sentiment.
For the insert, I found more images in my files and added a lemon, cherry and olive to the glass, then added a shadow effect for the glass. I added the sentiment and printed it out. Card done. 
veg digital stamp - Ruscht free vegetable stamp
markers - Spectrum Noir
digi die cutter - Silhouette
background paper - Marisa Lerin Digital Scrapbooking
glass, olive, cherry, lemon - Marisa Lerin
 "problem" font - Zowie
quote font - Sugar Hut

inside is the answer to the problem?

If you're lacking masculine card ideas, the DT have plenty, hope to see you in the challenge. 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge

I was kindly asked to also enter -