10 April 2021


 Rest in Peace
and thank you for your 
Duty to Queen and Country

07 April 2021

"Wood" you believe it?

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for -

Last time we had a wood challenge, I did a sign for hubby and his garage door, which by the way is still there as new! I'm pleased to say. Anyhow, this time I have used a completely different piece of wood and "wood" you believe what it is? It's an ice cream stick from a mini version of the larger chocolate ice cream lollypop which begins with an "M".  😀

Our G.Nephew was 13 at the end of the month and I made this for him, he is a character, so I knew he would enjoy the pun and the colours, (he did). 
I printed and cut the papers and layered them onto black card. I coloured the sticks with Distress inks with colours similar to the striped paper and I added some wobbly eyes to them. I then added 3D gloss to the red words on the sentiment.  I saw the sentiment on the web so cased it.

papers - Digital Press
sentiment - the web
recycled lolly sticks
Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Crushed Olive, Abandoned coral
wobbly eyes - stash
3D gloss - Nuvo Crystal Drops

What "Wood" you make for our challenge?  I hope to see you there.
 Please remember to use The Male Room badge if
 you want to be included in amongst the Winners

05 April 2021


 Hi Everyone, I hope you've had a lovely Easter weekend, no matter what you did.

When I did my Rose stamp last week I forgot to add I had ordered 2 stamps, ah! so easily forgotten hahaha, this is the second. This time it has music with the rose. I decided to use a music background paper and stamp over it to see what it was like and I liked it, so all I did then was colour the image and add a die cut frame around it. 

stamp - Rosa Musica Chocolate Baroque
paper - Craft Sensations paper pad
inks - Distress Inks
Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citroen, Mowed Lawn
oval die - Tonic
orange paper - Lidl
sentiment - Julie Hickey
sentiment die - Julie Hickey

Spring has definitely sprung in the garden, so many buds and flowers coming out, this is the Camelia looking good this year.

Yes! the sky really was that blue, with not a cloud to be seen.

03 April 2021

Easter Greetings

 I hope your Easter weekend is not too cold after the lovely warmth we had earlier in the week. My card today is an Easter card. It's from a free file I have had since 2018 and each Easter I think I'll make that and never have, however, I shouldn't have waited, as it turned out to be beautiful and although with a few parts was easy to to colour and put together. 

I coloured the leaves and flower centres, that I had cut with the digital die cutting machine, while they were still on the cutting mat, that turned out to be so much easier than trying to do each individual piece, as I have done previously. A little tip I saw recently. Then it was glue each part and put them together. I kept the card quite simple with white card and used my lightbox to photograph it. 

cross design - Birds Cards
cross hatch embossed card - Outlet Store
inks - Distress Oxide , Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed

01 April 2021


 Hi Everyone here I am with my first of 2 DT cards for today, it's for the new challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

I felt like doing something different and having a sentiment as a feature is definitely different for me. This is such a fun one, I had to use it on it's own. I cut the card with a digital die cutting machine using a free file by my blog friend Shirley I wanted some colour on it, so had a look up of colour mixes and found this, the colours are not what I would have chosen to put together, so another different for me.
 The flowers were coloured with Distress inks. the leaves die cut, the centre was part of the cut file. I also backed the lattice with the same paper I used with the sentiment. Although it could be left as is.
image - QKR Honest
Lattice card with flowers- Shirley Young Designs
leaves die - Tonic
leaves paper - Craft Sensations
inks - Distress inks
Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone
paper - The Digital Press 

Bad Hare Day

 I have 2 DT cards today this is the second

our 49th challenge

Anything Goes but

they MUST feature a critter

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

We are sponsored this month by SheepSki Designs and they generously
provided images to our DT use on their inspiration projects.  

My card came about when I saw this image with Andrea at Sheepski Designs, I loved the idea around it and I tried to make it look like it was taken in a room, (a little as she had done hers) with wallpaper, taking the colours from the paper. I also used a font that looked like it was being blown by the hairdryer! OK! that's in my imagination! I'm not too sure if I succeeded but I did enjoy doing it. As for the sentiment it had to be! I seem to be doing cards with a case on this sentiment a lot!  However that's what I think when I make cards for the family, blimey Charlie, their nearly as old as I think I am! hahaha

image - Bad Hare Day
papers - Bella Gypsy
sentiment - my own 
stamps - Magazine freebies
using "Speed of Oatmeal" font
sketch used 
FMS Final 463-001 sketch

Get your Critters out to play and I hope to see you in the challenge.
Keep Safe - you still need to.

30 March 2021


Hi Everyone, I saw this stamp and as I had a birthday "offer" from the company, I decided to get it. OH! I am so pleased I did, it will be suitable for so many occasions and is wonderful to use. It set my mojo going I can tell you.

Anyhow, I decided to ink up some watercolour card, then stencil over it in the same colours, it was just a case of stamp, emboss and enjoy, I looked closer and thought those flowers should stand out more, so I took some water and went over the roses sponging up the excess water and the colour at the same time. I love that it hasn't taken all the water and some colour has been left on the card. I just need to add a sentiment when I need a card. I'm thrilled with it, especially using different ways (for me) to add and take away colour.

stamp - Floribunda Net, Chocolate Baroque
inks - Distress Oxides, Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo, Shaded Lilac
stencil - Flourishes, Imagination Crafts
embossing powder - Dovecraft Clear

this is it in closeup

After I had finished the first card I had to do another and if dinner hadn't been due, I would have done more too, still there is plenty of time now. 
This is so different from the first, I stamped and embossed onto plain watercolour card, then coloured the roses with Pixie Powder, the sheen is just gorgeous, added it to a gold mirror card layer, voila finished! It seemed a cheats way of making a card, it was so quick. Again, I'll add a sentiment when I know what I will use it for.
stamp - same as above
Pixie Powder - Rich Gold, Cosmic Shimmer
mirror card - The Range
embossing powder - Altenew Antique Gold

showing the sheen in closeup