27 July 2014

Sewing Card

Hi Everyone.  What a difference in 2 days ay? lovely today, down to 20 degrees with a cool breeze.

On to a card I made for my SIL she really is a super needlewoman.  Practically a "Taylor" after making a beautiful Chanel type jacket.

I had to include a sewing machine and then used actions and styles to change the DP's into fabric and embroidery and added stitches to match the colours, all in Photoshop.  I cut the sentiment out on my Cricut.  After printing, I 3D'd the DP's and the top layer with the machine on it, I couldn't go too high as it had to be posted.  Glad to say she liked it.

All DP's are by Summertime Designs
The only info I have of the sewing machine is the file is HW+Sewing+machine, (I've had it for years!)
Sentiment font is Stitching Cards 310
Greeting is Murray Bold

http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/dtbst-239-its-all-same.html  Monochrome - hope this is mono enough.

http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-67.html  Anything Goes

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-241-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes

25 July 2014

DSC # 98 Embellish it up

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Embellish it up

sponsored by  Stitchy Bear

My DT choice today is Chilling Meerkat Digital Stamp and Paper pack by Coosty Creations, you should know my sense of humour and as soon as I saw this meerkat, I just had to have him.  I can hear Igor (from the advert in the UK) telling this meerkat to enjoy himself LOL.  

I used this sketch

I have included in this layout, centre diagonal, some rocks (I took a photo of) and then added a plain paper over it to change the colour tone.  I also added free rock texture from Photoshop tutorials here to the rocks behind meerkat, then added different colours to match. I coloured it all in PS.

Here is the printed card, I've added real sand as an extra embellishment as well as 3D - the sand layer diagonal, the beer sentiment, the central circle and the meerkat, so I suppose you could say I have "upped" the embellishments :)

Close up of the sand

21 July 2014


Hi Everyone, I decided I wanted to do a bit of cutting out for a change, well not literally, but on my Cricut. I am ashamed to say that I have an awful lot of files that have only seen my file system, certainly not anything else. Looking through I saw these and thought that they looked easy enough and I had card that would match the file colour example, after all it was only a play to see what happened wasn't it?

They turned out so well, I was thrilled to see what these files are all about.  Here they are, one a card, one just waiting to be used. They both have 4 layers, making them quite sturdy. I added Stickles for a bit of glitter.

the wellie is 3 inches high and 2 1/4 inches wide,
each example could have been as big as I wanted though.

this is 3 1/4 inches wide and high (square)
The cutting files are from Lettering Delights Garden Showers kit.
DP rain drops on the Wellington background is by Melo Vrijhof
DP yellow stripe is by Pixelberrypie
Rainbow by LouCee Creations
Sun by Snickerdoodles
Sentiment by me, computer generated


http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/week-181-theme.html  Singin' in the Rain - I have a Wellie for the rain, shame the brolly isn't eligable.

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/guys-like-getting-cards-too.html   Card for Guys - well it can be!

19 July 2014

Joseph's card

Hi Everyone, you'll notice that my title today is "Joseph's Card", why? Our next door neighbours have a Down’s syndrome Grandson named Joseph.  Joseph is 23 and very clever with drawing and painting and likes to be quite detailed with them. His Grandmother sent me a copy of one of his drawings.  I thought it so good it deserved to be on a card.

I decided to make him a card that he could give to one of his friends, perhaps. It's a one layer card I did in PS. I also made a copyright notice and placed it on the bottom left of the image, I hope Joseph likes it when given to him by his Grandparents.

Image by Joseph
The DP is by Vicki Stegall
The twine is by Dawn by Design
The push pins are by Just so Scrappy

Challenges for Joseph.
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-104-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-133-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes

18 July 2014

DSC # 97 Orange

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

different shades of orange

sponsored by  Limited Runs

When we were given our DT choice of Limited Runs stamps, it HAD to be Molly, I just love her and with Orange (different shades of orange) as the theme this week I thought it suited her so well. Here she is in all her orange glory.

DP are all from Summertime Designs
Pearl swirl, Feli Designs
Sentiments Create with TLC

These are the printed card I added Perlen Pen to the digi "pearls".

17 July 2014

Cowgirl Boots

Hi Everyone my card today is with inspiration by Paulette at Create with TLC. She had this quote and as soon as I saw it I knew that I had just the right boot LOL. I changed all the colours in PS from red white and blue to as it is now. I also added a "pattern" of boots to the background paper and added shadows.

The DP's etc are by RetroDiva I have had them for years.
The button is a PS brush resized.


http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/cmcc29-colour-me-subtle_16.html  Colour me subtle - The colours are right!

http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-13-go-digital-optional-animal.html  Show digital skills. Optional animal - Hope so with digi skills and the boot is from a "cow" girl and a saddle goes on a horse!

http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/use-sentiment-challenge.html  Use a sentiment - Yep!

15 July 2014

Cherry Pie?

Hi Everyone, popping in to let you see one of my latest cards. Displayed a little differently to usual, I'm still trying to get myself a good place to get pictures of my cards and the mask hides "gaps".

The mask around the card is by Craftastical
The DP and cherry image are by Just so Scrappy
Sentiment by Create with TLC
Stitches are PS brushes Stitching Set by PSCS, straight stitches by Just so Scrappy and circle stitches by Mandy'sLoveableDesigns
I have 3D glossed the cherries and the leaves.

Challenges -

http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-44.html  Anything Goes - Yep!

http://paperminutes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/paperminutes-330-3-farben-3-colors.html  3 colours - Yep! Red, Green and White

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-90-use-digital-background.html  Use a digi background - Yep!

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/show-us-your-colours.html  Show us your Colours - Yep! Welsh flag Red Green and White.

11 July 2014

DSC # 96 "Boys at play"

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Boys at play

sponsored by  Lunagirl

Hi Everyone, for my DT project today, I decided to do something a little different as I thought this little chap rubbing head was just right for a card front. I suppose it could have been a forgotten birthday, but he did remind me of my baby brother when we were younger, not that he is that old of course LOL.  I added lots of embellishments and even added a curl to the page, all in Photoshop.

 Embellies are Sheila Reid's kits at Pixelscrapper.  I added the fairy, so that hopefully, she will help him remember that he left the bike at the lamp post down the street :)  AND she lives under the mushroom.

07 July 2014

Grey and yellow birthday

HI Everyone, yep! another post from me.

Today I have for you a grey and yellow card, why? because I love the background paper and thought this lovely digi went with it, simple as that :)

I used a digi by Beecee Artistic Digital Images on Etsy. Coloured in PS with added shadow
The paper is by Digital Diva
Lace is from stash, I scrunched it up on double sided tape.
Top layer is 3D
Glamour dust to the flowers

I shall enter the following challenges

http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/anything-goes.html  Anything Goes-Yep!

http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-36-anything.html Anything Goes - Yep!

06 July 2014

Mother birthday card

HI Everyone, another beautiful day here, hope it is with you.

This is a card I did recently and just thought I would pop in and show you.  The photo shows it in it's box I made too.

I used this sketch by
 Fat tastic sketch challenge
 for inspiration

I used the Tonic die Butterfly Ringlet Rest, quite unusual for me to use dies, but I succumbed to buying a couple on offer on C&C a while ago. And since I sorted my room out, a lot easier to get too. 

The basket a cut file, cut on my Cricut, is a favourite of mine by Shirleys Cards, Shirley always has great files and fab freebies on her blog too.  I used more of the flowers, provided in the file, to overfill it. 

DP papers Spring Promise kit by Stella Jane Design.

Title computer generated in PS.

Looking for challenges for this card I came across the news that Digi Haven is closing due to Denise being terminally ill.  I visited Digi Haven frequently, I was a follower and did enter challenges when I could.  The best thing for me was that Denise was a digi lover with a challenge that was all about digi. She will leave a big gap. My prayers go out to her.

Birthday Penguin

Hi Everyone, another heavy load of piccies for you, but first my card for a challenge, I saw the image on a blog it must be of one of the DT or the entrants, but for the life of me I can't remember who, but liked it enough to buy it. Thanks to whoever it was.

Edited 7/7/14 It was Judith Taylor-Wright

Everything DP and embellies are by Two Moose Designs, I added a PS glitter style to the ice and when printed I 3D glossed them. Also 3D'd the beak, feet and flowers and 3D'd the top image layer.  All done in PS and then printed.

http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/06/july-digi-of-month-challenge-so-cool.html  Digi of the month - Yep!

http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/cool-things-for-summer.html  Cool things for summer - Yep!

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/pile-it-on-27-add-some-flowers.html  Add some flowers - Yep!

I just wanted to share a few piccies of our garden - yes I'm sorry AGAIN, but hubby works so hard in it I think he deserves a little recognition for it.

I did a scrapbook page of our hydrangeas, because I LOVE them, but then I love everything about the garden, except I only do the occasional weeding and being superviser, well, someone has to!

Audrey Jean Roberts background paper, just right for it don't you think?

We even have a little veg.

04 July 2014

DSC # 95 "Day at the Beach"

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Day at the Beach

sponsored by  Lacy Sunshine

A day at the beach to me is always Ice Cream as, we always have an ice cream on a visit to the seaside.  When we were asked to choose which digi we wanted to show, I HAD to choose, Eleanor & Pickles Double Scoop, the lick of her lips is just what I do LOL.

As usual this is coloured in Photoshop, I added a chalk edge and used blending mode to blur the edges of the background. Added shadows, and made the huts with PS shapes.

This is the card printed with Eleanor & Pickles Double Scoop, the sunshade and the sentiment 3D layered. (I decided, when printing to add a new layer for the sentiment and place it off the edge.)

I used this selection of colours from Color Q for my card.
The background is by Booland Designs from a digi kit, "Beach collaboration".
Hut 1 DP by Elledesigns large multistripe paper
Hut 2 DP by D Rutter digi kit For the Love Of.
Hut 3 DP from Pixel & Co
Skirt by Digi Cyber Scraps Pixel Scrapper Oct blog train.
The sun is by SnickerDoodles/Jilberts bits of bytes collab.
The sun shade is by TLC creations

01 July 2014

Moo'd Music

Hi Everyone, here is a card I did after seeing this one, Holly has a great sense of humour and I loved it, just had to go and get it.

I used this sketch

The image is from Squigglefly, coloured it in PS, I added a shadow to the image.
I used Papermania card as layers,
The centre and the sentiment arrow are 3D'd. The sentiment is computer generated.
The floral paper is from a digi kit by KFarmer, Pixel Scrapper blog hop April 2014

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/use-stamp-or-digi-stamp-somewhere-on.html Use a digi stamp - YEP!

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html  Use patterned paper - Yep!

http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sisters-of-craft-july-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes - Yep!

http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-42.html  Anything Goes - Yep!