28 February 2017

Tulip card

Hi Everyone, my card for the Outlawz Sketch challenge today is one I have made for one of my SiL's. Did something different for me, colouring with watercolour pencils. Just hope she likes it.

Image and floral background on the pink paper by
Paulette at Create with TLC I printed the tulips and DP's
watercolour pencils to colour it, then added white pen to add highlights
DP's  NibbleScribbles
Dies Tattered Lace
Ribbon IKEA
Bronze mirror card to layer.

26 February 2017

Pig Cured!!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for one of my SiL's, she has been very poorly and in bed with the flu, so I thought I would cheer her up with a fun card.

I used the Cameo to cut out the pig, layered the head, nose, feet 3D, the rest as flat layers. I love how fine the eyelashes cut. Then cut some grass, added buttons on the nose and flowers to make it girly, then 3D gloss to make the shine on the eyes.
Pig is a freebie file from Cut files.com
grass is by Birds card
grass DP Amanda Creations at Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Spot DP Sheila Reid at Pixelscrapper
flowers Hobbycraft

Insert spot DP same as above
insert quote Sheila Reid as above.
stamp digitally coloured is by Faith @ From The Heart Stamps

24 February 2017

For the Ladies

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for Morgan's Artworld, the theme "For the Ladies", well, what do we love? Flowers? I had a looky through my Morgan's files to see what I had and found just what I wanted.

Image Morgans Artworld "Flower 3"
I coloured digitally to match the DP, printed the page and 3D'd.
DP by DragonsLair Designs, which I was lucky to have.
the quote I found on the web
I added glue pen to the word God, 
then added Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes to it.
finished off cutting with Tonic square dies. 
Layering the gold card and Blue Pearl card.
I think it suits a lady. 

22 February 2017

Scrapbook page and vinyl!

Hi Everyone, a little different for you today, 2 different techniques and I mean completely different to each other. This is quite a longish post, I hope it won't bore you.

The first is a scrapbook page I made with a photo I took in November and only just decided to make a page from it, I had played with the image in Photoshop, but wasn't too happy with it, until I saw a layout that would fit it for my purpose and here it is, hope you like it.

In the the main image I have used a PS dry brush filter 
and a gradient overlay to make the photo into a 
kind of line drawing, then 
used a layout template to add papers, 
elements and the original photo.

Layout template, brad and quotes Marissa at Lerin Pixelscrapper
DP's and elements by Antebellum at Pixelscrapper

Now for something I did for fun, as I said completely different.

I found the image on the web and copied it after my #3 brother had put petrol into his diesel car for the second time! I thought I would give it to him next time we saw him, (he lives a few hours away from us). Hubby loved it and put it onto our car! I wanted to make another in white, but, he said that would be a step to far LOL.

I copied the image into my Silhouette design space, traced it and cut it out of glossy vinyl. Here it is on the car petrol cap.

20 February 2017


Hi Everyone, my card today is my card for 2 challenges, I had fun with this. I printed and layered all the papers and image, then 3D layered the image, a touch of glitter glue on the stars in his pyjamas. I immediately thought of Wee Willie Winkie in the Nursery Rhyme, so added the rhyme. I could say another quick card IF, I could have made a choice of the papers, which took ages!!!! so all in all it took hours LOL.

Image is by Limited Runs
DP's Janet Scott at Pixelscrapper
buttons from stash.

Outlawz Sketch challenge
Limited Runs FB challenge

Thought I would pop into this post, the sunset we had the other night, it was one which had me running for my camera and outside, just stunning, the sky was on fire.

17 February 2017

Belated birthday

Hi Everyone, I had a phone call from an old work colleague, upset that I had forgotten her birthday and had not sent her a card, that spurred me into a quick one to get into the post, double quick, I didn't have an hour! Instead of thinking of something new, I looked in my PS files to see if I had a belated birthday card and thankfully I did. this one, of course I didn't want to do the same, and as I had got myself some new dies, well you HAVE too don't you, I used part of a set and used the same papers and an the already coloured image, which I Love anyway, because she reminds me of me!! A quick print, place papers, die cut the image and the frame, print a quick verse, from previous, still thankfully appropriate - done! and into post 30 minutes, not bad LOL.

Image Beccy
navy gold flecked card Jellybean Crafts

I also made myself a new logo and header hope you like them?

An update on our garden, here's the daffodils, I showed you a few of weeks ago, Spring has sprung in our garden! I have also added a few crocuses and other plants. WARNING picture heavy.

the Crocus



Asstd bulbs and plants

More daffodils, other bulbs and plants to open.

15 February 2017

Wheels The Male Room

My DT card today is for
I really didn't know what to do with this quite easy theme. SO, I did what I usually do and went through my files for vehicles, I was pleased to see this wonderful tractor come up amongst all the others, I think it has wonderful atmosphere.

Image was sent it to me years ago, by someone,
 I have no further information on it.
DP's Summertime Designs no longer available
Sentiment by Paulette at Create with TLC
wheel die was a freebie from a magazine.

I enlarged the image and blurred it in PS for the background,
printed out the DP's, layered them and added
the image, sentiment and the wheels which
 I added white pen for highlights.

13 February 2017

Welcome to Baby

HI Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, I try and do it every week, as it keeps me on my toes, with a timeline. My card was requested by a friend, I did everything different on this. Don't you just love her name?

Text and image by Birds Cards
written by sketch pens with the Cameo on linen card
Papers by Nitwit Collection, free from a magazine
Tattered Lace heart insert die, cut apart.
lace ribbon and pearls in stash
flowers Papermania I used the sketch pen to colour the tips and the heart.
Used sketch pens and the Cameo to make the tag

I thought I would show you, not good photos I'm afraid, but as good as I could get, of one of the 2 chaffinch we have visit our garden this last week.

11 February 2017

Bridesmaid card 2

Hi Everyone another card I hadn't shown you, this again for my Niece, 

Image Lunagirl
DP's, Lace Just so Scrappy
the corner overlay is by SweetmadeInc
ribbon and gems from stash

09 February 2017

Bridesmaid card

Hi Everyone, my card today is to show the card I did for my Niece, I thought I had shown you this, but can't find it! so here it is.

Image Lunagirl
DP'd Pixelscrapper
Lace stash

07 February 2017

Vinyl with the Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone, my post today is to show you a couple of things I have been doing with the Cameo and vinyl. I had an idea for a present and needed to get it practiced before I did the present.

The first thing I ever did with etching, is this glass, I know I will improve, mostly because, as hubby says, I was too impatient to do the project before covering everything, so there were a couple of dots that splashed while I was putting the cream on. but I WAS excited to try it. LOL.

 I used Armour Etch cream, after I weeded out the letters of
 the vinyl and placed it onto the glass.
A so and so to take a photo of it though.

I also did some more vinyl onto glass, this time a mirror with a design,
 I did in Photoshop, with PS shapes, and  a sentiment I
saw on the web, I transferred it to Silhouette, 
cut the vinyl and placed onto the bathroom mirror, 
it made the men in the house laugh anyway. 
It looks a double cut, but the mirror has mirrored it.
Another one difficult to photograph.

I can't let you see the next yet, as it's the present, I have been practising,
 and I know she visits occasionally. 
I'll let you see in a few weeks, after she gets it!

My next project, can you tell I love doing this? LOL
I had seen on FB lots of Gals had used wood and tiles to
 add names for wedding presents etc. Too late for the wedding
 in our family, but not too late for me! so here is MY tile. 
Done with black glossy vinyl and silk? effect gold.
The wood effect tile I got for 50 pence in a
 tile shop, it's 12 inches x 3 inches.
the est. is, of course, when we married.

05 February 2017

Apron Card

Hi Everyone, my card today is a Cameo cut, of a template I made in PS and saved to the Cameo to cut. Great what a rectangle and 2 ovals can do LOL.

I used Cameo sketch pens to "stitch" around the edge of the card before cutting it, I also cut the paper the 2 pockets, kitchen tools cupcake and "Friend".  Added cotton lace and ribbon. The insert was print and cut on the Cameo. I printed out the recipe, I had done in PS, which I thought would be nice to add.

cupcake is by Snickerdoodles
cupcake and gingham DP Just so Scrappy
Lace and Ribbon, stash
Recipe off the web.

03 February 2017

Scrapbook page.

Hi Everyone, I have a digital scrapbook page I was going to enter into a template challenge, BUT, when I went to enter, I realised I had forgotten to use products from the site. Ah! well, I'll share the story and layout with you anyway. I chose the background paper, because, I thought it had the feelings of it being a Tudor tapestry. The flowers and mushrooms because they were in the garden. I hope you like it.

The template is Designs by Connie Prince.
DP's and elements by Just So Scrappy

I also thought I would share our first daffodils, it was the bleakest of days yesterday, I looked out of the window and these beauties were dancing in the rain and gale force wind, (my excuse for the slight blurriness LOL

01 February 2017


Hi Everyone, my DT card for
is a card for another Nephew in law!

DP's are by Just so Scrappy at Pixelscrapper
all layered onto black paper.
Chicken From the Heart Stamps (digi)
coloured digitally, fussy cut and 3D'd
Sentiment is mine!
Apologies for the bad photo, it's dark and wet, 
making it impossible to get a good one.