30 August 2017

School colours???

Hi Everyone my card today is for
Now that is a challenge, it's a VERY long time since I was in school and hubby, who also went to the same school, disagreed with my colours!!!!!!!!! Of course I know I am right LOL.

The colours were yellow, green and navy, it's nearly 60 years ago I first went there. I wish I could find a photo of me in uniform, I always felt so good in them, us girls had to have navy cardigan and skirt or gymslip and a white shirt, we had a yellow, green and navy tie, in Summer we had a striped green and white dress, I loved it. Now something I remembered, we had to have navy knickers for gym, can you imagine that now? No shorts for gym then LOL. At least we girls had a Gym Mistress.

I really had no idea what to do for my card, my mojo has got completely lost the last few days, then looking on my desk for something else I found a HUGE frog I cut on the Cameo a long while ago and my idea was born, with a new frog cut, a simple card with my old school colours, even though it has nothing to do with school! I'm quite happy with it and it will go to the next GNephew on my birthday list :)
frog - Silhouette store
yellow dp - Gina Cabrera
doodles - Dawn by Design
card from stash 
lily pad shape I made in PS, then transferred it to the Cameo to cut,
then embossed with a wood embossing folder. 
oval  - embossed with a VERY old embossing plate, 
and cut with - Tattered Lace pin dot die.
birthday sentiment - sketched and cut on the Cameo

28 August 2017

A BIG box!

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share a BIG box I made with the Cameo, I originally made it as a holder for a present I am giving, more about that in another post, I had bought the file a long while ago, but it wasn't tall enough, so just elongated to 11 inches, at it's tallest, in the design area and cut away.

It made up beautifully and I was thrilled with the end result, then tried to add the present and it wouldn't go in!!!!!

The unusual shape was right, but I was trying to get the wide shape into the narrower top? Something I never even thought of, how stupid of me, so I had to do another, which you will see again. Anyhow here it is, now all I have to do is buy something for someone that will fit it. LOL

gift box - six sided apothecary jar -  SVG Cuts
bow die from a lovely blogger friend - Lil'inker designs
paper pad - The Range

I would also like to share a T shirt I did last month, I used Transfer paper to print it out and ironed it onto the T shirt, something which is great to do on a cheapie T shirt that will be usually be worn around the house. I've had a couple of compliments when being worn. :) The image was a freebie from Fontbundles AND copyright free, so IF I decided to sell these it would be fine.  Sorry about the T shirt being wrinkly, I wore it first then thought of the photo, I'm surprised there isn't dabs on it LOL.

27 August 2017


Hi Everyone, my card today is one I did for the Limited Runs progressive challenge and forgot I had done it, silly me.
Owl - Limited Runs
 paper pieced and coloured in PS the 3D'd
leaf and wood dp - Pixelscrapper
branch - CreatewingsDesigns @ Scraporchard
I used a gradient overlay in PS for the sentiment
3D gloss for the eyes and gold Stickles for the nose.

25 August 2017

A Gamers card

Hi Everyone, my card today was for my Sons' birthday earlier this month, he is a gamer and has been playing Eve on line for years, so for his birthday this year, I decided to go the easy route and download an image from the web, to use on the front of his card. The background is a freebie I had recently, which was perfect for it.

I cut the name plate on the Cameo from mirror card, I was disappointed it had such a large over run on the cutting, but then thought it was sort of "robot -y", I kept the name in the frame and stuck it down then removed the frame and 3D'd it,  hubby thought it was a metal piece I had cut out, and Chris loved it all, even showing his friends, for a 41 year old that's something LOL. I was well pleased with reaction from both of them.

main image off the web
background sky dp - Fontbundles-Space watercolours
Tonic Crystal drops
font - EVE alpha, quite relevant.

23 August 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Everyone, my card today is for a friend of mine, I have known her since we worked together 55 years ago, we sort of lost touch apart from Christmas cards and then after I retired, she was part of a get together of old workmates that I now go out with monthly. Here's a photo of me in the window of my old workplace, I like that they put me with some diarrhoea tablets LOL. (blue arrow points me out). The display with me in it! was because Boots was celebrating 120 years in Wales. Nope I wasn't there 120 years ago, nearly! but not quite.

Anyhow enough nonsense, on to my card. I used this card as inspiration Here.
corner die - Sue Wilson 
pieced square dies - Sue Wilson
congratulations die - Tattered Lace, 3 layers
champagne glasses, heart and numbers dies  - freebies in magazines
paper is a wall paper sample
card - Centura Pearl gold

21 August 2017


Hi Everyone,  a card today of "Fishes" LOL. The progressive challenge at the Outlawz has both these fish as images to use, a zentangle and a simple image, I loved playing and colouring these. I found the perfect paper, (I think) for them, which is one paper out of 2 sets I won in a challenge a few weeks ago. The angle of the photo has somehow made it look like the layered background paper isn't straight, I used my "Perfect Layers" ruler to do it so I know it is, why do cameras do that, OK! why do I take photos at the wrong angle? LOL

After layering it onto the card, I sprayed it with CC's Spray and Sparkle, so it has a lovely all over sparkly effect. 

Fish - Jean Chaney
Sentiment - Create with TLC
dp - We are 3
fish coloured in PS, 
sentiment with gradient overlay in PS

hope you can see the sparkle in this closeup

Now onto another digital scrapbook page of our weekend away, this time more personal, we had such a lovely time and were so spoilt by my family.

19 August 2017

floral Sympathy

Hi Everyone, my make for the Outlawz Sketch challenge today is very, very simple, a couple of layers and one paper and something from my first crafting experiences, to embellish a card - gold stickers! The die cutting took ages though, getting the right sizes to fit LOL. I wanted, so much, to put more on, a die cut or something, but I resisted and the end result is something I am pleased with.
dp - Fontbundles Pattern flowers 3
square pieced dies - Sue Wilson
gold stickers - Dovecraft

I thought I would add another digital scrapbook page of our weekend away, aren't you thrilled? AND I have a couple more to share - all say Yippee! LOL

18 August 2017

Her Horse

Hi Everyone, I have done a digital scrapbook page for the Digitally Made challenge, which is asking for pets or animals. We unfortunately don't have any pets now, but I do have a niece who is head over heels in love with her Spanish horse. This was a photo I got recently and I decided to use it to enter the challenge.

I used texture and masks in Photoshop to get the end result
Scrapbook page layout Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
mask over photo - Angelle Design
canvas texture - Fuzzimo
horse paper - Melo-Vrijhof at Pixelscrapper
mask over horse paper - SugarPlum Paperie
mask over background paper - Sheila Reid at Pixelscrapper
horseshoes - Moms Graphics
various Blending options

16 August 2017


Hi Everyone my DT card today is for
Isn't that giving you a HUGE choice of drinks to play with?

My card? I decided to go with "Wine" and a little tribute and thanks to Faith Skrdla who sadly passed away in July.
image and sentiment - Birdbrain Wine, From The Heart Stamps
coloured in PS
dps -  Delicious Scraps
bubble embossing folder - Scruffy Little Cat
border embossing folder - Tattered Lace
rectangle die - Tonic
corkscrew - Font Bundles, DesignBundles-Wine-Watercolors 
I made it into a cut file on the Cameo
I followed Mojo 452 sketch

14 August 2017

Tiger Tiger

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

Anything Goes Challenge
you can use any image.

It's a late card as I got the date wrong for posting, oh! well here it is, the wonderful tiger image, I coloured it and played around in PS to get the effect I wanted. I wrapped twine around the embossed card and added the sentiment. A sort of quick card except for the colouring which took a long while. I hope it looks "wild" with the twine.

Image - Wild 3 Morgans Artworld
embossing folder - modern stripe Craftwell
twine and black card stash

13 August 2017


Hi Everyone, I'm back with the Outlawz sketch challenge this week and decided to add to my slowly growing Christmas cards.

A search through my files for digi Christmas paper and I came across this lovely digi kit with unusual colours for Christmas. It was bought in 2014 so I don't know if it's still available. The pine needles in the digi paper are the same colour of green in the scarf, but they look green in the photo for some reason. AND when I was posting this I noticed that I hadn't added the ribbon!! Oh! well I tried LOL.

Image - SpydersCorner-Top Hat Snowman 
coloured in PS
Sentiment - Create with TLC
digi papers - NibblesSkribbles Christmas Sparkle  digi kit
snowflake dies - Die'sire
square dies - Sue Wilson pierced dies
oval die - Tattered Lace pindot die
glitter - Tonic Pure Sheen

12 August 2017

Our weekend break

Hi Everyone, I've had a little rest from blogging and it was quite pleasant, BUT gotta get back to it, to show you what I've been doing. I hope I've caught up with your blogs, but if I haven't I will try too soon.

Here's a scrapbook page of our 4 day break with my Brother and SiL in Linconshire. We had the most wonderful weather after all the rain we have had here, it was wonderful to feel the warmth of the sun and see blue skies ahhhhh!
I recently sent photos to be printed in a book, it came back so beautifully I decided to do another, this will be one of a double page spread. I intend to add digital pages of our weekend photos, so look out to be bored LOL.

The flag on the left is St Georges the English flag
the top right is the Royalist flag and the one under it is the Parliamentarian flag 

06 August 2017

Boxes and bags

Hi Everyone, as we are away for a few days I thought you would like, as promised a looky at what I had been making with my unused files. So I've scheduled posts the last couple of days.

Here they are, random 250g pages from pads I bought in The Range. I reversed the card for the labels and added white paper to write on. I prettied them up a little with die cuts.

They are lovely sizes, I haven't changed them from the original size, they are from large to small for any impromptu gift. I now have some spare expensive choccies to hand to fill some of these boxes. The large box on the right is 8 inches by 4.5inches, the smallest is the square with cut outs in the front which is 2.3/4 inches x 2 inch high AND all resizable on Silhouette Cameo.

I was thrilled with the results and as the pads were only £2.99 for 24 double sided designs they are cheap as chips, as they say, and make a little gift into something special.

I still have more designs in my files, but I think a Christmas pad will be required next LOL.

another I did at a different time

Male theme? boxes

04 August 2017

Hydrangea Sprite

Hi Everyone, another card with old files, I'm doing well - so far LOL. Blue is also a neglected colour and now - so  Very blue.
Hydrangea Sprite - Aurora Wings coloured in PS to match the photo 
background paper - my own garden hydrangeas, using a blur in PS
now for the neglected files
embossing folders - Tattered Lace
border - Shirleys Cards looped border
dark blue card - Tonic
ribbon from stash

Seeing as this has our hydrangeas in it I thought I would share this years blooms, we haven't had as good a show as we usually do, as a late frost caught the tips of the new growth and I think the rains have encouraged growth, but not flowers.
I think this is the largest this year, you wouldn't think it in the photo,
BUT look below this one where I've measured it.

over 7 inches

 you can still see the burnt tips, very few and small flowers, but the spiders like it.

Also thought you may like to see some of the rain we have had in the last few days, it's been more like Autumn than Summer, with awful thunder and lightening at times.
puddles on the patio

lashing like stair rods, you can see it bouncing up from the patio

even bouncing on the roof

Yep! it's raining!

02 August 2017

Maps / Coordinates The Male Room

HI Everyone, my card today is for

I decided on a birthday card, depicting Wales, with a Welsh sentiment for Happy Birthday. Pronounced 
"Pen-bloo-uth Hap-iss"
Dragon - Elizabeth Dulemba coloured in PS then 3D'd 
map and compass - off the web
globes paper overlay in PS - Janet Scott at Pixelscrapper
green 3D effect on globes - Pixelscrapper
die - Tattered Lace tuck in.
sentiment - computer generated 
bakers twine - stash