29 September 2017

Tooth card!

Hi everyone, my card today is for hubby's nephew, a great guy who is full of fun. He teaches Dentists how to add his company's filling "stuff" LOL. Well it was about time I did a tooth subject card for him, I know he will appreciate it.
smile sentiment - Create with TLC
tooth - SnickerDoodles
toothpaste streak, tooth paper- Digilicious
teeth  - Digilicious, that I cut on the Cameo after tracing them and adding an offset to add gums and a mouth? I added silver glitter pen to make fillings!
birthday label - Digilicious
I added wobbly eyes to the tooth

The insert with a joke from the web.

I hope the teeth are OK for the food challenge LOL it has got a sentiment inside with birthday cake on????

27 September 2017

Technology - wired?

Hi Everyone, I suspect you are questioning or even thinking what ever she is on about in that heading LOL, well! my card today is for the
Would you like to be part of the SPECtacular Male Room Design Team?  Well we're looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you'd like to be considered simply create a project - card, scrapbook page, tag, art journal page, ATC, canvas or 3D -  for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.
My card today is certainly technology, it's about computers and is for my God-daughters husband, whose job is associated with them, hope he likes it. Just a couple of days before I was making this card I had these papers from Pixelscrapper, which were just perfect for the theme of the challenge, I know it's a bit busy, but I really wanted to use them with the elements.

To make it more "techie" I used wire which I couldn't get straight - aarrggh! I joined it to the "chips"by glue gun then added NuvoCrystal Drops to make it look like they were soldered on. I layered the papers onto silver mirror card. The sentiments were also in the same digital pack. 
The insert verse was from the web and all front and insert were designed in Photoshop, so technology used to create it too LOL.

25 September 2017

October time

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Outlawz sketch challenge, that actually took me nearly 3 days to make, because I wouldn't give up on the cutting with my Cameo. In the end I had too, frustratingly so. If any of you have a solution, I would be grateful in case it happens again.

I dragged images into the design area, traced it all then send to print and cut, all that happened when I sent to cut was, it said it had finished cutting - without actually moving! It would cut if I took the images off??? No problem with anything else! I tried it all ways.

Anyhow, I changed what I wanted to cut and instead cut them out by hand. I added 3D gloss to the acorns and the cup, with a small brush, as it was a largish area, I'm surprised it worked, I thought it may have line marks, I will do it this way again.
image - coffeeforfall-stamplorations
pumpkin layer paper and sentiment - Create with TLC
orange paper - Zesty Designs @ Pixelscrapper
acorns, butterfly - Just So Scrappy
cup knit - Pixelscrapper
scalloped circle - Birds Cards

23 September 2017

Cat in Pot

Hello Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz progressive challenge, where we had this adorable puss in boot pot!
Cat - Anne Fenton
coloured in PS and print and cut on the Cameo and 3D'd
sentiment panel - Create with TLC 3D'd
spot paper - mommyish designs
scalloped paper - Just so Scrappy
eyes - Anita's 3D gloss
flower centres - Stickles

21 September 2017

BABY card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for a friend of mine who requested an adoption baby card. I had made a few before and was tempted to repeat one of them, then looking through the web discovered the most wonderful image and HAD to go with it. The baby is 10 months old, so it suits perfectly, then what to add to the front? after my own experience, I decided to use a wonderful and so true sentiment, I hope they all like it.
image - Mo Manning
coloured in PS
sentiment - Create with TLC
digi paper - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
embossing folders - Cuttlebug & We R Memory Keepers
ribbon - Dovecrafts
Spray & Sparkle - Crafters Companion
I've blurred out their names for privacy.

19 September 2017

Phantom birthday card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my #5 Niece who was 50 on the 18th, she is a massive fan of Phantom of the Opera and her birthday was spent in London, with a luxury meal and stay at an expensive hotel and at the Theatre watching it for the umpteenth time :) As I increased the size of the piano, I also had to make a special envelope, just in time to catch the post, so forgot to show the envelope.

piano card template - Loni Stephens at the Sil Store
the mask I copied from the web and made into a cut file 
rose - cut from Tonic flip-flop die 
Happy Birthday - Tonic die
numbers - freebie in magazine
music copied from web resized and shabbied? the edge with a scissors

closeup showing the line of the nose mask and rose 3D'd




18 September 2017

Coffee Lovers

Hi Everyone, a card today for Hetty my blogger friend who has a hop going on at The Coffee Lovers.
Image -  JessicaLynnoriginals
coloured in PS and cut out as print & cut on the Cameo
digi "spooky" paper - Sissix
halloween text overlay - sahindesigns
mask overlay - pixelscrapper

I thought I would share the deluge we had Saturday afternoon, after a glorious sunny morning, this happened and lasted 4 hours, luckily the drains held out and the road wasn't flooded. We have had a LOT of rain recently, but I think this was the heaviest.

you can see the water on the road like a stream 

This is next doors roof, you can see the force of the rain on the tiles.


17 September 2017

13 year old birthday

Hi Everyone another simple card from me today, I was late getting this done for my GNiece and had to get it done and in the post. Don't you hate when that happens? I have all birthdays on my desktop so there is no excuse, I don't know what happened this time.

Anyhow, I cut the 13 card shape and the numbers out in the Cameo, coloured the image in PS and cut it out on the Cameo. It's an A5 size. Embossed the numbers and that's all it was. Told you it was quick LOL
Image - Art by Miran
birthday die cut  with metallic paper - Tonic 
embossing folder - Embossalicious
glitter - Nuvo pure sheen silver

I thought I would add a wall here, for you to pick up if you want, it's a wall being rebuilt locally and I thought it had wonderful texture, I may use it in something soon and you can too, IF you would like to lift it.

Close to this wall is this disused "Water Viaduct" associated with the Iron Industry, now a local public pathway, with wonderful views...

...with a river underneath that has a house by it, that Richard Burton the actor and who married Elizabeth Taylor lived, his house on the right, with an extension (now). Here's a link with more about them. 

16 September 2017

Christmas Dragon

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, another not typical Christmas colours, but I love the papers with their frosty appearance so had to use them.
sentiment - Create with TLC
image was a freebie from the last progressive challenge at 
Dragons Lair designs, I'm so sorry to see Janette close, through ill health.
image coloured in PS
digital papers - WeR3 designs
scallop - cut on the Cameo
Dragon cut - Tattered Lace pin dot circle die
Glitter - Nuvo Pure Sheen

15 September 2017

Wedding cards

Hi Everyone, my post today included 2 cards, why? you may ask, because a friend of mine asked if I would make cards for herself and her Mother for her Daughter's Wedding Day.

I had recently bought a car die which I thought looked so elegant, not knowing that the order would be within days of me buying it.

wedding car die - Sweet Dixie
flower corner die - Sue Wlson
oval pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
embossing folder - Embossolicious
the text was sketched on both cards by the Cameo with dark grey and silver pens,
 as I can't print on the heavy 300g linen card I used
silver card from stash

as it was for the same couple I wanted something completely different.
dp - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
flower die behind tag - Sissix
tag - Silhouette store
heart dies - Magazine freebies
banner - done on Cameo
I also added a heart shaped photo of the couple by the
 heart dies, but forgot to take a photo of it!

here are the cards and boxes I made for them.


13 September 2017


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
OH! NOT good for me, BUT this is a challenge and I'm up for it. I should have gone with PS masking so much easier LOL.

I have a limited amount of  "real" stamps, am I satisfied NO! this took me way out of my comfort zone. Firstly I stamped at least 10 times to get anywhere what I wanted, using the lids of inks to stamp from, as I don't have a stamp block!

I used water colour pencils for the images, added 3D gloss to the lamp and windows, some silver glitter pen on his bobble, even all that didn't turn out right, but I had left it to the last minute and HAD to go with it. I did TRY though! I have an awful lot of practicing to do with colouring and stamping, not my favourite thing to do. I LOVE these fabulous gnomes and the little house.

All Stamps - freebie in magazine by Apple Blossom Stamps,
 see also, with details this card
digital papers and star - Inspire Designs at @ Gingerscraps

11 September 2017

Christmas Wamth

Hi Everyone, I'm getting back on track after all the family celebrations last week, it was so lovely to get together again. I am not up to par with commenting, I will get around to you though.

Anyhow, here's my card for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I quite liked this one.  

Sentiment and image - Create with TLC 
to which I added a gradient and coloured in PS
digital papers - Created by Tracy @ ArtbyMiran
holly die - Cut & Make @ The Range

Here's one of the photos I did in PS, of last weeks
 get together with  my beautiful and so lovely Nieces. 
Can you tell I love them All a lot?

10 September 2017

25th Anniversary card & box

Hi Everyone, this is a scheduled post as I wanted it done before we went away to the anniversary celebrations. Here is the card to go with the present I posted on the 6th September. 

This card came about as I saw the sentiment on Create with TLC and as they both love dancing and have learned ballroom, I thought it apt.

Sentiment - Create with TLC
oval dies and sentiment die - Tonic
25, heart, couple - cut on the Cameo
square pin dot dies - Sue Wilson
greeting on oval - shaped in PS
sentiment sketched onto Centura pearl card
 with the Cameo, as I can't print onto it.
embossing folder - Embossolicious 
dp hearts - The Lovely Studio (Pink Petticoat)
silver card - stash
box die - Tonic
names designed and cut on the Cameo

08 September 2017

Dragon girl

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

Anything Goes Challenge
you can use any image.

I used an image which was introduced in June of this year and of course he had to be a Welsh "RED" Dragon, I coloured it in PS, found a quote on the internet, which I think maybe refers to me LOL. I added 3D gloss to his horns, teeth and his eye. I'm glad to say it looks good in real life, although the gems look blue in the photo, they are in fact purple to match his scales.

you can see the 3D gloss clearer in this photo

07 September 2017

25th Anniversary vase and box

Hi Everyone, I have had lots of celebration cards to make this last couple of weeks and this is another, one made for my baby Brother and SiL, who's Silver Anniversary is today, we will be away for a couple of days near Taunton, celebrating the renewal of their vows with lots of family and friends, I hope I've got this post scheduled correctly LOL.

They didn't want presents just donations to the Motor Neuron Disease Charity, the illness our elder brother died of 3 years ago. I decided to make a little something for them anyway.

The Big Box I made was for their present, which is a "hurricane" vase, you can now see by the shape, why it wouldn't go into the box I made. Anyhow, my "Bruvva" had sent me a cartoon image of themselves done earlier this year, so why not use it I thought?
I copied it into the design area of the Silhouette, traced it and cut it out of vinyl, then etched it with Armour paste to get the image, frame and 25 onto the vase. I didn't want it too obvious, I hope they like it. I have also done a card - of course, which will be I shall show you in a few days.

It's difficult to photo, but I hope you can see enough to give you an idea of what I did.

this is the box I had to redo to get the size correct. 
I'm afraid a boring square one.

The cut file bow is from a Crafters Companion CD "A Walk in the Countryside"
paper - The Range 
sentiment - sketched and cut on the Cameo
corner die - Tonic
bling from stash
vase as above

05 September 2017

Christmas Gnome place like Gnome!!!!

Hi Everyone as we are away, the next few days will be scheduled, keep your fingers crossed for fine weather on Wednesday for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Here's my card, AND it's STAMPED, a real stamp with Stazon, then die cut, the left one is coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and the right one with water colour pencils, how's that for mixing it up, hope you're proud of me using real stamps LOL.
Gnome stamp and gnome die 3D'd - freebie in
 Papercraft essentials Magazine issue 150
mushroom home - a freebie in 2012-
Lili la crevette 68509160 mushroom
Snowflake die - Die-sire dies
snowflakes digi paper -  Gina Cabrera
stitched border - dreamn4everdesigns 
Spray and sparkle added to the gnomes hats
glitter added to the snowflake paper.
sentiment from the web

03 September 2017

Christmas lights!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Limited Runs progressive challenge and if you share the FB post you get the image free or you can buy it for a $1.

Onto my card, I looked for quotes on Christmas lights on the web and came across one, that really made me smile, so I HAD to use it, this is my take on the card I saw. Even the LR Christmas light image seemed to have a smiley face. This quote may not apply with LED lights, but it certainly did on older lights, such a nuisance to have to replace each one, before finding the broken one. Ah! the good old days LOL.

Christmas light and Emu - Limited Runs
I coloured them in PS and duplicated the 
Christmas light image a "few" times and added shadows onto the snow
then 3D'd the images
background - Sharon Grant @ Pixelscrapper, 
I changed the colour of the background to blue
snow effect - Winter Sparkleland @ ScrapOrchard
Stickles Frosted Lace over the snow on the tree and star on lights.

01 September 2017

Christmas Robin

Hi Everyone, you won't believe this post! Because I did something I had never done - colour a die cut AND splattered watercolour pencils!

I'd better start from the beginning, I saw the sketch at the Outlawz and it gave me an idea to use a die I bought a few weeks ago. I then searched in my files for some papers and came across a robin paper in a digi kit, I had forgotten about.

I laid it all out in PS then thought I can't colour the robin in PS! no problem I'll cut it out of different colour cards. I had earlier used a clear stamp (yep! me  did some "real" stamping on a trial basis) and, had some water colour pencils on my desk, so why not colour the die cut in pencils, well it was worth a try. This is the result and I'm over the moon with my Robin! I also coloured the poinsettia with watercolours and then splattered the circle with water and the pencils.

I put it all together and realised I hadn't added the scallop circle in the sketch, so Cameo to the rescue, I cut a scalloped circle and cut the centre out of it, then added it to the already finished card!
Robin - Sissix die 3D'd
digi kit papers - Docrafts freebie papers 102 - 2016
gold card - Docrafts
ribbon - stash
poinsettia die - Tattered Lace
circle die - Tattered Lace pindot die