28 February 2018


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
I didn't have a clue apart from using a drinks can again, but I saw this card by Karen and an idea hit me. Whether it is successful is up to you! 

I cut pages from hubby's tools magazine, he loves it and has to have the new one every time it comes out. As it's quite new I had to select pages he wouldn't look at again. Well it is for a male card after all LOL.

I then cut them into strips and weaved them together. they were so light I put a strip of double sided tape in an L shape on my glass mat to hold them in place while weaving. I glued them to card to give substance then die cut them and embossed it.

I'm not a CAS style Gal, so went looking for background paper to add the card , then realised the car was too fussy to add a busy background, I wondered what do you stampers and painters do? You add paint splatters, so that's what I did - but digitally! Maybe even this is too much? I added an edge to the printed piece with Spectrum Noir Markers.

car - Sweet Dixie Die
paints platters - Blue Flower Art at Digichick

I had some left over pieces from this card, so used them to frame the car. 

As I had some drinks can cut left from another card I die cut the sentiment. I think I can truly say this is a recycled card.

27 February 2018


Hi Everyone, today's card is for my Niece, who's world is her horse and riding her. Every year I add a horse to her card or at least something horsey!

This year, I was looking for ideas online and came across THIS card which I thought absolutely perfect, so I cased her card, (which I added in a comment on her card that I would do.) 

The Riding outfit is a Silhouette Store purchase, 
the horses, which I made into the shapes on the Cameo are from SVG cuts.
I just added a little glitter with a Uniball gold glitter pen.
The birthday greeting die is by Tonic, I think it looks like a winners garland.

25 February 2018

Say Cheese

Hi! Everyone, my card today is a birthday card for a nephew in law, he takes quite a few photos of his family, so I thought I would turn the tables so to speak.
image and sentiment is - Meljens Designs
sadly no longer available.
I coloured them in PS
cheese dp - Create with TLC
camera dp - Melo Vrijhof  at Pixelscrapper
film strip - Carin Grobe at Digital Scrapbooking Studio
cut with the Cameo
PS - the bottom shape has a black border all the way, just my photography somehow.

23 February 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is of daffodils! Yep! one of my favourite Spring flowers. It's for the Outlawz sketch challenge this week. I got to the end of the card and wondered how I had chosen things! autopilot? or short term memory loss, old age? I don't know, but, I really like it's colours. Anyhow here it is -

dp's - Aimee Harrison
 I had them in 2012, so shouldn't think they are still available, 
such a shame as it's a beautiful kit.
freebie border - Penny Duncan
again not sure if it is still available.
all card - Dovecraft
daffodil flower - Silhouette store, using sketch pens before cutting 
everything cut on the cameo.

this is the sketch for this week

Seeing as my subject is Daffodils! I thought I would show you a scrapbook page of our Spring flowers BEFORE the big freeze we are being promised comes in next week, and I expect, ruins them?

These were taken on 22nd February a cloudier day, but made better with the colours of these flowers. 

22 February 2018

Alphabet Angel

Hi Everyone, today's card was for a friend of mine, who rang to remind me it was her birthday and she wanted an angel on her card. She rings me every year to remind me. She knows me too well methinks. LOL

image "An Angels Alphabet" - Hugware
sadly no longer available, it's a watercolor image so it's not too sharp.
I used the "S" angel for my friends name.
background die  - Sheena Douglas
butterfly and flower dies magazine freebies - Simply Cards & Papercraft #173
card - Dovecraft
I added Versamark and clear embossing to her to add shine, 
then some glitter glue to her wings 

20 February 2018

Wild Roses

Hi Everyone, today's card is for the Progressive challenge at the Outlawz, we have been given the most beautiful image to play with.
Wild Roses -  Beccy Muir 
I coloured the roses in PS
which I copied to my Cameo to cut the layers out. 
although I did fussy cut the top 2 layers.
I wanted it quite simple so looked for a die to put behind it, 
then thought of a PS shape and cut it with my Cameo, 
adding a dry embossed folder that was a freebie from a magazine.
I added a doily behind the cut shape to add more texture.
The sentiment is from Create with TLC
I didn't think it needed anything else, the image says it all.

these are the layers from side on

17 February 2018

2 for 1!

Hi Everyone, my card today is 2 cards! if that makes sense?

As I have said before I like entering the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, but time run out last week, so I have decided to add that card here too, for this week. You'll see I am quite literal with the sketches interpretation.
firstly this weeks card.
cat - Limited Runs FB progressive Challenge
coloured in PS with 3D gloss to eyes and nose
square frame - cut file from CD - BD A Walk in the Countryside
which I cut slightly too big on the Cameo!!
dp's - Chelle's Creations
flower die - Tattered Lace
all layered onto black paper

this is the sketch

now onto last weeks.
I was so lucky to win with this card, a marvellous CD of
 images, papers and card designs, a really impressive win from the Outlawz sponsor


image, just part of her used for the tag
coloured in PS
background dp from the same CD
ribbon and button, coloured with a marker to match - from stash

this is the sketch 

16 February 2018

A little Sunshine

Hi Everyone, my card today is, apart from the paler colours, a blatant copy, Yep!  I loved it, I didn't have the dies, so I put everything together in my Silhouette Cameo, as I was cutting it all out I decided to see if I could start from scratch in Cameo and I'm thrilled I did it.

frame - I made the scallops by adding circles to the rectangle and welding them. I sketched around the edge with the sketch pens.
 rainbow - starting with circles, cutting them in half and adding an offset,
after cutting, I put the shapes in order onto washi paper to get them straight.
clouds - are a shape from the Sil store.
 I added the words into the clouds and wrote them with the sketch pens.
"sunshine" is Tingler Script font from The Hungry JPEG,
I did 3 layers to give it more strength.
A few sequins added
All cut with the Cameo
see the card here

14 February 2018

Winter Sports!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for
The DT have outdone themselves for this theme for Male cards, 
the blog always a great place for inspiration.

I had a few ideas and went looking through my files, I came across these images and it was decided for me.
Images, papers, frame - Laurie Furnell at Hugware
sadly no longer available.
I designed it all in Photoshop adding a shadow to the two top images, I hope it looks like the top penguin is jumping over the bottom penguin. I also added the colours of the Olympic rings to the snowballs.

Then I  transferred all images to the Cameo to cut, 
I layered it all on silver card and added Cosmic shimmer "Glitter Jewels".
Sentiment is mine, I saw the "brake" one on the web.

closeup of the top images.

12 February 2018

Heart bouquet

Hi Everyone, my card today is another using my Silhouette Cameo, with a fab freebie. I came across the paper in my files and thought it great to point out the sentiment. It's actually a heart on the paper, which I have covered up to put my embellies.

Heart Bouquet - Shirley's Cards more files here
sentiment - Create with TLC using sketch pens on the Cameo
dp - DigiDewi at Pixelscrapper
mirror card - Hunkydory
circle dies - Tattered Lace pindot

10 February 2018

Bird houses

Hi Everyone, I suppose today's card could be classed as a slight mixed media? and something a little different for me.

I made this for Beccy's challenge http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-challenge.html

bird houses coloured in PS - Beccy Muir
bird - Amastery Font extras (yep! from a font!) 
bird wing - made by me in Cameo
branch - Pixelscrapper blog hop
all above print and cut on the Cameo
bird perches - Birds Cards
birthday sentiment - magazine freebie stamp (a real one!)
oval die - X-Cut die
mirror card - Hunkadory
black card - Dovecraft
all 3D and layered onto black card for shadow effect

this is shown with less reflection and the layers

09 February 2018


Hi Everyone, I have got into the Outlawz freebie progressive challenge, I haven't been part of it for a few months, but it has always given me a challenge with images I may not have gone with, today my card is an image that I love and would have bought, BUT as it's a freebie for the challenge even better LOL.

EDIT - seems I got it wrong and used the wrong image duh! I will use this card as an entry to Beccy's challenge.

roses - Beccy Muir
sentiment Create with TLC

I coloured the image in PS, then added an embossing effect, a curves layer, and a colour burn effect to the image.  I was just playing with different things and I loved how this made the "painted" image look, so went with it.

The rose layer has been cut and 3D'd and Nuvo drops added to the centre and just below the sentiment. The card was based on the Bugaboo sketch SSS602

07 February 2018

Chinese New Year

Hi Everyone, when I saw this happy dog, I knew I had to play with him, isn't he adorable and as it's nearly Chinese New Year I used that as the subject for him.
Image - a freebie from Michael Strong digi stamps
coloured in PS
All Chinese elements - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
I changed the colour of the Dog New Year character background paper in PS
The screen - I made a shape out of the image in Silhouette, cut out of red mirror card.
 I also used print and cut for the dog and gave him another layer for his head,  all laid onto a gold mirror card background  and a few gems for a bit of opulence.
3D gloss for his eyes, nose and tongue. 
the red layer character reads - good fortune
the yellow layer character reads - double happiness
I'm really pleased how this turned out, hope you like it too.


05 February 2018

A duck to water!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I love participating in this challenge it gets my mind working, which is a great thing LOL.
image, sentiment and paper - Create with TLC
I coloured the image digitally matching the paper and
cut everything out with the Cameo doing print and cut.
It cut slightly off with the wave strip, as in water? and I was going to do it again,
then thought no, it actually works in with the colours. 
I added Spectrum Noir pen around the heart and the circle, even that went a 
little wrong and bled, but, again, I thought it was OK, it gives a water effect? 
well it did in my crazy mind. LOL
I added hearts from stash.

04 February 2018

Hug Monster!

Hi Everyone, here is a card I did, just because I wanted too. I saw the sentiment whilst going through my files and then looked for a monster and found this one, a perfect fit LOL.
Sentiment - Create with TLC
I made a background in PS to layer the sentiment to match the monster.
Monster - a freebie from Printable Cuttables
I cut him out with my Silhouette Cameo from assorted card, 
the eyes were cut out of vinyl 
background paper is a paper template with which I used the colours of the monster.
 I added red Stickles to the red dots.
hearts a PS shape cut on the Silhouette.

Thought I would add my daffs as well, I can't believe they are out also the clematis buds are huge.

also the clematis buds are huge.

AND the Super moon that I managed to get a photo of before 
the clouds hid it until the early hours!
I was sorry to miss the wonderful colours some of you experienced, 
BUT it was HUGE and very bright. I know it doesn't look like it in this, but bare with me, I LOVE taking photos of the moon LOL.

02 February 2018

Teapot and Teapot and mugs

Hi Everyone, after a great deal of thinking what else I could give to hubby's Sister for Christmas,  I saw this teapot in Matalan and saw a similar image for a kitchen wall on the web, so I decided to combine the two and make my own image and here it is.

Cut on the Cameo in vinyl. She loved it and now uses it everyday, I am so pleased I got someone so difficult to buy for, something she uses.

Here is the teapot and mugs for a gift for SiL number 2, this is the SiL and Brother we stay a lot with, so as a gift for this stay I did the mugs too.  I did the Teapot and couldn't think what to put on the mugs, then saw one with Tee-hee on the web, what do I put on the other? well of course Tea-Her! - sorry for my sense of humour LOL. I added the male and female sign to enhance the sayings!!!

Only thing is, the mug and teapot don't match, I felt the ones that matched were difficult to hold, so as it's a just a bit of fun I bought the others. 
Glad to say they liked them and had a laugh too.

Now just to show how mad I am, this was made in a time of "what the heck can I do to play" moment, when I didn't have any mojo, but wanted to do something.
 I was just pinging around Pinterest, I saw images for light switches?

SO - here is my light switch in my craft room. The reaction of my son? -you'll be tattooing the house soon!!!!!!! Hubby's reaction - he shook his head with a smile,  he knows me so well LOL.

the image - Dr Digi "Phyllis the Festive Fairy", a delicate fairy is not me!
It was her or nothing LOL.

This caught the light, but it's straight LOL.

This is a better photo but at an angle, 
I LOVE walking into my craft room and having a smile when seeing it.

I hope you have a fun day today.