30 March 2018

Orchid box card

Hi Everyone, something different for me today! I have made a box card, something I have been meaning to do, but browsing the Silhouette UK blog, I came across Janet Packer, who is clever with her cutting and tutorials, and found this card. I used her tutorial on how she did them in vellum and I'm thrilled with the result even though she used heavyweight vellum and I only had 100gsm. 

This went to my eldest SiL, I'm glad to say she was thrilled.

Card template cut file - Simply Crafty SVG's
vellum - Crafters Companion printable vellum 100gsm
I coloured the flowers and marked the leaves with Spectrum Noir markers. 
The green card is by Tonic
 wood effect embossing folder - Crafters Companion

I made another to show my No 3 SiL, when they visited, how I did it, and an excuse to make it for my neighbour so I didn't miss her birthday. I'm a little disappointed by my colouring on the leaves, but they look better at a distance!

background paper - Designs by Brigit at Scrapbookbytes
rest as above.

28 March 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is for the 
you know me I'm a digi girl, but I pulled the stops out and used watercolour pencils to achieve this card, I even "real" stamped. I have limited stamping supplies, so used a silver embossing powder, I'm not sure it worked, but I went with it. I also stamped the sentiment. I used the stamping platform I have bought to help me with my stamping, I have never had a good result, so I hope this will help me.
bird and sentiment - freebie from magazine
dies - Tattered Lace pin dot 
gems - stash

I then went on to make a "watercolour" digital effort and this is it. Very different the centre panel is 3D'd.
watercolour background - Digilicious
branch and sentiment - Tiddlyinks
arrow shapes - ziggle designs by Kami
"embossed" shape - Chrissy W

27 March 2018


Hi Everyone, just a post to let you know I have decided to really try "Stamping". I am a digi girl at heart as my card making started in the 1990's with the Printmaster Platinum DVD going on to Photoshop many years ago.

What decided me? well I have subscribed to a card making magazine and they give freebies each month of stamps and dies, so I now have a growing selection that I haven't used. Hence last week buying a stamp platform with some birthday money. Here is my first attempt. used in conjunction with my Cameo to make the box from a card pack by Craft Sensations. The box was for a present.

here is another trial for another present, with a recycled bag.

this is the present inside the bag, 
a glass I embossed with the help of my Cameo.

I thought I would share a photo of our crocus last week.  

25 March 2018

Easter Chick

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I'm a little late, but there is another 2 days to enter!
I couldn't think what image to use and then thought of this wonderful duckling. I had Easter paper in my files and these were amongst them. All quite flat for posting.

duckling - Morgans Artworld
coloured in PS
  floral dp freebie - Sissix 
 spot - Elle's designs.
Nuvo Crystal drops added to centre of image flowers
3D gloss to eye of duck and beak
ribbon from stash
flowers from stash - coloured with Spectrum Noir markers
gems - Dovecraft

24 March 2018

Sweet 16

Hi Everyone, I won a CD at the Outlawz sketch challenge from Whoopsiedaisy Designs, I loved it so much I bought the Cute as a button CD and this was in it, so perfect for my GNiece as she plays a guitar beautifully.

This is a ready coloured image, can you believe it of me?
 the background paper is also off the CD.
star paper swish with Tonic glitter added to it - Crossbone Cuts Designs
freebie music shapes cut with Silhouette Cameo - Scrapcationgetaway blog
flowers - Hobbycraft, coloured with Spectrum Noir marker
ribbon - Ikea
font - Arlisa script - Fontbundles
all layered onto black card

http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes

https://alwayshappybirthday.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/reminder.html Birthdays only

http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-135-anything-goes-with.html Anything Goes, optional birthday.

http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-90-for-girls.html For the Girls

http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-146-anything-goes-being-young.html  Anything Goes optional Being Young

22 March 2018

Pig Out

Hi Everyone, I made a card for a Nephew in Law, BUT, I lost the card I made, (this one) and had to find one I had already done to get it into the post, 2 days later I moved a magazine and there it was - grrrr! LOL, at least the one he got I liked anyway and it was suitable. However there is always another Nephew in Law or male in the family to send a card, and this will go to - Yep! another nephew (in law) LOL
image Elizabeth Dulemba
coloured in PS, it has more colour than shown here
papers Tina Shaw @ Pixelscrapper
blue houndstooth paper embossed with Houndstooth embossing folder and Dovecrafts ink rubbed over it. 
circle die - Tattered Lace pindot die

21 March 2018

Chicken Groan!

Hi Everyone a quick post today to enter the Limited Runs FB progressive challenge. We were given this fabby chicken, I was looking through the web for chicken quotes and saw a cartoon, that I have cased. It's a one layer card. I could have done more with the background and the layering, but you know what? it worked as it was so I went with it.
Chicken duplicated and reversed - Limited Runs
coloured in PS
blue background -  PS brush brushed over background
paper on chicken -  Summertime Designs, no longer available

20 March 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is for another nephew, where are they all coming from this month LOL. They all age from 60ish to 10, but that is GNephews included! Anyhow this is for the eldest of them and I think it suits him to a T. LOL
image - Dragons Lair Designs
coloured in PS, with edges added to background
sentiment - Create with TLC
bottle opener - Font Bundles 
made into a cut file and cut on the Cameo

this is the insert, I forgot to take a photo of it.

18 March 2018

Christening Card

Hi Everyone, my card today is a Christening card for "our baby Dorothy", her mum likes colours on her, so I added them to her card. I thought it apt to add it today as it is her Christening Day, we won't be able to attend unfortunately, but I hope this makes up a little for that fact.

cross - Penny Duncan
window - Heather M
both cut with Silhouette Cameo
vellum coloured with Spectrum Noir markers
background embossed - Die Sire EF
sentiment printed onto vellum and heat embossed with silver
gems - stash
silver mirror card

16 March 2018

Birthday card

Hi Everyone, firstly I have to apologise if I haven't caught up with you yet, I am trying (some people say very trying LOL) BUT you Ladies are being so very creative and time takes over before I can complete my visits, hopefully it won't take too long for me to catch up with you.

My card today started with the sketch at the Outlawz, it was great inspiration for a card I had to do for hubby's cousin. Now it's made 7 days before I need it, whoopppeee LOL.

I did this from a digital kit, I find when I use a kit, that all I have to do is pick which elements go with which paper I choose and it all matches beautifully, and so many choices too.

kit "Another year has gone" - Valentina at Digital Scrapbooking Studio
designed in PS
all layered onto white card (for a change)
sentiment 3D'd
sentiment, oval and border, print and cut on the Cameo
oval border - Lori Whitlock "Kraft borders"
oval is actually a circle border I "squashed" to become an oval, 
in PS, I "clipped" a paper to the shape to match everything else.
a little yellow sparkle pen on the flower centres and candle flames

 the insert is blurred - sorry, but it gives you an idea of what I did.

this is the sketch for this week

15 March 2018

Fishing you

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz progressive challenge. I love this image, it's such a cute image and a typical little boy I think.
image - Beccy Muir
coloured in PS
background papers - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
gradient added in PS

14 March 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is for
I chose fun Science, as I had made a space card for TMR here.

image Professor Dummkopf - Dr Digi
sentiment from the web
elements and papers - Janet Scott @ Pixelscrapper
image, ruler and white board 3D'd with 3D gloss to the spectacles

Want inspiration for Male Cards? go and see what is in
where my fellow DT are spot on with Masculine cards, so are the entries.

13 March 2018

Thank you

Hi Everyone,  my second post today, firstly, I have to thank everyone, for their kind birthday wishes, it wasn't a special one, that was last year, but I have been overwhelmed with wishes, presents and lovely thoughts. I have to also apologise for my lack of visits too, it's been a very busy time here, it actually felt like a special birthday, but as my SiL says to me at our age every birthday is Special!  More to come in later posts! IF you can stand it LOL.

I have to especially thank Hetty for her thoughtfulness in sending me a beautiful Daffodil digi kit, now I wonder where she got that idea mmmmmm. She also sent me a beautiful digi card, I think from the same kit, that she made up herself. I printed it out and it looks 3D and very beautiful, well done Hetty and thank you so much.

This morning I received a parcel from LisaLynne of what can only be described as a craft haul, it is so very generous, I was so surprised and excited to receive a parcel, I didn't know was coming LOL. I can't thank you enough.

I think that I shall be busy using these beautiful gifts.
Thank you again Ladies and for making me feel VERY special.

Duck birthday!

Hi Everyone a birthday card for our GNephew, both brothers are within days of each other and have great sense of humour, hence this card.

Another rushed post, because I didn't know we were having visitors so had to try and schedule a few.
the duck is a freebie cut file from Cutfile.net
cut with Silhouette Cameo
sentiments I saw on the web
front sentiment done in PS and cut with Tonic rectangle dies
insert made in PS with copy of the duck multiplied 
striped paper from a pad I have had for years.

11 March 2018

Who would have Gnome?

Hi Everyone, a card from me with a definite who would have known! You'll never guess, the only thing on this card that is from the computer is the sentiment and the insert! I hope you're proud of me LOL.

This is for a nephew, he's 15, hope he likes it,
 he has a great sense of humour - he'll need it LOL

mushroom background - Silhouette store
Gnome stamp (a "real" one!) and die - freebie from a magazine, heat embossed 
clouds and sun - Silhouette store
sentiment cut out - Tattered Lace pin dot oval die.
All coloured with Sheena Douglas Sparkle pens and cut on the Cameo
most 3D'd

this is the insert I'm not good with puns, but I hope this is good enough for him LOL

09 March 2018

Tea time

This is a filler scheduled post today, as it's my birthday and we have my #3 Brother and SiL visiting we intend to go out for a meal tonight. Not sure if I can schedule a post before they come or for a couple of days after, so
 if I miss visiting you, please accept my apologies.

TEA? Always in this house LOL
this was made from waste vinyl after doing the 
Teapots and cups in an earlier post.

should have had hats on and stayed a little later to see the tide right in.

08 March 2018

Big Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone I won't have a chance until Tuesday, (the reason in my next post!) to do anything on my blog, so thought I would add this today, late in the day, but at least I have done it. Sorry this is a rushed one as we have had visitors nealy all day and I have lots to catch up on tonight.
image - Whoopsiedaisy Designs for the freebie FB challenge
dp's - paper templates by Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
the darker yellow was done with Sheena Douglas sparkle pens
sketch Outlawz sketch challenge
colours used below

07 March 2018

A Note

Hi Everyone, my card today started with a note to a friend, but I got a phone call and it has ended up as a sympathy card. I really should have more in my stash.

I went for a CAS style, I very much wanted to add more, but sent it as it was.

feather - magazine freebie cut in blue and gold mirror card
dp - a Pixel & Co collaboration free paper
yellow & blue card - The Works
sequins - Dovecraft
sentiment printed on computer - Tattered Lace pindot oval die

I used this sketch

05 March 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, and today I am more than grateful for this sketch, as it was just perfect with a slight alteration for the card I wanted to make for our Godson.

He and his parents are going on a cruise for his 50th birthday, so I wanted to make something that was relevant and I think this is. I slipped up on the placement of the port hole, it should have been slightly higher, but I think the male of the species won't notice? I hope LOL. I also added acetate to the centre of it and added gold glitter pen to the "screws".

image - Kenny Kay
coloured in PS, cut with border
background and insert paper - Lettering Delights
port hole is 3D'd, anchor & chain - SVG cuts
anchor paper - melo vrijhof Pixelscrapper
cheers and 50 - Tingler script font
All cut with Silhouette Cameo
right sentiment - Create with TLC
the bottle is cut from the image and made larger for the left side., 
with a verse I saw on the web years ago.
All made to fit an C5 card.


this is the sketch I followed

03 March 2018

Easter bunny

Hi Everyone, I missed the Dragons Lair Progressive challenge, by one day, I can't believe it, as I coloured and finished this card just a day or two after I had the image, where is the time going? 

This card is going to Dorothy, the new beautiful baby girl, in our family, she is just 5 months old. We had her visit in January, her first visit to us, (they live in England,) so we decided to give her her first Easter Egg. Her parents owned up to eating it that night! LOL. Well at just 3 months old, I guess a little early for chocolate? She can at least have a card, so here it is.
Bunny - Dragons Lair Designs
coloured in PS
background papers and egg frame  - Hugware
no longer available
eggs frame print and cut on the Cameo
stitched border done in PS
sentiment - Tattered Lace die
pink card - The Works

 I thought I would add a scrap page I did of the visit, of Dorothy with her egg, she is such a happy baby.

01 March 2018


Now on to my second post of the day for
Morgans Artworld
where you can show off your work.

You still have time to enter the challenge, here is my card for the 
Anything Goes Challenge.
Clown image - Morgans Artworld
coloured in PS.
dp's stars - Melissa Riddle
orange stripes - Melo Vrijhof
background white stripes - Melissa Lerin
all at Pixelscrapper
sentiment found online
ribbon - Dovecrafts

A little story about the colouring, I spent over 4 hours doing it in PS, I was thrilled with it, then a slight lack of concentration and it was ALL gone. I could have cried. Next day I got back to it, but I have to admit it isn't as good as the first one, sadly. Lesson learned AGAIN! I should save as I am going along, then I would have had the best to show you here. 

I wanted to do this new image by Morgan as soon as I had it, not one I would normally go for, but it called out to me. I just got down to colouring as I had some free time and went for it, without a thought of anything else. I used orange layering to keep it bright and cheerful and found the wonderful sentiment on the web.

Happy St Davids Day

Sorry the text is so small it was as large as I could get to have as much information as I tried to let you know about St David's Day.

I hope you all have a lovely day, no matter the weather! 
'cause it's VERY cold here.