29 April 2018

Bird Brain

In the Progressive challenge at Limited Runs challenge you have to use the image provided, but you can get it for $1 to join in until the 13th May.
This is my offering, I took a multi coloured feather into PS and duplicated it many times to cover the bird. I wanted to find a background to suit the colours and came across this one. A quote next? well! I went hunting on the web and found this, it will suit many of our friends LOL.

image - Limited Runs
coloured in PS, fussy cut and 3D'd
feather duplicated -  A-Manda Creation
background - free japanese background Deviantart
eyes - stash

27 April 2018

Birthday Tweetings

Hi Everyone, for me, it's that time of the week when I add a card to The Outlawz sketch challenge. I think this is a lovely sketch although it is an old one (from March 2017) I think. A favourite and chosen by Lynn, I'm so glad she chose it. 

I had bought a new digi kit this week, only because I loved the colours AND it was a special price, AND patterned papers were a bonus, I HAD to buy it, we have to take advantage of offers don't we? 

Here's my card.
mini boo -03 digi kit - Booland Designs @ PickleBerryPop
image - Digistamp Boutique, 
coloured in PS
sentiment- mine
leaf die, under leaf image, cut from paper- Tattered Lace
flower die, under flower image, cut from paper - Spellbinders
gems and ribbon from stash

here's the sketch

I thought I'd let you see a new plant in our garden this year, it's a
 "Giant Fritillaria Crown Imperial"
it seems to like the spot we chose.

25 April 2018

Flying by?

Hi Everyone, my DT project for

I was quite excited with this challenge and decided to use a file I have had since 2015, but not used. Naughty me LOL. However in the end I was thrilled with the result, it could be made in lots of colours for each element, but I decided on plain old black and white. I was thrilled with the end result and happily so were hubby and son, who has actually put it up in his room. - Result!

3D Bi plane -  SVG Attic
Cameo Silhouette 2
card - Dovecraft Premier cardstock

This is how it looked with just a part put together, some are quite tiny. I presume to give strength, a few are doubled up, a very clever design, but fiddly to put together, this is picture heavy!

23 April 2018


Hi Everyone, a card today I made for the Outlawz sketch challenge I have been
looking through some of my thousands of files and I have so many that I haven't used, I decided to start using the ones I haven't. This card is made mostly with freebies, I'm such a cheapskate! BUT it did take time, so maybe that's more important? I'll let you decide LOL.

image - Anne Fenton
coloured in PS
heart punch - stash
scroll heart die - magazine freebie
ribbon - stash
pink card - Dovecraft
3D gloss - Anita's

21 April 2018

Hubby's birthday card

Hi Everyone, today my card was for my hubby's birthday, he liked it - whew, he loves a tease and a bit of sentimentality.

foxy mama and winery background - Kenny K.
 sadly no longer doing digi stamps
coloured in PS
dp's - Summertime Designs, again sadly no longer designing.

19 April 2018

60th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Everyone, my card today was for an old friend's 60th wedding anniversary.

silver mirror card - The Range
square dies - Sue Wilson Noble dies
embossing folder - Die-sire Argyle
heart, flowers and congratulations die  - Tattered Lace dies
shape, heart, number and banner - cut on Cameo
silver glitter - Nuvo Pure Sheen
centre of flowers - Nuvo Crystal drops

17 April 2018


Hi Everyone a new DT post for
"Through the Craft Room Door"
Anything Goes challenge

our sponsor this week is
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I have my stamping platform, so off I go and experiment and this is the result.

You can get Unicorn stamps, sequins, glitter ribbon and glitter glue at MFT HERE

15 April 2018

Milk Carton boxes

Hi Everyone 2 little boxes today, I was looking through my files for a box, when a follower email came through, with just what I was looking for, thanks Carol. I cased them LOL. I thought it a wonderful idea and so did my eldest SiL, I gave them to her for her 82nd birthday. One with some expensive choccies in the the bigger box and the other with a Cadbury's creme egg. I think she was more thrilled with the egg LOL.
paper - Botanical Bloom paper pad from B&M store
milk carton with shaped tops - Lettering Delights
cut on the Cameo
butterfly die - freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 173
cut each side of paper for each layer.
fold back clips - Staples

13 April 2018

cat with daisies

Hi Everyone, my card today has a minimum colour pallete, I think it works with the image which is from the Outlawz progressive challenge and given by -
coloured in PS
flower border svg, I used part of her Daisy Border card - Shirley's cards
butterfly dies and embossing folder - Tattered Lace 
sentiment Create with TLC
bling - Poundland
ribbon coloured yellow with Spectrum Noir markers - stash

this card is for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge and the 
Sketch Challenge, I am using a sketch SC012015 from 2015 turned 45%

Seeing as the sentiment quotes April, 
I thought I would show you our garden a few days ago 

- with sunny "blue" skies, BUT! amongst the dark threatening grey clouds. 

11 April 2018


Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for
I have to be honest I had to look up the meaning of symmetry to make sure I was on the right track.

It has reflection symmetry. It has one line of symmetry. When you fold a shape along a line of symmetry
one half fits exactly over the other.
 When you put a mirror on a line of symmetry and look from either side, 
the shape looks like the original.

 as luck would have it I saw a card that I liked in a magazine and cased it. 
shape - Photoshop shape
paper - Craft Sensations paper pad
cut on the Cameo
sentiment also done on the Cameo using the sketch pens
bakers twine in stash
Nuvo Crystal Drops
all 3D'd onto the card

Why don't you go looky and see what my fabulous Teammates have done, they are clever and artistic. There are Great ideas for mens cards from my Teammates and the challenge entries.

08 April 2018

Lots of Lilac!

Hi Everyone, when I saw the Lilac Sprite I had to have her and luckily it is a freebie for taking part in the challenge.

I have lilac papers and elements in my files, so of course I used them. I hope it's not overkill LOL
Lilac Sprite - Aurora Wings
coloured in PS
lilac paper, frame and bow - Julie C Designs
3D image and bow - print & cut on the Cameo
dragonfly stamp and die - magazine freebie
vellum - Dovecraft
embossing powder - Tinsel Snowflake, Papermania

I am absolutely thrilled to say I was chosen as Artist Choice for my colouring WOW! and thank you Mitzi.

06 April 2018

Dream Big

Hi Everyone, my post today takes in a few challenges, that I like to participate in.
So straight onto the card, it HAD to be a red dragon, I can't think of a dragon being any other colour, as I've said before, as it's on our flag LOL.

Image and papers - Dragons Lair Designs
coloured in PS, 
with Sheena Douglas Sparkle pens over the dragon, I forgot they aren't "see through" straight onto paper, so I wasted all my time colouring oh! well.
 I print and cut, on the Cameo, the sentiment shape, 2 layers of buttons, centre and scalloped shape layer.
leaves - Tonic Arboreal Dream die set 

Outlawz sketch challenge

Dragons Lair Colouring challenge 

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/color-throwdown-countdown-487.html Not sure if I will comply with the rules as I only hand coloured the dragon?

05 April 2018

More daffodils

Hi Everyone, a thank you card today, using the beautiful kit I was given for my birthday by Hetty  I followed the "case my sketch" sketch CTS #90, as I'm not a CAS styler user usually. but I wanted to show this lovely image off. I made the shape and did a yellow "sponged edge", then coloured the daffodil digi stamp from the kit, in PS. I duplicated the daffodils and sent them to my Cameo to cut, I  then added Sheena Douglas sparkle pens. I hope the recipient liked it. she should have had it by now.

The sentiment I have had for an age, sorry don't know where it comes from.

03 April 2018

A Mermaid!

Hi Everyone, last week I was asked if I would like to join the DT at Through The Craft Room Door , would I? - of course I would, as eventually, when I can concentrate! I'll be able to make tutorials of cards I make with all details, that means all the supplies used and the way it was made. This is already available with Super card projects in the online Magazine. Teaser on my side bar.

Here's my card for 
The image is from our sponsor
who is giving 
3 digital stamps of choice to the Winner
The image I used is "The Young Mermaid" from
The Young Mermaid - Fabrika Fantasy
coloured in Photoshop
paper 862 by Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
beachycollab paper (5) by Booland Designs at DigitalScrapbook Studio
anchor - Printable Cuttables 
chain - off the web years ago!
anchor and chain cut on the Silhouette Cameo
Under the Sea dies - First Edition





01 April 2018

Giraffe Head

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for the Anything Goes challenge at
I decided to use the Giraffe Head, because he has so much expression, don't you think? My Teammates have produced wonderful cards with Morgan's beautiful images, go have a looky. Here's mine.
Giraffe - Morgan's Artworld
coloured in PS
giraffe papers - Papercraft magazine freebies
striped paper - Digilicious
brads - from stash
3D gloss on his soulful eye
sketch followed - The Outlawz (below)