27 May 2018

Flower stamping

Hi Everyone, my magazine subscription came yesterday with wonderful stamps, so good that I HAD to stamp straight away. Yes! I know I don't like stamping, but my platform has got me interested and is allowing me to actually get good results, so it looks like I am joining most of you ladies, it has given me another thing to play with, at least it stops me getting bored LOL.

Anyhow onto my card, this is going to my youngest SiL. as I said the stamps were freebies. I also cased a card in the magazine, I need help LOL. I embossed a piece of card and stamped the sentiment, I used the same colour as the flowers to colour it. I stamped onto vellum for all the flowers, leaves and butterflies. I used markers to colour them. I die cut the 70 from vellum and embossed it to match the flowers.

stamps - Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 178
embossing folder - Crafters Companion
Spectrum Noir markers DG2, DG3, CT4, CT3
vellum - Dovecraft
embossing powder Tinsel Snowflake - Papermania
white card - Crafters Companion linen effect
green card - Tonic
Uniball silver and gold glitter pens

26 May 2018

Perfume Bottle

Hi Everyone, my card today is for 2 Outlawz challenges, one the sketch and the other the Progressive. I haven't added any sentiment, I'll do that when I decide who I want it for.

Perfume bottle - Sandi's Samples
coloured in PS
dp's - Melo Vrijhof @ Pixelscrapper
frame - Charlize Creations
lace under die - Marisa Lerin - Pixelscrapper
die - Sue Wilson
gems - stash
PS cross stitch effect - Atomic cupcake

I turned the sketch

23 May 2018


Hi Everyone my DT post for

This is such a vast subject it caused me no end of what should I do, this is the result. I saw the sentiment on the web and added a little of my own and a little too much doodling methinks!
garden elements - Fontbundles
arranged into a corner and print and cut on on the Cameo with an outline.
trowel - shape copied from the same bundle and traced on the Cameo, 
cut out of silver and brown card and shaped.
sentiment printed with the computer.
Nuvo Crystal Drops in the centre of the flowers.

I hope to see you in the challenge, so much you can do with this challenge. 
My team mates will help with their fab makes.

Seeing as we are on a garden theme, here's a few piccies of our garden of late.

A beautiful Aquilegia, with newly planted Antirrhinum 

close up of the flower

newly planted pots with flowering shrubs

 The Runner beans are being planted by hubby and
 yes! the lawn really is that green!

The beautiful clematis with our washing line in the background!

Saxifraga (London Pride)  behind the Phlox

22 May 2018

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20 May 2018

18th birthday

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, in the middle of making this I realised my friends Granddaughter was 18 in a couple of days, so had to make a card and get it into the post. This sketch helped me do it.

I stamped - yep! stamped LOL, onto vellum and used glitter embossing powder to emboss it, cut it out with a die and coloured it with Promarkers. I cut the circle flower frame with my Cameo, embossed card stock then printed paper for the background and printed the sentiment. I hope she likes it.

stamp - magazine freebie
embossing powder - Papermania
vellum - Dovecraft
flower frame - Birds Cards
cross stitch embossed card - craft outlet
basket weave EF - Crafters Companion Texture EF
gold mirror card - Dovecraft
ribbon - stash

this is the sketch

18 May 2018

70 cut card

Hi Everyone, I've been so lazy making any cards, still too many ideas and wanting to do too many new things, making me slow down and do nothing instead. The sun has been a bad influence on me too, I have been spending time in the garden just pottering and telling hubby where to put the plants etc - I can't kneel down, well I can, BUT I can't get back up LOL.

Anyhow, I have made a card for my baby brother. Simple, because I had no idea what to do, perhaps I need pressure to do anything LOL. I had seen a sign by Janet Packer and I liked the sketch white pen effect, so I tried to do it myself. My brother was a professional photographer and still takes wonderful amazing photographs, hence the camera on the front.

I know I have said it before but, I LOVE my Cameo.
adapted card design - Shirleys Cards
black card - Dovecraft
silver card - stash
Uniball White Pen
insert camera (on a pop up) - Create With TLC

insert - simple, but plenty of room to write a message below the 70.

15 May 2018

TTCRD challenge

Hi everyone there is new
Anything Goes challenge over at
sponsored by

the prize is 2 digital stamps

My card today is using the fabulous "Land Ho"  image, I thought it appropriate for hubby for Father's Day, (I know a little early for the UK, but at least then I won't forget) his Grandfather was Norwegian and the story goes that he got shipwrecked and was washed up on the East coast of Britain!  I don't know if it's true! but I thought I would do a play on the story and use this wonderful Viking image. 

See the Teaser on the right for details in the May / June magazine

http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-51.html ATG

http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-194-mens-hobbies.html - Men's Hobbies - Sailing?

http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-21.html  ATG

https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/wk-20-digi-choosday-challenge.html  ATG

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-209-anything-goes-optional.html  Mainly Blue

http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/ch-33-all-about-boys-or-men.html  About the Boys or Men

13 May 2018

90th birthday

Hi Everyone, my card today is for someone I used to work with MANY years ago. She is 90 today and this is the card I sent her, I had to do a quick one as I didn't know her address and SiL was putting it through her door the next day.
Anyhow, here it is.
paper - Floral Wishes by Craft Sensations
black paper - stash
all cut on the Cameo
lace - stash
sentiment stamp - magazine freebie
so relieved to have my stamping platform, I actually had a good result LOL.

here's the insert
sentiment printed on Computer
paper cut with Tonic circle dies

11 May 2018

Ballerina Girl

Hi Everyone, a card today put together in quicktime, after all my dithering the last week or two, this came together quite quickly. I used this weeks Outlawz  Sketch Challenge and a progressive freebie from Dragons Lair FB page, found a digi kit in my files to use and off to go. Here is the result.
ballerina - Dragons Lair
coloured in PS CS6
digi kit - NibbleSkribbles Blue-Ming Mini FB freebie
print and cut on the Cameo
bubble circle svg file - Heather M
sequins and gems - stash

this weeks Outlawz sketch

09 May 2018


My DT card today is for

Always a good masculine subject and it came in time for 2 male family members.
My first is for my GNephew living in Australia, I thought a couple of flags may remind him of home. Although he is now "nearly" an Aussie. 
mini cooper car - Dr Digi
coloured and recoloured to get the colours of the cars in PS
the cars are cut with an outline by Cameo and 3D'd 
map - Sheila Reid @ Pixelscrapper
flags off the web that I have in my file stash

This a card for my GNephew living in Belgium, because of postage costs I went simple and this is the result. (It's what I should have done above LOL.) His Dad works for a luxury car manufacturer and drives one of their cars too, so I thought he should dream a little!
car - copied from the web 
with a "water colour" filter added in Photoshop,
 I added the 20, his age
the background is a watercolour image - Janet Scott @ Pixelscrapper
 sentiment - TLC Creations
with added water colour filter in PS.
Go see what my Team mates have done - wish I was as clever!

08 May 2018

Butterfly kisses

Hi Everyone, a post for the Outlawz sketch challenge today, for some reason I couldn't put this together, my mind all over the place with ideas recently with nothing done! Anyhow I eventually got it and I'm pleased with it in the end.

butterfly digi - Deedee's digis, sadly no longer available.
coloured in PS
background dp - Dragons Lair Designs
corner die - Tonic
sentiment shape - PS shape
doily - Lettering Delights
cut on the Cameo
stitches - Uniball Silver Glitter pen 

06 May 2018

Newest publication of the TTCRD magazine!!

Hi Everyone, my card today you can access at

My card is published with a tutorial in the New TTCRD magazine!!
teaser on the right side bar

AND details of this card

Here's some Info about the Magazine for you.
The May-June Edition of Through the Craft Rom Door online Crafting Magazine coming 6th May. If you are not a subscriber  and interested in obtaining a subscription, the cost is $18.00 for the first subscription year. This gives you access to two years of back issues containing tutorials, articles, digi images and more! There is a teaser video on my side bar.
 Just click  HERE  this link to be taken to the website where you will see payment instructions. Membership to the website is free but only those with a paid subscription can access the "Subscribers Only Area".
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Then go ahead and join the Subscriber Only Group after which, you receive your invite via email to access all subscriber features and magazine issue links!
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A one year subscription is $18.00 for 6 new bi-monthly magazines and 
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05 May 2018

Flowers! and a moan

Hi Everyone a few piccies today, hope you won't get bored! I've been lacking mojo, at least that isn't quite right, I have so many ideas I can't start on one, because, as soon as I think of one, another pops into my head making it impossible to start. and the last one has gone and the second is going with a third coming in. I sound a little mad, but there you knew that didn't you?

 In the meantime here's some piccies of the garden this week.

 pink Camellia 
red Camellia

pink Camellia in full bloom

beautiful Rhododendron 

berberis thunbergii

 our Acer palmatum tree has flowers in Spring? They are so tiny.

Photinia Red Robin and a lime green Euphorbia 
a little Azealia, it's about 8 - 10 inches tall, 
but the flowers are about 3 inches across

 greenhouse with a selection of plants mostly for the front garden this year, hubby wanted to slow down a little. Although - he has added a packet or two of seeds in the additional little greenhouse he has. It's been so cold that the Antirrhinum on the top left are later going out that should be.

this is a NEW Variety of brambles,
 it has flowers which  look like dog poo in plastic bags!!!!!!!!!! -

It's at the back of our garden and filthy people throw the dog poo bags into it instead of taking it home. Hubby has taken it upon himself to remove it and dispose of it properly.