29 June 2018

Apologies due to inconvenient circumstances

Hi Everyone, I won't be around much for a few weeks. I was diagnosed with a DVT last weekend, luckily (it seems) it's in my calf, BUT it's still extremely painful, which means I cannot sit too long without my leg up, which in my craft room is impossible. SO I shall be doings things, but much less than I have been, at least until I have finished the medical requirements I have been told to do.

I'll try and use my tablet, but it's a touchy thing and works when it likes! it's not old either.

I hope normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Luckily I have a few scheduled posts, so there should be something to see occasionally.

I've never thought of myself as old, but it came as a shock when this happened! I know it can happen at any age, BUT! I don't like it 😕

28 June 2018


Hi Everyone my DT post for 
The themes for the new magazine in July/August is
Candy, Elephants & Clovers (Shamrocks)

 and today I am using the sketch provided and Elephants

26 June 2018

Micemas Post

Hi Everyone my DT post today is for

Our Sponsor for this challenge is
Di's Digi Stamps
Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

The Prize for the Winner is a generous $12 Voucher to store
Here is my card with Micemas Post
details in the July / August Magazine 

24 June 2018

Cupcake flower

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Limited Runs FB challenge and the Outlawz sketch challenge. I did something I have seen done, but never done myself. Will I do it again? mmmmmm not sure, it was fiddly to say the least, perhaps it was the design and the size of it. Perhaps better in paper or card for this project.

Anyhow here is my card.
cupcake - Limited Runs
dp - Pixelscrapper
flower die - Tattered Lace
Sparkle and Shine on image and flower die.
and the thing I haven't tried before is adding vinyl to a card!
leaf corner - Cali Arroyo Silhouette Design store
vinyl - Oracle 651

20 June 2018

Licensed to Celebrate!

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for
A Great subject - YES!
My card is of course 007! the film is Casino Royale, everything was put together in Photoshop and then printed and fussy cut. I've used the image a few times and it's always appreciated, so I hope this will be too. The Team have got GREAT cards and inspiration, I hope to see you in our challenge.

The card is going to my GNephew, who has just passed his driving test (Licenced to celebrate?) and has done extremely well in his apprenticeship exams. Lots of reason to celebrate.

image and sentiment - magazine freebie (years ago)
fussy cut and 3D'd
playing cards - CipartLibrary.com
Union Jack flag - from web
background embossing folder - Crafters Companion Textures

here's the insert
stamps are magazine freebies

19 June 2018

Scrapbook page

Hi Everyone, I have nothing to show you today, so did a quick scrapbook page, what I mean by quick was using a "quick page" already set out, it had all the colours I needed, so why spend time finding them I asked myself. That's how lazy I am of late. Apart from DT work that is. LOL.

Anyhow here it is.

Quick scrapbook page - Jilbert

16 June 2018

Just Because

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch challenge. It was a something that didn't turn out as expected and I'm a disappointed, as I loved the papers and elements, but haven't time to do another. Oh! Well, here it is.
all papers and elements are from a digital kit by
 Julie C Designs "Sweet Thimbleweeds"
Lace by Aimee Harrison
circle die - Tonic
stamp - magazine freebie
around the centre - Nuvo Crystal Drops 
gems - stash
black card - stash

14 June 2018

Colour me bird

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz, we were given this wonderful image to play with, a little daunting at first, but I found a colour combo that I liked and thought it was perfect for the bird. I hope you like it.
coloured in PS 
card - Dovecraft textured
sentiment - computer printed
Nuvo Crystal Drops
3D Gloss - Anita's
circle die - Tonic

showing the gloss

colours used.


12 June 2018

Duck - Singing in the Rain!

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for 

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful
Drawn by Krista 
"Krista's first love has always been drawing. Ever since her father gave her the book "The Art of Disney," back when she was a kid. She was lucky enough to live her dream and work as an Animator for over 15 years. 10 years of which was at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, up until the studio closed in 2004. Since that time she and her husband settled in the midwest with their two beautifully spirited children. Krista began a new career in illustration and design. And so, DRAWN by Krista was born."
Who is giving 3 images to the Winner.

Singing in the Rain Duck - Drawn by Krista

Closeup of the Duck and 3D gloss

All items listed in the TTCRD Magazine.

 I hope to see you in the ATG challenge.

10 June 2018

A Greeting

Hi Everyone, today my card is for the Outlawz sketch challenge. One I like to participate in as it's always a challenge to use the sketches.

This time I used a sentiment instead of an image, quite a change for me. I stamped it in black, but it was too stark, so stamped it with the aid of my stamping platform a few times in pink on top of the black, I think it worked?

Anyhow, this is my card.
paper - Craft Sensations paper pad.
pearls - stash
cut file circle- Birds Cards
sentiment - stamp free from magazine
 around the background edge - Sheena Douglas sparkle pens
die - Sue Wilson square pin dot 
pearls - stash
white pearl card - Crafters Companion.

sketch used

08 June 2018

Lots of Coffee!

Hi Everyone, this image is for the General Challenge on the Limited Runs FB page, it was given to us for the Coffee Hop but I didn't get it done, so thought I would do it for this challenge.
image - Limited Runs
coloured in PS
all other coffee images - Design Bundles
background check and coffee beans on banners - Miss Mint
corners - ScrapOrchard

06 June 2018


Hi Everyone, my DT post for

"Little boys"? with so many men in the family, I consider ALL of them to be little boys at heart, hence this will go to one, for a gift I have in mind. I didn't know what to do and didn't feel enough mojo to make a card, BUT, to play with the Cameo? oh! YES! I went looking for a "toy" and found this wonderful tractor for "free". I cut it out on the Cameo and hubby and son LOVED it and had a laugh "like little boys". It's a gift box and it will hold without effort 3 mini Mars bars. It will take 2 larger bars even though I have made it slightly smaller to fit the card I used. I hope you like it too. I just HAD to take the piccies on the lawn.

tractor - Silhouette Design Store
card - Lidl
mirror card - The Range

04 June 2018

It's Cricket

Hi Everyone a card today with more stamping! These stamps were also freebies from a magazine. A plain and simple card for a bloke! I haven't any male birthdays in June, so this will be a handy card to keep for July LOL.

stamps - Creative Stamping magazine issue 56
 coloured with Spectrum Noir markers
oval die - Tonic
background die - magazine freebie.

03 June 2018


Hi Everyone, my post today is for 2 challenges, the Limited Runs progressive FB challenge, you can buy into it from HERE and the Outlawz sketch challenge HERE I thought the image and the sketch worked OK together.
image - Limited Runs
coloured in PS
dp's, cup element - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
sentiment from same kit, but done in PS with "Paddy" font
ribbon & buttons - stash
oval die - Tattered Lace pin dot

01 June 2018

Hogwarts Owl!

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for the Anything Goes challenge at

It's midway, so you have until the 15th to enter your card

I have a GNiece who is mad on anything Harry Potter, so decided to send her a card with this fab Owl.
image - Morgans Artworld
coloured in PS
with a few Spectrum Noir markers
 white and gold pen - Uniball
3D gloss - Anita's
flower dies - Tattered Lace
quote from the web
mirror card - The Range

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/06/wk-22-polkadoodles-crafting-anything.html  ATG - Yep!

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/june-1 ATG - Yep!

https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-68.html ATG - Yep!

http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-298.html  ATG - Yep!

https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-58.html  ATG