31 July 2018

Fairy Flowers

Hi Everyone, my post today is for the new challenge at
My card is using the wonderful image  "Fairy Godmother"
and you can find this Image HERE! 
image - coloured in Photoshop CS6
frame - Krewella Kreations cut on the Silhouette Cameo
pearl drops - Dovecraft 3D Pearl Effect Gold
metallic effect around frame - Luster Rub-Ons Craf-T Products 
ribbon - stash

 photo outside in the sun, showing the luster on the frame.

You can join in this fabulous challenge, Theme always "Anything Goes" use any Image or Project and enter 3 entries  right HERE! 

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Coloured image

Getting old???????

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
Our Wonderful Sponsor is:
who is offering a prize of Prize of a
 $12 Certificate

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps:
A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

As my friends and family are in the senior age range, I thought a little bit of vintage and fun would be suitable.

papers - We are 3 

30 July 2018

It took 50 years?

Hi Everyone, another card that is a rush job, when will I catch up? Anyway it's for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on FB.
coloured in Photoshop CS6, printed and 3D layered
background papers - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
saw the sentiment on the web and had to borrow it!
clock - CS Smith
corner background is a very old image (2004) I expect from the web.
silver mirror card - Dovecraft
sparkle pen on eyes - Crafters Companion

I just went to post this in the challenge and it's open until 13th August - duh! 
still time for you to get in it though?

29 July 2018

Blue Tulips!

Hi Everyone, 
Congratulations to my fellow Welshman
 Geraint Thomas
 on winning the Tour de France.

I have been trying to catch up on challenges I usually enjoy and this is for one of them. The Outlawz Progressive challenge. The sponsor is Andrea Norris at Sheepski Designs who gave this wonderful image of Tulips for us to use. I was wondering what to do, as I wanted to make it in the shortest time possible, - it didn't happen!

I added everything to the front of the card, went to open it and found I had added it upside down! I really didn't want to do it all again, so cut the back off the ready made card, I got another, but folding the front in half, thankfully an easel was made to rescue everything. Whew! But that meant doing more for the insert, oh! well the best laid plans and all that, in the end I'm quite pleased with it. AND I made my first ribbon folded roses/flowers!
Tulips - Sheepski Designs
paper pieced and coloured in Photoshop CS6
papers - Amanda Creations
don't you just think the "folds" in the background paper look real? 
die - magazine freebie (I think by Johanna Sheen Signature Die)
ribbon - Dovecraft

27 July 2018

Double the Dragon!

Hi Everyone a card made just in time to enter the Dragons Lair FB colouring event, where we are given an image to colour for the challenge. Here is mine.

Love these Dragons - well I would wouldn't I? LOL.
coloured in Photoshop CS6
floral paper - Fontbundles Pattern Flowers 2
spot paper - Pixelscrapper
gems - stash
bow - part of Sweet Dixie car die set
vellum - Dovecraft
border die - Die'sire blossom

25 July 2018


Hi everyone, here's a scrapbook page I have done quickly, after a trip we did a couple of weeks ago.
Paper and elements - Dragons Lair designs "Seaside Retreat".

22 July 2018

Miyabi framed

Hi Everyone, after being on this image a long while, I decided to finish it and as there is a challenge going over at Aurora Wings, I decided to frame and enter it.

image - Miyabi full version Aurorawings
coloured in Photoshop CS6
background paper - Miya J Nastasja KatcoCreation Collab Paper 07
trees in corners - PS Japanese brushes
Japanese writing - unknown (from 2004)
I already had a frame, it was white, so I added gold lustre wax to it,
 it now has a lovely golden shine to it.

I hope I have done justice to the beautiful image, it is not perfect, but I am pleased and have it on display in my conservatory. 

when printing it out I printed in landscape instead of portrait! 
but I may make this fit an 8 x 8 frame.


Hi Everyone, a BIG blowing my own trumpet with big boasting -
I have to share with you my win over at Aurora Wings. I have been chosen as "Artist's Choice" for my framed image above. I am so overwhelmed and absolutely thrilled to bits. I have to say that everyone who visits us, comments about the framed image, it makes me so proud to have got this result from the fabulous digi by Mitzi.

Aurorawings challenge 69.blogspot.com

20 July 2018


Hi Everyone, sorry I have been awol, with a lot of your posts, I am trying to keep up, but as I'm still not doing a lot on the 'puter, I hope to be more proactive after seeing the Dr next week.

In the meantime I saw a challenge that appealed to me and that is
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-theme-challenge-show-us-your.html Show us your Patriotic colours.
 here is mine.
This is our flag, it's from Wales UK.

here is my card, it HAD to contain a dragon LOL
Dragon is a "map element" - DeviantArt
coloured in PS CS6
dp - DigiTee Pixelscrapper
PS embossed effect - Melo Vrijhof
sentiment - Create with TLC
sentiment shape - PS, 3D'd
red card - stash
Sheena Douglass - Sparkle pens used on parts of the dragon and the "water" around him.

18 July 2018

Unexpected item???

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for

I really didn't have a clue and then I saw a card that put an idea in my mind, BUT I didn't have the item! What to use instead? after a few hours, literally, it came to me! - Makeup remover pads!!!! I was so pleased with the idea I made 2 cards! LOL

To make them more stable, the layers part easily don't they? I sprayed them with hairspray (didn't have spray glue) until they were soaked. Let them dry and put them into my stamp platform.

When I pressed the stamp down I found it debossed the pad, BUT didn't add the colour, may have been the old inks I used. Anyhow, as they were debossed, I coloured the part with the pen, then to seal it, I added Versamark to the stamp and embossed the pads.

 Onto the card with a computer written sentiment. I'm not too sure of it's success, but loved trialing it. btw, the sentiment looks wonky! I thought it wasn't until I saw it here, so will have to remove it and correct it, isn't it funny that in real life you don't see it?

My second card is using a die for the 2 pads, I thought it would make an ideal igloo? I stretched them slightly to fit the oval shape, then added a shadow with the Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens, added some glitter glue, which picked the layer up slightly, I think it's OK though. 

first card -
 embossing folder and stamp - Magazine freebies
Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens

second card
igloo - Rcool
Apple Blossom Embossing folder
very old Whisper ink
Penguins with the holly die, are a win from Christina Griffiths blog
silver mirror card - Dovecraft

17 July 2018

Mermaid Wave

Hi Everyone here is my DT card for this challenge at
Our Sponsor this challenge is

Lemon Shortbread Art carries high quality digital stamps and colouring pages for your crafting needs. If you like fantasy, fashion, cute and whimsical art, be sure to check Lemon Shortbread out!

Lemonshortbread "Mermaid Waving"
Prize: 3 Images

15 July 2018

Cat monochrome

Hi Everyone, my post today is for

I chose this wonderful cat with daffodils for my subject, now you know me and my daffodils? Of course their yellow or even a little orange. BUT today I decided to do something completely from the norm, for me, and that was to choose monochrome colour tones. The daffs are yellow, the tree brown, the rest is greyish pink, so delicate you can hardly see the colours and for someone who LOVES vibrant colours, so not me, but you know what? I like it.

I coloured it in Photoshop CS6
papers are by Pixelscrapper 
the wonderful quote is by -Create with TLC
pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
gems - stash
I based the design on a sketch by Mojo 454
I heat embossed the image

You can join in this fabulous challenge, Theme always "Anything Goes" use any Image or Project and enter 3 entries  right HERE! 

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Morgan's Artworld new Shop is now open for business.
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05 July 2018


Hi Everyone, my DT post for

There is a Christmas add on in the new July / August edition, out on the 6th July, where you will see this card of mine.

04 July 2018

Brave WIngs

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for 

It's also a few days late!!!!!! sorry Team.

I have chosen this lovely image, which I coloured in Photoshop, then gave it a painting feel by adding a canvas texture to it. I also added a mosaic effect background also done in PS. I found a fabulous cut file frame to use with my Cameo and felt it was the perfect design for this wonderful warrior lady. I didn't think she needed anything else. For some reason my lady isn't printing as bright as I painted her. You'll find better colours below on the originals.

background paper on image - Booland Designs
paper layers - stash
black line frame - Rosie De Lise
cut on the Cameo
sentiment off web

I have added with and without canvas effect, which do you prefer?

You can join in this fabulous challenge, Theme always "Anything Goes" use any Image or Project and enter 3 entries  right HERE! 

We would love you to come and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group. You can visit and join Facebook Group HERE! 

Morgan's Artworld new Shop is now open for business.
You can visit Shop HERE!


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

as I am on limited time in my craft room, I wanted something easy and this was that.
image - Laurie Furnell it is a ready coloured image. Print and cut on the Cameo
fish & sentiment - Print and cut on the Cameo
background - fish @ Silhouette Design Store
cut from - Create and Craft card.
background mirror card - Hunkydory (it has lots of shine, difficult to photo)

03 July 2018

Rick St Dennis / Sparkle & Sprinkles TTCRD

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for

We have 2 generous Sponsors

Winner will get a Prize: 2 imagesRick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes.

Our second sponsor is

Our products are not only hand-blended, hand-pressed, and hand-packaged in the United States, but our glitters, embossing powders, and flockings are also MANUFACTURED in The United States (not imported).  Sparkle N Sprinkle supports local manufacturers who make quality products using healthy, environmentally-safe ingredients and fair labor practices. We hope that our loyal customers appreciate our efforts. Your Quality Crafting Time deserves Quality Products
Sparkle & Sprinkle  "Snowman Couple"  
Winner will get a Prize: $15 certificate

Thanks for being here, I'm sorry I'm not visiting many of you, I'm trying, but my leg won't let me sit in my room for long and I want to fulfil my DT commitments. It is getting better, but still painful. Thanks for hanging in there with me. 😊

02 July 2018

New TTCRD magazine!!

New TTCRD magazine!!

The July-August 2018 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine is now available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.

Our theme this month is Elephants, Clover/Shamrocks and Candy and we have lots of inspiration pieces from some of the Designers as well as many awesome tutorials for your creative pleasure like how to make a tote using a digital image, Birds from recycled plastic packaging and stamping with bleach just to name a few!

Our awesome and talented Featured Digi Artist is Pattie Gomez of Patties Creations. Her talented team of ladies have created some lovely cards to share with us.

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a sketch challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to Amazon.com.

If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fee after the first year is $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, just visit http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/ and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at TTCRDMag1@gmail.com