30 August 2018

Aloha and scrapbook page

New TTCRD magazine!!

The September / October  2018 Edition of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine is due out soon

Our theme this month is Beverages, Brothers, Fruit, Christmas and we have lots of inspiration pieces from some of the Designers as well as many awesome tutorials for your creative pleasure.

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This is my fruit card ( I think a coconut is a fruit)
details in the magazine

29 August 2018

Photography & Cameras

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for
This is a favourite subject of mine as I love taking lots of photos, of anything really, not too good at it, I just enjoy it, so you would think it would have been an easy subject for me. It wasn't! I had so many ideas I found it difficult to choose what to do. In the end I went with an image I have had a long time and played with it digitally. I added a mask, film strips, and used a scrapbook layout and a sentiment I think is so true. It will go to a GNephew who also loves photography. 

image - I had off the web many years ago
scrapbook mask - Indigo Designs
I have added the image below for you to see what a mask does.
film strips - Wishing Well Creations
background paper - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
sentiment -  3D layered
all mat & layered onto blue card - stash

I chose the smaller left top image to play with

28 August 2018

Sea Sunrise

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
Through The Craft Room Door challenge
This week our Sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy  with a generous prize of 3 digi images

We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!

By the way, we are offering two DigiClub Membership plans currently (3 Months and 12 Months). If you join the Digi Club, you will get as many images in the store as you wish and you will be receiving new releases every month during your membership period!
Here is the link to learn more about the Digi Club
We hope this offer will be of interest to you. Thank you again!

This is my card for the challenge
I coloured her in Photoshop CS6 
you'll find out what else I did in the 
TTCRD Magazine out soon

Wine Sprite

Hi Everyone, my DT post for

The NEW Edition of  TTCRD Magazine is due and it's all about

Shaker cards
& always Christmas
In the new September / October Magazine edition, you will see this card of mine. 

what makes me happy? well a little wine now and then!

26 August 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today reflects how I have been feeling of late, with lots of stuff going on, so when I saw this image I just had to have it. I am entering the Limited Runs FB Bonus Challenge and the Outlawz Sketch Challenge.

image - "Insane Girl" Limited Runs
coloured in Photoshop CS6
papers - Berna's Playground
I thought they looked pretty, but kinda crazy? 
gems, you "just" about see them.
sentiment about PMS from the web!
Yep! that sort of fits! but I'm far to old for PMS LOL
sketch from The Outlawz turned

25 August 2018

Hot Dog!

HI Everyone, sorry about the lack of posts, I have so much going on I am finding it difficult to get down to making, but here is a card I made for the Dragons Lair FB progressive Challenge challenge and I am also going to enter it into the Outlawz Monochromatic challenge
image - Dragons Lair
coloured in Photoshop, 3D layered,
I have been learning a little more on how to colour and texture images, 
so I am happy how this has turned out.
hot dog paper - Create with TLC
frame - DigiDewi
sentiment - my own! apologies for it LOL.

19 August 2018

Hippo donut

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch and Progressive Challenges
image - Sandra Caldwell
coloured in Photoshop CS6 and 
layered with 3D dimensionals
print & cut on Silhouette Cameo with some fussy cutting
papers - Summertime Designs (no longer available)
sprinkles - Just So Scrappy
donut shape, svg file - Paper Garden Products
lace - stash
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens

the sketch

15 August 2018

Wild & Free

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

I've done a few "wild" kind of cards in my time, so wanted something a little different, I have so many images and digi stamps that a search was necessary and amongst my files I found this wonderful "wild" rabbit, being "free". I thought he deserved a CAS style card for being "free".  The front of the car is 3D, from the card door to the front, so in real life he looks like he is driving out of the card.

My fellow DT have some very imaginative ideas and work, go see and even join in with our challenge.

Image Peter Cottontail - Elizabeth Dulemba
coloured in Photoshop CS6
3D gloss - Anita's on windscreen and goggles
sentiment - Create with TLC
scarf paper - Janet Scott Pixelscrapper
background - Photoshop Creative magazine freebie

14 August 2018

Forklift Fred!

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for

Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4 years 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!
Prize- 2 digital image of choice

11 August 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge.  The sketch although seems simple, had me flummoxed, not that it takes much these days. In the end I decided to look through my dies and found this little one, that I had last Christmas, but can't for the life of me remember from where.

Sounds like I am losing myself? the last couple of months I felt like I am, Yep! since my DVT I have been quite unwell and now I have finished the tablets I am starting to feel better. I think I may have had side effects from them, which made me unwell to make me well!

Anyhow enough of the moans, here is my card.

poinsettia die - If anyone knows I can give credit!
dp - ADB Designs
ribbon - stash
Nuvo Crystal Drops

this is the sketch

05 August 2018

Birthday butterflies

Hi everyone, this is an entry for my favourite challenge, the Outlawz Sketch Challenge , the colours a little washed out due to it being taken in bright sunshine - I am not complaining LOL.
dp's - KimB designs
butterflies - Tonic dies
sentiment - Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic
gems & sequins - stash
trails done with fineliner pen

This is the lovely simple sketch

01 August 2018

5th Birthday!

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
It's our 5th birthday
Happy Birthday to us 

My card for the celebration is would you believe it? all stamped!

I used stamps from a recent magazine freebies, I think they are getting me into the stamping mode LOL. I thought the sentiment most appropriate. I stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed.

Stamps - Magazine freebies 
paper - Craft Sensations, Mix & Match pad
circle die - Tattered Lace pin dot
square die - Sue Wilson Noble Square dies
doodled around the edge with Fineliner
silver pen for a little enhancement - Uniball Glitter pen

I hope to see you at The Male Room with your birthday cards,
a nice easy subject