Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.


Monday, 9 April 2018

Martini Cocktail

Good morning.  Well have I had a brilliant weekend at Ally Pally again with my crafting chum Wendy.  Spent loads, got loads and I am one very happy crafter.

We have a lovely new challenge beginning at Crafting from the Heart.

Challenge 201 is our usual Anything Goes.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I have used a lovely digi stamp from our sponsor called 'Martini Cocktail'

After printing out my image I coloured her in using a mixture of Graphmaster and Copics.

The products I have used are as follows: -

teal and white card
fine finials A4 embossing folder from Creative Expressions
hexagon dies from Creative Expressions
DL traveller stamp from Phill Martin
decadent teal lustre embossing powder from Phill Martin
flowers from the heart stamps from Honey Doo
mermaid lagoon distress ink
sentiment from Tonic

Please follow the link HERE to our blog where you can see more designs from our design team and also enter your own project into the challenge.  Also don't forget our facebook page too.

Thank you for visiting today

Challenges entered

Take care.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Black Lace

Good morning.  Isn't Friday wonderful?  The weekend has begun and I will be on my way down to London with my crafty chum Wendy for 2 wonderful days of crafting therapy at Ally Pally.
We have started a new challenge at Simply Create Too

Challenge 137 has a theme of

Must Use Die Cuts
You can enter any project just so long as you use die cuts.

My card was based, loosely, on a card I saw the lovely Phill Martin make on his last visit to Hochanda with his lovely new stamps.  I loved the layout but hadn't got the stamps so I found a background stamp in my stamp stash and went from there.

I stamped my background onto the black card and embossed it with cosmic shimmer detail black embossing powder.

I have also used another background stamp and embossed the edges again with black embossing powder.

My flower is a die from spellbinders and the flourishes are from creative expressions.

Once I put the flower together I did ink the edges with black colour cloud.  I then finished it off using some black tonic nuvo drops in the flourish and in the centre of the flower.

Pop along to the blog challenge by following the link above or HERE to enter your own project or to see what the rest of our design team have been crafting.

Thanks for visiting today.  You take care.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Air Fairy

Good morning. Hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend?

We start a lovely new challenge over a Get Creative this morning.

Our theme is

No Pattern Paper

We are sponsored this month by

My card is an 8x8 square  and I used the following: =

I began by cutting a piece of white card 7.75"x7.75" and inking around the edges.  I then cut another piece of white card 7.5"x7.5" and embossed it. 
I cut two more pieces of white card 6"x3" which I also inked around the edges followed by 2 pieces of white card 5.75"x2.75" which I used to stamp the Papillon DL stamp and then embossing it.
My flowers were also stamped and embossed. I cut three large and three medium flowers and curled the edges.  I also cut two leaves which I did cut down to make smaller.
With two bits of white card I die cut using the corner die from the Ribbon Threader, cut them out and then threaded the ribbon through.
I finished off with a small purple gem in the middle of the flower.

Please do follow the link HERE to our challenge to see what designs the rest of our design team have done and also to enter your own project.  Don't forget any project just follow the theme.

Thank you for visiting today. Happy Easter.

Challenge entered

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Gina Caribe

Good morning and Happy Easter Sunday.  I have been good this year and not had any chocolate, mind you I am not a chocolate lover to be honest but I did buy my hubby and mom a Lindt chocolate bunny.  What did I have, a summer top which is not fattening and no syns - LOL.

We start a new challenge today at Crafty Girls Creations.  

The theme is 
Anything Goes

Our sponsor this month is

I have coloured my digi image - Gina Caribe - using my Graphmaster and Copic alcohol pens.

I began by cutting down a piece of A5 white base card to 8"x 5.75".  I then cut another piece of white card 7.75" x 5.5" which I pierced around the edges using Sue Wilson's pricking ruler.

With another piece of white card cut down to fit within the piercing I die cut an oval shape out of the middle using my double pierced oval dies from Sue Wilson.  I then embossed it using an 8"x8" music embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

I have used Sue Wilsons classic weave die to make my background in pink and white.  I have to admit I am a bit addicted to this weaving.  I have only used the classic one so far but they look so good and something I can die whilst watching the TV in the evening.

I have fussy cut my image using my BSC on the direct to cut facility.  

My flowers have been stamped using Flowers from the Heart stamps from Honey Doo Crafts and distress ink - mermaid lagoon.  Then die cut out. I cut 2 large, 1 medium and 1 small.  The leaves are from Sue Wilson's finishing touches.

I haven't put a sentiment on as this card is going into my stock so I can add that on as and when but you will  note I have left a little space at the bottom.

To see more projects from our design team please follow the link HERE to our blog and also you can enter your own project too.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter.

Take Care.

Challenges entered

Friday, 23 March 2018


Hi folks, My last day of me hols today, back to work Monday - boo hoo.

My play today is using a technique I saw Francoise Read from Woodware shows on Hochanda using.  I had used tissue paper before but not for stamping and as I have just received my lovely new DL stamps from Phill Martin it seemed a perfect time to try this technique out.

I cut a piece of tissue paper, stamped my design onto it and dried it off.  I then sprayed inked it using ink misters and dried that off.  Sods law when I wanted some blobs I didn't get any but I am still pleased with it.  I then inked with what I thought was a clear ink pad but I messed up and used a white one so I carried on and then embossed that with clear embossing powder.  I then trimmed it down and fixed it to a piece of white card which dries clear glue.  I then decided I wasn't happy with the shine so I re-inked it with versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder not really knowing what would happen given it was already stuck to the card.  It actually embossed beautifully.

Products I have used are: -

White card blank - 8.25" x 4.50"
Black card - 8" x 4.25
White card - 7.75" x 4.0"
Tissue paper
Black Versafine Ink
Clear embossing powder
Flag dies from Sue Wilson
Sentiment - John Lockwood Primrose Elements stamp set

I am quite pleased with the result, simple but nice, plus the design would be ideal for male cards.

Thanks for visiting today.  Take care.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sun Kissed Pumpkin

Hi everyone, I am on annual leave at the moment and have just spent a lovely day playing.

I always struggle with layouts and will often use other peoples layouts to take inspiration from.  Picked this layout up from Sue Wilson but did change it slightly, only slightly as I just love the layout.

The products I have used are as follows: -

Cream base card = 8.25" x 7.25"
Kraft card = 8" x 7"
Cream card = 7 3/8" x 6 3/8"
Floral Brocade A4 embossing folder (Creative Expressions)
Double Pierced Oval Dies (Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions)
Pierced Flag Dies (Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions)
Leaf dies at are a mixture from Sue Wilson, Tattered Lace & Marianne
Sun Kissed Flower stamps & dies (Heartfelt Creations)
Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud & Embossing Powder (Phill Martin)
Blossom Everyday Sentiment stamps (Phill Martin)
Repened Pumpkin Nuvo drops (Tonic)

I have also pierced around the embossed mat in true Sue Wilson style.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Avery in Rain Poncho

Good morning all.  Well what a weekend!  Just when we thought it was safe to go out the beast from the east returns.   Still, on the up side, more time for crafting which I did to the fullest.  I spent a lovely Saturday and Sunday afternoon playing.   Mind you my skype is still playing up for some reason, god know why but I just can't connect.  Must be snow on the line!!!!!!

We start a new challenge over at Crafting from the Heart today.

Our usual theme of 'Always Anything Goes' applies.

Our sponsor is

I have used a digi stamp from our sponsor called 'Avery in Rain Poncho' which is a real cutie and to be honest could be adapted for anything because I don't think her dress necessary looks like a poncho.

I printed her out onto watercolour card and coloured her in using my Tim Holtz Distress Pens.

I have used the following: -

White card and Purple card
Creative Expressions double pierced oval dies
Dots 8x8 embossing folder
Tim Holtz distress ink pad - dusty concorde
WOW embossing powders = Hollywood Hills | Lilac Aurora | Pretty in Pink | Lemonade Fizz
Stamps for the flowers / leaves are from Chloes Creative Cards

To see more digi stamps from our sponsor why not pop over to our blog page HERE and don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge.

We also have a facebook page.

Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.

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