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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.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Little Angel at the Ball.


Good morning all.

First of all I must apologise for the photograph of my card today, Even though I photographed it in daylight it has been so dark here in the West Midlands I still needed flash.

We start a new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations today.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor is


I have used a lovely digi stamp from our sponsor and coloured her in using colouring pencils from spectrum noir. 

All the dies I have used are from creative expressions. The embossing folder is a tattered lace one and I have finished it off using tonic nuvo drops.

To see more designs from our design team follow the link HERE to our blog where you can also enter your own project.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you again soon.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Petrinka from Rick St Dennis

Hi folks.  Hope you all have a good day today.

Wednesday is my working day so I will be busy but so wishing I could craft instead.  Still working helps fund my crafting so that's not too bad.

We start a new challenge at our Crafty Girlz Creations challenge.

Our theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor for this challenge is


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

I have used an 8x8 white base card followed by some purple card.

I then used some of the lovely little stamps Leonie Pujol has recently released and made my own background embossing with cosmic shimmer purple shimmer embossing powder.  I then finished it off by embossing it with twinkling stars A4 embossing folder from creative expressions.

I coloured Petrinka using copic sketch markers and I glittered her jacket and hat with white glitter.
My sentiment is embossed with cosmic shimmer gold glitter embossing powder and the stamp is from John Lockwood.

I made my flower using a stamp from Dreamees, gold glitter embossing powder and parchment.  The leaves were die cut from a die by creative expressions.  All finished off with a little bit of tonic nuvo drops in purple.

To enter your own project into our challenge please follow the link HERE to the blog.

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


Monday, 14 November 2016

Mels Cell from Aliciabel


Good morning.  My 2nd post of the day to tell you its our 2nd blogaversary at Get Creative Challenge.

Challenge 52 theme is 'Birthday'.

Our sponsors for this challenge are 


AND 


I have used a digi stamp from AliciaBel called Mels Cell.

She is gorgeous and so useful especially in this day and age when so many people have phones surgically attached to their hand or ear - hee hee.  You've have probably guessed I really don't do phones other than in an emergency.

Anyway, on with crafting - I have coloured 'Mel' using copic marker pens.  The fussy cut her out plus a mat using my BSC on the direct to cut function.

My background is made with Pixie Powders.  Yes I have discovered them and I LOVE THEM.

I enjoy making my own backgrounds anyway and the pixie powders are just wonderful to work with and you can do so much with them.  I use John Lockwoods method and do one using watercolour card, then do 2nd generation plain card followed by 3rd generation parchment and finally clean it all up with kitchen roll which I leave screwed up until the following day.

Then I was watching Phil Martin on Hochanda and he showed yet another way of using pixie powders, Roll on my hols over Christmas when I can have a really good play now I have most of them.  Definitely worth the money. Must check out Julie Watts you tube as she has even more ways of using them.  oooo roll on Christmas.

I die cut the frames using double pierced rectangle dies.  My flowers were stamped using Phils old gold embossing powder and stamps from Dreamees onto parchment.  The leaves are new dies from Sue Wilson which I have double embossed again using old gold embossing powder.  I finished off my card by stamped two tags using Phil Martins new Daisy stamps and old gold embossing powder.

I have to admit to being really proud of this card and I know exactly who I shall be giving it to for her birthday next year.

To enter your own project into our 2nd blogaversary challenge follow the link HERE.  Don't forget to follow the theme.

Thanks for visiting again today.  Take care and I hope to see you again soon.

Snowglobe from Art by Barb


Good morning fellow crafter's and followers.

I do hope you all had a good weekend?

I must admit I did have a lovely afternoon on Saturday crafting, some 'me' time.

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

Theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is


I must admit I hadn't heard of this company before but having worked with the lovely digi stamp called 'Snowglobe' I shall certainly be checking out her blog.

This image was pure delight to colour.  

I have used a mixture of copic marker pens for her face and sakura pens for her hat and dress.  I have also glittered the fur around her hat and pom pom.  Hopefully you can see that.

Some matting and layering using white base card and some blue card.  I have used a creative expressions embossing folder called 'icicles' and made the flower using a stamp from Chloes Creative Cards, parchment and cosmic shimmer denim sparkle embossing powder.

I then finished it off with some tonic nuvo pearl drops and a sentiment also stamped in the denim sparkle embossing powder.

To enter your own project into the challenge just follow the link HERE where you will also find more ideas from our design team.

Don't forget our facebook page too.

Thanks for visiting.  Please come back. 

Take care.


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Christmas Poisenttias

Good morning all.

We have a new challenge starting this morning at Crafty Girls Creations.

Challenge 29 is 'always anything goes'.

Our sponsor is



I have used a lovely christmas image called 'Christmas Poinsettia'.

After printing out my image I coloured it in using sakura pens. I coloured two, fussy cut one out using my BSC and then cut the other one by hand so I could do some decoupage.

I have made a 7x7 cream card with matting and layering of red and cream card.  I then embossed my cream card using a poinsettia embossing folder from creative expressions.

I die cut frames using red and cream card with creative expressions double pierced square dies.

My sentiment was one from Phil Martins snowflake collection.

To see more designs from our design team using digi stamps from our sponsor just follow the link HERE to our blog.  Don't forget to enter your own project too whilst visiting.

Thank you for visiting.  See you again soon I hope.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Merry Christmas to You


Good morning folks.  Well it is now the 1st November today.  Certainly in the shops Christmas has already arrived so today I thought it would arrive on here too - hee hee.

We start a new challenge at Creative Ladybirds Creations today.

Our theme is 'anything goes'.

I created my background using a stencil, versamark ink and ruby red glitter embossing powder from cosmic shimmer.

Frames, tags and leaves are all dies from creative expressions.

My poinsettias are stamped and embossing using ruby glitter embossing powder, parchment and stamps from Chloe's Creative Cards.

The sentiment is one of Phil Martins from Sentimentally Yours Snowflake Set.

All finished off with nuvo pearl drops from tonic.

Follow the link HERE to our blog to see more designs from our design team and also to enter your own project.

Thanks for visiting today.  Take care.


Monday, 31 October 2016

Witch on a Broomstick


Good morning everyone.

Hope you all remembered to change your clocks yesterday!  Isn't that extra hour lovely.  I never change my clocks until the morning so I wake up at one time and get to have that hour all over again when I put my clock back - heaven.

I also had a brilliant day yesterday with my mate Wendy at Phil Martin and Chloe Endean's craftathon.

As you will image with Chloe there was lots of glitter around.  We had a fabulous day completing some beautiful projects which I will showcase in due course.

Now for my post today we start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart.

Challenge 134 is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor for this challenge is


I have chosen to use a digi stamp called 'Witch on a broomstick'. 

I have coloured my image using copic sketch markers.

I then die cut it out using the round double pierced dies from creative expressions.  I also used this set of dies to create my frame in purple card.

My base card is a plain 8x8 white card followed by a piece of purple coloured card.

Using an A4 embossing folder called Twinkling Stars from creative expressions I covered the raised side with versamark and then embossed my white card making sure before I ran it through that I had wiped the card lots with my anti static pad because after embossing I heat embossed with cosmic shimmer purple glitter embossing powder.

My flowers were made using flower stamps from Chloe's Creative Crafts using parchment and a white lustre embossing powder from cosmic shimmer.

The leaves were die cut from a leaf die from creative expressions.

To see more ideas from our design team follow the link HERE to our blog where you can also enter your own project.

Don't forget we also have a facebook page too.

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

Take care.

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