Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring flowers

Ikes Art is the sponsor over at Glitter n Sparkle this week..
I got this gorgeous image called "hanging basket."
for our 'anything goes' challenge this week.

I coloured the image with my spectrum noirs and promarkers. 
I added some white gelpen high-lights to the bracket
and a little wink of stella, too. 
I embossed the background, to give the impression of trellis 
and even added some corner diecuts, 
to accentuate the hanging basket bracket. 
(which I also covered with wink of stella - but it's hard to photograph!)
The sentiment is stamped - this came from Inkylicious
and I inked and embossed around the edges of the image and 
added a hand -tied organza ribbon. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart - atg - 30 April
Path of positivity - the beauty of nature - 30 April
Crazy challenge - leafy green - 5 May
Card mania - april showers bring may flowers - 4 May
Cards galore encore - atg - 5 May

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A spring card

Spring, at last! 
well, this weekend, it is even feeling like summer!
Shame there is so much that needs "doing."

I was glad to take a bit of time out this week to create this card,
using FLOWER BIRD from Bugaboo,
for the weekly challenge at Glitter n sparkle. 

The image was so cute, I couldn't resist...
I used my promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour the image
and backed on dotty paper which I won in a challenge a little while ago. 
The purple paper
is a really good quality paper and I bought it in a paperpad
at poundland, last week! There were 4 different pads there...
and I got 2. 
Great quality and a great price for 32, A5 papers!

I took the ribbon from a box of chocolates that was wrapped with it! 
 A crafter wastes nothing! Lol...

Here are the challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Crafting circle - use a bugaboo image - 15 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 30 April
Crafty awesomeness - a bugaboo image - 30 April
Scribbles designs - birds of a feather - 22 April
Sweet stampers - animals - 9 May
Crafty calendar - april showers / spring - 2 ,May
Crafty friends - animals / birds - 21 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April
Creative corner - farm friends - 20 April

Friday, 7 April 2017


This months challenge at Patties Creations is to use:
"Shades of purple"

I thought that 'Gymnast 2' would be the perfect image to use for this challenge.
I coloured and fussy-cut the image.

A crafty friend recently gifted me the stamp, 
to stamp the sentiment.
I punched the stars out of a glittery card.
The paper was from my stash - I have had that piece for years and years, and thought
it would be perfect for this challenge!
I added a hand -doodled border with my white chalk pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by designs - atg - 5 May
Crafty creations - atg - 13 April
The Paper shelter - digital - 13 April
Crafty girls creations - atg - 1 May
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Colour crazy - atg - 22 April
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April

Monday, 27 March 2017

Mothers Day!

At Glitter n Sparkle, the challenge this week is to
make a card for "Mothers Day."

So I made a card for my Mum.
I was so pleased to get an image from Sami Stamps, this week!
I got "tower of whiskers" which I fell in love with, instantly.
Perfect for my Mum, as she is definately a cat lover - much like myself!

So, I coloured all the kitties with my spectrum noirs and promarkers,
I played around with different papers for the background, for ages
as I couldn't quite get a good combination together.

The white frame was diecut, as was the "mum" and the precious tied heart,
I visited "the Range" the day after I started making this card, and saw the kitty pawprint stamp...
infact, there were 3 different sized pawprints
in the set and I thought it would go perfectly...
and at 99p, considering all the cat cards I make, I thought 
it was a real bargain!
I embossed the back, light-brown strip 
with the pawprints folder I bought last yr on holiday.

I think this card will make my mum smile.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jo's scrap shack - atg - 1 April
Crafting from the heart - atg - 4 April
Cutie pies - dies and digis - 5 April
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 2 April

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A double birthday

It's my birthday today  - and also my sisters!
So I made her this card....

I used these colours as they are her favourites.
I wanted to make a different card, and did not use an image this time.
I sentiment was free...
I think it was from desert divas.
The grey and white hearts border is a washi tape
which I picked up in Canada last year on holiday,
The flowers are from docrarfts, I just layered a few together
and glossy-accented pearls in the centres.
The banner was cut using a spellbinders edging die.
I printed out the butterflies and fussy cut them before
popping the wings onto foam pads.
The swirls are (again) from the little xcut holly leaf set I got at christmas,
at Hobbycraft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty creations - atg - 30 March
Sisterhood of crafters - celebrating women - 21 March
Deep ocean - dots and or stripes - 20 March
Inky chicks - flowers - staped or embellishment - 31 March
Crafty cardmakers - for a special female - 26 March

Monday, 13 March 2017


It's March - and the theme for this weeks challenge at 
use some green.

From Spellbinding Stamps, I got the lovely -  Chrissy mermaid.
I coloured her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. I added 
wink of stella to her scales and hair too.. although you cant see the glittery effect
on the photo I took.
The sentiment was a freebie from desert divas.
The embossinf folder is one I bought last year, in Hobby Lobby, USA
and the die to cut the little swirls, came in a little pack with a few holly leaves and berries,
 from Hobbycraft.
(It's a cute little xcut die - only £2 i think!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 3 March 2017

Simple butterfly

I got a gorgeous image for this months "anything with wings"
challenge at Patties Creations this month...
I used "butterfly 1" for this card.

Because I wanted the butterfly to stand out, I 
picked quite a subtle backing paper.
I think this paper came free with a Docrafts mag, a while back!

The stamped sentiment was a stamp I bought on a car boot sale, a fortnight ago -
I paid 50p for about 6 stamps and an embossing folder (which I haven't used yet).
I coloured the butterfly with my promarkers and spectrum noirs and 
added some extra flecks of white with my sakura gel pen. 
The butterfly was also fussy-cut and raised on 3d pads.
Final finishing touches included inking the edges of the paper and the banner
and embossing a clean line around the paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: