Sunday, 5 July 2015

Red, White and Blue

My card today is another for Christmas.  We had a lot of rain today so spent most of the morning crafting.

I have used this cute digi image from Pink Gem called Snow Hugs, coloured with Spectrum Noir and added glitter. The background is a round the page punch from Martha Stewart. Also added die cut snowflakes and trees, and computer generated sentiment.


A Gem of a Challenge - Red White and Blue
Crafty Calender - Christmas in July
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Use Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Creations - Red White and Blue
Brown Sugar - Red, White and blue
Winter Wonderland - All That Glitters
CHNC - Add a Sentiment
CHNC 2 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Red White and Blue Christmas in July

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Christmas Cards All Year Round

It has been quite a while since I was part of a design team as some of life's events got in the way and I had to step down from the ones I was part of.  Now life is much more settled and I have been asked to join the design team of Christmas Cards All Year Round and was very pleased to accept.

We have a new challenge starting today and the theme is dots and stripes and I hope you will come and join us and make a start on those Christmas cards. Here is my first DT card.

I have used the Pollyanna Pickering's Snow and Ice DVD Rom for this. Just love all the images.

This a scheduled post as I shall be on my way to Wimbledon, so excited about it as I have never been and thank you to our eldest son who has given us centre court tickets.


Paper Creator's - Christmas in July
Dies R Us - Stars and Stripes
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas in July

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bestie Birthday

My card today is for a friends birthday later this week.  I have used a Bestie image and coloured with
Spectrum Noir pens.


Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Layers
My Besties UK Challenge (A) Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Wedding Cake and Card

I was asked to make something special for a friends grand daughters wedding. And this is it.

For the cake and box I have used Centura Pearl cardstock and the template that I used was from Arty Farty. The card is made using a LOTV stamp and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.


Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Oh so pretty
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut it out
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge. - Anniversary/Wedding

Friday, 12 June 2015

Cute Little Polar Bear

I fell in love with this gorgeous image from Pink Gem.  I have coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens, The backing paper is printed it from a Crafter's Companion CD, I have also die cut and glittered the snowflakes and icicles.


A Gem of a Challenge - Use blue
CHNC - Use blue
CHNC 2 - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Animals

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Christmas Card No 2

Another Christmas card, this time using this cute image from Mo Manning.  This is Giggling Snowman.

I have used Spectrum Noir for colouring, embossed background and die cut snowflakes.


Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowman
The Glory of Christmas - Snowman/woman
CHNC 2 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Christmas is coming ......

But I do hope we have a long hot summer before then!  So today I have made my first Christmas card and hope to keep up the production so as not to have a panic nearer the time.

I have used a cute digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.


Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cute
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Colour it
ABC Christmas Challenge - K Keep it simple
Natalie and Amy - Christmas

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Card for a Man.

It has been a long time again since my last blog post and since then I have had a wonderful holiday in Malta and met up with my lovely crafty friend Dora, and what lovely weather we had, and today I am sat here with the heating on!! Just look at that blue sky.

 Now onto my card, this was made for a friends birthday, I have used a digi image from Bugaboo and coloured with Spectrum Noir. It was just a coincidence that the character is Gus and our friend is George!


Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day/Special Man
Challenge up your life - Digi Stamps
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 6 April 2015

Bestie image

The card I have made today is for a friends birthday and as she is into quilting and sewing I thought this image was perfect for her.

I have used the digi image from Sherri Baldy available here,  I have coloured her with the Spectrum Noir pencils, the first time I have used just the pencils and have to say I really enjoyed doing it.  Used the Spectrum Noir pens to shade the background.


My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowers
ABC Challenge - G is for Go Digital
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Meet at the Scrappers Corner - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 March 2015


As mentioned in my last post I have spent my time in learning to quilt, and this is a small quilt that I made for my great grand daughter. I was really pleased with the result, and so was my grand- daughter, so she has put her order in for one for her!