Saturday, 1 August 2015

Christmas Cards All Year Round

Well the first of August already! Just wish we had some summer weather to go with it. As it is the first of the month our new challenge starts today at Christmas Cards All Year Round, and our theme this month is Snowflakes.

I have kept my card fairly simple. Embossed background, die cut, glittered and layered the snowflake.


Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No designer papers
Always Something Creative - CAS
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
CHNC 2 - Anything Christmas

Monday, 27 July 2015

Crafting From The Heart

What a wet weekend!! Hope our summer soon returns.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart.  As always our challenge is Anything Goes.  We have two sponsors this week, one being Bugaboo and the team got to choose an image to use.

For my card I have used Block Sentiments - Humming Bird available here.  I knew I had some backing paper on one of Joanna Sheen's CD that was similar so I have used that and coloured the images with Spectrum Noir and added a touch of glitter to the flowers.

The winner of challenge #70 will win 7 digital images from 

Our second sponsor is 


Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - A Flower in you image
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything with Wings
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 13 July 2015

Crafting From The Heart

I am very pleased to say that I have become a member of Crafting From The Heart DT for Team B.
We have a new challenge starting today and it is always Anything Goes. This week we are sponsored by QKR Stamping

For my card I have used the digi image Tah Dah, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, the backing paper is a magazine freebie, punched border and added candy and bow.

Challenges ;

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Girly
In The Pink - Pink and Floral

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