Wednesday, 11 December 2013

With Love at Christmas

For my card today I have used this fab Santa image which is from Pink Gem, love this Santa and it is a joy to colour.

I have used large circle dies from Spellbinders for the card base, die cut trees and leaves and then added lots of glitter.


A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut 2 - Anything Goes
C is for Challenge - Christmas

Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Wishes

Gradually getting my Christmas cards done, for this one I have used this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Spectrum Noir.  I have embossed the background and the icicles and snowflakes are from Die'sire Dies.

ABC Christmas - W - Winter Wishes
Basic Grey - Cold and Frosty
CCAYR - Winter Wonderland
Bearly Mine - Christmas in Pink
Winter Wonderland - Angels or Fairies

Friday, 8 November 2013

Merry Christmas

I have used one of the older LOTV images for my card today. Coloured with Promarkers, Embossalicious folder used on the background, and lots of glitter.

I am off to the NEC tomorrow and really looking forward to the day.


Winter Wonderland - For a Child
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Snow
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in November
I Love Promarkers - All That Glitters
CHNC- Bling it Up
CHNC2 - Anything Christmas

Friday, 25 October 2013

I'm back again.

I have been busy with my quilting the last few weeks and now my sewing machine is out of action so have to wait for that to be repaired!! This week I bought the new embossing boards and Sweet Treats cd rom for Crafter's Companion and this is my first attempt at making one of the boxes. These boards are going to be so useful especially for Christmas.


Craftyhands - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - No Squares

Monday, 23 September 2013

At Last Another Card

Still struggling to get back to normal service!  Today I have another Christmas card and for this one I have used a Penny Black stamp which is ~Ragged Santa which is a Mo Manning image.

I have coloured with Promarkers, embossed and punched the background and die cut the holly and trees.


CHNC - Stamp, Stamp, Stamp
CHNC 2 - Anything Christmas
Christmas Stampin - Christmas Cheer Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Here Comes Santa

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Holly Fairy

Good Morning,  early start today.  I am off to my craft club this morning and then a BBQ later so hoping for good weather.

My card today is another Christmas card, really getting on with them now.

I have used the Holly Fairy image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with Promarkers and added glitter to her petticoat. Embossed background and punched snowflakes.


Winter Wonderland - Red and Green
Divas by Design - Christmas in August
Christmas Cards all year round - Fussy and Fancy
Card Crafter's Circle - Winged Things
Delicious Doodles - Christmas in August
Jingle Belles - Tic Tac Toe  (Die Cut or Punch, Red or Green, Dry Embossing)
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas in August

Sunday, 11 August 2013

I'm Back ....

I have had a very difficult few months, without going into details, as it is far to complicated, I can honestly say it has been the worst time of my life.  I have not been able to concentrate on crafting and had to step down from the design teams that I was on. Hoping now that things are going to be a bit more settled and I can get back to some sort of normal life.

So I have made a start on some Christmas Cards. I really enjoyed making this one. Was so pleased to be able to get hold of the Tied Together embossing folder, been trying to get one for ages and several places now have them in stock.

I have used Centura Pearl, embossed with the folder and the bottom half with the Hougie Board.  The stamps are from Joanna Sheen which I have embossed with silver.

So good to be back and crafting again.


Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Embossing
CHNC 2- Anything Goes (Christmas)
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July
Hobby House - Christmas
Joanna Sheen - Wet or Dry Embossing (used Joanna Sheen stamps)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Fussy and Fancy

Sunday, 30 June 2013


I am not at all sure as to what this is all about but to be on the safe side I have joined in with the Bloglovin thing.  Have imported all that I follow in Google to the Bloglovin  and hope that my followers will still follow on Bloglovin.

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Hope to get back to my card making soon, been having a difficult time of late.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' Sketch

This week at Sweet Stampin' we have a sketch challenge for you and we are sponsored by Saturated Canary so for my card I have used one of Krista's fab images, coloured with Promarkers and the backing papers were a magazine freebie.

The winner of this weeks challenge will win two digi images of their choice from Saturated Canary

We also have our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher on offer


Crafting with Dragonflies - For the Girls
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Moments - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Charisma Cards - Tons of Layers

Friday, 7 June 2013

Winter Wonderland - Four Legged Friends

Our new challenge starts today over at Winter Wonderland and our theme this week is Four Legged Friends.

I have used one of the cute House Mouse stamps and coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp sheet.

Our sponsor this week is J & C Creations who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner to spend in their store.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Summertime - A Gem of a Challenge

Our challenge this week at A Gem of a Challenge is Summertime, and I am hoping it is soon going to start!!

I bought the Craft Artist cd this week and have been having a play with that to produce my card.

I have used the Beach Background, then layered on the Beach Fence and then printed out and coloured the image with Promarkers.  The image is Ellie with ice cream, and they are all available from The Pink Gem website.

The winner of this weeks challenge will win two single digi images from Pink Gem 


ABC Challenge - O Open (Anything Goes)
Totally Papercraft - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Something Sweet
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio - Hit the Beach

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Doilies and Dies

Our new challenge is under way over at Sweet Stampin' with the theme this week being Doilies and Dies.

I have used this cute Wild Rose stamp which was a freebie with a magazine a while ago.  I have used Promarkers for colouring and die cute the clouds, butterfly and swirls.

We are sponsored this week by Cuddly Buddly and the winner will receive a £10 voucher.

Also our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl also with a £10 voucher


I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Girls, Girls, Girls
The Squirrel and the Fox - Here Come the Girls
Crafting for all Seasons - Think Pink

Friday, 24 May 2013

All Tied Up - Winter Wonderland

Good morning all, not looking good weather wise for the bank holiday weekend, at least at this end of the UK.

Our challenge this week at Winter Wonderland is All Tied Up, so we would like to see your Christmas projects with ribbon, twine etc.

Our sponsor this week is Wild Rose Studio so for my card I have used one of their gorgeous stamps, and coloured with Promarkers and used a 6x6 embossing folder for the background.

The winner of this week challenge will receive two stamps of their choice from Wild Rose Studio.


Cute Card Thursday - Tie it Up
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon and/or Lace
Deep Ocean Challenge - Ribbon and/or Laces
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sketch Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge

We have a sketch challenge this week at A Gem of a Challenge, and I have used one of Janet's new Vintage Girl digi images and this is Harriet available here

The backing papers are also digi downloads also from Pink Gem Designs and these are Paris Vintage Style.  I have used Promarkers for colouring.

The winner of this week challenge will receive two individual digi images available from Pink Gem Designs


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sweet Stampin' CAS

A new challenge starts today at Sweet Stampin' and our theme this week is
Clean and Simple, so minimal layers and embellishments.

I have used a Sheena stamp and sentiment and coloured with Spectrum Noir.

Our weekly sponsor is LOTV with the winner receiving a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

And also our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher to be wond at the end of the month.


Moving Along With the Times - CAS
Totally Papercrafts - CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Something Blue
Without Words - Brings Forth May Flowers (Floral)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Pppppppick up a Penguin

That is our theme for this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.  So we would like to see those penguins on your Christmas projects.

I have used another of my SWALK winter images, love this one and used it a lot last year. I have used Promarkers for colouring, and a little bit of glitter.

Our sponsor this week is My Crafty Heart and the winner will receive a £10 voucher.

My Crafty Heart specialise in designer papers, quality stamps, dies and embellishments from all major crafting companies in the world.  Teresa, the owner of the store, who is a keen card maker herself, updates her shop regularly with new and exciting items, so why not pop into and see what's in store!"


Crimbo Crackers - Kids
Cards und More - Animal Friends
Creative Card Challenges 2 - All About Animals
Crafty Boots - Use a stamped character
PDE - Outdoor Critters
Christmas Card Challenge - Shaped Card
CHNC - use a sentiment
CHNC2 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

I am doing so well with my Christmas cards!! The new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is Winter Sports and my card is made using one of the SWALK winter images, coloured with Spectrum Noir, embossed background and die cut snowflakes.

Our sponsor this month is Quixotic Paperie and they are offering the winner of the challenge a £10 voucher.


Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Favourite Festive Colours
CHNC - Let's get Sentimental (Use a sentiment)
CHNC2 - Anything goes

Sunday, 5 May 2013

A Gem of a Challenge #78

I am so late in posting my DT card, don't know where the time has gone since coming back from our holiday. We had a lovely week, despite some rough weather and it was wonderful to see my dear friend Dora, we even managed a visit to a craft shop!

Anyway, onto our new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and this week  our theme is Make it Sentimental.  So we would like to see a sentiment as the focal point, no image, just a sentiment.

The prize for the winner of the challenge will receive 2 individual digi images for the Pink Gem website.

The sentiment and the backing papers are digi downloads from Pink Gem Designs and I have just used distressed ink round the edges and added a few die cuts and gems.


My Time to Craft - Sentiment as the main focus
Natalie and Amy - Things with wings
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - Shaped Card
LEJ Designs  - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sweet Stampin' DT Card

This is a scheduled so hope all is working okay.  I am still on holiday in Malta.
Our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin' is Anything but Birthday. I have used a digi stamp from Delicious Doodles coloured with Spectrum Noir and have embossed the background.

Our sponsor this week is Iva Nova Chest with full details on the Sweet Stampin' challenge blog

And our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl with the winner for April will receive an £10.00 voucher.