Thursday, 31 October 2013

3 X DP & 3X Layers

Happy Thursday

There is a new challenge over at DS4Joy and the Hostess this time is my lovely friend Charlene, you can check out her blog HERE

The challenge this time is to use 3 Designer Papers and 3 layers on your card

My card uses the image "Curley Charlie" & Bottle Cap Inserts 1

The design Team have produced some gorgeous creations for your inspiration, and I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Anything Goes/Haloween

Happy Monday (again)

The New Challenge at Creative Moments  is "Anything goes/Halloween"

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

My card uses the image Flying Witch Silhouette 

I have used Memento ink to make the moon "shine"
The sentiment is from Gina K Designs - Wicked Stamp Set

The die cuts are Memory Box/Poppy Stamps 
Delicate Web
Scary spiders
Witch Kit

I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations at the challenge blog, and remember to check out the inspiration from the Design Team

Thank you for stopping by

Birthday Celebration

Happy Wednesday

We have a new challenge at The Crafters Cafe, the theme this time is "Birthday Celebration"

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

My card uses the image Kitty Party 

The image was coloured with Copic markers, and Distress Inks
I have used Spellbinders:
Super Ellipse
Up Up and Away

I look forward to seeing your creations over at the challenge blog, and don't forget to check out the wonderful creations by the Design Team

Thanks for stopping by 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Anything Goes

Happy Monday

The new Greetings Card Challenge this week over at the Outlawz is "Anything goes"
There are some gorgeous creations on the thread for your inspiration, and our lovely sponsors this week are:

My Card features a sentiment from a wood mounted stamp in my stash

I have cut the sentiment using Just Right - Oval Medallions 
I have used an A4 Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Cascading hearts
Marianne Designs: Fan 2 & Card Stand

I look forward to seeing your creations on the challenge thread!

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Tis The Season

Happy Sunday

We have some wonderful new releases over at the DS4J Shop  and some amazing creations from the Design Team over at the DS4J Blog. My card today uses the image "Tis The Season"

I have used Memory Box:
Debutante & Vaudeville Frames
Marianne Designs: Ivy Wreath & Card Stand
Dee's Distinctively: Boarder 2
X-Cut: Christmas Medley

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Mila - Dance Recital

Happy Sunday

Today over at the DS4Joy Shop there are some fab New Releases , and over at the Blog there are some wonderful creations by the Design Team

My card uses the image "Mila - Dance Recital"

The DP is all from my stash, and the image is coloured with Copic markers.
I have used Spellbinders:
Labels Twenty Eight
Decorative Labels Twenty Eight
Delicate Doilies 
Gold Sentiments
Martha Stewart Boarder Punch

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 18 October 2013


Happy Friday

This time at DS4Joy the theme of the new challenge is "Embossing (wet or dry)". The lovely Pam is our host for this challenge and the Design Team have some beutiful creations to inspire you.

My card uses the image Baking Set

I have used the Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Basket Weave (I think you can tell how much I love this one) and also a Do-Craft Cup Cake folder on the apron, the die for the apron is by Our Daily Bread. The Die cuts are Spellbinders Homespun and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs Holiday Greetings.

Thank you for stopping by

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Use Some Lace

Happy Thursday

The current challenge over at Creative Moments is "Use Some Lace/Anything Goes"

Our lovely sponsors for this fortnight are:

My card uses the Eureka Image Teapot

The embossing folder is Spellbinders So Trendy
and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs Cool Beans, I have used SU punches to cut it out and layer it

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

How Adorable

Happy Wednesday

This week at the Crafters Cafe the theme is "How Adorable" For our challenge this week we want to see your "cute" cards!  
Our lovely Sponsor for this challenge is

Don't forget to pop over and see the wonderful inspiration by the Design Team, and also leave them a little love

My card uses the image "Scarecrow"

The embossing folder is by Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson and is called Basket Weave.The frame is made using Spellbinders 5x7 Card Creator Branching out & Matting Basics B. The leaves are made with alcohol inks on glossy card stock and cut with Impression Obsession Leaves & Leaves Small. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber.

I look forward to seeing your cute creations 

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pattern Paper Explosion

Happy Tuesday

This week over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge the theme is "two or more pattern papers". Now DP often takes we well out of my comfort zone, and I found this challenge, sorry for the pun, very challenging! The Design Team have made some wonderful creations for your inspiration, so pop over and give them some love.

My card this week features the sentiment from the sadly retired set by Theresa Momber -  Timeless Treasures

I have used DP from a paper stack by DCWV, called Trade Winds, and Spellbinders - Aster Flower Topper. The key was cut with metal craft foil using Spellbinders - Jewel Keys, and the sentiment was cut and layered with Just Right Dies - Nested Medallion Labels & Nested Medallion Labels Ovals. The boarder is made with a MS punch.

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Misteri - Keep in Touch

Happy Sunday

There is a new launch over at the DS4Joy shop and some wonderful inspiration at the  DS4J Blog for you to enjoy. My card today uses the fab image "Mysteri - Keep in Touch" by the lovely Jen Lee

M-Bossablilities - Cabbage Rose
Card Creator - Elegant Labels Four
Gina K Designs - Spoon Me
Sizzix - Framelits - Charms Winter

Thanks for stopping by 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Winner for the World Card Making Blog Hop

Happy Friday

Just a short post to announce the winner of the DS4J blog hop, (my blog winner)

The Winner is Edwina Brown who will receive the image 

Edwina congratulations, the image will be forwarded to your e-mail address

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Happy Tuesday

This week the theme for the Oulawz Greetings Challenge is "Smile"

Our lovely sponsors this week 

My card is a simple one this week

I have used the Gina K stamp set called Stamp it Big and embossed the background with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities - Patchwork and cut the sentiment with Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners large.

There is some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team for you, and I would also like to welcome the newest member of the team, the oh so talented Shannon

You can check out her blog HERE

Thank you for stopping by

Saturday, 5 October 2013

DS4J International Card Day Blog Hop has Arrived

Happy Saturday

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5th – 11th October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October. You have arrived at Alex’s blog in Kent, UK  I have interpreted the country theme as a celebration of the wonderful citizens who have gone before, and a small tribute to all those away from their loved ones protecting the land I love.
Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?
There are some rules for winning these digis, so make sure you read these below! 
Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Angela and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4Joy Blog

I live in a beautiful part of the Kent Coast, not far from the area made famous by the lovely Vera Lynn in her wartime song "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover

Dover is also famous for it's beautiful castle 

A very prominent man worked from here in the 1940's
My card to celebrate the heritage and history of my small corner of England uses the image 


Sir Winston Churchill was well known for his many political achievements, he left a legacy of an impressive number of publications and in 1953 won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He was also a prolific artist, and I have had the recent pleasure of visiting his home (now owned by the National Trust), and seeing for myself many of his wonderful paintings and drawings.

So without further ado here is my card

And here is the DS4J image (“Winston”) you could win.

Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2). Leave a comment under this post

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs,
put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to
Margy at with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your next stop will be the talented Angela

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 8th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday 10th October on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 10th October.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Just a Bit Out There

Happy Thursday (again)

We have a fab new challenge over at The Crafters Cafe, the theme is"Just a Bit Out There". The DT have created some gorgeous projects with images from our lovely sponsor 

My card uses the image Entity 

The wonderful image was coloured with Copic markers, and mat and layered using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A&B. I have used Spellbinders Graveyard Scenes & Shapes for the embellishments, and the Sentiment is from Gina K Designs Wicked stamp set, and has been cut using Spellbinders Labels Thirty One.

Thanks for stopping by


Happy Thursday

Today over at Creative Moments the theme of the new challenge is "Owls and Autumn"

Our lovely sponsors are 

Delicious Doodles
My card uses the stunning image "Olyvia"

I have coloured the image using Copic markers and cut and layered it with Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A&B. The embossing folder is my current favourite and is A4 Die-Sire - Tumbling Leaves, I have used Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet to show off those lovely leaves. The Sentiment is from Gina K Designs - A Year of Leaves and is cut out along with all the embellishments, using Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents

Thanks for stopping by