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Friday, 15 December 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge & The last Post for 2017

Happy Friday

This is my last Blog Post of 2017, I would like to wish you all a fabulous Holiday season and a very craft New Year.

The last challenge for Crafters Cafe for 2017, we will be back on January 15th with our first challenge of 2018.

This time the theme is Anything Christmas/or use Red, Green & White

We are working with two lovely sponsor 

I am using the Scribbles image Elf Boots 2


The tree is by Cherry Lynn and the DP is Lovecraft's Glad Tidings. The sentiment is from Avery Elle's Dear Santa set and the little presents are from MFT's Santa's Elves set.

I am using the Eureka image The Night Before Christmas


I used a pierced oval die to cut the image out after colouring with my Copic's. The DP is by Trimcraft and is from the stack Dear Santa.



Thank you all for dropping by in 2017. I look forward to a very crafty 2018 with you all

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Creative Moments Last Challenge for 2017

Happy Wednesday

I hope this post finds you all well and prepared for the Holiday Season. My family are having a well earned rest this year, we are booked to go out for our Christmas dinner and on Christmas eve I will cook Turkey & Beef for a traditional Boxing day lunch with all the pickle and Bubble & Squeak the family can eat. 

Creative Moments will be back on January 10th 2018 with a new challenge.

This challenge the theme is as always Anything Goes & the optional twist is Christmas 

Our lovely sponsor is

I have 2 cards for you today

The first uses the image Stella - Christmas Cost


I used a Clarity stencil for the background and Fired Brick Distress ink. The image is coloured with Copic's and the Holly leaves are dies from Creative Expressions.

My second card uses the image Christmas Moose Ornament


The background is created with a Crafters Companion 8x8 embossing folder called Knit One Pearl One. After colouring the image with my Copic's I cut it out with Spellbinders Grand circles and matted it on to a Grand Scalloped Circles. The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn from their set Winter Village, and I also used their Everyday Sentiment Banners. The Holly is Memory Box's Ho Ho Holly Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 11 December 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week the theme over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge is 
Flowers and/or Ribbon

Our wonderful sponsor is 



The embossed background is created with a Crafters Companion A4 EF called Picnic Plaid, I used a rectangle scalloped frame for the image and Hobby Base stitched Banners for the sentiment. The Poinsettia flower is from my stash

Thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 3 December 2017

613 Avenue Create Just of Fun Challenge

Happy Sunday

This month over at 613 Avenue Create the theme is Christmas.

My card uses images from MFT's Santa's Elves


I coloured all the images with Copic markers and added some white gel pen to the tree and stocking. I also used MFT's Wonky Stitched Rectangles & Squares. The brick is stencilled with distress ink.


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Friday, 1 December 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Thursday

This time over at the Crafters Cafe , the theme is Wet or Dry Embossing and one of our lovely sponsors is 


My card uses the image Euro Girl-Denise the Artist


All the background is stamped using MFT's Abstract Art in various pigment inks and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder, the same goes for the sentiment and this comes from a LF mini set called Color My World. The background for the image is MFT's Abstract Cover Up and the extra paint splats are made with coloured card stock and Angel Company's Paint Splat dies, these are also heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is die cut and layered with Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationary.


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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Creative Moment Challenge 132

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments  the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Pretty in Pink

One of our wonderful sponsors is 


My card uses the image Princess


The design is based around MFT's Castle Die, after all what Princess does not deserve he own castle.
The grass tufts are from MFT's Mail Box set, and I also used their cloud stencil and a sentiment from Once upon a Time. The banner is an old SB set called Ribbon Banners.

Rick has so kindly put this card on his website a true honour 



Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 27 November 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at the Outlawz  the them is Anything Goes, and our lovely sponsor is


My card uses the image Lit Up Too Moose


I used Copic markers to colour the image and also add some colour to the background. I then cut the image with Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics A. The frame is also SB Branching Out. The DP is by Dovecraft  - Time to Sparkle and the die cut lights are LF - String of Ligts, these were cut out of inked vellum. The sentiment is from  LF - Lets Bokeh.



Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 20 November 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz it is the turn of Team B to create the inspiration for you, but as my lovely friend Linda is busy with some family stuff, I am jumping in this week.

The theme this week is "A Winter Holiday or Snow

Our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image Santa Head


I coloured the image with Copic markers and used my Marvy Snow pen to create the fur on his hat.
I used a MFT Stitched Circle Scalloped Frame for the image and created the greenery with Concord & 9th's Take a Bough Dies. The berries are created out of red card using the tiny circle die from the set, I added some sparkle with a glitter pen and some Glossy Accents to add some dimension. The sentiment is from Avery Elle's stamp set of the same name and cut out and layered with Just Right's Antique Labels 1



Thanks for dropping by 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Wednesday (again)

This time over at The Crafters Cafe  we are playing Tic Tac Toe


Our wonderful sponsor is 

I am following the middle line, twine, Charm & Orange  
I am using the image Gentle One 


I used some distress inks to create the warm glow in the door way and after colouring the image I fussy cut him out. I created the door way using Sunny Semi Circles and my paper trimmer, I then used a wood grain embossing folder. The trees on each side are created with Avery Elle's Tree die and then after cutting out, I the ran through again using Lil Inker Stitched Woodgrain cover-up. The banners are from Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Card Pop-Up and the grass is also by Lawn Fawn. The pine branch  detail is Concord and 9th's Take a Bough, I also used MFT's Oval Shadows to ground the image.

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist of Thanksgiving 

Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are





My first card uses the DS4Joy image - Talk About Fast Food


After colouring the image with Copic markers,  I cut it to fit a landscape Leafy Backdrops die. The sentiment is form a GKD set.

My second offering using Decosse Dynamites Pumpkin & Pilgrim Hat papers and Thanksgiving Sentiment.


I fussy cut 3 of the pilgrim hats from a scrap of the paper to create the embellishments. The sentiment is cut with Antique Labels One and mounted on a pierced oval die.


I will be back later today with another card

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 13 November 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at the Outlawz the theme is Happy Holidays.

 Our wonderful sponsor is


My card uses the image Snowman Selfie


The DP is Magic & Sparkle by Dovecraft. The frame is Union Square by Mama Elephant and the sentiment is from MFT's Polar Bear Pals


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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 129

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments, as always the theme is Anything Goes and the optional twist is Purple Paradise 

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this time, and I am working with


I have created 2 for this challenge, the first uses the image Drac's Dentures


The image is coloured with Copic markers and the tomb stones are Graveyard Scene by Spellbinders.
All the other embellishments are by Memory Box.

My second card uses Weekend Walter


Again coloured with Copic markers, the "happy" is by Lawn Fawn and the Birthday is from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 16 October 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This time over at The Outlawz , the theme is "Get inspired from your favorite actor/actress or singer."

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

The image I am using is called Mary Poppins


I used MFT products to create this card.

The clouds are created with distress ink and the cloud stencil, and the sentiment is done on the PC and cut out with Fishtail Flag Frames

Now why you may ask Mary Poppins?

Well firstly I just adored the image, and secondly I loved the film as a child and also watched it several times with my own children. 

In recent years I have come to love a classical musician Andre Rieu and I will let you into a little secret, one item on my bucket list is to see him in concert. 

Here is a wonderful clip at one of his concerts and the most glories voice of Mirusia and another good reason to choose this image.



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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Autumn Colours.

One of our sponsors is
Bugaboo Stamps

My card uses the image Autumn Critters 2


I used some First Edition Blank Canvas paper and a leafy tree backdrop die set.


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Monday, 18 September 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz the theme is "Fancy Fold Card"

Our lovely sponsor is 



My card uses the image Coral Life


After colouring the image with FC Pencils, I used Spellbinders Matting Basics & Fanciful Lattice to create the frame. To create the die cut scene I used the following dies:
SB - Schools In
MB - Big Splash Boarder 
MB- Exquisite Coral
CE- Fillables - Fish Bowl & Underwater Accessories 

The sentiment is from a GKD mini set 


Thanks for dropping by



Friday, 15 September 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Friday

This time over at The Crafters Cafe, the theme is "Sewing real or faux"

We have 2 wonderful sponsors 




My first card uses the RSD image A Stitch in Time


I used some pattern paper from Papermania Wood collection and added real sewing along with my WRMK Sew Easy tool. The image is coloured with Copic markers and I added a little Distress ink in Vintage Photo to the edges.  The sentiment is from GKDesigns mini stamp set - Time. The embellishments are from Spellbinders - Dear Old Dad.

My next 2 cards are both images from Sheepski Designs



This time I used faux stitching in the form of GKDesigns In Stitches stamp set, and after colouring the image with Copic markers I cut it out with MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Squares. I then added a little Tumbled Glass Distress ink to the edges. The Butterflies are Tattered Lace - Beauteous Butterflies.


Again some faux stitching, this time using Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Boarders and also the sentiment Scripty Hello


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 126

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Grandparents 

Our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image All Tied Up


I used a background stamp from my stash and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, I then used Distress inks to add the colour.

The circle frame is made with Sizzix circle dies and the sentiment is from GK Designs - Grand Tags

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments  the theme is a straight Anything Goes and we have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge



My first card uses the DS4Joy image - Washing Line


I used Distress Oxide ink for the background and Lawn Fawns Simple Puffy Clouds.
The image is coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut using my Scan N Cut. The Sentiment is from my stash.

My second card uses the RSD image Pikaki Sprite 2017


Again I used Distress Oxides for the background (can you tell they are my new favourite toy)
I also cut the image with the Scan N Cut, and used Spellbinders Draping Vines Frame & Memory Box Hibiscus Flower.


Thanks for stopping by 



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Tuesday

This time over at the Crafters Cafe the theme is "Black, White & 1 Other Colour"

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this time



My first card uses the Mari Digi image - I love Art


The image is coloured with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Petite Ovals and mounted on to Petite Scalloped ovals, this is then mounted on to Sizzix - Layers & Flowers. I also used a Crafters Companion embossing folder called Delicate Floral and made the little flowers with an EK Success Blossom Pung and added some leaf sprigs made with an MS punch.

My second card uses the Eureka image - Baby Elephant


For this card I also colours it with Copic markers and fussy cut her out. I used a Crafters Companion embossing folder called Mandala and Spellbinders Standard Circles, Diamond Essence and Monstera Leaves.



Thank you for dropping by