Sunday, 19 February 2017

Houndstooth Washi Thanks

Today's card is inspired by the challenges at:

Less Is More - alphabet
The Paper Players - sentiment as the main focus
CAS(E) This Sketch

Earlier this week, I came across these fun tapes in Lidl - I do love finding crafty bits and bob while buying groceries! They were only 99p for each set so I got a few...

I used the black set to make this thanks card...

The die is from Whimsey stamps and the heart is a punch that I haven't used in years.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Birthday Balloon

Flicking through blogland this morning, I noticed a great sketch at Sunday Stamps...

I am such a fan of nice, straightforward sketches like this, without any weird bits on them!! Using some glittery patterned papers I bought from The Range, and a super cute digi image from Heather Ellis, I made another birthday card...

It's soo difficult to catch the glittery shimmer in the papers but it is there!! I coloured with pro-markers then fussy cut the image and added a greeting done in Hobo font. Finally, I added a couple of strips of silver peel-offs along the top and the bottom of the red paper.

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Brown Sugar #238 - birthday
QKR Stampede #231 - AG plus add sparkle
Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for you choose
Creative Fingers #125 - AG..

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Birthday Cake

I've had a lovely day off work, pottering about the house, sorting out a box full of 'craft stuff yet to use'!

I recall buying these Anita's foiled decoupage toppers last summer from a sale bin thinking they would come in handy one day...

I was greatly inspired by the lovely sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches - a very neat and CAS design...

Using all of the layers would have been too rasied for the card I've made so I just used one of the larger images and a couple of the decoupage bits...

I used some co-ordinating polka-dot washi tape, added a greeting done in 'Hey Pretty Girl' font and various sized coloured pearls.

I'm also entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafting By Designs - polka dots
A Bit More Time To  Craft #38 - anything goes
Through The Craft  Room Door - anything goes (14-20 Feb)

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Saturday, 11 February 2017


As Valentine's Day quickly approaches I thought I'd better get a card made for the other half while he is out at the football...

I've used nothing but dies here - the background hearts die is from Sissix, the large heart is from a hearts matting pack, the 'love' is from Diamond Press and the 'u' is from and old alphabet die set.

I've used a black card base to try to make the overall look a bit more masculine. I'm really pleased with how the bold red jumps out against the white background!

Im entering this card into the challenges at:

Just Us Girls #380 - hearts - Chic of the Week!
That's Crafty - I heart you
4 Crafty Chicks #337 - love
Crafting By Designs - love and romance
Deep Ocean Challenges #148 - hearts
Dies R Us #66 - hearts

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hunkydory Flowers

Today's card was made with some leftover papers from a Hunkydory Flutterby Wishes Collection pack that came free with a magazine . 

I've printed the greeting in Candy Round font on the same paper as the image - I don't know about you but I find Hunkydory products never co-ordinate with other brands. Finally, I've added some clear gems to add some sparkle. Not the most complex card I've ever made but a great way to use up leftovers!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

A Perfect Time To Craft #2 - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #108 - add some sparkle 
A Bit More Time To Craft #37 - anything goes
Crafting When We Can #137 - flowers 

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Friday, 3 February 2017


I've been making birthday cards for Amy, the daughter of one of my best friends, for years... this is one of the first when she was 9

 And now Amy is fifteen, growing up too fast!!

I've used a wonderfully girly image from The Paper Shelter, coloured with pro-markers, and patterned papers from a pad of heart-themed papers from The Range.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #314 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #50 - girly- WINNER!!
Creative Fingers #124 - anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #227 - make your mark
Digi Choosday #5 - anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude #24 - anything goes

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Time To Celebrate

Today's card use one of my favourite digi images from A Day For Daisies...

I printed her onto linen card and coloured her using pro-markers in shades inspired by the colour challenge at The Colour Throwdown...

I printed the balloons again and fussy cut them and used foam pads to create some dimension. the sentiment is a very old digi - not sure where I acquired that!

I've also entered today's challenge at Less Is More...

So it's Recipe week and we're looking for 
1 or more balloons on your project

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Super Girl Birthday

Happy Friday everyone!

There's a new challenge over at Simply Papercraft today - the first one of 2017...

As usual the challenge is 'Anything Goes' which makes it so much easier to join in. Today's sponsor is the fabulous Nikole at Melonheadz - a lovely Etsy store to pick up some seriously cute digital stamps...

This is what I have created using a Melonheadz digi image of a little girl superhero:

I've used some glittery polka dot patterned paper from a mixed pad from The Range and some red washi tape left over from Christmas cards. I've coloured the image using co-ordinating pro-markers and added some punched stars as embellishments. The greeting was created using BEBAS font.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

The Paper Shelter #278 - make it digital 
I ♥ ProMarkers #327 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - something fun 
CCC Digi Creations - use die-cuts or punches

So get yourselves over to Simply Papercraft and join in the fun - it's only a click away!

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Special Mam

I decided to make a start on Mother's Day cards today using this lovely heart-shaped floral wreath which was a freebie many moons ago from The Digistamp Boutique ...

I've coloured the image using pro-markers in pastel shades and embellished with pearls. The spotty backing paper came from Dovecraft's Back To Basics II pack.

I'm entering this card into the current challenges at:

The Paper Players - flowers
CAS On Sundays - hearts
Cupcake Inspirations - pearls - Sweet Seven!
Crafting When We Can - spots and/or stripes
A Gem Of A Challenge - hearts and/or flowers

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Friday, 20 January 2017


I needed to make a birthday card for a young lad who loves Lego - unlike me - I think it's evil, especially when you stand on a piece in bare feet!!

I found an outline image of a Lego man via google that works as a digi image and coloured him using primary coloured pro-markers. I then carefully fussy-cut him. For the background, I created a Lego 'base' using dark green card and lots of circles, using foam pads to create dimension...

As I was making this, all I could think of was that annoying 'Everything Is Awesome' song from the Lego movie - hence the greeting!

I'm entering this creation into the challenges at:

Brown Sugar #234 - anything goes
QKR Stampede #227 - one for the kids
Crafty Creations #333 - anything goes 
Ooh - La - La Creations #220 - for a man or a boy
Creative Fingers #123 - anything goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - at the movies

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