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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Something Blue

Last week we got a new Great Grandson, haven't met him yet but hopefully we will get to see him next week, seen the photos and he looks gorgeous.  This is the card I made for the happy parents, very simple but both of them like the minimal look in their home so hope they will like this. My friend gave me some pram die cuts last year, this is the last of the blue ones, several pink ones left but we seem to be a family of boys, I'll have to beg some more off  her when I see her ! I would like to enter this into these challenges

Unicorn challenge - January Blues
Dream Valley Challenges - Something new

Something New

This oh so cute cat stamp was a Christmas present from a friend and they just cry out for a valentine or anniversary card.  I'm still struggling with that elusive mojo so whatever I make at the moment tends to be quite CAS, not sure if this is a bit too CAS but I decided I liked it as it is.  The stamp is from Katzelcraft? ,spellbinders opulent oval die and a stitched oval die and a strip of Washi tape across the bottom.  Now washi tape is something else I seem to buy and not use and I was a bit shocked when I realised just how much I have, need to get using it.  I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges

The Male Room - Use washi tape
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Triple mat technique

This weeks challenge at Cardz4guyz is for Triple Mat Technique cards, chosen by Cyndi. It's a while since i did this technique, can't think why as I really like it.  The hardest part was deciding which stamps to use, I had made one only to find another DT member had pipped me to the post using very similar stamps, teach me to always be last minute with my makes.  I then decided on this stamp which is a huge one, too big for an acrylic block, just fits on a B plate for the Big shot. Having said that, I normally lay it on its back on my work mat and lay the card stock on top, get a good impression that way, I had to stick my layers together with a repositionable glue to do it but it worked anyhow. Coloured very quickly using baby wipes and mememto ink pads. Hope you will join us this week with a card for a guy in your life

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Take a message

Still in the post Christmas doldrums, don't seem to have a creative idea in my head and a distinct lack of interest in doing anything but eat and sleep.  I have had these Indigo Blu cats for ages and think I have only used them once before, apart from the cuteness of the cats I love the wording, so true !

I'd like to enter my card into

                                                         Patties Creations Challenge - Use an animal image

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Birthday Card

This week at Cardz4guyz  Caz has chosen Happy Birthday for the challenges third birthday.. For my card I have used some Stampin Up stamps which were a Christmas present from my Sister. Love these stamps,especially the sun rays, can see lots of uses for it , I have stamped it round the edge of my card mat and I think it looks like fireworks.  Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week

Sunday, 8 January 2017

V is for Violet

Alphabet challenge this time is V for violet, yes I do know that this is not a violet but I've chosen to use the colour. I did spend ages searching for a stamp of violets which I was sure I had but maybe it was just one I wanted and never got ! I do love this Penny Black poppy and its looks good in any colour.

Zucchini ?

At Butterfly challenge its the letter Z or the colour zucchini , I've gone for the colour which Valerie tells us is shades of green and yellow.  I think I need some more flowers stamps, all mine seem to be poppies!  coloured this one yellow like the Welsh Poppies that persist in growing anywhere in my garden. Also like to enter Penny black and More Challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Up, Up and Away

It is my turn to choose the Challenge at Cardz4guyz this week and I've chosen Up, Up and Away, Planes, balloons etc .  I decided I'd make two cards this week as I couldn't decide what to do. I did start out with a hot air balloon but that one ended up in the bin. !  Hope you will join us with a masculine themed card this week 

Sunday, 1 January 2017


This month at Christmas Sparkles Pat has asked for " Lots Of Glitter "For my card I have used one of my favourite Stampendous stamps ,stamped, coloured, then covered with double side clear sticky paper , cut out and then removed the protective sheet and covered the whole piece with glamour dust,very sparkly in real life, also used glitter card for layering too.  EF is a Sheena Douglas one and the die cut trees were given to me by a friend.  Caz has donated the prize this month. Hope you will join us in our 1st challenge of 2017

Coffee and cream

Happy New Year Everyone.  This months challenge at Stamping Sensations is Coffee and Cream. I've had a problem getting the colours on my card to show up properly, the base card and the piece I've stamped on are both cream and the mat is brown ( you'll just have to take my words for it !)
I just love the set of Horse Stamps from Inkadinkado and they stamp beautifully too . 

This is the lovely prize this month, so lts see your entries, just remember we are a stamping challenge and you entry MUST have prominent stamping to be considered for the prize.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016


Challenge 150 at Cardz4guyz chosen by Jan is CAS.  This is about as CAS as I usually can't resist adding extras to my cards.  This card is make with bits and pieces from left over Christmas cards , I liked the negative of the snowflake and there just happened to be the piece of turquoise card in the pile too, ran the white paper through with the snow embossing folder , stamped the greeting (a new Inkylicious stamp I haven't used before) and added a small snowflake in the centre.  Hope you will join us in our challenge 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz , the challenge, chosen by Helen, is Christmas Animals. For my card I have used an image and papers from Making Cards Christmas Special magazine, a couple of die cut snowflakes and a stamped sentiment.  I don't often make cards with designer papers but as I had bought the magazine seems a shame not to use some of them, I do keep telling myself to stop buying all these magazines but they keep on falling into my shopping bag !  Hope to see you on our challenge , just remember your card must be masculine.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Floral Fancies

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Floral Fancies so we are hoping to see some lovely flowers this month. There is a very generous prize from Sizzix for the winner of this challenge.
Don't forget we are a stamping challenge so your entry must have stamping as the focal point.
For my card I have used my home made sprays to make an iridescent  background and then stamped  the poppy collage and the verse directly onto it. The poppy stamp is Carabelle Studio and the verse stamp is Inkylicious.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Anything but a card

This month at Christmas Sparkles, Debs has chosen the challenge of Anything But A Card

Caz has provided this lovely prize of stamps and gems this month

I have chosen to make a small clock using a 6" square of MDF .  I painted the background with three colours of Paper Artsy Fresco paints and stamped the little scene with Tim Holtz Christmas Joy set.
I Had stamped it last night but when looked at it this morning the stamping had virtually disappeared into the paint, lovely misty morning look but far too faint to try and photograph so I've had to restamp the front trees and the reindeer, I had intended to stencil the clock numbers with embossing paste but found the strncil numbers were far too big, my numbers are a bit wobbly as I've had to go over them a few rimes to get them to show up.  

Hope to see your entries this month here at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Is it blogger again ?

I've just tried to link an image on my sidebar to the blog site and instead of it doing that it goes back to my blog and says the linked blog is not available, never had this problem before, anyone else experienced it ?