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Monday, 18 June 2018

Wings Of Time

There is still time to enter our challenge at Stamping Sensensations, there is a great prize waiting for one lucky winner.  As always, we are a stamping challenge and MUST see stamping as the main focus of your entry. For my card I have used the feather stamp from Visible Image Angels Are Near set. Stamped with Izink purple ink and embossed with iridescent glitter,very sparkly which doesn't show up on here. the wording is an old Clarity stamp.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Beside the sea

I thought I would enter Fashionable Stamping challenge which is "Seaside", it gave me a chance to get out some older stamps and have  play with them.  The Top card is all Crafty Individual stamps while the second one is a very old Stamps Happen stamp, they made such beautiful stamps I was very sad when they went out of production.

Fashionable Stamping  - sea side
and also
Through The Purple Haze - At the beach.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

One For The Boys

 Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we would like to see "One For The Boys"   so we are hoping to see your makes for the men/boys in your life.  Now I normally enjoy making masculine cards but this time nothing I tried went right, in the end I decided to abandon any fancy stuff and go fairly simple. The Balloon and compass stamps are from Indigo Blu and the wording stamp is a free one from Creative Stamping magazine.  Hope to see you joining in our challenge.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy Monsters

I made this card for our five year old great grandson's birthday last month, he loved it and also loved the enclosed cash with which he said he could buy lots and lots of things, bless him .The stamps are
some Woodware ones I got a couple of years ago and I think it's only the second time they have seen ink. I'd like to enter my card into the Male Room Challenge which is For Little Boys

Tuesday, 5 June 2018


I think I have a new "favourite" stamp !  I have always been a bit wary of the brush stroke style of stamps but after someone sent me a little card using Penny Black Spontaneous Joy stamp I just had to have the stamp.  I did watch a video on the PB site on using this stamp and although I didn't have the colours or some of the items used it was very informative , so this is my first attempt with it and I am just so happy with it !  It really looks like a water colour painting, no lines !  I have done a few more in different colours but this is my first and favourite  I'd like to enter my card into a couple of challenges

                 Penny Black at Allsorts - In The Garden

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Anything Goes

Wow ! its time for the June challenge at Stamping Sensations, where does the time go ? This month its an Anything goes Theme but do remember we are a stamping challenge and your entry MUST have stamping as the focal point, this doesn't mean a small stamped sentiment or a last minute added small butterfly!  I have gone quite clean and simple this month but I think this stamp needs little adding. In retrospect I wouldn't have added the enamel gems , in real life they are an exact match for the colour of the butterfly.  I recently bought quite a lot of the IZINK dye ink pads and I just love them, the colours are beautiful.  I have used the purple and turquoise directly onto the stamp,spritzed with water and stamped onto water colour paper, I loved how it turned out, the two mounts were inked with the same colours so everything matched.

We are sponsored this month by Visible Image who are giving the lucky winner a £25 Voucher to spend in their store 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Jolly Old Santa

This month at Sparkles Christmas it is Mary's choice and she has asked to see your project featuring Santa.  My card is made with a topper from a magazine, mounted onto a piece of green card.  The wording is done with Rub Ons.  Hope you will join us in our challenge this month.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Rudolph Day

Just making it at last minute into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge.  We have been visiting the Scottish Borders with our daughter and son-in-law and my blog has been sadly neglected while we were away.  I purposely didn't take I Pad or laptop so could have a break from it all and I have to say didn't miss it at all.  

For this card everything has come out of the Christmas bits and pieces box, the winter cabin was already stamped and coloured onto a circle die cut and there was already a blue circle and the die cut frame. The background is a piece of watercolour paper already painted blue. A five minute card which I really like and think I will make more of.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

She's Got The Look

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "She's Got The Look".  For my card this time I have used an old Stamps Happen stamp called Paris Socialite, the background is a piece of printed tissue paper over a piece of pink card, finished off with a strip of washi tape. I fiddled about with various bits of embellishments but in the end I thought she makes enough of a statement on her own.  Hope to see you joining in our challenge

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


There's a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday today and the theme is Destinations.  I couldn't make my mind up what to do but eventually settled on this Penny Black stamp called Venetian Summer. and coloured it with Polychromos pencils.The background paper came from the scrap box, the weekend piece is a clothing tag and I have no idea what the two at the top are,they were in the drawer where I keep all sorts of bits and pieces that I might use one day. I have collected clothing tags for years, even made my husband buy a shirt that I knew he would never wear because it had a bunch of grungy type tags on it,needless to say I haven't used the tags either !  Do pop by the challenge blog and see the great pieces made by the team and then I hope you will join in our

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Just for fun

A few more cards to add to my charity box sales, this is some of the second batch of these I've made, the first ones were gone before they got chance to get to the charity box!  I joined a new little group in our village last night, its called a craft group and everyone takes something they are working on, I was the only card maker there , mostly knitting and sewing BUT it was such a lovely chatty meeting I don't think anybody actually did much!  We have a lovely room attached to the church and right by the river, our lady vicar thinks it is not used enough for socialising and it was her idea to start it up,we get to use the room free of charge and free tea/coffee and biscuits, whats not to like !

I'd like to enter my first card into the Watercooler  Wednesday Challenge - All about occasions

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything goes with option of using favourite PB Stamps  I don't usually have a favourite stamp as I love all my stamps but at the moment these are my most used PB stamps
Penny Black And More - anything goes

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Close To Nature

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Close To Nature.  Please remember we are a Stamping Challenge and the Stamping must be the main part of your entry, small stamped sentiment or added butterfly will not see your entry considered for the prize.  We are sponsored this month by Chocolate Baroque who are offering a lovely prize  for the winner

For my Close to nature cards I have gone with butterflies and flowers ( and a little bee) The top card uses stamps by Imagination crafts, the background is a small sprig stamp from the set stamped randomly over the paper, was a bit fiddly colouring all those little flowers and leaves but I did like the finished effect.  My second card is ,of course, the ever popular garden flower stamp from Stampers Anonymous.Both cards water coloured using distress ink pads.  Hope you will join us in our challenge .

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Stencils/Die Cuts

New challenge at Try It On Tuesday today is Stencils/Die Cuts or both.  For my piece I have used  stencil and die cut, background is a mixture of paints and inks, texture paste through stencil and once dry replaced the stencil and coloured the flowers with Distress Oxide inks. The butterfly was in the bits and pieces box along with several others, seems I can never just make one of anything which is why I end up with so much clutter. I am always telling myself to use up some of this stuff but as fast as I use some, more appears !  Do visit Try It On Tuesday challenge and see what the design team have been up to.


This month at Christmas Sparkles ,Lynne has chosen Reindeer for our challenge.  I have used topper and papers from an old Making cards magazine for my card.  The merry christmas is a very old rub on and I'm amazed they still work.  Hope to see you joining our challenge this month.

Monday, 30 April 2018

It's All About Pets

 Since Mr Mojo has still not returned from his extended holiday I have been making up a few cards from images I had already stamped and coloured and were sitting in a folder, amongst them was this Penny Black cat riding a bike, as it was already coloured I have just matted and layered it, added some glitter to the cup cakes, a few sequins and a stamped sentiment. I thought I could enter it into Allsorts challenge this week which is All About Pets.  I do have two cats and although they do get up to all sorts of mischief I haven't yet caught them riding a bike.

Allsorts Challenge - All about pets

and also

Fashionable Stamping - Animals