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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Robin and Holly

At Try It On Tuesday challenge today we are asking for colours, no white or hardly any. Yes I know it looks as though I have white on my card but the mat is silver glitter card and the foiling round the edges is silver too, hard to get a true picture of it. The only white I have is the puffy stuff on the branch and the white snow dots.  I have coloured this with my Polychromo pencils and I am so happy at how they work on the Kraft card, I usually find it hard to work with as it seems to dull the colours .I've had this stamp for several years and think I've used it every year too.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Home, sweet home

 Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is Home,Sweet Home. Must admit I was a bit stumped with this one, I do have a couple of new home stamps but wasn't happy with what I attempted with them. I ended up with something that is not at all my usual stuff as its entirely made with die cuts, an embossing folder and scraps of paper, not a stamp in sight,even the wording is computer generated but as my O.H who never comments on anything I make actually said he liked it and then a friend who came in said the same I thought maybe it would be ok .  Hope to see some inspiring makes in our challenge.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

One layer Christmas

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is "On layer Christmas Cards"  I must admit I find one layer cards very difficult , I'm such a messy stamper I usually end up with smudges or decide to stamp a sentiment at last moment and mess it up!  However this time I did all the stamping with the card in my Misti and it worked out fine. The sky and snow lines are coloured with blue Pan pastel,something else to get mucky fingermarks with LOL, a while ago I saw a tip to slip the back of the card into an envelope to keep it clean and it works a treat,my card is pristine inside and out.

This month we are sponsored by Tattered Lace and this is the lovely prize for the lucky winner.

Don't forget we MUST see stamping as the focal point of your entry, we are not looking for a small sentiment added at last minute but you can use a large stamped stamped sentiment if it is the main 
focus of your entry. , 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Star Of Wonder

 Here is my DT card for Christmas Sparkles challenge for November where Jane has chosen the theme of More Than One Fold.  For my card I have used the double Z technique. I have to say I am most disappointed at how it looks on here as I could could not get a decent photo, the stamping on the gold star is gold so why it looks red on here I don't know.  Stamps used are all Stampin up with the exception of the little flourish, all papers inked with memento ink. Hope you will join us in our challenge this month.

ps: I normally scan my cards and this is a scan of my card which shows the colours more realistically.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Time again for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge and for once I'm getting in on the 25th (just !)  I thought I was going to be making a very quick card with this die but as usual didn't work out that way.When I first cut the die I couldn't work out what to do next but eventually added the snow drift,the white die cut frame, a distress ink background, glittery star, word stamp from Stampin Up Star of light set, diamond dust glitter and a die cut stag. I need to really get cracking with Christmas cards but I've been busy making a load of cards to sell at a coffee morning/fair where we are trying to raise more funds in our fight against our local council trying to double the size of our village .
I'd also like to enter my card  at
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything Christmas 
The Merry Christmas Christmas challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Going round in circles

Our new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Circles. For my card I have used a piece of card which has been dipped in distress oxide inks on my craft sheet. While I was dithering about wondering what stamps to use I came across a little packet of Artemio Stamps of circles ,never been used but now I've used them think they will be used as I liked the effect of all over stamping with them.
Penny farthing bicycle is a die cut, wheels making two more circles and the saying is from a set of Darkroom door stamps. Hope you will join in our challenge , we want to see lots of circles on your entries.   

Friday, 13 October 2017

Little cottage in the woods

The other night I decided it was high time I got started on some Christmas cards, last year I was well on the way at this time.  I love this Crafty Individuals stamp which needs very little colouring but lots of glitter, added it to a Sizzix snow embossing folder, cut a couple of hills and edged everything with blue ink and glitter. The saying is from some freebie stamps last year, finished off with Tim Holtz Christmas trees edged with green.  After I had made one I decided I would make six of them but ended up with seven as I stamped and cut out out six of everything forgetting I had already made one, sometimes I wonder .......?  I'd like to enter this into these challenges

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - always anything goes for Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for unlimited or anything goes

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is " Things That Go Bump In The Night"  For my DT card I have made a Halloween card, the background is various colours of pan pastels, the witch and cauldron are Lavinia stamps and the rats,cats,bats and flying witch are from a Stampendous set.  Look forward to seeing your spooky creations in our challenge.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory


This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is  Autumn Glory, the trees are starting to turn to their lovely autumn range of colours and the leaves are falling fast too.  This month we are sponsored by Crafts Addicts who are offering a £25 pound voucher for their store.Pop along and see what they have on offer and then get stamping and enter your project or a chance to win.  Do remember we are a stamping challenge and must see stamping as the focal element, a last minute small sentiment is not what we are looking for.

My stamp this month is Daisy Thanks by Stampendous, when I was colouring it I was intending it to look like some yellow daisy flowers I have in my garden, can't remember their name unfortunately but I know they are from the sunflower family.  I coloured them with my new polychromo pencils which I am totally in love with LOL. Background is an inked embossing folder.

Believe In The Magic

Time is flying past and my Christmas card box is nowhere near full!  This is my DT card for 
Sparkles Christmas challenge, this month Sybrina has asked us to make a card for a child.
For my card I have used some stamps that were free with a magazine in August, as soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do with them.  , I have to admit to a bit of a weakness for Gnomes,fairies and fairy houses, luckily we have great grand daughters who are still young enough to like my fantasy cards.  Stampin Up embossing folder for the snow,sizzix stitched die for the hill, all coloured with Promarkers.  Hope you will join us in our challenge.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Merry Christmas

Well I seem to be missing all my deadlines at the moment but I'm determined to get my card into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph challenge, I've managed every month up to now so don't want to be missing out now.  I've spent three hours today at a protest meeting about building in our village after spending the morning trying to get some paint on the walls in my living room. Easy enough to do the actual painting but we have some quite large heavy furniture and DH and I have struggled to shift some of it, Joys of getting old!  Anyhow back to my card I'm not the biggest fan of die cuts but these three scene dies came free with Simply Cards And Papercrafts and were to hand so thought I try a quick card with them. Think I should have been a bit more heavy handed with the blue ink on the edges and I don't think I'll be making anymore of these but its another Christmas card in the box.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Time of my life

This time at Try It On Tuesday the challenge is for Time/clocks etc.  When I saw this challenge I was initially happy as I do have quite a collection of clock/watch stamps etc but nothing seemed to come together right.  Tonight I remembered this Lost Coast design stamp which I really like and she doesn't get out of the box enough. Stamped onto a piece of oxide ink card and cut it out, just added a bit of extra colour to her jacket.  The stencilled piece was in the never ending pile on my table as was the piece behind. The colours don't show up well on here,its more orange than pink.The words are from an old Paper Artsy set.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Welcome little one

Don't often make baby cards but had to make one recently but forgot the take a photo of it! this is one I made at the same time and didn't use. I haven't added a sentiment as I will probably add a name when I know who it's going to be for. I'd like to enter my card into Cardz4galz challenge which is welcome little baby and of course it has to be for a girl. I'd also like to enter

Daisychain challenges - In the pink


Sparkles monthly challenges. - die cuts or punches, I've used pram die,flower die, scallop square and stitched square dies.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

I've got a friend

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday  is "I've got a friend so lets see who your friends are, human, animal or imaginary so lots of scope there.  For my card I have used an old Paperbag Studio Stamp,must admit I was spoilt for choice with what to use but finally decided on this one.Everything except the stamped image was on my table,distress oxide paper left over from another project,piece of torn tissue paper,scraps of paper and heart shaped piece, I did die cut the thinlets swirl from another piece of the paper. The sentiment is from the bottom of the stamp.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pretty Flamingo

  Time for September challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we have a colour challenge for you.

Don't forget we are a Stamping Challenge and MUST see stamping as the focal point of your project, this does not not mean a small sentiment added as an afterthought ! If we do not comment it means your entry does not meet the rules of the challenge and will not be considered to be in the top five.

This is this months prize, well worth entering for.

For my card I have used a Stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped onto an distress oxide background,the flamingoes are also painted with distress oxide inks.mounted onto two different colour pieces of card which match the second and third colours on the chart, don't show up too well on here.