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Monday, 12 April 2021

Back again

 Back again after a long break! wonder if there is anyone still out there !  I've struggled with my eyesight since I had my cataracts done last year, long distance sight is great but I now need reading glasses and have not been able to get to opticians, finally now got an appointment in a couple of weeks time so hopefully will be able to see what I'm doing when I get some glasses.  This is a card I made for a neighbour to give to another neighbour, the lady really likes cat so Ie'm sure she will like this Penny Black critter.  The second card here is what I sent her, she is still teaching piano and rides round the village on her bike, amazing lady.

The cats are Woodware stamps, piano keys and music notes freebie stamps, Happy Birthday stamp from Butterfly Kisses.

I would like to enter my first card into

Dragonfly challenges  - Feature a creature

And this one into

Cardz4galz - slimline cards

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Oh So Cute

 Can't believe it's two weeks since I posted on here ! where does the time go?  It's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking for CUTE !  I was a bit stumped on this one as I always say I don't do cute but then I realised I do have quite a lot of Penny Black Critter stamps which I love, the sentiment stamp is a very old one from a company called Butterfly Kisses, I loved their stamps but they disappeared very suddenly from the craft scene.  Hope you will vist the design team they have some fab samples on the challenge site.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Falling In Love

 Its time for a new challenge at Try In On Tuesday and as its coming up to Valentines Day the theme this time is Falling In Love.  I'm not one for making Valentine cards so thought I'd do a page for my journal. I haven't had these crazy bird stamps out for ages so enjoyed playing with them again. Background is brusho with various stencilling and a bit of ramdon text stamped. The design team have some beautiful inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Fabulous foxgloves

 This is my first play with this gorgeous Pink Ink stamp. It’s a really big stamp so I had to make an A5 card, never made one as big as this beforešŸ˜€coloured with watercolour paints and a bit of background stamping with a Lavinia stencil.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

January Blues

 Well the title says it all !  I have never liked January, always a dull month after Christmas and New Year but didnt even have them to look back on this time. Did have a lovely Christmas day with our daughter and husband but that was it.   The title actually refers to the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday and I chose to do a journal page, just sprayed with glimmer mists ,bits of stencilling, random stamping, some splatters which don't show up much on here and three jolly snowmen to cheer it up a bit. I'm sadly lacking in inspiration these days, Mr Mojo seems to have permanently disappeared. I hope you all will visit the challenge blog and visit the DT who have some lovely workon there

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Just playing

 A couple of cards made with Crafty Individual stampsI got before Christmas, just having a play.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

An uplifting quote

 Time for the first challenge of 2021 at Try It On Tuesday and we are asking for Uplifting Quotes. The team have some fab samples on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit/  I have done a journal page for my DT piece using papers and stamps from the first Indigo Blu box magazine.  I thought this quote was very appropriate for the times we are living in right now.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Happy New Year Everyone

 I'm hoping everyone is keeping safe and enjoying new Christmas crafty presents.  I didn't ask for any this year other that a new paper trimmer which my lovely daughter got for me, however I do have rather a lot of new stamps that I accumulated over the last few months.  This is one of the latest ones I got from Crafty Individuals and I love it .  I made a background with brusho powders and lots of water, stamped my flower and coloured it with brusho powders mixed with water, added a bit of stencilling and some doodling round the edge and mounted it on a piece of DP.  I'm going to try entering a few challenges this year and I'd like to start by adding this card into Happy Little Stampers water colour challenge

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Happy Christmas Everyone

 Well it's been a very strange year for everyone. We have had some sad losses of family members and friends.  We had not planned on having a family Christmas as we have been isolating since end of February so we are not as disappointed as a lot of people. Family are all doing their  own Christmas celebrations in their own bubbles.   Having had all the time in the world I have , unfortunately, not been in the mood for crafting hence my poor neglected blog.  However I would like to wish anyone who is still visiting a Very Happy Christmas and lets hope for a better 2021.  

I did manage to make my Christmas cards , not my best efforts this year I'm afraid but here are a few of them

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Winter Sparkle

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Winter Sparkle. I cannot get my card to show any sparke on here but it is very sparkly in real life !  Unusual for me, there is no stamping except for the sentiment. Large frame die that I had forgotten I had and my favourite die deer.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and admire the design teams lovely creations.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Winter Wonderland

 Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is Winter Wonderland. The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay thm a visit. My card is a quick Christmas card using a couple of Inkylicious stamps and the stag is from Lavinia stamps. It is very glittery but that doesn't show up on here unfortunately.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Red and Green

 Well I know I wrote for this post but where it disappeared to I don't know!  The new challenge at 
Try It On Tuesday is traditional Christmas colours .  The design team have some great inspiration for you over on the challenge site so I hope you will pay them a visit.  For my card I used an ivy embossing folder for the background, coloured with Mowed lawn distress ink. The white layer is the same folder not coloured and for the topper I have used a very old stamped image that was in my folder of stamped Christmas stuff, coloured with promarkers.  Look forward to seeing your entries.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020


 Oh dear, I forgot to do my Try It On Tuesday Challenge post.  This time we are asking for embossing, dry embossing, heat embossing, pastes, the choice is yours.  The design team have some great inspiration over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

For my card I chose to use heat embossing on both the background and the topper. The background stamp is a cover a card stamp by Impression Obsession and the topper is one of my favourite Crafty Individual stamps

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Autumn Glory

 Time for some mid month inspiration on Stamping Sensations .  For my card I have used some stamps that came free with a magazine, an embossing folder for the background and some die cut leaves.I am sorry to say this is my last design team card for Stamping Sensations as I am stepping down from some of my teams after many years.  I will still be around in blogland if I can finally get to grips with awful new blogger system !

Tuesday, 13 October 2020


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Halloween.  The design team have some very spooky samples on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.  I had already made one sample when I realised another of the team had used the same idea so this was a last minute quick journal page.  I keep my stamps stored by make so it took me ages to find these stamps out, I have used stamps by Lavinia, Hero Arts and stampendous.  I recently discovered how to print in white with a black background ( yes I know everyone else probably knew years ago! ) so now I don't need to buy any more word stickers, just print my own !