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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Feathered friends

 Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is "Feathered Friends"

For my card I inked a piece of card with distress inks to make the background for the lighthouse which I stamped , coloured and fussy cut, stamp was a freebie in a magazine, birds are an Inkylicious stamp.  The Tide table stamp and the seagull are both Crafty Individual stamps.  The design team have a great set of samples on the challenge blog so hope you will visit them there.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Travel and Adventure

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Travel/ adventure. The design team have some great samples to show you over on the challenge blog so do pop over and visit them.  For my card I have used some papers from Heartfelt Creations that I have had for a very long time, the wording is also from their papers,the motor bike is a stamp from a Creative Stamping magazine a couple of years ago.

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Hit The Road

 I thought I'd make a card for the Cardz4guyz challenge which is travel. I always seem to use trains,planes or boats for these challenges so for a change I've used this cute camper van that came fom a Creative Stamping magazine a couple of years ago as did the other stamps. We no longer have a car so don't need the map books anymore so I appropriated them for craft use, the piece I've used on here is an area where we used to spend quite alot of time with our caravan, happy days !

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Here comes Summer

 I’m a day late with my post for Try it on Tuesday challenge, lost track of the days!  This time the challenge is Here comes Summer, lovely samples by the design team on the challenge blog. Background is just card dipped in distress inks on my glass mat. All the stamps have been free from magazines.     

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

For The Man In Your Life

 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking for your entries to be For The Man In Your Life . The design team have some great samples on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit. For my card I have used Crafty Individual stamps with the background made with smaller stamps from a different set.

Monday, 7 June 2021


 I love this little motorbike and sidecar stamp, reminds me of when our parents used to pile us kids into the sidecar and off we went to the seaside, no health and safety in those days! The background is using a stencil I have had for years, no idea whose make it is.

Watercooler Challenges  - All things masculine

The House That Stamps Built - All about the boys

Simon  Says Stamp - Masculine

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Masculine makes

Stinkin Inkers  - You're the man

Tuesday, 25 May 2021


 Cannot believe how fast the weeks rush by and here we are with a new challange on Try It On Tuesday.

This time we would like to see lots of butterflies on your entries.The design team have lovely samples on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit. 

For my card I used some stamps that were free last year with a magazine , I wasn't impressed with them when I got them but now, having used them I am really happy with them.Coloured with water colour paints and some layered stencilling in the background.

I'd like to enter this card into Cardz4Galz challenge - Wings

Sunday, 23 May 2021

We will always have Paris

 Sorting out some craft stuff I came across a file full of Justrite Stamps, can't believe I had forgotten I had them.  The Background is one large collage stamp, just added a bit of distress ink and coloured the crown etc.  Thinking of what to add I remembered the Lost Coast Can Can girls stamp, just coloured bits of it as its a bit sketchy in parts, the legs partly disappear so just have to guess where to cut !  I am entering this into 

Country View Challenges  - We Will Always Have Paris.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Sail away

 The title of my post today is very appropriate as we have had non stop rain all day and its cold too, hard to believe we are nearly through May.  Our lawn is starting to look like a hay meadow as its just too wet to cut and although I have got the plants bought haven't been able to plant out summer bedding.  

The card today is a Woodware collage stamp stamped onto an inky background made by dabbing the piece of card into various distress inks pressed onto a glass mat and sprayed with water, one of my favourite ways of doing backgrounds, never quite know what am going to end up with, the background mat is a done through a wave stencil with the same colour inks.Butterfly is 3d'd and Compass stamped and fussy cut. I'm entering this into Cardz4guyz challenge - make your own background and  The Male Room challenge - Water/Beach 


Friday, 14 May 2021


 Sympathy cards are not the best things to have to make and I have been asked for quite a lot over the last eighteen months.  I always try to keep them quite simple with muted colours and this Penny Black stamp seems quite appropriate for either a man or woman.  I used a Lavinia stencil and distress ink for the background, the sentiment is from a set of Inkylicious stamps

I'd like to enter this into

Make My Monday Challenge - Sympathy

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Make It Feminine

 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Make It Feminine" .The desisn team have some lovely samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.  For my card I have used some scraps of Graphic 45 papers I had been hoarding and forgotten about, die cut doily and stamps from Crafty Individuals, the wording stamps are freebies froma a magazine.

Monday, 10 May 2021

All things Feminine


Seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment after been so unmotivated for a long time so making the most of it while it lasts. Made this card for Watercooler Challenge of All Things Feminine.  The stamps are from a magazine back in 2019 and the papers were also free from another magazine, waste not want not !

Water Cooler Challenge - All Things Feminine

Sunday, 9 May 2021


 Trying to get back to using my blog again. its been very neglected so I thought I might try entering a few challenges.  This is a very quick card using an old stamp, just added a sentiment and a die cut anchor

I'd like to enter into Cardz4guyz challenge which is monochromatic

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Name that song


Time for a new challange at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Inspired by A song".  Please quote the song title and artist if you enter.  There are some fab samples for you to see on the challenge blog so hope you will visit.  My card is Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.  I love this Art Impressions stamp, one of the ladies just reminds me of one of my neighbours and it is also just like our village ladies group meetings where the wine flows freely!  

Friday, 23 April 2021


After all my good intentions I've fallen by the wayside again on the blogging front, just seem to be always running out of time and I don't know why as I'm not going out anywhere.  I had to order a stamp for a friend and as happens, a few more fell into my basket and this is one of them. Super easy card to make, bit of ink dipping and then just stamp the whole image. I did 3d the moth to add a bit of extra colour.  I'm entering this into  cardz4guyz  challenge which is wheels.  Long time since I was on their design team!