Tuesday 28 November 2023

Traditional Christmas

 New challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Traditional Christmas so for my Dt sample I've created a snowy scene using a new to me set of Hobby Art stamps. its one large stamp other than the grasses and greeting so makes for quick and easy batch making!  I have added lots of glitter which doesn't show up on here but it's very sparkly in real life.  The design team have some lovely inspiration over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

I've ben missing in action for a couple of weeks due to computer problems but hopefully all sorted now and hoping to post some more Christmas cards soon.

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Sparkle All The Way

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Sparkle All The Way, well to me Sparkle means Christmas so my DT entry has to be a Christmas card.  I made the background with Pan Pastels which I have had for years and  and only just started using them again. The Tree with the birds is a Nellie Snellen stamp, Stag is my old favourite from Lavinia, rabbits from Card-io, small trees and wording from Creative Stamping magazine.  The design team have lots of sparkle over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit

Tuesday 17 October 2023


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Halloween, lots of spooky examples on the challenge blog from the design team so I hope you will visit them.  I have used stamps from a number of stamp sets to make my little scene, mainly Stampendous and Hero Arts I think, I hve no idea about the witch stamp as I don't havethe packaging.  I quite like making Halloween cards although I don't know why as I never send them to anyone so I have quite a collection made over all the years.  

Tuesday 3 October 2023


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Autumn, with the strange weather we keep having I'm beginning to think we don't have seasons anymore, We've been having to put the heating on some days last week then aother days its been really warm, today poured with rain most of the day but was also very warm. The trees are only just starting to change colour round here but there are an amazing amount of berries this year, was always told was a warning of a bad winter to come so we shall see, I'm just happy that both our Rowan trees and and the pyracantha are loaded with berries, the blackbirds are already feasting on the ones right outside my window.  The design team have some lovely samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them.  My card is a bit of a hotchpotch this time as I forgot to do my design team card until last minute.  The trees are one of my most favourite ever Crafty Individual stamps but all the rest are from an old Creative Stamping magazine.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Going round in circles

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Going round in circles"  .We welcome all kinds of projects as long as the main focus follows our challenge theme.  The design team have lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge site and I hope you will pay them a visit.  For my card I have kept it simple with a stencil from Inkylicious which I have had a long time and a couple of stamps from a Stampin Up set which I've also had quite a long time. I spent the longest time looking for some little music note stamps which I finally found on an old Justrite set of stamps.

Tuesday 5 September 2023


 There is a new challenge starting today on Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is Fantasy, anything type of project is welcome as long as it follows the challenge theme.  I have chosen to do a page in my little Kraft journal using the lovely mermaid stamp by Stampendous and a few random stamps from various sets.  As usual the design team have some great inspirational pieces over on the challenge blog and they would love you to pay them a visit.

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Lets Go Outside


How time flies! time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it's "Lets go outside"lots of inspiration from the design team over on the challenge site so hope you will pay them a visit.  All the stamps on my card are by Hobby Arts, I have a lot of their stampa and don't use them enough, after I'd finished this card I thought that maybe I could have stamped the farmer and his dog walking across the field but knowing my luck if I try to do it now would probably be a disaster !

Tuesday 15 August 2023


I seem to be on a bit of a theme at the moment, here's another music card .  Background made with distress inks and reversed inked stencil.  the figures are from an old Inkadinkado set ( wonder if they are still in existance ?) and the various sayings and music notes are from Creative Stamping magazines.

I'd like to enter this into Cardz4guyz challenge - Music

Friday 11 August 2023


 Saw a couple of challenges for dragonflies and as I love anything with dragonflies on I thought I'd enter them. Woodware Fennel stamp is stamped and embossed in white and random distress inks applied, the two dragonflies stamped and cut out and coloured with varios gilding polishes, very shiny and sparkly in real life.  I'd like to enter these challenges

Dragonfly dreams  - dragonfly


Paper dragonfly creative challenge - anything flies/dragonflies 

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Sing a song

 Where does the time go ?  it's another Tuesday and a new challenge from Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Sing a song" so we would like to see your entries that are inspired by a song, some lovely inspiration over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay the team a visit.

For my page you will have to be probably have to be as old as me LOL , go back to the 50's and the rock'n'roll taking us teenagers by storm, dancing along in the cinema to Bill Haley and the Comets , happy days !

Monday 31 July 2023

On the water

 While I had some of my maritine/sailing type stamps out I thought I'd make another one for Cardsz4guyz challenge of on the water. Yet another old stamp, this one by Stampendous and a Stamping up embossing folder for the background.

Cardz4guyz - on the water

Wednesday 26 July 2023


I seem to have a bit of an obsession with my old stamps right now, the one I have used was a wood block one that I unmounted ages ago, must be over twenty year old I should think but still stamps perfectly. Embossed and stencilled background and the image mount is an old airmail envelope. I'm entering this into the

Male Room Challenge which is Travel

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Pretty papers

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Use pretty papers"  I have an over abundance of pretty papers mostly from my scrap booking days so was a pleasure to use some.  The design team have lovely samples over on the challenge site so I do hope you will pay them a visit.  We welcome all projects, cards, art journals, atc's , anything goes as long as it follows the theme so please join in !

Monday 24 July 2023


 There seems to be quite a few challenges about at the moment with a nautical/maritime theme so thought it a chance to play with one of my nautical stamps of which I see to have quite a collection for

some reason.  This one is an old one from Stampendous and hasn't seen the light of day for some time, the background is a waves embossing folder, no idea of the make as I never keep the packaging for them.  I'd like to enter a few challenges

Creative Crafting Uncles - Maritime



Avenue613 - Nautical 

Can You Handle The Pressure - Nautical  (must use embossing folder)

Wednesday 19 July 2023


 I got these feline stamps for my birthday back in April and this is the first time they've seen ink.  Just made an inky background with distress inks and a brick stencil, all the stamps are from Visible Image

 Crazy for Cats challenge - cats

Cardz4galz - cats or kittens

Country view challenges - Four legged friend(s)