Tuesday, 17 May 2022


 Lost track of time again and my blog is feeling pretty neglected once more, I have started an an art journal and my card making has been a bit backseat.  Its time again for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like to see butterflies.  For my card I got inky again with some distress inks and some archival for the background, the background stamp is Crafty Individuals , the butterfly was a freebie from Creative Stamping magazine and I coloured it with water colour paints.  Lots of lovely design team samples on the challenge site so I hope you will visit them.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Use stencil/s

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday starts today and we are asking you to use your stencil or stencils.

The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so please pay them a visit and join in our challenge.  Any kind of art it welcome as long as its includes the challege theme.

I have used a leaf stencil by Paper Artsy for the background to my Blue bell card> Stamp is Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

I Can Hear Music

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "I can hear music". I decided to do a journal page for this and started with scattering brusho paints over the page and spraying with water, added some music tissue paper at the top and bottom.  The guitar player and singer are Inkadinkado stamps also used some stamps that were free with Creative Stamping a while ago, the saxaphone is wood , found several wooden musical instruments ,no idea where they came from!   The design team have ,as usual , some lovely samples on the challenge site so hope you will visit them.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Spring Colours

 I.m sure someone stole a week from me, the time just goes by so fast !  It;s time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we are asking to see Spring Colours. any kind of project is welcome as long as it follows the challenge theme. The design team have some lovely samples to inspire you so I hope you will visit the challenge blog and leave them some love.  I don't know about Spring, we have had a week of all kinds of weather, we had snow earlier in the week, we have had sleet, hail and bitterly cold winds often with blue skies and bright sunshine one minute, next snowing?sleeting etc.  Last night we had gale force wind again, poor garden has taken a real battering this week.  For my card I have used an older Penny Black stamp coloured with Polychromo pencils, my current Obsession right now .

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Say It With Flowers

 It's a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the challenge is Say It With Flowers.The design team have some lovely inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.My card is a very simple one, just a bunch of spring flowers and some background stencilling I was undecided as to whether I would make it into an Easter card or a Birthday card so have left the sentiment for later.  

My second card is Say It With Flowers for Ukraine, so terrible what is happening there. I have used their national flower and the colours of their flag. 

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Humming birds

 A very simple card, the birds are coloured using Charisma and Polychromo pencils, mat layer colured with distress inks Peacock feathers and Prize ribbon, looks a lot more blue on here than it is really.  

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Black and white

 Woops! thought I had done my post for Try It On Tuesday but obviously not, so late as ever here is my DT card for the new challenge which is Black and White plus One, my plus one is the little pink nose on this cute kitty cat. The stencilling is the same black ink just applied lightly.  The design team have some fabulous samples over on the challenge site so I hope you will pay them a visit.  

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Wine Not ?

 I'm not normally one for cutesy cards but I fell in love with this Tipsy Mouse from Pink Ink Stamps, just made a simple card, coloured with pencils, bit of glitter on wings and bubbles and a few gems. Piece of embossed card as background.

I'd like to enter these challenges

Make My Monday - Food and drink  ( there is no food, mousy has eaten it all )

My Time To Craft - Embossing wet /dry  - embossed background panel

Tuesday, 22 February 2022


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Texture"  lots of lovely design team samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will visit them.  For mt card I have used white texture paste through a stencil, added some extra stencilling and the white rings are acrylic paint using a spray bottle top and the smaller ones with the top of a pencil, The big stencil and the hot air balloon are from a boxed set by Indigo Blu.

Saturday, 19 February 2022

It's about time

 I.m catching up on a few masculine cards at the moment and seen a couple of challenges about Time/clocks which inspired me to have a playwith this Woodware stamp that I haven't used for some time.Stamped a background with a very, very old Hero Arts background stamp, I have 3d'd the clock faces and the bluebird to give a little dimension, the sentiment is an even old stamp, I do like to dig the oldies out now and again !

The Male Room Challenge- Clocks


Daring Card Makers - In the Nick Of Time

Friday, 11 February 2022


 I said I was going to try and use my embossing folders and stencils more and I have used both on this card.  The back ground is an embossing folder that was free with a magazine, it was with some peacock stamps so I think it is meant to be peacock tails, whatever, its quite a pretty folder. Just coloured it lightly with distress ink. The butterfly circle is an old Spellbinders set and the butterfly was also a freebie with creative stamping magazine . There is a little stencilling on the circle too.  After I had coloured the butterfly with Inktense pencils I decided to go over it with glitterpens, it's very sparkly in real life!

I'd like to enter my card into

Lets Squash It - Use EF, green and an insect. 

Tuesday, 8 February 2022


 Don’t know what has happened to post below this, just disappeared and I can’t get it to repost. If you click on post title brings up picture,comments etc

All Loved Up

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Back sliding again!

 Can't believe another week has flown by.so much for me updating my blog more frequently. In mitigation I have been trying to plan a family get together for my husband's 90th birthday next Sunday. we decided against a big party as we still don't feel too happy about being around too many people so are having an afternoon tea and cake get together for the family members who have been there for us through the last two years of the pandemic.   Anyhow to get round to my post !  I seem to think I have made a similar card to this before but looking back through my files can't find anything.  Background is distress inks, the stamped circles are from two different old sets and the die is a memory box one I've had for years. 

Cardz4guyz -  something beginning with P - penny farthing 

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Under The Sea

 I made this card for a challenge I just came across called Lets Squash It, intrigued I had a look and its a challenge for using embossing folders. One of the things I have promised myself to do this year is use my embossing folders (of which I have loads!) and also my stencils (ditto)   This card was one of those that really didn't want to be made and there are several glaring mistakes on it but I started so I was going to finish,  The embossing folder I've used for the background is High Seas from Stampin Up. The porthole stamp I've had for years, no idea where it came from and the fish and seaweeds are a cheap stamp set that came from The Range a couple of years ago, never used until now.

Lets Squash It Challenge - Under the sea

and also

Cardz4guyz -Something beginning with P (porthole)