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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

cold, cold,cold

 Well, better late than never so they say so here I am with my DT card for the new challenge at
 Try It On Tuesday, the challenge theme is cold,cold, cold. There are some fabulous samples by the DT team on the challenge site so hope you will pop over and visit them

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Feeling happy!

I've just done my Christmas card making evening with almost forty non crafters and they all loved it! Fab fun evening ( think the wine helped tooπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„) I was so worried about doing it but everything was fine and I got paid too LOL

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Traditional Colours

Its time for the November challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we want to see traditional Christmas colours.  We are sponsored this month by Chocolate Baroque and there are some lovely stamps to be won !

For my card I used distress inks Festive Berries and Twisted Citron for the background piece and did a bit of water splattering, then stamped the berry sprigs all over it.  I stamped the poinsettia on a piece of white card and coloured it with the same distress inks but it looked a bit wish washy so went over it with pro markers, added a bit of glitter to the flower centres.

I Hope you will join in our challenge but please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize your entry must be stamped and follow the theme. A small added sentiment does not count, the stamping needs to be the main point of your entry.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Colours of Autumn

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Colours Of Autumn so for my card  I have used various distress inks and embossed the background piece with a leaf folder. The top piece is stamped with a very old Hero Arts stamp, the leaves are from a free Crafty Individual stamp which I have had for ever , the sentiment is Inkilicious.  The design team have some fabulous pieces of art to inspire you so please pop over to the challenge site and take a look.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Dashing Through The Snow

It's time for Rudolph Day again and I am trying to make sure I enter every month this year.  For my card I have used an inked embossing folder ( I did try stamping on the folder too but was not too sucessful.  I do like the Merry Moose die, makes me smile he's so jaunty in his red bridle and collar !

Friday, 18 October 2019

Trees and Leaves (2)

Time for some mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations which is still Trees&/leaves and there is a £25 voucher for Stamp Addicts shop still waiting to be won.  As we are a stamping challenge your entry MUST have stamping as the main focal point of your entry and follow the theme.

For my card I have used some stamps that came with a stamping magazine last year, the leaves already had splatters round them so I just added some more with Rusty Hinge distress ink which is what I used to stamp the leaves. The Tree stamp is a Crafty Individual stamp also stamped with Rusty Hinge Ink.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019


A new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and it is Witches, Wizards and Halloween fun.  I don't do halloween cards so my DT piece is a journal page using the Crafty Individuals raven, tried to make it look spooky by having the grave stone rising out of the swirling mist .  Distress ink background and a few bats flitting across the moon.  Do have a look on the challenge blog as the DT have some much more interesting pieces to inspire you to join in the challenge

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Autumn Colours

A card for s friends birthday which I should have posted today but somehow I didn't get it finished last night and have just remembered to finish it off tonight, if I get it in the post tomorrow morning might just make it in time .  I have used a Woodware stamp I bought at Stamperama last March and it's the first time I have used it, coloured with water colour paints and the layers are all done with distress inks  I'd like to enter my card into Make My Monday Challenge which is Autumn Colours

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


Hmm I think I could have been a bit more subtle with the white ink but its ages since I did the bokeh technique and when I saw it was this months challenge at Country View Crafts I thought I'd have a play. The back ground is distress inks and the white is brilliance moonlight white. Used a stencil to add a few more small circles and stamped some seaweed round the edges. still looked a bite bare so added a few sequins

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Autumn Leaves

The challenge for October at Stamping Sensations is Trees and /or Leaves. I decided to go with leaves mainly because I really wanted to use the lovely Inkylicious wording stamp which I have had since last year and not had a chance to use it.  The stamped leaves are from Stampin Up French Foliage set except for the large embossed one which is an Inklicious one.We are sponsored this month by Stamp Addicts and there is a very generous £25 voucher for their store to be won.  We look forward to seeing your entries which MUST have stamping as the focal area of your entry. Entries which do not follow the theme or the rules will not be eligible for chance to win the prize.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Animal Magic

October already, where has the time gone!  The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Animal Magic The Team have some fabulous inspiration for you over at the challenge site so hope you will take a look. For some reason I seem to have accumulated a number of Unicorn stamps and what is more magical than a Unicorn !  For my card I have made a brusho background and then stamped the Unicorn and wording with versamark and embossed in detail white.  I bleached out some of the colour from the Unicorn with a diluted bleach mixture so it left some colour behind.  The stamps are all Inkylicious.  Hope you have fun and enter our challenge.

Make us laugh

Its time for the October challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this time Jane has chosen the challenge "Make us Laugh".  Well last minute Annie me knew exactly what image I was going to use but after spending most of the afternoon searching for it I did a hasty look for printables on Pinterest and found these funny little Robin images.  Coloured him with Charisma pencils as I wasn't sure if the ink jet image would bleed if I used my promarkers, added some glitter and a die cut snowflake.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the inspiration from the design team and join in our challenge.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Oh Holy Night

This is the best of  a bad lot of photos of my card, I usually scan my cards but on this one the gold looked black no matter what I tried. I just got the star frame and I thought it would go well with my new Holy Night stamp which unfortunately doesn't show up too well on here, also I really wanted to use a darker background but couldn't find a darker blue amongst my stacks of card stock. If I make some more of these I will make an inky background. Anyhow I was determined not to miss the 
Rudolph Challenge as I have managed to enter every month up to now.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

More Flowers

Its time for a little mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations and  the team have some fabulous cards to inspire you.  For my card I have used a very large Woodware stamp for the focal image, the little flowers are from the same set. My background is inked with Oxides and stamped with a script stamp from Cover a Card series. Hope to see you joining in our challenge but do remember we must see stamping as the main focal part of your entry. This month we are sponsored by Bee Crafty who have a lovely on line shop and there is a great prize to be won.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Its time for another challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time its Hot Hot Hot.!  Use Hot colours, a visit to a hot country or even a hot drink. We look forward to seeing your take on this theme.
Mine is a journal page, using various ink sprays, some Inkylicious stamped vines and this very colourful parrot cut from a magazine.  The stamped and fussy cut flowers are the last few from a big batch I made ages ago, need to have another marathon stamping and cutting as they are so useful to have ready to add to a card etc.  The design team have some fab inspiration for you over on the challenge site so hope you will visit them,