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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 !

Thursday, 8 October 2020


 A short time ago Lynne posted on Facebook a beautiful photo of a sunset, we all said it would make a beautiful card but I didn't think Iwould be able to do it justice, However Lynne then challenged a few of us to make our version of of it and post it on our blogs. So here is the original photo

  and here is my version, we were told we could interperate it as we liked but as I don't have much imagination I have just gone for trying to copy it with various distress inks and a few stamps

 couldn't resist adding the birds

Here are the links to the others who have accepted the challenge.Sorry they didn't work, think they are all working now. I don't like new blogger !





Wednesday, 7 October 2020

101st BirthdAY CARD

Not my usual type of card but a neighbour asked me to make a card for her relation who is 101 next week!  She wanted the age, name and flowers so this is what I came up with, had to add a few butterflies too as you have to have butterflies where there are flowers.  I finally got to use the stamping up 3D embossing folder that I just had to have and then struggled to use, don't know why as it embossed perfectly this time.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Autumn Glory

 The new challenge at Stamping Sensations is Autumn Glory.This month we are sponsored by Stamp Addicts  and there is a fab prize to be had. Do remember your entry must have stamping as the focal point.

For my card I stamped and white embossed the leaves and then added distress inks to colour, stamped the little berries in distress ink too.  The sunflowers are a stamp from Penny Black.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Vintage Christmas

 Time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this time I have chosen the theme of Vintage Christmas.  I have used an old Stampendous stamp, some die cuts and chunky embossing powder,bit of lace and a couple of design paper layers.  Its time to be getting started on your Christmas cards so hope you will join us in this challenge