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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Birthday Kitty

Hadn't posted anything for ten days and now two posts in one night. I wanted to get this on in time to enter Allsorts challenge which is CAS. I do love this Penny Black kitty, just makes me smile !

Where flowers bloom....

Time for the mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations, still plenty of time to enter this months challenge which is The Earth Laughs In Flowers so we are wanting to see your lovely flower projects, we are a stamping challenge so your entry MUST follow the theme and have stamping as the focal point. Crafty Individuals are offering a £25 voucher for their store for one lucky winner.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Colours Of The Rainbow

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is "Colours Of The Rainbow" so we are hoping to see lots of colour this time around.  The design team have lots of inspiration over on the challenge site so hope you will visit them.  For my card I have used a stamp from Stamping up  Work Of Art set. I couldn't find any appropriate wording but ended up cutting up an Inkylicious stamp that had never been used although the rest of the set had, I would have been horrified at cutting up stamps at one time but now I take the scissors without a qualm ! 

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The Earth Laughs In flowers

Time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this time the theme is "The Earth laughs in flowers" so we need to see your lovely floral creations.  We are sponsored this month by
 Crafty Individuals  who have an amazing range of beautiful stamps. This is all one stamp but I have re stamped the largest rectangle and lifted it with foam tape, also decoupaged the butterfly and blue flowers, restamped and fussy cut two extra butterflies too,. The background DP is from
 Crafty Individuals also. .  I found some Inktense liquid water colours I had forgotten about and used them as I wanted to go a bit more vibrant than my usual watercolours. I have watered them down a little as the colours as so bright, loving them all over again!  I hope you will join us in our challenge BUT do remember we are a stamping challenge and must show prominent stamping and follow the theme to stand a chance of winning the very generous voucher from Crafty Individuals.

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Rainbow

The current Library Challenge is The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence, once again a book I have not read.
This is the cover which is the inspiration

An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book

I think I got a bit carried away and gone a bit overboard with the rainbow colours, didn't have a stool but found this stamp with the chair which I wanted to be centre stage, stamped the two women as shadowy figures in the back ground Not the best interpretation but I had fun making it and in the process rediscovered all my Paperbag Studio and Oxford Impression stamps that have not seen the light of day for a long time !

also entering
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - make your own background/

Another Christmas card

Time for the July challenge at Sparkles Christmas 
and Jackie has asked us to show us a tree.I have used my all time favourite Lovely as a tree set for the background trees and the main tree. Added some die cut deer and a star, some red and gold stickles on the tree and gold stickles for stars in the sky. Look forward to you joining in our challenge.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Sea views

Another card made with the latest stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine, I have loved playing with this stamp set and there are still a lot of the stamps I haven't used yet.  The DP is from the Nautical Signature Collection ( I wasn't buying any more papers but can't resist a bit of nautical!) I stamped , coloured and cut out the lighthouse scene and the bird (long tailed Skua) anchor is die cut and bit of mesh stuff from my stash.There are a lot of layers on this card , base card,blue mat,wood paper,scallop and plain ovals,cut out lighthouse and bird plus the netting and anchor so I'm entering this into the Male Room Challenge which is "Multiple  Layers"


My Time to craft - Seaside

Saturday, 29 June 2019

We Three Kings

Nearly missed Rudolph Day, I seem to be playing catch up with everything these days, a quick card to make, background is pan pastels, every thing else is die cuts. The top panel is mounted onto silver mirri card and looks lovely but can't get a decent picture of it for here!.  I think I will be making a few of these as they are so quick and easy!  I know I have made some of these previously with glitter background but I don't seem to have blogged them.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019


With the horrible weather we are having at the moment it's more like November than June, still wearing winter clothes and putting the heating on.  I've made another card with the last lot of stamps that came with Creative Stamping , I keep saying I am not buying it anymore but then I see the stamps and into my basket it goes !I stamped the background DP with the beach huts from the set and the word Relax is also from it. I'd like to enter my card into Allsorts Challenge which is to use pastel colours

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Material girl

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Material Girl,  now is the chance to be feminine and fancy, add lace, ribbon,fabrics, stitching real or faux.   I have added lace, ribbon, a bow and fabric flower. The image was a freebie from Bumble Button a couple of years ago.embossing folder is Stampin Up. The design team have some fabulous inspiration over at the challenge blog so hope you will visit them and join in our challenge.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Big Bunch

Well as the weather is so grey and miserable I thought I would go to town with some bright colours for my mid month card for Stamping Sensations challenge which is Show Your True Colours . I coloured this Woodware stamp with Pro markers for a change from my usual water colours.  There is still plenty of time to enter our challenge   as we are a stamping challenge your entry must have prominent stamping as the focal point.. There is a £25 voucher from our sponsors Visible Image to be won.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Wild Ride

Well I got carried away again and clicked the buy now button for this stamp!  I really don't know what I was thinking.  It took me ages to colour it and not made a very good job of it either, I did heat emboss it but even so I've got a couple of "bleeds" 

I'd like to link this to

Through The Purple Haze  The guys have it

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

It's a man's world

We have a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "It's a man's world" . We want to see your projects for a men/boys of any age. The design team have some great samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pop over to visit them.  Now I usually have no problem with stuff for men but was  clueless this time, in the end I have gone for a monochrome collage of  this guy's ideas rolling round in his head. A mix of stamps ,all old ones, some Elusive image and the rest Hero Arts.

I'm entering this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Masculine

Beside the sea

Picked up the latest issue of Creative Stamping this morning with a lovely set of seaside stamps with it , so tonight I have had a little play and produced a couple of cards I'd like tp enter this one into 

and my second card I'd like to enter

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Vacation

I would love to be able to lie on a beach basking in the sun, almost forgotten what the sun looks like with the awful weather we are having  and more rain forecast for the rest of the week too, flaming June seems to be a total washout!

Monday, 10 June 2019

To The Lighthouse

I made this card for The Library challenge.  The inspiration book this time is To The Lighthouse, not a book I've read but I really liked the book cover so thought I would have a go. Well this is a very simple card but I have made and binned two others before this !  I will probably add a sentiment later .

This is the book cover. I had originally intended stamping the lighthouse on the striped background but then decided to go for a cleaner look.