Sunday 30 October 2016

Purr fect Halloween

Haven't really got into Halloween cards this year even though I do have new stamps !  Just made this little card last night using CTMH stamps that my lovely Sister sent me. I had saved some sample ideas for cards with these but blowed if I can find them.  I like the bat bow tie and I love the witchy hat too. The bats are from another stamp set that I haven't used either. I'd like to enter the following challenges

Cardsundmore  - Halloween
Fantasy Stampers - Halloween fun
My Time to craft - Autumnal colours or Halloween

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Winters song

Whay Hey ! it's time for my favourite challenge again at Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day Challenge.  I have wanted this Penny Black stamp for a while but it was always out of stock and then I thought it might be a bit complicated to colour but anyhow finally got it from the US and found that with a bit of simple masking of the trees and a few bits of torn paper it was a quick card to make, I popped up the little robin to make him stand out more and there is a lot of glitter too.  I was going to add some puffy stuff to the branch but having ruined a card before by applying too much decided enough is enough!  I'd also like to enter

Merry Monday Christmas challenge - Birds
Christmas card challenge- anything goes
Fashionable Stamping - Trees

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Born To Ride

Well I have to say it's been more of a struggle to get this card onto my blog than it was o make it ! I'm used to just scanning my cards and also it's the first time I've tried to upload from my camera since I got Windows 10, took a bit of fathoming out.  This is my DT card for Cardz4guyz this week, the theme was chosen by Sharon and is Kinetic, I nearly bottled out of this one as I don't do fancy folds but I had seen a Top Panel card at Port Sunlight and was quite fascinated with it.  Found quite a few videos on Youtube and its a lot easier than it looks. I also saw one done with Stampin Up Born To Ride stamps and so I have sort of cased this although only saw a glimpse of it on the video, think the main part of the video was making a Christmas one.  Hope you will join us in our challenge with a card for a guy this week.  

Tuesday 18 October 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz it's my turn to choose the challenge which is BOO its halloween or a Thank You card.  I've used various stamp sets for my card, houses are Lavinia as is the cauldron, cats and flying skeleton are Stampendous, toadstools are Inkylicious and bats are Crafty Roo,the Scary word is from Close to my heart,used an Inkylicious stencil for the moon, can't believe how much mess I made to make one card !  Hope you will join us is our challenge this week 

I'd also like to enter my card in these challenges

Try It On Tuesday - scary and spooky
Country View Challenges - All things spooky

Sunday 16 October 2016

eeek !

Just been into the bedroom to find three pairs of trainers which sit in a row near the door, scattered around the room and a very curious cat attempting to get her head in one of them, investigated to find a tiny little mouse cowering under the shoe tongue ! ,Now not too many years ago I would have been screeching and hollering but calmly got OH to take the poor little thing outside and release it, now if it had been one of the enormous spiders which seem to be coming in out of the cold ,that might have been a different story ha ha .  Back to my card making............

It's a kind of magic

This is a card I made for one of the great granddaughters birthday last week.  I'm a tad disappointed at how my card looks on here as it's got lots of glisten and shine in real life.  The stars are silver and the mount is silver hologram card. Jewel, the unicorn is painted with Imagination starlights paints in pearl and gold.  Jewel is an Indigo Blu stamp and the background castles are a very old Paper Artsy stamp.  I'd like to enter my card into

City Crafters - "Did I Make You Up Challenge" 
Critters and Creatures challenge - Anything goes with a critter/creature.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time Flies

Challenge 141 this week at Cardz4guyz and this week chosen by Jan the challenge is "Time Flies". Well true enough saying as I can't believe I haven't posted anything on my blog for a week, I do have the excuse of not being very well as I've had some kind of virus on top of ongoing health problems ,hopefully on the up now though, fingers crossed.  Had my third household disaster on Friday teatime when my oven glass door decided to explode ! Lucky to have a great son-in-law who went and got me a new oven on Saturday morning and came and fitted it for me.  Anyhow back to my card, background is an old Hero arts clock stamp, Cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder,tag stamped with a B Line stamp.  Hope to see you at our challenge this week.

Tuesday 4 October 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz , the challenge is " Nature" chosen by Helen.  For my card I have used a new stamp I got at Port Sunlight on Saturday, its from Imagination crafts, very simple card to make,stamped the harvest mice with vintage photo distress ink and just pulled in a bit of colour,added some mustard seed DI to the corn stalks. Background inked with the mustard seed and dried marigold and the leaves and corn stamped with the same colours.Die cut leaves from some brusho scraps. Hope you will join us in our challenge this week.

Sunday 2 October 2016

Autumn Glory

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Autumn Glory so we are hoping to see some lovely autumn colours, leaves, trees , flowers but do remember we are a Stamping Challenge so the main focus of your entry must be Stamping. Our Sponsor this month is Penny Black and there is this lovely prize to be won.

For my card I made an A4 master board using a brayer and Paper Artsy paints. There is some background stamping with white paint using some of the small stamps from the sets, the main flowers are also painted with the same colour as the background, love doing this technique as I never quite know what I'll end up with !

and this a second card I made with another piece of the masterboard

Saturday 1 October 2016

Show Me A Snowman

This month at Christmas Sparkles Caz has chosen the challenge " Show Me A Snowman" No probs there as I love making snowmen cards.  

Caz has also kindly sponsored this months challenge with a chance to win these lovely Winter Fairies goodies

For my card I have used a Penny Black snowman stamp, coloured with pro markers and some Christmas papers that were free with a magazine last year, memory box snowflake and lots of glitter.
Hope you will join us in our challenge.