Tuesday 13 December 2016


Challenge 150 at Cardz4guyz chosen by Jan is CAS.  This is about as CAS as I usually can't resist adding extras to my cards.  This card is make with bits and pieces from left over Christmas cards , I liked the negative of the snowflake and there just happened to be the piece of turquoise card in the pile too, ran the white paper through with the snow embossing folder , stamped the greeting (a new Inkylicious stamp I haven't used before) and added a small snowflake in the centre.  Hope you will join us in our challenge 

Tuesday 6 December 2016


This week at Cardz4guyz , the challenge, chosen by Helen, is Christmas Animals. For my card I have used an image and papers from Making Cards Christmas Special magazine, a couple of die cut snowflakes and a stamped sentiment.  I don't often make cards with designer papers but as I had bought the magazine seems a shame not to use some of them, I do keep telling myself to stop buying all these magazines but they keep on falling into my shopping bag !  Hope to see you on our challenge , just remember your card must be masculine.

Sunday 4 December 2016

Floral Fancies

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is Floral Fancies so we are hoping to see some lovely flowers this month. There is a very generous prize from Sizzix for the winner of this challenge.
Don't forget we are a stamping challenge so your entry must have stamping as the focal point.
For my card I have used my home made sprays to make an iridescent  background and then stamped  the poppy collage and the verse directly onto it. The poppy stamp is Carabelle Studio and the verse stamp is Inkylicious.

Thursday 1 December 2016

Anything but a card

This month at Christmas Sparkles, Debs has chosen the challenge of Anything But A Card

Caz has provided this lovely prize of stamps and gems this month

I have chosen to make a small clock using a 6" square of MDF .  I painted the background with three colours of Paper Artsy Fresco paints and stamped the little scene with Tim Holtz Christmas Joy set.
I Had stamped it last night but when looked at it this morning the stamping had virtually disappeared into the paint, lovely misty morning look but far too faint to try and photograph so I've had to restamp the front trees and the reindeer, I had intended to stencil the clock numbers with embossing paste but found the strncil numbers were far too big, my numbers are a bit wobbly as I've had to go over them a few rimes to get them to show up.  

Hope to see your entries this month here at Sparkles Christmas Challenge