Wednesday 25 October 2017


Time again for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge and for once I'm getting in on the 25th (just !)  I thought I was going to be making a very quick card with this die but as usual didn't work out that way.When I first cut the die I couldn't work out what to do next but eventually added the snow drift,the white die cut frame, a distress ink background, glittery star, word stamp from Stampin Up Star of light set, diamond dust glitter and a die cut stag. I need to really get cracking with Christmas cards but I've been busy making a load of cards to sell at a coffee morning/fair where we are trying to raise more funds in our fight against our local council trying to double the size of our village .
I'd also like to enter my card  at
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything Christmas 
The Merry Christmas Christmas challenge - anything goes

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Going round in circles

Our new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Circles. For my card I have used a piece of card which has been dipped in distress oxide inks on my craft sheet. While I was dithering about wondering what stamps to use I came across a little packet of Artemio Stamps of circles ,never been used but now I've used them think they will be used as I liked the effect of all over stamping with them.
Penny farthing bicycle is a die cut, wheels making two more circles and the saying is from a set of Darkroom door stamps. Hope you will join in our challenge , we want to see lots of circles on your entries.   

Friday 13 October 2017

Little cottage in the woods

The other night I decided it was high time I got started on some Christmas cards, last year I was well on the way at this time.  I love this Crafty Individuals stamp which needs very little colouring but lots of glitter, added it to a Sizzix snow embossing folder, cut a couple of hills and edged everything with blue ink and glitter. The saying is from some freebie stamps last year, finished off with Tim Holtz Christmas trees edged with green.  After I had made one I decided I would make six of them but ended up with seven as I stamped and cut out out six of everything forgetting I had already made one, sometimes I wonder .......?  I'd like to enter this into these challenges

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - always anything goes for Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for unlimited or anything goes

Tuesday 10 October 2017


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is " Things That Go Bump In The Night"  For my DT card I have made a Halloween card, the background is various colours of pan pastels, the witch and cauldron are Lavinia stamps and the rats,cats,bats and flying witch are from a Stampendous set.  Look forward to seeing your spooky creations in our challenge.

Sunday 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory


This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is  Autumn Glory, the trees are starting to turn to their lovely autumn range of colours and the leaves are falling fast too.  This month we are sponsored by Crafts Addicts who are offering a £25 pound voucher for their store.Pop along and see what they have on offer and then get stamping and enter your project or a chance to win.  Do remember we are a stamping challenge and must see stamping as the focal element, a last minute small sentiment is not what we are looking for.

My stamp this month is Daisy Thanks by Stampendous, when I was colouring it I was intending it to look like some yellow daisy flowers I have in my garden, can't remember their name unfortunately but I know they are from the sunflower family.  I coloured them with my new polychromo pencils which I am totally in love with LOL. Background is an inked embossing folder.

Believe In The Magic

Time is flying past and my Christmas card box is nowhere near full!  This is my DT card for 
Sparkles Christmas challenge, this month Sybrina has asked us to make a card for a child.
For my card I have used some stamps that were free with a magazine in August, as soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do with them.  , I have to admit to a bit of a weakness for Gnomes,fairies and fairy houses, luckily we have great grand daughters who are still young enough to like my fantasy cards.  Stampin Up embossing folder for the snow,sizzix stitched die for the hill, all coloured with Promarkers.  Hope you will join us in our challenge.