Tuesday 27 March 2018

Rudolph Day Card

Even though it feels as if this winter has gone on for ever I can't believe it's almost the end of March. We have had several very spring like days, washing out on the line and a few jobs tidying up in the garden, enjoying the new growth and the bird song BUT all the time wondering what we are going to get over Easter with the gloomy weather forecasts !  I've just made this little card for this months Rudolph Challenge, they do seem to come round very quickly, I have stamped up a few more of these but haven't had time to colour them yet, this is an old Penny Black stamp that I came across while I was looking for something else. I will add some glitter later but wanted to get it scanned on my blog and I didn't want to get glitter on the scanner plate, takes some getting off if it dries on there. I'm also entering my card on The Holly And Ivy Christmas Challenge which is always anything goes as long as its Christmas

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Call Of Spring

Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we have a mood board and the theme of Spring.  For my card I started out with a distress oxide background, stamped the bird and nest and then various bits of foliage and the bird song music, I bleached out the flowers, bird's breast and the eggs and recoloured them with the same colours of inks I had used for the background . The challenge runs for two weeks so hope you will join us.

Monday 19 March 2018

Just playing

I'm not one for fancy cards but I came across a bag full of kits that I have bought at various times at the Harrogate shows from Whichcraft, none of them have been used,  which just goes to show how I get carried away when I watch demonstrations at the shows.  My Sister In Laws birthday is this week so I thought I'd have a go at a stepper card, didn't use the stamp which goes with the kit but used this pretty little stamp from Crafty Individuals and I was quite happy with how it turned out. Should be busy making more cards for my charity box but feeling a bit short of inspiration right now.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Spring Birdies

I had stamped another of this birdie stamp when I made the last card so decided I might as well colour it and use it. The background is made with Distress oxide inks and then embossed with the flower folder. The bird and flowers were coloured with Promarkers and I then cut it into a circle and added a few extra flowers. I'd like to enter these challenges


Monday 12 March 2018

Spring is in the air ?

I don't know about where you are but I can tell you that here in North Yorkshire it is most definitely not spring like ! Today it has rained all day and its still so cold, I'm just so fed up of this winter it has gone on for far too long !   My card is a little more cheerful than me with this happy little bird in her nest, a Stampendous stamp I have had a long time. Background is pan pastel and everything else coloured with Pro Markers.  I'd like to enter my card into


Friday 9 March 2018

Girls Just Wanna have fun !

Further to my resolve to try and use some of the stamps that come with magazines I couldn't not use these fun girls, the papers were also in with the same magazine (Making Cards and Papercrafts) I think I'll be making more cards with these girls, think they might go well in my charity box sales. I'd like to enter my card into

Naughty or Nice Challenge - Drink Up !
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Feminine

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Mum's The Word

Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is Mum's The Word, could be mother and child,animal families, Quotes about mothers or mothers day cards etc I spend a lot of time searching around amongst my ridiculous amount of stamps to try and get some inspiration and came across this very old Stamps Happen stamp which I don't remember actually ever using, that company did such beautiful stamps with lovely coloured images on the wooden block that I could not bring myself to "deconstruct" them when I did remove a lot of stamps from their blocks. The background is a piece of ink sprayed paper from my heap of backgrounds,there is a bit of stencilling on there too but it hardly shows.The butterfly was in my bits and pieces box and the ribbon  and doily from my stash. Hope to see you joining in our challenge.

Sunday 4 March 2018

Forest Friends

Time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and our theme for March is Forest Friends. We are a stamping challenge so your entry MUST have stamping as the main subject of your entry, a small sentiment etc will not suffice for your project to be in for a chance of winning this lovely prize

For my card this month I have used Trees stamp from Crafty Individuals, Stag stamp from Lavinia and birds and rabbits and twig stamps from Inkylicious. Background is Distress Oxide Inked.

I'd also like to enter my card into Penny Black and More Challenge - Feature A Creature

Saturday 3 March 2018

Ladies Only

Just had a quick play tonight with a freebie stamp from Creative Stamping, there are quite a few stamps in this set that I like and this is the second card I've made using them, usually I buy the mag because of the stamps and then flick through the magazine and don't get round to using the stamps, this year I have been a bit more selective over which ones I buy.  This card is not as pale as it looks on here but couldn't get it to look any better ! I'd like to enter my card into

Allsorts challenge - Ladies only

The Lookout

This lovely Penny Black stamp was a Christmas present from my Sister and its the first time it's seen ink. Stamped with Memento ink and coloured with pro markers, I'm more at home with pencils or water colours but was quite pleased at how it turned out.  The brickwork is an old Sizzix folder but I'd had it so long I couldn't work out what "sandwich" to use, tried on Cuttlebug and Big Shot and gave up, went to put the folder back in the box and staring me in the face was a piece of card on which I had written what to use DUH! no good being efficient if you forget where you have put the useful information.  I'd like to enter my card into


Cardz4galz -Furry Friends

Thursday 1 March 2018

Twinkle, Twinkle

This month at Sparkles Christmas it is my turn to choose the challenge theme and I'm asking for Twinkle, Twinkle Stars.  Now I had made a totally different card for my DT card but I just could not get a decent picture of it as it was mostly gold and sparkly, just looked like a dirty grey colour! So I have made this card instead, all stamps from Stampin Up Star of Light set. I made a lot of cards last Christmas with this set and I'm still totally loving these stamps. Hope to see you joining in at our challenge.

Woops! late posting this ,forgot to set the time on the schedule buttons, better late than never as the saying goes. I'd also like to enter my card in these two challenges

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Watercooler Challenges - All about Christmas