Tuesday 30 April 2019


Joining in at Rudolph day with a very last minute card only realised half an hour ago so it was a quick root through the file where I keep Christmas stuff and found these cute snowmen already coloured. What looks like black on the mounts is actually green hologram paper but couldn't get it to look any better. The more I go scratting about in drawers and cupboards the more "stuff" I find and however hard I try it never gets any less, in fact I think it multiplies when I'm not looking.

Things with wings

A new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Things with wings" plenty of scope there , birds,bees, bugs,butterflies, fairies to name just a few.  I have gone with a journal page this time and for a change from butterflies I have gone with dragonflies, I was going to colour them but after I stamped them I liked the way the colours showed through the wings. The dragonfly is a free stamp from Creative Stamping magazine a while ago.( I'm telling myself I need to use all the free stamps I collect with magazines)  The back ground was sprayed with Dylusions and I used various small stamps from the magazine set for background stamping. I hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the lovely work of the design team.

I'd also like to enter my page into Make My Monday Challenge - Wings

Monday 22 April 2019


Using another of my birthday present stamps which I really love. I coloured the background with distress ink but I thought it was too bright when I'd done it so I cut a piece of vellum to the same size and ran them through the cuttlebug in an embossing folder which I have never used before, think it was free with a magazine some time ago but I really liked the effect so will be using it again. The centre piece is all one stamp and I cut it out with a circle die letting the flower and stalk overhang.  I painted the flower and butterflies with watercolour pens. The small butterflies and sentiment are all part of the same set by Studio Light. I'd like to enter my card into

Allsorts Challenge - which is butterflies,blossoms and bugs 

Thursday 18 April 2019

Blue poppies again

Time for a bit of mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations.  My flowers are a large stamp by Indigo Blu which I have quite a long time, this is a 5x7 cards and it fills it nicely. just added a bit of inking and a few gems to finish

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Happy Easter

Easter is so late this year I had almost forgotten about it !  Today we have had the first day that I have been able to venture into the garden without being blasted by an icy wind although it was still sneaking about in shady areas.  I made a few quick Easter cards with this Honeydoo stamp I got at the Hochanda show in Harrogate in March, pleased to see they are coming back inNovember in  the large hall as it was a good show apart from the overcrowding.Simple inky background stamped with an inkylicioua vine stamp.

I'd like to enter this in Country View Challenge - Easter or Spring and
Ellibelles Wednesday Challenge - Wings, tails or spring blossoms


Tuesday 16 April 2019


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesdayand this time we would like to see your Springtime creations.  For my card I have gone for birdsong, I have two pairs of Bluetits in the bird boxes outside my window, very busy getting their homes ready.  Hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and see the design teams lovely samples and then join us in the challenge.

Wednesday 10 April 2019


This Art Impression stamp was one of the many my dear Sister sent me for my Birthday, she really spoils me !  I have had a really busy week but managed to find time tonight to make this card for a friend who's birthday is tomorrow, it's a hand deliver so no worries about being late with post. I belong to a Women's Group in our village and at the slightest excuse the wine is flowing, makes for a very fun Scrabble evening for example !

I'd like to enter my card into Make My Monday Challenge - which is Something Humorous

Sunday 7 April 2019

April Showers bring May flowers

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month it's April Showers Bring  May
Flowers.  We are sponsored this month by Be Creative.  

For my card I have used a Stampendous stamp for the flowers on the background I created using distress inks and a home made stencil for the clouds, The Umbrella, raindrops and sentiment were free with April Simply Cards and Papercrafts.  We are a stamping challenge so do make sure your entry follows the rules and has stamping as the predominant feature.

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Save The Bees

The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is "use a stencil or two" or as many as you like . For my journal page I have used  a honeycomb one  and a Paperartsy flower one for the little red flowers.  I used a page that already had some red and blue splotches on from a previous page, then used two shades of yellow brusho liberally sprayed with water which did cause a bit of page buckling ! The stamps I used are all from 
Hobby Art Save The Bees set with the exception of the small honeycomb one which was a freebie I think. 

The team have some fabulous samples on the challenge site so do pay them a visit

Monday 1 April 2019

Merry Moose on the loose again

April already and time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month Helen wants us to Feature A Creature. For my card I have die cut Merry Moose, (he's a bit of a fiddle with his harness and collar! )  background done with pan pastels and posca pen splatter for snow (hard to see on here)
Backing paper from some freebies I'm trying, without much success, to use up.  Lots of inspiration from the design team so do pop over to the challenge blog and have a look.