Thursday 30 May 2019

May Rudolph Day

A quick card for May Rudolph day challenge, three jolly snowmen in a snow globe  Everything except the base card from my box of Christmas stuff once again, I really need to get things used up or throw them away !   Been busy getting my garden sorted out for village open gardens on Saturday somewhat hindered by a very painful shoulder and arm, waiting an appointment for a steroid injection now. Weather forecast is not brilliant for Saturday so fingers crossed we manage to get a few hours with no rain, I was also hoping to sell cards for my charity but don't think I can risk having them outside!

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Make a mark

 The challenge at Try It On Tuesday this time is "Make a Mark"  abstract patterns,grid,circles, squares, chevrons etc.  I have an abstract inky background and random stencilling among my Paper Artsy flowers and butterfly. Hope you will visit the challenge blog and enjoy the  design teams samples and join us in our challenge.

Sunday 19 May 2019

Another Happy Birthday

I was asked to make an 80th Birthday card for a friend to give to her friend.  The only guide I was given was that she likes her garden and goes to church, so I just had to go with flowers.  The DP is from a 12x12 pad I got at The Works, 24 sheets of double sided for only £3. The stamps I have used are from the Christina collection at Craft Stash, I have had them for ages and this is the first time I've used them.  I did put a little verse inside the card "The kiss of the sun for pardon" one by Dorothy Francis Gurney as  a nod to church aspect, it's a little verse I've always related to as I find getting out into the garden very therapeutic.  I'd like to add my card to Allsorts Challenge

Allsorts  Challenge -  Happy Birthday


Addicted to Stamps challenge - Flowers

Saturday 18 May 2019

Yellow poppies

Time for a little mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations where this months  challenge is "In an English Country Garden. "  For my card I have used an Inkylicious stamp which is a favourite of mine, just for a change I have made the poppies yellow as they are more like my garden poppies which I think are Californian poppies, had to add the two butterflies as can't have a garden without them although I was not too happy when I found two little caterpillars on my new climbing rose today ,need to keep an eye out for more of them.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the lovely art work from the design team .  Don't forget we are a stamping challenge and need to see stamping as the main focus of your entry.There are lovely stamps from Chocolate Baroque to be won.

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Celebrate !


We are celebrating our 10th Birthday here at Join in and have fun, be colourful, share your Art and things you like to create with us.

My silly sheep are all dressed up and ready to party so hope you will join us.  I hope you will pop on over to Try It On Tuesday challenge blog and see all the lovely art work from the team

Sunday 5 May 2019

The Viewing

The new challenge at Stamping Sensations is An English Country Garden.  In my country garden I have a pair of Bluetits looking for a new home and wondering if this bird house will fit the bill!  In reality we have two pairs of Bluetits nesting right outside our dining room window and very busy little birds they are too.  The birds ,branches and bird box are stamps that were free with Simply cards and papercrafts, the daisies and bees are a Stampendous stamp.  We are sponsored this month by Chocolat Baroque and there are some lovely stamps to be won. We are a stamping challenge so there must be prominent stamping for your entry to be considered for the prize.

Wednesday 1 May 2019


The year is flying by and now it's time for the May challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month Lynne has chosen the challenge theme of Holly.  For my card I have used a very old Stampendous wood mounted stamp and a little Penny Black robin, the sentiment is a freebie from s magazine.The design team have some lovely cards over on the challenge site and we hope you will visit them and join in our challenge.