Tuesday 26 May 2020

Cut It Out

There is a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday starting today. The challenge is "Cut It Out"  that's to use either die cuts or fussy cutting.  The design team have some great ideas over on the challenge site so I hope you will go and have a look.  The is the first time I have used this dragonfly die and it does cut beautifully. The flowers are also die cut as is the wording. 

Friday 22 May 2020


I got this Penny Black stamp as a present last Christmas and have just got round to inking it up.  Not made for any particular occasion . will just add it to my stockpile.  I'd like to enter a couple of challenges

Penny Black and More -  Men/boys
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - use a real stamp ( not a digi)

Monday 18 May 2020

Say it witjh flowers

 Time for some mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations, the challenge is Say It With Flowers and we want to see lots of STAMPED flowers on your entries. The design team have some beautiful samples to show you over on the challenge site.

For my card I have used a stamp by Aall and create which is new to me and believe me it is enormous! this is a 5x7 card and I have had to trim the image to fit it on.  Background coloured with distress inks , flowers and vases with Koh I Noor water colour paints.

I'd like to enter some challenges

Vintage Journey - Blooms
Simplycreatetoo - Flowers
Moving along with the times - flowers

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Lovely Ladies

There's a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we would like to see some Lovely Ladies, not just a feminine card but your entry should have a lady on it.  I couldn't decide what to use for this challenge, ended up with loads of stamps out but then finally settled on the Runway Girls, they have not had a lot of use so thought they deserved an  airing.  The back ground is a large Justrite stamp and I have used washi tape as well.  I seem to have accumulated lots of washi but never seem to use it, I am trying to use up some stash instead of buying more and more but think I'm fighting a losing battle!
The design team have some fabulous inspiration on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit.

Sunday 3 May 2020

Say it with flowers

Hard to believe it's May already, been isolating since early in March. and I've lost all track of days, weeks, months !  It;s time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque and the challenge is Say It With Flowers. I have made quite a simple card with Chocolate Baroque's Floral Grunge stamp and a Brusho background, the flower is water coloured.  There are prizes to be won so hope you will enter , just remember that to be in with a chance of winning your entry must have STAMPING as the focal point.

My second card is using one of Dora's lovely digi stamps and there are also digi stamps to be won

Friday 1 May 2020

A Christmas card

Oh Dear, I almost forgot to do my Sparkles Christmas Post!  This month Lynne has asked for ribbon on twine to be used for the challenge.  I have searched high and low for my Christmas ribbons but can't find them anywhere so have used some bakers twine instead.  Hope you will join in the challenge here