Tuesday 21 July 2020


The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Summertime . Summer to me is being outside in the garden or going to the beach. I haven't been able to go to the beach for quite some time now and would love to be able to walk on the sand or have a paddle in the sea ! Just made a simple seaside
card and wish I could be sitting in one of those deck chairs .  The design team have some fab creations on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit

Saturday 18 July 2020

All Creatures Great And Small

It's time for a little mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations challenge.  The challenge this month is all All Creatures Great and Small so we want to see lots of real animals , no fantasy unicorns or teddy bears !  We are sponsored this month by Crafty Individuals and I have used one of their stamp sets for my card, distress ink back ground and coloured with Polychromo pencils.  The design team have some lovely samples on the challenge blog so hope you will visit them.  We would love you to join in our challenge but please remember we are a stamping challenge and entries MUST be stamped, digi stamps are allowed but must be hand coloured.

Thursday 16 July 2020

Humming Birds

I have had this stamp ,Uninked, since last year and finally got around to using it, the colours are much brighter in real life but this is the best I can get it to look on here . I am always a bit daunted at
 colouring birds as I see so many cards with beautifully coloured birds on them.I did look up some photos as humming birds and I was quite surprised at how many different colours of them there are.
I have been quite busy making cards for neighbours as most of us on our road are older people and we are still staying home. Our daughter came today and took us both for a drive up to Scar Reservoir ,first time we have been out anywhere for four months !, lovely drive up the dale but we were quite surprised at how busy Pateley Bridge was and all the camping and caravan sites were really busy too.
We got sandwiches and drinks at Howstean Gorge and ate them in the car up at Scar, then stopped and got ice cream at the Pancake House in Pateley, don't feel ready to venture into shops or cafes yet  but it was lovely to have an afternoon out..

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Using Book Paper


Oh how fast the weeks are rolling by and it's now time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday. This time the challenge is to use book pages.  I have used book pages from an old dictionary and found the word Daisy to tie in my stamp.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the fab samples by the design team. 

Monday 6 July 2020

Baby Pink

A neighbour asked me to make a new baby card for her Grand daughter's new baby. I don't have much in the way of baby stuff or pink papers come to that but used the last one of an image a friend kindly sent me, its so cute ! and found bits of pink papers in amongst some freebie papers from a magazine. During my searching around I also found a jar full of paper flowers and organza bows which I must have had for donkey's years and had forgotten about them. I searched all over for some new baby stamps but couldn't find any so had to do the wording on the computer . Anyhow even though it's not my usual type of card I have ended up quite pleased with it, just hope my neighbour likes it. 

Sunday 5 July 2020

All Creatures Great And Small

Don't know what happened to my write up on this post, I have just realised it isn't there !  This is my DT card for Stamping Sensations July challenge. The challenge this month is All Creatures Great and Small and we want to see your STAMPED entries showing any animal as long as it is a real one and not an imaginary one .  We are sponsored this month by Crafty Individuals and there is a great prize to be won.  The stamp I have used here is by Crafty Individuals as are the background stamps. The Kingfisher is coloured with Koh-I-Noor water colours which are my favourite colouring medium rght now. 

Saturday 4 July 2020

Just playing

This post is driving me up the wall! can't get my cards appear where I want them!  I have just been playing with some stamps I haven't used before, two of them are Aall and Create but not sure of the third one. might be Studio light but I have lost the packaging.  I keep seeing post with skinny or slim cards on and when I looked for the measurements realised they are the DL size which were popular many years ago. These stamps really suit this size of card so had a go at them.  The backgrounds are done with Koh i Noor water colour paints and lots of water blotting with paper towels.Not for anything in particular just playing.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Christmas Recipe

Caz has set the challenge this month at Sparkles Christmas and it is a Christmas Recipe, 1 Image, 2 Background papers and Three gems.

For my card I have used a stamp by Polkadoodles but this card has been one of them that didn't want to be made, everything went wrong from start to finish !  stamped with the wrong ink which them bled when I started colouring. started again with the right ink, dropped ink pad onto the card, started again , dropped box of Christmas papers all over the floor !  I think this stamp is jinxed so it's off in the charity bag !    Hope you have better luck when you make your entries .