Tuesday 27 October 2020


 Oh dear, I forgot to do my Try It On Tuesday Challenge post.  This time we are asking for embossing, dry embossing, heat embossing, pastes, the choice is yours.  The design team have some great inspiration over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.

For my card I chose to use heat embossing on both the background and the topper. The background stamp is a cover a card stamp by Impression Obsession and the topper is one of my favourite Crafty Individual stamps

Sunday 18 October 2020

Autumn Glory

 Time for some mid month inspiration on Stamping Sensations .  For my card I have used some stamps that came free with a magazine, an embossing folder for the background and some die cut leaves.I am sorry to say this is my last design team card for Stamping Sensations as I am stepping down from some of my teams after many years.  I will still be around in blogland if I can finally get to grips with awful new blogger system !

Tuesday 13 October 2020


 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Halloween.  The design team have some very spooky samples on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.  I had already made one sample when I realised another of the team had used the same idea so this was a last minute quick journal page.  I keep my stamps stored by make so it took me ages to find these stamps out, I have used stamps by Lavinia, Hero Arts and stampendous.  I recently discovered how to print in white with a black background ( yes I know everyone else probably knew years ago! ) so now I don't need to buy any more word stickers, just print my own !

Thursday 8 October 2020


 A short time ago Lynne posted on Facebook a beautiful photo of a sunset, we all said it would make a beautiful card but I didn't think Iwould be able to do it justice, However Lynne then challenged a few of us to make our version of of it and post it on our blogs. So here is the original photo

  and here is my version, we were told we could interperate it as we liked but as I don't have much imagination I have just gone for trying to copy it with various distress inks and a few stamps

 couldn't resist adding the birds

Here are the links to the others who have accepted the challenge.Sorry they didn't work, think they are all working now. I don't like new blogger !





Wednesday 7 October 2020

101st BirthdAY CARD

Not my usual type of card but a neighbour asked me to make a card for her relation who is 101 next week!  She wanted the age, name and flowers so this is what I came up with, had to add a few butterflies too as you have to have butterflies where there are flowers.  I finally got to use the stamping up 3D embossing folder that I just had to have and then struggled to use, don't know why as it embossed perfectly this time.

Sunday 4 October 2020

Autumn Glory

 The new challenge at Stamping Sensations is Autumn Glory.This month we are sponsored by Stamp Addicts  and there is a fab prize to be had. Do remember your entry must have stamping as the focal point.

For my card I stamped and white embossed the leaves and then added distress inks to colour, stamped the little berries in distress ink too.  The sunflowers are a stamp from Penny Black.

Thursday 1 October 2020

Vintage Christmas

 Time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this time I have chosen the theme of Vintage Christmas.  I have used an old Stampendous stamp, some die cuts and chunky embossing powder,bit of lace and a couple of design paper layers.  Its time to be getting started on your Christmas cards so hope you will join us in this challenge