Tuesday 25 May 2021


 Cannot believe how fast the weeks rush by and here we are with a new challange on Try It On Tuesday.

This time we would like to see lots of butterflies on your entries.The design team have lovely samples on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit. 

For my card I used some stamps that were free last year with a magazine , I wasn't impressed with them when I got them but now, having used them I am really happy with them.Coloured with water colour paints and some layered stencilling in the background.

I'd like to enter this card into Cardz4Galz challenge - Wings

Sunday 23 May 2021

We will always have Paris

 Sorting out some craft stuff I came across a file full of Justrite Stamps, can't believe I had forgotten I had them.  The Background is one large collage stamp, just added a bit of distress ink and coloured the crown etc.  Thinking of what to add I remembered the Lost Coast Can Can girls stamp, just coloured bits of it as its a bit sketchy in parts, the legs partly disappear so just have to guess where to cut !  I am entering this into 

Country View Challenges  - We Will Always Have Paris.

Thursday 20 May 2021

Sail away

 The title of my post today is very appropriate as we have had non stop rain all day and its cold too, hard to believe we are nearly through May.  Our lawn is starting to look like a hay meadow as its just too wet to cut and although I have got the plants bought haven't been able to plant out summer bedding.  

The card today is a Woodware collage stamp stamped onto an inky background made by dabbing the piece of card into various distress inks pressed onto a glass mat and sprayed with water, one of my favourite ways of doing backgrounds, never quite know what am going to end up with, the background mat is a done through a wave stencil with the same colour inks.Butterfly is 3d'd and Compass stamped and fussy cut. I'm entering this into Cardz4guyz challenge - make your own background and  The Male Room challenge - Water/Beach 


Friday 14 May 2021


 Sympathy cards are not the best things to have to make and I have been asked for quite a lot over the last eighteen months.  I always try to keep them quite simple with muted colours and this Penny Black stamp seems quite appropriate for either a man or woman.  I used a Lavinia stencil and distress ink for the background, the sentiment is from a set of Inkylicious stamps

I'd like to enter this into

Make My Monday Challenge - Sympathy

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Make It Feminine

 Its time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is "Make It Feminine" .The desisn team have some lovely samples over on the challenge blog so I hope you will pay them a visit.  For my card I have used some scraps of Graphic 45 papers I had been hoarding and forgotten about, die cut doily and stamps from Crafty Individuals, the wording stamps are freebies froma a magazine.

Monday 10 May 2021

All things Feminine


Seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment after been so unmotivated for a long time so making the most of it while it lasts. Made this card for Watercooler Challenge of All Things Feminine.  The stamps are from a magazine back in 2019 and the papers were also free from another magazine, waste not want not !

Water Cooler Challenge - All Things Feminine

Sunday 9 May 2021


 Trying to get back to using my blog again. its been very neglected so I thought I might try entering a few challenges.  This is a very quick card using an old stamp, just added a sentiment and a die cut anchor

I'd like to enter into Cardz4guyz challenge which is monochromatic