Saturday, 27 October 2012


Good evening all! Hope you've had a lovely Saturday! I've had a very relaxing day,recovering from a very busy one yesterday! Went to London with my lovely sister (she really is the most amazing person!- doesn't enjoy good health, is always in a lot of pain, NEVER complains and remains SO cheerful) to celebrate her birthday (which was February, first time she's been well enough to go!!!). We wandered around Covent Garden, had a nice meal and went to see Blood Brothers, it was a great day but the best part for me was spending some quality time with my sister!
Anyway, on to the card I made for this weeks Less is More challenge -a sketch. This wasn't the first idea I had, but it's the first one that I didn't totally mess up! Sometimes 'simple' just isn't easy! (or clean- had a few mishaps with inky fin gerprints today!!)
Have a good evening!
LIM 91 -sketch
craftyanns Christmas
willowsketchiechallenge theme Christmas

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers is the title of this fortnight's challenge over at Southern Girls. - such a simple challenge you'd be 'crackers' to miss it!!!  Here is my DT card featuring Pepe L'Souris in Love, such a cute, goofy little guy, available from The Paper Shelter.  (There are several digital stamps featuring Pepe and they're all so cute!). I've coloured him with copics, cut him out and stuck him (youch, he didn't enjoy that!) to an embossed panel, the die cut swirl is Memory Box (I love it!!!)
Thanks for looking!!
Challenges entered:
fabnfunky animals
abcchallenges New (new image, new die!)
Kraft Journal Inside and out
challenges4everybody anything
thecraftypad animal
qkrstampede animal madness

Monday, 22 October 2012

...back again...

Hello again, I'm back already with another card for this week's  LIM challenge - Autumn.
Just noticed the time... doesn't it go quickly when you're playing??!!... better do something about dinner....!
LIM week 90 Autumn
Speedy Fox 130 Leaves
charismacardz. CAS
sarahhurleychallenges Autumn


As it's a miserable grey day I thought I'd cheer myself up with a bit of bling! The lovely, happy dancing snowflake stamp is by Stampendous, just used various papers from my stash, some die cut snowflakes and swirls, and added some little gems for more sparkle!Hope your day contains a little sparkle!
Challenges entered:
christmaschallenges (used sketch)
totallygorjuss Bling it on
daringcardmakers Happy ( I think the snowflake looks so happy!)
hotshotcraft Bling
totallypapercrafts Christmas
paper-craftingjourney add some bling
ABC Christmas Anything
flourishes Winter

Sunday, 21 October 2012

another fine mess....

Here is the card I made following this week's Less is More challenge - Autumn. I used several different colours of distress inks on this card...and on my fingers... and various work surfaces... it does go a long way! anyway this is the finished result. Have a good evening everyone.
Challenges entered:-
LIM Week 90 Autumn
allsorts Autumn colours
Try it on Tuesday Autumn colours

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

B is for.......

.....bedtime story, book, butterfly, bunny slippers, blooms, beads....! Another adorable image from Mo Manning! Could you resist that beseeching little face!?
challenges entered:
DP2 -B is for..
thecraftypad Distress it!
guylousinimitability fancy diecut
craftuscrazy children
paperplay cute
simplycreate digi
deepocean anything goes

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Another week flies past....

Good afternoon everyone! I can't believe it's Sunday again already! -where DID last weeek go!
I've had a lovely lazy day today, playing about with inks and getting nice and messy! I wanted to make a card for this weeks Less is More challenge which is a one layer card -wings, and I didn't want to use butterflies(!!)  birds, fairies , angels, I wanted to make a card with a dragon for a change, so I made this one ... I had loads of fun , stamping, embossing masking, painting etc BUT it is impossible to get a decent photo!

The card is actually black, not dark blue, and I really love the sentiment - I think it's very sound advice!
Well after this, as I had time- and loads of stuff already spread all over the kitchen as well as my workroom (how can I make such a mess making one card???)- I made this one (back to the butterflies!!) The green panel was made using a mask, not a stamp, embossing and then inking through a hand cut acetate mask. Then I stamped the black butterfly twice (judiciously placed to cover the green inky fingerprint......) 
Better go and clear up the mess now! Have a good evening!
Challenges entered:  LIM 89   one layer -wings
onestopcraftchallenge heat embossing
JUGS emboss resist

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Hi ho silver!

Good evening all, hope you have had a pleasant weekend. I haven't had a lot of time to craft, been a bit busy and finding it difficult to concentrate on anything, my head's still all over the place with all the horrid things going on at work!
 I've made a couple of quick and easy cards for tis weeks Less is More challenge - silver.
That's all from me for now.
Thanks for looking!

Less is More 88 silver
delightful winter holiday
fabnfunky no patterned paper

Monday, 1 October 2012

Happy days!

Good evening all. Just thought I'd share the card I have made for my lovely daughter's fast approaching birthday. I was lost for inspiration until I found these lovely digis at Digital Pencil Too,
these little beauties could have been modelled on my gorgeous grandaughters! Daughter and family are eagerly anticipating their first holiday abroad together a few days after her birthday, so the idea for the card just sort of fell into place!
I used the stepper card technique that I was taught at a recent card class, coloured and cut out the little girls (I've added glossyaccents to sunglasses, but it doesn't show in photo!)  and attached them to the middle step. The sun is just a punched paper circle with a smiley face drawn on and 'rays' attached to the back, 2 little clouds and some die cut letters (happy days) complete the backdrop.
The flipflops (daughters favourite footwear!) are cut out from a designer paper I had in my stash, just added some tiny buttons to finish. I hope she likes this card as much as I enjoyed making it!
Challenges entered-
DP2  Ribbons and bows
onestitchatatime buttons
stamps and fun 2 images
cutiepie use digi
craftyboots 3 pairs of flipflops!
deepocean more than 2 colours
pennyschallenges more than 1 fold
guylous weather inspired