Friday, 15 October 2021

Crafty Catz challenge #568 -optional twist 'Trick or Treat'

Good morning, a creepy Halloween make from me today!
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 Our lovely Nick is hosting this week and her optional theme is
 Trick or Treat (pick trick=interactive card or treat=something yummy or trick or treat =Halloween

I had so much fun with this card! I've used the free image and paper that Beccy is generously giving away this month -Available here.
What a fantastic scary witch, so enjoyed colouring her!
 I changed the colour of the free paper to purple 
I drew and coloured a door for her to hide behind cut the doors so they would open and added some little lock shaped brads  (had these for ages- so pleased to use them at last.)
I popped the witch behind the doors and adhered to front of card along with some die cut webs and bats. Stamped the spiders and 'creepy' and 'spooky' words. I added the little sign which is handwritten- in blood of course!

 Thanks for stopping by- hope to see you over at Crafty Catz this week!


Challenge entries:
CRAFT #614
TIOT Halloween time
beccysplace October Challenge

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Rue x Two

 Good afternoon, it's not 4.30pm yet and the light is going already- that tells me it won't be long before the clocks go back and it's dark by this time- which means Christmas isn't too far away. I'm woefully behind on my Christmas cards this year, haven't had much inclination to make anything apart from DT committments so I'm trying to shake myself out of it and get cracking on the Christmas stuff. I made a fairly quick card using two Lavinia stamps and distress ink. I die cut a circle from a square of copy paper , used the square to mask my white cardstock panel and inked up through the hole in the middle, removed the paper frame and stamped Rue using black Versafine Clair ink. I then covered the inky circle with my circle of copy paper and stamped around the edge with the little star stampin various shades of blue and silver. I made sure thiink was all dry (been caught out before!) then stamped and heat embossed the white stars. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the fairy and vine and stamped the 'joy' sentiment. The second card is one of a batch I made last year and never got around to sharing- same stamps, a die cut branch and a little bling.

I survived the weekend with my granddaughters, they were both really good even though little Charlotte was a bit under the weather. We had a lovely walk to the park, read books, played games (lots of!) and had some lovely cuddles snuggled up on the sofa watching Peppa Pig (oh yay!...4 granddaughters on - I know every word of every episode we watched!)
Shame the cat wasn't as well behaved - 2 traumatised little girls saw it eat a mouse out on the front lawn. I explained that it was nature and that's what cats do sometimes, but as Charlotte said 'Nanny, the mousie doesn't like it!' I'm sure she was right!! At least the mouse was dead by the time they noticed the cat had it. 
Give me a dog any day!

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
CCAYR October- S for stars
HLS October Christmas Challenge

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Add a button at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

 Good morning, the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' begins today, a lovely easy theme this fortnight- Add a Button. 

I used a sweet digi from Hetty Clare, coloured with Copic markers. The papers are from Polkadoodles cut with stitched dies and layered onto kraft card, I found the little wooden button in a pot of bits and bobs lurking on my desk. I added som faux stitching and stamped sentiment to finish.

I'm spending the rest of the weekend over at my son's house- babysitting my two youngest granddaughters while he takes my DIL away for a weekend of spoiling as a birthday treat. I'm looking forward to spending the time with the little ones....but not to the very early start tomorrow morning- 2 year old Charlotte is a very early riser!!! At least it's only one night....

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend whatever you're up to.



Challenge entries:

allsorts #645

aperfecttimetocraft #10

morgansartworld #10

colourcrazy #40

MAWTT #135 Wording, patterned paper, button

Friday, 8 October 2021

Crafty Catz Challenge #567 Optional twist- Girly

 I'm hosting the challenge at Crafty Catz this week, our sponsor is the fabulous

The prize is
3 digital images.

so I picked the theme of 'girly' for the DT to use- definitely spoilt for choice with so many sweet images to choose from.

The image I've used is Giselle (thank you Paper Shelter), this pretty image comes with papers and a precoloured version as well the uncoloured version I used, I really fancied colouring this one!

I used my copic markers for colouring then die cut the image with a sticthed circle die leaving her feet  over the edge, I used a stencil and distress ink for the background . 

The papers I used are Life of The Party (MME) the  numbers sentiment letters are die cut individually - twice once from the pinkish card and once from grey card to add a shadow.

Please hop over and take a look at the lovely creations from the rest of the team- remember the theme is optional if you want to play along.

Thanks for visiting

have a happy weekend



Challenge entries

craftycreations #426

thepapershelter #486

watercooler #326

digichoosday #40


classicdesign #10

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Cheerful Sketches Guest Design

 I was delighted to be invited to Guest Design for Cheerful Sketches this month, thanks ladies it's an honour.

Here is this month's sketch

The sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments, I was given this cute digi to use, coloured it with Copics and paper-pieced the top of the umbrella. I printed the owl a second time coloured and cut out just his body and the wing holding the umbrella and attached it to the main image with silicone glue for a little dimension, added glossy accents to the rain drops. Papers are scraps from stash, and a stamped sentiment.

Thanks for visiting



challenge entries:

craftysentiments 5th Oct Challenge

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween

 Our October challenge at Crafty Calendar has the fun theme of Halloween, our sponsor for this is 

Oddball Art

So many creepy cute images to choose from! I ended up using two, Haunted House  and Ghoulish Garden and merging them, I think they're made for each other! All that was left to do was colour it and add the stamped sentiments.
please check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team over at

Thanks for visiting today
have a great weekend

Challenge entries

Friday, 1 October 2021

Crafty Catz #566 Anything Goes, optional twist Shades of Autumn

 Good morning, the weeks and months are flying by- October has arrived, the days are getting shorter...and colder. We were so lucky in this part of the UK, September was a lovely month of mainly dry weather and beautiful warm sunny days, a great end to the summer.

My card today iis for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, Ginny is hosting and has chosen the lovely theme - Shades of Autumn,  as always this theme is entirely optional.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is 

I love colouring these fun images! The one I have chosen today is Beckie Buttons, I've used my Copics as usual.
Not sure what this card fold is called, the background DP is embossed using a Tattered Lace ef, lightly sponged with Distress ink. The leaves and flowers were die cut from white cardstock using TH dies and coloured with Distress inks.

There are some gorgeous colourful creations from my lovely teamies to feast your eyes on over at Crafty Catz, and of course we'd love to have you join us this week- remember anything goes at Crafty Catz.

Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries
asyoulikeitchallenge -Autumn or winter-
 Definitely Autumn for me, I love the colours and winter is too cold!
thefourseasons October Challenge