Sunday, 3 July 2022

Think of a number...

 I'm a little late with my card for this fortnight's challenge at Sweet Stampin' , I had every intention of posting yesterday after I got back from my granddaughters' dance show but , I cannot tell a lie,  the tennis lured me away... 

The challenge theme this fortnight is 'use numbers' this is the card IO made for my friend's youngest grandson. The stamp is from Uniko, I stamped and embossed it twice , once on dark blue card and once on pale blue, I cut out all of the balloons from the pale blue one (easy because of the embossing) and paper-pieced them onto the dark blue version, which I matted onto silver crackled card. The numbers were die cut from the same silver card. I mounted the panel onto a larger panel of the same dark blue card, stamped and embossed the sentiment to finish.

Please visit the Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my team, we hope you're inspired to join us - just remember to stamp something as well as adding a number!

The dance show was great btw, it was postponed from Christmas because of you-know-what, it's just a small dance school and the shows are very relaxed and fun with all of the pupils from tiny tots in their cute tutus to mature lady tap dancers enjoying taking part. My granddaughters, aged 15 and 12 are learning Street dance, there are 7 girls in their group and they performed 7 different dances- of course they were brilliant!! 

Thanks for visiting...must go -the tennis is calling!



Challenge entries:

paperfunday #42

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Crafty Calendar July Challenge

 Good morning, it's time for July's Challenge over at Crafty Calendar
this month our fabulous sponsors are


                           Crafty Ribbons                      

the theme is 'add some ribbon'

I made a rocker card using a sweet sponsor image Wild Roses. as usual I used Copic markers to colour,  using grey tones for the girl and peachy pinks for the roses. I covered the base of the rocker with die cut roses in the same peachy colours, added a stamped sentiment and ribbon bow.
Please hop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous cards my teamies have made using these sweet sponsor image.
Thanks for visiting
have a great weekend

Challenge entries;
allsorts #683

Friday, 1 July 2022

Say it with flowers...

 Good morning and happy 1st July- this year is just zipping by! It'll be Christmas before we know it !!!!

Our new challenge at Crafty Catz begins today, Ginny is hosting, 

our fabulous sponsor is Sheepski Designs 

Visit Our Shop

Challenge blog
 Prize 3 images from the shop

and the optional twist for this week is 'Say it with Flowers'- you can use the twist- or not,

 anything goes at Crafty Catz

I made a CAS card using this cute little elephant- available HERE. I've coloured with Copic markers, masked off the image and stamped some tiny flowers (Lavinia) around him, finished with a stamped sentiment.

I haven't got much done this week- too busy watching the tennis! I'm not a big sports fan, but I do love Wimbledon fortnight! 

Thanks for visiting




Sunday, 26 June 2022


 Good afternoon,  hope you're enjoying a pleasant and relaxing Sunday. I've had a lazy day today, it's a bit windy for sitting in the garden although the sun IS shining, so it was a toss up between summer house and craft room- craft room won. I had every intention of making a Christmas card/s but this happened! Never mind, being the proud 'owner' of 4 granddaughters I can never have too many 'girly' cards, they like them for their friends birthdays. As you can see from the photo it's fairly CAS, digi image (so girly!) is from Polkadoodles as is the stamped sentiment. I coloured with my Copic markers and added some sparkle to her bodice with a sparkle pen, cut out with  a stitched edge die and matted onto DP. I stamped the sentiment, it all looked a bit bare so I added a little stencilling in the top left hand corner..... then sat on my hands to stop myself adding anything else! 

My daughter has just messaged me to say that my son in law, just back from a golfing holiday in Portugal, has Covid...again...along with 4 others from the golfing-party! He tested himself before visiting his grandmother who is in her late eighties- thank goodness he did. Anyway, take care out there-there's a lot of Covid about again just now....

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

allsorts #682

polkadoodle #26

SAS4K Teens/tweens

aperfecttimetocraft #6

craftrocket #93

passion for markers #646

unicornchallenge #77

mmmchallenge #177

Friday, 24 June 2022

Anything Goes or Get Well Soon at Crafty Catz

 Good morning,  another week has flown past and its time for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, hosted this week by Christine and sponsored by 

Prize- 3 digital images

Connie Fong Art is kindly giving a discount code to all our members for the period 24th June - 1st July
use the code 

The optional theme is
'Get Well', should you choose to use it - 

I used an adorable image, courtesy of our generous sponsor, available HERE, she's so pretty!  I've coloured with Copics, papers are from Polkadoodle, I've added die cuts and pearls and a stamped sentiment.
There are some gorgeous cards, created by my teamies using these sweet sponsor images, over on the Challenge Blog, so do head over and take a look and of course it'd be great to have you join us by linking up your own lovely creations.
Thanks for stopping by- have a happy weekend

Challenge entries:
asyoulikeit - masculine or feminine.
I do tend to make more feminine cards as our family is definitely 'girl heavy' and I find them easier to make as I have loads of girly stamps.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Summer colours at F'n'F

 Good morning, hope the sun is shining for you as it is here. Our challenge at Fab'n' Funky for this fortnight has the lovely theme of 'Summer Colours' picked by our lovely N-Eva, who is hosting this week. I've chosen to use warm yellow/orange tones- makes me think of sunshine. The images and stamps are Aall & Create, coloured with copics and a white gel pen. The background was created on the gelli plate with added stencilling and stamping.

Please do check out the Challenge Blog, there's some fabulous  inspiration from my teamies and we'd love to have you join us this fortnight.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day



Challenge entries

colouringinscrapland-June Challenge

thepapershelter #517

Ellibelle June Challenge

mmmchallenge #177

craftsgalore #100

polkadoodle #25

Friday, 17 June 2022

600th Challenge at Crafty Catz

 Good morning, the end of a fabulous sunny week has arrived along with a new challenge over at 
Crafty Catz. It's our 600th Challenge so definitely something to celebrate- we hope lots of you will join in this week.

Our sponsor this time  is Hetty Clare Art

It's my turn to host - as always the theme is Anything Goes - I've chosen the optional twist of Add a Sentiment .
I've made another easel card featuring the wonderful Tea Party Pony, such a cute and fun image, nice and easy to colour! 
Plenty more inspiration to be enjoyed over at Crafty Catz, so why not hop over and take a look- hope you choose to join in with our 600th challenge.
Thanks for visiting
have a fabulous weekend

Challenge entries