Sunday 28 July 2019

Dragon Stone Castle

 Good afternoon, I've had some time to play this weekend, dug out my neglected inks, brushos and my beloved Lavinia stamps. I wanted to create a card with a darker atmosphere to feature this gorgeous castle stamp. I pictured a forest clearing, with the castle surrounded by trees and lit up by the last light of a fiery sunset. I added a few die cut bats as I don't have a tiny dragon which is what I really wanted! 
 Most of the stamps used to create this scene are Lavinia, I also used another tree stamp and a script stamp to add to the cobwebs around the frame. I wish I'd stamped the cobwebs over the main image now...but too late! Will try it another time!
 Still trying to get the colours of the brushos off my fingers...they're really stubborn!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
southerngirls- a little bit dark

Saturday 27 July 2019

Big sister Emily

Weekly Challenge!

Good morning...our Christmas In July event is over for another year so today at Catch the Bug we're back to our normal Saturday Challenge, this week it's a colour inspiration theme-

This is the card I made for my 5 year old granddaughter to mark the wonderful occasion of becoming a big sister at last! The wait must have seemed interminable to her :) The adorable image I used is AKV Sketchy Girls 2, so sweet!
Emily was delighted with her card...but more so with her baby sister!
Thanks for visiting , have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
QKR #358
audsentiments #232
unicorn #45

Friday 26 July 2019

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug- Day 7

It's the final day of our CIJ Challenges at Catch the Bug and we have a colour challenge for you

the movie pick today is
And of course as it's Friday there's a fabulous freebie for you to grab!

Here's my card featuring this week's  Friday these cute reindeer!
Thanks for visiting, hope that those of you who have played along with our CIJ challenges at Catch the Bug have enjoyed the fun this week!

Challenges entered :
craftingbydesigns -Get ready for Christmas
christmaswiththecuties  #29
/merrylittlechristmas  #12
sparkleschristmaschallenge #102
Rudolph Days - July

Surf's up!

Good morning, it's our last challenge at Crafty Catz before the summer break, after this we'll be back in September. It's my turn to host this week, I picked the optional theme of  'on the beach'. Our sponsor for this week is the one and only Bugaboo...yay!!!
I used the Surfing Guy image...such a cool dude! The letters behind him are hand cut from dp I've hoarded ( and drooled over) for was REALLY hard to make myself cut it up but it does look like surf! Embossed background and stamped heat embossed sentiments. The surfer is coloured with copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam pads. 
Thanks for stopping by-
have a fabulous day!

Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #101
MAWTT #102
maleroom #116
craftycardmakers #238
mmmchallenge #101
pileiton #156
avenue613. #223 Flag colours- red white Blue

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug - Day 4

Good morning, today's CIJ Challenge at Catch the Bug is a Bingo Grid

and today's  movie theme  is 

I used the middle line across to make my card- Sparkle, Bugaboo Image, Sentiment
The featured image is this weeks New Release available at Bugaboo.
Just 3 days left now to make your cards and play along!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
Holly & Ivy #52
cutencrafty #29
Gem of a Challenge # 14
CHNC #447

Monday 22 July 2019

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug- Day 3

It's Day 3 of CIJ challenges at Catch the Bug.
Todays movie theme is Santa Claus is Coming to Town

and we would like to see your non-card Anything But A card. 
I made a set of tags using Christmas Trio Block, love these Block digis they're so versatile, you can cut them up and use them separately which is what I did here! Amazing value at any time and at the moment there is a half price sale on at Bugaboo -all digis are included.
For more inspiration and full details of how to play along hop over to Catch the Bug.
Have a good week!

Challenges entered:

Sunday 21 July 2019

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug -Day 2

Hello, it's Day 2 of our CIJ celebrations at Catch the Bug and today we have a sketch for you

The movie theme fory today is -

Here's my card featuring the cute Puppy- Enough Reindeer.

There's loads of inspiration over at Catch the Bug and full details of how to play along.

Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
audsentiments #231 -ribbon/digi/die cut

Saturday 20 July 2019

Christmas In July at Catch the Bug- Day 1

It's Day 1 of our 9th Annual CIJ Celebration at Catch the Bug....loads of fun and loads of prizes to be won, hop over now for inspiration and details of how to join won't want to miss this!

This year we have a movie theme, the first challenge is to pick a your favourite and make a project to 

I chose The Santa Clause
Here's my card featuring Santa Clause Peeker.
DO come along and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
craftyfriends #114
CRAFT  #522
cutitup #178
craftygalscorner #196


Good morning, we're celebrating friends and friendship this week at Sweet Stampin', as Friendship Day is coming up! (July 30th) Why not make a card for a special friend and let her/him know how much (s)he's appreciated?
I used a Stamping Bella stamp, coloured it with copics then covered the whole of it with glossy accents to make it look more like a photo. The sentiment stamp came with the image. Papers are Teresa Collins Memorabilia (6x6).
Don't forget to show us what you make...just include some stamping and it will be perfect for this weeks Challenge!
Challenges entered:
simplycreatetoo. #151
craftingwithanattitude  #53
Lemon Shortbread #98

Friday 19 July 2019

Time for a nap!

Good morning, it's been a busy and exciting week for me with the arrival of the new baby, I'm looking forward to more cuddles later today when I go to visit...that's if I can get a look in as I'm going with my daughter and two eldest granddaughters who can't wait to meet their new baby cousin for the first time.

This week's challenge at Crafty Catz is sponsored by Colour of Love

Heather Valentin Colour of Love
our lovely Zora is hosting and she's chosen the theme of Christmas in always the theme is optional!
I used a cute sponsor image, Sleeping Fred Gnome, coloured it up with copics and paper pieced the bow. Just look at him, so worn out he's not even noticing that it's holly he's curled up in!. Papers from stash, a red bow and stamped sentiment.
Thanks for visiting, as always loads of inspiration from the rest of the team over on the Challenge Blog, remember you don't have to user the theme to join in but it's a great way to get started on those festive makes!

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Happy Cake Day!

Humor Me Wednesday!

Good morning, 20th July is International Cake Day...and who better to celebrate with than the lovely Stella! The image I used is Stella Birthday -Eat more cake, the sentiment comes with it!

Get ready for Saturday- our 9th Annual Christmas In July Event takes off then!

On a personal note - my 4th granddaughter arrived yesterday, weighing in at 7lb 3 oz and absolutely gorgeous, Mum and baby both doing well!

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day

Challenges entered:
Double D - Birthday
sisterhoodofcrafters birthday
craftyfriends #114
pattiescreations #160
aaabirthday game #3

Friday 12 July 2019


Good morning, over at Crafty Catz this week we have a new challenge for you sponsored by
 Nick is our host this week and she has picked a really fabulous theme...Heroes and villains! Great fun!
I used Wonder Woman, a lovely image to colour! I based my design around the colours of her costume .
I hope you choose to play along with this fun theme this  IS optional though, you can choose not to use it and still play along!
Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great weekend

Challenges entered:
polkadoodle #28
abitmoretimetocraft #95
classicdesignteam #7
sparklesforum #117
MAWTT #101 (Stripes on costume :)
craftysentiments (9 July)
digichoosday. #28

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Purple fairy

Hi, back again with another DT card, this one's for our new challenge over at Fab'n' Funky. It's our lovely Wend's turn to host and she'd like to see lots of purple on your creations.
I coloured a beautiful fairy from Morgan's Artworld in shades of purple, added lashings of Wink of Stella to wings and dress., matted onto purple dp and an embossed white panel. The corner flourish die is Memory Box. 
There's more inspiration over at Fab 'n' Funky, so why not hop over and see what my teamies have been up to, we'd love to see your beautiful purple creations too!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
craftingfromtheheart #247
Get Creative  #82
pammiesinkypinkies #1927
dragonflydreams  things with wings
morgansartworld #7
worldwideopen DT #6

Sunny Christmas!

Good morning, we're well into July now and it's time you got started on those Christmas makes...ou know how fast it will creep up on us now! There's a new challenge starting at Christmas At Sweet Sweet Stampin' and although it's an anything goes challenge we like to give you a theme to spark your creativity (and ours!) this month the optional theme is 'Christmas in the sun'. Have to admit I was a bit flummoxed at snow or snowflakes...sun? what? Then I saw some of the creations from my team...they are such a clever lot! I was inspired to think outside the box and make this card, using a fun digi from the much missed Kenny K. The reindeer are wearing sunglasses...perfect! I gave them some waves to splash in beneath that bright sun! 
If you want to see the amazing creations from the rest of the DT just hop on over to the Challenge Blog, I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do, and I hope you'll be inspired to think outside the box and play along this month!
On a personal note my 4th granddaughter is due to be born  today...fingers crossed she doesn't keep us waiting too much longer, can't wait to meet her...and neither can her Mummy!!!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
digichoosday #28
intaas. #62
CHNCC   #445
mytimetocraft #400
sendasmile4kids- Christmas in July
2craftycrittercrazies #28

Sunday 7 July 2019

Happy Me Me Me Day!

Stella Says Sketch Challenge
There's a new sketch challenge starting today at  Catch the Bug.
Here's the sketch-

- and this is my card
featuring the gorgeous Stella Facebook Birthday image. 

There's plenty more to see over at Catch the Bug.
This challenge runs for 4 weeks instead of 2 so there's plenty of time to play along, as always there are fantastic prizes to be won so hope to see you there.

Challenges entered:
craftyfriends #113- balloons, bunting , bow tie
artimpressions  birthday cards
cardz4galz #100

Saturday 6 July 2019

Add a button

Hi, I'm back with my second post today. This is my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', a lovely easy theme this week- add a button.
I coloured up a cute Whimsy stamp with my copics and paper pieced her dress and added the tiny heart shaped button to the envelope. I found some design papers with stamps and envelopes...knew they were they there somewhere but had to look for ages! I cut the envelopes from the DP and arranged them behind the image, the sentiment is stamped.
Pop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my lovely teamies have come up with this week, then why not play along, we'd love to have you join us!
Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #25
creativefingers #167
lemonshortbread #97
tuesdaythrowdown #435
classicdesignteam - July #7
craftingchallenge July- just for you

Christmas in July at Crafty Calendar

Good morning, it's time for our July challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month the theme is 'Christmas'...what better time to get in the mood for making Christmas cards than when the sky is blue, the sun is warm and the tennis is in full swing!!!
I made my card using a fabulous image, Selfie Santa generously provided by this month's sponsor - Doctor Digi
The image is coloured with copics, papers from stash and a stamped sentiment. 
Thanks for visiting, please pop over and take a look at the lovely creations the girls have made to inspire's never too early to get started on those christmas makes!
Have a great weekend
Challenges entered:
jinglebelles -(snowman/red/die cuts)
alohafriday Christmas in July
crimbo-crackers. #188
cccdigicreations #105
Tales from the craft room #6

Friday 5 July 2019

Make it Pretty at Crafty Catz

Good morning, once again the week has flown past and It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's our lovely and super-talented Janette's turn to host, she's picked the theme of 'make it pretty' which is  a perfect  choice for  the sweet images by All Dressed Up, one of this this week's lovely sponsors - 

and  Crafty Ribbons our other sponsor for this challenge

crafty ribbons
The team were given some beautiful ADU images to use but I chose to colour up a sweet image I was lucky to win a while ago and have been itching to use! Play Day is available here, isn't she sweet!!! I've used my copics to colour, very old papers from stash, a pretty spotted ribbon, the border is a much loved but long neglected Martha Stewart punch, there was a time that every card I made sported this border! The sentiment is part of a Polkadoodles stamp set.
The Crafty Catz girls have produced some stunning cards this week...they really are pretty, so I hope you can find the time to take a look, I'm sure you'll be inspired to play along! 
Thanks for looking
enjoy the weekend

Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #26
qkrstampede #355
thepapershelter #390
watercooler #228
alldressedup #94
craftycardmakers #237

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Sea you at the beach!

It's New Release Day over at Catch the Bug ...and this week Jodie has a real little cutie for you! This little Beach Girl would brighten up anyone's day, just look at that lovely beaming smile! 
I printed my image onto white cardstock, then masked her head, body and bag and stamped the circular sea/sun stamp (magazine freebie) over the top. Coloured using copics, then using 2 nesting circle dies I cut the blue circular frame lucky that it exactly matched the size of the circle stamp...that just never happens to me!  I cut away the part of the frame where the bag is and drew her legs over the frame. The sentiment is stamped.
There are loads of fabulous makes from my teamies over at Catch the Bug, obviously I'm not the only one who thinks she's adorable! 
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day, I'm looking forward to watching some tennis this afternoon, yesterday's Wimbledon was fantastic!


Challenges entered:

mytimetocraft #400
audsentiments  #230
sasayakiglitter. making waves