Saturday 19 August 2023

Anniversary hedgehogs

 Good morning, isn't this month just flying by- we're over half way through already and although we've had some lovely weather this week, much warmer and lots of sunshine, I feel a bit cheated that summer is going so very fast. I'm hoping that September will be a late summer rather than an early autumn as I'm just not ready for the season to change yet. 

Today's card is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme being Anniversary or Wedding.
I used Lavinia stamps and a stencil along with Distress Inks to create this scene.
As always there is plenty of inspiration from my lovely teamies at  Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog so do hop over and enjoy!

Thanks for visiting
have a wonderful day!
Challenge entries:
allsorts 741/2
retrorubber #213 (All stamps used at least 2 years old)

Friday 18 August 2023

I do like to be beside the sea...

 Good morning, a little mid- month reminder of our current challenge over at Stamping Sensations. There is a lovely summery mood board for inspiration 

or you can use the 'anything goes' option as long as the main focus of your project is stamping. 

I took my inspiration from the beach scene and the colours, using a variety of stamps, some of which were magazine freebies, I stamped the deckchair onto white cardstock, masked it and stamped again to create a matching pair, then stamped the beach umbrella, then cut the card into an L shape to fit the front my card base. Coloured the stamps and background beach scene with markers. The hat, book and sunglasses also coloured with makers and fussy cut. the sentiment is stamped and embossed with white EP. 

Please hop over to the Challenge blog for more inspiration and for details of the lovely prizes on offer this month.

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely weekend



Challenge entries:

cardz4galz. #205

creativeinspiration #5

craftygalscorner #246

paperminutes #808

creatalicious #265

creativeknockouts #501

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Sunshine girl

 Good morning,  I've had time to colour up a few images when I've been indoors hiding from the rain! This little sweetie is a Mo's Patreon image, not sure if it's available in the shop.  This makes me smile remembering how happy and excited my youngest granddaughter was on her birthday last month! She's a July baby -all the rest of her nursery class had had their 4th birthdays and she just couldn't wait for it to be her turn- she had the biggest smile on her little face all day long.  I'm finding it very hard to believe that she'll be starting school full time in a couple of weeks, it seems far too young- she's our baby!

Image is coloured with markers, I've paper-pieced her dress and the ribbon on her hat, then added shading with the markers. The sentiment comes with the image. 

Thanks for visiting



avenue613- August (CAS)

polkadoodle. #32

SAS4Kids August Challenge

classicdesign August

cardz4galz. #205

craftygalscorner #246

PFM #703

aaabirthday #52

Friday 11 August 2023

A journal page

Hello, I haven't been in the craftroom much this week, too busy enjoying the sunshine! 
I was enjoying a peaceful read in the garden when annoyingly it started to rain- not heavily but enough to make me give in and come indoors so I thought I would share this journal page.

It is  inspired by the book cover over at the Library Challenge, the image in the top left corner is a digi stamp (Aurora Wings) The rest is doodled apart from the stencilled rays. It's a very relaxing way of spending a couple of hours. 
I read the book years ago- and also saw the TV series way back when- it's a good read  and a great plot! 

Thanks for visiting,

Happy weekend




The Library Challenge

Monday 7 August 2023

Sea you at the beach- GDT DotMCC

 Good morning, I recently won a challenge at Day of the Month Card Club and was invited to be a Guest Designer for them this month, thank you ladies. 
The August challenge has two themes, you can choose one or combine them both.

I chose the lighthouse option although there is some beach here too. The lighthouse stamp is a magazine freebie from several years ago, I've used watercolours to colour it and create the sea and sky and added a die cut border. The frame is stencilled using a Polkadoodles stencil and Distress Inks.

Don't forget to pay a visit to Day of the Month Card Club for more inspiration.
Thanks for visiting

Sunday 6 August 2023

A little birdie told me to...


Hello Everyone,  I'm here today with my DT card for our August Challenge at


 Stamping Sensations.

This month we have a lovely summer mood board to inspire you, or you can always  use the 'Anything Goes' option if you prefer. Please remember that stamping must be the main element of your project .  

I took my inspiration from the colours, the dog in a hat and the little green bird.  I blended some Distress inks onto a panel of cardstock, Stamped the dog- a Marvin lookalike with some of his habits- then the birdie and the sentiment, used my Copics to colour. It looked a bit bare so I added the stencilled leaves and a doodled border.

Head on over to the challenge blog where you will find plenty of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT, hope you can find the time to join in this month- as always there's a lovely prize on offer for the lucky winners.

Our prizes this month are from Craft Stash, first a collection of Santoto Gorjuss girls stamps/die/stickers and second a Woodware floral stamp. Craft Stash is the fasted growing online craft store specialising in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more.

Thanks for visiting


Challenge entries:

CRAFT #687 

craftrocket #106

kraftychicks #675

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday

 thefourseasons August Challenge

 retrorubber #212 ( Bird and sentiment 5years+ Dog stamp 2+years)

Saturday 5 August 2023

Just checking!

Hello again, my second post for today is to tell you about the August Challenge starting now over at Crafty Calendar.

This month our lovely sponsor is


and the theme is

Anything Goes

I made an easel card using a fun sponsor image, Happy Hour, featuring some rather tipsy birdies! I've coloured with markers and added a stamped sentiment and a die cut one. 

Click here to be transported to Crafty Calendar Challenges where you can enjoy the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the weekend although I think we're in for more rain...what a surprise!



Challenge entries:

ilovepromarkers #540

creatalicious #264

crittercrazy #77

allsorts 739/40

I'm in the mooood...

 Good morning,  this is the first of two posts today so I'll keep it short.

A new challenge starts today at Sweet Stampin' with a fun theme of 'Inspired by a book/film /song' - I couldn't resist playing along with Team Wendy as I recently purchased these quirky stamps, (Paper Artsy). Even the sentiment fits the theme  :) In case anyone hasn't guessed , the song is 'I'm in the mood for Dancing' -the Nolan Sisters. It's stuck in my head now....

Don't forget to check out the challenge blog for loads of fab inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I'll be back later :)



Challenge entries:

paperdragonfly #20

lilredwagon #716

paperfunday #56

craftyanimals. #75

passion for markers #701 (blue/brown)

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Guest Design at Mirtillamente

 I was delighted to be invited to Guest Design for Mirtillamente Challenge, thank you Eve!

This is the card I made using  Cocktails, a fab digi I won from a previous challenge. I've coloured the image with Copic markers, the background is stencilled and I've added stamped sentiments.
There's plenty of inspiration to be seen  from the Design Team and other guests over at Mirtillemente - the challenge theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so why not pop over for a visit.
Thanks for stopping by, 
Challenge entries :
rabisco August  Challenge
thefourseasons August Challenge