Wednesday 31 January 2024

Hello Baby Boy

Good morning, once again it's time for a new challenge at Fab'n' Funky, can't believe how fast that fortnight went! I like that January is all but over and spring a little closer!

This fortnight our lovely Sue is hosting and she chose the theme of  

New Beginnings.

I made a card for a baby boy- always like to have a couple of new baby cards in my stash, they usually disappear in the direction of my daughter or daughter in law who often want them for friends or colleagues.

The image is a sweet digi from LOTV, coloured with markers and fussy cut.  The background panel is embossed with tiny stars and I die cut a frame from the same card and coloured it with a blue marker. The 'BOY' was cut using my old Cricut machine (the type you put cartridges into) , The smaller letters and the train also cut from white card and coloured with same blue marker. It looked a bit boring so I added dots with a white gel pen to jazz it up a bit.

Lots of inspiration from my lovely teamies over at Fab'n' Funky  so please do hop over for a look!

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

cutiepie #190

worldwidecrafters #1

avenue613 # Jan 2024

dragonflydreams #Jan 2024

Friday 26 January 2024

Make us smile at Crafty Catz

 Good morning, time for a new challenge at
 this fortnight we are sponsored by the fabulous 


The optional theme, chosen by Billie is 'Make me Smile'.
I used a brilliant sponsor image, Keep off the Grass, coloured it with my markers and stencilled some clouds. The background paper is stencilled too. The sentiment is a stamp. 
Having in the past been the owner of (or should I say owned by!) Great Danes - gentle giants- but very strong and sometimes very stubborn, I know exactly how this girl feels. My dogs couldn't read either!
Hop on over to Crafty Catz for some fabulous inspiration and plenty of smiles, Remember our challenges now run for two weeks so plenty of time to join in.
Thanks for visiting today

Challenge entries:

Saturday 20 January 2024

Birth, wedding or anniversary at Sweet Stampin' Challenges


Good morning, today I have an anniversary card , my DT make for our new challenge at 

Sweet Stampin'.

The theme for this fortnight is Birth, Wedding or Anniversary- take your pick!. I chose 'anniversary' as I don't know anyone who is getting married or having a baby!

I used mixture of Lavinia and Cardio stamps to create the wreath,  a circle mask and torn paper to create the background scene. The sentiment is a stamp too. I've added some sparkle to the wings and hearts using a Gelly Roll pen.

Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' for some lovely inspiration from the rest of the team, then please do join in, the more the merrier!

Thanks for visiting today and for all your lovely comments this week, much appreciated!

Have a good weekend



Challenge entries:

kraftychicks #699

I spy.... #11

aperfecttimetocraft #1

classicdesign #01

hqcelebrationsoflove #1

creativecrafters #72

Thursday 18 January 2024

Take flight

 Good morning, I'm here with a mid month reminder of our January Challenge at
 I used my Lavinia stamps and a stencil to create this card (the birds are another company, not sure which).I was inspired by the red dress and flowers and the bird from the mood board.

There's still plenty of time to enter a project, please hop over to Stamping Sensations for full details of the challenge and the lovely prize that could be yours.

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries :

stencilfun - January Challenge

daisychain #81

allsorts #763

inkspirational #307

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Stamp it!

 Good morning, our first challenge of the year starts today over at
The very easy theme this fortnight is 'Stamp it', we want to see something stamped on the front of your card/project- 'real' stamps or digis are both acceptable...or use both if you wish!

I used a large background stamp from Uniko, stamped it onto white cardstock using versamark ink and embossed with white EP. I sponged shades of blue distress ink over the top and buffed it up with a cloth to let the white shine through. I stamped and fussy cut the not-too-happy Crazy bird and the balloons, added a die cut string tucked under his wing (he'd be even less happy if he lost his balloon!).

Please hop over to Fab'n' Funky to see what my lovely team have created to inspire you- hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
cardz4guyz. #338 -background stamp is new.
TIOT Winter blues
welovestamping Jan. (new background stamp)
MTTC #525 -background stamp

Friday 12 January 2024

Yay! Crafty Catz are back!

Good morning,  Crafty Catz are back with the first challenge for 2024, from now on our challenges will run for two weeks giving you twice as long to join in. They will still be 
Anything Goes with an Optional Twist.
Our lovely sponsor for this fortnight is


The optional twist is 'No Design Paper'.
I chose to use a cute image generously given by our sponsor, Spring Bike Ride.
I used my Copic markers to colour and a stencil for the clouds. The sentiment is stamped.
The background paper is another piece of white cardstock stencilled using yellow and green Distress Inks, my favourite spring colours.

Lots to see over at Crafty Catz where my lovely teamies have been busy producing some beautiful cards to inspire you, hope you have time to join in this fortnight.
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
unicorn #94
cutiepie #190
PFM #721

Sunday 7 January 2024

A January Mood Board

Good morning, our January Challenge at Stamping Sensations has a lovely mood board to inspire you, some beautiful images and colours to get your creative juices flowing. 

I was inspired by the jewel- encrusted butterfly to create this card. 
I used a very old stamp set that has lost it's packaging so I can't tell you the make. I stamped and embossed the butterfly in silver, then did the same with the sentiment. I coloured the butterfly red and then stuck tiny red and clear gems on the trail. If you think you've seen it before it's because I made a very similar one in different colours years ago!

Our sponsor for this month is AALL & CREATE


For more inspiration please hop over to Stamping Sensations to see what the rest of ladies have created.

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
alohafriday #6 (no gold but plenty of glitter!)
simply clean and simple January Challenge 
tripleb January Challenge

Saturday 6 January 2024

Awesome takes practice!

Hi, I'm back again with my second post today, this time it's my DT card for January's challenge at
which is sponsored by the fabulous 

The theme for this month is 

The image I've used is  Thinking Rebel, I've coloured with markers and paper-pieced her dress and hat, stamped sentiment, papers from stash and a big pink button, tied with twine (which looks a bit like her eyelashes!).
As always, some beautiful creations from the rest of the Crafty Girls can be admired over at the challenge blog, so please do hop over and check them out! You have until the 28th January to join in with your own fabulous creations.
Thanks for visiting.
Have a good week.

Challenge entries:
polkadoodle week 1
christmasbingochallenge #O layers, faux stitching, rectangle , twine


Happy New Year

 Happy New Year everyone, I hope 2024 is off to good start for you...and continues that way!

Christmas went by in a bit of a blur here, we spent Christmas day with son and daughter, their partners and all my gorgeous granddaughters, such a happy day. Unfortunately I was still experiencing lingering effects of the Covid- no energy at all and no appetite! At least I didn't put on any weight, so every cloud. Beginning to have a bit more energy, thank goodness....but still no appetite yet.

This card is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme for this fortnight is 'New', my 'new' is the stamp (Gothic Fairy -The Card Hut). I coloured the fairy with my markers added some stencilling and a stamped sentiment. 

While I'm here I'd like to say a big thank you for all the beautiful Christmas cards I received, I'm not sure if I've thanked everyone personally, as I said I was living in a bit of a blur.... but I love them all and they were very much admired by friends and family.

Please check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Sweeties over at the Sweet Stampin' - we'd love to have you join us for our first challenge of the new year.

Thanks for visiting

I'll be back later today with another DT make.



Challenge entries

CRAFT #703

kraftychicks #697

MAWTT #162 (new stamp)

I spy with my little eye #10

PFM #720 (new stamp)

classicdesign #12

daisychain #81

morgansartworld. #72