Wednesday, 13 November 2019

NJC Dec 2019.....



Hiya peeps

Todays post is all about the monthly,

NOT JUST CARDS CHALLENGE BLOG

 just for fun,
but we do have a badge for your own blog!


My card, for your inspiration (should you need it) is:

using a digi stamp from Cute As A Button as a follower of
their Facebook progressive monthly challenge.
This was a free digi as long as you have entered the previous month.
If you havent you have the first 10 days, approx, to apply a 50%
discount on the purchase of the current image. Its well worth it.

I hope you like it...











Monday, 16 September 2019

An Autumn Card to Challenge The Weather?



Todays card is an Autumn themed card which I think is quite cute!

I used an image, and backing papers given free within
that I subscribe, which is issued every month.
I have subscribed to this magazine for some years now and surely,
I should be given a long service medal!!!! 😄😄

Anyway, I used one of a collection of some gorgeous printed papers
with the lovely, cute, and colourful image of the girl with the umbrella.
I die cut that into a rectangle, matted that to a mini scalloped die cut
which is slightly larger. I then die cut an even bigger rectangle in a gorgeous mini leaves in multiple autumnal colours, having die cut a smalled mini scalloped rectangle at the same time for the sentiment to go on,
I decided to add the ribbon (well cord actually but very smooth), across
the dark caramel coloured backing card. The finishing touches are
the words "Thank You" and the 3 Stickles Glitter Glue in a metallic orange.

The colours on the card match almost fully, to the stated colours on
the "Color Throwdown Challenge Blog" for this week....


I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:















Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog time today.......



Hiya peeps

Yes its time for a new challenge over at

As always, our challenges are Just For Fun with a
blog badge for the winner and the top three positions.
The theme is always Anything Goes too!!!


This month I made a card for a Facebook Friend's 50th Birthday,
I decided to use the Rose Gold Moments Collection by Hunkydory as I had
the set just sitting on a shelf not being used for almost, if not all of a year or more! Lol, Ive got to stop my spending for a long time...

The base card itself, was made up of 2 x A4 sheets of Linen effect
250gsm white cardstock from Papermill Direct. I then chose the cover
piece of card, cutting it down to the right size and then mounting it etc.
The only details I needed to add were the downstrip card ribbon the to sentiments and the arched image that matches the backing card perfectly.
The card ribbon is as flush as can be to the backing card then I used foam pads to add the image & two small sentiments. The circle "Bid 50" is an after thought of mine using a pinky beige coloured paper to cut it out. The last item to add was the insert.....
Overall the card measures out as almost 9 inch x 8 1/2 inch.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: 


Bugaboo #Sept

Tuesday Throwdown #440



















Sunday, 18 August 2019

Mushroom mice....


Hiya peeps

Todays card is an easel scalloped circle card using a
lovely cute digi image from Di's Digi Designs

It came with no particular name so I called it
Mushroom Houses Mice. I think it was a special
freebie for a colouring event by Kit & Clowder.

I die cut the scalloped circles and nested circles
using dies by Spellbinders. The sentiment die is from
Tonic Studios. I hand coloured the cute image using
assorted colouring pencils. The ribbon was from my own stash.
I used a split pin to add the sentiment circle to the main card
front so it could be turned inwards so it didnt make the card
an arkward shape for posting. As it is an easel card it makes it
able to lie as flat as possible for posting. You can see how they
open by looking at the photos below.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:









Monday, 12 August 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge time....




Hiya peeps

Its time for a new challenge at

Not Just Cards Blog

As always our challenges are Anything Goes
and is just for fun (apart from our lovely blog badge!!!)

My card for this month is a cute freebie from
Gerda Steiner
It is called Cupcake Bear 
This link will take you to the Digi Stamp Challenge Blog where you can
sign up for the newsletter also.

I created a standard A5 landscape card with a special
sentiment of: Make A Wish With Love

Ive cut out a few circles with various diameters and stuck on little
card dots in a variety of different colours but still sticking
to a colour pallet of Razzle Berry, Purple Rain, Cement Gray and Sweet Tooth.
This combination also includes 2 of my favourite colours that I love to combine, being, Any shade of pink with any shade of Purple.
I tried to match the colours as much as possible from my stash that I already own (Ive got that much that I dont really want to buy anymore yet).
I chose the design using circles as that is on trend at the moment but also
is the theme for quite a few blog challenges that I was thinking of entering.
I hope you like the card...

On another note, I had a lovely surprise visit today from my
eldest daughter Steph and my handsome grandsons,
Jamie (19) and Ben (15). My son-in-law, Martin, picked them up after work.
My 2 grandsons are so good to me and dont mind doing some work, with
Ben taking Reggie a walk/jog around the leisure center grounds twice!!


I wish to enter this card into the following blog challenges:












Saturday, 29 June 2019

Its Bugaboo time....



Hiya peeps,

Well what a gorgeous day we had yesterday!!! Apparently its going to be even
hotter today so please, make sure you put that suncream on!!

Todays post is a card that I made earlier this
week but Ive not had time to publish it until now.

I used a delightful digi image called 
by Bugaboo

Items used:
coloured with pencil crayons
scraps of paper & card
square of green card & 2 die cut words (Thank You)
white grosgrain ribbon with black silhouettes of different breeds of dogs
white polyester ribbon with black silhouettes of paw prints
roll of double sided foam tape
double sided tape
silicone gel glue (to stick buttons on)
2 different colour & sizes of buttons
1 x A4 sheet of pale blue (more like a cornflower blue)
dark green 0.4mm fineliner pen from Arteza (set of 102)

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:













Thursday, 20 June 2019

An apology and a new card to show you....



Hiya peeps

An apology to you all

I am so sorry, to say that, I made a big mistake with my last post.
The card I spoke & showed you pictures of to do with my DT
card for Not Just Cards Challenge Blog was the wrong one.

I only realised the mistake late last night and that the card I
should be promoting is:

A commission card that I made for a woman who my daughter goes to
visit. It was a birthday card for one of her daughters who loves to sail
and her favourite colour is blue.  The mum knows what questions I will ask
so I   can make the card more personalised for the recipient as this is not the first order that she has asked me to make., and it wont be the last.

I made a large square piece of embossing ages ago using a folder showing
loads of 'Happy Birthdays' across it and as I love that same colour of blue I enjoyed working with it. I decided to make the card as a landscape view as I think it gives me more room to place the items that need to use. 

The embossing folder is from Crafters Companion, the sentiment was
cut using a Tonic Studios die (I have many of their cutting dies). The
card is a ready made folded card and the white glitter card are from the Hobbycraft website. The boat was cut using a die from Marianne Designs
(available from lots of craft websites). The cotton lace is from a company called
craftyribbons.com, where as the rest of the items are from my own stock.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: