Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Exciting news.....


Hiya peeps

Yes I have exciting news for you...

I have been accepted to be part of another
Design Team!!!  
It is for another challenge blog which is called


Im doing the "Snoopy Happy Dance"
(well I would if I could) lol


 I am staying on with the current 
two
(Rick St Dennis (as & when I want to) &
Not Just Cards) for as long as they will have me
or my health deteriorates too much. 

Christmas In JULY - A Christmas Nativity

Hiya peeps,

Well its that time of the month again, so, I would
like to show you one of this months projects
that I have been busy working on. 
This card is specifically for my project as
a member of NJC Challenge Blog's Design Team
to which the challenge went live at 9am this morning.
The image is from a 2 per page decoupage sheet from La Pache, the Tinsel Tots collection, entitled "The Good Shepherd". The decoupage sheet is one of a few that Ive had for a few years now & just never got round to using them all. In fact, nothing on the card is new, everything is from my own stash, including the ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and the sequin type stars to the backing papers used. The 6 x 6 inch square card was made from a 12" x 12" piece of card (That Ive had around at least a year!)

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:








Monday, 25 June 2018

A New Home


Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a card that Ive made for my eldest daughter, husband & 2 sons, as they moved from their first flat into a fabulous 3 bedroom house. 
I saw, on the Lili of the Valley website, a wonderful card using the image & I fell in love with it straight away. Its called A New Adventure and its gorgeous. I hope I have done the digi justice with the colouring using pencil crayons and the card I made using it. Its a large 8.5cm square card using a beautiful Spring Green cardstock for the base & I cut the outer edge corners using a basic corner punch. I then cut a piece of "toadstool" ribbon & secured that across the piece of gemstone red card from Crafters Companion, with the corners rounded, then mounted that onto the green base card. After colouring the digi I mounted that onto a piece of black gemstone round cornered card. 
I then cut out the four words "Happy Wonderful New Home" from my own large die cutting collection, stuck them onto the top corners of the white card that I had printed the digi image onto. I then made a ribbon bow using the same toadstool ribbon, which is from a fantastic UK company called Crafty Ribbons. (I used to be on their design team).  The final thing I did was to add the 3 pearls in the top right hand corner. 

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









Thursday, 21 June 2018

An elephant never forgets.....


Thats what the saying says anyway!!

I would like to show you a card that I made this month.
Its a 15cm (6 inches) square white card, matted & layered with a lovely red, blue and orange card. The hand coloured digi sits on the orange coloured card. 
The image is from the very talented Di's Digi Stamps and is called "Ellie wrapped with love".
I have quite a collection of Di's digi's and I admire her work. The white/red Organza Swiss Dots ribbon is exclusive to Crafty Ribbons here in the UK. The sentiment is from a set that I have had for a couple
of years now, containing a variety of colours and I believe is from Hunkydory, but I cant remember
where I brought it from (sorry). I have used 3 cutting dies, Tonic Studios - Scalloped Square Layering Die Set - 482e (available from other stores/websites) for the blue and the orange card & white card with the digi image are cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Curved Rectangle dies (unfortunately these are no longer available from this link even though it does show you the details, they should be available from other stores/websites).
I wish to enter this card in to the following challenges:

CCC Digi Creations #93 - AG


Animal Friends #63 - June - Elephants


613 Avenue Create #210 - AG


Create and Inspire #75


Addicted to Stamps and More #297 - Make Your Mark


Allsorts Challenge #472, Use at least 2 dies













Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Facebook & blog challenge card....


Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a card that I recently made, using an image from 
Ike's Art of a Panda Bear. It was a freebie from Ike's Facebook page for the monthly challenge. 
As it looked like a Giant Panda, I decided not to colour it in using black & white like you would normally expect, but as I going through google images of Giant Pandas (to see exactly what colour goes where on the animal) and I came across the Red Giant Panda (RGP for quickness whilst typing)! I didnt even realise that they existed. So, after seeing them it instantly made up my mind to use the RGP as inspiration for my colouring. I wanted to be different for this challenge, basically to give me more of a chance of winning.
Oh, Ive also got a new "toy" as such, its a Foldable Laptop Desk Tray from Amazon and, its changed my life of having to sit in bed with my ulcerated leg (one is healed but thats for another post on here).
Anyway, back to the project, heres the finished card:

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






Monday, 11 June 2018

June's DT project for.....

Blog Challenge

Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a recent project 
I made for one of my ex-stepdaughter's, Sanya.
Her Birthday is actually the day after my youngests daughter called Tia.

I used an image, to which I have been told,
is from, possibly, a freebie from
Crafty Sentiments Designs from some while ago. 
That is not to say dont shop with them as their designs are so gorgeous & cute.
The hare pictures (visible on the open cut "steps")
are free from my subscription to Making Cards crafting magazine, which is a monthly inspirational read. 
The card blank is from a large set of variety white ready to use cards with envelopes from
Craftwork Cards website, possibly via Create and Craft (which I dont buy from as a shopping channel anymore).
Everything else used is from my own stash, including the coloured pencil crayons (160 set in plastic carrying case brought from Amazon for under £30) which I used to colour the digi image and more since....

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







Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fried Chicken...... Challenge entry


Hiya peeps

Below you will find a funny but kinda cute image from the delightful Bugaboo and its called "Fried Chicken".
The sentiment, pictured immediately above the image, 
is included in the digi (but it is an old image
that I had brought).
Coloured with Graph It Markers, matted
and layered on cardstock brought from
Papermill Direct using dies used from
Spellbinders. The patterned paper and the
trio of stick on pearls are both from
my own stash. 

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog