Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Its DT time again.....

Hiya peeps

Its the start of our new challenge over at

As always, all of our challenges are Anything Goes
so we would like you to join us, we love to see all..

We will endeavour to visit all of your projects and
leave a comment but please bear with us., after all we are are only human.

My project this week is a new baby card.
A friends newest son (of 3 now), named
Carter Ryan! Hes a little cutie pie of a thing
and deserved the Klik Klack Zak lobster that I bought
him (on sale at

I first coloured an image from Di's Digi's  called
Ted's Train which, unfortunately, is no longer available.
I printed it out onto linen effect white cardstock
(as thats all I had in at the time) and coloured it with
Castle Art pencil crayons. The linen effect gives the fur
effect. I then added Liquid Glass to various parts which,
as many of you already know, I love! It gives such a smooth
clear gloss finish just like glass and is as hard as resin when dry.
Its perfect for the eyes, beaks (of birds), rain drops etc.
I used it on the rim of the hat Ted is wearing, his eyes and some
parts of the train, especially the wheels.
I made the card size by using 2 x A4 pieces of white
linen effect cardstock, cut, folded and stuck together to
give me the large 9.5 in x 8.5 in card I wanted. I stuck the
2 pieces of backing papers that I wanted to use on the back, added the 3 ribbons/lace I wanted to use (overlapping when necessary).
After die cutting the sentiment "Welcome to the World"
I mounted the coloured digi on to an oval cut in yellow and stuck
that on to the bottom part of the card. The end touch was using
Liquid Pearls in White Opal to form the 3 "pearls" near the edge
of the card & then a smaller pearl to act as the start button
on the train hand controller. The insert was fun to find the
elements that I wanted to use. I found what I was looking for
on an old external hard drive ive got, I combined two images to form the right picture that I needed, along with the perfect verse that I printed out in. Both of the inserts were printed onto high quality
pearlescent paper that gives such a lovely finish to the whole card.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Di's Digi Designs #5(May-June)

Crafty Friends #111

A Bit More Time To Craft #6

Kitty Bee Designs #144

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Im a Winner!!!

Hiya peeps

Ive won a Challenge!!!!!

At The Outlawz social media website
Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge!!

Using the following card
Details on the 
Facebook group of Cute As A Button
which I made for their April 2019 Facebook
group Progressive Challenge

The website of Cute As A Button can be found here
More details after the following card

Oh, and I have won a $12 voucher for the website of

I love their digi images and have a lovely collection

so far but watch out for some cards coming soon...

Saturday, 11 May 2019

DT time for Not Just Cards Challenge...

Hiya peeps

Its time for the new challenge over at

Not Just For Cards Challenge Blog

As always its always Anything Goes, Is just for fun, but, we
do offer a Top 3!!!
All of our DT have done magical jobs with their inspiration!!

My project is, unfortunately for some, a card again.
This time I have used a Bugaboo digi image called
It was made for a dear friends birthday earlier this month, I can make fun out of him as he always takes it as a joke. His sense of humour is so fabulous. I wish I could be like that sometimes....

Any questions please ask

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 22 April 2019

Easter Fun................

Hiya peeps

Just a short post today as Ive got so much to do.

Heather Valentin's fabulous website of
has provided a gorgeous Easter image called
Check out the fun Facebook groups
I made the whole card within a few hours,
inc the colouring by pencil crayon. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
ask away in the comments and I will do my best to
answer as quick as possible.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Anything But A Card......

Hiya peeps,

Todays make is all about
"Anything But A Card"
so, I made a pen pot/tub, call it what you will.

My pen pot was made using an empty instant potato tub,
the one thats mainly red, but you can use empty,
clean tin(s)/tub(s) of any size. I have used empty
milkshake tubs and mushy peas tins before now just
to name two. As I said, make sure its clean,
free of any sharp edges and most of all, dry.
Add your favourite paper(s) using ultra strong double
sided tape so it stays stuck down straight away.
Then, just add your favourite embellishments and
coloured image or just more sparkle & shine, but,
you dont have to have a centerpiece like I have.
Decorate your blank canvas as you see fit!!

The image I have used is a digital image from
and this image is called
of which I coloured with my favourite colouring pencils. I use pencil crayons as they give me more control over what
I am colouring rather than all the alcohol markers I own.

All other items used in this make are from my own stash

I am entering this make in to the following challenges:

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Its almost Easter..... using a Color Of Love!!

Hiya peeps

I am so so sorry for the delays in posting between DT makes.
No excuse apart from "not up to crafting or writing".

For my newest Design Team (DT) I would like to introduce you
to Miss Sassy Easter Eggs by no other than my favourite artist,
Heather Valentin!! She is the owner of the previously known company
called Lacy Sunshine, but now, its called, Color Of Love. I must say,
that I think the name is very fitting for her.

Miss Sassy was coloured using my new set of colouring pencils by
Castle Art Supplies and brought from Amazon. I use the 72 set.
All cardstock is from Papermill Direct in the Lake District (UK),
I used Stormy Sky Distress Ink over the embossing, the bee &
hive dies are from Dovecraft (matching papers are available).
Everything else is from my own stash (inc embossing folders).

I hope you like this Easter card, it is for sale if you are interested.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp-Wed-#March 20 2019

Jo's Scrap Shack #274

Crafty Friends #106

The Sketchy #151

Crafty Calendar #March

Friday, 15 February 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge, Feb 2019

Hiya peeps

Im sorry. I am late again with my project

I am just so tired all the time and I dont know why as it could be. 
This months Not Just Cards Challenge Blog is,
as always, "Anything Goes".

My card this month is a commission order for a
ladies Birthday card for her Daughter, using just a purple
outlined dancer and just a bit of purple on the card.
I made an oval easel card using decorative Spellbinders dies,
2 different sets, layering them up and then one cut out in a
bright purple (even though it doesnt look like it as I had to take
the photos in the evening in artificial light). Adding a topper with
the sentiment on using various word dies and the 2 different types
of ribbon. I raised this topper of the base card so the easel top
card would stay in position when open using foam tape. The
finishing touch was the small purple gems around the decorative edge.
I hope you like the outcome as much as my client did!!

All card stock from Papermill Direct
All finishing touches from my own stock
Dies from Spellbinders & Memory Box
Girl image called A10 from MARI DIGIs CARIMBOS DIGITAIS

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: