Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Music Conductor.....


Hiya peeps

Todays card is one I made fairly recently, but this is my
first blog post using this wonderful digi from Star Stampz
and this is a fab digi called The Music Conductor 

I made a simple but effective A5 landscape card using linen
effect white card from Papermill Direct. Topped with silver 
mirri card & music sheet themed paper (from my own stash).
Before sticking these 2 backing card & paper down I placed
the two ribbons round to stick down under the mirri card. Both
the black and the white with black dots ribbons are from
Crafty Ribbons. The red card is also from Papermill Direct
but was cut down to fit the size I wanted from an A3 sheet.
The digi image, was printed onto smooth white card and
coloured using a set of double ended marker pens I have.
They are not alcohol markers though.  I coloured the
waistcoat on the conductor in red to match the backing
card and added a few gold coloured die cut music themed
treble clefs and Sixteenth notes (Semiquaver).
The wooded word "Dream" is from my own stash.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:
















Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A DT card to say Happy New Year



Hiya peeps

I cant believe that it will be a New Year for us all tomorrow!!! 
I would like to wish all of my followers/fans & crafty friends a Healthier, Wealthier - in love money & friendship and a
Happier New Year in 2019.

Todays card and obviously the last of this year, is for my
DT position as member of 

The wonderful digital image is from 
and is called Happy Meow Year. 
I coloured the image using pencil crayons (including metallic that
come in my set) and used Liquid Glass on the drink in the cats paw.
The pale green background, immediately behind the digi, was
made using cheap kiddies watercolour paints & a flat bristle brush.
All ribbons are from an online shop called Crafty Ribbons.  
Both toppers were die cut using Spellbinders cutting dies and
my Big Shop Plus from Sizzix.
You have until Monday 14th January to get your submissions in. Remember our theme is always Anything Goes!!

Prize is a $15 Gift Certificate from The Paper Shelter!!

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

TTCRD #w/c 01.01.19.

Crimbo Crackers #174

Cute N' Crafty #3

The Sketchy #149 Ends 7pm 30th Jan

Simon Says: Monday (24 Dec 2018)

A Bit More Time To Craft #83

A Perfect Time To Craft #1

The Paper Shelter #Christmas Challenge Ends 8pm 8th Jan

Crafts Galore Encore #59

Classic Design DT Open #1

World Wide Open DT #12 Ends 12 Jan

The Cutie Pie #130










Monday, 17 December 2018

A Skully Christmas.....


Hiya peeps

My last card for a couple of days as I have too much to do,
craft wise, so I must stop posting on here.... lol

Anyway, this card was made for The Outlawz Challenges
but I never got round to using it as I found an ever better one.
Still, I have hidden this card at home as I decided to give this
to my youngest daughter Tia, who at 21 is a skull mad young woman.

This fabulous & perfect image is the product of artist
Andrea Morris, who, on Etsy, opened her shop called

Its a large almost 9in square made with A4 white cardstock
from Papermill Direct, from whom I buy 99% of my cardstock.
(I prefer to buy my white card (225gsm weight) from them as it
is such an excellent cardstock to use & I havent found anymore
that meets their high quality., on top of that you can buy it in bulk).

I added the black & white Merry Christmas ribbon
(from Crafty Ribbons, securing it at the back of the copper
coloured mirri cardstock, then secured that to the  base card.
I added the Christmas Tree paper (it looks like pine tree branches).
I printed the image, at A5 size, off onto 225gsm Papermill Direct card, (the same white cardstock as the card was made out of), then coloured it with pencil crayons, following the shading on the skull. I used the silver metallic effect pencil out of my crayon set to form the holder, (where the string goes through to hold the decoration on the tree). I topped the finished image on to silver coloured mirri,
then on to black coloured cardstock, then adding foam tape at regular intervals then positioning it on the card. After mounting, a magical paste, called Glitter Snow, was added to the hat trim and pom pom.
The finishing touch are the copper coloured gems (top right and bottom left). I hope you like the finished result as much as I do,
and, I am sure that my daughter will do.

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






















Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas Card Number Two.....


Hiya peeps

This is the 2nd of just a few of my Christmas Cards
makes for this year.

This design is called The Snowman (obviously) by



As this image is not available in their Etsy shop then, you should be able, to download this image if you are a member of their Facebook group.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:







Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Just One Of My Christmas Cards....


Hiya peeps

This post is one of my Christmas Card makes..
That I thought that you might like to see?? Well, Im hoping
that you will like each any everyone that I have
(watermarked anyway) lol

I hope you enjoy looking at the following
Merry Christmas Tree

I am entering this card into the following challenges:






























Its DT time again....


Yes its DT time again, today its for the

You can find the Challenge Blog by clicking on the 
underlined pink text above ↾↑↑

Baby, its cold outside!!!

This card, measuring 21cm square, has been sent
to the state of Michigan in the USA.
I am actually sending this card to the artist of the wonderful and charming images, Heather Valentin who is Lacy Sunshine.
Despite being ill so much of the time Heather still produces the
cutest, charming and wonderful digi images for the craft industry.

Supplies used

2 x A4 sheets lilac cardstock
A scrap strip of pink snowflake patterned paper
Silver coloured mirri card
White piece of A4 cardstock for printing the digi onto
Colouring pencils
Glitter snow
Tonic Studios Merry Christmas die
Tonic Studios  North Pole die (part of a set)
Tim Holtz Swirling Stars die set by Sizzix
White metallic/gemstone cardstock
Purple velvet ribbon
Metallic purple eyelash ribbon
Metallic organza type lilac shiny ribbon
Adhesives of your choice
I also added an insert

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:











Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Mr Snowflake Santa


Hiya peeps

Todays make is a colourful and gorgeous card made using a freebie
digi image. This was free using a download link in the only craft  magazine that I subscribe to nowadays. Its a monthly magazine called Making Cards and is a wonderful read with sensationable tutorials, competitions, interviews (not too many to put you to sleep lol), articles about new releases of crafty stash, giveaways and most of all to many readers, a free bundle of papers,toppers & decoupage. Plus every month is a set of stamps or occasionally a die.

I used

A4 sheets black cardstock of 250gsm or above x2
A3 or 30x30cm  square of gold mirror card x1
A4 bright Christmas red card x1
Santa ribbon
scrap piece of white paper
Snowflake die
"Merry Christmas" die
coloured pencil crayons inc metallics
foam tape 2mm depth
A4 white 255gsm cardstock for printing & colouring
(my preferred preference)
Santa with gift digi image free download (see above)

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: