Sunday, 11 December 2016

DT card for Not Just Cards Challenge....

Hiya peeps
and welcome to this months challenge over at
Not Just Cards December Challenge and a fabulous DT CALL!!!

We are extending our DT CALL
If you would like to join our small
NOT JUST CARDS TEAM
please get in touch at ....
njcchallenges@hotmail.com

Now, for my December project I used the gorgeous
Mr Rooster from A Day For Daisies
and you could be lucky enough to win a $12 voucher
for their fabulous website if you enter our challenge!!

Along with Mr Rooster, I have used the lovely, but unusual
Summer Festival ribbons - 15mm grosgrain Chicken Ribbon
from Crafty Ribbons
(Im on the design team for them as well as here)
and 2 of my unbranded freebie dies to make the sentiment.
Mr Rooster is coloured with alchoholic marker pens by Harmony,
cut out & glued to a dotty embossed scalloped square topper
cut using my Tonic Studios die set in a sedate latte colour card.
(The rooters face is actually coloured in a yellow pen but looks
more lime green, my apologies).
This card has now been set aside for one of my step son-in-laws
birthday later this month instead of the usual fishing cards he usually gets lol !!!!  😃😃

You have until the 10th of January 2017 to enter so I will now,
incase you dont get to see anymore of my blog posts before
then:

Happy Christmas 
and thank you for your continued 
support this last year, and hopefully 
for the whole of 2017 and more!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Craft Your Passion Challenge, #341, AG

The Ribbon Girl Blog, #Dec, AG


Get Creative Challenge, #53, Birthday/2 year Blogaversary







Wednesday, 7 December 2016

DT card for Crafty Ribbons, Christmas theme but must use ribbon or lace


Hiya peeps,
I'm your host for this weeks challenge
The theme this week is Christmas but most of all don't forget
to use ribbon or lace otherwise we will have to delete your entry.
I have used a beautiful
for my card, shown below. I hope
it inspires you to join in with this weeks challenge to
see if you could win the selection of fabulous satin
ribbons from owner Ali.
The image I used is from Wild Rose Studio and is a
clear rubber stamp that I love using. I know its a
birthday card stamp but it doesnt say aything like that
on the image so thats why I used it for Christmas. The 
backing paper is from First Edition and is one sheet from
the Guilded Winter 12x12 inch premium paper pad. There are
48 sheets of 200gsm heavyweight cardstock.





Thursday, 17 November 2016

DT card for Crafty Ribbons, the theme is Blue or mainly blue with ribbon or lace

Creative Fingers #30 - AG
Hiya peeps

The theme of todays card is the colour blue, all or mainly.
So I took an image from Lacy Sunshine that I had already
coloured & matted on to a piece of blue glitter card.
I then matted that on to a piece of blue mirri card, rounding
off the corners to match the image.
The background paper is one I had in my computer "stash" that I printed out ages ago., the blue card behind is a recent purchase from Tonic Studios & is a 12x12 inch Shades of Blue packaging. I bought the whole range of colours available from a tv shopping show when they were advertised on offer.
The flower layers & pins are also from my stash.
I finished the card off by embellishing with a blue coloured star shaped button from Basics 2 Go Buttons - Stars in the top corner & Basics 2 Go Buttons - Flower Pastel collections, on top off the flower layers. The ribbon is from Sentiment Birthday Ribbon - Island Blue from the Sentiments collection.
I also placed a piece of the "Thinking of you" paper on the inside as a backdrop for the insert or sentiment.

I hope you like my finished make.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Art By Miran #71 - AG
Crafty Girls Creations #30 - AG
Create and Inspire #56 - AG
Creative Fingers #120 - AG
Creative Knockouts #168 Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination #112 - AG
Little Miss Muffet #151 - AG
and of course, Lacy Sunshine's Challenge too!!
Lacy Sunshine Always Anything Goes Oct 23rd








Monday, 14 November 2016

DT project for Not Just Cards Challenge Blog, Nov 2016



Hiya peeps

Todays project is for my Design Team part of 
#38,November, Not Just Cards challenge blog
We, as a DT were given the choice of 3 images
between us and the image I chose to use is called
Orchis Last Enchanter
Coloured in alcoholic & glitter pens, mounted on an
embossed & die cut topper piece of card, then mounted
on 2 other die cut topper pieces of card.
Lace & white pearlescent flowers are, as well as all card
used on this project are from my own stash. The only new
item is the image!!

I hope you like this card & that it encourages you to enter
our blog challenge which is here


I am entering this card in to the following challenges:
Morgans Art World challenge blog - #23


Craft Your Passions #338








Sunday, 6 November 2016

DT project for Crafty Ribbons, Nov with Anything Goes but dont forget the ribbon or lace!!!


Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a card made for my DTproject
The theme is
ANYTHING GOES WITH RIBBON OR LACE 
and I chose to use one part of a ribbon length from:
The image, that I coloured with alcohol marker pens, 
is from Bugaboo and is called Wedding Glasses

The blue coloured die cut topper behind the image is a 
Tonic Studios die. The anniversary word is from a 
Britannia Dies set. The pink base card is from Create & Craft.
The backing paper & 2 red hearts are from my own stash. 
I hope you will join in with our challenge over at





Thursday, 3 November 2016

DT card for Crafting Musketeers Challenge #43, theme is Christmas Wishes


Hiya peeps

Its time for a new challenge over at:


and the theme for this month is:
Christmas Wishes

Our sponsor for this month is the wonderful

We have a fab prize from the sponsor this month ,so instead of one prize winner 
we shall be having 3. The prize is $25 for first, $15 for second place and 
$10 for third place in digi stamps.
 If you don't have your own blog, don't worry, remember we have a 
Facebook Page for you you to post your entry onto 

For my project I chose to use a digi called
Owl on a Branch and is available from HERE

The sentiment came with the digi image is also from 

The backing papers, plain cardstock under the owl & used to make the basic card are from my own stock, but the ribbon is from 
I hope you like this card & will join in with us at the
Craftin Musketeers Challenge.







Thursday, 20 October 2016

DT card for Crafty Ribbons...theme is Anything with Ribbon or Lace


Hiya peeps

Its the Bows team to challenge you to enter our
challenge this week. The theme is
Anything Goes as long as you use Ribbon or Lace

I made this card back in September for my brother-in-laws
birthday as he is a regular road cyclist every Saturday!! 
I used

Ive not shown this before so Im ok to use this card 
for this challenge.... maybe you have an older card sitting
doing nothing that youve not shown on any blog or challenge??
Why not enter our challenge & win some ribbons or a voucher?

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Blog, Oct must have an image

Craft Your Passion, Anything Goes





Wednesday, 12 October 2016

DT project for Not Just Cards Challenge Blog



Hiya peeps

Its time for a new challenge over at

As always the theme is Anything Goes

and I chose to make something for my eldest
sisters birthday instead of a normal birthday card...
I looked through an old CraftWorks Cards publication
& found loads of projects & some fabulous papers near the
back of the "magazine".  After a few different reads of 
different areas I saw the hanging & thought that I can
do that!!
All the backings are made from card,ribbon & most of
 the buttons are from Crafty Ribbons

Im sorry there is only 2 photos at the moment. I will add
more in a couple of days. I hope you like what I have made.




Tuesday, 11 October 2016

DT project for the Crafty Ribbons Challenge


Hiya peeps

My make for this weeks Crafty Ribbons Challenge
A simple card using a Haunted House red rubber stamps
from PaperArtsy
The large oval die cuts are from Tonic Dies
the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, I chose the
Halloween Ribbon - Ghosts & Pumpkins
and the
15mm Sheer Ribbon - Black













                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A haunting we will go.....


Hiya peeps

My second card for today but this time
it is Halloween Colours & Themed.

The spider image & "Beware" on this card is from PaperArtsy
out of the "Hot Picks" red rubber stamps set.

I love these stamps & get to use them every Halloween 
& sometimes between. 
All ribbon used is from Crafty Ribbons.

I am entering this card, Spider Beware, 
into the following challeges:


Spider Beware:

















DT project for the new challenge at Crafting Musketeers


Hiya peeps
Its time for a new challenge over at
We are sponsored by the lovely
and out of 3 images that we were given (as a DT) I chose to use
the image "Gift Box" and printed it off in 2 dfferent sizes.
The larger one I coloured, in oranges & greens (both glittered).
The smaller image, inside the shutters is coloured in
pinks & gold glitter. The backing papers. pearl 
decorational strings & lace are all from my own stash.
I then placed a verse & short sentiment on the rear of the box card.
This is also my first time of themed props in my photos. This idea actually came from my daughter who recommended to use the wooden gift boxes that I bought off Facebook a couple of years ago. I then dressed them up with flat backed pearls, pearl strings, bows & charms. All very lovely if I say so myself. 

I am entering this in to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge, #383, the theme is "Re-run" taken inspiration from Tracy & Susan - Birthday