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:












Thursday, 31 January 2019

Creatalicious Challenge time again.....


Hiya peeps

This months new challenge at
Creatalicious Challenges
is, as always:
Anything Goes with the optional twist of Love/Hearts
and very kindly sponsored by

Prize is $20 gift cert.

My card for this challenge was made using a fun but somehow cute
digi image by the lovely Di's Digi Stamps

An A5 landscape card using backing papers from
We Are 3 - Digi Images, Sentiments & Papers
The cute but lovely image of the dog is called "I Woof U"
from Dis Digital Stamps (see above for the link in blue)
coloured using standard colouring pencils
A4 white linen effect & blue cardstock - Papermill Direct
All other items - Own Stash

This could be used for a mans Valentine card??? 

I hope you will join in with our month long challenge







Thursday, 24 January 2019

A previous card...


Hiya peeps

As I said in last nights post, here is a
previous card that I made back in November
last year. It was sent to the USA for a dear
friends Christmas card, along with a small
"Thinking of You" card.

I found out on Monday, that I had been
picked as a winner on The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog
Here is the blog badge that I get to proudly display on the
sidebar of this blog.



The card that I won with is the lovely, warm digital
image from the fabulous

The image is called Eskimo Kisses and can be found here








Tuesday, 22 January 2019

An Elf Delivery Service


Hiya peeps

Today I am showing you a card that Ive made.
I used the delightful image, which is one of two (for the price of one!!) called Elf Delivery Service from our fabulous artist, Tiddly Inks.

The card is an A4 using a sheet of A3 Cream Hammered
225gsm cardstock from my usual supplier here in the Lake District, UK.
I first folded the sheet to form the card base then added a piece of backing paper, part of a 12x12 inch snowfall on a midnight sky colourway. I coloured the image in using ordinary pencil crayons which also came with various metallic colours. I used those to colour in parts of the presents and regular colours on the elf. I added drops of artificial glitter snow on the pom poms on the elfs hat. After making sure I was happy with the colouring outcome, I die cut around it.
The mirri card I die cut using a set from Spellbinders, mounting the image oval onto the mirri using double sided tape and then foam tape
to stick it to the backing paper covered cardbase. The "Believe" word was die cut in a bright blue and mounted onto a piece of the same cream cardbase. That in turn was mounted onto a piece of midnight blue card stock. The majority of all the items are from my own stock.

I hope you like what Ive done using the Elf Delivery Service digi. Its only one of many digi & clear stamps that are available from the website. You could also join in with their monthly challenges on the challenge blog found here.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:










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   I WON THIS CHALLENGE!!!
(WITH THIS CARD)
  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 -  I WON ON THIS CHALLENGE!!!!
(WITH THIS CARD)










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: