Sunday, 12 August 2018

An Orange card....

Hiya peeps

Todays card is an unusual one for me which includes an
image by Becky's Place. I have used the image that is offered free during the August challenge. 
Its an A5 card using card stock from Papermill Direct
in the colours of Mandarin Orange (240gsm) and Buff (260gsm) with natural raffia and stick on pearls & gems for the embellishments. The rounded edge die is from a set of Spellbinders dies and the sentiment die is from Tonic Studios. 

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: 

A Floral Birthday Card

Hiya peeps

Todays card is for my DT membership of

Our Challenge is now always
#Anything Goes
so you can enter whatever you like, but it is only
for fun, so no prizes are given unfortunately.

I have chosen to make an A4 card, which I have now given to one of my carer's as it was her birthday on
the 10th August. I know that she loved it even though I doubt that its as much as I do. I love shades of blue finished off with blue feathers & 3 pins (2 white & one a coordinating colour, as in pink this time). The image, sentiment and pink patterned card behind the cream die cut layer are curtosy of Hunkydory. The ribbon is from, cream hammered card stock is from Papermill Direct as is the lemon coloured. Embellishments are from my own stash.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 6 August 2018

Another Gamer Card......

Hiya peeps

Yes, its another Gamer card (A4 sized)
but a totally different digi image, 
Gamer by Tiddly Inks, this also comes with
an extra digi image, One is a boy and his dog....the second is a boy and a girl playing. 
As I was making this for one of my carer's to give
to her brother, I wanted to colour the boy in his favourite football team colours to which I used pencil
crayons. As I wanted to enter this card into Challenge Blog Competitions I followed a sketch that had to be used for the layout on a challenge blog.
For the layout of the different panels, I used the
paler blue paper to make the off-set panels and
a dotted embossed navy coloured card across
the width of the birthday card, then I layered behind the Gamer image. The "Brother" sentiment was placed
in the bottom left hand corner then I glued the ribbon banners saying "Happy Birthday" along side the navy blue card. The sketch I chose to follow with this card
The Lego Star Wars "figure images" are just printed off Google Images (which are labeled For Reuse) and
are no way associated to the digital image
company that I have used and coloured.
**The figures on the tv are there just for the
young boys enjoyment not as part of
the digi image (I hope)**
My apologies for the lack of quality photos
this time around, I think I wasnt concentrating 
properly when I had the only chance to take them. 
I have noticed too that Ive watermarked the
photos with the wrong digi image name... It
should just be "Gamer" by Tiddly Inks only
(as written at the beginning of this post).

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Me 2 You for a "Babe"

Hiya peeps

This early afternoon's card is one I made especially for a blog challenge. The theme of this challenge is "Use your stash", so thats what Ive done to make this card.
The papers are from a couple of Forever Friends (the teddy bears by Hallmark) 6x6 inch paper pads and the decoupage is from a selection of Me 2 You decoupage sheets that I have owned for a few years now. 
The "Glitzy Babe" sentiment is atleast 5 years old, the pearls & "ribbon weaved through" white lace are the newest items that I have brought (and they are atleast 2 years old!!).

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

An 18th Birthday....for an avid or basic gamer

Hiya peeps

A project to share with you today, this is a card I made for my grandsons 18th Birthday. 
I made the card a large 9 inch square as I adore him & his brother (15 later this year). I decided I wanted a specific image as he has such an aspect of life. He works part time in a pub, helps out so much at his local Sports clubhouse, Lichfield Cricket & Hockey Club, running the line during the rugby matches, enjoys photography and also goes to college 4 days a week!! Im so proud of both him & his younger brother as neither are slackers/lazy. I used the "Video Game Guy" from Bugaboo of who's digi's I use on a regular basis. The chevron multi coloured patterned paper behind the coloured image is from freebie papers that come with a magazine called Making Cards that I subscribe to. The number 18 are cut using dies from Memory Box and topped with "Opal" coloured Liquid Pearls to give it the beautiful lustre. I layered the black organza with the red "Happy Birthday" ribbon then added the yellow largish star button & the small piece of ivory ribbon (all by Crafty Ribbons). All card, coloured and white (even to print the digi image on) are from a company based in The Lake District, England called Papermill Direct. I use this fab company for so much of my crafting card and paper stash as it offers great customer service, reasonable prices with speedy dispatch.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 31 July 2018


Well the time is here, my first post as a
DT (Design Team) member for
Creatalicious Challenge Blog

I hope you like my first creation for this wonderful Design team, I still am, very much in awe for being chosen. I still dont like being told (to my face) that my projects are so good.

I was given the choice to use one of two beautiful and very detailed digi images from the fabulous
Nicky Hall of Polkadoodles, to which I choose to
work with Octavia Moonfly. You can find the gorgeous image, along with lots of other  gorgeous digi stamps, rubber stamps & crafting items. I love colouring Octavia, but, I must admit that I have not got her out of my digi stash to use for absolutely ages. Maybe in the very near future I will revisit her & her also gorgeous friends & animals. I chose to make a large (A4) card for the young daughter of one of my carers.
She will be 5 years old a few days after my own birthday in August so only a couple of weeks to go now... ;) I, only with my youngest daughter, Tia, who lives with me. have been invited to join in with the family fun Birthday BBQ/Party at my carers own home. The BBQ/Party is only 2 days before my own Birthday!
 The digi image was coloured using pencil crayons with an overlap of fine liner coloured pens & then the new Spectrum Noir "Sparkle" glitter brush pens, in the Clear Overlay set of 3 (of which they are all the same).

The large scalloped circle was already cut & the sparkly rainbow metallic paper was over layered on to it, both are from my own stash.

There are only 2 (two) new items that I used on this, the base card as I need the A3 card size, and the digi image itself. Every other item that I used to create this card are from my own stash.
I hope you like the card as much as I do, Im sure the young lady will be so proud of it.