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:

Thursday, 29 November 2018

An Alien is about?......

Hiya peeps

An alien is called Saucer Head which is a fun digital image from

I had printed this digi as just under A5 size so I thought that this
needed something else from it, that wasnt a card.... that lead me to
grab a photo frame and think about what I could do. 
I knew it was really too big for a nice birthday card for a child,
in my eyes anyway. I wanted to be different and then it hit me,
use the pencil coloured image in a picture., against a background
of stars and the galaxy. 

I know im not correct in my background but my resources, at home,
are limited. I did have the frame spare as I never used it for its intended use., I had plenty of black card stock, acrylic paint and brushes. All I had to do was to use a stencil to make the stars. Well that was the problem, I couldnt find my stencils!! They had been "tidied up" last week by my carer and now I dont know where they
are., so I thought of an alternative, to use my newly brought Tim Holtz Thinlets die of "Swirling Stars".  I thought & tried, on a piece of scrap black card first, using my Tonic Studios "Nuvo Embellishment Mousse" (which adds metallic dimensional details to your craft) in Cornflower Blue stickling the paste through the die but according to my daughter I had to use a flat brush & paste it over. On the main piece of black card, cut to just under A4, I needed to first, use white watercolour paint flicked on to the black card to form what should be the very small stars way back in the sky. then I went over the die with the mousse to form the stars in 2 different areas of the card, painting a couple of unlikely looking planets and a sort of black hole (with the string of stars painted 4 times on the bottom right corner).
I then used different colours of acrylic paints and got the hand of it all. The end result looks better close up than in the photos through the glass of the frame. Not a bad result for my first attempt!

I wish to enter this project in to the following challenges:

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Not a nice card to give...

Hiya peeps

Todays card is not nice to give as its for sympathy,
or a death. I used a paper decoupage kit that came
in a pack of two different images. Lilies were chosen
by my daughter, Tia, who was giving the card to a service
users of hers. The husband was the very first one that
Tia visited on her rounds of community carer for the same
company that she still works for. 
A very simple card was all that was needed, in my opinion,
I dont think many people will disagree with that. A piece
of cream hammered effect card stock was folded in half, a piece of brown organza ribbon was tapped to the back of a piece of dusky pink lightweight card stock and then stuck down on to the base card. I added a ribbon bow from the same batch as the other using silicone glue gel.
I then topped the whole card with a die cut decorative circle, to which, I had already stuck down the decoupaged picture. To finish the card I just glued the two words: For You and then a suitable verse
printed on to an A4 sheet of pearlescent paper.
I hope you like the card, even though I knew Tia was quite upset of loosing the lovely gentleman that her service
user was, and that she wouldnt have any need to visit the wife anymore.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:


Im a GDT again for The Outlawz...

Hiya peeps

Another make for The Outlawz

The twist this week is to add/use: Plaid...

I was asked to use a digital image from one of this
years sponsors and I chose an image from
She is a joy to colour, to which, I used the metallics mostly
from my set of pencil crayons. I cut her out from the 255gsm smooth white cardstock that I had printed the digi image on.  Once she was cut out, I used double sided foam pads to stick Penny on to a ready due cut oval topper that I had previously die cut (using Tonic Studios mini scalloped ovals). I had already got a 30cm square piece of plaid or tartan paper in my stash. I couldnt have been more delighted. This plaid piece of paper was stuck on to plain black card, both of which I had rounded all 4 corners. After adding the backing papers to the base card. I then opted to use the wide copper coloured ribbon scrap piece (just enough to go across the card), the tartan ribbon bow, pearls  in 2 shades of green, an inverted corners die cut rectangle topper in cream hammered card and the Tonic Studios die cut  "Merry Christmas" sentiment to finish off.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: