Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Thank you -Challenges and Jofy

 I needed to make a "Thank you" card and luckily the Muse Challenge #201 was a stunning card by Valentyna -and The Sisterhood of crafters -theme was "Simply Made" so having seen their beautiful cards -I used Valentynas green and pink color scheme and tried to shape my stamp but sadly it wouldnt bend enough-and with a theme of Simply Made -I made this card. I used Chameleon pens to colour the flowers and leaves -then added Atyou Spica to the flower head for added sparkle interest-I will enter this card in the 2 challenges -thank you reading

atyou spica pens


ooo update I made it into top 5 Of Muse #201-thank you to everyone who voted = over the moon x

Thursday, 26 January 2017

New Home - Muse Challenge #200

My best friend has recently moved and I needed to make a card and was checking out some challenges and Muse was the first one I looked at (as usual ) ,So taking inspiration from Jenni Murray card for challenge #200 (see below).I set about planning a card - So I placed a house where the flower is but used the colour red for the door ,the leaves were replaced by flowers and coloured with my newly acquired chameleon pens and with Atyou Spica scribbled on top for blingyness (is that even a word ) , the dot background that Jenni used -I replaced with a 3 circle stamp , I will enter my card in the challenge.Thanks for the inspiration Muse

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sympathy and Challenge

Sadly I had to make another sympathy card today - so was looking for inspiration .... I came across these challenges-Card Concept and inkspirational

the colours were so striking and the "Fresh and Bold "theme gave me something to start with . I used distress inks -Worn Lipstick ( for the pink ) and  Dried Marigold ( for the orange ) ,With the black and white pictures in the background of the photo I decided to add the birds -which gave me the Flutter ,The style is very CAS  I think ,I am also going to enter Inkspirational Challenge -flutter

Thank you if you decide to leave a comment - 💬

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Cas-ual Fridays Challenge-Valentines Card

Cas-ual Fridays -love notes
Well now Christmas is over -Valentines is on the way - I usually wait till February to make a valentines card -but while looking at beautiful cards made on challenge blogs- I came across this challenge and decided to use it as inspiration and enter the challenge .I stamped the image in Delicata Shimmer Ink - I then decided to add the stencil heart - using distress inks - worn lipstick- In real life the pink has a bit of the shimmer ink mixed in - adding to the gold effect .My husband loves listening to music so this card is for him💕This stamp set was also a NBUS !!!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

First Xmas Card 2017 - Fusion Challenge

After a chat with Jenny about challenges - I went in search and saw this challenge( at her recommendation ) -Fusion and thought I have a great stamp which I have only used once or twice years ago - so out it came and this was the card I made ,so I have entered it in the challenge

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


       My crafting internet friend Jenny - of the most amazing blog- see link below- has come across the most unbelievable  blog/site -Paperplayful - its must list every challenge virtually in the world .I will use this site for future inspiration - I only wish i could tell them how amazing their hard work is - it doesn't have a comment section :(


Back to the cards - I needed to make a few notelets - this is one of them ,The stamp is from Technique Tuesday and I was playing with my chameleon pens .You cannot see is this photo but I outlined the flowers with Atyou Spica pens ,the sparkle is amazing - I actually stamped the card with a view to the flowers being at the bottom not on the side - but before I wrote inside I changed my mind ! Hey ho - its a prerogative to change your mind -isn't it !

Monday, 9 January 2017

Engagement Card

I had some lovely news - a really lovely friend has got engaged - about Christmas time .So I wanted a card that showed that time of year .I made a stencil from acetate packaging - an old sizzex die ,then used my Card-io stamps to make a romantic scene,Using the dry baby wipe technique to blend the night sky and lamp light ,The edge of the "mat" is a stitched die .Bizarrely the "mat" wasn't a correct size for the die (decided to do after everything else) but with careful fiddling I managed to get the "mat" stitched so to speak .The sentiment is a favourite from Uniko 


Have you ever ordered and bought a stamp and when it arrived thought - blast or other words to that effect - because it is either much larger or smaller than you expected !!!
This was, one such stamp - it is stunning BUT I found it difficult to get the best from it . Luckily I saw a youtube video by the amazing Jill Foster for Penny Blackinc

and after several attempts this was the resulting card - I have a moon mask set by Clarity which i used to make the moon behind Santa.The card was 15cm x15cm ,I made the card for my lovely Hubbie - who loves Father Christmas stamps .I used a mixture of Distress Markers and ink to colour the stamp - all of this was only possible because I have the original MISTI .Thank goodness - happy days x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Old but wonderful

My son on Christmas eve said "Mum I need a card for Dad !" this was the resulting card and  super fast .I have had this stamp for a few years and it is so lovely - this time I just stamped it in Black Onyx - versafine ink - and left it at that ! I used my Misti to make sure it stamped perfectly ,(god I love that gadget ) .
I used a card size of 15cm x 15cms.The stamp is from Crafty individuals -Jingle Bells Rooftops .
I had to go on the site and check is name and can see more stamps that I absolutely NEED (Please note Need not want or require ) 
Very CAS I think and OLC

Challenges -Thank you

Was looking for some inspiration and a friend had suggested some new challenges for me to check out - and here is the resulting "thank you " card
I will enter this is in the following challenges -hopefully ............. computer skills being dodgy in the extreme , So I am entering 2 - which I have never done before the code words being Ombre for one and New for the other ,This is a new stamp - straight out of the packet today from Kaisercraft and the inks are as usual Distress Inks - was there a crafting life before them !

1- Less is more - ombre

2.Just Us Girls - new

Saturday, 7 January 2017

penny Black - a very old stamp set but NBUS

Firstly Happy New Year to you all , wow 2016 went fast - I think that means I'm old ( well hopefully not too old ! )
Anyway back to the cards....
     I have had this stamp for a few years and only used the robins from it ( goodness knows why ! ) Anyway I needed a couple of cards (for Christmas ) for our sons - both are going skiing so I grabbed these 2 stamps from the set - and my new chameleon pens had arrived - these cards were the result .I applied some stickles and wink of Stella  to the snow.I really enjoyed the colouring and definitely need to practice  ...... any excuse ................