Sunday, 18 June 2017

Tulip & Bugs, June 2017

Hiya peeps 


Today''s make is a basic A5 rectangle card using an A4 piece of
smooth finish white card from Papermill Direct which is a paper & card 
manufacturer in the Lake District.  
The image that I coloured using my set of WH Smith water colour pencil 
crayons. i was following blog challenge themes of  "Rectangle" and a game of "Bingo" using "Ribbon/Die & Sentiment", plus loads of other  challenges.
I also used Stickles glue, in "Candy Cane" red on the Butterfly and Tonic Studio
"Nuyo" Glitter Accents on the wing tips. The coloured image is then glued, using a liquid glue so it lays flat against the turquoise/white diagonal stripped mini scalloped die cut rectangle card. I then sellotaped a piece of navy blue mini gingham checked ribbon on the back of the semi gloss mirri card 
so that it sits across the width. That large piece of semi gloss mirri card was then glued to the white base card using silicone glue gel drops so it sat a 
small distance away & then glued the topper on the card base.
The final touches were to glue the hand tied ribbon bow, the small round sentiment
and the single ladybug on to the various parts of the decorated card.


I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:


























Tuesday, 13 June 2017

An apology plus my first make in 4 months




Hiya peeps

Im so sorry that Ive not been on here showing off my makes, both DT
& my own designs for challenges. The reason for the lack of work is
that I was in hospital for almost 7 weeks!!
Its a long story so I wont go into details as it would only bore you.

What I have made is a tent fold card with a design by Gerda Steiner
called Hello Friend Turtle and I coloured him using water colour pencils.
The ribbon  is from my own stash & I apologize as I can't remember
where I  brought it from. The dies, doily is from Marianne Designs,
and the mini scalloped rectangle die is from Tonic Studios.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge for June

Animal Friends Challenge - Animal with wings

Allsorts Challenge Wk 419 - Use at least two dies

Card Mania Challenge -Buttons &/or Bows





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Monday, 13 February 2017

Scrap n Dipity sponsored Not Just Cards this month...


For this months project, on behalf of Not Just Cards,
I made a Birthday card using a digi from our sponsor
for February, Scrap n Dipity, called Scribble Sally Fairy Friend.

I coloured her using my watercolour pencils aswanted a
soft look. The glitter dragon is cut from glitter card using
a craft magazine freebie gift. After mounting the image
on the pale orange card I used a piece of ribbon from
Crafty Ribbons. The resin flowers are a part of the
Me2You Tatty Ted range from Docrafts. The words
& the die to cut the white card panel are from my stock.

The theme for our challenge over at our blog is 'Spring'
and you have until the 9th March to enter for a chance
to win some digi images from our sponsor Scrap n Dipity






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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

My FIRST make for the wonderful DT of Rick St Dennis!!!!

Hiya peeps,
Another post from me today, with the same card as
previous blog, thats because I wanted to use the 
same one twice as its so cute!! I also need to tell you that
I have been accepted on to the Elite Design Team of
Rick St Dennis, Mfa

I have used the lovely, fun & witty digi image
from the very very talented Rick St Dennis
and its called "Noah" available on Zibbet.com
There are, what seems, hundreds of Ricks fabulous,
very detailed images & if he hasnt got it he could, more than
likey draw it.  Rick, Mfa​, has both Etsy and Zibbet shops.
I coloured it with my alcohol marker pens and it was
a dream to colour too!!
Here I decided to use the card as a youngsters Birthday card
including using ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
Patchwork Rose ribbon collection
and the 
I also used an older Crafty Ribbons Nautical themed ribbon 
but unfortunately it is not available anymore, but there are other,
newer versions available by clicking here

A beautiful card which I am really pleased as its turned out really
fabulous and perfect for one of my younger step grandchildren

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #231. theme = AG

Creates and Makes Challenge #7, theme AG

Classic Design Team Open Challenge #10, theme is AG








My LAST DT post for Crafting Musketeers as this is the last EVER challenge


Hiya peeps

Well this is the last, ever, challenge for the

where the theme this month is "Party Time"
I have used the lovely, fun & witty digi image
from the very very talented Rick St Dennis
I coloured it with my alcohol marker pens and it was
a dream to colour too!! Here I decided to use the card
as a youngsters Birthday card & using ribbons from
the Crafty Ribbons, Patchwork Rose ribbon collection
and the 

I also used an older Crafty Ribbons Nautical themed ribbon but unfortunately it is not available anymore, but there are other,
newer versions available by clicking here

A beautiful card which I am really pleased as its turned out really
fabulous and perfect for one of my younger step grandchildren


I hope you will join in with our last ever challenge, you have until
29th of January at 8pm to enter and win a fab prize.







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.