Saturday, 9 September 2017

DT post for Rick St Dennis



Its time today for a new challenge over at

Rick St Dennis Challenge blog #5

where the theme is

"Anything Goes or Clowning Around (use a clown image)"


I used an image called Zombie Clown

to make a wall hanging so my daughter could use it in her bedroom

I first printed the digi on to card instead of my usual paper and

its the texture of that which gives the clown its unusual look.

It was also that I used watercolour pencils to colour him

The outer part of the mdf frame I used an embellishment mousse

from the Nuvo collection by Tonic Studios.  The mousse

I used is a colour called Peony Pink using a natural sponge to

create the rough application.








Monday, 4 September 2017

A blog Challenge entry



Hiya peeps 

Today im sharing a Birthday card that ive made following
a sketch challenge blog. This blog has a weekly challenge 
and can be found at: Freshly Made Sketches 

The image that Ive coloured with watercolour pencils is by a
 company called Pink Gem Designs and is called "Girl On Swing"

The pieces of cards and paper used a backing are all from
my collection of scrap papers. 
The buttons are from when I was on a Design Team
for a ribbon company....

I am entering this card into the following challenges;













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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Gerda Steiner's Cake Monster...

 Hiya peeps 

Not good news from me as I have been ill quite a lot  due to my lower legs

Today Ive got another make using a Gerda Steiner digi
called the "Cake Monster"

I am entering this card in to the  following challenges:

Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge

Sketch~N~Scrap Card Sketch #104







Wednesday, 23 August 2017

AUGUST POST FOR NJC


sponsored by We  Are 3 Digital Shop

Firstly my sincere apologizes as to the very late  posting - 

but Bloglovin' wouldn't want even let me get on to it,  but at last,
I can now update you on this challenge. You still have just over 2 weeks,
until the 10th Sept to enter.
My make for this challenge used both the anchor and the sentiment,
both links are below;


We Are 3 Digital Shop - Smiles Sentiments, Transparent Digital Image


I am entering this card into the following challenges:






Monday, 31 July 2017

Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge for July 2017


My Make for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge for July 2017

I die cut the card base using a die from a Spellbinders set,
making sure that the die didnt slip so I had a fold. I also die cut two of
the smaller dies from the same set so I had a colour between the two white
cards, this was so the alternative colour would compliment 
the strawberry printed ribbon & bow..  
I had coloured the cute image using my tinned set of watercolour pencils
which I think gives the image a soft edge that I prefer.


I am entering this card into the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge 










Saturday, 15 July 2017

DT post for Rick St Dennis Challenge Blog


Hiya peeps

Its time for the next challenge for
Rick St Dennis
on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog, (Link above)

My project for this challenge uses an image from, the front cover of
one of Ricks beautiful colouring books, which are available from Amazon.com
There are loads of Rick's adult colouring books available on Amazon as
well as loads, over 1000 images available on the Zibbet website HERE.

I used a pre cut card blank & added 2 die cut toppers from my own
stash. In fact all of the items used were from my stash. 
(Im trying not to buy anymore craft stuff as I have way too much
stock as it is. I did succumb to the Amazon Prime sale day though).

I hope you join in with the new challenge.






Saturday, 8 July 2017

DT post for NJC, July 2017




Hiya peeps,

This post/card is for this month's blog challenge for
Not Just Cards

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Aurella
 and the digi image, that I was generously given 
by the artist, is called Karmina.


I coloured her in using my set of watercolour pencil crayons.
All of the items used to make this card are from my own stash.
I did use Stickles glitter glue on the mask and down the striped
handle. The size of the card is 8 inches square.

I hope you like both my card and will join in with our challenge







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