Wednesday, 24 May 2017


A pretty quick card to make using a From The Heart Stamps image - Precious Gift coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue here and there.  I've used a Lily of The Valley sentiment which I layered onto some deep purple card I found in my stash.

The postage stamp die is an unbranded metal die I bought from ebay and everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Double D Challenges:  Multiple Flowers
I Love Promarkers:  Girl's Birthday
Mod Squad:  Birthday Bash
Crafty Cardmakers:  Floral Profusion

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Feet Up and A Cuppa

I've used Feet Up and A Cuppa image from Dr Digi for my Dad who has just had a knee replacement op.  Papers are from my stash, I made the floorboards myself from kraft card and printed the sentiment as well.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Make It Manly
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Two quick cards

Two quick cards made using scrap card from my stash plus an X Cut star die, a tiny star punch and a set of non branded letter dies.  I've handwritten the tag.

Nothing like trying to get ahead of myself!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Masculine
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus Sentiment
The Male Room:  Stars

Friday, 12 May 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Die Cut

We are part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to Use A Die Cut.  I've used papers and elements from the Belle Papillon Collection.  I've curled the edges of the butterfly wings for extra depth.  I've slightly distressed the edges of the paper and then inked it for a more shabby look.

All the flowers have been made with the Flowers 2 Die - I found some tissue paper in my stash which I used and layered with left over papers.  Half pearls are from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

CCEE Stampers:  Flowers
Moving Along With The Times:  Butterflies
Country View Crafts:  Flower Power
Crafty Purple Frog:  Flowers
Creative Sketchy Girls:  Flowers and or Butterflies

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Lots Of Dots

A quick card from me today, made using Lots A Dots papers from Dr Digi and using my own template letters.  The background is a Sizzix embossing folder and the buttons and twine are all from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles:  Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 132 - Recycling

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've taken two panels from a box of tissues (is it just me who looks out for stuff that can be reused afterwards?!) and then layered them onto some silver card and then onto red card before adding to the card blank.

The ribbon is from my stash - I have a feeling it is from Tesco a number of years ago, and the wooden snowflakes are from Sainsburys.

Nice and quick to make!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge:  Snowflakes

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Sometimes its good to make a retro Birthday card - this one was made for a family member.  I've used images from Dr Digi - Camera, Cake and Cuppa plus one of the sentiments from Comic Sentiments Sheet 01.  All these were coloured with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from Bloomin' 70's papers.  Everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes
Pixels and Paper Challenge:  Vintage

Monday, 1 May 2017

From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop - CASE It!

It's the first Monday of the month and welcome to May's From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop!  The theme for this month is:


Each of the Design Team were assigned a team member to CASE - I got Angela and here is her card that I choose:

I like the colours and the angles plus just how clean and simple it is without looking too plain!  And here is my take on it:

I've used Birdbrain Balloon and coloured it with Promarkers plus added glossy accents to the eyes.  The embossed panel is a Sizzix folder and I've added die cut numbers from the same pink card, cut with an unbranded metal die and I've added glitter glue over the top for extra sparkle.

The silver discs are also an unbranded metal die cut and the pink card is from my stash.

Good luck with the hop - you should have arrived at me from Michelle if not, go back to the beginning which is the FTHS blog and make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop by as there will be one lucky participant picked from each blog comments who will win a FTHS image!  I'm the last stop in the hop - please leave me a comment and then go back the the FTHS blog.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


I do like printing directly onto Kraft card as it sometimes takes away the need to colour!  I've used Mini Cooper from Dr Digi, cut it out with an X Cut die and layered it onto some chocolate brown card from my stash.  The papers are Trimcraft - Travel Notes 6x6 stack and I've also layered onto chocolate brown card.

A bit of inking here and there plus a wobbly line around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes

Monday, 24 April 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge - Recycling 2

It's time for a new sketch at From The Heart Stamps and we've gone right back to the beginning with the sketches as Faith is still recovering from her treatment.  The sketches are without twists so just follow the sketch and as long as you use a FTHS then all is good!

I've used Birdie and Balloon and the sentiment comes with the image.  Coloured with promarkers then I distressed the edges of the image along with the freebie papers from a magazine that I've had for quite some time.  Buttons are from my stash along with the organza and satin pink ribbons.

And here is the sketch!

Good luck!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cutie Pie Challenge:  Bunnies or Chicks
Incy Wincy Designs:  So So Cute
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Animals
International Art and Soul:  Wings
The Ribbon Girls:  Ribbon