Monday, 2 May 2016

Feminine Card (forMom)

Good Morning all!
It's time for the new challenge at Eureka Stamps!
The theme this week is
Here's what I made

I've used my favourite digi 20601 Most Special Day
I've used this one several times, as I just love it!
I never tire of finding new ways to use it!
I've used the sketch #191 from Paper Craft Crew for the design.
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 191 #papercraftcrew #pcccs191
I've messed about with a little bit but I thought the layout 
was perfect for a vintage/shabby chic style card. 
The papers, frame & other embellishments are all from Trimcraft!
I used a liquid chalk inkpad on all the edges.

I do hope you can play along in this weeks Challenge & I 
look forward to seeing your creations!

I'd like to enter this card in a few other challenges

Thursday, 28 April 2016

80 Years Young!

Good morning all! Hope you are all well!
( I must apologise for not being up to date on my blog commments.
I've not been feeling so great this past week but I am trying to catch up, 
so please just bear with me!)

The card I have to share with you was made for my lovely  Dad
who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday!
Happy Birthday again Dad!

I know he likes these colours & he likes Marilyn Munro
The card base is 8"x8" I do enjoy working with this size of card!
The papers are from my minds eye.
The fantastic image is from Marilyn from Ike's Art. I've used her several times now!
I coloured her lightly with flexmarkers the cut out with a Spellbinders circle die!
I used the layout from Paper Play Sketches & would like to enter their challenge!
Isn't it fantastic!
I changed it to a square & instead of adding further embellishments,
I used Tea Dye distress ink with a film strip die & some sequin waste
as stencils. I used a bit of Kraft CS for matting & layering!
The fish tails were created using a square punch.
The sentiment button was done in my graphics programme.
If anyone would like it, please just ask!
The ribbon & lace are from my stash! I do love adding a bit of lace to cards
for men, as long as it's not too flowery or sparkly!
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter my card in a few other challenges

DRS Designs - Include The Word "Day"
Seize The Birthday 2W Birthday + Optional Topping: Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Add A Number Oops no more than 10 challenges
Crafting By Designs - Let's Hear It For The Boys and Men
Inky Impressions - All About The Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthday
Always Playing with Paper - W, E3 - Masculine Card (Cut off circle shape of engine)
Cards in Envy - Birthday Cards
The Ribbon Girls -  Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Lovecats

Good morning all!
It's Monday again, which means it's time for a new callenge over at
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog! This weeks theme is........
Here's my card!

I made a cute little Monochromatic annivesary card using the
Lol, I have two rescue cats who love each other most of the time,
 but regularly beat up on each other just for fun!
I have to say I was singing the song Love Cats in my head,
all the time I was making this
I started with an A6 Kraft base then added a brick embossed panel,
which I brushed over with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The image was lightly coloured using prisma pencils,
then cut with an Xcut heart die & inked with the Tea Dye DI.
The sentiment was brushed with ink then, image & sentiment were
popped up on some foam tape to add a little dimension.
My added bling is a few little sequins.
I do hope you can play along in this weeks challenge.
 I'd love to see what your added bling is!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - Raining Cats & Digs
Brown Sugar  - Anything Goes
Creative Corner  - Words
Morgan's Art World Monochrome
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Animal & Why* Cats because I just love them!
Cardz 4 Galz - Use An Embossing Folder
Star Stampz Challenge Use A Digi 
Tuesday Throwdown -  Monochromatic

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Carl's New Pad

Hi everyone!
How's your weekend going? Good I hope!
As you may know, I am currently a Guest Scribbler over at
Here's my latest card for them!

I made a New Home card for a guy who's just moved in to his first flat!
The cool image I have used is #321 Carl's Pad
(gotta love a cute frog in a pond lol )
The sentiment is my own!
My card base is the usual 6"x6".
I used a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers to colour up the image.
The image & sentiment were die cut using spellbinders dies,
then inked with some liquid chalk ink.
The patterened paper is from a book of papers I picked up at Lidl.
The fish tail was created using a square punch on an angle!
I was going to add a couple of buttons but the little bit of trim appeared
 from nowhere & was the right size, so I stuck it on instead.
Thi card is flat which means it can easily be posted.
Don't forget to check out the latest challenge over at
You don't have to use a Scribbles Designs Image to enter but if you do,
you can enter as many times as you like.
 (the limit is three times using other images)

You will also find lots of freebies on the blog which is great if you're on a budget!
Thanks for stopping by! 

I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - masculine 
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Animal & Why* (Gotta love a cute little frog in the pond)
Star Stampz Challenge Use A Digi 
Southern Girls Patterened Paper Free For All 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Make It Funny
Inky Impressions - All About The Boys
City Crafter Challenge - Create a project featuring a house or word Home (New Pad)

Monday, 18 April 2016

Miss Ewe!

Good morning all!
I hope you had a good weekend! Did you have snow on Saturday? 
We did here in Edinburgh, it was just the craziest weather!
Sunday wasn't so bad & we had a great day out at Edinburgh Zoo.
We walked our socks off, but it was fantastic!
Anyhoo, down to business!
It's time for the new challenge over at Eureka Stamps, where the theme is
Here's my little card!

I used the sweet little image  digi 2209 (35) Standing Sheep & the 
sentiment digi 9903 Miss Ewe.
The card base is my usual 6"x 6" in lilac cs with matching paper for matting.
I coloured the image using flexmarkers & promarkers then cut out using 
a spellbinders die. The sentiment was cut with a spellbinders die too!
The layout is the sketch over at Cheerful Sketches
The sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is similar if you rotate it

The papers are 12"x12" Kitschy Kitchen by Melissa Frances.
The buttons & ribbon are from my stash!
I hope you like my card & I'd love it if you can play 
in the challenge this week!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter/Spring/Pastels
Addicted to Stamps -Pastel Colours + a Stamp 
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -, Polka Dot'
Dragonfly Dreams - Spring is in the Air
Scrappy Hands Spring! 
The Ribbon Girls -  Anything Goes as long as you include an image
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Stripes and Polka Dots
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes/ Buttons & Bows
Star Stampz Challenge Use A Digi
Crafting for all Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (Middle vertical line)
Sweet Sketch Sketch

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

La Pashe Samples

Hi all, I'm back with some more of the samples I made for the 
La Pashe 4 day deal on Create & Craft TV

La Pashe Ltd

Have you caught any of the shows yet?
Create & Craft
They are on Create & Craft TV today at 9am & 3pm 
Sky 674,  Freeview 36, Virgin 748 & 
Freesat 813

I haven't seen any yet but I hope to catch one of  them!

I love the La Pashe artwork, it's all about fun & is so fresh.
The decoupage is a dream to cut out & layer up!
The matching background papers are fab too!

You can also team up the images with items from your stash
as I did here! Thanks so much for popping in.
If you'd like any more info, just leave me a little
comment & I'll get back to you!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 11 April 2016

It's A Little Bit Sketchy

Good Morning all & Happy Monday!
It's time for the new challenge over at Eureka Stamps.
This week Karal has a great sketch for you to play with!

The images I have used to make my card this time are 
The card base is  6"x6" square,  linen embossed cardstock.
The green mat is linen embossed too.
I used my promarkers to colour up the pansies & create the dotty background.
I used a spellbinders oval die to cut out the image & a circle for
the sentiment. These were popped up a bit on 1mm foam tape.
The paper is from a book my mum gave me.
It was just the colour I wanted.
The lace & gems are from my stash!

Here's the sketch
Isn't it great!
If you need more inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog
& check out what the rest of the DT have made!
I hope you can play along!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Come and Get It W3E - Bright Colors
Dragonfly Dreams - Spring is in the Air
Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - April ~ Spring Flowers/April Showers 
Allsorts - Purple Passion 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards -  Spring Is In The Air 
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Flower Power
Simply Create Too - Purple and Green
I love Promarkers - Two Colors Only
Cardz 4 Galz - Springtime 
Paper Shelter Challenge -  Spring Delights
Scrapy Land Challenges - Anyting Goes - PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/ Springtime
Deep Ocean Challenge - Spring Is In the Air 

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Jar Of Hearts Scribbles

Hello everyone!
I'm here with another card to share!

A few weeks back I was invited to be a guest Scribbler over at
I was of course delighted & jumped at the chance!

Here's my debut GDT card!
I used the sweet image #890 Hearts Mason Jar to make my card.
The card base is a Kraft 145x145mm square.
I coloured up the image using my promarkers then cut it out with a Spellbinders die.
I edged everything with a pink Colour Q liquid chalk inkpad.
The paper I have used is one from Lidl, it seems I have been using these
 a lot lately. My craft/ spare bedroom is a bit topsy turvey so it's hard to get to things 
for the moment and these might just be a little easier to get to than others!
I just happen to love them too! lol 
I added a section of doily as when I think of things that come in Mason jars, 
I always think of doilies & ginham. Which brings me neatly on to the ribbon 
which came from a crafty friends de stash.
The die cut hearts were cut with an embosslit (another crafty de stash buy)  & the 
sentiment was die cut twice from  Kraft CS using a Lawn Fawn die then layered 
to give a bit of dimension & shadow.
I hope you like my card & I hope you can play in the challenge.
The theme at the moment is " A Song In My Heart"
You can use a song title or pehaps some of the words as your inspiration.
The inspirations for my card was the title:
Jar Of Hearts, from a Christina Perri song!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - anything goes 
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  anything goes with something colored 
Jilia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes/ Film, Book, Song
Southern Girls Anything Goes

Friday, 8 April 2016


Good morning all!
I have another card to share with you today!

This is a sneak peek of one of the samples I made for the launch of this exciting CD
To quote a friend
"The Big One was a limited edition compilation CD of the best of La Pashe 2008-2011 released five years ago, but people still ask about it now, so La Pashe thought they would re-release it, along with a second volume featuring everything they have done in 2012-2014"

Thanks Sharon, I couldn't have put it better

I, like lots of other people missed out on The Big One the first time around,
so I'm excited about this one!

Tune in next week to see Bailey presenting The Big One on Create & Craft TV.

Next Week's TV Schedule:

Mon 11th at 8am & 1pm

Tues 12th at 9am & 3pm

Wed 13th at 2pm & 6pm
Thanks for popping in! I hope you can catch the show.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

The Big One

Good morning all!
I've got a card to share with you today!

To quote a friend.....

La Pashe are back on C & C on Monday with a 4 day deal featuring
 "The Big One" CD-ROM Volumes 1 & 2.
"The Big One was a limited edition compilation CD of the best of La Pashe 2008-2011,
released five years ago, but people still ask about it now, so, La Pashe thought they would 
re-release it, along with a second volume featuring everything they have done in 2012-2014.
Thanks Sharon, you put it beautifully!

Now, here's sneak peek of one of my samples!

I simply used a 6"x 6" card base edged with a Martha Stewart border punch
Then added the decoupage. The sentiment panel is mounted on some cs which was punched, 
wrapped with gingham ribbon, from my stash, tied in a double bow, 
then raised on foam tape to act as the stop for the easel section.
Nice & Easel indeed!
Tune in next week to see Bailey presenting The Big One on Create & Craft TV.

Next Week's TV Schedule:

Mon 11th at 8am & 1pm

Tues 12th at 9am & 3pm

Wed 13th at 2pm & 6pm
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Use Die-Cuts/Punches 
Double D Challenges   - Yellow A Happy Place To Be (Photo Inspiration)* 
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbon or Twine
Clear It Out - Springtime Stash: Add a Flower 
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes