Monday, 18 September 2017

Mesh Flowers


Here is my DT card for the new challenge at

The theme this time round is
Autumn colours


The main focus on my card is the flowers that are made from a copper Mesh ribbon which has been formed to make flowers. 


I have made a background decorative panel by masking of a panel just off centre and colouring it with distress inks and then stamping over it with a word stamp. The flowers have been completed with some die cut leaves and large pearl brads in the centres.

Please pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at the other lovely inspiration made by my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Craft for the Craic - Autumn colours
Creative Fingers - ATG
Fussy and Fancy - Fall colours
Morgans Artworld - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
YNS - Colour choice
Allsorts - Florals
Art Impressions - Flowers and foliage
Craft Rocket - Something beginning with F
Hiding in my Craftroom - It's fall ya'll
A bit more time to craft - ATG

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sail Away


It's time for a new challenge at

An the theme as always is 
Anything Goes

My inspiration card is for a young boy's birthday.


A cute image of a little boy with his toy boat. I have kept the design quite simple with just a background layout of patterned papers and 2 sea related decorative buttons.

Pop over to the challenge and take a look at my fellow team mates ideas and join in as you may win a lovely prize.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Seize the Birthday - Ocean Colours
TTCRD - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned paper
Crafty Friends - Birthdays
Cards Galore - ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts - patterned paper
Calling all Sistahs - Photo inspiration

Monday, 4 September 2017

Strawberry Patch


It's Time for a new challenge over at 
And I am thrilled to say that after completing my guest DT spot for them they asked if I would like to stay on, and I was happy to say yes.

The theme this time round is
Something for a child


This is such a cute image of a little girl with her Strawberries. She is called Strawberry Girl and is from Mo Manning. I have die cut her out and layered the image on to Marianne die. The background is a nice coordinating stripy paper. And there is a little bow in the corner decorated with a strawberry button. For the sentiment I have used letter beads, which could be threaded onto a cord to make a bracelet for the recipient.

Please pop over to the challenge blog and see what my fellow DT member have made to inspire you.

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

Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned paper
The Ribbon Girls - ATG with ribbon
Create and Inspire - Summer/ATG
Simply Create too - Ribbon and button
In the Pink - Use pink

Monday, 21 August 2017

Lazy Days



It's time for a new challenge at
and the theme this time is
Lazy Days of Summer


For this card I have decided to use my Clarity Stamps. The back ground is done using 4 colours of distress inks then the tropical leaves has been stamped around the edge using green Archival.


The image has also been done using distress inks. The beach huts have been stamped in grey Archival and the tall grasses in brown Archival. I have coloured the beach huts with pencils. The word seaside is on a hand cut tag with die cut letter. I like the effect from using soft, hazy colours. 

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

Dare 2b Artzy - Pastel Colours
Classic DT - ATG
Cute card Thursday - Fun in the Sun
Simon says Stamp - add a sentiment

Monday, 7 August 2017

Grey Lady


It's Make My Monday challenge time again and the theme this time is

Pink and Grey

This card was created with some inspiration from a wonderful card maker Maria Simms and Clarity stamps goodies. She really is so enthusiastic and comes up with some wonderful ideas.


It's done using the Gelli press, grey distress inks and the Blossom stencil from Clarity. Then a bit of pink added to highlight the flowers and a lovely Clarity sentiment. It is really a quick and simple design but so pretty.

Please pop over to the challenge to see what the other DT member have created to inspire you.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Stroppy or What


This is my first card as a DT member for

The theme is always Anything Goes.

So with such a nice easy theme why don't you join in.



The image I have used is from this months sponsor which is Lemon Shortbread called Spunky Girl.
I have coloured her with Tria alcohol pens. The image layers and sentiment have been die cut. The scalloped boarder has been punched. Finally I have added a bow.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Craftaholics - Die cuts
Craft-dee Bowz - ATG with Bow
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG/patterned papers
Stempelsonnen - Stamped Image
TTCRD - ATG
Colour Inspiration Monday - Hand Coloured Image
INTAAS - Dies

Monday, 24 July 2017

Zebra Stripes



It's time for a new challenge at
and the theme this time is 
Monochrome



I've been playing with a friends new dies from Joanna Sheen. I really like them, and there are other animals in this set too. I think I can see a purchase coming on.



So I thought it was a perfect idea for monochrome with a lovely black and white Zebra. Bo Bunny backing paper, spotty card candy and black and white ribbon. I love these dies.

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

613 Avenue create - ATG/monochrome
INTAAS - Dies
Fab and Funky - Patterned Paper
Monochrome Magic - ATG/Bow
WWODT - ATG

Monday, 10 July 2017

Travel on the Wind



This is my 3rd card as Guest DT member for

The theme this time round is
Travel or Vacation


This isn't a regular mode of travel but I bet it's a lovely way to go anywhere and see beautiful views of the world. I've used Clarity stamps for this card. the set of 3 balloons and the trees. The background is inked using distress inks and a bit of torn paper. The Balloons have been paper pieced. I stamped the balloons onto patterned paper and cut out the sections to make up the balloons.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in the fun

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crazy4 challenge - Travel/Destination
The House that stamp Built - Create a scene
Ikes world - Relax
TTCRD - ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG patterned paper

Monday, 26 June 2017

Summer Flowers



It time for a new challenge at Make my Monday.

The theme this time is Summer Colours.


I couldn't make up my mind on colours so I made 2 versions of my card. one with bright strong colours and the other softer colours.

The backgrounds on both have been done with distress inks.


The stamp is from Indigo Blu, I think this is a lovely stamp. I have stamped 3 layers in grey, then black and finally white embossed.


I have added a simple sentiment stamp and then some candi decoration.

Please pop over to the challenge to see my team mates inspirations and join in our challenge I would love to see your creations.

I would like to enter in these challenges

Stamping Sensations - Favorite stamp
Mix it up - ATG/stamping
Noor Designs - Summer
Gem of a Challenge - Summer Colours
Allsorts - Flower Power
Moving along with the Times - English Country Garden
Mod Squad - Colourful
TTCRD - ATG

Monday, 12 June 2017

Life's a Beach



I am rather chuffed to say this is my first card as a guest design team member for
Make my Monday. I'm looking forward to joining in with the team for the next 3 months.

The theme for this months challenge is At the Beach.


I've made a beach scene which is all die cut, then paper pieced to give a little character to the picture.


The background to the hammock  scene has been coloured using distress inks. There is a patterned paper behind this all but It doesn't seem to show up well on the photo.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in with our challenge and see some lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - Summer + a sentiment
Die Cut Divas - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Journeys - Paper Piecing
Simply Create too - Summer Fun
Allsorts - use at least 2 dies
Noor Designs - Summer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

It's Fishy


Another concertina card but more of a men's theme this time. I quite like this shape, fun to decorate too.


The background card has been done in green shades patterned card. I did think should it be blues but on a recent holiday we went snorkelling for the first time and I have to say the corals and rocks were more greens and yellows than blue. So that's the reason for my choice.


I have used the Creative Expressions Heart spray die to make my coral fronds. Looks just the right shape to me. And the fish are Jolee;s stickers.  I think they're great. I will add my greeting on the front at a later date.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
TTCRD - ATG
Unstampables - Layers
Crafty Animals - Any Animals
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG patterned paper
Dies r Us - Shaped Cards
Tinker Dream - Boys/men
My Time to Craft - Masculine
MMM - Sugar and Spice

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Floral Concertina


After a long absence from my blog, been so busy with other things, I thinks it's about time I got back to using it. 

This card made with some inspiration from a group of friends, we get together regularly to make cards and inspire one another. Also to just have a good old gossip.


Much easier to make than it looks, just a little cutting and folding. Then it been decorated with lots of die cut leaves and flowers. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenged

Crafting with Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Crafty Calender - Flowers
In the Pink - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Hint of Pink
Crafters Cafe - Feminine
TTCRD - ATG
Always Fun - Flowers
MMM - May Flowers