Hi to all fellow crafters'

I have only recently started to blog more seriously than I did previously, hope you like what you see. :) If you would like more information on a particular project please ask and I will see what I can do. I have now started doing challenges, I will hopefully be doing one every month. To go direct to my challenges please click on the link from the right. Hope you can join in I would love to see your creations. x

PLEASE NOTE that new challenges, winners and previous winners can now be found at the top of the page.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sailor boy

This is my sample card for the MTTC new challenge, the theme is 'Use Kraft' I had a think about what to do and as I don't do many male cards I thought it was time I did. I started off with my base card and trimmed a piecce of blue card to fit the bottom section leaving a small border. I then stamped the little sailor boy shirts onto my piece of kraft paper and trimmed to matt onto my blue layer, again leaving a small border. I stamped the little boy image and coloured before placing it onto a blue matt. after putting my two layers onto my card I added card candi to finish.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

April showers

This card I made a while ago but thought it was very appropriate for kraftyhands challenge. My base card was 6x6 and I started by matting some patterned paper onto a slightly larger blue square piece of card which was slightly smaller than my base card. I then took two pieces of the same blue pearl card the same size and on one piece I placed some contrasting patterned paper and on the other I placed white card after I had stamped the steps image. Next I placed the first matt onto my card, I then used one of my punches to create the border and placed ribbon onto it before placing it onto the card. I then placed the layer with the steps image onto the card before putting on the stamped image of the little girl which I  coloured and cut out and put foam pads on the back to raise slightly. To finish I added a few gems and a sentiment, hope you like it and thanks for looking.

I am entering this card into kraftyhands challenge

Saturday, 20 April 2013


My post for today is my DT sample for My time to craft The theme is 'stitching', my base card is a dl which I haven't done in a long time. I started by using black card for my first layer, then used a backing paper to layer onto that. I then made a small matt of black card and layered it with a contrast paper. I used one of my dies to cut the shape and inked the edges, after stamping my image onto the same paper as one of my layers I mounted it onto my die shape. I added a sentiment, gems and card candi to finish.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are much appreciated.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Clean and simple

This is my DT sample for MTTC the challenge this week is 'clean and simple' I found this a little hard to do, I always want to add more to my cards. So I chose a smaller card 4x4 with a decorative edge, I then simply stamped a sentiment and used a rub on image I found in my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog x

Friday, 5 April 2013

Someone special

I have been asked to make a card for Audsentiments new challenge 'project for a child with a sentiment' I hope you like what I have made.
My card is 8x8 and I used a backing paper as my first layer, trimmed to leave a little border. I made two matts with a second paper and layered these onto silver mirror card.  The image is from Imagine that digi images by Kris I coloured this and then layered it onto lilac pearl card, I attached my two matts then placed my image and sentiment onto my card. Finally to finish I used a die for the border and added gems.

Thank you for taking teh time to view my blog x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Summer scene

My post for today is something I haven't done for ages. I was looking for challenges to enter and came across Joanna Sheen blog challenge 'come rain or shine', after some thought I decided on making a summer scene as we all could do with some sunshine. I chose to use the Faye Whittaker stamps and cd I have had for a while and not used very much.
My card is an 8x8 easle card, I placed the sky paper on the folded part of the card and placed the beach paper on the inside. I then stamped out my images and coloured, after cutting them out I placed them onto my card using foam pads and added twine for the kite. Very simple but I enojyed making it, hope it brightens your day.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


My card today is done using an 8x8 card, my first layer is trimmed slightly to leave a border on my base card. I put my first layer through my calibur using a buttons embossing folder, I then inked the edges. I then stamped my humphrey image and coloured with spectrum noir pens. I used a die to cut out my image and inked the edges, I also created a faux shape with the same die for an extra layer. I put twine over the bottom of the first layer before placing it onto the card. I then put on my image, buttons with twine through and a sentiment to finish off.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog x

Monday, 1 April 2013

Shrink plastic

Good morning everyone, I decided to have a play with shrink plastic recently. As my daughter is a Mcfly fan and due to go the the concert soon I thought I would make her a little something. I started with a length of chain and added the fasteners, I then chose some nestie dies to cut my shapes from shrink plastic. Once my shapes were cut I stamped 'Mcfly' onto the star and inked over it. I punched holes in all the shapes and heated them until they shrunk, I then attched links and attached them to the chain. My daughter loves it and will wear it at the concert, an original I thnk.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog x