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.


Sunday 22 July 2012


My friend Kandis and I set ourselves a little challenge where I picked the papers and layout and Kandis picked the image and die shapes, assuring we both had the particular stamp and die. As you can see Kandis picked Polly from Jayne Nestorenko patchwork polly range of stamps. The papers were from a Nitwit collection called Petal fresh, I chose two papers from this set. The dies are part of floral doily set from spellbinders. To start with I covered an 8 x8 card in one of the chosen papers, I then made three matts the same size and used the second paper to cover leaving a small border. I used a distressed ink to edge the three pieces then placed them onto the base card. After cutting and embossing the die shapes I used the same distress ink to highlight the embossing on the dies, these were then placed onto the card. Polly was next to be stamped and coloured before cutting her out and placing within the circle. To finish off I used some gems and card candi. Hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog x


  1. This was definitely work the wait matey.

  2. What a pretty card, and such a sweet image xx

  3. A gorgeous card Sheila, I really like the background papers that you've used as well.

    Sue x

  4. A lovely image Sheila. I adore Nitwit papers and of course Spellbinders (Can't wait for 4 new sets to arrive. Your distressing here looks great. Sounds as if you and Kandis had a great time.
    Eileen x

  5. Thank you Eileen for your lovely comment. Kandis and I craft quite regular via skype, next time we are hoping to put links on our blogs so you can see what we each come up with. x

  6. Lovely card Sheila. How do I see Kandis? Oh just read your last reply. It's nice to be able to do something like the two of you are doing. It doesn't get boring and gives you a challenge. xx

  7. Thank you Vanessa, yes it is nice and we enjoy the challenge. My friend Kathy also joins in but she doesn't have a blog, trying to get her to start one but it's all a bit techy for her. I will post Kathy's card next time we do one of our challenges x