Saturday, 21 April 2018

Beach Bum Bob

 

Hello,
I'm back today with a men's card. I'm not big on making men's card's, (even though we all need to at some point!) I think its something to do with not being able to add flowers and lace.:)
Anyway, I used Beach bum Bob from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and matched him with manpants papers from Nitwit collections.
I added twine, a sentiment and a camera sticker to finish.


Challenges:

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Highland Cows: picked for you

 

Hello,
Today's card features one of the Highland cow images from Di's digi downloads. 
I coloured this image with spectrum noirs.
The papers are from Nitwit collections friendship range, matted on white. To add detail I embossed the large yellow layer with a floral folder.
I added yellow ribbon and a bow and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Winnie Birthday Easel

 

Hello,
In recent weeks I've become a fan of the digi stamps at Polka Doodles, especially Winnie. When we bought some digi's, I came up with creating a large 8x8 twisted easel card. I merged three Winnie images together to create my image, colouring them with a mix of spectrum noirs and Promarkers. The image is 6x6. 
I used Nitwit collections friendship papers, matted on white and light yellow. I added a doily, lace, flowers and a sentiment to finish.

I'd like to enter this into:

The Paper Shelter: Birthday

 

Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks challenge is Birthday. Easy right?
For my card I used the beautiful enchanted butterflies. I love butterflies, I even have butterfly wallpaper in my room so this image really stood out to me.
I coloured the image with Promarkers.
The papers came from an old wild rose studio paper pad, matted on white.
I added a lovely butterfly die cut design up the side, by tattered lace, and some flowers and finished with a sentiment. 

Challenges:
For me its Promarkers. Although my colouring varies between Spectrum noirs and Promarkers, I always tend to go back to Promarkers. These are the first markers I ever had for crafting and I've continued to use them, getting better at shading and blending. 

I Love Promarkers: Get well soon

 
Hello,
This weeks challenge at I love Promarkers is Get well soon.
We are sponsored by Ikes Art and for my card I used the image hydrangea basket.
I matched it with nitwit collections grin and bear it papers, matted on white. I kept the card simple, finishing with a sentiment.



Monday, 16 April 2018

Magnolia Greenhouse

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring a magnolia stamp.
I love this greenhouse image as it reminds me of being little and gardening with my grandparents.
I coloured the in age with spectrum noirs and die cut into an oval. I used prima marketing's lavender papers and a large flower from the collection. The rest of the flowers came from my stash. I also added lace, pins, a doily and a sentiment.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

House Mouse Multiple Circles

  

Hello,
I'm back today to share my second card for the House mouse challenge which this fortnight was anything goes or multiple images. As I mentioned in my last post featuring my first card for this challenge, this really inspired me to search my stamps. I've really enjoyed using more than one image.
I used two of my favourites on this card, the first being part of the image from the stamp, flower arranging and the second being this little cutie, Mudpie holding a flower. This is only a small image but it has always been a favourite.
I coloured them both with Promarkers.
I used my favourite circle dies, matting them on orange.
The paper came from a magazine freebie and is actually embossed with the folder that came with it but that isn't very visable on the photo.
I finished with one of the mousy sentiments and added some pink twine.

I hope you've enjoyed my mousy make!

I'd like to enter this into:


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Winnie with Bouquet

 

Hello,
Recently I've become a fan of Polka Doodles Winnie images. For this card I used Winnie with bouquet and coloured with spectrum noirs.
I matched the image with prima marketing's Amelia rose papers and flowers, matted on black. I also added some pink ribbon, a bow and a polka doodles sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Birthday Hares

 

Hello,
Today's card features an stamp that I got free in a magazine a while ago. I loved this hare image of an adult and baby and it reminded me of a book I had when I was little.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut into a oval.
The papers are from Nitwit collections hydrangea range, matted on white. I added a doily, lace, sentiment and flowers to finish.

Challenges:

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Highland wedding

 

Hello,
When I saw the Highland cow images over at Di's digi downloads, I couldn't wait to get them. Lucky for me a few weeks ago I won one digi from the store so I got the Highland wedding couple. 
I coloured my image with Promarkers and matched it with papers from a pad from The Works,  including a nice multi coloured tartan to go with the Scottish feel,matted on white.
I added pink ribbon and a doily to finish.

Challenges:

Friday, 6 April 2018

House Mouse Birthday Wishes

 

Hello,
The challenge at House mouse and friends this fortnight is use multiple images, something I don't always think to do yet have plenty of images that can be mixed and matched together. This theme inspired me and I got to finding out stamps that would go together straight away.
I created this birthday card using one of my favourite larger images, mice with cupcake (and a full belly!). Then used two of the smaller birthday themed stamps, coloured with Promarkers.
 Nearly all my favourite House mouse images include one of the mice with cake so I had to make a birthday card featuring one of my favourites.
The paper, matted on Brown, came from a 8x8 paper pad from The Works. I added ribbon, a bow and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:
HMFMC#263

Oddball fairy

 

Hello,
I have something different to share today featuring an image from Oddball art. It's the first time I have used an image from there but I have to say I really like this brand and can definitely see me using more of their images.
I used Sai the fairy for this card, coloured with Promarkers and spectrum noirs.
I matched it with prima marketing's Rose quartz collection, matted on black.
I also faux stitched around the layers and image.
I finished with flowers, lace, pearls, a heart charm and a sentiment. I also added glitter to her wings.

I'd like to enter this into:

The Paper Shelter: Girl Power

 

Hello,
I'm a little bit late with my paper shelter card this week as  I've been taking a break due to an viral infection. Luckily it has now cleared up so I'm glad to be back crafting again.
This weeks challenge is Girl power so we want to see all your girly/women themed creations.
For my card I used the image The glamourous girls, coloured with Promarkers.
I created a twisted easel using papers and die cut sentiments from an old scrapbooking pad. All matted on white.
The sentiment says friendship is one mind in two bodies. I also die cut a doily in black.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Simply Magnolia: Pearls

 

Hello,
Our new challenge over at Simply magnolia is add pearls.
I made a baby crossfold card using the stork image, coloured with Promarkers.
I die cut my stork and added to a fancy oval then added pearls all around the edges.
The papers are from Prima marketing's heaven sent range, as well as the flowers.
I created a crossfold so I could have the hidden message tag inside. I added ribbon and lace and some rose ribbon to finish.

 


Challenges:

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Congratulations!

 
Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring a magnolia stamp from the Your invited collection.
I used the beautiful prima love story papers and matching flowers for this wedding card. I coloured my image with Promarkers.
I used pearls, a heart shaped doily, ribbon, lace and the doo hickey fence die to embellish.

Challenges
 



Baby hopper

 

Hello,
Today I have this sweet baby card to share, featuring one of the happy hopper images from house mouse Designs.
I stamped my image onto an oval, coloured with spectrum noirs and matted onto a fancy oval.
The papers are from Prima marketing's heaven sent range.
I added ribbon, lace and a mix of prima flowers to finish.

Challenges:

Magnolia: Tilda drinking Tea


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Through the craftroom door Challenge

Hello,
This weeks challenge at Through the craft room door is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Lacy sunshine and the DT got to use some of their beautiful images. For my card, I got to use the whimsical I give you my heart.
I coloured my image with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum noirs.
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs blissful cotton range. I added lace, prima flowers, a lace butterfly and a sentiment to finish.

Challenge:

Monday, 26 March 2018

CWTC: Bingo

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and this months challenge is bingo. We'd like to see your creations using our bingo board.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo and kindly given images to use. I used stocking teddy, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I matched it with nitwit collections festive florals papers, double matted on green and white. I embossed the strip with a Christmas sentiment embossing folder.
I added some buttons and a sentiment to finish.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Magnolia You're Invited: Sweet 16

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring wonderful tilda from the Your invited range. 
This is a 6x6 card but is slightly taller with the edge die along the top.
I die cut an oval and stamped my image, then coloured with Promarkers.
I used Nitwit collections friendship range as my papers in pretty yellow and pink, matted on white.
I die cut a fancy oval from spellbinders and added my image on top.
I added a doily, rose ribbon, lace, pink organza, flowers, pearl pins and some glitter on her dress although this isn't advisable in the photo. I finished with a LOTV sentiment.

Challenges:

The Paper Shelter: Easter

This weeks challenge at The Paper Shelter is Easter.
For my card I used the image enjoy the spring, coloured with Promarkers.
I matched it with nitwit collections happy range, matted on white. I then added a bow and ribbon in a pretty green to match.

I love Promarkers: things that fly


Hello,
This fortnights challenge over at I Love Promarkers is things that fly.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo, and I used this sweet spring owl.
I matched it with nitwit collections nitwit thicket range, matted on white. I used the pretty birdy branch die from wild rose studio and added down the side then finished with a sentiment.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

House Mouse: For Mum




 
Hello,
I made this card for my mum for mothers day last Sunday. She likes house mouse images, so I used this sweet hopper image and created an easel card, her favourite type of card.
I die cut my image in an oval and coloured with spectrum noirs.
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs blissful green, matted on white. I also used a matching sentiment.
I added lace, a doily, prima flowers and a border die to edge the top.

challenges:

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Through the Craftroom door Challenge

 

Hello,
It's time for a new challenge at Through the craft room door and as ever, its anything goes.
We are sponsored by Twinkle lane designs.
For my card I used the image Rose and the rose papers from their digi shop.
The pink gingham came from another range. I kept the card simple, colouring the image with spectrum noirs and die cutting into a circle. I matted it on one of the Tattered lace doily circle die cuts. I finished by adding a polka doodles sentiment to finish.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Isabella

 
Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring an image from Di's digi downloads. This is Isabella.
Coloured with Promarkers and die cut into a oval.
I used one of my favourite prima paper pads, Rose quartz, matted on white. I also used some of the matching flowers.
I added lace and an LOTV sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Paper Shelter: Spring

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks challenge is spring.
For a change, I used the topper and backing paper, featured with each digi stamp. I used Emily.
I matted both on white and added lace, ribbon and flowers to finish.

I Love Promarkers: For a girl


Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Elegant 18 Tilda



Hello,
Today i have a card to share featuring Evening Tilda.
For my birthday i received some Prima goodies including the Rose Quartz paper pad and matching flowers which i used on this card, matted on black and white.
I coloured my image with promarkers and die cut into an oval. 


I embellished with white organza ribbon, black lace, die cut swirls, flowers, pearls, a sparkly black dot and a key charm, as it is an 18th birthday card. The sentiment came from LOTV. I even added some sparkles around her using stickles.


Challenges:

Sunday, 4 March 2018

George's Puppy Tails:

 

Hello,
It's been a while since I shared a Puppy tail post so I thought I'd share a winter post.
In the UK this past week we've had quite a bit of snow, and where we live its the deepest its been in about eight years. 
It was the first time George had ever seen snow so deep and he couldn't wait to get out and play.
As well as running through it and playing, he also likes to try and eat it, every time he goes out.
Because he is still quite young, his walks have either been short or none due to the deep snow. But he has been playing indoors which is important to keep him mentally stimulated.
Some of the fun games he's been playing are hide and seek, find the biscuit and of course learning new tricks or just keeping up with obedience.
What have your dogs thought of the snow?

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Horace and Boo


Hello,
For this birthday card i used one of the cute Horace and Boo images from Polka doodles. Aren't they adorable?
I printed out my digi and coloured with promarkers.
The papers also came from the Horace and Boo kit, so i printed them and matted on white.
I kept the card simple, adding just a sentiment which again came from the kit.

Challenges:


Birthday Flowers


Hello,
This card was made for my cousins birthday back in february.
I used one of my favorite House mouse images, Flower arranging coloured with promarkers and die cut into a circle.
I created a twisted easle and used papers from my garden party paper pad. I added lace, prima flowers and a Born in february quote from LOTV.

Challenges:
HMFMC#260

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Through the Craftroom door web challenge: Mixed Media


Hello!
Just a quick post to share this canvas, something completely different for me, and to tell you to join us at Through the craft room door for the march/April web challenge.
This will feature in the next magazine due March 4th, so I hope you come and join in. To subscribe to the magazine, check here.
 To find out the supplies, check the magazine in March.






Simply Magnolia: Easter



Hello,
Well it is time to share my exciting news. I am now a DT member at Simply magnolia!
I am so excited! I've dreamed of being on a magnolia DT ever since I bought my first stamps so to finally be on one is such an exciting achievement for me.

Our challenge this month is Easter. A few years ago I made Easter cards to send for friends and family, but now people don't seem to bother so much, so using my Easter stamps is quite rare. Luckily I have loads of magnolia Easter images, so I created this Easter scene stepper card.


This is a 6x6 card, tent fold stepper. I managed to fit all six tilda's on along with the sunrise fields background stamp.
All images were coloured with Promarkers. If you look closely, you will see some really old Easter Tilda's.


 

The papers are from a Tilda range of papers, so are in 12x12.
I also used the doohickey fence die and a wild rose studio birdy branch die for along the top of the card.
I added a doily and flowers to finish.

I really look forward to seeing your Easter designs.

Challenges:







Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Christmas with the Cuties: Anything goes christmas

 

Hello,
I'm a little bit late sharing this card, but its finally here. We are back at Christmas with the cuties after a two month break. Our new challenge for this month is anything Christmas goes.
For my card I used one of the cute Chrissy Armstrong penguin from Whimsy stamps, this is a digi, coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections winter wishes range, matted on white. I then added an LOTV sentiment to finish.
We can't wait to see your creations, so come join us!

Also, I have some exciting news to share so look out for my March 1st post.

Through The Craftroom Door: anything goes

Hello,
It is time for this weeks anything goes challenge over at Through the Craftroom door and for this week, both teams are taking part.
We have two sponsors this time, so i have two cards to share.



My first is using the Rick St Dennis image, Opal the Jazz baby, coloured with promarkers. I love images that have a 20's style to them so this was perfect.
I created a twisted easle and used Anna Marie designs Blissful Cocoa papers.
I added lace, prima flowers and a sister sentiment to finish.

My second card features an image from Sprinkle n sparkle.


I used Arianna for this, coloured with promarkers. The papers are Nitwit collections Hydrangea range. I embossed one panel with a floral folder to add some texture and finished with a bow and sparkly dot.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

I love Promarkers: anything goes

 
Hello,
Today there is a new challenge over at I love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Dr Digi and I used one of their images, 40 winks on my card.
I created a circular easel, the papers are from Nitwit collections grin and bear it. I finished with a LOTV sentiment.


The Paper shelter: Things with wings

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks challenge is things with wings.
For my card I used this sweet image called pixie caramel macchiato, quite a new image. This is coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Sep trump noirs.
I used Anna Marie Designs blissful cocoa papers, matted on pink and added some prima mini flowers and an LOTV sentiment to finish.


Challenges:

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Horace and Boo: Wonderful Easle

 

Hello,
Today I have an easel card to share featuring one of the cute Horace and Boo images from polka doodles.
I coloured my image with Promarkers.
The papers come from one of my favourite and most used Nitwit collections, Happy.
I added stitched pink ribbon, flowers and a sentiment from the kit.

Challenges:

Thursday, 15 February 2018

House Mouse Shaker

 

Hello,
Today I have a shaker card to share made on a love theme.
I created a heart shaped shaker, using papers from first edition sweet nothings paper pad, matted on black.
I stamped the mouse image, coloured with Promarkers and cut out, then added to the centre.

Challenge:
HMFMC#259

Beach Bum Bob

  Hello, I'm back today with a men's card. I'm not big on making men's card's, (even though we all need to at som...