Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Hi Everyone, after my late posts this month I think this card is VERY pertinent and as my SiL knows me so well, I decided to use it for her birthday, Yep! I remembered that, whew! If I carry on like this I will be very worried about me!
image - Bugaboo Stamps
coloured in PS
leaves dp - Printable Cuttable Creatables
background dp & stitching - Just so Scrappy
leaf die - Crafters Companion laid onto vellum and coloured from the back
butterfly die - Tonic
all layered onto bronze metallic paper
insert sentiment left - Bugaboo
right sentiment - my own
celebrate image Bugaboo

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lil Pumpkin

Hi Everyone, my card today was for my new GGNiece, another generation is born into our family and of course, she is the most beautiful baby ever! LOL. Dorothy-Louise was 7lb 8oz and was born after a traumatic labour for her Mum, thankfully both are well now. I love her old fashioned name. Dorothy means Gift of God.
2 days old
As she is born during the pumpkin season, I decided to use this fabulous digi kit card, so all I had to do was lay it out in PS and print, I also sent it to the Cameo for it to cut the layers. I felt it very appropriate for this little one, as her parents like unconventional colours.
image and papers - Imagine That Digis by Kris

 and a scrapbook page I did for her
layout Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
dp's Lisasisneros Designs @ Pixelscrapper
I corrected the spelling of October!!!! should have checked before! Thanks Linby

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Vase of flowers

Hi Everyone, a card with another oh! I'm am so late attached. I have completely lost myself this month, dates have been missing for me and this card was missed completely, although I had it ready, with just printing to do - blast! Definitely hibernation mode.

My DT card for Morgan's Artworld this month is this one.

flowers & vase coloured in PS 
embossing folder - wood effect Crafters Companion
I was disappointed it cracked the card, BUT then
 realised I liked the effect, so kept it.
dp on vase and rectangle - Christine Smith Digital design
cracked wall & wood "shelf" - Photoshop Creative Magazine freebie
bow button - First Edition dies
ribbon - stash 
all layered onto red pearl paper, I had at a craft fair ages ago.
I followed Freshly Made Sketches FMS308

Saturday, 14 October 2017


Hi Everyone, I've been a bit lot behind with my posts and comments, I think hibernation mode has kicked in with me.

Anyhow my card today was for the Limited Runs progressive FB challenge, I think I may have missed it, but here it is anyway.
image - Limited Runs
dp's - A-Manda Creation
sentiment I found on the web

I thought I would share the autumnal mood in the garden
Our Acer, which had started changing colour in July, with our strange weather patterns this year, it's only just started losing it's leaves, but also seems to be changing back to green, VERY strange.

 This is a new variety Nasturtium, we had this year, it's had a 
fabulous show, but is now changing too.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A card with metal!

Hi Everyone, a card today with an "Oops, I'm late" attached to it. I completely forgot that I had a DT card to do for today, so looked at my ideas for cards and cased this card pretty quick. I originally saw it HERE but can't find it on the blog now.
The challenge at -
My son had just finished a soft drink in a can, so I grabbed it quick, cut it flat and held it over the gas hob, to get a patina on it. DON'T do this without an extractor fan and a tool to hold the can while holding on the flame. The "right" side can flame, so PLEASE be careful.

I then cut it with a scissors to the size I wanted and embossed it. I also die cut the number out. The card was embossed and the paper and metal attached, then I stamped the sentiment and a little pattern onto the number circle. Quite a quick card! I used -
Crafters Companion basket weave folder.
  freebie magazine number die.
Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder 
 Craft Sensation paper pad
stamps magazine freebies
Tattered Lace circle pin dot die

Monday, 9 October 2017

Colouring Competition!

Hi Everyone just to let you know what's going on at Morgan's Artworld for Halloween, it's a colouring competition, I hope you can join in.

Click on the eBook or Images to download for free.
Colour, Decorate however you wish
Post it to the Morgans ArtWorld Facebook Group or 
enter your colouring project into the current anything goes challenge here on the blog.

Good luck and happy colouring.

Here's my contribution
coloured in PS and layered.
owl, crow, fence - Fontbundles
freebie background paper - Bearly Bear Designs

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Time to party!

Hi Everyone, another birthday for one of my lovely Nieces :) I couldn't think what to do for her and going through my digis, decided this young lady would suit fine.
image and party sentiment - Digistamp Boutique
dp's - Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe
ribbon - Docrafts
rectangle - Tattered Lace pindot die

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A Stamped card!

Hello Everyone, another scheduled post from me, whilst we are away.  

The Hydrangea stamp with the butterfly and sentiment were freebies from a magazine, I've had it a while and decided I MUST try and do a little stamping, it really is not my favourite thing, but I do love the embossed lines. I think I should have one of those stamping thingy's that allow you to stamp many times over the same image, then perhaps I would be a little more successful, BUT not until I do more stamping LOL.
I coloured it with watercolour pencils then layered it onto matching card stock, cut with Sissix stitched border die.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Polar Bears

Hi Everyone, a scheduled post from me today and the next few days, we are away AGAIN! in Lincolnshire, a day trip to Nottingham and a trip up the Trent! all arranged by my SiL for us all.

On to my card, it's a Silhouette store buy, which I saw and couldn't resist. Polar Bears, I added wobbly eyes and some silver glitter pen inside the scarf cuts, the sketch the sentiment with the Cameo pen which also has glitter in it, I added a bow button die cut by First Edition, to the 3rd Bear, 'cause I could LOL. Digi paper is by Ziggle Designs @ ScrapOrchard, I coloured black and added 3D gloss to their noses.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Tooth card!

Hi everyone, my card today is for hubby's nephew, a great guy who is full of fun. He teaches Dentists how to add his company's filling "stuff" LOL. Well it was about time I did a tooth subject card for him, I know he will appreciate it.
smile sentiment - Create with TLC
tooth - SnickerDoodles
toothpaste streak, tooth paper- Digilicious
teeth  - Digilicious, that I cut on the Cameo after tracing them and adding an offset to add gums and a mouth? I added silver glitter pen to make fillings!
birthday label - Digilicious
I added wobbly eyes to the tooth

The insert with a joke from the web.

I hope the teeth are OK for the food challenge LOL it has got a sentiment inside with birthday cake on????

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Technology - wired?

Hi Everyone, I suspect you are questioning or even thinking what ever she is on about in that heading LOL, well! my card today is for the
Would you like to be part of the SPECtacular Male Room Design Team?  Well we're looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you'd like to be considered simply create a project - card, scrapbook page, tag, art journal page, ATC, canvas or 3D -  for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.
My card today is certainly technology, it's about computers and is for my God-daughters husband, whose job is associated with them, hope he likes it. Just a couple of days before I was making this card I had these papers from Pixelscrapper, which were just perfect for the theme of the challenge, I know it's a bit busy, but I really wanted to use them with the elements.

To make it more "techie" I used wire which I couldn't get straight - aarrggh! I joined it to the "chips"by glue gun then added NuvoCrystal Drops to make it look like they were soldered on. I layered the papers onto silver mirror card. The sentiments were also in the same digital pack. 
The insert verse was from the web and all front and insert were designed in Photoshop, so technology used to create it too LOL.

Monday, 25 September 2017

October time

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Outlawz sketch challenge, that actually took me nearly 3 days to make, because I wouldn't give up on the cutting with my Cameo. In the end I had too, frustratingly so. If any of you have a solution, I would be grateful in case it happens again.

I dragged images into the design area, traced it all then send to print and cut, all that happened when I sent to cut was, it said it had finished cutting - without actually moving! It would cut if I took the images off??? No problem with anything else! I tried it all ways.

Anyhow, I changed what I wanted to cut and instead cut them out by hand. I added 3D gloss to the acorns and the cup, with a small brush, as it was a largish area, I'm surprised it worked, I thought it may have line marks, I will do it this way again.
image - coffeeforfall-stamplorations
pumpkin layer paper and sentiment - Create with TLC
orange paper - Zesty Designs @ Pixelscrapper
acorns, butterfly - Just So Scrappy
cup knit - Pixelscrapper
scalloped circle - Birds Cards

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Cat in Pot

Hello Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz progressive challenge, where we had this adorable puss in boot pot!
Cat - Anne Fenton
coloured in PS and print and cut on the Cameo and 3D'd
sentiment panel - Create with TLC 3D'd
spot paper - mommyish designs
scalloped paper - Just so Scrappy
eyes - Anita's 3D gloss
flower centres - Stickles

Thursday, 21 September 2017

BABY card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for a friend of mine who requested an adoption baby card. I had made a few before and was tempted to repeat one of them, then looking through the web discovered the most wonderful image and HAD to go with it. The baby is 10 months old, so it suits perfectly, then what to add to the front? after my own experience, I decided to use a wonderful and so true sentiment, I hope they all like it.
image - Mo Manning
coloured in PS
sentiment - Create with TLC
digi paper - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
embossing folders - Cuttlebug & We R Memory Keepers
ribbon - Dovecrafts
Spray & Sparkle - Crafters Companion
I've blurred out their names for privacy.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Phantom birthday card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my #5 Niece who was 50 on the 18th, she is a massive fan of Phantom of the Opera and her birthday was spent in London, with a luxury meal and stay at an expensive hotel and at the Theatre watching it for the umpteenth time :) As I increased the size of the piano, I also had to make a special envelope, just in time to catch the post, so forgot to show the envelope.

piano card template - Loni Stephens at the Sil Store
the mask I copied from the web and made into a cut file 
rose - cut from Tonic flip-flop die 
Happy Birthday - Tonic die
numbers - freebie in magazine
music copied from web resized and shabbied? the edge with a scissors

closeup showing the line of the nose mask and rose 3D'd


Monday, 18 September 2017

Coffee Lovers

Hi Everyone, a card today for Hetty my blogger friend who has a hop going on at The Coffee Lovers.
Image -  JessicaLynnoriginals
coloured in PS and cut out as print & cut on the Cameo
digi "spooky" paper - Sissix
halloween text overlay - sahindesigns
mask overlay - pixelscrapper

I thought I would share the deluge we had Saturday afternoon, after a glorious sunny morning, this happened and lasted 4 hours, luckily the drains held out and the road wasn't flooded. We have had a LOT of rain recently, but I think this was the heaviest.

you can see the water on the road like a stream 

This is next doors roof, you can see the force of the rain on the tiles.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

13 year old birthday

Hi Everyone another simple card from me today, I was late getting this done for my GNiece and had to get it done and in the post. Don't you hate when that happens? I have all birthdays on my desktop so there is no excuse, I don't know what happened this time.

Anyhow, I cut the 13 card shape and the numbers out in the Cameo, coloured the image in PS and cut it out on the Cameo. It's an A5 size. Embossed the numbers and that's all it was. Told you it was quick LOL
Image - Art by Miran
birthday die cut  with metallic paper - Tonic 
embossing folder - Embossalicious
glitter - Nuvo pure sheen silver

I thought I would add a wall here, for you to pick up if you want, it's a wall being rebuilt locally and I thought it had wonderful texture, I may use it in something soon and you can too, IF you would like to lift it.

Close to this wall is this disused "Water Viaduct" associated with the Iron Industry, now a local public pathway, with wonderful views...

...with a river underneath that has a house by it, that Richard Burton the actor and who married Elizabeth Taylor lived, his house on the right, with an extension (now). Here's a link with more about them. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Dragon

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, another not typical Christmas colours, but I love the papers with their frosty appearance so had to use them.
sentiment - Create with TLC
image was a freebie from the last progressive challenge at 
Dragons Lair designs, I'm so sorry to see Janette close, through ill health.
image coloured in PS
digital papers - WeR3 designs
scallop - cut on the Cameo
Dragon cut - Tattered Lace pin dot circle die
Glitter - Nuvo Pure Sheen

Friday, 15 September 2017

Wedding cards

Hi Everyone, my post today included 2 cards, why? you may ask, because a friend of mine asked if I would make cards for herself and her Mother for her Daughter's Wedding Day.

I had recently bought a car die which I thought looked so elegant, not knowing that the order would be within days of me buying it.

wedding car die - Sweet Dixie
flower corner die - Sue Wlson
oval pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
embossing folder - Embossolicious
the text was sketched on both cards by the Cameo with dark grey and silver pens,
 as I can't print on the heavy 300g linen card I used
silver card from stash

as it was for the same couple I wanted something completely different.
dp - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
flower die behind tag - Sissix
tag - Silhouette store
heart dies - Magazine freebies
banner - done on Cameo
I also added a heart shaped photo of the couple by the
 heart dies, but forgot to take a photo of it!

here are the cards and boxes I made for them.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
OH! NOT good for me, BUT this is a challenge and I'm up for it. I should have gone with PS masking so much easier LOL.

I have a limited amount of  "real" stamps, am I satisfied NO! this took me way out of my comfort zone. Firstly I stamped at least 10 times to get anywhere what I wanted, using the lids of inks to stamp from, as I don't have a stamp block!

I used water colour pencils for the images, added 3D gloss to the lamp and windows, some silver glitter pen on his bobble, even all that didn't turn out right, but I had left it to the last minute and HAD to go with it. I did TRY though! I have an awful lot of practicing to do with colouring and stamping, not my favourite thing to do. I LOVE these fabulous gnomes and the little house.

All Stamps - freebie in magazine by Apple Blossom Stamps,
 see also, with details this card
digital papers and star - Inspire Designs at @ Gingerscraps

Monday, 11 September 2017

Christmas Wamth

Hi Everyone, I'm getting back on track after all the family celebrations last week, it was so lovely to get together again. I am not up to par with commenting, I will get around to you though.

Anyhow, here's my card for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I quite liked this one.  

Sentiment and image - Create with TLC 
to which I added a gradient and coloured in PS
digital papers - Created by Tracy @ ArtbyMiran
holly die - Cut & Make @ The Range

Here's one of the photos I did in PS, of last weeks
 get together with  my beautiful and so lovely Nieces. 
Can you tell I love them All a lot?