Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Anyone for Cocktails?

Rain, rain go away I've really had enough of you now as no doubt have all those poor people that have been flooded out. I dare anyone to mention the words drought and hosepipe ban next year.
This is an image from Sassy Studio Designs it's one I've not used for a while so I'm not sure if it's still available but needed to be dug again out to make a card for someone that likes their cockatils.

This card is for the following challenges:-
Joanna Sheen - Anything goes excluding Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky  3 of something on your card or the number I have 3 olives
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Winter Wonderland

What a horrible day yesterday rain, rain and more rain and now today brilliant sunshine when will the weather make it's mind up if it's winter or not. Lucky me I won last weeks challange at One Stop Craft Challenge  and I was featured on Joanna Sheen Daily Talent Spot so not a bad week even if I am back on the antibiotics for another 4 weeks. I treated myself to this simply gorgeous set of stamps from Clarity  Stamps and this is my first play with them. The frozen pond I created using clear embossing powder. Winter Wishes sentiment is from Imagine That.
This card is for the following challenge:-

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime  - Anything Goes
Challenge up your Life -First Snow
Crafty Ann's Challenge blog  -Birds and or animals
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - 163 Anything Goes
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - Silhouette

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pointsetta 3

Yes this is another Pointsetta.  I think I'm on a roll with them this year. This one is a digital image and coloured with copics. It's surprising the different effects you get just by changing your colouring medium.
This card is for the following challenges:-
One Stitch at a time - Challenge 140 use a digi
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 197 It's beginning to look a lot  like Christmas
Fairy Challenge Blog - Embossing
Paper Creator Crafts Challenge 1 All About Christmas

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Wish Upon a Star

Wow can't believe I've made another card this weekend I seem to be on a roll at the moment.
This card is for the following challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge - Sparkle so I have sparkle on her dress, wand and around the edge of the picture oh and now all over me but I don't suppose that counts as you can't see me, which is jsut as well.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything goes

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Cold & Frosty

So this is another card I made whilst I still had my Happy Silhouettes stamp set out. Background was created using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. Image and sentiment were stamped in Stormy Sky. Sentiment is from Imagine That. I then added snowflakes using Frost white shimmer paint from Stampin up and  Glamour dust on the branches to give it all a  cold & frosty feel.
This card is for the following challenges:-
Joanna Sheen - Cold & Frosty
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochrome tones
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Feeling Blue


Well after Thursday's adventures to hospital and my head clamped and stuck in the MRI scanner for 40 minutes, I thought I deserved some time to play. It was also an excuse to stay tucked up in doors what with all that horrible foggy weather we've had for last couple of days. This is the first card I made which fits into this weeks challenges at:-
ABC- Butterfly
Corrosive Challenge 162- Flutter by use an image with wings
Dream Valley- Anything Goes

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Flower Power

This is another card I made using the same stamp set as the last card but this time coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks Festive Berries and I think Pine Needles with a touch of Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw. This is a much more vibrant card than the last one.
This card fits nicely into the challenges at
Paper take weekly - Flower Power
Diva's by Design - 61 -Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Afternoon everyone. In calligraphy were were talking about projects with Pointsetta's on which reminded me of a stamp set from Joann Sheen which I found in a charity shop for 50p brand new  earlier in the year which I hadn't had a play with. This version is watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils which gave it a rather vintage feel so I amde the vintage music paper to go with it. The music itself is more than likely nothing to do  with Christmas but hey ho! I can't read music. Music stamp is from Artemio stamped in Adirondak Latte then distress using Tim Holtz Distress inks.
This card os for the challenges at
Challenges 4 Everbody - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Challenge 117 - Christmas
Christmas Stamping all year round  -Anything Goes

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Golden Wedding

 This is a card that I was asked to make this week for a couple celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple in question don't have any photos of the their wedding so I was asked specifically to put this photo on. I love this stamp set from Stampin' up. The roses were stamped in Distress inks Wild Honey and Scattered Straw then brushed with gold mica powder which doesn't show up in the photo but I'm sure you all know what I'm on about. The leaves were done In Adirondak Lettuce and Distress ink Peeled paint.
This card is conveniently fits into this weeks challenge at
 Daring Cardmakers - Smile please use a camera or photo or both on your card or a polaroid frame.
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Flowers everywhere

Brrrr!! hasn't the weather turned all cold and horrible. Time to stay tucked up indoors and play. Last week at Calligraphy we were talking about colouring on black card which reminded me I hadn't used the Black Magic technique on a card in a while so decided to have a play and this is the result, which I will show the girls tomorrow. Sorry about the quality of the picture but daylight just doesn't seem to last long these days.

This card is for the following challenges

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad -Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly challenge - Anything Goes