Friday, 31 October 2014

Silhouettes with Carol @ CD Sunday

I didn't think I was going to get to make this card as things have conspired against me this week time wise. I had planned on using a MCS cdrom that contains silhouettes, but I have also had PC issues and so I have fallen back on a digi image I had already printed out, once at a large size and then at a smaller size. I then used a snippet I had left over from this card which was using the Shawn Jenkins Ooh la la cdrom everyday occasions. Finally I felt it needed something more, so I took my black card snippets and used the free die from tattered lace and cut away some of the pattern, keeping a little bit for the top right corner. I've also sprayed with CC irridescent glitter and pearl diamond the papar and the images.
Finally I am ready to enter the CD Sunday challenge - silhouettes! and as I used snippets I'm also off to the snippet playground with this card.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Although my card yesterday was Halloween related it was a birthday card, so today I have a Halloween card for you.
I don't usually do Halloween cards, but I received one myself and so felt I should send one back!
I took a freebie which was the little spider and tiled him in MCS to create the background paper and coloured it to match the freebie "poster". I used a spellbinder tattered die to cut some black card as a mount and then used the original spider as an accent.
I'd like to enter this card into:-
Cute Card Thursday challenge - Trick or treat
The Male Room challenge - Halloween

Monday, 27 October 2014

Candy winner..............

The winner of my recent candy is..................

#19 Pinky!

thanks so much to everyone who took part. I'll email you Pinky.

Witching hour @ Ooh la la creations challenge

For this fortnight's challenge on Ooh La La our theme is "The witching hour" For my DT card I used the  Latest CDcdrom "say it with words". I really do love this cdrom and it has so many different themes on it. For my card I took the images into MCS and imposed the witch character onto the spider paper. I then tiled the witch making her smaller first to create the border. The sentiment is computer generated and the cupcake is a freebie.
We'd love to see you join in with our challenge - make sure it's spooky!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

October Rudolph Day

 Happy Rudolph Day everyone. I was determined to use the stamp that I won in the Snippet Playground this month - so here it is twice!
For my first card I mounted it behind the spellbinder wonderland die which I cut out of glitter card I first embossed. I then took the die that is supposed to cut out around the outside and using half of it stamped with a Crafters Companion stamp. It was a bit big for the sentiment so I used a label die for that one.
I'm also entering this into the Christmas challenge over on Allsorts this week.
Now we know the current rules of Rudolph day so............
For my second card I am showing the stamp in its full wonderful glory - I really love this stamp and so lucky to win it. I've used Paris Dusk ink by memento for all the stamping as a change from black. The sentiment on this second card is made up of Paula Pascale and Clearly besotted stamps.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


This is a card I made for my friend's 60th birthday - she is a crafter, so I try to do something a little bit different for her card. This is using the Tim Holtz dies and stamp set. I heat embossed the flowers and frame and cut the silhouette and banner from mirri card. I had these tiny peel offs which went perfectly onto the banner.
I'm entering this into the challenge at Allsorts which this week is embossing.

I'd also like to share the advent calendar I made at my recent retreat - just got to find things to go in the boxes now!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Christmas is coming @ CD Sunday

Christmas is coming this time on CD Sunday challenge. For my card I've used The Snowman and the Snowdog by Crafters companion - printing out the backing paper and using the CC Snowdog die to cut out the dog paperpiecing his ears. The stamps are also from CC.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Clearly Besotted challenge #14 - Christmas

 It's a new challenge on Clearly Besotted and this time it's Christmas!
I've used the Clearly Besotted Set the Scene stamp set to stamp onto blue paper and then put a little snowfall acetate over the top. I embossed the bacground with a snowflake stamp - but it's hard to see it.
For this card I used the same set but white card background and although you can't see it (again) glitter spray on the bottom of the card.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Inspired by Nature at Ooh La La Creations challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations. This time we have #167 Inspired by Nature chosen by my teamie Pauline.
For my DT card I've used the Everyday Occasions cdrom

 Using the Birds Nest image from the decoupage page and the background paper. I then used some of the background paper to die cut flowers and mount on the sides of the card. If you look carefully you will see the background paper is not one piece but several strips forming a frame.
Well that's all from me - I look forward to seeing what you do inspired by nature.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Join in our Candy Event at Penny Black & More

Hello and welcome to the Penny Black & More Candy event.
We have some wonderful prizes to be won (see here on our blog) and entering couldn't be easier, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
  • Be a follower of our challenge blog.
  • Register for free with the Penny Black Club - essential for all us Penny Black fans as we are among the first to know about new releases, news from Penny Black and so much more.
  • Leave us a comment on the main post on the blog as the winners will be selected from those names.
  • And to be eligible for a further bonus prize 'Like' Penny Black on Facebook here and leave a comment. And if you would like to share as well that would be lovely
  • In addition some of the Design Team have extra goodies to give away on their own blogs and those offering this will pick a winning name on 26th OctoberYou will find a link to all their individual blogs on the challenge post.
  • for a chance to win my personal candy shown below,  just leave me a comment

Let me tell you about my card. I used the new snowy spellbinder die on embossed dotty card and then PB2985L Duck Noel. I stamped and coloured the image and then cut around each of the letters, mounting them onto the card.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

LIM week 193 - 2 of and one layer

It's one layer week at Less is More - again! Time flies so quickly. Anyway this week I had a #onelayerweek mantra and so didn't make any mistakes LOL!
I've gone digital and used this lovely little dog which is a freebie from Kirsty Wiseman I got a while ago. I just checked and it is still there if you click this link. I flipped one of the images and then added a sentiment using the PC - punched a heart and rounded a corner - c'est tout!

I was away on a fantastic craft retreat starting last Sunday until Tuesday - here are the fabulous grounds, although we didn't see much of them as there was too much crafting to do.

Fantastic location, fabulous food and great company combined with crafting - it was heaven.
I'm only sharing one of the projects we made at the moment, as there is another retreat going on right now.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Get ahead for Christmas with Penny Black & More

This month at Penny Black & More our challenge is Christmas themed to help you get a start on those Christmas cards (if you haven't already!) or maybe add a few more to your growing pile.
I've used PB 3766J Royal Mail and coloured with promarkers, adding a little frost and glitter. I used a tonic lattice die and cut the middle out so my little stamped image peeked through with a DP behind.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what Christmas creations you come up with. As always we have fab prizes on offer. Just remember you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, just no digis and we must see stamping as the focal point of your card.

Why not pop over to the Penny Black & More blog now for some extra news.............


Saturday, 4 October 2014

LIM week 192 Autumn's Bounty

It's colour challenge week on Less is More. My first idea for a card is actually the one below - where I was trying to get away from using leaves entirely on a card. 
If you go back a few posts you will see I now have a gelli plate and this is one of the prints I made the other day. I had impressed the leaf stencil on the middle of the piece and intended using it as a background as a whole. Then I had this idea! So I cut around the stencilled leaf and then using the tattered spellbinder die cut the other segments to form the backdrop. The sentiment is from a set by Hobby Art stamps.
I'm also entering it into the challenge at Allsorts which this week is Autumn.

Here's the other card, not really how I imagined it before the ink hit the paper - oh well.

Bingo at Crafty Sentiments

It's been ages since I have entered a challenge at Crafty Sentiments. The current challenge is to take a line from this bingo grid.
So this is what I did..........
I'm playing with the diagonal line of embossing, die cut, and flowers. I used a Tim Holtz die cut and stamp set for the cameo and frame, banner and stamped flowers. I embossed the cameo and frame with clear powder. 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lego snippets

I saw the idea for this card in a magazine a few months ago, and finally I get around to making my version and what do I see on Miss Di's blog at the snippets playground - a very similar card! I used snippets of card and the little pegs are cut with a round punch and mounted on foam pads with a tiny mark in white pen to give the 3d look.
Off to the playground to show everyone, who will just say I copied Miss Di! but I don't care LOL!