Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Anything goes at Simon Says

I've made this card using elements of the free download for Easter from Crafting.co.uk. Such pretty papers - I really enjoyed using them. I've gone for a twisted easle card and added a little ribbon bow.
I'd like to enter this into the Simon Says current challenge of "Anything goes".

Such a windy day here - I braved the elements this morning but best to stay indoors I think.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Spring/Easter at Ooh La La challenge blog

The theme of our challenge on Ooh La La this fortnight is Spring/Easter. I've used one of my favourite Ooh La La cdroms - "Say it with words". The artwork comes with and without the words - so for my card I used an image which I thought was in the Spring/Easter vein and added my own sentiment. I also used MCS to "copy" some of the flowers to decorate around the wording so that there wasn't too much white space there. I've used a pre cut card and put a contrasting paper from the cdrom behind the aperture and another on the front, die cutting flowers from both papers and adding a little scaled down postcard with some added wording.
I look forward to seeing your creations and you can check on the blog for my top 3 picks from the last challenge "she's in fashion".
Also Ooh La La have a new cd out soon - The Paula Oakley Collection- tune into Create and craft on        7 April at 2pm you won't be disappointed. You can also pre-order it here.

Latest CD showcasing on Create & Craft with Kathryn Sturrock on 7 April at 2pm

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

March Rudolph Day 2015

It's time for Rudolph Day over on Mo's blog. I totally forgot last month - sorry Mo, I think because we were away for a short break and I lost track of the days. Anyway - here I am this month with two cards I made using my gelli plate. The first one has some clarity stamps and a indigo blu stamp and the second one Sheena Douglass rooftops and Clearly Besotted sentiments and santa.

Sunday, 22 March 2015


Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made using a Creative Expressions stamp set (lady and sentiment) and the background and papers are from a cdrom - Summer of 59 from Kraftyhands. I actually merged the two background papers before printing, with the idea being one represents the sky and the other sand. I also used some sunglasses from a Penny Black set - hello gorgeous and added some glossy accents to them.

I'd like to enter this into the CD Sunday challenge - Sentiment and also The World Wide Design Team challenge.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mid month reminder for blossoms and bows at Penny Black & More

Hello - I'm here with a mid-month reminder of our challenge at Penny Black & More - this time the challenge is blossoms and bows. I've used Painters Vase again as I was having so much fun with it. I created the background on the gelli plate and used a MFT postage stamp die to cut out the frame and little squares at the bottom. The sentiment is from Flonzcraft.
I do hope you can join in this month - we'd love to see your creations and of course if you've already joined in you can do so again up to a max of three times. All those lovely prizes to be won!

Monday, 16 March 2015

She's in fashion @ Ooh la la challenge blog

It's my turn to choose the challenge at Ooh La La challenge blog this time and as many of you know I have always loved fashion and so my theme is "She's in Fashion". One of my great pleasures is owning fashion images on cdroms.
For my DT card I chose to use Passion for Fashion and these 1930s dresses. With a digi sentiment from TLC.
So for this fortnight we would love to see any fashion items on your card - vintage, modern, whatever you wish or just be inspired by fashion. I look forward to seeing what you create and probably wanting most of the items you use LOL!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

LIM week 214 - yellow and green

I've wanted this set of stamps from Waltzing mouse for some time and finally treated myself a month or so ago, needless to say this is the first time they've seen ink, but I'm pleased with the results. I love this flower because it reminds me of the Glasgow rose that I love by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The sentiment is from PTI.
I stamped the flowers and leaves in a circle which I cut out and then stamped some more flowers and leaves which I cut and mounted with foam pads at various depths. The sentiment and flower on it are mounted up too.
So, it's for the yellow and green challenge over on Less is More this week and I'm also entering it at Allsorts challenge as it fits their theme of "Spring is in the air".

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Everything stops for tea @ CD Sunday

The challenge on CD Sunday this fortnight is "Everything stops for tea". If you look back a couple of days at my LIM post you will see tea makes me very happy and so I felt confident I had some images to use. Well - it seems they aren't on the cdroms! I could have used backing paper from a cd rom and then used my stamps, but I preserved and I found this image of cups from Picknix cdrom Studio 12 by Nikky Hall.
The cups are a digi stamp and I placed them over one of the backing papers before printing the image and then cutting out by hand. All the other elements are from the cdrom and I just added some punched flowers, two banners cut with Sue Wilson dies and a sentiment made in MCS.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Lots of folds at Ooh La La challenge blog

 For my Ooh La La DT card this week I have used Carnival of Colour cdrom. When my teamie Julie came up with the theme for "Lots of Folds" I was a bit stumped at first. But luckily Brenda of Floral Fantasies had come up with this design, which with her instructions was easy to follow but with a great effect when finished.
All the elements are from the cdrom. I changed the greeting background by using MCS and cutting part of the main image and resizing to make a sentiment background that matched the rest of my card. I used a corner die to decorate and used the "waste" too.
I look forward to seeing how you interpret Julie's theme of Lots of Folds.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Blossoms and Bows at Penny Black & More

Today is the start of our new month challenge over on Penny Black & More and this time the theme is Blossoms and Bows. For my DT card I've used PB3875J Painter's vase.
The background may look like paper, but it is in fact washi tape that I put between each of my "tiles" that make up the card. I used my gelli plate and a mask to create the tile background and then cut each one out. I then used part of the stamp for some of the tiles and the full stamp on the larger tile. The sentiment and other stamps are from Flonzcraft.
Finally I added a little bakers twin and a tiny bow.
Thanks for looking and hope to see you at our challenge this month. Please remember you don't have to use Penny Black stamps unless you want to be considered for a GDT spot, but we don't in any case allow digi stamps.