Friday 30 April 2010

Chi Chi Memories

Hi this card is for Chi Chi Memories which is a sketch to follow

The recipe for my card is
Image- Mo Manning "They grow so fast"
Coloured with- "Promarkers"
Backing Papers- " My minds eye"
Buttons- " My stash"
Sentiment -" crafters companion stamp
I do hope you like

Thursday 29 April 2010

Four challenges

Good evening to you all I hope you have had a great day.
My card today has another Sweet Pea image on it I am doing this for Four challenges which are

Cute Card Thursday "Make Your Own"
Digi Doodles "Anything Goes"
Fab'n'Funky " No DP "
Delightful Sketches "Pull out you Punches"

I have stamped my white base card with a swirly stamp all over in lilac and blue ,embossed some blue card ,cut out a zig zag of card added some gems to this, punched some flowers , my image is a Sweet Pea image she is called Black Butterfly Fairy I coloured her with my trusty promarkers and  backed her with some lilac card.
I do hope you like

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Simon Says

Good afternonn all you lovely crafters,I hope you are having a great day whatever you are doing. My card today is for
SIMON SAYS the theme being" Buttons, Bows and Bling"

The recipe for my card is

Image- Sweet Pea ( Egypts Mermaid )
coloured with- Promarkers
Backing Paper- Mcs CD
Glitter, gems, ribbon and buttons my stash
Flower- Wild Orchid crafts
I hope you like

Monday 26 April 2010

Hello There

What a gorgeous day again, this morning started off grey but it is now sunny and warm.
My card today is for two challenges and involves something I have never done before " make flowers "so please forgive my efforts. The challenges are
One stitch at a time " Flowers"
Pollycraft " Make you own flowers "
Die Cut Dreams " Make your own flowers "
The recipe for my card is

Image -My flowers punched some bloom and grow paper
Backing paper -again My minds Eye "Bloom and Grow"
Sentiment -Cuttlebug
Lace and Butterfly- Wild Orchid crafts
Gems- my stash
ink and chalk for distressing
I hope you like

Sunday 25 April 2010

Three challenges

Good evening fellow crafters I do hope you have had a good day whatever you have been up to.
This card I have done today has one of my favorite images as you will notice.It is for three callenges which are
Our creative corner-" Blooming Blossoms "
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays- " Girly "
Cupcake Craft- " Red and White "
My recipe for this card is

Image- Stichy Stamps "Short shorts"
coloured with- Promarkers
Backing paper-Jak Heath
Fiskars punch
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment stamp- Crafters Companion
Gems- My stash

I hope you like

CD Sunday challenge 2

Good morning fellow crafters, this is my DT card for CD Sunday challenge 2, the theme being “Artfully Asian “,as usual you must use a CD for a part of your card be it for the image or backing paper.So dust those CDs off and join in the fun.I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

The recipe for my card is

My backing paper – Joanna Sheens CD Eastern Treasures
Image - my computer
Punch – Fiskars
The sentiment stamp-Hero Arts
Leaves- Wild Orchid crafts
Flowers ribbon gems- My stash
I do hope you like
Now it is your turn

Saturday 24 April 2010


Hi everyone another gorgeous day, I  must get in the garden after this post and do a bit. Well I am feeling distressed I have inked,torn.and sanded this poor card, so it will fit the bill. It is for
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge "Distressing"
Creative Card Crew " Happy Birthday "
The recipe for my card is

Image- Mo Mannings Video Boy
Colouring medium-Promarkers
Backing paper- Papermania
Computer generated sentiment
nail file and ink
I do hope you like

Friday 23 April 2010

Two challenges

Hello all you lovely people what a gorgeous day again. My card today is for two challenges.
Crafty Ann's which is - 3 Flowers, 3colours or less,1 Ribbon and 1 digi image.
Sew Many challenges- Anything Goes
The recipe for my card is

Colouring Medium- Promarkers
Backing Paper- Jak Heath
Ribbon my stash
Sentiment - Crafters companion

I hope you like

Thursday 22 April 2010

Good evening

Well hi everyone I have not been around today, babysitting the grandaughter,which I just love doing.
My card today is for Four challenges
Fab'n'Funky  "Get it all Out "  
Colour Create " Burnt Orange, Black and Cream with optional Checks "
My Time to craft " Quick Quotes "
Charisma Cards " Quote Me "
The recipe for my card is

The image-  A Joanna Sheen CD  "It is the first time I have used it I bought it months back"
The backing paper- MCS CD
Fiskars punch
Gems- my stash
Flowers- Wild Orchid crafts
I hope you like

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Wings and Things

Good morning it is another gorgeous day, a bit  chilly but the sun is shining and that will do me.
My card today is for Simon Says
This week's challenge is all about THINGS WITH WINGS. We want to see anything at all with wings : butterflies, dragonflies, aeroplanes (perhaps not very popular choice at the moment !), birds, fairies, angels - to name but a few.

The recipe for my card is

Image-  I can't remember where I got this stamp But I have stamped it 4 times and decoupaged it.
Colouring medium- promarkers
Backing paper- papermania capsule collection
Sentiment- Hero Arts stamp
Flower- Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems and ribbon- My stash
I hope you like

Tuesday 20 April 2010

My last card for today

I was blog hopping when I came across this challenge, which is Penny Black Saturday Challenge although I only own two penny black stamps, I must treat myself to some more. The theme is MONOCHROMATIC BROWN.
The recipe for this card is

Image - Penny Black stamp " Letter & Daisy
Backing paper-Papermania
Sentiment- Crafters companion stamp
Flowers and gems my stash
I hope you like

Hello agin

My card this time is for three challenges

Die cut Dreams " Tear it up "

Passion for Promarkers " Theme " " In the Garden "

Digital Tuesday " April Flowers or April Showers "
The recipe for my card is
 Image- Sara Kay
Colouring medium- Promarkers
Backing Paper-Papermania capsule collection
Lace- Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamped sentiment- Hero Arts
Punched flowers and gems- my stash

I do hope you like

Sweet Pea

Good morning every one It is a gorgeous day today.
My card today is for a Sweet Pea blog hop over at  sweetpearubberstampsblogspot they are having a blog hop
Customer Blog Hop!

During our one year celebration, I would like to have a customer blog hop. This hop will take place on April 20th. You must make a birthday or anniversary card using one of Sweet Pea Stamp images as your main focus point. You may use other companies sentiments or print up a sentiment using your computer. You will be able to post a link to Mister Linky on the 20th linking it to your blog. I will pick three random winners to receive a free 4" x 5" inch quarter sheet of an image of ching-chou kuik with a couple of birthday/ anniversary sentiments that will be released in the next couple weeks. So spread the word, let's make this hop a big celebration!
The recipe for my card is.

Image-ching-chou kuik's Nostalgia
colouring medium- Promarkers
Backing paper-K & Co
Flowers -Wild Orchid crafts
Sentiment- Crafters Companion stamp
Gems and ribbon- my stash

Monday 19 April 2010

Santa Paws

Good morning from a very damp Sheffield, ah well the garden is growing nicely and I'm sure it won't complain about the rain.
This is my card for Bah!Humbug "Santa Paws"
The image and sentiment  is of Popcorn Bear printed from a Crafters Companion CD, the backing paper is Let it Snow by Rusty Pickle, I have added some red glitter card from Making Memories, then added some ribbon. I do hope you like

Sunday 18 April 2010

Sweet Pea

Good afternoon all you fellow bloggers,my card today is my last card as a challenger for Magical Crafts because as you know after this challenge I will be on the other side of the fence so to speak. This feels pretty peculiar actually, but I had to do " Something for the Girls "

I really love these Sweet Pea stamps, everyone colours them in so differently and the difference is astounding.

The recipe for this card is
Image-Ching-Chou kuik's Poppy Love
Colouring medium-Promarkers
Backing paper- MCS CD
flowers- Wild orchid crafts
Fiskars punch
Gems-my stash
I hope you like


Welcome to a brand new Challenge Blog - one especially for those who like to use CD's in their work, be it for the patterned papers available, images for mixed media or the full monty !!

Hi everyone, here's my DT card for this week’s CD Sunday challenge

The theme being Wings and Things

The image is from Joanna Sheens CD the Country Diary, the backing paper I have used is from Jak Heath, I have punched either side of a strip of white card Stamped a sentiment and added a butterfly and gems.

Pop over to the blog for further details and to see the other wonderful DT cards for some inspiration.

I have also entered this into one stop Craft Challenge “Things with Wings”

I do hope you like


Good morning all you lovely people

Well I have some good news to tell you all, I have been offered and accepted a DT position at Magical Crafts fortnightly challenges, I am so excited about it.

Do pop along and check out all the talent, you can find them Here, they are an amazing bunch of crafters.

I don't officially start until 2nd May so I will see you

Saturday 17 April 2010

Something Different

I haven't done a card for this challenge,which is Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge who want
to see projects about  A DAY OUT

My project is a scrapbook page. This layout is of my husband Tommy, myself , my daughter and her husband  on a day out to Bakewell in Derbyshire, it was one fabulous day.

I hope you like it

Friday 16 April 2010

Good afternoon each and every one of you, I never thought I would get back on line, workmen digging our road up decided to sever a BT cable so no phone or internet since yesterday morning, I never realised how much I have come to rely on the internet. Never mind I am back now.
My card today is for three challenges.

Colour Create " Lilac Grey and White "
Rainbow Lady's " Trees "
Cute Card Thursday " Touchy Feely "

My recipe for this card is

Image- Thank you tree stamp that I embossed
Backing Paper- Papermania
flowers and Lace- Wildorchid crafts
White and lilac card stock- my stash
Gems my stash
Nesties oval
I hope you like


This post will stay on top, please scroll down for other posts
Good morning all you lovely people I have some wonderful news about a new blog challenge that is starting Sunday 18th April and will run on a weekly basis.
It is called The CD Sunday Challenge and can be found here it is especially for those who like to use CDs, be it for the papers or images
Spread the word,  
I'm proud to say I'm on the design team along with Wendy, Anne, Chrissie, Cynthia, Christine Jenny,and Tess . Do visit their blogs, they are a wonderful bunch of ladies. Wendy has been doing a CD Sunday spot on her personal blog for ages and decided to take it one step further and invite other bloggers to join her.

The rules are few and far between and are listed on the sidebar of the blog. The Design Team are looking forward to meeting YOU our new challengers when we launch next week. See you then!
Don't forget SUNDAY 18th April
See you

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Good Evening

Well hello all you lovely peeps it is a glorious spring evening here,my craft room is at the back of the house and I can see the sunset from here,I think it should be spectacular
My card today is for three challenges

Tuesday Morning Sketches  " Soft hues flowers and ribbons "

My Time to Craft " Pretty Pearls "

Cooking it up with Katie " Use a digital image

Add a little Purple (any shade from Lilac to Plum and it only has to be a little splash to count)
Use something 3 times (that could be 3 flowers, 3 different dp's, a 3 word sentiment, your choice as long as it's 3"

My recipe for this card

Backing paper -   Papermania capsule collection
Image - Stitchy Stamps  "Short Shorts
Sentiment - Crafters Companion stamp
Flowers Ribbon and Pearls - My stash

I hope you like

Sunday 11 April 2010

Digi Doodle shops Best week 2

Digi doodle shops Best  Springtime with a different fold or Shape
This week we want to see cards with a shape or a different fold, anything other than the normal fold in half. We have linked resources to get many ideas for these on our side bar under tutorials as well as our MARVELOUS Design Team has come up with some fabulous inspiration to get you started. I have been blog hopping the past few days and have seen some scrumptious cards with folds out there!!!!

I have decided on a different shape cut with a template ,the backing paper is printed from the computer as are the images. This is the first time I have done anything like this, I have added a couple of pockets for tags. I hope you like


This is my card for Bah!Humbug  "Tags and Labels" I have used papermania backing paper and some cream glitter paper as a pocket, then punched some burgundy card and stamped a sentiment. I hope you like

Friday 9 April 2010

Red Hearts

This card has been made for nothing but my own selfish pleasure, again I have used a Sweet Pea Stamp Ching-Chou kuik's "Red Hearts"coloured as usual with promarkers. The backing paper is MCS that I have altered .I have punched some card added some flowers, gems and a stamped sentiment. I hope you like looking at it as much as I enjoyed making

Sweet Pea

Hello all you lovely people it is a glorious spring day here,I hope wherever you are it is a good day for you too. The image for my card today was given to me by a dear friend, what a gorgeous image and I have coloured her as usual with promarkers.
This is for two challenges
Incy Wincy Designs  "Fancy Folds " I have done an easel card
Totally Papercrafts  "Distressing"
Moving along with the times  " Easel Card "

My Recipe for this card
Image-  Sweet Pea "Thousand years Waiting "
Backing paper- Paper Mania    "Capsule Collection"
Flowers- Orchid Crafts
Gems and ribbon my stash
Stamp sentiment- Crafters Companion
I do hope you like

Tuesday 6 April 2010

A Blue Card

Evening all I hope you have all had a good day.
My card today Is  for two challenges
My Time to Craft  " ON THE SPOT "
The Recipe for this card is

Image    MCS cd
Flowers   Wild Orchid crafts
Ribbon- gems- button.   My stash
Sentiment  Stamp   Crafters Companion

I do hope you like

Monday 5 April 2010

One more card

This card is for Magical Crafts Fortnightly the theme is


For this challenge we want to see animals on your projects, cute, furry, feathery, funny,, whatever you want to use. Remember we are a multi craft challenge blog so we like to see any craft techniques as long as you stick to the theme.

It's time to welcome back our wonderful monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp
The recipe for this card is
The image- a freebie from Digital ink co
Coloured with - Promarkers
Background Paper - Jak Heath
Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment- computer generated
Ribbon  my stash
I hope you like


Hello all you gorgeous people, I hope you have had a fab weekend.

My card today is for two challenges
Pollycraft Monday  " ANYTHING GOES "
By The Cute and Girly  " FAIRYTALES "

The recipe for this card is
Image -  Crafters Companion flower fairy stamp  Wild Cherry
Colouring medium - Promarkers
Backing Paper - MCS
Red card  - cuttlebug
Ribbon -Gems - Buttons - Flower    "My stash"

I do hope you like

Saturday 3 April 2010

Only one today

Hello all I hope your weekend is going well, I am slacking today only one card , although I spent forever colouring this one in.
This card is for The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
This week's challenge is set by the lovely MELISSA. she has chosen a theme of:-

and  Papertake Weekly is an OPEN THEME
The recipe for my card is

Backing Paper                     K& Co
Image                                  Sara Kay
colouring medium                 Promarkers
Lace-flowers- butterflies      Wildorchid Crafts
Brads-gems                         Stash
Sentiment                             Crafters Companion

I do hope you like

Friday 2 April 2010


I have spent half the afternoon looking through bags of scraps, the things I have found I forgot about. Any way this card is made up of scraps and some embossing. I have used red cardstock, The backing paper was scrap along with the image and the piece of card I have embossed and used as a corner. Even the sentiment was found at the bottom of my bit box. I then added some ribbon and gems. I hope you like
The challenges for this card are

3 challenges

Good morning all you gorgeous bloggers and a Happy Easter to you all.

The image for my card today is a freebie from Cute Daisy May coloured with promarkers, and for a change I have cut her out and decoupaged her. The backing paper Is from a MCS cd, I then added some flowers and a tag. I hope you like it.
The challenges for this card are
Totally Papercrafts  ''LET'S GO DIGITAL''
Sir Stampalot   "FANTASY"

Thursday 1 April 2010

Blog Awards

I have just been given two blog Awards by the gorgeous Linda over at lindyloos I feel quite honoured to have these and would like to pass them on to some people I feel have inspired me in blogland. They are

Lorraine  Coldwaters2

Faye Hastingshall2

Kym Kymkreates

Ann  Wicked Designs

Janette  Janettes Creative Thoughts

Cathy  KraftyKoolKat

Beryl  Biks Home

I feel all you people have given me an awful lot of inspiration in the short time I have known you. I do hope you will accept these