Friday, 26 September 2014

Witchy cutie!!!

Good morning all!
Today sees the start of our new challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenges- #79.
As usual, one of our DT members is selected to provide the challenge sketch and this week the sketch is by Claudia Rogier .

And, i really found this very challenging indeed! I had alsorts of ideas floating around in the ball of grey mush which is normally called a brain! I struggled so...thanks Claudia!!

We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps who have a fab ETSY store and, to be honest, I have purchased several of their images in the past as they are quite adorable!
The image All dressed up for a magical day is available to purchase now!

Here is the card I finally came up with!!!

Items used : Spectrum Noir markers
                     All dressed up image
                      Free paper downloaded from Crafts Beautiful
                       Bits n bobs from my stash!

L x

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mid-week makes!

Good afternoon blogland!
I have been busy doing lots of things and haven't found much time to make something just for fun! But, today I made a lovely bright and cheerful birthday card and I'm entering it into the challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
I made it bright and breezy to put a smile on my face!
I used Spectrum Noir markers
DCWV paper pad - blossoms and butterflies
Spellbinders cutting dies
and generic bling!

Aren't these guys just the cutest?

Lol x

L x

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Good morning everyone!]
This is just a quick post today to showcase the card I've made for the Design Team over at ScrapbookerPhD.
We were challenged to make a card with a Halloween theme, to use the colour orange but not a "Happy Halloween" sentiment.
The challenge is sponsored by Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons who have a lovely store full of cutting files and digital goodies!

I have used paper downloaded (free!) from Cardmaking and Papercraft
The image is Sassy Witch from Sassy Studio Designs
Spectrum Noir markers
Sentiment from From The Heart Stamps - Bewitchin Birdbrains

This is my design :

L x

Friday, 12 September 2014

Fab Friday!

Hey all!
It's the end of another week which means it's one week closer to my holiday! Yaaaayy!
The weather has been really nice here lately so I'm secretly hoping that when we go to Zante in October then it's a little less nice at home! Just so I can feel justified in following the sun!!!!

Today I have a card which I made for the Design Team over at Friday Sketch Challenges who I've been with for a while now - can't remember exactly how long but a couple of months or so (I think!).

The challenge- #78 - is being hosted by Christine Harnett  (follow the link to her FB page!) who is a very committed member of the design team and actually does all the running around and organising for all of the members! Thanks Christine!

The sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis, an established artist who lives and works in California. Please do follow this link and have a look at his images on; they are truly awesome! And, if you have the time and the inclination, here is a link to his biography

Sadly, I don't have the sketch to follow available at this time!

Now, the card!

The image I used is from his Zibbet store, and it's called Old fashioned outhouse!
I thought I would use an image which would challenge me to make into a card as opposed to using the characters he draws.

Items used : Spectrum Noir markers
                    Mariannes Designs fence die
                    Joy Crafts butterfly dies
                    Quick Cards Made Easy magazine free paper downloads
                    From The Heart Stamps digital sentiment.

L x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Put a little birdhouse in your soul....!

Hi everyone!
I have no idea how busy you all are but I am! Again! Idle hands do the Devils' work...or, so I'm told, so it's best to keep as busy as possible!

This fortnights' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge blogspot is hosted by DT member Macarena and the theme is to follow the sketch.

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps who have an online digital store with lots of digital designers who create fabulous digital images! It's definitely worth having a look!

This card is created using the Bird House 1 image by Hope Jacare.

I used Spectrum Noir markers for colouring.
Paper and ribbon from my stash.
The flower came from The Ribbon Girl
The sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps
and the gemstones from Papermania.

L x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


I am utterly shattered! Oh, hello all!
It's true, I'm pooped! Yesterday I ended up running around (ok, ordering Mark to run around!) emptying cupboards and sorting stuff out from my bedroom and craftroom. Managed to fill the wheelie bins outside with loads of recycling tho so I must be doing well parting with things that I REALLY NEED!!!!
Honestly though, it's hard parting with stuff from way back when but it's necessary too.
So, what did I do? I photographed items that I hated binning so at least I can look at the lovely pics now and again!

I've hardly done any crafting at all lately and today I might just make up for it as I'm in a crafty mood!

The weather is beautiful - yep, the bedding's out on the line!- and I need to do some shopping but cannot be bothered going so I'm going to do it online! Yaaaay for the internet!
That frees up even more crafty hours too!

Oh, before I go, yesterday I managed to finish my cards for my entries into the cardmaker of the year 2014 comp. Go me!!! I know I haven't been crafting for a long time like alot of other people but I do like to have a go and the cards I've submitted are, at least, well made, if not winners. but, you have to be in it to win it so..... fingers crossed for me!

L x