Saturday, 25 January 2014


Hello everyone.
Well, haven't had time to update my blog as I've been working on this card for another lovely challenge online!
The blog name is Beccys Place and it's full of useful digi freebies too! I did indulge my passion and printed the cupcake image to use on the card.
I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers and attached it to a kraft card tag which I die-cut with a Sizzix die.
All in all a very easy card to make as it was fun keeping it 'sweet'!!!

The challenge is at Beccys Place, January Challenge

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Don't Mind If I do!!!

Now onto my second challenge card today!

Ooooh, I've had such creativity flowing through my veins it's painful!!

Let's face it, nothing else happens round here lately so entering into challenges is the highlight of my days!

Actually, that's not quite true.
I get up each morning looking forward to getting into my craftroom and pulling some inspiration from deep inside me until real life kicks in and I find myself checking Facebook, paying bills, housework and general rubbishness! Eventually, I'm FREE to indulge my passion - cardmaking, scrapbooking and ......drinking martinis (but I don't do that during the day and not even in the evenings these days :( ).
which brings me perfectly round to this card I made for the second challenge!
The theme is DRINK - alcoholic, tea, pop, water..whatever, so this is my entry.

I used Kraft card for the card base and stamped a generic Celebrate stamp onto cream card which i mounted onto aubergine card.
I stamped the card with a bunch of grapes stamp and a Martini glass stamp.
I coloured in the grapes and glass using my Spectrum Noir markers LV1, LV2 , LV5, LG1 & LG2.

A little bit of DecoArt Glamour Dust for sparkle, purple ribbon and a few gems to decorate.
In fact, the purple, metal framed gem on the ribbon was taken from a bracelet which my daughter bought from a charity shop for pennies. I had 12 and now about 7. We love bargains!
So, this card is clean and simple yet again.

TBH, these photos don't do it justice! It's much more sparkly on my craft table x

I'm entering it into this challenge :- Daring Cardmakers  DRINK

"New" Challenge

Happy Thursday everybody!

Well, I'm happy with Thursday as it's one day nearer our long weekend to Canterbury!
Only 8 more sleeps!

So, down to business.

I have just finished making this card - you might notice I like to keep things mainly clean and simple - but sometimes that can be more challenging than bunging loads of detail onto a homemade card!
Less is more I believe!

Anyhoo, I'm entering this card into this challenge "New" At Creative Craft Challenges2.

Hope it's suitable!

I used smooth white card with 7Gypsies Hudson Valley Collection backing paper.
On a piece of white card I used a clear HOME SWEET HOME stamp which I had in my stash.
I embossed the message in black, cut it out and mounted it onto Kraft card which I 'distressed' with
Tim Holtz vintage paper ink pad.
Cream lace trim, a sentiment, silk flower and small gems finished the decorations.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Easel Card

Morning all,
Been to the doctors this morning and just wonder, why do I bother? Sometimes you can look at the GPs face and just know that behind the glazed expression there really is nobody home! You know what I mean?
Anyway, last night I made this card and I like it! I love making easel cards!

 I used Inky Doodles Gift of Time stamp for the clock and sentiment and Inky Doodles Celebrate stamp for the floral vine on the base.
Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Collection was used for the backing paper and sentiment stamp all mounted onto Kraft cardstock bought from Crafters Companion.

I'm posting this into the following challenges
 Delicious Doodles
The Crafting Cafe

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New Challenge Card!

Evening all! (sounded a little like Dixon of Dock Green then!!!)

Well, first of all you need to be as old as me to know who Dixon of Dock Green is!!!

Secondly, finished making this suspension card and I'm entering it into the following challenges :-

Anything goes
CMM 79 - Interactive cards

I decided to use simple white card and die-cut a large scalloped circle from the front.
I then cut 2 smaller scalloped circles from a pastel blue paper and stamped an Inky-doodles image with a Versamark pad and used soft gold powder to emboss them both. 
I glued the 2 together, embossed images facing out, with white cotton inbetween to create the 'spinner' element
Using Inky-doodles stamps in blue and gold inks I then created the background.
A sentiment and ribbon threaded through the bottom
 finished it off.

Sunday, 19 January 2014


Good Afternoon all :)

As you may have noticed by the post title (doesn't have the same ring as "Seattle" does it?), I had a sleepless night last night.

He who didn't come to bed till very late slept through all my tossing and turning, sitting up, standing up, going to the bathroom just for a walk and general sleeplessness!!!

Have no idea why either! Isn't it strange how we humans sometimes have nights like that?
Today I am more tired than anyone in the history of mankind..............well, ok, maybe not quite that drastic,
but I am VERY tired which will probably make me VERY tetchy!!! I think I should have a note pinned to my craft room door - "BEWARE GRUMPY CRAFTER - ENTER AT OWN RISK" !!!

So, that's how today has started. I intend to get some scrapbooking done at some point today but we still have to go and get some shopping and Mr Lateness is still in bed! I did try giving him a hint earlier by making the bed around him but he just ignored me and carried on watching TV!!!

I will come back soon with some pictures I hope to enter into some fun Challenges this week.