Monday, 19 January 2015


Good morning!
Today I am entering a card into the challenge at Less is More CAS challenge blog.
As you all know by now (!) I do love the CAS challenges. It's not easy trying to make a card interesting yet use less products!
Anyway, this is my entry.

I used - Marianne Designs fence, birdhouse and bird set.
             The sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps
             The garden border stamp is from Indigoblu.

I can imagine we are all ready for some springlike weather by now. Today, here in Leyland on sea !!! Yeah, right! the day has started out bright and frosty but as we British so love talking about the weather I'll keep you informed of any changes! Hahahaha :)
This year I would love to learn more techniques in papercrafting. Not just card making. I keep trolling the internet for ideas but I think I'm using the same words so I'm not finding anything new! I wonder what the papercrafting trends will be this year too. If anyone does actually read this and has any ideas at all about what I'm waffling about, I would be pleased to hear from you!

L x

Sunday, 18 January 2015


Good afternoon all.
Today (or rather last night) I made this card for a sketch challenge at Quick Cards Made Easy mag on Facebook. The challenge is to follow this sketch:


I decided to make a card for a man as all crafters know men's cards are an absolute nightmare - as are men - and you really do have to think quite hard about the elements needed to suit a man. I know flowers and butterflies are unisex, and universal, but, sometimes, men just don't want flowers and butterflies!!!
So, even though the die I used behind the moustaches is a little ornate, I think it suits the card quite well! I'm quite a novice when it comes to using cork too but, again, the moustaches look quite 'manly' against the cork background. Adding some stamped cogs and a bowtie also 'butches' it up a bit too!
Hahahaha - love that word....butch! Lol
So, I'm off to do something else.
Quite what, I'm not sure yet but, believe me, it won't be housework! :)

L x

Friday, 16 January 2015

Normal at last!

Hey all.
At last I do believe we are back to normal at home. Why? Because "He who works" is back to "work as usual" again! It's always quiet in his job just after Christmas so he hasn't had to travel far to work each day so I've been cooking meals again - first time in ages I've had to think about what meals to make each day! Hells bells I really dislike thinking up menus! I don't mind doing the cooking but it's hard work trying to be inventive every day and providing different meals each night. Well, that's my problem, maybe you all don't have that problem as, no doubt, you're all brilliant cooks and put me to shame!
Anyhow, the reason for this post is about "crafting" as usual, as that's what my blog's about.
This weeks challenge that starts today at Friday Sketch Challenge   is to follow the sketch (as usual) and to use an image provided by our sponsor Fitztown who are a digital stamp image store and more! In fact, there is a host of digi images, svg files, patterns and cds plus loads more to choose from including fine art prints, portraits and puzzles and oodles more! Please do pop over and have a look!

I've used Spectrum Noir markers to colour the image with Nitwits collections backing paper and pearlescent card, sentiment stamp, ribbon and white base card all from my stash.

This weeks sketch provided by Rachael

The card!

Hope you also enter the challenge as it's always great to see how everyone else uses the images/sketches.

L x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Challenge time again!!!

Hey all!
Have decided to enter 1 or 2 challenges again this year and this card is for challenge #93 over at From The Heart Stamps.
Challenge is to follow the sketch and/or use the colours suggested. Have to be honest here, I struggled! For some reason my mojo has beggared off again and although I made the card, my mind was planning what other projects I could be working on and for who! So, my decision to enter challenges again might be a little too early! Well, we'll see.

Here's the card I ended up with - even though it wasn't quite what I had in mind when I started it!

Tools used : FTHS Flappy Birthday image
                     Spectrum Noir markers
                     Nitwits collections papers
                     Liquid pearls by Rangers
                     Oval multi frame die by Nellie Snellen
                     Generic ribbon and lace

L x