Monday, 18 July 2016

DV Christmas in July

Good Morning,

How lovely to see the sun shining. A bit too hot to sit in at times! (I'm not moaning)

Today see's a new challenge starting over at 
Dream Valley
The theme being:
Christmas in July
Sponsoring the challenge this week is the fabby:
I was lucky to be given the very cute 'Robin with mistletoe' image which you can purchase here

I coloured the image with markers and chalks, I filled the scarf, brim of hat and pompom with viva pearls then added a sprinkling or glamour dust while wet to give a bit of dimension. The falling snow and that on the ground had crystal ice stickles added to it and the mistletoe berry had viva pearls.

The papers were from LOTV which I believe are no longer available.

The sentiment was stamped using a very old stamp from HOTP

The snowflake die is from Joy Crafts with gems added to the centers.  
Please come and join in this fab challenge here

Have a great day!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

No DP's

Good Evening,

Bit late with this post for the new challenge that starts today over at 
Moving Along With The Times
Hosting the challenge is the lovey Janice with a fab theme ;
No Design Papers

 I was asked to make a card for a friends Mum to give to her 2 year old great grandson.
I sourced a picture which I printed and cut on the cameo.
The card base lettering and layers were also cut on the cameo.

Hop on over and see what my teamies have come up with here

Monday, 4 July 2016

Dream Valley - Use the colour of your flag

Good morning,

It's  been ages since I last posted, don't know where the time is going this year!
I know I keep running out of it and never get done what I plan to do.

There's new challenge starting today at

The theme being:
The colour of your flag 
as I am from the UK mine is red, white & blue.

I used a Saturated Canary image which was a freebie a while ago. I printed it off when I  got but only just got round to colouring it up. I used markers and a touch of chalk to colour in the image and added viva pearls to her ear rings. The papers are from the Portobello Road collection.

Please come and join in this fab challenge here
The Prize is 3 Digital Stamps from the Angie's Cards and Digis Shop

Monday, 20 June 2016

Dream Valley - Summer Colours

Good Morning everyone ,

The new theme over at 
Dream Valley
Summer colours

So I had a bit of a play  with this beautiful image and some memento & distress inks.  I painted  the image  with the inks adding water and  to give a sort of watercolour effect . I was quite pleased with how it turned out for something that was quite quick to do.

Image - 'Renunculus Fields'  from Stampendous
Colouring medium - Memento & distress inks
Sentiment - Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see what the DT have created here

Monday, 6 June 2016

Dream Valley have gone Vintage

Good Morning,

There's a new challenge starting today at

Our sponsor is the amazing Crafty Ribbons

The theme this week is :

I did struggle with the theme and got everything out in a panic.
Frantage, distressing tool, inks, seam binding & a doily.
The papers are from Raspberry Road & the image is from The Paper Shelter.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Dream Valley-Use a Doily

Hello everyone,

It's been a lovely day here in Northampton, beautiful weather and my last day at work till next Tuesday. I plan to do a bit of sewing, if I manage to get something made I'll post it.

There's a new challenge over at:
The theme is:
Add a Doily
 Sponsoring the challenge this week is:

Image - Little Flower Girl from our sponsor, such a sweetie isn't she?
Coloured with - Markers, chalks & glamour dust
Butterflies - cut on cameo glittered with pee wee & glamour dust
Sentiment - cut on cameo

Have a lovely evening!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Happy 60th Birthday

Afternoon lovely crafty friends,

Just a quicky to share a card I made recently for an order.

The number was cut on the cameo, I do love my cameo. The mats were glittered round the edges with glamour dust.The sentiment is from papermania, it is actually one long stamp but I inked up just part of it at a time. Mixture of Dreamees stamps were used for the flowers. They were stamped onto a mix of papers & velum in a mix of inks/embossing powders. The leaves are also a Dreamees stamp on acetate and embossed.

Have a lovely evening

Thursday, 12 May 2016

It's Manly

Good Morning,

Where has the sunshine gone?
Still it saves us having to get the hose out!

I'm here to let you know there's a new challenge starting today at
Moving Along With The Times
full details can be found at the challenge blog here

Image & sentiment - Bugaboo, Gus Birthday optional 
Coloured with - Markers & glossy accents
Papers - LOTV
Hexagons and stars - cut on Cameo

Have a great day

I would like to enter:

Little Red Wagon - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Cards und More - Masculine
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Male
inkychicks -  It's Birthday Time

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sparkling 50

Good Evening,

Ooopps I am a bit late with my DT share for the new challenge over at 

Dream Valley

reason being I have been busy ++ with lots of birthdays which meant lots of cooking, baking and hosting family get together 's. But as they say.................
Better late than never!!!!

This fortnights theme is:
Ribbons, lace and pearls
must use all three
 Here's my card:

Image - from Sassy Studios
coloured - markers & pee wee glitter
Papers - Back to basics from Dovecraft
Sentiment - computer generated
Lace - from stash
Ribbon - pleated seam binding
Flower - heartfelt creations stamp & die set on vellum
Leaves- dreamees stamp heat embossed on acetate
Pearls - dreamees

Our fab sponsors this challenge are:

Dies to Die for


Crafty Ribbons

Sorry ladies for posting this so late
Pleas hop on over to see what wonderful creations my teamies have made here

Monday, 25 April 2016

Just For You Quacky

Good Morning crafty friends,

It's time for a new challenge over at
and this fortnights theme is...
Creatures Great & Small
Sponsoring the challenge is the fabulous
The DT were given an image of their choice to use, I choose  .......
 For You Quacky isn't He/She a sweetie and so lovely to colour up.

I used markers & chalks to colour up the image & I added a little glamour dust to the butterfly. The papers were printed from a dreamees CD and all pieces are layered onto kraft card mats. The sentiment was computer generated using Italianno font.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see other creatures from DSB