Monday, 23 October 2017

Cupcake & Stripes

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, one I haven't done for a couple of weeks due to a "senior disorder!" - forgetfulness of what day was what. LOL.

Anyhow on to my card, I took one look at the sketch and just knew it involved my Cameo. I designed a square in the design area and added lines to be able to cut it. I also added the balloons I found by accident in my files with the cupcake, which then set the theme of the papers. It really was meant to be, it was put together in minutes, of course it took longer to make. I Print and cut with the Cameo added an outline to the balloons and the cupcake, then 3D'd them.

Then after I had added all the elements to the cut frame, I went to add it to the card base and somehow, goodness knows how, I had made one side bigger than the other????? so I had to cut top and bottom off to fit the card base, I think I got away with it? I then added the birthday sentiment cut from the same floral paper and with 3 more layers to give it depth and added it to the top, a few sequins and it was finished. I don't know why my photos have a wonky element to them, the cards don't.
cut frame-my own design
Balloons, cupcake, paper - Valentina's Creations 
birthday die - Tonic

Our front garden on the 19th October on a dismal day, just before hubby took all the flowers out to plant daffodil bulbs, seems such a shame to spoil the show, but it is extraordinary to have it look like this so late in the year.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

New Home door

Hi everyone, my card today was for my Niece who moved home recently, I couldn't find what I wanted in my files, it's one of those files you know you have and it's disappeared!

Anyhow, I designed a simple door file in the Design space of my Cameo, cut it and layered it, I also cut out the simple letter box and a "dot" for the handle, also cut with the Cameo were the flower pots, I coloured in PS, all added to the embossed background, I also added an insert behind the door on the front. This isn't an original design, there are lots like this on the web.

Silhouette door - my own design you are welcome to have it on request,
 Silhouette glitter sketch pen to enhance the shadows of the door
sentiment behind door - Create with TLC
flower pots - Morgans Artworld
Wreath - Cut & Make mini die
wall embossing folder - Crafters Companion, rubbed over with some ink
sentiment done with Silhouette sketch pen
heart - an old punch

Friday, 20 October 2017

A Wreath

Hi Everyone, something completely different for me to do, it may not be perfect, but I LOVED doing it. It all started when I saw masses of pine cones in my local supermarket car park. I collected them, thinking I would spray them with gold or silver for Christmas. I collected a large carrier bag full, so after this project I still have some to spray.

I had them a while before I found a vine wreath, then ages before I found something to go with the cones that I found when shopping last week for something unrelated, as you do! The pot puree I had, now smells gorgeous in it.

The perfect place was over a plate I was given by a guest from Wyoming when we had a small hotel, years ago, which I treasure. The ribbon just about fits in with the pink of the plate?
Vine wreath - Hobbycraft
flower and other elements - a pot puree pack in Ikea 
ribbon from stash

I thought I would show you the sunset we had on 14th October, a Stormy sunset, we have had some amazing sunsets recently and I love taking photos of them. These are all untouched by the way.

This is the sunset we had on 17th October, the sky was on fire. I took 3 photos within minutes and you can see how the sky light changed.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Hi Everyone, after my late posts this month I think this card is VERY pertinent and as my SiL knows me so well, I decided to use it for her birthday, Yep! I remembered that, whew! If I carry on like this I will be very worried about me!
image - Bugaboo Stamps
coloured in PS
leaves dp - Printable Cuttable Creatables
background dp & stitching - Just so Scrappy
leaf die - Crafters Companion laid onto vellum and coloured from the back
butterfly die - Tonic
all layered onto bronze metallic paper
insert sentiment left - Bugaboo
right sentiment - my own
celebrate image Bugaboo

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lil Pumpkin

Hi Everyone, my card today was for my new GGNiece, another generation is born into our family and of course, she is the most beautiful baby ever! LOL. Dorothy-Louise was 7lb 8oz and was born after a traumatic labour for her Mum, thankfully both are well now. I love her old fashioned name. Dorothy means Gift of God.
2 days old
As she is born during the pumpkin season, I decided to use this fabulous digi kit card, so all I had to do was lay it out in PS and print, I also sent it to the Cameo for it to cut the layers. I felt it very appropriate for this little one, as her parents like unconventional colours.
image and papers - Imagine That Digis by Kris

 and a scrapbook page I did for her
layout Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
dp's Lisasisneros Designs @ Pixelscrapper
I corrected the spelling of October!!!! should have checked before! Thanks Linby

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Vase of flowers

Hi Everyone, a card with another oh! I'm am so late attached. I have completely lost myself this month, dates have been missing for me and this card was missed completely, although I had it ready, with just printing to do - blast! Definitely hibernation mode.

My DT card for Morgan's Artworld this month is this one.

flowers & vase coloured in PS 
embossing folder - wood effect Crafters Companion
I was disappointed it cracked the card, BUT then
 realised I liked the effect, so kept it.
dp on vase and rectangle - Christine Smith Digital design
cracked wall & wood "shelf" - Photoshop Creative Magazine freebie
bow button - First Edition dies
ribbon - stash 
all layered onto red pearl paper, I had at a craft fair ages ago.
I followed Freshly Made Sketches FMS308

Saturday, 14 October 2017


Hi Everyone, I've been a bit lot behind with my posts and comments, I think hibernation mode has kicked in with me.

Anyhow my card today was for the Limited Runs progressive FB challenge, I think I may have missed it, but here it is anyway.
image - Limited Runs
dp's - A-Manda Creation
sentiment I found on the web

I thought I would share the autumnal mood in the garden
Our Acer, which had started changing colour in July, with our strange weather patterns this year, it's only just started losing it's leaves, but also seems to be changing back to green, VERY strange.

 This is a new variety Nasturtium, we had this year, it's had a 
fabulous show, but is now changing too.