Monday, 13 November 2017

Tidings of Joy

Hi Everyone, another Christmas card today, I have to get going, just another 50 odd to go. This is one I did last week. I have about another 20 odd local cards to go and they have to be done soon, to take advantage of cheaper post from the Scouts who deliver at Christmas time. No pressure of course and a few December birthdays and visitors - no pressure in the next couple of weeks LOL.
Sentiment - Create with TLC
dies - freebies in a magazine
dp - Stitchy Bear Night skies
mirror card star - cut with Silhouette Cameo
coloured snow, house and trees with Spectrum Noir pens
bronze foil paper behind windows

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Snowman & Reindeer

Hi Everyone, my post today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, I used an image that I have had since 2005, I still go back to these images, but not as I should as they are still great.

Anyhow, I followed the sketch, but kept it a little CAS this time. just adding the frame and gold card and ribbon with the red card. I added Sheena Douglas Sparkle Pens onto the lights and the heart and the bells on the image and extended the base of the snowman in PS. If you think there is an addition in the corner different to the sketch, YEP! you are right, I was just moving the card out of the way and realised I had dripped 2 drops of the sparkle pens onto the corner duh! well I had done too much to put it into the bin, so a matching holly corner and it was OK. I think so anyway. LOL I also added some of the pens onto the holly leaves. The frame and the holly were cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
image - Debbie Mum @ Hugware
sentiment - Create with TLC
holly flourish - Shirleys Cards
scalloped frame - Birds Cards
circle die Tattered Lace pin dot die
red card - Hobbycraft
glitter tape - Morrisons

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Paper Piecing

Hi Everyone, my card today is for
something I always do digitally, but as DT we had a discussion about piecing and for me an idea was born, that wasn't the slightest bit digital, can you believe it?

Anyhow, I die cut the shape and basically filled in the shapes with 3 different double sided papers from the same pad, yep! "proper" paper from a pad! 

I cut the "pants" on the Cameo from an image I found on the web. I cut the diagonal die out twice, from different paper and joined them, then added the other side of the double sided paper to the shapes, one half all the same paper and the other half mixed paper. I rounded the corner with a punch.

sentiment -  Create with TLC
paper pad - Craft Sensations
all dies - Tattered Lace
card - Dovecraft textured
twine - stash

Monday, 6 November 2017

Oh! Holy Night

Hi Everyone, after a few days of absolutely no action by me, I have a card. It's for the Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge, and I only just made it! It's a digi kit by SnickerDoodles from a blog hop in 2015, I had it as a freebie and only came across it by accident, looking for something else and it spurred me on to make it. A very unusual colour combo, but I really like it and surprisingly so did hubby. With gold Nuvo Glitter Sheen, it has lots of sparkle. The star has Uniball silver glitter pen added. All layered and fussy cut.

Friday, 3 November 2017


Hi Everyone my card today is for the challenge at
my Team mates have wonderful work and the challenge is always 
Anything Goes, why not pop over and enter.

My card is of the Panda image, isn't it lovely, coloured in Photoshop. I decided to make it quite monochrome and I hope you like it. Although in the photo of the card. you may not be able to see it, I mounted the bamboo paper, cut into 3, onto textured cardstock. I added it to the Silhouette Cameo cut, round circle, I shaped the text layer and added it to black rectangle I added a bow, which I thought matched the bamboo.
Panda - Morgan's Artworld
bamboo dp - Marisa Lerin @ Pixelscrapper.
ribbon from stash
scalloped shape circle from a CD -
A Walk in the Countryside

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Spectacular day?

Hi Everyone, my card today is one I made just for the fun of it, but with so many men in the family I'm sure it will come in useful. I cut the specs, and labels with the Cameo, the background was done making a "whitewash" edge and adding some coloured stencil "paste" onto the background, this was done in Photoshop, I'm not clever enough to do it otherwise. All layered and 3D onto the card.
dp, specs, labels - collaboration of designers from Pixelscrapper
sentiment I saw on the web.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Robin Christmas card

Hi Everyone, my card today is a "practice" card, as I want to make a batch of quick cards for Christmas. I'm quite pleased with it, but I could do quicker I think. I'm not good at CAS cards, I always think they require "something" else.
It's one to add to the others I've made, but still have a long way to go and panic mode is setting in! I really don't want to be last minute as I usually am. Better get going I hear you say LOL.

Robin image - Creating Crafting World CD
"A Walk in the Countryside"
embossing folder - Crafter's Companion Snowflakes
sentiment die - Die-sire 
red glitter - Tonic Nuvo Pure Sheen
circle die - Tonic

Friday, 27 October 2017

Silly Stuff?

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Limited Runs progressive challenge, we had this wonderful fun image to play with. I decided to use it for a birthday card for Hubbys Niece and as she is retiring on her birthday, from being a Theatre Nurse, she'll have time to do "silly stuff" now LOL. She'll appreciate it I know.
Although these girls of ours retiring make us feel old!

image - Limited Runs
coloured in PS
dp's and flower - Scrapflower collaboration of designers
sentiment - my own
circle die - Tattered Lace.
Lots of glitter and a 3D flower and different size wobbly eyes added

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Hi Everyone, my card today is for
The Male Room is a great place to go to for "Male" themed cards, would love to see you there, my Team mates have the most incredible and very clever cards to show you.

I had so many ideas for this I couldn't make my mind stay on one idea, so looked through my Silhouette Library files and found this window blind, I have used it before HERE. As it's coming up to panic time for Christmas cards, I decided to make one. I think the younger boys in the family will appreciate this, I hope!

My silhouettes are Santa and the blind. I left the blind loose apart from the top of course. LOL. I added 3D gloss to the moon and Stickles to the tree.

background - I used a photo of mine of the moon, taken on 6th October 
window blinds - Silhouette store
Santa and reindeer - Gina Cabrera
tree - mysticmorning
background paper - Antebellum @ Pixelscrapper

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.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A card with metal!

Hi Everyone, a card today with an "Oops, I'm late" attached to it. I completely forgot that I had a DT card to do for today, so looked at my ideas for cards and cased this card pretty quick. I originally saw it HERE but can't find it on the blog now.
The challenge at -
My son had just finished a soft drink in a can, so I grabbed it quick, cut it flat and held it over the gas hob, to get a patina on it. DON'T do this without an extractor fan and a tool to hold the can while holding on the flame. The "right" side can flame, so PLEASE be careful.

I then cut it with a scissors to the size I wanted and embossed it. I also die cut the number out. The card was embossed and the paper and metal attached, then I stamped the sentiment and a little pattern onto the number circle. Quite a quick card! I used -
Crafters Companion basket weave folder.
  freebie magazine number die.
Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder 
 Craft Sensation paper pad
stamps magazine freebies
Tattered Lace circle pin dot die

Monday, 9 October 2017

Colouring Competition!

Hi Everyone just to let you know what's going on at Morgan's Artworld for Halloween, it's a colouring competition, I hope you can join in.

Click on the eBook or Images to download for free.
Colour, Decorate however you wish
Post it to the Morgans ArtWorld Facebook Group or 
enter your colouring project into the current anything goes challenge here on the blog.

Good luck and happy colouring.

Here's my contribution
coloured in PS and layered.
owl, crow, fence - Fontbundles
freebie background paper - Bearly Bear Designs

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Time to party!

Hi Everyone, another birthday for one of my lovely Nieces :) I couldn't think what to do for her and going through my digis, decided this young lady would suit fine.
image and party sentiment - Digistamp Boutique
dp's - Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe
ribbon - Docrafts
rectangle - Tattered Lace pindot die

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A Stamped card!

Hello Everyone, another scheduled post from me, whilst we are away.  

The Hydrangea stamp with the butterfly and sentiment were freebies from a magazine, I've had it a while and decided I MUST try and do a little stamping, it really is not my favourite thing, but I do love the embossed lines. I think I should have one of those stamping thingy's that allow you to stamp many times over the same image, then perhaps I would be a little more successful, BUT not until I do more stamping LOL.
I coloured it with watercolour pencils then layered it onto matching card stock, cut with Sissix stitched border die.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Polar Bears

Hi Everyone, a scheduled post from me today and the next few days, we are away AGAIN! in Lincolnshire, a day trip to Nottingham and a trip up the Trent! all arranged by my SiL for us all.

On to my card, it's a Silhouette store buy, which I saw and couldn't resist. Polar Bears, I added wobbly eyes and some silver glitter pen inside the scarf cuts, the sketch the sentiment with the Cameo pen which also has glitter in it, I added a bow button die cut by First Edition, to the 3rd Bear, 'cause I could LOL. Digi paper is by Ziggle Designs @ ScrapOrchard, I coloured black and added 3D gloss to their noses.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Tooth card!

Hi everyone, my card today is for hubby's nephew, a great guy who is full of fun. He teaches Dentists how to add his company's filling "stuff" LOL. Well it was about time I did a tooth subject card for him, I know he will appreciate it.
smile sentiment - Create with TLC
tooth - SnickerDoodles
toothpaste streak, tooth paper- Digilicious
teeth  - Digilicious, that I cut on the Cameo after tracing them and adding an offset to add gums and a mouth? I added silver glitter pen to make fillings!
birthday label - Digilicious
I added wobbly eyes to the tooth

The insert with a joke from the web.

I hope the teeth are OK for the food challenge LOL it has got a sentiment inside with birthday cake on????

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Technology - wired?

Hi Everyone, I suspect you are questioning or even thinking what ever she is on about in that heading LOL, well! my card today is for the
Would you like to be part of the SPECtacular Male Room Design Team?  Well we're looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you'd like to be considered simply create a project - card, scrapbook page, tag, art journal page, ATC, canvas or 3D -  for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.
My card today is certainly technology, it's about computers and is for my God-daughters husband, whose job is associated with them, hope he likes it. Just a couple of days before I was making this card I had these papers from Pixelscrapper, which were just perfect for the theme of the challenge, I know it's a bit busy, but I really wanted to use them with the elements.

To make it more "techie" I used wire which I couldn't get straight - aarrggh! I joined it to the "chips"by glue gun then added NuvoCrystal Drops to make it look like they were soldered on. I layered the papers onto silver mirror card. The sentiments were also in the same digital pack. 
The insert verse was from the web and all front and insert were designed in Photoshop, so technology used to create it too LOL.