Wednesday 2 October 2019

Creative inspirations: Halloween or masculine

It's the beginning of the month which means a new challenge at Creative inspirations and our challenge is
I know that October is the month of Halloween but I don't really make cards for the occasion, so I chose masculine.
I do find it difficult to make make cards as I can't embellish them with flowers or pearls!
For my card i used Tractor guy from Mo Manning, coloured with promarkers.
I used papers From The works, matted on black and added twine, buttons and the matching sentiment. 


Thursday 26 September 2019

Two of the Same

While looking for some challenges to enter, i came across the Twofer challenge were you use the same stamp or die to create two different themed projects so i thought i would give it a go.
I used a house mouse stamp to create a birthday and a christmas card.
My images are coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs.
I used doodlebug papers on the birthday card, embellishing with flowers, pearls, doily, ribbon and a sentiment.
On the christmas i used a festive paper pad, matted on red and added pearls, ribbon and a christmas tree charm.


Challenge Post

I have two cards in this post..

My first is a christmas design featuring this Bugaboo image, coloured with promarkers. I created a sparkly card using quite a few shimmery papers matted on ice blue mirror card, both from Crafters Companion.
I added sparkly dots and ribbons as well as the matching sentiment.



My second card features an image called Bianca from Oddball Art.
I matched her with some Bo Bunny papers, matted on black and kept it simple adding ribbon, a button and a sentiment.

Steampunk Bestie


Today i have something to share that is a little bit different from my usual taste.
I created this steampunk inspired card using a My Besties image, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I matched it with some M&C designs papers, matted on black. I added lots of steampunk embellishments which came from a craftbox a while ago, including a key and a clock face.
I added some vintage flowers, lace, doily, sentiment, ribbon and a metal frame and a sparkly dot.


Tuesday 24 September 2019

Santa Gnome


My final card today is a sneak peek of what will feature on my christmas cards this year. 
I LOVED the Snomes collection from The Craft Consortium that i just knew i had to use them. They are so cute!
I used one of the stamp sets to create this card and coloured with promarkers.
I kept the colour scheme for this card white and red, very scandinavian and followed a sketch.

I like using a santa on my christmas cards, it makes them traditional to me. This is my favorite this year as it makes me think of the norwegian version and  i like learning about different country's traditions. 

Best Friend Cats

My second card today features one of my favorite images from The Digistamp Boutique which is no longer running. I loved this image the minute i saw it, just so Cute!
I coloured my image with promarkers and matched with some Kaisercraft Papers. The button edge cut out and sentiment also came from the pad.


Oddball: Beautiful Piggy


Today i have a few cards to share, my first being this cute pig from Oddball Art.
I coloured her using spectrum noirs and matched with First Edition papers.
I added a doily, pearls, ribbon and a sentiment from the Pad to finish.


Wednesday 4 September 2019

Creative Inspirations: Lace and Pearls

This month's challenge over at Creative inspirations is lace and pearls, a favourite challenge of mine.
We are sponsored by The paper shelter who kindly have us images to use.
I coloured mine with spectrum noirs and promarkers.
The papers are prima marketing Amber moon range, as well as the leaves and flower.
I added some large width lace and pearls as well as pearl ended pins.

Tuesday 3 September 2019



I made a back to school card using this image From the paper shelter.
I used papers From the lucky charm pad that I bought from crafters companion and matted on black.
I added ribbon, a bow and a flower to finish. 

Also, look out for new posts on my needlefelting blog.


Monday 2 September 2019

Enchanted Rockabilly

I recently won The Paper Shelter Challenge and was treated to some new digis!
I LOVED this one, called Enchanted Rockabilly. Coloured with Promarkers.
I used Prima marketing poetic rose papers to give it a shabby chic feel, added a doily, lace, flowers and a sentiment.


Monday 26 August 2019

Tea Time


I made this special easel on top of a box for the house mouse use dies challenge.
I used the tea time with hopper image, coloured with spectrum noirs.
The papers came from a paper pad from The works. I also die cut my flowers from the same papers.
I added a sentiment which says join me for a cuppa.
I created the box myself to add some teabags. 

Have you seen my new blog? My new needlefelting blog is now live so if you'd like to take a look, click on the pic on the right.


Fortune Teller


I have another card featuring a paper shelter image, this time it's the fortune teller!
I'd love to visit a fortune teller so this image definitely appealed to me.
I coloured the image with spectrum noirs and copics. The papers are prima marketing moon child.
I added lace, a doily, pearls, and a sentiment to finish.


Have Fun!

I made a card using the fun Have fun in the sun from The Paper Shelter!
I coloured my image with promarkers and copics. The papers came from a paper pad from The Works, matted on white. I used a die cut from The Works to create the pink seaweed style sprig and added a prima flower and some ribbon to finish. 


Friday 23 August 2019

Bronte wants it now!


My final Bella and Bronte card, using the same papers as one of the others I made. I didn't realize at the time!
I coloured my image with promarkers.
I kept the card quite simple adding a large bow, buttons and dew drops. I finished with a stamping bella sentiment.


Thursday 22 August 2019

Bella and Bronte: Dunno


I'm back with another Bella and Bronte card, this time the image, I dunno.
I created an easle, sticking to a pink and green colour combo. I added plenty of flowers, a doily, lace, ribbon and a sentiment.


Bella and Bronte; let's celebrate!


I've had a lot of fun using Mo Manning images over the last few weeks. I've had a bit of a break from them and lost a lot due to our computer getting a virus and wiping everything a few years ago which meant I lost most of my images and only just rediscovered them. I'm so glad the challenge started back up again and couldn't wait to join in again.

I used my favourite characters, Bella and Bronte to create this easle. I used floral papers from The works and added a die cut doily, flowers, die cut swirls, a cupcake charm and a sentiment to finish. 

I also have some exciting news! I've started a new blog dedicated to needlefelting, another craft I enjoy.
if you'd like to take a look, click on the pic on the right.

I'd like to enter this into:

Hedgehog with bunch of flowers.


Today I have a card to share featuring one of the cute hedgehog images from Di's digi downloads.
I coloured my image with promarkers and spectrum noirs and die cut into a circle.
I created a twisted easel and used crafters companion natures garden papers matted on lilac.
I added circular frames, flowers and a sentiment to finish.


Wednesday 7 August 2019

Creative inspirations: seasonal


This month's challenge at Creative inspirations is seasonal.
You can choose any season, just remember to tell us which!
For my card i went for summer, which I think is my favourite. I do like the nicer weather and being able to sit outside with the dogs.
I used The paper boutique range butterfly ballet for my card and created a twisted easel. I used one of the 5x5 toppers and added lace and a die cut butterfly to embellish. 


Friday 2 August 2019


Today I have a card to share that I created for the house mouse challenge. I had made three but due to time only finished one.
I used the sweet makeover guinea pig image, coloured with promarkers. I matched with prima papers, added ribbon, pearls, pearls trim and a bow to embellish.


Tuesday 23 July 2019

Concertina Fold Pop Out Tutorial

Last week i posted a House Mouse baby card that featured a concertina pop out section inside and i was emailed by a lady who wanted to know how i made it so i have made a little tutorial.
At the bottom of the post i will list the items needed to make the card as well as just the concertina part.



1. Take an A4 sheet of white card and trim it down into 2 4in x 8in pieces.
Fold each piece in half to create a 4x4 card. Make 3.




 2. Take one of the cards and stick double sided tape to both sides, then stick the remaining cards to each side, creating a concertina. This is the inside pop out section.
TIP: When making this part, using a thinner card helps as it wont make the card stick up too much which is useful if sending in the post. I used 160 gsm.

3:Decorate the concertina with papers or like mine, images. 
If you visit the house mouse card i made last week you will see i decorated with papers and stuck on images whereas with this card i have used toppers.
Keep the 4th panel free and stick a diecut circle on for people to write their message on.


4: Turn the concertina over and stick double sided tape on the ends of the concertina, ready to put inside.


5:Decorate your 6x6 card with papers. This is important as it will be visible.


Stick your concertina onto the right side first in the centre.
Peel off the tape on the concertina and then press the left side of your card down. Open up to reveal the pop out.


7: Decorate the front however you wish.

Items needed to create the concertina element:
6x6 card base , 2 sheets of A4 white card , trimmer , double sided tape, score board

Items i used to decorate my card:
The Paper Boutique Happy Days collection

Thursday 18 July 2019

House Mouse: Special Baby


I have a special make to share that would be perfect for a new baby featuring the Happy Hopper images.
On the front it looks like a normal 6x6 card, but inside features a special pop out section.
The front of my card features the Hopper image of Hopper with pramful of Bunnies, so cute. I added a heart shaped doily, ribbon, lace and pearls to embellish.


I used DCWV Princess papers which are perfect for baby girls. I havent actually specified a gender but as you can see it features pink, cream and green.
I created the pop out section by making a concertina 4x4 card. I then matted my papers, stamped some of the smaller Hoppers, coloured them and stuck them on the inside. I also die cut letters to create the NEW BABY in green and added white circles, one at the back to write your message.
I was planning on making a matching envelope but ran out of time.




My second post for today features a card i have made using one of the stamps from Pink Ink Designs. I love their stamps and have only recently found them so i had a little spending spree!
This is one of the images, Giraffe. I love this image, especially when you add the pair of glasses to it, it makes a really fun card. The image is actually quite long so i did cut away some of the neck so it would fit on this 6x6 card.
I created a crossfold card featuring these bold and bright papers from The Works. I die cut an oval of the green and stamped one of the leaf designs from the stamp set. The set gives you many mini stamps too.
I stamped my giraffe, coloured with promarkers and cut out then adhered to my card.
On the inside i created a tag featuring the sentiment that comes with the set and stamped the flower which also comes with the stamps on the paper and finished with a flower and some leaves. 


Stamping Bella's

Is been a while since i shared anything for challenges but today i have 3 posts. Yay! Ive finally found time to make some cards.
My first 2 feature stamping bella images.

I made this wedding card using a lovely wedding image. I used Prima's Poetic rose papers, prima flowers, lace, ribbion, a heart shaped doily, pearls, die cut leaves and a sentiment.


My second card features one of the Curvy girls images. I used this image earlier on in the year to create a birthday card for my best friend. I used Prima Havanna papers, prima flowers, matching sentiment, ribbon and pearls to create this. Coloured with promarkers.


Thursday 4 July 2019

Creative Inspirations: anything goes


It's a new month and that means a new challenge over at Creative inspirations and this month's theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by all dressed up and I used their image busy little bee on my card.
I matched it with some honeycomb based papers, a sentiment from a free stamp set and some diecut bees. 


Wednesday 5 June 2019

Creative inspirations: glitz and glam


It's been over a month since I shared anything due to many family issues. I've not really had the time to share or make much and I've left most of my DTs, which hasn't helped with my anxiety and I doubt I'll still have time but today I have a make for the new creative inspirations challenge, which this month is glitz and glam.

A few months ago I got into making plaques and found out my julie nutting dolls. For my birthday I got prima marketing papers and embellishments and decided to make this plaque, featuring 50's Audrey.
I paper peiced the dress from the Georgia blue papers, added a vellum sentiment, flowers, due cut leaves, pearls and lace.

I hope you join us and I look forward to finding out what you think of my make. 

Id like to enter the following challenges:
(Ribbon & lace)

Wednesday 17 April 2019

The paper shelter: Birthday

I'm back to share my DT card for The paper shelter and this week's challenge is birthday. 
I'm not sharing much at the moment due to family matters which mean me not having the time to craft as much.
For my card, I used the image Rosie which I cropped to fit into an oval. Coloured with promarkers.
I used some Prima papers, matted on black.
I added lace, ribbon, a doily, pearls and a sentiment. 


Wednesday 3 April 2019

Creative Inspirations Easter or Animals Challenge: Dogs!

This month's challenge over at Creative inspirations is Easter or animals. I chose to go with the animal theme.
I used these beautiful dogs life stamps from Hunkydory to create these 5x5 cards.

Schnauzer and Jack Russell.

West highland terrier and boxer

And of course a border terrier, just like my George.

I matched the cards with tartan papers, buttons and black card and coloured with spectrum noirs. I also have other breeds but I managed these in one aftenoon. 

I like alcohol markers as they give a blended finish with no streaks.

Monday 1 April 2019

Girl with Gift


Today i have a quick card to share featuring this cute Di's digi image.
I coloured my image with a mix of pens, copics for the head and spectrum noirs for the body.
I matched it with some pretty floral papers, ribbon, a pearl embellishment, sentiment and pearls.


Wednesday 27 March 2019

Penny's paper crafty challenge:sponsored by Oddball


It's time for a new challenge over at penny's and this is my final challenge. I've really enjoyed being part of the DT for the past few months but I'm taking a bit of a step back from DT work for now.
This week, as ever our challenge is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Oddball art and I used this sweet imageimage, coloured with promarkers.
I matched it with a fairy tale themed paper pad, pearls, lace and a sentiment.


Sunday 24 March 2019

Washing Gruffies


Today I have a Gruffie card to share.
This is one of my favourite images from the gruffies as I think it's perfect for a mothers day card.
I matched the image with sweet flower papers for The works.
I created a 5x7 stepper card and used the main image and two circular toppers.
I added the matching sentiment and created my own washing line with twine and mini pegs.


Friday 22 March 2019

Prima Doll Plaque


I'm so excited to share this on my blog. After having computer issues for about three weeks, it have me some extra time to craft and I created some wooden plaques using prima products. It's been so long since I created some mixed media items so I've been creating those as well as some needlefelting.

I created this first one using the Havanna range. I used papers, flowers and stickers. I also used Julie nutting doll Betty. I added she cut leaves, mixed media word stickers and pearls.

Let me know what you think in the comments. 


Happy Birthday Bronte!

  Hello, Today i have a card to share featuring my favourite characters Bella and Bronte! I coloured my image with promarkers and matched to...