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Monday, 30 December 2013

Happy New Year

Hi there

It's a celebratons challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy this week so I thought I would base my DT inspiration on New Year. This uses a lovely paddington day out serif digikit for the background and the line drawing of london in the "polariod". The digistamp is from Whoopsi Daisy (sheet 414)

All the best for 2014!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Merry & Bright

Yay!! I am now part of the Crafting Cafe Design Team and am really looking forward to working with the other designers and sharing my ideas with you!

This is my DT project for the Crafting Cafe December Challenge using one of the challenge sketches. I generally design on 5 x 5 or 6 x 6 card so this was a nice change for me and I thought the image from Saturated Canary worked perfectly with it.

There’s still a few days left for you to join the challenge - we’d love to see your designs!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
alphabetchallenge (3/1)
chocolatecoffeecards (11/1)
sisteractcardchallenge (11/1)
stampinfortheweekend (15/1)
cutecardthursday (10/1)
Digi Galore (2/1)
bearlymine-challenges (5/1)
lejdesignschallenge (7/1)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Hi there

I made this as a seasonal card for someone who has recently been through chemo. I love the image, a Little Darlings Rubber Stamp coloured using promarkers, and the sentiment which I put together using MS Word. The "ribbon" is my DIY embellishment made from a scrap of patterned paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges
saturatedcanarychallenge (19/12)
abcchristmaschallenge (27/12)
promarkerchallenge (8/1)
lovesrubberstampschallenges (2/1)
papertakeweekly (2/1)
useittuesday (21/12)
bunnyzoescrafts (15/1)
avenue613 (21/12)
craftingwhenwecanchallenges (5/1)
graphitmarkers (22/12)
polkadoodle (2/1)
polkadoodle wk-50 (26/12)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Day to Treasure

Hi there
It’s another anything goes challenge at crafty girls this week and this is my DT inspiration card.
The image is from Sassy Studio I’ve used Serif Craft Artist to add the digi stamp to the background, tinted the base with distress inks and coloured the image with promarkers

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 9 December 2013


Hi there

Its a non traditional colours christmas challenge over at whoopsi daisy this week and this is my DT card. Its a side stepper which can double as a countdown calendar as it has little numbered tabs that count down the "sleeps until christmas" from 25 to 0.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
cmccopicchallenge (2/1)
disdigidesignschallenge (2/1)
hidinginmycraftroom (14/12)
papercreatorscrafts (14/12)
acreativeromance (2/1)
cardmakinmamas (20/12)
polkadoodle (2/1)
sisteractcardchallenge (14/12)
wagsnwhiskers (14/12)
avenue613 (15/12)
challenges4everybody (21/12)
lacysunshinechallenge (2/1)
corrosivechallenges (2/1)
feelingcrafty (2/1)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Not even a mouse

Hi there

Its a traditional colours christmas challenge over at whoopsi daisy this week and this is my DT inspiration card.

The image is so cute, I added a little digi mouse to it and in keeping with the candle and traditional theme, decided to add the first verse of "twas the night before christmas" on distressed paper with a little ink well image to finish it

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Smile for the camera

Hi there

Woo hoo! I’m really pleased to have joined the crafty girls design team!

This is my DT inspiration card using a beautiful image from milk coffee. I’ve used serif to create the snapshot background and coloured the image with promarkers. The background papers are from my stash (think they might have been from craftwork cards)
I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Give Thanks

Hi there

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is "Give Thanks" so I decided to make a thank you card for my DT design. I think this image of a fairy writing a letter is so cute and I've coloured it with my promarkers to work with the distressed papers. Overall the design, papers and ribbon give a folk art style to the design which is not my usual style at all but I kinda like it! :)

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
countryviewchallenges (1/12)
memascrafts (1/12)
brownsugarchallenge (21/11)
cardmakinmamas (1/12)
simplycreatetoo (21/11)
paperprettiesblog (21/11)
ttcrd (21/11)
tuesdaythrowdown (21/11)
scribbleandscrapcrafts (22/11)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Flower Power

Hi there

The theme over at Whoopsi Daisy is flowers this week and this digi is just perfect for it. The card is designed to be a mini present too as the sentiment has been mounted on a paper pouch which could hold a little bag of seeds :)

The pouch is very easy to make - just a strip of patterned paper folded in half and a further flap folded down two sides. Use the flaps to glue the front and back together and cut away the excess. I've used a small circle punch to cut the semi circle at the top of the pouch.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
disdigidesignschallenge (22/11)
sisteractcardchallenge (15/11)
4kraftygirlzchallenges (15/11)
www.charismacardz (15/11)
fabnfunkychallenges (20/11)
makeitmonday (18/11)

Monday, 4 November 2013


Hi there

Its a monochromatic challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy this week and as I love sepia toned cards that's the colour theme I have used. The image is quite vintage too which helps!

The card has been finished with designer papers, spellbinders gate die and hand made paper roses.

The roses are colour matched using antique linen and vintage photo distress inks

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 27 October 2013


Hi there

Its a halloween challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy this week and I felt like making something other than a card so decided to make this cute sweetie bag.

The "badge" has been made using Whoopsi Daisy images and a halloween digikit from serif.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
2 sisters challenge (2/11)
dis digi designs (2/11)
crafty calendar (2/11)
totally gorjuss (2/11)
challenges 4 everybody (9/11)
come and get it (3/11)
dream valley (3/11)
cas-ualfridays (1/11)
stampin for the weekend (9/11)
4kraftygirlz (2/11)
craftylittlefairieschallenge (2/11)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Luv Ya

I'm so pleased to be a guest designer over at crafting by design this week.

The brief was to use a digi from Big Headz and this is my project
The colours have been based on these lovely papers from American Crafts

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
oozak (1/11)
digidarlas (21/10)
liveandlovecrafts (1/11)
a creative romance (25/10)
stampin for the weekend (25/10)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Furry Friends

I love this image from LOTV - its just so cute!

I was experimenting with the design and decided to go with the ripped layers in the end and really like how it turned out. The image has been stamped and stuck under the patterned paper and the paper has then been ripped and curled.

Note to self, next time remember to move my finger from underneath when creating the first tear with the scalpel to avoid cutting my finger and nearly bleeding all over the project ! (oops!)

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
ideas to inspire (1/11)
sir stampalot challenge (1/11)
artistic inspirations challenges (21/10)
make it monday (21/10)
cmc challenge (26/10)
charisma cardz (17/10)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Shabby Chic

It's shabby chic over at whoopsi daisy and this is my creation for the theme.

The image is so lovely, there isn't too much it needs. The background paper has been lighly edged using distressed ink, the pearls strung on a cord and the butterfly is a die cut which has also been coloured with distress ink.


I'm entering this into the following challenges
crafty catz weekly (12/10)
delicious doodles (12/10)
digitally sweet (12/10)
sister act card challenge (12/10)
stampin for the weekend (12/10)
avenue613 (13/10)
robyns fetish challenge (13/10)
cute card thursday (10/10)
paulaholifieldcrafts (30/10)
sparkles forum challenges (13/10)
the crafting cafe (31/10)

Monday, 30 September 2013

Autumn Bookmark

It's anything but a card over at Whoopsi Daisy this week and this is my GDT creation.

It's very easy to make, and for anyone who likes the feel of physical books, its useful too!

The base is the corner of an envelope.

The image has then been coloured using autumn colours, lightly glittered on the wings and cut out. The envelope corner is decorated with designer paper (distressed using ranger antique linen) and the phrase has been added to a piece of card and stuck inside the envelope corner

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
addicted to cas
cmc copic challenge
digitally sweet challenges
sister act card challenge
a creative romance
challenges 4 everybody

Sunday, 22 September 2013


This is such a pretty fun image from whoopsi daisy
The papers are from dovecraft and coordinately perfectly
I wanted to go with a very simple design this time which could be used for any occassion

I'm entering this in the following challenges
paula holifield crafts
i love promarkers
pennys challenges
flutterby wednesdays
divas by design challenge
the pink elephant challenge
tuesday throwdown
bunny zoes crafts
paper makeup stamps
lady annes challenges
cmc copic challenge

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


This is such a cute image from LOTV and was crying out to become part of a treasure map adventure!
The treasure map has been aged using distressed inks and the card finished with ye olde scroll!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
divas by design challenge
promarker challenge
papertake weekly
creative knockouts
the pink elephant challenge
paula holifield crafts
catch the bug blog
chocolate coffee cards
red carpet studio
addicted to stamps
rubys rainbow
crafty catz weekly
totally papercrafts

Saturday, 7 September 2013

October gave a party

Hi there

This card was inspired by the George Cooper poem that I've used on it. It seemed perfect for Autumn and the image from Whoopsi Daisy matched it so well. It also gave me the chance to use the skeleton leaves I've had since circa 2005 and never used!

The text reads:

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper
I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 1 September 2013


This image from Whoopsi Daisy is so cute. It's from sheet 434 and could be used for Birthdays, Christmas or any other occasions simply by changing the colour and background paper.

I decided on a really simple pink and white theme as was focusing on texture and decided to use various embossing folders and distress ink to create the layers and shades. Its then been finished with ribbon and pearls and a sentiment saying "Just for You"

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
bearlymine challenges
simon says stamp
promarker challenge
challenges 4 everybody
creative corner challenges
patties creations challenge
abc challenges
totally gorjuss
paula holifield crafts

Monday, 26 August 2013


I've been wanting to try out a pop up card for a while and here is my first attempt.

I think pink and green make a lovely bright colour combination. The image is from Tiddly Inks and is so cute.

The pop up mechanism is very basic, just a couple of little cuts in the spine of the card which are then pushed out the inversely to the spine


Side View:


I'm entering this in the following challenges:
stamp in for the weekend
joanna sheen challenge
paper take weekly
i love promarkers
promarker challenge
marianne design divas
craft your passion

Thank You Fairy Much

I'm really pleased to be joining the team over at Whoopsie Daisy as a guest designer. This is my first GDT card using design sheet 199

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Every Girl Needs a Red Dress

I love black red and white as a combinaton. I had a few left over backround papers in shades of black, grey and white which I thought worked well together to make a contrast background to this lovely impage from Saturated Canary.

I'm practicing different coloured hair at the moment and think so far brunnett hair is winning!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers
challenges 4 everybody
sweet stampin
totally papercrafts
simon says stamp
tuesday throwdown
ppp-make it monday

Sunday, 28 July 2013


"Cinderella - proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!" - lol, what a fab sentiment and ideal for this image from saturated canary.

A little glitz and glamour added with glitter to the gloves and shoe

I'm entering this in the saturated canary challenge

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Lazy Summer Days

Lovely image from lili of the valley which I thought was perfect for summer (if we ever get one!)

I'm entering this in the lily of the valley monthly challenge

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Picture Perfect

This is such a lovely image from Saturated Canary  - aptly named "lovely"
Its also really versitile and was crying out to be part of a "film strip"

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
saturated canary "lovely" challenge
CMC Copic Challenge

Monday, 27 May 2013

Boy oh Boy

I rarely make boy/men cards but was asked for one this weekend by someone so used this image from Lili of the Valley. I like the optical illusion created by the frame, it reminds me of zentangle designs

This is being entered into the lili of the valley monthly challenge and the passion for promarkers challenge

Monday, 6 May 2013

Mother's Day

Mothers Day

This cute little image is from Lili of the Valley. Coloured with promarkers and set on a background with "mother" in lots of languages.

This is being entered in the following challenges
cmc copic challenge
fab n funky challenges
corrosive challenges
the pink elephant challenge
love to create challenge

With Attitude

I recently bought serif software and thought I'd have a little play to learn my way around it.
The main image is from Saturated Canary, the background is the result of my experiment playing with serif

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Playing with Pastels

I tend to stick to the same colours in my cards and yellow is a colour I hardly ever use. Thought I would try something different and this is the result.
The image is the gorgeous "Eva" digi from Saturated Canary