Monday, 29 December 2014

happy holidays atc

vintage themed freebie stamp from a magazine
brad from Dovecrafts "Tis the season"
create Christmas paper


cute little kitten Christmas card done for my neighbour.

image off from The Graphics Fairy
create Christmas paper

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

happy creepmas

Christmas atc with a difference.

"bah humbug tree" Delicious Doodles
Creata dark mirror card
silver embellishment coloured in black
cap2 generated words

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

size isn't everything

Simple vintage looking ATC, done for a challenge blog I just happened across from another challenge link up.
Enjoyed doing the atc, this is my 2nd in a few months, really need to do more as I loved doing them for the yahoo group I used to be in....... new years resolution me thinks.

gecko galz digi stamp from Figgy Pudding collection/Christmas 1907 paper
book page

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Big Eric

Every time I see a stag I think of Big Eric from Monarch of the Glen......

image - from Gecko Galz Figgy Pudding stamp collection
Gold colour feather pen
peel offs
scrap backing papers
gold string

Thursday, 11 December 2014

lots of presents

I bought this cd years ago and never used it, looked at it then put it away, having been bitten by the vintage bug over the past couple of years - more this year since I found the Gecko Galz, I dusted it off and decided to put the images with the Creata Christmas pack I bought for last year. So my Christmas cards this year are funky vintage. Hope the recipients like them ; )

image - Cupcake Crafting 'Christmas Past' cd
gold xmas wrapping ribbon
backing paper - creata Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

Cute little card I made using offcuts.

image - Santa sheet by Gecko Galz
backing paper - Creata Christmas
Candi promarkered
random sentiment

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Peace on Earth

I am in love with this pretty Angel topper, it is part of a decoupage sheet but I split them up. Teemed with the funky backing paper, I think its my favourite Christmas card this year.
Cupcake crafting "Christmas Past" cd image
Creata Christmas backing card
doily coloured with promarker
random sentiment
stick on gems
entering in:  glitter n sparkle = modern christmas colours (I forgot to link up again, as I scheduled this post.... now all linked up, fine and dandy)

Monday, 8 December 2014

poison Ivy

yep, makes you itch in all those hard to reach places, but not this Ivy - she bedazzles you with her flowing hair and pretty dress then reels you in with those ivy tendrils of hers, keeping you close forever.....

Uhm, that sounds scary, what I actually meant to say was she keeps you enraptured with her just like Mother Nature, through out the seasons does.

Phew, got out of that one.......

digi image "Ivy Queen" by Delicious Doodles
glitter glue
craft stash

Thursday, 20 November 2014

double babycham

with a kirsch cherry and a little umbrella - you'll need one after this cute, kitsch Christmas card.
I think I must have had a couple while making the card - this wasn't want I'd planned but I went with it. Managed to get 2 doilies on it as well   ; )

toppers from Gecko Galz - Christmas Visions
backing paper from Creata Christmas range
pink mirror card from Creata
random sentiment
pastel green promarker
stick on  gems
entering into:  gecko galz - christmas joy

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

one thing.....

leads to another, is something which happens to me a lot! I get distracted and never get to do what I was intending to. Today was slightly different - I was intending to do a card, using an image I tangled, from a new purchase of Peerless Designs "Tangletastic 1" crafting cd:

then I had an idea, which featured this photo frame:

three hours, much colouring in, many butterflies and gems later, it had morphed into this:

I was going for less is more, but once I started I couldn't stop, plus it was a big frame (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) I do love how it turned out and am quite proud of myself as this is something I've never done before.

entering into: nutcrafters - anything but a card

Saturday, 1 November 2014

trick or treat

We don't get many callers on the night, but it still doesn't stop me doing some goody bags, this year I decided to do a digi image and colour in..... which was a good idea, pity I had to do 25. And we've still got half left...

Boo - digi stamp from Nutcrafters
pro markered
swizzle sweets
Had loads of fun and kept the best little sweets in the world to myself - Parma violets, an acquired taste which not many people seem to have ; )
entered into the following challenges - nutcrafters ~ Halloween
                  pink gem - trick or treat Halloween

Sunday, 19 October 2014

put a spell on you

A5 white card blank
orange card
spotty backing paper from The graphic fairy digi scrap site
doily coloured in black
black card
Violette sticker from The John Grossman collection
Gecko Galz Edgar Allen Poe quote
corner peel offs
entered into: glitter n sparkle (no link up yet)
                     Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group (facebook)

love labors lost....

I loved how this turned out, coloured the word love in red to make it the main focus of the card. Am in love with the GG design sheet.

5" by 5" ish white card
Debbi Moore backing paper Glitz & Glamour
flowers coloured with black pro markers
love in red promarker
Creata dark mirror card
Gecko Galzs "Edgar Allen Poe quote"s design sheet
white pearls
entered into: Gecko Galz on facebook

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gladys & Ethel

100% digital A6 card done primarily with Daisy Trails "Water Garden" freebie kit,with added  embellishments (butterfly & overlay material) from other kits.

Photo used was from an earlier challenge win, a collection of images from lunagirl.

Entering into: digitally sweet challenge - lots of flowers

Sunday, 5 October 2014

vroom, vroom, oops

Had this topper for years, forgot all about it till I was (attempting) to tidy my (mess) craft corner up. Soon as I spotted it, I knew it was perfect for the new challenge over at cardz 4 guyz.

A6(ish) white card blank
Creata black mirror card
scrap of white card
card candi "Mr & Mrs"
The background paper is a 'Le Mans' road map from t'internet
entering into: cardz 4 guyz - sport (no balls allowed)
                      glitter'n' sparkle - anything with a B - B for black

Thursday, 2 October 2014

fangirl moment

100% digital scrap page, based on the Pet Shop Boy's "It's Alright" - last time I saw them was in 2007 at The Civic Centre in Wolverhampton  ; )

 digi kits used "Steampunk Curiosities"
       "Shabby Chic"

entering into: digitally sweet challenges - musical

Monday, 22 September 2014

pretty in pink

A birthday card done for this week.

Debbi Moore Designs design kit
stick on gems
5 by 5 white card blank

Saturday, 20 September 2014

rock on!

picture off of yahoo image search.
'Digitangle' kit from DaisyTrail

100% digi page done for a digitally sweet challenge. Could have a variety of uses - topper, scrap page, card, concert memory album or invitation to a disco/music event.

Entering into: digitally sweet challenges - rock it out

Monday, 15 September 2014

Game Boy

this was a commission I did for a 13th birthday this week. Looking to get back into doing craft challenges, I thought this card would be perfect for "beginning with B..." over on the Nutcrafters blog.

beginning with "B" = blue, boy, birthday, black, (bag of crisps?).

digi image from mo's digital pencil "video boy"
paper from odd & ends drawer
coloured with promarkers
sentiment & name done in C.A.P

entering into: nutcrafters - beginning with B

Sunday, 14 September 2014

wheelie good!

I love this image from The Gaphic's Fairy, kept it clean & simple, black & white. Love how it turned out.

entering card into: cardz 4 guyz -ch35 clean and simple

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

two little girls

Haven't crafted since the beginning of last month, decided shake the dust off and do a 100% digital scrapbook page for the Digitally Sweet challenge.

Satin and Lace digikit
my own photo

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ship a-hoy

scrap page done as a card front in CAP2, totally digital.

Craft Artist's "Fishing" digi kit.
Image from The Graphic Fairy

Monday, 30 June 2014


I've still got a few tiny envelopes from a box of cards I had, so thought I'd use one for this plain(ish) design, the style is nodding towards invitations, going to play around in CAP when I get the time and see if I get come up with something...

button flowers
ribbon bow
sentiment stamp
balloon image from Bugaboo Stamps

Friday, 27 June 2014

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert.

digi image/stamp from Bugaboo Stamps
all  other bits from CAP digi kits, mixed and matched
I came to this book late, the film was already out and causing a stir - I picked the book up from a charity shop, luckily it was the original book and not the book of the movie (whether its any different I don't know). I just about sat through it one emotional rollercoaster session, couldn't put it down. Since then Elizabeth Gilbert  has written "Committed" sort of a 'what happened next' to her life story and well....... no.... no  spoilers, and I recently found "Eat, Pray, Love in Rome" by Luca Spaghetti (yes, that really is his name!) one of the main characters telling his life story.

And then there's the movie, settle down with a nice chilled bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, and then let the story envelop you -  better than a spa treatment!

guess you can tell I love it?? lol.

enetered into: - digitally sweet- inspired by a favourite book

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Flippin' football

I've had this La Pashe flippin' decoupage footballer image for years, so when I saw the new challenge on the cardz4guyz blog. I thought I'd use the front half of it.

La Pashe "flippin' range"
White DL card
backing paper from
entered into: cardz4guyz - sport

Monday, 23 June 2014

pretty in pink

Ellie Grace's first birthday card, her present is waiting to be engraved.......
Lily of the Valley - baby girl with pram topper
Hot off The press paper
flecked stick-on number

Monday, 9 June 2014

flowers for you

A5 white card blank
digi image - Bugaboo Stamps "flower trio"
Webster's Pages - Petite Paper combo
Pink card scrap
green card
white organza ribbon
mini candi
promarkers - Fushia Pink, Forest Green, Lime Green, Cerise & Canary Yellow

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Father's Day

Went to Elscar Heritage centre yesterday, had a lovely wander round the huge antique centre, and had a quick look in the craft shop - spotted a design pack which was perfect for 2 challenge cards.

This is for dad, I can remember us having a lawn mower like that one! Many many moons ago. And the jacket reminds me of Monty Don - only thing missing is Nigel.

you know you're getting old when you get asked which is YOUR Gardeners World presenter - rather than which was YOUR Doctor (Who).


*normal service will resume shortly*

White card A5 blank
Hunkydory - Milestones - on our retirement paper pack

Thursday, 22 May 2014

quick, clean, simple

just like me *lol*

Rainy afternoon so I thought a bit of sunny brightness required. Designed a quick & simple 5.5 x 5.5 card front for a birthday, when I print it off I will probably mat and layer it and stick actual buttons over the buttons.

entered into: digitally sweet - yellow, blue, white.

Monday, 19 May 2014


This card was done as commission for a lady who shares my passion for all things PURPLE!!! Having said that, I wanted to do understated purple... and this Delicious Doodles image (Love's Faded Memory) was perfect.

Debbi Moore 'Glitter & Glitz Art Deco' lace effect backing paper
black & amethyst promarkers
Creata black Mirror board
clear nail varnish (to glaze the rose)
old earring

dark & light


Image/paper by Gillian Hutchinson over on  Simply Sumura
A5 black mirror card from Creata
purple/blue toned backing card from Kanban
stick on gems
entered into: Delicious Doodles - a bit moody - the darkness against the light pretty swirly background is one way of describing  Depression, there are the two sides, lightness on the outside yet darkness hiding away in the inside. Depending on my mood, it can beautiful or full of darkness....
                     Polkadoodles - things with wings

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Birthday Bash

I'm a tad late with this, but better late than never as "they" say.

Over at Polkadoodles, the fabulous Nikky & her DT are celebrating 5 years of Polka doodling.
There's a blog hop with free candy & gorgeous downloads and also a chance to win a whopping £100 of Polkdoodles goodies.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A little flutter

I always panic when I hear about Mother's Day - till I realise that its the US occasion!
Serif  Mothers Day 2012 digikit with added butterflies
100% digital

Friday, 2 May 2014

time to craft

No new craft for a bit, due to having a bad month and for the last week, a stinking cold which rendered me almost zombie like, flat out on the sofa squished under a duvet. And now I've passed it onto Andrew, bless him. I keep telling him its True Love ;)

Anyhoo, yesterdays digi scrapbook page was the first thing I've crafted since the middle of April! Really enjoyed playing around with the new toy CAP2 as well.

today I have made a male birthday card, have to admit I do prefer paper crafting rather than digital, just because I love hands-on fiddling & faffing.
Although trying to glue the washers onto the paper strip was a bit too much faff......

5x5 white card blank
Creata dark mirror card (black)
backing paper
topper & embellishments from Debbi Moore "shabby chic mechanical"
washers from Andrews tool kit
entering card into - cardz 4 guyz : time challenge

Thursday, 1 May 2014

steampunk sylvia

Up popped an email from DaisyTrail announcing that CAP2 was £4.99 - Mmmmm, I thought, I'm having some of that!

pearls, butterflies, buttons, metal
100% digital
digi kit used "Steampunk Curiosities" (not sure by whom, over on DaisyTrail)
quote from WordPorn from Facebook
Now everybody's heard of Where's Wally/Waldo? - so this is my version of Where's the butterfly?
Entering Steampunk Sylvia into - digitally sweet challenges - bingo card line

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

tag me

with the tag I made (see earlier post) I made this birthday card, used the same paper on the tag for the backing paper, I lightened it in CAP, but I think I could have gone a tad lighter, used a few peel off lines to break the card up.

Monday, 14 April 2014

true blue

Birthday card done using A5 card blank.

Shabby Chic compendium from Debbi Moore

Saturday, 12 April 2014


back to my usual size card today

Shabby Chic compendium by Debbi Moore
create dark mirror card

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

better late than never

this was done for a challenge over at cardz 4 guyz blog but I didn't get round to blogging it.

backing paper from a crafty stash swap over at cardexchangeuk (yahoo group)
paper for the topper came from the web
peel off bits

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


is the spice of life *lol*  Yesterdays card was A6, todays is a A5, can't say I don't live an exciting life!!

So many birthdays in April - all in one week! Crafting fingers to the ready.

Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Compendium
Creata dark mirror card
dress pins
gold ribbon

Monday, 31 March 2014

gone fishing

A change of card shape today, used an A6 blank for this fishing themed card.
Its actually supposed to be a pyramid topper, but I only used the main image.

paper kit/stamp by
Creata dark mirror card
coloured in candi
fishing topper/sentiment unknown

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mothering sunday

My mum suddenly passed away in 1990, when I was just 18, I'm now 41 & 3/4's (to be precise!), that sort of math just sucks.
I'm not going to get all maudlin' - this is a just a nice little scrapbook page of a newly found photo of me as a babe in the arms of my mum, (dad was and still is camera-shy). I was born in April so this must have been the late(ish) summer wedding of my dad's youngest brother.

100% digital, using Daisy Trails "Butterfly Garden" kit, its such a dreamy and serene kit.


pretty in pink

My sisters birthday is on the 2nd, I always leave it too late as it needs to be posted! It just one of those dates that sneaks up on you *lol*

backing paper  Hot off the Press "Soft Nostalgia"
flower Nitwit
peel off sentiment
pink sticky gems

the ribbon is a gorgeous baby pink, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.

entering this into: nutcrafters - pink & brown

Thursday, 27 March 2014

seeing stars

I haven't used Craft Artist to (properly) design anything for months, possibly a year. So when I spotted a digital challenge blog, I decided to blow the cobwebs off the old thing.
I designed this to be used as a tag on a birthday card, fairly basic design, but will be embellished when I make the card up.

used "Steampunk curiosities" digikit
cycling image from digikit by

Sunday, 23 March 2014

butterfly birthday

the colour is a bit dull on here, and the butterflies are metallic, camera doesn't like to play ; (

Websters pages "Best Friends"
butterfly embellishments from stash

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Dad's 70th (2)

This time my card for Dad

A5 tentfold white
Backing card KanBan
image from The Graphic's Fairy
(coloured over by promarkers)
Creata mirror card
sentiment done in Craft Artist

Friday, 21 March 2014

Dad's 70th

card made for my dad's 70th, from my Uncle.

Topper decoupaged by Judith Ann Pounder (cardexhange uk)
A5 white card blank
old map
sentiment done with Craft Artist
Creata mirror card
random backing paper