Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Now its the atc turn - also done for a Gecko Galz facebook challenge.

Debbi Moore backing paper
stamo from 'The Loving Life' pack
image from Gecko Galz 'The Dance' design sheet.
copper peel offs


2nd card was for a Gecko Galz challenge over on their facebook page, one of the challenges is too create something which includes trees.
I ended up doing a Christmas scene, which could be a Christmas or birthday card.

backing paper from AndreaJayne 'Jolly Santa' paper pack
Anita's glitterations snowflakes
white organza
blue gems
Do Crafts oval die cuts
white card
image from Gecko Galz 'Winters Garden 1' 

Fathers & Brothers

Been busy crafting today, made 2 cards and an atc for different challenges.
First up is a 4x4 card using an image from 'The Sum of all Crafts' blog.
backing paper & strip 'Old Treasure' paper pack
Encore metallic bronze ink (for the light smudges)
Tattered Lace mini sentiment die
black gems

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

O is Oval & Olive

Did you know my local craft store sells every colour ink apart from Olive??? I do now. *lol*
Had to improvise and use a green then a black inkpad on my stamp, did a couple of test stampings before I did the topper just in case it looked horrendous but it looked quite good so went with it.

Whilst at the craft store I came across the Do Craft Oval dies (nesting???) so ended up buying them.... see, I saved money on the ink..... that's my thinking!

White on white on white, the background is another Do Craft die, can't remember what its called, its actually an A6 die so I have to do 2 sheets of paper and put them together to make a 6 x 6 card - hence the ribbon. Crafty cover-up!

The tree branch is a stamp from Chloe's Cards which I received in one of the swaps over at Cardexchange Uk and that's the only Olive colour on the card.
The butterflies and the 'with love' sentiment are Tattered Lace mini dies and are cut from a Papermania paper pack - I'd say it was a off cream colour.

entering in: Butterfly Challenge = Oval and/or Olive

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Man O Man

Over at gecko galz, this months challenge is Man O Man.

I made a similar card  the other year - I loved how it turned so whilst flicking through by card box, I decided to do another one for Dad, on Fathers Day. This time I wanted to add a bit of colour so flicked through my paper till I saw this blue one. Just makes it more interesting, I think.
Anything car or steam is perfect for Dad.

Old Nostalgia paper kit from The Works
vintage buttons
one shiny gem (found on a piece of rubbish)
one gem
image from Gecko Galz 'Industrial Age'
stick on wheels

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Photo inspiration

Well, first card done after our camping holiday in Devon..... a Christmas card *lol*

this was the photo, I went the easy way and choose cups for my card as I knew I had still got a bit of Nitwits 'cookin cookies' paper pack, free with a magazine. Unfortunately I only had a small cup of hot choc left which was on the ad for the pack so I had to use that. Hence a cute 4 x 4 card for this challenge.

Everything was Nitwit 'cookin cookies' and the red button was from a small pack of Do Crafts Christmas buttons - extra shiny red!