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Monday, 24 July 2017

Cas on Friday




Primary Colours

I saw over at Cas on Friday that they had a primary colour challenge going on and thought I d join in ! 
I first stamped my flower (a freebie from long ago ) and then coloured it with my promarkers before cutting out with Altenew bold letters twice to give a bit of depth...love these so versatile .
It looked kinda too plain if you know what I mean! so used my perfect pearls to make dots and bring some texture to the card  as well .

Thank you for taking the time to look

Friday, 14 July 2017

Cupcake Inspirations 413






Wow I didn't realise how long it is since I posted !!!
But never mind I have made a card for this weeks Cupcake inspirations colour challenge and when I saw it I straightaway thought of these little fella's.
:)
I stamped and coloured them with promarkers and added a touch of sparkle with a wink of stella pen (got to have sparkle at Christmas!)and then adhered it to a cream textured panel on a red card base.I then thought it looked a bit plain so added some 'snow flakes' using some perfect pearls.
Added the sentiment using a scrap of cream card from the  card panel and my first Christmas card of the year was done ....just another 50+ to do :)

Thanks for taking the time to look
xxx

Monday, 19 June 2017

Muse DT 221



As you will have read this is my farewell post over at Muse :(

My life and that of Mr Jems (Darnells name for my hubby...dont you just love it!)has taken a new direction ,one which I have wanted to do for a very long time and can't wait to get started!

But it will make  cardmaking difficult at times so though  I will continue to make cards (how could I stop!)as often as possible and to take part in the Muse challenges - after all it is my favourite place to find inspiration!!!!I felt that I couldn't commit 100% at the moment, and that's not fair to my very talented teamies .

So for them and to all of the other fabulous card makers that join in with the Muse challenges I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you....
What better way to say it then than through a card :)

Muse was my very first DT role and I have just loved it!.There is nothing to describe that feeling when the post goes live and you hope that someone will play along with you ...dread ,relief and downright covetness ...is that a word?? :) as you see what everyone comes up with and think wow why didn't I think of doing that !
Ladies it has been a blast ,see you in the gallery one last time thank you!
xxx



Sunday, 4 June 2017

Time out and other challenges




I was so chuffed that I found my mojo again and I enjoyed making the card for Arydth's birthday sooo much that I found myself wanting to see how they would look done different ways so above is the 2nd one I did ...I really wanted to take part in the  Time Out challenge as my blog friend Michele Ferguson has the honoured guest spot this time, and she has chosen the saying :-

'Flowers and friends make life a garden' 



after I made it I saw the challenge over at the Seven Hill blog and it was to....


I think I have followed what they meant:) by first diecutting out a square,then stamped in memento black ink  Mama Elephant Freestyle florals and then coloured using promarkers by just using the colours red, yellow and blending them it made that lovely orangey red and of course green.
 I then diecut out the 'fabulous' sentiment from (MFT) , I decided to cut out 4 more of the sentiment using scrap card to make it really stack up when I placed it back into the original 'fabulous' diecut - problem was it was now very difficult to see ...was now more of a hidden message on the card so I thought a wink of stella would make it stand out more - mmm no! so I did a close up for you to see it better hopefully :)




Seeing the colours I thought it might also be suitable for the the
 Cupcake Inspirations  challenge too so I'm going to link it up there too !
Phew 3 challenges one card ??unheard of for me!!!!

If you are still with me lol then I made the last one a male card,again with a close up of the 2nd diecut !



I would like to thank you for taking the time to sit through all of what seems a very long post!
Thanks again
xxx




Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Muse


This week over at Muse there is something different going on ..its a very special birthday party for Ardyth who turned 50 this week !yup yo heard right our favourite card maker has reached the fabulous 50's.

 
 The rules of this weeks challenge  is to ...Choose your Muse from any card that Ardyth has made and                              play along to be in with a chance to win a pressie !!

Well Ardyth I couldn't let such a special birthday pass without sending you a virtual  birthday card.My problem was choosing one from the vast amount so actually I chose a few ....
I chose the colours from the butterflies ,the flowers and inlaid die from the second card and |I'm hoping you can see I the number in the centre of the card with the  sentiment going across it from the last one!The number i put on was of course the big 5-0 stacked up and inlaid back in.


MASKerade:
(closer view of the numbers can you spot it??)

I was so happy to do this card as for the last few weeks or should I say months I have cardmakers block :( mojo wasn't even on the same planet as me and I was getting so frustrated how do you deal with something like that??  everyday I would go to make a card and ...blank!!So delighted to be back in the game again :) :) :)

Thanks for taking the time to look 
xxx 


Monday, 15 May 2017

Muse DT 216



For my card this week for Muse, I made one in a really simple in design but to make it pop a bit I stamped and coloured it some really bright colours and finished with a wink of stella .Almost impossible to see and photograph I know
 !!!!I You will by now know by now, how I love the texture of this card stock and thinks it works especially great with these simple designs
  I find myself drawn to this type of brightly coloured cards just now and can see myself making a batch of these  with different sentiments.
I hope it will inspire you to join in this week with us and can't wait to see what you come up with 😊

Thanks for popping in by for a look
xxx


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cupcake inspiration



We had a lovely holiday in Portugal last week (although the mosquitoes loved me a bit toooo much!)
 I have friends who has moved over there in the last year and we were lucky enough to be able to rent the apartment next door to them and even the weather was great .... came back to snow hail sleet and rain!!!!!!

So my card will be on its way to say a huge thank you to Shirley and Chris for making our stay such a great one.
I used the clearly besotted feeling sheepish stamp set,love the punny sentiments.
I also think it fits in perfectly with the Cupcake Inspiration challenge this week,so i will be adding it there.

Thank you for  taking the time to pop over and have a look
xxx 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Muse DT 212



For  this week's Muse card I have made a very simple card  using Altenew watercolour wonders stamp set with stormy sky distress inks for both panels and and love how this turned out ...
I hope you do too and will inspire you to play along with us again this week!

The sentiment is because  by the time you read this we will be in sunny Portugal for a weeks holiday wahoo! It was one of those spur of the moment decisions and I can't wait a family friend is there and can't wait to have a good old catch up with her!

So thanks for taking the time to look this week if i am a bit slow in commenting please bear with me our apartment in Portugal has WIFI but  I have been warned it can be patchy at times!

Thank you for taking the time to pop in by hope to see you in the gallery! 
P.s I have been using picasa to edit my pictures but not very happy with it anyone got any other ones I could try??Thanks
xxx



Friday, 31 March 2017

Cupcake Inspiration 400th Challenge



 :

I went on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Pinterest board looking for inspiration for their challenge this week with flowers in my mind and ended up looking out this stamp set from SSS instead ...not much difference is there :)
I think it was the colours that drew me but there is such a lot of inspiration had to follow them on Pinterest!

This week is their 400th challenge... wahoo ladies that is some inspiration! and they are asking that you make a card that combines one of their past inspiration themes with a birthday card .There is also prizes up for grabs too!Head over there and have a look.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in by
xxx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Muse DT 208


This week I had to make a baby card and I thought it would be perfect for Muse this week because who doesn't need a baby card at sometime?

I used Lawn fawns little bundle for the washing line using my promarkers and zig pens  to colour and Pink petticoat digi gingham paper for the backing .I added wink of stella on the dress sash so it would sparkle in the light and well little girls need a little bit of glitz!

Sorry about the photo isn't closer but I had taken the photos and then delivered the card and meant to crop this a bit more when I unfortunately found I had deleted it off the camera ...me and technology do not mix well ! :)

Very simple I know but hoping it will inspire you too join in with us this week!!

Thanks for popping in for a visit.
xxx

Thursday, 9 March 2017

CASology


When I first saw the code word for CASology my first thought was a landmark birthday and there just happens to be one coming up for the janitor in my old work so decided to make a card for him on his retirement there is no bigger landmark than that!

I stamped the beach image from a wooden cube stamp that I have and I had this deckchair image too so decided to add the two together as Alan and his wife love nothing better then jetting off into the sun! and are looking forward to more holidays in the future.

I heat embossed the images in black EP and with a thin brush I water coloured them in . Stamped my CB sentiment .Made a watercolour wash on a scrap piece of water colour card and mounted my image on that before mounting them both in a stone coloured card ...yes I know in the photo it looks grey!:)

Thank you for taking the time to look !
xxx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Muse DT 204



                                    


On March the 28th its Mothers day here in the UK and I'm getting mine done early as my mother- in -law will be away for that weekend.

But this card is sooo out of my comfort zone! But this card is also for my mother-in law and she likes  a bit more on her cards and I cant help but notice that only these style of cards get a 'oh this is pretty!' when she opens it :) and I really struggle with them, but it is her day so we will go with it - after all that's what card making is about isn't it? getting it right for the recipient!

 It might have looked better if I hadn't discovered that I had run out of watercolour card so had to use promarkers and I always seem to be heavy handed with them and they don't seem to blend as well so apologies for the colouring...... but I'm sure you can do much better!!! 
I counted the layers if you include the rose and the diecuts and the card base its 7!:) I also used diecuts and a stencil for the brick work behind the rose...though in the photo I know its very hard to see.

But thank you for taking the time to pop in by for a look hope you are inspired to join us over at Muse this week.
xxx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Seven Hills February challenge



Over at Seven Hills Craft they have their February challenge up and running and its a colour one this month !
My eyes were drawn straight to the yellow and grey shades and after a few major failed attempts at making a card, I came up with this Sugar Pea baby stamp set and as there is a lot of babies coming this year thought I'd add it to my stash as a just in case card...everyone needs one of them don't they! :).
Thanks for taking the time to look 
xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Cupcake inspirations



This week over at Cupcake inspirations we were given a colour challenge and as I was lucky enough to win some digi images from A day for Daisies for this card  a couple of weeks ago ,decided to use theminside my cocktail glasses.I really quite like the effect reminds me of a mimosa cocktail we had on holiday!!

I diecut the glasses out and added acetate behind them to mimic glass. I coloured them as close as I could to this weeks challenge using rose pink and yellow promarkers ..except I didnt have the light green :( so had to go darker for the stems. I liked the sparkle on the inspiration photo so I added a wink of stella on the flowers and the butterfly before mounting it on a darker pink and finally on black .

Thanks so much for popping in for a look!
xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Time out #75



This week over at the Timeout challenge we Have a CASe with a twist card inspiration from Ksenija!
I took inspiration from Ksenijas colours, flowering leaves and thank you card .I added my own twist by making Ksenija's strip of red a red border and diecutting my thank you out a few times and popping it back into its originally space.
 I flipped Ksenijas layout to make it a landscape card before finally adding tiny dots of liquid pearl to finish it off .

I see over at Cupcake inspirations they are also asking for pearls so going to add my card there too!.


Thanks for taking the time to pop in by
xxx

Monday, 23 January 2017

Muse DT # 200


Wow this week it is the 200th challenge over at muse this week ! And there is more Muse is having a giveaway! pop over to learn how you can win one of these prizes :-




It also happens to be ,my sister-in-laws birthday this week so I made her this card  using MFTs flashy florals. and some dotty paper that I found .I'm not the best using DP but I do like it in dots and stripes!!!
 Im hoping that it will inspire you to join in over at Muse this week and can't wait to see your creations in the gallery!!!!

Thanks for popping in for a look 
xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017



This week at CAS(E)this sketch i loved the sketch but had no time to make anythingorso I though but has a spre half an hour so managed to knock up this REALLY simple card using a Paper smooches stamp  before the deadline ...phew!Burt sorry about the photograph :( 

Thanks for taking the time to look ! x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Seven hill challenge

(once again I apologise for the photo it's just the Scottish East coast winter light! )



I hope everyone has had a gret time over the holidays we had a quiet time with family and friends but that suits me just fine!

Over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog they have a sketch challenge and dug out Papersmooches chubby chums to play along ..did take a bit of artistic license :) as I failed to count lines so Im one short ...oops and instead of the circle my chubby chum is taking its place.I also added the dog 'fleas ' which are from a clearly besotted set ,but think in hindsight I should have left them off!Aw well you live and learn... I'll know the next time.

 Thanks for popping over for a look 
xxx