Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Only 3 days since my last post and here I am again with two cards for Darnell's new challenge. I used to love joining in with her NBUS challenges as it encouraged me to delve into my mountain of unused stash, so I was determined to join in with this new challenge. It actually was a challenge for me as the only feather stamp I owned has gone walkabouts so my feathers are in the shape of a very old Cheery Lyn Hummingbird die. At least in my search I did dig out a new stamp and some of my very old stash and now have two more cards made.

 I'm heading over to the Twofer card challenge with these two cards

So in a bit more detail here's my first card.
I used one of my new (I've got so many uninked which I bought last year) Penny Black stamps 'delicate florals' and stamped a couple of times onto a card blank with grey, light blue and lilac inks, then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted before sticking the Hummingbird in place. At this point I liked what I had made so resisted the temptation to add anything else..... I think this is the most CAS card I've ever made.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'something new'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'cold and frosty colours'

AAA Cards challenge 'quote - let today be the start of something new'

Penny Black Saturday challenge 'anything goes'

For my second card I used a dotty embossing folder along with a Memory Box 'catalina wreath' which I stuck to a scalloped edge circle die-cut. Then a few flowers, pearls, silver peel-off sentiment and my Hummingbird and the card was finished.

I'm entering the Allsorts challenge 'no patterned paper' with this card

That really gave my crafting a kick-start, so a big thank you to Darnell and her super Design Team.... but now I really must go off and make a start on my granddaughter's birthday card!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Birthday Wishes

Well I'm having a pretty slow start to the year crafting wise and it took me ages to come up with this card for my Daughter's birthday. I used a Bugaboo image coloured with Promarkers and the paper is a freebie I found from The Coffee ShopBlog. Dies are Paper Smooches 'big balloons' Poppystamps 'general store tag' and Joanna Sheen 'tied ribbon' which were cut from snippets of card left over from matting the image. I haven't got a 'daughter' sentiment stamp so the tag was hand-written before I tied it to the balloons with some baker's twine

I'm hopping along to the following challlenges with this card

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Double D challenge 'anything birthday / anniversary goes using moodboard'

Country View challenge 'anything goes'

Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'use patterned paper'

I'm off now to make a start on my granddaughter's card.... with a bit of luck I might just get it finished in time for her birthday in February! Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a fun weekend whatever you're up to.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Snippets

Happy New Year

Here's wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy 2018 and I hope each day brings you lots of laughs and smiles.

I've finally made my snippets card so now I'm skipping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to join the other Playmates. The image is from Bugaboo and coloured with Promarkers with an extra balloon cut out and added on a foam pad. Then I juggled and stuck some small snippets of coloured card around the edge of a card base to make a frame before adding the image which hid all the uneven edges and blank bit in the middle. To finish I added a peel-off 'happy birthday'

Thank you all so much for the words of comfort you left me in my last post.... I really appreciate all your kindess and friendship and I'm now managing to get myself into some sort of normality so I should be catching up with you all properly in the next week or two.