Wednesday 30 April 2014

Delicious Darkness

Delicious Darkness have a Facebook page that I joined a while ago. Teri - who is the very talented artist of Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness had some giveaways on the FB page the other day and I was lucky enough to win this lovely

I really enjoyed colouring this one as it is outside of my normal comfort zone and I let my imagination take over! I used a range of papers for the background that came from Costco a few years ago - there were dozens in the case and they do come into their own for an industrial or vintage look or a combination of both! I used some vintage lace that is a verdigris colour and some of my bling on a string for the 'rivets', I also used some grey pearls and a square diamond!

I hope you like my dabble into the dark fantasy world!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon!

Pretty Pastels

The challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty this week should appeal to everyone, this week we would like you to use pastel colours for your project! Perfect for this time of year!

For my card I got to use a lovely image from one of our sponsors, Stamp Art Design

Such an adorable little bunny and can be used for so many occasions, I cut some scalloped circles in different pastel coloured papers - I actually used the blue spot paper so that I could add a sentiment when I decide who I'm sending it to!

Image coloured with mostly Spectrum Noir markers, papers are all from Nit Wits except bottom left and central band.They are from Dovecraft and Crafters Companion!  added some pastel pink glitter to the edge of the bunny circle. I love glitter!!

Well I would love to see you over at Penny's this week for this lovely challenge and don't forget to check out Kathryne's fabulous work at Stamp Art Design!


Tuesday 29 April 2014


The new challenge has started at the Outlawz Color Challenge and we have a fabulous colour palette for you chosen by Ursula

I bet everyone has some kraft card just waiting to be used, well break it out and get playing!

For my card I used kraft as my base card

I got a lovely embossing folder and stamp free on a magazine and when I stamped out the little bear it looked like a number one (whoa don't even try and work out how my mind works!!) so I then stamped him on some kraft card and cut out the number, coloured with alcohol markers.The background is embossed with the pretty daisy embossing folder, it doesn't show too well, then I just added the green gingham ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at the Outlawz soon!

Monday 28 April 2014


Yes it feels like spring here in UK! The weather people said it would be raining all weekend but we had some lovely sunshine so had to get out and enjoy it!

Today sees the latest challenge at Digi Sketch Challenge and we want you to show us spring! This theme was chosen by Marylee and it's perfect for the time of year!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Imagine That digis by Kris and this is the sketch for this challenge
For my card I have used one of the cute Gertie Goose digis and followed the sketch

She is such a cutie and the sentiment is part of the digi set!

So come over and join us with this great challenge this time over at Digi Sketch!

Sunday 27 April 2014

Feeling Fruity!

That's what we're hoping at Eclectic Ellapu!

This week we start another fun challenge with the Pink team wanting to see fruit on your projects and the Purple team want Birthday projects, so come on over and join in the fun!

As a pinkie I have had a fruity afternoon! This is what I came up with

The background paper is from Raspberry Road from the Apple Cider paper pack and the image is from Gerda Steiner - she does such cute digis!

So come on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in the fun- See you there!

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Happy Wednesday!

The new challenge at Penny's is One for the Boys and we have some great sponsors - Crafty Sentiments and Dr Digi.

I used a Dr Digi image to make my card


Meet Metal Mick! I had so much fun colouring this one, coloured with alcohol marker. The background paper was a free download, I backed him with some gold satin paper and the sentiment is hand written and heat embossed.

I hope you will come over to Penny's Paper Crafty this week and join us - hope to see you there!

Tuesday 22 April 2014


Hello crafty peeps, the Color Challenge at the Outlawz this week has some scumptious colours and a fab twist

Now aren't they just delicious and the cutest twist chosen by Penny.

For my card I have used an image from Fred She Said

I used passion purple, poppy orange and grass. I coloured the image with my usual alcohol markers and layered up the butterfly to add some depth. The cute embossing folder I won in a magazine giveaway, its by d'sire and available from Crafters Companion.

I hope you will come over and join us this week for this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by I'll be back soon!

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Anyone for Ice Cream?

That's right - yummy!! This week's challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty wants to see your projects in Ice Cream colours.

Our sponsors this week are Stitchy Bear and and Robyn's Fetish.

For my card I have used a digi from Stitchy Bear

My colours are vanilla, strawberry and chocolate! I paper pieced the cup cake cases and coloured the tops with alcohol markers I added some liquid pearls for the yummy bits in the cup cakes!

I hope you'll come over to Penny's and join us in this fun challenge this week - see you there!

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Tropical Paradise!

The Color Challenge at the Outlawz has started and this week it was my turn to pick the inspirational picture and twist
another of my photos - this one was taken at the roadside in Malaga, Spain in January - I so want to go back!

So with those gorgeous colours I could only go tropical! For my card I have used an image from Diana Martin of a tropical mermaid

Isn't she gorgeous - I just pictured some tropical beach somewhere when I saw her! Coloured with the usual alcohol markers - the hibiscus are cut from some background paper, I have used a pearlised blue card as my base card and layered with some yellow and pink papers from my stash.

I hope you will come over and join in this week and show us your tropical treats! See you there!

Monday 14 April 2014

Digi Sketch Challenge

I am honoured to now be on the DT for the Digi Sketch Challenge, we have a new challenge starting today and the Theme as chosen by the lovely Stephanie is - Flowers - that means we would like to see flowers on your projects. If you would also like to follow the sketch, this is it:

We would love to see your projects using the sketch as well as the theme!

Our sponsor this time is Bugaboo and I have used a cute little image from Bugaboo called Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers, I have also used the sketch

I used some cerise vellum as my ground and layered some floral paper onto it. added the digi and some flowers, finished with the proverbial bling on a string in hearts and butterflies!

I do hope you will join us for this fun challenge and a chance to win some fabulous Bugaboo images!

See you soon!

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Flowerpot Pretties!

Hello Wednesday and welcome to the new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. This week's challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine for our theme of Flowers  and I got to play with a Flowerpot Pretty!

I coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers and Promarkers, the flowers are from some artificial hydrangea blooms that I coloured with the same colour as the image (you wouldn't believe it!) The background paper is a download from Crafters Companion, they have some beauties and the sentiment is part of the same download pack. The little gem butterfly is from my bling on a string - I love it!

I hope you'll come over and play at Penny's this week - can't wait to see what you make!

See you again soon!

Tuesday 8 April 2014


Yep, it's here again and the new Color challenge has started at the Outlawz. This week Lindsay has picked our inspirational picture and the first colour, now it's up to you to pick two more colours from the picture and tell us what they are and what your twist is!

Wouldn't you just love a craft room like that!

For my card I got out the Cricut - here's what I came up with

I chose pink and black as my other colours and my twist is use a silhouette, fun eh!

So come on over and join us in this fun challenge - we'd love to see what you come up with!

See you again soon!!

Sunday 6 April 2014

Chick. Chick, Chick, Chicky!

My posting is like buses - you wait for ages then four come along at the same time, lol!

Gerda Steiner has a new challenge with a cute, cute digi as a freebie to enter the challenge! Her work is so sweet it always makes be smile! This little chic is no exception

I don't usually do Easter cards but I do need one for my granddaughter so this will be perfect!  I used a doily that I bought (heart shaped) that I coated with some pale pink glaze, the pink spotted paper is from one of the many sets I have from Nit Wits. I found the cute Easter ribbons at the Range and are from Docrafts, some yellow glitter hearts and the sentiment is printed onto yellow card.The chickie left a feather in the discarded shell too! Base card is blue pearlised.

Pop over to Gerda's and get the cute freebie and join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

April's Challenge

Yes it's the start of the April Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and we want to see 'One for the Boy's (0 - 90)'.

We have a wonderful sponsor this month - Delicious Doodles - and they have some of the most beautiful digis for the guys, I have made a couple of cards, here's the first one

The digi is called In the Harbour and is such a wonderful scene - haven't we all bee at one harbour or other when the tide has gone out and the boats are there just waiting for the water to come and set them free!
I coloured it with Promarkers and tore the edges then inked all round with some indigo ink, I used some faded blue background paper that has been downloaded but for the life of me I can't find which download it was from! I added some frayed hessian, some raffia that I distressed and wrapped then added a starfish charm. The shell stamps are from a Rubber Tapestry peg stamp set, the seagull was for fun!

This  is my second card

Again coloured with Promarkers, I used some papers from my stash for the background I also had to give my dragon some flames so I used some iridescent vellum and drew some fire on it, the sentiment was hand written and embossed with some Dragon Red embossing powder. The image is called Tamed Dragon and is a fabulous image for any dragon lover (me included!!).

You have to come over to Dragonfly Dreams and see the wonderful creations the ladies have put together for your delectation and inspiration!

You could also win some digis from Delicious Doodles, so what are you waiting for!

New, New, New Eclectic Ellapu!!

Yes we have the New, New, New Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!

This challenge has TWO themes, the Pink Team's theme is ' Make it for a Boy!
the Purple Team's theme is 'Easter'.

So you are spoilt for choice and what's better is you get a whole Three Weeks to join in so get BUSY!!!

As I am on the Pink team I have made a card for the boy's

I used a great image from the Stamping Chef that I won recently and I think she is perfect for a footie mad guy! The sentiment attached to the image came with it the others were from a sheet of paper that I have had forever!
I used some sequin Happy Birthdays, some footballs, some Hessian and the background paper was from Poundland!!

I hope to see you at Eclectic Ellapu for this fun challenge, we're all waiting to see what you make!

Saturday 5 April 2014

Fight for Lauryn!

I have a different post for you today.

The is a very normal family  who have just had the devastating news that their two year old daughter/granddaughter has leukaemia The treatment is 35 - 40 days of chemo therapy, poor. poor little soul.
Now on a very practical note her family have to make it to the hospital all the time to be with her and they are going to be on such a tight budget and with this in mind the owner of the Outlawz, Colleen Holmes has started a donate button on the Outlawz and on Through the Craftroom Door (also her baby!) to help them. As a 'thank you' for donating there are some very cute digis that will be sent to you, I have made this card using one of them

What a beautiful image - the artists that have donated these images are Jellypark and the Stamping Boutique and these images are only available through the donation buttons for this sweet little girl.

The other image you will receive is this sweetie in both an outline and coloured version

 there are also some blog/FB buttons
I have posted the four together but you do get them singly.

I would love you all to go over to the Outlawz or Through the Craftroom Door and see the pictures of this little girl and the words from her family - it will melt your heart! Please while you're there leave a donation to help her family survive this ordeal - every penny counts so please, please leave anything you can afford!

Leukaemia is such an awful disease and even more so in one so young - I have had several friends in my life suffer with this and I went looking for some words to share with you about it and I found this wonderful poem, I am only posting the first part here but I have attached the web address so that you can go and read all of it, I found it inspiring!

There's a tiny world inside my bones. 
I learned of it one day, 
When some bullies came to visit 
And decided  they would stay.
Before they came, this little world, 
Was happy as could be, 
With platelet cells and red blood cells  
And white ones having tea.
These little cells inside my bones 
Grew up and worked each day. 
They traveled in my blood stream, 
Making sure I felt OK.
The white blood cells were body-guards, 
Protecting me from germs. 
They used to know some special tricks 
That made invaders squirm.
The red blood cells were round and strong, 
And carried on their backs, 
The oxygen my body needs 
To play and to learn facts.
The platelet cells were sticky friends, 
In charge of making clots. 
I’d cut my hand or scrape my arm, 
They’d make the bleeding stop.

Well that’s the way it used to be 
Before the bullies came. 
I hadn’t met this inside world. 
I knew nobody’s name.

You will find the rest of it here.

Thanks for visiting and please pop over to one of the above sites to support this little darling!

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Feathered Friends!

At Penny's this week we would like to see your feathered friends, we don't mind who they are as long as they are part of a papercraft project!

We have two great sponsors this week Bugaboo and Stamping Dragon.

For my card I have used a really cute image from the Stamping Dragon and here he is:

now isn't he just too cute!

He was coloured with a selection of alcohol markers and die cut using a Spellbinders label die - background papers are from my stash and the sentiment is hand written then heat embossed!

I hope you will all come over to Penny's Paper Crafty and bring your feathered friends to visit!

See you there!!

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Tuesday Already!

Gosh I've been so busy I can't believe it's Tuesday again and that means the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz!

This week's lovely colours and twist were picked by the one and only Roxann

aren't they gorgeous colours and such a cute twist!

For my card I used a fabulous digi from Sassy Cheryl that is called Let's Party and is perfect for this card!

I coloured her with a variety of alcohol markers and cut the balloons using my Cricut from some card that I fortunately had in the right colours. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment then fussy cut it!

I had fun with this challenge and I hope you will too so come on over to the Outlawz and join in the fun!

See you again soon!