Saturday, 1 October 2016

Shabby Chic?

The new challenge has started at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme for the pink team this month is Shabby Chic/Vintage, now to me those two sorta go together!
For my project I made a Memories Box for a dear friend who is in need of some support and a memories box can lift someone when they are down so I am hopeful.
For the box I used a basic wood box from the Works they have a great range of wood blanks at such reasonable prices.
I used Color Arte Opal Rose paint for the base and sponged with some mica powder to get the background effect

I used a mask with some texture paste across the corner, The letters are die cuts that have been loaded with. old gold texture paste the heart, corners and key are from Ellapu's wonderful store where she has some amazing embellishments at such good prices, I filled the heart with liquid glass to give it more height, all the other embellishments are from Craftbox that I subscribe to every month for some fabulous crafty bits!
These are some other view of the sides

The inside of the box was painted with Rose Gold Color Arte paint and the letters die cut to finish

So I hope you will all join us for this great challenge and show us your shabby chic or vintage projects - can't wait to see them!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


This weeks Colour Challenge at the Outlawz was chosen by AJ and is the most amazing inspirational picture - the more you look at it the more you see!

Now I saw books and I love books I also so magic and thought of a digi I have had for ages that I have been waiting to use by Fabrika Fantasy, the Wise Dragon and heres what I made

It is actually a card but does give the illusion of being a book! I coloured the image with Copics and colour pencils.

Do join us at the Outlawz for this fun challenge we'd love to see what you come up with!

I will enter it into the Fabrika Fantasy Challenge blog - their first challenge and its anything goes.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Thank You!

This cute card is the progressive digi for this month from Gerda Steiner and how cute is this!

What a cute image and the perfect thank you card! I coloured the image with Copics and layered it up with some pretty mirri card. Come on over to GSD stamps. and join in the fun!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A Baby Boy!

A colleague has just become the proud father of a little boy - who arrived 5 weeks early! As I always make a card for births (its become a bit of a tradition) I decided to use this gorgeous baby from Sugar Nellie, I do think it is the most delicious little baby ever!
I coloured the image with Copics and used some pretty die cuts to frame it along with the diecut letters and numbers.

I thought it would be nice to enter this into the Sugar Bowl challenge!

More Miss Daisy!

I have used some more of Miss Daisy's digis for some projects so I thought I would share them with you!

Aren't they adorable!
Pop over to Miss Daisy's Store and check out the fabulous images also why not join the Facebook group and get some inspiration from the beautiful projects that are posted there - you can enter the challenge too!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Miss Daisy Guest Designer!

This month I have the honour of being guest designer for Miss Daisy Stamps on their Facebook Group! As GD I got to choose this month's challenge and my choice was shaped cards - I thought this could be fun for everyone to have a play with all the different types of cards that can be made. I have used the digi "Sweet Blossom" for my card and I used a die cut for my shape.
As its August and supposed to be high summer I went with some lovely summery colours for my project

I coloured the image with copics and used some sweet background paper from Craft Asylum. The die cuts are from Joanna Sheen, Heartfelt Creations, Tattered Lace and Spellbinders.

I hope you will come over and play with us this month we'd love to see your projects!

Monday, 1 August 2016


We have a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and the Pink team would like to see your flowery projects this month - how simple is that!
For my card this month I have used a beautiful image from Aurora Wings

I coloured the digi using Copics and added some pretty die cuts and flowers plus some lace!

I hope you can join us this month for this fun challenge and I look forward to seeing lots of flowers!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Mermaid Cutie!

This mermaid cutie is the image for this months Gerda Steiner challenge, if you'd like this one go over to GSD Stamps and sign up!

I coloured her with Copics and added a couple of embellishments to finish off, she is just too cute!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Something a Little Different!

For my DT piece for Eclectic Ellapu this month I decided to make a mixed media frame. This is something I have been dabbling in for a few months and I have made a couple of larger frames for mirrors - this is my first small scale project on a frame for a 6" square picture

It is made using 3cm jig saw puzzle pieces that I have decorated with lots of different media, some are done with Pebeo effects paints, I used three different ranges - I so love these paints!, I have used some Color Art paint that is gorgeous and gives a different look from every direction and I have used some Mica powders that I directly mixed on an acrylic base. All the little elements I have used are from Craft Box and they send me the most luscious bits in a box each month, a very exciting company that if you haven't found them yet go have  a look at what they do!

So that's my project this month for the Pink team - the theme is anything goes so what are you waiting for come on over and PLAY!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

P' Pick Up a Penguin!

This month's image from Gerda Steiner is this really cute penguin off on a picnic! How could you not just love this little guy!

I coloured him with Copics and used a die cut from Joanna Sheen for the garland and a wooden sentiment that I coated with embossing powder!

So why ot join in these cute challenges at GSD Stamps and a little cute like this will drop into your inbox every month!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Well we have another challenge starting at Eclectic Ellapu and the Pink challenge this month is Midsummer! So we would like to see all those lovely summer projects that make you feel like its midsummer and it will be very soon!
For my project I have used an old favourite stamp from Indigo Blu which I have coloured with Copics

I used some beautiful paper from the Kimono Collection by Crafters Companion and I layered up the image onto some matching adorable scorable card from Hunkydory, the letters have been die cut using the same colours.

So lets see all those beautiful projects over at Eclectic Ellapu1

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lemonade Mouse!

This month's image from Gerda Steiner for the progressive challenge is the most adorable lemonade drinking mouse!
This is another cute image from Gerda that just brings a smile to your face!

I coloured him with Copics and used some lovely polka dot papers from Tattered Lace.

So what are you waiting for - join the challenge at GSD and get a sweet, sweet image like this drop into your inbox every month!

Friday, 29 April 2016

International Dance Day

Sorry folks I have been very bad at blogging my cards this month but I had to post this one as I lurve it!
The Outlawz Festive Fridays challenge has a new challenge starting today and this week we have four new themes for you

National Firefighter Day
International Baby Day
International Dance Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day

So for my card I had to make one for International Dance Day as I really wanted a reason to use this amazing digi from Bloobell Stamps - Lisa has the most off the wall imagination and this image just makes me laugh to think about it!

I coloured the image with Copics and added a background paper from Crafters Companion, Layered up with grey and white, with a lottle bakers twine for an embellishment!

I hope you will come over and join us for the challenge and do go over to Bloobell Stamps if you want something a little different!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Birthday Beauty!

I coloured up this adorable image from Conie Fong to enter into the FB challenge. I am still practising with my Copics and starting to get used to them!
The FB challenge is Bows and I added a pretty bow on this at the bottom with some lovely velvet ribbon and centred it with a pretty turquoise rose.

Isn't she just such a beauty! I will use her as a Birthday card for a friend.

I hope you like my little ballerina!

Happy Sunday!

This little guy would make anyones day happy - this is the digi for this month's Progressive challenge at and Gerda has drawn such a cute little chap - I love him!
Well I have been practising with my Copics and I think he turned out quite well, I have made him very CAS as he has to be the centre of attention!

Isn't he just adorable? I will send him off this week to a friend who could do with a smile!

So if you would like to get this happy little chap and get a new cute image each month why not join in at

Friday, 1 April 2016

April Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz

The latest Progressive challenge at the Outlawz features a beautiful digi by Sheepskidesigns drawn by the very talented Andrea Norris. Andrea has drawn this digi in two versions depending on which side of the pond you are on. For me it has to be Mum so this is what I made with it.

I used some fabulous card from Hunkydory for my base and layered up the digi on some cerise card, both cut with a hexagon die, the image has been coloured with Copics and I used a couple of butterflies to bring it all together.
So if you are not already playing with us why not come over to the Outlawz and sign up for the challenge - details are on the challenge post of how to get your digi and if you post a project using the digi by month end you will automatically get the next one and we have some beauties lined up for you! Darcy has been so busy getting wonderful images for the challenge you will love them!
I hope to see you all there!

Spring Flowers!

Well there will be soon - we had snow on Tuesday! But all that aside we have a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme is Spring Flowers.
For my card I used some lush card from Hunkydory and layered it up with a beautiful image from Conie Fong, who produces some of the sweetest images!

The image is called Spring Flowers quite appropriately! She was coloured with Copics - I am slowly moving over to Copics and they are so different to Promarkers its lke learning to colour again! I used a Spellbinders die for the lacy die cut and some Tattered Lace dies for the leaves and flourishes in the flowers, The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts - the aqua fabric flower was from Poundland
We'd love to see your spring flowers over at Eclectic Ellapu (Pink team) and if you're not feeling flowery the Purple team are having some "April Showers"!

Sunday, 27 March 2016


Another quick post for me today and this one is practically all digital! I have used some pages from Dragons Lair Designs for the background and layered up with the beautiful digi from DLD ( I did edit out some of the white in the surround), I added a pleated bow from the same set as the papers and a ribbon to finish it off. I printed it out, coloured the area around the unicorn then layered it up onto some black card and added a little bling, a very quick project that looks great I think!

I will enter this into the Dragons Lair Challenge


I made this card using the lovely digi I won in the FB celebrations last week for the second anniversary of Aurora Wings, this lovely image is Mermaid and Baby and comes in two formats - both are exquisite! I coloured the image with a mix of Promarkers and Copics and added a Wink of Stella to bring out her scales and the blues in her hair.
The die cut is a decorative screen from the Downton Abbey range by Crafters Companion. I hope you like it!

The shells are printed then shaped with an embossing tool, the sentiment is a wooden embellishment from the Works which I have covered in peacock embossing powder and heat embossed, the background is from Tattered Lace.

Thanks for visiting!

I would like to enter this into the challenge at Aurora Wings

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! This is a sweet Easter image that was sent to me by the very talented Christina Hor!

I made it nice and simple as I needed to mail it to my GD and the UK mail gets expensive it you add embellishments!

Thank you Christina, this is the perfect Easter Digi and I'm sure when you start your store it will sell well!

So wherever you are in the world I hope you have a wonderful Easter and get to spend time with the ones you love!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Puppy Day!

So last week we had National Puppy Day! Festive Friday over at the Outlawz likes to celebrate the unusual days!

I made this card using an Aurora Wings stamp that is sooo cute it could only be used for a lovely celebration of cute puppies!

I used the parquet embossing folders from Crafters Companion for the background, the paw print die cuts are from Joanna Sheen's range. The sentiment was stamped with a freebie stamp on a craft mag then embossed with chocolate embossing powder then inked around the edges, finished with a little bow of paw prints. I coloured the image with Copics.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out all the fun themes at Festive Friday!

I will enter this into the latest challenge at Aurora Wings,

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day!

We have a new challenge started at the Outlawz Colour Challenge and it has just a hint of St Patric's Day about it!

This week's challenge was chosen by me and with an Irishman for my lifetime partner I guess St Patrick's Day has to feature this week!
I was also very lucky to have a wonderful digi sent to me from the very talented Christina Hor

Christina will send the digi out to anyone if they contact her!
I needed to make a card for a very dear friend who has just got the all clear following chemo after surgery for lung cancer and I thought this blessing is just so perfect for her!
So here's what I made

Once I had coloured the image I decided it had a distinct Victorian feel to it so I thought I would continue that  style with my design so I edged the image with some green glitter card and surrounded with lace, I used some olive green to matt my background paper onto then covered that with some die cuts from a Heartfelt Creations die that was perfect!
I do hope you like what I have done with Christina's beautiful digi and don't forget to contact her if you would like it!
I look forward to seeing you over at the Colour Challenge this week!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Sweet Daisy!

This is a digi from Miss Daisy Stamps and it its just adorable!

I coloured her with mostly Copics and some Promarkers. The background papers are ones I made and if anyone wants them email me with papers in the subject and I will send them to you, there are 8 in the spring set.

I layered it up onto two shades of blue card and added some blue organza ribbon and some cerise sparkle tape, a die cute sentiment and a couple of butterflies finish it off.

Don't forget to check out Miss Daisy Stamps for some cute and adorable images!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Bunny Heaven!

Well carrots are supposed to be a bunny's favourite and this bunny has the biggest carrot ever!
The image for this month's progressive challenge over at GSD Stamps is the cutest bunny ever - and here he is

I coloured this cute little fella with Promarkers and Copics. My base card is a Kraft card and layered up with some yellow card and some great spring paper from Craft Asylum, bunny has been centred onto orange glossy card and blocked with green and yellow. corner die cuts are a Marianne die that I cut the centre from - I added a couple of Kraft hearts and some cute yellow flower gems to finish off!

I hope you like my bunny and why not come over to GSD Stamps and join in the fun!

Friday, 4 March 2016

National Pig Day!

Yes folks this week its National Pig Day and at Festive Friday over at the Outlawz this is one of this weeks celebrations!
For my card I used a wonderful image from Gerda Steiner Designs

I used some great paper from Raspberry Road for my background and added the sentiment!

Image coloured with Promarkers.

I hope you will come over for this latest challenge and make something to share with us for these fun challenges!

Thinking of You!

Eclectic Ellapu has started for this month and I am sooooooo behind with my post!

The Pink team challenge this month is to make a project for thinking of you/in my thoughts.There are so many occasions that you need a card for this so this is  your opportunity to have a lovely card on hand for when its needed!

For my card I decided to get inky so I made the background using my collection of inks and added the die cut cut from black glitter card.

I also used a Sheena Douglass die cut dragonfly to finish if off.

I hope you will come on over to eclectic Ellapu and play with us this month!

Saturday, 27 February 2016


I do believe that Tuesday is officially the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere - they just haven't told the weather!
Well as its spring (allegedly) I thought I needed some spring papers so as I couldn't find any I made some!
So my background papers are entirely my own work and the images are =, of course, from the uber talented Gerda Steiner! This is the progressive challenge image for February!!

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers, the spring is die cut from the Alice alphabet

So if you haven't joined in the challenge pop over to GSD Stamps and sign up to get a really cute image each month!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Another Freebie By Christina!

Today I am showing a card I made with the super sweet digi that Christina had drawn and is giving away on her blog until 29 February 2016 so pop over to her blog here and grab it while you can!

This darling image is called "Sending Hugs"

This is what I made with her

I coloured her up using Promarkers and used some delish paper from Hunkydory for the bakground and I used a Spellbinders die cut to frame her and some butterflies from a Joanna Sheen die, the sentiment is from Crafters Companion. Matted onto some cerise mirriboard, the pearl hearts are from Wild Orchid Craft and the little flowers I found in Hobbycraft on a recent visit!

So don't forget to pick up this adorable little lady - go now while you think of it as it won't be there for long!

See you all soon


Tuesday, 16 February 2016


We have a new challenge at the Outlawz Colour Challenge that was chosen by me this week

I would like to see monochrome projects - I don't care which colour but I do want monochrome!

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful All Dressed Up and for this project I used the wonderful image  "A hug makes it all better!.

I coloured the image with Promarkers then cut it out and gently inked the edge with some aqua ink, The background papers I made by typing the words out all over the sheet then colouring with Promarkers to match the image, I matted the background onto some teal mirror board then added some bling on a string to the edges and a nice gingham ribbon and bow through the centre.

I hope you will come over to the Outlawz and join us for this fun challenge!

I am entering this into the All Dressed Up Blog Challenge

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Teenage Birthday!

My grand daughter will turn 14 on Thursday so I made her a card using the uber lovely digi from All Dressed Up " Love to Dance" as she really does love to dance and does both tap dance and ballet!

I coloured the image with Promarkers the cut her out using a heart die in a double cut, fiddly but worth the end result! I matted onto some cerise mirror card, the same card I used to cut the name and sentiment, I used a cerise glitter card for the age. The paper was a free paper from Create and Craft that came through in an email just in time! I also matted that onto cerise mirror card. I added a cerise satin ribbon and bow that I double tied with some pink organza ribbon. The pearl trim I found in a craft shop in Whitby last summer and I so wish I had bought more as I am at the end of the supply and I have not seen it anywhere else!

The inside has been finished with matching papers and a heat embossed sentiment.

I will enter this into the next challenge at All Dressed Up and the All Dressed Up FB challenge!

A Sweet Freebie for You All!

Today I would like to share a card I made featuring a beautiful digi that is free for the next 7 days over at the very talented Christina's blog.

This is Berry Sweet

isn't that just the most adorable image! Don't forget to get your copy over at Christina's blog before it disappears!
This is what I made with this cute image

I coloured the image using Promarkers and popped up the front strawberry. The papers are from Nit Wits Collections, they have an incredible range of downloadable papers! I used a Tattered Lace Alphabet die for the sentiment that was cut from some berry coloured glitter card and to finish I added some punched hearts!

I hope you like what I did with Christina's gorgeous digi and I hope you will pop over to her blog and check out her fabulous work!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Festive Friday

Hello and welcome! This week at Festive Friday over at the Outlawz we have another fun challenge for you!
We always give you some choices of fun celebrations that you can make a project for and this week one of those challenges is Valentines Day - well I just had to make up this adorable digi from Miss Daisy Stamps as I think it is just perfect for Valentines!

The image is coloured with Promarkers and I used some great wood paper from tattered Lace, the music is from an embossing folder that I inked to get the notes coloured, die cut letters and punched hearts finish it off!

So come on over to Festive Friday and have a lot of fun with these great challenges designed to make you smile!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Colour Challenge

Well I am back with this weeks Colour challenge at the Outlawz!

The challenge was chosen by the very talented Ursula and here it is

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up and I used one of their freebie images from their FB group

I used green, pink and the tan for my colours and my twist is embossing. The image was coloured with Copics and I added some sweet sentiments from Craft Asylum.

Do come over and join us in the challenge - we'd love to see you!

I will be adding this to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog

I'm So Bad!

I have got so out of the habit of blog posting that I keep forgetting to post my projects but I am going to do a couple of quick posts to catch up!
Here is a card I made using an image from All Dressed Up.
They are our sponsors at the Outlawz Colour challenge and this image is called "Love to Dance" I hope you like her - she is coloured with Promarkers and Copics.

I'll be back soon with this weeks challenge!

I will enter this into the All Dressed Up Blog Challenge

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Valentines Kitty

Hello I'm back with a cute image from Gerda Steiner. This is the digi for this months progressive challenge and I finally managed to get it coloured up!

Isn't it just the cutest!!!

Coloured with Promarkers (I love tabby cats!) Hearts are cut from mirror card and glitter card as are the letters!

To join in this challenge go to and sign up to get these cute images pop into your inbox each month!