Thursday, 17 December 2015

Joy and Peace

Joy and Peace
We have another challenge for you today at CARDZ4GALZ  this week our theme is christmas, this is my DT card for the challenge, hope you like it, I have gone with one of my favourite christmas stamps from LOTV  coloured with Promarkers added glitter here and there , JOY and PEACE stamp is from woodware, background is a Sue  Wilson embossing folder , so are the snowflakes,  the spotted paper is a scrap piece I had left over from another project, and the icicle die is from Marianne design,  take  a look at the challenge and see all the gorgeous creations that the rest of the design team have come up with,  I am sure you will find plenty of inspiration there.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

TTCRD Anything goes

Crafting with Attitude Anything goes


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Season Greetings


hello it's time for another challenge at CARDZ4GALZ. This week we would like to see CUTE CHRISTMAS .. you can pop on over to see what the other girls on the DT have come up with and get some inspiration from there fab cards..

I have gone for a quick card this week and used yet another new cute stamp from hobby Craft, I have a really bad cold ponding head and a sore throat,  and it always seems to be worse at night when your in bed and spends half the night sat up coughing just your head off  just  wishing you could go to sleep.. 


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Vintage Christmas

We have a new challenge at 
this week its Jan's turn to pick the theme and she would like to see
Vintage Christmas
So pop over and take a look to see what the rest of the DT have created
you won't be disappointed 
This is my creation for the challenge I hope you like it
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Snowflake Promise Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday anything goes with a twist of Santa Claus
ttcrd Anything goes
Fabnfunky santa Claus is coming to town


Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Well today has been one of those days, nothing has gone right, then to top it all at tea time tonight I got a phone call from one of my friends  to say what's up your DT card for Sparkles christmas has not gone on your blog, she said its gone onto Sparkles Christmas blog but not mine, so while I was talking to her on my mobile phone I am looking around the room saying to my friend I carnt find my phone , she really started to laugh and then said to me I think you will find your talking to me on it haha, old age creeping up I my card today I have used various  dies from sue Wilson and I am not sure who's the merry christmas stamp is... Today is a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas this month we would like to see
                                                          DIE CUTS for CHRISTMAS

We have two sponsers this month di's digi stamps
Who are offering a $12 voucher

Who are offering a fabulous stamp

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenge
Crafty hazelnuts christmas use a Die or punch

Christmas card challenge anything goes

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Merry Christmas...

                                                           Merry Christmas
Today I have been playing with my new stamps from Hobby Art, I told myself that I did not need any more christmas stamps, I have so many old ones, and ones that I really needed at the time but have not even see the stamp pad, but when I saw this cutie I just could not here I am with another christmas stamp...I stamped it on a piece of card I cut out using my stitched edge circle die, coloured him with Promarkers I used my clue pen and glamour dust, stamped and coloured the holly sprigs and added a bit of glamour dust to the berries then cut them out and mounted them onto my card, I stamped Merry Christmas with the stamp that comes with the die I hope you like it ...

i would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Fab & Funky  christmas

CAS on Sunday Christmas

Passion for Promarkers Christmas is coming

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Fashion Chic

Morning , hope everyone is having a good week and getting plenty of crafting done the weather has been shocking..
We have another new challenge over at Cards4galz and this week it's Caz to pick the theme and she has picked..
                                                         FASHION CHIC ..

For my DT card  I decided to make a tag and use one of my Prima Dolls I have three of these stamps  but I have not used them vey much..I cut a Piece of cream card to cut my tag, all the papers are bits left over from other projects..the bunting die is from Marianne dies everything else is from my craft box.       

                           I would also like to enter my tag into the following challenges

             CFTH Anything goes 
Craft your Passion Anything goes  
TECRD Always anything goes                                                 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Favourite colour Christmas wishes...

today is another new challenge at Cardz4galz and For our theme this week Julie has picked..

                                      Favourite Christmas Colour Combo...


This is my Favourite colour combo very traditional an old fashioned girl that's me, although I do love other colours too. I have stamped  a cute L.O.T.V. Stamp, on to a nestie label  die, coloured with Promarkers, added a bit of glitter , I am not sure where the ivy die came from, I just found it in among some papers while looking for something else, the background papers are from my scrap box .. Snowflakes are from the works , sentiment from craftwork cards ...if  you pop over to Cardz4galz you will see what gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have made...I would like to enter my card into the following challenges..

Craft your passion  always anything goes

A Snowflake Promise Always anything goes a

TTCRD Anything goes

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Tag...


                                                   Christmas Tag

       I have been playing with my Prima doll stamps this week and today I made a christmas tag
I used a piece of green card to make the tag with, took a piece of scrap background paper and a piece of star sequin waste and my ink duster brushed with Andirondack ink meadow and memento Love Letter, I then stuck this to the tag, stamped and cut out the Prima doll and paper pieced her with bits of scrap paper, I added glitter to the bottom of her dress, the bunting die is a Marianne die and the post box a friend gave me already cut out, the little bird die is a memory box, snowflake is a Sue Wilson die everything else is from my craft box..
                             I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges

Alsorts  anything but a card

Vintage stamping traditional Christmas

Glitter n Sparkle die/ cut punch shape

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Girly Bear...

          Good morning it's time for another challenge at


             This week our challenge has been chosen by Sharon and she has choosen 

                                                       Girlie Bear

    This is my DT card for the challenge, so why not Pop over to Cardz4galz to see all the inspiration from the rest of the DT ...


I have used a bit of scrap paper for my back ground, coloured my image with Promarkers, the little bow is a Sue Wilson die which I love..ribbon, buttons, and buckle are from my craft box that I have had a while...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 

Die cutting Divas buttons

Craft your passion anything goes


Thursday, 5 November 2015

For a Teenage Girl...


       Today I am back with another new challenge at         


          This is my DT card for our challenge which is

                                     For a a teenage Girl                                          


the heart shape is from  nestabillities that I cut out and embossed using a cuttlebug  happy birthday folder that I inked with distress inks before  running it through my cuttlebug, the bunting die is from Joys Crafts called Party Flags,  the number die is from All Occaison Die my stamp is a stamping bella from stamping up, her name is AVA, the papers are from a 6x6 penny black paper pad , the sentiment is a freebie with one of the craft mags, the ribbon and sparkle I used are 

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafting from the heart always anything goes

Craft your Passion always anything goes

Get Creative Birthday


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A winters day...

AFTERNOON.... and thank you for visiting my blog... Today I have  used my new liliofthevalley stamp coloured with Promarkers I have sprinkled some white Fran-tage on it a bit too much I think it looks like a blizzard rather than just snow falling gently haha, because as usual I have been to heavy handed with it haha.. The papers are from liliofthevalley ,nit wits collection TWAS THE NIGHT. The holly die is from Marianne designs and the doily I got from the ribbon, wreath charm, heart button and the love heart lace is all from my craft box..        


                                 I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

                                  Winter scene    

CHNC Anything goes christmas

A Snowflake Promise


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Christmas Wishes...

                                                             Good morning
                          It's the first of the month again all ready and time for another Challenge at
                                                               Sparkles Christmas
This month DEBS as chosen the theme  and she would like to see a Christmas Decoration, this can be  either a christmas decorations images on a card..or you can make an object that can be used as a always you can go to SPARKLES CHRISTMAS BLOG to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the DT ....for my card I have used a 5x5 kraft card , one  piece of background. Paper from nitwit collection Twas The Night cut down to size, the other piece is from my scrap bits, the doily is from Dovecrafts the sequins, and the  mini stamp are from a Docrafts...I cut a piece of card used my brushos on it then when it was dried I stamped my Ornament Deer on it added a few sequins and a snowflake I cut from a memory box die...

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges
Through the craftroom door   celebration blog hop

  crafting with friends  always anything goes                                                        
                                           This month we have two fabulous sponsers                                              

                                                Who are offering a fabulous £10 Voucher 

                                     deedees digis are offering a fabulous prize of $25   Voucher                                                     






Festive Wishes

Good morning to you all, today i am very happy to have been asked to be GDT on Stamping Sensation this month, where  there challenge is  **Festive Florals** this is my card I do hope you 
                                                                        Like it 

I have used a stamp from stamps to die for called 
I coloured my poinsettias with Promarkers then paper pieced
the poinsettias, the snowflake corners & snowflakes are both from the
Festive collection, embossing folder is called 
Sparkle Squares all by Sue Wilson
the oval tag is a nestabillities die & the stamp was a freebie
Ribbon bow and glitter is from my craft box

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges 
Winter wonderland Anything christmas

Fab and funky christmas

Penny black and more Anything christmas

Friday, 30 October 2015

Halloween Birthday...

Hello..i would like to share my card with you, I don't have any Halloween stamps not one,but this morning while I was looking through some of my stamps that have not seen day light for so long,  I came across this stamp it comes on a A4 sheet about 12 stamps all together all girls dressed in different costume, I can not remember who's stamps they are but a little voice in my head is saying Debbie Moore but I am not I thought I would try and put something together to make a Halloween card, I am really out of my comfort zone with this card, I love to see all the gorgeous cards you lovely crafters make with the distress inks , chalks and other techniques I have had loads of goes , but as always  like I have with this card I go in to heavy handed with the ink and I always put myself off by thinking it's no good enough and I end up filing it in the seeing that it's my eldest granddaughters birthday tomorrow i thought I would give it to her, I know she will love it no matter what lol..I was going to enter this card into a couple of challenges but seeing that it's holloween tomorrow I don't think I will bother now...I forgot to mention that the cat is a memory box die that I cut out using shrink plastic, oh boy did I have fun it's years since I used shrink plastic and it still amazes me...

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Get well soon...

Morning  ...Well where did this last week go, it's time for another challenge at 
This week we have a fab theme and it has been picked by Kim, she wants to see buttons & Bows
On your if you want some inspiration pop on over to the Cardz4galz blog where you can see what the rest of the DT have even creating..

This is my card for Cardz4galz I hope you like it, I cut a piece of card and embossed it with the
D'vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder
Magnolia Doohickeys flourish
Memory box small Tilda Swirl
Die-namics Sunflower
Bow is a Sue Wilson die from Creative Expressions
Sentiment is From Craftwork Cards
Buttons from my craft box

Thursday, 22 October 2015


Good morning... I am so excited as today is my first day as  DT
At Cardz4Galz 
This weeks challenge is  CAS and chosen by AMY
here is my card

I have used a stamp from Butterfly Kisses called ELLIE 
if you pop on over to Cardz4Galz you will see what
The rest of the DT girls have been up to and I am sure you will find
Plenty of inspiration there..
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Winter Fun...

                                   Today I would like to share my card I have made with my
                          New stamp from lili of the Valley that I have coloured with Promarkers
                      I added some glitter to the hats and sprinkled some Stampendous 
                                                             Fran-tage all over my image..

                                      The background paper is from lili of the Valley called
                                                               'Twas The Night
                                                8x8 paper pad from the Nit Wit collection
                                      I added a square doily, snowflake die from memory box
                                Christmas tree memory box, Sue Wilson corner snowflake Die
                                      The fence is a marianna die & the banner is from nestabillities 
                                                     The tiny snowflakes are from the works....

                                  I would like to enter my card into the following challenges  

winter Christmas Theme

Girls and boys come out to play




Friday, 16 October 2015

Happy Christmas

                                            hello well I am back home after having a
                                      Lovely time in Portugal with friends and family

                                       Today I would like to share my card with you using
                                      My new dies of Sue Wilson from creative expressions 

These dies are larger than I thought, but cut beautifully
So I had to make a bigger card then I normally use but
I am very pleased with the out come, I used gold & cream card
Merry christmas & Snowflakes dies
Californian collection - background
Sparkle Squares embossing folder...
Ribbon & wreath charm from my craft box

I would like to enter my card into the followering challenges

Christmas with a ribbon

Christmas to Die for Dies & Ribbon

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Happy Christmas

Good morning, hope your having a good week so far... Today is the first of the month, which means a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE....our theme this month has been chosen by Sandra and she has chosen DISTRESS IT...IF You pop on over  to Sparkles Christmas I am sure you will find loads of lovely inspiration there.. 

 I have used a stamp from liliofthevally coloured with Promarkers, I have distressed the edges of all my papers, added a couple of trees, snow flake  and a snowflake boarder all the dies are  from M.B...happy christmas stamp is a hero arts...

                                                We have two fabulous sponsors for you this month
                                                   Marianne Design dies, SURPRISE PRIZE

                                                               FANTASTIC RIBBONS
                                                              £10 inc + free P&P 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Winter friends...

                   hello, the weekend is here again and I am so excited, our friends from Home
                    Are coming to stay with us for the next two weeks before we head on back to 
                    England for a short time, catch up with the family and a bit of christmas
                       Shopping where has this year gone..



               Today I have used another Penny Black stamp I have coloured it with Promarkers and then I added glitter to there hats to give them a frosty feel.... both oval dies are from tonic the other dies are from MB..the little jewels are for putting on your finger nails but I have found a better use for them..the little stars are from some other die I had cut out before...

              I would like to enter my card into the followering challenges
Moving along with the times Hat & Scarves

Fab n Funky Cute Critters and /or christmas

A Snowflake Promise Christmas/Winter a



Sunday, 20 September 2015

You're Sew Special

Hello hope you all have had a lovely weekend
Today I have made what I think is called a lever card, one of my lovely followers gave me the recipe to make this shape card and I have really had fun making it...
I have used some papers I have had for a while to use as my back ground, all the images I asked a friend if she would mind stamping and sending them out to me which she very kindly did so, so thank you Joan..  the buttons are from my sewing box..I coloured the images a bit with my brown ink pad to try and make them look a bit old or vintage looking...

                             I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Stamping Sensation  sew Special.

Crafty friends challenge Anything goes

Simply papercraft challenge anything goes

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Baby Hammock

Morning, the weather here today in Portugal is a bit over cast with a light drizzle of rain, but the blue sky is starting to come through...
For my card today I have used the sweet Baby Hammock stamp from Penny Black..I just love there stamps.. I used a couple of water pencils and a couple of promarkers pens to colour with.. My background papers are from lilyofthevalley..nitwit collection bonnets & bowties...the pink spotted piece of paper was just a scrap piece I had left over from another card I had made..the buttons ribbon and the little jewels are from my craft box..the balloon die was a freebie with one of the craft mags...I am entering my card into the following challenges
allsorts challenge Buttons
Pennyblack and more anything goes 
Pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge use three or more pattern papers

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Let it SNOW...

                hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you all are having a fab weekend..
Well all my family went home to England this last week, its been very quite here and I must say I have really missed not having them around, but on the other hand, it means more time for card making...
today I have made a swing card, it's a long time since I made one and I really enjoyed making it.
The snow flake stamp was a freebie from a craft mag, which a very dear friend sent me, she also sent the stamped Penny Black image too, along with a few more stamped images, seeing that I left a load of stamped images back home in's about right for me lol..

Penny black stamp
Memory box star 
Snow flake stamp a craft mag freebie
Let it SNOW..stamp freebie too
The little gems I got from a Chinese shop, they are ment to go on your
Glue pen and glamour dust...
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Winter wonderland  anything but a square

Christmas Stamping all year long Anything goes christmasstampin.blogspot 

Penny black at alsorts Anything goes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

O Christmas Tree

Hello, hope you all are having a good week...There is  a new challenge starting over at sparkles christmas challenge... Our theme this month is  O Christmas Tree.. chosen by Caz one of our DT members, i am sure you will find plenty of inspiration from the DT creations there..  Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi stamps and Di'sDigi Stamps

                                              Bugaboo digi stamps are offering a prize of
                                                7 of there digi stamps

                                                          Di's digi Stamps are generously offering
                                                               a $10 voucher

Monday, 31 August 2015

Happy birthday

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog..i would just like to say hello to my latest follower kellie...I had not realised its been a couple of weeks since I last time flies..I have been so busy making my granddaughters wedding stationery but it's all done now, but as much as I have loved doing it I don't think I would do it again...

i am back in Portugal for the next couple of months but I could really kick myself I had stamped a load of images to fetch with me, how disappointed I was when I discovered I had not packed them...but I had a few stamped images here to put me on, and my best friend is going to send me some....
I love lilyofthevalley stamps and this is one I stamped a while ago, 
I used spectrum noir to colour
Oval shapes are from Tonic dies
The border die was given to me by a friend
Happy birthday sentiment is from craftwork cards
Backing paper came free with a craft magazine
Ribbon and the little bird sticker came from my craft box
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafting with friends. Anything goes

Simply papercraft anything goes

Crafty gals corner  lots of layers

Monday, 10 August 2015

Winter wonderland

Hello, welcome to my blog nice of you to pop in for a visit..I love this old christmas stamp from hero arts called Snow People Border, look how happy they all look...I have not used it in years...I stamped it twice so I could paper pierce the snow lady with the pinnie on....I distressed the edges added a bit of ink and then added glitter to the edges
I have used
5x5 White card
Gold card
Memory box edge die Frostyville
Memory box die Straviaflake 
Winter wonderland stamp inkylicious
Promarkers to colour
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Sparkles christmas challenge  No Designer Papers

Happy little stamper SPARKLE

Winter wonderland christmas carols/songs

Stamp avid and more christmas in summer

Saturday, 8 August 2015


Hello and welcome to my  blog, hope everyone is having a lovely weekend....

I have used the lovely Poppy fields stamp from penny black, I do love there stamps, my granddaughter visited me today and brought me a bunch of beautiful flowers, and I had bought this cute stamp a couple of weeks ago and I have not used it yet so I thought, with the theme being, inspired by summer, over at Allsorts challenge it inspired me to make this card,...I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Penny black saturday, Hot summer colours
Penny black and more, summer flowers
Alsorts challenge, inspired by summer

Sunday, 2 August 2015

flower girl

Hello , hope everybody has had a lovely weekend, despite the weather..for my card today I have used a freebie image I got off the Internet,  I think she is lovely and rather cute don't you!!! I am not very good at colouring hair still need to practise more.. I have coloured her with Promarkers , and cut out two oval dies to mount her on to..the little flower die came free with a craft magazine..everything eles is from my craft box...
I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges

Stamping Sensation Anything goes

crafting with friends  Anything goes

Crafters cafe  add some buttons.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Bon voyage....

Hello... Well what  a miserable out look it is  today, just the sort of day for staying in and crafting and that's just what I have done.. While looking through my stamps for something completely different I came across this old stamp from FUN STAMPS called Racing Ted, I have not used him in years, and I have plenty more that I think should make a reappearance , it's no point in having all these old stamps if there never to be used what do you say... Items used are

The stamping on the oval dose not really show up, I have used a blue distress ink pad that has dried really light, and makes it hard to read, but it says, Bon Voyage Safe Travels

Fun stamps...Racing Ted

Promarkers to colour
Memory box...clouds
Oval dies...tonic
Circle die....spellbinders nestabilities
Bon voyage. Rubber stamp...Inkadinkado
Party Flag die...Joycrafts

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Sweet Good bye

Crafting from the heart. Anything goes.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

hark the herald.....

This is my first Christmas card of 2015... I have used a cute little stamp from Stamposaurus called Hark the Herald Angels Sing..I stamped the image on to a piece of card I cut out using my stitched square layers... I coloured the image with Promarkers , then I added a bit of sparkle to the wings and halo's, I cut out two snow flakes from Memory box and added them to my card, candi is from craftwork cards...I am entering my card into the following challenges...

Friday, 24 July 2015


Hello today I have been sorting through some craft things and came across this image I stamped and coloured don't know  when, but I thought I would use it..I can not remember who's image it is...but I would like to enter it into the following challenges

Add a banner or flag

Sunday, 19 July 2015

happy birthday....

Hello and welcome to my blog..I have used an image from Penny Black called fragrant, I have used Promarkers to colour it.... I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Add A Sentiment

Flower delights

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Best friends

For my card today I have done some masking which I haven't done for absolutely ages, I love this technique and i am always surprised of the out come..I  have combined to stamps one from molly blooms, and the other one is from fun stamps and he is  called Scruff he's so cute.. i coloured my image  with promarkers,  added the party flags die from Joy crafts and a couple of buttons...I am entering my card into the following challenges

I love promarkers  pets

Feature a Creature

Inky chicks   My furry friend

The cutie Pie  as cute as a button