Saturday, 7 July 2018

Welcome Little One

Morning all, it's the third Saturday of the month and time for another challenge at PBSC. Where the theme this month for July - is Anything Goes {Optional Baby] . You must use a Penny Black product to have a chance of winning our fabulous prize of $20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor
I have gone with this little cutie from Penny Black and coloured it with promarkers.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Hi folks
A few weeks ago I bought this beautiful stamp Bejeweled from Penny Black. I've stamped it a few times but I have  not been really happy with the results,  So I just put it to one side and for got about it, but then yesterday I went to visit my friend and took the Bejeweled stamp with me and after a couple of attempts  hey Presto I made this beautiful card.. it's not perfect I know but I am really pleased with it.
Challenges I have entered

In the Garden pennyblackatallsorts 

Blooming Flowers cceestampers

Birthday + option Summer Birthday alwayshappybirthday 

Anything Goes sirstampalotchallenge 

Flowers craftingbydesigns 

Bright & Cheerful simonsaysstampblog 

Anything Goes ttcrd.blogspot

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Special Day

Morning, Hope you all have had a good week, and I hope you have a fab weekend. It's the third saturday of the month and time for our  June-Midway reminder at BPSC Anything Goes {Optional Masculine} as always you must use Penny Black products and has to be the main feature of your project. We also have the fabulous sponsor 123 who is offering a $20 voucher to one lucky winner.
I have gone with the cute little hedgehogs from the set of Penny Black stamps called  Every Which Way. Which I coloured with promarkers then fussy cut out to add to my card. I used wonky stitches collection for the clouds and memory box for the smaller clouds and lawn fawn for the hill, the daisy dies came free with a craft magazine and the sentiment is a stamp from polka doodles.

Challenges I have entered
Anything Goes craftycreationschallenges 

Anything Goes with a Critter 2craftycrittercrazies

For the Boys/Men  daisychainchallenge

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Birthday Dog

Morning Peeps what a week I have had. after a visit to the hospital and a week in bed , I am starting to feel better but so tired,all I want to do is sleep.. yesterday was my birthday and it turned out to be a lovely one too.
half way through the year already yikes, and also the first saturday in the month which means a new challenge at PBSC. June -Anything Goes {optional Masculine} you must use a Penny Black rubber stamp, die, stickeroos as long as it's a Penny Black product. My fabulous teamies have got some wonderful inspiration to share  so we hope to see you there, also. Our sponsor as always is the fabulous 123 Stitch who is offering a $20 voucher  for one lucky  winner.
For my card I have gone with a Penny Black old stamp called Birthday Dog 
Which I coloured with my promarkers i have used various dies and bits of scrap  paper, happy birthday sentiment is a peeloff.

Challenges I have entered

Anything Goes {Optional Circles}

Happy Birthday craftyfriendschallengeblog 

{Optional Summer Birthday alwayshappybirthday

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Make a Wish

PBSC Mid-Way Reminder
-May Anything Goes {Optional Favourite Penny Black Stamp}.


It's the third Saturday of the month so it's time for some more inspiration for this month's  Penny Black Saturday Challenge.. the theme is Anything Goes or Use Your Favourite Penny Black Stamp. You still have time to join in the fun with a chance  of winning a fabulous prize a $20 voucher from our fantastic sponsor 

    I have gone with the cute Hedge Delivery Hedgehog.. I coloured him with promakers onto a piece of white card I found it a bit hard on the eyes laying pink on pink I think my eyes are about due for a test . Everything I do seems a bit wonky these days. The spotted and gingham paper I got from s craft fair, the Happy birthday sentiment is a stamp from another Penny Black Stamp set, the flowers are from my craft box. The bunting I can not remember who's it is sorry I cut a few out months ago to fetch here with me and I am still using them up ..        

                                 Challenges I have entered

    9th Birthday

Anything Goes lovetocraftchalleng

Birthday  sweetstamperschallenge

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Just For You...

 Hopefully all my Wi-Fi problems have been resolved we had to buy a new modem  and also a new internet provider. But as long as its working alls good.    I should be out in this beautiful sunshine, but I have been getting ready for some friends who are coming to stay for a couple of weeks, and  I have made this card too, it seems a life time since I have done any crafting.. I stamped this sweet little image from Penny Black stamp set called Critter Party. Coloured it with gragh-it marker pens, the bp is from Lawn Fawn. Just for you stamp and a few sequins.

Challenges I have entered

April Animals /fashionablestamping 

                     May - Anything Goes pennyblackatallsorts

                      Anything Goes craftyanimals 

                     Animals  daisychainchallenge

Saturday, 5 May 2018

May - Anything Goes {optional Favourite PB Stamp}

 It’s the first Saturday of the month and a new Penny Black  Saturday Challenge  has began and theme this month is {Anything Goes or Your Favourite Penny Black Stamp} as usual we are sponsored by the fabulous 123 Stitch


                                   Prize a $20 voucher 


I have been having lots of internet problems this last week, ive had to buy a new modem, so hopefully it’s all sorted now. 

I don’t really have a Penny Black favourite I love them all. I have gone with a little cutie from the Critter Party Set. I coloured the image with graph’it - marker pens, the background paper is from my scrap box which I am trying to use up, the sentiment is a sticker.  Hope you will join us in our new challenge this month and take lots of inspiration from the rest of our DT and there gorgeous creations, we always look forward to seeing yours too.



Saturday, 21 April 2018

Good Neighbour

PBSC MIDWAY REMINDER - APRIL- ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES..OPTIONAL SPRING FLOWERS. It's the third Saturday in the month so it's time for our MIDWAY REMINDER . I am heading off to Portugal tomorrow with some new goodies I recently bought and this stamp i have used being one of them it's called GOOD NEIGHBOURS . from Penny Black which I have coloured with promarkers. You still have time to join in with the fun and if you pop over to penny black Saturday Challenge you will find lots of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT . as always we look forward to seeing your amazing projects.

As usual we are sponsored by the lovely 

Prize - a $20 voucher

Saturday, 7 April 2018


Morning , it's the first Saturday in the month and time for another challenge over at Crafty Calendar where the theme this month is bow or button or both. We have a fabulous sponsor again this month and it's the fabulous
I have gone with the digi image from A day for Daisies  Happy Bird House.  I cut my shaped card using nesting Hexagon dies .
I coloured the image with Copic's and did a bit of water colour for the background. GET WELL sentiment  is a die from Marianne Design bow and button is from my craft stash.
Challenges I have entered

Anything goes die-cut-divas 

Spring Flowers  thesisterhoodofcrafters

PBSC April - Anything Goes or Spring Flowers

It's the first Saturday of the month so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme this month is 
                                    Anything goes
                                  Spring flowers   

            As usual we are sponsored by the fab

                            Prize - a $20 voucher   

I have gone with the beautiful efforescence  stamp from Penny Black clear stamp set. I stamped the flower image on to a piece of white card cut to size then coloured it with promarkers, I added that to a piece of black card then mounted that onto my card, the sentiments are from woodware. i made this card for my friends birthday that was yesterday..
Challenges I have entered

Flowers 4craftychicks 

Cas + Sentiment creativewithstampschallenge 

April showers bring may flowers lovetoscrapchallenge

Sunday, 1 April 2018


I was so pleased when I was asked to be Guest Designer over at Penny Black & More     Challenge. The theme this month for April is Black & White plus  one. I inked up a   cuttlebug embossing folder Birds & Swirls with a black memento ink pad then placed a piece of white card cut to size between the embossing folder, then rang it through my  embossing machine . The Love die is from Penny Black called Love & Roses , the Dog stamp also from Penny Black Critter Party , I coloured the Rose with a red Promarker pen.
Challenges I have entered

No Patteren paper getcreativechallenges 

Dry embossing dreamvalleychallenges 

Get Negative cardsinenv

Black & White +one shoppingourstash

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Happy Easter


Morning Peeps, it’s the third Saturday in the month and time for our midway reminder check out the PBSC for some fabulous  inspiration from our lovely DT , you still have time to join in the fun and as always we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations. I have used the adorable little Rabbit image from Penny Black (fresh new day)  which i stamped onto a square stitched edge that  I cut out,  then I coloured it with my  promarkers and mounted it onto another stitched edge square then I cute another lager square stitched edge from some stripy BP to mount my image on before layering it all onto a blue piece of  scrap card, I cut a label from spellbinders shapeabilities and hand wrote Happy Easter I can not believe I do not own one Easter stamp that’s shocking lol. Flower and button are from my craft box.

Challenges I have entered
Anything goes with a critter 

Friday, 16 March 2018


Morning Peeps, me again with my second post this morning.  On Wednesday I went to see my friend as I had not seen her since last November, the first two hours we spent opening our belated christmas presents and chattering to one another, we had a lovely day but it went so quick. I have used one of my christmas presents  it’s from L.O.T.V. called Easter Chic to make a CAS card and coloured with promarkers , I die cut the top with a edge die from Creative Dies. Happy Easter stamp is a freebie.
Challenges I have entered

Anything goes optional Easter 


Morning all, I have a poorly family my Granddaughter her husband and both the great grandchildren have got one of the horrible bugs that is going about, they have been so poorly all of them especially the two little ones, so I  made this card hopefully it will cheer them up a bit. I have been treating myself to some new stamps this being one of them it’s called  MONSTER MORNING from whipper snapper . I stamped it onto a piece of card then cut  it out using a square stitched edge die. Then I coloured it with promarkers , the sentiment is from craftwork cards.  Papers are from a 5x5 paper pad but I have lost the cover so I am sorry I can not remember the name only I do remember buying it from The Works.
Challenges I have entered

Anything goes

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Birthday...

morning peeps hope your all having a lovely weekend and for all you mums out there Happy Mother’s Day. I have a quick CAS birthday card to share today. I cut a aperture using a Memorie box stitch edged square die, I added some peanut brittle memento ink to one side of a happy birthday embossing folder, placed a piece of white card in the middle and rang it through my spellbinder machine to emboss it. I cut this to size to fit in the aperture. The image is a Penny black stamp call Birthday Dog which is new to me, that I coloured with my promarkers , the Happy Birthday stamp is from PSX  I have had for years...
Challenges I have entered.

Always anything goes 

Saturday, 3 March 2018


Happy Easter
morning all it’s cold out, brrr  I could not believe how cold it was when I got off the plane last night. I got prepared though before I left Portugal long sleeved t/shit jumper,socks boots and my winter Well  it’s first Saturday of the month which means a new challenge over at PBSC which is  Anything Goes (optional Easter or Chocolate Brown) as long as it’s a Penny Black product stickeroos, dies, stamps etc as your main focal point, we are sponsored as usual by the awesome 1-2-3 stitch who are generously offering a prize of $20 for one lucky winner. 
So we hope you will join in with the fun. Take a look at the rest of the DT creations for plenty of inspiration.. for my card I have stamped a couple of little cuties from a Penny Black stamp set. The background papers are bits left over from over projects. Doily ribbon and flower sequins are from my craft box, Happy Easter Sentiment is hand written the label I fussy cut, butterflies are a punch. I added some glossy accents to the eyes of my images.
Challenges I have entered

Add a Tag or Make One

Morning all, today we have a new challenge at Crafty Calendar the theme this month is Add a Tag or Make One I have used Kawaii Valentine Giraffe digi image from our lovely sponsor this month who is Oddball Art they are generously offering  2 images for the winner. I made a small tag i stenciled the back ground before adding my sentiment, I also added a bit of the same stencil to my card coloured my image with promarkers and dusted around the edge of my card with Peanut Brittle memento ink pad background paper is a piece of scrap paper with love hearts on, not that you can see them. I added a button to my tag to finish it off.. Check out the rest of the DT work they have some fabulous creations to share with you, and we hope to see you there joining in with the always we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations..


Saturday, 17 February 2018

PBSC Mid Month Reminder

Just a reminder we are on the third Saturday of the month which means it's time for our mid month inspiration at PBSC  where the theme  is Anything goes optional (use some scraps). It must be Penny Black products , stamps, ..stickeroos.. sentiments. The rest of the ladies on the DT have some really beautiful  new inspiration to share with you. So  please check them out. We have a fab sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch with a Prize voucher of $20. 


                                   Challenges I have entered 

Mother’s Day/ Female 

Paper Piecing 

Anything goes 

Anything goes


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Happy Birthday..

Morning to you all, i hope your all managing to keep warm. I have  a friends birthday coming up in early March he lives in America so i thought i would go with a red, white and blue theme. I found some old star sequin waste which gave me the idea to use the colours of the American flag. I used the star sequin waste as a stencil, stamped and coloured one of the Tim Holtz Crazy dogs, then cut him out, i stamped  the balloons hat and parcel from Tim holtz crazy things coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out, then added them to my card. stamped Happy Birthday sentiment which  is from woodware, i then matted this onto a blue piece of card to finish off.


                                Challenges I have entered 

Birthday/ option candles 

CAS  (clean and simple birthday card) 

Anything goes/ Optional twist CAS 

Anything goes

Monday, 5 February 2018

With Love

Morning to you all,  hope your all keeping warm. Yesterday here in the Algarve was sunny but with a cold wind, so i stayed home all day made a couple of birthday cards and this valentine/ with love card. The background papers are from Penny Black Beau Jardin 6x6 paper pad. Stamps are Penny Black, that I stamped onto a square stitch edge die cut,  then  I coloured my images with my promarkers. I stamped some of the hearts twice and  fussy cut them out , then i paper pieced some of them on top of the stamped hearts. With Love stamp has lost it pkt but i think its a woodware one.

Challenges I have entered

Love, hearts and flowers


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Anything Goes (optional Use Some Scraps)


It’s Saturday and time for a new challenge at PBSChallenge. I have some very exciting  news to share this morning this is my first post as a new DT member  for Penny Black Saturday Challenge, I was so excited when I got chosen to join the DT and I still can not believe it now, so thank you all for having me.

So onto my Card for the challenge I have gone with a cute bunny from Penny Black Garden Friends which I coloured with promarkers , the challenge this month  at PBSChallenge  is Anything Goes with the optional of some scraps (use snippets of paper, ribbon etc on your project. The rest of the DT have some amazing creation to share with you, i hope you will pop on over to see all there inspiration and join in the fun, with a chance to win a £10 voucher from our wonderful sponsor this month which is 



                                          Challenges I have entered

Anything goes with a critter  

Anything goes          

Anything goes         

Spots and /or stripes 


Pride and JOY

Theme- 2 or more layers

It's time for another challenge today over at Crafty Calendar and this month we have two lovely sponsors  Dr- digi house of stamps and Crafty Ribbons. For my card I have gone with a great image called Pride of Joy, from dr- digi which I printed out onto white card then i cut it  to size. I added the clouds using a sky blue memento ink pad, and a scallop edge die cut that i cut in half, I then coloured the image with promarkers and added a bit of glossy accents. I made a red card 150×105 cm for my image to go on, the sentiment was made up and downloaded from words program. I hope you will pop on over to crafty Calendar and join in with the fun we always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations and you will always find some amazing inspiration from rest of the DT .


Challenges I have entered

Stripes and /or dots 


Thursday, 25 January 2018

It’s a BOY..

                                    Morning all

A new baby boy card to share with you today. I stamped one of the cute little hedgehogs from Penny Black onto a white piece of card, then I coloured it with promarkers , my background papers are from my scrapbox that never seems to go down. The bird on the Branch die is from Marianne Designs , it’s a boy die is from Tonic Studio, ribbon buttons  and love heart sequins are from my craft box..


                                      Challenges I have entered 

Lots of Layers

January Blues

Something New 

Feeling Blue

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy Birthday

Morning all, hope you all had a lovely weekend.. today I would like to share with you a card I have made for one of my friends birthday coming up next week, I have had this poppy stamp for a while now and I have only just got round to using it, it’s from Little Claire design, I coloured the poppies with promarkers and did the bit of grass and sky with my watercolour pencils, the background paper is from my scrap box and the 
Birthday Wishes was a freebie. The small butterflies are from little punch I have.
Challenges entered
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper  Patterned Paper 

daranddiane.blogspot.  Birthday/Anniversary 


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Mythical Birthday.

Happy New Year everybody, hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Eves . Mine was quiete  but lovely we had some friends staying with us from home in England over christmas which really was enjoyable. Today is our first challenge for 2018 over at Crafty Calendar we would like to see Mythical Creatures I have used a image called Butterfly Pony which is from one of our lovely sponsors this month A day for Daisies I sponged the background using my memento ink pads, then coloured this sweet little image with promarkers added a flower border and a couple of sequins . Our other lovely sponsor this month is Wild Orchid   



I would like to enter my card in the following challenges 

Celebration card 

Always anything goes