Saturday, July 25, 2015

Challenge 162 Country Strong

It's time for another challenge over at and this time it is design team sister Peachy's turn. August 2-8 in the USA it is national Farmers Week so to celebrate this she has asked us all to come up with a country theme project.
I have chosen to make the 8x8 Birthday card for my Dad and when he has finished with it it will go in to a deep frame to hang on the wall in either their or my home.

I used a sheet of doily paper on the base then matted on to a gingham sheet two different papers which I attached a ribbon across the join.
The cockerel is cut from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper which I distressed the edges and inked. Then I cut out 12 sunflowers and layered them up around the image using different heights. The Bonne sentiment is cut out of another sheet. I still have plenty of images left and more sunflowers.

Now its your turn to join in make something with a country feel.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Challenge 161 Young Childs Card

This time around over at it is my turn to pick the theme for us all to play along to and I have chosen "make a young (under 13) child's birthday card". This gives us all plenty of excuse to play along as we all know a young person who will be having a special day soon don't we?

Here is my card and I couldn't have got further away from 13 if I tried lol.

This card was made for an order and I think I used a sketch I found but maybe not!
I used a "Verve" sentiment and lots of Spellbinder dies. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and painted the hearts on the back plate, I put about 4 layers for depth. I always think a first birthday card is more for the parents and a keepsake rather than something the child will look at and enjoy so plenty time for teddies etc to come.

Have fun with this challenge and link up.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy 4th July challenge 160

Hey there,
Its Glenda's turn to choose the challenge over at and this time around yes you've guessed it it's 4th July celebrations. Glenda would like you to make a patriotic themed card or project.

As I'm in the UK we don't celebrate this holiday but I do have family over there so I made a card for them in fact I made two!

One thing I have just noticed is that behind the left little flag are 3 gems on one and 3 pearls on the other in red, white and blue. Oh well too late now as they are in the post!

I used a star die from Do crafts and celebrate stamp is from Rubbernecker. The 4th July stamp is from Verve as is the other star die I have used. I used a Fiskers punch for the bottom of the red. The red layer on both is lifted by foam pads. The papers inside the star I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you will take time and join in with us this time around and who knows you could be our next guest designer.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cherished Moments

Today I have a layout to share with you. Believe it or not I started this one off at a Merly Crop about 8 months ago and yesterday was its time to be finished lol. Well it was raining here so nothing much to do and DH was watching the qualifying for the Grand Prix.

The papers are by Kaisercraft at from the Candy Lane collection.

The background paper is a real zesty green colour and so the pink and oranges just pop off the page. The flowers are the backside of the stripe paper. I used a Mather Stewart punch for the boarder strip which has 4 layers.
The photographs were taken in 1969 on a family holiday to Newquay in Cornwall. Myself and two sisters along with Mum and Dad. I added some paper flowers to one frame and cut out the ones to the other. I added some Verve "sprightly sprigs" Oh and the bee my eldest sister will remember why that's there lol. The hearts I have stitched in place but popped up their edges. The sentiments are rub-ons by Kaisercraft too. I added the black dashes as the leaves were a bit lost on the background paper.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Challenge 159...male time!

Hello again,
It's time for another fun challenge over at This time my good friend Sandy has the pleasure of picking the theme we are all to play with and she has chosen "make a masculine card or project" so as Fathers Day is fast approaching I decided to do that.

Here is my card, very straight forward a A5 size made from a deep red cardstock. I pricked out the edge of the paper after I ran it through a herringbone embossing folder, I also inked the edge in Brick and used a red thread to stitch.

I used a Verve die to cut the stars which I lifted with foam pads, the sentiment is a Verve one too. Dad and the hearts are cut using my Cricut. The bee charm was off a candle and thought it would work handing from the thread.

Once you have seen all the girls work it's time for you to join in and link up your designs. Have fun.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What I like most...

Today I'd like to share a page I made at the latest scrapbooking crop I went to at Merly Impressions this last Saturday.

It uses Secret Garden one of the newest collections. You can buy the kit from Chrissy gives you excellent instructions easy to follow at home on your own.
This photo was taken some 29 years ago on our wedding day. Lots and lots of fussy cutting going on here and plenty layering too.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Splish Splash!

Over at its another week to start a new challenge. This time it is the turn over owner Sheri to pick the theme and its going to be's one of beach time. So think waves, sand, swimming etc.

Here is my card, it uses Graphic 45 papers and I made it for my Uncle who lives right by the sea in Llandudno North Wales and can see the sea from his lounge window.

The card is 7x7 so I could get as much stuff on it as possible lol. I fussy cut the shells and layered. The post card and light house are from another sheet of images which I matted then layered. The stamp is from Verve. I used 2 embossing folders on this card too.
Now its your turn to give it a go.