Saturday, August 16, 2014

Angels Week

Hello there,
This time over at it is Peachy's turn to choose and she has picked "Be an angel day" on 22 August. So for this one she would like us to have an angel on your card or project.

Here is my card

I chose this sweet "Bestie" Christmas Angel. I picked a 6x6 pearl card blank then added a sheet of striped paper. The strip down the front is a small bit I couldn't throw out from 2005 by Basic Grey. I used a SB die to cut out the snowflakes and stars. The sentiment is a stamp but who from ?! I can't remember sorry.
I coloured her in using my Promarker Pens. Everything from the Basic Grey is lifted using foam pads. Oh I also used Copics on her hair to try and make it more life like.

Now it's your turn to add your lovely to the challenge.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Onesie Time Challenge 139

Hello There,

Over at this week it is my best friend Sandy's turn to pick the fun challenge and as she loves to make non traditional shaped cards that is what she has chosen for all of us to play along with. Make a card without the normal straight edges.

I have been looking at these cute little cards on quite a few sites and thought I'd give one a go. I needed to make a baby card for my friend who's daughter just had her second baby girl and thought I'd make one for Nana and Grandad too.

Here is the smaller version for Nana

The first card is made from a matt card blank and the second one is made from pearl card. Both have been run through a embossing folder and then I added the pink gingham paper cuffs which were added using pop dots then I added liquid pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today, now you give it a try.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Challenge 138..Christmas In July!

Well Hello There,
Today it is my turn to choose the theme over at and as we are still in July I thought we'd do Christmas In July.  Now I always say "I am going to start early" and I can tell you I am still doing Christmas cards Christmas eve!! So lets kick start this busy time for us today. The challenge is to make a card or project for Christmas but it must have layers..the more the merrier.

Here is my card,

It is a 5x7 tent fold in navy. The fist paper is raised on foam pads after I stitched around the edge. I used Romantic Rectangles for the red and pearl white. The snowflake boarder my BF Sandy gave me and I added red gems. The snowflakes are another SB die and to those I added a button. the sentiment is a Verve stamp and then I coloured in my cute image using Promarker pens, I mounted her on top of the rectangle as if she is sitting on the embossed line.

Now it is your turn to make a start on those holiday cards. Before you do pop over to the other design team members blogs and see what beauties they have created.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Food, food and more food. Challenge 137

Hi there,
Over at it is the lovely Raquel's turn to pick this times challenge. After studying a website of unusual special days of the month she came to the decision that July has a lot to do with all types of food. So to that end she has asked us all to come up with a card that features any type of food cut or embellishment on.

My neighbour has his birthday this week and he owns one of those gas bar bi's, any excuse to light it up and he's there lol. so this image from came in handy.

I had downloaded the paper I used some time ago from I don't know where (sorry), so using the colours in it I coloured in the bear image using my Promarker pens. I used Spellbinders to cut him out and the sentiment. The "celebrate" is a HOTP stamp which I touched up with a Promarker. I used glitter yellow card to mat and layer along with a touch of red and pearl black.

Thanks for stopping by, now I look forward to seeing what you make and link up with us.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Star is Born....Challenge 136

Over on  this week it is owner Sheri's turn to pick the theme for the challenge and she has chosen make a card or project with at least 2 stars on.

I am pretty sure this is going to be a very busy one this time around. Ofcourse you could have a new baby in the family or someone who is just a star in your eyes so make something for them.

For my card I needed a card for a man who will be 75 and he LOVES his football team but I wanted to keep away from their colours a little aswell as another football card. This theme just fell in to place for me.

The card is a large A5 and I went around the edge with the teams colours in faux stitching. Next I chose the patterned paper and pulled everything else in around it. The background paper has tiny dots on which I ran through a embossing folder and inked the edges, the sentiment is from Verve Stamps. I have some stickers of the team which I placed one inside the star which I die cut all three and twisted. A little football (soccor) touch was the ball stamped on the two flags. The gems are also the teams colours. I used my Cricut to cut the age. Inside I have a large team badge stuck to the loss leaf side of the insert, that bit should please him.

Thanks for stopping by now its your turn to make us something with atleast 2 stars on. Have fun.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bee Happy

I had to make (as I already said) 4 cards for the same guy recently. For this one I used a layout I saw on Jen Tapler's blog, it was so useful I may use it again.

I made a 7x7 white card blank and matted the paper on to some green card stock then added it to the blank. The 3 papers on the strips are from the same sheet of paper which was in quarters. 2 strips are matted on to green and the 3rd is on to glitter yellow. The banners are cut using a Verve Die, the main image is one of their stamps too. I printed the bee happy bit and the time to party comes from the balloon set too. I used a die set to cut out the 2 bee's and 5 ladybirds. The happy birthday is a stamp that came free on a magazine.

I used lots of foam pads on this as the balloons are 3 layer deep. A good job it doesn't need to be posted !!

Thanks for stopping by today.


I am entering this in to the June Diva Dare Challenge over at

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mans World take 2....

Thought I'd throw my hat in to the ring again over at with another card for "it's a Mans World" Diva Dare for June.

I had to make 4 cards recently for the same man who will be turning 70 in a day or so and I found myself using another Verve Plain Jane stamp (I am loving these stamps right now) so thought I'd give it a try over on their blog.

This is a white tent fold card today as it gave me more room to play with. I took a sheet of Nitwits paper (which came free with a magazine) and ran it through a embossing folder with sprigs and ditsy flowers on, I matted it on to silver mirri card and used foam pads to add it to the card base. The image is some decoupage I had in (he loves his garden to sit in and a glass of wine) which I mounted on to some soft green card. I printed out the special friend sentiment but the Happy Birthday is from Verve Stamps. I cut the 70 using my Cricut which is shadowed in silver mirri too. A few gems to the flowers and a little ribbon and job done.

Thanks for looking in today.