Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Holly and the ivy

Good morning all, I hope you all managed to keep warm last night and for those of you who have to drive this morning take care. I have made this card for all you amazing blog friends who have taken time to not only visit my blog but to leave me some wonderful comments I appreciate every single one of them you all have been very kind through out 2017 thank you all so much.Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you and all the best wishes for 2018  see you in the New Year. For my card i have used a mixture of stamps from inky doodles, woodware and Penny Black and I also added  glitter to the robins hat and berries on the ivy,
                                      
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Christmas critters 
Winter
Christmas
Anything Christmas goes
Christmas Carol

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Snowflakes.

Good afternoon, from what i hear and see from photos some of you are getting some of the white stuff, I love the snow, but I do understand it causes a lot of disruption for so many people stay safe and keep warm..  I have stamped  a little cutie hedgie from Penny Black, coloured him with promarkers, I stamped some snowflakes in white onto the blue square background but as they dried they seemed to fade away, I added a snowflake corner and a couple of snowflakes dies to the other corner. The white background I embossed using the fallen snow embossing folder from Stampin up

                                                                           

         I would like to enter my card into the following challenge 

Snowflakes allsortschallenge.blogspot.pt 




Monday, 4 December 2017

Thank You

Hi, this is the last thank you card I have made all done ready to go after Christmas. For my card today i have used a  lovely flower stamp from Penny Black it's off a set called efforescence which I coloured with promarkers and blended in using memento ink pad Pear Tart the sentiment stamp was was on a wooden block but i took it off for some reason or other and put it on a piece of  foam,  I can not remember where the stamp came from. Hope you all have a lovely week.
I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges 




Saturday, 2 December 2017

It’s Christmas

Morning all hope you all are managing to keep warm. It’s the last weekend of the month which means a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar, and the theme this month is  Its Christmas we have two fabulous sponsors this month also,  for my card I have used a image from Bugaboo called  Santa Claus Peeker which I coloured with promarkers, the fern, pine cone and bow are Dies from Tim Holtz thinlets and the poinsettia paper came free with a craft magazine a while ago. I hope you will join in the fun at Crafty Calendar I think it’s a lovely theme to end the year on and as always you will find some amazing inspiration there, we always look forward to your wonderful creations  too.

                                                                www.craftyribbons.com 
                                                                             






I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 

Christmas colours  hidinginmycraftroom.com 


Christmas colours Red & Green christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk




  
                                                                                 
                                                              
                                                      
                                            

Friday, 1 December 2017

Festive Greetings

Hi there, I have been messing about this morning thought I would get my ink pads out and have a go at making some snow banks, there not perfect but I was quite pleased with the result, this was the best out of four or five lol.  The  birds and trees stamps are from card-io stamps, the sentiment is an old Woodware stamp, I stamped a penny  Black snowman and coloured him with promarkers and added some glitter. I love this time of year and because it snowed  at home yesterday it inspired me to use one of my favourite colours and make this snowy scene.         

                                                                     

I would like t enter my card into the following challenges 


Use your favourite colour promarkerchallenge.blogspot.pt  


Use a critter 2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.pt 


Monochrome/Monochrome with a twist of blue  monochromemagicchallenge.blogspot.pt 



Walking in a wonder wonderland naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.pt


Winter/christmas  avenue613.blogspot.co.uk 


Winter  pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk 







Wednesday, 29 November 2017

THANK YOU..

Good afternoon, I would like to share a thank you card I have made which is one of a few I have made to say thank you to my friends for there christmas gifts, I am back at home in Portugal and have brought them with me, plus all the family’s gifts too to open on christmas morning, so I thought I would make a start On my thank you cards now. I have used a cute little hedgie from Penny Black it’s from a cling set called HUGS, I stamped him onto one of the majestic square dies from spellbinders, then coloured him with promarkers added a bit of glitter to the flowers, and a couple of sequinsto finish off.

                                                                         


              I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 


Monday, 6 November 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend, as for me I am full of cold so no more said.lol 
 I  wanted to do something different from the norm for me, so I had another go at the heat resistant technique I think you call it, in the past I have not had much success with this technique. The poinsettia stamp is from Penny black Wonder Collection that I stamped with a Versa Mark ink pad and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then I rubbed  it all over with love letter memento ink pad, I added a bit of yellow to the middles of the poinsettias, then I thought I would paint over it all With distress crackle paint, I don’t think it worked as I can not see much crackle lol, I have had the bottle of crackle for some time so it might be no good, but it has left a lovely all over  finish to my card. I cut two oval shapes from Tonic, one in mirror gold card and one from a bit I had left over from my background and stamped it with Merry Christmas also from Penny black.



I am entering my card into the following challenges









Saturday, 4 November 2017

HARVEST LOVE

morning all,  it’s time for another challenge over at Crafty Calendar  where the theme this month is Autumn Colour’s there’s a lovely prize for one lucky winner, so we hope you will join in the fun and show us your beautiful creations, we always look forward to seeing them.  the DT girls have some really beautiful inspiration to share too. As for my card I have used leaf dies, that i cut from a background I made using brushos , the feather die was a freebie I got from a craft mag, harvest love stamp was a freebie too, I stamped around the edges of my card with Field of sky.
                                                          

Friday, 3 November 2017

After the .

 The other day I was having a look through my christmas stamps and came across this old frame stamp from Rubbadubbadoo, it was one of my first christmas stamps i bought when I first started to make cards back in 2003, I had a shock when I saw the date on the stamp, where has time gone. The snowmen stamp is from Little Claire’s which I coloured with promarkers, and added some glitter to the inside of the frame, , also used is fallen snow embossing folder and spellbinders marvelous squares. 
                                                    
I am entering my card into the followering challenges

Christmas is coming craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.co.uk 

Anything Christmas goes sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk 

Walking in a Winter wonderland naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.co.uk   





Saturday, 21 October 2017

”BOO”


Morning all just popped in with my mid month Halloween card for
CRAFTY CALENDAR 
You still have time to join in with our Halloween theme
and we would love to see all your creations as always


We have a another fabulous sponsor this month 











Friday, 20 October 2017

O HOLY NIGHT

 Morning all, well it’s good to be home for a while, but I can not say the same for the weather, I was playing with my new dies from Sizzix yesterday and eventually made this card , the hill die is from Lawn Fawn, and the stitch edge  square die is from the works, but because of the weather being so dark I had to wait to get a photo of it, the light hasn’t been to good but it’s the best out of a few I took. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Art.
                                                           
I am entering my card into the following challenges 

Anything goes + Christmas themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk  

Sunday, 8 October 2017

What a Friend

Good morning , hope you all have had a lovely weekend.  After doing some ironing and packing yesterday ready for home, I sat and stamped this adorable image from Penny Black called LOVE in SPRING, I know it’s nearly winter you might say, but I am very lucky because where i am the sun is shining and the days are still very warm.  I stamped my image onto a square stitched edge die, coloured it with promarkers, mounted it on to majestic squares from spellbinders, the white embossed background is a frame that came in a packet with some others, WHAT a FRIEND  Sentiment stamp is also from Penny Black, lace, pearls, sequins, and spotted paper are from my craft box.                                                                             

                                                                           

                                                 Challenges  I have entered 

                Lace and / or Pearls pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.pt 

                                  Make a card crazy4challenges.blogspot.pt

                                Monochrome  monochromemagicchallenge.blogspot.pt 

                                  Pretty in Pink  promarkerchallenge.blogspot.pt 









                                      
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                       

Saturday, 7 October 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Morning all, I am so excited this morning as it’s my first day as a DT member for CRAFTY CALENDAR. I have never really worked with digi stamps before so it’s all quite new and exciting. We have two lovely sponsors this month All Dressed Up , but we will be back shortly  with the lovely creations from the DT. Our second sponsor Dr digi house of stamps who’s image i  have used below they call her   Witchy Wilma the bats and pumpkin I found on the Internet , papers are from my scrap box. Here’s hoping you will join in with the fun, and find plenty of inspiration from the other girls on CRAFTY CALENDAR DT . 
      
                                    www.doctor-digi.com/witchy-wilma
                    
                                                               


Monday, 2 October 2017

I wish it could be..

Today I was tidying my craft cupboard making a list of things i need when I return home in a couple of weeks time, I came across hedgy and snowy it’s been a while since I have stamped these adorable couple so I thought I would have a couple of hrs me time and made this card. Coloured the image with promarkers and a white pencil, added a penny black sentiment  a couple of die cut christmas trees and sequins. A quick and easy card.

                                                                           

   I would like to enter my card into the followering challenges


Anything goes + christmas themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.pt


Anything goes  christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.pt


Christmas Tree  merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.pt

Christmas Animal  christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.pt 

Close to nature pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.pt 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Happy Birthday

Morning all, today I would like to share this Birthday card I made for my friend it's her Birthday next week and I need to get it in the post a.s.a.p . I used a Penny Black image called Party Pooped and coloured it with my graphic pens . I added some glossy accents to the candles, I also added  sequins and a little purple rose, Birthday sentiment is from Craftwork cards,  the flower behind the sentiment is from spellbinders, music note die memory box and background papers are from my scrap box.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.



Thursday, 21 September 2017

Winter Wonderland

hello peeps, this is my first post in a few weeks due to ill Health and family issues. But I am feeling loads better now. For my card today I have used the Sweet Snowman stamp from Penny Black, which I have coloured with promarkers. Fussy cut him out and added him to the Fallen Snow embossing folder for my background, added glitter here and there, plus the big Grand Tree from memory box, winter wonderland stamp is a freebie from a craft mag I got last year..
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Getting Ready for Christmas pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.pt/

Anything goes with a critter 2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.pt/





Thursday, 17 August 2017

Hello

Morning!!  I have two very excited teenage granddaughters with me this morning, we are all going on holiday to Portugal in just under two weeks, roll on sunny days. Anyway back to this morning and the new challenge for Cardz4Galz is Cats or Kittens chosen by Jan our Guest DT .  I think this is the only cat stamp I have and it's from Little claire designs , I stamped it onto the lovely elegant ovals then coloured the image with promarkers and added a bit of glitter, other dies I used are mixed scalloped and straight edge oval and stitched party banners from lawn Fawn. Background paper, flowers , bow and sequins from my scrap box of bits and bobs. Hope you will join in the fun and as always we are looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations
                                                                             

                                                                               

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Happy Birthday...

Morning all, hope you all had a fab weekend despite the weather,  yesterday was lovely here it was nice to see the sun shine again. Well it's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly today      Tracy has chosen Birthday  and as usual we are looking forward to seeing your amazing creations, please pop over to Sparkles Monthly blog and join in the fun, I am sure you will find some lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT . I have made my card using the Seville dies from Creative expression.  I used the Perky Poppy from memory box cut it out in white and purple then inserted the purple pieces in to the white poppy, I cut a tag and stamped Happy Birthday on it, added a couple of sequins and a little flower..

                                                                           
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 













Saturday, 5 August 2017

Best Wishes


Hi everyone well the weekend is here again, has some of you know I have not been feeling a hundred per and not done much crafting, but yesterday I just felt like doing a bit and I wanted to play with my crazy Animals so I got out my Crazy  Catz stamped one of them up and that was it, I just could not think of anything to do with it so I Just left it and today in between me making some cupcakes for my sister-in-law stall she is having for charity I set off and started to colour it in , I had all intention of making it girlie but it turned out more manly then anything. Oh well I hope you like it. I think he looks rather cool.
                                                                  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 

Anything goes with a critter 2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.co.uk 



Anything goes (Must have a animal)  craftyanimals.blogspot.co.uk 







                                                                

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Get Well

Here I am with my second post of the week. its time for another challenge at Cardz4Galz this time Helen has chosen the theme and she would like to see Pretty Pastels.. i started by stamping the flowers onto some pastel coloured card, before cutting them out with the dies, I have used a heart embossing folder and a variation of dies  for my card, memory box stitched edge for the frame, the flowers stamps and dies are from The Works, the vase, bow and stalks stamps and dies came free with a craft mag, Get Well Soon die is from Marianne Design, I just finished off by adding a few sequins to the flowers and scattered some on my card.   I hope you will join us at  Cardz4Galz  we would love to see your amazing creations. Also we hope you will find plenty of inspiration from the DT too.
                                                                            
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 








                                         

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Wonderful Christmas

morning all, sorry I have not been visiting you but I have been having a couple of health issues and trouble with the internet, but hopefully I am sorted now. Starting today we have a new challenge for you at Sparkles Christmas chosen by Debs and she would like to see a Festive Sentiment This must be the main focal point of your card. For my card I have gone with a old Personal Impression christmas Sentiment that I stamped onto the lovely elegant Ovals from spellbinders I added that to a red oval shape, my background paper is from my scrap box , the poinsettia die is from memory box I added a bit of glitter to the middles. So now I hope you will join in the fun and take a look at what the rest of the DT girls have been creating and hopefully get some inspiration.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thinking of You

morning all, last Weekend hubby and I had such an amazing weekend as our son got married near Louth not far from Lincoln, as that's where his lovely wife comes from. There actual wedding took place in Tattershall Castle what a beautiful place it is, they were brave enough to climb  all the steps to the top of the castle to have some of there wedding photo's taken, not me I don't have a good head for heights these days lol.  Now it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly this month Cathy has chosen to go with Sympathy or Thinking of You. I have gone with Thinking of you and used a beautiful embossing folder from darcie not sure what they call it as it just came in a clear pkt and was a birthday gift from a friend. Oval and scalloped edge Die's  are from Tonic,  I inked a bit of the white oval shape with Shabby Shutters then stamped  a bit of Sky of fields . Then I die cut the beautiful Ragged Daisy in white then coloured the stem and leaves with Shabby Shutters distress ink , the petals  I did the same but I used Spun Sugar distress ink. I added a few sequins to finish off. I used a piece of waste card  I cut from stitched edges to stamp my sentiment on and coloured it with Shabby Shutters distress ink pad , the little flower I found in my craft box. We hope you will join in the fun with us at Sparkles Monthly as always we look forward to seeing your creation, pop over to the blog and see all the beautiful projects my teamies have made, I am sure you will find plenty of inspiration there.
                                                                 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Butterflies.

                            Challenge 51 Butterflies

    Well here we are again another 2 weeks has past and it's time for a new Challenge at Cardz 4 Galz,  it's my turn to chose the theme this time and I would love to see butterflies on your projects, everybody must love a butterfly, I have used a butterfly die from Tim holtz which I cut from some white card I had inked with my brushos then I  used the embossing folder that comes with the die to emboss my butterfly, the other butterflies are cut from a memory box die. I just added some little jewels. From the same brusho card I cut a rectangle yes that rectangle again lol,  and stamped the lovely sentiment from Inkylicious on, I mounted that onto some black card,  for my background I have used a embossing folder from Darcie which I inked with a green ink pad.  Before I put my piece of card in to emboss it, I don't know what they call the embossing folder as It was a present and it just came in a clear packet. I hope you will join us at           
Cardz 4 Galz  As always we look really forward to seeing your creations, and you will find plenty of gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the DT .

                                                                       

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ornaments

today is the first of the month which means a new challenge for Sparkles Christmas..
It's Mary's turn to set the theme and she would like to see a ornament on your projects or it could be an Ornament . I have gone with a stamped image from Little Claire's design Christmas Tree, with its little bird box and love heart Ornements, I coloured it with promarkers and added some glitter, the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Hope you can join us this month we would love to see your creations as always. Don't forget  to pop over to Sparkles Christmas to see what the rest of the DT  have been up to.
                                                             

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sew n Sew

 Morning all, hope you all are enjoying this lovely weather. I can not believe where these weeks are going, I've had a migraine for the last two days, so last night I had A very early night,   but then about 11.30  I woke up with a jolt and remembered I hadn't scheduled my post, lol. It took me ages to do my post as the Internet kept going off and on, but hey I got there in the end.. For the next two weeks at  Cardz 4 Galz we have a new challenge for you and it's Sew and Sew  chosen by Caz, we would love to see your creations as always, so come on guys get your sewing stamps and dies out or anything else you have to do with sewing, we hope you will find inspiration from the DT to help you get started. I am not happy with my card, it took me ages to think what I can do and normally I love making sewing themed cards but I could not think of anything to make, I think it's this migraine,   I eventually used an  image from Flonz crafts called Vintage Retro which I stamped twice and paper pieced , I have had these stamps for years and this is the first time I have used them, now that's shocking eh..lol,  the Taylor's dummy and ruler were free with the card making magazine years ago, I have used a rectangle die which i seem to be using a lot just recently that's from The Works, buttons and the little flower are out of my craft box, handmade by stamp was a present from a friend.
                                                               
 
                                                                   

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Enjoy Your BIRTHDAY

morning all hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunshine yesterday I was hoping summer had come at last. Today I would like to share a card with you that I made for our new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly which is Embossing (heat or Dry) chosen by Silvi. For my background I have used one of Sue Wilson embossing folders called Rose Bloom, Die's used are Maddison Square and Mosaic Leaves also from Sue Wilson. The sentiment  (Go Confidently)  is from friskers. which I embossed in gold embossing powder,  I had been playing with some New to me Honey Doo stamps and stamped them on parchment after watching a video on YouTube, my son is getting married next month and the bridesmaids are in lilac, so I thought I would have a go at making my own button hole, I was so pleased with the way they turned out, I showed them to my daughter-in-law to be and she love's them too, the smaller ones I added to my card here and added some diamant√©'s. Hope to see you over at Sparkles Monthly come and joy in with the fun we always look forward to seeing your beautiful creation's and as always you will find plenty of inspiration from the rest of the DT .. 
                                                                  
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 



Anything goes ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Love

 What a beautiful day it's been, I have spent the day with my friend in the yorkshire dales, we didn't get to do much crafting,  but I did manage to make this card using the beautiful poppy stamp from Penny Black called  Blooming Garden. My friend has a die for the poppy which I really struggled with to cut out the poppy, I did manage to do it this one time but when I tried to cut some more out I could not get the die to line up with the stamped  image, Which I coloured with promarkers, I cut the aperture and frame using a rectangle die, I coloured the cloud embossing folder with memento sky blue ink  pad, and put my piece of card in between the embossing folder and rang it through my spellbinders machine to emboss it. The love die is from Sizzix..
                                                                    
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges  



Always anything goes aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk

Anything goes with the +optional add a flower a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Your a Star

morning all, it's a new challenge for you at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Graduation chosen by Amy. We hope you will join in with the fun and we always look forward to seeing what you come up with. You will always find plenty of inspiration from the rest of the DT  too. For my card I have gone with something CAS a house mouse image that I coloured with my promarkers, sentiment is computer generated, just added a few gold stars that I coloured over in red to finish off.
                                                       


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 

Anything goes with a critter  2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.co.uk 

June Graduation craftaholicsrus.blogspot.co.uk 


Anything goes with a Animal craftyanimals.blogspot.co.uk





Thursday, 1 June 2017

None Traditonal Colours


Morning all today is my Birthday yippee !!,  at last I can open my cards and  presents that I have really really had to stop myself from opening for the last couple of days,  I received a parcel from my friend in America on Monday, and I have been dying to open it,  my husband gave me some money which I spent on the  Tim holtz stamping board which I just love
Today there is new challenge starting over at Christmas Sparkles  chosen by Helen who would love to see None Traditional Colour. the rest of the  DT have made some really beautiful cards for you to take inspiration from, so please do pop over to the challenge and join in with  the fun.  I made a card by cutting two of the stitched edge tags and  then I cut  another tag in the spotted paper, I stamped my little characters and coloured  them with my promarkers, before die cutting them and adding them to the circle on my card, the little purple bow is from my craft box sentiment came with the stamps, all dies and stamps are from Lawn Fawn.
                                                                        
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges 


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Lady in Red

well it's time for me to head off back home to England early next week, for a short time, the weather here in Portugal in June, july and August its to hot for hubby and I,  I need to stock up on my craft goodies, so that's one thing I will be looking forward to going home for craft shopping,  plus it's my birthday  next Thursday, so hopefully new craft goodies there too haha.  I am really excited to be seeing the children grandchildren and great grandchildren and to spend some time with them. Our son is getting married in July so we are looking forward to that.. Today We have a new challenge starting over at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like you to be (Inspired by a Song ) for my card I used one of the fabulous images from stampin up called beautiful which I had to have the minute I saw them,  which was weeks ago maybe months, but I have only just got round to using them I do this with a lot of my stamp I buy lol. I coloured the image with copics  and out lined her with a light grey marker pen. Do pop over to the cahallenge I am sure you will find plenty of inspiration from the DT . I was inspired by the song  Lady in Red  by Chris de Burgh
                                                                         
                                                                        

Thursday, 18 May 2017

You are in My Heart

hello nice of you to pop in. The Rose image I have used today is from the Penny Black set called Efforescence which  I stamped onto a rectangle die i cut from a white piece of card , I coloured my image with promarkers, then I coloured around my image with blue and green memento ink pads before I mounted my image on to another rectangle shape, my sentiment is also a Penny black stamp, the spotted background paper is from my scrap box. 
                                                       
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Photo/colour inspiration pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.pt