Friday 27 November 2020

Winter Butterflies!

 Hi All

Dropping in with a quick one layer card:

All products from Uniko

Have a good day!

And for challenges:

AAA Cards-using snowflake twsit

Less is More-one layer and Festive

Uniko-'Tis the Season using twist of sprake-the enamel dots are sparkle ones!

Tuesday 24 November 2020

CASology #378

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at CASology

Here is my take:

And our cue word is:

I was unsure where to go with this but in the end decided to make a 'wheat' field scene and sponge some colours that fitted this.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very inspiring Lisa-her blog is a delight to see!

All the stamps are from Funky Fossil Designs

Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;


I will enter this into:

Thursday 19 November 2020

Time Out #175

Hi All

Time for a new challenge at Time Out and this we we have:

So many ways to go with this but I decided to challenge myself to make a quick card-one layer is the easiest and this took less than 6 mins to make:

I have used the stamp set Book and Film from our amazing sponsor Catherine Pooler-fab store full of goodies. The inks I have used for this card are also from there.
The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays

So how will you interpret 'quick'???
How about-running, seasons changing so quickly, kids growing up so quick.....Christmas being here again before we even know it!!

Our Design Team have all made amazing cards to inspire you-check them out here

Take some Time Out and join us!

Wednesday 18 November 2020


 Hi All

I hope you are keeping well x

I have followed the Twofer Challenge since it began and have only entered once. Not because I don't like it but because I find well......a real challenge!! I think my mind goes blank when I see it now and am always amazed by how many of you are so good at this-totally inspiring.

This month they made it a little easier and said we could use the same I thought-great I will do 2 Christmas cards-it didn't work out that way...and I finally managed to follow the normal rules!!!

My common item is the Shooting Star Stencil from Funky Fossil Designs

First up  Christmas card:

The sentiment is from the no longer with us 'Verve'-still love their stamps.

Then I made this card....I won't go into details as it took me days and lots of bits in bins....lets just say-I am much happier with stamps and ink!!

Can you see that stencil??

And the 2 together:

So I did it!!

The second one I will also enter into Inkspirational-where they are asking us to 'Frame it'-that little purple frame was in my stash and I love it!

Have a good day my crafty friends xx

Thursday 12 November 2020

Reminder Time Out #174

Hi All

I am here with a reminder of our 'Festival' challenge with the option of adding some shimmer or glitter-I added silver glitter card and heat embossed in silver.

You can go with any Festival and this week I went with Chanukah.

The sentiment here is from CAS-ual Fridays and simply heat embossed in silver.
 Blue, white and silver are the main colours for the Jewish Festival of Chanukah which starts on 10th December for 8 nights.
This card is off to a friend who loves to dry emboss the base of cards so I decided to do this just for her! (and sorry you are seeing it early!!)

Our sponsors are Craftangles.

Pop on over to Time Out and see what the DT have made to inspire you!


I will enter this into:
Less is More-blue and silver

Tuesday 10 November 2020

CASology #378

Hi crafty friends

A new challenge starts at CASology today and here is my take:

And our cue word is:

We are sponsored by the amazing STAMPlorations

Pop on over to CASology to see what the DT have created for you and then join on in!

Our Guest Designer is the amazing Chrissie. I have been a fan for many years and her CAS cards are a delight! Take a look at her blog here and you will see what I mean-welcome Chrissie x
Our Design Team are all worth a visit and some love-here they are;


Sparkle Christmas!

 Hi All

Hope all is well with you all x

A card for a few challenges:

The centre panel is water coloured to look like a lovely night sky. The die is actually cut from glitter card but hard to see in photo.

Have a good day x

For challenges:


CAS on Friday-Christmas

CAS Mix Up-off the edge.

Just Us Girls-triangle

Saturday 7 November 2020

Night Sky!

 Hi All

Hope you are all good x

A card for a few challenges:

Again another night sky coloured and a sparkle tree added off the edge with one cut from plain card. The frame is popped up for dimension.

Have a good day.

This is off to:

Inkspirational-night-sorry I couldn't copy the image badge-tried a number of times
CAS Mix Up-off the edge-sorry couldn't copy image badge-tried a number of times
Just Us Girls-triangle (my trees)-sorry couldn't copy image badge-tried a number of times


Thursday 5 November 2020

Time Out #174

Hi Crafty Friends,

Time for our 'Theme' challenge at Time Out and this time we are looking at 'Festivals'.
Any Festivals-if you need to do some more Christmas cards then perfect chance. But there are so many Festivals in all our different cultures so you go ahead and use any Festival you want!

And don't forget with our 'Theme' challenges we have an 'optional' twist and that is 'add shimmer and glitter'

Through card making I have made quite a few friends in India and love to make them cards for Diwali-the Festival of Lights. This year Diwali is for 5 days with the first day on 14th November and you can guarantee there will be plenty of traditional celebrations and all so very colorful!

And here are 2 cards I have made this year

Card 1 didn't use the twist:

Here I have used an Indian background stamp by Erin Lee Creative and dies from Penny Black and the sentiment and small stamp are from Mudra Stamps

And here is another card that is a little different for me but I also used Erin Lee Creative Indian Stamp set-I white heat embossed the background and watercolored in lots of bright colours for the Festival. The sentiment stamp is from our sponsors Craft Tangles.

Card 2 I did-with my gold mirri card:

Can't wait to see what you Festival you choose!

Pop on over to Time Out and see what amazing cards they have made!


Sunday 1 November 2020

No Matter How You Feel!

 Hi All

As London goes into a 4 week Lockdown as many of you are already living in, I thought this sentiment was perfect for us all!

I have has this sentiment from Visible Images on my desk for a while as I knew I wanted to use it but wasn't sure how. It was the latest sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch that gave me the idea of using it this way with this stencil from Funky Fossils.

Some days it may be too hard to do as the sentiment suggests and that is is o.k not to be o.k...allow yourself this as tomorrow is a different day and you can try again then!

Have a good day x