Friday, 1 August 2014

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Favourite Colour

sponsored by  Bugaboo Digi Stamps

My DT choice from Bugaboo is "Umbrella 1". I thought it so pretty. 

My favourite colours are from the garden for this weeks challenge.  Yellow, Pink and Green, I couldn't get it down to one, as I have lots of favourites, I LOVE colour - as you can tell from most of my cards. 

I followed this sketch
 by Digisketch Challenge
"Umbrella 1" by Bugaboo
DP's are by Pink Petticoat
Smiley face by JustJaimee

This is the card printed and decoupaged with added bling and layered with black card.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sewing Card

Hi Everyone.  What a difference in 2 days ay? lovely today, down to 20 degrees with a cool breeze.

On to a card I made for my SIL she really is a super needlewoman.  Practically a "Taylor" after making a beautiful Chanel type jacket.

I had to include a sewing machine and then used actions and styles to change the DP's into fabric and embroidery and added stitches to match the colours, all in Photoshop.  I cut the sentiment out on my Cricut.  After printing, I 3D'd the DP's and the top layer with the machine on it, I couldn't go too high as it had to be posted.  Glad to say she liked it.

All DP's are by Summertime Designs
The only info I have of the sewing machine is the file is HW+Sewing+machine, (I've had it for years!)
Sentiment font is Stitching Cards 310
Greeting is Murray Bold  Monochrome - hope this is mono enough.  Anything Goes  Anything Goes

Friday, 25 July 2014

DSC # 98 Embellish it up

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Embellish it up

sponsored by  Stitchy Bear

My DT choice today is Chilling Meerkat Digital Stamp and Paper pack by Coosty Creations, you should know my sense of humour and as soon as I saw this meerkat, I just had to have him.  I can hear Igor (from the advert in the UK) telling this meerkat to enjoy himself LOL.  

I used this sketch

I have included in this layout, centre diagonal, some rocks (I took a photo of) and then added a plain paper over it to change the colour tone.  I also added free rock texture from Photoshop tutorials here to the rocks behind meerkat, then added different colours to match. I coloured it all in PS.

Here is the printed card, I've added real sand as an extra embellishment as well as 3D - the sand layer diagonal, the beer sentiment, the central circle and the meerkat, so I suppose you could say I have "upped" the embellishments :)

Close up of the sand

Monday, 21 July 2014


Hi Everyone, I decided I wanted to do a bit of cutting out for a change, well not literally, but on my Cricut. I am ashamed to say that I have an awful lot of files that have only seen my file system, certainly not anything else. Looking through I saw these and thought that they looked easy enough and I had card that would match the file colour example, after all it was only a play to see what happened wasn't it?

They turned out so well, I was thrilled to see what these files are all about.  Here they are, one a card, one just waiting to be used. They both have 4 layers, making them quite sturdy. I added Stickles for a bit of glitter.

the wellie is 3 inches high and 2 1/4 inches wide,
each example could have been as big as I wanted though.

this is 3 1/4 inches wide and high (square)
The cutting files are from Lettering Delights Garden Showers kit.
DP rain drops on the Wellington background is by Melo Vrijhof
DP yellow stripe is by Pixelberrypie
Rainbow by LouCee Creations
Sun by Snickerdoodles
Sentiment by me, computer generated

Challenges  Singin' in the Rain - I have a Wellie for the rain, shame the brolly isn't eligable.   Card for Guys - well it can be!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Joseph's card

Hi Everyone, you'll notice that my title today is "Joseph's Card", why? Our next door neighbours have a Down’s syndrome Grandson named Joseph.  Joseph is 23 and very clever with drawing and painting and likes to be quite detailed with them. His Grandmother sent me a copy of one of his drawings.  I thought it so good it deserved to be on a card.

I decided to make him a card that he could give to one of his friends, perhaps. It's a one layer card I did in PS. I also made a copyright notice and placed it on the bottom left of the image, I hope Joseph likes it when given to him by his Grandparents.

Image by Joseph
The DP is by Vicki Stegall
The twine is by Dawn by Design
The push pins are by Just so Scrappy

Challenges for Joseph.  Anything Goes  Anything Goes

Friday, 18 July 2014

DSC # 97 Orange

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

different shades of orange

sponsored by  Limited Runs

When we were given our DT choice of Limited Runs stamps, it HAD to be Molly, I just love her and with Orange (different shades of orange) as the theme this week I thought it suited her so well. Here she is in all her orange glory.

DP are all from Summertime Designs
Pearl swirl, Feli Designs
Sentiments Create with TLC

These are the printed card I added Perlen Pen to the digi "pearls".

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Cowgirl Boots

Hi Everyone my card today is with inspiration by Paulette at Create with TLC. She had this quote and as soon as I saw it I knew that I had just the right boot LOL. I changed all the colours in PS from red white and blue to as it is now. I also added a "pattern" of boots to the background paper and added shadows.

The DP's etc are by RetroDiva I have had them for years.
The button is a PS brush resized.

Challenges  Colour me subtle - The colours are right!  Show digital skills. Optional animal - Hope so with digi skills and the boot is from a "cow" girl and a saddle goes on a horse!  Use a sentiment - Yep!