Sunday, 25 June 2017

Thankful Heart

Hi Everyone, I have just realised that this is my 1001 post, incredible, I can't believe it, it's one of those things I do without thinking of numbers. I want to thank you for your support and seeming to enjoy what I post. AND I just realised that this is a Thank You card, well I never, coincidences continue to happen.

Anyhow onto my card today which is for the Outlawz sketch challenge
Image freebie colouring page from - Tiddly Inks
coloured digitally in PS
dp's - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
layered onto black paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Friday, 23 June 2017

Baby card

Hi Everyone, my card today was done on a whim, I saw the image and decided to make a card with it, sadly no babies around us at the moment.  I haven't used Elizabeth's Dulemba's images for ages and they deserve a post.

This is another of my scheduled posts, as I can't find a reason for the random non access to the design area of my blog and DT blogs. So when I can access my blog dashboard I keep it open all day, so that any project I may do, I can make a post with it. Anyhow on to my card.
coloured digitally in PS
sentiment - Create with TLC
dps - The Lovely Studio used to be Pink Petticoat
ribbon - Dovecraft
3D gloss on eyes and pin
Sue Wilson square Noble dies

Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Hi Everyone, my card today was delayed as I couldn't get into the design area again, so annoying. Anyhow, I made this for

background digital paper - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
with a gradient overlay in PS
I made the sentiment in PS
fireworks - are the BIG kind, the kind that go with a BIG BANG!
I cut them out with the Cameo, then twisted some brown packing paper I had, to make it look (hopefully) like the big  expensive fireworks. (In my mind)
I added silver card cut offs, which I lined with Spectrum Noir markers, added them to the "fireworks" and added a star button.
Stunning makes again from my Teamies, go have a looky.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Make a wish

Hello Everyone, if you're in the UK, hope you're coping with the heat, which we are not used too, very unusual to have 30C at 4pm, which it was yesterday, still we know it won't last LOL.

On to my card today, which had me struggling for some reason. Then a spark ignited and here it is. It's for the Outlawz Sketch challenge. It's not a good photo as I took it quite late, apologies for that.

All dp's and elements by Katie Creates
cakes 3D'd 
candle die Tattered Lace
all layered onto silver mirror card
made into a tent fold

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Quote Scrapbook page

Hello Everyone, a digtial page for you today as I want to enter the "Quote" theme at Digitally Made, it's a purely digital blog, just my thing LOL.

Anyhow, here's my digital scrapbook page, with photos of hubby's plants and beans this year. 

I have used a template # 717 by Marisa Larin @ Pixelscrapper 
I have used numerous designers for the various elements and papers, if there are any you particularly like, please email me and I will let you know the designer.
The quote I had off the web.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Country Scene

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

Anything Goes Challenge
you can use any image.

I chose this image as, to me, it is an English river scene, so lush and green, where you can go for a river boat ride and enjoy the the peace and beautiful countryside. Are you transported to it? My card is very simple, but I really like it.

coloured digitally
I added a digital frame and let the roses fall over it
DP The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
gems from stash
all layered onto black card

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Hi Everyone, my post today is for the Outlawz Progressive challenge and we have the most beautiful image from Andrea at Sheepski Designs.

I wanted this image to be light and floaty, don't ask me why, I'm quite the opposite, I wanted her to merge with the background and I think I got there in the end.

After finding paper I liked from a mini digital kit, I followed the colours of it, colouring it digitally, then added a gradient overlay, I added the elements from the kit, PS brushed a shadow effect to the image all in PS. Because I think she's beautiful, I added the word "beauty" then printed it out.

I used grey and red card which luckily matched the image, then die cut into the card and cut an edge from the same die to add to the bottom, now I'm not sure if I should have done that, oh! well it's done now.

image - Sheepski Designs
mini digital kit - Follow your dreams - Tiramasu Design a newsletter freebie
die - freebie with Johanna Sheen magazine
font - Levibrush

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Blooming Tag

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge and this week it was a Tag, my mind went wild, a tag card, a tag for numerous occasions, add a tag to a card? that's what I went with, but to what card, I hadn't used my Cameo for a few days or so, so decided to have a look at what I have, found this pretty cut file and then went for images in my files to match. This is the outcome and I'm quite pleased with it, I even used a "real" stamp! can you believe it?

Card cut file - Shirley's Cards  
to which I cut in half and placed over green card, I added mirror gems
 and yellow centres to the flowers with Spectrum Noir pens.
tag dp and images - Carin Grobe Designs
sentiment stamp was a freebie in a magazine stamped with Stazon

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A little bug

Hi Everyone, another scheduled post, because of my blogger problems. This is for the Limited Runs progressive challenge, I had forgotten I had this to do and it's nearly the end of the challenge. Anyhow, here it is and very CAS for me, it still took ages to do though.

bug - Limited Runs
coloured digitally and the wings paper pieced in PS
sentiment, paper pieced in PS  - Create with TLC 
dp - SnickerDoodles
Sue Wilson Noble square dies
glitter glue - Dovecraft
clear gloss - Anita's

Thursday, 8 June 2017

An A-mews-ing card?

Hi Everyone, my card today was done while I was playing with ideas for my Brother's birthday. I just got around to doing the insert, but forgot to take a photo of it! Anyhow, here it is quite a simple card for me, but I thought it could be, as the image and sentiment says it all.

image and sentiment Create with TLC
coloured with coloured pencils (Yep!)
background cat paper used as an overlay in PS - Stitchy Bear 
dies - Tattered Lace (could be bubbles?)
all layered onto black paper

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Off The Edge TMR

Hello Everyone, my post today is for the
I decided to make a card for Father's Day for my hubby and use an image I've not used before. I also did something I've not done before, that was to part cut a die. (Off the edge) I did it 4 times, before it was right, well you have to don't you LOL. After I managed to get the image cut out, I added another circle to layer it on, 3D'd the girl, glossed the water and bubbles, added Dovecraft 3D pearl effects. I then added the insert, I know hubby will enjoy the joke.

Please go and see what my wonderful teamies have done, they are all so VERY imaginative .
image - Ikes Art
coloured digitally
paint spray bricks background - DigiDewi
tyre tracks - ScrapOrchard
insert bear - Hugware, no longer available.

This is the insert - a reality check LOL.

I Won at Ikes World!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Cuppa tea

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, I've got in just in time again. I have decided to try and use items that I haven't used or haven't used for a while, I have so many digital stamps and papers, that should be used, so here is a start.
image - Beyond the Fringe
paper pieced and shaded in PS, the cups cut out and 3D'd
dp - Valentina's Creations Soul in Bloom digi kit
tea pots and name papers - Marisa Lerin @ Pixelscrapper
ribbon from stash
sparkle glue - Stickles 
all layered onto black card.

I thought I would show you our garden, hope I don't bore you with these photos. They were taken over the weekend, when it was cloudy, but still looked lovely I think. Hubby has worked a lot of hours and there isn't a weed to be seen. BUT the washing line is there ready for me to hang out when the rain stops LOL.

Clematis, roses, aqualegia and sweet peas to grow up the frame

fabulous flowers this year on the Physocarpus

Acer tree, runner beans with tagetes in front, Rhododendron going over, orange Azeala, Fatsia Japonica, Pieris, Sedum, Spirea, Solomons Seal, and a few others.

Another view of the border into the garden, so lush this year

I love this combination of the Kniphofia, the orange rose, which I don't know the name of and the pieris. Lots still to come here.

This is the orange rose with a strong beautiful perfume.

This is a David Austin Old Rose, with a heady perfume, and I've forgotten the name!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hippie Birthday

Hi Everyone, while I am able to get into Blogger, I am scheduling a post or 2!

My card for you today, just in time for a friend of ours, is something that came to me after seeing the sentiment, all I had to do is get an image and voilĂ .  This was that easy! UNTIL it came to colouring, then it was what colours to choose.

I found some digi paper and went with the colours from that, which I think are very 60's / 70's and yes, I am old enough to remember them LOL, I am a frustrated hippie, Mum wouldn't allow me to be like that, I always had to be "classic" style, now I have problems in what style I am, even at my age. I do have a couple of what is called gypsy skirts, that's the closest I get to "hippie" style.

Anyhow here are the details of my card.
sentiment - Create with TLC
Hippie - Dearie Dolls, digitally coloured, print and cut on the Cameo, then 3D'd
dp - etc by Danyale @ Digichick a newsletter freebie
records - MCG_retromania, I don't think they are still available.
3D gloss on his sun glasses
all layered onto black card
I followed sketch MFTWSC227

Friday, 2 June 2017

Moo Thanks

Hi Everyone, after trying 20 times and even shutting down, I eventually got into the dashboard, I must have a setting wrong somewhere as it's so random that it happens.

Anyhow, my card today I have to admit to loving, because I have a thing for cows. I expect it's from living a few doors away from a farm when we were young and cows coming into the garden and munching Mum's flowers. I remember one evening Mum, whilst she was ironing, screaming in shock, she hadn't expected 2 big eyes looking into the window at her, until she realised it was a cow.

 I did spend a long while colouring her and decided she would be a Jersey Cow, because they are beautiful creatures and this is one beautiful cow. (Although we grew up with Holstein cows, black and white.)

sentiment - Create with TLC
sky - Photoshop Creative Magazine freebie
grass - Summertime Designs, no longer available.
I coloured the wonderful cow in PS, isn't she lovely, look at her eyelashes! :)
I added a felt effect PS style to give her texture - sahin designs
twine unwound for hay?
dies - Sue Wilson Noble square dies

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Thinking of you

Hi Everyone, due to Blogger problems, (I can't get into the design area for some reason, it's completely random, but this time I've not been able to get in for days, it just hangs and does nothing.) Just as well I had a few cards scheduled.

Anyhow, this card was for the Outlawz sketch challenge which finished yesterday! I struggled with the sketch a little, then went through my files and found this sentiment and it went from there.

sentiment - Create with TLC  - colour overlay in PS
lace frame - SVG Cuts - cut on the Cameo
rose - Tattered Lace die coloured with Spectrum Noir pens
butterfly - Tonic die - cut from green and silver mirror card.
ribbon from stash
all laid onto green card - Lidl

Monday, 29 May 2017

Pizza Chef

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Great Nephew in Australia, after recent postage costs for cards I sent abroad, this was going to be one layer card.

I didn't have a clue what to do, but I have a few cards you ladies have made that I really like and keep for reference or ideas. This card from Jenny popped out as it's for the GNephew a Pizza Restaurant Manager - perfect, but of course I did my digi thing to it.

I added a brush font to the brick background then in Photoshop I played with blending options "Blend If"  to get the effect of it being painted on the wall. 

I added another brick background to the bottom and did a perspective transformation to make a pavement / sidewalk for the chef to stand on.

 I added a shadow effect to the chef, printed it all, laid it onto 5 x 7 inch card and with a pen doodled around the edge, maybe a little too much?

 I added 3D gloss to the pizza pieces and his moustache,
 (it's a waxed moustache LOL)

image Chef with Pizza - Dearie Dolls
font - Morning Sunset - Fontbundles
brick dp - Far Far Hills freebie
buttons - Uniball silver sparkling pen

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Giraffe cushion

Hi Everyone, my project today was for my BiL, who was 84 a couple of weeks ago, what do you buy a man of that age with no hobbies, no smoking, no drinking?

Wandering around IKEA a thought came into my mind, so I bought a 20cm by 20cm plain cushion, then used heat transfer sheets to transfer the digitally coloured Giraffe,  and the border images, which I had used as a colour guide for the giraffe. I am so happy with how it turned out. BiL was VERY happy with it and it seems he won't let anyone sit in his chair while it is on it, Bless him. Should make one for myself, it matches my suite AND it makes me smile everytime I see it.

Cushion IKEA
Giraffe From the Heart Stamps
Corners, from Digi kit Bermuda Triangle at Pixel & Co, no longer available.
Quote  (grunge effect) Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper with gradient overlay in PS.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bicycle die

Hi Everyone, a late DT post for me, I really messed up with dates for a couple of my DT posts, must be old age LOL.

Anyhow, here's my card for

bicycle die was a magazine freebie
geometric die Tattered Lace
rectangle dies Sissix Thinlets
tag die magazine freebie
dp's and sentiment Marisa Lerin City Bicycle digi kit
red and white twine from stash

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Birthday Chick

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Progressive challenge and this month we had the cutest chick. I used the Mojo 435 sketch to help me with this card.
Chick Di's Digis
coloured digitally
I added a digitally coloured background to him
DP's NibbleScribbles
layered onto black paper
circle dies Tattered Lace.
I'm also entering the Things with Wings

I thought perhaps you would like to see where we have been recently, this Country Park is only a few miles from us and somewhere we have not really visited before, you know the "can't be interesting, it's local" syndrome and we loved it.

I used template layout 703 by Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper, 
then doubled it to make a 2 pages.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Lady & flourishes

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Godsons' wife, I thought I would combine it with the Outlawz sketch challenge and DragonsLair Design FB progressive challenge.

Image Vintage Lady DragonsLair Designs
paper pieced and coloured in PS
DP flourish paper Summertime Designs, sadly no longer available.
die Johanna Sheen, freebie in her magazine
ribbon from stash
flower pearls from stash
gold paper from stash
Uni-ball gold pen on image flourishes

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Honeycomb and flowers

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Micheal Strong FB challenge which requires use of a honeycomb stencil. Well! I haven't got paints to enable me to use a stencil, so this is my version!

Hetty gave a stencil for everyone to download, so I cut it out on the Cameo from honeycomb DP, then glued the cut out pieces to sparkle vellum, (you can't see the sparkle in the photo - sorry). I then laid the "stencil" on top and under the top layer, which I 3D'd. I laid the "stencil" so it could have been stenciled? with a little white border, hope that makes sense.

Vase Michael Strong red rubber stamp
mini flowers Tattered Lace, Stamp vase and dies coloured to 
match the corner, with Spectrum Noir pens
corner floral and bee Hugware, no longer available
black frame Rose Thorn no longer available
square Noble die Sue Wilson
I hope this suits the theme.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Ballerina 2

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is another Ballerina from

Anything Goes Challenge
you can use any image.

you can get her here on the link Ballerina 2, Morgan has a few really beautiful ballerinas it's worth having a looky. 

I coloured this beautiful and elegant ballerina digitally, I used a cut file from Shirley's cards, it was so quick to get it cut with my Cameo, even the insert and topper are included. For the insert, I printed both sides of the paper  I reduced the size of the DP for the front shape and enlarged it for the insert, I also used the Cameo pens to write the sentiment, as I was printing and cutting.  I coloured the leaves of the card with  Spectrum Noir pens and used them to go around the outside of each shape. The digital paper is by Dawn by Design, from a kit I had in 2009, so don't think it will be available now, the flowers and the ballerina were also cut with the Cameo. A few gems by Dovecraft for the flowers and all done.

My Team mates have the most beautiful projects, it really is worth a visit to see them. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Fishing card again!

Hi Everyone, this is a card I was asked to do for a 50th birthday, I did two, the other was here I wasn't too sure which they wanted, so made another. This time DL size for a change and it suited the fishing rod LOL. I forgot to post it so here it is.

fishing rod Janet Scott @ Pixelscrapper, cut with the Cameo and 
wax gilding paste rubbed in to emphasie the shape
main fish Marisa Lerin @ Pixelscrapper print and cut with Cameo
fish overlay background paper made in PS with 
 template by Marisa Lerin @ Pixelscrapper
Happy Birthday die Tonic, with wax gilding paste added to outside
age circle designed in PS cut with Tattered Lace pindot circle die

Monday, 15 May 2017

Birthday Vogue

Hi Everyone, a card for the Outlawz sketch challenge, for some reason I'm in purple mode. A simple card which took HOURS to put together for some reason.

Image and sentiment are from Create with TLC
image coloured digitally.
floral background is from Fontbundles.
ribbon, gems from stash.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pink Ballerina

Hi Everyone, this is my DT post for
the challenge is
Anything Goes

Do go have a look at the DT makes, they have fabulous projects.

My card uses the Ballerina isn't she elegant? The theme is Anything Goes, so I have thrown everything at this card, not like me at all, it must be the elegance and the flowers and I have to admit to liking it. I thought adding a sentiment would go too far, so have left it and will add it inside when I decide which Niece it will go to.

Ballerina by Morgan Fitzsimons
coloured digitally in PS and popped onto 3D  pads
floral die and circle pin dot die Tattered Lace
EF Memory Keepers
floral paper from Fontsbundle
3D gloss added to the flowers and leaves in the image
gems Dovecraft

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

I'm seeing Stars

Hi Everyone, my project today is for

I had a few ideas, but none made the finish! Then I thought of a cut file I had and went with that, SO much easier on the Cameo, LOL. I changed it to the front only, rather than the whole card. I also used a cut file for the box, that wasn't so easy, I cut the wrong size for the box, or the sides, depending on which size you'd like! ah! well I did it in the end, with just a bit of card wasted.

Card is by Shirley's Cards HERE
(I also made it here they look so different I think.)
The star box is by Wendy Bird Designs, but I checked for a link and 
it seems it's no longer available. I have seen plenty of templates on the web though.
Both were cut from 250gr Craft Sensations Design pad.
The plain blue with a hint of gold, is 250g by Jellybean crafts.
Birthday sentiment die by Tonic
all stars were outlined or inlined (if that's a word LOL) with
Sailor rolling ball glue pen and 
Sparkling snow glitter by Sprinkle and Sparkle
star button from stash
bakers twine from stash.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A White Rose

Hi Everyone, a new digital challenge has begun at Digitally Made challenges, of course I HAD to enter and my first thought was what to make, as it's anything goes, I decided to show off a white rose "Iceberg" that we have in the garden, this is the picture I took of it in 2011.

For some reason I decided to use all white to show it off, with embellishments and DP's from MANY designers, to many to add I'm afraid, but if there is one embellishment or paper you wish to know about, please ask and I'll let you know. There are 27 layers, 5 of which are digital papers. I have used masks and brushes and lots of shadows to get the result.

The quote is one I found after searching the web. I felt it very appropriate for a lot of people and I for one have been there and got the T shirt as they say.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Flowers and bee

Hi Everyone, I was challenged to enter the Michael Strong FB challenge by Hetty , I'm not one to pass up challenge, so here's my card a bit of a mixed bag, of, stamping, Cameo cutting and digital. I hope it's suitable, just re read the rules and it's supposed to be a honeycomb stencil - duh!

vase Micheal Strong (Isn't it lovely?) 
embossed with Papermania gold powder
flowers Lettering Delights, cut with Cameo
shape cut with Cameo
bee and honeycomb Hugware
striped paper Pixelscrapper
layered onto gold and black card.

insert before printing, the colours printed as above.

I'm also in time to join