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 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Tea containers and holder

Hi Everyone, In my local Supermarket they were selling strawberries in an MDF box, I looked at them and thought them much dearer to buy than in the plastic container, then one of the assistants came up to me and whispered that the selling price was actually 40p cheaper per kilo than in the plastic container.

That's how my project, to share with you today, came to mind, but only when I was going to get rid of it after we had eaten the strawberries, why oh! why can't I be clever as some of you can be and see it BEFORE I buy, in fact as they were available for a few weeks I bought a few, while available, so have a few to play with Yippee! LOL. OK enough waffle, be ready for a picture heavy post.

I bought reduced Kilner jars for 75p each, the free? box, I already had some acrylic paint with which I painted the box, (hubby didn't want "paint effects" in the kitchen and as he spends a lot of time in it, I thought I would be kind and listen to him LOL.) The whole thing cost me £3. All enough for our favourite teas.

Earl Grey Tea - Top hat Hugware
Blackcurrant Tea - image from web
Lapsang Souchong Tea - Chinese character, meaning Tea, from web
Pear & Caramel Tea - pear Gingersnaps, caramel chocolate Gina Jane 
all printed and laminated, cut with Tonic circle die.
I may add something to the box, but I quite like the plain white - for now.

Before work

Prepared box, you can see the pretty shape of the box

Cutting the printed labels, which were glued into the top with the seal ring.
I also made front labels for the jars.

Finished top and box

Finished top and box, showing front labels, also laminated.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Got my head in the sand!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone, a quickie from me as it is late at night scheduling this. A digi coloured image from Limited Runs, with a watercolour effect added to it with PS filters, I thought it suited the background paper which is a watercolour effect background from Gina Jane at Daisie.

I saw the quote a little while back on the web and copied it, thinking I may use it one day, well it's today LOL. I have done it for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs FB page.

That's all from me for today. Something different tomorrow. Sorry for the haste, but bed it calling.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Get Ready to Party!

Hi Everyone, I can't get over how the months are flying by, May already, here comes Summer, just hope the weather will let us know it's Summer. Could do with some warmth now, apart from the central heating.

I was asked to make for a girl on her 18th birthday and who is into athletics and running, I had nothing for a girl athlete in my stash, so had to go looking for an image, I found there aren't many to do with athletics out there. Anyhow I found one I really liked and here she is. I put a link to the image in case you need to find one for running? The photo makes the card a bit wonky, that's me trying to straighten it in PS.

Run the Race Cute as a Button Designs
coloured in PS and with a track and shadow made for her, also in PS.
DP's Pixelscrapper
Balloons Pixelscrapper
sketch used Mojo 411
Stars, balloons 3D'd
Tattered Lace Square pin dot die 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

A Cat with Hattitude?

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch challenge and started off as a card for my baby Brother, as he has a beloved white cat, but, it ended up maybe too feminine? I'm pleased with the end result, as it involved a bit of playing in PS to get the result of the blue on the ready coloured cat image to match the papers I wanted to use.

I 3D'd the hat, the box and the chain, then added glitter glue on the hat, bag and centre of the chain, then added Tonic pearl drops to the pearl necklace. Layered onto black paper.

Cat, Lighter blue DP, Hugware (sadly no longer available)
darker blue overlay DP, Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
centre cats overlay DP, Stitchy Bear 
tilted cat text paper, is in my files, but not identified - sorry.
ric rac from stash
The front sentiment is by me
The insert quote is Create with TLC 
Dies Sue Wilson Noble square dies

Insert before printing

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Steam Engine

Hi Everyone, my card today was for our Great Nephew, Yep! we are a large extended family. They made a visit the other day and I was told he has a great interest in Steam Engines. When I told him my 3 elder Brothers had been Firemen on the Engines, my esteem in his eyes was doubled LOL. He wanted to know how long they worked on them etc etc, it was lovely to see such interest and enthusiasm in our history.

Steam Engine die Signature Dies
cloud and grass background Gina Jane
Railtrack Hugware
Plaid background Craft Sensations
Tattered Lace pin dot die
sentiment PS shape 
sentiment and age printed from computer 

I forgot to take a photo of the insert, so here it is before 
being printed, the verse and sentiment I found on the web.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Scrapbook layouts weekend away

Hi Everyone, I have a LONG post for you with lots of piccies, you'll be glad to know they are in scrapbook format, so not too long to skip through :) after seeing them here I could have done a couple of changes in the text and shapes, but they are memories and that's what counts, I think? They are of our weekend away with my Brother and SiL, who spoiled us rotten, I know SiL reads this, so I want to thank her publicly for the work she and my Brother put in to make a wonderful break for us.

Fields full of Rapeseed flowers were everywhere, 
I believe they are named as Canola in the USA.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Digital birthday card.

Hi Everyone a new challenge is starting on Digitally Made it is a 100% digital blog, and you know that is my first love, so I am entering their countdown to opening challenge, which is make a digi card with a number on it. Mine might be subtle, but I didn't want to embarrass my Niece who's birthday is today, she lives in China, so a digi card is perfect for her.

Sentiments by Create with TLC
All images by Snickerdoodles

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Many Legs!

Hi Everyone my card today is for 

I had lots of ideas, but plumped for this, as I had read a joke in the daily paper and wanted to use it, this was the perfect opportunity. I have got at least 14 with the chicks, so "Many Legs" achieved LOL. This will go to one of my Great Nephews later this month.

Digi stamps coloured, Dog with balloon and
 Chicken with peeps @ Dearie Dolls
Dog biscuits background paper and border Hugware 
Part chicken wire Sherwood Designs @ Digichick
Grass image, Red stitched frame, 
Wood background,Gina Cabrera @ Digichick
Chicken wire over background, SnickerDoodles @ Digital Scrapbooking studio
all laid out in PS, printed and layered onto black card, 
balloon 3D'd and 3D gloss 
dog nose and eyes and chicken eye and beak 3D gloss
Sue Wilson Noble Square dies, with white pen making stitches on the die pieces.

Hope to see you at The Male Room challenge, this is a great one for a project, you HAVE to see what my Team Mates have done, they are SO VERY clever.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lilac & Butterflies

Hi Everyone, we have returned home! and with it, 1034 emails!!!!!!!!!!!! as you can imagine from that, I had to delete most, so I am sorry if your post was deleted, I just didn't have the time to go through them. I will visit, but won't be able to comment on each post so apologies AGAIN.

On to my card, it's for the Outlawz Sketch challenge, I didn't think I would be able to enter with time being of the essence. It looks a bit wonky, I think that happened when I tried to straighten the photo.

Sentiment by Create with TLC
DPs, images from the digi kit, 
 "Le temps des lilas" by Jhc & Pm at Digital Scrapbook Studio
butterlies 3D'd
Solid colour card, Tonic
Dies Tattered Lace & Tonic
Ribbon, Dovecraft
Mettalic thread, stash
Glitter glue, Dovecraft

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Fishing card

Hi Everyone, we are still away, may be coming home today, so another post that is scheduled - I hope.

My card today was requested by our neighbour, I made 2, because I couldn't make up my mind, they haven't seen them yet, so hope they like them, I'm keeping one for another scheduled post. The theme was game fishing and 50th birthday. Here is what I have done. I hope you're having a good week.

Fish, reel, Hugware
fish and reel 3D'd
DP's Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper.
large Square dot die Sue Wilson
rectangle and circle pin dot dies Tattered Lace
sentiment and age printed on computer

Friday, 21 April 2017

Magic Dragon

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

why don't you have a peak at the DT makes, they have fabulous projects.

I hope Blogger is kind and posts this for me, as we are away with my brother and SiL, the one who plays at cards, so I'm in for a wonderful time playing, while Hubby and Brother go through the car showrooms, well! they can dream can't they LOL.

This is something quite different and with "bold" colours.

Image "Magic Dragon" by Morgan Fistzsimons
coloured in PS AND he had to be a red dragon as on our Welsh flag. 
embossed with Embossalicious EF 
glittered vellum Dovecraft 
Stickles and Dovecraft glitter glue.
Tattered Lace pin dot circle die
Tattered Lace sentiment die
3 layers and embossed with clear embossing powder

You'll be glad to hear, that's it for now, but do go on over to
for the Anything Goes challenge, I would love to see you there.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Chocolate Owl

Hi Everyone, I'm blogging more frequently as we are going away for a few days. This is one I made for the Dragon's Lair FB Progressive Challenge, I love this little owl. I coloured him in PS and added scalloped borders clipped to him to make feathers, well near enough LOL.

Image Dragon's Lair Designs
digitally coloured
Sentiment Create with TLC
DPs Delicious Scraps
small chocolates Gina Jane at DAISIE
half scalloped circles was cut on the Cameo
brown card Tonic 
ribbon from stash
added 3D gloss to his eyes and beak

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

50th Birthday

Hi Everyone, my card today was an order from a friend, who wanted fashion and travel on the card, this is my version. 

Image is from "Frenchy by Olivia" already coloured.
no longer available
suitcase DP Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
Globe trotting text Create with TLC
Friend and age done in PS.
Ribbon from stash
Gems from stash
Dies Tattered Lace pin dot dies

Monday, 17 April 2017

Humming Bird

Hi Everyone, a card I made for 2 challenges, The Outlawz Sketch challenge and the Outlawz Progressive challenge.

Everything that could go wrong with this card did, even the digi colouring didn't go to plan, then put it altogether - twice, had it all OK, glued it together the 3rd time, put it to one side and found I hadn't added the ribbon, that was just to my side Grrrrrr. Oh! well in the end I am pleased with it, even with no ribbon. NO I am NOT doing it again with the ribbon! LOL

Image is Humming Bird by Createful Heart Digis
digitally coloured
DP's, buttons, "chelles creations" at Scraporchard
all layered onto black paper.

Spring has sprung in the garden with all the trees in leaf and the shrubs in flower, all so beautiful. The sky was grey and threatening and it was VERY chilly, but it still looked lovely, I think! Hope you won't be bored.

You can even the oak is in leaf, left, behind the garden

"Amanagwa" cherry tree with rotary clothes line behind it LOL.

Tulips and 2 minature pink azealias and a couple of late Daffodils.

Tiny Flowered Daffodils
 in closeup

triple headed Narcissus

multi headed Narcissus