Friday, April 21, 2017

Double D Challenges - Silhouettes


Time ran away from me last week and I was too late to enter the previous
challenge over at DD Challenges but not this week!

This is the first time I have tried sponging a night sky and hope you like it as much as
I do!
I realise the Northern Hemisphere is going into summer and tired of winter
themes but we in the South are going into winter ant that's how my card
turned out - A Winter Theme!

Here is the link to the challenge

I have tried to pick up the shine from the embossing powder 
but unfortunately its not showing - never mind!

My menu for this card:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Black Soot; Chipped Saphire; Stormy Sky;
Tumbled Glass; Worn Lipstick
Sue Wilson Die: Pacific Ocean - Fiji; Configurations Trellis Edger
Stamptv Stamp sets: Life is Good; Whimsical Spring
Inka Gold: Platinum
Embossing Powder: Zing - Charcoal

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gladioli- Power Poppy Challenge Sketch#3


I was in Melbourne, Australia, visiting our daughter for a week. I took some
images to colour while there.  Arrived home yesterday afternoon
so this morning headed straight for my craft room to make a card with the image I coloured!

My card today is for a challenge at

I used:

Power Poppy digital stamp - Gladioli
DP - Maja - Coffee in the Arbour
Sue Wilson Die - Configurations - Trellis Edger
Spellbinders: - Classic scalloped Ovals, A2 Filligri Delight - the oval part.
Faber Castell Clasic Pencils

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fluffy 101 on Kraft

It is some time since I coloured a Sherry Baldy image!
I have never coloured on Kraft before so this was a real challenge for me!
I recently purchased some Faber Castell Classic pencils which are very basic and
reasonably priced!
I do need lots of practise to make the colours brighter.

Here is my card

My Menu:
Sherry Baldy image: Fluffy 101
Designer Paper: Maja
Faber Castell Classic pencils
Cherry Lyn: Olive Branch
Marianne Roses

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MSC Yellow Rose of Texas


The weather is at last starting to cool! I do love our winters as they are not freezing. We do have a fair amount of rain but that just means staying indoors and crafting:)

My card today is for a challenge at

and the theme is a song inspiration! I have always loved the song "Yellow Rose of Texas"
and as I recently acquired Power Poppy's Rose stamp I had to use it!

Here is my card

My menu for this card is very simple

Power Poppy stamp set : My English Rose
Designer papers Maja Papers
Sentiment: GinaK
\Derwent Inktense Pencils
stitched Circles.
lace, pearls
Vintage Photo distress Ink
Memento Summer  Sky!

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lets Go Green


I have doing a fair amount of colouring this month and I love to use Power Poppy images.
Hopefully this month I can enter; I seem to have problems with the Inlinkz button - not seeing it!

Well here goes!

My menu!
Power Poppy Digi -Coneflower
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Water Colour Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Twisted Citron
Memento : Summer Sky
Gellyroll Pen
Sue Wilson: Pacific Ocean Collection - Tag Duo
I have also used scraps of card!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


The weather here in Perth has been rather unbearable, far too hot & unusually humid! The Temp today was 37C.
It is not conducive for card making but I managed to find a cool spot under a ceiling fan to colour.

Today my card is for the challenge at

Here is my card

and here is the Mood Board

Spring for the Northern Hemisphere!

My menu:

Digi stamp from Power Poppy:
Derwent Inktense Pencils, X-Press blending card
Sentiment GinaK: Vogue Vases 2
Die: Couturecreations; Cleo Border

I am so looking forward to Autumn & Winter even though our summer hasn't been as
hot as usual but it seems as I get older I tolerate the heat less!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Geometric Thank You


I cut some backgrounds on my Silhouette and wanting to use them!
The one I used has a flower shape instead of the traditional, squares, triangles etc.
You could say that these flowers are circles modified! I saw this on Google images!

My card for the challenge

My recipe for the card:

Stencil cut from Silhouette;
Distress inks:  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire:
Dies:  Cheery Lyn Thank You; Spellbinders: A2 Scalloped Borders 3

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Any Occassion Card

My card today is for the challenge at  DoubleD

I have left the sentiment off so I can use it when necessary.

Mood Board

I used:

Graphic 45 - French  Collection Paper
Spellbinders: Mix & Match Classic Brackets; Blooms Four
Tim Holtz: Garden Greens
Sue Wilson: Pacific Ocean Tag Duo
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Winter Blues


My dear friend Ina introduced me to

and I am happy to make a blue card for the challenge even though we are in
the middle of Summer.

Here is my card

My recipe for this card is:
Black Card, Blue Card,
Altenew Peony Bouquet
Gold Embossing Powder
Perfect Pearls
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, 'Kassies Brocade'
Sentiment: GinaK Vertical Greetings & Things

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Birthday Tulips


My card today is for a challenge at

I have used:
Power Poppy Digi: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher
EF from: Cuttlebug 'Kassies Brocade'
Inktense Pencils
Spellbinders: Happy Birthday Die, Marvelous squares.
Lace, Craft Card, orange card.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lavender & Lace - Birthday wishes


First challenge for February 

I am very happy to tell you that my Black & White card was in the top 3 pick!
I was very excited to see this!

My Menu:
Maja Papers: Vintage Spring Basic:
Spellbinders Dies: Opulent Ovals, Corners & Accents 2
Sentiment: GinaK All Occasions Tags
White lace
Flowers from Wild Orchid

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JUGS #377 Colour Challenge - Congrats


The colours for this challenge really grabbed me and I had to make a
card using them!

Here is my card

My recipe:

Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Medallion Five
Tim Holtz: Garden Greens
Sue Wilson:Greek Island Collection, Rhodes
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Candied Apple
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft - Vintage Timeless
Sentiment: GinaK
Silver embossing powder.

\Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Black & White Birthday wish

Hello Friends!

My card today is for a challenge at

Here is my card

I have used
Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight
Sue Wilson Austrian Collection - Salzburg
White & Black Card
Cameo cut on Silhouette
self adhesive pearls

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Magnolia Sunshine


I have another card for the challenge at Power Poppy

This time I have used the digi called
Magnolia Sunshine
Maja Papers
Derwent Inktense Pencils

 Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

cone Flower Birthday

Hello and Welcome!

What with the Holidays and family member health issues I haven't 
entered any challenges.  The next couple of months are also going 
to be difficult butr hopefully I can get a couple of cards made for


I have used:
White card stock
Digi from Power Poppy
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin & Ripe Persimmon
Spellbinders: Floral Ovals
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Sentiment: GinaK Birthday Greetings
Gold embossing powder
Gold card
White Ink

My first challenge card for the year is for


Thanks for looking and happy crafting!