Friday, February 28, 2014

Birthday Blossoms


My card today is for a challenge at:

I have used:
Inspired by Stamping Set:: Garden Seed Packets
Spellbinders Dies: Matting A2, Opulent Ovals
DP: Graphic 45.
The crocus flower has been stamped on the white die cut, stamped a second time and fussy cut, \
then raised with foam tape.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Color Challenge at The Outlawz February 25

Once again time for the Color Challenge at The Outlawz
and here is my card and the color palette for this week.

The twist being 'Let's be Musical' and the colors I used are
Red, Yellow & Green.

I am also entering it into Inspired by Stamping Gallery
as I have used the sentiment from their Stamp Set: 'Vintage Pieces"

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun.  
We have different challenges every day of the week!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Shabby Chic & Envelope


I love Shabby Chic & Vintage!  So I decided to enter my friend Donna's
MIUM's  (Mix it up Monday) challenge at Stamptv. She  Guest Designer!

This is my card

There is quite a lot going on with this card.
The designer paper I chose is from Prima's Botanical Gardens
which I have altered to some extent so it really doesn't look too much like the original
I have used a stencil and texture paste as you can see in the top left hand corner.and 
sponged it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  I did that to the bottom right hand corner too.
I have distressed the edges too.
The frame is a Free Cut File called Tiara Frame from Stamptv.
I have used Inca Gold paste (Antique Gold and Platinum) on the frame but again it is
difficult to see on the photo.
The rose is from Melanie Meunchinger's 'A Year of Flowers' which
 I have embossed in Gold
I have added pearls, lace & a flower and some faux stitching.
The envelope also has the rose stamped and embossed in gold.

Here is the link:

Thanks for looking!  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Broken Fence


This Tuesday over at The Outlawz I chose the photo for the Color Challenge and twist!

Here is my card.

and this is the gorgeous photo!
Aren't those Owls just the cutest.

You can join in the fun at:

Our Sponsor this month is the lovely Roxann!
Do pop over and join in the fun!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sending you best wishes......IBSIC 78


Hope you all had a good weekend!

My card today is for a challenge at


The challenge colors are:
White, Tan & Blue.

My card recipe:
Inspired by Stamping Stamp set:  Trendy Circle Sentiments
Cheery Lyn Die:  Butterfly Wings
Spellbinders:  Curved edges (my friends die and I don't remember the correct name)
the same applies to the Embossing Folders
Spellbinders: Opulent Ovals
Distress Ink: Tea Die 
Clear Embossing Powder
Pearls and bling.

Thanks for looking & happy crafting.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My First Christmas ....

Of course it is not my first Christmas but the name of a digistamp by
Margy at 
There is a free Christmas digi each month so why don't you pop over 
and have a look!  It is a good way to get at least 11 Christmas cards done!

The link for the Christmas challenge is

Thanks for looking and Happy crafting.

Celebrate today IBSIC #77


This card I made for my friends birthday on the 10th!

I have used:
Inspired by Stamping Stamps Set: Mason Jars Add-On II
Spellbinders Dies: Radiant Rectangles & Fancy Tags 2
and gorgeous paper from Graphic 45

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Enjoy your Trip


So sorry for the late posting of my card for the Tuesday Challenge at The Outlawz! 
 My new Silhouette arrived on Monday and I 
have been so involved and fascinated with learning how to use it!
It takes forever not having great computer skills and knowledge of 
computer jargon.
When naming my card I was thinking of a wonderful holiday at
The Great Barrier Reef.

Here is my card:

and here is the challenge photo:

How interesting to add 2 more colors from the photo as well as your own twist:
Details can be seen at: 

Do pop over to The Outlawz and have a look at the wonderful cards
join in the fun.

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Roxann Suits.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine Card (2nd card)


I thought I could link 2 cards for the challenge on 1 post but it doesn't appear to work
so I have to do a separate post for the 2nd card!!

Thanks for looking.

A Hundred Hearts 1 & 2


Today I have made 2 cards for a challenge at:

Here is the lst one.

and here is the 2nd one

Both the sentiment and the image are from 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Male Chalkboard Birthday

Hello and Welcome!

Today my card is a Chalkboard Birthday card
using stamps from Inspired By Stamping called Chalkboard Birthday.

I first laid out the stamps I wanted to used and then stamped on black card with 
Versamark and embossed in white.  I then re stamped with a whited pigment ink
and smudged here and there making it look like chalk.  I also drew a border
with a white pencil.
My chevrons were cut using the Spellbinders Edgeabilities die and the
Design paper is Graphic 45.

I had such fun making this card and will enter it into 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love U

Tuesday again and the first post for February.

Our color palette was chosen by Roxann and she also very kindly is sponsoring the challenge this month!

Here is my card

This is the color palette I worked from 
 and the twist is make it a Valentine card.

Aren't those colors just beautiful!
The cowgirl boots is a digi stamp by Roxann!

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun!
See y' there!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Sunday, February 2, 2014



My daughter wanted a number of 'Thank You' cards and this is one of them.

I have entered it into 

IBS Stamp sets used:  Background Basics II; Creative Tags
Marianne Die
Embossing Folder
Distress ink: Spun Sugar.

Thanks for looking & happy crafting.

The Outlawz Color Challenge January 28, 2014


I really have been slack this week.  Missed putting up the Color Challenge at The Outlawz and we are half way through the week.
Never mind there is still time to play along!

Here is my card!

and here is the Color Palette chosen by Ursula!
The twist is to add metal.

For my card I used 
Spellbinders Edgeabilities; Floral Ovals
Image from 'Stitchybear'
Embossing Folder
My metal embellishments are:   spacers from jewellery making with a bead added in the center giving the effect of a flower; 
some chain and a brad.

Hope you join us this week - you still have time.  Here is the link

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.