Saturday, 30 April 2016


I picked up on the colours.
This card was made for a rugby mad friend. The image is the mascot for our local team the Sharks. His name is Sharkie.
I stitched the outline and coloured him in with copics.
(Bit of useless information. We have a black and white cat that has adopted my school and guess what the boys have called him? You guessed it Sharkie! Only at an all boys school which is rugby mad.)
card stock: 160gsm in white
Pattern: My own
Copics in black
Paper: 80gsm in black
Computer generated sentiment 


Friday, 29 April 2016


Butterfly spot challenge have a new challenge and it's
Butterflies with teal and /or texture

Mine has both

I have added two different textured strips. The first is pink cardstock and the yellow one is hand made paper.  To complete I machine stitched around the edge.
Thread: brand and colour code unknown
Glass beads
card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Scraps of pink and blue
Paper:  Hand made paper in yellow
(2 may)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Something floral, shiny and with a button.

Clean and simple on sunday have a fun tic tac toe for us this time. I chose the last vertical column on the right.

My card

I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Work it Wednesday April which is to use "Flowers".
Card stock: 160gsm in white and mauve
Button from my stash
Flat backed gems
Thread: all colour codes and brands unknown
(29 April)

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Anything goes with a twist of green

Here is my card
I'll also enter this over at Split coast stampers Free 4 all 322 where the challenge is
Mother Earth and at Inspired by all the little things where the cue is

Crad stock: 200gsm in kraft
                   160gsm in white
Paper: scrap of green gingham
Butterfly sticker: Valery Anne Designs
(30 April)


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Another basket full of butterflies

CAS colours and sketches have these colours for inspiration this week
A little while ago I stitched  this card but thought that the bike in all blue was a bit heavy. This was the perfect opportunity to try and lighten it. To do that I did the spokes in silver. I much prefer this version.
 Sorry not sure why the photo is so light
Thread: Silver: DMC E168
             All other colour codes and brands unknown
Washi Tape: pink and white candy stripe
Card Stock: 160gsm in white
Double sided tape
Martha Steward butterfly punch
 (27 April)

Monday, 25 April 2016

Punched butterflies

This is never a problem for me as I love using butterflies on my cards

These cards are little, 6cm x 5cm and were very quick to make.
I used some left over butterflies from a previous project so I didn't even have to get out a punch.

I will also be entering these over at Wednesday challenge with is
'Something Girly'

My inspiration

Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    Paintchip cards fro the butterflies
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug swirls
Martha Steward butterfly punch
Small flat backed pearls
(25 April)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Overlapping hearts

CASeplorations April have this photo inspiration as their challenge
I choose to use the colours and the idea of an overlapping line of repeated images as my inspiration and came up with this card which I sent to friends for their 30th wedding anniversary.
 This will also fit perfectly with the challenge at Always playing with paper which is
  and at Share joy challenge where the challenge is
 I have elected to do the Keep it simple side
Pattern: my own
Thread: Brands and codes unknown
card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in pink and orange
Button from my stash

(30 April)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Ice cream cone

Color throw down has this challenge

I made the following card. It's coloured for a change. 

I used a free digi stamp and then coloured with aquatic pencil crayons. I then used liquid mineral turps and an ear bud to smudge it.
Card stock: 160gsm in white and green
Aquatic pencil caryons
Odourless mineral turps
Free digi stamp: source unknown
Paper: free download Source unknown too!
Ice cream Button
 (25 April)

Friday, 22 April 2016


Split coast stampers Featured 480 is Barbara
When I looked through her gallery I spotted a couple of pig inspired cards here and here to name two, so I decided to make one of my own.
Here it is

Thread: brands and colour codes unknown
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pentel fine liner in black
Flower sequences
Paper: Free download from Activity village
(23 April)

Thursday, 21 April 2016


TGIF challenges have this cue
I decided to go with the 'diamonds'
To complete I scored two lines at the base of the topper.
My inspiration
Source: Debby Hughes
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Crafter's Companion
Pattern: Stitching cards Lily
Thread: White: DMC blanch
            Blue: Brand and code unknown
Flat backed gems
Scrap of scrap book paper
White bugle beads


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Two flowers

This week CAS colours and sketches have this sketch
I turned the sketch sideways and came up with this card.
card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in light and emerald green
           Scrap of striped scrap book paper
Thread: brands and codes unknown

(20 April)


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Fussy cut flowers

Time out challenges have a photo inspiration this time around

I chose to pick up on the large flowers and the colour yellow
I used a free digi stamp  and coloured with aqua pencil crayons and smudged them with mineral turps. I fussy cut it. This was made this for one of my Aunt's birthdays.
Digi stamp: Source unknown
Aqua pencil crayons
Odourless mineral turps
Card stock: 160gsm in whit
Paper: gold foil
(20 April)

Monday, 18 April 2016

Another Happy Birthday

The challenge at Split coast stampers Free 4 all 321 is "Happy Birthday"
Recently I have taken some time to make some masculine cards for my stash. Here is one of them

Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Scraps of red, brown and lime
Paper: scrap of scrap booking
           80gsm in black
Dies: Sentiment: Elizabeth Craft designing 783 Happy Birthday
         Stars: Sizzixx 4 star


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Gardening gift tags

Color throw down 's new challenge is
I decided to make a set of three gift tags using these colours.

The sentiments are computer generated and I did faux stitching and or doodled grass to complete the look. The tags are hand cut.
card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Scraps
Buttons from my stash.

Saturday, 16 April 2016


CASsology have a lovely easy challenge this week and it's
Here is my card
I love the delicate look of this design. Made for a friend's 50th
Card stock: 200gsm in pink
                    160gsm in white
Flat backed pearls
Threads: brands and colour codes unknown

Friday, 15 April 2016

Using up some scraps

 Always playing with paper have this challenge
and here is my card.

I actually used up a whole lot of little scarps of embroidery thread to make this. I'm really happy at how well they have come together.
Card stock: 160gsm in white and blue
paper: 80gsm in pale green
Button from my stash
(17 April)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Red and Teal

 I love this colour combination.

Here is my card

This card started out quiet differently. Initially I left the topper as a full rectangle which, as I had run out of double sided tape, I adhered to the base with some silicone glue. I used this medium often a long time ago when I was making decoupage cards and it always worked well so I had no reason for concern. This time however the glue left greasy stains on the corners of the topper so I had to lift it and trim them off. I was left with this odd shape so I added some silver paper for definition and used an embossing folder to fill up the other side of the space and ended up with this. Not my best but my lesson was learnt!

My inspiration

Source: Amusing Michele

I will also be entering this over at Inspired by al the little things were the challenge photo has very similar colours

Card stock: 180gsm in white
Thread: Blue: DMC 38190
             Red: Bargain bin find, no brand or colour code
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Organic Flourish
Clear flat backed gems
Paper: Silver
(15 April)

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Two challenges, well actually three!

Share joy challenge have this challenge
and CAS colours and sketches have very similar colours in this
I combined the two and came up with these cards

They also fit perfectly over at  Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge which is
April showers brings May flowers.
Precut oval three face cards
Card stock: 160gsm in cream
Pattern: 101 Ideas for Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens
Thread: Variegated DMC 4100
             Green: Brand and colour code unknown
Butterfly Punch
Piantchips for the butterflies

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Happy 7th Birthday

SImon says stampblog Wednesday challenge is 7 this year so their cue is
"Happy Birthday"
I made this card for my husband's birthday

My inspiration

Source: Jamie Bracht

I will also be entering this over at  CASe this sketch. were the sketch is

and TGIF challenges were the sketch is
Card Stock: 160gsm in white
Sentiment: Computer generated
Paper: Black in 80gsm
Soccer ball stickers: Epoxy



Monday, 11 April 2016

A purple wreath

Don't you just love the new sketch at Freshly made sketches?
I had so much fun with it I actually made three cards but I'll just enter one for now and here it is
The thread looks variegated but actually it isn't. Read here so that you will understand what I mean by that statement.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Thread: Barnds and colour codes unknown
Liquid Pearls in gold
Paper: Scraps of purple
           Gingham: Free download from Activity village


Tic tac toe challenge is the following
I decided to go with the second horizontal row which is a decorative frame, hat and kraft.
Pattern:  Easy embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Thread: Brands and colour codes unknown
Pentel artist pastel smudged with an ear bud
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in orange and green
(15 April)

Sunday, 10 April 2016


Clean and simple on sunday have the challenge Flowers
and Pinterest inspired challenge for April is
Here is my card made for a friends birthday. 

 I will also be entering this over at CASology were the cue card is

My inspiration

Source: Unknown

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Thread: Silver: DMC E168
             Pink: DMC 730
             Blue: DMC 808
             Cerise: Brand and code unknown
Button from my stash
Paper: 80gsm in blue
15 April