Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Another heart card

The new Tic tac toe challenge is
I chose the bottom row.
I made a similar card a while here.. Here it is again with a different colour palette. 
 I'm also entering this over at Split coast stampers Free 4 all 327 were the topic is
'What's your interest'.
They want a card showing what you like to do in your spare time. Mine is spending time with people I love and being creative. In this case by making a card.
Card stock: 160gsm
Cuttlebug Embossing folder: swiss dots
Buttons from my stash
Thread: Green: DMC 254
              Silver: DMC 415
             Other colour codes and brands unknown
Bostick double sided tape
Crochet cotton in white

(31 may)

Monday, 30 May 2016

Twist of purple

Time out challenges have two challenges
Here is my card

I will also be entering this at Clean and simple on Sunday where the cue is

My inspiration
Source: Made with Sparkle
Pattern: Large Flower: Stitching cards free flowering vine
             Small Flower: Stitching cards Free sweet violet
Thread: Silver: DMC 415  
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Pearlised purple 80gsm
Double sided foam
Flat backed purple gem 
Glitzing Glamour in Crystalina
(30 may)

Sunday, 29 May 2016

5 balls in a row

Always playing with paper have this inspiration

I concentrated on the predominant colours in the photo, red and black and that fact that it is a masculine challenge and made this card for my nephew's birthday.

My inspiration

Source: Elizabeth Harris

card stock: 160gsm in red and white
Paper: 80gsm in black
Crochet cotton in cream
Stickers: Soccer ball stickers: Epoxy
(29 may)

Saturday, 28 May 2016

It's about time

It's about time
I only have one pattern which could be used for the challenge.
Made for my Father-in-law a couple of years ago but never shared.
The envelope is made using a Crafter's companion and I did some faux stitching around the edge of the card to complete.
Crafter's Companion
Card stock: White 160gsm
                    Upcycled oatmeal
Paper: Hand made cream
          Envelope liner: Printed from Google
          Blue: Inside of an account envelope from my Bank
          Green: Scrapbook
          Envelope: cream in 80gsm
Pattern: Bergkaarten
Gold gel pen
Gold beads

Friday, 27 May 2016

Pastel Balloons

'Something that goes Pop or bang' challenge.

Mine goes pop

Pattern: Balloons: Anns paper art balloons
             Sentiment: Stitchingcards words
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in black
Jef Paper Tear Edger LP-06
Pastel pencils
 (27 May)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Orange and green triangles

CASe this sketch has this one
TGIF challenges have this masculine challenge
and Uniko studio has
Here is my card for all three challenges.

It was made for my Brother-in-law.
I'm aware that the colours are rather unusual for a man but for some reason Orange is his favourite colour.
I added some matching paper to the flap of a store bought envelope to continue the theme.
Card stock: Kraft in 200gsm
                   Scarp of cream
Paper: Yellow 80gsm
            Zigzag in orange and white: Free download from
            Green: Fizzy Moon Traditional Christmas Decoupage and paper pad
Button from my stash
Sentiment: Computer generated 

(26 May)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

School colours

The colours over at CAS colours and sketches are not usually colours that I would combined but a little while ago I was asked to make a Thank You card for a young lady to give to the Principal of a school. She wanted me to use the school colours on the card and amazingly they match the colours chosen for this challenge perfectly.

Here is the card I made for her.
My inspiration
Source: Debbie Hughes

Pattern: Large Butterfly Stitching cards Free butterfly
             Small Butterflies: 101 ideas for Embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   200gsm in silver
Green enamel dots
Clear glass beads.
(25 May)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fun with felt

is "fun with felt".
Over Christmas time last year I made a whole lot of felt tree ornaments. I had some oddments left over so when I saw this card I decided to give it a go.

Source: Unknown
This is my version

I put a dab of craft glue onto the back of each felt circle to hold them in place before I secured them to the card stock by stitching on a button. To complete I did some faux stitching around the edges.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Oddments of felt
Buttons from my stash
Paper: Grey 80gsm
Pentel felt tipped fine liner in black
Craft glue

Monday, 23 May 2016

A pair of flamingoes

Freshly made sketches have this sketch 
I made this card
I used a single flamingo pattern. First I pricked the right hand bird and then very carefully I inverted the pattern, held it up to the light to match the flamingos and then I pricked the second one. I joined the water so that it made a circle in the middle.
Thread: Blue Anchor 501
             Silver: DMC 415
             Coral: Unknown
Card stock: 200gsm in kraft
                   160gsm in white
Enamel dots


(23c may)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Blushing Butterflies

I love the colours chosen over at Color throw down this week.
Here is my card
Paper: Paper Pizzazz stripes, dots and squares in soft tints
Thread: Silver: DMC E168
             Black: DMC Noir
             Pink: Anchor 730
Clear flat backed gems
Butterrfly sticker: Mrs A over at Butterfly spot challenge

23 may

Saturday, 21 May 2016


I made this card using the pink and yellow background as my inspiration
I will also be entering this at Share joy challenge were this is the brief
and at Pinterest inspired challenge where the colourful challenge is
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Border punch
Thread: Pink: colour code and brand unknown
             Silver: DMC E168
             Kreinik Metallics Blending Filament 095
Liquid perals in platinium
Paper: Free download from Google images 
Gel pen in pink
(30 May)

Friday, 20 May 2016

Felt that

Simon says stampblog Monday's challenge is
Felt that

This is a perfect opportunity for me to show you the rest of the little felt tree ornaments which I made at Christmas time but didn't get around to blogging about.
I made  these to put on my gifts but today's ones were for my tree.

and a closer look......

I put off making this heart as it looked rather fiddly but once a got going it came together really easily.
The bell on the bunny is off a Lindt choc bunny I got for Easter last year.

I took my inspiration from similar ones seen on Pintrest.
I am very happy with the outcome
(24 may)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Pink owl

Recently I was browsing through a collection of owl photo's on Facebook and came across one that was the brightest blue. It looked as though someone has taken a paint brush to it but it was the real deal. So I figured that if nature can do bright blue owls then what's to stop me from stitching a bright pink one.
CASe this sketch have a lovely sketch this week and it's
and here is my pink owl.
I doodled around the edge to complete.
I will also be entering this over at Addicted to cas where the cue is
as well as Always playing with paper where the challenge is
My layout inspiration came from this card
Source: Alley cat
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in pink
Pentel fine liner
Thread: Pink: DMC 3396
             All other brands and codes unknown
Pattern: By Tania

19 may

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Cars and stars

Here is my card for Share joy challenge where I have chosen the diagonal line of Masculine, yellow and circle 

I made this card for a little boy but I guess he's considered masculine no matter how little he is
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Wooden cut outs: cars
Dies: Sizzixx circle die
         Sizzixx Star
         Banner: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Pennants
Pentel fine liner
Paper: Free download from Crafty ferret
(18 may)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Hessian gift tags

This fortnights Butterfly spot challenge is:
Butterfly, Recycle and/or ruby red
I have made a tag

The red butterfly was hand cut and I used half a craft peg for it's body. The hessian started out as a circular table cloth for a function held at school. A whole lot of the clothes lost their shape when they where washed so they where going to be thrown out. I saved one and cut a rectangular runner from the centre portion which wasn't too badly mis-shaped. This little square on the tag was cut from the left overs so it certainly ticks the recycled box. I machine stitched it with black thread.

I was inspired by these seen on Pintrest

Card stock: cream in 160gsm
Paper: Scrapbooking paper. Fabscraps
Half a craft peg
Scrap of hessian
Die: Wplus9 Timeless tags 
(17 may)

Monday, 16 May 2016

Baby Bear

Color throw down's challenge is

Here is my card

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in grey
Rolfes metallic pen in blue
Thread: Gold DMC E436
             Black: DMC Noir
             All other codes and brands unknown

(16 may)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Torn from a notebook

 Of course this word has two meanings. One as in torn and the other as in the fluid which leaks from our eyes during times of emotion.
I have chosen to do the Torn one.
My card looks as though it has been torn from a notebook
I was really excited to use this die as it's new! Some machine stitching finished it nicely.
My inspiration
Source: Shirley Sampton
 I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge which is "Flowers".
Card stock: 160gsm in white and pale green
Die: Taylored Expressions Notepaper Border die

(16 may)

Saturday, 14 May 2016


The latest Tic tac toe challenge is
 I chose the last vertical column.
Here is my card

Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download. Sorry I've forgotten the source
Kindy Glitz in Crystalina
Pentel Fine liner in black
(15 may)

Friday, 13 May 2016


Addicted to CAS have this challenge
I made some small cards and one fits the challenge perfectly
This one
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scraps
Flat backed gems
Rolfes metallic pen in pink and gold 
(13 May)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Button Snowmen

 Despite the really cute little aeroplane I decided to focus on the colours and made this card to add to my stock for Christmas

I added some glitter to give it a chilly wintery feel.
It was really quick and so much fun to make that I made a couple of tags too. The tags are hand cut

White buttons in three different sizes
Craft glue
Red and white striped washi tape
Wobbly eyes
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in black and orange
          Scraps of blue paper
Read satin ribbon
Glitzing Glamour Crystalina
Pentel fine liner in black