Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday Scrapbooking

I have been going through my draft posts and right down at the bottom were three more layouts which I made quite a while ago . So I have combined them into one post for you.

Have a good Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to my UK readers - hope you remembered to change the clocks as well!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Trees at Cardz 4 Guyz

Tuesday again and time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Joan has chosen "Trees" as our theme.

I decided to use a NBUS stamp and die set from SU called Thoughtful Branches.  I added glossy accents to the apples but it doesn't show up very well in the photo, I think the sentiment is a Penny Black one.  I look forward to seeing what you all make, and don't forget to check out the super makes from the rest of the team. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

White Embossing

It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. This week the challenge has been chosen by Pat and it is White Embossing. I decided to use   SU's Corner Garden stamp and emboss the flowers in white on black card. Yes I know my card is yellow!  After four attempts to emboss white on black I gave up. Either the stamped image didn't stamp properly - even using the Misti - or I ended up with specks of white where I didn't want them!


So I binned the black and pulled out a scrap of yellow, then coloured the flowers with Promarkers in shades of orange and yellow. The sentiment is a new one from Penny Black stamped in brown. I mounted the completed panel on dark brown card then into a 5 x 7 card blank.

I hope you will check out the rest of the DTs' creations and then join us. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017


This fortnight Addicted to CAS  have a code word of Doodle. It gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of my Sarntangle stamps.

I simple stamped it in black and added a little touch of green, and mounted the oval onto a mat of matching green card. A sentiment from the same set of stamps finished the card.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Chinese Garden

Quirky Craft Challenge is a new to me challenge, and this is their first challenge after restarting them. They want us to use a photo as inspiration for our creations. I decided to go with a scrapbook page.

When we were in Sydney in 2014 we found the Chinese Garden which is surrounded by western office blocks and buildings. It was an oasis of calm in a busy city and we spent quite a long time wandering around. You can see the modern buildings in the background of the photo of the Pagoda. I created the page in Craft Artist so I hope a digital entry is acceptable.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbers

The new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz this week is "Numbers" chosen by Jan. This fitted in perfectly with the need for a card for my grandson's birthday later this month.

I used a new football die bought at the Make It show last week, but was a bit disappointed to find that it only cut the outline and the hexagons were embossed. I had intended cutting them out in white and layering onto black, instead once I had embossed them I sponged black ink through the die.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

LIM Teal

I know at the start of the year I said I was going to try and enter Less is More, more frequently. At first I did then fell by the wayside again!

This week there is a colour them and the ladies want "Mainly Teal".

I'm not sure whether this is  "cas"  enough, but I'm sure they will let me know if it isn't.

I used lots of bits out of the snippet box for this, in fact everything except the card blank. I think I made the little image when LIM had an ombre challenge a while back, then didn't use it.

Masculine Clean and Simple

The new challenge at Cardz for Guyz this week is Clean and Simple. I used a NBUS SU die and cut it out in red and black, then inlaid the pieces.

The sentiment stamp is a wood mounted onethat has been in my stash for quite a long time, possibly Hobbyart. Don't forget to check what the rest of the team have made.
I'm also joining in at Cards in Envy - another new to me challenge.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Colours of the Rainbow

The new challenge at Make My Monday is Colours of the Rainbow.  I decided to make a simple card and used a sentiment stamp, I think from Clearly Besotted.

The hardest part was making sure that I got them all straight and not veering off to one side as I went down the page! I look forward to seeing what you make and there's lot more inspiration from my teamies on the challenge blog.

Saturday, 4 March 2017


I coloured this image a little while ago with SU's new watercolour pencils, then it spent a while on my desk!  Eventually I fussy cut it out and mounted it on a scrap of yellow card. I cut the plaid paper with a stitched square die but the stitching doesn't really show up in the photo.

I am entering this into a new to me challenge The Flower Challenge and as the yellow came out of the snippets box  a visit to the Playground is called for.


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