Thursday, 30 June 2016

As You Like It Challenge #83 Markers, Inks or Pencils and WHY

Hi Crafters,

At As You Like It  our challenge is to showcase a project using your favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils and tell us WHY.

My favourite colouring medium are Promarker pens. They are the first alcohol pens I tried when I started crafting, they just suited me and how I like to colour my images so I have kept with them. I like to try different colour combos and shading.
For my Design Team card today I am using this wonderful image Gardening Alf from DigiStamp Boutique.

Image - Gardening Alf
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Distress inks around the edges
MFT Stitched Square Die
Spellbinders 'Happy Birthday' Phrase Die
Spellbinders Embossing Folder

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Double 'D' Challenges - One for the Boys
DigiStamp Boutique - ATG + DSB Image
Come & Get It  - #124 Paper Piercing
Crafting When We Can - #122 Any Occasion
Cardz 4 Guyz - #126 Clean & Simple

I know many of you have different colouring and inking mediums as your favourites so the DT look forward to seeing what you create.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize - £10 Voucher

Good luck!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 27 June 2016

Keepsakes and Memories

Hi Crafters,

I've been painting and decorating these lovely trinket/keepsake boxes so thought I would share them today here on my blog...

 ... and a top view to show the flowers and decorations.

Wooden Boxes
Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint - Anna Marie Designs
Pearl strand - Anna Marie Designs
Flowers & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Wooden Ornate Frame - Things To Alter
Cameo, Trims etc From Stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Deep Ocean Challenge - #131 Wood or Metal
Frilly and Funky - Pastels and Pearls
Brown Sugar - #204 ATG
Fussy and Fancy - #166 Say it with Flowers
OSAAT - ATG with Flowers

I hope you liked my wooden boxes, I have a few more in the pipeline and will share them when I can.


Sunday, 26 June 2016

613 Avenue Create Challenge #182 - Anything Goes/Twist - Create your own challenge

Hi Crafters,

Another new challenge is starting at 613 Avenue Create . We are always an Anything Goes challenge but this week our twist is to create your own challenge using the inspirational grid, pop over to the blog and check it out here.

This card was so difficult to photo so I hope you get the idea, it has a fancy shaped opening front which frames the image when shut. 

Image - Shabby Chic Birdhouse - Beccy's Place
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Aperture Die - Jus-Cutz Shapes No. 6
Leaves - Creative Expressions Die - Faux Quilled Leaves
Sentiment Die - Wplus9
Copper Embossing Enamel
Hobbycraft Flower
Tattered Lace Birds Die
Papers - Tonic Woodland Pad

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #96 ATG/Summer
Crafty Creations - #318 ATG
Brown Sugar - #204 ATG
Creative Fingers - #112 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #166 Say It With Flowers
Allsorts - #367 Photo Inspiration
Bunny Zoe's - Summer
Noor Designs - #19 Here Comes Summer

Our sponsors are

Well what are you waiting for?  Off to the craft room it's time to create!
Have fun!


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #13 - Cute

Hi Crafters,

Our challenge at the Christmas Card Club this fortnight is 

This was the cutest image I could find...

...a Country Companions Christmas Decoupage.

It was a kit that made an easel card and I'm quite in to easel cards at the moment so here is my make.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Warm Winter Clothing
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #287 Use a Sentiment

A short post from me today as I have rather a full schedule but I'll be back tomorrow with my 613 Avenue Create post.

See you then,


Thursday, 23 June 2016

A Cool Dude

Hi Crafters,

Raining again!

Well as it's been so wet lately I have spent most of my time crafting, see there's always a silver lining.
So I'd like to share one of the cards that I've made recently.

Skate Boarder - Silhouette Cameo Cut File 
Papers - First Edition Up, Up & Away
Stamps - Crafters Companion Just For Men
Embossalicious Gun Metal Embossing Folder
Circle and Star Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #310 Boys/Men
Crafty Creations - #318 ATG
Double 'D' Challenges - One for the Boys
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Father's Day/ For a Male
OSAAT - #264 Layer It Up
Crafty Cardmakers - #166 For a Special Man

Thanks for visiting,


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge 'M' for MICE

Hi Crafters,

Well this new challenge called for some gorgeous House Mouse images to be used and I just so happened to have the wonderful Triple CD-Rom from Joanna Sheen that I haven't played with yet. There are so many cute mice to choose from to cover all occasions but this challenge is a Christmas one so what better than this ....

I went with an easel card this time and carried the colours from the papers in to my design with the sparkly pink gems in the centre of the snowflakes.

House Mouse Triple CD Collection
Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Metal Snowflakes

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle
CHNC Every Saturday - #286 Cute/ ATG
House Mouse & Friends - #222 A Day Spent With Friends
Deep Ocean Challenge - #131 Metal/Wood

Our sponsor is
Lawn Fawn
who are offering a stamp set and a 6 x 6 paper pad of the winners choice.

So let's see your Christmas 'mice' cards and projects, I'm sure you all have some cuteness tucked away in your craft rooms so why not join in with us?

See you soon,


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #351 - Inspired By a Song

Hi Crafters,

Where are these weeks going?
...and what has happened to our Summer?
It has been very wet here of late and I can't wait for some sunny and warm weather to arrive.
Until that happens let's take a look at the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.

Inspired By a Song Title (not Happy Birthday)

My song is "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand

Stamped Image & Sentiment - Woodware Daisy Panel
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #317 Tic, Tac, Toe
(Punches, Image, Birthday)
Creative Inspirations - #253 Spring into Summer
Crafty Friends - #34 Inspired by a Song
(You Don't Leave Me Flowers)
Allsorts - #368 How Does Your Garden Grow
One Crazy Stamper - June ATG
Penny Black & More - Flower Power
Addicted To Stamps - #129 Anything Summer
The Ribbon Girl - June Any Image Challenge
OSAAT - #264 Layer It Up

Come and join in the fun with us we'd love to see what song titles you can create a project with. Don't forget to use your Letraset - Winsor & Newton Markers on your project and tell us where you have used them for a chance to win the prize from our sponsors.
We have a set of Brushmarkers from Winsor & Newton and $21 voucher from Bugaboo Stamps.

I really appreciate you calling by today and look forward to reading your comments and visiting you later.

See you soon,


Thursday, 16 June 2016

As You Like It Challenge #82 - Favourite Die & WHY

Hi Crafters,

The new challenge at As You Like It is to use your Favourite Die - please tell us WHY it's your favourite to be eligible for the prize which is a £10 Voucher for Bunny Zoe's shop.

Well this was a no-brainer for me as I've had a favourite die for some time now and it's the fabulous floral oval die from Spellbinders. I find myself using this so many times on my cards as it's just the perfect size for my coloured images and fits nicely on to a 6 x 6 card but equally doesn't get lost on a larger card either. 

I can't take credit for the whole design on this one as it was one of those days when Mr Mojo had left the building. I wanted a design that suited the age of the cards recipient and while trawling through the internet for inspiration I came across an awesome card by a bloggy friend. 
Here is LUCY'S card.

This is my version...
I  found some papers in the LOTV collection that went with the Art Pad image and added some Joy Crafts corner and accent dies to the design along with some die cut numbers too.

Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Oval 
Joy Crafts 6002/0135 & 6002/0148  
Marianne Designs Butterfly  
Tonic Number Dies
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Satin Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts - #367 Fancy Bows and Ribbons
Not Just Cards - #33 ATG
Crafty Girlz - #16 ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - June Challenge ATG + Bow
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge
OSAAT - #264 Layer it Up
Crafting From The Heart - #116 ATG

Thanks for visiting, please pop over to the challenge blog  HERE for more inspiration from the DT.


Sunday, 12 June 2016

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 180 - Anything Goes / Create Your Own Challenge

Hi Crafters,

**If you are looking for my CCC card post then please scroll down**

We have a new challenge starting over at 613 Avenue Create
As always it's an Anything Goes challenge but this week the option is to create your own challenge using the options board.
Our sponsor this time is 

Here is my card using three options from the board and this fun turtle image from Kitty Bee...

Square - Get Well - Wood Shapes

Image - Kitty Bee Designs
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - snippets from stash
Dies - Marianne Designs - CR1248 & CR1250
Wooden Flowers coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Addicted To Stamps - #128 - Flowers
Cute As A Button - #23 ATG

Please visit the challenge blog HERE for more inspiration from the talented DT ladies and full details of the challenge.

Thanks for visiting today


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #12 Star of Wonder or Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Today is the twelfth challenge of our Christmas Card Club so each of the members should have at least twelve cards set aside for Christmas this year! A great start to alleviate the panic nearer the big day.
I have chosen to go with the Anything Goes option for today's card, thanks Zoe for a great theme this time.

Die - Christmas Scene Mini Background  - Sue Wilson
Sentiment Die - Creative Essentials
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax

In real life this gilding wax has a beautiful sheen to it but alas not in my photos.
A simple card to put together once the dies have been cut but one that could easily be given a different look just by changing the colour scheme.
This die happened to fall in to my basket while 'browsing' through Ebay, ahem. I thought it would be very useful as the inner rectangle could be replaced by an image or verse and this could easily be a winter Birthday card or similar as it's only the circular centre die cut that depicts Christmas.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Challenge - June Challenge
CHNC Every Saturday - #285 Silver
Crafty Cardmakers - #165 Monochrome

Thank you for visiting today, if you get a chance to visit the other ladies on the team (list in top bar of header) you will be greeted with some fabulous creations to help with your festive inspiration and ideas, however I am posting a day early so their posts will be tomorrow but well worth waiting for.

See you tomorrow,


Friday, 10 June 2016

Shaker Style

Hi Crafters,

I've been seeing lots of shaker cards in blogland recently so thought I would create one of my own.
I filled it with blue glitter and tiny stars for the night sky.

Image and Sentiment Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Background created with Distress inks
Spellbinders Hexagon Die
Tree Die Cuts - Ebay
Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts Challenge - #366 The Great Outdoors
Bunny Zoe's - Lovely Layers
Deep Ocean - #130 Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Crafty Creations - #317 Tic, Tac, Toe
(Punches/Dies, Image, Birthday)
Crafty Catz - #328 Animal Magic
Creative Fingers - #111 ATG

Hope you have had an enjoyable week and have a great weekend too.


Thursday, 9 June 2016


Hi Crafters,

I've been playing with a selection of CD - Roms that I own recently, this card was made using one of the card companion print outs from the 'A Country Life' CD by Crafters Companion. 

Images - A Country Life CD-Rom, Crafters Companion
Spellbinders Tag Die
Spotty Ribbon and Gems from stash


Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday Challenge - Let's Go Lilac
Crafty Creations - #317 Tic-Tac-Toe
(Punch/Die, Image, Birthday)


Thanks for visiting today, 

See you soon,


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Something Beginning with 'L'

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with a DT card for the new challenge at ABC Christmas.

Our theme this time is
Something Beginning with 'L'
Christmas style of course

I've chosen 'Lights' but there are lots of others like...
Lamp Post

Christmas Lights - Silhouette Cameo Cut File
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Papers - Dovecraft, Back To Basics Christmas

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Challenge - June Challenge

For more inspiration click HERE to see the wonderful makes from the rest of the DT and the details of the prize from our Sponsor

We are looking forward to seeing what you create this time!


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #349 Anything But Square

Hi Crafters,

I have a card to share today for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
I'm using a fabulous wood mounted stamp from Penny Black called,  'Jump For Joy', coloured with my Letraset markers.
Our challenge theme is 'Anything BUT Square' 

Here's a side view showing the easel action.

Stamped Image - Penny Black 'Jump for Joy'
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Spellbinders Hexagon Dies
Magnolia Leaf Die
Mama Elephant Banner Die
Sentiment Stamp - Personnel Impressions - Lindsay Mason
Kanban Embossed Patterned Cardstock - Periwinkle Blue
Flowers from Stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - #252 - ATG
Creative Fingers - #110 - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - June ATG
Penny Black & More - Flower Power
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Birthdays
Cute as a Button - #23 ATG
Addicted To Stamps - #128 Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #35 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #115 ATG

Click HERE to visit the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and to check out the prize of a £15 Voucher from Dies To Die For

Thanks for visiting today
See you soon,


Sunday, 5 June 2016


Hi Crafters,

Happy Sunday!

I love this robot image from Tiddly Inks and I've used it here, in my very CAS design, with two other digital images from the shop.
This card could be used for either a Birthday or Father's Day.

Digital Images - Tiddly Inks
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
JusCutz Scalloped Square Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Tiddly Inks - #183 Happy Birthday
I Love Promarkers - #310 Inspired by a Song or Film (Tin Man, Wizard of Oz)
Cute Card Thursday - #428 Father's Day
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Father's Day/For a Male

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Thursday, 2 June 2016

A Nice Cuppa!

Hi Crafters,

The new challenge at As You Like It this week is your Favourite Food or Drink 
& WHY.

I prefer to drink tea than coffee and I love spending time chatting with friends over a nice cuppa. 

I took a leaf out of Diane's book and created these rolled roses from the scraps left over from this card. Thanks Diane this is a great idea.

Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Stampin' Up & Deco Time Pad from The Range
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
Rolled Roses
Magnolia Leaf Die
Gingham Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments - #156 ATG +Sentiment
Creative Fingers - #110 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #164 Dies and or Punches
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Lovely Layers
Come & Get It - #1120 Use a Doily
Eureka Stamps - #195 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #114 ATG
I Love Promarkers - #310 Inspired by a Film or Song
(A Nice Cup of Tea by A. P. Herbert
used for the tea bag commercials) 

I hope you will find time to join us and share your favourite foods and drinks with us. There is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner of a £15 voucher from our sponsor...

See you soon,