Thursday, 5 May 2016


I LOVE this Ooh La La file off the Shawn Jenkins CD, now that I've discovered it I just keep using it!  This time though, I've pulled a different selection of papers off the CD and come up with this,


Sketch Saturday - Old favourite - 226
The Paper Shelter - Love is in the air

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Today's card features a gorgeous sweet image from Di's Digi's of three mice assembling an ice-cream sundae, and doing a rather splendid job of it I might add!

... And as the image is so sweet, I just made it nice and big to fill the front of my card, coloured it with Promarkers and accented a few bits.  Then the card was finished off with a spoon, some pearls and a tag sentiment.

Di's Digi's - Pastel Colours
SSW2 - Sketch 2-88

Dragonfly Dreams - Summertime
Allsorts - Cherry on Top ...almost!
Crafty Friends - All things cute

Monday, 2 May 2016

Cocktail Emma

Happy May Day everyone, anyone got anything nice planned?  Nothing much on the cards here, I was hoping to go for a run, but yet again I have woken to rain.  Think it's set to improve though so hopefully this afternoon I'll get out.

A new stamp purchase for me today after I was requested to make a cocktail themed card for a friend. Honest, I did check through all my stamps before I headed online and found this super digi from Pink Gem.

So said image was partially coloured with Promarkers, paper pieced and then given a good dose of glossy accents, which resulted in...

Think I'll do more like this for my card box as I have a feeling an image like this could sell quite well after all who doesn't like cocktails and this is a great party/celebration style image.

Pink Gem - Favourite colour combo - Black/white/grey
Allsorts - With a cherry on top!
Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays
Through The Purple Haze - Add a number
Crafty Creations - White, Black & a pop of colour
Paper Shelter - Pearls
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes - May
Stamping Sensation - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - 191 - Moved things a bit but the sketch was my starting point

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cats R Best

The latest challenge over at As You Like It is pick your favourite animal and say why - clearly I couldn't sit this one out and clearly there is one obvious choice - well in my case anyway!

Cats win hands down, they are loving and cuddly, cute and funny, loyal when they want to be and easy to look after/co-exist with!

Currently I have two cats, Femo a 6 year old female and Merlot a 2 year old male.  Love them to bits and could never be without a feline companion...or two!

Anyway back to the challenge and my card,

It uses a Sami stamp, two sided papers and some die cuts.

As You Like It - Favourite animal - CATS - see above!
City Crafters - Balloons
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Passion for Prpmarkers - Digital
ShowUsYour Pussies - Furrything goes
Sami Stamps - Add pearls or beads - pearls on hearts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

And finally just so there is no doubt, this is why I like cats best...

 Meet Merlot
 My one eyed cat!
 Here as a kitten before his op!
& my senior lady, Femo

Love ya lots Merlot & Femo xxx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge again over at Ooh La La, and Allison has chosen a photo as our inspiration for this one.  The photo is shown at the end of this post and on the main blog

There were lots of elements in the picture that could be drawn upon, the colours, the images or even the age! I chose to go with a combination of the grey colour from the car, and flowers from the bonnet. Granted my flowers are probably more Spring than Summer, but you get the idea. (Put that down to the current weather conditions...Summer still feels like a long way off!)

The files used on this one are called "Jonquil and Violets" off the Yesterday's Memories CD and the card is finished with candi, a lovely ribbon and a butterfly.

Fussy & Fancy - Female Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp - Make it girly
Clear It Out - Nature - Flowers, old ribbon & candi
Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

"The Inspirational Photo"

Thursday, 21 April 2016


I love that name - "a Doodledallion" and that apparently is what is featured on the front of todays cards!  To be more specific, they are Fred She Said Dragonfly Doodledallions and they were part of a fantastic Fred She Said prize I won the other week at Holly Jolly - Thanks guys!

So it's pre-coloured images again for quick cards all to put in my charity box for CRUK.

Fab n Funky - Winged Things
Digi Chooseday - Tic-Tac-Toe - Wings/Nature/Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Things with Wings
Crafting When We Can - Birthdays well as making cards I have actually started running again!  Yup training has commenced for my 5k in June.  Not the biggest distance I know, but Paula Radcliffe I ain't.  Currently I am running about 2 miles, don't know what that is in km's but I know it's no where near...yet!  Jx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Baby Gems not lettuces, Pink Gem teddies as baby cards!

Today's post features another couple of pre-coloured images made up into baby guessed sell in my card box for Cancer Research UK.  Over the last couple of weeks my card box has being doing the rounds, and to date it has raises £29, but it's still nice and full, (cause I keep topping it up) so hopefully it will raise far more in the weeks to come.

Sorry, picture quality isn't great - can't seem to get the right amount of light onto my cards despite them being in the window!

Papers this time are old favourite 12 x 12 Craft Creation sheets and the sentiments LOTV and computer generated.

A Gem of A Challenge - Teddy Bears
SSW2 - Sketch 87

The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Catz - Monochrome

Friday, 15 April 2016

Grown With Hedgehog Love

It's a long time since I've posted a card daily, but I've managed this week cause the weather was so rubbish at the weekend.  Instead of being out in the garden as I had hoped I was stuck in doors, so what else was there to do but craft!

So, another card using a pre-coloured Di's digi today - this time it's "Grown With Hedgehog Love", a sweet image which I've added to a kraft card base.  Now this time, I'm using papers which were sent to me by my lovely friend Sue, I've had them over a year now, and never quite got round to using them.  Obviously I was keeping them for best, and I'm glad I did cause I think the colour fits perfectly with this image and my kraft card - hope you agree!

Di's Digi Challenge - Embossing
Cutie Pies - Woodland Friends
Clear It Out - Springtime Stash - (papers in my case) & Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Embossing
Paper Shelter - Flowers everywhere
Cardz for Galz - Use an embossing folder.