Monday, 13 March 2017

Bunny Garden

Mid March already, and what better theme that;

Spring is in The Air

for the latest challenge over at Ooh La La.

So Spring can mean so many things, daffodils, chicks, and in my case ... bunnies!

Today's files come from one of the older Ooh La La CD's - (still available to buy from the online shop though).

The CD is Everyday Occasions and the files - Bunny Garden.

Everything on the card is from the CD except the sentiment and kraft.

A Gem of A Challenge - At least 3 B's - Birthday/Bunny?Blue/Birds/Basil
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Spring/Easter
Creative Knockouts - Lots of green
Deep Ocean - Dots and/or stripes -  stripes

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Rainbow or Rainbow Colours

It's a MAWTT challenge day again today, and back to Team A and Terri at the helm picking her first challenge with us, and she's picked a great one...

Rainbow or Rainbow Colours

So let the fun begin!

For my card I went with a super cute newish Bugaboo stamp which just appealed to me.  A little sad unicorn sat on a rainbow, wishing his dreams could come true... it could just be me sat there the way i'm feeling just now!

Sorry again about picture quality - white cards/dark days...say no more!

Colouring as always by Promarkers and my card is finished with Hobby House pearl strands and corner die cuts.

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digis - Die Cuts & Punches
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes Jx

Monday, 27 February 2017

Cupcake Creams

Another Monday and another new challenge over at Ooh La La.  This time it's Julie who is hosting and she has chosen a favourite theme of mine...


It's up to you what kind of embossing you do - feel free to get out those powders and heat gun, but as I'm using CD files, I have gone to the aid of my bigshot and embossing folders!

So this time it's files from the Shawn Jenkins CD - I chose Cupcake Creams - love the colours on these files and I thought they coordinated perfectly with kraft card.

So it's a simple design, the image is on a daisy embossed kraft bed and the card is finished off with a ribbon, a die cut flower and some buttons.

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Friday, 17 February 2017


Yup, it's Birthday season in the Thompson house!  Today it's Colin's turn, Happy Birthday Col,love ya lots!

Another CAS card, simple design and a decoupaged camera.

I'm off in tonight to see him and hopefully out somewhere fine for a spot of food!  Might even manage to take a pic!  Jx

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Masculine - this is for my son!

And my little adventure earlier in the week... an overnight stay in Ardoe House Hotel, loved it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Solitary Sunflower

Today's card is for my next door neighbour for her Birthday today.  Happy Birthday Stella!

It's a CAS card using a single sunflower and a little verse...and as we are heading off today on a little adventure I thought the sentiment quite fitting!

Sorry again for the horrid colour of the photo - soon be summer and I'll have better pics! So my card is a first for me - Tim Holtz pens, a water spritz and ta-da a card!

The flower head is double stamped then a lovely sparkly from Hobby House popped in the centre.

Crafting When We Can - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Brown sugar - Rhinestones or Ribbon - Rhinestones

Monday, 13 February 2017

Die Cuts

Today's challenge over at Ooh La La is

Die Cuts

One that I think will prove popular as I think they are a vital addition to most cards these days - well they are mine!

So with that in mind, I cranked the handle of my Big Shot and made more fencing and a couple of butterflies resulting in...

Sorry about the picture quality - winter light is never the best, or perhaps it's the camera!  My images are off the Shawn Jenkins CD as are the papers.

A Gem of a Challenge - Add a butterfly
Allsorts - Hearts or flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the girls
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ring a Ring o' Roses

Today's new challenge over at MAWTT is a real fun one!

Wendy has set it as

Ring A Ring o' Roses 

What a fantastic theme eh? Well I thought so anyway and had great fun making my card using a lovely new image (to me) from Aurora Wings.  I'm hoping that Wendy will allow a halo of roses to count as a ring - otherwise I'm goosed!

So my card uses gorgeous rose papers, given to me over a year ago by my dear friend Sue. Unfortunately I never got round to using them earlier, but that's not cause I don't love them, Sue they are so lovely and just the perfect match for this image, so thank you, (xxx).

Finally my card is completed with pearls, roses and a gorgeous ribbon from Ka De We, my favourite department store - sadly in Berlin though!

Colouring as always is with Promarker with a brush of Flexmarker.

A Gem of A Challenge - Hearts or Flowers
Allsorts - Lets Celebrate
Crafty Catz - 355 - Ladies
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Red/Pink with ribbon
Sketch Tanten - Sketch 28
Creative Craft Cottage - Flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

PS Sorry MAWTT teamies - today is Wednesday not Thursday, I'm only a day ahead of the new challenge!!!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Thank You

Today I'm the host for the Ooh La La challenge so I've set the theme as;

Thank You

I always think it is important to say thank you, and what better way to say it than with a pretty card.

For my card, I used files off the Paula Oakley CD - this one's called Sunflowers/Nasturtiums.  It's a lovely bright image perfect for the job I'd say!

Come And Get It - 3 or more layers
Dragonfly Dreams - With Thanks
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
As You Like it  - Favourite Flower & Why - Sunflowers - they are such happy flowers which just make me smile!

Finally a late addition to this post a picture I took of the countryside around us on my daily walk from the house.