Thursday, 31 March 2016

Six Pack

I'm still busy using up images and papers I'd printed off last year from my Ooh La La CD's - I had them all in a folder when we were through staying in Aberdeen, so I blitz through them at the weekend and came up with these,

...again to stock up my charity box of cards raising funds for Cancer Research UK.


Monday, 28 March 2016

Feathered Friends

There are so many great Ooh La La CD's out there, that I sometimes forget to flick back through the older ones when making my cards, but for the latest challenge that's just what I did!

Todays challenge, set by Wynn is...

Feathered Friends

and for my card, I wanted the bird to be the main image, not just a speck in the sky!  So I got searching, and found this lovely chap - Elegant Rooster by Shawn Jenkins and I thought he fitted the bill nicely - that's the rooster, not Shawn!!!

Again, most of the card elements are from the CD except the PB sentiment, the lace and pearls.

Allsorts - Wings
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Wings
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
CD Sunday - All Creatures Great & Small

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Race For Life

On Thursday, I decided to use up some of the duplicate images I'd printed off as part of my DT work for Ooh La La.  I had a fun day, putting together some quick cards to fill up my sales box in readiness for my latest fund raising campaign...

So here they are,

All to be sold in aid of Cancer Research UK.

A charity that I have fund raised for in previous years, but one that I have returned to as too many peoples lives are still affected by this horrid disease, and without vital funds research cannot continue.

Over the last year, my husband has battled with this dreadful disease, he underwent several rounds of both chemo and radiotherapy and for now the treatment has worked.  With two consecutive clear scans we are quietly optimistic, but who knows what lies ahead... All we do know is that the future will be brighter if Cancer Research UK continue their marvelous work into new treatments and hopefully cures for all cancers.

So please, if you can click on the link on the top right of my blog and perhaps leave a small donation on my Just Giving Page.  I set it up after I signed up to do the Aberdeen 5km Race for Life with my twin sister, my nieces and my son's girlfriend.  Together we can fight cancer!

Happy Easter everyone, Jx

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Penguin Tree

Right, this will have to be my last Christmas card for a while as I'm wanting to get on and make more seasonal cards to fill up my card box.  Can't believe how many I've made so far, so hopefully that's me well on track for meeting my needs this year!

But before the Christmas stamps disappear, I thought I'd share this sweet image with you, it's by Great Impressions and I just love how the penguins create their own tree!

So, my stamp is by Great Impressions, colouring by Promarker and the sentiment tags by LOTV.

Winter Wonderland - Penguins
CHCC - Anything Goes/Cute
ABC Christmas - Frills or no Frills - Well it's a CAS card so No frills...but then again the pom-pom trim is kinda frilly, so I can't decide!
Holly Jolly - Use your stash - a new stamp but old embossing folder & pom-pom trim
Tuesday Morning Sketches - 344
Great Impressions - 2016 Gallery
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cute

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Christmas Wreath

So far so good this year, that's the end of March and I haven't missed a SSW2 challenge! Love their sketches, and this weeks one was no exception!

So, I reached for my LOTV art pad again, and that same pad of papers, and this is what I came up with...

SSW2 - 85
CRAFT - 355 Christmas
Get Creative - Green

Monday, 21 March 2016

Time Flies

Time most certainly does fly, my niece is ten this year and growing up fast!

Here is the card I made for her using a super LOTV little fairy and some Bo Bunny papers.  The image is coloured with Promarkers, glamour dust added in a few places and the card finished with a PB sentiment and a die cut flower border.

Cutie Pies - Fairies
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on its way
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Krafty Hands - Green Lilac & Yellow
Brown Sugar - Spring
Wags n Whiskers - Wings

Thursday, 17 March 2016

In The Garden

Has Spring sprung in your neck of the woods? I think at last it maybe has with us!  Two consecutive days of sunshine, no snow and temperatures approaching double figures, almost tropical I'd say!!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at MAWTT and this time the theme is

In The Garden

So I used a lovely new Wild Rose Studio stamp for the job.  I say new, but I've had it for well over a year now as I got it Birthday time last year from a fellow blogger - thanks Mrs :) x.

So that's the stamp, the papers are old favourites, The Avenues Collection by Bo Bunny, and colouring as always by Promarker.  And I just want to say, that yet again a much better colour match was achieved by picking the papers then colouring the image!  I so got it wrong when I coloured first then struggled to get papers to match - thanks Sarah, I think that tip came from you!

Anyway, here's my card,

Now over to you...

Passion for Promarkers - Child's Birthday
Dream Valley - Birthdays
Penny Black & More - Feature a Creature
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Ribbon Girls - Spring/Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Finally I'm chuffed to say that the Aberdeen Race For Life date has at last been announced and participants can now register, so I'm rallying the troops and hope to be reporting back to you that we have a team registered...hopefully!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Horsey Horsey

I'm so not a horsey person, (sorry Liz, Sarah & Eilidh & Mallow Sarah!)  I love animals, but horses are just too big, (and a bit unpredictable & scary.)  So it's a good job this card isn't for me then isn't it!

It's for my niece Sarah as it's her birthday today, and she, like her Mum (when she was younger) loves a horse and even wants one!!!

The image is by Polkadoodles - picked especially with Sarah in mind.  Not sure about papers but the colouring is by Promarker.

Crafting With Dragonflies - Girly cards
Di's Digi's - Lots of Layers
Craft Rocket - Fur or Feathers - Fur - but are horses furry? Hairy I guess so maybe not valid?
Creative Knockout - Diecuts & punches - Fence & hearts
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - All about the girls
Creative Moments - Anything Goes & sentiment

Spring Is InThe Air

I'm working way ahead here, not only have I done my card ahead of things, but here's me writing a March post in Jan...organised or what!

So, today is new challenge day over at Ooh La La, and today the theme has been set as

Spring Is In The Air

I hope it is, by the time this goes live -currently, (Jan) I can see tips of my Spring bulbs just popping through just now, but hopefully as this posts there will be a touch of Spring colour in the garden.

So, for my card today, I went back to the Shawn Jenkins Collection and picked this lovely Tulip file.

This time, a ribbon, butterfly and candi were added to the card to finish it off.

CRAFT - Spring/Easter - I chose Spring
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Inspired by a song - "Tulips from Amsterdam"
Allsorts - Spring
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Krafty Christmas

I've already entered this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge with a birthday card, but I wanted to continue with my art pad Christmas cards using their challenges also...problem was, all the art pad images were too big for my selection of oval dies!

Not to be deterred I used my rectangular image with the corners rounded...almost an oval???

I then followed the sketch as best I could and came up with this...

SSW2 - Sketch 84 - 2nd entry - checked rules and it didn't say if you could enter more than once - delete if not allowed!
Winter Wonderland - Add some lace
CHCC - Vintage/ Anything Christmas
Holly Jolly - Lace
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Old fashioned Christmas

Monday, 7 March 2016


Delights is the name of the Penny Black stamp I'm using today, and it was a delightful find when I unearthed it from under clutter mountain on my desk!

I think this is the first time I've used this stamp which is a poor show cause it's so sweet!  I've combined it with really old K & Co papers, which we all had back in my Docrafts days!

The card follows the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - and it made me realise I'm really not a side ways oval girl, by that I mean most of my stamps fit an upright oval - hence the stamp search!

Anyway I really like this sketch and will use it again most certainly!

SSW2 - 84

Crafty Catz - Use 3 papers - 2 backing and 1 for flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Spring/Easter Anything goes - my ribbon is from Ribbon Girls
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Penny Black & More - Feature a creature - hedgehog!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 29 - Anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Spring
Crafty Friends - Floral

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Race For Life

Today's card is for my twin sister Liz who I am trying to encourage to do the Race For Life with me this year, last time we spoke she was kinda undecided, so I thought a bit more pressure was needed to make her sign up! (She love's me really!)

So in keeping with the race theme, I chose this Kraftin Kimmie stamp and hopefully depicted a happy runner on a sunny day!

I've used several dies on this one, coloured using Promarkers and finished off my card with ribbon and lace.

All I now need is for the Race for Life team to confirm the date for the Aberdeen race, so we can sign up and start serious training...has serious training happened before???

Deep Ocean Challenge - Lace
Digi Chooseday - Ladies ladies ladies
Passion for Promarkers - Girls Only
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - For a special woman - My twin sis!
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image