Thursday, 22 June 2017

An English Country Garden

You can always count on our Ang to pick a belter of a challenge, and yet again she has!  (Love it Ang).

So for the latest challenge over at MAWTT, we are following the theme of...

In An English Country Garden

But wait, that would be too straight forward for an Ang her twist is... picking a flower from the verse of the song!

Now half of these floweries I'd never recognise, so I bet some of you will quite successfully pull the wool over my eyes, however I do know a fox glove when I see one... and these are they courtesy of Poppy Power Stamps!

Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Favourite stamp - well favourite at the moment cause its new!
Ribbon Girls - Any image & ribbon

Monday, 19 June 2017


Oh me! What a mix up this morning! My card scheduling has gone all to pot and I'm entering 2 cards into one challenge then leaving another blank!  Pauline, thanks for putting things right and helping me get things as they should be!

So... today's card, for the latest Ooh La La challenge which has the theme of


So what do we associate with summertime? The sun, visits to the beach, the garden in full bloom...any of these and a whole load more!

I went with the beach, my favourite place on a sunny day and chose this delightful image from the Paula Oakley CD - can you tell it's a favourite of mine and if you don't already have it, might I suggest you look into getting it as it really has so many fantastic images!


Sunday, 18 June 2017

More Graduation

So it's another graduation card today - this time for one of Alan's closest friends who is from Ghana - so I thought I'd use a tartan ribbon to remind him of his time is Scotland!

SSW2 - Use sketch provided.

Sketch 114


Saturday, 17 June 2017


After several weeks...if not months of card block, I have eventually managed to start colouring and make cards using stamps not kits!  Not sure if this was simply due to necessity or if I'm actually getting back into my card making...we can but hope!

Today's card is for our son Alan, who heard last week that he will be graduating in Masters Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours!!! Can't get better than that so I thought I'd best make him a card to celebrate!  His graduation is on Thurs so I dare say you'll see a photo or two!

My card uses a sweet Penny Black stamp and a selection of old papers - I am trying to use what I have...for now!

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with spots & stripes
PBSC - Masculine
Cheerful Sketches - Use Sketch Jx

Monday, 5 June 2017


Monday morning and I hope you all had a good weekend.  Uni term is now over so I've got Colin back home just now, and then Alan at the beginning of the week which is lovely.  I also have this years Race For Life next weekend, so am busy with my running.

Back to card making for now though, and the latest challenge over at Ooh La La, chosen by me and it's


So nice and easy I'd say, yet despite that I struggled to make my card - sometimes the more challenging themes focus you more and can actually be easier...or maybe it's just me!

So my image is from the lovely Paula Oakley Collection as are the papers, and here's my card...

A Gem of a Challenge - Men/Boys
Craft rocket - For men/boys