Thursday, 1 March 2018

Blowing Bubbles

So after getting off to a good start last month, card production once again faultered...but crafting didn't!as

I was making a scrap book for Colin's 21st so was busy with that along with a couple of cards for him.

So I'm now back on card making as my nieces birthdays come up soon, and my first make for them is this cutie, a new stamp company for me and a new image - Time For Tea - Bubbles!

She's coloured by Promarker and the papers used on this one are ones from my crafty chum Hazel.  They are Paper Boutique - A Hint of Hoot

Creative Moments - AG
I Love Promarkers - AG
Simon Says Wednesday - AG
Artistic Inspirations - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG

Friday, 26 January 2018

Relaxing Dave

A quick make last night using one of the Pink Gem Kit cards and a 8x8 pre-folded scalloped card.

Lots of layers here build up to make this 3D card of Dave relaxing in his armchair.

The kit also includes a lovely insert so the card is decorated both inside and out.

These cards are my absolute go to when inspiration fails and a card is requested!

A Gem of a Challenge - Blue
Creative Knockouts - Inside & Out


Thursday, 25 January 2018


Like many, one of my favourite Spring flowers has to be the daffodil, so when I saw this lovely stamp over at Power Poppy I had to have it!  What I now need to do is sign up for a Kit and Clowder class and master colouring it this can be the before!

As always colouring is by promarker, but this time I pencil shaded round the image, and I distress inked my edges to make the image and sentiment a bit more prominant.

Passion for Promarkers - Lots of layers
Di's Digi's - Birthday Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Buttons or Bow - heart button
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Thanks a Latte!

i made this card last week for one of the birthday challenges over at bugaboo - but speed reading caught me and when I went to upload my card I realised I hadn't followed the colour theme! what a muppet!

so the card was ditched and a new one made, and as luck would have it, the very next day Bugaboo uploaded a new challenge and my card fits! How good is that!!!

So a latte with sprinkles?  Bit more up market that a flat white, I wonder if I should suggest it to Costa!!!

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge - Bingo! Ribbon/Bugaboo Image/ Dots and Stripes - on cups
A Gem of a Challenge - Cool in blue
Kitty Bee Designs - food or drink
SSW2 - Sketch 128 -

Friday, 19 January 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge Day 7

Such a crafty week and here is my final submission to the week long event.

I had made a card earlier today but as I was posting it I realised it wasn't just sprinkles that was being asked for - there was a colour palette too...oops!

So take two!

This is a bigger than normal card for me sitting on an 8 x 8 blank but the image is so pretty so why not go large as they say in a well known burger chain!

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge - Day 7 - Colours & sprinkles.

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge Day 6

I'm a day behind posting, but that's not bad considering I'm on my 5th card this week.  Was busy doing other things yesterday, then had yoga this morning, but I'm now on catch up with my first of hopefully 3 projects today!!!

So, we are talking Bugaboo giraffe blocks, Promarkers and kraft card for today's first project.

Bugaboo Day 6 - Bold colours kraft & ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Something fun
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge Day 5

Day 5 of the Bugaboo Challenge and I've done 4/5 - that is almost as many cards as I made in the whole of last year!!! Well not quite, but I can't remember when creativity and productivity was so high! And I have Hazel to thank for this as she encouraged me to get on with things again!

Today's card is all about cupcakes - don't have a problem with that - cupcakes are yum - and the more frosting the better!

New pic - day light is a wonderful thing!

So it's a Bugaboo image, Promarker colouring and Docraft papers.

Bugaboo Birthday Challenge - Day 5 - Cupcakes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 496
Fab n Funky - Girly
Simon Says Wednesday - Sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge - Day 4

I missed yesterday cause it wasn't a card, but I'm back today for the week long challenge event at Bugaboo this time with the bingo challenge.

My simple CAS card uses one of the bugaboo Brat images, coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is a die cut, and the little lady is raised on foam pads to sit above the letters.

Bugaboo Day 4 - Bingo line - Cupcake, Bugaboo Image, Bold Colours
CAS Colours & Sketches - 255 - Colours Wisteria,Sky,Plum
City Crafters - At the tearoom
Cupcake Inspirations - Colours & obviously a cupcake
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Monday, 15 January 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge Day 2

Day 2 Stella Says Sketch

Today it's an old favourite stamp of mine and a coffee themed card,

No colouring on this one, just lots of brown tones from the card used.
...think it's now time I made a mug!

Bugaboo Day 2 Stella Says Sketch
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Allsorts - No Patterned Paper
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge Day 1

Egged on my Hazel. I'm attempting to do the week long Bugaboo 8th Birthday Challenge.

Day 1 Bold & Bright

So after a quick stop off at the Bugaboo Store and armed with a new stamp called Funky Flower Blocks I made this...

Sorry about pic quality, the camera battery no longer charges so pic off my phone, but you get the general idea.  Colouring by Promarkers.

Bugaboo Day 1 Bold & Bright
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - One for the ladies
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers - The image is double stamped and raised on pads

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Thank You

It's been so long since I've made a card or posted one I have kinda forgotten the basics! So back to basics it was, a simple image and a short post!

So, Happy New Year to anyone reading this, my followers are few these days a bit like my cards and challenge entries.  I'd like to say things will improve this year, but who knows...only time will tell!

Today's image is a Power Poppy digi, and if there was a new company that would drive me back to card making it may well be this one as I could buy so much over there.  But rather than fill my basket, I've just picked up a couple of images, and my reward, should I use them will be a couple more!

So here's the card

Simple but I like it, and its a start!

Stamping Sensations - Cold and Frosty Colours
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital
I Love Promarkers - 349 - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - and a comment front and back - love that idea!