Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Christmas Rainbow

Hello there,

Yes, I know that I shouldn't really be mentioning the 'C' word in April but I'm here today to share a card that I've made for the 'CAS Christmas Card Challenge.'  Their theme this time is 'Rainbow.'  I've made my card using stamps by Crafty Individuals and the sentiment stamp is by Inkylicious.

That's all from me for today but I hope to be back at the weekend to share a few more of my latest CI samples with you. 

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Make A Rainbow

Moving Along With The Times - Birds/Animals

Take care and stay happy xx

Sunday, 11 April 2021

CAS Paper Piecing

Hello there my crafty friends, 

I'm here today to share a card that I've made with a couple of challenges in mind.  the first one is for this month's 'CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.'  Their theme this time around is 'Paper Piecing.'  

Now I have to admit that this isn't something that I do a lot of, so I've been thinking about which of my stamps I might use for this challenge and this beautiful flower by Visible Image seemed like the perfect choice as it's a fairly easy one to cut out.  It's one that I've only bought recently, so I'm still enjoing playing with it. I stamped the flower for a second time onto plain white card and then used an Inkylicious text stamp to add a little more interest.  As this is a CAS challenge, I've only added the two smaller flowers and a sentiment.  I made the background by using Distress Oxides.  

The second challenge that I'd like to enter this card in is over at 'Pixie's Snippets Playground.'  It's a fabulous challenge and it's been ages since I've been for a play there but it's their 400th challenge, so how special is that! Many congratulations to Di who runs the challenge and offers inspiration on what to do with those little snippets that we all have.  My snippet on this card is the second piece of card that I stamped and then cut out.

That's all from me for today but I hope to be back with you all soon, so until then, stay safe and take care xx


Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Love Is Eternal

Hello everyone,

Here's another one of my samples that I made for Crafty Individuals shows on The Craft Store last Friday.  This one features the beautiful 'Alice Palace' stamps and aren't they adorable.  As soon as I saw the stamp, I knew that I wanted them sitting in the moonlight.

                                                      Featuring CI-372, CI-495 and CI-361

Just a short post from me today as I've just finished decorating and a nice hot bath is calling!

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

The Library Challenge - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Moving Along With The Times -  Animals/Birds

Friday, 2 April 2021

Happy Easter - 21

Hello there and how are you all doing today?

I hope that the sun is shining for you wherever you are.  Hubby and I were out for a walk first thing and it was quite cool then but the sun is shining now, so let's hope that it lasts.  We go out walking most mornings and it's been lovely to slowly watch spring starting to appear.  One week, there were no buds on the trees and the next, they were all full of them and the snowdrops, daffodils and numerous other plants have been an absolute joy to behold.  

The card that I'm sharing with you today is from my latest set of samples for Crafty Individuals and I thought that it would be appropriate for today.  

This is such a sweet little stamp and although it did originally have a happy birthday sentiment on it, I cut that part off, so it could really be used for lots of different occasions.  This is one of Crafty Individuals older stamps but it's lovely one.  Talking of Crafty Individuals, Jean's first show at 10am today was a sell out, so it would seem that many of you are loving the new stamps.  There is a second show on this afternoon at 2pm on 'The Craft Store' (Hochanda) so I'm looking forward to watching that.

Right then, I think I may do some crafting this afternoon, so I'll love and leave you for now.  Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend and I hope to be back with you all again soon xx

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times - Animals/Birds

The Library Challenge - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Country View Challenges - The Birds And The Bees

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Burglar Cats

Hello there,

Just a quick post from me tonight to remind you that lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals will be on The Craft Store (Hochanda) tomorrow at 10am and 2pm.  There are some quirky new stamps on and some much loved older ones too.  Here’s a sample that I’ve made using one of the new stamps:

That’s all from me for today but I’ll be back with you all soon to share a few more samples xx


Sunday, 28 March 2021


Hello there,

I hadn't indended doing a post today but I've just finished making a card and I thought I would share it with you, so here it is:

Featuring CI- 572, CI-493 and CI-194.

This card features the latest new stamp by Crafty Individuals and it's beautiful isn't it.  It's one that can be stamped and coloured quite simply, or you can do as I've done here and add lots of colour.  I've used my trusty Brushos in the background of the main focal image, then I've blended Distress inks around the edge in complementary colours.  I just highlighted the bluebells with a touch of white Posca pen to bring the bluebells to life.  

If you're a fan of Crafty Inndividuals stamps, then you'll be pleased to hear that they have two shows on Hochanda on Friday the 2nd of April at 10am and 2pm GMT.  They have more fab new stamps featuring the artwork of Sharron Bates, and who knows, you might even see a couple of my samples on there.  I will, of course, be posting my samles on here once the shows have actually aired.

Right then my lovlies, that's all from me for today but I hope to be back with you very soon, so until then, take care and stay safe xx

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Rudolph Days - March 2021

Hello there,

Well, it's the 25th of the month again which can only mean one thing.  Yes, it's time for another 'Rudolph Days challenge.  Here's the card that I've made this month:

I've done my favourite style of stamping which is to create a scene, this time, using two different sets of stamps.  The trees, shed and gate are by Andy Skinner and the sheep are by Hobby Art Stamps.  

I started by stamping the shed and then used some torn copy paper to mask off the snow while I created the sky.  I have to say that I love this tree stamp as it's so realistic and another thing that I really like about this stamp set is that you have the gate and fence posts, so you can make every card different.  I used a black fine liner to join the fence posts together.  Finally, I stamped the sheep as I think they look great on Christmas cards.

Mo and her friendly team will have lots of inspiration for you, so why not pop over and take a look.

That's all from me for today and I hope to be back with you very soon xx