Thursday, 29 March 2012


The lovely sunshine and warmth has certainly helped all the spring flowers in the garden.  I have chosen to use flowers in this Easter card.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Easter
Anything Goes:  Get Ready for Easter
Crafty Boots Challenges:  Easter
Cute Card Thursday:  Happy Easter
Delightful sketches:  Easter
Dream Valley:  Easter

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Touch of Green

Plenty of green about at the minute, we have just had St Patrick's Day and looking outside in the garden we are getting the new leaves on plants that have been twiggy all winter.

I found a spotty backing paper that included green in it and then using a snippet of green glitter card I cut my favourite butterfly (Marianne Creatabales).  Out of a smidgen of green card from the snippets box I used a hole punch to punch three little circles for the bottom corner.  I used another snippet of white card and cut with a Nestability for the greeting.

I have entered this in the following challenges:

Scrappy Frogs - Seeing Frogs
Simon says Stamp - A bit of Green
2 Sisters - Spots and Dots
Pile it On - Up in the Air
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets
Wags nWhiskers - Touch of Irish (Use green)
Ippity - Use Wings
Stamping with Dragon - Things with wings
Cropstop - Butterflies

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Week of challenges and quizzes

I have had the old grey matter whirring away to do a daily quiz over on Crafts by Carolyn Forum. for their 10th birthday.  We are also taking it in turns to set a challenge each day.  Do come on over and join us as the challenges are open until 24th March.

Here is my entry for day 1 which was to make an embellishment.  Using scraps of white card and some vellum.

I am also going to enter this in Pixie's Crafty Workshops Snippets Challenge

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mothers Day

I made this card for my Mum for Mothers Day, the hearts in the image show my love for her.  I used a backing paper that I have had for several years and then used offcuts to make the two flowers that I cut with my Craft Robo.  The digi image is coloured using my Promarkers.  Promarkers are one of my favourites when it comes to crafting and I am just waiting to receive some more colours that I ordered recently.

I have entered it in the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop:  Snippets #11
Oldie but a Goodie:  Mum's the Word
Passion for Promarkers:  For Mum/Female Relative
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Craft4 Eternity:  Special Mum
Papercrafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly:  Mothers Day
Craft your Days Away:  Mothers Day
Totally Papercrafts:  My Favourite Things
Allsorts:  Say it with flowers
Dream Valley Challenges:  Mothers Day
Lexi's Creations:  Mothers Day
Simon Says Stamp:  Mothers Day/Special Girl
The Squirrel and the Fox:  Love

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


This card was inspired by the monthly challenge over at Crafts By Carolyn where we were asked to submit items using exactly 10 items.   The forum is just coming up to it's 10th birthday and there are going to be some celebrations going on!!!

 My card has 6 tiny flowers cut using a paper punch from a small offcut from my snippets box; some ribbon finished with a bow; a sentiment; a brown backing paper and the stamped image.  The ribbon I have had in my cupboard for over a year; it is a lovely colour and I have been hoarding it!!!  The image is a new stamp by Hot off the Press that was on the front of a crafts magazine I bought last month.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Love to Create:  Monochromatic
Pixies Crafty Workshops:  Snippets challenge
Incy Wincy Designs:  Something Old and Something New
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up:  Things with Wings
Paper Play Challenges:  Something Old, Something New

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Another card with my favourite Marianne Createables butterfly die.  A snippet of green card to mat and layer the greeting and some green glitter card for the butterfly. 

I have entered it in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments:  Happy Birthday
Pixie Crafty Snippets
Scrappy Frogs:  Use Die Cuts
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz:  Punches and Dies
DYSU:  Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Card Makin Mama:  Lets see from Green
Sassy Studio Design:  Lets see something green
Allsorts:  Spread your wings
Saturday Challenge:  Green for Go

Friday, 2 March 2012


We have had some lovely blue skies and sunshine this week, spring bulbs are flowering, birds are building their nests .....spring has sprung!!

I have used a Martha Stewart Punch for the pale blue layer and another scrap of darker blue contrasting paper from my scrap box.  I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I have entered this for the following challenges:

CES Challenge Blog:  Colour challenge
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Allsort Challenge:  Your choice
Deep Ocean Challenge:   Spring
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Crafters Companion:  Spring
Joanna Sheen:  Spring is in the Air
Passion for Promarkers:  Colour challenge - Pastels
CCEE Stampers:  Spring Scene
Simon Says Stamps:  Anything Goes
DYSU:  Things with wings
Delightful Challenges:  Spring Colours
Cute Card Thursday:  Signs of Spring
Pixie's Crafty Workshops:  Snippets #9
Crafty Catz:  Punches and Dies
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps:  Spring Break