Thursday, 24 April 2014


 These plaid cards were made for homework on Watercolour On Line Classes, and on the darker card I used Reno Art tube watercolours, although with the grey I used Jo Sonja Paynes Grey with a small amount of white colour to mix it, I also used the Lemon Yellow also with a small amount of white mixed in and the crimson red which also had some white to lighten it.   Don't like the look!!  with the Lighter shaded card I used Crayola Washable Markers, as I couldn't buy Crayola water colours, and I used Kitten Grey, Pinky Pink, and small fry yellow, these were a bit easier to use as I put the colour on my craft sheet and used lots of water, I am happier with this card, next time I think I will use my faber-castile water colour pencils and see what I get, I suppose it is all a "learning curve" and lots of practice is needed.

Monday, 21 April 2014

pretty girl

I made this card today to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 6, which is a sketch, with a twist, the twist being using a new item and an old item.    I used black cardstock for the base of the card and used Graphic 45 papers from Birdsong Collection and used brown ribbon to go across the centre of the card, and pink flowers in the right hand side , I used stick on pearls for the embellishments and the "Pretty Girl" is cut from a decoupage book, all are old items except the pink flowers which I just made this week. I also used a silver gel pen to make a nexklace for the girl. The circles were cut with an mpress 3 in 1 nesting dies and the square was cut from a Nellie Snellon cutting die MFD006.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Winged Things

Hi There, I just made this card this morning to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Winged Things,   I used plain white card stock for the base and used only Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad for the stamping, which is a variety of Stampendous, Kaiser craft, and a generic butterfly, I used two Tim Holtz stencils for the background, Burlap and Measured, and for those I applied the Distress Ink with an ink dauber,    die cut the Model and the cotton reel from Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers cutting die "Mini Sewing Room Set"   and I added Cheery Lynn "Wings" which were a gift from a crafting friend, Thanks Meg!!!  I tied a little cotton twine around the waist of the model.     I enjoyed making this card!!!

Saturday, 12 April 2014


I made this card to say thank you to a friend, and I used the template on lesson 7 on Clean & simple cards no 3, lessons, although I  used a cuttlebug embossing folder "Tiny Mosaic" and used some coloured dots that I bought at "Crazy Clarks" who were closing down and had 50% off. I used markers to do the colouring on the inside of the openings of the words and the hearts. I am quite happy with the outcome!

Blue Christmas

Hi there everyone, I made this card today to enter into the 52 {Christmas} card Throwdown challenge: April Colour Challenge.  I used a royal blue cardstock for the background card, and a pale lilac and white designer paper for the next layer and I used dark blue for the lacy band across the lower section and behind the Christmas ball and I used silver for the ball topper and the snowflake, I used silver gems in the right hand top corner.  I hope I have got it right!!

easter cards

 Hi there everyone!!  Here are four of my Easter Cards, basically they are all the same with a 5-1/2" square white cardstock, with designer paper from Prima "Almanac" collection 6" x 6" paper pad, The white cardstock on top of the designer paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots",  the flowers on all cards were cut from Tim Holtz cutting die "Tattered Flowers" and were shaded with the various Memento ink pads,  with the green vine from, I think CheeryLynn, it was a gift from a friend so I am not sure, the butterflies are from Tim's On the Edge cutting die "Butterflies" and they either have rhinestones or Ranger Perfect Pearls, Bisque or Baby Blue,   the small accents are from Graphic 45 embellishments.   I am very happy with the way these turned out.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Best Wishes

Hi there, I made this card today to enter in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No. 5, Take a stamp, any stamp, and I cut the white cardstock base into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square card, and covered it with paper from a Prima 6" x 6" paper pack "Almanac" collection.   I used a Tim Holtz Frameworks cutting die "Trellis" and I stained it with Tim's Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"  and I coloured the pieces from the centre of the trellis with various Memento Ink pads, I used a Cheery Lynn cutting die "Best Wishes" and a stamp from Tim Holtz stamp set " Lost and Found"  I rather like the result of this card.