Thursday 29 September 2011


I'm squeezing in a last card before I go away for a couple of days.

Image and papers from PC Crafter

Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch 121
Crafty Ribbons Challenge spooky
MAWTT spooky

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Christmas Greetings

Image from the web
Papers from Bearly Mine

CES recycled ribbon
Bearly Mine 3 backing papers
My Time to Craft musical medley
Fussy and Fancy new technique second attempt at vintage look

Monday 26 September 2011

Winter Scene

Now that I have more time to craft I wanted to try new techniques and designs of cards.

Image from Card Creations Christmas Memories
Papers from Card Creations and from stash

Sarah Hurley vintage
Polka Doodles distress
CD Sunday  winter wonderland
Paper Sundaes anything goes

Saturday 24 September 2011

Reindeer Greetings

Image from PC Crafter
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Willow Sketchie sketch great prize this week see sidebar
Bah ! Humbug ! rudolph/reindeer
CHNC card for a child

Blue and White

The Willow Sketchie site have an extra special challenge and great prize this week , see sidebar.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Lili of the Valley aqua white and glitter

Across the Miles

We have had a beautiful day here in the North-East  but I made time for a couple of challenges.

Digital Stamp from Just Inklined
Sentiment computer generated

Christmas Stampin All Year Long clean and simple
Winter Wonderland Across the miles
Allsorts Challenge keep it simple
Sweet Stampin' Challenge anything goes

Friday 23 September 2011


These are my first ATC's and I must admit that once Igot started I enjoyed making them.

Stamps  from Make It Crafty

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge santa
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Fussy and Fancy new technique first ATC's

Winter Greenery

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs


SSW sketch 120
Magical Monday Christmas in September
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend what a cutie


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Divas by Design sketch
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Southern Girls anything goes
Magical Monday christmas in September
Flutter By Wednesday open challenge

Wednesday 21 September 2011


I loved the James bear range from Lili of the Valley last year and have inked a few up to use this year too.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Forever Friends.

Papertake Weekly creature comforts
Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch


It was lovely this morning but started to rain a few hours ago forcing me out of the garden. It feels more like November this afternoon so a great excuse to sit and craft.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Summer Driggs


Sunday Sketch and Stamp sketch
Crazy Challenge Christmas no red or green
OLLCB punches and dies
Stamp with Fun anything goes
I Love Promarkers include a number
Simon Says punches and dies

Monday 19 September 2011

CD Sunday Challenge Black and Blue

I am so glad I entered a challenge at CD Sunday a few weeks ago, it has encouraged me to explore my CD's and start using them again. However this weeks challenge of black and blue had me stumped for a while, then I decided to try a box . As this is only the second time I have tried one I was fairly pleased with the result.

Image and background paper from Joanna Sheen Dancing with Shadows


The CD Sunday Challenge

Sunday 18 September 2011

Clean and Simple

Apologies for the poor quality of this photo no matter what I did I couldn't get a decent picture.

Digital stamp from Just Inklined


Secret Crafter one layer
CHNC glitter
Alphabet Challenge Q quick and simple
Totally Papercraft clean and simple
Polka Doodles white
MAWTT sparkle

Saturday 17 September 2011


Robin digi from Delicious Doodles
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Willow Sketchie Challenge sketch
Crafts-4-Eternity embellishment recipe

Friday 16 September 2011


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Papermania


Bah ! Humbug ! swirls
Winter Wonderland girly
Lili of the Valley red green and white
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
MAWTT sparkle
Christmas Stampin all Year Long colour inspiration

Snow Couple

Stamp from Funky Kits
Background paper from Bearly Mine Designs overlaid with Vellum


Crafty Sentiments spots stripes
MAWTT sparkle
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
Crafts and Me add a heart
Bearly Mine Challenge buttons
Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Monday 12 September 2011

Vintage Father Christmas

Image from Joanna Sheen
Paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Vellum embossed with Sissix folder
Angel cut on Cricut

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge  Santa
Crafts-4-Eternity Colour challenge use blue and brown.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp  Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge  Vintage
Secret Crafter inspired by a song Santa Claus is coming to town.

M for Mice

The CD Sunday Challenge this week is the letter M.With the season changing, and it feeling autumnal I chose this image.The background paper reflects autumn in both theme and colours.

Image from Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Mayhew
Papers from Hot of the Press

CD Sunday Challenge

Friday 9 September 2011

Little Drummer Boy

Digital Image from Mo Manning
papers from Nitwit Collections

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Suitable for teacher
Charisma Cardz Inspired by a Song Little Drummer Boy
Crafts-4-Eternity Colour Recipe blue and brown


Another first for me and that was mixing lots of elements in this card.

Image from Whiff of Joy
Background paper made up from layering papers from Nitwit Collections
Decoupage tree from Nitwit Collections
Santa and sleigh cut on cricut.


Oldie but a Goodie Christmas in September
Crafty Ribbons Festive Cheer
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge Santa
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round Every thing a year old
Winter Wonderland Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Polka Doodles Setting the Scene
Charizma Cards Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Let's Read Together

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Background paper from Daisy Bucket
Vellum from Craft Creations embossed with a Sissix Folder I did this for the first time yesterday and liked the effect produced.

Diva's by Design  Back to School  They are reading together
My Time to Craft Just Between Friends
Stamps R Us Friendship
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 118

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Inspired by a Peacock

Image from Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Mayhew CD Rom
Papers from CD Rom and Craft Creations +Vellum embossed with Swirls Folder

Allsorts Green and Blue
CD Sunday Challenge Inspired by Peacocks
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

A Toast

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Nitwit Collections

My Time to Craft Just Between Friends
OLLCB Anniversary
Stamps R Us Friendship
CES Raise Your Glasses
Paper Sundaes Sketch

Monday 5 September 2011


Lots of Challenges this week are about vacation or autumn. Here in the north-east of Scotland we have 2 weeks of school holidays in October I hope that counts as vacation.

The colours I used have not liked the camera and the orange has come out a bit pink.

Digital Stamp from Mo Manning
Papers from Shabby Princess

Stampin for the Weekend  Holidays
Secret Crafter Colours of Autumn
One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi
Paper Playtime Vacation
Stamp with Fun  Autumn
Polka Doodle Autumn

Man's Christmas Card

I used this layout on another card a few days ago and really liked it so using different papers and image did another one.

Digital Stamp from Kenny K
Papers from stash

Christmas Card Challenges to use chocolate cream and cranberry
Creative Stamp Friends a mans card
One Stitch at a Time use a digi

Sunday Sketch

It's a lovely day here now after a chilly start that felt autumnal, hence the theme of the card.

Digital Stamp from Mo Manning
Papers from Shabby Princess

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Saturday 3 September 2011

Blue and Green Christmas

Digital Stamp from Mo Manning
Papers from Nitwit Collections
Ribbon and charm from stash

Allsorts Green and Blue
Sweet Stampin Challenge Anything but a birthday
CHNC No sentiment

Friday 2 September 2011


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Alphabet Challenge P for pretty pastels
My Time to Craft In full bloom
Sketch and Stash sketch + neglected flowers embellishments bought about 2 years ago
Willow Sketchie Challenge

Not a Card

Stamp from Lili of the Valley

This is my first attempt at decorating a candle. I was fairly pleased with it , I will give it to my son for his girlfriend as it matches the card in my previous post.

Totally Papercrafts
Just Some Lines

Someone Special

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Craft Creations and Forever Friends

This is for my son to give to his girlfriend his "special person" for the past 4 years, she loves soft toys and I'm sure will love this card.

Fussy and Fancy sketch
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Folds
Winter Wonderland For someone Special :Son for his girlfriend.

Santa Baby

Digital Stamp from Kenny K
Background paper from Forever Friends
Music paper printed with sheet music from the web
Flowers a Marianne D diecut

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge  Santa
Colour Create Kraft red and white,cream
MAWTT Handmade flowers Marianne D die
Christmas Cards All Year Round Everything a year old  All elements were prepared and not used last year finding the coloured image was a great boost.
Charisma Cardz Anything Goes

Thursday 1 September 2011

Christmas Candy

Stamp from Mo Manning
Papers from Nitwit Collections
Ribbon and Charm from Stash

I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges Christmas in August
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch
Simon Says Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge Ribbon, Recycling charm from a card I received last year
Crafts and Me Add a Charm
DP2 Challenge

Does It Suit Me ?

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Stamp with Fun Sketch
My Time to Craft blooms

Christmas Crafting Christmas Sparkle Challenge

These are my first cards as a DT Member for Christmas Crafting I feel really honoured to be on the team and look forward to further challenges. This is Arline's third challenge and is "Christmas Sparkle". We are being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who contributed 2 images for us to play with.

Check out all the other DT Members blogs, Arline the Challenge Co-ordinator, Sara ,Morgan, Darcy 48 (Arline Snr), and Debbie

Image  Sexy Santa from Sassy Studio Designs
Paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Sparkly ribbon and stocking charm from stash.

These digi images are full of detail so I made them as large as I could.

Image First Snow from Sassy Studio Designs
Papers  from Summer Driggs Winter Wonderland Kit
Ribbon and charm from stash
Die cut poinsettia a Marianne D die

Hope you will join in and enjoy the challenge.

Challenges I am also entering
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
bah! Humbug! Here Come The Girls
For Fun Challenges