17 February 2020

Anything Goes.

So I’m staying on target on building my stock of Christmas cards. I usually leave it to the last minute.....but not this year!

To make this card I have used a House Mouse stamp which is called Mice Snowball. It’s another cute image from those critters. I’ve used Promarkers to colour, sentiment stamps are from Crafters Companion, I’ve used corner dies from Memory Box called Snowflake Corner. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen to age it slightly.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challenge #494 Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - Challenge W - Anything You Wish
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes #385
Scribbles Designs - Challenge 86 Snow

Bye for now.

12 February 2020

Pretty In Pink

I found a huge box of stamped and digi images which I was clearly intending to colour.......eventually.

This cute digi image was on the top and for the life of me I cannot think who this image belongs too but got a feeling it was Saturated Canary or something like that but anyway isn’t she so cute.

I have kept the colour palette pink and I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Promarker Challenge - Photo Inspiration 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes C#125
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes - Mainly Pink

Bye for now.


11 February 2020

Can’t wait for Spring

I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here in Dorset England we have  very blustery, rainy and sometimes sunny weather BUT it is cold and I cant wait for Spring time.

Here is a card which reminds me very much of Spring. The image is from Penny Black called Bee Costume and has been colour with Promarkers. I’ve added a little glitter to the wings and headband. The backing paper is from 🤷‍♀️, again I’m not sure, and the flower is from stash.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge - #298

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Polka doodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

 Hope the weather is kind to you wherever you are.


9 February 2020

❤️Love is in the Air ❤️

It’s that romantic time of the year for some of us. It’s the hearts flowers, and Chocolates season.

I’ve created a card which would suit any romantic occasion. I’ve used a Penny Black stamped called ‘Squeeze till I Squeak’. Cute right! The backing paper is from 🤷‍♀️ but it’s called Up and Away. I stamped the sentiments with an alphabet stamp collection from Image Tree.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:




http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-425-love-me-do.html http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-184.html http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-167.html

6 February 2020

Oh Christmas Tree

Here’s another Penny Black stamps that I’ve found in my stash. It’s called Xmas Troupe.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and paper and card from stash.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:


Bye for now.


Create Your Own Background

Still experimenting with my gel plate and ink I thought this next challenge would be good practise.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is Make Your Own Background.

I used the gel plate, Versa Fine ink pads and Brusho’s to create the background behind the stamped image. The stamped image is from Penny Black and called ‘Beehave’ which I’ve coloured with Promarkers. I then stamped the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose and used a background stamp that resembles hessian.

Bye for now.


5 February 2020

Cats And Dogs

This image is perfect for the ABC Christmas Challenge - Cats and Dogs and


I’ve used Promarkers to colour the image and sadly I can’t tell you who this image belongs to as I found in the bottom of the drawer without it’s packaging but if anybody knows please let me know.

Bye for now


2 February 2020

Fairy and Mystical

Looking through my stash I came across this little girl with butterfly wings but I’m not sure who this was may by as it’s not in its original packaging. To my mind I think it could have been Sugar Nellie but I might have that wrong.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/02/c-125.html Always Anything Goes.

 Bye for now

Animals, Birds and Butterflies

🎼 Easy Like Sunday Morning🎶🎵. This is a lovely challenge. The choice of stamps to use for this challenge is endless. I have sooooo many Penny Black stamps as they are one of my favs.

I’m entering this card into the following challenge:


And now it’s 🎼Lazy Sunday Afternoon🎶🎵.
Bye for now.


1 February 2020

P P P Penguin Challenge Alert!

Yep, another Christmas card. I’m loving all these challenges that are helping me to get my Christmas cards completed so early. It’s also helping me with airing my old stamps that have been stacked away for some years. How refreshing on a lovely sunny February day, good bye to the January blues.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges

Scribbles Design Challenge - Penguin.


The stamp I’ve used is from Whipper Snapper and called Penguin & Igloo.

Bye for now


31 January 2020

Anything Goes

Staying with the Christmas cards, today I created another one! I bought this stamp a few years back in a sale and have never used it. I love it. It is so versatile and I think this will be one of my favs for this year.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Bye for now.


30 January 2020

Another Christmas Card!

I’m here again, however I’m not doing too well with the gel plate at the moment but I’m not going to give up. I need more ink pads and less interruptions from people calling out my name every ten minutes as it ruins the creative flow! Oh to be on my own just for a couple of hours.

I’ve created the following card using the gel plate to create the back ground and I’ve not used the traditional colours for Christmas (due to waiting for some new ink pads). The tree and deer stamp came free from a magazine (a long time ago) and the foliage is from Lavinia.

How pleased was I when the following challenge popped up on my blog. I was a DT many moons ago, so I’m delighted to enter this card into C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Christmas.

Bye for now.


29 January 2020

Two Postings in One Day!

Well this is unheard of........another posting in the same day. I know it might be a bit much, but I thought strike while the iron is hot, or rather carry on crafting whilst I have all my inks, stamps and glitter everywhere. It means I only have to clear up once and who knows what tomorrow brings. It’s how we roll here!

I’m already thinking about making lots of Christmas cards this year and here is the first.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
Fab ‘n’ Funky - Christmas
House Mouse - Anything Goes extra add a tag.

Bye for now


Passion for Promarkers Challenge

I was amazed when I got out my Promarkers, which I haven’t used in an age, how good they still worked. I’ve had them for years.

Since I discovered Lavinia stamps and the Gel Plate, it’s inspired me to take up card making again. I’ve revisited all my old stamps, some have been shoved in old carrier bags, but I’ve lovingly pulled them back out and wondered how I could have done such a thing. They all have a new lease of life now.

This was and still is one of my favourite stamps. It’s from Stamps Happen and is called Falling Softly. I’ve used Promarkers to colour the image and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad  faded Jeans to shade the edges and just a touch of Sunshine from an old Whispers ink pad, which must be 15years old.

I’m entering this card into the Passion for Promarkers challenge child/children image.

Bye for now.


28 January 2020

My First Challenge

This year I’ve decided to enter some challenges like I did some years ago. I’ve missed doing this and to be honest forgotten how to do it but here it goes.

I’m entering the following card into the Penny Black challenge ‘Make it Feminine’. I forgotten how to use the links but I’ll give it a try.

This stamp I’ve had for quite a few years and it’s called ‘Burst of Stars’. The background I’ve stamped it onto was created by myself with Brusho’s, and new discovery to me and love to play with.

Bye for now


26 January 2020

Long time, No see

Not been around much here, although I have been extremely busy making paper goodies.
Here’s a select of what I’ve been up too. Love being retired!

Bye for now


14 July 2018

I Have Retired

Wednesday last week was my last day of working full time. I have taken early retirement, which means I can indulge myself in more crafts. I recently did a paper cutting workshop, and I loved it and it's so addictive. Do give it a try.
I'm in the process of finishing a project for a craft exhibition in August. As I don't want to give the game away yet, I thought I'd show you a little snowman upcycled from an old pepper pot.

Everything added  was from my stash. 

Hopefully now I will be able to write more often on my blog so hope to see you again soon.

Hope creating


12 May 2018

Book Folding - Harry Potter

Did a bit of book folding this week. I have a pattern of Harry Potter which I tried two ways. Can't make my mind up of which of the two I prefer.

I guess we will see which one sells first!


9 May 2018

Birthday Cards

I've gone back to making a bundle of birthday cards again. At my last craft event I sold lots so making new stock for my next craft event, which is this Sunday. However, I think I'm out of practise as I realised my style us pretty basic and I need to be more inventive. I think it's because lots of people like the cards to be flat for postage reasons, but I still need to improve my layouts.
See very basic.
I'm starting Christmas cards next week.....eek!

Happy crafting

16 April 2018

Dorset Centre for Creative Arts

We had a craft fair run by Wessex Event Co in Poundbury Dorset. New area to me. I had a great day on Saturday, although Sunday was a little quieter due to the weather and we were all allowed to pack up a little earlier. Here are a few photos of my table display.

I sold quite a lot of flowers on Saturday so great excuse to make some more, and I also need to make some more fairy lights. I don't make many cards these days but to my surprise I sold half my stock, so best get those stamps out again!

Have a great week.


9 August 2017

Great News

It has been a hectic few months, preparing for some exhibitions, craft fairs and now for The New Forest Fairy Festival.

I had a great time at DACA (Dorset Arts and Crafts Association) for the past five days and coming away with The Stallholders Challenge Cup. Unbeknown to me a secret shopper comes round to all the tables and chooses one that is the best presented and friendly, and I was chosen. I'm completely over the moon and here is some photos.

Feeling good!
Bye for now.

28 April 2017

Paper Flowers

Somebody asked me the other day, what is my favourite thing to make. After lots of thoughts I decided it was paper flowers. I make 100's and 100's of the following flowers every year, selling them a local craft fairs and I never get bored of making them.  There such a variety of paper and buttons how could I get fed up making them.
I made these flowers for St Georges day.
Bye for now

16 April 2017

My Star Wars Quilling Project Finished

All done. I've finally finished my quilling picture.
I'm quite pleased with the end result as I never had a plan nor have I got much experience in quilling. I just kinda went with the flow and made it up as I went along. However I can see this could have been a lot better and if I was to do this project again I would definitely do it differently.
May The Force Be With You.
Ps on my Facebook page and Instagram you can see a short video of the stages it took to complete it.