29 February 2020

Saturday Afternoon Crafting

It’s the arrival of storm Jorge here in Dorset, so a good excuse to craft all afternoon and stay warm and dry.

This card is for all occasions as I have avoided a sentiment in the front. So can be for birthdays, Mother’s Day, get well, well done, well I think you get the idea.

I’ve used a Penny Black image called You’re the Bestest, which I’ve used Brusho’s to colour except for the brown colour which was Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen, and vintage photo.

Having just discovered Brusho’s (I’m behind the times) and love experimenting with them. It’s so magical.

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge -  #561 Use Three Pearls
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - #426 No Digi’s Allowed
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes (optional flowers)

Bye for now


21 February 2020

Brrrrr...PPPPenguins Line Up

Yes I’m still on my ‘Christmas Card’ mission.

Image is from Penny Black called ‘Carolling Penguins’ stamped in black ink and coloured with Promarkers. I tried to create a Christmas moon in the background. Added a Christmas button and a red gem. Die cut swirls, icicles and a snowflake. Backing paper from stash.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Have a good weekend.

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