6 July 2023

Christmas in July

 What a scary thought, but us crafters have to make an early start.

This is a wooden stamp which has no makers mark other than K-1884. I found in a charity shop some years ago.

I’ve mainly used water colours for the image, with the odd shading of glittery Posca pens on the leaves and berries. A few gems added and a sentiment.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:




Bye for now.


5 July 2023

Anything Goes

This is another new stamp and I have so many friends that I could send this too :). This is quite comical without being too rude.

I’ve used Promarkers to colour the image and added a few gems.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:




Anything Goes w/o Life is a Beach

 I recently acquired this new stamp, but I need to practice more but I has to make do with the colours I had. Time to make a cheeky order, I think, for a few more colours. 

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Off now to practice some more.


30 June 2023

Something for the Girls

 I’ve had this image coloured for ages and finally put something together to make a sweet little girly card. I have used a stencil for the brick wall and an embossing folder for the sunshine.

I’d would like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Bye for now.


28 June 2023


 For my card I used a world atlas page to create the background and hand stamped ‘smile’ and added a little star. I used Promarkers to colour the image. I wonder where in the world he’ll be travelling too this year :)

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:



Four Legged Friends

 I’ve been preparing graduation cards and hope that everybody get the grades they want. This little stamp is from Penny Black and called ‘A Scholar’.

I’d like to enter this card into the  following challenge: http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2023/06/challenge-576-four-legged-friends.html

Bye for now.


27 June 2023

Dads’ and/Lads

 Another great image. I love how the dog has been dressed up.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:



The ‘Funny’ Challenge

 I love this image and it always makes me smile.

It’s another digi image but again I can’t remember from where.

I’d liked to enter this card into the following challenge:

Bye for now.


Boys and Men

 It’s not often I make men/boys cards so I thought I’d make it my mission to make some today and here is one of them. I’ve used a digi image but sadly I can’t remember where it’s from.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Bye for now.


25 June 2023

Anything Goes

 This, I believe, is the first time I’ve entered into this blogs challenge. I guess I always thought it was for digi images only…..until I read the rules :).

I’m using another one of my new stamps for this challenge:


I hope you like it.


F is for Flying

 I really love my new stamps that arrived last week, and had a chance to have a play with some of them.

As the theme over at Alphabet Challenge was ‘Flying’ I thought I would one of my cards.


I hope you like it.


24 June 2023

Garden Bugs

 I’m not keen on creepy crawly creatures but I do like these two bugs. At least I know they will stay put on the card.

Over at http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/2023/06/garden-bugs.html the theme is ‘Garden Bugs’ and this card was a perfect fit for this challenge.

Bye for now.


Bunch of Flowers

 It’s been sometime since I’ve entered a challenge, but I’m currently preparing for an exhibition in August.

I recently required this new stamp which is gorgeous. 

I’d like to enter this card into the following:


5 June 2023

Guest Designer for June

 I’ve been away for a short break to recharge my batteries and I’m now ready to go again.

I was very pleased to be asked to be Guest Designer for the month of June for https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme is ‘Anything Goes Fantasy’.

Here is my card:

 I enjoy creating fairy/elves/unicorn cards and this particular wooden stamp has been in my collection for quite some years and every now and then makes an appearance. I would say it’s quite tricky to colour the image but colour choice can be free as you like. It’s from Stamps Happen and is called ‘Falling’.

Don’t forget to pop along and join in the fun.


20 May 2023

Anything Goes

 For this card I’ve used another of my favourites, Lavinia stamps. Please check them out if you love anything fairy and magical.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge :

https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/05/week-729.html The theme is anything goes.


Patterned Paper

 My card today is stamped with a very old Penny Black wooden stamp. It’s called Good Friends, and we all need those. I’ve coloured the image with Promarkers. I’ve used two different backing patterned paper and matched some pre cut flowers with gems in the centre.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the theme is ‘Anything goes with option of Pattern Papers’

Bye for now.

19 May 2023

Add a Sentiment

 Over at Passion for Markers the theme is ‘Add a Sentiment’. 

For my card I’ve used a stamp from Art Impressions called ‘In the Tub’. I have coloured the image with Promarker pens, added a suitable sentiment, some gems and an embellishment. Backing paper is from my stash.

Bye for now.


Stencils & Stamping

Over at Stamping Sensation the theme is stencils and stamping.

For my card I used two stencils. The green stencil background is from Lavinia stamps and the orange flower background stencil was gifted to me without any makers mark. The little girl stamp is from Wildrose Studio and called Mia with Teddy. I’ve coloured the image with Promarkers, added a sentiment and layered up some pre cut paper flowers.

That’s all for now.


18 May 2023


 Over at the House-Mouse & Friends challenge the theme is Here Comes Summer. Finally in the UK we have had some sunshine although the wind has a slight chill to it still. 

My image is from Summer Drinks JSHM013. I’ve smooshed some ink for the sky and sand but then used pencils to colour the image. I’ve added the sentiment from the same set and turned it into a sunshine. I’ve also added a few matching pearls, a little starfish and Stickles Star Dust glitter for some drink bubbles.

That’s it for now.



 Yep, 2nd posting in one day, but when I’ve got the time, I have to cram it in.

Over at Country View Challenge for May the theme is ‘Vehicles’ http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2023/05/may-2023-vehicles.html

I for one do not make enough men cards so this was a good chance to get one completed. I stamped the image onto thick card stock and coloured it with Promarkers. Added a suitable sentiment and added a flag embellishment.

Not sure, but I could be back for another posting……who knows.


May The Force Be With You

 I’m a massive Star Wars fan, right from the very beginning and my daughter was born on May the 4th (many moons ago). Little did I know then it would become ‘a thing’, that special day Star Wars day and of course my daughters birthday.

Over at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge the theme is May The Force Be With You

Not one to miss the opportunity, I got out my digital images to create a card. I used ink pads and sponges to create a moon scape and the Death Star was painted with water colours. The images were printed on thick card stock, coloured, fussy cut and applied to the card.

Bye for now.


8 May 2023

Christmas Sheep

 Another Christmas card! I think this image maybe from Bugaboo from many moons ago but I can’t be sure. I memory is what it used to be :)

I’ve coloured this image with Promarkers, added glossy accents to the eyes, red Stickles to the Christmas tree, a sentiment and a gold star.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


6 May 2023

C is for Cats

 Meow, meow. It’s cats theme today and my card has been stamped with a Whipper Snapper wooden block called Kitty Litter.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and stamped the paw print around the image. Added a sentiment and a couple of cat embellishments.

I’d like to enter the card into the following challenge:


Bye for now.


5 May 2023

Fields of Wild Flowers

 I love House Mouse stamps. They are all so cute. This stamp is called Butterfliers.

For my card I used Brusho’s to colour the image, a stencil around the edge of the card, and a few die cut wild flowers added.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Christmas Sleigh

 It’s great to be back blogging. I especially like the Christmas challenges. Having an extra early start on Christmas cards is a great advantage and being given a theme keeps me focused.

For my card I used an old wooden stamp from Whipper Snapper called Santa, Horse and Pup. I coloured the image with Brusho’s.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Bye for now.


1 May 2023

Bee Birthday Card

 This is one of my favourite stamps and one of my most popular cards at craft events. The wings are stamped on acetate and therefore pop up and move.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:



28 April 2023


 Most people love shopping, not me. Sadly the high streets are not as busy any more since on-line shopping has become so popular. So here’s a reminder of high street shopping.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:

27 April 2023

1st Christmas Card for 2023

 Well, this is a good start on Christmas cards! I’ve used a House Mouse stamp called Sweet Music. It’s so cute. I’ve coloured this with pencils.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:



24 April 2023

Black and White Cats

 Nice little cat stamp that I’ve had for many years and time to it move on. So I’m stamping this one for the very last time. I don’t feel sad about as I know somebody else will enjoy owning it, so it’s off to the charity shop on Thursday.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Flower Power

 My first card for this week has been created by using Lavinia stamps and I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


22 April 2023

Flower Power

 This card has been created by die cutting the Daisy and embossing the background. Handy card to have as a standby for those birthday that sometimes get forgotten :(

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Cocktail Anyone!

 When I go to the beach I’m always looking for beach treasures and collecting old bits of plastic etc. 

For this card the sea glass was collected last year from Combe Martin in Devon. I’ve hand drawn the glasses.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


21 April 2023

Funky Birds

 I love this image but again not used it for a few years, so giving this one an airing. I’ve used Promarkers to colour the image and I love the funky colours.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:



I think it fits the bill…….get it!

Bye for now.


19 April 2023

It’s a Girl

 Another stamp destined for the charity shop but having one last stamp up with it. It’s called Bunny Bath and to be honest this is the first and last time it will be used. It’s been stuck in the back of the drawer for many years and doesn’t appear to have ever been used, in fact I can’t ever remember using it. Cute though but needs a new home.

I’m entering this card into the following challenge:


April Showers

 Here’s a little card created this afternoon. It’s an old Whiff of Joy and again I’ve not used this stamp for many years.

I’ve been having a huge craft room clear out, which the local charity shop have enjoyed. I think it’s time to move on some of these and I’m having a last stamp with them before they go off to a new home.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:



Cat Bath

 This image from Penny Black always makes me smile so thought it would be great to enter it into the following challenge. It seemed appropriate.


18 April 2023

Playful Cat

 I made this little card today.

It’s a very old Penny Black wooden stamp which I used Promarkers to colour. I created the background by smudging ink to create the sky and grass then added various Lavinia foliage stamps.

I’ll enter this card into the following challenge.



17 April 2023

Four Legged Friends Challenge

 I spotted two challenges, at Dream Valley Challenge and Unicorn Challenge and realised I’ve got just the right card.

I love the colour combination which was created using a gel plate. I love not knowing how the backgrounds will turn out. I’ve used two Lavinia stamps for the four legged friends.


During my time away from my blog, I have been creating quite a few quilling pictures. I love this craft and if you’ve not tried it, then give it go. Here’s one of my mandala designs.

Bye for now.