Monday, 15 July 2019

Guest DT at Createful Heart Design




I was a recent winner of a challenge at Createful Heart Design and was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer on a new challenge starting today.


The image I have used is Gingerbread Joy. I love to make Christmas cards over any other, especially if I have the opportunity to add glitter and sparkle.

I have used Promarkers and gel pens to colour the image along with lots of stickles glue for the letters, snowflakes, hat and buttons.

I have used papers from my stash including a cute gingerbread couple.

The sentiment is a digital stamp from Word Art World and has been die cut using Apothecary Accents Framelits die from Stampin' Up (by Sizzix) as well as the red glitter card mat. Red Card Candi with metallic gold dots has been added to embellish.

Finally I added a little gingerbread man which has been cut from a Sizzix die whihch was one of my very first dies I purchased many years ago. This was cut from shrink plastic and coloured with Promarkers. Finally I added a small piece of the red glitter card for the hearts.

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with this cute image. I do hope you will join the team on the current challenge.

Card Details:-

Size - A5
Sentiment - Word Art World
Colouring Tools - Promarkers, Gel pens, Stickles Glitter glue
Dies - Sizzix Gingerbread Man, Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents
Embellishments - Shrink Plastic, Card Candi


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-




Thursday, 11 July 2019

Guest DT at My Besties Art Espana


I was a recent winner of a challenge at My Besties Art Espana and was honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer.


The image I chose to work with is Sweet Lil' Lisa Fairy IMG036 and the artist is Sherri Baldy.

I made this card for one of my twin great niece's 6th birthday. She is such a little princess and she will absolutely love this.

The image has been coloured with a combination of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and gel pens. Lots of glitter has been added by using stickles glitter glue and Sakura clear glitter gel pen. I added some pretty little resin flowers and lots of yellow gems.

The card has been covered with a glittery floral paper from DCWV.  The sentiment is a Spellbinders die that comes with numbers to cut any age that you require. I have cut this from purple funky foam for the dimension and then silver mirror card. I felt the lettering around the outside needed the extra support of the foam. I added some double sided adhesive to it so it made it into a big sticker and I pleased I did this. I added some purple stickles to the heart and the number for contrast.

Finishing touches were added with 2 different ribbons, a gem brad and flock die cut letters.

It truly has been an honour to Guest on the current challenge 36 which the theme is Anything Goes. You do not have to use a My Besties image to enter. I am sure the team would love to see you join in.

Material used in this card:-

Size - A5
Paper - DWVW
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Gel pens, Sakura Glitter Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue
Dies - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Happy birthday with Numbers
Embellishments - Gems, Ribbon, brad, funky foam, stick on flock letters


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-



Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Guest Designer at SSW 2



I was a recent winner of a challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with my Mother's Day Card. I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer on this challenge.
This is the sketch that I have been given to work with and I am pleased to say I made my first Christmas card of this year with it.

The image is a Penny Black rubber stamp Snowman & Hedgy which has been coloured using Promarkers & Flexmarkers and lots of glitter on the snowman and Stickles glitter glue.

The card is an A5 size covered with designer paper from DCVW. Following the layout of the sketch I have cut the image into an oval shape and mounted this onto mat die cut using a Spellbinders Floral Oval die.

I have used a blue glittery washi tape with a thin white ribbon which has been recycled from a new top I have bought. The sentiment is a digital stamp that I have had printed for ages. I cannot find on my computer which artist has created it but when i do I will give the relevant credit for it.

The image has been embellished with various snowflakes and blue gems from my extensive collection of Christmas stash.  I love making Christmas cards the best as you can use loads of twinkle and I love any excuse to add bling to my cards.

Thankyou to Anne for giving me the opportunity to join in the fun with this sketch.


Materials Used on this card :-

Card Size - A5
Image - Snowman & Hedgy by Penny Black
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - Not sure who artist is
Tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Sakura glitter pen, Stickles glitter glue
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Floral Die
Embellishments - Washi Tape, ribbon, snowglakes, Docrafts Mirror snowflake, gems


Sunday, 23 June 2019

New Baby Card



My Hubby asked me to make a card for a lady he knows well who is expecting a baby soon.

He didn't know at that stage if Mummy-to-be knew the sex of the baby so we went for a gender neutral approach and included pink, blue, green and yellow as the colours for the elements.

All papers used are from my scraps drawer. The card is 5 in size and I used a polka dot paper which has been distressed with an inkpad to knock the brightness back a little.

The layout of the card was from the last Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. I am however too late to enter but wanted to thank them for the sketch anyway.


The base panel is some holographic card with stars on which provides a bit of twinkle and a nice contrast to the white circles that have been cut from the Nellie Snellen Flower Circles Dies.

All the dies are cut from 3 layers of white card layered onto one another and coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, gel pens and Sakura clear glitter pens. This is a technique I had seen on a YouTube video that seems to make it into a 'Thicker' dimensional sticker and is a lot less fiddly to stick together with a Xyron sticker maker than adding 3d foam squares would have been. 

The baby head and bottle are from a Sizzlits 4 die set. The baby booties are a Marianne Creatable dies My First Shoes and the Baby Clothes Line is a Sizzlits decorative strip. Most of these dies I have had for along time and it is the 1st time I have used them. The clothes line I am particularly pleased with as there are so many elements that can be used on their own.

Just after I had finished the card we found out that the baby is due to be a boy so I made it with a blue insert and matching envelope.

Card Size - A5
Dies - Sizzlits 4 Baby Die Set, Sizzlits Decorative Strip Baby Clothes Line, Nellie Snellen Flower Circles, Marianne Creatables My First Shoes
Colouring tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Gel pens, Sakura Glitter pen


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Father's Day Golf Nut


I have been very fortunate to have won 2 challenge prizes recently where I had vouchers for the Bugaboo store. I have been a fab of Jodie's images for many years so was absolutely delighted to have such an awesome prize.

This card has been made using one of the images I bought Nuts About Golf

It is Fathers day in the UK this weekend and my Father in law is a bit of a golf nut so this image is perfect for him. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with gold gel pen checks n the hat, and silver pen on the golf club.


I used the latest Stella Say Sketch from the Catch The Bug Challenge blog for the layout.

I used an A4 sheet of brown card for the base and added a panel of check patterned paper. To this a strip of brown card from a Papermania paper embellishment caddy that I have had in my stash for many years. This has been cut using a Fiskars border punch. Under this is is a layer of gold ribbon.

The image has been matted onto gold card and an offcut of a brown checked card from my scraps drawer.

The golf nut sentiment is from the same image set. It has a little heart which I coloured in with a gel pen but it smudged so I added a gem heart to it. He will never know :) This is was mounted into a circle frame from the Papermania caddy.

The Happy father's Day sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva. Hannelie makes amazing Clean & Simple cards and is very generous with freebie sentiment digi stamps. 

I coloured the sentiment with a Promarker and mounted onto scraps of the gold and checked card. All elements have been layered using foam squares. Finally I added gold Card Candi dots from Craftwork cards to match the metallic layers.

Finally I used the same sentiment stamp and made a gift tag to match for the beer and whisky we have bought him. I added an eyelet using my Fiskars spring loaded eyelet setter. I haven't used it for absolutely ages.


Card Size - A5
Colouring tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Gel pens
Sentiment - Father's Day Sentiments by Desert Diva
Tools - Diamond Border Punch by Fiskars. Fiskars spring loaded eyelet punch
Embellishments - Eyelet, ribbons, Card Candi by Craftwork cards. Heart Gem


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-