Monday, 17 February 2020

Baby Robin


I am a member of the Card Making Tips group on Facebook and there is a Christmas card challenge every week.

Week 5 challenge is a sketch 


The challenge over at Beccy's Place is Anything Goes with a store image and the optional theme is Animals. The image I used is Baby Robin from Beccy's Place

I absolutely love this cute little robin which is coloured with Promarkers. I added white gel pen to the berries to emulate a shine.

The papers are from my Christmas scraps box. The red snowflake paper is the background from a card I have received and recycled. It is foiled and far too pretty to throw away.

I used die cut holly leaves from Craftwork Cards for the corner embellishment and combined this with a red circle sentiment to emulate a holly berry. I added gold gel pen to the leaves and matted the sentiment on a scrap of gold card and mounted onto 3d foam for added dimension.

Size - 6" x 6"
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Gel Pens
Embellishments - Die Cut holly leaves & sentiment both from Craftwork Cards


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

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Winter Blues


Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.


The optional Twist for this challenge is "Winter Blues" inspired by the prize paper pack on offer for the winner Winter Blues 1 designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.





This month we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs who have a fabulous range of images in their store including some lovely Christmas ones.



I chose Snow Happy image 59 to work with from the store. 

The image is coloured with Promarkers and lots and lots of glitter courtesy of a clear sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir by Crafter's Companion.

As I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment I have scanned in the image and used it to make a digital card.

I use a program called Affinity Photo on the Mac and created a square card. The base layer is just plain navy blue. The snowflake paper is snowfall from the Welcome to the North Pole kit by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.


I have added triangle corners in the plain blue and snowflakes from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles


The image has been added to a panel of blue that has been rotated. I then added a 'frame' of snowflakes around the edge of the snowangel. This card has 24 layers plus the signature and is the most complicated of all digital creations I have produced.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.


Digital Supplies Used :  

Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen
Embellishment - Glitter Snowflake 1 from Snow Much Fun - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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

* As this is a digital creation If I have entered it into your challenge in error please let me know. Please delete and accept my apologies for entering *



Friday, 14 February 2020

Valentine's Card




I am a total romantic and LOVE Valentine's Day.

This card was made for my Guest DT position at Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes for the 26th January challenge.  I didn't want to blog it until today as my hubby could have seen it on my blog.
I have used a sheet of black A4 card as the base and covered it with a heart design printed and embossed mirror card from Kanban which I have had for a zillion years.

The dies are both from The Works from the haul I got on holiday in Penzance.

The heart is cut from black card. IT cuts out lots of heart shapes. I matted this onto a piece of red card so you could see the red come through the apertures. I then pieced back in some of the smaller hearts and coloured some in with a gold gel pen.

The Love sentiment was cut from a black glitter card. The hearts were cut a second time in red card and I added glossy accents to it.

I gave this to my husband this morning and he loved it (as well as the limited edition bottle of Red Velvet Cupcake Baileys)


Card Details -

Size - A5
Colouring Medium - Gold Gel Pen
Embellishments - Glossy Accents

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


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Happy Birthday Balloons


I recently bought a set of dies from Hochanda designed by Julie Hickey. I had seen so many great examples of men's cards she had made and I just knew it would help me make cards for men as I am not all that good at them.

I used the rectangle die to cut frame from metallic card that I have had for a million years. This has been matted onto some holographic card.

I covered a card black with a balloon paper from Dovecraft. The balloons have been diecut from probably the most used die in my collection. I have added glitter and glossy accents and popped up on 3D foam. The gifts are cardstock stickers from my stash attached to the balloons with some metallic string.

The happy sentiments is a Docrafts sticker mounted onto scraps of black and holographic card. The birthday word has been cut using the co-ordinating die from JHD

Card Details -

Size - A5
Dies - Happy Frame & Birthday word by Julie Hickey Designs. Balloon 1 by Ellison Designs
Embellishments - Sentiment sticker from Docrafts, Cardstock present stickers, glitter & Glossy Accents


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


Wednesday, 15 January 2020

An Old Fashioned Christmas




I am absolutely delighted to be a Merry Maiden on the Design Team of


Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is one of the kindest ladies I know in blogland and a very talented designer to boot.




Christmas Cards are the thing I most like to make as it is the perfect excuse to use sparkle and glitter. 

At this present time I do not have a colour printer and so to be able to use the digital papers I will be making my cards as a digital creation.


For this challenge we are being sponsored by Lunagirl who has a great selection of vintage digital images. Karen very generously gave us the opportunity to use a collage sheet of our choosing to work with.


The papers the DT are using for this challenge are An Old Fashioned Christmas. All our challenges are Anything Christmas goes. This will be the prize for the winning entrant who also follows the optional twist of featuring a Vintage item.

For the layout of my card I used a sketch 175 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2


The card is made of lots of layers and features papers & elements that I have collected over the years from various designers and sentiments from Word Art World & Desert Diva

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Digital Supplies Used : 

ATGB Paper Plaid Cranberry - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
OFC Holly Bell - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Tags 4 - Lunagirl
Merry Christmas sentiment - Word Art World
With Love sentiment - Desert Diva

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