Thursday, December 19, 2013

Beccy's Place Challenge - December Challenge

My new computer is back at the lab, as it was giving problems,
and I am adding to this blog from a little laptop, which is taking me
ages to do!

Image - Owls - Beccy's Place
Card - DCWV
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop
Sentiment - MambiSTICKS
Pattern Paper - Sketchbook
Matting - Core'dinations - The Chocolate Box
Cording - Michaels
Rhinestones - Queen&Co.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Birthday Cards For My Three Daughters - 3/3

Here is the third card I have made.  I was at a 70th birthday party
recently, and on the table was a loaf of bread with some gold
lacy material under it, and the server gave it to me to take home,
as I had the idea of using it on a card.  What do you think about it?

Image - CD
Card - Core'dinations
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Flower - Petaloo
Gems. Lace, Finding, Button,
Gold Material, Oatterned Paper - My Stash
Sentiment - Hobbycraft
Numbers - Making Memories

Birthday Cards For My Three Daughters - 2/3

This second card is for one of my twin daughter's.  I just
couldn't come up with something more original, but I hope
this will suffice.  As she works as a personal trainer, perhaps
I should have done something sporty, but think I've exhausted
that subject in previous years.  Here's her card.

Image - CD
Card - Core'dinations
Pattern Paper - Sketchbook
Flowers - Carnation Creations - Spellbinders
Embossing - Swiss Dots - Cuttlebug
Ribbon,m String, Finding - My Stash
Sentiment - Hobbycraft
Gems - Martha Stewart
Numbers - Making Memories

Birthday Cards For My Three Daughters - 1/3

Wow, I didn't realise I hadn't written here for so long.  My
excuse, three cards to make for my kids, who all have a
birthday on the same day this month!  Okay, so I'm a slow
crafter!  This time I used toppers from a CD I got from a
craft magazine. 

Image - CD
Card - Core'dinations
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Flowers - Petaloo
Gems. Lace, Finding - My Stash
Brad - Making Memories
Sentiment - Word
Numbers - Making Memories

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #80 Giving Thanks or Thank You

Here is the card I made for the above Challenge.
I have used this lovely image before, but this time
I have used different colours.

Image - Pattie's Creations - Bloomin' Bucket
Back Mat - Riverbank Revels
Gold Stickers - CreateandCraft
Gems - Papermania
Ribbon - My Stash
Sentiment - Hobbycraft

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Day For Daisies - Challenge #83 - Add Some Gold

I enjoyed making this card, but the glitter is going
everywhere - does anyone know how to stop this?
This is not how I started off making this card, as
I had intended for the glittery part to go on top of
the dress, but it was just too much glitter and the
folds on the dress couldn't be seen.  

Image - ADFD - Hepburndress
Card - DCVW
Shapeabilities - Floral Flourishes
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Ink - Recollections
Gold Glitter - My Stash
Black Mat - My Stash

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CAS Challenge - Sami Stamps

It's been a little while since I last wrote and that is because I have
updated and now have a new computer with Word 7 on it (an
early special birthday gift from bf).  Until now I have used XP,
which I was very happy with.  I received the computer only
yesterday and still have lots to sort out on it, and, get used to
a new system.

Of course I have been crafting in the meantime.  Good news -
I won a challenge on Core'dinations blog and look forward to
receiving a 12x12 paper pad.  I just love using their cardstock,
but haven't found it to buy here. It's fun paper to emboss and
sand, and they have the most beautiful projects on their blog.

Sad news for lots of crafters, Paper Craft Planet is closing at
the end of the year.  I know that many crafters are going to
miss this site tremendously.  Thank you Susanna for all the
hard work you put into this site.

Now for my card for the CAS challenge.  If this wasn't a CAS
challenge I would have added more bling, but it is a lovely
image and I think I have done justice to it.  Go and visit
Sami Stamps and get this freebie!

Image - Sami Stamps - Acorn Bird
Card - Darice
Green Cardstock - Core'dinations
Die - Xcut
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Birds & Swirls
Ink - Recollections
Cording - Michaels

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Core'dinations - Tami Mayberry - CAS Card Challenge

This is my third challenge card for Core'dinations.  This time we had
to make a CAS card, and usually I do anything but. Mind you I do
know that lots of people prefer simple to fussy.  The card has to
have a sentiment and  up to two embellishments.

Cardstock – Core'dinations - The Chocolate Box
                                          Color Couture Glitter
Card - Darice
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug – Birds & Swirls
Sanding Block – Core'dinations
Bird – From A Magazine
Distressing – Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Wool – My Stash (I plaited it)
Sentiment - Word
Ink - VersaMagic

Monday, November 4, 2013

Core'dinations Challenge – Kerri Smith Creating With Tags

Taking part in the Core'dinations Challenges I'm getting
more practice at doing tags, and find that I like doing them.
As small as tags are, it is still possible to use lots of
techniques on them. 

ColorCore Cardstock – The Chocolate Box
                                   – Core Couture Glitter  
                                   – Core'dinations – Elements
Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots – Cuttlebug
                                 Dots & Circles – Cuttlebug
Embossing – Scor Buddy
Shapeabilities – Medallion Four
Nestabilities – Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Ribbons – American Crafts + Stash
Ink – Versa Magic
Gems – Queen&Co
Core'dinations - Sanding Block 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Core'dinations Challenges - November 1-10, 2012

I just love Core'dinations cardstock – I love embossing,
sanding and distressing it.  Core'dinations are having
10 days of Challenges from the 1st-10th of November
and this card I am entering into one of them – I would
be thrilled to win one of their prizes as it is difficult to
get Core'dinations cardstock here and then it is very
expensive.  I have always bought this cardstock
whilst in America, and unfortunately, we had to cancel
this year's trip.

Core'dinations – ColorCore Cardstock
Card – DCWV
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders – Swiss Dots & Spots & Circles
Sizzix Embossing Folder – Starry Night
Distressing – Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Stamp & Sentiment – studio g
Ribbon – Offray
Gems – Papermania
I am entering this card into the following challenge: 
Tracy Gruber Stamping & Core Challenge at Core'dinations

Monday, October 21, 2013

Card For Bugaboo Challenge - October Bingo

I love the humorous stamps from Bugaboo, and am using
one of them for their latest Challenge.  I chose to use
2 designer papers+bling+punch.  The Nestabilities die
can be used with ribbon, which makes a change and
makes the card fancier.  I have also used this die with
just 3 knotted bows.

Image - Bugaboo
Flower Designer Paper - DMD
Second Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye
Nestabilities - Lacey Ovales
Cardstock and Large Blue Gems - My stash
Small Blue Gems - Queen&Co
Flowers - Petaloo
Ribbon - Offray
Butterfly - Punch (used at a crop)
Sentiment - studio g

Bugaboo - October Bingo
Bearly Mine - Challenge #108 - Anything Goes
Lady Ann's Challenges - Anything Goes

Monday, October 14, 2013

Using Beads On Cards

Before I got hooked on paper crafting I made jewellery and still
have LOTS of beads and seed beads, so now and again I use
some on my cards.  Beads can be stuck on with glue, used
on wire or sewn on.  This time I have threaded a few beads on
wire, put each end of wire through ribbon and paper and taped at
the back, before adding to a mat and then attaching to card.

Image - Jellypark
Die - Xcut
Flower - trueliving
Distressing - Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Ribbon - My Stash 

Pattie's Creations
The Crafting Cafe

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Birthday Card With Stencilled Sentiment

Here is an image from A Day For Daisies
and I used a stencil for the sentiment.

Image - A Day For Daisies - Vintage Poppy Cluster
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Embossing Folder - Sizzex - Starry Night
Sanding Block - Core'dinations
Green and Tan Cardstock - Core'dinations
Card, Glitter - My stash
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Hemp Cord - Michaels

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Card Using Ready Coloured Image

I'm a Winner!  I won a challenge at Sami Stamps Challenge and
now I get to pick some beautiful stamps from her shop.

I used a ready coloured image for this card, which I don't
often do, but loved the colouring of the image and I also want
to use different types of images, other than those I normally

Lately I've made a few cards, so watch this space!

Image - Kenny K - Wanda Wicked
Sentiment – Hobbycraft
Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
Patterned Paper – Sketchbook
Cardstock, Gems, Ribbon – My Stash
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz – Vintage Photo

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sami Stamps Challenge #005

Another cute image from Sami.  The theme of this 
months challenge is Die Cuts and or Punches. You are
required to use a Sami Stamps image - you can grab the
freebie on the challenge post or visit the freebie section
of her shop.

Image – Sami Stamps – Beautiful Songs For You
Cardstock – DCWV
Die – Xcut
Green Flower – Spellbinders Dies – Carnation Creations
Distressing – Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Shapeabilities – Die D-Lites – Spellbinders – Medallion Four
Pink flowers, two small flowers – Petaloo
Button – My Stash
Ribbon – Offray
Sami Stamps -

Lady Anne's Challenges -

Party Time Tuesdays -

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #76 - Animals

This is my last challenge card for Pattie's
Creations; I have been on the team since
last November and have enjoyed the
challenges.  Now I shall take a rest for
a while from DT's, so I'll have extra
time to take part in Pattie's and other
challenges. Thank you Pattie and Sandi
for letting me be part of the DT.

Image – Pattie's Creations – Allie_Sitting
Cardstock - DCWV
Shapeabilities – D-Lites – Medallion Four
Pattern Paper – Recollections – The Pet Pad
Gems – Papermania
Ribbon, Sentiment, Paw – My Stash
Birthday Sentiment – Word
Distress Ink – Tim Holtz

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Birthday Card For Hila

Here is the card I have made for one of my
granddaughters'  birthday. She told me she
wanted a dragon.  She also likes princesses,
so there will be a few on her scrapbook page
- when I get down to doing it!


Image – Dragon – Canalblog
Flowers – Stickopotamus
Pattern Paper – Riverbank Revels
Sentiment – Word
Cardstock, ribbon, button – My Stash
Ink – Recollections
Gems – Papermania
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #75 - Gift Tags

The theme for this challenge is 'Gift Tags' - to use
just a tag.  I really have no experience in using
just a tag, but I am happy how mine turned out.
I am also new to using stencils, but I quite
enjoyed using the Medallion as a stencil. I
do have a few real stencils now (which came
in a magazine) and should try and experiment
with them.

I am also adding a photo of how I stencilled
the tag before decorating it.


Image – Pattie's Creations – Pocket Watch
Tag – Paplin's Basics
Shapeabilities – Die D-Lites – Medallion Four
Flowers – Petaloo
Gems – Papermania
Sentiment – studio g
Ribbon – My Stash
Distress Inks – Tim Holtz – Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint

Addicted to Stamps and More 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

ADFD Challenge #77 - Add A Ruffle

I finished an order for cards I had so thought I would
look for a challenge to do. I love the images of Tammy's
from A Day For Daisies, so made a card using an image
of hers.

Image – A Day For Daisies - Scent of a Vintage Rose
Plaid Background Papers – My Design
Shapeabilities – Floral Flourishes – Spellbinders
Die – xcut
Flowers – Petaloo
Distress Inks – Tim Holtz - Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Cardstock, Ribbon, Glitter – My Stash

Entered into Challenge #135 at Party Time Tuesdays -
Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Freebie Christmas Plaids

Here are a couple of plaid patterns that you can use on
your Christmas cards.  As I don't celebrate Christmas,
I shall use them for other types of card, but I so enjoy
learning different things using PS, that I decided to do
something that can be used by others.  Any feedback
welcome.  Don't forget that by using Word for sizing
you can use the cropping tool to make it any size
you want.  I use this tool a lot. Hope you like them.   

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Baby Boy Card

I love to make baby cards, so here is a cute card for
a baby boy.  On the sentiment I used Glossy Accents,
which I am quite new to, but love to use. I shall look
for a challenge or two to enter the card. For a change
I used a ready coloured image, which I don't do very

Tomorrow, Friday, there will be a new challenge at
Pattie's Creations.  The theme is "Anything Goes."
Do join us there.

Entered into challenge at The Crafting Cafe

Image – Scrappin Doodles
Pattern Paper – K&Company
Buttons – Buttons Up
Sentiment – studio g
Gems – Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents
Ribbon, Cardstock – Stash
Paper Edging – Fiskars ShapeCutter Template

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #74 - Anything Goes

Well, I am now nearing the end of my time on the DT at
Pattie's Challenges. I started in November of 2012 and
finish this September.  During this period I was also on
Nana Vic's DT, but she had to close her blog after a
few months.  The DT's kept me on my toes, but I think
I'll take a break now and just get on with my cards and
scrapbooking.  I expect after a short while I shall look
for another team to join.  I have booked to take part in
a craft fair in November, so I am already busy preparing
for that - and yesterday somebody ordered 20 cards
from me, so my crafts table is going to remain untidy
for a while yet!

Here is my card for our next challenge - "Anything Goes"
which starts this Friday, 23rd August, and I hope you
will join in this challenge.

Image – Pattie's Creations – Cuddles on Donkey
Cardstock – My Stash
Pattern Paper – My Mind's Eye – Indie Chic
Ribbons – My Stash
Die - Xcut
Nestabilities – Card Creator - A2 Matting Basics
Gems – Martha Stewart
Balloon – Jolee's Boutique
Sentiment - Hobbycraft

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #73

The theme for this challenge, at Pattie's Creations, was to
make a card using any type of embossing.  This suited me
as I really like to use my Cuttlebug for embossing and then
using a sanding block to bring out the background colour.
I also did some embossing on the flower, but didn't use the 
sanding block on it. 


Image – Pattie's Creations – Little Girl Ballerina
Cardstock – DCWV
Patterned Papers – MME – Blush
Spellbinders Die – Carnation Creations
Nestabilities – Card Creator
Embossing Folders – Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots, Dvine Swirl
Gems – Papermania
Green Brad – Recollections
Ribbon & Lace – My Stash
Sanding Block – Core'dinations
Distress Ink – Tim Holtz – Fired Brick

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Noa at Camp in New Jersey - 2013

My granddaughter Noa, who is now 13, has just spent a
month at a camp in New Jersey, and as I didn't do her a
scrapbook page for her birthday, I made one for her to
remember the great time she had at camp.

I enjoyed doing this page as I learnt how to use a brush
to make the filmstrip.  Everything takes me ages to do,
but I get to what I want in the end - well, not always!

Now I have started another SB page for my 5 year old
grandson, and he's at the stage where he likes Superman,
Spiderman and Batman, so at least I know where to
start.  Watch this space!

Cardstock – Core'dinations
Pattern Paper – Recollections – The Pet Pad
Punch – Mini Daisy – Martha Stewart
Small Flowers – Petaloo
White & Pink Flowers – Prima
Large Flowers – cut out at a crop –
                            don't know name of die used
Embossing – Stary Night – Sizzex
                    Spots & Circles – Cuttlebug
Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop
Filmstrip – PS Brush
Sanding Block – Core'dinations

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #72

The Challenge this week at Pattie's Creations is:  "Recipe" – we
had to chose three or more embellishments to use from the
following list – Buttons, Charms, Flowers, Gems/Pearls, Glitter
Ribbon or Sentiment.

I hope you will join us for this challenge.

This card made Top 3 at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog.

Here is my DT card.

Image – Pattie's Creations – Wedding
Card Stock - DCWV
Pattern Paper – Colorbok
Pearls – Queen&Co.
Peel-Off Stickers – Craft Creations
Inks – Tsukinoko – Brilliance
Glitter – My Stash
Sentiment – Word