Saturday 29 June 2013


Hello peeps - it's time for another fabulous challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple, and the code word this time has been chosen by the lovely Karen. The Code Word is ................
Lots of scope with this one - can't wait to see what you lovely crafters come up with! 
(Please note - this challenge is open for ONE WEEK, rather than the usual two).

For my DT card I have used one of the fabulous images which our Sponsor generously gave us to work with. The image is so beautifully shaded, all it requires is a little colour. 
I used Distress Inks, layered it onto black cardstock, added a few tiny birdies in flight (a Crafty Individuals stamp), created a sentiment on the 'puter, and made the banner. 

Our generous sponsor is Delicious Doodles  who are offering 4 digi images for the winner. Just click the link above, to take you over there for a peek at their awesome images.

Have a happy week - Hugs,

Saturday 15 June 2013


Hi there lovely bloggers, friends and followers - I hope this scheduled Post has appeared on my Blog, as I am away on holiday for a few days.
Fingers crossed that the weather is good, and the wine even better!
Get to the point Sylvia - OK -  I am here to share my card for this fortnight's challenge at Addicted To CAS! 

The Code Word has been chosen by the lovely Vicki, 
and the codeword is......... 
I have used the Bugaboo circle digi image - "You Rock" which is perfect for a teenager. My two teenage Grandsons have birthdays quite soon, so this card will come in very useful!!
The 3 banner strips are SU Real Red and Basic Black cardstock - torn at one end, cut with scissors at the other.
Music notes - Crafty Individuals stamp "Singing Merrily", which I masked in parts.
Splodge stamp - La Blanche (possibly discontinued now).
Circle digi cut out with a Nestie die - stars and guitar coloured with Copics and Black Sakura Gel Pen.

Our amazing sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps, and they are
generously offering 7 digis of your own choice from their store!

Look forward to seeing you soon - 
Big Hugs, 

Saturday 8 June 2013

TAG TIME at Fashionable Stamping

Thanks for popping over here lovely bloggers  - I hope you are all enjoying sunshine wherever you are. It's been glorious weather for the last few days here in West Yorkshire, and I had to kick myself up the proverbial  to come indoors and join in with the Fashionable Stamping girls, but I really wanted to take part in their Tag Time challenge!  I don't often do tags - I find the small space a challenge in itself, but I do love trying something out of my comfort zone now and again!!  Here it is ......................! 

Update - June 22nd - 
My Tag won the fabulous Winner's Prize at Fashionable Stamping!

"Serena" stamp - Stampsmith.
Penny Black Sentiment
Crafty Individuals vintage text stamp.
Postal stamp - Crafty Secrets. 
Copic Light Pink on tiny flowers.
SU Linen thread. 
Black Versafine Ink.
Ribbons, lace and heart charm from stash. 
Charm painted with white acrylic, and the white lace was coloured with Distress Ink.
White card, roughly torn then run through a ribbler before colouring with DI inks and white acrylic paint.
Distress inks - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen.
Hand stitching with Linen thread.
The middle layer (with the eyelet) was a fab. clothing tag on a recent purchase of a jacket from Debenhams!!! Inked it, distressed it, stamped it - Job Done!!

Have a wonderful week - I won't be around for a few days
after Monday - Hubby and I are taking a break! 
Missing you already - Hugs, 

Saturday 1 June 2013


Hi there lovely bloggers - thanks so much for visiting!
At Addicted to CAS, we have a another super challenge for you! 
 The Code Word, chosen by my lovely Teamie Marie,  is CIRCLE(S)!  

Lots of scope with this one! Do pop over to the blog to see what the talented DT have been creating!  
Our Sponsor this fortnight is Paper Makeup Stamps. They are offering a prize of a $15 voucher towards a digi purchase in their store.


My Card Recipe:-
Dotty circle stamp - Artemio.
Inks - Tattered Rose DI, and Celadon VersaColour.
Sequin waste used as a stencil for the small inky circles.
Linen Thread - SU.
Poppy die - Cuttlebug.
Top layer of flower petals - smallest die from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. 
Sentiment - Hero Arts, inked with Memento London Fog.
Buttons from stash.
Happy Crafting ~