Tuesday 27 October 2015


Hi lovely  Friends and Followers - this week, the Challenge at LESS IS MORE
is a Sketch

I decided to go with a Halloween theme for my card - firstly I swiped Distress Inks with a wet-wipe,  after masking a circle for the moon.
The Woodland Branch die is from Memory Box.
I hand-drew the little Owl, cut it out with scissors and coloured with Derwent pencils.
He looks more scared than scary, but never mind!
Sentiment - Stampin' Up.

I would also like to enter these challenges:-
 "Cute Halloween" at Inkspirational Challenges
"Halloween" at AAA Cards
"Spooky" at ATCAS

Happy Halloween,and Love to all ~

Thursday 15 October 2015


Hi Peeps - Have you joined in yet, with the Happy Little Stampers Paper Piecing challenge? 
If not, there is still time, and you can find some more inspiration HERE at the Half-way Reminder!

As Guest Designer for the October HLS  challenge, I have another Paper Piecing card for you! 
This time I have used a Hampton Art stamp, "New York Diva", stamped with Archival Jet Black.

I paper pieced the 3 sections of the dress , the belt and the shoe.  Paper from Prima Sweet Fairy. 
Just a touch of Copic Aqua to add a little shade here and there on the pleats.
Light colouring with Copics on the skin. 
Sentiment - LOTV, cut with a circle punch.

Hope you will join in with the challenge - happy crafting!


Wednesday 14 October 2015


Hi lovely bloggers - it's lovely to be with you again, and I hope you are all well and happy. 
 I am back from our holiday in Venice, (a treat for our 50th anniversary), so life is back to normal now! 

Today, I am sharing a card I made for Craft Stash, using 
the "Delicate Snowflake" die from their Apple Blossom collection.
You can find it here .
The snowflake is quite impressive, measuring approx. 10cm at the widest point.

I cut the snowflake twice and layered for dimension, then added lots of glitter!
The Peace On Earth sentiment die is also from Craft Stash, and there are lots more Here.
If you have never looked at the Craft Stash online shop, it's well worth a visit - they have special offers, and other well-known crafting brands too. 


Just two of the many photos I took on holiday ~

The Madonna dell' Orto Church we visited, which has several
 amazing Tintoretto paintings inside and the Madonna statue.


I will be back tomorrow!
Love  to all ~

Saturday 3 October 2015


Hi lovely bloggers - sorry for my absence - it's been a stressful few weeks recently.
One thing which cheered me up a few days ago, was a message from 

Earlier this year, my card was one of the Favourites in the HLS CAS challenge, so I was
asked if I would be Guest Designer for the October CAS Paper-Piecing challenge.

Here is my paper pieced card, using the  "Bella Loves Christmas" digi image
from the fabulous Mo Manning.

Dotty paper from Nitwits for the dress, edged with clear glitter.
Christmas bauble - SU silver glimmer paper, and I found the little December 25th in an old SU catalogue, and cut it out with a circle punch.
Such a shame the glitter and glimmer doesn't show up in the photo.
The holly leaves and tiny berries were paper pieced with plain cardstock.
Everything else coloured with  Copics.

It's ages since I did any paper-piecing, but it's great fun. If you would like to
join in the challenge, you can find the details HERE !

Yesterday was our Golden Wedding Anniversary, so this evening,
Hubby and I are having a celebration party with our family.
I will be away for a few days next week -
will let you know where I've been when I get back!!

Thanks for popping by - have fun with the Paper piecing!
Love to all -