Wednesday, 25 November 2015


      Well very nearly the end of November, will soon be Christmas. Have you done your shopping yet and made your cards. Most of my cards are done and I have managed about half of my pressie shopping. We are a large family so lots to get. Just wish my dear husband would give me some idea of what he might like for his pressie. Not a clue at the moment. My daughter is doing the big family get together this year so that eases the workload a little, we do love Christmas. 
         Anyway I have just completed my card for this month's challenge at Claritystamps, the theme has been CLEAN and SIMPLE. I quite like this style of card although I do love embellishments so had to hold back a bit. I had a few ideas but finally settled on the one I am sharing with you here. 

        I started by blending three colours of distress ink over a piece of card. 

      Next I stamped the single Funky Flower twice over the blended colours. The stalk was not as long as I wanted so I used a Black micron pen to extend it a little.  I also heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder so that it stood out well. Also meant I could use my pro-markers to colour it.

       I also stamped some script randomly over the card with second generation ink, just to give a little bit of interest to the background. Then coloured in the flower heads. 


        Before  mounting the image onto some black card I added a small piece of black ribbon across the stems.  A final sentiment finished the card.

         I think this fits the challenge theme ok and I hope you like it. Back to finishing those Christmas cards now and if you have time please leave a comment. Thank-you.  xx

Friday, 13 November 2015


  Just a very quick post today as I have left this card very late. I want to enter it into the challenge at Sweet Lilac Flowers which is Orange and Black. I had not got many orange flowers but hope these will fit the brief.   So just a few photos today but the design does not need any explanation really. 





                        Thanks for visiting. xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


      I have recently visited the NEC for the Hobbycrafts show. It was a brilliant day if very tiring, so many wonderful ideas. I usually go with both my daughters and my granddaughter, we all have different interests but manage to fit time in for everyone. Heather, my granddaughter and I spotted Debbi Moore demoing book folding so we were keen to have a look. Amazing to see the results and I was very keen to try it out. So invested in a pattern book from her stand. Below is the result of my first attempt. I obviously cannot share this pattern with you as it is copyrighted but pay her website a visit and there are many to choose from. Debbi Moore
       It was difficult to destroy a book to begin with but there are so many in the Charity shops it is a lovely way to re-cycle them. Plus making a small donation to a charity.


     Next project is a Christmas tree, I have got several books ready to transform. I have a great niece who loves my sparkly cards apparently, so I reckon she will love this.  Hope you do too. xx