Sunday, 20 May 2018

18th birthday

Hi Everyone, a card today for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, in the middle of making this I realised my friends Granddaughter was 18 in a couple of days, so had to make a card and get it into the post. This sketch helped me do it.

I stamped - yep! stamped LOL, onto vellum and used glitter embossing powder to emboss it, cut it out with a die and coloured it with Promarkers. I cut the circle flower frame with my Cameo, embossed card stock then printed paper for the background and printed the sentiment. I hope she likes it.

stamp - magazine freebie
embossing powder - Papermania
vellum - Dovecraft
flower frame - Birds Cards
cross stitch embossed card - craft outlet
basket weave EF - Crafters Companion Texture EF
gold mirror card - Dovecraft
ribbon - stash

this is the sketch

Friday, 18 May 2018

70 cut card

Hi Everyone, I've been so lazy making any cards, still too many ideas and wanting to do too many new things, making me slow down and do nothing instead. The sun has been a bad influence on me too, I have been spending time in the garden just pottering and telling hubby where to put the plants etc - I can't kneel down, well I can, BUT I can't get back up LOL.

Anyhow, I have made a card for my baby brother. Simple, because I had no idea what to do, perhaps I need pressure to do anything LOL. I had seen a sign by Janet Packer and I liked the sketch white pen effect, so I tried to do it myself. My brother was a professional photographer and still takes wonderful amazing photographs, hence the camera on the front.

I know I have said it before but, I LOVE my Cameo.
adapted card design - Shirleys Cards
black card - Dovecraft
silver card - stash
Uniball White Pen
insert camera (on a pop up) - Create With TLC

insert - simple, but plenty of room to write a message below the 70.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

TTCRD challenge

Hi everyone there is new
Anything Goes challenge over at
sponsored by

the prize is 2 digital stamps

My card today is using the fabulous "Land Ho"  image, I thought it appropriate for hubby for Father's Day, (I know a little early for the UK, but at least then I won't forget) his Grandfather was Norwegian and the story goes that he got shipwrecked and was washed up on the East coast of Britain!  I don't know if it's true! but I thought I would do a play on the story and use this wonderful Viking image. 

See the Teaser on the right for details in the May / June magazine ATG - Men's Hobbies - Sailing?  ATG  ATG  Mainly Blue  About the Boys or Men

Sunday, 13 May 2018

90th birthday

Hi Everyone, my card today is for someone I used to work with MANY years ago. She is 90 today and this is the card I sent her, I had to do a quick one as I didn't know her address and SiL was putting it through her door the next day.
Anyhow, here it is.
paper - Floral Wishes by Craft Sensations
black paper - stash
all cut on the Cameo
lace - stash
sentiment stamp - magazine freebie
so relieved to have my stamping platform, I actually had a good result LOL.

here's the insert
sentiment printed on Computer
paper cut with Tonic circle dies

Friday, 11 May 2018

Ballerina Girl

Hi Everyone, a card today put together in quicktime, after all my dithering the last week or two, this came together quite quickly. I used this weeks Outlawz  Sketch Challenge and a progressive freebie from Dragons Lair FB page, found a digi kit in my files to use and off to go. Here is the result.
ballerina - Dragons Lair
coloured in PS CS6
digi kit - NibbleSkribbles Blue-Ming Mini FB freebie
print and cut on the Cameo
bubble circle svg file - Heather M
sequins and gems - stash

this weeks Outlawz sketch

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


My DT card today is for

Always a good masculine subject and it came in time for 2 male family members.
My first is for my GNephew living in Australia, I thought a couple of flags may remind him of home. Although he is now "nearly" an Aussie. 
mini cooper car - Dr Digi
coloured and recoloured to get the colours of the cars in PS
the cars are cut with an outline by Cameo and 3D'd 
map - Sheila Reid @ Pixelscrapper
flags off the web that I have in my file stash

This a card for my GNephew living in Belgium, because of postage costs I went simple and this is the result. (It's what I should have done above LOL.) His Dad works for a luxury car manufacturer and drives one of their cars too, so I thought he should dream a little!
car - copied from the web 
with a "water colour" filter added in Photoshop,
 I added the 20, his age
the background is a watercolour image - Janet Scott @ Pixelscrapper
 sentiment - TLC Creations
with added water colour filter in PS.
Go see what my Team mates have done - wish I was as clever!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Butterfly kisses

Hi Everyone, a post for the Outlawz sketch challenge today, for some reason I couldn't put this together, my mind all over the place with ideas recently with nothing done! Anyhow I eventually got it and I'm pleased with it in the end.

butterfly digi - Deedee's digis, sadly no longer available.
coloured in PS
background dp - Dragons Lair Designs
corner die - Tonic
sentiment shape - PS shape
doily - Lettering Delights
cut on the Cameo
stitches - Uniball Silver Glitter pen