Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz

I hope you all had a very good Christmas and got lots of crafting presents!
Our color challenge at The Outlawz this week was posted on Tuesday. 
I am a couple of days late adding it to my blog but I think that
is understandable.
Here is the color paletter:
The twist is to make a CAS (Clean & Simple) card.
 I used 3 of the 5 colors and of course
the gorgeous digi is from our Sponsor for December,

Gerda Steiner Designs.
and now for my card.

Please visit us at:

and join in the fun!
We look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Trees

My friend brought her Silhouette over on Saturday evening and we
had such fun cutting out the Christmas Trees!
When checking the challenges at Stamptv I discovered that my trees
would fit perfectly!
The green tree is the cut out part which I embossed using:
Couture Creations Sugarplum Ball and brayering it with
Distress ink.
The right tree is the Negative.  I used an old Christmas card to fill the gap.
Both cards use GinaK Stamps ' Seasonal Labels'
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting and of course
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peace on Earth

This Christmas Card is for a challenge at
Repeat Impressions DCC1218 ~ Last Minute Christmas Card or Tag

It is a quick & simple card to make - a last minute Christmas Card
which is the challenge!
The bauble stamp is a Spellbinders Stamp which I got in a magazine that I purchased.
I have embossed it in white, fussy cut it and added sticky foam dots for dimension.
The design paper is from Kaiser Kraft which has music embossed in gold.
The sentiment is what I wish for the coming year.
Thanks for looking
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kitten in Gift Bag

This is the new Tuesday color challenge at The Outlawz

and here is my card:
The digi is from Gerda Steiner who is our Sponsor this month.
The stamped gingham is a
background stamp from: Inspired by Stamping.
I am also entering it at:
Do pop over and join in the fun!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting!

Just a Note

This card is for the 3rd color challenge at:
I am also entering it in:
I have used:
IBS stamp set Vintage Pieces
Marianne Ribbon Die & flower die.
Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Martini - Super Model and Christmas Surfer

These are 2 of the latest stamps for the weekly Sunday release at:
Please pop over and have a look.  There are some wonderful new additions.
I have decided to stand down from my position
 as a Design Team member for ds4j so this is my last posting for them.
 I will stay in touch and enter some
of their challenges as I did before being on the team.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Retiform Card

I saw a video by GinaK on how to do this style called Retiform.
I liked it so much I had to make a card.  I thought the Cream, Pink & grey would
look lovely so I used the Vintage stamps from IBS.
Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thanks a Million

My card today is for a challenge at:

Stamps I have used are from Inspired by Stamping: Hexagons, Garden Seed Packets
& Trendy Circular Sentiments
A friend used her cameo to cut the hexagons for me.
The flower is also from the Garden Seed Packets which I have fussy cut
and colored and mounted with foam.
In the top right corner I stamped the hexagon stamp and embossed it with
 Zing Brown Sugar Embossing Powder on a piec of designer paper. 
I did the same thing with the script stamp.
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


My card is for a color challenge at: Inspired by Stamping
There are 3 color challenges in this series and this one is for: IBSIC  #70
using Cream, Pink & Grey

I have used:
IBS: Creative Tags & Vintage Pieces
Memento Ink: London Fog.
DP is from Paper Craft

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Misteri - Cosy & Warm

Todays card is for Challenge #82  - 'Anything Goes' at
I am also entering this card into:
I have used the following for my card:
DS4J Digi - Misteri, Warm & Snug
Spellbinders Dies
Marianne Dies
Derwent Water Color Pencils
Fancy Pin
The challenge runs from 11 December - 7 January.
Why don't you pop over and join in!
We would love to see your creations!
Thanks for looking
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Season's Greetings

The photo below is for the new Color Challenge at The Outlawz:
and here is my card!

 My colors are: Tan, Yellow & Blue
Twist: Add ribbon.

The digi is by:  Gerda Steiner who is our sponsor for December
and the digi is called
"Kitten in gift bag"

Do pop over and join in the fun!
Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, December 5, 2013

My card
 today is for the Freebie at:
This is a very cute image and will be available on
Friday 6th.

I have used:
Spellbinders Dies: A2 Filigree Delight, Flower Burst (one small flower from it)
Martha Stewart Punch
Cheery Lynn: Mini Butterflies
TomBow water color Pens
Sentiment from: Inspired by Stamping

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Catching Snowflakes

This is the color challenge for this week at:

This is what I came up with!
Digi by Gerda Steiner Designs who is our fabulous sponsor for this month.

Embossing Folder: CoutourDesigns
Spellbinder: Labels
Liquid Pears
Brayer & Silver Embossing powder.

I used my brayer to run some Versamark over the embossing folder and then through my Cuttlebug.
Sprinkled the Embossing powder & heated to set.

This is a beautiful color palette!  Do pop over and join the fun!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Misteri - Gardener

My card today is for the new release at:
and is called Misteri - Gardener.
I have used:
Embossing Folder - sorry I don't know the make or name of it!
Spellbinders: Flower Burst, Cattails & Resplendent Rectangles
Memory Box: Country Fence
Cheery Lyn:Mini Butterflies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Mustard Seed
DCWV Citrus Stack Design Paper
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks A Million

Hello and welcome to my Blog!
My card is for a challenge at:
I have used: Inspired by Stampin  Fancy Labels Dies 2
Inspired by Stamping French Country Backgrounds
Inspired by Stamping Vintage Pieces
Inspired by Stamping Trendy Circle Sentiments
Inspired by Stamping Seam Binding
I have also used a piece of lace from my stack & roses from my stack.
Not sure where I got the dp but it had the turquoise swirls on it and I stamped
French Country Backgrounds on in Memento Rich Cocoa.
Distressed the edges too.
Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For You - Music & Flowers

And now for a new challenge at:
You can find this beautiful digi stamp at:
The twist was 'distressing' which I have used on my DP.
I printed the digi a second time & colored & fussy cut the flowers
which I added at the top.
Spellbinders Die:  Marvelous Squares.
Do pop over and join in the fun.  We would love to see you there!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Happy U Day


I am a day late uploading my photo for the new color challenge at:
This is the beautiful color palette to work from and I used the cutest
digi stamp from QKR, our sponsors for this month.
I used all 5 colors for this challenge.
Embossing Folder: MPress - Spring Fun
Digi stamp -
Spellbinders: Floral Flourishes
Distress ink
Derwent water color pencils
Please pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun and have a peek
at the wonderful cards made by the Design Team.  Look forward
to seeing you there!
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


My card today is for a challenge at:
Sketch #30
I was waiting for my delivery of the Spellbinders Snowflakes Die to
make my card.  When I came to enter it I discovered that it is
very similar to one of the DT cards!  I do not like to copy!!
No worries!  I will still enter it.
Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Get Well

We have a new Color Challenge at:
and this is the card I made!
Do pop over to The Outlawz and join in the fun!
I am entering this card into:
Thanks for looking

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mini Misteri bringing gifts

Firstly let me introduce Mini Misteri - Bringing Gifts.
Mini Misteri and the Sentiment are new releases for this Sunday and can be bought here:
I have used:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Peaceful Ornaments
Spellbinders Dies - Exquisite Circles, Beaded Circles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Derwent Water Color pencils
Gold Pen for Faux Stitching.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


We have a brand new challenge at:
The theme this time is 'Stitching - Faux or Real'.
The digi I used is called 'Sewing Kit' and can be bought from
 Do pop over and have a look at the gorgeous cards by the DT.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

I am entering this card into:
Challenge # 65
Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Embossed Birthday Wishes

Well I can't believe another Tuesday is here and a new color challenge at The Outlawz!
This week we have posted a photo and chosen only one color for you, the other 2 colors are
of your choice as well as the twist.  It makes it very interesting!
The colors I have chosen are: Purple, Silver & Turquoise.
The sponsors this month are QKR Stampede.  They have kindly given the DT  images to work with.
I have used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Medallion Five, Floral Ovals, Foliage
Marianne Creatables for the flowers
the Sentiment is from GinaK designs.
Do pop over and have a look!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Misteri - BFF

Wow!!  we have 11 new digis for you over at:
This one is called Misteri BFF - isn't it just gorgeous and
all the DT cards are outstanding.  Do yourself a favour and
have a look!
I have used Spellbinders Dies: Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals &
A2 Filigree Delight.
Derwent Inktense Water Color Pencils
Sakura Jelly Roll Clear Star to add some sparkle (not always visible in the photo).
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Autumn Thanks

The new Color Challenge is up and running at The Outlawz.
Here is the link:
Do pop over and have a play!!
For my card I have used:
Digi from QKR Stampede colored with Derwent Inktense Water color pencils
Spellbinders circle die & Petit Scalloped circles
MPress 'Spring Fun' Embossing Folder
Tag & sentiment from 'Inspired by Stamping'
and Mariann die for the leaves
DP is from GinaK designs.
Thanks for looking and hope to see you at 'The Outlawz' Color Challenge!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Misteri - PA

My card is for the New Release at:
There are some wonderful images so why don't you pop over and
have a look!
I have used Spellbinders, Marianne & IBS Dies.
The image is from Digistamps4joy.
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
Thanks for looking!

Mr Handyman

This card was created for the monthly 'freebie' at:
I am a bit late with my posting but it is still available today 3rd November
so why don't you pop over to their shop and grab it.
We are always looking for images for Males and here is a real super one!
My Design paper was made by inking 'Tiny Mosaic' embossing folder
with distress ink using a brayer. The image is colored using Derwent
Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Feel Better

This card I have made for a sketch challenge at:
Sketch #27
I have combined 2 digi stamps both from:
I used a brayer to add distress ink on the embossing folders then
placed a piece of white cardstock carefully on the inked side.
I wanted to use some shaved polystyrene for the snow but guess what?
I accidentally spilt it all so it ended up in the vacuum cleaner.
I used Scribbles white Fabric paint and added some glitter.
Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome!

Poinsettia with Candles

I wanted to try a new style of card and found this one here:
The beautiful digi stamp is from:
and I am entering it into:
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Silver embossed edges

I have another embossed edged card for the challenge at:
which I would like to share with you!
I have embossed the edges of the Design Paper with silver embossing powder
and done the same to the sentiment.
Stamps used are from:
Inspired by Stamping; Happy Sentiments
the dreidl is from: CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps.
Thanks for looking & commenting!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Car Wash Misteri

My card today is for the New digistamp release over at:
It is called Misteri - Carwash
There are some fabulous new digistamps and inspirational cards by our fantastic Design Team members.
Please pop over and have a look!
Thanks for looking!

Simple Birthday Card with gold embossed edges

My card today is for a challenge at:
it is a very simple card.
I have used stamps from Inspired by Stamping:
French Country Backgrounds (Chicken Wire)
Happy Sentiments.
the tutorial is to emboss the edges.  I have not only embossed the edges in gold but the sentiment too.
The chicken wire has also been embossed with Zing Brown Sugar.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mila - Sweet Birthday

My card today is being entered into:
The beautiful little girl - Mila, Dance Recital,  was drawn by Jen Leeflang who is one of the artists at
digistamps4joy and can be bought from their shop.
I have used Derwent Inktense water color pencils and added glitter to her ballet dress.
Sentiment & Lace stamp from Stamptv.
Marianne Die.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Color Challenge at the Outlawz

My card for the Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz!
Please pop over and have a look. 
We have another beautiful color palette for you this week and the twist is 'Vintage'.
Here is the link:
The beautiful image was supplied by
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Have a Merry........

This card was made for a tutorial challenge at:
It is a new technique for me and I just had to try it!!  I redid it many times
using different color embossing powders but never happy with
any of them.  Even this card is not 100%!  I am not sure why the embossing
is not that clear especially on the words.
As I wasn't getting the colors right I decided to go for Gold, Silver and White
on black cardstock - not your traditional Christmas colors though!
The Christmas greeting is from: Inspired by Stamping
and the Trees from: GinaK designs.
I am always happy to have comments!
Thanks for looking.

I Do!

 My card today if for a challenge over at:
I have decided to enter my card into:
as well!
I have used a digi stamp from:
and Spellbinders dies. 
The roses are made with a Marianne Creatables Die
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Tulip Basket

This is my card for the new challenge over at:
It would be great if you joined us.  We look forward to seeing you there
and would love to see your creations!
The digi stamp used is from:
This time I have not used my Inktense water color pencils but
Bic Markers on a semi gloss paper - my first attempt at
coloring with theses pens.
Thanks for looking!

With Sympathy

The new Tuesday color challenge is posted at The Outlawz:
This is the card I made for Ursula's beautiful color palette!  
Please go on over and have a look and you can join in too and have a chance to
win a great prize!
The challenge runs until Monday evening and on Tuesday there will be a new challenge
which I will be hosting. 
Hope to see you there.
Happy crafting and thanks for looking!

Monday, October 14, 2013

For You..Thanks

This card is for a challenge at:
I used Sketch 1 and Colors 4
Stamps used:
 IBS Whimsical Banners
Creative Tags
Vintage Banners
Dies I used:  Spellbinders Exquisite Circles
Marianne Creatables
Embossing Folder: Swirls
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jumping for Joy

Today I have created a card for a challenge at:
I have used Jac paper which is a double sided sticky paper.
Spellbinders die: Parisian Motifs which has been cut 6 times in white,
joined and added to the Jac paper.
I have then sprinkle it with silver glitter, added silver ribbon and
made some silver roses.
The image is Misteri Jumping for Joy 
which has been colored with Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils. 
I have also added white glitter to the image and silver glitter
around the edge of the image.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Friend...

My card today is for a challenge at

AHSC Sketch #24

It is a sketch challenge.
I have chosen to use a digi stamp from:
called Music sheet with flowers.
I have colored my digi with Derwent Inktense Water color pencils and then
fussy cut it.  I printed the digi again and colored the flowers and fussy cut them
which I added with foam dots.
The sentiment is from Stamptv:  Tree Silhouettes
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This card is for the color challenge over at The Outlawz!
Here is the link:
Please come and join us!

Our Blog Hop for World Card Making Day has been extended to
Friday 11 October
and winners will be announced on
Sunday 13 October at 7 am CAT
Please hop over and leave a message in order to win.