Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Happy Birthday Hazel!

I believe today is Hazel's 80th birthday.  A new friend who I met through Bentley Heath Country Market and with whom I go to a craft group most Wednesdays.
Made using a DigiStamp Boutique Truffle image.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sketch Saturday #469

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by the fab Just Me Digital Stamps- I love their cute and fun designs.
 One lucky winner will get 2 digis of their choice :-)
I used the 'scent skunk valentines' image on my card.  Hope you are inspired to join in this week.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Celebrate with Winston

I used a fairly old image from a DigiStamp Boutique set to make this card- an image and character that will never date though- in my view.  Owls are even more popular these days than they were 5 years ago.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monster Birthday

I love monsters on cards- so fun to make.  I played around with some Papermania die cut papers to make this card using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Monday, 12 June 2017

It's been too long

This Just ME digital stamps image made me smile.  How many people do you know that you keep thinking you really should drop a line to and get in touch with?  I'm sure we all have lots.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Sketch Saturday #467

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Designs.  One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store.
 I used 'Emma and the Cake' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to join in this week too :-)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Party time

I used this DigiStamp Boutique 'new year dog' image to make a 'congratulations' card which I thought would be good for exam results season in August.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Today's about YOU!

A fun image from the DigiStamp Boutique Maddie set- perfect for female birthdays and 'just because' cards.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Good Luck Turkey

Perhaps a bit late for the 'good luck in your exams' season but I thought I'd make a card using images from this DigiStamp Boutique farmyard set.  Not sure how much 'luck' a turkey brings when they are generally destined for dinner on 25th Dec- lol!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A Birthday Order

I was asked to make a birthday card for someone's husband who was turning 60 and is a photography enthusiast. Luckily DigiStamp Boutique released a camera set of images last month which saved my bacon.
I printed the camera onto different background papers and pieced them together.  Then I cut out the 'lens' to make a shaker card, using the new brush strokes sentiments as a background.
I'm hoping this is well received.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Happy 80th Annie!

A spurt of 80th birthdays at the Country Market :-)  I made this for Annie who loves all things cute.  Hope you have a lovely day.
Made using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sketch Saturday #465

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by AMB Illustrations.  You get sooo many images in one purchase that it is well worth checking out.
 I used one of the images from the Christmas Bird Download.

Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Friday, 26 May 2017

Some girly cards

I really need to make more 'girly' cards as I am often asked for them or need them to give to friends.  This set of three all use different DigiStamp Boutique images.
 Pink enough???

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

New Home Order

I was asked to make a 'New Home' card for 4 people moving into a new house.  It is quite difficult to find images for house warming cards with more than one 'person'/character on them.  I used a 'little birdie told me' set from DigiStamp Boutique where you get multiple images that you can arrange as you want them.
In case the sender wasn't happy with this card, I made a second (this time with only one 'character' in front of the 'house': it is after all the person sending the card saying 'good luck in your new home' to the people in the house, so only needs one figure outside(???  or is this my weird logic?).)

Monday, 22 May 2017

Bowls anyone?

A fun male greetings card using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Mini Zig Zag book

I decided to make an effort to join in with the Mini Marvels FB group swap this month- they have some inspiring swaps which I often browse at and think I should have a go...
This month it was to make a zig zag book.  I have seen others make this accordion style mini book recently and thought I'd have a go.
Front- held together with twine tied onto safety pins
The background 'papers' were made using mixed media (acrylic paints and various inks) with stamps, stencils and other bits and bobs.
Inside I have used quotes from a Clearly Besotted Stamp set: 'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader', 'Think before you speak, read before you think' and 'Sleep is good, books are better'.
'The End'

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Just to say

You never know when you just need to send a card to say 'hello' and I think this DigiStamp Boutique dragon with flowers image is just perfect for that message.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Female DIY

No reason why women can't do (or even enjoy) a bit of DIY- I do!  (and Mum loves painting walls etc).  Hence I thought I'd use this DigiStamp Boutique image to make a new home card in feminine colours.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


I know this is an older DigiStamp Boutique image but I still like it.  A good one for male birthday cards I think.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sketch Saturday #463

The Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by one of my favourite digistamp companies this week- Bugaboo.  One lucky winner will get 4 free images of their choice.
 I have used 'Happy Valentines to Ewe' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to play along with our challenge this week.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Girly trio

For some reason I seem to tend to make gender neutral or male type cards more than overly girly ones.  However, female ones sell well and of course I use them for friends and family birthdays etc.  Hence I pushed myself to make some girly ones.
The first two use DigiStamp Boutique images.  On this one I have, again, teamed the 'Instagram' frame from the camera set with the new Maddie Happy Days set.
On this card I did a bit of paper piecing with a Maddie Happy Days image.
And on the third card I used a Just ME digital Stamps image with Tiger papers.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Final Trio

of cards made using the free papers in the Crafternoon edition of Mollie Makes this year.  I seem to have been quite 'economical' as usual and got 4 A4 pages to stretch a fair way ;-)
 This first one uses an image from Just ME Digital Stamps.  I think he looks happy amongst the woodland papers.
 And the other two cards use DigiStamp Boutique images- a cutie baby one and an everyday card for a lady.

Friday, 5 May 2017

THE wedding card...

...for someone special (you know who you are, on the unlikely event that you read my blog:-)).
 A Stewie Wedding image from DigiStamp Boutique with lots of layers...
 ...some stitching and ....
handmade flowers (the roses are handmade).

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Quacky Birthday

A cute little birthday card using images from the DigiStamp Boutique sketchy chicks set.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Easter cards with Pollycraft images

I went on a bit of an Easter card making mission a few weeks ago.  A backlog in blogging means I am only sharing them now.  Here are two I made with old Pollycraft digi images- they might be available from Little Miss Muffet stamps now, I'm not sure.
This has to be one of my classic all time favourite digis- the duck 'parade'!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Happy Birthday Harry

A little birthday dinosaur for Harry who is 2 today.  Image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sketch Saturday #461

It's the 5th Saturday of the month and so we have an open week on the Sketch Saturday challenge- you can use any sketch from weeks 215-460.  There is also a GDT call this week, so pop along to the blog to find out more.
The challenge is sponsored by Lemon ShortBread, an Etsy shop selling digistamps and colouring pages.  One lucky winner will get 3 images of their choice.
I have used sketch #448 for my card along with the 'Bus Stop Girl' image.
Hope you are inspired to play along this week.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Chicks at Easter

Ok, I made even more Easter cards....  I have to admit to being addicted to spring type images and Digistamp Boutique released another set (sketchy chicks) that I just *had* to buy and use.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Easter cards #4

Final (?) four Easter cards for 2017?  Again all four use DigiStamp Boutique images.

 The first two are images from the cute chicklets set.
 This is a 2017 release of an Easter banner.
And this one from the Sweet Birdie set.