Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sketch Saturday #477

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs.  They have some lovely images, so please check them out. One lucky winner will get to choose 3 images for free.
 I used a Vicky and Violet image on my card.
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


I know someone who likes to send cards to her friends with the sentiment 'hugs' on the front.  I guess it is quite a good 'cover all bases' greeting.  I made these two cards using stamped images I found in my drawer... 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stewie Wedding

Cute mice getting married?  What else can be better for a one-of-a-kind wedding card?
 The images on both these cards are from a set by DigiStamp Boutique.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tennis Ralph

Schools out and it's summer!  What's better than hitting a ball around and messing about playing tennis?
Image is a recent release from DigiStamp Boutique.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

We Three Kings

I know everyone else did 'Christmas in July' to get them kick started with Christmas crafting... I'm a bit late but I printed off some images from a set I bought last year from DigiStamp Boutique but didn't get round to using.
 I love these sets as you can arrange the images how you like to make little 'scenes' :-)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Clever Sausage

It's approaching A-Level results time and so I made a congrats card using one of my favourite DigiStamp Boutique images - clever sausage (dog).

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Art in the Park Leamington 2017

I have been busy making for Art in the Park this weekend over the last few weeks.  The theme of the event is the Three Graces (3 elephants which lived in Leamington to entertain visitors to the spa).  So anything elephant/circus/floral.
 Crochet wreath with dragonfly.
 Crochet mandala with flowers.
 Zentangled Elephant.
 Cupcake and flower crochet brooches.
 Elephant brooches and bunting.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Sketch Saturday #475

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by MMedelIllustrations on Etsy.  I love their designs- so cute.  One lucky winner will get 2 free digital images and a discount coupon.
I have used the fox from the 'Bear, Fox and Bunny' set along with some new papers that I bought in May for my birthday (present to self!).  How do you like these flowers?  Trying out a different variation of my normal handmade ones....
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Summer Louie

I spotted that Sally Ann of DigiStamp Boutique had been drawing again recently and I jumped for joy!  I love her digis :-)
These two cards were made from the recently released Louie summer set.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Cutie Pie

A while since I have made a baby card and I thought it is always good to have one in stock (Mum asks for them at random occasions, when I didn't even know someone had been pregnant).  This one uses a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Nuts and Bolts

I found this DigiStamp Boutique image on my hard drive while I was browsing for something to make an anniversary card with.  Just had to be printed- I actually used both images in the set and one of the sentiments.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Just Married

A second wedding card made recently- this time with an older DigiStamp Boutique image.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

To the new Mr and Mrs

When I was making an anniversary card for my parents I decided to also make a few wedding cards.  I'm now selling my cards online (as well as in person) at Bentley Heath Country Market.  The market is setting up an online shop on the Open Food Network Uk.  Sorry it is collection only, but you might like to look at OFN to see if there is an outlet near you.  They are quite small in the UK at the moment, but are a very successful online retail outlet for Artisan Food, Plant and Craft producers in Australia.
Enough blurb, this is one of the wedding cards I made recently:

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Thankyou Molly

Molly came over from Ireland for about 7 weeks to help Bentley Heath Country Markets start to set up on the Open Food Network Uk.  She flies back home today and I made her a card as a little thankyou.
(The theme of Country Markets is 'cook, craft, grow' as it sells home-cooked, home-made and home-grown produce.  I tried to include all three aspects on the card, as well as the words- girl with a wooden spoon (cooking), backing papers with sewing/fabric images (craft) and paper flowers (grow).)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sketch Saturday #473

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique- must be my favourite digistamp company (as you no doubt realise!)  One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher.
 I used 'Graduation Monster' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Mum and Dad's anniversary today and for once I remembered to make them a card in advance.  Used a Bugaboo image.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Happy Birthday Mum!

Mum's birthday today and I wanted to make her a card (I usually do!).  This year I used one of Clare Llyod's PaperArtsy stamps together with a paper stack I got a few months ago (and is 'favour of the month' for me at the moment).

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Happy Birthday Rosie!

I wanted to make Rosie a special birthday card this year.  I know she likes cats- Jazz is their cat.  He is elderly and not too well, but very much loved.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Wedding season

I guess seeing as it is summer, it is the wedding season.  Best make a few wedding cards then!  I enjoyed going to town on this one.  It uses a DigiStamp Boutique image and my favourite type of hand made rolled roses :-)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Zine swap with friends

Kathy suggested we have a 'friendship' themed zine swap on CMLI and I was tempted to join in.  never made a Zine before.  Mine was done on watercolour paper, stamped in Staz-on and coloured with watercolours.  The stamps were from Clearly Besotted.
 Front page and back page
 1st double page spread
 2nd double page spread
last double page spread

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sketch Saturday #471

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Drawn with Character.  I love their images!
 One lucky winner will get 3 images of their choice.

I used 'Happy Birthday Dino' on my card.  Hope you are inspired to join in this week.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Zentangling An Elephant!

I aim to go along with Bentley Heath Country Market to Art in the Park in Leamington this year- I was due to go last year but was ill on the day (tummy bug- you don't want the details!!).  This year's theme is 'The Three Graces' which are actually three elephants which were kept in Leamington to entertain the visitors to the spa.
Mum bought back from France this old ceramic elephant that had seen better days and so I set about upcycling :-)  A coat or two of acrylic eggshell furniture paint and then lots of zentangling with black fineliners.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Crafting for Marie Curie

It's the National Marie Curie 'Tea Party' event this weekend.  I have friends who volunteer at a local MC hospice most weeks, running a craft/art group in daycare.  They are keen fundraisers too and are going to have a craft stall at Marston Green fete on 1st July in aid of Marie Curie's tea party event.  The craft stall will sell things they have made- they are all very talented artists and so it is well worth a look and it all goes to a good cause.
I offered to make a few cards and some brooches for the stall too.
 There is an 'English Tea Party' theme to all the craft so hoping these go down well :-)

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 :-)