Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Rows and rows of butterflies

CASe this sketch has something fun this week.
I made these small cards
The butterflies are punched from paint chip cards and machine stitched to the topper.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    Paintchip cards in autumn shades
Paper: Gold in 80gsm
Butterfly punch.
1 sept

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Baby balloons

I used this to make a baby card
I'll also be entering this at Simon says stamp Monday challenge where the challenge is
'All stitched up'

 My layout inspiration came from this card

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Satin ribbon in pink and white
Double sided foam dots
Thread: Pinks :056 and 335
2 sept

Monday, 29 August 2016

Bowl of flowers

Color throw down have these colours this week
and here is my card.
It's a colour variation on this one. I actually prefer todays version.
I will also be entering this over at CAS colours and sketches were this weeks sketch is
as well as over at Split coast stampers featured stamper 499 were I CASed this card of Mary's. I love how she makes a matching envelope for all her cards.
 Card stock: 160gsm in white
 Thread: Mauve/blue House of Embroidery 14
Paper: wrapper from a discontinued bar of soap (Click on the word 'one' above for the story behind this)
 Pentel fine liner

30 aug

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Go Fishing

'Go Fish'

I choose to make this cute little teddy

I will also be entering this over at Just add ink were it is

Card stock: recycled an old calendar
                   180gsm in kraft
Paper: Free download from Google
Pattern: Easy embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Pastel pencils
29 aug

Saturday, 27 August 2016


dragonfly journeys have this lovely cue card
Here is my card with a cloud
card stock 160gsm in white
Homemade (not by me) Yellow paper
Satin ribbon with elephants and rabbits
Pastel pencil in yellow
Earbug for smudging
27 aug

Friday, 26 August 2016

Girl, you'll be a woman soon.

I'm thrilled to be the Guest designer over at Uniko studio for challenge 35 and this is my second card.
The challenge is to take inspiration from a song or the lyrics of a song.
Here is my first card and for today's one I have used a line from the song 'Girl' by Sundance Kid.
It goes like this
"Girl, you'll be a woman soon"
and I came up with this card
Initially I pricked the pattern and then added the watercolour working from the left across the page. Once it was dry I stitched the topper, added some glitter around the edges, a couple of gems and it was all done.
I will also be entering this over at CASology were the cue is
Thread: Grey DMC 317
Paint: Reeves water colour 'Violet'
Glitter: Glitzin' Glam in crystalina
Flat backed gems in mauve

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Something Exotic

'Something Exotic'

For my exotic I made a peacock.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village

26 aug 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A very late Easter card

CAS colours and sketches have these colours this week.
This is the very last Easter card that I made and somehow never got around to showing.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    160gsm in grey
Self adhesive message tape
Liquid pearls in gold
paper: recycled yellow/cream envelope
24 aug

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

A touch of Gold

Here is my card or rather cards
I made the one at the back first but didn't like how dense the stitching made the heart outline look so for the second one I counted a couple more holes between stitches and am much happier with this result.
Thread: Dark Gold: DMC E436
              Light Gold: DMC 303
Cuttlebug enbossing  folder swiss dots
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: 80gsm in white and gold
Gold enamel dots
Flowers: Gold are store bought
               White: Olba Bloemenponstang punch with attachment Q006 and Q007 for flowers 
31 aug

Monday, 22 August 2016

Flowers and twine

Color throwdown's cue colour combo is
I made this card
It is a colour variation of this card.

 Card stock: 200gsm in kraft
                   160gsm in white
Pattern: My studio 3D
Thread: Green DMC 703
             Silver: DMC 415
Button: from my stash
Twine: Saved from a price tag on a shirt my husband bought

22 aug

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Have a heart

'Have a Heart'

This is the card I made for my sister for her anniversary this year.

My inspiration

Source: Unknown

Card stock: White 160gsm
                    Green 160gsm
Scraps of paper in yellow, blue and red
Thread: DMC in blanche 
 Die: 2 die 4: heart
+-19 aug

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Multi coloured Congratulations

Sugar pea designs have this colourful challenge
I made 3 cards with the same design. I have shown the birthday one before but today's one has a 'Congratulations' sentiment on it.
I will also be entering this over at Share joy challenge were I chose the coloured side of this
as well at Word art Wednesday were it's
"Anything goes"
Thread: Grey DMC 317
             All other colours codes and brands unknown
Silver peel off sentiment
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village

6 sept

Friday, 19 August 2016

Rainy Days and Mondays

Okay, so I know that today isn't a Monday but it is a special day for me. I am the Guest Designer over at Uniko studio 
The challenge is to be inspired by a song or the lyrics from a song and my song is
"Rainy days and Mondays" by The Carpenters.
I suppose I'm kind of showing my age by my song choice.
Anyway here is my card
I haven't used my Texture paint for a while and it had got a bit thick hence the bald spot in the bottom left. It just fell off as I was working with it. But I decided that it added to the rough texture so I used the panel after all.
So pop on over and see what the rest of the design team have to inspire you.
I will also be entering this over at CASology were the cue is
I'm dreaming of a rainy day, or a couple of them rather, to break our drought!
and at  Curtain call challenge were I concentrated on the colours in this photo
Thread: Cerise: DMC S601
              Grey: DMC 310
Rolfes metallic pen in rose
Mask Stencil SP022
Creative Talent Texture Paint
Flat backed gems in cerise

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Hit for a six

TGIF challenges have a sketch this week.
This card was made for my other nephew. He plays wicket keeper for his local club
Cricket is "Summer Fun" for boys so I'll be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where that is the cue.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    200gsm in kraft
                    200gsm in brown
Scrap book paper
Silver peel off numerals
18 aug

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Kraft and white baubles

I hardly ever use stamps on my cards and it's for that exact reason that I love the challenge over at Time out challenges this week. It's
'Holidays with the optional twist of no stamps'
Here is my card

I will also be entering this at Sugarpea designs where the challenge inspiration is

My inspiration


Card stock: Kraft in 200gsm
Thread: DMC Blanch
Flat backed gems in red
Flat backed pearls
Glitzing Glam red

17 aug

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


I come from a musical family, we can all sing but none of us play any instrument very well. My cousin, on the other hand, is one of those annoying people who can make music with just about anything that he picks up and through the amazing mystery which is genetics, my niece has the same ability. When I saw the challenge over at Addicted toCAS I knew that it would be the perfect opportunity for me to make her card for later this year.
So without any further fanfare here it is
I'll also be entering this over at Share joy challenge were I will be doing the clean and simple side
 and at CASe this sketch were it is
 Thread: Grey DMC 317
Card stock: White in 160gsm
Paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Liquid pearls in gold
18 aug

Monday, 15 August 2016


CASology have this cue card
I did a geometric pattern, you can get 'dizzy' just looking at the repetition
 I made the envelope using a page from an old book of road maps.
I will also be entering this over at a challenge that I have just discovered Just add ink were the inspiration is this lovely photo

I concentrated on the green.
Card stock: green and white in 160gsm
Beads: small green
Paper: silver in 80gsm
Page of old road map book

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Birthday Tortoises

Freshly made sketches have this great sketch. I think it might just become one of my favourites.
I turned it on it's side and made this card for my youngest nephew.

Pattern: Tortoise: Stitching cards turtles
              Sentiment: Stitching cards free-bookmark-words
Card stock: 180gsm in dark green
                    160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in light green
brass brads

15 aug

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Potting shed

Sugar pea designs have this challenge
I choose to concentrate on the colours and came up with this card which will go to my Brother in law as he is always pottering in his garden.
 I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge were the challenge is
'Let's go wild'.
I'm going wild in the garden.
Card stock: 160gsm in green and white
Straw burlap
Buttons from my stash
Digi stamp: free one but unfortunately I can't remember the source
Odourless mineral turps
Pentel water soluble pencil crayons
Ear bud for blending

6 sept

Friday, 12 August 2016


This week's Split coast stampers Featured stamper 496 is Mandi
I decided to CASe this card of hers.

Here is mine made for a young lady who is turning 18 this year.

I used a large oval die, placed long ways to make the curved lower edge. It took a bit of working out so that it didn't leave a mark on the card stock but eventually I realized that if I just rolled the card stock half way into my Cuttlebug and then backed it out, that would work. It was worth the extra brain power to work that out. I'm very happy with the end result.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village
Die: Sizzix ovals 657562 Largest die
13 aug

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Some small flowery cards

Uniko studio have this great cue card
My little cards 
This one is for the challenge
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scraps of pink and mauve 80gsm
Liquid pearls in gold

12 August

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Baby Bear

Share joy challenge have this challenge. I will do the middle, vertical column
I made this baby card
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on Paper by Joke de Vette
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic pen in blue
White enamel dots
Wobbly eye

10 aug