Friday 16 September 2011

elves and fairies

paper shelters challange is for elves and faires,which is good as this was the card i never got to enter in last weeks challange.
the image is one from the mushroom set-the pink embossed flower and dragonfly doesnt seem to show to well as its a subtle pink i used
i have used promarkers to colour the image in

Sunday 11 September 2011

thousand sheets-give away

wowwww -what a great chance for loads more papers[all being you win/or better still me win..hehehehe]
its suprising how much paper we actually get through-my mission this year is to use up as many scraps asi possable can
great oppurtunity -thanks

Thursday 8 September 2011


i have used the new Capt.Locke image and kept to brownand pink theme-every thing i have used as embellishements are from scrap pieces of card stock as with the backing papers.
i found an old belt that has chains feathers and coins on and i have decided to dis mantle it and make use of the these as embelishments
i have used promarkers to colour in with a slight hint of spica pink on the buckles and glasses

Friday 2 September 2011

kenny's reciepe

hi this weeks challange i have used 'cheynne' and used a pink / lilac theme
the pink tones are from 'my minds eye' and the black and white from my stash
i have used both copics and promarkers to colour her in.
instead of gems centrered in my flowers i used sequins and a little brad for a change - the unusual ribbon was from my stash

Friday 1 July 2011

red white and blue

Hi folks-what a week i just don't seem to be getting anything done atall.

mind you i am looking after a new dog we have as she was abandoned -we have to wait two more weeks to see if she has been claimed[apparently the government law states the dog wardenhas to advise new potential new owners that they are on a trial of one month fo rthe previous owner to turn up-for me if they dont report the dog within 24/48 as missing they don't deserve it....

rant over.

here she is [the card ] bodilicious in a sexy red corset highlighted in spica gltter pens-boots and gloves and the rest of the image has been coloured using promarkers,i have embossed the blue cardstock with musical note as i think she could have a certain caberet charm about her.

all the embelishments and papers are from my stash

[ i am trying to sort through it-hahaha]

Tuesday 28 June 2011

stampsomething- red/white /blue

i have used Stichy bear's images ,'Uncle Joe and vintage car from the Fathers day collection'

promarkers have been my colouring weapons,backing papers are a freebie i have had for a while as with the flag,all embelishments are from my stash-and to ive the car a glass look window i have just used a glaze

Sunday 26 June 2011

Papershelter DT call

Hi - if you are not aware Papershelter are giving us a great chance of being a DT,closes Friday july 8th

Friday 17 June 2011

going no where fast

I don't know why but i am going no where fast this son seems to spend more time doing VB projects on the computer ;yet at the same time he is leaving a trail of chaos behind him more so than ever.[i am sure he has hired invisable gremlins ]

as for card challanges, i seem to be missing them all -i keep writing new lists and thats as far as it appears to be going.

anyone other bloggers having one of those weeks.

[need to put the shopping away and i dont have the desire to do anything ,me just want to curl up and be hugged]

Thursday 16 June 2011


where'sthe week gone????

this week at Papertake their challange is for Fathers day/man in your life card challange.

I have chossed Kenny K 'rockdude' and kept the colour scheme to purples.

all card stock and paper from my stash though i think the the circled paper is from papermania

i have coloured him in using copics and promarkers-if the picture shows it the guitar has been coloured in promarker yellow and gold then i have gone over it in copics spica.

[can't spell today!!]

Monday 13 June 2011

uploading a slide show on blogger

Hi all ....

if you are experiencing uploading images onto a slide show for blogger [ididit] yes after days and hours of persevering i have managed to work out how it is done, i live in the UK soi dont know if it works else where but if youwish to email me i will give you the run downon how i did it-as it mayseem long winded for a blog.

again i am happy----at least i can modifiy it now i know how i got it there in the first place,



Sunday 12 June 2011

papertake-anything goes

for this weeks challange i have gone manly-not me personnally.

i have used chico's chopper from kenny k,backing paper from my new K and co paper pack [map] and inked it for an aged look-other paper behind main image is from cannon creative park.

i hav ecoloured my image in using promarkers and little glittery high lights on the darker areas by using copics spca range

Friday 10 June 2011

wedding -kenny k's girlz [sketch]

I know i'm a bit late again ;friday night [just] and i i have just finished my card took three days;ok so i wqs side tracked to say the least week!!
I have added a little blue infusion based on the 'something blue' part of the wedding -

i have coloured the young bride to be in pro markers and the hint of blue copics-i'm not sure of the papers as i have misplaced the front cover to the pack-but i love the subtle vintage style to them
the large scalloped circle has been cut from the cricut and the smaller one using Fiskas circle punch
embelsishments from stash and hand made flowers again scraps of paper from the bottoms of letters.

allsorts GDT

here is my entry to Allsorts for the guest designer challange-as being as i havent dome any animals for a while;nor used this stamp nefore i thought i would giev it a whirl.

I have used co ordinationg papers fro 'minds eye', promarkers for the image distressed the papers and swirls with various 'brilliance ' inks pads.

The flowers are from my made out of scrap collection, gems and brads from my stash

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Allsorts -GDT call

i am entering this card for the allsorts challange.

The theme is white ,so i have used one of Kenny K's new wedding themed images and gave her a hint of blue topped her on white deccled card which is then matted onto white embossed card stock this was mounted onto a piece of handmade paper with aslight hint of pinky red flowers showing through.

i have die cut a heart and flourishes from the cricut and embelished using prima white flowers [though now they seem to appear off white!]

and simple but effective lace trims and flower lace trims to add a little luxury


my entry for this weeks stampsomething challange-i am also entering it for th DT call?

my reciepe for this card is agaon a mis match of stash scraps

circle backing paper from 'minds eye'

swirls and flowers from odds and ends

mulberry from a bargain buy from my local pound shop

embossed co dination card stock that come as a sample in one of buy cuttle bug buys

the image is coloured using pro markers and is that of one 'Sophie in the country' by Papershelter

metal flower[havent got a clue]

sentiment from

Monday 6 June 2011


heres my card entry for papershelters 'Dad' challange

i have used their 'just coming' image, and coloured it using promarkers

embossed red card stock using tim Holtz 'bark' folder,then embelished with flowers from my hand made stash the gems and pearls are from the ever increasing stash collection[i am trying not to keep buying more!!!!!-honestly]

and the sentiment is one i thought appropriate.

-for some reason the card looks bent at the corners??? can't figure that one out

Sunday 5 June 2011

new digi stamp website

Morning all, its nice and blowy round here today.

last night i ws up untill 05.30 this morning ;sunday 05june..due tolosey tooth ache :-(

the only thing good about that was i have created a website selling my digi doodles i have been doing for myself ,i would like it if you could take a look and leave me some feed back .

happy crafting.


just had to re add followers tab as i have just noticed that it had disappeared......

Wednesday 1 June 2011

flowers/florals [scrap mission]

Hi all.......................i am so cream crackered the house seems a constant mess ,i 'm constantly throwing cr## out ...yet it seems to be breeding.[rant done with]

this weeks Kenny K challange involves floral/flowers as does 'aspoonfulofsugar' and 'Papertake' challange is a sketch which fits this card perfect-in fact i hav emy nione year old son who spoted the likeness of my card to the sketch so thanks to him i wil add it to papertake also

i have used black scrap card stock from inbetween papers matted it with an embossed burgandy co ordination card stock

another burgundy with gold swirls from stash again matted on the same black card as main background.

ribbbon's from poundland-roses are from old scrap red paper slightly inked in black swirls from Accent essentials [cricut]

and last but least promarkers for colouring

Monday 30 May 2011


ok card doesnt want to load-see if i have better luckin a few minutes time....

about the card - i have used 'afriend in need' digi image

coloured him using promarkers....and i was determined to use scraps from previous projects..i kept the backing paper green to go with his shell-matted him on a glossy black card[which was a backing piece of card for other card stock].

cut offs of sheer green ribbon, and embellished using flowers ;again made by using scrap paper left overs..

[ no trying to re load card to 'crafty creations'before entry time closes;not happy about site not loading:-(]

yeahhhh- may get it entered in time after all-not bad after six attempts!!!!

Sunday 29 May 2011


this card was meant to be a pink and blue theme-the blue ink onthe butterfly seemed to dry a purple'y colour :-(

i have have coloured Kenny K image in using promarkers and die cut her out using Nellie seddon circles,and chalked the edges in pink and blue -though it soesnt seem to show on the photo.

the backing paper is from Minds eye celebration -and embelished using a selection of blue and pink pearls from 'works' and the flowers i made using scraps of paper .

i am entering her into two challanges


papershelter - anything goes

Saturday 28 May 2011

Wings- aspoonfulofsugar

this will be the first time i have entered this challange.....loved this image from papershelter.

coloured in using promarkers and copics [ spica pens are mynew toy i brought the other day] i have matted and layered him onto both black card stock and a purple Lizard effect paper from a bargain buy at 'Boyes' last year...loved the scales and new it would come in handy for the right card

the purple daisys are from a ribbon roll from QVC and just cut intoindividuals centrered with white pearls,black card candy and a plain satin bow

Friday 27 May 2011

papertake- pastels

i kinda lost my mojo when i was doing this card [due to a stinking headache]-i'm not happy with it but given the effort i put into making the roses i shall enter it on that basis alone....]

i used a free image of a baby in a bath....i wanted to keep it to a gentle pink theme by colouring in using promarkers, and just using pink card stock as backround layering... i kept embelishment simple using card cany in co ordinating pink and blue to go with the bubbles

Thursday 26 May 2011

white on white - Kenny k girlz

This is my take on this weeks challange-i wasn't sure i could make this week as i was limited [as i am sure thatwas the whole idea,to stretchhhh the imagination]

i have used 'Queens cutie' image and shaded in using warm grey1 in promarkers as with her hair which was a ginger

i have mounted her onto aan embossed topper and die cut the oval shape aroung the image.-[which just fitted as i hadnt measured and i fell lucky with the printed size.

the flowers i made using scraps of printer paper,the leaf is from a cricut cartridge and the ribbon at a bargain from 'the works' at only a pound......wanted more ;but that was the last one[umphhh]

Wednesday 25 May 2011

i did it.....


i am so excited i have just found out i have won last weeks papershelter challange.

one big kiddie in a sweet shop ;thats how i am feeling.

Monday 23 May 2011

distress/funny caption/animals

this card will be entered in the foloowing challanges

papershelter-ditress to impress

ilovepromarkers -Animals


i have used a freebie stamp from Tiddlyinks,and kept the card quiet simple by using scraps of card and paper from previous projects.[my aim to use my surlus stash of cut offs and left overs on challanges!!!!! we will see how i go on that one]

coloured him in promarks in warm greys,and used a deep brown brilliance ink pad for the ditressing look-the sentiment is one i just typed in at the bottom of the card stock when printing my stamps [great way of utilising as much paper]

Sunday 22 May 2011

three challanges -one card

this is the card i am using for -Papertake,floral challange and aspoonfulofsugar,anything goes,craftycreations,flowers

i have used emerald Faeries'Ally' image as she is sitting on a flower, and i wanted to keep to a green and pink theme.

i have used the dotty backing paper from 'Minds eye' [goes well for green and pink] matted it onto card stock from stash.
topped that with a pink co ordinations run through the embosser [just love this image for this card]
and distressed in green 'brillance-ivy' ink pad.
my ally image is backed by a scrap of co ordinations and the swirlsa re cut fronm the cricut, and the flowers are hand made then lightly pressed into a glue -inkopad and sprinkled with super fine glitter to give a little twinkle.

[i've been in a bit of a pickle this week with challanges as i seem to have wrote down ones to enter that doesnt seem to exist????- maybe my mind playing tricks on me, or been around to much craft glue:-0

Thursday 19 May 2011

design team

I have decided to enter Kenny K's challange for guest designer...this is the card i am entering with-i have used Bodacious image and coloured her in using pro markers.

i decided to keep the background simple due to the strong red colours.

i created the dies around the flowers from a cricut cartridge and made the flowers myself using medium sized flower punchand tinted the edges using a re ink pad

anything goes

Stampsomethings challange, was an ideal chance to digout a set of stamps i hadnt use before, this was a set with an Indian theme.

i set out with an a5 red card and aged the ages in sapphire blue distress inks and an image on the zyron runner was placed across the base of the card-the wording was from a piece of backing paper from a mans collection[Dovecraft;i think??]

i then stamped the wording script onto what was an old brown filing folder againg stamped and aged in the same distressing ink, backed onto an aged backing paperstock from my stash

the tag-again same folder paper and iks and a paisley image from the stamp set-embelished withthe left overs from a circle die that i had previously used

an old button and gems aswell as ribbons from stash

Tuesday 17 May 2011

diecut and punches

this card i am entering into two challanges for using 'die cuts and punches'- i have used a Kenny k image and mounted her onto die cut toppers using my cricut machine,then embossed the

toppers and lightly inked the top with contrasting red to tie in with the boots and ribbon,

the swirl is also a die taken from the 'Pink journey' cassette from the cricut- iused green card sock then over inked in the same red ink as the other topper and finished off with flowers gms from stash


kenny k girlz


Monday 16 May 2011

challange Black/white+one other

i have used pollycraft's Maurice -say cheese , image and kept it pretty basic-
the backing card is what my gems came packed in,and i thought this would be ideal as the little white images can be used as stars or in this case camera flashes

-i have also used Tim Holtz film strip die and just backed with some doodles on white card as what 'maurice ' has snapped earlier!

then simply topped with a greeting from my stash as with the ribbon [ i have done a bow within a bow, and i'm not quiet sure it shows on the photo]

Sunday 15 May 2011

pink and brown

this weeks challange is , as it says 'pink and brown'.....i have used my poly craft image 'swinging friends' coloured her using in shades of pink and brown shoes topped onto brown filing holder [all for recycling-wastenot want not] it doesnt show up on the image but i have tinged the edges in pink ink -topped onto a deep pink ulberry paper agin backed by the same brown filing card...

embelished with a brown spot chiffon ribbon and card candy /gems/flower all from my stash-ohh a Tim Holtz ,swirl die

sketch and stash

this challange was all about using your stash following a sketch;

i have used a digi image [which i have stashed away without a title!!!]

used a scrap piece of paper from, papermania-punched a arched border again from a scrap of yellow card-used some flowers i had cut from a tim Holts die,chalked them in contrasting yellow and orange...and embellished with card candy and gems from my stash with a little rafia bow,oh and coloured my image with promarkers

Friday 13 May 2011

Retro,Kenny K challange

i have kept this card pretty simple ,embelshment wise ;as i think the colours speak for themselves.

i have based the card on a disco themed dance floor that i have drawn myself, used bright orange/yellow and red for the colours with a brushing over with cosmic shimmers.

i have used the 'Popstar' freebie....and then embelished opposite corners with contrasting gems

Wednesday 11 May 2011


This challange simply had to be with a digi image[easy-hard choosing:-\]

i have used this cute cat in a flower tub-must have been a freebie as it doesnt have a folder name.

I have tried to keep it simple with just one hand made flower and simple lace embelshments- ihave used the waste! from the circle die and placed them in the centre of the flowers.

Monday 9 May 2011

i love promarkers

this challang is all about song titles- have based mine on a favourite 'Puff the magic dragon'

the dragon is from papershelter and coloured him in tones of violets/pinks

i have used the big and juicy ink pad to colour the main card-die cut various shapes on the cricut for toppers and embelishing with gems from my stash.

bling it up

PAPERSHELTER challange is for youto bling up your card with gems and glitter

i have used a little girlstamp [unfortunatley i cant remember where fromas i forgot to title the colletionwhen i up loaded...dohhhh]

i love her mis matched hair ribbon so i have glittered the one that has dots on, blinged the bottom of her dress with naill gems as they were so tiny, coloured her in using copics and promarkers and used embelishments from stash.

Sunday 8 May 2011

papertake-something round

heres my take onthe challange-i have used a stamp from'image-nation' coloured with promarkers,used co ordinations card stock and embossed-and for the cardstock at the rear i have re used an old filing folder as its colour matches perfect or the netural colour scheme.the flower is from Tim Holtz,tattty flowers.and the bark effect is also Tim Holtz embossing folder

Saturday 7 May 2011

first time stitchy bear

i have just invested in some Stitchyear images along with the freebies.

as you will see i have combined Uncle Joe and the vintage car.

Ihave coloured the images in using promarkers and black magic co-ordinations card stock.gems and ribbon from stash as per usual

hope you like what i have created


i am trying to do a page that has my hand drawn digi images for sale at a pound each [gps] depending how i get on [or not] will be the deciding factor if i continue with it or not.

at the moment the frustrations i seem to be getting is having to continuosly down load the code for paypal buttons, then them not always working :-(

so i have had enough of technolodgy for now and i have got to get some work done [crafting -of course, the tiding bit will come tomorrow;and tomorrow never comes.....bliss]

Thursday 5 May 2011

trying to link to paypal????

i am getting frustrated as i am trying to set a link up for selling digi stamps far all i managed was to up load paypal logo.


sometime this next century i may get there


stamp something-challenge is simply stamp anything with wings.....

i have used my new emerald faerie stamp - promarkers

backing paper from Dovecrafts fantasy collection-ribbon,flowers and gems from stash

- i am using this card for

Monday 2 May 2011

papertake weekly;cutecardthursday-challange


i have been browsing for some new challenges and i have come across two different blogs

i am entering this card for both challanges one being sketch and one being a link to a blog with a sketch-two birds with one stone.

the first entry will be to 'cutecardthursday',with the sketch image template from 'papertakeweekly'

i have used a polycraft 'swinging friends' digi stamp- coloured her in using pro markers, and kept to a green and pink theme, i have also played with my first new pot of twinkles for a frosted look on the flower;[yeah i know not winter, but it could be spring dew]

Thursday 28 April 2011

spring challange-Kenny K

this week is for spring....

i have used 'queens cutie' image and sat her an oval die cut with co ordinations card stock.placed on a bark effect log from tim Holtz embossing folder again co ordinations card stock-embellisihed with daisy ribbon from QVc and prima flowers and paper and gems from stash.

Saturday 23 April 2011


a quick post as i have just remembered i havent put my challenge card up

Tuesday 19 April 2011

sketch-paper shelter

i'm a bit late doing this challange entry -as it is now 00.57 tuesday 19th ,oh well in for a penny in for a pound

my take on this weeks challenge is cowboy themed, coloured using promarkers.i am going to enter quicklyas so i dont forget

Friday 15 April 2011


This weeks challenge is for Kenny K's ;'all spiced up'-i have used Pitstop Penny,coloured her in using promarkers- i perched her on top of an oval nestabilitie tinged with an orange ink pad on the edges to co ordinate ,glitter card for the main background and a new and first atttempt at my new Marriane D 'English rose die' which i thought turned out ok....[not sure i will ever get them as good as that one again!!!] again just skimmed over with a bronze coloured ink pad from Brilliance just to give it a little colour.

i have highlighted her jump suit using a clear sparkle pen from sukura-and embellished using my stash

Tuesday 12 April 2011


i love promarkers challange this wek is 'Easter' themed cards.

i have used a Kanban easter card as a backing for my image by cutting it in half [as you do] to get two toppers

a free image- i curse myself as i din't put down where i got the image from, though it will come back to me

embellished using my stash.

i am also using this card for another challange

Sunday 10 April 2011

Western 'front'

Cheyenne is the image i used from Kenny K; and flipped it,
i have used pro markers to colour her in and used a clear glaze on her boots and gloves to give a patent leather look.
i have inked the edges of the card in threee varying colours from the Brilliance collection to age the card, used backing 'wanted' toppers from Joanna sheen's American ordinated ribbon and gems from my stash.
[here's the back]
and the bottom image ,of course the inside

Tuesday 5 April 2011

KKG challange pretty in pink

this weeks challange

Pretty in Pink

i have decided to use muted tones to give a more subltle look and slighter brighter tones on the actual image coloured in by using pro markers-leaves are from a cricut cartridge and inked using brilliance inks a prima flower and a hand made flower, with gems and lace and ribbon from my stash.

i do tend to by a lot of cut offs from my local stores as i often find you get more for your money especially if its stock they aren't getting in any more.i have also used an old piece of pearlescent card and stamped it with a heart image, and backed onto a lovely free backing paper from Bearly mine

The strange image is a dodgy one of the backing paper

i love promarker-emboss challange

as it says a new site for me the challange was ' emboss ' i hav eused polycraft hoppy days and a small frog punch to make toppers....i kept the colour theme to greens and blues and this is what i ended up with , oh and a cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday 3 April 2011

I won

well i couldn't believe my luck , when i checked out the KKG challange winner results for last weeks Aquamarine theme...
yes you have guessed i won.First time ever on any challange [though to be fare i have only just recentley started entering-lets hope im on roll]

good luck to every one for this weeks challange

Friday 1 April 2011

pollycraft challange-friends

pollycraft's challange ,as it says in the challange,i have used one of their new images with a girl and her kitten on a swing.

i have used various embelishments from my stash, and cut the image inside a Nellie Snedddons square dies and turned themon each other...this may well indeed have the making for a snowflake in winter, if used with silver card..

any way here it is.

Monday 28 March 2011

Aquamarine-'Kenny K's challange'

i just love the colour themed challanges as it gives me a chance to use papers that i had either forgot about or wouldn't put together...

for this one i have used the 'jump rope ' image;coloured with pro markers..[ just dont seem to get the blending right with copics,could be coause i havent got as many :-/]

image is die cut round an oval Nellie sneddon die, then backed on to a pale blue card stock embossed with a cutttlebug folder,and coloured with a violet inkpad-backing paper from stash-flower a prima with gem also from stash and a ribbon ,my newest cheapy treat from skeggy at less than a quid for a couple of meters.

oh i nearly forgot the fancy swirls die from Tim Holtz-[yes another treat;forgot about that,or am i in denial on what i buy????]

Friday 25 March 2011

flower power

Paper shelter have a challange which incorparates flowers.

i have an image of their dragoncut out using a nellie sneddon circle die, topped onto some green cardstock[from a clearance sale somewher!!!]-and thensimply embelished with prima flowers highlighted in colours from my stamps that complement the dragons.oh and the leafy embelisment under the flower is a die cut from the cricut machine