Saturday, 21 December 2013

UK my bestie's challenge

Have just received some of the fabulous Creata metallic card, so I just had to play with it.  I've used a Sherri Baldy digi image and coloured in pro-markers.

The bells were made using a 'glitter girls' embossing board and the bells paper is from a Creata paper pad, the flourishes are also available at creata.

Creata items are available direct from Creata at

or from;

Sherri's digi's or stamps are available from;

Many of the stamps are also now available from Creata direct.  I have entered this card into the 'jingle bells' challenge at;  

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas cards

Finally I have got around to making my Christmas cards!  Trying to keep the cards flat to save on that dreaded postage :( .


Well, first of all sorry for the lack of blog updates recently.  Life has been hectic , health problems in the family with my son and my Dad has just found out he has cancer.  So crafting has been on the back-burner.

Let me now share some of the 'Glamoureyes' cards I have recently made :) .  The digi's or stamps can be obtained at;  or come and join the facebook group where we are always first with new images and information on Glamoureyes and you can show off your cards made with the images :) .

I've kept the images as the main focus point on the cards and just added die cuts with mirror card , both from Creata x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013


Yaaaay time again for another fantastic UK my bestie's challenge,  the theme this time is dots & stripes.  You have two weeks from 19th November to enter your card.

Please make sure it contains a  Sherri Baldy digi or stamped image and that you display the UK my besties badge on your blog.

Enter your card at ;  and you can get your digi images from; .

Here is the card I made for my DT sample.

I had great fun making this card .  The papers were all Creata papers as were the die cut flowers, butterflies and bird.  The lattice sections at both top corners were made using the 'card stand' die from Creata.  The digi was coloured with pro-marker's.

I look forward to seeing what you have created in the challenge.

I'm also 'over the moon' as I have been made part of the fabulous admin team for Carley & Creata,  come and join us on our facebook group

Saturday, 2 November 2013

TSC dig

I sooooo love this digi image that is available from the The Stamp Chef at ;  .

I used two shades of the fantastic Creata mirror card which I embossed with 'cogs' and 'crackle' folders, I also added a darker mirror card from Creata that was die cut into cogs.  The image was coloured in pro-marker's and the mini embellie pendant was a kind happy post gift from my sis Michelle Golding x

entered into ;

Creata challenge card

Have entered the above card into Carley's Creata challenge at;    
The theme is to use three or more patterned papers.  Of course I just had to use Creata papers for this :).  They are available from either;  or from;  .

The digital image is from The Stamping Chef at; .  I used pro-markers to colour the image and used Creata pink peel-offs, mirror card and dies for the leaves.

entered into;      

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Glamoureyes digi

Fabulous Glamoureyes have released another digi (also available in stamp form).  So, I just had to have a go at colouring it and making a card.  You can order from; .  or come and join the facebook group and get all the information about releases first. .  Well here is my DT card using the fantastic 'strength' digi and sentiment.

For this card I started off by using an 8x8 blank card, added some black basic card, then grey line paper from Creata, and then embossed some Creata mirror card to go on top.  I layered the toppers in similar fashion and coloured using pro-markers.  The embellishments were made using basic black card and Creata dies.

The Creata products used are available from Creata direct;  or from create and craft tv;  .  I hope this card will inspire you to visit the Glamoureyes shop, where you can also get personalized stamps made,, whether it be from a photograph or a 'handmade by ' stamp x

Sunday, 6 October 2013



The theme for this challenge is 'paper piecing'.  Enter your card featuring a 'Sherri Baldy image'  and using paper piecing for a chance to win some fabulous digi images.    Images are available from;   and to enter the challenge please go to; .  You will be able to see some of the great creations that our design team has come up with.

Well, here is my DT card for the paper-piecing challenge.

For my card I have used papers from an old Kanban kit.  Unfortunately it is no longer in print.  I have started by putting some mirror card onto an 8x8 scalloped blank card.  Then the papers have been cut into four sections and added, a fine marker has been used to add the faux stitching effect.
The digi was printed onto some 'colour me' smooth white card and coloured in pro-markers.  The blouse and the trousers have been made using the piecing effect, and using the papers as shown in the background.  A greeting has been layered onto mirror card.
The flowers are made from stamps and have simply been cut out and layered up. Flourishes and a butterfly made with the mirror card finish off the look.

flower stamps are from a stamp set of Sheena Douglass

Sunday, 29 September 2013

creata challenge card

What a busy week it has been, now having time to enter a few challenges.  Below is a quick card I did for the Creata challenge.  The theme was colour based and to use orange and sky blue.

The Creata products that I have used on this are the blue papers, the flower  -forming sunflowers and leaves, also the gel sticker leaves.  I am so loving the different textures of the paper, gel stickers etc.  To enter a Creata challenge just visit; .

The Creata items are available through Create and Craft tv:$s=creata&gs=creata  and also available direct from Creata at:

Friday, 27 September 2013

Glamoureyes new digi release

All exciting over at Glamoureyes as new digi's are being released into the shop.  Here is a card made with the fabulous Francesca that was released this evening.

To join in the fun and get information on future digi's and stamps feel free to join us at;   

I wanted the digi image to stand out, therefore decided to make the other elements and die-cuts using centura pearl card stock.  I  added pearl hat pins and beads.  The pearl brad is from Creata and is available through Create and Craft.

Three different pinks from my pro-markers were used on the main parts of the digi and I added diamond sparkles to the hat and dress.  Why not pop along to my friends blog and see the fabulous card she created using the digi image.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

4 Krafty Girlz 2nd challenge!!

First of all WOW!!  what an amazing amount of entries we had for the first challenge.. the group founder's and DT were all made speechless, and believe me , that takes a lot.

Due to the massive amount of interest we have added another two to our design team... Welcome to Michelle and Zoe.

Again it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  Head over and join us at;

Our sponsor's this time are;


Floppy Lattes

One of my sample cards for the challenge was made using a Dillybeans digi image;

For this card I have used an 8x8 blank card, then added some dark brown mirror card, on top of that I have embossed some Kraft card and added butterflies.  The card stock both mirror and Kraft are from Creata and can be purchased at;

Monday, 9 September 2013

UK my bestie's challenge

It's that time again for a new UK my besties challenge, the theme this time is 'bring out the fairy in you'.

the winner chooses  3 digi's
the first runner up  chooses 2 digi's
the second runner up chooses 1 digi image

There is also a blog hop so join in the fun for the chance of winning 5 digi's.  Visit the challenge blog and enter at;   - is where I got the fabulous fairy digi image.  Instead of a card i've gone for a do or or wall decoration.  The digi has been coloured in pro-markers, I have used black card as the base along with black ribbon.  The pink card is from a Creata die cut and paper pad and the blue card is from a Creata paper pad.  Both of which can be ordered at ; .

I've stamped flower and leaf images using stamps from a Sheena Douglass stamp set and added gems.  The sentiment is also from a Sheena Douglass stamp set.

Now check out the rest of the Design Team and see what they've created ;

Gill (DT co-ordinator) -
Kerrie -
Tina -
Caroline -
Carley -
Abbie -
Jan -
Anita -
Donna -
Susan -

have entered this project into ;

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Creata challenge card

 This is my card for the Carley Duff at Creata blog challenge.  I've been a 'bit flexible' with the theme.  The theme being special occasions and my special occasion is the Creata show on Create and craft tv on a thursday with Carley lol....  one way to put some colour into your life,,, hence black and white turning to colour.

The challenge is at ;  Come and join the challenge.  For my card I've used the yummytastic Creata mirror card (black) and the flower stamps.  The digi is of Carley and available from; .  Another fantastic challenge blog using the Sherri Baldy digi's or stamps is at;  entered into the following;

Friday, 6 September 2013

Brand new challenge blog!!

So honoured and excited to be one of four founding members of this fantastic new challenge blog.  What a fantastic DT we have and lots of fantastic sponsors.

The challenges are bi-weekly and the theme this time is 'anything goes'.  Come and join in the fun:

This is a gift bag that I made using a digi image from one of our sponsors Glamoureyes.
They have a selection of digi images to download and stamps available in their shop.  Also 'personalised' hand-made by stamps are available upon request.  .

For the above bag I have used Teresa Collins papers that have been layered up and made into flowers.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sherri Baldy digi

Being in the design team for UK my besties blog challenge, may make me a bit bias to these digi images by Sherri Baldy.  They are available from; .    Cd's and stamps can  the be obtained now through Creata at; .  

I have coloured in the digi using pro-markers.  The papers and red & green mirror card are available through Creata either on the link above or through Create and Craft tv;$s=creata

The heart doily and flowers are from Wild Orchid ; cPath=108

Other items including the strawberries and lady bird are from my crafting stash.  If you love the digi,, why not try making your own card and entering it into; and if using a creata product then enter into;

Monday, 2 September 2013

Glamoureyes personalised digi of my son

So happy that due to the fabulous Sarah at Glamoureyes I now have  this digi of my son which is being made into a stamp!!  You can get your own personalised stamps made, just visit  .   For this card I used earth tones to colour-in my son (how strange does that sound),  I then used my embossing folders for a bit of texture onto black mirror card from Creata.  .  The papers are from an old Kanban paper kit.

Artistic Inspirations Challenge - buttons

New challenge over at    The theme is using buttons!!!  I know how painful it is to part with buttons, believe me I feel your pain....  (advice, just place them on a card - don't stick them, then you still have them to play with).  ha ha.  I've put two examples further down, why two you may ask?  Was I over-keen or did I do it in error?  The judges are out.

The above uses an adorable digi image from Sassy Studio.  I've put the digi onto white 'colour me' card from Hunkydory and coloured in grey pro-marker's with a touch of cerise.  Yes I've used buttons... but are they stuck down? lol.  The papers are from an old Kanban paper pad the Mechanica and Industrianna set.

Another fabulous Sassy Studio digi used and coloured with purple tones in pro-markers and the skin being in grey tones.  The toadstools are from a fairy stamp set from ;  who also have a facebook group;  .  I have used a 'Tonic' punch and lace flowers that have buttons placed onto them.

Now you've seen my cards come and enter yours into the challenge x

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Dillybeans card for challenge

I am entering the above card into the Dillybeans challenge at; .

I have used a stunning Dillybeans digi image and coloured in pro-markers.  The quote is from a Tim Holtz set.  The flowers are made using Creata stamps and coloured in pro-markers to match the image.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

New UK My Besties Challenge

Yaaayyy that time again!  A new UK my besties challenge.  The theme this time is; B,B &B.  Come and join in the fun and enter your card using a Sherri Baldy image (available from) ;  .

 Then pop along to;  and enter your card to win some fabulous digi images.  We welcome new crafter's and those who have crafted for years :) .

This is my example for using the three B's.  I've used a Bestie, Buttons, Bows and Bells, so i've sneaked in an extra B.

The papers I have used are from Creata and come in foiled, glittered and glazed sheets   for each design.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Glamoureyes digi

So addicted to the digi images from the fabulous 'Glamoureyes',  get yours from;  stamps and other goods are  also available .  There is also a facebook group where you can upload your cards using the Glamoureyes images ;  .

For the card, I used and 8x8 square card and added some krafte card, then some dotted card.  For the lattice effect I used the Tonic gothic borders and the Tonic lace punch.  The sentiment is from Polkadoodles and the cakes are made using the Martha Stewart modelling clay.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

more makes

The above card uses a fabulous and adorable digi from Glamoureyes and is available at; .  I used an 8x8 card blank and then put some bronze mirror card on from Creata.  I then put some core-dinations pink card through two different embossing folders (musical notes) and (snowflakes), then sanded it to bring white through.  Instead of snowing snow I decided it would be snowing musical notes from an old music sheet, also used the sheet as the ground at the bottom.  The digi was coloured with my trusted pro-markers. 

For this card I used my good old faithful book-a-trix embossing board.  I layered cream pearl card with gold mirror card.  The toppers are from an old Kanban kit.  I used several dies for embellishments and the flowers are from;

Monday, 12 August 2013

New UK my besties challenge

Yaaayy it's time for another fantastic challenge over at  .  This time the theme is 'circles'.  Below is my DT example following the 'circle' theme.

I've kept the design relatively flat (we all know postage costs these days).  I've put  basic blue card onto a card blank and then added some Creata double-sided card stock.

I've used two Spellbinder dies for the circles, some have been used around the edges to look like going off the page..

The main focus of the card is an adorable Sherri Baldy image that has been coloured in pro-markers.  The image can be found along with many more at; .

I've then added some flat-backed pearls and buttons that tie in with the colours on the digi.  The heart die-cut is from Creata's double-sided card pack.

I hope you like the simple look to this card, that is achievable by anyone... well I've proved that, I've made it ...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

handmade by stamps

As a craft addict I love bargains and this is  certainly one of those.  The following link has 'handmade by' personalized stamps available to order.

They are cheaper than an awful lot on ebay etc and fantastic quality... look on the link to see an example..

Also check out other fantastic stamps they have and digi images

Friday, 9 August 2013

One image two looks.  Dillybeans images can be purchased at; .  Dillybeans also have a weekly challenge for crafter's.

For this card I have used and 8x8 card blank, then layered using Creata mirror card in red and black and Creata line paper.  The sentiment is a polkadoodles one.  I embossed the black card using a crackle effect embossing plate.  The small cake was made using Martha Stewart crafting clay, then coloured with pro-markers.  The digi itself is coloured in pr-markers and the skin tones are done in greys to give an alternative feel.

For this card I have started with a....yep , another 8x8 card blank!  Again I have used the delicious Creata mirror card.  The papers used are also from Creata and available through Create and Craft or Creata on line.  The flowers are made using a mix of the papers and mirror card with roses placed in the centre.  The digi image is coloured with my good old faithful pro-markers.

Glamoureyes- I'm on the Design Team, whoop whoop

Well, one really excited hyper bunny today.  Feel honoured to be part of the Glamoureyes design team.  Check out their digi's and stamps at;  or join in the fun in the facebook crafting group; 

Here are a couple of cards I have done today using their fabulous digi's.  The one below is one of the new Christmas images.

For this card I used an 8x8 card blank and  layered up some Creata double-sided card and some centura pearl card with a hint of silver  from Crafter's Companion.  The snowflake borders are from .  Have added some pearls for extra dimension and interest.  The digi has been printed onto 'colour me' cardstock from Hunkydory and coloured with pro-markers.  I have added a tiny gem and some diamond stickles to the snowflake on the shoe.

For this card I have used my bookatrix board, Creata mirror card and several dies. I have also taken some pages from a book (from a car boot sale), and inked slightly using Sheena Douglass stamps.  The digi again has been coloured with pro-markers and have gone for the sepia tones.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Xmas cards

Don't you just love thinking about Christmas this early? LOL.  As you can see I'm kind of hooked on using blues at the moment.  The image is a Sherri Baldy digi available from  .  I have used an 8x8 card blank, then layered with Creata silver mirror card and centura pearl card with a hint of silver.  On top of that is more mirror card ant then some more centura that has been embossed with the 'swiss dots' embossing folder. The sentiment is from Lindsay Mason Designs, sold through Personal Impressions stockists.  I have then used a spellbinders holly die along with a swirl die to embellish.  Flat backed pearls and diamond stickles are also used.

The second card again uses an 8x8 blank card, onto that is added layers of centura pearl card stock along with some art deco papers from Creata$s=creata  also Creata glittered paper. The greeting is a die cuts with a view sticker.  Two embossing folders have been used on the centura card for extra dimension, again swiss dots and snowflakes. Snowflake border cutting files are available through  To embellish the card I have gathered some white lace along the bottom, added some clear dew drops and a few pearls which were from Wild Orchid crafts.

I am one of four who have set up a new crafting challenge blog that launches in September.  The challenge blog is their for you to view now, why not pop by and have a look :).

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Glamoureyes digi's

Loving working with these fabulous digi's that are from the fantastic Glamoureyes

come and join in the fun.

  The images are coloured in pro-markers and the mirror card and other card stock is by Creata.