Friday, 30 May 2014

June 'sisters of craft' challenge

Oh wow, what a great start we had to the first challenge.  Thank you everyone who entered.  

The challenge for June is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  Here is my make with one of her fab images.

This is actually a gift bag.  I thought I would make one for boys seeing as they are left out so much in the craft world.  The image is ofcourse from Lacy Sunshine and  available at; 

I coloured the image with pro-markers and spectrum noir pencils (first attempt and yep,,, I need the practice).  The bag was first given a layer of black mirror card from Creata, then I added kraft card and corrugated card from Creata, which I stamped using a brick stamp from Visible Image, I also used the paint tin, brush, roller and painted area along with the splats from Visible Image.  Available at;

I really hope you will pop over to the 'sisters of craft' challenge and join us to win a fab prize.... all levels of craft are welcome.. :)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

A Polkadoodle/Doobadoo make :)

Just received some Doobadoo goodies through the post, so I just had to play.

I've used a brown bag and added cream card and the dotty card is from Polkadoodles work and play cd,, one of the yummy backing papers.  The image is from Polkadoodles 'Dollie daydream goes east' cd, coloured in pro-markers.  The sentiment is from the same cd.  The tea pot is from the Doobadoo starter kit and the swirls on the handle are also yummy Doobadoo.  The buttons are Papermania from Do-crafts and the pearls are from 'the hobby house' .  The wooden cup and teapot are from Hobbycrafts.

In case you can't see the sentiment it reads;  When your day seems topsy turvey and as stormy as the sea, there's nothing quite as tranquil as a lovely cup of tea.

Thought the bag could hold some nice camomile tea and bubble bath for someone to have a relaxing day.

I will be entering the bag into the following challenges.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mad as a hatter

My make today is purely for fun.  I set myself the challenge of it not be a square card (as i'm addicted to 8x8), I also told myself to try and stick to one colour and to use several different brands of products within the card.  

Hope you like it.

To start I used a Spellbinders grande die for cutting the mirror card (CREATA) and the polka dot card by Anne-Marie designs - both available through Create and Craft.  The card stock was simply layered up and then I put a Creata die under the digi image to give a final lift..  the digi image is available from; The paper shelter.  It was coloured using mainly green tones of pro-markers.  The die cut teapot and teacup are from Tonic and the the stamped sentiment is from and amazing Alice in Wonderland stamp set from Polkadoodles.  Finally a few gems added to the bottom left and right of the card and die-cut butterflies by Marianne designs used at the top of the card.

Entered into;

Monday, 5 May 2014


After a break from crafting I am so happy to announce my position in the Design Team for the new challenge blog;  Sisters of Craft.

The blog challenge can be found at;

It's simple, the challenge will always be 'anything goes' and is launched the first of each month.. you can even enter up to five times !!!!!!!!!!!

Here is my 'anything goes' card.

I've used many different brands on this card, a kind of mad dotty throw it all together...  The digi image is one of the stunning images by Tamara of The Stamping Chef, The polka dot card is from Ann-Marie, the ivy and bird house die with small bird is available from Creata and is by Marianne, the scrabble tile stamps are from Joy - again available from Creata. as is the larger leaf die.  I hope you will enter our challenge and have as much fun as I did creating this. xx