Red, White and Blue

January heralds the start of a new year….and a lot of male birthdays. I always find it hard to find inspiration for men’s cards (like most of my crafting friends) but was really impressed with PaperMania’s new Portobello Road range – so I bought the…

Finally….Happy New Year!

No, I didn’t drop dead or leave the country over the festive season! I didn’t really stop crafting either, but as most of what I was making were Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family, I didn’t want to post pictures here and spoil…

Deck the halls……with mini bunting

Well today is the 25th……of November, and with one month to go until THE BIG DAY, I decided to get into the festive spirit and make the mini felt bunting I wanted for my Christmas tree this year. So, With Christmas 24 playing cheesy American…

Bright Lights, Big City

No crafty Friday for me last week as we went up to Salford to visit the Imperial War Museum North at the Salford Quays. Had a lovely time and saw some interesting exhibits, including this wreckage from the Twin Towers. It was dark when we…

Grey and Pink

This card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. I decided to keep it simple and colour the Daisy stamp in monochrome which is set off by the pastel pink of the Honey and Hugs background paper. I added just a…

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Well, it’s Friday again and it’s cold and dull outside….autumn has definitely arrived! So I decided to create a bit of summer here inside the house with this pretty Magnolia card. The Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog has a colour challenge at the moment using a vivid shade…

Time for a Cuppa….

I just got a this cute Tutti Cutti stamp and thought it would be perfect for this week’s challenges over at I Love Promarkers and Passion for ProMarkers.   I used kraft card and baby blue card as the basis for the design, then added…

There’s no Place Like Home

My favourite products of the moment are these gorgeous papers and stamps from Graphic 45. They are so beautiful and versatile. I used multiple layers to add dimension, and coloured the stamped images with my ProMarkers. As always, a bit of sparkle in the poppies…

Glitter and Glitz

Another blog post?…another challenge?….. well, who could resist a bit of glitter and glitz combined with Promarkers? I couldn’t, so I created this card for the I love Promarkers challenge  using one of my favourite stamps. It’s so hard to capture the glittery detail of…

Going Green

It’s a long time since I entered any blog challenges, but I was keen to try the November Challenge at  StampARTic. The idea was to create a monochromatic card using a colour of your own choice. After a bit more blog-hopping I came across another…