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Monday, September 28, 2020

Use your Scraps


Hi Everyone, this is my card for the new challenge at Make My Monday Challenge, which this fortnight is to use up your scraps, which I am sure everyone has lots of, so come and join us. I did a Christmas card with my strip scraps I had left. by adding them together, to make an interesting panel, added ribbon and a sentiment and done. 

thanks for looking 


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dragons and Dinosaurs

Hi All, this fortnight at Cardz4Guys we are asking to see the Dinosaurs or  Dragons on your cards. 

I have used a dragon on mine from one of my favorite Artists Sherri Baldy from My Besties, this is from her Book Dragon Collection. I have colored him with copics and fussy cut him out have added him to panels of paper that I had in my stash and used a die for cutting out the border of the card as well as the sentiment. Thanks for looking 


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Forest Fairies

Hi Everyone, I am here today to share with you a shaker card I have made using the wonderful Forest Fairies Designer Paper from My Besties 3d Deco Team. . I have used the image on the paper for inside my shaker, and the out side is the paper that the sentiment sits on and the third paper is the background. Just love Sherri's papers as they make wonderful cards and shakers too.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Merry Christmas


Its that time of year I suppose when we all start making those holiday cards, so why not come and join us over at Make My Monday challenge and enter yours, as that is our challenge for this fortnight. Anyway I have used the Wreath Builder Holiday set from Gina K designs to make my card, so much fun. Also used some washi tape on my card. and bow punch to make my bow. Hope you all have fun with our challenge, and see you soon. 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Holiday Hat

New Release day for Sandra Caldwell Designs, this is Holiday Hat, which I have colored with copics, I have used some scraps of paper given to me by friends, in non traditional colors, for Christmas, and added a bow with seam binding ribbon and a wooden tree, and added the greeting at the bottom cut out with dies from spellbinders holiday set

Thanks for looking 


Tuesday, September 8, 2020


 Hi Everyone, this week at Cardz4Guyz challenge we are doing monochrome cards, come join us. won't you. 

My card uses Back to Black Designer paper, Need for Speed, and Perfectly Penned stamp sets. All from Stampin up. 

I added some gems just for a bit of flare. 

thanks for looking


Friday, September 4, 2020

Snowman Couple

This month at Winter Wonderland our theme is snow/snowman. we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps
which I have used there image Snowman couple I have colored it with Copics, and made into a gatefold card. using snow flakes as well. Hope you will join us for our challenge this month 


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Many Thanks

Hi Everyone, 
I'm happy to announce that I have joined the Paper Funday Challenge, and this month we are sponsored by AMB Illustrations, and I am using the Sunflower Wreath from their shop for my card. 
I have colored it with copics, and made it into a thank you card by adding some burlap, and a corduroy button and some nail heads to finish it off. Hope you like my card and look forward to seeing your makes in our challenge 

I've entered this in the following Challenges:


Berry Patch Besties and Forest Fairies too.


Hi Everyone, these are my projects for the start of our new challenge over at 3d Besties and More challenge, the first one is a Berry Patch Bestie colored with Copics and fussy cut I made a twisted triangular box, decorated the box with the My Besties Berry Patch Paper and then made some 3d strawberries to add to the top of the box. It's great for a small gift, or whatever. 

My Second project uses the Forest Fairies Paper Pack, I had a book that I wanted to transform into a log book to keep track of my projects each month for all the Design Teams I am on so this is what I am using this for. 

Come back later in the month for more projects using the forest fairies paper. some beautiful papers in this pack

Thanks for looking 


I have entered into the following challenges

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Arty Divas September Challenge

 Hi Everyone, I'm proud to announce I have been selected to be on the Arty Divas Challenge DT. This month we are sponsored by My Besties 

My Card is using image Doll 12 from the Sweet Little Darlings collection.
I have colored her with Copics, fussy cut her out and made the background using a stencil and distress inks. I have added a layer of white over and popped her up and added the sentiment which is a die from spellbinders. I cut it out of fun foam and card stock and layered them before adhering to the card, and add clear gems and colored them with my copics . 
Thanks for Looking at my card. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Out Door Adventure


Hi Everyone, Cindy here with a new card for the Cardz4Guyz challenge this fortnight our challenge is to have an outdoor adventure theme to our cards, I found this little hiker over at LOTV stamps on Etsy. printed and colored him with copics, distressed the edges and inked with pumice stone distress ink and added to my card which is layered with paper I got long time ago from Costco. the gems are colored with copics to match.I decided not to add a sentiment, as I can always add one later when using the card. Thanks for looking


Monday, August 17, 2020

On The Beach


Hi Everyone, a new card for Make My Monday for our theme this time around which is On the Beach. I think of that and I think sand, water, and seashells, and wearing flip flops which of course get full of sand, so that was my inspiration for my card. 

I used my silhouette to cut out the flip flops, the sand is sandpaper, the white caps from the crashing waves was going to be liquid applique, but it was dried out so used some puffs embossing powder which didn't work too well either, oh well anyway I used dies from Whimsy for the shells and the sun, and left off a sentiment this time as I can use it for any occasion this way. 

thanks for looking


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gone Fishing

 Hi Ev

eryone, I 'm here for a new challenge for Cardz4Guyz Challenge this tim around our theme is Gone Fishing, I have an LOTV digital stamp I colored with copics, then cut out using my rectangle stitched die then mounted it onto night of navy, the paper is from an old set of paper I actually forgot I bought LOL, it was in a case and got it from Costco or something like that for like 15.00 and it is all kind of darker tones for guys cards. Anyway I have added a sentiment and some sequin fish from my stash

Copics used, 

Blue Hat and boots: B18,23,21

Brown Sweater: E29,27,25,23

Skin E04,11,21,00,000

bobble in water, R29,27,24 w03

water BG01,000,00

Grass, G28,24,YG25

Hill: E35,53,31

Fishing Rod, W03,01,00

Thanks for looking


Friday, August 7, 2020

Winter Wonderland- August

Hi Everyone, I am excited to announce that I have joined the Winter Wonderland Design Team and this is my first card. Our challenge this month is to use one of the two following sketches and to have dry or wet embossing on your card. Janice is our host this month. What a fun challenge.
We are being sponsored this month by Dr. Digi, and I have used the image Christmas Chris.
I have used the second sketch here, and used dry embossing on the short narrow panel and wet embossing on the sentiment.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Clean and Simple

Hi Everyone at Make My Monday Challenge this week we  have a new challenge to make Clean and Simple cards. I have seen the type of card I have made several times over the years and thought I would like to try one, well I ended up making three the third one I am not really fond of but am posting them all  here for you to see. My favorite is the Black and gold, but I also like the white as I like the rainbow effect. 

To make the cards I have used a Happy Birthday die, as well as a balloon punch. 
The first one I used white for them all but colored the birthday and balloon with distress inks. 
The second I cut the birthday and balloon out of shiny gold card stock, and the third it was a shiny black for the happy and I heat embossed the silver. 
Anyway thanks for stopping by. Hope you come and play along with our challenge. 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

My Besties 3d and More August Challenge

Hi Everyone, I am delighted to be on the My Besties 3d and More team. I made this project using the Coffee Shop Paper Pack, it came with the little coffee girl separate so I printed her out a few times and made her into a 3d card, and the sentiment is a die that I cut out of the paper as well and also cut out of fun foam and attached to it to make it pop, so much easer than pop dots. 
The other project I made with this paper are the mugs, I used a yellow and brown paper for the base of the mugs then used the paper to decorate them and cut out the image from one of the papers to make a tag to attach to the small bag of chocolate treats, I could see using this as a treat for a mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows and candy canes at Christmas for a hostess gift too. so fun to make. Click on the name of the challenge blog to join us. 
Thanks foe looking Cindy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Feel Better Soon

Hi Everyone, over at Cardz4Guyz this week we are doing some get well cards I have made a simple card using a die set of band aids and an embossing folder and sentiment.
Thanks for looking

Monday, July 20, 2020

Flowering Vine

Good Morning, it is Make My Monday challenge and this week we were challenged to use the Baby Wipe Technique which you can find here. BabyWipe

I used Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy reinkers with the technique to do my flowers.
The flowers are from Flower Shop stamp set and came with matching punch. I also used the Everything Eleanor for the vine. the sentiment is from Good for You stamp set. I embossed the one panel with a spellbinders embossing folder.
Thanks for Looking

3d and Stitching

New card for My Besties 3d Deco and More team, come join us in our challenge.  I used colored printable to make the 3d image. It has been a long time since I have made a card using this technique but it was fun to do again. I stitched the background and added some flowers.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

No Patterned Paper

Hi All today is a new challenge over at Cards4Guyz and we have challenged everyone to make a male card without using patterned paper. 
This seemed to be an easy challenge for me as I am not a big person on using a lot of patterned paper. I have lots but forget about it from time to time. Anyway I have used the World map stamp , Traveler stamp set and the Petite Pairs for the sentiment from Stampin up and did some distressing on the card. 
I have added some twine and away we go. Anyway hope you come and join us in our quest to make more Guy cards. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Stars or Stripes

Hi Everyone, I know I have been missing in action for a while, I had my BFF passed away on the 11th of June, some of you would have known her from the days of Come and Get it Challenge, or on the Bugaboo Challenge, her name was Julie Temple.

Anyway has taken me awhile to come to grips as they say with her death and being able to get back in my craft room as she was a big part of my crafting days as we used to Skype and craft together often.

Well I am back with a new card for the Make My Monday Challenge, which is to use Stars or Stripes on your card as you can see I opted for Stripes using them on my background. the rest of the card was done with punches, a scalloped Die heart, some lace, pearls and a small bow
Thanks for looking
I have entered my card into the following challenges

Little Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle- Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sketch Challenge at Cardz4Guys Challenge

Hi Everyone, I have a card I've made using the sketch for the Cardz4Guys Challenge this week. I just love how this card turned out. Anyway very simple, I stenciled the rope background using some soft suede ink and a stencil I just purchased. I stamped the ship from The Open Sea set and left it as was. then cut out in circle and cut another circle in navy and attached to the rope design the anchor is a die I had in my stash which was cut out using Silver Sticker Paper and then stuck to the blue card stock and I fussy cut around to give it the border. and then the sentiment si from On Your Birthday set. again cut and then mounted on Navy.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Hi Everyone welcome back to my blog for a new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys, we are all doing Vintage this week, and what a fun challenge. I love vintage cards. This was one that I have done using some dies, inks and the Stampin Up set called Clockworks. Thanks for looking 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Use a Digital Image for Make My Monday

Hi Everyone, this is my card for the Make My Monday Challenge where we were to use a digital image. I have so many so hard to choose just one, but alas I decided to use this beauty by Conie Fong which you can find in her etsy store. I love her images. I colored it with copics and then used some papers retired from Stampin up, and simple sentiment. I wanted the image to be the focus so that is why no real embellishments.
thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

You're a Classic

Hi Everyone, so happy to announce that I am now on the DT for Cardz for Guys, This is my first cards for our challenge using a Die for the main focal of the card.
I have used Record Player Stamps and Dies. I have cut out the record, arm and music notes from dies and adhered pieces together and made into a record player and used the sentiment
For the record you're not old your a classic. which I love. Hope you will all come and join in the challenge. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

A Winter Wonderland Shaker

Hi Everyone just wanting to share a card I finished today, started yesterday. Anyway a sweet Besties Christmas Shaker card. The image can be found here: Doll 10 or join the Winter Wonderland Club and get it for free

  I colored her with Copics listed below

Skin: E04,11,21,00,000,R20
Hair, Special Black, C8,6,4
Jacket Hat and Mittens on side of card R39,35,32
Jeans: B99,97,95,93,91
Boots and Basket, E81,84,87,89
Shirt, flower Bow, BV04,32,34
Snowballs, B01,000,0000

After coloring her I fussy cut her out and decided to make a shaker card. I made the shaker using a die I had and added the sentiment inside the card from Hero Arts. I stamped and cut mittens from Heartfelt Creations and assembled my card.
The Paper and embellishments are from My Besties shop, and the glitter inside the shaker

Entering into the following challenges
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
My Besties Spanish Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, April 13, 2020

Spring Flowers

Hi Everyone, I'm so delighted to be back in the challenge blog world and I've joined the Make My Monday Challenge, as a Design Team member and this is my first make for our challenge which is Spring Flowers. 
I have used the Blessed Easter  (retired) stamp set from Stampin Up which I colored with Copics
and then cut out with oval die, and cut out black with oval die as well. I used a chipboard sentiment which I also colored with Copics. added with glue. 
The card base is black, then I added DSP flower pot (retired) Stampin Up. then added the oval and the ribbon from my stash. 
Copics used for 
flowers YR18, YR15, Y15
Leaves:  G29, YG17, YG23, YG00
Sentiment: Bottom layer  Special Black
Top Layer: YR18, YR15, Y15

Thanks for looking 

I've added my card to the following challenges
A Place to Start _ Ribbon or Bows
Creative Fusion: Spring Flowers
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges:  Monday Greetings

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Rabbit Hole designs

Hi everyone, Have you heard about the Rabbit Hole Designs Company, they have some wonderful clear stamps and also some great dies to go with them and other things too I ordered these stamps a while ago but hadnt had much time to play but now with my new schedule i am getting more me time yay. Anyway i have cired the images with copics and used some stencils, inks and dies to make some simple cards with these adorable stamps

Spring is in the Air

Good Morning Crafters I have a fabulous spring card that I would like to share with you, This is image 5485 from the My Besties shop available here:

I have colored this sweet image with copics and cut out with an oval die, and mounted her onto a scalloped oval then a labels die. I have added a ribbon and bow on the corner then added some flowers which you can find the lilies at the shop as well  here, but I colored mine with some spray gliz glimmer spray I also added a sentiment and some wood chip birds which I glittered up

Copics used,,
Skin: E11,21,00,000
Hair E 55,53,51,y21
Dress Y38,Y19, Y15,YR68,61
Stocking Y19,Y15, YR65 YR61
Shoes E55,53,Y21
Carrots: YR68, YR65, YR61
Flowers B23,21
Thanks for looking

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sheepski Designs

This is an image I purchased from Sheepski Designs yesterday using discount code from Kit and Clowder. Decided to color it using copics and then made into a card. Background stenciled using distress inks then fussy cut image placed in top on pop dots the  added some flowers and ribbon from my stash.

Copics used
SKIN: E04,E11,E21,E00,AND E000
HAIR: Y26,E55,E53,Y23,Y2
TOP BV04,BV34,BV31
STRAP R85,R83,R81
Thanks for looking

Phoenix Ray

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Hi Everyone, this is my card for the new My Besties Shabby Chic team that I am on. I am delighted to be a part of this team. This is my card using the adorable Phoenix Ray Bestie which I just love. I think she is so adorable. I have colored her with Copic Markers and then cut her out with an oval, then mounted her onto a black decorative oval by Spellbinders and she is popped up onto the card I have added some roses, berries and little flowers from my stash and added a bow as well. Thanks for looking.
Copics used,
Skin E000, E04,11,21,00 R20
 Red: R29,27,24
Black, C9,7,5,
Hair: E57,55,53,
White Gel Pen also used