Thursday, May 26, 2022


 Hello everyone,

What is your favourite way to decorate a gift card or wallet, because we have a new challenge using that theme over at  AS YOU LIKE IT  " Favourite way to Decorate gift card/wallet"..

This is my way..

I started with a load of backgrounds, many have been used by now of course and I've probably shown you projects with them..

This one got the texture paste treatment through a stencil...

This one got blotches of red spray after being squeezed through an embossing folder..

another stenciled one, a rose this time...

sand these two had sort of patched worked on them as I ripped them...
I can be brutal in my craftroom..
and these are the ones I went with...

Oop's, that didn't work!!

so went with a border die instead, and liked it a lot better..

Managed to cut the papers to the right size, no mishaps here...yet!..

Then glued them in place on my wallet...

Added the button for a pretend closure and also added leftover die cut leaves..

See...worked  out quite well..

But earlier on I had to hold everything down with strong clips as I left to room to get lunch,
 came back and the panels had flown off..

the backside the same....

but it all dried and stayed together, and I put money in it,
 then took it out and put it back in my purse..

We are sponsored by Dies to Die for..

So come on over and share your gift cards and or wallets, remember to tells us why and you will be good to go..HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Well, that week flew by, and now it is time for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon and this time the lovely Imke is our hostess and her theme is " Make the Sentiment the Main Focus"...

I remember when I first started making cards I never made room for a sentiment and then never knew where to put one, but I got it now..

And what a surprise..Cone Flowers..I just can't help it..
so using my altenew inks I started blending..

Mostly at the edges as they layer up so much you only see the edges..

But each layer as I went got darker...

and darker and also coloured the dome part...

Until I had a full tray of  petal parts..

Layered them all up and a splattering of white ink..done.

Cut a frame and Ooo look, I could make a window with the leftovers...

But this time I had a thought process going already
 and not a good idea to change it too much..

Plenty of card layers from the backs of paper pads under this frame for dimension..

Yep, she is a thick one..

Love layers and dimension..

And my beautiful stamped and gold embossed sentiment..

The flowers and added tiny hearts..

Gave it a gold butterfly too and sort of wished now
 I had put the flowers together and not had that one up the top..
too late now...SOLD..

Thanks so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Monday, May 23, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Monday lunchtime here while typing, I'm fed and watered so my brain should be quite active..ha ha's not..

But at least I have found this project in my folder and time to post it up..

When I want extra heaviness and dimension I use this grey cardstock off the back of writing pads..
it's very thick and strong ..

So that's what I used and this fabulous paper, a random 12x12 sheet that I probably have not looked at for I went to 6x6 pads and the scrapbook papers got pushed aside..

these flowers have been in my scrap pile for a long while too..

Leaves were a fresh die cut, they look great but are quite floppy..

I made little clusters of flowers and leaves, just makes things easier when they are smaller and you are using a lot of them..

They received the dimension too with foam tape..

Then I wanted to try this with the cotton, so I did, then covered it up..

Could still see it here, but then of course I got so carried away..

basically gone..

Mmmm..needed something, not a bird,butterfly or insect of any description..

A bow, a tartan bow..
and with the aid of hot glue and burnt fingers we have curves in the tails..

Which of course gave more dimension...

added a simple gold embossed stamped sentiment...
" Thinking of you today and everyday"..

Thank you so much for stopping by...

I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Di's digi design Challenge [loads of flowers]

Alphabet Challenge  [D is for Die cuts]

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 Hello everyone,

I have a bit of fantasy to share today..

I have had this unicorn in my stash for a long while, it is a resin one and I sprayed him..
with my distress sprays..

Made a background, sort of mystical night sky..

There's my Unicorn
 and this beautiful wired ribbon which matches perfectly and tied into a bow..

Added some splatts onto this, as it dried it went added the gold

My elements all together..

then a blast from the past, punched out purple and turquoise flowers..
they matched the flowers in the unicorns mane..

So flowers and bows already..

Time to put it together..

It all went well, no bad language in the making of this card..

A bit of dimension, but not too much..okay, 
there was a lot, but the lady that just bought it didn't mind..

then sentiment of her choice went on and here it is all done and mystical..

Thank you so much for stopping by..

I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

The Fairy and the Unicorn challenge  [anything goes as long as it is Fantasy..]

Fab n Funky  [Fantasy]