Tuesday, August 19, 2014

School days

Top Tip Tuesday

Today on Top Tip Tuesday we have a brilliant tutorial on shaker cards. Our challenge this time is one everyone can enter as it is 

Anything Goes 

Bugaboo Stamps are our sponsor

I have used one of their images Brat School - ruler boy. It is ideal for the going back to school cards.



I also used X-Cut letters, Promarkers, K & co papers (really old), Woodware stars and border. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Penny Black & More -  anything goes

Thursday, August 14, 2014

70th birthday

Can't believe we are half way though August already. I am trying to catch up with the birthdays I have in the next few weeks. Here is one for a special gentleman who was 70 yesterday.




I used LOTV image, Promarkers, Do Crafts Wellington papers, X - Cut stars, Sizzix numbers, Hearts inked  through heart stencil ( scrap negative sheet from confetti )

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-




Monday, August 11, 2014

I managed a little play last night with some new stash I bought in McOyster Crafts in Cupar yesterday. They had a lovely demonstration day which I decided to go to at the last minute. We live about 50 miles away, so it was a nice day out with a lovely lunch. 

My photos are not very good, I used my little camera and the light is poor as the weather is dull and wet.




I used Tattered Lace shoe die, Cuttle bug embossing folder, Papermill card, Woodware flowers and leaf punches and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into th following challenges:-




Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Can you believe it's August!...Where has the last month gone, and the good weather. Here in Scotland we are back to rain and cooler days, the nights are closing in too. 
Well on to Top Tip Tuesday's challenge this fortnight. 

Our sponsor is  Stamp & Create


Our Challenge is:-

Something  Sweet
We want to see something sweet on your creation:
IE: chocolate, puddings, sweets, cakes, things like that!

I have made a card with a LOTV stamp with a scrummy sweet cake...



I also used LOTV Nitwits Papers (one of my favourites, I love the clean fresh look and pretty patterns),  Britannia flower die and leaves, Tonic border punch, Nellie's multi frame hearts, Promarkers, Liquid Pearls and the rest from my stash. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Top Tip Tuesday

We have another fabulous challenge and tutorial for you this fortnight.

First we have an awsome tutorial by Lori Turner, it is a must to check out.

Then we have our sponsor is



Now our Challenge which is:-

Material Girl

Here is my take on the theme. I have made a flower from and old throw and a little tuille, I have added a bit of stitching for detail.



I have also used, My Minds Eye Papers, Sizzix leaves and flower dies and a flower brad.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-





Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas has started


I have been making a few Christmas cards this week. Thought if I started now I wouldn't have such a panic nearer the time. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and First Edition papers that I bought last year but didn't use much of. 


I also used Nestie Circles Memory Box tree die, Cuttlebug dots and Liquid Pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

As You Like It - Favourite sentiment ( This is one of my most used sentiments and one I generally use at Christmas time, one of my favourite times of year.




Tuesday, July 08, 2014


Top Tip Tuesday
It is my fortnight to host the Top Tip Tuesday challenge. Our challenge theme is Magical. We want to see anything mystical like fairies, dagons etc...



I have used a LOTV fairy and papers coloured with Promarkers. I also used Sizzix border die, Memory Box leaves, Nesties and Britannia flower die. A little Stickles for sparkle on the wings.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-




Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday


My card today is for my friend Vee. Happy Birthday, have a great day and a fantastic cruise. 

I know Vee likes this teal colour and I do like it with this coffee shade.




I used LOTV Nit Wit papers, Sizzix trellis & curved border, Memoy Box leaves, Nesties, X-cut flower punch & Britannia flower dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:- 





Tuesday, June 24, 2014


This fortnight on Top Tip Tuesday we have Samantha K hosting and Deneen with a box card template and tutorial. A great project. 
Our sponsor this time is:-


Our challenge is:-
2 or more ribbon / twine

I have used two contasting colours of ribbon with LOTV image coloured with Promarkers.



I also used Trimcraft Lillibet papers, Memory Box hearts, Nesties and Woodware punches.

I am enterng this card into the following challenges:-



I hope you can come and join us.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A card made while I had a play the other night. This one didn't take long, funny how when you get an idea you can make it in jig time. 




I used a Memory Box leaf die, a free embossing sentiments folder, Cuttlebug Dots folder & Spellbinders small poinsettia die. 
Not a lot to it really. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Shaped Cards


This fortnight Top Tip Tuesday has theme of 
Shaped Cards
hosted by Annette.

I have made a shaped card using one of our sponsors templates Spangled Star by Shape EZ





This is a card made of odds and ends. The patterned paper has been in my stash for ages, the stars are punched from mirra card from a piece of packaging. 

I hope you can come and join us and show what shapes you can come up with.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday


Fingers crossed that this scheduled post will appear as I am on holiday. 
This fortnight on Top Tip Tuesday we have a challenge of Monochrome.
I have chosen to use blue tones with one of our sponsor's image Boy Snowboarder by Kenny K.




I have coloured the image with Promarkers and layered onto Paper Mania papers. Instead of snowflakes I have used a Memory Box leaf to give the illusion of ice. A little Glossy Accents on the board and goggles and a  touch of glitter. My words are stamps I bought many years ago and fit the  theme well. 

When you read this I am hoping to be half way up a mountain in Austria enjoying the view. 



Thursday, May 15, 2014

I have not played along with the Less Is More challenge for quite some time. So I had a little play. One layer cards can be a bit daunting. I masked a section for the sentiment, added a little chalk colour to the stamped image and drew some lines around the image to frame the card. A few drops of liquid pearls to add a bit of interest.



The stamp I used was a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercrafts mag.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-