Sunday, 11 December 2011

Rock and Roll

Sorry I haven't posted for a bit... Iv'e been busy working, shopping and trying but not gettting any xmas pressies and trying to start making my xmas cards! I love this time of year but it is soooo crazy isn't it?

Anyway today we have a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. It's challenge #17 and the title is   ROCK AND ROLL.

The image is a very old stamp that I had to blow away the cobwebs in order to use...ha..ha..ha. It's from and old company called Diamond Stamps and dated 1997, unfortunately not going anymore. It brings back memories and reminds me just how long Iv'e been stamping for (15yrs +) OMG!!! I wonder what's your oldest stamp?
I coloured this image with Promarkers and added a little vintage photo to the edges. Then mounted it up and seated it on a folded circle to create that "Rock and Roll" feeling! 
I kept it quite simple as that's all it needed!
I hope you like

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Man in your Life

Well today we have another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. Thanks to everyone who played last time, we had some brilliant entries again. So on to todays and we have a theme of The Man in Your Life. Here is my DT card.

This was such a fun card to make as my niece and her boyfriend have just brought their first home together...... and he is sooo excited about doing it up and moving in.... so I thought I would make a fun birthday card to make him smile!
I found this great digi image on Mo Mannings blog and had to have it. I used my Promarkers to colour it and made the ladder out of some scraps of card. I just made the sentiment up as I didn't have the right words. I can't believe I made this card in time too as I am normally running late. I just hope my nieces boyfriend likes it now!
Why not hop over to the blog and join in the fun with us DT girls.
I hope you like. 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

#15 Red, White and Green

Hello everyone,

This week starts a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. Thankyou to all those who played along the last fourtnight we had some lovely entries. So on to this week.... the theme is Red, White and Green and we would love to see your creations based around boys or men! Here is my card that I made for a friend who asked if I could make a card for her husband who is into Scooters. She did say a particular type which I forget but I thought i have this digi which fits the theme.
I used:
HOTP designer paper
red velvet paper
Mikey Digi Image
green card stock
Marianne Poinsettia dies
Marianne Flourish die
red gems

I hope this gives you some inspiration to have a go and join in our challenge with hop over to the blog now and take a look at what my other team mates have come up with.
I hope you like mine.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Mummies Little Monster

Please excuse the very funny post on Friday!! I was in a rush to write it and then the power went in my battery and I forgot what I had done Really I think naughty Monsters got in my computer lol. What a numpty I am ! lol.
Anyway here is the right post the one that I should have shown you! This fortnight we have a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. #14 Monsters
we are asking you to create a card/ project with monsters in mind, and don't forget it has to be for a man/ boy. There is a great prize up for grabs and the winner can also get these lovely digis and a few more which were designed by Woo our teamie! Hop over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has done and enter your lovely design too.

I hope I did these fantastic digis justice as I had great fun in playing with them. All I had to do was colour the two monsters with my Promarkers...cut them out and lay them out on my card...they did the rest... SHINE. The sentiment also was designed by Woo. I hope you like.

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Goodness me aren't the weeks flying by! and the weather is certainly cooling down!
Anyway on to this weeks new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS  #13 Halloween. The design team were asked to create a card/ project using a halloween theme, so I thought I would wonder over to one of my fav Digi sites ( Mo Manning ) and grab myself an appropriate image. This is my card

Isn't he cute! I don't normally make cards for Halloween as we don't really celebrate it except for a glass of witches Brew on the night (Cream Soda with Blackcurrant and Vanilla ice-cream) Mmmm lovely! I don't watch the scary movies either cos i'm a scaredy cat! except the spoof comedy ones He He He!!
I used Cool Grey Promarkers to colour the bandages and Spellbinders circles to frame him. The pumkin is a Cuttlebug die shaded with a little orange ink from the Memento range and some glitter. Hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS and see what the rest of the DT have done, and while your there why not have a go and enter your self. I hope you like
I would like to enter it into these challenges

Paper Sundeas #91 Halloween /Fall 
CRAFT Challenge #124 Recipe 1 ribbon,2 shapes and some glitter
Challenge up Your Life #54 Halloween
I Love Promarkers #87 Autumnal Colours

Monday, 3 October 2011

# 12 Wheely Nice

Sorry I'm a bit late posting but yesterday we launched another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. The theme this time around is anything to do with WHEELS! so here is my DT card.

As you can see I used one of my very own digi designs (Biker boy Tricks) Hopefully out for sale very soon on CRAFTS 4 YOU. Speaking of which the sentiment is also from Lynnes site who insidently had a fantastic open day on saturday, thanks Lynne!
I coloured the image with Promarkers then used a little distress ink around the edges. The screw heads were punched out of silver card and I embossed the crosses on top.
I hope you like and don't forget to hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS to enter with a chance to win.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

# 11 Bingo!

Hello blog friends!,
Over at HERE COME THE BOYS this week we have a new challenge and it is to use a bingo board.
The line I decided to do was Circles, cute image and buttons. 

Basic Grey -Lily paper,
 Kraft card,
 Vintage Photo Distress Ink,
 Sentiment -Sentiments 4 You.
Teddybo  Digi Image

Hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS and see what lovely creations the other DT members have made.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Tug of War

Hello blogland
Well sorry about not blogging much but I have been working alot covering  for others while they go on their Hols....Next week is my turn for a holiday...HOOORAYYYY!
Anyway this week is the start of another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. 
#10 Shakers / Sliders 
I decided to make a slider card and here it is

Pull the tab from the left to the right and you got a real tug of war!
The image is from Kenny K digi downloads and it is the August Freebie. I copied it twice but flipped one image and then joined them together. I coloured them with Promarkersand cut them out. The slider was made by cutting two thin slots, wrapping two small strips of card through the slots and attaching a long pull tab to the back. Then I used foam pads to attach the panel to the card front.
Finally I popped the image on to the front of the wrapped strips with foam pads.
Hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS and check out what the rest of the team have created. Don't forget to have a go at the challenge yourself. I hope you like.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

#9 Orange and Brown

Today we have another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS and the theme is to use orange and brown, and it has to be for a man or boy. Here is my take on this weeks theme.
I would like to enter it into

A Spoonful of Sugar #162 Happy Birthday
Cards For Men # 17 Anything Goes

As you can see I used a great Teddy Bo image for my critter.....he is such a cutie and so easy to colour with my Promarkers. I kept the card layout nice and simple with only a little distress ink ( Vintage Photo) and wore the edges with a distressing tool. The card candy dots were made using a circle punch from Hobby Crafts own range. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You.
Hope you like it.... hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS  to see what lovely creations the rest of the DT have done.


Sunday, 7 August 2011

#8 Critters

Today is a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS

So here is my DT card. The theme this week is Critters, anything to do with slugs, snails and puppy dog tails. But remember the card/ creation has to be for a man or boy.
I would like to enter into these challenges

Passion for Promarkers #111 Hugs nad Kisses
Stampalot August Challenge # Whatever you fancy
Fab N Funky #84 Friendship
Crafts and Me Challenges #46 Anything Goes

I made my card using one of Mo Mannings fantastic images, this "critter" is sooo loved by his boy just like my sons and our dog Bud! I used a little vintage photo distressing around the edges of the backing paper and my sentiment is from Lynnes shop SENTIMENTS 4 YOU. The image is coloured with Promarkers and of course I had to use a bit of string for embellishment.
So hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS to see what fun ideas the other DT girls have done and don't forget to enter yourself too.
Thanks for looking, hope you like.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Going Green

Hello all,
Today I have a sweet card to show you. It's pouring outside here so i'm playing in my craft room to cheer me up.

I would like to enter it into

The Saturday Challenge #145 Monochromatic
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C98 Tent Card
Craft and Me Challenge # 46 Anything Goes

I used green cordination card with Basic Grey's Kioshi paper "Water Lily" on a tent card. The sentiment is one of  Lynnes from Sentiments 4 You and I used green Distress inks to edge. I made the flowers with punched circles and cut them into spirals...rolling them up and gluing. The leaves are a Woodware punch. The large sentiment flower is Spellbinders Blossom nestabilities.
I hope you like.  

Sunday, 24 July 2011

#7 Travel

Today we have a new challenge for you over at Here Come The Boys. This is the great prize that is up for grabs if you win! We are being sponsored by the lovely Sharon our blog leader from her shop at
Ewe 2 Can Craft

Here is my DT card which is created with an old rubber stamp that I own.

 The theme this time round is "Travel".
We would like you all to create something for a male using some form of travel. I sometimes forget about the old  buried stamps as there is always something new coming out. I love all my stamps and can't part with any. This particular one is a Diamond stamp and is probably about 10 years old!
I used Promarkers to colour and the bike charm is from Sharon's shop over at Ewe 2 Can Craft. The image shape is a Spellbinders nestie and the great little sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You .
I would like to enter these challenges.

Crafty Catz Weekly #92 No Pink or Blue Allowed
Prarie Fairy Fridays #57 Holidays
Sarah Hurley #45 Colouring

Hop on over to Here Come The Boys to see what the rest of the DT girlies have created....and while your there why not enter a card yourself.
I hope you like. 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

# 15 Summer Fun

Morning to you all, today we have a new challenge over at DO It With Digis blog. The theme is Summer Fun and this is my card.

The image is from Mo Manning Digital Pencil.....I love it because it reminds me of my boys now all grown up but still do this with our dog Buddy. The dog does sometimes let the boys in his paddling pool! As you can see with my 3 year old nephew in his birthday suit!! He loves being splashed!!!

 The sentiment is from Lynnes shop over at Crafts 4 You where she also has lots of papers, ribbons and embellishments too. So hop over to Do It With Digis and see what the DT girls have created. Why not have a go at the challenge yourselves. 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

# 6 Sporty

Morning all,
Today we have a new challenge over at Her Come The Boys of which I have just been invited as a DT member. I was so excited when they asked me, thankyou girls.  Without further ado here is my card.

The theme is "Sporty"
and what better image to use than a tennis one..... very appropriate for the time of year. The image is my very own drawing and coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from Crafts 4 You . I just had to use card candies to look like tennis balls bouncing about. Pop on over to Here Come The Boys to see what lovely creations the rest of the team have done. While your there don't forget to enter yourself. Have fun!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New challenge

Morning all,
Today we have a new challenge over at Do It With Digis
this weeks exciting challenge is # 14 Spots Or Stripes
We want to see all your lovely creations Our sponsor is Crafts 4 You  

So hop over right now to Do It With Digis and have a look at what the talented Divas have done and have a go at our challenge while your there. 

Monday, 4 July 2011

Male Birthday

Today I have a card to show that I have made for my Brother-in-law who has just turned the big "50"
He is great fun and has a good sense of humour so I knew he would like this card...what man wouldn't!

I would like to enter it into a challenge

Crafts and Me Challenges#41 Birthdays - ends 5th July
Cards For Men # 14 Wild West

I used my lovely Promarkers to do these shades of brown on a Kenny K image. The tasseled piece going across the back was from punching a border with a Martha Stewart edger then snipping along the opposite edge. I didn't have any sentiments to fit so I made up my own!
I hope you like as my brother-in-law did!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Girly card

I just have to show you this cute card I made yesterday....well I think it's cute!  I made it with some challenges in mind, hopefully I might actually win something one day! Still the playing and creating is fun!
I would like to enter it into

Digital Tuesday # 117 Flower Power
The Sugar Bowl # 63 Sketch and Flowers
I Love Promarkers # 72 Include Flowers

I made the card base using a Go Create large die and the image is the Adorables from Sugar Nellie coloured in with Promarkers.  The Flowers were punched and daubed with inks. The ribbon comes from a wide selection brought over at Crafts 4 You. I hope you like.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

# 13 Stars

Evening girls and boys.
I wanted to share this card I have made for my nephew, he is 22 by the way!
I would also like to enter it into

Cards For Men #13 Stars 

The image is another of Kenny K digital images that I brought recently coloured with Promarkers. I used a Martha Stewart edger punch and snipped the braiding. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sweet Elephant

Evening all,
Well hasn't the weather been wonderful lately! I 've been getting out in my garden and tending the flowers as it's been too hot to craft in my little room. Saying that I have got a card I managed to finish off first. I would like to enter it into a couple of challenges.
Crafty Sentiments # Monochromatic Cards
Digital Tuesday Challenge #117 Flower Power

Yes it's another stepper card and it's coloured with Cool Grey Promarkers. The sweet little elephant Ella is a digi from Pink Gem Designs and these hand made paper flowers are from a die set from Marianne. The sentiment is one from Sentiments 4 You.
I hope you like.

Thursday, 23 June 2011


Well I have been busy busy busy! I really am getting my mojo back and enjoying making cards again. This time I have made a card for my DT over at DO IT WITH DIGI'S.
 I really had fun as I haven't made a stepper card for such a long time as well as colouring in with one colour. I would normally be tempted to make the card in brown tones but I thought this time I would have a go at greys!

Another Challenge begins - thank you to everyone who took part last time :)

The theme this time is:


we want to see shades of one colour only (with the exceptions of hair and flesh)

this time we are sponsored by


The winner of this challenge will get a free membership to my Lynnes web shop entitling you to 10% of every order and be in with the chance of winning prize draws and having access to "Members Only" events where you will receive special offers
So go on and have a go today!

  As you can see I used a Kenny K Download Digi image. I coloured in with the Cool Grey's Promarkers and the flowers and leaves were cut from a Marianne Creatables Die, LR0162, brought at Crafts 4 You. The sentiment is from a set of digi sentiments from Sentiments 4 You
I would also like to enter into

Sarah Hurley # 43 Hand made Flower Power
I love Promarkers #71 Anything goes 

I hope you like. See you soon.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Myth & Magic # 4

I'm supposed to be doing the ironing right now but I wanted to get this card done before the challenge closed. I borrowed this gorgeous dragon stamp off a friend and coloured him with Promarkers. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You. I think he looks great on this twisted easel. I would like to enter my card into some challenges.

Here Come The Boys # 4 Myth and Magic
Crafty Catz Weekly # 87 Fancy Folds
Paper Sundaes # 74 Easel or Twisted Easel

 Thankyou for looking I hope you like.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sitting sweetly

Today I have a new bookmark to show you...... I quite enjoy making these. I would like to enter it into these challenges

Totally Tilda Challenge # 25 Anything But A Card
One Stop Craft Challenge # 136 Stick It
C.R.A.F.T. challenge # 107 Stitching
Crafts and Me #39 Bling It On
The Corrosive Challenge # 121 Ribbons And Bows

I used one of my Martha stewart Edger punches along the bottom and stuck some sparkly craft creation peel off dots in the centers to create a little bling!. The lovely stitch ribbon is one of many colours which I got from Crafts 4 You. Of course I used Promarkers to colour Tilda on her cake.
 I hope you like.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Girly Girl

Yep I'm back again!
Home from work and cooking the dinner at the mo...... so I just have time to show you yet another card. This one was inspired from a card I made a while ago and had some left over bits of paper and card.
I would like to enter it into some challenges.
Paper Sundaes #  Girly Girl
Totally Gorjuss # 84 Flower Power 

I hope you like.