Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sketch Saturday #443

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge lasts two weeks over the Christmas break.  We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images.
I have used 'Elise the Christmas Elf' on my card:
Hope you are inspired to play along with us over Christmas :-)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Sketch Saturday #441

This week the Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Day for the Daisies who are offering a $12 voucher to spend in their store.
I have used the 'Kitty for Christmas' image on my card:
Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week :-)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sketch Saturday #439

This week the Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Happy Print Club who are offering a lucky winner membership to their club.
I have used a DigiStamp Boutique image on my card
Hope you are inspired to join in with our challenge this week :-)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sketch Saturday #437

This week the Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique- one of my favourite digi shops!  They are offering the lucky winner £10 to spend in their shop.
I have used a Peekaboo Christmas image on my card:
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sketch Saturday #435

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Drawn with Character who are offering 3 digis as a prize.  I have fallen in love with Drawn with Character images over the last year so that is one great prize for the lucky winner :-)
I used 'Happy Holly Daze' on my card:
Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week :-)

Friday, 14 October 2016


Some how I don't think I bought any Oreo images from DigiStamp Boutique last year.  Thought I'd try this one when it was released in August and I love it.
Teamed with some papers from Tonic Studio- polar bears in the background so Oreo isn't lonely (lol!)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Sooo cute

This new baby set from DigiStamp Boutique is super cute.  It's always good to have a bit of a stock of baby cards as I get asked by Mum or friends for them from time to time.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Peek-a-boo spooky

Treating myself this year by indulging in making a few Halloween cards (I like making them but rarely send them and don't really celebrate Halloween- it's mainly just commercial I think).  Both these cards use images from one of DigiStamp Boutique's new(-ish) releases.
 The papers are from a pack from Tiger.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

First Birthday

I was asked to make a first birthday card for a girl and so I used this super cute elephant digi from Drawn with Character along with lots of pink :-)

Sketch Saturday #433

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering $25 to spend in their store as a prize.
I have created this card with a DigiStamp Boutique image.  Thought it would remind me of the summer now we are into autumn.
Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Monster Birthday

I think I am a perpetual child since I love these fun images.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Ladybird Vase

Thought this was a pretty image for most occasions.  I made it fun by colouring in bright yellows and oranges.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Party Monsters

Such a fun image I had to make a card with it!

Friday, 30 September 2016


A month to Halloween....  I usually don't make many Halloween cards as I don't send any.  Thought this year I would do a few to take to the market to see if others wanted them (I doubt it actually).  Any excuse for buying the Peek-a-boo Halloween set from DigiStamp Boutique.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Craft Stamper girl

I've been meaning to make a card with this digi that came free with Craft Stamper a few month ago for ages.  I thought I'd go for the black and white look with just a touch of colour but by the time I had finished there was more colour than black and white- lol!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Just for You

A bunch of flowers is a lovely gift to receive for any occasion.  I made this card using a DigiStamp Boutique image and a RetroSketches layout from a few weeks ago.  The papers are Tonic Studio.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sketch Saturday #431

This week the Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by KennyK who are offering 3 images as a prize.
I used 'Happy Hour' to create my card which is for one of my parent's friend's who is turning 70 this month.  She loves red wine and so that is what the woman in the image is drinking :-)

Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Mojo Monday #466

I check out the Mojo Monday sketch nearly every week and invariably use it to make a card at some point.  I have been really bad lately with linking up my blog posts or even blogging the cards in time for the challenges I made them for!
Another cutie image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Hoppy Birthday

I was looking through my stamps after a sort out of my craft things and just had to get this image inky.  Such a good image for a little boy's birthday card.
The card follows the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday layout.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

An arty card!

I was in the mood for being a bit more messy the other day.  So when I made my summer school project for CMLI I also made this card:
Quite inspired to get the paint out again soon... :-)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Clare's Summer School

Clare ran a summer school again this year for a few people over on CMLI.  I don't get time to join in much with CMLI these days but love the work Clare does.  We are so lucky that she is willing to take time to make videos to share her knowledge.
Better late than never as it was almost autumn by the time I got round to doing the summer school - hence my autumnal colours.
 I have actually used the lid of a kraft box from the Works as my 'canvas'- it is quite small (maybe 4 inch square?)
 My first layer was furniture chalk paint (pinched from Mum)! Then came some shimmer paint, stamping in bronze brilliance ink and stencilling with acrylic paints.
 The butterflies and flowers were collaged on using tissue paper as shown in the summer school.  I then stamped again on bookpages to add more dimension.
The girl image is one of Clare's Paperartsy stamps coloured with pencil crayons for a change (I normally colour everything with promarkers!).

Friday, 16 September 2016

Surf's Up!

It's horrible to think that summer is coming to a close and it is going to get consistently colder and wetter again.  I always find I want to make bright cards in the winter to remind myself of sunnier days.  Any excuse to use these DigiStamp Boutique funky monkey images which are so fun!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wedding congrats

A while ago I only made only white-on-white wedding cards.  Recently I don't seem to have made any white ones.  This one included- it's pink!
The image is from DigiStamp Boutique.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Happy Birthday Clare!

Happy Birthday Clare :-)
 Made using one of Clare's PaperArtsy stamps and paper-piecing.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Sketch Saturday #429

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by the fab Simon Says Stamp.  The sketch is a simple on this week.  I used a DigiStamp Boutique image on my card.
The sentiment is from a stamp set by Clare Llyod.
I got carried away again and made a second card using a Stamposaurus robot stamp (thankyou Lauren x) :
Hope you are inspired to join in this week.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Sweet Little Baby

A friend asked me if I had a baby girl card the other day for her to use and I found that I only had one!  Thinks I'd better make it a mission to make a few baby cards to have in stock in the next month or so...  Hence I used this DigiStamp Boutique Bobbi image to make a baby girl card (do you think purple is girl-y enough?).

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Congrats to you both

Wedding cards are always popular at the Country Market (although not always my style of wedding card!).  Anyway, thought I'd make one:

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Back to School

Another school themed card using the DigiStamp Boutique off to school Rosie and Dan images:

Friday, 2 September 2016

First Day at School Rosie

I wanted to make a few more school cards seeing as the kids start or go back next week.  This one uses DigiStamp Boutique's Off to School Rosie image.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I've not gone AWOL

I've not gone AWOL although I know I haven't posted here a lot recently (all the posts were scheduled ones I wrote a while ago!).  I've just been really busy with two special blankets that were ordered from my etsy shop.
The first was the owl blanket that I showed on here (my blog) a while ago, but extended so that it fits an single bed:

 And the second was a very large Lego blanket which I had great fun designing as well as making:
 I'll try and write down the pattern for this and put it in the shop too for £1.50.
It's been quite a summer project doing these two and needed a lot of stamina.  Never thought I could make something this big but proud that I managed it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Happy Birthday Thomas

My friend's first son is three today and so I made him a special card using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sketch Saturday #427

Welcome to another Sketch Saturday challenge and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo.  I love their fun designs.  I made this card using the 'Ava school sign it 2' image.