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.