Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sketch Saturday #465

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by AMB Illustrations.  You get sooo many images in one purchase that it is well worth checking out.
 I used one of the images from the Christmas Bird Download.

Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Friday, 26 May 2017

Some girly cards

I really need to make more 'girly' cards as I am often asked for them or need them to give to friends.  This set of three all use different DigiStamp Boutique images.
 Pink enough???

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

New Home Order

I was asked to make a 'New Home' card for 4 people moving into a new house.  It is quite difficult to find images for house warming cards with more than one 'person'/character on them.  I used a 'little birdie told me' set from DigiStamp Boutique where you get multiple images that you can arrange as you want them.
In case the sender wasn't happy with this card, I made a second (this time with only one 'character' in front of the 'house': it is after all the person sending the card saying 'good luck in your new home' to the people in the house, so only needs one figure outside(???  or is this my weird logic?).)

Monday, 22 May 2017

Bowls anyone?

A fun male greetings card using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Mini Zig Zag book

I decided to make an effort to join in with the Mini Marvels FB group swap this month- they have some inspiring swaps which I often browse at and think I should have a go...
This month it was to make a zig zag book.  I have seen others make this accordion style mini book recently and thought I'd have a go.
Front- held together with twine tied onto safety pins
The background 'papers' were made using mixed media (acrylic paints and various inks) with stamps, stencils and other bits and bobs.
Inside I have used quotes from a Clearly Besotted Stamp set: 'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader', 'Think before you speak, read before you think' and 'Sleep is good, books are better'.
'The End'

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Just to say

You never know when you just need to send a card to say 'hello' and I think this DigiStamp Boutique dragon with flowers image is just perfect for that message.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Female DIY

No reason why women can't do (or even enjoy) a bit of DIY- I do!  (and Mum loves painting walls etc).  Hence I thought I'd use this DigiStamp Boutique image to make a new home card in feminine colours.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


I know this is an older DigiStamp Boutique image but I still like it.  A good one for male birthday cards I think.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sketch Saturday #463

The Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by one of my favourite digistamp companies this week- Bugaboo.  One lucky winner will get 4 free images of their choice.
 I have used 'Happy Valentines to Ewe' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to play along with our challenge this week.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Girly trio

For some reason I seem to tend to make gender neutral or male type cards more than overly girly ones.  However, female ones sell well and of course I use them for friends and family birthdays etc.  Hence I pushed myself to make some girly ones.
The first two use DigiStamp Boutique images.  On this one I have, again, teamed the 'Instagram' frame from the camera set with the new Maddie Happy Days set.
On this card I did a bit of paper piecing with a Maddie Happy Days image.
And on the third card I used a Just ME digital Stamps image with Tiger papers.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Final Trio

of cards made using the free papers in the Crafternoon edition of Mollie Makes this year.  I seem to have been quite 'economical' as usual and got 4 A4 pages to stretch a fair way ;-)
 This first one uses an image from Just ME Digital Stamps.  I think he looks happy amongst the woodland papers.
 And the other two cards use DigiStamp Boutique images- a cutie baby one and an everyday card for a lady.

Friday, 5 May 2017

THE wedding card...

...for someone special (you know who you are, on the unlikely event that you read my blog:-)).
 A Stewie Wedding image from DigiStamp Boutique with lots of layers...
 ...some stitching and ....
handmade flowers (the roses are handmade).

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Quacky Birthday

A cute little birthday card using images from the DigiStamp Boutique sketchy chicks set.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Easter cards with Pollycraft images

I went on a bit of an Easter card making mission a few weeks ago.  A backlog in blogging means I am only sharing them now.  Here are two I made with old Pollycraft digi images- they might be available from Little Miss Muffet stamps now, I'm not sure.
This has to be one of my classic all time favourite digis- the duck 'parade'!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Happy Birthday Harry

A little birthday dinosaur for Harry who is 2 today.  Image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sketch Saturday #461

It's the 5th Saturday of the month and so we have an open week on the Sketch Saturday challenge- you can use any sketch from weeks 215-460.  There is also a GDT call this week, so pop along to the blog to find out more.
The challenge is sponsored by Lemon ShortBread, an Etsy shop selling digistamps and colouring pages.  One lucky winner will get 3 images of their choice.
I have used sketch #448 for my card along with the 'Bus Stop Girl' image.
Hope you are inspired to play along this week.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Chicks at Easter

Ok, I made even more Easter cards....  I have to admit to being addicted to spring type images and Digistamp Boutique released another set (sketchy chicks) that I just *had* to buy and use.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Easter cards #4

Final (?) four Easter cards for 2017?  Again all four use DigiStamp Boutique images.

 The first two are images from the cute chicklets set.
 This is a 2017 release of an Easter banner.
And this one from the Sweet Birdie set.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Easter Cards #3

Hope you are not getting bored of my Easter cards!  I do like Easter- an excuse for cute images and/or bright colours!
These two use DigiStamp Boutique images from the Happy Easter set.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Easter cards #2

These Easter cards were made from two 2016 DigiStamp Boutique releases- Sketchy Bunny
 and Quacky Easter
The papers were some Me-To-You Easter ones that I bought last year too.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Easter cards #1

A batch of Easter cards to share today.  All these use DigiStamp Boutique images and papers from Tiger.
 A cutie that was part of a chicklets Easter set a couple of years ago.
 Can't beat a Chibby the duck image at Easter, can you?
And finally a spring chicks image released this year.

Monday, 17 April 2017


I'm a great fan of Instagram for posting craft photos and sharing ideas and inspiration.  DigiStamp Boutique released a camera set with some really trendy sentiments.  I thought the 'Instagram' frame just had to be combined with a newly released girly set for a fairly CAS birthday card.

 And then I played with the sketchy chicks set to make a second 'everyday' card...

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sketch Saturday #459

This week the Sketch Saturday challenge was lucky enough to be sponsored by Star Stampz.  I love their girl images.  Super sweet and almost fantasy style.  One lucky winner will get 3 free digi stamps.
 I used 'Santa's Letter' on my card.
Hope you are inspired to play along this week.