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Friday, 14 July 2017

Cupcake Inspirations 413

Wow I didn't realise how long it is since I posted !!!
But never mind I have made a card for this weeks Cupcake inspirations colour challenge and when I saw it I straightaway thought of these little fella's.
I stamped and coloured them with promarkers and added a touch of sparkle with a wink of stella pen (got to have sparkle at Christmas!)and then adhered it to a cream textured panel on a red card base.I then thought it looked a bit plain so added some 'snow flakes' using some perfect pearls.
Added the sentiment using a scrap of cream card from the  card panel and my first Christmas card of the year was done ....just another 50+ to do :)

Thanks for taking the time to look

Monday, 19 June 2017

Muse DT 221

As you will have read this is my farewell post over at Muse :(

My life and that of Mr Jems (Darnells name for my hubby...dont you just love it!)has taken a new direction ,one which I have wanted to do for a very long time and can't wait to get started!

But it will make  cardmaking difficult at times so though  I will continue to make cards (how could I stop!)as often as possible and to take part in the Muse challenges - after all it is my favourite place to find inspiration!!!!I felt that I couldn't commit 100% at the moment, and that's not fair to my very talented teamies .

So for them and to all of the other fabulous card makers that join in with the Muse challenges I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you....
What better way to say it then than through a card :)

Muse was my very first DT role and I have just loved it!.There is nothing to describe that feeling when the post goes live and you hope that someone will play along with you ...dread ,relief and downright covetness ...is that a word?? :) as you see what everyone comes up with and think wow why didn't I think of doing that !
Ladies it has been a blast ,see you in the gallery one last time thank you!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Time out and other challenges

I was so chuffed that I found my mojo again and I enjoyed making the card for Arydth's birthday sooo much that I found myself wanting to see how they would look done different ways so above is the 2nd one I did ...I really wanted to take part in the  Time Out challenge as my blog friend Michele Ferguson has the honoured guest spot this time, and she has chosen the saying :-

'Flowers and friends make life a garden' 

after I made it I saw the challenge over at the Seven Hill blog and it was to....

I think I have followed what they meant:) by first diecutting out a square,then stamped in memento black ink  Mama Elephant Freestyle florals and then coloured using promarkers by just using the colours red, yellow and blending them it made that lovely orangey red and of course green.
 I then diecut out the 'fabulous' sentiment from (MFT) , I decided to cut out 4 more of the sentiment using scrap card to make it really stack up when I placed it back into the original 'fabulous' diecut - problem was it was now very difficult to see ...was now more of a hidden message on the card so I thought a wink of stella would make it stand out more - mmm no! so I did a close up for you to see it better hopefully :)

Seeing the colours I thought it might also be suitable for the the
 Cupcake Inspirations  challenge too so I'm going to link it up there too !
Phew 3 challenges one card ??unheard of for me!!!!

If you are still with me lol then I made the last one a male card,again with a close up of the 2nd diecut !

I would like to thank you for taking the time to sit through all of what seems a very long post!
Thanks again

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


This week over at Muse there is something different going on ..its a very special birthday party for Ardyth who turned 50 this week !yup yo heard right our favourite card maker has reached the fabulous 50's.

 The rules of this weeks challenge  is to ...Choose your Muse from any card that Ardyth has made and                              play along to be in with a chance to win a pressie !!

Well Ardyth I couldn't let such a special birthday pass without sending you a virtual  birthday card.My problem was choosing one from the vast amount so actually I chose a few ....
I chose the colours from the butterflies ,the flowers and inlaid die from the second card and |I'm hoping you can see I the number in the centre of the card with the  sentiment going across it from the last one!The number i put on was of course the big 5-0 stacked up and inlaid back in.

(closer view of the numbers can you spot it??)

I was so happy to do this card as for the last few weeks or should I say months I have cardmakers block :( mojo wasn't even on the same planet as me and I was getting so frustrated how do you deal with something like that??  everyday I would go to make a card and ...blank!!So delighted to be back in the game again :) :) :)

Thanks for taking the time to look 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Muse DT 216

For my card this week for Muse, I made one in a really simple in design but to make it pop a bit I stamped and coloured it some really bright colours and finished with a wink of stella .Almost impossible to see and photograph I know
 !!!!I You will by now know by now, how I love the texture of this card stock and thinks it works especially great with these simple designs
  I find myself drawn to this type of brightly coloured cards just now and can see myself making a batch of these  with different sentiments.
I hope it will inspire you to join in this week with us and can't wait to see what you come up with 😊

Thanks for popping in by for a look

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cupcake inspiration

We had a lovely holiday in Portugal last week (although the mosquitoes loved me a bit toooo much!)
 I have friends who has moved over there in the last year and we were lucky enough to be able to rent the apartment next door to them and even the weather was great .... came back to snow hail sleet and rain!!!!!!

So my card will be on its way to say a huge thank you to Shirley and Chris for making our stay such a great one.
I used the clearly besotted feeling sheepish stamp set,love the punny sentiments.
I also think it fits in perfectly with the Cupcake Inspiration challenge this week,so i will be adding it there.

Thank you for  taking the time to pop over and have a look

Monday, 17 April 2017

Muse DT 212

For  this week's Muse card I have made a very simple card  using Altenew watercolour wonders stamp set with stormy sky distress inks for both panels and and love how this turned out ...
I hope you do too and will inspire you to play along with us again this week!

The sentiment is because  by the time you read this we will be in sunny Portugal for a weeks holiday wahoo! It was one of those spur of the moment decisions and I can't wait a family friend is there and can't wait to have a good old catch up with her!

So thanks for taking the time to look this week if i am a bit slow in commenting please bear with me our apartment in Portugal has WIFI but  I have been warned it can be patchy at times!

Thank you for taking the time to pop in by hope to see you in the gallery! 
P.s I have been using picasa to edit my pictures but not very happy with it anyone got any other ones I could try??Thanks