Pearls in my hair by A Day For Daisies- pretty in pink.

Pearls in my hair by A Day For Daisies- pretty in pink.

Our Creative Loops Challenge here this month is stars and/or stripes. This is my first card for the challenge using the beautiful digi called Pearls In My Hair from Day For Daisies. It is a birthday card for my lovely sister in law.


The stripe and floral papers were from the Victorian Roses by Make & Create. All the layers were matted onto pink card and the card was distressed using my Tim Holtz distress tool. I used a lovely translucent shimmery ribbon. All of these were from my extensive stash :-). I added three star gems and also some flowers from wild orchid crafts to embellish the card.

I used Craft Artist to create the top layer with the digi stamp and coloured the image using Promarkers.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Creative Loops- Stars and/or stripes

Use Your Stuff- Floral prints

Tuesday Throwdown- Happy Birthday

Freshly Brewed Designs- Birthdays

Craft Rockets Challenges- Spots and/or stripes

That’s Crafty Challenge- Bird’s of a Feather Challenge











Sun, sand, sea and Wee Goldie the mermaid!

There are lots of inspiring summer challenges at the moment so I decided to use my Goldie digi stamp by Sylvia Zet at Wee stamps for a summer themed card. Unfortunately this shop seems to be down at the moment but an alternative is to get the rubber stamp or buy the topper at Hobby House. I created a background for the image using Craft Artist 2 with sea in the circle and sand outside it in the square.


I coloured the image using Promarkers. I pushed myself to try some different colours and I like how it turned out.

Hair: Honeycomb, ginger, spice and terracotta

Skin: Ivory, blush, dusky pink, tea rose

Tail: Amber, pumpkin, orange, burnt orange

Flowers: Artic blue, sky blue

Hearts: Antique pink, ruby

Snail: Blush, dusky pink, putty, tan

Bubbles: Aquamarine, soft aqua, turquoise

I added some highlights to the hair using Letraset metallic red gold and to the bubbles with Letraset metallic green and Sakura Stardust green star. Finally I covered each bubble using Sakura Stardust clear star.


I created the background paper and sentiment using Craft Artist 2. I used digital starfish embellishments to match my theme. I edged the papers using Promarkers and matted them onto plain yellow card. The sentiment looks like a sign on weathered wood with chalk writing. I curled the sentiment to make it ‘pop’ and added pearl embellishments.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Pinspirational challenge– I used the colours from the photo to colour my digital papers and designed my sentiment to look like one of the signs on wood.

Crafty sentiments challenge– sketch

City crafter challenge blog– mood board inspired my sand paper and starfisk embellies

The house that stamps built- Sun sand and surf

Passion for Promarkers- Fun in the sun

Crafty boots challenge- Life’s a beach

Eureka stamps challenge- Hot, hot, hot

Incy wincy designs- Sea, sun and sand

Thanks for popping by.






Diamonds and pearls- Hepbern dress


This card is full out girly- diamonds, pearls and lace!  I used the beautiful image Hepbern dress by A Day for Daisies.

Hepburn dress  Day for Daisies

I coloured the image with Promarkers, Collectors ProMarkers and flexmarkers (Hair: canary, sunflower, yellow, vanilla. Skin: Almond, putty, dusty pink, tea rose. Dress: Duck egg, oasis, honeydew, aquamarine). I painted some highlights onto the dress using pearlescent waterfall green acrylic ink.

I used Craft Artist 2 to make the image background and background paper. I made them both by sampling the colours from the Our Daily Bread Colour challenge.

I used my Cougar electronic cutter to etch a frame design on lilac pearlescent card. I used Spun Sugar Distress Sticklesto outline the frame design and around the outside of the card.

Hepburn dress a day for daisiesI created the digital backgound paper featureing a lace ribbon, strings of pearls, glitter and diamond and pearl embellishments. I colour matched these for the ODB challenge. I created a mathing paper for the inside.


I would like to enter this card for the following challenges. Please do go over and check out all the wonderful inspiration there.

Paper Minutes- Lyrics I went with Diamonds and Pearls by Prince
Top Tip Tuesday- Ribbon & Pearls (gutted this is the last challenge as I love this blog)
Incy Wincy Designs- Frame It (always good to have a frame around an image)
Lost Coast Designs – Circles
Perfectly Rustics-Anything Goes With Glitter
Whoopsi Daisy- Make it Girly

May the force be with you

May the force be with you

I’ve been very busy making lots of good luck cards. This is the first batch! I decided to go for simple monochrome. I used a Krista Smith digi in blue and made the papers with Craft artist. I used punches to make the card asymetric and for added decoration.
Here is one blue card in detail. Stereotypically the blue is for the boys!!

 This is the inside

These are the rest of the blue batch!

An example of a pink girly one!

The inside

And the rest of the pink batch

I’ve put this on the back!

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Flourishes –  pink-a-licious
Divas by Design – for boys
Paper Take Weekly – Cute Cute Cute
Crafts and Me – punches and diecuts
Stampin’ Royalty – punches
Scrapbook Sisters  off-center
Spring Candle Holder

Spring Candle Holder

Another make using Spring colours and flowers- this time I tried a candle holder. I have a ton of votives left from our wedding which I can reuse as gifts so I need a few different ways to present them!
I made the paper background for my Wee stamps digi using Craft Artist. The other papers are from First Edition Love Letters.

I coloured the digi with Pro and Flexmarkers with some glossy accents highlights.
I coloured the gems I put on the votive to match.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Can You Digi It – My Secret Garden Inspirational Photo
Celebrate the Occasion – Just Because (Must Use Pink)
Paperminutes – Spring Flowers
The Pink Elephant – Flowers
Karens Doodles – Something Spring
One Stitch At A Time –Use a Digi
GingerloftAnything but a Card
Use It Tuesdays – Anything Goes(stash of glass candle holders and card!!)
Anything Goes Challenge –Anything goes
Bookie door hanger

Bookie door hanger

This matches the card I posted yesterday. I used two saturated canary digis to show the bookhead in and out (at I library I’ve decided!!). I created the background to the digis using Craft Artist.
I sanded the wooden blank edges and coloured them with distress inks and then stuck on Tim Holtz dictionary pages. I then resanded the edges and coloured them with distress ink.

I coloured the digis with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent ink. I used glossy accents on the eyes and lips.

I used ribbons from clothing and buttons to attach the base card.  I punched two circles of the Tim Holtz paper and attached them together with foam pads with the writing facing inwards. I made the heart paper using Craft Artist.

 This is the other side.

I made the flowers and leaves using punches and then coloured and added gems in the centre.

It took me a long time but I love the end result.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Lily Pad – Flower Challenge
4 Crafty ChicksFlowers
Crafty Purple Frog – Let’s get distressed
Craft Us Crazy Anything but a card and/or altered item
Just Keep on Creating – anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes/ Easter
Dragon- Rupert plays R’N’R

Dragon- Rupert plays R’N’R

This is the second birthday card in the pair for brothers. I kept the elemants similar (created using Craft Artist from NitWits papers) and used another Dragon stamp that I got from my win on

and the prize was given by

So here it is!

I coloured the image using Pro and flexmarkers.

I decorated the inside to match (message blurred for privacy!!)

I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafty Catz – Use a digi image
Crafty Emma – No Girls allowed
Crafting When We Can – Things with Wings
Lollipop Crafts – Make a card/project without any embellishments
Celebrate the Occasion – Child’s Brithday
Dragon- getting Jiggy with it!

Dragon- getting Jiggy with it!

I was lucky enought to win some digis from

in a challenge at

I’ve been saving them to use for a couple of boys birthday cards I wanted to make for this month.
This is the first of the pair (they are for brothers who are quite close in age and birthday). It uses the digi ‘Jiggys ipod’.

I used distress ink around the edges of my card and made all the papers using Craft Artist with Nit Wits papers.

The image was coloured with Por and flexmarkers.
I made the inside to match.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Crafty Emma -No Girls allowed
Shelly’s Images -Show Us Your Stripes!
Pixie Cottage -Sketch and/or Cuddly Critters
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown – no glitter, cute characters
Moving Along With The Times – Cute and Cuddly
Top Tip Tuesday – Easter & Or Animals


My first use of my Goldie digi from Wee Stamps and designed my background paper on the computer. I added the Time to Relax sentiment stamp by Lili of the Valley to a pearl. I inked the edges of the card with China Blue Distress ink.

I’ve just got Flexmarkers so I decided to colour using only Flemarkers!!

I added stickles to the bubbles

I decorated the inside of the card to match.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters  – use a digi
Truly Scrumptious – All creatures great and small
There’s Magic in the Air – Critter in the image 
Paper Crafting JourneyMake it cute
Digital Tuesday – include a digital element – Make It Sparkle
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge – must use digi – “Color Your World” (no brown or black) 
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Green, White, Blue
TCP Tuesday – Colour
Flower power

Flower power

Another Saturated Canary digi for this one. Once again I made the backing paper using Craft Artist which means I’m still shopping my stash for most of my cards!!

I coloured the digi with Promarkers, used pearlescent ink to highlight and glossy accents on the eyes, lips and wings. Lots of photos again to capture the shimmer.

I dabbed pink pearlescent ink around the edges of the card using a sponge.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge –Spring Is In The Air
Digital Tuesday – include a digital element – Use Your Stash
Divas by Design – wings
Crafty Purple FrogFlower power
Cute Card ThursdayFlower power
Poodles Parlour – Mothers’ Day / Female Card
Fairy Tale – Spring
Guylou’s Inimitability -Girlie, Girlie