Lili of the Valley Action boy

Lili of the Valley Action boy

I needed to make this card fairly quickly so I decided to use one of my Lili of the Valley toppers. The colours for the C.R.A.F.T. challenge were perfect to use so I made my papers using Craft Artist and colour matching to this pallette.

I used Kraft card and the various papers and then added 3 stars and the sentiment I made in Craft Artist on foam pads to make it pop a little.

The layout is from the Sketch Wednesday challenge.

I wanted to make the inside match

Just a quick post for a quick card!!

British biker

British biker

Hi everyone!
It feels a bit weird posting this card having just watched the Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah. I have a nephew who loved the Olympics and is a fan of cycling. This Lili of the Valley digi was perfect for his birthday card and I made a voucher holder to match.

I think the papers are die cut were from Papermania. Lots of layers and Kraft card which I think can help add to the boy feel.
I added background colour to the LOTV die cut by daubing distress inks onto it.
I went for a single paper for the inside.

The sentiment stamp is also LOTV- I do love their circular sentiments.

This is the holder I made for the voucher. I clipped the crown and ribbon (recycled from a gift I received) to the voucher to pull it out like a tag.

And this is the back!

I would like to enter the following challenges

613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with a twist: Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges –  Winter Birthdays

Moving Along With The Times – Happy Birthday
Pink and girlie flower power!

Pink and girlie flower power!

I’m still very behind with my blogging- I’ve been crafting but not necessarily getting cards done.
This is a girlie birthday card I’ve made. It needed to be posted so had to be quite flat.

I used a LOTV die cut as I was in a rush! I coloured the background using distress ink and also used it to edge the card.
The beautiful background paper was from stash and meant I could keep my embellies simple- ribbons, a flower from stash and  gem flower and butterflies coloured with my Promarker.
I was in such a rush to post this that I only took one photo and forgot to show the matching decoration inside!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges 
Lili’s Little FairiesOh so girlie
Craft Punked – Flower Power 
In the Pink-50 shades of pink
Pause, Dream, Enjoy– Flamingos or Pink
Dilly Beans – Bright Colours

Anniversary card

Anniversary card

I’m finally having time to really get to know my Cougar cutter at the moment. Thanks to everyone over on the forum for their help- in particular big thanks to Gerti and Linda.

This is an anniversary card- hopefully not too girly!!
The back layer is a paper from Craft Artist coloured purple. I then cut the frame using textured card with my Cougar and blended Dusty concord distress ink over it. I used a sponge dauber to get more intense colour for the circle in the middle of the frame. I then cut a scalloped square with the Cougar and blended milled lavender around the edges and attached with foam pads.

 I then used a LOTV die cut on foam pads. I sponged milled lavender around the background and added Perfect Pearls. I then added some Spray and Shine.You get a lovely shimmer at certain angles but it is difficult to capture in the photo.

I made the paper inside using Craft Artist- I added the cutting files over the backing paper and recoloured them to match. This means the inside matches but it is flat and doesn’t use so much paper!!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Inky impressions- use dies or punches
Pennys challenges- weddings or anniversaries
Samuel taylors- use die cuts
Fab’n’funky challenges- no stamped images

Angelic Christmas in July!

Angelic Christmas in July!

I guess I ought to get started on the odd Christmas card. I’m feeling a bit under the weather so I made this quickly using scraps left from Christmas and an LOTV die cut. I kept it quite simple and flat to help with postage.
Iused some glimmer mist on the doily.

It’s not Christmas without some stickles on the image!

The inside is matching but quite plain.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges
Paper play challenges- Christmas in July
Delightful challenges- Christmas in July
Platypus creek digitals- things with wings
Samuel taylors- die cuts (I hope a bought one is ok!)
Die cuttin diva- die cuts (again I hope a bought one is ok)



Hi all!
I made this card for a supporter of Argyle so it is was the perfect chance to combine a male sports cards with spots and circles.

I made my papers using Craft Artist and colour matched to the Argyle logo.

I used a Lili of the Valley digi but recoloured the shirt with promarkers and did the background and football with distress inks.

This is the base when the card is opened up.

This is the back of the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday For the boys
Dude Time Doodles –  masculine , sports
Fab ‘n’ Funky – celebrate maleness
Crafty Sentiments – Spots or Stripes
Whimsy Inspiration – spots and dots
Do You Stack Up?Circles
Lili’s Little FairiesAnything goes
Inspired by the sunrise.

Inspired by the sunrise.

I struggle with male cards so I needed lots of inspiration. I thought I’d use blue for the Digital Tuesday challenge and then I saw the Can You Digi It challenge and decided to team it with orange.

I used a layout from the Critter Sketch Challenge

and thought that topping the card with stiched bunting would be perfect. So here is my card

I blended distress ink around the edges of the card. I designed my paper using Craft Artist so virtually all of the elements are digital.

My image is a Lili of the Valley die cut but I added some extra clour and coloured the background.

It is difficult to see on this photo but the orange edges around the bunting are a satin stitch effect.
I decorated the inside of the card in matching clours but added the sun and buildings element.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Digital Tuesday – Winter Blues (either wintry or blue)
Crazy Amigo Challenge –  Bunting
Glitter Geeks – Stitches
Crafty Ann’s – Stitching
Can You Digi It – Sunset and sunrise inspiration photo at the top of the post
Critter Sketch – Sketch at top of post
To garden or to relax in the garden?

To garden or to relax in the garden?

This is my birthday card for a gardener. It was inspired by the photo for The Stamping Boutique challenge.

I love gardening (although it’s not much fun trying to do it in the rain at the moment. I especially like when you’ve done some gardening and you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea out there!
I inked the edges of the card with distress ink. I created the background paper using Craft Artist.

I used a Lili of the Valley die cut and coloured the background and tree with Distress Inks. I used a LOTV sentiment.

In keeping with the theme I added twine and a mini metal trowel I found.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Cooking It Up With Katie -green, gorgeous, garden
Moving Along With The Times– Gardening or flowers
My Mum’s Craft shop – the great outdoors
The Stamping Boutique – Inspiration photo at top of post
Christmas cuties!!

Christmas cuties!!

I fancied a bit of a change so had a look for some Christmas inspiration in the challenges!
I’m a bit tired so I used a Lili of the Valley die cut.

I made the Silent Night paper on craft artist. I went for shiny papers for the layers and also for the punched snowflakes. I blinged up the snowflakes and added snowflake gems as well. I stickled the edges of the die cut for some more sparkle!!

I’d like to enter the following challenges (thanks to everyone who runs challenges- they really help to keep the inspiration going!).

52 Christmas Throwdown – Snowflakes
Moving Along With The Times – Merry Christmas
Lexi’s Creations – Use Your Punches and Dies
Fussy and Fancy– Punches / Dies
Whimsy Inspiration – punches/diecuts
Paper SundaesLet`s Get Cute
Penny Black and More Oh so Cute
Pile It On – Sparkle and Shine  

Platypus Creek Digitals – Bling It Up! 

Happy Easter- sweet treats

Happy Easter- sweet treats

Happy Easter everyone!
This is an Easter basket- I found it a little difficult making it for a boy so I hope it is manly enough!

I used Lili of the Valley pictures free with a mag. They are so cute! I coloured them with Pro and flexmarkers. I wanted bright Spring colours combined with two images to show the changeable April weather! April showers and April sun.

I would like to enter the following challenges.

Victorine OriginalsApril Showers 
Creative Stamp FriendsEaster Package
Hooked on CraftsEaster
Love to Create – Bunnies, Chickies and Jelly
My Craft SpotEaster
Paper Pretties – “April Showers Bring May Flowers”
Top TipTuesday – Easter & Or Animals
Oldie but a goodie– April showers (card is from stash)