Holly birthday!

Holly birthday!

I wanted to make a Winter birthday card for a change. I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday and the Sylvia Zett digi Holly. This picture gives you an idea of the sparkle and shine when it catches the light!

The papers are from Nitwits  and I used a red glaze pen and Lime star pen to give them some extra zing by colouring the berries and leaves around the outside. I used Peeled paint distress ink around the edges of the card.

 I designed the sentiment on Craft Artist and then highlighted the words with lime star pen. I used a ribbon from stash and coloured gems with flexmarker. I’ve taken a close up without flash. I coloured with Promarkers and flexmarkers. I also used my Sakuras over the top of the Promarkers but the effects of these show up better in the other photos with flash! I used a red glitter pen for the hair band, blue stardust for the wings, red glaze for the berries, white souffle and silver star for the snow and metallic red for the bells.

I made a single layer inside using maching elements.

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Stamp and Create Winter Wonderland 
Crafty Sentiments – Anything goes
Card Mania – Happy Birthday
Simply Create – Anything goes for digital papercrafting
Sketch Saturday – Sketch
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


Another card to wish someone better.
A cuddly swirly pearly card!! I made the background paper using Craft Artist and added a NitWits bear.

 I used pearlescent inks to paint the butterflies and add highlights to the banner. I used glossy accents on the flower and nose of the bear. I added pearls to the swirls.

I used some scraps to make the inside.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges
Party time tuesdays- get well soon
Crafty creations challenges- warm and cuddly teddy bears
My mums craft shop challenges- swirls and pearls
Paper crafting journey- cute
My time made easy- pretty pallette, see photo

Love is

Love is

I’m still on my stash ban and doing my best to be innovative! I used the great photo from The Shabby Tearoom challenge for inspiration.

I used the colours, the sewing theme and also the vintage feel by using papers which remind me of vintage wallpaper.

The digi is from the Paper Shelter and is called the cute dressmaker. I recycled brown card packaging for my mats. I used distress ink around the edges of the card and image.

I used up some left over embroidery thread and buttons cut off clothes to add to my sentiment.

The back lacy ribbon was from Sew Sweet and was from a win on the wonderful Top Tip Tuesday. The green ribbon is from stash.

The inside of the card uses a heart from Nit Wits Threads and Thimbles.

Thanks for reading! The other challenges I want to enter are
My Grafico Crafts- love and valentines
Incy Wincy Designs- vintage
Crafty Cardmakers- no floral embellishments
Cards for men- recycling
The pink elephant challenge- hearts (anywhere in the card so I hope inside counts!!)
Theres magic in the air- from the heart

Christmas lights

Christmas lights

This was the card I made for OH for Christmas- following on with the squirrel theme!!

I used Nitwits papers and coloured my digi with Promarkers (used metallics as well but they don’t show up very well).

I would like to enter the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers mega christmas challenge- celebrations
Sweet stamps challenge- celebrations
Top Tip Tuesday- anything goes
Creative card crew- Christmas lights
Party time Tuesday- anything goes

A gatefold stepper!

A gatefold stepper!

I decided to make up a card type for this birthday card!

I used pearlescent cards to make my gatefold and stepper cards and stuck them together! I used a MS punch on the edges of the cards. I used craft studio to make the papers- the mice are from Nitwits Thimbles and Threads. The flowers are from WOC.

I used pearlescent inks to colour the lace ribbons for the stepper cards. The beautiful digi is from the Paper Shelter.

 I also inked the doily for the inside using pearlescent inks sprayed on it.

I would like to enter the following challenges
The Paper Shelter- it’s a celebration
Tuesday Throwdown- for someone special
Creative craft challenges- faux or real stitching
Southern Girls Challenge- lets celebrate
Little Miss Muffet challenge- ribbons and buttons
Art impressions stamp- buttons
Clearly inspired challenge- birthday
Frosted designs- ribbons
Wags and Whiskers- fancy folds

Birthday card for hubby

Birthday card for hubby

Not got much time to post this while hubby not about so sorry that this is heavy on photos and light on text!!

I decided on a squirrel theme! A lot of the elements were from the Nitwits Go Nuts collection although I made the hearts papers.

The digi is from Sylvia Zett and is coloured with Promarkers. I used clear ink and turquoise Perfect Pearls on the background to the image. One of the layers is brown funky foam with glitter spray on it which I mounted with foam pads.

The heart embellishment is a velvet button painted with blue pearlescent ink.

My sentiment is in a font which has little squirrels on it!! The leaf and heart embellishments are from stash. The sentiment is mounted on glittered funky foam on foam pads.
If you lift up the easel there is a little squirrel waving at you!!

This shows the easel effect!

This is the back of the card using the heart paper I made.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Some odd girls- easel cards
Here come the boys- for the man in your life
Nettie G’s Digital challenge- Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations- One for the lads

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

A friend is about to have an operation so this is for her.

 I used a LOTV die cut and distressed the background and added perfect pearls (doing the same to the edges of my card and layers). The background paper is Nitwits (as is the card inside) teamed with a flourish paper I made.

Used a lovely pink ribbon which I added glimmer mist and pearlescent paint to. I absolutely love the embellishment- very vintage. I used textured card underneath and a MS flower punch to make the border.

This is the paper and frame I used inside from Nitwits Beraly Mine

 This is the whole thing.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Lili of the Valley- anything but Christmas
Do you stack up challenge- ribbon
Victorine stamps- ribbons
Southern girls challenge- ribbon
Craft your days away- buttons or bows
House of Gilli- flourishes



Another Christmas card to add to the collection! I was inspired by this challenge photo from Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long and used the colours and bauble idea. I also picked up ideas from other challenges in my embellishments and papers.

Papers and embellishments etc on them are from Little Mittens Nitwit collections. The cute little mittens have buttons on them and I changed all the colours to match.

I love the button- it was one that I don’t really want to part with!!

I coloured this free Bauble Tilly Digi Image with Promarkers and added lots of stickles.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Christmas Stampin- inspiration photo
Crafty Catz- Snowflakes
CES challenge- snowflakes
The sisterhood of crafters- polka dots
Digistamps 4 Joy colour tic tac toe- silver, neutral, green
Crafts 4 Eternity- embellishment tic tac toe- snowflakes, ribbon, buttons
Crafty Ann’s challenge blog- sketch and monochromatic