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

40th birthday card

This card was comissioned for a 40th birthday. The recipient likes Cath Kidson so I went for floral, shabby chic in spring cottage garden colours!

A one of a kind card made for a 40th birthday.

I used a beautiful digital stamp called flower maiden 2 by A Day For Daisies . I coloured her with Promarkers and FlexMarkers and I diligently kept a list of colours I used and put it somewhere safe! (if it ever surfaces I’ll post them!!)

I used Papermania Eau De Nil Jumbo Crochet Trim to make the ribbon and topped it with a gemstone cluster.

The papers are from the beautiful Santoro Mirabelle Paper Pad and are layered onto pastel pink card which was then stickled.

I added a trio of gems to top right and bottom left of the image.


I decorated the inside of the card to match.

40th birthday card

Finally I cut this envelope on my cougar using a free svg from Bird and tied it with ivory ribbon.


I would like to enter my card for the following challenges

Scrap & Craft inspiration- challenge 5 Flowers

Cute Card Thursday- challenge 365 Spring Fever

Polkadoodles challenge – Birthdays

Graph-it colouring challenge- Spring colours

Fairytale challenge- Flower Power

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge- Pastel Colours




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)



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
Learning to dance in the rain

Learning to dance in the rain

There were so  many inspirations for this picture including the person it is for and these wonderful challenge photos (challenge detail at end of post). The pictures inspired my colours, flowers and swirls!

This is my creation with some words of wisdom.

I made the backing paper using Craft Artist and printed it out. I added some stickles to the clouds, butterflys and swirls.

I added glossy accents to my rain drops I’d designed and also to the beads hanging from my banner.

I used pearl and pink pearlescent ink to paint the edges of the petals on my flowers (which are from Wild Orchid Crafts). I added some pearl accents to my swirls.

I used a MS butterfly punch and curled the wings. I placed a couple of pearls in the middle.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Gingersnap creations-words of wisdom
Inky impressions challenges- pearls and/or bling
Aud sentiments challenge- anything but a card with a sentiment
The crafty pad- fresh Spring colours
Divas by design challenge- anything goes
Cutie pie challenge- anything but a card
Little claires designs- anything but a card
Cupcake inspirations- see photo at top of post
so artful challenges- Georgia O’Keeffe see photo at top of post

Light up the darkness!

Light up the darkness!

I had a go at making my first picture. Everything still from stash!

I made the background paper using Craft Artist on the computer. I used a blue rope ribbon to edge it. I used stickles to highlight the butterfly and flowers on the paper.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used pearlescent inks to paint the edges of the petals. I also used pearlescent ink to paint the candle and flame.

In the bottom left I also used a couple of feathers and some skeleton leaves.
 I used a MS punck for the butterfly. I used gems on the butterfly and glitter swirl.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Tando creative challenges- leap off the page
Wild orchid challenge- creature comforts
incy wincy designs flower frenzy
crazy challenge- flowers
flutterby wednesdays -open
prairie fairy fridays- anything but a card
hotshotcraft- flowers
wags n whiskers rubber stamps home decor



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

Folding, folding, folding

Folding, folding, folding

Yep it’s my first attempt at a tri-fold card. Many thanks to the Top Tip Tuesday team for the great tutorial and inspiring DT cards. I’m really happy with this card as I managed to use lots of freebies from my stash so it was inexpensive but doesn’t look it!

I’ve used a Lili of the Valley die cut with lots of added stickles and also glossy accents on the robins and poinsettas. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added stickles
TIP: It is easier to put stickles on your craft mat and catch the edges of the petals in it rather than applying the stickles direct (I find I use less this way too!)

The robbins, holly leaves, pressies and trees are all chipboards from a Forever Friends set free with a magazine and the papers were also magazine freebies.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday- more than one fold
Wags ‘n’ whiskers- Christmas themed
Winter Wonderland- what a cutie
Phindy’s Place challenge- Christmas
The Crafty Pad- traditional Christmas colours red, green and gold
Everybody art challenge- Christmas card
Shopping our stash- Christmas or Winter

For a special boy

For a special boy

I bought this Lili of the valley stamp for Christmas cards and wrapping etc for some of the boys in my family. They are all into Harry Potter so I thought it would be appropriate. This is the first card I’ve made with the stamp.

I inked the edges of the card with red distress ink and added platinum perfect pearls. I made the papers and sentiment on the computer using owls and stars as themes.

I added glitter to the red card around the sentiment. I added some red star embellies.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used stickles around the edge and on the image. I also used perfect pearls on the top of the colouring to give some shimmer.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Lili of the Valley- Christmas card for someone special
Cards for men- cards for Christmas
Bearlymine challenges- for the boyz
Shopping our stash- never been inked

Non-traditional Christmas

Non-traditional Christmas

I used this a Stelje digi and made the papers on my computer for the wonderful layout sketch I used from sketchy colours.

 The glitter is Icy stickles.

I used mirror mosaic, glossy accents and perfect pearls for the embellishment. The edges of the card were coloured using alcohol ink and then I used perfect pearls.

I would like to enter the following challenges

One stitch at a time- use a digi
Crafty Catz- use a digi
Jellypark challenges- non-traditional Christmas colours
Top Tip Tuesday- anything Christmas
Sir Stampalot challenge- blue and green
Sketchy colors sketch- shame I missed the deadline!!