Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Addicted to Stamps and More #436 - Make Your Mark


Here's my Make Your Mark project...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

The weekend before last i took part in a virtual retreat with Hillbilly Scrappin'.

One of the workshops was by Niamh Baly - and as a result I made this journal page:

I decided to use the same technique to make today's card using stamps from Visible Image.

 Hope you will enter the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge! Do hop over to see the fabulous inspiration from my team-mates!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 15 August 2022

Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge - Chipboard

 The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge now has a new home!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Our purpose is to encourage and challenge you to use items you already have stashed away somewhere waiting to be appreciated and loved again!


Please do not purchase or make items for this challenge.


Our sponsor this month is

Alex Syberia Designs


with a $10.00 prize to her etsy shop


The challenge for this month is Chipboard

(photo is for example purposes only)




I have used love-u-giraffe I love this image!!


The card is a pale yellow card balnk matted with black then a scarp of designer paper from my stash. I coloured the giraffe with markers cutting the spectacles three times to make a 'chipboard'.
The happy Birthday is a normal chipboard embossed in black.


If you haven’t already, please join our Outlawz Challenges Facebook FAN Page 

and The Outlawz Challenges MAIN blog to stay up on all the challenges taking place!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 13 August 2022

CHNC challenge 607 for 13 August 2022 - no stamp or digital image

 A new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'no stamp or digital image'.

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

My cards today just use die cuts from birch press design three layer Snowflake.
The first is an evergreen card blank, the second a black glossy card blank.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 12 August 2022

Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge


 This month the main Challenge theme is 

 "Myths and Legends"

Follow the link to share your make!

August 1st - 29th.

Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

These are my July makes:

a journal page

and an altered box - Pandora's box:

Don't forget the challenges on the Facebook Group

These are the August challenges:

AND also the

And the

Have Fun!

Happy Crafting!

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #1


This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - I am delighted to say that I have been offered a place in Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

Today I am sharing a journal page which was inspired by an idea from my friend Ann in the UK Stampers Network.

I have used sentiments and the door and windows from

Inside I have used the paper from

and images from

Firstly I decorated the background using a selection of acrylic paints. When this was dry I overpainted with the beige colour and using a BeeArty stencil I wiped off the stonework with a baby wipe.

I then added the doors and windows printed, coloured with water colours and cut out.

I made each door and window into a flap showing three different images.

This is the door:

the right hand window:

and the left hand window:

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

WOYWW #688


Wednesday again, so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #688

I didn't manage to join in last week - I was over at son Matt's looking after the girls and Wednesday came and went...although we did have some fun playing with clay.

I then came back on Saturday and tested positive with Covid - so feeling pretty sorry for myself! Stuck at home, not very well and spending the time crafting. The girls have already had it but Matty has also tested positive.

Anyway this is my desk today:

Ready for the next project!

I intended sharing the finish of my July Junk Journal and the last ICADs last week - so I will just add the JJJ and week 8 as this post will be photo heavy:

Week 8 of ICADs (just the last 5 to go...)

Last weekend was another virtual retreat so I have some projects to share. This was with Hillbilly Scrappin' and the tutors were Cindy Porter, Niamh Baly, Michelle Grant and Mel Johns.

Anyway, all for now - see you next week...

Happy WOYWW!