Thursday, March 31, 2011


I was asked the other day to make a card for a 16 year old girl who loved her music.
  I chose a Kenny K design called Boogie Down and here she is .......................
The Backing paper was from my stash, and the fab image was coloured with promarkers.  I traced the letters for the name on to shrink plastic, coloured with promarkers, shrunk then glittered.  The numbers are from papermania and the ribbon is that stretchy, wirey ribbon that I bought at the SECC last month.

Happy crafting...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Its FRIDAY.....

and the weekend is about to start
The weather has been lovely up here in Scotland for the last couple of days and it is amazing how much happier I have felt going of to work in the morning in the sunshine.  And talking of happy.... this image from Dragons Lair definitely put a smile on my face and I really enjoyed making my card with it.
It is such a lovely image and a dream to work with.
It is a standard easel card design but the back of the image is made up from 3 panels mounted on 3 panels of mirri board, I think I saw this style on a demo on create and craft and I thought it would work well with this image.  It is coloured with promarkers and the glitter is from Hunkydory. Background papers were from my stash but not sure where they are from.  
If you are not familiar with Dragons Lair designs you really need to pop over here and have a browse and you will be spoilt for choice.
If you haven't joined in our challenge yet, don't fret you still have another week to get your designs in and you can find the challenge at Stampin with the Dragon Challenge blog.
Enjoy your weekend ......Happy crafting

Friday, March 18, 2011


Even though we had snow here in Scotland at the beginning of the week it is nice to look forward to some spring cheeriness.  My daffodils are starting to bloom so will soon have some colour in my somewhat dreary looking garden. So to get us all in the mood, pop over to Stampin with the Dragon challenge blog and join in with our Spring challenge.
This fortnight we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who have kindly offered us 3 digis for the winner. So let's see your creations all about
This is my card using 'Vicki'
Remember you can also win a chance to join the DT for one of our challenges, so start to enjoy Spring and get crafting.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A little bit of paper piecing

It is so long since I did any paper piecing, so when I saw this design, it was just the one to use.   Hearts and roses what more can you ask for.
This beautiful triple heart digi design from Stamping Dragon designs and a pad of free papers from a magazine and I was in my glory.

All the papers used were from the vintage rose selection from Pink petticoat and the matting and layering was trimmed with a deckle rotary blade.  The edges were inked with Tim Holtz distressed ink in dusty concord.  I printed the digi image out twice, cut the hearts from one and used as a stencil to cut the papers out and pieced back together on top of the original image.  The swirls and the edges of the hearts were glittered with pee wee glitter and the sentiment was printed with my xyron design runner.

If you like the image then pop over to the shop to see more, and remember to check out the challenge blog, you still have a week to get your designs in.

Bye for now


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Blog Award from Spyder

I have just received this award from lovely Lyn at Spyder's corner, thank you so much Lyn.  I have to pass it on to 3 - 5 other blogs, so thought I would pass it on to some of my new followers.
So here we go:

Emma :  bit of this, a bit of that
Kit  :     cardzbykit
Nicola:   Enjays crafts
Vicki :    Vicki-creations
Carrie:   Handmadecardsbyvenus


Friday, March 04, 2011

Challenge Time again at Stampin with the Dragon ..........................

Happy Friday to everyone in blogland, and it is time for another challenge at Stampin with the Dragon.  This week we are sponsored by the wonderful  Tiffany Doodles.

This week the theme is

The Prize is 
2 Tiffany Doodle digis for the winner
So.....All you crafty people out there, let's see all your fab designs

Here is mine
The papers I have used are from Papermania Birdsong collection, and the Stamping dragon design image is coloured with promarkers with a bit of decoupage of Rupert and the flowers.  The sentiment is from my design runner flowers disc and the flowers at the front are from papermania and coloured with a yellow stamp pad.  Rupert is attached to a spellbinders label die cut.
Isn't it nice to see the lovely spring colours starting to appear on cards, it makes me want to smile, hope it makes you smile too.

So I have shown you lets see yours.  Pop over to Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog and upload your creations

You have plenty of time to join in as this challenge runs for 2 weeks until midnight on the 17th March

Bye for now xx