Wednesday, 19 January 2022


 This DT card for creative knockouts this week is for a anything goes card as the sponsor doesn't provide a image which is ok for me as I get to do my own thing.

I like to use lace, pearls, flowers and such on cards So for this card I started with a yellow / cream base card, and another for adding bits to. The lace is from my stash, (I have a container full of lace and I love the bits I have and sometimes I don't really want to put it on a card and then I think, why not, it's there to be used) I then put ribbon above it and added the pearls The flowers are also from my stash, the larger one I put a pearl in the middle added the other little flowers cut some leaves from the same colour, then made a little angel from a pin and some wings and a pearl did the sentiment on the computer distress inked the edges and adhered to the card
This photo doesn't show the colour of the card but I think it looks nice and it all blends in together

Thursday, 23 December 2021


 My first DT card for 2022 with creative knockouts I was allowed to pick an image from patties creations called newborn love I kept going back to this image I think it is just lovely

I printed out the image onto the card then made a mask because I decided I was going to stencilled the background, stamped the sentiments I added lace to the underside then  ribbon on top and tied a bow, then adhered it to a pink base card. I wanted the baby to be the focal point, so I printed an extra image coloured it with copics adhered it to the card with foam squares. Haven't quite decided what to put on the inside the card but there will be "she will be in safe hands"
I have been knitting all my left over bits of wool, into Beanies for premmie babies that I am going to give to my local hospital (if I allowed to do that with covid) so I am also going to make a few cards with this image to go with them

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Hairdresser Gnome

I have fallen in love with Gnomes and they are so easy to make so I decided to make my Sister in law a hairdresser one

I used a cone for the Gnome  bought a pair of red socks at the Dollar shop and used it for the bottom cut out a piece of blue material and made a pocket and I made a name badge, the name of her salon, and glued it to the apron, her hair was made from fur and the coloured bit were cheap hair extensions from the Dollar store  The hat, made with felt and sewed together with a blanket stitch, added a bell, the flowers from felt were cut with the cuttle bug the little hairdressing tools were from a packet of craft buttons. The nose I had problems with I can not find a bead without a hole or a plain one so I covered what I had with a bit of white sock worked out ok I have another three on the go, but christmas has got in the way, My SIL loved it and has put it on display in the salon
There are a lot of great tutorials out there for the gnomes  as I said they are easy to do and they dont take long to make  and if you are lucky enough you can also get a free pattern I think I spent more time  decorating her


tis the season

Haven't had much time for card making lately too many other things to do 

My DT card for creative knockouts is from The Artsy stamper and I picked this image called seaside holiday set the image made me think of the lake where we go each christmas

The base card is red, I found this baking paper in my ever growing stash and it is meant to look like water drops.The image I printed out and coloured it with copics the boat I coloured orange as that is the colour of our little row boat that my husband patiently rows around the lake, (Motors are not allowed on the lake and it is so peaceful you can hear the fish jumping) I cut an extra image, so I would have the presents cut them out and  put them on top so they were slightly raised I distressed the edges or the card then adhered to red card, same as the base. I did the sentiment on the cut n scan and adhered it sideways just to be different

Wednesday, 17 November 2021


 This weeks DT card was to be winter wonderland from fabrikafantasy  but there was not a lot of images to choose from and I ended up with this one  betta fish crowntail


I downloaded a glass from the net and positioned the fish and sentiment onto the glass, the bubbles greenery and stones were stamps I coloured them with gel pens. Did the sentiment on the computer  and cut with the cuttlebug. The card I made it slim line just enough for the width of the glass, folded the front panel in half and cut it off then attached the glass to the front with foam  

The winter part was the fish comes inside for the winter, the wonder land part was the fish wondering if he might be get drunk by someone


Wednesday, 3 November 2021


 My DT card for this week is a image called Autumn girl  from https://TwinkleLane Designs

The backing paper is from a paper pad called Dark inks and this one reminded me of a storm brewing I coloured the image with copics the tree I cut on my new Scan n Cut (the old one died  and I was so pleased it could not be fixed I got to get a new one that has so much more on it 😏)any way I coloured the tree with copics and the leaves in an assortment of colours cut the leaves off the tree leaving a few then glued them in a pile under the tree,added the brown ribbon the sentiment,came with the image,I printed it off and adhered it to the card adhered the girl with foam so she stood out

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Is there cake

 This card for creative knockouts is this image macdoodle dog a image from Hetty Clare and it was to be lots of layers

I started off with a white base card the backing paper was from my stash I cut the paper a bit too small, and as we know there are no mistakes in card making, so I cut it in half and adhered to the cardI then got a strip of white card and a smaller strip of blue card embossed it with swiss dots. printed out the image cut the image out then cut two more cards a larger size, distress inked the edges, adhered the white strip first, then one of the squares,then the blue strip then the topper.Did the sentiments on the computer cut them out and adhered them to blue card then white card