Thursday 20 June 2024

And Relax

 Hi There My DT card for this challenge at creative knockouts is for a fun fold, I used this image and relax from all dressed up

I have recently taken up yoga, I was visiting a friend and we were doing yoga together also the card swap  group that I am in, was for a spinner easel card so this card was good for both  

I went onto YouTube and looked at a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire to do this card.My card was a little bit bigger than normal so it was made in two parts I downloaded the backing paper of the net and to keep the flowers this size I had to copy and paste four squares onto a word document to print it ,I adhered it to blue card with washi tape so I could die cut the hole  and using the same blue card I cut out a frame. using word I put my image on then copied and pasted it then rotated one I then coloured the image with copics, used some dental floss to one image then adhered the two together I adhered backing paper to blue card then positioned the image securing it with double sided tape (cellotape could be used) so the floss did not loosen up, I then adhered that to the white base card. I then had to add the bottom piece of card  I embossed the card with a forever friends Folder it looked like the lotus flower the lower card was folded and adhered to base card the sentiment was done on the computer the gems represent candles the idea for this card is to wind the image up and then put into the envelope so when the person receiving the card pulls it out the image will spin the light blue in the back ground is my scan n cut when the card is opened up it's just a hole
Great idea for a child's card

Thursday 23 May 2024


The latest challenge at creative knockouts is anything goes and the DT were to use a beccys place image I picked this one over the back fence these cheeky wee faces grabbed me and I know heaps of people who have dogs so this will be used a lot

I printed off the image and coloured with copics made a stencil for the fence and used Brick Red Distress ink to colour it, I fiddled around a bit with all my elements and the card turned out totally different to how I was going to do it.   
I cut the circle out off the black card with the cuttle bug, then embossed the card with the chain fence embossing folder, not that it is noticeable with the picture, the paw prints are a backing paper from my stash that I was originally going to use instead of the black card, the fence and dogs were originally on separate white card so I ended up fussy cutting the dogs so I could use the paw prints I put the paws over the fence and  a small foam dot under the dogs to keep them secure I then mucked around with the sentiment to get it into two pieces I enjoyed doing this card once I had decided what to do with it
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Thursday 25 April 2024

For the Kids

 This Challenge for creative knockouts is For the Kids using an image from polkadoodles there was so much to look at on their site I got a bit waylaid but the image I picked was go karter  normally I would go for a girlie image but I have a grandson who has just got into Go Karting and his birthday is next month as he likes to remind me

I didn't have any checkered flag backing paper so I downloaded some from the net and printed it off I tried it on black card but it didn't look right so changed to white, I coloured the image with copics die cut bunting three times and adhered it to the edges then adhered to black card then onto the base card with3d foam sentiment was a die cut that I adhered to white card then on to the base card I am not all together happy with the card but he will only be interested with the money inside

Thursday 28 March 2024

Birthday Wishes

This challenge at creative knockouts  is "Happy Birthday "using this image called Happy Birthday from the thepapershelter 

So for this card I decided to pick the backing papers first the two peachy coloured papers came with a magazine and the green one was in my bits of bin I adhered the two papers to a white base card, then the image to the other papers. I coloured the image with copics, I cut out the image another two times to paper piece it,I cut out the flourishes and leave with the green paper and made three flowers with the striped paper added a little lady bug in amongst the flowers
This is a lovely image and one I will use a bit

Thursday 29 February 2024


For this challenge at creative knockouts is anything goes with an image from StarStampz I am using this image spring flower and I decided to do it as a birthday card for our youngest grand daughter

I coloured the image with copics, cut and embossed the purple card I put a piece of vellum over the image, just to tone it down a bit, and adhered it all to the white base Indi loves butterflies and fairies so the butterflies are ribbon that I cut and put one on top of the other and when they are dried properly I can raise the top butterflies wings cut the flower and crown with the cuttle bug doing a purple heart put some clear flower gems randomly, made the name tag with alphabet beads and spacers I am happy with how it turned out hopefully she will like it
So now I am ahead for the grandkids birthday cards

Thursday 1 February 2024

sunshine delight

 For this Challenge at creative knockouts the theme is love/valentines/anniversary with a image from polkadoodles called sunshine delight 

I had this base card, and as I am trying to use up some of my bits, thought it would be good for this image I coloured it with copics then decided to use this die only thing was I haven't used it a lot so I had one bit of die too much, so it separated the frame and image, and as I didn't want to colour in another one I decided to distress ink the edges turned out well
The purple flower and leaves,the pink sentiment, that was a new die, keeping with the colour scheme I cut with The Cuttle Bug I then added some flat pearl beads 

Thursday 4 January 2024

Retro Toaster

 For my first post for this year at creative knockouts is for this image from streamside studios called retro toaster I thought it was a fun wee set and I would use it a bit

After having my annual cleanup of my craft room I decided I needed to use up some of my scrappy bits so I put these two papers together with a ribbon fussy cut the images and coloured with copics My grandson Alex wanted a copy of the pic and it was his idea to cut the toaster and put the slice of toast through it I cut the hats and bow from the dotty backing paper rather than using the copics The sentiments came with the image set the bottom sentiment is adhered to Brown card as the pink got  a bit lost