Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Today I'm sharing the first page in my art journal and I have used a beautiful image from Unky over at The East Wind.  She produced this image back in May and I have finally finished colouring it.  I challenged myself to use my SN pencils.  I had nearly finished it when the picture got creased and I couldn't bring myself to redo it so it sat here in my craft room just looking at me until I decided that by the time it was finished being coloured and then cut out the crease would no longer be visible and so I completed my colouring, I'm glad I did!

Unky gave the image away to those that requested it and all she asked for in return was that we share our completed image and raise peoples awareness about the Sewol Ferry Disaster that happened in April 2014 in South Korea, 304 people lost their lives and 250 of them were high school students on a school trip.  If you Google 'Sewol Ferry Disaster' you will find lots of information about it.  I don't recall hearing about it at the time and I have used the other page of my journal to write about it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check out the Sewol Ferry Disaster.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #113 ~ ATG
A Gem of a Challenge #173 ~ Let's get Krafty
Robyn's Fetish #325 ~ Anything But A Card
Crafty Sentiments ~ ATG
Craft Your Passion #321 ~ ATG
Crafting From The Heart #121 ~ ATG

Friday, 15 July 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #333 ~ Bling

Whoo hoo, happy Friday everyone, I am enjoying a weeks leave and am down in Kent visiting my Mum & Dad, actually been here since Monday and heading back home tomorrow and as I'm sheduling this post I am sure we've been having a fabulous time!  

So onto this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz, the theme of 'BLING' has been chosen by our fabulous Cindy and we have an awesome and generous sponsor in the shape of 

prize...7 images of winners choice
I have used the wonderful image 'JJ Wine', she is coloured with a mix of markers and for the wine bottle I have coloured the wine with SN Sparkle pens then the bottle has been given some glossy accents along with JJ's glasses and drink, the wine label has also been coloured with SN Sparkle pens but I really can't get the sparkle to show in the photos.  The dotty paper is also glittered.  The flowers are stamped and embossed with Seafoam white and then die cut, the leaves are actually a feather die! lol and I added some dotty ribbon and stamped sentiment direct to the cs.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 8 July 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #332 ~ Red, White & Blue

Good morning, today sees a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous teamie Nina has chosen the theme of Red, White & Blue and we are being sponsored by

PRIZE....3 digi images 

The DT were very kindly given some fabulous sponsor images to play along with.  I have used the adorable 'First Date'.  The background is from Charmed Cards & Crafts and is part of the 'Girl About Town' collection then I added the table and chairs which was a free Cricut cut.  I added the image popped up on foam pads, stamped a sentiment direct on to the background and finished off with a stamped and die cut flower (new)  This was a fun card to make.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Summer/Holiday Destination
Melonheadz Friends ~ Red White & Blue
Crafty Gals Corner #79 ~ Lots of layers & blog hop
Little Red Wagon #349 ~ Its Summertime
The Paper Shelter #256 ~ Sunny days
Craft Rocket #19 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 1 July 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #331 ~ 3, 2, 1

Hello happy crafters, this week over at Crafty Catz our wonderful Tracey has a fabulous recipe for you all to cook up a creation with.
3 Design Papers
2 Different Embellishments 
1 Butterfly
and we have a great sponsor who gave the DT some images to cook along with.


I have used the cute Rory Cherry Picking, coloured with copics and then cropped to fit into the frame cut on the Cricut.  I tied a butterfly charm to the frame and then cut the cherries and pinwheel on the Cricut.  The papers are from First Editions Family Ties pad.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish #322 ~ Butterflies
Crafty Boots ~ Summer Time
Craft Your Passion #318 ~ ATG
Crazy Challenges #225 ~ R is for ... Red, Rory 
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Meet Seeana

Have you joined 'Markers! Papers! Digis!' on Facebook yet?  Its awesome, so many talented people sharing their colouring and some awesome freebie images which I am so looking forward to playing with.  Unfortunately I haven't had as much crafting time as I would have liked recently so I am very behind but I finally managed to colour up and make a card using one of these fab freebies.  I have used 'Seeana' and she is by Faery Ink and is coloured with copics and I have used SN Sparkle pens to colour the water and add some sparkle to her hair and tail, the background and its mat are  cut on the Cricut using blue cs and blue mirriboard, the sentiment is a long forgotten stamp that I found when looking for something else and is by Paper Pretties.  Finished off with some flowers from Dovecraft and used some blue beads for the centers.Its really hard to show all the shine and sparkle in photos.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #318 ~ ATG
Brown Sugar #204 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #112 ~ ATG
Craft Your Passion #318 ~ ATG
Crafting From The Heart #118 ~ ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #300 ~ Fairies and Fantasy
Crafty Sentiments ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 24 June 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #330 ~ Lets Button It

Good morning, time for another fab challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's the turn of our wonderful leader Carol to choose the theme and she wants us to Button It, so lets see all your wonderful buttons.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is ... 

The DT were given some great images to play along with this week and I chose 'Outhouse' and have used it to make a New Home card.  Coloured with a mix of markers.  Paper is from Raspberry Road Designs and teamed it with Kraft cs. The tag is cut on the Cricut and text added by hand (shock horror! lol) I then added a key to the tag with some string.  My button is my flowerpot which is holding some sunflowers.  Now I just need to make an envelope as its a bit deep then I can get it off in the post!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts #368 ~ How does your garden grow
Craft Your Passion #317 ~ ATG
Little Red Wagon #347 ~ Kraft-tastic
Crafty Creations #318 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 17 June 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge 329 ~ Going Dottie

Hi all, well here we are at Friday again, the week goes by so quickly, thankfully this is my weekend off actually my long weekend off as I'm off today as well. So as its Friday that means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's my turn to choose the theme so lets 'Go Dottie!' lots of spots and dots this week please.  We have a fabulous sponsor who have been very generous in giving the DT some images to play with, our sponsor is

Winners Prizes: - We will donate a £8/$15USD digi voucher to your readers maximum per challenge. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and no overages are allowed on the voucher value.

So for my card I have use 'One for You - Winnie Fruit Punch' and I have coloured this cutie using a mix of markers, pencils and some SN Sparkles.  The papers are all from a glittered paper pad from The Range, love the pink and green colour theme of them.The bows are a TH die cut and I added a pink buttons, the sentiment is a stamp and the die cut ribbon border is a new die I got just the other day when it happened to fall in my basket at Hobbycraft! Ribbon is from my stash.
 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ 3 or more layers
Allsorts #367 ~ Fancy bows and ribbons
Craft Your Passion #316 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter #253 ~ Ribbons and buttons
Creative Inspirations #253 ~ Spring into Summer
As You Like It ~ Favourite Die and why. Love the TH bows as I'm not very good at tying them! so this comes in very handy when a good bow is required. (also loving my new ribbon border die too!)
Cardz 4 Galz #24 ~ Summer Fun
Thanks for stopping by x