Friday, 23 February 2018


Hi Everyone, my card today is of daffodils! Yep! one of my favourite Spring flowers. It's for the Outlawz sketch challenge this week. I got to the end of the card and wondered how I had chosen things! autopilot? or short term memory loss, old age? I don't know, but, I really like it's colours. Anyhow here it is -

dp's - Aimee Harrison
 I had them in 2012, so shouldn't think they are still available, 
such a shame as it's a beautiful kit.
freebie border - Penny Duncan
again not sure if it is still available.
all card - Dovecraft
daffodil flower - Silhouette store, using sketch pens before cutting 
everything cut on the cameo.

this is the sketch for this week

Seeing as my subject is Daffodils! I thought I would show you a scrapbook page of our Spring flowers BEFORE the big freeze we are being promised comes in next week, and I expect, ruins them?

These were taken on 22nd February a cloudier day, but made better with the colours of these flowers. 

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Alphabet Angel

Hi Everyone, today's card was for a friend of mine, who rang to remind me it was her birthday and she wanted an angel on her card. She rings me every year to remind me. She knows me too well methinks. LOL

image "An Angels Alphabet" - Hugware
sadly no longer available, it's a watercolor image so it's not too sharp.
I used the "S" angel for my friends name.
background die  - Sheena Douglas
butterfly and flower dies magazine freebies - Simply Cards & Papercraft #173
card - Dovecraft
I added Versamark and clear embossing to her to add shine, 
then some glitter glue to her wings 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Wild Roses

Hi Everyone, today's card is for the Progressive challenge at the Outlawz, we have been given the most beautiful image to play with.
Wild Roses -  Beccy Muir 
I coloured the roses in PS
which I copied to my Cameo to cut the layers out. 
although I did fussy cut the top 2 layers.
I wanted it quite simple so looked for a die to put behind it, 
then thought of a PS shape and cut it with my Cameo, 
adding a dry embossed folder that was a freebie from a magazine.
I added a doily behind the cut shape to add more texture.
The sentiment is from Create with TLC
I didn't think it needed anything else, the image says it all.

these are the layers from side on

Saturday, 17 February 2018

2 for 1!

Hi Everyone, my card today is 2 cards! if that makes sense?

As I have said before I like entering the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, but time run out last week, so I have decided to add that card here too, for this week. You'll see I am quite literal with the sketches interpretation.
firstly this weeks card.
cat - Limited Runs FB progressive Challenge
coloured in PS with 3D gloss to eyes and nose
square frame - cut file from CD - BD A Walk in the Countryside
which I cut slightly too big on the Cameo!!
dp's - Chelle's Creations
flower die - Tattered Lace
all layered onto black paper

this is the sketch

now onto last weeks.
I was so lucky to win with this card, a marvellous CD of
 images, papers and card designs, a really impressive win from the Outlawz sponsor


image, just part of her used for the tag
coloured in PS
background dp from the same CD
ribbon and button, coloured with a marker to match - from stash

this is the sketch 

Friday, 16 February 2018

A little Sunshine

Hi Everyone, my card today is, apart from the paler colours, a blatant copy, Yep!  I loved it, I didn't have the dies, so I put everything together in my Silhouette Cameo, as I was cutting it all out I decided to see if I could start from scratch in Cameo and I'm thrilled I did it.

frame - I made the scallops by adding circles to the rectangle and welding them. I sketched around the edge with the sketch pens.
 rainbow - starting with circles, cutting them in half and adding an offset,
after cutting, I put the shapes in order onto washi paper to get them straight.
clouds - are a shape from the Sil store.
 I added the words into the clouds and wrote them with the sketch pens.
"sunshine" is Tingler Script font from The Hungry JPEG,
I did 3 layers to give it more strength.
A few sequins added
All cut with the Cameo
see the card here

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Winter Sports!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for
The DT have outdone themselves for this theme for Male cards, 
the blog always a great place for inspiration.

I had a few ideas and went looking through my files, I came across these images and it was decided for me.
Images, papers, frame - Laurie Furnell at Hugware
sadly no longer available.
I designed it all in Photoshop adding a shadow to the two top images, I hope it looks like the top penguin is jumping over the bottom penguin. I also added the colours of the Olympic rings to the snowballs.

Then I  transferred all images to the Cameo to cut, 
I layered it all on silver card and added Cosmic shimmer "Glitter Jewels".
Sentiment is mine, I saw the "brake" one on the web.

closeup of the top images.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Heart bouquet

Hi Everyone, my card today is another using my Silhouette Cameo, with a fab freebie. I came across the paper in my files and thought it great to point out the sentiment. It's actually a heart on the paper, which I have covered up to put my embellies.

Heart Bouquet - Shirley's Cards more files here
sentiment - Create with TLC using sketch pens on the Cameo
dp - DigiDewi at Pixelscrapper
mirror card - Hunkydory
circle dies - Tattered Lace pindot