Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Phantom birthday card

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my #5 Niece who was 50 on the 18th, she is a massive fan of Phantom of the Opera and her birthday was spent in London, with a luxury meal and stay at an expensive hotel and at the Theatre watching it for the umpteenth time :) As I increased the size of the piano, I also had to make a special envelope, just in time to catch the post, so forgot to show the envelope.

piano card template - Loni Stephens at the Sil Store
the mask I copied from the web and made into a cut file 
rose - cut from Tonic flip-flop die 
Happy Birthday - Tonic die
numbers - freebie in magazine
music copied from web resized and shabbied? the edge with a scissors

closeup showing the line of the nose mask and rose 3D'd




Monday, 18 September 2017

Coffee Lovers

Hi Everyone, a card today for Hetty my blogger friend who has a hop going on at The Coffee Lovers.
Image -  JessicaLynnoriginals
coloured in PS and cut out as print & cut on the Cameo
digi "spooky" paper - Sissix
halloween text overlay - sahindesigns
mask overlay - pixelscrapper

I thought I would share the deluge we had Saturday afternoon, after a glorious sunny morning, this happened and lasted 4 hours, luckily the drains held out and the road wasn't flooded. We have had a LOT of rain recently, but I think this was the heaviest.

you can see the water on the road like a stream 

This is next doors roof, you can see the force of the rain on the tiles.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

13 year old birthday

Hi Everyone another simple card from me today, I was late getting this done for my GNiece and had to get it done and in the post. Don't you hate when that happens? I have all birthdays on my desktop so there is no excuse, I don't know what happened this time.

Anyhow, I cut the 13 card shape and the numbers out in the Cameo, coloured the image in PS and cut it out on the Cameo. It's an A5 size. Embossed the numbers and that's all it was. Told you it was quick LOL
Image - Art by Miran
birthday die cut  with metallic paper - Tonic 
embossing folder - Embossalicious
glitter - Nuvo pure sheen silver

I thought I would add a wall here, for you to pick up if you want, it's a wall being rebuilt locally and I thought it had wonderful texture, I may use it in something soon and you can too, IF you would like to lift it.

Close to this wall is this disused "Water Viaduct" associated with the Iron Industry, now a local public pathway, with wonderful views...

...with a river underneath that has a house by it, that Richard Burton the actor and who married Elizabeth Taylor lived, his house on the right, with an extension (now). Here's a link with more about them. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Dragon

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz sketch challenge, another not typical Christmas colours, but I love the papers with their frosty appearance so had to use them.
sentiment - Create with TLC
image was a freebie from the last progressive challenge at 
Dragons Lair designs, I'm so sorry to see Janette close, through ill health.
image coloured in PS
digital papers - WeR3 designs
scallop - cut on the Cameo
Dragon cut - Tattered Lace pin dot circle die
Glitter - Nuvo Pure Sheen

Friday, 15 September 2017

Wedding cards

Hi Everyone, my post today included 2 cards, why? you may ask, because a friend of mine asked if I would make cards for herself and her Mother for her Daughter's Wedding Day.

I had recently bought a car die which I thought looked so elegant, not knowing that the order would be within days of me buying it.

wedding car die - Sweet Dixie
flower corner die - Sue Wlson
oval pin dot dies - Tattered Lace
embossing folder - Embossolicious
the text was sketched on both cards by the Cameo with dark grey and silver pens,
 as I can't print on the heavy 300g linen card I used
silver card from stash

as it was for the same couple I wanted something completely different.
dp - The Lovely Studio (used to be Pink Petticoat)
flower die behind tag - Sissix
tag - Silhouette store
heart dies - Magazine freebies
banner - done on Cameo
I also added a heart shaped photo of the couple by the
 heart dies, but forgot to take a photo of it!

here are the cards and boxes I made for them.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
OH! NOT good for me, BUT this is a challenge and I'm up for it. I should have gone with PS masking so much easier LOL.

I have a limited amount of  "real" stamps, am I satisfied NO! this took me way out of my comfort zone. Firstly I stamped at least 10 times to get anywhere what I wanted, using the lids of inks to stamp from, as I don't have a stamp block!

I used water colour pencils for the images, added 3D gloss to the lamp and windows, some silver glitter pen on his bobble, even all that didn't turn out right, but I had left it to the last minute and HAD to go with it. I did TRY though! I have an awful lot of practicing to do with colouring and stamping, not my favourite thing to do. I LOVE these fabulous gnomes and the little house.

All Stamps - freebie in magazine by Apple Blossom Stamps,
 see also, with details this card
digital papers and star - Inspire Designs at @ Gingerscraps

Monday, 11 September 2017

Christmas Wamth

Hi Everyone, I'm getting back on track after all the family celebrations last week, it was so lovely to get together again. I am not up to par with commenting, I will get around to you though.

Anyhow, here's my card for the Outlawz sketch challenge. I quite liked this one.  

Sentiment and image - Create with TLC 
to which I added a gradient and coloured in PS
digital papers - Created by Tracy @ ArtbyMiran
holly die - Cut & Make @ The Range

Here's one of the photos I did in PS, of last weeks
 get together with  my beautiful and so lovely Nieces. 
Can you tell I love them All a lot?

Sunday, 10 September 2017

25th Anniversary card & box

Hi Everyone, this is a scheduled post as I wanted it done before we went away to the anniversary celebrations. Here is the card to go with the present I posted on the 6th September. 

This card came about as I saw the sentiment on Create with TLC and as they both love dancing and have learned ballroom, I thought it apt.

Sentiment - Create with TLC
oval dies and sentiment die - Tonic
25, heart, couple - cut on the Cameo
square pin dot dies - Sue Wilson
greeting on oval - shaped in PS
sentiment sketched onto Centura pearl card
 with the Cameo, as I can't print onto it.
embossing folder - Embossolicious 
dp hearts - The Lovely Studio (Pink Petticoat)
silver card - stash
box die - Tonic
names designed and cut on the Cameo

Friday, 8 September 2017

Dragon girl

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

Anything Goes Challenge
you can use any image.

I used an image which was introduced in June of this year and of course he had to be a Welsh "RED" Dragon, I coloured it in PS, found a quote on the internet, which I think maybe refers to me LOL. I added 3D gloss to his horns, teeth and his eye. I'm glad to say it looks good in real life, although the gems look blue in the photo, they are in fact purple to match his scales.

you can see the 3D gloss clearer in this photo

Thursday, 7 September 2017

25th Anniversary vase and box

Hi Everyone, I have had lots of celebration cards to make this last couple of weeks and this is another, one made for my baby Brother and SiL, who's Silver Anniversary is today, we will be away for a couple of days near Taunton, celebrating the renewal of their vows with lots of family and friends, I hope I've got this post scheduled correctly LOL.

They didn't want presents just donations to the Motor Neuron Disease Charity, the illness our elder brother died of 3 years ago. I decided to make a little something for them anyway.

The Big Box I made was for their present, which is a "hurricane" vase, you can now see by the shape, why it wouldn't go into the box I made. Anyhow, my "Bruvva" had sent me a cartoon image of themselves done earlier this year, so why not use it I thought?
I copied it into the design area of the Silhouette, traced it and cut it out of vinyl, then etched it with Armour paste to get the image, frame and 25 onto the vase. I didn't want it too obvious, I hope they like it. I have also done a card - of course, which will be I shall show you in a few days.

It's difficult to photo, but I hope you can see enough to give you an idea of what I did.

this is the box I had to redo to get the size correct. 
I'm afraid a boring square one.

The cut file bow is from a Crafters Companion CD "A Walk in the Countryside"
paper - The Range 
sentiment - sketched and cut on the Cameo
corner die - Tonic
bling from stash
vase as above

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Christmas Gnome place like Gnome!!!!

Hi Everyone as we are away, the next few days will be scheduled, keep your fingers crossed for fine weather on Wednesday for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Here's my card, AND it's STAMPED, a real stamp with Stazon, then die cut, the left one is coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and the right one with water colour pencils, how's that for mixing it up, hope you're proud of me using real stamps LOL.
Gnome stamp and gnome die 3D'd - freebie in
 Papercraft essentials Magazine issue 150
mushroom home - a freebie in 2012-
Lili la crevette 68509160 mushroom
Snowflake die - Die-sire dies
snowflakes digi paper -  Gina Cabrera
stitched border - dreamn4everdesigns 
Spray and sparkle added to the gnomes hats
glitter added to the snowflake paper.
sentiment from the web

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Christmas lights!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Limited Runs progressive challenge and if you share the FB post you get the image free or you can buy it for a $1.

Onto my card, I looked for quotes on Christmas lights on the web and came across one, that really made me smile, so I HAD to use it, this is my take on the card I saw. Even the LR Christmas light image seemed to have a smiley face. This quote may not apply with LED lights, but it certainly did on older lights, such a nuisance to have to replace each one, before finding the broken one. Ah! the good old days LOL.

Christmas light and Emu - Limited Runs
I coloured them in PS and duplicated the 
Christmas light image a "few" times and added shadows onto the snow
then 3D'd the images
background - Sharon Grant @ Pixelscrapper, 
I changed the colour of the background to blue
snow effect - Winter Sparkleland @ ScrapOrchard
Stickles Frosted Lace over the snow on the tree and star on lights.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Christmas Robin

Hi Everyone, you won't believe this post! Because I did something I had never done - colour a die cut AND splattered watercolour pencils!

I'd better start from the beginning, I saw the sketch at the Outlawz and it gave me an idea to use a die I bought a few weeks ago. I then searched in my files for some papers and came across a robin paper in a digi kit, I had forgotten about.

I laid it all out in PS then thought I can't colour the robin in PS! no problem I'll cut it out of different colour cards. I had earlier used a clear stamp (yep! me  did some "real" stamping on a trial basis) and, had some water colour pencils on my desk, so why not colour the die cut in pencils, well it was worth a try. This is the result and I'm over the moon with my Robin! I also coloured the poinsettia with watercolours and then splattered the circle with water and the pencils.

I put it all together and realised I hadn't added the scallop circle in the sketch, so Cameo to the rescue, I cut a scalloped circle and cut the centre out of it, then added it to the already finished card!
Robin - Sissix die 3D'd
digi kit papers - Docrafts freebie papers 102 - 2016
gold card - Docrafts
ribbon - stash
poinsettia die - Tattered Lace
circle die - Tattered Lace pindot die

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

School colours???

Hi Everyone my card today is for
Now that is a challenge, it's a VERY long time since I was in school and hubby, who also went to the same school, disagreed with my colours!!!!!!!!! Of course I know I am right LOL.

The colours were yellow, green and navy, it's nearly 60 years ago I first went there. I wish I could find a photo of me in uniform, I always felt so good in them, us girls had to have navy cardigan and skirt or gymslip and a white shirt, we had a yellow, green and navy tie, in Summer we had a striped green and white dress, I loved it. Now something I remembered, we had to have navy knickers for gym, can you imagine that now? No shorts for gym then LOL. At least we girls had a Gym Mistress.

I really had no idea what to do for my card, my mojo has got completely lost the last few days, then looking on my desk for something else I found a HUGE frog I cut on the Cameo a long while ago and my idea was born, with a new frog cut, a simple card with my old school colours, even though it has nothing to do with school! I'm quite happy with it and it will go to the next GNephew on my birthday list :)
frog - Silhouette store
yellow dp - Gina Cabrera
doodles - Dawn by Design
card from stash 
lily pad shape I made in PS, then transferred it to the Cameo to cut,
then embossed with a wood embossing folder. 
oval  - embossed with a VERY old embossing plate, 
and cut with - Tattered Lace pin dot die.
birthday sentiment - sketched and cut on the Cameo

Monday, 28 August 2017

A BIG box!

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share a BIG box I made with the Cameo, I originally made it as a holder for a present I am giving, more about that in another post, I had bought the file a long while ago, but it wasn't tall enough, so just elongated to 11 inches, at it's tallest, in the design area and cut away.

It made up beautifully and I was thrilled with the end result, then tried to add the present and it wouldn't go in!!!!!

The unusual shape was right, but I was trying to get the wide shape into the narrower top? Something I never even thought of, how stupid of me, so I had to do another, which you will see again. Anyhow here it is, now all I have to do is buy something for someone that will fit it. LOL

gift box - six sided apothecary jar -  SVG Cuts
bow die from a lovely blogger friend - Lil'inker designs
paper pad - The Range

I would also like to share a T shirt I did last month, I used Transfer paper to print it out and ironed it onto the T shirt, something which is great to do on a cheapie T shirt that will be usually be worn around the house. I've had a couple of compliments when being worn. :) The image was a freebie from Fontbundles AND copyright free, so IF I decided to sell these it would be fine.  Sorry about the T shirt being wrinkly, I wore it first then thought of the photo, I'm surprised there isn't dabs on it LOL.

Sunday, 27 August 2017


Hi Everyone, my card today is one I did for the Limited Runs progressive challenge and forgot I had done it, silly me.
Owl - Limited Runs
 paper pieced and coloured in PS the 3D'd
leaf and wood dp - Pixelscrapper
branch - CreatewingsDesigns @ Scraporchard
I used a gradient overlay in PS for the sentiment
3D gloss for the eyes and gold Stickles for the nose.

Friday, 25 August 2017

A Gamers card

Hi Everyone, my card today was for my Sons' birthday earlier this month, he is a gamer and has been playing Eve on line for years, so for his birthday this year, I decided to go the easy route and download an image from the web, to use on the front of his card. The background is a freebie I had recently, which was perfect for it.

I cut the name plate on the Cameo from mirror card, I was disappointed it had such a large over run on the cutting, but then thought it was sort of "robot -y", I kept the name in the frame and stuck it down then removed the frame and 3D'd it,  hubby thought it was a metal piece I had cut out, and Chris loved it all, even showing his friends, for a 41 year old that's something LOL. I was well pleased with reaction from both of them.

main image off the web
background sky dp - Fontbundles-Space watercolours
Tonic Crystal drops
font - EVE alpha, quite relevant.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Everyone, my card today is for a friend of mine, I have known her since we worked together 55 years ago, we sort of lost touch apart from Christmas cards and then after I retired, she was part of a get together of old workmates that I now go out with monthly. Here's a photo of me in the window of my old workplace, I like that they put me with some diarrhoea tablets LOL. (blue arrow points me out). The display with me in it! was because Boots was celebrating 120 years in Wales. Nope I wasn't there 120 years ago, nearly! but not quite.

Anyhow enough nonsense, on to my card. I used this card as inspiration Here.
corner die - Sue Wilson 
pieced square dies - Sue Wilson
congratulations die - Tattered Lace, 3 layers
champagne glasses, heart and numbers dies  - freebies in magazines
paper is a wall paper sample
card - Centura Pearl gold

Monday, 21 August 2017


Hi Everyone,  a card today of "Fishes" LOL. The progressive challenge at the Outlawz has both these fish as images to use, a zentangle and a simple image, I loved playing and colouring these. I found the perfect paper, (I think) for them, which is one paper out of 2 sets I won in a challenge a few weeks ago. The angle of the photo has somehow made it look like the layered background paper isn't straight, I used my "Perfect Layers" ruler to do it so I know it is, why do cameras do that, OK! why do I take photos at the wrong angle? LOL

After layering it onto the card, I sprayed it with CC's Spray and Sparkle, so it has a lovely all over sparkly effect. 

Fish - Jean Chaney
Sentiment - Create with TLC
dp - We are 3
fish coloured in PS, 
sentiment with gradient overlay in PS

hope you can see the sparkle in this closeup

Now onto another digital scrapbook page of our weekend away, this time more personal, we had such a lovely time and were so spoilt by my family.