Sunday, 26 June 2022


There is a new challenge on the Card-io Facebook page and I really wanted to have a go and create some quick Birthday cards.

The Theme is Monochromatic - Which for anyone that does not know, using different shades of the same colour and no other colours.

So I had a go with three different colourways.  They have all been created using Card-io stamps and several different types if Ink

Verafine Clair
Spectrum Noir Harmony
Distress Inks
Ranger Addirondack




Challenges Entered:-

Daisy Chain - Flowers

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

TPS - Things with Wing

Todays challenge over at The Paper Shelter is a favourite of mine "THINGS WITH WINGS' as I just love to colour a Fairy.

The image I have used for my card today is Daisies in Paradise.

I have coloured mainly with Copics and a few Graph-It markers.

I have added a layer of clear Spectrum Noir Glitter pen for a lovely sparkle, unfortunately it never shows in the photos!

I layered papers from my stash and added some die-cut corners.  Finishing off with a Foiled Sentiment.

We would love to see your makes using "Things with Wings' and who knows you could win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:-

Color Throwdown - Colour Palette

Fab n Funky - Summer Colours
Passion for Markers - Celebrations (Birthday)
aaabirthday - Flowers

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

TPS - Flower Power

Its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this week our theme is FLOWER POWER, we would love to see your projects featuring flowers.

I have coloured up the beautiful Rose with my Copics.

My background is a rose embossed pink cardstock with an orange band, I love these colours together.

Finished off with Resin flowers and die cut leaves and Butterflies.

If you enter our challenge you could be in with a chance of some fabulous prizes.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to stamps  - Make Your Mark

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

TPS - Embellishment

This week over at The Paper Shelter it is all about Embellishments.

The image I have used this week is Moon Spell which I have coloured with Copics.
I made a mask to do the background with distress inks and then flicked over some metallic white water colour.

I kept the embellishments quite basic just framing with some bling and adding a couple of flowers in the Corner.

Challenges Entered:-

Dream Valley - Embellishments 

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

TPS - Shaped Card

So we are back today with a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter

I have used the image Unicornmania.

I have only made this bow card once before, it is from Sandras Scrapshop and really thought it was pretty, so started by cutting out the white blanks on my Silhouette Cameo.

Next I looked through my papers and picked a bunch of co-ordinating papers from a 12 x 12 paper pad I got in Hobby Craft - Sparkle & Shine.

I should have used white paper instead of card, as it is really hard to bend the bow using thick card, but got it stuck together eventually with a glue gun.

Once all my layers were glued together, I coloured my image in shades of blue and purple with my Copics, then added some tiny flowers and some pink leaves also cut on my Cameo.

I hope to see you enter our Shaped Card challenge and look forward to seeing your lovely work.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Gals Corner -  Buttons/Bows
Cutie Pie - Digi's & Diecuts
Mix It Up - ATG/3D

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

TPS - Happy Birthday

We have a nice easy challenge for you to all join in with this week over at The Paper Shelter

"A Birthday Card", so we would love to see all your beautiful creations.

I have chosen to colour up Olivia using my Copics.  As usual I colour my image first, then design my cards around that, probably not the best way as then I take ages finding matching papers etc.

Well I finally managed to find some after a good 30 minutes searching through all my Paper Pads.

I add a printed sentiment and some leafy die cuts and finished off with liquid pearls in the centre of all the flowers.

Don't forget to enter to be in with a chance of a fab prize.

Challenges Entered:-

Digi Choosday - ATG
Passion for Markers - Favourite Colour - Green
Make my Monday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper
Daisy Chain - Birthday

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

TPS - Easter Time

Happy Easter everyone, not being a religious person it is all about the Chocolate and getting together with Family for me.

Unfortunately I have Type 2 Diabetes and started a strict no carbs, no sugar diet this weeek, so no chocolate eggs for me this year!!

So onto my card for our Easter challenge, I have used the fab Funny Easter Bunny

I have used Copics to colour him up and some nice pastel tones for the egg, I found a cute background Paper in my stash to finish off my simple Easter Card.

See you in the challenge blog 😁

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Gals Corner - Spring/Easter
Fab n Funky - Creature
Everybody Art - Chicken, Duck or Bunny
Dragonfly Dreams - Spring/Easter