Something blue

Hello lovely people,

It’s Saturday again and that means a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week, as you may already have guessed, is ‘Something Blue.’  We have TWO fabulous sponsors this week in the shape of Bugaboo and Quixotic Paperie so two good reasons to join in with our challenge and maybe win some goodies!

I have used a LOTV stamp…yes, another one, but you can never have too many I think 😉

cake mice

You will have noticed that it is for a bloke so of course, that meant keeping embellishments to a minimum – always tricky!  Instead I went for lots of layers and a cute flag banner with the recipient’s name on it, which was all cut by hand.  Hmm, I’m sure I could find a die for that…

cake mice angle

I coloured the image with ProMarkers as I did this before my recent conversion to Copics and just look at those cute mice baking away…

cake mice cu

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs (By the sea paper pad)
Letters: Quick Cutz alphabet die
Twine: from stash

Do stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see what the rest of the DT have been creating; you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting me,





Hang in there

Hello lovely people,

This is going to be a super quick post from me to share a simple card I made for the Tiddly Inks challenge which this week has the theme of ‘Critters.’  This little dog comes from the Flying High Anna Belle set and is perfect for a card to send to someone who is feeling a bit under the weather.

hang in there

There is a greeting with the set but I actually printed mine in Word as it is easier to position it correctly and coloured the image with ProMarkers.

Hope you all have a good week and thanks for stopping by,



Cheeky birthday greetings

Hello lovely people,

The weekend rolls around again and the theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘For Your Men’….yes, always a tough one I know!   Our sponsor this week is Heather’s Hobbie Haven so the lucky winner will have plenty of loveliness to choose from 🙂

I think most men would appreciate Cheeky Geeky from TGF and she is the star of the show here, coloured in with ProMarkers/FlexMarkers.  I made the little ticket by printing the blank ticket image onto Kraft card, cutting it out and stamping the sentiment on it.

Cheeky Geeky red and black cu2

Card recipe;

DP & little fishtail banner: Simple Stories Documented collection

Ticket: Sanqunetti tickets galore digi stamp set from mygrafico

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments

Button: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the ABC challenge ‘H is for Happy Birthday.’

Thanks so much for stopping by and head on over to the Totally Gorjuss blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the DT,



Holding hands

Hello lovely people,

Ok, I’m bored with this cold weather now and worrying if it is going to snow AGAIN 😦  Plus, it is really hard to take good card photos when it is so grey all the time so please forgive any slight fuzziness of the photos below!

The last card I blogged was intended for Dr Hubby’s Valentine’s Day card but I changed my mind, as is my womanly right 😉  I really wanted to ink up my new LOTV stamp and it made for a slightly more masculine card than the previous one.

Holding hands Kraft

I wanted to try something a little different so stamped the image onto Kraft card using brown ink then coloured it in with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers in shades of brown apart from the little bit of red for the flowers and balloon.  Here are the cute couple in close up;

Holding hands Kraft cu2

I folded the seam binding and stuck it down with little bits of double sided tape as I went and raised the image up slightly to give a little bit of dimension as you can see here;

Holding hands Kraft angle

Card recipe;

Seam binding: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Stamp: Script clear stamp from Kaisercraft

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (A touch of romance)

2) Cute Card Thursday (Love struck)

3) Papertake Weekly (hearts and flowers)

4) By the Cute and Girly (Roses are Red)

Thanks for looking and watch out for that snow!



In the garden


I was asked to make a 70th birthday card for a colleague’s Dad who enjoys gardening.  I had a few stamps in my collection that were possibilities but decided to buy a new digistamp instead from Just Inklined.  I coloured it with ProMarkers and was particularly pleased with the how the wood effect on the wheelbarrow came out.

Here is a close up of the image;

I added a little tag behind the top panel for a message to be added;

Card recipe;

DP & letters/numbers/bracket stickers: Simple Stories Documented collection

Twine: from stash

Apologies for the less than perfect photos but it is that time of year again and I had to take these on the floor of my office!

I would like to enter this card in the Passion for ProMarkers Challenge which has the theme of ‘in the garden’ this week.

Thanks for stopping by,



Wild thing


I had to make this very quickly as I suddenly realised I hadn’t made Dr Hubby an anniversary card in all the excitement of getting ready to go away for a week.  To be fair, he never gets me a card so every year I think I could save myself the effort but I never do!  Besides, I hadn’t used this digi stamp from Tiddly Inks and he is too cute to sit unused, so out came the ProMarkers and I whipped up this little number.

I used the sketch from this week’s Stamptacular challenge as my inspiration;

This was also my first attempt at the ‘out of the box’ technique so I could get the balloon outside my main circle and it worked – hurrah!

Since Dr Hubby isn’t a fan of ‘stuff’ on cards, I’m not sure if the bakers twine will go down ok but I couldn’t leave it without any embellishment.  I remain unconvinced by my colouring but am blaming a lack of appropriate light brown colours in my collection; a good excuse to buy some more methinks 😉

Oh, and it was only when writing this blog post that I noticed I hadn’t coloured the little bit of the balloon at the bottom – doh!  I managed to rectify it before handing over the card but didn’t have time to re-take the photos.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

1) Stamptacular (sketch)

2) By the cute and girly (boys/men)

Thanks so much for stopping by,