Friday, 30 October 2015

Prissy Peacock by Karleigh Sue

It's party time over at the Karleigh Sue Facebook Page this weekend, and we are celebrating with a costume party. There's a great colouring competition to join in- all we ask is that you use a Karleigh Sue costume image ( you can find lots here).

I have used Prissy Peacock. I absolutely adore peacocks so it was the obvious choice for me!

She is coloured using copics and promarkers. The backing paper is from the Neroli paper pad by First Edition. Some co coordinating lace, gems and a gorgeous peacock feather added the finishing touches. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Princess in Castle- Julia Spiri Challenge DT Post

It's new challenge time at Julia Spiri and as always the theme is 'Anything Goes' with a twist. This week the twist is 'use something old'.

I have worked with Princess in Castle, coloured with copics. I really enjoyed playing with this one and creating the stone background. My 'something old' is the bird embelishments, which I've held on to for ages knowing that one day I would find the right project for them!

We would love to see your entries so do play along if you can.

Don't forget you can also follow the Facebook Fan Page to stay up to date with all news and share your love of these gorgeous images.



Inspiration Destination #57 Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow ~116 Birds of a feather
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes with a twist of Birthday
Craft Your Passion #285 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine- Once Upon a Dream/Fairytale

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Vampire Countess by MoonFlower

Halloween is coming and the lovely Andreia at MoonFlower is turning out some amazing images to mark the occasion. I have been working with Vampire Countess recently- isn't she a stunner!!

I got brave and decided to have a go at monochrome. I'm quite pleased for a first attempt. I mounted her into a card frame, decorated with dark flowers and flourishes , to show her off as a home decor project over the halloween period. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Girl With Mushroom- Julia Spiri Challenge DT Post

It's time for a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog. As always, the theme is Anything Goes with a twist, and this moth that twist is die cuts and/or punches. 

I chose to work with Girl With Mushroom. Autumn is my absolute favourite season so I couldn't resist her! I coloured her with copics, and created a shaped card using dies, which I embellished with flowers, buttons and a sentiment. The leaves were cut from paper scraps ( I hate wasting anything!) using a punch. 

We would love to see your entries so play along if you can. You don't have to use a Julia Spiri image or even add the twist, but we love it when you do of course!

Don;t forget you can also keep up to date with all Julia Spiri news and general chat on the Facebook Fan Page. We really enjoy seeing all your creations there.

Happy crafting!



Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Happy Birthday Charlie!!

Not quite sure who stole the last 16 years from me but it only seems like yesterday that I took the leap into motherhood, and today the baby that changed my life turned sweet 16!! 

Fortunately for her, as she was born in the pre digital camera age I don't actually have a baby photo on my pc to share, but here is a recent one of her that was taken earlier this year at my sister's wedding. I know I am biased but I think she's beautiful!

Of course I had to make a card for her and as she loves all thinks Emo I used Emo Willow Gift from Make It Crafty. Normally I like to go a bit mad with embellishments but decided to keep this one CAS, just adding a sentiment using Craft Artist. Now she is 16 of course a new grown up world begings to open  there are certain things she is now legally allowed to do. I am relieved to say the one she's joked about most is that she is  able to walk in a shop and buy a lawnmower! I couldn't resist adding that to the card to make her smile (and it did!).

I couldn't be prouder of the young woman she has become and wish her every happiness for her 16th year. I'm sure it will be an exciting one!!

Happy birthday Charlie!

All my love 



Sunday, 11 October 2015

MoonFlower Blog Hop- WINNER !!

Just stopping by to announce the winner of the recent blog hop at MoonFlower. Thanks to all who played along. We hope you enjoyed it and were inspired by all the DT's creations.

The winner selected from the commenters on this blog is Jingle

Congratulations Jingle, you have won the digi Gigi Flap Dancer. 

You have until the end of Sunday 18th October to claim your prize. Please email Andreia at and she will forward your prize to you. 


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Crystal Ball Witch by MoonFlower- DT Post

It's October, the nights are drawing in and that can only mean one thing- Halloween is coming!! Andreia has been drawing some incredible images to help your celebrations along so do take a look at the shop if you need some stunningly spooky images to work with. 

For this card I have used Crystal Ball Witch. I set myself the challenge of colouring her in pencils ( I used Spectrum Noir) and I have to admit it took a fair while so I was a bit late getting this submitted by my DT deadline-oops! I hope she was worth the wait though! I created a background moon using techniques I have been learning in my online colouring classes by Kit and Clowder (They are well worth checking out if you want to improve your own colouring).

The backing paper and sentiments are from the Steampunk Spells range by Graphic 45. The web and spider were cut on my silhouette cameo.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! Don't forget, if you love MoonFlower then also check out the Facebook page to share in some fun and keep up to date.



Monday, 5 October 2015

Karleigh Sue Sexy Sheriff- October Challenge DT Post

Woohoo it's time for a new challenge over at Karleigh Sue! This time the theme is 'Kraft' , which worked perfectly for my project.

I chose to work with Sexy Sheriff. I coloured her with copics and fussy cut her. I used a kraft stepper card, which I decrated with coordinating brown paper from my stash. The jail,  and wanted poster were cut with my cameo ( which I am rapidly falling in love with and wondering why I didn't buy ages ago- what an amazing tool!!). I added a saucy little stamped sentiment to the poster with alphabet stamps and the fence was created using a Tim Holtz die.

We would love to see your entries so do play along if you can. You don;t have to use a Karleigh Sue image but of course we love it when you do. Check out the Sellfy store- there are some amazing ones to choose from!

Don't forget you can also follow the Facebook Fan Page and share your creations using your KS images there. We love to see your work!

Have fun!


Not Just Cards October Challenge- DT Post and Blog Hop WINNER!!

I'm not sure where September disappeared too, but here we are in October which means it's time for another Anything Goes Challenge over at Not Just Cards. We have some amazing sponsors this month and I have chosen to work with images from two of them.

My first project is using an image that can be found at Stitchy Bear

 She is called Goth Prom Queen and you can find her here.

The second I saw this digi I thought of my daughter Charlie, who is already planning her prom outfit for when she leaves school next year. She has a style all of her own, and although I don't know yet what she has in mind I am pretty sure it won't be pink or frilly and will feature a fair bit of black! 

I have created a scrapbook page ready to put a picture of her in all her finery in when the time comes ( so excuse the blank space!). 

The second sponsor I have worked with is Ikes Art

I adore little baby feet ( who doesn't?!) so couldn't resist working with New Baby to create a baby girl card. I just love the tenderness of this image. So sweet!

We would love to see your entries this month so play along if you can. There are some great prizes available so you won't want to miss out!

Now, on to announcing the winner of last month's Birthday Blog Hop at Not Just Cards. Congratulations bello amanecer  you have won all of the digi stamps that I used in my hop projects. Please email me at You have until the end of the 11th October to claim your prize so be quick!! 

Happy Crafting


Friday, 2 October 2015

MoonFlower Birthday Blog Hop

It’s birthday time!!  Moonflower is a whole year old already and we’re blog hopping to celebrate!
It’s been an amazing year, with many incredible images drawn by Andreia, and brought to life by the very talented design team, and so we decided it would be fun to showcase some of them with a birthday blog hop.

Blogging is all about networking and sharing our love of crafts so we’d love you to play along, leave a little love on each blog you hop to and if you like what you see hit the ‘follow’ button, and we can follow you in return of course! The winners will be announced on the blogs so you don’t want to miss out as it could be you! The hop will run until midnight on Sunday 4th October so be sure to complete it before then.

We are pleased to be sponsored by Donna Marie for this hop. She is an amazing colourist and has written a fabulous ebook with many hints and tips about colouring. One lucky hopper will win a copy of her book, plus 2 MoonFlower digi stamps of their choosing, and a 25% discount voucher for the store. Check out her Facebook page to see her amazing work.

In addition to the main prize, one lucky person who has left a comment will be selected from each blog included in the hop, and will win the image that the DT member has used.

You should have come to me directly from the start of the hop from the MoonFlower blog. If you've reched me some other way don't forget to pop there and leave a comment. 

For my project I have chosen to use Gigi Flap Dancer. I just love her fun style! She is coloured in Copics, and I've added some silver flowersoft to her wrap to add some texture. I kept the card fairly simple, mat and layering on co ordinated paper, and adding a feather, die cut sentiment and some gems. I added a little heat embossing on the base paper for some more interest.

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is  Dianne so hop along and see what she's been up to.

If you get lost here is the list of blogs to hop to. Visit each one in turn and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win.

                     Lynda ( you are here!) 

As well as the blog hop there is lots of fun happening this weekend over at our Facebook Fan Page so please pop along and join in the celebrations and have a go at maybe winning some great prizes. We would love to see you there. 

Happy hopping!


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Chic Girl - Julia Spiri Challenge DT Post

It's time for a new challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and as always it's Anything Goes with a twist. This time the twist is 'add some bling'. I have chosen to work with Chic Girl - I just love her curls! 

I created a shaped card with my X cut shaped nesting dies, coloured her with a vibrant red outfit, and mat an layered her on co coordinating card. I embellished with feathers, a bow and added some bling to the flower centres.

We'd love to see your entries so do play along if you can. You don;t have to use a Julia Spiri image but I bet if you take a peek in the Etsy shop you will want to as they are all divine!

You can also join in the Julia Spiri Facebook fan page community , where lots of fun stuff happens and you can share your work using these adorable images. 

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my work.