Followers

Follow me by email

Add your email address below to follow me by email

EMAIL ADDRESS

About Me

Welcome to my blog

I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS BLOG

Post Pals cards for sick children

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

Friday, 18 June 2021

My Time to Craft Christmas challenge - favourite Christmas stamp

My time to Craft Christmas challenge - favourite Christmas stamp
https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/

My favourite Christmas stamp is a little Judikins 'Angel rubber stamp which I have had for a long time. 
I loved the stamp when I saw it on someone's card and it took me a long time to find it.
I have made two cards as you can't see the stamp very well on the first card.




Card 1:  I embossed green textured card with Crafts Too Christmas Tree frame embossing folder and sanded.  Stamped Angel and Happy Christmas with Versafine Clair ink and heat embossed with Wow embossing powder Opaque Bright White regular.

Card 2:  I embossed purple textured card with Creative Impressions Shimmering stars embossing folder.  Stamped Angel and Happy Christmas onto velum, embossed with Wow Embossing glitter Clear Hologram sparkle and attached to purple card with star brads.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

 I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 407 - Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-407-christmas.html

Aud Sentiments 277 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/06/277-anything-goes-sentiment.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Christmas Craft Creations - Heat embossing
https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2021/06/june-challenge-heat-embossing.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

C.R.A.F.T. 601 - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-601-christmas.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 159 anything handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2021/06/c-159.html

Merry Little Christmas 35 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/mlccb-35-june-anything-christmas-goes.html

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  T is for texture
http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2021/06/soss-187-t-is-for-texture.html


Wednesday, 16 June 2021

12 months of Christmas cards link up Midway post - Merry ChristMouse

12 months of Christmas cards link up - anything Christmas with optional twist Merry ChristMouse
If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack use a mouse or mice on your card.
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/  

Our sponsors this month is Hetty Clare enter any Christmas card to win 2 images.


I have used papers from this month's set created by Lisa 
Hetty Clarke digital stamp Christmouse Wishes coloured with chalks and markers
Typed sentiment in word art

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge
at https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2021/06/ch-78-opt-twistmerry-christmouse.html.

Vote for June's free digi paper
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2021/06/vote-for-junes-free-digi-paper.html


I followed sketch 510 at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-510.html



I would also like to add my card to the following:

ABC Christmas - L is for letters (owl is holding a letter)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/abc-christmas-challenge-l-m-are-for.html

Addicted to Stamps and More 407 - Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-407-christmas.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Christmas with the Cuties 49 - Festive Furries and feathers
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2021/05/challenge-no-49-theme-festive-furries.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Animals 51 - anything with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-51.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Creative Moments 216 - anything goes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/creative-moments-challenge-216-anything.html

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - cold and frosty Christmas
https://www.fezziwigsfestivefrolics.com/2021/06/cold-and-frosty-week-one.html

Jingle Bells - all bundled up (lots of layers)
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2021/06/all-bundled-up.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 159 - anything goes partly handmade (hand coloured)
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2021/06/c-159.html





Tuesday, 15 June 2021

A Bit More Time to Craft 142 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 142 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/


I have used Lozzy's papers from Cotton Candy and Chick Wonder paper sets
Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp A Kid's View Butterflies
Ric Rac from E-Scape and Scrap
Buttons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Heart punch border from Scrap Graphics

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

I followed the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-june-9th-22nd-2021


I would also like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Cardz 4 Galz 148 - summer fun
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2021/06/148-summer-fun.html

Catch the Bug anything goes challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/06/june-week-1-bi-weekly-anything-goes.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

If you give a crafter a cookie 157 - butterflies and flower cookies
https://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/2021/06/cookie-challenge-157-june.html










Sunday, 13 June 2021

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - By the beautiful sea

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-june-13-june-26-challenge

Our sponsor this month is KLM Digital Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KatysCardEmporium

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

By the beautiful sea:

Words by Harold Atteridge, Music by Harry Carroll

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,
You and I you and I, oh! How happy we'll be,
When each wave comes a rolling in,
We will duck or swim, and we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea.



I have used four We are 3 papers from Oceania paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Mermaid Wishes sentiment set
Fish from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
KLM Designs digital stamp Fisherman Gnome 
My eyes are really bad so I printed the digi stamp large and coloured it with chalks and markers, then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on my card.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I followed Cheerful sketches June sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/juni-challenge.html 



I would also like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Fab n Funky 527 - for the boys
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-527-for-boys.html

Passion for markers 595 -masculine
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/week-595masculine.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - water
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2021/06/water-water-water.html

Try it on Tuesday - for the man in your life
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2021/06/for-man-in-your-life.html

Watercooler Wednesday 317 - All things masculine
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/06/wwc317-heidis-challenge-all-things.html


Saturday, 12 June 2021

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 546 - non traditional colours

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 546 - anything Christmas with optional theme non traditional Christmas colours
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I used coloured picture with sentiment, paper and brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I followed sketch 609 at Tuesday Morning sketches
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/tuesday-morning-sketches-609.html



I would also like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to stamps and more 407- Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-407-christmas.html

Alphabet challenge - E is for easy simple card
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/06/e-is-for-easy-simple-card.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - cold and frosty
https://www.fezziwigsfestivefrolics.com/2021/06/cold-and-frosty-week-one.html

 The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-96-anything-christmas-goes.html


Friday, 11 June 2021

Creative Fingers 210 - anything goes

 Creative Fingers 210 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I layered pink flower paper onto pink card.
Sponged white card with distress inks, Stamped Lavinia stamp LAV589 Mystic Swirl, embossed with WOW embossing glitter, cut into oval and layered onto paper.
Stamped Thank you and added butterfly.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would also like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Beyond the Blue 18 - pattern paper
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

CCC Digi Creations 126 - Eileen's anything goes handmade
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-126-eileens-anything-goes.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Creations 422 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/06/june-challenge-422-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie 157 - butterflies and flower cookies - colours pink, blue and green
https://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/2021/06/cookie-challenge-157-june.html



Ink Art Designs facebook group June challenge - anything goes using stamps sold at Ink Art
https://www.facebook.com/groups/InkArtDesigns

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 159 - anything handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2021/06/c-159.html

Mix it Up 50 - anything goes with optional twist stamping (rubber or clear no digis)
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/miucb-50-anything-goes-stamping.html

Your Scrapbook Place June challenge
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2021/06/june-challenge-hetty-clare.html



Wednesday, 9 June 2021

The Paper Shelter 473 - Flower Power

 The Paper Shelter 473 - Flower Power
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

I used one digi stamp: The Paper Shelter precoloured digi stamp Psychedelicate
One sentiment - typed in word art
Two The Paper Shelter papers from The Sweet Gardner paper pack
Three embellishments - Two flowers and one ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge:

I followed sketch 208 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday (I rotated the sketch)
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/06/sketches-208-and-209.html


I would also like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for  June #6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Beyond the Blue 18 - pattern paper
https://beyondthebluechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/06/btb-18-patterned-paper.html

Cardz for Galz 148 - summer fun
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2021/06/148-summer-fun.html

Classic Design challenge June #6 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Creative Knockouts 404 - Recipe (1 digi image, 1 sentiment, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellishments)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/06/404-recipe-leanns-world-101.html

Krafty Chicks  562 - (Stamp Act)
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/06/krafty-chicks-challenge-562-week-1.html