Followers

Follow me by email

Add your email address below to follow me by email

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. family:";">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

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Christmas Card Club 13 - Santa's Sleigh

 It was Christine's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she picked Santa's Sleigh.


I sponged white card with distress inks.
Stamped stars with Golden Meadow Versafine Clair ink
Stamped Lavinia Stamp LAV082 Christmas night with Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink
Stamped Lavinia Stamp LAV022 fir tree a few times with distress ink
Stamped Stampalot Happy Christmas stamp with Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink

If you would like to see the cards of the other members of the Christmas club their blogs are listed down the side of my blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 432 - Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-432-christmas.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Christmas Craft Creations - trees (I have a few on my card)
https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-challenge-trees.html



Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Corrosive challenge #6 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-6-jun-2022-anything-goes.html

C.R.A.F.T.  642 - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-642-christmas-option-first.html

Crafty Animals 62 - anything with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-62.html

The Creative Crafters 53 - anything handmade
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-53.html

Double Trouble 114 - YouNique Technique (Create background)
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-114-younique-technique.html

International Art and Soul 136 - four legged friends
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2022/06/ch136-4-legged-friends.html

Jingle Bells - The Man with the bag (Santa Claus)
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-man-with-bag.html



Through the Craftroom Door 21 June - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2022/06/blog-post.html





Saturday, 25 June 2022

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 600 - use some Wash Tape

 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 600 - anything Christmas with optional theme use some Washi Tape
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/

Wiped inks over acrylic block and spritzed with water.  Wiped over white card and then also sponged over with distress inks.  Added strips of Washi Tape down both sides and across the middle.|
Punched red square and layered on top then put sticker onto red square.
Stamped Happy Birthday.
Added star stickers

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

I followed sketch 478 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/sketch-478.html 

Atlantic Hearts is partnering with Double Trouble challenge 114 Create a background (I created background with inks)
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-114-younique-technique.html

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

C.R.A.F.T. 642 - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-642-christmas-option-first.html

Creative Crafters 53 - anything goes handmade
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-53.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 184 - anything partly handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/06/184-fred-she-said.html

Peace on Earth Christmas 18 - anything Christmas
https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/06/peace-on-earth-challenge-18.html

The Holly and Ivy 117 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-117-anything-christmas-goes.html

Through the Craftroom Door 21 June - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Friday, 24 June 2022

Creative Fingers 234 - anything goes

 Creative Fingers 234 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

My eyes and hands are bad so my journal page  is a bit of a mess


I sponged page with inks.  Painted through stencils.  (The white painted ones don't show up in the scan).  Stamped Lavinia stamp LAV556 Flutterbies, Fairy Ink stamp FHS074 Moana and four fairies from the Fairy Hugs FHS108 Condo Dwellers stamp set.
Added punched flowers and rhinestones.
Sentiment copied from Carla Brooke's journal page (with permission from her)

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 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Bastel-traum 114 - things with wings
https://bastel-traum.blogspot.com/2022/06/114-etwas-mit-flugeln-things-with-wings.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Corrosive Challenge #6 - anything hand made
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-6-jun-2022-anything-goes.html

Crafty Calendar - anything goes

Creatalicious 237 - anything goes with optional use a stencil (I used 7 stencils)
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-237-anything-goes-with.html


Happy Little Stampers stencil challenge - anything goes
https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/search/label/Stencil%20Challenge

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 184 - anything partly handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/06/184-fred-she-said.html


The Creative Crafters challenge 53 - anything handmade
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-53.html


Through the Craftroom Door 21 June - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2022/06/blog-post.html


My Time to Craft Christmas 37 - Christmas Carol

My Time to Craft Christmas 37 - Christmas Carol
https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/ 

Hark the Herald Angels sing 


I layered Song sheet and Angel pictures from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols digital collage set 
onto We are 3 paper from Christmas Magic paper set
Sentiment is included on Angel picture

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:

ABC Christmas challenge - M for Music
https://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/abc-christmas-challenge-l-m-are-for.html

Addicted to Stamps and More 432 - Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-432-christmas.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Calendar - anything goes
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-challenge-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Peace on Earth 18 - anything goes
https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/06/peace-on-earth-challenge-18.html

QKR Stampede 446 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/06/qkr-stampede-446.html

Sparkles Forum 153 - things with wings (angels)
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/153-things-with-wngs.html

The Crafting challenge - anything goes
http://thecraftingchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/anything-goes.html


Try Stampin or not on Tuesday 560 - sketch with optional theme stitching

 Try Stampin or not on Tuesday 560 - sketch with optional theme stitching
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-560.html


I used digital papers and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Merry and Bright  by Ilonka's designs
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics 
We are 3 digital Sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set
Added faux stitching

This is the sketch


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

Peace on Earth 18 - anything Christmas (I used the colours black & white and plaid and baubles from the mood board)
https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/06/peace-on-earth-challenge-18.html

Addicted to Stamps and More 432 - Christmas
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-432-christmas.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Country View June challenge - seeing stars
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-2022-seeing-stars.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Happy Little Stampers Christmas - anything goes
https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2022/06/hls-june-christmas-challenge.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - add layers
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/06/add-layers.html

Inkspirational 267 - use a digital element
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-267-use-digital-element.html



Wednesday, 22 June 2022

The Paper Shelter 517 - things with wings

The Paper Shelter 517 - Things with Wings.
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

I layered The Paper Shelter precoloured digi and background from Daisies in Paradise set onto four We are 3 papers from Delightful Dragonflies.  Added We are 3 sentiment from Itty Bitty Summer Sentiment set and dragonfly 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 would also like to add my card to the following:

2 Sisters on the blog 63 - in the garden
http://2sistersontheblog.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-63.html

Allsorts 681 - summer flowers
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/week-681.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Aud Sentiments 294 - summer + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/06/294-summer-sentiment.html

Bastel -traum - things with wings
https://bastel-traum.blogspot.com/2022/06/114-etwas-mit-flugeln-things-with-wings.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafting Happiness 124 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-mid-month-reminder-inspiration.html

Crafty Gals Corner 232 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-232-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Dragonfly Dreams - outdoors
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-challenge-outdoors.html

Dream Valley 272 - add a sentiment
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-272-add-sentiment.html

Fab n Funky 554 - summer colours
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-554-summer-colours.html

Get Creative 112 - at least 2 pattern papers (I have used 4)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/ch-112-at-least-two-patterned-papers.html

Paper Dragonfly Creative challenges 6 - in the garden
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-6-in-garden-sponsored-by-all.html

Sparkles Forum 153 - things with wings
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/153-things-with-wngs.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything fantasy
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-2022-challenge.html

The Four Seasons - anything goes summer
https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-anything-goes-summer.html

World Wide open design team #06 - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html


Monday, 20 June 2022

Jan's Digi Stamps challenge Midway Post

Jan's Digi stamps challenge midway post - anything goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/


I used We are 3 papers from Canvas Scenes paper set
Jan's Digis precoloured digi stamps and sentiment from 3560 J The Good life (This set is on special for June)

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team at the beginning of June and at the midway post and join in the challenge here

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2022/06/jubilee-june-at-sweet-sketch-wednesday-2.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for June #6 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

Aud Sentiments 294 - summer + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/06/294-summer-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge June 2022 #6 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/classic-design-challenge-june-6.html

Crafty Friends 156 - men and/or boys
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-156-for-june.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Dare 2B Artzy June challenge - masculine
https://blog.dare2bartzy.com/june-challenge-masculine-3/

Dream Valley 272 - add a sentiment
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-272-add-sentiment.html

Inkspirational 267 - use a digital element
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-267-use-digital-element.html


Moving along with the Times 143 - masculine
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-143-for-june.html

QKR Stampede 446 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/06/qkr-stampede-446.html

The Four Seasons - anything goes summer
https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-anything-goes-summer.html