Monday, 10 December 2012

Let it Snow

Some stunning creations coming in for Emma’s  crafty challenge #11 “Let it Snow” you still have time. get your entries in for a chance to
 The sponsor for this challenge is “Visible image” 
The prize WOW over £35 worth of Stamps

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Wreath

This is my DT project for this month “Let it Snow”  Christmas Wreath 

It was made with Sheena Douglass  “Ornate Snowflakes Stamp set”
Stamped on to Centura pearl card and Embossed with white wow powder backed with spider web and  let it Snow stamp  and a big bow

Visible image Stamps 
 included are

 live well
Blow out the candles
Happy Birthday
Large Butterfly
And more 10 in all worth over £35

The theme for this months Challenge is
 “let it Snow”

Its all about Snow could be a card or project it’s up to you

To enter go to

Friday, 9 November 2012

Mini Bag

My first attempt with Spectrum Noir using the Mulberry wood Smile Everyday Stamp

Well I had to made something this with it, so I did a little bag and filled it with Chocolates

 Spectrum Noir,
 Mulberry wood stamp,
 a white paper bag,
 core’dinations card,
 embossing folder
 spellbinders dies
 and a  few pearls and ribbon

Thursday, 1 November 2012

This Months DT Card Brown & Blue

 Used to make this card 
The Nautical Journey stamps  from Sam Poole
Baker twine - Vintage
Some charms 
Embossing folder - world map - Fretboard
Tim Holtz distress ink - Walnut Stain 
Luminarte - Mediterranean 

The sponsor for this challenge is "CRAFTED BY YOU"
"Crafted by you" is a new retail division of Kanban craft
 they are going to be at the NEC, Birmingham on the 8th - 11th November on STAND C16 
So pop by to say hello
The new website for “Crafted by you” will soon be here 
You will be able to get all Kanban crafty stuff and more on line.

The prize is a Kanban Crafty Goodie Bag
looking forward to seeing all your  projects/cards To enter pop over to 
 good luck everyone 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Cogs and Web

A little make with the Kanban Jasper-vintage clothing  coloured in with spectrum noir , coredinations  card in  pink, black spider web and shapeabilities- sprightly sprockets  

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Lavender Rose

Made with the Kanban  Lavender Rose Collection 
Seeing Emma with this Kit made me get to work with mine it is so Beautiful 

I used some Mirror card  Kanban toppers Romantic Script, Lilac Rose, butterfly from one of  the Elements topper and a Watercolour Rose topper some Lilac Spider Web and white Feathers

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Emma's Demo for Kanban

Thought I would share how Emma Goodard  from Emma's Cards uk got on doing her first demo for Kanban with there Lavender Rose Kit  at Melbrick Garden & Leisure Ltd.
 Emma is one of Kanban Creaft uk Design team.
Well if she was nervous  she did not show it, she was giving lots of  hits and tips out, and  had  a good  crowd around her. she did  Kanban proud,  if you would like to see some of Emma's fantastic designs go onto her blog at 

Monday, 1 October 2012

This Months DT card

A Man's Card
 The theme for this months Challenge#9 is a good one “A Man’s Card” to celebrate Emma’s Partners Birthday 

I used to make this card  Sheena Douglass’s “ A little Bit Sketchy Stamp Cheers” used one of the  word stamps to make the background (Cheers) main image I colour in with whispers markers backed onto black card with spellbinders labels eight  put on some Elegant scrollwork dies for memory box and a epoxy tag. 

And the Sponsor is the Man himself  Bryan With some Christmas goodies for you  and the Advent Calendar Kit is sponsor by Pink Tulip Creations  for you to make up from mdf
Emma made this one up to show
 but the winner will get a Kit 

So if you would love to win this great prize go over to 


Thursday, 20 September 2012

On Safari

Made this easel card with the Kanban Safari Collection 
Gold and red mirror card 
 Leopard animal print ribbon, square diamante buckle and some paper roses  

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Fairy Gold

Having a play with Sheena Douglass  new "Little Bit Scenic Stamps" Hidden Fairies 
did the background using Radiant Rain Pourable Kit "Verdigris"  Gold Wow Embossing powder,Centura pearl card bit of gold  mirror card and a thank you stamp 

Monday, 3 September 2012

My DT projects for this month

Well Ladies a new month and a new Challenge from Emma’s Crafty Challenge the theme is Back to School the sponsor this month is indigoblu stamps with some fab stamps, looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects. pop over to 

 Used a template of the graduation cap black card a tassel some rolled up paper
 and made the box from crafter’s companion occasions spring and summer CD rom 

Used serif digikits back to school and  lifestyle and the image is from paintbox poppets CD  

Indigo Blu

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Blowing in the wind

This was made with Luminarte  “Sunburst  Pink grapefruit and Butternut “for the background 
Sheena  Douglass  A  little bit scenic  “Silhouette Grasses” image  embossed with Wow black g’int  put on to black card 

Friday, 17 August 2012

loving Christmas

Just love this image reminds me of my childhood helping mom decorating the Christmas tree 

Used Sheena Douglass "loving Christmas Stamp" A little bit festive
Distress links vintage photo,Stormy Sky,Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge and Worm Lipstick 
Crystal lacquer oven heart and added glitter, Kanban backing card and gold Mirror Card.
Did paper piecing for the dress.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Kanban Challenge

Made this Box using Kanban  Christmas Bakery Decoupage (PCT2076)
It’s for a Challenge that Kanban are doing Just for fun but if you win, you have the opportunity to have a feature on Kanban Official Blog to enter add a photo of your project  and a comment why you love Kanban  on the kanban page on facebook (we love Kanban)

Monday, 6 August 2012


This is my card  for our group challenge over at  Emma’s Hints, Tips and Crafty Inspiration 
 the prize for this challenge is Christmas goodies 
You do have to be a member to take part  in this challenge so if not yet come and join us at
 and request to join  for all the news, members tips, project, competitions and a lot more or just for lovely crafty chat 

 I used  to make this card 
Sheena Douglass  Embossing folder, stamp is from stampin up, core’dinations card  Promarkers and some peeloffs 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Challenge#7 Silhouette

This is my DT card for this months Challenge#7 "Silhouette

Did background with luminarte poppy red, olive vine and cinnamon
Sheena Douglass A little bit sketchy stamp set -Poppy/daisies 
Black embossing powder
Filled the poppies in with pebeo paint black 

Do come and take part 
To Enter the challenge go to
The sponsor for this challenge is
 Crafty individuals
Who have  kindly given us goodies of Stamps background papers and more 

good luck everyone

Friday, 27 July 2012

Lightning McQueen

This is a card I have made for my daughter for my little man’s( grandson) birthday next month he loves Cars the film so out came the cricut 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sketch Challenge#3

This is my DT Card
Do come and join in at with a chance to win 5 Boofle Stamps kindly donated  by Nikki Smith  it’s runs until 29th July  
And don’t  forget the  Emma’s Crafty  Challenge #6  “sea” is still going  

Used Kanban card  Mirri card  and  Crafter’s Companions Mulberry Wood Christmas “stamp wish upon a star “ promarkers and some bakers twine 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Butterfly girl

Made both cards using Sam poole Stamps "Butterfly Girl, Art Phrases,Newsprint and Bubble Wrap", Distress ink Spun sugar, Embossing powders Black White and Cranberry, Ribbon, Embellishments and Paper/Card

Friday, 6 July 2012

Christmas Cracker

This was a Cracker I made from a tutorial from the Kanban website  
It was created by Kathryn Sturrock one of the Design Team
I used kanban red and sage background card/claret quad metallic embossed  cardstock,  Spellbinders layered poinsettia, gem and ribbon 
Thanks Kathryn for  sharing 

If you wound like ago at making one go to

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Emma's New Sketch Challenges No:1

Emma's New  fortnightly  Sketch Challenges No:2

This is my take on Emma’s new sketch 
Used Crafters companions Humphrey Corner Stamp “Party Time Stamp” Red/Yellow card, punched out some flowers, few gems and ribbon
 Fortnightly sketch Challenge and the Sponsor for this is Christine Grey who is giving 3 of her digi stamps as a prize so check it out at

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Well I can’t believe it’s July and a new challenge, do come along and support us, the theme this month is the  “sea” (anything associated with the sea) this theme was from a competition that Emma did for all you  lovely crafters out there to name a theme and it was a joint decision from all the DT team who won and it was Andree. From Andree Ace Cards
The Sponsor for this month is Kanban 
 Looking  forward to seeing all your entries in Emma’s Crafty Challenge and good luck everyone

This is one of my DT Cards 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tea box

This is how to make it 

Start with 14cm/22,5cm
Score 4cm in from all 4 sides, and cut  to form the box (but don’t put in together yet )
Distressed all edges on both sides with distress ink

Choose some papers for inside and outside of box
On the outside you need: 14cm/3.5cm  2 pcs
5.5cm/3.5  2pcs
On the inside you need 14cm/3.5 1pcs
5.5cm/3.5cm 2pcs
14cm/5.5cm 1pcs

Decorated the out side 
On the inside put the bottom piece in first then the sides
Now glue the box together
Now add the long side this will hide the edges

For the back of the box use a spellbinder die but only the top of  the paper
Cut the paper to fit these dimensions , 11.5cm/13.5cm now you have the room for a panel around the paper
The height  for this is 7.5cm
Glue the paper onto some cardstock
And cut the shape by hand with some good scissor

For the bottom of the box cut some card 15.5cm/8.5cm  you could go round with a pinch 
Decorate the back of the panel before you attach it to the box on the inside
Decorate as you like 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

messy play

with Sheena Douglass new stamps
used distressing ink for the background and 
A little bit scenic “Silhouette Country Lane” and French 50s Cafe

Friday, 8 June 2012

Sweet Teddy

Made with the Eazi box board Core'dinations and  Centura pearl card
Flower punch and the teddy Embellishments 

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Jubilee Tealight
Made for the Queens Jubilee 
Used Kanban “Cool Britannia” Collection Jubilee Edition Textured Cardstock London Stamps set some Red White and Blue Candles few Gems 

Thursday, 31 May 2012

DT Emma's Crafty Challenge #5 Sketch

This months challenge  it a sketch  
The prize this month  is a £15 voucher from Gems Designs. Plus a10% discount Voucher Code for every entry as long as the theme matches. 

Used  Crafty Individuals Stamp C1-110 
Creative Expression Ribbon Rose Vintage seam binding pink 
 Tim Holtz Core’dinations cards  Spun Sugar and Wind Honey

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Lady in Gold

Made 8x8 card by  using  centura pearl and gold mirror card, grand nestabilities labels one, spellbinders foliage, blossom 1, Sheena Douglass paint fusion rose stamp to make lager rose, Indigo blue stamp “Ella Bella” Gilding flakes, Marianne die Garden branch and feathers