Friday, August 18, 2017


*Dusts off Blog*

I made a card! a double pronged approach for the wonderful dare @Daring Cardmakers';

This week we have just one word for you
It's a one word challenge - the idea is that you use the word however it inspires you, or whatever it makes you think of. 
For example it could be sports action, or film, or an Action phrase like 'Action Stations', 'Take Action' or 'Lets see some Action!, or the card itself could have an action or moving element,  
Or anything else inspired by the word - it's all up to you.

 and Dad's Birthday :)

I used Cocoa Vanilla and BG Paper, hand cut bat and a printed sentiment.  The ball is attached with a wobble sticker :)

TFL :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Leaf It Alone!

My dare again this week at Daring Cardmakers'!
With the following dare;

Leaf It Alone!

All too often the humble leaf is upstaged by flowers on our cards so I would like to see you make the leaf the star!

 This is my card;

I used Chasing Embers Font, MFT dies, black, white, kraft and glitter cardstock and some Basic Grey Sequins

also linking up to MFT Card Colour Challenges

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy New Year!

            Happy New Year!

My turn to kick start the dares this year over at Daring Cardmaker's;
Hi, it's Jo here with the first card dare for 2016 and another Elemental Inspiration challenge,here's my picture to inspire this month;

Here are my Element Suggestions for this picture: 
tape, glitter, cake cases, colours, stamps, ric rac, stars, sequins, hearts twine etc.!

Remember you need to use at least THREE different elements and the colour combination can only count as ONE of those elements

and this is the card that I made;

I used Dovecraft silver glitter tape, Clearly Besotted image and sentiment stamps a mini peg and a star punch.

The DT have been truly inspired - you can see their beautiful cards on the Daring Cardmakers' blog :)

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Past and Present

I didn't realise how long its been since I last blogged!  Things have as ever been hectic - particularly with this little pickle;

and we've been decorating  - note the paint tins in the background - not the easiest with a little helper!

and onto some cards, some made a while ago;

and a current one;

^^ this one made for the current sponsored dare @ Daring Cardmakers;

This week we have a pre-Christmas treat for one of you - a beautiful crafty gift you could win, thanks to our lovely sponsor,
 Bubbly Funk
Recently celebrating 10 whole years selling crafty stash on-line, Bubbly Funk has had a slight change of direction and is now specialising in selling stencils and the paraphernalia that goes alongside.  You'll find a huge range of stencils and masks in many different sizes, plus the inks, paints, sprays, mixed media goodies and the tools you need too. 
Caroline, of Bubbly Funk has put together a special prize pack which includes
3 stencils to play with, plus chipboard mini albums and keychains,
 crystal flowers, ink and ribbon

We were given a lovely stencil to play with - mine is the lovely Rubber Band stencil which I used to emboss some PinkFresh patterned paper, I also used; October Afternoon washi, Crate Paper paper, Doodlebug glittery adhesive dots, Concord and 9th Take a Bough Die, Bazzill cardstock, glitter tape and a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Also popping this into Virgina's fabulous Glitter themed challenge - All about Glitter! as there are lots of glittery elements :)