Friday 24 May 2024

The card concept


At the card concept they want Red, white and blue. 

I used a nautical themed journal card I have that features a lighthouse. As you can see, I matted it with blue then had another white layer and finally the red background.

 I was inspired by the lantern in the picture!

Li'l red wagon

 Today I've made a simple card for  little red wagon (

They want one -layer cards.

I used a peachy coloured card and stamped Happy Birthday. Next, I used a glittery frame I had and placed it around the stamping. I then added my worm which is also orange.

It could be used for a child or an adult. 

Monday 20 May 2024

Paper funday challenges.

 The Paper Funday Challenges has an anything goes challenge with the optional Flower shoppe.

I've just made a card using scraps from my Counterfeit kit, which has layers AND a flower.

Saturday 18 May 2024

Paper Issues sketch


This is also using papers from my Counterfeit kit.

I doodled the daisies and fussy cut the flowers that stick out.

It was for a sketch at Paper Issues. 

Daring Cardmakers

 At Daring Cardmakers they want male cards.

These 2 pictures from an old children's annual have been hanging around my craft room for ages, so I decided to use them.

The 2 boys loading up a sled or toboggan with logs in the snow certainly suggest winter.

In this card there's a good old-fashioned game of blind mand bluff.

Using scraps Scraplift

 I followed Tatra's post om you tube and created a copycat layout.

Iron Crafter - May 2024 - SCRAPS (

I used items in my kit on here and worked as close as I could to the original.

I'm so pleased to use some of the scraps,.and the American crafts very busy paper. I must admit I find those papers overwhelming. 

I mixed my alphas to try to use up those black ones. I used foam tabs to make the 2 tags/pockets stand up from the background. I found the chipboard buttons handy to cover up a tear in the paper. My 2 leaves don't exactly match but they both look okay on the top left as they're facing the same way. 

The black section goes all the way around but of course the scanner chopped it off.

Friday 17 May 2024

Make my Monday

 I've made this card for Make my challenges where they want florals.

I used a bright floral pattern paper then added some daisy lace down the side of the card.
(It actually came from my sister's wedding dress in the 1970s).
It is a bright cheery card that most people would appreciate!

I'm also entering this at The Paper funday challenge where they want flowers