Saturday, March 18, 2017

99th Birthday Card

This is my latest card commissioned by a friend.  I couldn't sleep last night so this is the product of my sleepless night.  I hope she likes it.

Thank you for passing by my blog and taking a peek.

Joan x

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Male card

Hi again everyone, I have made this card as my stash of mens card is seriously low, I find mens and boys card hard to make but i really enjoyed this one and my new printer is fabulous for the colours. I think I will try and make another male card today from the same CD which is - Papercrafts Mechanica..

Thank you for passing by and looking

Joan x


Good Morning All
I was asked if I could make 2 cards for an 80yr old lady who loves Orchids.  I Had to search through my digital stash to find these two decoupage orchids but really enjoyed making them up.  I have got a new printer and I am so pleased with the vibrant colours.  i can't remember who this decoupage was fby but i will look and let you know, i just think they are stunning.

Thank you for passing by and looking.

Joan x

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Good morning all, I have been looking at this Le Suh image for some time and finally made a card from it.  It comes from a Le Suh 3D decoupage book I have had for some time now.  I think the images are perfect for male or female nature lovers so I may be making a few more cards from these images.

Thank you for passing by and looking

Joan x

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Early Morning

Good Morning all, it’s very windy here and it has woken me up so here I am.  I made this card as I wanted to use my sponges that I bought at the Ally Pally show in September 2016, I don't get a chance to go to many of the craft shows so I really enjoyed this one, I went with my sister and we had a fabulous day.  I also met a good blogging friend Wendy Townsend we speak via the Internet and have never met before so that was lovely.   
I haven’t been able to do much crafting for a while but I am back into it again now.  

The Stamp I have used for this card is IndigoBlu Peony (Designed by Kay Halliwell-Sutton)
I have used the sponge technique as the background for this card using Tim Holtz spiced marmalade Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. The banner stamp is a freebie from a magazine. The beautiful hat pins are made by Wendy Townsend and you will find the link to her blog Here, Spanish Crafter

I would like to Enter this card for the

February 2017 ChallengeLove Is All You Need

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Joan x


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Groovi Parchment

Good Morning All
I was tempted to make this card by looking at Barbara Gray's Challenge Blog.  My sister bought me a couple of Groovi plates for my Birthday and I was searching the blog for techniques and came up with this.  It is my second attempt at Groovi and I love it - so relaxing.   The Challenge I am entering it for is Circles and Squares    I hope this qualifies for the challenge.

On this card I have used a 7x7 Craft Card, I embossed that with the Creative Expressions Falling Snow Embossing folder. I then used some Red card stock from my stash and used the Creative Expressions Double pierced squares,  I mounted the Groovi parchment onto a dark Green piece of Card and then framed it with black card again using the Double pierced squares.  I gently coloured the Groovi parchment with ordinary crayons (not very well i might add).  The outside frame is another Embossing folder directly onto the Groovi parchment to frame it (xcut 6x6 embossing folder).  I will be playing with this technique a lot more .

Thank you for passing by and looking.

Joan x

Monday, July 11, 2016

Brown and Teal

Challenge Card for Indigo Blu
I made this card for the challenge as I just love these colours, I will add a sentiment at a later date.

I have used Indigo Blu Poppycock Stamps for this card, I just love the versatility of this set.
Colours used are Tim Holtz Distress Ink ( rusty hinge) - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (evergreen bough).
I am entering this card to the Indigo Blu Brown and teal challenge.

I enjoyed making this card but got into a bit of a mess so that is my next job (clearing my working space).

Thank you for passing by my blog.

Joan x