Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I have finally blogged some cards.

Well I can' t believe I have finally got round to blogging.  I have been making cards but have had a little break from updating my blog.  The cards i will be showing over the next few days have kept me busy in my craft room but i have thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Here are a couple of the cards i have made.



Everything from the first card is from Stash and my sister and i had a skype link and chatted and made this card, it was a pleasure to make.  Someone asked me to make a special Christmas card for his wife and this is the one he bought.

The second one is from a Joanna Sheen CD and was also a requested card, I think the backing paper was from a magazine. 

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween

Good afternoon all, this is the first blog I have made for a couple of weeks.  One of my friends asked if i could make her 5yr old granddaughter a Halloween card - I haven't made a Halloween card for a couple of years so here it is.



I have entered this card into the following Challenges:

Halloween     Digi Galore
Halloween    Emergency Crafters
  Crafting For All Seasons           Too cute to spook

The Kit I used to make this card is by Shery K designs and it was Free, the pumpkins and spider were Free images that i found on the internet.
I put this card together using Serif and then I decoupaged it .

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments made.

Joan x

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My last card for Challenges4Everybody DT team


Good Evening to you all, hope you are enjoying your Weekend.  This was such a fun card to make but also my last for Challenges4Everybody .  I am having a break from Design Teams as I have found that I have not got the time to give them my all.  I would like to say it has been great working alongside all the talented DT and will certainly try and enter the very popular Challenges.  
I will still be making cards and updating my Blog but as and when i can manage it.





The Sponsor for this Challenge is Sherri Baldy and isn't this image just adorable.
I have used Memory Box Dies and the snowflakes are Cheery Lynn and the image is coloured with Copic Pens.

Thank you for passing by and Looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, September 23, 2013

My last Artistic Inspirations DT card

Good Morning to you all, todays challenge is sponsored by Digi Darla  and the theme is Bright Colours.

This is my last DT card for Artistic Inspirations as I'm having a break from Design Teams for a while so i would like to say thank you to all my talented team mates and i am sure i will join in the challenges when I can.   I will still be making cards and updating my blog from time to time, but with no real commitments.






This card was coloured with copics and the holly punch is Martha Stewart the Happy Christmas Punch is a Border Dies.

Thank you for passing by and looking and as always thank you so much for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, September 16, 2013

CBN things with wings Monday Showcase

Good Morning all, i hope you have all had a good weekend and looking forward to a fresh New Week
Today is Crafty Blogger Network Showcase Things with Wings and the Sponsor is  Imagine That



The Kit i have used is called Butterfly Teeka and you can find it  HERE

I have used the pre coloured image from this set and have used the sentiment from this set inside the card.
The backing paper and butterfly charm are from stash.

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Challenges4everybody Anything Goes

This fortnights Challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody is Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and as always its is Anything Goes.





The image i have chosen is called Snow Globe reindeer silhouette and you can get it HERE
I have used my Scrapbook Max Program to make this card and the digi elements are from a collection i have on the program.  Before i made cards i used to make a lot of digi scrapbook pages and i realy loved making this one.

Joan x

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments made.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Artistic Inspirations DT Card

Good Morning to you all. Todays make is for Artistic Inspirations Challenge Anything but a card/Anything Goes, and today i have made a tag.
The Sponsor of this weeks  challenge is Floppy Lattes, hope you can pop over and take a look.

Floppy Lattes

I am really struggling to get back into making of any description at the moment and I'm afraid my ideas are pretty basic.  We had such a wonderful time with our daughters and families visiting i think it has left me a bit flat.  Hopefully the mojo will return soon and i can get back some ideas for making..

I coloured the image with pro markers and the backing paper was from stash as is the ribbon and gems.  I used a bamboo stamp that i had and used mega flakes for the spakle.

Thank you all for looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, September 2, 2013

Things with Wings at CBN Challenge

Things with Wings at CBN Challenge Today, the Sponsor of this challenge is Imagine That - digis by Kris.

It took me a while to get back into the swing of things this week as I have had the most fabulous time with my two daughters and their families.  Having our three grandchildren altogether isn't something that happens often so it was a really special time here in Spain.  Also seeing Claire and Helen together is a very special moment for us too.  I would like to say a big thank you to Claire and Helen for making this a very special and treasured time for me, it was an early celebration of my 60th Birthday (in October) and early 40th wedding anniversary for Eddie and I  (in September) and it couldn't have been better.   We could do so much more here in the sun than we could have back in England or Ireland as the weather is so unpredictable.  The grandchildren seemed to have such a wonderful time, we have so many photo's that we are now sorting out and i am sure you will see a few here on the blog within the next week or two.







This was such a lovely Kit to work with and you can find it HERE
Coloured with copics pens.

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan x


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Anything Goes at Challenges 4 Everybody

Hi Everybody, today at Challenges 4 Everybody I have made a Tag for a change.
Our Sponsor this Challenge is  Sassy Studio Designs 

I have coloured this great image with Copic pens
Skin - E000 pale fruit pink - Y21 Buttercup Yellow.
Bikini - BV Indescent Mauve.

The background is coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks - milled lavender, tattered rose and spiced marmalade.   I then embossed it with Hologram super Sparkle embossing power using a swirl stamp from stash., the flowers and tassle are also from stash.

Thank you so much for passing by and for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, August 26, 2013

Artistic Inspiration DT Card

Hi Everybody here is another Scheduled post as I am busy with my visitors.
This Weeks Sponsor here at Artistic Inspirations is Bugaboo and the theme is
  SWIRLS.


I just Love this image and it was great fun to work with, I have coloured her with Copics and the die i have used for the easel card is a Spellbinders I think, the Swirl is a Marianne die.

I would like to thank you all for passing by and for any comments left and i hope i can get to catch up with your blogs very very soon.

Joan x

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody

This weeks Cahllenge is Sponsored by Lacey Sunshine.



I have coloured this beautiful image with Copics and she is called Lizabeth Queen of Hearts.
The backing paper is from the Nature garden collection by Jodie Lee Designs.
The banner is a Joy Crafts die.
Fence and heart are Memory Box
Hat pin made by Helen my daughter and charm from stash.

Thank you again for passing by and looking any comments left are greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Monday, August 12, 2013

Artistic Inspiration DT Card

Hello to you all this Card is a scheduled card as i am on Holiday with my family, but I do hope you are all well.  This weeks Sponsor is Eureka Stamps and the theme of the Challenge is Dies & Punches




I have used Eurekas Mermaid for this Challenge and you can find her HERE
I have coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Pro Markers.
the Swirl die is by Memory Box the punch is Fiskars.
Paper & Shells  from Stash.

Thank you all for passing by and looking and all comments left are greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Monday, August 5, 2013

C B N. My Favourite things

Hi Everybody hope you are all well.
This is a scheduled post as I am holiday with all my lovely family .

Today we are sponsored by Sarah Hurley and the winner will receive this digi kit from Sarah called

Bookworm


The Recipe for this card is simple everything is from Sarah Hurleys Bookworm Digi Kit.
Thank you for passing by and i hope to be commenting on all of your lovely works on my return later on this month.

Joan x

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody

Good Morning all, today is another scheduled post for Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes.
This weeks Sponsor is Bugaboo.


I have chosen the Cat In The Hat  image youer than you, he is coloured with Pro Markers.




The Paper is fro Papermania Signature
The dies i have used are Spellbinders Nestabillities

 The Buttons are Die- namics
Charm and ribbon are from Stock.

Thank you for passing by and looking, I will come and visit your blogs and catch up when I return to normal after my holiday.

Joan x

Monday, July 29, 2013

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

Morning all Here is my card for Inspiration Monday at  CBN.
The image i have chosen for today is Emily Spring Blossom and I have coloured her with Copics.

Our Sponsor for this Challenge is Lacey Sunshine


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Addicted to Stamps challenge  -  Lots Of Layers

Card Recipe
I have used a Marianne die to mount the image and the flowers are from Stash.
It would be great if you can pop over and take a look at all of the wonderful creations from my team mates.

Joan 

Artistic Inspirations - Celebrate Challenge DT Card

Hi all Hope you are all well and enjoying the Summer.  I am getting ready for my two daughters visiting so won't be around much the next  few week,s but will try and pop in to your blogs and leave a comment this week.
Todays card is for Artistic Inspirations and the Sponsor for this Challenge is 

Stitchy Bear


The backing paper for this card is Nature Garden collection.
Butterfly punch and the flower is from stash.
Thank you for passing by today and all comments left are greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Monday, July 22, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Hi everybody hope you are all coping with the weather where ever you are.  Ours here in Spain is seriously hot, as i am sure it is with my blogging friends in UK.
Todays Challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody is Anything goes as always. The  Sponsor for this Challenge is
Buy Sassy Studio Designs




I have coloured this fabulous image with my copic pens and you can get her HERE

I made the backing paper using Serif and the kit i have used is  by Chingip i have had this digi kit for a few years now.
The ribbon,starfish,and shell are all from stash.

Thank you all for passing by and looking and all your comments are read and greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pastel Colours Challenge for Artistic Inspirations

Hi to all you lovely Crafty Bloggers, the card i am showing today is for Artistic Inspirations Challenge and the theme is Pastel Colours

Challenge Blog Badge 

Our Sponsors for this Challenge are

Stamp N Doodle



The image I  have used is called dancing teens an i have coloured it with my copic pens.
The Backing paper is Papermania capsule collection.
Ribbon from Stash.

Thank you for passing by and i really do appreciate any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, July 8, 2013

My First DT card for Crafty Bloggers Network

This is my first card for   Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

I am so excited at working alongside so many talented people.
This month's challenge theme is Metal Magic so we are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

The sponsors for this months Challenge are Lacy Sunshine Digi Stamps

Lacy Sunshine



I would like to enter this card in to the following Challenges
Paper Makeup Stamps    -   Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts Challenge    -   Anything Goes


I have coloured Molly Fishing with copic & pro marker pens 
Skin - pm  Ivory, E50,E51
Hair - E31,E50,pm pastel yellow
Clothes - B23, BG15.
The blue Crochet flower is made by my blogging Freind Wendy L - Spanish Crafter Thank you Wendy for sending them to me.

The backing papers are from stash that i have had for quite some time.

Thank you for passing by and for any comments left.

Joan x





Sunday, July 7, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody DT Card

Hi everybody I hope you are all having a great weekend.
Our Sponsors this fortnight are Lacy Sunshine Stamps


  1st Place: $20 Gift Voucher / 2nd Place: 2 Digi's


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lacey Sunshine Challenge Blog -  Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenge - #11 Anything Goes


I have chosen Winston Gnome ans Pip Digi set and you can find him

I have coloured him with Copic Pens and the dies cut he is printed on is Crafting For You.
The background on the die cut and card stock was simply made with just dotting with Copic pens.
The diecut tag is a cuttlebug  and the ribbon and jewels are from stock.

Thank you for passing by and taking a look and all comments left are greatly appreciated.

Joan x


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Best Wishes

Good Afternoon to you all, today I have made a card with the Gruffles Decoupage that I got from Joanna Sheen..
I have been wanting to make this card for some time but just never seemed to have the time to do it but today I just sat down and forgot everything else and got on with it.
Hope you like it.

The spotty backing paper is  Hot Diggity dog by andrea Jayne
the Blue backing paper is Craft Creations
the flowers were made by me using a Martha Stewart Punch
The Swirl is Memory Box and the ribbon,charm and pearls are from Stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Joanna Sheen   - Don't be Square

Thank you for taking the time to look and for any comments left.

Joan x

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Great News to Share

I just wanted to share my exciting news with you all.
I have been chosen to be a  DT Member with Crafty Bloggers Network, you will see my first DT card on the 8th July.
I can't wait to work alongside all the talented DT members (one of them is my daughter Claire).
I hope you can pop over and join in the fun.
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge



This months Challenge is Metal Magic and the Sponsors are


Look forward to seeing you there.

Joan x

Monday, July 1, 2013

Artistic Inspirations Anthing Goes

Good Morning all, I hope you all had a great Weekend.
This weeks Challenge over at Artistic Inspirations is Anything Goes , here is my DT card for this week and the Sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.

Sassy Studio Designs

The image i have used is Cowardly Lion from Sassy Images.
Coloured with both Copic and Pro marker pens.
The backing die cut is Spellbinders Nesrabilities No 5
The die cuts around the edges are Memory box.
The card, flowers and ribbon are from Stash.

I would like to thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cards for a Friend

Good afternoon all hope you are all having a good Saturday.
I made these two cards for a friend and have used decoupage which i love working with.



I have used Joann Sheen TC Chiu Decoupage sheets for these two cards and I just love making them up.
The first card I have used papers from Craft Creations.
Happy Birthday die cut is by Robert Addams All Occasion Dies
The Swirl die is by Marianne design and the Buttons are by Die Namics.
the name tag is Spellbinders Shapeabilities 10
The lace is from Stash.

For the Second card i have used Hunky Dory cardstock .
the Decoupage is again by Joann Sheen TC Chiu Decoupage sheets.
The name tag is Spellbinders Shapeabilities 10 and the lace is from Stash.

Thank you so much for passing by today and i really do appreciate any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, June 24, 2013

DT Card for Whoopsi Daisy

Hi everybody hope you are all had a wonderful weekend.  The weather is getting hotter and hotter now here in Spain, it's a little late this year but that's not a bad thing.  
This is my last DT card for Whoopsi Daisy but it won't be the last time I use their beautiful images. This weeks  Challenge  is 3D or Anything Goes with a Whoopsi Daisy Image.




I wouls like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Catered Crop  - Die Cuts and Punches
Sentimental Sundays  - For the Girls
The Squirrel and the Fox   - Use Something Metal
Crafty Friends Challenge  - Use a Charm

This image came from sheet 444 and you can get it HERE
I have coloured her with Copic Pens.
The Papers are from the Papermania Capsule Collection 
The oval die cuts are Marianne dies
The Banner and button dies are Die Namics.
Ribbon and letters from stash.
Thank you all for passing by and looking.
Thank you for any comments left they are all read and greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Sunday, June 23, 2013

DT Card for Challenges 4 Every body

Good Evening to you all and I hope you are all having a Wonderful Weekend.

We have a Triathlon down in the Marina today so when I was out walking Rufus earlier it was much busier than normal.  We stopped for our usual Sunday breakfast of tostada, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee (by the beach) and watched a lot of the contestants cycling into the marina to get ready for the event.

 Tonight is the night that the locals celebrate San Juan and that has a fabulous atmosphere on the beach with bonfires, BBQ's and music that goes on all through the night.  The Spanish really know how to celebrate.

As usual our Challenge is Anything Goes here at Challenges 4 Everybody

This weeks sponsor is Bugaboo stamps.




I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges
Kraftin 'Kimmie Stamps'  -  Shaped Cards
One Stop Craft Challenge  - For A Friend
The Hobby House  -  Anything Goes

The Paper is from Papermaina Capsule Collection (Mono Paper Pack)
Ribbon from Stash and the flowers were hand made by me using a technique i have used many times before and i just love them.

Thank you all for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan  x

Monday, June 17, 2013

DT Card For Artistic Inspirations

Good Morning to you all, I hope you have all had a good weekend.
This weeks Theme for Artistic Inspirations is Ribbon or twine.
Our Sponsors this week is Digi Darla.

Digi Darla



The image i have used is lil sick girl by Digi Darla and you can get her HERE
I have coloured her with my copic pens.
The main shape of the card was cut with my Cricut Imagine, the scroll die cut is Memory Box the flowers are cut with my cricut Imagine using Cricut Loris garden cartridge
Ribbon from stash.

Thank you so much for passing by and looking and for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, June 10, 2013

DT card for Whoopsi Daisy

Hi Everybody hope you have all had a great weekend and had some good weather to go with it.
Todays Challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is Weddings/Engagements/Congrats or Anything Goes with a Whoopsi Daisy Image.

I have entered this card in the following Challenges

Digi Carla Challenges   -  Fancy Folds


This week i have used a pre coloured image from sheet 428 that you can get HERE
The heart shape is from my Cricut Imagine and the 2 blue papers are from my favourite Cricut Cartridge Loris Garden.
The diecuts are both Spellbinders.

Thank you for passing by and looking and for your comments which i really do appreciate.

Joan x

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody DT Card

Hi everybody hope you are all having a great weekend. Here is my DT card for Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

This weeks Sponsors are  Sassy Studio Designs
Buy Sassy Studio Designs

I have used Tinkerbell Honey that you can buy her HERE
She has been coloured with Cpic Pens and i have decoupaged and glittered her wings with Glamour Dust.
The writing and embellishments are from my Cricut Tinkerbell and friends Cartridge using paper from Loris Garden by Cricut.

Thank you all again for passing by and lookung and fro any comments left.

Joan x