Tuesday 29 March 2011

Less is More

I can hardly believe I've actually made a card for the Less is More  challenge this week! I've tried it so many times but my usual style is definitely "more is more" lol! There is a great sketch to follow and I just thought I'd have to give it a go.
I've used Tulips , one of my Spring digis which you can see over at A Passion for Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and added some bright ribbon.
I'm really not sure what I think of it but may join in a few more of the challenges to see if I can improve my Less is More style..
Tuesday Throwdown....florals
Woodware USA...clean and simple

Friday 25 March 2011

Mother's Day

I've managed to get a couple of hours off work this morning.....doesn't happen often when you're self employed! I've been very busy clearing out cupboards etc but thought it was time for a break!

This is the card I made for my Mother for Mother's Day and I know she loves anything with flowers on it. Just to be a little different this time I made a box card and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The image is HAWTHORN BLOSSOM which is another of my latest drawings and is available from A Passion for Stamps. I decoupaged a couple of the flowers and added a little glitter as well but then decided to keep the card uncluttered to try and achieve an "elegant" look....

The challenges this time are

I love Promarkers.... go dotty!
Pals Paper Arts ...embossing (the corner die cuts are embossed)
Colour Create.. pastels
Creative Inspirations ... no squares
Papertake  ... it's a mom thing
Crafty Catz... pearls and swirls (on corner die cuts)
Passion for Promarkers ... in the garden

Monday 21 March 2011


Good morning! I'm rushing off to work so I'll give all the details of this card and challenges when I get home.
It's my new HYACINTH drawing which you can see as a digi image HERE

See you later!

I'm back...what a day! I just rushed in from work, peeled potatoes,veg and cooked the meat.....gulped it all down at top speed, had a bath and ran off to a parents' evening at my son's school. So now I'm glad to be sitting down again!

Well, the paper used on the card is Papermania , Blueberry Hill. The scallop circle is a Nellie Snellen die embossed with a Rose folder.I've used a Martha Stewart border punch, the corners are Cuttlebug and the leaves have been cut off a Marianne Creatable bird and branch die. I gave the image an outline of fine glitter and the sentiment is computer generated (Scriptina font)

Stamp with Fun ....Spring
Paper Sundaes.... Embossing
Craft Your Days Away... Mum or Special lady
Crafty Catz... Mothers Day
Papercutz .... your choice
PaperPlay ...embossing

Wednesday 16 March 2011


This is about as close as I can get to "keeping it simple"....my new Tulips digi image which you can see with the others I drew recently over at A Passion for Stamps is the main focus but when I try to keep the colours to a minimum I tend to add a lot of embossing!
The embossing on the kraft card was done with a free folder from Creativity magazine. The tulips were coloured with Promarkers and I added glitter to their bases.

Paper Sundaes ...keep it simple
Stampavie  ...Spring / Easter

Saturday 5 March 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge DT card

Good morning! It's time for another Crafty Calendar Challenge and this time the theme is "Spring"
The prize this month is 5 digital products from Robyns Fetish so why not join in?
There are so many beautiful ideas for Spring around at the moment that I wasn't quite sure where to start but , as I've been using some of my floral images lately I thought I'd make a card with my recent Bunny in Basket digi image which is available along with other spring images at A Passion for Stamps.
I've actually coloured this image in a couple of different colourways but think this is my favourite.

Stamp something...March digi week
Alphabet challenge blog  ...R is for Ribbon

Thursday 3 March 2011

Grape Hyacinth

The sun is shining here in Co Antrim again this morning and it really does feel like spring, even though there was a heavy frost earlier on. I'm fortunate enough to be working right on the shores of Belfast Lough at the moment and the view is amazing, the sun is so bright on the water!
I've made another spring flower card, this time using Grape Hyacinth which I drew along with some others a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks to ALL who have bought my Snowdrops digi image..it's been really popular! Please don't be shy in showing off your creations when you've used it, I really love to see what you do with my drawings!
Anyhow, I'm waiting to go for an eye appointment as I'm having problems. I've been waiting to be referred to hospital for 5 months and just found out that my Doctor has not even passed on the referral yet...
I should be at work now but I'm waiting for a phonecall and may need to rush off.
Cute Card Thursday  signs of spring
 I love Promarkers ..green and purple
Creative Inspirations...In the garden
Papertake Weekly  ..anything goes
Crazy Challenge .. here comes Spring