Wednesday, January 19, 2022


It is the turn of non shape cards to be shown for the second week of the current Butterfly Challenge.

I have 3 cards to show using the other options on the Butterfly Wheel.

First Card.

Uses:  Butterfly/Thankyou/Tickle me Pink/Thistle/Tea Green .

Die cut frame is by Penny Black ' Antique Frame'  and the Pre -coloured image is by Marianne Design which comes in a pack of 4 different prints and four sheets of design cardstock.  The butterfly is a SU punch and the embellishments are silver stickers from my stash
I am Entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #290 Anything goes plus your sentiment.
Ally's Angels #54 Anything goes.
A Place to Start #  Anything goes.
A Perfect Time To Craft # Anything goes.

Second card.

This one is using: /Butterfly/ Thankyou/ Tickle me Pink//Tea Green/Tan. 

I have  used up scraps of the design papers and plain cardstock from the cards ( made for the Triple Point Cards) showcased last week to make a panel up which I die cut using using a Crafts - Too stitched frames set. The flower image is a Graphic 45 from their 'Blossom Collection' Die Cut Assortment along with the butterfly and banner tag. The sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash.  This is an easy way of using up your scraps which would otherwise go in your waste bin , only mine don't as I can't bear to throw away  and accumulate at an alarming rate instead. 
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #222 Anything goes.
We Love to Create #1 Anything mixed media.
Crafty Calendar # Anything goes.
Love to Craft #66 Anything goes.
Unicorn Challenge #72 Layer it up (lots of layers).

Third card.
Using from the wheel: Butterfly/Thankyou/Thistle/Tea Green/ Tan.

I am again using a coloured image from Marianne Design and the design paper from the set as in card 1 above. The butterflies are a die set from Memory Box called 'Calais Butterflies' cut from scraps of left over papers from the previous week as in the card above. .' Again using the same set of die frames by  Penny Black.  Gold sticker embellishments from my stock. I think this is my favourite of the three cards but The Doc loves the middle card. 
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Dies R. Us #185 Anything goes plus 1 die cut at least. 

 I do hope you will find time to come along and play. The challenge is running for another two weeks and you can enter using either the Triple Point card shape or not as you wish. 

Stay Safe and Well.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Triple Point

The Butterflies are back with a brand new set of card shapes and themes for you to play with over at 

Here is the new format wheel. You now have two choices to play along.

1. Make a card using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel + your butterfly of course.
2. Make a card using the Triple Point Shape + any 2 of the colours + the Theme + your butterfly of course. 

There is a tutorial as normal over on the challenge blog  which you will find on the Card Shapes tab that is under the banner at the top of the page. 

I had such fun making this card shape for my Grand kids christmas cards last year and it really is an easy shape to make that I thought I would start the Butterflies off using it. 

Here are my cards for inspiration. 

I have used design papers by Glitz it Now 'Love you Madly' (Sea green) and 'Pretty Petals' (floral )from Making Cards Oct 2016. Thankyou die is by Tonic Studios 'Mini Moments'.

I am entering this card into the following challenges for 2022.
A Place to start # Jan Anything goes.

I have used design papers from Making Cards. (Plain pink) from May 2015 called Dressing Up and (Cocktail Time) from Aug 2016. The Die cut Thankyou is by Cheery Lynn Designs B781. Large plain pink circle is from Clarity Stamp Fresh Cut Dies Nested Circles set. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges for 2022.
Creative Fingers #222 Anything goes.
A Perfect time to Craft # Jan Anything goes.
Unicorn Challenge #72 Layer it up (lots of layers).

Both of the Design papers used are from Making cards May 2015.  Thankyou stamp by Hobby craft. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges for 2022.
Love to Craft #66 Anything goes.

I hope you will come along and play in the new challenge which is running for 3 weeks so will close 
Tuesday 1st February.

Keep safe and well

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Black and Gold.

It's time for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our first makes of the New Year.  Kate has chosen Black and Gold as our theme. Way out of my comfort zone. My fingers are playing up so I have kept my card very simple and used one of Fluff's stamps from her FaDoodle range of stamps called Holly.
(Her latest one is also out now 'Snow Peeps' , already available at Whimsy Stamps and here in the Uk very shortly from Dies To Die For.)

I have made a slim line card measuring 8.25" x 3.75" from black card  and used a Die Cut Frame by Marianne Design CR1569 which I have backed onto gold cardstock before adhering to the cardbase. the holly and sentiments have been embossed using Wow gold embossing powder. 


I posted the card above at  9am but it was so out of my comfort zone that I couldn't leave it as was so here is the 4pm version. I simply added red and green glitter stickles to colour in the holly and  leaves also  a bit of shinny bling.I am now back in my Happy Zone !!

Rabbit Update 
He is coming along. I am up to step ten now. He is looking more like a mummy from a tomb in Egypt  at the minute though!!
He can sit up unaided on his back legs. 👌  Next step is to feed him up with lots of carrots!!

Stay safe and well.

Monday, January 03, 2022

I Will, I will, I Will

I am not one for making new Years Resolutions but this is one I just have to do this year. He has been sitting waiting patiently since the Pandemic began so time to actually look in the box and get started. 

The kit comes with a comprehensive instruction booklet showing what each step should look like when completed.
  Ok so Step One. Open box. Check contents. Done.👍

Step Two.
Shape wires to make body shape.   Gulp! Erm, think I need a drink. 
I have a long way to go to get to step 34 below.
Watch this space. 
I bought my kit from Little Oke Dolls but you can also get direct from World Of

Happy New Year to you All
Stay Safe


Friday, December 24, 2021

Cue The Lights

My very last christmas card for this year which is for The Doc.  I saw this image from Pink Gem Designs and just knew I had to get it. The only time we get dressed up now is to go either to the Dr's, Dentist or Opticians so thought this digi  would be perfect to colour up in both our favourite colours. I also knew that I wanted to have  little lights on the card and found  a Tutorial on You Tube by Maximum Crafts. Maxine's instructions were very easy to follow.

This is the card in daylight.

Coloured using my Graph'it pens and silver/gold gel pens, then given a liberal dusting of Pearlescent chalk for  a subtle sparkle. The die cut frame by  Card Deco is called ' Holly Round' and the  sentiment by Tonic Studio's Merry Christmas 1404e.  The picture below is taken with the lights  switched on the card but the glare from the Gold mirror card  was not allowing me to get a good photo though it does show The Doc's fancy scarf and bobble hat up nicely !

Taken with the house lights off  and the lights  (which are hidden behind the front panel of the easel card ) switched on. The Doc loved his card. 

Wishing You All
Happy Christmas
and a 
Healthy Year for 2022.

Stay safe and jabbed up to the hilt!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Boys.

Both of our Grandsons have their Birthdays in December. One at the beginning and one at the end and these are this years cards for them. How did they get to be 13 yrs and 14yrs so soon!

Card for  Grandson No 2.

Image is by Mo's Digital Paper called ' Noah' coloured with my Graph'it pens and given a light dusting afterwards with Pearlescent chalk.  The design paper is called Stars and Stripes from the Nancy Watt collection  a freebie from Making cards Magazine.  I found an embossing folder in my stash,  and as I am making it my mission to actually use my folders I decorated the handmade envelope with it. Called 'Argle' by Sizzix. I  coloured in using a selection of distress inks to match the design paper.

Card for  Grandson No 1.

I don't have a name/who by for this paper other than it was a freebie from a  magazine a long time ago. The image is Aiden by Mo's digital Pencil.  I coloured the image first and then found the paper in my stash so a stroke of luck that it goes so well. Used my graph'it pens as before and made into an easel card. The name is using an alphabet set by Woodware called 'Oriental Style' . The sentiment is a die cut by Creative Expressions and layered up with two layers of plain card and then the top layer cut from the design paper.  I used every bit of the A4 paper up and the last little scrap that was left I put on the envelope which you can see behind the card below. I am not allowed to say he has red hair but he has as does his sister.!

I had my flu jab yesterday morning  which floored me for 24hrs but I feel ok now. The nurse wanted to give me a Tetanus and a Pneumonia jab at the same time but that was going a tad too far for me so I have those to look forward to in the New Year. 

Stay safe and well
for Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

On Point.

The very last of this years Christmas cards. Specials for my grandchildren.  All safely in the post for them.
I recently saw this card shape on a blogging friend's  (Carol 'Crafty-Stamper')  page and thought what a perfect design it would make for the stamp I had in mind to use. I actually bought the stamp this time last year and have kept it to use now as I already had their cards made for 2020.  Found a great tutorial for it on You Tube  from Maximum. I have called the card 'On Point'  as it reminds  me of  a row of  ballerinas up on point but both Carol and Maxine are calling it a Diamond Point shaped card. 

Card 1

The yellow star paper is from Making Cards magazine Nov 2016 and the snowflakes design is by Alison Butler from Crafts Beautiful magazine. The stamp is by Clarity and comes with an assortment of stamped strips to make up your own  design on the jumper . The Large letter is by my Daughter  AIFaDoodles - CWSD331 from Whimsy Stamps. Fluff now has a whole range of Fadoodle stamps out and a new one coming in the New Year.  (Mum preening her feathers here!) Coloured using  Graph'it pens and then a liberal dusting of Pearlescent chalks for a subtle sparkle. 

Card 2

I am not sure where I got the reindeer paper from but the tartan is by Paper Addicts 'Lost Forest'.
Again coloured using my Graph'it pens. You can see a little clearer on this one the doodles on the letter D. Each letter of the Alphabet in the set has Fluff's trade mark dooling on it. 

Card 3 

The snowflake pink paper  is by 'Humphreys Corner' Christmas collection and the star design by Salley Monet. 

My fingers do not like the cold weather and have not been crafting or blogging  so missed out  again for showing my cards in the Christmas Card group that I am in. Fortunately the theme is anything goes and is the last one for this year.
I am so pleased that I had managed to get the majority of  my cards made in the summer months so only had the envelopes to make and decorate the past few weeks. Thankfully all in the post now and I even beat the deadlines for abroad. 

Hope everyone has a lovely  time this Christmas and all those due their boosters can get them done. 

Stay Safe and well