Tuesday, 1 December 2015

More Snow!!

This month over at Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes!!  We are sponsored by the wonderful Beccy Muir from Beccy's Place.  I just love these digis, so easy to colour. Check them out here.

I decided to be a little more creative this month and make a step card.  I have made one of these once before very similar to this one and loved doing it both times, perhaps next year I will gain some confidence and try and be more adventurous, better make that my new years resolution, lol.

I have used the Snowman family and Christmas Tree Cottage from Beccy's Place
Sentiment is Let it Snow from Stampendous
Coloured with Copic Ciaos and Sketches by palette method as follows:
Snowfamily - Top Hat N1, N3, N5 and N7
Scarfs and Hats ROO, R20, R21, R24, R46 and R56
YG 11, YG67 and G46
Bodies BG0000, BG000 and BG10
Christmas Tree Cottage - Thatch Roof  Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28
Bricks E01, E93, E95, E97 and E99
Walls E40, E41, E42 and E81
Window Frames E30, E31, E33 and E34
Windows W0, W2 and Y11
Tree YG11, YG67, G46, R20, R21 and R24

FrostyVille Border Die by Memory Box
Tree Die by Marianne Design
Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder
Momento Tuxedo Black
Glamour Dust, lots of!!
Quickie Glue Pen

As this card is the last of the year I am going to enter this into Pile it On, so lots of challenges, here goes:

Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Crafting for all Seasons - Brr It's cold outside
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Bling it up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - In the meadow we will build a snowman
CRAFT- Winter
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Snow Mostly White
A Gem of a Challenge - Inspired by Christmas Song ( Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Use Die cuts or Punches
My time to craft - Let it Snow
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and shine
The Glory of Christmas - Outdoor Scene
Quirky Crafts - Anything Christmas
Pile it On - Use Red and Green
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Winter wonderland
A snowflakes promise - winter/christmas
Unicorn challenge - Winter Time

I would like to wish everyone in blogland a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year whilst I have the chance, lol and I'll be back in the New Year.

Hugs Jo x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Oh no, Snow!!

This month over at Crafts Galore, we are sponsored by Art by Miran. The challenge is to use a stamped image or a digi on your project. Check out the fab images here

Also this month we are having a DT call, so why not come along and join our team details on the Crafts Galore Challenge Blog. 
So this card is my first Christmas Card and still very early for me to be making them, especially as I have 11 birthdays to remember between now and Christmas!!
Unfortunately the picture quality is not good this month, the light was really poor
The image I have used is called Reindeer Friendship by Art by Miran 
I have used the following Copic Ciao and Sketch markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20
Hair - Y00, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 and W2
Antlers and Hooves - E40, E41 and E42
Scarf - B60, B63, B66, BG10, BG11 and BG13
Reindeer - E30, E33, E34, R20, R24, R27 and R39
Sweater - V0000 and V01
Snow - BG0000
Outlined with C1
Dies are Memory Box Frosty Border and Frostyville Border
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Glamour Dust for sparkle
Card from Stash

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Baby It's Cold outside
Simply Paper Crafts - Always Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes as long as its Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Very Cute
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Hope you like it, 
Be back in December, lol 
Jo x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Halloween at Crafts Galore!!

This month over at Crafts Galore Encore we are sponsored by the fantastic Bugaboo Stamps who are giving a fantastic prize of a pack of 7 digis.  Check out their fabulous designs here
All we are asking this month is for you to create something Halloween or to make a card so get those crafty fingers out and come and join us.

This is my DT card for this month using the Bugaboo Scene It Halloween Peekers Digi.
I have used Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers to colour as follows, this may not be exact but this was the heap of pens that I had at the end of colouring!!
Witch - Face, E11, E01, E00, R20
Hat and dress -V22, V20, V28T2, T4, T6 and T7
Cauldron - C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C7 and C8
Brew - FYG1, FYG2, YG05, Y11, Y13 and YR15
Pumpkin - FY1, FYR1, YR16, YR12, YR18, YR07, YR14, G40, G43 and G46
Ghost - V20
Broomstick - E35, E31 and E30
Cat - N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, FRV1 and R20
Skull - E40, E41, E42, V25 and FV2
Background - C1 and blender

DP by AnnaMarie Design
Felt trim - Woodware
Card from Stash

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sister Hood of Crafters - Pumpkin Patch
Retarte - Anything Goes with a Halloween Twist
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a great October,

hugs Jo x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The last days of summer!!

This month over at Crafts Galore Encore, we are sponsored by Di's Digis who are giving a fantastic prize of 3 digi stamps. Why not pop across and have a look at the fab designs, you never know it might be you!! 

 To be in with a chance all you have to do is to enter our fab challenge at Crafts Galore Encore  which for September is Anything Goes.  

This months card from me is a summery creation,  I refuse to do Halloween or Christmas in August, lol.

I have used a Penny Black Slapstick stamp by Mo Manning called Sweet Day for my main image Magnolia Lazy Summer Days Cling Stamp, Strawberry for my embellishment.

Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao
E0000, E00, E21 - Skin
E33, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 - Hair
R0000, R000, R00, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29 and R56 - Dress and Strawberries
G20, G21, G24 and G46 - Leaves and Grass
E40, E41 and Y23 - Flowers
B0000 - Outline
Black Spica Glitter Pen

DP is DCWV Nanas Nursery Baby Girl
Dies Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Grand Nesties Circles and Scallops
Paper Cellar - Raffia Lace
Card from Stash

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Hot summer Colours
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Use a stamp that you've had for a year or more, I've used Magnolia strawberries
Cut it up - Old School , I've used Memory Box, Elegant scrollwork
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp Mondays - Trio of Colours ( I've used red, yellow and green)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Girly
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist of make it cute
City Crafter Challenge - In a jam (fruit and/or jar)

This month I have had my two little helpers keeping an eye on things whilst I have been crafting.  Meet Ozzy and Archie our two new additions to the family. So cute but very mischievous!!

Have a great September everyone and I'll be back soon !

Jo x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hello there ....... meet Tex!

This month over at Crafts Galore Encore we are sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K who is donating a prize of  2 each digis for 2 winners.  This months theme is to use a stamp or a digi.  Why not use a Kenny K digi, pop across and check out the fabulous images available, all really fun to use.  You can find them at any of the following links:

This month I have gone totally out of my comfort zone, somewhat different to my normal style of image, lol, so this one is especially for Denyse, one of our two lovely leaders over at Crafts Galore Encore who very kindly volunteered me to colour these pecs, lol x

Image is Tex by Kenny K
Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao markers
Skin - E00, E11, E13, E15, E17 and R20
Jeans - B92, B93, B95, B97 and B99
Leather Chaps? - E30, E31, E33, E34, E35 and E37
Belts - E70, E71, E74 and E79
Gloves - W1, W3, W5 and W0
Buckles - Y21, Y26 and Y28

Sentiment is Impression Obsession
Belt created with a Memory Keepers cropadile
Card and string from Stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Bye for now 

Hugs Jo x

Friday, 1 May 2015

May Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Apologies to my followers for my lack of posts. Unfortunately my dear father in law has been very ill and I have been helping care for him at home, he passed away a few weeks ago. As my last post was his birthday card I am dedicating this next card to him.

This month at Crafts Galore Encore we are sponsored by Oak Pond Creations who have supplied the DT with some fantastic digis and are giving a choice of 3 digis for a prize, check them out here.

The image is King of Courage by Oak Pond Creations
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch
Impression Obsession Die Cut
Swirl Cuttlebug Imbossing folder
DP is by Allison Ellis
Card and Gems from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 I have used King of Courage in memory of my father in law who was the most courageous and brave man I have ever known, he fought his illness to the end. To a very special man.

Rest In Peace Allan

Jo x

Saturday, 1 November 2014


We are looking for some new DT members join us at the start of January 2015. You will need to create one project per month (usually using digi stamps provided by sponsors) and to comment on challenge entries. You are also expected to enter challenges with your projects and promote the challenge where ever possible. You must have an active Blog.
We are a happy band of crafters living across the world, we don't "do", drama and we have lots of fun!
If you would like to join us please add DT next to name on your entry. We will contact a short list of people who will be invited to tell us a little bit about why they would like to join us x

Now on to this months challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore which is anything goes and is sponsored by Whoopsidaisy who are very kindly giving a prize of 2 sheets of digis. 

My card for this months challenge was a difficult card for me to make, it was for my dear father in law's 85th birthday, he is poorly and having a bit of a rough time. He is such a sweetheart and never complains.  I hunted high and low for the right image for this one. He keeps Gouldian Finches so this card was well received and is in pride of place on the mantlepiece!!

The Gouldian finch is a digi image from Paint the World Super Colouring
Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao
Paper, dried grass and raffia from stash

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges
Have a great November

Hugs Jo x