Thursday, May 31


Mo Manning Digi  -  ''Jojo''
Inkjet with Promarkers
Spellbinders  -  Beaded Ovals
Background created with Paint Shop Pro
Stash - bling
Submitted to
Passion for Promarkers - 151 Inspiration Image Olympic circles\colours 
I love Promarkers -119 Use a Digi

How's it done


Created with Paint Shop the background was created with blanks of colour then a 'white dot' placed on top.  The whole used approximately 13 layers (note bottom right of image)

Wednesday, May 30


''Rosie'' Digi from Joanna Sheene's Daisy & friends
Inkjet & promarkers (not at lot!)
Sizzix diecuts
Docraft embossing folder (debossed)
Stash - bling and white peel offs
Submitted to
Catch The Bug Challenge  -  Time for a colour challenge
Sunday Sketch and Stamp  -  108 Donna's Sketch

How was it done

The background was created with Paintshop Pro (inkjet printed) using the gradient (varigated) tool
by selecting the colours from the challenge colour template.  The main image's background was tilted to form the diamond of the sketch challenge.

.Paint.nett is FREE but you don't have the full range of options as Paint Shop Pro, which can be downloaded for 30days trial.

But............. and there's always a but, I don't think this is my finest hour :(  There's something about the texture of the card that doesn't come together.

Nature around us

Are they really weeds?

Thursday, May 24

Challenge two

Digi image Mo Manning - Girl with a sign (blank)
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Background paper 'doddlebug'
EK Success Large butterfly punch
Spellbinders - Beaded Ovals
Stash - beads, bling, rafia, white peeloffs & fine wire
Submitted to
Passion for Promarkers  #150 Special (Birthday) Challenge
Tuesday Alchemy  #15 Beautiful Butterflies (please note three layers)
I Love ProMarkers  #118 Use diecuts
Charisma Cardz  #20 No flowers allowed
Cute Card Thursday  #218 Pink and Green
Paper Pretties  #PWC207 Bold & Bright colours

Many thanks, it might be a random winner but it is FANTASTIC


Digi image Mo Manning - Finna fairy
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Background specifically created for this card in Paintshop Pro
Mounted on gold mirri
Submitted to
Passion for Promarkers  #150 Special (Birthday) challenge
Charisma Cardz  #20 No flowers allowed
It's difficult not to try and do the same one again, each time slightly changing the colour & adding another stamp,  I tried and the plain and simple seems to work best with the 'reflection'  Now had it not  been for the challenge Mytime to Craft 'It takes two' I don't think I would have thought of the idea.

Wednesday, May 23

Digi image Mo Manning - Finna fairy
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Background specifically created for this card in Paintshop Pro
Stash silver mirri & peeloffs
Submitted to
My Time to Craft Challenge #180 It takes two
Creative Inspirations #164 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 17


Magnolia Tilda - Sweet
Promarkers on Memento
Flat background* created using Paint shop pro
Printed on Cryogen double side sparkle card
Stash - peeloffs
Submitted to
The Official Magnolia Inspiration #50 Sketch+Inspirational image+Yellow

Totally flat with just Tilda as a (physical) layer
You might be able to see the slight sparkle of the card

There is two things I've always wanted to try, one was to use a sketch and make it using Paintshop Pro, instead of sizzors & glue! and the second was to make a digital mask print on the card, then STAMP.  It worked!  clear stamps would have been better.  Come to think about it, I use that technique to create the sky with the Tilda Winter Night scene, but never the focal image
Apart from my Christmas cards most of all others are either given to charity or given as gifts in sets of six with personalise inserts for the sender (i.e. name and address on the left hand inside). I'm therefore reluctant and it's not my style to decorate unless they flatten, i.e. like butterflies
Cryogen card is fantastic, I've often mentioned it and use it quite a lot, colours mute when printed but with combined Promarkers the colours seem to uniform with the sparkle on top.  But you can't over-work the Promarkers else it will mottle.
OH! and yes it took AGES to make !!

Wednesday, May 16

Challenge three

                                                  Magnolia Sweet Christmas - Ice Tilda
Winter Night Background and Tilda and Edwin on ice
Promarkers on Memento
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia (omitted larger bottom layer)
Stash - peeloff, glitter
Submitted to
Magnolia Mania #46 Step card
I love Promarkers Challenge Blog #117 Anything goes
Just Magnolia #156 More than one stamp

Inside View
of  Basic step card
Thank you to a youtube crafter
Anysize, anyshape .... anytime ;)

What a surprise, OK this is as basic a step card as you can make it, from an A6 (A5 folded) but the first I've ever done.  I suppose it's having enough of the right images & accessories to put it together.  I'm thinking these days no one uses peeloffs and I'm feeling my stash is a bit antique :(

Challenge two

Digi image Mo Manning - Little elf Mim
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Docraft embossing folder
Spellbinders - Circle set
Background papers - Cardart Ltd. Xmas PA5-108
Stash -  bling, ribbon, peeloffs
Submitted to
I love Promarkers #117 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #164 Case it


Digi image Mo Manning - Cupcake thief
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Sizzix diecut \ set of three
Stash bling
Submitted to
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge #PPMC39 Glitter
Crafty Sentiments - Bingo, Diagonal: Glitter Coloured image and flowers
Passion for Promarkers #148 Inspirational Photo
I love Promarkers -#117 Anything goes

Monday, May 14

Challenge five

Clipart from somewhere on the internet
from sites that share Paint Shop Pro ''tubes''
Inkjet printed
Tags printed on Cryogen (sparkle card)
submitted to
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #68 Birthday Balloon Bonanza

Just a little information about the card.  These are two clipart\tube graphics from share sites connected with Paint Shop Pro graphics programme.  The ''tag'' card was made for a fellow crafter, I needed something that would turn in order to take advantage of the double 'motion' of falling out of the tree.  The background is created from the branch\leaf from the tree, then repeated with the fill tool.

Challenge four

Digi image Mo Manning - Finna fairy
 Inkjet  with Promarkers (some light copic)
Papermania embossing folder
Metallic rub-ons  -  Cameo pink
Stash bling
Submitted to
Glitter Geeks #19 Wings and Things
Catch the Bug Challenge Things with wings
Charisma Cardz Challenges #18 Pink &girlie

Challenge Three

Mary Baker's Flower Fairy - Strawberry Fairy
Promarkers on Memento ink
Papermania embossing folder
Stash - Ribbon, bling

Challenge two

Magnolia Tilda Stamps Winter Scene Background & Tilda and Edwin on Ice
Promarkers on Memento ink
Stash  - Dew drops, glitter
Submitted to
Just Magnolia #156 More than one stamp


Digi Image Mo Manning -  ''They grow so fast''
Inkjet on Personal Impression cardstock Mounted on Blue Hammoured
No 7 - Sizzix alphabet set Monkey tails
Background from varigated tool & Paintshop Pro
Stash  - Peel offs
Submitted to
Allsorts Challenge  #154 A card for a man or boy
Cupcake Challenge  #192 Simply no design papers ''Birthday''

I can't very often infuse about my own work, I'm never really satisfied,  I try to aim for quality and style of the work I've seen on other blogs.  But I realise one thing, we all have our own ''eye'' and style.  When I came to this card it actually goes against all that in recent years I've come to do regularly that thats an A5 (foldedA4); it's it's too much inkjet if you go that route or two heavy to 'decorate'

But I have to say this was a total surprise and I was really proud and pleased of this one.  It gave anything I wanted.

Thursday, May 10


Mo Manning - Digi Lacie
Promarkers & Inkjet on Personal Impressions cardstock
Background papers  -  Dovecraft Back to basics
EK Success large Butterfly & Hobby Craft smaller Butterfly punches
Stash  -  blings, lace, wire & beads
Submitted to
Cute Card Thursday #216 Food & drink

Tuesday, May 1

Card two

DS  -  Cuddly Buddly  - Garden fairies
Promarkers on digi inkjet
Spellbinders - Floral Doily Motifs, Blossom tags & accents
Stash  - bling


DS image by Kim -  at Cuddly Buddly ''Strawberry Sweet''
Embossing folder - Crafts Two
Promarkers on inkjet
Spellbinders  -  Floral Dolly Motifs
EK Success -  Large butterfly
Stash  -  beads, wire & ribbon
Submitted to
Passion for Promarkers #147 by Vix Bright & light
Crafty Sentiments  Spots or stripes

As they say, welcome to the first of the month.  And as such Ithought I would have to start with my, shall I call it signature layered, beaded & wired butterfly.  Just on a note of A6 embossing folders, which until now I found difficult to use on square cards, secret seems to make a FEATURE of the plain un-embossed area, on last Months challenge, I used the plain area at the bottom to place my label,  but I saw a similar idea to above using a wider ribbon to cover the un-embossed area with a fantastic effect.