Wednesday, June 27

Challenge three

Digi image Mo Manning - Girl with a sign (blank)
Inkjet and Promakers
Backgrounds created in Paint Shop Pro
Anything Goes Challenge  70 Polka dots with a Birthday theme

How it's done

I selected my Promarkers colours to match polka dots that I made in Paintshop Pro, then using the various tools created the background theme

Challenge three

Stamp Stampavie Sarah Kay  -  Zoe gazing at the butterfly
Memento and Promarkers
Deckle edge Spellbinders Oval Diecut
Mangolia Tila - Lovely fence
Background paper Docraft Princes Fairytale
EK Success Large Butterfly
Luster Rub ons Sunbust
Stash wire and beads

The Shabby Tea Room  120 Soft and Sweet

Challenge two

Card created using
Tim Holtz Dies
Background paper from Docraft essentials
Stash   White peeloffs, feather & ribbon
Cupcake Craft Challenge  198 Birds of a feather


Digi image Mo Manning - Little Finn
Promarkers & Inkjet
Background created with Paintshop Pro
Stash - bling
Critter Sketch Challenge  121 Colour Sketch\Inspiration

Thursday, June 21

Something of interest

Fungus (yet to be identified)
Strangely appeared almost overnight from the stump of an old tree.  At this point about 5'' I became a bit fascinated and took to keeping my camera to study it's growth.  But it was not to be, in a rather public place, it soon disappeared

Wednesday, June 20

Challenge two

Magnolia Tilda ''Sweet'' (neglected)
Magnolia DooHickeys - Lovely Fence (new first use)
Memento ink with Promarkers (worn out!)
Spellbinders Deckle edged oval
Papers created in Paint shop Pro
Stash - bling

Submitted to
Sketch N Stash  90 Free Choice Sketch (below)
Just Magolia Tilda Challenge 161 Purple and White

Sketch N Stash Sketch 35

How was it done

The whole of the background is based on a 'FONT' image.  Tiled, then using fill tool, colours then reversed.


Digi Image from Cuddly Buddly -  DS with a cherry on top
Inkjet with Promarkers
X Cut flower punches
Spellbinders square diecuts
Stash - lace, bow & bling

Submitted to
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge  PPMC 44 Red,White & Blue
Probably not what you would expect !

Monday, June 18

Challenge two

Stampavie Mo Manning - MMO14-Fairy Kiki
Embossing folder Crafts Two
Spellbinders Bloosom Tags & Accents
Luster Rub-ons Apple Green
Stash - ribbon & bling
Submitted to
One Stop Craft Challenge  187 Pink, Green & white easel

Challenge one

Small rubber stamp - Probably Docrafts - Bargin bin Hobbycraft
Crafts-two Noel Embossing folder
Stash  Ribbon & peeloffs
Submitted to
Winter WonderLand  Sugar Canes


Mary Baker Lavender Fairy
Memento with Promakers
Oval Deckle edged - Spellbinders diecut
Swirls - Sizzix Tim Holtz
EK Success - Large Butterfly punch
Craft Concept Embossing folder - Flutterby
stash - Lace, bling, wire & beads
Submitted to
Joanna Sheen Challenge   Lavender and Lace

Wednesday, June 13


Digi image Mo Manning - Love you Daddy
Inkjet printed & Promarkers
Background paper Laura Ashley Contempo
Stash - bling
Submitted to
One Stop Craft Challenge  186 Father's Day
PanPastel UK Challenge  22 Boys\Father's Day (sorry with drawn, only one allowed)
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge  PPMC43
Crafty Sentiments Designs  Father's Day
What a charming design from Mo Manning, this is the first I've done on this digi, so I've kept to the original colours before I experiment with other colour themes.  Can you resist it ?
As much as I love Tilda stamps, you know they are a lot of work... since you have to make the detail.  Where as, the detail and intepretation is already there with Mo's stamps.
But as you can see from the blog I like a lot of different styles.

Tuesday, June 12

Challenge two

Digi image Mo Manning - Maggie
(Remember you can buy most, I have a few in stamp form)
Inkjet with Promarkers Maggie image*
Background created in Paintshop Pro with shared clipart
Sizzix -  swirl
Spellbinders Oval Deckle edge
Stash - white peeloffs
Submitted to
Allsorts challenge blog  158 Ice cream colours
Stamp with Fun  165 Holidays (Hope digi is acceptable)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge  PWC 210 Summer Time

Just a little note about this card - Maggie's hair and Mo Manning has several in the frizzy style, at first I couldn't get it right (not sure I have now) but getting there. Depending on what colour you want, you do need about six colours and work in dots,  don't be too tempted to blend.  *Exactly in the UK where you can get a FULL range of Mo's stamps I've no idea.  Hence the ease at getting them direct from the USA website.  There is also an active FACEBOOK forum.


Digi image Mo Manning - Waiting for the Parade
Spellbinders  -  Deckle edged oval
Digi inkjet printed with Promarkers
Embossing folders - Docrafts (dots)
Stash fancy sizzors, ribbon, bling, lace
Submitted to
Cupcake Craft Challenges  196 Red, White and Blue
The Sketchy Challenge  25 Lizzie's Sketch
Creative Inspirations  167 Trooping of the colour

A tip about this card, I used the method of tucking the 'windmill' over the top of the cutting edge of the diecut.  Now I've discovered that you need to colour first  since the cardstock is 'distressed' by the cutting making  the Promarkers bleed extensively

Monday, June 11

Just a doodle

Digi stamp - Floppy Latte Designs Butterfly & Hisbiscus

Had one of my mad moments yesterday I made a card for the Allsort challenge, which ended up too bright, but I'd printed off more than I needed and found myself doodling away whilst watching a repeat of Lewis (love Lewis)  Never done anything like this before, don't know where it came from!!  The bonkers side of the brain

Sunday, June 10


 Digi stamp - Floppy Latte Designs Snow Globe
 30% discount until June 14th code FRAZZLED
Spellbinders Lacy Circles
Sky backgroud created in Paint shop Pro
with added snowflakes to card
Coloured with Promarkers
Stash - bling,  glitter & glitter peeloffs
Submitted to
Winter Wonderland  Photo Inspiration of Blues & silver
Christmas Stamplin' All year  14 Anything Goes

Friday, June 8

Challenge two

White fathers day stepper card
Tim Holtz dicuts
Cloud - Spellbinders diecut Blossom Tags
Lettering Word
Submitted to
Crafty Sentiments  159 White on White
Creative Inspirations  166 Card for a Male
One Stop Craft  186  Father's Day
PanPastel    22Boys & Fathers Day card (just hope this isn't considered backlinking)


Digi image Mo Manning - Finna Fairy
Digi image  Floppy Latte Designs - Butterflies & Water
Promarkers & inkjet
Background simple colouring with Paint Shop Pro
Stash - bling
Submitted to
I love Promarkers  120 For a Little Girl
Paper Pretties    PWC209 Wednesday Favourite Colours : Soft & gentle hues

How's it done

This is a screen shot of Paint Shop pro.  Here you can see the two graphics,  the Finna Fairy hasn't been rendered to a true transparency (thats the grey squares) but most of the background (white) removed.  The second graphic the stream & butterflies had already been rendered to transparency.  Then a very light chalk colour applied using, PSP in the background of both images.  Here I'm working with five layers, sounds difficult, but isn't.  Then Promarkers for the main colouring of the card then added.

Thursday, June 7

Challenge two

Digi image Mo Manning - Big Shoes
 Inkjet  with Promarkers
Background paper Microsoft clipart
Spellbinders - Lacey Circles
Stash - bling, liquid pearls
 Submitted to
My Time to Craft   181 Hats or Handbags
I Love Promarkers   120 For a Little Girl



 Digi stamp - Floppy Latte Designs Snow Globe
 30% discount until June 14th code FRAZZLED
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Stars S4-335
Sky backgroud created in Paint shop Pro
Coloured with Promarkers
Stash - bling, ribbon & glitter
Submitted to
Christmas Challenges - 28 Circles