Wednesday, 2 November 2022

The Card Chain Challenge October Reveal

went off to Pat in USA...

I used the sketch layout, and colour palette for my card and Friendship theme

I found some blush pink and light blue patterned paper for the base layout and attached to a square white card.  From the same pp bundle I cut a scalloped element and backed it with another layer of pp. The sentiment is stamped and silver embossed (Power Poppy - Poppies set) on pink card and added a fine white layer.  To finish I die cut some butterflies and silver embossed them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Day,    Cheers Robyn

Monday, 31 October 2022


 There's a new challenge out there this month encouraging us to use our STENCILS

Crazy is our Fame - STENCILS are the Game

So I should read the rules and check the dates... because I missed the deadline... but I'll still leave it up

I'm also joining in the challenge at --- I chose Silhouette and Day

  • Using a hand cut mask I blended Distress Inks to achieve and sloping hill and sky
  • Then with Black Distress Ink I add the silhouette leaves using a stencil from Simon Says -Tumbling Leaves
  • Stamped on the sentiment - Hero Arts: Treasure the Moment
  • Finished the panel with a die cut swallow (trimmed from die Scenic Swallow from Die Cutting Essentials magazine

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Week,    Cheers Robyn

Friday, 28 October 2022

Happy Birthday

 Just a few days left of the month to post another card for the 

  • Onto white core green card I embossed the leaves using embossing folder from Papercraft Card Making mag - Beautiful Blooms, then light sanded the raised areas with fine sandpaper.
  • Die cut the floral image with Anemone die from Tattered Lace and watercoloured it with Distress Inks.
  • Stamped and gold embossed sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments set

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Day,  Cheers Robyn

Cat Lovers and Birthdays


Both granddaughters birthdays this week so I've made this one for the 9 year old --  they have 3 cats, 2 black and 1 white... she loved it  

and her YIP YIP pyjama bag I crocheted her

  • Sophie loves purple - some found some purple patterned paper and embossed it with the Sizzix Happy Birthday EF and blended Wilted Violet Distress Oxide over the raised areas
  • Die cut some half circles for the bodies and small circles for the heads and then used the scraps to fashion ears and tail.  Googly eyes and some drawn on faces and they were ready to attached with foam tape.

I am joining in the fun at 
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day,   Cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 26 October 2022


Had to spend some time today making a birthday card for our 9 year old grand daughter so I now able to post a few cards too..

A Christmas card to add to my stash... soon I'll have to be considering writing up my overseas cards to get them in the post during November ---- THAT's NEXT WEEK!!

The Christmas Kickstart challenge #67 - Poinsettias and Posies

Rudolph Days October challenge

I stamped this Kaisercraft Poinsettia from the Christmas Edition set and heat embossed with Sizzix Holly Berry EP. -- just randomly onto white card and then made a mess of it... so I fussy cut them out and rearranged them onto red panel die cut using CUTplorations Running Double Stitched rectangle.  In my stash I found the sentiment already embossed with same EP and attached with foam tape  To finish I added some gold micro beads to the flower centres.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Day,    Cheers Robyn

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Birthday Wishes

 Finishing touch to a few more cards this weekend..

Let's Squash It! challenge #25 - Leaves and Trees

  • Embossed white square card with folder from Apple Blossom - Hummingbird collection.
  • Stamped and embossed sentiment with Zing EP - Leaf..  stamp from Clear Impressions Tropical Delights set.
  •   Finished off with leaves die cut from Alcohol Ink background using die from Kaisercraft - Vines set

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a wonderful weekend,  Cheers Robyn

Monday, 17 October 2022

Two Floral Cards

 Hi and how was your weekend??   
Mine was the usual, working some in the garden, some crochet and finished off a few more cards.
Two Floral cards for The Flower Challenge.. 
and wishing the team ALL the Very Best on their 6th Birthday

For this card I used a new gifted stamp - it's origin is unknown, stamped with smokey grey Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Inks with a little bit of coloured pencil for depth.
Die cut the frame with double stitched square die from Poppy Crafts, and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment from Kaisercraft.

My second card is also using a gifted stamp - PSX, Canna Lily, stamped with smokey grey Versafine and water coloured with Distress Inks.  Trimmed the panel and added a light green border layer. Stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink on match green cards strip.. Happy Little Stampers: Especially for You set and attached with foam tape

I am playing along with 

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a Wonderful Day,    Cheers Robyn

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Birthday Wishes


Finally let my garden and crochet rest for a day and finished off a few cards in my WIP pile
This one I made for 

Using a 3D embossing folder from Sizzix - Doily 
Blended Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch over the raised areas
(the true colour is actually between these two photos)
Finished off with a die cut leaf (unknown) coloured with the same ink, and also one cut from vellum,
and a sentiment made with a small stamp and a die cut, mounted on a white card strip

Thanks for stopping by my blog ---  have a Wonderful Day,    Cheers Robyn

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Christmas cards....

Like many others, I have a stash of lovely 12x12 Designer pattern papers... saving them for something special.... well that special time is highly unlikely, so I've decided they must get used.

Today I have cut up this lovely Poinsettia sheet and made four Christmas cards

  • I trimmed off sections of the large sheet and added some stamped and embossed sentiments and a die cut one that I sparkled up with Twinkling H2Os, then to finish they all got spotted with glitter glue

Thanks for stopping by my blog have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn

Sunday, 2 October 2022

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 Time for the monthly reveal of the cards we all sent across the globe as part of the 
This is the card I sent off to Julia in USA... using the layout, theme and product

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Wonderful Day   -- Cheers Robyn

Theme Options: Music

Product : Burlap or Gauze 

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Friends make the good times better

Second card post from me today.. it's been a busy week with the two grand daughters here for 3 days and they just love to have Nanny let them play with her crafty stuff....  Sophie made bugs with the egg cartons and Mia a floral wind chime.

  • Stamped and gold embossed the image -  from Stamp It - Leaf Cluster
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Stamped and gold embossed part of the sentiment - Kaisercraft: Morning Dew set, on the bottom of a white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed the rest of sentiment on scrap and fussy cut it
  • Assembled the card and used foam tape on the 'Friends'

I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - Things that Fall

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a Wonderful Day         Cheers Robyn

Merry Christmas

End of the month again and we're adding to our Christmas Stash playing along with 
Today I am also adding my chard to the 
with inspiration from their mood board - red, white and green, foliage

  • I used the Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder from Sara Davies Signature Collection and Crafters Companion on white card for the background
  • Die cut holly and berries sprigs from green Distress Ink smooched card using die from Festive Wishes set from Practical Publishing mag.
  • I added red embossing pen and clear embossed the berries
  • Die cut the sentiment from red card... Poppy Crafts set
  • Assembled the card

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Wonderful Day
Cheers Robyn

Friday, 23 September 2022

Best Wishes.....

 Two cards today as we again head towards the end of the month..

First card for the CAS Mix Up challenge ....
  • The stencil is from the cheap craft shop and I used white gesso
  • Then spritzed the card with pink spray made with drawing ink and water and when that was dry I mixed some gold Magical Micas with water and flicked on some extra sparkle
  • Die cut the sentiment (Sizzix - Celebration Words, Script) from gold and pinkish purple card and glued these offset to give a shadow
  • Stamped and gold embossed butterfly (Happy Little Stampers - Especially for You set) and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then attached with foam tape.

Second card for The Flower Challenge.....
  • Inked part of the Penny Black Garden Gems stamp with Distress Inks, lightly spritzed with water and stamped onto white card
  • Stamped and gold embossed sentiment (Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes set) 
  • Used a rounded corner punch to curve the card panel
  • Attached to pink card to create a frame 
  • To finish I added some white iridescent sequins for the sparkle... love how they catch the pink from the card

Thanks for stopping by my blog --  have a Wonderful Day,   Cheers Robyn