Friday, 29 July 2022

HO HO HO!!!!

 The month has rushed by and we're ready to add to our Christmas stash with a card for  

the Rudolph Days challenge

A simple and easy card using a Santa stamp (Simply Cards & Papercraft -Holly Jolly Christmas), stamped in Versafine black, hat coloured with red embossing pen and clear embossed and finished off with Distress Inks.  Sentiment is from Crafter Choice - Christmas Dreams set.  Then die cut the image with a stitched tag (unknown), and tied on some red ribbon.  Patterned paper featuring GIFTS was just right for the background.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Wonderful Day,
Cheers Robyn

Friday, 22 July 2022

Wishing You a Very Happy Christmas

Had some time at our craft group this morning to create the makings of a Santa Christmas card, which I just now finished....
  • Stamped the Santa Ornament from Flourishes Holiday Sparkle set, with Versamark and gold embossed it... then using a red embossing pen coloured and clear embossed his suit... then watercoloured with Distress Inks the rest
  • On a white card panel I stamped the pine branches (from Indigo Blue magazine freebie set) using Rustic Wilderness DI.... also the sentiment stamped and gold embossed.  Softly blended green DI on the corners to break up the stark whiteness
  • Trimmed the panel to fit a red card, attached the elements and the 'Santa' with foam tape with a little gold thread and gold gem.

I am playing along with the CAS Christmas Card challenge for July --  Santa

Thanks for stopping by my blog.... 

  have a Wonderful Day,   Cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 20 July 2022


"Bearly" able to add another card I've finished this morning before we head off to show the visitors the sights.   This one is for the Just Add Ink challenge #612 - I'm using Fur and Stitching from the prompt.

  • Stamped the image in Versafine smokey grey, from Uptown Stamps - The Boyd Collection - Justina, the Messenger Bearer, and watercoloured with Distress Inks
  • Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and attached to a white card with matching patterned paper

Thanks again for popping in...  cheers Robyn

Enjoy Your Day

 Squeezing in a card while our visitors are off at the shops...

Wings always bring butterflies to mind and we have lovely ones in the tropics
  • Die cut the butterfly twice and watercolour with Distress Inks - blue purple on the under one and more purples on the top,  then spritzed with Mister Huey's Shine mist, and finished with a couple of purple gems.... so old the sticky side doesn't stick, so glue it had to be
  • In my stash found this blue purple shaving cream background with so shine - stamped the sentiment (magazine freebie - Elegant Occasions) and silver embossed, trimmed this panel and  added a border of pearlescent white card
  • Attached to a square white card

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

Saturday, 16 July 2022

With Love

Hello and hope you're enjoying your weekend.    We have lovely visitors with us now and Marj is as crafty as me so we get on so well.

Anyway here's my card for this months Let's Squash It! challenge #22 - Keep it CAS

  • For my embossing folder I chose this Tranquil Tulips from Simply Cards & Papercraft... embossed on white card for the background
  • Stamped the flower Fresh Bloom from Stampendous in smokey grey Versafine and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then fussy cut it out
  • Stamped leaves in the grey ink too, from Papermania: Build a Rose set and watercoloured with DI and fussy cut
  • Stamped the sentiment and white embossed on peach card - Power Poppy set Loving Tulips, then die cut with circle die Nestabilities set
  • Assembled the card and added white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the stamen to highlight them

Thanks for stopping by my blog...   enjoy your weekend, hope it's crafty,    Cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Especially for You

Another  finished card to share...  this one is for  

The Flower Challenge #70 - Clean and Simple

and as I'm using a Never Before Used Stamp - one gifted from a friend ... I'm joining in the fun at

NBUS Challenge #40

  • Using a PSX stamp - Petaluma, I stamped it using Versafine smokey gray and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then fussy cut it out
  • Using a leafy stencil from Simon Says Stamp - Tumbling Leaves, and Distress Oxide inks, I blended green inks to create a background for the flower
  • Stamped sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - Especially for you set, using Versafine black and clear embossed it
  • Trimmed the panel and cut mauve card to create a border and enhance the colours of the flower and attached elements to a white card.

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

Just Because..

 Hi and thanks for popping by my blog...

... it's been rather unusually fresh here so far this month and so the winter woolies have come out of the cupboard... and I've been inclined to spend some time at my desk.... or rather playing and not completing cards... so today was the day, and I have a card for the

 Power Poppy 'The Blossom Challenge' - Glassy Eyed!!

  • Using a vase of Azaleas from the PP Azalea set, I stamped the image in Versafine smokey gray and watercoloured with Distress Inks, then rough cut around the image.
  • Found some patterned paper in pink that would match and then die cut a large label from Sizzix Decorative Accent  and Label set from white textured card
  • Decided on a square card and attached the elements and lastly added a stamped and silver embossed sentiment strip - Power Poppy Everything's Even Rosier set 

Saturday, 2 July 2022

June Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 A new month has rushed on in so here I am to share my 
June Card Chain Challenge card that I sent off to Suze in New Zealand.

For my card I used the layout combined with an Easel card as the 'pop up' card technique and the colour palette and of course Friendship

  • I used a stamped floral from my stash (unknown) and coloured with colouring pencils, then fussy cut it out
  • Die cut some leaves from - Sizzix - Winterwoodland from green card and added some pencil shading aiso some twigs from Sizzix - Wildflower Stems #1
  • Cut some matching teal card strips and attached to the folded Easel card
  • For the sentiment - stamped and white embossed from Happy Little Stampers - Whimsical Friends set, on teal card, and attached with foam tape to hold the 'easel' in place when opened

 thanks for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Wishing you a Warm & Wonderful Christmas

End of the month and half way through this year....   and I have a Christmas card to share for two challenges

Having fun using more of my pre-stamped images...  this cute House Mouse image stamped in black and clear embossed   and also from the stash a stamped sentiment.
Watercoloured the image with Distress Inks, trimmed the panel and added a red border layer.  Happy then to use some more of the huge patterned paper stash for the background and attached all the elements to a white card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Birthday Hugs

Today I'm joining with friends of Loll Thompsons in wishing her the Very Happiest of Birthdays, a very special and talented lady who organises the CAS challenges ... I sent this recently made card to her and am pleased that it reach her in time

and of course you all know I love my floral cards.
A quick and simple card ....
  • Using another stamped image (Altenew - Precious Peony) from my stash, stamped with Versafine smokey grey ink and water coloured with Distress Inks
  • Die cut the large sentiment from yellow card.. CUTplorations... using parts of two sets, then smooched wild honey DI to break the colour

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

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Hoping Your Day Goes Swimmingly

 A MALE card today for the theme at Let's Squash It!!..  challenge #21

  • Used a leafy embossing folder from Couture Creations - Ambrosia.. and embossed white card
  • Smooched blues and greens Distress Oxide inks on my work mat, lightly spritzed with water and laid the embossed panel over the ink, pressed lightly with my hand and did this till I achieved ink coverage to the raised pattern
  • Used coloured pencils to colour two fish from my stash (unknown) that were once stamped in black ink and heat embossed with gold EP, fussy cut them out
  • Attached some thin strips of green card to the side  and trimmed the panel to fit a white card
  • Stamped sentiment from Sheena Douglass Sea View Collection, with Versamark and used Sizzix Fir Tree embossing powder, on a strip of vellum... you couldn't see it on the background then so I added a strip of white card behind and attached it and the fish with foam tape

Thanks for stopping by my blog... have a wonderful creative weekend... cheers Robyn


Friday, 24 June 2022

Cheers Tag

  • Die cut a tag.. from CUTplorations stitched nesting tag set
  • Stamped image .. Stamps Happen, Red Wine Cellar with Versafine - smokey grey
  • Watercoloured image with Distress Inks when dry added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to the glass
  • Stamped random texture stamps around edge of tag and blended a little brown DI too
  • Stamped 'Cheers' in Aged Mahogony DI with alphabet set letters
  • Added some black and white twine

I am playing along with The Male Room challenge #163 - Tag
Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Best Wishes

I recently acquired this cool stencil from Uniquely Creative - Ocean Waves, and just had to try it out
  • Mixed some Distress Ink - mermaid lagoon, with texture paste and applied to white pearl metallic card through the stencil... tried to darken the blue as I came down the stencil
  • Trimmed the panel and layered onto shine blue metallic card
  • Stamped the seahorse in Versamark and silver embossed, then water coloured with Twinkling H2Os and fussy cut it out
  • Die cut some 'sea weed' from a piece of alcohol ink background with die from Sizzix - delicate leaves
  • Stamped the sentiment in Versamark and silver embossed, trimmed and attached all the elements to a blue card and finished with some dots of glitter glue

I am playing along with CAS Mix Up June Stencil challenge - Pastes/gels

Thanks for stopping by my blog,   have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn

Monday, 20 June 2022

Share the Spirit of Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you're enjoying your week....

I have a Christmas card for two challenges

  • Used a Wreath EF by Christina Griffiths (Card Making Magic) - Yuletide Wishes, to emboss image on white card
  • Die cut the Robin and more holly leaves from the same set.
  • Watercoloured all the images with Distress Inks and added some light pencil detail
  • Trimmed the panel to fit a square card and attached with foam sheet
  • Lasted added stamped sentiment - Crafters Choice - Rustic Christmas on a die cut banner from Project Life set

Have a wonderful day,   Cheers Robyn

Friday, 17 June 2022

Happy Birthday

Sharing today with you my latest crocheted rug, along with a floral birthday card

The rug is a Polly Plum design - In a Tizzy

  • Stamped the floral from Flourishes- Winter Blossom, in black Versafine around the edge of white card panel
  • Watercoloured with Distress Inks in yellows and blues, and used a white paint pen to add colour to the pussy willows and flower stamen
  • Stamped sentiment from Close to my Heart - Joyful Birthday Occasions with Versamark and silver embossed
  • Layered with a mid blue border on white card and finished with a few spots of white Nuvo Crystal Drops

I am playing along with 

Thanks for stopping by my blog    --  have a wonderful day,   cheers Robyn