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