Sunday 22 May 2022


The theme for this challenge is 'Flowers' and was chosen by design team member Josephine/Tricia. Come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK.

I chose a bright pink card by Papermill as the base mat for the image. This image of tulips is one of my favourites and is by Bugaboo. I coloured the tulips with my Promarkers and did them in a gentle pink. This was then matted on to the bright pink base and a simple card was almost finished. I added small pearls to the bottom right hand corner and that was it. Unfortunately the pearls were on an unmarked card so I can't remember where I bought them, sorry.  I love detailed cards but sometimes I opt for simple and I think this image shouts out simple - but beautiful.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a Touch of Pink
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Thank you occasion
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with Promarkers/Option Girly card
Pink Gem - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers

Thank you all for visiting. 

Sunday 8 May 2022


Come and join us at International Art and Soul with Mimi's challenge of '3 Things'. I had to rack my brain for this one. 

I didn't want to use three individual items so looked through my stamps. I eventually found this one which I bought at Ally Pally a good few years ago. It had no name on the stall but a lot of the stamps were American as I found when I checked their spelling on some. To add to the confusion they had no name on the wrapper, just a plain cellophane bag. This one of the three stark trees attracted me so it was perfect for this challenge as far as I was concerned.

I stamped it in Versamark 'Cocoa'  ink before tearing out and edging with a 'Mahogany' Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Visible Image and was stamped in the same ink and the same process as the image. The brown paper is from Costco and was matted on to bright green card by Hobbycraft before being set as the mat on the 7x7 Crafts UK card. 

The image was set to the right side of the mat and the image slightly overlapped top left. I used three large gems in the bottom left corner - job done. Two weeks before the challenge goes live so maybe I'm beginning to feel a little better.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes + option of something special about friends
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with option of floral and fauna

Thank you all for visiting and for your comments. I hope to see you again soon.