Monday, 10 November 2014

Happy Birthday Betty

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!

YES the BIG 40

So, Corrine Jones Betty's Design Team manager and ever faithful side kick, thought  BLOG hop full of cards that have been posted to Betty would be help make this Birthday extra special.
The Awesome Rachel Sharp
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty so she should get some AMAZING mail...
But we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Here's mine, I hope you like it.
Thank you for popping by, now it's time to go and see the other fantastic cards that have been created for Betty....

Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Rachel Http://
Lucy -
Irene -
Lisa H.
Jackie Rakoski :
Katya -
Vicky -
Darcy -
Melissa D -
Sian H -
Robin -
Jackie Randolph.  -
Michelle -
Ruza -
Andrea -
Chris S -
Lisa N.
Kitty -
Nia -
Sam -
Julie R.
Regan -
Jackie Maunder-
Fernanda: Oravec
Jo Walker
Celina -
Rhonda Miller
Elisabete -
Erin -
Jo McKelvey
Kerrie -
Sharon B -
Holly Hughes -
Floss -
Leadonna -
Lady B -

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Skools out for summer

For most schools here in the UK.  The academic year ends this week.  My amazing Daughter is a girl who crafts. So to celebrate I made an end of term card using one of her fabulous digital stamps.

Thank you for stopping by, there are lots of images and even a challenge running over at a girl who crafts.  It would be great if you had time to pop by there too. 

I have entered this into the following challenges :-
Kerries Kraft Korner - Thank you teacher challenge (on Facebook)


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Just for fun

I made this card for the Creata Colour challenge.  I hope you like it.

I have used 6x6 craft card blank with Creata backing paper.   The flowers on the blue square are fussy cut from the same paper as is the flower on the girls dress.  The girl is a clear stamp, which I'm afraid I cannot remember where I got it from. 

I have entered this into the following challenges :
Creata Challenege #32
Sister Act Challenge Blog
Sister of Craft Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Birthday


It's my amazing Mother in Laws Birthday this week.   With out her help and support with child care for my dear daughter I really don't know how my Husband and I would manage. 

I have created it using a flower stamp I coloured for a Challenge over at Donna Marie's Cards and Pro marker Challenges on Facebook.

I have teamed the stamp with some Papers and Die cuts from create.  The letter have been cut using Carnival letter die by Doo craft.

Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

25/6 Demented Beauty

Time for a new Challenge over at The Stamping Chef.   I hope you have your craft creations at the ready to enter.  I'd like to share with you my DT project.  This week I have used Demented Beauty.   She's so sweet but be careful she has a dark side.

As always she has been coloured with my trusty pro markers.  Then I have used some backing papers and Die cuts from Creata.  The sparkly brown paper and the Ribbons are from my Crafty Stash.
I have entered this into the following challenge blogs....
Thank you for popping by,

Sunday, 15 June 2014

A girl Who Crafts


I created these two cards using stamps from the fabulous Girl Who Crafts.  I hope you love these stamps as much as I do.  You could be the next Design Team member or Challenge winner.   Why don't you pop on over and see what's going on. Even better as it's fathers day Bex has made all her Digi's free for 24 hours. (Offer end Midnight 14/6/2014 GMT)

This 1st card is using Having a Ghost of a Time.
This beauty has been coloured using my trusty promarker and teamed her with some fabulous papers and dies cuts from Creata.
Then inspired by our recent family Holiday I made this one using Dis the Disney Addict.

Thank you for popping by,

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Alyce Fairy

Well have you seen whats happening over at Kit & Clowder and The Stamping Chef.   It's very exciting Kit & Clowder facebook group has reached 2000 members and there is a PARTY going on.   As part of the celebrations The Stamping Chef has created this fabulous fairy stamp.  This is what I have made with her.  What will you make ???

Thank you for stopping by, hope you get chance to pop in on Kit & Clowder and the The Stamping Chef.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Hello, I have been playing with grey scale again.....  I used Terri from The Stamping Chef.  She reminds me of my soon to be teenage daughter. This is my DT project for this weeks anything goes challenge over at The Stamping Chef.
I coloured Terri using The following pro marker colours, Black, Cool Grey 5, 4, 3, 2, and cool grey 1. I mat and layered her on to some creata black mirror card, added some spotty ribbon from my stash, a flower from Micheals and some gems from my stash.
I have entered this project into the following Challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Fathers day isn't far away

Hello, I have been busy making a few fathers day cards.   I thought I would share them with you.  especially as one is made with an image my daughter (Agirlwhocrafts).

Card number one was inspired by an article in paper crafter and is for my Father in Law.   I used some papers I got from Payper box a the NEC show back in March.

This Second card is for my amazing Grandfather, I used some photography images as one of my favourite Child hood memories of him is, when he was in his dark room showing me the magic of developing photo's.

Last but by no means least is a joint effort card by myself and my Daughter for my Dear husbands fathers day card.   The image was drawn and coloured by Bex and I just put the card together for her.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my Blog.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Better than Tarzan

Good Morning,

There is a new Challenge starting over at The Stamping Chef, this is my DT make for this week. I have used "Better Than Tarzan"  isn't she fabulous?

I have coloured her using my trust pro markers.   I used Cocoa, Cinnamon and Tan for the dress, Henna, Terracotta, Burnt Orange and Pumpkin for her Hair and Forest Green, Pear Green and Lime Green for the vines.   The green backing Paper is from Creata as are the Rub on Butterflies and flock Rub on Star.  The other bits are from my Crafty Stash.
I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Thank you for stopping by,

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Playing with Miss Betty

The lovely sunshine at the weekend meant that whilst I made these two cards I never managed to find time to blog them.  I made them using Music Notes Rio and Ice Queen from Simply Betty Stamps.  I hope you like them I really loved Colouring and creating them for a challenge running over on the Simply Betty face book fan page.

Music Notes Rio

Ice Queen 
I coloured both images using my trusty pro markers,
Music Notes Rio, I teamed up with some backing card from my crafty stash, mat and layered her with some black Mirror Board from Creata. The Challenge was to keep use Black, Whit and one other colour.  I chose Blue as it's one of my favourite colours.
Ice Queen, I took an 8x8 card Blank and used a spellbinder die to cut out the corners.  Behind that I placed some black and whit gingham paper to give some depth.  The spotty purple velum is some my husband brought back from Japan for me.   The flowers are some I brought and Michael's and brought back from the US and finally I used a little bit of Creata black Mirror board to mat and layer the sentiment and frame the image.
I have entered Music Notes Rio into this weeks I love Pro markers challenge.
Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 12 May 2014

We Like it Dirty

There is a new anything goes challenge starting over at The Stamping Chef.  This my DT card using the Fabulous Digi "We Like it Dirty".

I have coloured her using the following Pro Markers:
Car - Sunflower, Canary and Buttercup
Shirt and Pants - Cobalt, China Blue, Burnt Orange and Pumpkin
Hair - Walnut, Henna and Terracotta
Skin - Sun kissed Pink and Oatmeal.

Then I themed her with some coloured card from paper chase and some Paper flowers from Micheal's.

Thank you for stopping by,

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge #56
Challenges for everyone #41
Sisters Of Craft

Monday, 5 May 2014

Back from Holidays

Good morning,
We are back from our holidays and what a fabulous time we had.   I think my Body clock is nearly back to Normal.   I'll soon find out tomorrow when I have to go back to my day job.  While I was away I spotted cutest Disney Scrap booking kit all themed on one of my favourite stops. Castaway Cay.   So I thought I would team it with a free Disney colouring page I found and make this little card. I added a little bit of Creata Mirror board to give the die cut frame a sunny feel, Some Crab embellishments and stripey backing paper from my stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Betty Butter fingers

Hey there, I hope you've all been having fun.   We are just coming to the end of our fabulous Disney Holiday.   My DT Card for the Stamping Chef this week is Betty Butterfingers..   I just love this Stamp, She's ideal for all cake lovers young and old.

Along with Betty on this card I have used Mirror board and papers from Creata.  

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Howdy Baby...

Howdy, I just love this Digi Stamp from the Stamping chef.   We are off soon to America on our Holidays so I really wanted to use Howdy baby for my DT card this week. 
The Window is a Digi stamp from Art by Miran.  I have coloured both images using Pro markers. the colours I used for Howdy Baby are:
Hair - Walnut, Henna and Terracotta
Skin - Coral, Sunkist Pink and Soft Peach
Hat and Outfit - Cocoa, Cinnamon and Tan (Crimson, Ruby and Cardinals Hat for the red trim)
I used red card, some patterned card, Ribbon and paper rosses from my stash to finish it all off.  I hope you like her as much as I enjoyed making this one.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Avenue 613 Anything Goes
That Craft Place anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for popping by,


Friday, 11 April 2014

Schools out for Easter

Today I decided that I really should use some of the fab digital stamps I have been colouring and make some projects.  Then I spotted the Tatty Twinkle from Polkadoodles that Digistamps4Joy were giving away and I just had to have her and colour her.   Tatty Twinkle is also available as a free down load at the moment over at Polkadoodles.  Tatty has been coloured and made into a box card.  I hope you Like the finished project.   Tatty Twinkle sure is the cutest Easter bun I've seen in a while.

I coloured Tatty Twinkle using pro markers and have decorated the Box card using Freebie papers and embellishments from my stash.

This project has been entered into the Make my Monday Easter Challenge

Thank you for stopping by,


Sunday, 6 April 2014

It's nearly Easter......

Easter isn't far away and A Girl who crafts has been busy creating some new characters for you to enjoy.  Below are a couple I hope you will like. The first one is called Never look back, Never give up

This second one is called hatched, Excellent for Easter cards or a new arrival even...

Thank you for visiting. Please pop along to a Girl who crafts and see what she has in store.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Trixie Deville

Today's post is my DT card for this weeks Anything Goes Challenge over at the Stamping Chef.  I have used Trixie Deville.  Now you've visited my Blog please come along and join in the Challenge.

I have coloured the image using pro markers, then mat and layered it in to some coloured card stock and Creata Mirror board.   The backing paper is by the stamping chef and comes with the stamp.  I finished it off with a paper rose in her hair, a ribbon rose and bow all from my crafty stash.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Finally I made a box card...

Wow what a week...  Such a busy weekend that I haven't had chance to blog anything.  So here I am sneaking in a blog post while I am doing my Day Job.. SHHHHH!!!  

the last week has flown by with a trip to the NEC to the Hobby Craft show.  Where Bex and I had to pop by and see Carley.  If only to shamelessly plug that Bex is now selling her Digi's.  Please pop along to her blog to take a peak.  She tell me there are some new ones coming very soon.....

As always with the Hobby Craft show I went with a list of Items a wanted and came back with lots of other stuff mainly paper and card. I also finally brought a scoring board so I could make 3d pop up box cards and stepper cards with out them being wonky...

So here are my 1st two creations with my new stash.

The 1st one I made was using an Elsa by Simply Betty Stamps.  Betty does some fabulous Digital and Rubber stamps. I have teamed this one up with some Creata Mirror board and paper that I purchased at the NEC.  Flower dies and the stay are all by Marianne designs.

The next one I made just for fun, it gave me the opportunity to use my favourite Creata product 3d flowers and Butterflies.   You heat them up and then you get these beautiful shiny flower shapes and Butterflies. I used some acetate to make the butterflies float.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014


There is a new Anything goes challenge starting over at the Stamping Chef. Please come along and join in the fun.  For my DT post I have used Jenna, She reminds me of my mum smart, sassy and sexy in a subtle way.  I have teamed her up with some more fabulous Japanese papers, and peel off from my Crafty stash.
I have entered her into the following challenges :-

Left of centre  - Anything goes challenge

Friday, 14 March 2014

Grandma we love you ....

Hi I have been colouring Dilly beans images again, Tula's Heart this time. This one is for my Grandma on Mothers day.   

I coloured Tula using Pro markers, I mat and layered the image using some Dark green Creata Mirror board, The patterned paper is from a book of papers I picked up at a Craft show.  The Gems, Flowers, ribbon and sentiment are from my crafty stash.

I have entered this card into the Dilly Beans Challenge Pink and Green,

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Yummy Mummy....

March is here and this month It's a big Birthday for my Mum (60) and it's mothers day.  So I used my Mum as inspiration for today's card.  I used an Image called Penny's Hanging Heart from Dilly Beans. I love the simple beauty of these images they remind me of one of my favourite Artist's McKenzie Thorpe. 

I coloured in the Image using my Trusty Pro markers, I used some Creata Mirror board and some Freebie papers to do a bit of Mat and Layering,  then to finish it all off I used my Alphabet stamps by Do crafts stamped onto some Coloured card stock.

I have entered this card into the following challenges,
PolkaDoodles Mums the word Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenges for everybody

Thank you for visiting,


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Rose La Rouge

It's time for another Anything goes Challenge over at the Stamping Chef.   Inspired by some Beautiful Japanese papers my husband brought back from his recent business trip and this fabulous image Rose la Rouge.  I thought I would try something different and colour the image in shades of Grey and pick out just the red of the flower and her lips. 

I have entered this into the following challenges :-
Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenges for everyone

Friday, 28 February 2014


Its ffffffriday..   My favourite day of the week, once all the chores and dreaded house work is done I get to play with my crafty stuff.  I've done two projects today one using poison princess by a girl who crafts.  She is currently running a name game why don't you pop along and play you could win her latest Digi..

The second project is using cowabunga by The Stamping Chef.  I have coloured this image using pro markers and matched it up with some card and papers from my crafty stash.
Thankyou for visiting, Floss x

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Thanks a Latte

Whilst waiting for my Girl to return from her Skiing trip today I have been colouring and made a card using this fabulous image  from Simply Betty Stamps.   

I have coloured her using my trusty pro markers, Coral, Sun kissed pink and Soft Peach for the Skin tone, Oatmeal, Pastel yellow and buttercup for her hair and Lime zest, Lime green, Pear And Moss Green for her outfit.   The mug shaped die cuts are from a set by Marianne designs. Backing paper and mirror board are from Creata.
I have entered this in to the following Challenges


Welcome to Tamara's (aka The Stamping Chef)  Birthday blog hop. Along the hop you will see that we have all made a card using the Fabulous Rockin' Birthday Cutie Image from Simply Betty Stamps  Thank you Betty for designing and providing the stamp.
I coloured this image using Promarkers, and used some Creata backing papers and Mirror board for the card.
Please complete the hop and visit the other Fabulous Birthday Cards that have been made for Tamara.  Don't for get to leave comments along the way.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Slippery When Wet....

There is a new anything goes challenge starting over at the Stamping Chef today.  Come along and join in the fun. This is my 1st week to post a card as part of the DT and have an image called Slippery When Wet.  I think it's just perfect for that cheeky man in your life on his special day.

I look forward to seeing your entries in the Stamping Chef's Anything goes challenge,   you don't have to use a TSC image.

I have entered this card into the less is more Challenge.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Love is all around.

This week I have mostly been making Valentines cards. Both of this weeks cards were created using Cloud 9 from The Stamping Chef coloured with Pro Markers.

I have entered this one into the Creata Lots Of Love Challenge .  I made this card using Creata backing papers and some Ribbon from my Crafty Stash.

This one I have entered in to the Passion for Pro markers spots and stripes Challenge and the Creata Lots Of Love Challenge.  As well as Cloud 9 from the stamping Chef coloured with Pro Markers, I have used Creata backing papers, Creata Mirrorboard and a Sissix embossing folder for the Crown.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sssshhhh... I have some exciting news...

 Well I'm excited.  I have asked to join the rather fabulous sous chefs over at the Stamping Chef.  Here's a simple card I made with one of my current favourites. The fairy dust digi stamp available now in the online store.  She has such a cheeky face and the expression says it all...

Come and join the TSC recipes group on Facebook to see more fabulous designs and opportunities or enter the anything goes challenge here.   We would love to see your creations.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Something for my Valentine

Hi,   This is my 1st ever Blog so here goes, I thought I would share a card with you that I made using some Digi's from one of my favourite Digi stamp stores The Stamping Chef.  I just love the cheeky Smexy designs that make them suitable for Girls and Boys.  This is for my dear husband and has been entered into Kerries Kraft Korner Valentines Challenge.

This is a simple gate fold card I created using Howdy baby and Tied together Stamping Chef Digi's some Creata card stock, DoCraft Alphabet Stamps and Creata mirror board.

Hope you like this as much as I have enjoyed making it.