Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Something beginning with T

Good morning.  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Today's challenge is to make a card using something beginning with T.  My 'T' is a teenager, and I've created my card using a digital image by Lili of the Valley, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology book and reads "the sarcasm is strong in this one".  I think I'm going to give this card to one of my sons for their next birthday.  I haven't decided which one yet as they're both very sarcastic.  I don't know where they get it from!

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2019


Hi everyone.  This is a card I made using a beautiful image by Hannah Lynn Art.  I coloured her with Polychromos pencils.

I normally do more layers on my cards, but I loved this image and also the patterned background paper by Crafter's Companion, so I decided to keep this simple. I layered my image onto glitter card and black card, with the patterned paper forming the background behind.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Planes, Trains and/or Automobiles

Good morning!  It's time for Cards 4 Guyz' first challenge of the New Year.  This week's challenge is Planes, Trains and/or automobiles (you can choose).

For my card, I used a rubber stamp by Deep Red, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I layered my image onto pattered papers and an embossed panel made using a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder, then added some metal cogs to finish it off.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Friday, 4 January 2019

The Alphabet Challenge: U is for Use some Stitching

Good morning and Happy New Year!  I am really excited today to be joining the design team for The Alphabet Challenge blog  .

This week's letter is U, which is for Use some stitching.  The stitching on your card can be real or faux.  I decided to hand stitch my card for this challenge.  I used a cute image by LeAnn's World for this card, which I coloured using Prismacolor pencils.  I die cut a circle around my image and hand stitched around the edges.  I layered my image onto patterned papers and also hand stitched the edges of each paper that I used.  This took me absolutely ages, but it's a technique I love because I always like the way my finished card looks. 

I finished off my card with a ribbon bow and some die cut flourishes.

I hope you can join in this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm sharing one of my last cards from 2018.  This one was made using an image by Bloobel Stamps, and coloured with Polychromos pencils.

I love this character!

I wish you all well for the New Year, and will be back soon with some of my new creations.

Sian. xxx