Saturday, 31 January 2015


This is another card for a challenge over on docrafts, which was to create a project using a digi stamp or rubber stamped image for a birthday. The materials I used were:

5" × 5" Scalloped card blank from The Works
The image I think was one that I downloaded from a craft magazine some time ago.
Glossy Accents
Card Candi

Thank you for visiting.

Lainie xx

Friday, 30 January 2015

From a different era

This is the card I made for the Dolly Mixture Challenge over on Docrafts. The challenge was to make a project featuring a female from a different era. I chose art deco as this is my favourite era, not that I was born then of course lol.  I love the way her dress spills out of the frame.
The material I used were:
A4 White Pearlised card from Papermill Direct
A Debbi Moore Image from 'Bringing Inspiration To You' magazine issue 18
Spellbinders Edgeability dies
Gold gems from

I hope you like it and thank you for visiting. 

Lainie x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Purples and Blues

Purples and Blues  card for I 💜 Promarkers challenge.

Materials used:

A3 Teal card cut to 8"x 8" - Papermill Direct
Blue checked paper - Hugs with Henry
Saturated Canary 'Alice' coloured and edged with Promarkers
Paper flowers - Poundland
Pearls from stash coloured with Promarkers
Computer generated sentiment
Purple textured paper - Pound shop

Fab n Funky Challenge

Today's card is another for the Fab n Funky Challenge. This time the theme was CHRISTMAS.

The materials used were:
A4 white pearlised card from Papermill Direct
Jane and the Snowman digi image from Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
White pearlised paper
Marianne design snowflake dies
Stickles on the Snowflakes
Glossy Accents on the snowman's nose and eyes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Wedding Invitations

Good day to you all.I thought I would show you the wedding invitations that I have just finished and deposited with the bride to be, who I am pleased to say is absolutely delighted with them and so is the groom to be.  Phew what a relief. The theme of the wedding is based on their favourite football team's colours, so hence the Royal Blue and White of Gillingham FC.

Materials used were:
A4 extra smooth white card from Papermill direct cut to size
White pearlised card embossed with an embosding folder that was a magazine cover gift
Royal Blue pearlescent card from Papermill Direct
Silver mirror card
Royal Blue ribbon
Marianne creatables wedding ring die
Butterfly punch
Sentiment stamps
Royal blue and Silver ink pads

Friday, 23 January 2015

P is for Papaya Whip, Pumpkin and Pink

This card was made for the A to Z Challenge over on Docrafts, as we are now on the letter P, the challenge was to make a card using at least 2 of the following colours - Papaya Whip, Plum, Pumpkin, Periwinkle, Pink.
The materials I used were: Printed card blank which was a free gift in a magazine, Dufex decoupage flowers purchased at Poppy Crafts in Sheerness, cream bows from my stash, pink pearls from The Bling Gift Shop and Peel off sentiment coloured with a pink peel off marker.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Floral Challenge Card

Today's card is one I made for the Floral Challenge on Docrafts. The card had to feature flowers plus an insect other than a butterfly, so I chose a ladybird which is my second favourite insect. The flowers and ladybird are Quilled and the stems and leaves diecut.  Tha black card blank is an A5 card folded in half.

Fab n Funky Challenge

I thought I would have a go at this challenge as I just love this Bugaboo image.
The base card is an A3 white card from Papermill Direct, folded and cut to 8"x 8".
The image is from Bugaboo and is called Beautiful Fairy, I coloured her with Promarkers and added some lilac Stickles to her hair and wings. I added Glossy Accents to the Bubble
The plain lilac backing paper is a Nitwits Collection - Bonnets and Bow's
The sentiment paper is an old one I had in my stash, I thino it may have been from Papermania.
The buttons were from my stash
The fibres were from Poundland

Docrafts Enchanted Challenge

This card was made for an Enchanted Challenge on Docrafts. The challenge was to create a card with an Enchanted image ( fairy, unicorn, leprechaun,  elf, Pixie etc.) and include an oval shape.  I decided to die cut my stamped image with a Spellbinders scalloped oval and mount onto a plain oval. The fairy was coloured with Promarkers and then Stickles was added. The paper flowers and ribbon border ties it all together ( if you'll pardon the pun lol).

Sketch Challenge Card

This is a card I made recently for a sketch challenge which I hosted on Docrafts, following this sketch.

I edged the base card with a Promarker to blend in with the colours before layering on the backing paper. I edged the topper in the same colour. I love how the greens and oranges complement each other.

I really enjoy these challenges.

Welcome to my blog

Well this is my new blog and I hope that I find it easier to keep going than I did my last one. I aim to share my creations and any tips on here, so please pay me a visit from time to time. Thank you.

Lainie x