Crafty Cardmakers and More # 113 ” You’ve Been Framed”

Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More and for the next fortnight the super talented Jackie will be your host. Now what did my lovely team-mate choose as her theme

” You’ve Been Framed “

Jackie  would like to see a prominently displayed frame on your project, this can be stamped, die cut, or made up of other materials, or you could even  decorate an actual frame , so plenty of scope here. So much so in-fact I couldn’t decide what to make but after weeks of making predominately black cards I went in the other direction and made a white one with a little pink.




The frame was cut with my Cameo using some lovely vellum paper, very delicate but the result is so pretty . I added a square of felt to the centre and adhered several butterflies cut and embossed with my Fiskars Fuse which of late has been feeling a bit neglected  so thought I would give it a little outing.

We have some fantastic prizes for the winner

We are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot

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with these wonderful prizes

Singlz Embossing Folder

Singlz embossing folder

Square Mounted Stamp

Square frame wood mounted stamp

Quick Frame Stickers

Quick frames poinsettia stickers

We are also being sponsored by

Di’s Digistamps

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She is offering $12.00 worth of digi stamps.

I’m sure you’ll agree lots of gorgeous prizes up for grabs so why not pop over to Crafty Cardmakers and More to see what the rest of the talented team have come up with and maybe you’ll be inspired to join in.

I would also like to enter my card into Time Out Challenges this is a brand new challenge headed by one of my team mates from ATCAS Sandie who is incredibly talented. I was unable to join in with their first one so would like to play along for this their second.

This is their photo Inspiration


This post was a little hit and miss as I’ve misplaced my glasses and am suffering from an advanced case of bloggers blindness, I beg your pardon if there are lots of errors and if Mr Mac has decided to do some of its erratic spell checking.

Wishing you all a wonderful day/evening and looking forward to coming by to seeing  (I wish ) you all

Take care


ATCAS #35 Wheels

Welcome back to a brand new challenge at ATCAS . Our hostess for the next fortnight is the lovely and very talented Sylvia , so what has she chosen as her code word to motivate and inspire us all…….

ATCAS - code word wheels

Well I think you’ll agree lots of scope on this one, so what did I make well……


I really loved this image in the Silhouette store and have been wanting to use it for ages that and the fact I don’t have any wheel stamps !

I decided to make another shadow box , this was a bit tricky as the lines are so thin in some places it took several attempts and lots of cursing before I could get it the way I wanted.



We are once again sponsored by Stamplorations who are offering the winner this wonderful set of stamps ” It’s all about you “


We are also joined again by the lovely Karen as guest designer so why not pop over and show her some love and the rest of the DT who once again have outdone themselves.

A short post from me today ( lucky things ) off to do my 10K daily walk which has now turned into 5 walking and 5 running and then off to my summer-house to open it up and do some spring cleaning.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Happy Belated Birthday Anita

The very talented and all around gorgeous girl Anita from My Paper Craft World celebrated her birthday exactly a month ago today . Being the shy retiring lady she is she didn’t spill the beans until it had passed but as you all know here in blogland its hard to keep a secret ( although Darnell and Bev  of Happy Dance both managed to do that whilst organizing this surprise ) These two lovely ladies wanting to honor the lovely Anita and have organized this link party so we her blogging friends can show our appreciation by uploading cards here . If you would like to join in please follow the link or if you just want to pop over to Darnells blog to see how wonderful these blogging friends are there are tons of cards already linked up in the gallery

Anita here’s wishing a very happy belated birthday sending you lots of warm hugs from Greece.

It seems my card also fits in with this fortnight’s Fusion challenge so I hope you don’t mind Anita if I pop it in there too !



I decided to follow just the sketch and used this lovely stamp by La Blanche coloring the eyes and lips with Copics and then adding GA to give a shiny effect . The frame was made with Spellbinders square ( obviously ) die and for the first time in ages I didn’t rev up the old Cameo !!!.

Before I go I would like to share some photos of the view along the sea front where I live, Ive recently taken up power walking and I walk about 10km daily ,lately there have been some fantastic sunsets and I managed to get a quick shot of the sun as it was disappearing  behind the mountains.

Wishing you all a lovely day

Take care




Addicted to CAS #34 Luck

Hello lovely ladies

Time for a new challenge at ATCAS and I’m so happy that I’m able to join in this time round. I had a nasty bout of the flu which was most generously passed on to me by Mr P who once he had infected me went away on a business trip for a week and left me with a 40 degree temperature and a shop to run ! It really laid me low and I was incapable of anything for two weeks. I’m back to full fitness now and was all ready to come visit you  when my Mac crashed, I only got it back yesterday evening so my card for this weeks challenges was made in a bit of a rush. Its amazing how much we rely on technology in our everyday lives  every time I came into my craft room I was saddened by the big empty space on my desk. Anyways its back now in its rightful place so let me tell you about our new code word

Our code word for the next fortnight has been selected by the very lovely and talented Sandie and this is what she has chosen for us

ATCAS - code word luck

I didn’t have one stamp with luck or good luck or anything remotely related,  thank goodness for the old Cameo eh ! Now Im warning you all my card’s a bit on the bright side  so you might need your sun glasses for this one.


Told ya !

Take a bow Miss Cameo !!! You notice the little sequin in the corner?  A while back I purchased tons of different colored sequins as I fell in love with the trend and was totally jel of all of those gorgeous cards and projects out there. Have I used them  ? NOoooooooooo , I just don’t seem to be able to place them in a carefree and stylish manner on my cards as you can see by the above, poor thing stuck in the corner on its own, I may just end up making a frock and sewing them on !!!!

We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge Stamplorations

STAMPlorations1-webThe prize will be a pack of stamps called “It’s all about You” so definitely worth joining in.

We do hope you will join us at ATCAS and if you need a little inspiration pop over and visit the rest of the gorgeous and talented DT ( whom I have missed so much ) and say hi to our guest designer this month the lovely and Karen  who Im sure you all know from Made by Meadie who has made a super cute card.

Hopefully I will be by a little later to catch up with you all if another disaster doesn’t befall me but first am off for a  ” power walk ” I’ve started a new fitness regime which includes and 10 km walk every day and Pilates doesn’t sound much but I’m practically jogging lol . Its along the seafront here in Thessaloniki which normally would be quite nice except most days it has rained and been windy,  no fun walking fast and trying to hold on to my umbrella !

wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care