Archive | April 2013

Funky New baby card

Hello, I am late blogging today – will do this then I need to get to bed!

Today’s card is inspired by the 365 challenge blog which has a theme of someting going on in the world at the moment.

I immediately thought of the speculation over the sex of Kate and Will’s baby.  Personally I think they should be allowed to get on with it with having tabloid newspapers guessing over he colour of their pram, but I thought a patriotic, non-traditional new baby card would be perfect!

The digi stamp is from Pollycraft and is called ‘family’.

So here it is:


I will enter My card into the following challenges: – capturing the moment – letter B (baby) – use a digital image – baby

I would love to read any comments, thanks for looking,

Leona xx

CAS Father’s Day

Greetings!  Today I am posting anothe simple Father’s day card.  I have had this stamp since last year but have only recenty started using it and I wish I hadn’t waited.

It is a CAS card with a stamped image and a sentiment, mounted cleanly for a man.


This card will be entered into the following challenges: – White plus one other colour (black) – Anything but brthday – clean and simple – anything goes – for the boys – no embillishments

Have a gerat Sunday eveyone!

Leona x x

Scrapper’s Delights DT Post

Good morning everyone!  Today’s blog post is a card made using a sketch and a beautiful digi from Scrapper’s delights.  The digi is called Draco Duo 1 and and is available here.

I got the sentiment from this month’s Making Cards magazine and the rest of the papers are from Parermania’s Hot Diggedy Dog range.  The sketch called for a bow but I didn’t want that for a boy’s card so added an age.  The papers are all edged in Cocoa by Promarkers.

Here is my card:


And here is the sketch I used:

If you’d like to look at more of my Scrapper’s Delights card, please click here.

I’ll be entering this card into the following challenges: – sketch – things with wings – things with wings – Purple – pastels/polkadots – buttons – fantasy – fun card for kids – Digi Image + buttons – perfect papers – magical – buttons

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project – hope you catch up with you all again soon.

Leona x x

Simple stamped Father’s day card

I deliberately made this to look distressed and vintage – not my usual style. This trundling car  puts me in mind of the scene from Bugsy Malone, when Bugsy is escaping with Fat Sam from Dandy Dan, “Charlie! Yonkers! It’s a double cross!”

I used 3 stamps from the same set, the car – placed on an angle here, the greeting and the background which was ink one for 2/3 stamps and overlapped to get the design where I wanted it.  It looked good in just bIack but wanted to add some subtle colour so I have coloured the car and drawn and edging line using my mustard Promarker.

They say a change is as good as a rest and this is a change from my norm, but I really like the end effect.


I’ll be entering this card into the following challenges today: – Celebrate the occasion – monochromatic – Inspired by a movie – two colours – the great outdoors – make your own background – for the boys

Thank you for your continued support of my blog.

Leona xx

Mo Manning – baby girl

Here is another gorgeous digistamp from Mo Manning, thi was one of the first ones I ever bought (about a year ago) but Mo Manning stamps are always good to go back to.  This is an 8 x 8 card trimmed with gems for a very special little girl.  The corners are made with Spellbinders.


I am entering the following challenges today: – diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Bring on the bling – Happy, happy birthday – butterflies – let’s celebrate – pretty in pink – anything goes – use dies – make it girly – birthdays – butterflies – the great outdoors – colour challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by – I’d be delighted to read any comments you leave.

Leona x

Mo Manning DT Call

Who doesn’t love Mo Manning digis?  I certainly do, so I have to try for the DT call.

I have made a card using a simple layout with minimal embellishment so as not to distract from the joyful image.  This is a perfect anniversary or later-life-wedding card.


I am entering the DT call here:

If you’d like to see some of my other Mo Manning creations, please take look here.

The digi stamp is available here.

As well as the DT call I will enter this card into some challenges: – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – uses a digital image – life’s special occasions

Thank you for looking – hope you have enjoyed my Mo Manning cards as much as I enjoyed coloring and making them!

Leona xx

Tina Wenke – Cottage Mouse

This Tina Wenke stamp is one the the lovliest I have ever coloured.

I have mounted it on Cute Companions backing paper – designed by Jayne Nestorenko and supplied as a free gift with a magazine.



Today I’ll be entering the following challenges: – colour inspiration – blossoms and bows – furry friends – floral + freebie – green and pink – spring

Monochrome Daddy’s birthday Card

I followed several challenges making this card.  Firstly it is a one layer card – I have stamped diectly onto the cardbase using Papermania brown pigment ink.  I used a variety of stamps rfom my stash, the bunting stamp was free in a magazine and the letters are again Papermania.  I decided to stamp over the gold border line and then ink around the dges  omake a frame.  It was a bit of an experiment but I was very happy with the end result, let’s hope my hubby will be too!


The challenges I am entering are: – one layer card – monochrome – birthday card – stamp along the edges – banners – one for the boys – monochromatic

Thank you so much for taking a look at my card – please stop back again soon.

Leona xx