Archive | June 2013

New school

I am planning to make several variations of this card over the next month or so and I have bought some lush Mo Manning stamps too..  Here is my first.  I adore the artwork of the fabulous Jade Dragonne – thank you Jade – and this digi is no exception.Image

She was coloured using Promarkers in the colours of my chldren’s school  and the result is perfect for a very excited little girl!

The gingham background isinspired by the inspiration below from

Other challenges to day will be: – new beginnings – anything goes – anything goes – red and white

Until the next time!

Leona x x

Saturated Canary – Butterflies

Here is a card made with a Saturated Canary digistamp andand coloured with Promarkers.  Her hair is cool grey 1 and 3 and her skin is satin and blush.  Her dress is forest green, meadow green and apple.  The pre-embossed backing card is from Crafters’ Companion and the sentiment from Emma Cromwell @ Docrafts.  I love the final effect of the rosette behind the sentiment.  This is a Spellbinders tree with the trunk cut off.  The image and the 6 x 6 card are both mounted onto silver mirror card.


I followed a colour inspiration picture from

Here are the challenges I’ll be entering: – the letter ‘H’ (hair) – wings – wedding or birthday – anything goes – Fruit (apple green)

It is unusual for me to work wholly in green and I love the effect – hope you  do too!

Leona x x

Creative Moments DT Post – Flowers

For the latest Creative Moments challenge, I have joined two sweet digis from Just Inklined.  The theme this fortnight is flowers.

The heart shapes were cut out using Sizzix dies from a selection of odd papers from my stash.  The ribbons were also scraps and 3 short lengths were tied into a bow using a bow-maker.  All papers were dusted around the edge with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distressing ink.


Today I am entering these challenges: – the letter ‘H’ (heart/her) – lots of layers – in the garden – pastels – use die-cuts – die-cuts/punches – pink, scallops, border & bow

There are more details on the challenge here – hope you can join us!

Leona x x

More Fabulous Shoes

So here is the next card I’ve made from the Fabulous Shoes CD-Rom.  I used the same sentiment – because I like it – though I have another up my sleeve for the next card.


Here are the challenges I’ll be entering today: – S is for… – anything goes – colour inspiration – sketch

More fabulous shoes to come!

Leona x x

I’m a Rock Star

Hello!  I have a cracker of a card to share with you today.  I really love this digistamp from Mo Manning.  I coloured her with ProMarkers, then backed her with a recycled card front.

Here she is:


Todays’ card will be entered into these challenges: – bright colours + Mo Manning image – teenager – birthday – birthday – digitamp

Fabulous Shoes

I have loved working with the Fabulous Shoes CD-Rom.

I used a sketch to design this card from

Here is the finished card:


And here is the sketch I followed:

I am entering these challenges today: – recipe = ribbon+pearls+image+sentiment – pink flowers – letter B (butterfly) – layers & dimension

Hope you love my shoes too – more to follow!

Leona x x

The Man Tree

Hello, to day I have a CAS card for you made Using a Little Claire’s stamp set.  The tree trunk comes separately to the tiny elements allowing you to bulid up your own individual tree.  The Backing paper is from Crate and the stamped images are coloured with Promarkers.


I’ll be entering the following challenges: – makes for men – sketch – masculine – for the man in your life – mainly men – happy birthday – Photo inspiration

Keep an eye out for more Changing Tree cards here on my blog.

Leona x x

Scrapbook Page – Big Bike ride (pt. 2)

A couple of days ago I posted a scrapbook page and then my husband said there were more pictures!  So here is teh facing page.  It is also made using Blue Skies  and the sketch below.


Here is the sketch I used for this page, which was from

This is what they’ll look like when facing one another:

2013_June_BikeRide2  2013_June_BikeRide

I’ll be entering these challenges: – scrapbook sketch – summer fun – no cards allowed

Thanks for looking,

Leona x x

Scrapper’s Delights – Freestyle Blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Scrapper’s Delight Freestyle bloghop. 

This fortnight I am using the fabulous Pixie Corner digi-set 1.  The fairy, tree stump and toadstools have been coloured with Promarkers andcut out, then mounted on a Daisy Trail backing paper.  I loved the way the spots on the paper looked like a trail of fairy dust behind her and I enhanced it with pale green glitter.  The sentiment is from my stash and is from Hunkydory and the gem swirls were from a Hobby House kit (see yestrday’s post!).


Enjoy the rest of the bloghop – next  is Kim – remember to leave a comment at each stop to have a chance of winning a prize.

These are the challenges that I’ll be entering today: – anything goes – digistamps – wings – favourite things (toadstools) – birthday – wings – mad for markers – 3 of something

Thanks for letting me share!

Leona x x