Archive | April 2014

Scrapbook page: Jasper’s bass guitar

Here is a liitle scrapbook page that I have put together this evening.  I used Serif CraftArtist 2 and the digikit Name That Tune.



This is the sketch I used:

I will enter these challenges today: – anything goes – anything goes – anything but a card

Thanks for looking – especially as it is so different from my usual posts,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Get well

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth.

Matthew 28:18

Today’s card is made using a couple of sheets from a Hunkydory boys collection. I love this idea of cards showing ‘under the weather’ for get well and this is ideal for almost everyone.


Challenges: – get well – man or boy – faithfulfriends – animals – for a young boy – lots of layers – use a sentimnt – furry friends

I hope that you and your loved ones are well,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

A first go at paper piecing

Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the chambers of their kings.

Psalms 105:30

Today’s card was made using a free digi from A Day For Daisies.  I had a go at some very simple paper piecing.  The digistamp is fab and I think the frog is eyeing up his birhday tea!  The papers were free with a magazine.


Challenges: – paper piecing – show the stripes – anything goes – anything for a child – stripes – bright colours

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Wedding Acceptance

Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

Revelations 21:9

I have made this CAS card using a Sassy Studio Designs digistamp.  The wording and frame were printed from Serif, then the image was fussy cut and attached using foam pads.



Here are the challenges that I’ll be entering today: – J is for just as you like it – hip to be square – moments of happiness – CAS – anything goes – wedding bells – digi image

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Let the adventure begin…

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

I have used a Mo Manning digi to make this CAS card.  This is for my son’s birthday next month.  He recently bought a leather cowboy hat (unusual, I know)  but this digi is perfect for him as he is also a scout.



Challenges: – CAS – Masculine – anything goes – blue and green – Hats – masculine – colours below

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – Spring

How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!

Song of Soloman 4:10

The new chllenge starts today at Creative Moments and the theme is Spring (or anything goes)  I have used Bella Bride from Sassy Studio designs to make this spring wedding card with a British twist.  The papers were free in Making Cards Magazine and were designed by Nancy Watt.


Here are today’s challenges: – anything goes – flowers – flowers – tags – B is for bride – What’s in a name? (Leona Roberts -> Lovely Roses) – celebration

Thank you for joining me again today, I’d be delighted to read any comments you might have.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x

Toadstool thank you to a friend

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Collossians 3:14

Today’s card ismade from some lovely new stamps I got at the Hobby crafts show at the NEC last month. My friend, Anne bought me some beautiful stamps from Lavina stamps and I bought this sentiment from Clarity.   I made this card to thank her using Letraset Aquamarkers.

ImageI will enter these challenges today: – spring colours – make believe – must stamp – no patterened paper

Thank you Anne, for a great day out and my fabby gifts.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

My daughter’s Easter Card

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

John 11:25-26

I bought and coloured this Mo Manning image before I saw the edition of Making Cards Magazine where I found these perfectly matching free papers.  The bow is from Docrafts and the sentiment was from my stash.  To be honest I think she is more like me when I was little than like my daughter  – though I don’t remember wearing pink bloomers like this!


Here are today’s challenges:  – pinkyliscious – Easter – happy Easter – (Purplies) Easter – Easter – E is for easter – spring – Easter/Spring – springtime – for a child – here comes spring – Easter – spring Easter

Wishing you all a Peaceful and Happy Easter,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


Creative Fingers challenge – Easter

Benson Bear – Nature watching form Crafty Sentiments.  The purple floral paper is a scrap from my stash and the sentiment is from a Dawn Bibby collection.  I love the combination of yellow and lilac which is classic for Easter.


 Here are today’s challenges: – any digi goes – chocolate – eggcellent spring – Easter – happy Easter – anything goes – Anything goes – (Purplies) Easter – Easter floral – Easter – Easter – for a child – here comes spring – teddy bears – get your egg on – superscraps – Easter – spring Easter – Easter – E is for Easter – Easter cute – Bingo(Middle line horizontal)

Wishing you all a peaceful Easter weekend.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Preparing for Easter and 1st Communions

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

  1Corinthians 11:26

We have a busy week ahead with Easter Sunday being the children’s 1st Holy Communion and a craft morning planned for local children on Good Friday.  By busy, I mean that I have to fit lots of crafting in as I’ll need cards for all of these occasions.


Today though I am sharing a simple Easter card that I have made using a Hunkydory Kit.  I love spots and dots and this backing paper is delightful.  The diecut squares are edged with gold foiling and everything is mounted onto a gold 5″ x 5″ card blank.


I’ll be entering these challenges today: – any digi goes – Anything goes – (Purplies) Easter – for a child – Easter – happy Easter – Easter – Easter – Easter – spots or dots

Yours in crafting,