Archive | July 2014

Summer flowers

This card was made a a leaving card for the secretary at my children’s school. She was retiring due to ill health so I kept the sentiment quite generic.


Challenges: – summertime – anything goes – summer flowers – flower power summertime – colours – middle row

Creative Moments challenge – use only 1 flower

The new challenge at Creative Moments is to use only one flower and it is sponsored by:


I have used a digistamp called Blossom for today’s card.  It is available from Delicious Doodles.


Challenges Today: – no more than 2 layers – birthday – girls – anything goes – flower power – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes and/or buttons – strings and things – birthdays – girly +birthday+ butterfly – animal friends – girls – birthday – colours – top row

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

This card has been awarded:

Acceptance card


I have made this card for my sister-in-law who is getting married later in the year. I have used a Krista Smith image and laid it out with a single line border usung Craft Artist 2.


Challenges: – One Layer wonder – anything goes – girls just want to have fun – white on white – anything goes

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Cheerful Stamp Pad – DT Penguin card

Ooh don’t you just love  a sneaky Christmas card in the summer?  I have made this card today for The Cheerful Stamp Pad, using a digistamp and backing papers from Coosty Creations – available at the Stitchy bear outlet.


The challenges I’ll enter today are: – anything goes – anything goes – mono – anything goes – anything goes – Splish, splash, splosh – any animal – feathers – anything goes – black, white plus one other colour

Don’t forget to enter youer card with a digital background over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

A gift [TAG] for you

After a successful couple of weeks as guest designer at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, I have been asked to join their design team.

I have a tag to share today, made using a digikit and digistamp flower called Retro Flower.  The kit is by Coosty Creations and is available at the Stitchy bear outlet.


The challenges I’ll enter today are: – anything goes – not a card – anything goes – not a card – anything goes – use ribbon – anything goes – flower power – ribbon

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Fingers Challenge – Frame it

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 28:1

The last time that Aurora Wings sponsored Creative fingers, one of my my fellow DT used this image and I thought that it would be lovely with a CS Lewis quote.  The quote was added in Serif Craft artist for this weeks “Frame it” challenge.

I used Promarkers in the following colours:
Lion – Vanilla, Tan, Cinnamon; Poppies and dress -Antique Pink, Ruby, Cardinal Red; Hair – Vanilla, Honeycomb, Cinnamon, Cocoa;  Leaves – Moss, Pear Green, Lime Twist; Oranges – Honeycomb, Spice, Vanilla


Challenges: – animals – fur or wings – /make your mark follow your rainbow – insprational quote – o is for…orange – digi or rubber stamp – flower power – bright colours – favourite colouring medium (Promarkers) – petals and pearls – anything goes – flowers – Anything goes with markers

Please go along to Creative fingers to see the rest of the inspiration for the ‘Frame it’ challenge.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

For Dad

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8-10

A very simple card  but very effective and patriotic.  The letters and sentiment are from Kanban and the backing paper and camper van sticker are from DoCrafts/Papermania.

ImageChallenges: – patriotic colours – patriotic colours – red, white and blue – red, white and blue – red, white and blue – make it masculine – red, white and blue – anything goes – patriotic

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x