Dangerous Dancing

Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday so I made this card using a digistamp from Just Inklined and coloured using Spectrum Noir Pencils.  It was printed on kraft Neenah so the skin tones were a little easier than usual!  And in case you were wondering, this is supposed to depict me and my hubby at our Ballroom Dancing class, though heaven help him if we do ever have to attempt this move!



Leona B x

My 2014 top 15

Thank you for following my blog this year and allowing me to share my creations.  I am planning to make fewer cards next year and concentrate on more sewing projects…well, we’ll see.

I have made approxiamately 200 cards this year and you can imagine how tricky it is to narrow it down to a few favourites, but here goes!  (In no particular order.)

Lili of the Valley stamped image and papers from the Bo Peep collection.


The papers are from American crafts and the digi from Kenny K.


Nitwits designs papers and a Polllycraft digistamp.


Saturated Canary digistamp.2014_07_15

Digistamp from Sassy Studio Designs backing papers from Nitwit designs.2014_07_02

Saturated Canary digistamp and papers from my stash.WP_20140629_002[1]

CAS card using a Mo Manning digistamp


Mo Manning Digi stamp paired with free papers from Making Cards Magazine.2014_04_20


Digistamp from Just Inklined and backing papers fron Kanban.WP_20140309_005

Made for my sister’s wedding, this is a Mo Manning digi embellished with Spellbinders die cuts.2014.01.27 (3)

Digistamp from Oddball Arts and papers fron Kanban


Polkadoodles  made into a birthday card using DoCrafts papers


This is an Emma Canning digi, available from Polka doodles and the papers and embellishments are from Hot Off The Press.


I think this is my favourite.  The papers were from a Tattered Lace magazine and the digi is by Jellypark.

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But this is a very close second!  Made entirely using a Polkadoodles CD, I did a lot of fussy cutting to make this circular card.


Wishing you all a happy and blessed new year.

Leona x x




The year of the horse

The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety [is] of the LORD Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

James 3:3

I am sharing a fun card to day, made with an image from Just Inklined.  The card is in homage to the Cheltenham Festival which took place this week.


Today’s challenges: – the year of the horse – animal antics – masculine clours – animals – anything goes – luck of the Irish

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

For Emily’s confirmation

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galations 5:22

I have made this card for the dear daughter of dear friends who recently moved abroad.  The digistamp is from a craft CD called THe Next Big Thing and the papers were free in a magazine.  The glitters used on the flowers are by Debbi Moore.


I found this color inspiration on Pinterest

Color Inspiration

The challenges I’ll be entering today are: – e is for embellish – bling/glitter/gems – flowers – z is for zesty colours

We send Emily much love for her confirmation.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

A Macmillan Thank you

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Matthew 25:36

Hello,  a CAS card for you today and I have an unseasonal card for a good reason.  Yesterday Iorganised a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer support – they use the image of the daffodil for fundraising and hope.  This is my thank you to all those who supported and helped us to raise £150.00 for the charity.

The card teams a digita; stamp from Just Ink;ined and the sentiment medallion was free wth a magazine a couple of years ago.  I think this a smooth combination of digital and traditional stamping, don’t you?


I am entering my card into the following challenges: – well wishes – awareness/support – flowers – colour challenge – flowers – show us your flowers

Yours in crafting,

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