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




Bike boy!

My son is going to a birthday party next week so I used a Kenny K image to make this card. The background paper is from Crate and the black mat is a Kanban diecut.  I used a sentiment from Hunkydory and coloured it with a Promarker to match the digistamp.

WP_20141014_005[1]Here are today’s challenges:

Leona x x

Steampunk birthday

I love this sassy steampunk image from Kenny K and have used it a few times for cards now.  Today I have mounted it onto a mat cut with my favourite Spellbinders die and then onto a kraft card.  The sentiment is from Docrafts Wellington collection and the gems are from my stash.  Red is my favourite colour and I love this combination with brown/kraft.


I’ll enter these chllenges today :

Leona x x

Boy’s card with kites

I am sharing another boy’s card today, this time using a  image from Kenny K.


I’ll be entering my card into these challenges:

Leona x x

Kitchen Goddess

Today’s card is another one made for a person retiring from my school this term. She had worked in the kitchens at our school for 27 years!

The digistamp is fron Kenny K and the backing papers and toppers are from Hunkydory.  The twine, bunting and heart button came from The Hobby House.



Challenges: – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes – all about girls – use a digistamp – hand-coloured image – digi or rubber stamp – colour challenge

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Tag shaped card

Good morning – I missed posting yesterday, so I am posting nice and early today.  I have made a card today that is shaped like a tag.  Ribbon was added to the front to help create the illusion of a gift tag.  All the papers and enbellishemnts came from Kanban and were part of last uear’s range.  I cut the fence using  spellbinder die.


My patriotic little tag card will be entered into the following challenge: – S is for…silver


Thanks for joining me today.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Drummer boy

 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Hello,   I have a male card for you today and have used a digi stamp from Kenny K.  The papers are from Hot off the Press one of my favourite sets from one of my favourite papers designers…hate to part with it but it goes with this digi design so well.


I’ll be entering the card into these challenges: – Male + stamp (DT Call) – for the boys – masculine – masculine – for the boys – hoarded supplies – kids

Hope you like my little drummer (and weren’t expecting a Christmas card!)

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

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Guess what my son got for his birthday…

He got a bass guitar and this little rock dude from Kenny K is perfect for him.  The papers used to make up this card are from the aptly name Rock On range from Hot Off The Press and the letters are from Kanban.


I am entering my little bassist into these challenges: – for the boys – Faster by George Harrison – manly – red/yellow/blue – anything goes – a Hobby House artist – retro/funky colours – childs play – sketch – anything goes – all about kids masculine – masculine

So, Happy birthday Jazzy – have a fabulous day and practise often!!!

Yours in crafting (and motherly love),

Leona x x