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




Creative Moments Challenge – Spellbound

There is a new challenge starting today at Creative Moments.  This fortnight’s theme is Spellbound.  I have chosen this beautiful, frozen-themed digistamp from Sassy Studio Designs for my card, and teamed it with some free papers.


Challenges today:

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – Celebrations

 To everything there is a season

Ecclesiates 3:1

Todays’ challenge at Creative Moments is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.  The pepers used are from Nitwits and were free with a magazine and the embellishments are all from The Hobby House.


Today’s challenges are: – white with a splash of colour – blondes! – twine – 2 or more ribbon/twine – Anything goes

For more inspiration for our Celebrations challenge, go over to Creative Moments.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x

Creative Fingers Challenge – Tickets

Sassy Studio designs is sponsoring this weeks challenge at Creative Fingers and the theme is to add tickets.  The tickets I used are from an ancient Hunkydory kit and were coloured with a Promarker to match the theme. The papers used came free in a magazine last year and were edged with Spun Sugar distress inks.


Challenges today: – perfect in pink – flowers and charms – perfectly pink – things with wings – monochrome – patterned paper – summer +flowers – S is for…Sassy Studio – metal embellishments – pretty – colour challenge

Please do take a look at the other DT makes for some inspiration.

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

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

Digital and Sassy

Here is a hand coloured digi image today that has been photographed and used tomake a digicard.  I really like the layout of this card though I don’t remember where the sketch idea came from.


I am entering these challenges today: – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes – add a bow – girly – bow – c is for colourful – pink or blue – picture inspiration – favourite things (thank you!!) – colour challenge

Thank you for joining me,

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Sassy Studio Thank you and Creative Fingers 1st DT Post

May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.

Ruth 2:12

Hello, This is an exciting post today as it is my 1st DT post for Creative Fingers. The challenge this week is Anything Goes an I have used I have used a Sassy Studio designs digistamp to make a thank you card.  I followed a sketch, below, which was rotated to match my image.  The paper are by Jennifer Ellory for a range called Damask Rose.


I would like to dedicate this thank you to the ladies at Paper Playful who keep me up to date with challenges and my occasional wins and top 3s.

I’ll be entering these challenges with my card today: goes – anything goes – Any digi goes (1 entry only) – Thanks – girly – one for the girls – anything goes – sketch

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Sassy 50s chick – Creative Moments DT card

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert

Isaiah 43:18-19

Happy New Year, here is my first card of 2014 for Creative Moments’ first challenge of the year and of course my first post of the year.

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes and I have used a Sassy Studio Designs digi, as they have generously sponsored this challenge.


Today’s card is entered into these challenges: – ring in The New Year – happy new year – Happy New Year – anything goes – anything goes – celebrate – girly – one for the girls


Happy and healthy 2014 to you all,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments challenge reminder – Sassy Studios

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

Philippians 4:6-7

Hello, welcome to my second post today,which is a reminder for the ‘use some lace’ challenge  over at Creative Moments.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Sassy Studio Designs and Eureka, who are providing the prizes for the challenge.  WHen I saw this digi from Sassy Studio designs I immediately thought “naughty or nice?”  So here is my take on that.  The backing paper is a Hunkydory insert, which was cut around to fit.  The flower and leaves were also Hunkydory and the caption is a chipboard sentiment from Smirk.


The challenges I’ll be entering with this card are: – under the tree – getting ready for Christmas – any digi goes – scary or funny

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x