For your graduation

Well it is graduation season here in the UK and i ahve made this card using a Saturted Canary digistamp.  She was coloured using Promarkers then I enhanced the blues using Spectrum Noir pencils.  The card was assembled using one of the Papermania capsule collections.


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.


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

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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




May your dreams have wings…


I am on a bit of a roll at the moment and managing to post every day.  Today’s creation is a card made with a Saturated Canary image.  The backing papers are various (non-matching) bits from my stash and the sentiment is from Hunkydory.




Leona x x

Almost at another birthday

One thing with having 3 children is that there always seems to be a birthday coming!  For child number two, whose birthday is in September, I have coloured a Saturated Canary digistamp with Promarkers and made it into a card using papers from a Papermania capsule collection.  I ran the yellow paper through a Crafts-too embossing folder to reflect the footballer image.  The sentiment is from My Paper Stash and the glittery peel-offs are from my stash.

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I’ll be entering my card into these challenges:

Leona x x

Birthday boy

This  cute little lad is from Saturated Canary.



Pumpkin spice –  #80  Children
Send a Smile for Kids – Anything Goes 4 Kids
A girl who crafts – Always ANYTHING GOES
The East Wind Challenge – For the Kiddies
Bloggers  – Birthday
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon – Happy Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge – Masculine Birthday
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge –Boys’ cards
Moo-Mania & More – Hot Summer
Freshly Made Sketches –  Sketch*

Leona x x

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

Retirement card

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 10:22

I have made this card for a teacher at work who is retiring in a few weeks.  This Sturated Canary image looks very like her and I found the sentiment on a shared poster on Pinterest.  The papers and flowers are all odd bits from my stash, nounted onto a shaped 8 x 8″ card.


Challenges today: – mainly red – elegant – flowers – Anything goes with markers – 3 or more design papers – shaped card – summer blooms
Yours in crafting,

Leona x x