Creative Moments – DT Call

Today I’m sharing another of the Christmas cards that I made. This was a Hunkydory kit and made a delightfully pretty card. I found some gems in my stash to add some balance and finish it off. The photo doesn’t really do justice to the colours on this card.

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Leona B:

Creative Moments Challenge – Winter

This month’s challenge at Creative Moments is sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles. This image was stamped with a clear stamp but is also available in a digi – which is super versatile for cards of different sizes. The card I have made is a 6×4 inch and I have watercoloured the image with Promarker Aquamarkers. The backing papers are from Polkadoodles too, this is a paper pad called Christmas Blessings and the sentiment is from Hunkydory.

Challenges: •Dragonfly Dreams – ChristmasInternational Art & Soul– Christmas CardPeace on Earth – Christmas InspirationStamping Sensations– Christmas CelebrationsPolkadoodles – Anything Goes Send a Smile for Kids Happy Holidays 4 KidsSisterhood of the Snarky Stampers – J is for JuvenileDaring Cardmakers –  HOLLY Pattie’s Creations –  ANYTHING GOES Winter Wonderland – ROBIN REDBREASTABC Christmas, – X for Xtra SpecialEllibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Anything GoesFab n Funky -Christmas Animals I love Promarkers  -SentimentThe Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Christmas GoesThrough The Craft Room Door -Always Anything Goes Try It On Tuesday – Traditional ChristmasDigi Tuesday – Anything goes

Leona B

Hunkydory Christmas

This is a Hundydory card of a style I have never tried before. Who could think a Hunkydory car could be CaS? I cut various leaf die cuts from silver and white card but everything else on the card is from the Hunkydory topper and backing sheets (Wonderful Wintertime – A wise old winter). I think this is one of the nicest cards I have made in a long time 🙂


Creative Moments Challenge – Anything Goes

I’m going all Christmassy today with 2 very different cards made with papers from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles. The papers are so versitile that I was able to make two very different Christmas cards.

The first card uses the Pine Boughs digi paper which is matted onto green parchment paper. It was a perfect backdrop to a pack of owl topppers I bought from my local HobbyCraft. The wooden heart came from the same place and the word Peace was cut using a Creative Expressions die. The paper is so pretty, it will be a perfect backing paper for a verity of cards.

The second card is certainly more blingy as I used up some red glitter card! I cut a square of paper from Christmas Critters into strips and matted onto gold before the red. I enlarge a section of the paper before printing and fussy cut the robin from the top of the tree to add as an embellishment. The sentiment came from my stash.

The papers I used are from these digi kits and are available here:


Leona B

Creative Moments Challenge – Anything goes

Well Hello from Bristol this Mothering Sunday.  I have just watched Songs of Praise which was a blessing.   I have been treated today but still miss my own mother , despite it being nearly 19 years since she went home.  I feel for those who can’t be with their loved ones today, due to risk of viral infection, especially my own sister who is home alone with her low immunity :-(.

But to look on the bright side…  In between distance teaching and marking my classes work, I think I will get in more crafting than usual over coming weeks and some time in the garden.

My DT card for Creative Moments this week is made using a digistamp called Flower Doodles from

I coloured the image using Promarkers using really subtle colours.  It was then mounted on a 7 x 7 ” patterned card.  I have decided which friend will get this card.



Stay safe people – God bless you

Leona B

Creative Moments Challenge – For the Girls!

Greetings!  My blog posts seem to be few and far between these days – I can only put this down to the pressures of work and family.  I have three teenagers at home and I am a teacher.  This week has been 1/2 term.  so that has been lovely and I have managed to get some crafting in.  This does mean that I will be spending the weekend working though…

But to more enjoyable matters.  My DT card for Creative Moments is made using a digistamp called Stardust 3 , from:

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then dug out some very old stash to mount it.  The papers are from Hot Off The Press – one of my favourite paper brands.  I had a small amount of this paper left and cut around the flowers and butterflies to make it look as though the little figure is pepping out from behind the flowers in the garden.  I finished off with a sentiment topper from Hunkydory and some iridescent glitter.



Leona B

Creative Moments Challenge

For this week’s challenge I have used part of a digistamp.  This is such a vertitle stamp from Sheepski, called Breezy Beach Walk.  It can be used whole for a card for a girl or lady, or cropped to a seascape to make a gorgeous card for anyone.  I printed onto watercolour paper and coloured with Aquamarkers.


Leona B

Three Kings

Athough I love using and colouring digi stamps, every now and again I like to get out proper wood-mounted rubber stamps.  Here I have used two and then embossed the images with black embossing powder.  It seems strange to use black on a Christmas card (and indeed as I schoolgirl i was once marked down for designing a wrapping paper that had a black background) but with with the silver foil on the Kanban backing paper, I still see the light in this card.



Leona B


Holly angel

I have used a Lili of the Valley topper for this Christmas card.  I matched it with some holly decorated paper from my stash and a topper printed from a Pollyanna Pickering CD.  Alll elements were mounted onto dark green before being assembled on the card.  I used some rustic jute ribbon behind the topper for a little texture.



Leona B

Creative Moments Challenge

The new challenge at Creative Moments has started – there is an option to make a spooky creation but I am well into Christmas card making now so a Christmas card it is!

My card uses a digi stamp set from M Medal Creations.  The stamp set includes several stamps which are perfect for Christmas cards and can be used in any combination.

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I took the image into an editing program and used the small digis to make confetti for my shaker card.  The elves and sentiment were enlarged and coloured and cut out to be mounted upon the shaker section frame.  The backing papers are from Hot Off The Press.

Christmas Card with elves


Leona B