We have always had labradors 2 yellow ones and now a black lab.  My younger son calls yellow labs “white chocolate labradors”, which I think is a much better name.  So here is a card with 2 of these wonderful dogs in decoupage.  I think this might find it’s way to my husband for his next birthday.

I have had the die-cut sheet for such a long time that I don’t even remember who produced the kit!

WP_20140825_013[1]  I am entering these challenges today:


Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge – All that Jazz

For my second All That Jazz challenge post I have made a CAS card using the grand piano and added my own sentiment.  Perfect for the piano teacher!

I have had Craft Artist 2 for some time now but I am learning to do different things every time I use it.To get this effct of the border, I used to layer 2 squares but today I discovered that it is far easier to use just one square and make a thick boder around the shape!


Today’s challenges: – monochrome

You can enter the Cheerful Stamp Pad Jazz/Music challenge up until Sunday.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


The Cheerful Stamp Pad – for a man

This is the second week in the For a man challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.   This great slogan comes from Sentimetal Susan and is available at Stitchy Bear Outlet.   I have team the digital sentiment with a Daisy Trail digikit called Swirling Memories.   I really love the effect of the lamp post shadow.


Challenges: – words – go digital use a sentiment – one layer card – anything goes – for the boys – a good read

Don’t forget to enter your project over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.


Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge – Make it for a man

This is the time of year when children thank their teachers – but what about music teachers? I have made this card today for The Cheerful Stamp Pad, using a digistamp and backing papers from SentimentabaSusan  – available at the Stitchy bear outlet.  I have used stash from Kanabn’s McKenzie and Stampunk ranges to collate the card and the beautiful acetate overlay is from Hunkydory.


The challenges I’ll enter today are: – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes – Favourite sentiment (Thank you is not used enough!)

Don’t forget to enter youer card for a man over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – For the boys

 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Today’s card is for the new challenge at Creative Moments, themed – For the boys.  Here is a card I made for my Hubby’s 45 birthday using a Bugaboo digistamp.  Both the couple and the funny sentiment are available there and I created the background and “To my husband” in Serif CraftArtist 2; the digikit used is called Family Tree and is fom Daisy Trail.



Today’s challenges are: – DON’T BE SQUARE – special man – cute + macho (!) anniversary – for the guys – layers – for a man/boy – for him

Don’t forget to enter your masculine card at Creative Moments for the chance of winning a Bugaboo voucher.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


Father’s Day Card

I made a lot of father’s day cards this year as I did a fete yesterday and rightly guessed that I might sell a few.

ImageThis is a card made with decoupage using Docrafts Wellington Bear stash.

I’ll enter him into these challenges: – mainly men – for the boys – Fathers day/male – men – hobby for the boys

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

LOTV – Dad

This card has been made for my husband who is fabulous and has just got a new job.  My children will give him this when he starts.  The backing papers and embellishments are from My Paper Stash and the image ia a rubber stamp from LOTV.


Challenges are: – male colours – anything goes – use a digi something green – greens – go green – masculine – for a man – anything goes plus green – green for St. Patrick’s day – shop your stash – masculine

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Fingers challenge – spring flowers

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. – See more at:! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.

Song of Solomon 2:11

This watering can – from Delicious Doodles –  card for Creative Fingers Challenge this week.  The sentiment is from Hunkydory and was white, but inked using distress inks.  The the bird is also from a hunkydory kit.


Here are today’s challenges: – spring celebrations – spring flowers – shaped cards – use your stash – the Secret garden – flowers galore – spring scene – thankful for spring – spring flowers – fabulous florals – flowers – something green – shop your stash

Don’t forget to enter your Delicious Doodles creation at Creative Fingers!

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Christmas fun

Hello, here is a CAS card created and printed using Serif Craft Artist.  The man came from a digikit called Retro Christmas and I looked on the internet for an amusing quote.


Here are the challenges I’ll be entering: – One layer card – cards for men – one layer card – all things Christmas – clean and simple – holiday traditions (visiting people)

Bah humbug!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x