Music loving teen

A CAS and masculine card today!  I made this using Srif Craft Artist 2 and printed out the guitar and headphones twice so I could decoupage them.


Leona B

Jasper is 12!

I is my middle child’s birthday today and I have made him a card using a digikit called RockStar from Daily Trail.  The cards is flat and has a co-ordinatinting insert.  The font came from a different digikit.  I love the simplicity of this card as my boy – like most 12-year-olds is not into fussy cards.


Leona B x

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


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

Cellist from The Paper Shelter

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

1Peter 4:10

I have made a musical card for today’s project.  The Digistamp is from The Paper Shelter, and is called Cecilia.  I have coloured her using my ever-trusty Promarkers, using the following colours:
Hair: Buttercup, Mustard, Sandstone, Cocoa
Skin: Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Dress: Pear Green, Moss
‘Cello: Walnut, Rosewood, Terracotta, Honeycomb

The papers I have used are called Prima Botanical and were free a while ago with the magazine, Simply Cards and Papercraft.  The sentiment stamp was free from the same magazine and is stamped onto a fussy-cut segment from the paper pad.

I cut the music from a Sizzix decorative strip – my Sizzix dies are rather neglected since I bought my Grand Calibur, but still have so much to offer.

IMAG3082 – wearing of the green – dt call – fave colouring medium (Never let me down with blending) – birthday girl – hobbies and leisure – time flies – neglected dies – girly – birthday cards – colour challenge

Creative Moments challenge – a bit rock and roll

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools

Ecclesistes 7:5

I have a really rock ‘n’ roll melting pot for today’s card.  The guitar digistamp is from Delicious Doodles – who are sponsoring the new challenge at Creative Moments.  The decorative 8″ x 8″ card base is from Kanban, as is the gold embossed frame.  The harlequin backimg paper is from Creative impressions washables range and I added a few peel-offs to emphasise the black and gold theme.  Finally, the sentiment is from DoCrafts Art Deco line.

I printed and fussy-cut the digi and highlighted certain elements with a metallic gold pen.

WP_20140306_001[1] – any digital element – young at heart – black, white plus one other golour (gold) – anything goes – hobbies and leisure – masculine – boy or man – music – shop your stash (background) – monochrome – black/white and one other colour (gold) – monochrome

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

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

Christmas in July

Well, I have started my Christmas cards in earnest now and aim to have virtually all done within the next 2 weeks.  As a teacher, I know that I will not have time after September when I go back to school, so it must be done now!

Today’s Christmas card is made with a Hunkydory kit  – I have bought the card inserts as well ans I think thee really add to the quality of the finished product.

The pictures show the front, inside and back of the card.  The rear has a panel cut from insert paper for a personal message.




Today I’ll be entering these challenges: – Christmas in July – anything goes

I’ll be back tomorrow,

Leona x x

Boy with trumpet

This is a card made with a free colouring image for a friend’s son.  The background is made with an embossig folder and the colour palatte was kept limited to reflect the boy’s school uniform.  It i slightly different tp the sketch as I mde the main image the second layer and not the top one.


I’ll be entering these challenges today: – make your own background – boys – anything goes – clean and simple – make your mark – sketch

Thanks for letting me share with you,

Leona x x