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Wednesday 10 April 2024

I caught the falling star 6

 Hello everyone, 

Once again I am posting today.  I promise this is the last - maybe!!!!

I have called this one ''I caught the falling star''

Here are the ingredients

7x7 card base, blue white mat

I used a background I made a couple of days ago on my gel press

Lavinia stamps - Star cluster, Dana, Stars mini, small pixies, Mini north star, Fip and Pan

Versafine clair Nocturne

Elements Mermaid, truffle and Dark denim

Kuretake Zig Clean colour pens Geranium red 29 and Scarlet red 23

Koh-I-Noor pastel pencils - Orange 40, yellow 13 and white 1

Cayman and Gold stickles

Sakura gelly roll stardust clear pen

glossy accents



Thank you for calling in - appreciate it

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Lavinia Creative challenge 'Star Gazing' 25/04 3/5 entries

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited

The Crafting Challenge - anything goes 01/05 2/3 entries


Birthday dandelions 8


 Hi all 

Happy Wednesday and hope you are all well

I wanted to try something different and so I did.  I wanted to use pastels on grey card as an experiment

Products used are as follows

White 7x7 inch cardbase

Grey and orangy/yellow card mats

Grey front panel

Low tack masking tape to create frame

Archival Brilliance moonlight white ink pad

Sundance Elements ink pad for light blend

Lavinia stamps - Heartfelt verses and Open Dandelions

White embosssing powder

Koh-I-Noor pastel pencils Yellow 13, Orange 40 and Green 7


Thank you for visiting me

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited

The Four Seasons - spring 01/05 1/3 entries

Triple B - birds, butterflies or blooms 01/05 1/3 entries

The Crafting Challenge - anything goes 01/05 1/3 entries

With Love and Sympathy 8

 Hi all me again... Been on a roll lately and finding myself to be writing up alot of posts. My fingers are getting shorter with al the typing lol. At least I am getting more cards onto ebay to sell. - BONUS!!

For this Sympathy card I used the following products

DL size ivory card base with brown mat

Lavinia Stamps - Lillium, Heartfelt verses and magic surrounds us

Versafine clair Portobello, Summertime and Fallen leaves

Elements - Truffle 

Kuretake clean colour pens peachy pinks

Glossy accents


Thank you for coming on over to see me again

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited



Tuesday 9 April 2024

Take a Moment 9

 Hi again, I am on a roll with trying to use up my gel plate backgrounds from yesterday's play. 

This is called ''Take a moment''

The ingredients are as follows

7x7 inch card with teal and navy layer/matting

Lavinia stamps - Cherry blossom, Moments like these and forest moss

 Elements Mermaid and Dark Denim and Olive  

Leaf trail stencil used for gel press background using same elements

Versafine Clair Nocturne, Fallen leaves, Shady lane and Very Peri

Aqua green and white posca pens

Aqua green Koh-I-Noor watercolour pencil

Wink of stella

White pastel pencil

WOW ice blue foil 

Cayman and purple stickles

glossy accents

Unfortunately difficult to see shiny foil dots, glossy accents and stickles in the photo

Thank you for visiting me again, appreciate it

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited




Spring is here and so is the Green man 10

 Hi everyone

I haven't used my Large Green man, who heralds Spring, for a while so thought I would give him a dusting off and have a play.

For my card I used the following products

DL Cardbase with yellow and brown layer and matting

Lavinia stamps - Large Green man, Foliage set, Twisted vine set

Elements - Sahara, olive, dark denim and mulberry

Versafine Clair - Nocturne, Twilight, Shady lane and Golden meadow

Pink and green Koh-I-Noor watercolour pencils

Yellow sparkle posca pen

White posca pen

Lime green stickles

gold Uni ball gel pen

Lavinia sentiment stickers




Thak you for visiting me

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited


Sunday 7 April 2024

Flutterby's are us!!! 8

  Good morning everyone

Bit late posting a project I made yesterday. I have one of my son's and his partner along with his three children, 18 years, 14 and 11. Spent at least 3 hours with the yongest in craft room with her creating gel print backgrounds - none of which for me lol

Anyhow I have managed to put together this card with complimental tag and bookmark

Ingredients as follows

Lavinia stamps - Orchard grass, Flutterby mini, Pipin, Magic surrounds us, Fairy toadstool, mini flutter

Stencil - Feather leaf

Hill mask

Elements - Graphite and Mermaid

Versafine clair Nocturne and Bali blue

Blue Kuretake clean colour pens

Purple and cayman stickles

white gel pen, WOW blue ice foil

glossy accents

white pastel pencil




Thank you for visiting me again

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited


Sparkly baubles 4

 Hello everyone, it is time for a new challenge over at Peace on Earth Christmas and to give inspiration the following moodboard will spark ideas, it certainly did for me.  The pink baubles screamed out to me


For my card I used the following ingredients

Lavinia stamps - Gyp, Seasonal words and Christmas charms

Versafine Nocturne and Rain Forest

Black fineline

Silver and pink glitter gel pens

Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen

Silver sharpie for edge of card

Holographic glitter


Thank you for visiting me and it would be great if you hopped on over to Peace on Earth Christmas and join in with our fun challenge

Hugz Elaine DT

This has been entered into the following challenges

Girlz Creative Christmas 67 - No red 15/04  1/3 entries

Colourful options April - pastels 01/05 1/3 entries 

Merry Little Christmas 55 Anything Christmas 01/05 1/3 entries

Quickie tags 8

Hi all 

Here we are again with a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create and the theme is always Anything goes with an optional theme which for this month is ''a splash of colour''

I am an anything goes DT and for this month I have chosen to make a couple of tags using

Lavinia stamps Lupin, Lupin Silhouette. 

Lavinia Replenish stencil for background

Hill mask for the grounding

Brown and pink Watercolour pencils for larger Lupin.  I just adore him.

Jute twine

White pastel pencil for highlights

I have not added a sentiment as I do not know until an occasion crops up


Anyhow I do hope you have enjoyed visiting me.  We would love to see you over at 613, knock on the door, come on in and join in with the fun.

Hugz Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited


Friday 5 April 2024

Star gazing 8

Hi everyone, hope all is good with you

I started this one a few days ago but couldn't quite work out where this was going - finished it this morning - Yayyyyy

I was inspired by Amanda Branston

For this one I used

8x8 card blank

Lavinia stamps - Wild summer flower, leaf spray, fairy bonnets, tree of hope, mini maple leaf stars 2, Spriral of stars, Lupin and foliage set

Versafine clair Pinecone, summertime and nocturne

Elements - olive, truffle, Dark denim

Kuretake clean colour pens Browns and pinks (sorry did not take note of actual colours, I forgot!!)

WOW copper foil

Gelly roll moonlight gel pens

Glossy accents

white gel pen 



Thank you for visiting me

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Lavinia Creative challenge - Stargazer 25/04 1/5 entries

A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited

Under the weather

 Hi everyone

It is time for a new challenge over at Simply Clean and Simple and the theme is 'Weather''.  Just so many options for this.  I chose a rainy day for a get well soon card.  I used the following products:

Cream DL card (8x4inch)

Card-io stamps - Whatever the weather, Umbrella weather and Winter stroll

Versafine Clair Nocturne

Koh-I-Noor water colour pencils red, orange and yellow

Glossy accents

Black sharpie for the card edge


Thank you for visiting me - why not head on over to Simply Clean and Simple and join in with the fun

Elaine DT

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Wednesday 3 April 2024

Keeper of the stars 9

 Hello everyone, hope you are well

Today I wanted to use Zemira, another of my favourite stamps.  She is beautifully graceful. 

I have called this one ''Keeper of the stars''

A5 card blank

Navy and white matting

Versafine Clair Nocturne, summertime and twilight

Elements  - Dark Denim

Lavinia stamps Magig surrounds us, Sacred tree, Rufus, Zemira, Star cluster, mini leaf 5 and mini North star

white pastel pencil

Sakura gelly roll stardust silver and clear pens

Wink of stella

quickie glue pen

Wow Ice blue foil

Water splats

Lavinia sentiment stickers


Thank you for visiting me today.

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Lavinia Creative challenge - Stargazer 25/04 1/5 entries

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Poppies for you 9

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good day
Today I fancied monochrome teamed up with one of my favourite wild flowers - Poppies
So here are the ingredients
8x8 inch card
Matts grey and black
Feather leaf stencil
Elements - Graphite
Versafine Clair Nocturne and Tulip red
Lavinia stamp Heartfelt verses and Garden Poppies
Circle mask for the spotlight
Sakura gelly roll stardust clear pen
Glossy accents on the red poppies and Black enamel for all of the poppy centres


Thank you for visiting me again, I love your company

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited


A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited




Just for you 11

 Hi again.  I hope everyone is enjoying Easter weekend.  Lovely weather here at the moment which makes a change

I was inspired by one of Jo Rice's videos her blue tone Forest Inn Toadstool. I even managed to use one of Lavinia's new stamps Dana.  She is so very cute

So here are the products used

7x7 inch card

Lavinia stamps - Forest Inn, Woodland fern, Dana, Orchard Grass, Heartfelt verses and Garden Poppy

Versafine Nocturne, warm breeze and Twilight

Elements Violet chalk and Della Blue

Stencil Leaf trails, hill and circle mask

Blue and lilac polychromos pencils

White, yellow, blue and orange pastel pencil

White posca pen 

Here is the finished project

Thank you for visiting me again today

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited

Beautiful blossoms 15 blossoms 11/04 maxed

Creative Fingers 274 - Anything Goes maxed

Mix It Up 70 - Anything Goes 15/04 6/8 entries

A Perfect Time to Craft April AG 28/04 unlimited






Friday 29 March 2024

With Sympathy 4

 Hi all, Happy Good Friday 

Todays card is a Sympathy card for a friend who requested me to make her one.  She recently suffered a loss

For this card I kept it quite simple by masking off an area of the card using low tack tape

I used an A5 card blank

Elements Graphite,

Versafine clair Nocturne

Black sharpie

Lavinia stamps - Heartfelt verses, Orchard grass, Open Dandelion, Lavender, Meadow blossom, Blue bells and Wildflower

Kuretake Zig clean colour brush pens Yellow 050 and bright yellow 052

Wink of stella

Thanks for popping in

Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Double trouble 162 spring florals 01/04 maxed TOP 3

Stamping sensations Spring in the air 01/04 maxed

Allsorts 7734 ag's 01/04 maxed

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited

Beautiful blossoms 15 blossoms 11/04 2/3 entries

Creative Fingers 274 - Anything Goes 01/04 

Mix It Up 70 - Anything Goes 15/04 5/8 entries



Thursday 28 March 2024

Serenity and Tranquility 4

 Happy Thursday to you all

I was at a loss of what to make today so flipped through my fairy stamps with my eyes shut and guess what, yes you can guess it, I found Aurora in my hands - so there it is a design around her. 

I have called this ''Serenity and Tranquility''

For this one I used loads of stuff so I apologise for the long winded list

Here are the ingredients

A5 Card blank (A4 folded in half)

Elements inks - Olive, Della Blue, Violet chalk, Midnight blue and Graphite

Versafine Clair - Nocturne, Monarch, Shady Lane, Warm Breeze, Rain Forest, Verdant and Blue Belle

Lavinia stamps - Aurora, Forest Moss, Star Blossom, Winter Berries, Orchard Grass, Lavender, Wild Flower and Bluebell

Water pen to bleach the colour out of the berries and wings to enable lay down the colour

Circle mask, water splats on background

Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz watercolour pencils - Greens 27 and 22, Blue 20, Red 48 and Orange 10

Sakura gelly roll stardust pens, clear, purple and rose pink

Stickles Cayman, Golden Rod and Purple

Wink of stella, White pastel pencil, White gel pen and glossy accents




Thank you for visiting me

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Double trouble 162 spring florals 01/04 2/3 entries

Stamping sensations Spring in the air 01/04 2/3entries

Allsorts 7734 ag's 01/04 2/3 entries

Classic design-'March april  ATG 16/04 unlimited

Beautiful blossoms 15 blossoms 11/04 1/3 entries

Creative Fingers 274 - Anything Goes 01/04 

Mix It Up 70 - Anything Goes 15/04 4/8 entries


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