Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Ghostys and Ghouls..CHALLENGE 38

Hi Folks

Well only 24 hrs to go before the spirits come out to play, so start decorating the porch with your pumpkins and skulls and wait for the onsought of teeny boppers in their ghost costumes and scary masks to advance up your garden path!!


This weeks Challenge 38# over at Tuesday Alchemy is Dark/Gothic and/or Spooky,  so get yourself over there and join in the fun you could win yourself some fabulous prizes from our sponsers LOVE RUBBER STAMPS and FLOPPY LATTE both offering $10 worth of store vouchers to the lucky winners. So get on over then and show us how talented you are , everyones welcome

Here's a lovely card created using a Jessea's Design's Digital Stamp, I've printed it out onto white card and coloured with my old trusty Pro-markers and Spectrum Noirs, Isn't she fabulous!! Jessea's Designs is certainly worth a visit and you could pick up one of her designs for as little as 65p and you all know how I love a bargain!!

I've Cut her out in the shape of a full moon and mounted her onto a black easel card and decorated her with orange quilled swirls and used a Spellbinders Die Chateau gates the small window cut out 4 times and trimmed to make the corners behind the moon. The Stopper bar has been decorated with some dark pink pearl embellishments and another spellbinder cut out this time I used a small die from the Persain motif set and topped with a button from an old jacket that was heading for the bin.

 Hope you like it, and its inspires you to go and be creative

Happy Halloween xxx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Challenges4everybody/Anything Goes Challenge 6#
Stamptacular/ not just a ordinary card challenge 187
Platypus Creek Digitals/ Orange and purple challenge 18#
Order of the Opus challenge 142#/leaves and/or Halloween
One stop Craft Challenge 202 Halloween

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Christmas for the girls

Good Afternoon folks,
 Here we are again and today's Second project is a  nice and simple card , No hard hats required for this one just a selection of pro markers and Spectrum Noirs to colour in our darling little Ballerina. This is not her first outing to the blog you will find she also guested in 'A Christmas Kiss' a previous blog post I did for J and C Creations. She is one of my favourite stamps from Slapstick Stamps and an absolute joy to work with. The rubber stamp measures 13cm x 11.5cm so be prepared to make a bigger card than the norm this one is on an 8" square base card!!
To make this card you will need
8" white card blank
White, Gold and pink card
Alcohol Pens
Martha Stewart hearts edging punch
silver mesh
silk flowers
Large Red Ribbon
3 dew drops
First you need to stamp out your image you can use memento or stazon but sometimes I like to stamp it in black versamark and then emboss over the top of the image with a clear fine embossing powder to seal the lines. if you don't do this with the embossing powder the versamark will bleed into your Alcohol pens and spoil your finished result. To colour this young lady I used a selection of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
Face and flesh - Promarkers Almond , satin, dusky pink and blush
Cheeks - Spectrum Noirs PP1
Hair - Cocoa, GB5
Dress- PP1,PL1, PL2, PP3
Bauble and leavesCG1 CG2 DG2 DG3
Shoes and berries DR3
When she is coloured cut her out in a large Circle and dust round the edge with aTim Holts 'Worn Lipstick' ink pad and then mount onto some light pink card and put lace under the circle , when that's done mount onto a square of gold card.
  Take some cerise pink card and edge with your Martha Stewart punch to go on the card blank as your base card, then using your Martha Stewart punch again make some corners  in white. Add these and some silver mesh in opposite corners to balance your card out. stick onto the pink card and then mount circle onto that.

 Now all you have left are the 4 corners to decorate. Put a large bow in one, the sentiment and flowers in the others and not forgetting the 3 dewdrops in the last corner.
Last month I was lucky enough to win the ABCChristmas September Challenge with one of my little Santa's in Training Cards and so next week I plan to do lots of cards using my Bugaloo images which were the first prize
 watch out for those

This card is entering into the following Challenges


O Christmas Tree,

Here's something different from my craft room
 A 3D Christmas Tree made from Spellbinders dies
using a range of different sized die cuts I have stacked this lot up 15 layers high!!

The photo doesn't do it any favours as it's much more glittery and sparkly in real life than it appears here.

 You will need
Spellbinders dies
Persian motifs
Moroccan motifs
Floral Doily motifs
Ironworks Accents
Snowflake Pendant
Marianne Snowflake die
Double sided tape
Gold, silver and red Holographic card
White card
250 gsm Green card
Red and purple stickle's
Glitter glue
Stampendous Silver halo glitter
Orange organza ribbon
A 5'' kebab stick
Tim Holts Pine Needles Distress inkpad
Penny Black 'Beautiful Season' Wooden Stamp

Step 1
First take some thick green card around  and cut out all the circle spellbinders shapes using a Grand Calibur or Cutterbug machine I have cut 15 shapes in all but some have doubled up on as I liked their shape and thought they worked well in this project . make a small hole in the centre of each one and push on to a kebab stick . I decorated my tree after it was assembled but you may like to decorate yours before you do this and leave to dry over night as I think it may be easier . I ,however, have no patience and build my tree first.
Start at the bottom with the largest die cut and graduate up to the smallest at the top and glue the base of each one as you go.

Step 2
Decorate your tree if you haven't already done so
 I used Stickles and Stampendous Halo Glitter on mine covering it with dots ,and added a gold star at the top. Stampendous Gold and Silver Halo Glitter in my opinion is the most sparkiest on the market at the moment and can be found over at the J and C Creations Website. add some orange ribbon.

Step 3
when the tree is decorated you can then mount it onto some card . I did this by  cutting 2 large Persian motifs dies, one in silver and one in green and mounting those on some more card, making a small hole in it and gluing it in . Then that was placed on some matt and layered red and gold card for the base. To make the 'presents' under the tree I made 7 small boxes from holographic card and decorated with ribbons . I used the little ties you get in a new jumper that stops it slipping off the clothes hanger, I always cut these out so they don't show when I wearing it and as you know we crafters never throw anything away!!!! I used my 'hougie board' to make the little boxes, they are very easy, just score 5 even sized squares across and 4 down , bit like a crossword puzzle and then fold them up into little boxes. Stick them together with DS Tape then wrap some ribbon round. job done!!

Step 4
When you have made your 'presents' glue them under the tree and sprinkle some Halo glitter around them to hide the joins.

Step 5
make an Acetate box to put your tree in to protect it from enquiring hands and sticky fingers!! Decorate the lid with a sentiment I used a Penny Black Stamp 'Beautiful Season' on a white Persain die cut and a Tim holts Pine Needles green ink pad to colour it

This would make a nice decoration to put out during the festive season or could just be a gift or keepsake to a friend and this tree wont lose its needles or take up a lot of room .

Every item highlighted above can be found at the
J and C Creations website so why not pop along and have a look at all the fabulous goodies on offer including the new ranges of stamps and dies for Christmas or pop along and meet the girls at their Grand Extravaganza Day on Sunday 18th November
10-4pm at their warehouse in Maidstone.

Friday, 26 October 2012

FunTime for Toreads

This is the week I discovered Crafter's Companions 'Toreads' , little forest Nymphs from Korea I believe Anyway I found mine over at CupCakeCrafting.co.uk  but they can also be found over at the Crafters Companion website and I do believe they are on offer 4 for a tenner at the moment !!  I must say I think they are great fun.

 I'm not a graphic Artist/Colourist and don't pretend to be though I did manage an A-level in Art back in the 80's. These stamps are a dream to stamp with and give me the opportunity to practise my colouring in skills. Faces and hair are the hardest I'm told and the experts don't lie!!, but with these round chubby faces, these guys have they make it a little easier. Who'd of thought all those hours as a child I spent doing this I always thought colouring books were a cheap way to amuse your child, not a skill to be learnt for later life , how wrong was I!!
 You will see that they can also be used in other situations with a little imagination and a pair of scissors The little guy in the green with the Club is Xeru he's has gone over to the dark side and become a little devil for Halloween in the other card. This transformation happened quite easily, I just stamped him , coloured him in a mixture of Reds and oranges with my Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs and cut away his club on both sides then I drew a tail with a fork on the end of it and cut that out and stuck it on his bum!!

For  my 'Devil in Training' Card, I took my coloured image and added him to some Halloween embellishments and black card that had been edged with a Martha Stewart punch. The moon was cut with a 2" circle punch and egded with a dusting from a Tim Holts 'Aged Mahogany' ink pad  and then decorated with some bats cut freehand. The tombstones were cut from a  Provo craft die and embossed with  the matching Cuttlebug embossing folder, both found in a bargain bucket for a pound each at one of the large papercraft shows!! My large Sentiment is made from some white card which I've cut a Fleur de lis square die cut  and edged with Tim Holts 'Aged Mahogany' and Spiced Marmalade' , the letters are peel offs coloured in advance with a deep red Spectrum Noir pen (CR8) as is the bottom sentiment I just used a smaller Fleur de lis die cut. The pumpkin was an clipart image from my PC.

This little charmer is Flora and is one of the sweetest of the toread collection, she reminds me of both of my daughters but at different times of their childhood. She looks very happy in the forest and most at home.

The patterned papers are also from CupCakeCrafting and at the time of purchase was on sale at £1 per pack, bargain!!

I would like to enter these cards into the following

4 crafty chicks Challenge Spooktacular
Cute Card Thursday 240 Something Scary
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 178# Recipe
Just Hanna Stamps Halloween challenge 157#
Littlemissmuffet challenge 46#
Scrapitwithasong Challenge 'Someones watching me'
Robynsfetish challenge Autumn colours
The cutie pie challenge halloween
Kaboodle Doodles challenge 142# Trick or Treat
Tammy Scrapping Corner Trick or Treat
Crafters Companion October Challenge - Birthdays

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wishing you a Beautiful Season..

Back to Christmas and here's another card with a contemporary twist, I've used lots of silver and gentle ice blues and greys in it, not your typical festive card but still quite recognisable as a Christmas card with those lovely little reindeer and the fabulous sleigh and of course it wasn't be a Christmas card without a few snowflakes

To make this card you will need

Grey silver and white card
Penny Black 'Beautiful Season' wooden stamp
marianne sleigh die
Spellbinders Create a flake 3
Spellbinders Persian motifs die set
Spellbinders fanciful Holidays die set
M-bossibilities elite folder
Cuttlebug folder /budding vine
Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china
Silver embossing powder
Pearl embellishments
silver glitter
embossing pen
heat gun
cuttle bug or Grand Calibur machine

Step 1
Take  a grey base card and ink around the edges with your Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china I used a 7'' x 5'' Gery pearlised card blank for this project. Then take some white card  aproxx 6'' and half inches by 4''and half inches and with an embossing pen or versamark pad ink around the edge of it and then sprinkle on your silver embossing powderand melt. I have heated it from the top as I wanted to get that rougher look to it. If you want a smoother look always heat emboss from underneath your work. Don't worry about the edges beingtoo perfect I like it a little untidy I think its adds interest to the card.

Step 2

Take some grey card and cut to size, about 1/4 inch smaller than the white card so it sits nicely on it showing off the edge of silver then run this card though your cuttle bug or your Grand Calibur machine inside your M-bossibilities elite folder to get that lovely embossed pattern . when that is done take your Tim Holt's distressing ink broken china and ink over the embossed card till its is a lovely soft blue colour than take your embossing pen and draw random lines and patterns over the surface of the embossed card and then add more silver embossing powder and heat again from the top to give a subtle but lovely patten . Matt and layer onto the white card when the embossed card has cooled down. This should provide you with a decorated background for your Christmas card that is totally original to you. Don't go crazy with the pen though or you will have a silver background card and not a blue one !!

Step 3
Cut a small strip of white card and run though your cuttle bug or Grand Calibur machine inside your Cuttlebug folder /budding vine, dust the egde with your Tim Holt's Distressing ink broken china and add to your patterned card

Step 4
Stamp onto some white card using your Penny Black 'Beautiful Season' wooden stamp and then place the words inside the centre of the largest die from the Spellbinders Persian motifs die set and cut using your cuttle bug or  Grand Calibur machine when this is done using your Tim Holt's Distressing ink broken china dust over lightly to colour your topper

Step 5
when the background and topper is done its now just a job of playing with your embellishments and placing them on your card . cut out 4 reindeer and colour while still inside the die with your Tim holts Distressing ink broken china again and make up a small snowflake in silver and white card and add your  Pearl embellishments if you don't have a matching colour in your pearls collection you can always colour them with your Spectrum Noir Pens. xx

All items highlighted in this project card can be found on the J and C Creations Website so why not give them a visit and dont forget to look on our inspiration blog at J and C Creations for some wonderful ideas and chances to enter our Challenges xx

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges
Inspired by stampin challenge #32
Southern girls challenge  56 # Animal Crackers
DYSU Challenge 95# Embossing
Fab and Funky Challenges 144#
DL.ART Thankful thursday - holidays Challenge 

Hugs Tracey Anne xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge 37#

Random words : BATH ,DUCT TAPE & SPARROW

Hi folks
Here's my first project since going 'International' and joining Tuesday Alchemy's Design team 'across the pond' and I have to say I'm so excited to be one of their DT members.

This week's Challenge at Tuesday Alchemy is Random words. They are  Bath, Duct tape and Sparrow.
Use one, two or all three words. If you use all three, put "A3W" after your name to receive an extra entry.
 (If it is hard to see what word was used to inspire you, please make sure to leave the word in your post.)
So get on over there and join in , you could be winning yourself $10 worth of vouchers to spend
from their sponsor's Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps or 6 free digis from Scrappers Delights


If you would like to recreate my bathroom door hanger ,Its really easy to do and all the instructions are below. So why not give it a try if you don't fancy doing it but would like to check out all the other inspirational projects on the Tuesday Alchemy blog, why not pop over now and see all the other great items made by their design team , Everyones Welcome xx

you will need the following recipe ingredients
Gold and Purple Card
Crafters Companion S.W.A.L.K ,'Time Out' Stamp
Spellbinders Fancy ovals die set
Spellbinders banners die set
Gold dotted Acetate
'Ranger' clear Glaze
Cuttlebug embossing folder -bubbles
Gold peel off letters and corner stickers
Gold paper candie buttons
large ribbon bow
Spectrem Noirs/ Any good Alcohol pens to colour

Start your project by cutting a large rectangle with a hole at the top of it out of gold card and then a slightly smaller one out of the purple.

stamp and colour your 'bathtub' image I used Alcohol pens but you can use any medium you would like. Glaze your bubbles with the Ranger glaze and leave to dry overnight for the best results
Run your Acetate through your die cutting / Embossing machine  inside a 'bubbles' cuttlebug folder and mount onto the purple card. Add peel off corners at this stage. Cut yourself a gold fancy oval die and mount your coloured image onto the centre of the die. Mount this onto your door hanger shape

Cut out 2 banner dies and stick on your hanger below your coloured image Add some gold letters to one of the cut out banners dies and spell out the word 'OCCUPIED' so when your door hanger is outside the bathroom hanging on the door knob, the kids know NOT TO COME IN!!
Decorate the 'hole' with some a gold peel off border and some gold Paper Candie buttons and add your bow and there you have it . A pretty and useful item that may buy you, all, at least 10 minutes peace and quiet in the tub!!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Hard Hats and High Heels

The day started pretty much like most days this week with fog and rain and so the options on what to do were getting slim. The housework had been done over the weekend and anyway its housework there's always something better to do than that!!!

For a change from my usual routine I thought I'd put my hard-hat on (health and Safety rules!!) and do a little construction work.  One of my passions is creating model gifts for fun. So without a ink pad or Alcohol pen in sight I started on my latest project. and here it is... A SHOE!!

This idea came from chatting to hubby about the need and love women had for shoes. How it was universal and probably genetic in some way as no matter who you are or what you do for a living you will always stop and turn your head if you see a sexy pair of heels . As some of you already know I spend a look of time in the company of  big butch tattooed hairy bikers (and that's just the girls,) They look mean and menacing (still the girls) but show them a pair of Jimmy Choo's or New Rocks and they melt like butter!!

If you would like to make one of these you will need the following

Black Card
Gold Card
 A shoe Template ( I created my own )
Gold and black ribbon
Gold card candies
paper flowers
butterfly embellishment
Silver plastic chain
Acetate box
Sentiments labels
double sided sticky
glue gun

  First you will need to cut out your basic shoe shapes you can download a template from the Internet if you don't fancy doing 'it by eye' so to speck but you will be stuck with their choice of shoe and it's not rocket science, the shapes are all roughly the same. you can tweek them with your scissors as you go.

 Cut a half moon for the back of the shoe and a rectangle for the heel . 2 insteps and half an oval for the toe end, you can always just cut a rectangle for the toe end if you like and make your shoes sandals!!

 Cut 1 '' extra on the toe and back shapes and cut 'crocodile teeth into them so when you fold them round the 1st instep they don't crease. when heel end and toe end are fixed to 1st instep, cover workings with 2nd instep.


 When you make your heel. cut out a rectangle and score into 5 equal sections. Score 1/2'' across the top and bottom and cut into score lines 1/2 inch deep each end. Fold into long rectangular heel and stick with strong double sided tape tuck in ends and stick down. Add to bottom of instep with glue gun . Take your strip of black card  and stick inside the heel end on both sides, then decorate with card candies they look like studs or buttons I love them. I've added ribbon and Silver chain and Gold card strips up the heel but you can do whatever you what to yours, the Principal is the same. when you have finish decorating your shoe stick on some gold card and make yourself an Acetate box to protect it from the elements and little children and place inside for safe keeping. This one will eventually find its way to somebody as a birthday keepsake or a attention grabber on my summer craft stall .

Thanks for looking and if you like what you see and want to see more check out my Gallery pictures at the top of the blog and my 'Arty farty creations page'

 Thanks for dropping by xx
Tracey Anne

Thought I might enter this in a few challenges
Ladyann Challenge/Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge/Anything Goes
Craftybloggersnetworkchallenge#4/Anything Goes
makeitmonday/AnythingGoes Challenge112

Friday, 19 October 2012

Away with the Autumn fairies...

Morning folks

Well the winds are blowing and its pouring with rain outside , monsoon season has returned and with it the usual sniffles and  snotty noses!! The whole house has been sneezing and spluttering germs like its going out of fashion, myself included!!

So it seemed only appropriate to make a tissue box for today's project. They don't require a great deal of brain power of which I am lacking of this morning as they are simply  a box with a lid with a slit in it!! How you decorate them is your choice I've gone with fairies this time round as I have a get well card already done in that style

The card was made using a Crafters Companion stamp from the Fairyopolis range. 'She' has been coloured in with a selection of Pro markers and Spectrum Noirs and cut out with a Spellbinders die. I made a brown glitter frame and added some paper flowers to the corner and a bow and sentiment above.  The most enjoyable part of this card was making the backing paper/card that 'she' sits upon so I thought I might share that technique with you today, It's reasonably easy,  if you follow the steps you should be able to recreate a similar pattern and style.

For the backing paper you will need

White card
A plastic floral mask
distressing inks
silver embossing powder
versamark ink pad
blending tool
Embossing machine i.e. Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur

Step one
First take some white card and a floral or leafy plastic mask. Ink up the mask using a versa mark sticky ink pad and lay the card over it then run this through your embossing/die-cutting machine. I used my Grand Calibur for this as the mask I used was quite large.

Step 2
Carefully remove mask from card and cover embossed (and now sticky) indents with silver embossing powder. I used one from Papermania called silver tinsel which has a very high shiny finish for an embossing powder

Step 3
Gently tap off the excess powder and then heat with a heat gun from underneath till all the powder has melted then leave to cool

Step 4
Ink all over your card with different distressing inks I used Tim Holts 'Fired Brick' red, Pine Needles and 'Peeled Paint' greens . The now embossed silver leaves will act as a resist and so you can ink over the top of them. Cut your finished patterned paper to the required size using your paper trimmer or guillotine and matt your fairy image onto it

As for the box , I just coloured some more of the fairies from the Fairyopolis collection and stuck them to the four sides . To decorate  the lid (after cutting a slot in the top)  I added some corners then added some large peach paper flowers made from a marianne 'posy' die and put glitter glue around the edges I finished with a butterfly in the corner and wrapped some ribbon and lace around the outside of the lid to add interest.

Now that's finished I can go off and take 2 paracetamol, have for a hot lemsip , and a cosy sit down by the fire for 10 minutes ...

I would like to enter this project in the following Challenges

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Annabelles Gifts

Hi folks
well there's only 68 more sleeps to Christmas so best get some cards ready to send. This months project are to include contemporary colours and so I have used a lot of purple and silver as I have be told by my university student daughter that they are the 'in' colours of the moment!!

Here's a card designed using contemporary colours and the 'Annabelle with Gifts' Stamp from wild Rose Studio . The image was a dream to stamp and is clear and crisp. I used a selection of pro marker pens to colour this in and decorated round the image with glittered snowflakes and flowers hope you like it.

you will need

'Annabelle with Gifts' stamp
Spellbinders leafy square dies
Marianne designs snow flake die
white card
Tim Holts 'dusty concord distressing ink
Stampendous silver halo glitter
sentiment stamp
paper and silk flowers
purple ribbon
Green, red and purple card
blank base card

Step one
Stamp and colour your image , I used a blender pen with pro markers but Spectrum Noirs or Copics will do a fantastic job of this too. I used 'Almond' for the face and 'lilac, amethyst, and berry red for the hat and dress, Cool grey 1, and ice grey 4 for the fur and lemon, mint green berry red for the presents .

Step 2
when your image is coloured, cut out some purple card and mount and cut out some leafy dies in purple and green card using the largest die (for the purple die-cut I had to cut this in 2 diagonal) and put on your base card

step 3
Decorate the corners, I cut out some Marianne designs snow flake dies and covered them in Stampendous silver halo glitter and added a little purple flower and added some silk flowers in the bottom right corner
step 4
Stamp out your sentiment and cut out the smaller of the and Spellbinders leafy square dies then softy dust the die cut while it is still in the die with Tim Holts 'dusty concord distressing ink and add to the card

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
copicmarkereurope.Challenge/ colouring snow

Monday, 15 October 2012

All Hallow's Eve

Well for all you ghouls and ghostie lovers not long to wait now.
something to look forward to, darkness will soon be upon us and the creatures of the night will rise!!
Dont forget to dress up real scary as   the more gruesome you look during  the Halloween holiday, the more you will get to stuff  your faces with candy!!

 Most of us have been guilty at one time or another of dressing our little cherubs up as monsters and shoving them up the neighbours garden path or worst still, dressing up oursleves to go to a friends party, getting the bus there, that was always fun!! So now its my turn to get the doorbell rung all evening and to smile sweetly as I fill someone else's child with sugar and E numbers !!!

 Here's a candy box I made from a plain card gift box , I covered it in black card to make it nice and rigid and decorated with some Halloween papers from a Serif Halloween 2011 digikit, the leaves and foliage were cut using a festive greenery sizzix die and my pumpkin was again Serif. The moon was just a circle cut from plain white card stock and edged with a Tim holts distressing ink pad dusty concord ,  and the letters were left over from a forever friends set. I had to ink them up in brown pigment ink and emboss with thick embossing powder a few times to get them to have that enamelled look . Finally add a bat, some gold paper candies and a ribbon and you have a ghoulisous little gift box for the local horrible monsters/kids/Adults to dip into and 'treat' themselves from..

dont forget to line your box with some orangery red 'blood stained' tissue paper and silver 'spiders webbing'...

Of course if the sign I've left on the door saying ' Sick baby sleeping , please do not knock' works for yet another year I may not get any visitors on the 30th October and I may have to eat all the goodies myself!! meh ha ha ha.....Trick or treat ??


I would like to enter the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge/ too cute to spook
Eurekastamps Challenge 10# spooky or halloween
The poodles Parlour Challenge/Halloween
UKR Challenge/pumpkins galore
Simon says challenge/ dies or punches
CardmakinMama'a/spooky challenge
PaperPretties/Orange and black Challenge

Friday, 12 October 2012

Hoglets on Ice

Here's a sweet little image you don't see every day , Hedgehogs wearing ice skates!! Personally I favour the roller blade but each to their own...
These little fellers can be found up to all sorts of antics all year which is a little weird because during the winter they should be in hibernation !!! Baby hedgehogs are called Hoglets and are very cute but best left alone if found as mum is normally close by. They are usually born around June and July and stay with mum for the first 3 months. If you know you have hedgehogs visit your garden, think twice about putting out slug pellets as they will poison a young hog and always check your bonfire in November as they will see this as a great place to sleep out the winter
Now back to cards . This delightful little stamp is called 'Hedgy shuffle' and is by Penny Black. If you would like to make a card similar to this one,  you can find a wonderful range of Penny Black stamps hosting hedgehogs and other animals at the J and C Creations website.
you will also find the sentiment used on this card along with an array and fabulous crafting products, including Spellbinders dies , Pearls, ribbons, ink pads,embellishments, card and lots more,
so why not give it a visit
This card has been entered into the following Challenges
 Here's another card again using a penny Black stamp . Its from the 'In the garden' set and can be found at J and Creations Website in their Penny Black Stamps section. This time its that rather well fed tomcat, he reminds me of Harry , the third flatmate at my daughters home. Hes looking a little concerned as he's not quite sure who or what is sitting on his tail!!! he was coloured with my Pro-markers and Spectrum Noirs and mounted onto a selection of patterned circles , then decorated up with some paper flowers I quick and easy card to do. have to be totally honest here I really need to make something that wasn't festive today think I'm going a little 'Santa snowflakes' Crazy!!!!!!
 O'well TGIF. Have a great weekend folks and look out for new stuff coming . Don't forget if you like what you see, please follow me, I've only been blogging since April and would love for you to join me and tell me what you think of my crafting ....
 I will be entering this card in the following challenges