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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Simply Gorjuss!!

I don't know about you crafters out there but I really adore the Gorjuss range by do-crafts,the images are so much fun to use they really are gorgeous,these are just a few of the cards I've made with the Gorjuss range,there are ,toppers,cards,ribbons,buttons and sentiments to name but a few.....

I added the four corners and the little black 'ribbon',these were actually from the box that the papers came in,so there is no waste..
added to this were some black pearls and gorjuss ribbon,the little sentiment was just some peel offs from my stash.
for this I added some buttons and a flower from my own stash but the letters are from the gorjuss range....
and for this I added ribbon from my own stash,the corners and little butterflies are cut from the gorjuss package and the little sentiment is part of the set.
I really did enjoy making these,its such a pleasure to work with.Don't for get the challenge still going on over at Get Creative Challenges,come on over and join the fun!

                                            Dorothy x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

It's Challenge Time!!

Hello crafting friends,I did a blog while I was on holiday last week in Majorca but for some reason it didn't publish,oh well we had a great time anyway and came home in time for this great challenge,this time the theme is to use purple and one other colour and our wonderful host Angie is also our sponsor,if you haven't checked out her great digi's then you are missing out on a very talented artist.This is my entry for this particular challenge......
As you can see my colours are purple and pink,I don't know why but I just thought this little pup looked so cute coloured purple! I coloured it with crayola colouring pencils,cut the background on my cricut and added a few purple pearls,I'm happy with how it turned out,so get yourselves over to  and join in the fun,show case your talent,get some followers,have a laugh,see some wonderful talented crafters and maybe even get some ideas and if your lucky you may even win the challenge,you have nothing to lose and everything to gain,so come on what are you waiting for..........we are waiting for you!!!!!!

Dorothy x

Monday, 25 April 2016

Oh La La Happy birthday Daughter!!

Hey fellow crafters,I know the title sounds a little weird but thats just me!!It was my eldest daughters birthday at the weekend and I always like to make my family special cards (well all my cards are special,but these are extra special) so after some thought I decided to go with a little Moulin Rouge,also I've been watching the series Deadwood with my hubby and thats where the idea came from to!!
the base card was from a collection by hunky dory cant really remember what it was called,for the actual corset,I firstly embossed a piece of red foiled card....
I added some green ribbon ,maribu feathers and some gems to the bust!I was really pleased with how this turned out.Should have said first the corset was cut on my circut explore and I added the ribbon holes.My daughter loved it!

                                          Dorothy x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

New Challenge started

Good evening all my crafting friends,well it's that time again.A new challenge for the pink team over at,starting on Monday 18th April.The theme is Medieval/Gothic and our wonderful sponsor is the extremely talented Rick St. Dennis,such great images to work with,this is the image I decided to go with......
I downloaded a medieval castle for the background picture and used crayola pencils to colour the image,I die cut the background with a tonic celtic circle die and I found the quote by searching on google...
I just thought it suited the picture so much,this could be a card for that special someone or a miss you even.I really enjoyed colouring this, but must admit I couldn't decide what kind of card I wanted to make hense I left of any sentiment and didn't include a verse inside!
         So come on over crafty friends and play along with a great,friendly group of fantastic ladies and our wonderful host Angie will make you feel very welcome.Show of your card or whatever you've made with this theme,you may pick up some followers for your own blog and get your work out there for the world to see and an added bonus you may even win a prize,you have nothing to lose ,so have a go at,most of all have fun!

                                See you there

                                              Dorothy x

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Challenge Time

What a lovely day it's been here the sun has been shining,so everybody's been smiling!!It's that time again for the pink team challenge over at,so head on over and get playing along,the challenge starts tomorrow Monday 21st Our wonderful host Angie will make you feel really welcome and we would love to see your creations,you could get some followers if you have a blog and will certainly make some new friends.Our sponsor this time are the very talented  designers over at go have a look at the great digis and the theme for us is must use green,so this is my card
I thought this little bear looks so cute and a little sad,so that made me think of a get well card,I coloured it useing my spectrum noir pencils (I'm trying to get back to pencil colouring again),I also added some green pearls and silver peel offs for the works which I coloured over lightly with a green marker although it doesnt really show up on the card! Anyway thats my offering,so come on there's nothing stopping you from playing along,hopefully I will see your card there and maybe even stop by your blog!!

                                                Dorothy x

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mothering Sunday

I have recently started blogging on Sunday but with it being Mothering Sunday this week end in the UK I decided to do my blog now and show of the cards I made for my mum and mum-in-law,using my cricut explore and a fantastic card design by Melody Lane,I added some paper and verses from Hunky dory little book of poems,I am really pleased with how they turned out.....

this is the front of each card ,it still amazes me how beautifully the cricut explore can cut..

I think the mothers will be pleased....well I hope so!
Don't forget the challenge is still going on over at GetCreativeChallenges so go over and join in,you still have a few days before my team challenge ends but dont worry there will be a new challenge on Monday for the purple team so keep an eye out for that and the pink team will be back for another challenge in a few weeks!

                                                  Dorothy x

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Are you ready for a new challenge???

Well it's that time again for a new challenge over at so just click on the link and head on over to join in the fun.This month the theme is to use a lot of red and the great sponsor is 'The East Wind' the artist is the very talented Unky LaStrange this is my card with the fab image......
the minage was a real delight to colour,I used several different shades of red as I'm lucky enough to have a really good alcohol pen collection..
I had some oriental looking paper in my stash and use a tonic die to cut the circle,I also had some oriental toppers.....
dont know why the picture has ended up this way but you can see,these were actually silver so I went over them with a red marker and then polished os any excess, I really like the finish,so now you've seen my card why not head over and join in the fun,we are a great group and are lovely Angie will make you most welcome,the challenge starts tomorrow 22nd February,every challenge starts on a Monday,just so you know,so what have you got to lose go show of your work and maybe get some new followers.
                    While I'm blogging I thought I would show this as I think its really cool,I saw some thing similar on face book but it was cut by hand,so I put the measurements into my cricut design space and was able to cut this out,it's a holographic projector for a smart/iphone......
it's cut from acetate and unfortunately the only acetate I had was a bit cloudy but it came out well,sorry the video isn't brilliant but you will see anyway.....
I hope you were able to see it,I know its not rocket science but I think it's pretty cool!!!!

                                    Dorothy x