Monday, 22 April 2013

Inspiration Monday 22nd April

Just over a week left to enter this months challenge, let us see your cards or projects.

Here are some cards from our design team to give you some ideas:


Rick St Dennis Image: Country Lane
Papermania card pack
Martha Stewart border punch
Sizzix Tattered florals strip die
Marianne Craftables die
Spellbinders gold labels 4 die
Ribbon from stash


8x8" Craftwork Cards card blank
Image - Rick St Dennis 1906 Hat
Backing papers - MME & DCWV
Velvet Ribbon
Spectrum Noir Pens

Geraldine M

Rick St Dennis Image - Isabella Sunny Days
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs
Card, papers, embellishments: docrafts Gorjuss range
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Antique Linen distress ink
Paper Punch: EK Success

Monday, 15 April 2013

Inspiration Monday 15th April

Some more cards from our DT to wet your appetite

Printed on Kraft, coloured with Inktense pencils and water
Sentiment: hero Arts
Waltzingmouse Stamps frame
Spellbinders labels 18
X-Cut Butterfly
Paper: Prima - Nature Garden
Spiral flowers, pearls, twine


Craftwork cards fancy fold card blank
Image - (our sponsor)  Rick St Dennis
Papers - Basic grey, capella collection
Prima flowers
Craft Emblies


Digi image Hat 1906 Rick st Dennis
Flowers from Wild orchid
Spellbinders dies
Marriane die
Ink Brown and Green
Glossy accents
Papers first edition

Monday, 8 April 2013

Inspiration Monday 8th April

Some inspiration from our design team:


Watercolour pencils and Ranger Distress Ink
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Marrianne and Magnolia Doohickeys dies
Decoart Glamour Dust
Computer generated sentiment
Name cut out with Silhouette Machine


Rick st Dennis Digi Image
Spellbinders dies 
Backing Papers Dovecraft

Monday, 1 April 2013

Challenge #10 sponsored by Rick St Dennis

Thank you to all who entered last months challenge, here are our 2 winners (picked by

Winner of the Just Some Lines Digi stamps:
Winner of the Petal Lu Flowers:
Please contact us at so we can arrange to get your prizes to you

and now for our top 3

Please grab the top3 badge on the right to display on your blogs

On to this months challenge which is sponsored by Rick St Dennis

Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle. Currently living in the quiet beach communuity of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows. Rick has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sells his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. Among numerous awards he won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Diana Ross, Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jacqueline Onnasis amongst others.

The theme this month is Anything goes 

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get you going:


Rick St Dennis Image: Country Lane
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Clarity Stamp Wrought Iron Corner
Black Card Stock
Spellbinders Imperial Gold Labels 4
Gold WOW embossing Powder

Geraldine M

Copics and Spectrum Noirs
Spellbinders die
Butterfly and flower punches
Papermania pink cardstock
Computer made sentiment
Pearls, gingham paper from stash


Craftwork Cards 8x8" Card blank
Image - 1906 Hat digi by Rick StDennis
Design Papers - DCWV self adhesive material
Spellbinders label
Stampers Anonymous sentiment
Prima flowers
Haberdashery trimmings
Distress Stickles



Rick St Dennis Image - Isabella Easter Egg Hunt
Promarker pens
Ranger distress inks
Prima Botanical Collection papers
Doilies, flowers, pearls & ribbon from stash