TTCRD ATG Challenge 22nd June 2021

Hello and long time no blog. Life has unfortunately got in the way of my blogging my DT projects but now I am back on track you will be pleased to know.

This week Through the Craft Room Door are sponsored by Pinksy Doodles – a new sponsor to us, specialising in SVG files. Sometimes you want just the one file and having to buy a whole load of things to get one particular thing is annoying so Pinksy Doodles have their own range of SVG files and for our challenge this week we have been given 3 and the prize on offer is for 5 on the lucky winner, who will be chosen at random.

I am using the flowers SVG from Pinksy Doodles and I have used them on this design which is by Imala. Unfortunately I had problems with my cutting which I didn’t have time to sort out, I am still so very unskilled with my Brother Scan and Cut (and I’ve had it that long I should not be!!) and I do think my settings should have been looked at. I am great with technology but craft technology sometimes just proves a little much for me. I will get better, it is on my to do list!

You can join the challenge this week by going to Through the Craft Room Door and taking a look at what the Dt have created. It is an anything goes challenge so use what you want to create something your way. You could be the randomly chosen winner of this weeks prize.

Much love


ATG Challenge for Through the Craft Room Door.

Hello again, sorry about the lack of posts but never fear I am not gone for long.

Today I am sharing my project for this week’s challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.

This week our sponsor is the fabulous KLM Digital and I have used the Bee Gnome. I loved working with this image.

I had so much fun creating a background using Dinky Inkies from Dreamees. I wanted a golden effect so blended in a choice of Incas to create that background. Then I used a Stencil, again from Dreamees to create a honeycomb effect using some texture paste and mica powders. Once all was dry I set the image using some hair spray. The fabulous gnome I coloured in using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens and a pain sparkle pen for the beard. I mounted the image onto the card using 3D foam and also added some golden coloured sisal and some small MDF bees just to give a 3D effect. Then I added the sentiment. I enjoyed creating every element of this.

I hope you like it. The rest of the team have used other images from the sponsor to create their projects and we are hoping that they will inspire others to take the challenge for this week. You can visit the challenge here.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you all soon.


ATG Challenge – Through the Craft Room Door – 30th March 2021

Hello and here is my contribution for the next challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door where this week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up

I loved the images we were working with but I just couldn’t get anything to work for me, one of those times where mojo just escaped! So I resorted to an art journal page and I am very happy with what I made. The image I worked with is called The Cat’s Whiskers.

I found some bottles of spray ink so I thought let me see what this does and I quite liked the resulting mess. Then I put the lovely image of the cat on one side and remembered I had a very quirky stamp set by Dyan Reavely and I stamped that onto some off cuts of coloured paper. I love the sentiment of “sorry but the cat and I have plans for this evening”. I then decided to try the dreaded crackle paste. I have to admit I have failed miserable with getting anything to crackle but this seemed to work nicely and you can’t see it so I shall be experimenting with that again.

I hope you like what I have done with the image, well out of my comfort zone but so happy I invested in the art journal, I have extended the amount of techniques I am trying which is a good thing.

So until next time I post have a good one and don’t forget check out the challenge for this week. TTCRD ATG Challenge



ATG Challenge for Through The Craft Room Store sponsored by Sheepski Designs – 16th March 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge post from me for Through the Craft Room Door. This week we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs. I am happy to admit that I LOVE Andrea’s designs and for this challenge I produced two pieces, one of which is my first ever art journal page. I have only been inspired to do Art Journalling in the last 3 weeks and I used a gift voucher to get a journal and I had so much inky fun making the page. All experimental pieces and I never thought about doing this, to try out different things. It is not perfect but it certainly gave me some inspiration for future projects.

So here is my first art journal project and I have used Buttercups in this. I played around with spraying inks, and I also then tried stencilling with mica powders which does normally end in disaster but this time worked and I sealed the power with hairspray. Some of the word stencilling I am not pleased with but I found some Tonic Nuvo glitter paste and I wanted to see what I could do with it. As I say totally experimental.

My second project, well I loved the cute little guy and I wasn’t so sure what to do with him so I have made him into a simple card which I will be sending to a friend when I send a few things to her in the coming weeks. The image I have used is Masked. I really do like Andrea’s designs but the Gnomes are really quite the cutest!!

So I hope that everyone is inspired by the designs we have this week. Pop over to our challenge blog TTCRD and see the rest of the lovely designs my DT have come up with and if you can do take our challenge.

Much love as always


ATG Challenge for Through the Craft Room Door

Hello it is another post for the ATG over at Through the Craft Room Door (which you should know by now that I run along with another lovely lady), This week we are sponsored hy Eureka stamps who are giving away 3 images from their store as a prize for our randomly chosen winner,

This time I have used the image Eureka – Best Friends Sitting which is shown below.

I have to admit that I am now not sure whether or not I like this. The image has been coloured infusing Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils and I have fussy cut the image. I wanted to play around with the background paper and I used papers from Dreamees called Golden Glow. I have tried to decoupage the paper and I am not really sure that it has worked even though I have added a few pearls for effect. So at the moment I am indifferent, but the stamp is a lovely one which I will use again.

Why don’t you pop over to our blog and see what the DT have used and take the challenge this week.

Catch up with you again soon