Monday, 13 November 2017


Hello and thanks for stopping by....
I've been rather unwell this past week or so but would like to thank you all for commenting on my posts whilst I've not been able to reply.  Fortunately I do try to schedule one week in advance, which, thankfully, covered the past week

I'd also like to say "thank you" to Mrs Duck, from 'The Ducks Doodahs'  blog, who sent me a lovely 'get well card', (I had a few happy tears) she knew I was unwell because I had to cancel my workshop with John Lockwood via Ang (Mr F actually cancelled it on my behalf) to say I was gutted at having to cancel is an understatement!  

Ang has recently opened an on-line craft store, fabulous goodies at very reasonable prices and you can find her information by clicking on the 'duck' on the right side of my blog or visiting:

OK.... it's the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, the lovely Angela is our host and she wants to see 'Anything But A Card'.  If you click on the link below you'll see the fabulous designs from my 'design teamies' and my contribution of a cake I recently made.  I'm sure I've previously shown this but it was the only suitable photo I had that wasn't card related LOL....

Here's the link:


and here is my cake:

apart from the ribbon it is all edible

For today's card I've used one of the papers from Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Paper Pad and used the metallic pencils to colour the image.  I think this particular paper would be ideal for the male species, would you agree?  It was very therapeutic colouring it.  I layered it to a piece of white card stock then added thin black ribbon  around it prior to adhering to the 7" square card base

I stamped the Creative Expressions's sentiment onto white card, using a black onyx ink pad then covering the stamped image with a clear embossing powder by WOW  and heat setting it

The verse, from my stash, was stamped with the same black ink pad 

 The metallic colouring does look stunning

I think I used all 12 pencils from the set for the colouring!

The above Spectrum noir range is available from Crafter's Companion & CraftStash Name/Number Picker has chosen....

aunty Millie

Congratulations!  Please email your postal details to:

and your card and stamp will be posted to you

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Sorry you haven't been well June and also had to miss John's workshop. That was a shame as you would have loved it. Congratulations to Aunty Millie. That was my mums name. Lovely cake and card. I won one similar on your blog before and I love it. Take carex

    1. Thank you Littlelamb, I was so upset not being able to make John's workshop on top of feeling so ill.... I've got media plates I need to use!! lol x

  2. Hope you are feeling better now June. Wow love the cake it's absolutely beautiful...... I have just got some Spectrum Noir colouring pads and I am enjoying doing them, especially now its getting colder, it's something to do in front of the fire in the evenings. xx

    1. I'm much better now Sunnybec, thank you. I was told the cake was a success

      Enjoy your colouring in, it's so therapeutic x

  3. What a fantastic card june. Are the metallic pens new or am i just soooo far behind the times? Either way i love the
    PS as ever thinking of you both {BIG HUGS} xxx


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