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30 days of creativity – day 10 – Dr Who card

A friend asked me to make a Dr Who birthday card for her nephew.
The images came from free colouring pages on t’internet, which I coloured with promarkers.


I decided to make the card 3D by cutting the door of the Tardis open and popping the little Matt Smith in the doorway. I chose spangly background card and printed the words on my computer using a free Doctor Who style font.


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A hobbit house card (aka – finding out I can still draw a bit.)

I like a challenge when it comes to cardmaking. People are always saying things like “can you make a card with a spaceship – spinning wheel – labrador in pyjamas motif?” (Not that combination exactly, but I like to say I’ll try anything!)

So, my friend Claire (she has a lovely blog here – check it out!) asked me to make a card for her husband. With a hobbit style house.

I could not find a suitable digi stamp anywhere on t’internet.  “How hard can this be?” I thought. “I have a GCSE in Art. I’ll draw one.”

DSCF9817So, here is the card I made. I coloured my image with promarkers and embellished the card with a wooden heart button, and some eyelets (because I tidied up my craft stuff and found my eyelet setting tool.)


And I was thinking, perhaps other people would like to have a hobbit house image to colour, so here my image. I use lots of freebies so it’s about time I gave something back!

hobbithouseI think you should be able to right click on that image and save it to colour yourself. (I am happy for you to use it for handmade items for personal use, and happy for you to sell the handmade items on a small scale.)

I’d love to see any cards you make using it so, please, do let me know if you do!

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A Swashbuckling week!

A pirate’s life for me!

This week saw my first sale on Folksy ( – this applique pirate picture, along with a request for a pirate themed birthday card.

I used a digi stamp from my favourite site to create this…

The image is coloured with promarkers, and the letters cut out on the cricut machine. I love the blue and red colours together.

Then I volunteered to also make a pirate outfit, with matching doll’s version.

And then, maybe I might make a little bag to put it in…?

I only had a little piece of this fabric in my stash, but managed to make it into a slightly patchwork affair using some other piratey scraps.

So now it be Sunday – and I be relaxin’ with a bottle o’ rum. Yo ho ho!!



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Fishing for ideas!







I have been thinking for a little while that I need to find an image which was suitable for men’s cards. My friend asked me to make something for her grandad so I bought this “Fishing Stan” image from and coloured it with my promarkers.

I liked colouring him so much I also made this one…

… and this one!

So now I have some cards for men… as long as they like fishing!!

The easiest way to buy my cards (and see more) is through my facebook page – – I’d love you to pop by!



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A religious message…


Only my favourite old friends get a card like this!

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Pretty Poppy / Pirate Poppy

Pretty Poppy

Isn’t she lovely?

It is my daughter’s birthday next week, so I printed out one of her more adorable photographs and made this card.


The trouble is she is not really a girly sort of girl. She runs a mile if you mention princesses, or wave a dress at her, or tell her she is pretty.

Yesterday she spent the day as a pirate. (This is a regular occurrence.) I took the opportunity to take a photo to make another card.


Shiver me timbers!

I think she will like this one much better.

Down with princesses!!

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Ahoy me hearties!


I made about forty name canvasses in the run up to Christmas last year – they started the whole Shazronnie Makes Stuff shebang, which is going from strength to strength.

I made this one for my best friend’s little boy, I love it but I had to give it away on account of having no Matthew child of my own!


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