Monday, 28 July 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hi again! As promised I'm back with a card I made while Elsie was napping yesterday - all my crafting is speed crafting these days :-) I went a bit die cut crazy with it! It's for this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch and also this weeks Muse card, I cased the bird theme and colour scheme. Thanks for stopping by!

Dies - MFT Die'Namics 'Branch with leaves', 'Contempo Cage' & 'Homespun Birdhouse'
Cardstock - Simon Says Stamp 'Woodgrain', Stampin' Up 'Crumb Cake', 'Early Espresso', 'Marina Mist, 'Baja Breeze', 'Garden Green' & 'Pear Pizzazz'
Sentiment - MFT 'Homespun Birdhouse'
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Early Espresso' & 'Marina Mist'
Other - natural twine

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Stencilled #1

Hello! I hope you've had a good weekend! Not sure if you've seen but there's a sale on at Online Card Classes. I love these classes but never have a solid chunk of time to take part in them so don't want to spend the money. However, as they're now both finished and cheaper, I thought I would take the Stencilled class in my own time. I've got quite a few stencils but need a jump start to use them. Here is my first card using Debby Hughes' sponging technique & card idea. I've made it in my fave colour scheme; coral & gold, for the following challenges - Avery Elle - Die cuts, Addicted to CAS - Celebrate, Less is More - Anything Goes & Simon Says Stamp - Embossing. I forgot to take a pic of the inside of the card but I've stamped Happy Birthday and a little cupcake to go with the sentiment. I hope you like it, I'll hopefully be back with tomorrow with another card.

Stencil - That Special Touch 'Large Polka Dots'
Inks - Distress Inks 'Tattered Rose', 'Dried Marigold' & 'Worn Lipstick'
Sentiment - Avery Elle 'Cake & Candles'
Candle - Papertrey Ink 'Wishes Come True'
Dies - Papertrey Ink 'Fillable Frames #1' & 'Wishes Come True'
Other - gold embossing powder, gems & vellum

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sympathy card

Hiya! I hope you're enjoying this hot weather we're having! I'm loving it but then again we have been lent an air-con unit for nighttime :-) I'm back again with a card for a few challenges. It's always good to have a sympathy card or 2 on hand so when I saw the CAS on Sunday challenge of Sympathy , I thought I'd join in. I've also made it for this weeks Freshly Made sketch, The Paper Players theme of CAS & Monochromatic colour scheme and the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is embossing. I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Dies - MFT 'Fishtail Flag Stax' & 'Sunflower' & Memory Box 'Cecilia Flower Outline'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Island Indigo' & 'Soft Sky'
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp 'Handwritten Borders'
Embossing - Cuttlebug folder 'Polka Dots'
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Soft Sky' & VersaMark
Other - white embossing powder

Friday, 18 July 2014 anyone there?! :-)

Hiya! Long time, no blog! The last 7 weeks with my little girl have been amazing but a very steep learning curve; no time for eating or showering most days let alone crafting! ;-) But the fog is lifting now and I actually got into my craft room a few times this week! I'm very rusty and this card isn't my best but I need to start again somewhere. It's using a very old stamp and some hoarded papers. I've made it for this weeks CASology challenge of Pet, this weeks Fusion sketch and the Simon Says Stamp challenge of Spots & Dots. Thanks for looking, hopefully I'll be back soon!

Supplies; Image - Stamping Bella
Paper - Crate Paper 'Maggie Holmes'
Die - MFT 'Sentiment Strips'
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink 'Happy Hexagons'
Other - Copics, black Wink of Stella brush marker, gold mirror card & gold embossing powder

Friday, 13 June 2014


Hello! If you're a reader of this blog you'll have probably guessed the reason for my sudden blogging break, I've had my baby! :-) Elsie May arrived on May 29th and we are besotted with her! I can't see too much card making happening over the next couple of weeks so who knows when I'll be back but it hopefully won't be too long. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Hiya! Me again! I was browsing the new challenges today and this weeks Colour Throwdown palette jumped out at me, I love these colours! I used the Paper Players sketch and this card came together really quickly! I'm also entering it into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. I combined papers from a couple of different pads plus I've gone old school with these EK Success flower punches - they were barely off my desk at one point but I haven't used them in yonks! I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Papers - My Minds Eye 'Cut & Paste: Flair' & Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka'
Sentiment - Winnie & Walter 'The big, the Bold & You'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up 'Sahara Sand' & 'Strawberry Slush'
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Strawberry Slush'
Flowers - EK Success small & medium 'Daisy' punches
Other - Wink of Stella 'clear' & blue pearl brad

Monday, 26 May 2014

Another Baby card!

Hi again! As promised I'm back with another card, this is my second post today, if you want to see the first it's *here*.
I've made another baby card, not that I need this one, everyone around me has had their babies!! It's funny what starts a card off sometimes, when I got the gold card out this morning I found this scrap of chevron paper and it sparked this off! It's for this weeks Pals Paper Arts sketch & this weeks Papertake challenge of Cute. I hope you like it, thanks for visiting!

Paper - Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka' & Pink Petticoat 'Chevrons'
Image & sentiment - My Favourite Things 'Beautiful Baby'
Dies - My Favourite Things 'Beautiful Baby' & circle Nestabilities
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Crisp Cataloupe', Memento 'Grey Flannel' & VersaColor 'Polar Blue'
Cardstock - 'Stampin' Up 'Calypso Coral'
Other - white organza ribbon & clear gems

Awesome Amazing Happy Birthday!

Hiya! This might be the first of a couple of posts, J is working today and I'm a bit bored so I might enter a few challenges. This card is for this weeks Case Study challenge. Widas card really caught my eye but isn't really a style I feel I can pull off so I simplified it a bit. I used the layout,  cut up sentiments, black & white stripes in the backgroud and vellum butterflies. I'm also going to enter into this weeks Less is More challenge of Die Cuts. I hope you like it, maybe catch you later :-)

Sentiment - Winnie & Walter 'The Big, the Bold & the Happy' & 'The Big, the Bold & You'
Paper - My Minds Eye 'Cut & Paste: Flair'
Dies - My Favourite Things 'Butterflies' & Memory Box 'Butterfly Delights'
Other - gold mirror card, vellum & gold spot washi tape