Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Just a Little Note to Say Hi

I managed to carve out some free time in my craft room this morning, and made this card to play along with the Inkspirational challenge, where they would like to see a CAS style.

I die cut the rainbow and coloured it with Copics  - choosing those colours took me the longest time!
Then I stamped and fussy cut the bears and popped them up with foam pads. 
At the last minute I added some sequins - I know - it's supposed to be CAS -  but they were calling to me from inside a drawer!

  • the stamp market - bear hugs / rainbows and greetings / little rainbow die
  • copics

Friday, 22 September 2023

It's the Little Things

Thank you to everyone here and on Insta, that sent their ideas for getting back into the craft room. The general consensus seemed to be, just relax, go with the flow, don't put yourself under any pressure and do what you love.
I love die cutting and creating simple scenes, with little critters. So, that had me reaching for my Clearly Besotted stash.

I fussy cut these cute critters, and popped them up with foam pads against some die cut pumpkins.
I almost added an inky background, but, as this is for the Less Is More Challenge, I stopped myself just in time ;o)


Less Is  More #492  Celebrate

  • clearly besotted - ring around autumn
  • spellbinders pumpkin from holiday haul
  • lawn fawn - stitched rectangle
  • copics

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Wild and Free

Oh, to be on the open road.
That's where my SIL and BIL are right now. Travelling their way around France and having a wonderful adventure. It was a no brainer to ink up this camper van for my BIL's birthday.

This is one of those sets that I struggle to stamp. The ink just pools on the stamp. I've tried the eraser tip, and the versamark tip, but if you have any other ideas let me know. I won't even go into how tricky it is to line up. But I almost got it right :-)
The van is layered 3 times for some extra depth, the sentiment is white heat embossed and I added some little details with a white gel pen.


the greetery - christmas care a van
sentiment from the stamp market - rainbows and greetings
inks - versacolor cyan, canary
pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle

Saturday, 16 September 2023

1, 2, 3, and I'm back in the room

How is everyone? I'm finally back in my craft room after 5 long months.
Moving house is HARD. All in all, it took us almost a year from start to finish. So, if anyone is going through the process, hang on in there.

I've totally forgotten what to do. What size to make my cards, how to ink, how to post!! So, it's back to the basics for me. And...  what have I missed? What's in? What's out? Let me know.

I kept things simple here for a masculine, remembrance day card. 
I used die cut strips of card and layered the sentiment 3 times for some added depth.

I know the photo is a bit dark. Bare with me, as I test every room in the house, and a multitude of backgrounds to try and get a decent shot.


Masculine with the option of Anything Goes

  • pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle / perfect sentiments
  • my favorite things - in and out stitch rectangles

Sunday, 16 April 2023

Happy Birthday To Moo

I'm so glad to see the designers at the Less Is More Challenge, back from their winter break. It's lovely to see their inspiration each fortnight, and I'm determined to up my CAS game :-)

It's is my first time using this balloon die, from The Greetery and I think it's going to be a really useful, little element. Today I teamed it up with this cute cow - floating over to say Happy Birthday.


the greetery - balloon die
my favourite things - party animals

Thursday, 6 April 2023

Welcome to The World

Eek! It's been over a month since I last posted. Finding time to craft seems to be getting harder these days. Also, I don't want to jinx it, but we may have just sold our house. So it won't be long before I start to box up my craft room.

In the meantime, here is a baby card I made for my daughter's friend. Isn't this just the cutest name ?

I used the sweet, animal alpha set from clearly besotted, and fussy cut them, so I could overlap them a little and pop them up with foam tape.
I didn't want to use a girlie pink, so instead I went for a more rose pink and red combo with my copic markers.


Allsorts     w772/773

Anything Goes with option of  "In The Spring Garden"

(This time I'm just playing along with the anything goes theme)

clearly besotted - as cute as abc
sentiment from mft stamps
pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitched rectangle die

Friday, 3 March 2023

You're Having A Giraffe

Look at me. I have finished a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge AND I've got it in on time.  Yay! Go me :o)

I've rotated the sketch for a landscape card. The leaves border is from a punch that I have had for ages and rarely used. I punched it into green card and then used a little lucky clover distress ink on the edges.
The giraffe is die cut and popped up with foam tape and represents the circle on the sketch. 


my favorite things - joyful giraffe
pinkfresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle
martha stewart - leaves punch

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Ey Up, Duck

I'm an idiot! This card was for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but I missed the deadline. Argh! I think its the third time I've done this. The challenge starts on a Wednesday, and concludes on a Monday. I need to get that into my thick head :o)

This is my first outing for those ducks, and I couldn't resist using the Ey Up duck sentiment. Something that my Dad used to say to me all the time - along with 'alright, chick?'

To add some extra oomph to that sentiment the letters were die cut twice, once from black card, and once from a foam sheet, and then stuck together.

I don't often add anything to the inside of my cards, but I couldn't resist that cute sentiment and another duck.

Duh - NOT for the freshly made sketches challenge :o)
Do not pass go, do not collect £200

time for tea designs - lucky duck
neat and tangled - aphabet dies
pink fresh studio - diagonal stitch rectangle

Sunday, 26 February 2023

Sending You An Ocean Of Love

This month has been all about the ocean and fish, for us. We have been building up to today - our grandson's 2nd birthday - and a big family trip to The Deep.
Here's the birthday card I made him.

I wanted to put all those ocean creatures on there, so that he could pick them out. We're doing great at recognising the whales and shark - the narwhal is a bit more challenging  ;o)


Little Red Wagon
Die Cuts


my favorite things - friends with fins, coloured with copics
time for tea designs - ocean waves die

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Do-do-do Come On And Do The Conga

It's conga time :o)

First: apologies if that conga song is stuck in your head for the rest of the day :o)
These cute, party animals just make me smile. Here, I stamped them onto a card blank and coloured them with copics. For some extra colour I added a little banner, and used the same copics around the edge of my layering panel.


Seize the Birthday

My initials are CP - so I have a Conga line of Party animals

colorado craft company - conga line
mft sentiment from party penguins

Thursday, 9 February 2023

I Will Walrus Love You

Here's another card using my new, walrus set. This cute walrus is having a little snooze on the rocks.

For the background I used my Ecoline Brush Pens. I LOVE these pens - the colours are really vibrant and, if you're careful, you can blend them on ordinary cardstock, without using water.
I die cut the heart into a panel and placed that on top.
The walrus on the rocks,  was stamped onto dark grey card then die cut. Then I stamped it again onto light grey card, cut out the walrus, and popped it over the top with foam pads.


This week Kate is using her favourite Queen hit as inspiration
#691 Somebody to Love

time for tea designs - walrus be friends
mft - peekaboo heart die
ecoline real brush pens