Saturday, 27 August 2016

I'm Fabulous

First rule of craft club - NEVER throw anything away.
So, I dug deep into my redundant stash for this week's
Less is More challenge
 and found some word stickers that I have had FOREVA!

My choice of words was limited to - discover, hope, create, inspire,
laugh, enjoy or fabulous.
It had to be fabulous dahling  :-)

I also got to use my new doggy stamp. I couldn't resist him.
He's really for Christmas, 
but I think he works well on this birthday card too.

You can't really make it out in the pics, but the grey card has a lovely
metallic sheen to it and the letters are felt, so that adds some texture.
(Not sure what make the word stickers are, they have long since lost
their packaging)

Recipe Week
Sticker, Sticky Label or Peel Off

Avery Elle - Postage Stamp Dies; Happy Howl-idays Stamps & Dies; Merriest Sentiment Stamps
DCWV - TresChic Card, Metallic

Friday, 19 August 2016

Fall Friends

Wow! Things are getting busy here - it's only 2 weeks before my
youngest daughter gets married, 
but I did manage to grab half an hour in my craft room today.

Here's my card.

I've used my new stamps and dies from WPlus9 - 
I just love those cute, little leaves.

Here's a tip for you. 
With these sets of dies, some of them are so tiny, 
that it's VERY easy for them to be swept up with the rubbish 
and scooped into the bin.
When I get a new set I write on the packet how many dies it contains.
Then, when my card is finished I count them all back in.
No more fishing in the bin!

Once again I've followed the sketch over at
Sorry about the pics.
They seem fine on my comp, but when I upload them to blogger
they go a little dark and blurry.

Wplus9 Friends for all Seasons Fall
Mama lephant Labeled Messages
Avery Elle Postage Stamp Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle.  Copics

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I'm so dizzy, my head is spinning

A quick spinner card for this week's
CASology challenge.

One of these bears is definitely dizzy :-)

Hope the video works so you can see the spin in action.
If not, check out my IG account.


WPlus9 Friends for all Seasons, Fall
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Paper + Surf & Turf Dies
Mama Elephant Labeled Messages.   Copics.

Friday, 5 August 2016

I got the music in me

I still can't get enough of these band bunnies.
Here they are in purple.

These bunnies die-cut so beautifully,
then they just need a little colouring, and popping up on foam tape.

Today I played along with

which is quickly becoming my favourite challenge.
I love seeing how everyone interprets the sketch so differently.

MFT - Zig zag stitched recctangle. Strike Up the Band Stamps & Dies
Sentiment - Mama Elephant, Labeled Messages.
Copics. Sequins.

Friday, 29 July 2016

From you know whoo

It's a lime green day today.

I don't often decorate the inside of my cards, 
but this was a cute way to do it.
First I cut through my green panel and the front piece of card,
with a circle die.
Then the owl and balloon were attached to the inside,
popped up on foam pads.
Lastly, I added a labeled message.

Very simple.

Here's what the inside of the card looks like.

Mama Elephant, Just Hatched and Labeled Messages
Balloon is Clearly Besotted, Make A Wish
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and Balloon String from Beep Boop Birthday
Ink is Versacolor Boysenberry

Friday, 22 July 2016

March to the Beat

Morning folks.
Phew! It's a bit cooler up in Yorkshire today.
My craft room is in the full sun, all day, and is sweltering.
This weekend I will be ordering blinds!!

Here's a card I managed to put together for the monthly challenge at
I covered the bottom of my band bunnies with a post it note, before inking,
so I just got the top half of them.
Then they were coloured with Copics 
(as close to the challenge colours as I could get)

I added a little stitched hillside border for some interest and 
popped up a birthday label.
I LOVE these labels.


Choose you colour combo.
(i hope you can see I opted for the 'strawberry' one )

MFT Strike Up the Band. Coloured with Copics.
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages.
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle and Hillside Border.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My Sun and Stars

It's my wedding anniversary today

What's the traditional gift for 31 years??
Could it be Mama Elephant stamp sets?

I used the same penguin stamp for my couple,
just adding the little hat for the guy, and the bow for the gal.
And, because the card is simple, I opted for a bold
coloured, textured card as background.


CASology - Rough (textured cardstock)
CAS on Sunday - Sequins

Mama Elephant - Arctic Penguins and Labeled Messages
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle and Hillside Borders
Tiny Bow from WPlus9 Unforgettable
Memory Box Puffy Clouds Die,  Sequins

Monday, 18 July 2016

Some Kind of Super Star

I think I've just about recovered from my dd Annabel's, 4 day hen party.
I would love to tell you all about it, BUT
first rule of hen party, is don't talk about hen party ;-)

My eldest daughter Maria, as Maid of Honour, did
all the hard work organising and planning the whole thing.
She nailed it!

I followed the sketch over at
(I flipped it)
and I love how this simple card turned out,
with it's pretty burst of yellow.

I did manage to drop the 'super' stamp,
so it's at a bit of an angle and the star
covers up an ink splodge.
Hey ho!


Mama Elephant - Three Amigos
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted, Superstar
DP - Echo Park, Bundle of Joy
MFT - Zig Zag rectangle die.   Copics.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Dark and Twisty

Does your card-making reflect the mood you're in?
I think mine does.
I was blue this week.

Our little Westie, Suzie, has been gone for a couple of years now,
but it was only this week that I could bring myself to throw away
the fluffy, pink bunny that she slept with  :-(

So this card was definitely guided by my heart.

I made the wreath from a Lawn Fawn set, simply die-cutting
the leaves and only stamping the blooms.
Then I popped them up on foam pads for a little extra interest.


Lawn Fawn - Penelope's Blossoms + Stitched Rectangle
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages
Memento Ink - Grey Flannel.  Gems


Thursday, 30 June 2016

I Believe I Can Fly

The Challenge at Addicted to CAS this week is
so, my little hedgie is heading over the hills, with his balloon.
Hope he lands safely ;-)


Penny Black, Critter Party, coloured with Copics.
Lawn Fawn, stitched rectangles and hillside borders.
Echo Park, Bundle of Joy DP

Monday, 27 June 2016

Marching On Together

Can I please order a couple of extra hours in the day.

I am struggling to find time to craft at the moment,
but I did get chance to put together this simple card,
following the sketch over at MFT.
(I do love a good sketch when I'm short on time)

MFT Strike Up The Band, stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and Let's Polka Mon Amie DP
Copics. Gems.

Friday, 24 June 2016

You made a mini person

If there's a season for new babies, 
I think we're in it :-)

Here's a simple card for a new, baby boy.

Not a great photo today folks,
its suddenly gone very dark here and it looks like
thunder is on the way.
I do love a good storm ;-)

I've just got time to enter this over at the

I'm trying my hardest not to scope out their latest goodies!!
Budget restrictions are in force  ;-)
(Not sure how long I can hold out though !!)

Mama Elephant - Just Hatched, stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn - stitched rectangle and hillside borders.
Wow - ebony embossing powder
Copics.  Sequins.