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.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

If in doubt, add more glitter

  Marching bunnies, in little red blazers
with a glitter background and scattered stars.
What's not to love?

I started by stamping my sentiment onto a die-cut panel,
and then die-cutting the 'YOU'.
Bunnies were die-cut and coloured with Copics
(red is not my strong suit) before being attached with foam pads.

Then I fixed the panel to some glitter card and added some tiny stars.

If you want to see how beautifully sparkly this glitter card
really is, pop over to my Instagram (link in side bar)


Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Stamping Sensations - Feature A Creature
CAS on Sunday - Sparkle

MFT - zig zag rectangle die + strike up the band
Copics.   American Crafts Glitter Paper
Sentiment - Winnie&Walter, Big, Bold & Party.  Memory Box Alpha Dies

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Off Grid

My dh's dreams of being a full time, off grid
spoon whittler, have had to be put on hold.
He's started a new job today!

Here's the card I made to wish him luck.

I've used my new MFT diagonal sentiment die,
and filled in the cut outs with copper effect paper.

Then I've added my bunnies with foam pads, for some dimension.

Here's a little video,  just to show you how glossy that paper is..


Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes

MFT - Diagonal Sentiment Strip Die + Strike Up The Band Bunnies, coloured with Copics
XCut metal effects adhesice copper sheet.
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio, Everyday Greetings.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Band on the Run

Here's another card with my new, cute, MFT stamps.
Don't you just love a bunny in uniform ;-)

I'm playing along with the  MFT  Challenge for the first time - 
I've just turned the sketch on it's side.

I cut the circles from my DP and then inlaid white ones,
then added my bunnies with foam pads to give the
card some dimension.

MFT Strike Up The Band 
DP - MFT, Calm & Cozy Chevrons.
Spellbinders Nested Circles. Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle.
Copics - BG01/BG05/BG09/G02/G05/G17/YR02/YR04/YR07/R81/C3/C5/C7/YR20/YR23

Sunday, 24 April 2016

I'm A Dragon

Saints, Dragons or Heroes is this week's theme at

Here's my entry.

The eagle eyed amongst you, will have noticed that this is
a dinosaur and not a dragon.
Cue tenuous link....   ;-)

Some mythical creatures may actually have a basis in real life.
Ancient descriptions of dragons sound similar to dinosaurs,
and paleontologists believe there is a link between the dragons
that ancient people believe in, and their discovery of dinosaur fossils.

Did I pass?  :-)

Mama Elephant - Just Hatched.  MFT - Zig Zag Rectangle
Clearly Besotted - Make A Wish 
Inks -  Versacolor Fresh Green / Hero Arts Color Lights by Lia

Friday, 22 April 2016

Strike Up The Band

This ridiculously cute band set was a slow burner for me.
I saw a few cards with them, but they didn't really grab me.
Now I have got my hands on them, I realise just how 
fabulous and versatile they are going to be.
Does that ever happen with you?

They were perfect for this card, to wish my niece, and her family 'cheerio' 
as they head off to the USA for 3 years.
Orange County watch out!  :-)

MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday - Tic Tac Toe (Patterned Paper/Stamp/Something Shiny)

MFFT Strike Up The Band + Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle
Stampendous Tiny Alphabet. Clearly Besotted, You Said It, Speech Bubble.
DP - Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie.
Copics - BG10/BG05/R81/YR31/YR23/C1/C3