Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday Rose

This card was about to be filed...   in the bin!

To start with, I cut my base card too small.
Then, I cut my DP too small, so I had to add a border.
When I stamped 'birthday' the stamp stuck to the paper and ripped it a little,
so I went over it with 'happy' and it's not so obvious.
Then, the  flower stem ended up a little too close to the 'A'.

In the end, I threw sequins at it 
and I think I can get away with it :o)


Clearly Besotted Sentiment - Say it In Style and Sweet Rose.
MFT Zig zag rectangle die
Inks - Hero Arts, Color Lights by Lia and Memento Bamboo Leaves. Scrap DP. Sequins/Gems

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Three Little Birds

Another bird card.

Happy birds are die-cut, coloured with Copics and
popped up on foam pads.

Here's another angle, to show you the embossed 'wishes' sentiment.


Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

WPlus9 Happy Birds, coloured with Copics.
MFT zig-zag rectangle die
'Wishes' - Winnie & Walter, Big Bold & Party, stamped in Versacolor fresh green
and clear embossed
DP - Lawn Fawn, Let's Polka Mon Amie

Monday, 22 February 2016

I like purple.

My brain said purple.
So I embraced it   :o)

I'm playing along at Simon Says this week, with their
SHAKE IT UP challenge
I like to stick a few of my sequins/gems in place, so that they stay put
when the card is stood up.

WPlus9 Happy Birds, coloured with Copics and white gel pen
MFT Zig Zag Rectangle Die
Scrap DP. Sequins/Gems/Stars

Saturday, 20 February 2016

A little birdie told me

I wasn't sure about these bird stamps at first,
but after just one play, I'm hooked.
They are so easy to use and colour, and I think they're
going to turn out to be really versatile.

Watch out for a flock of these cards. (groan*)

The birds are coloured with Copics, die-cut and
popped up on foam pads.

CAS(E) this Sketch.

Wplus9 - Happy Birds.   MFT - ZigZag Rectangle Die

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Round Roses

I have a stinking cold, so my head's a bit fuzzy,
but playing with these round roses is so easy, 
I managed to make a quick card.

I also discovered that the set includes a cute XX stamp.
The perfect little touch.

Always Playing With Paper - Colour Challenge

Colour Throwdown - Colour Challenge

Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes

Clearly Besotted - 'round roses' and sentiment from 'time to relax'.
MFT -  zig zag stitch border.  Lawn Fawn DP, let's polka.  
 Inks - HeroArts, Bubble gum/Versacolor, Camelia/Memento, GrayFlannel

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Take one florally challenged crafter.
Add Clearly Besotted two-step, round, roses.
Blend together for 30 minutes.
One perfectly presentable, flower card.  

Even with my limited stash of inks, I was happy with how these
roses turned out. 
Definitely my kind of fool-proof bloom :-)


Penny Black & More - Anything Goes with a Stamp and Die/s

Clearly Besotted, Round Roses + Basic Banners
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle.  Nestie Circle Die.
Versacolor Inks, Bisque/Sky Blue/Cyan/LagoonBlue/Magenta/Orange
Memento Inks, Angel Pink/Tangelo/RoseBud/NewSprout/BambooLeaves

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Don't Stop The Party

Balloons are my go-to stamps for 'guy' cards.
What do you reach for?

Here, I stamped the 'party' sentiment and embossed with clear powder.
(Next time I won't be so lazy and I will dig out the black embossing powder,
for a crisper finish, with more shine).

The balloons were then stamped in various colours.


Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes (but  must stamp)

Clearly Besotted, Make A Wish.  Winnie & Walter, Big Bold & Party.
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die.  DP - Echo Park, Dots & Stripes.
Inks - Versacolor, Lime/Mint/Lagoon Blue/Turquoise

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Love you... ditto.

Appropriate then, that I made 2 of these cards for my dd's

One cool cat is stamped straight onto the dp.
His paws and notice are paper pieced and he is
popped up on foam pads.

Cute Card Thursday - In the Pink
Time Out - 'LOVE is the flower you've got to let grow'
Addicted to Stamps - CAS (Not really sure if this is CAS enough!!)

 Stamps and Dies, Mama Elephant Three Amigos
Stitched Rectangle Die, Lawn Fawn
DP, Lawn Fawn Bundle of Joy
Ink, Memento, Angel Pink