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