Wednesday, 23 April 2014


My little Suzie

2001  -  2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Deer Darlin'

I had fun making this birthday card for Mr. Kiss.
After a good rummage through my stash, I decided on this reindeer stamp.
A reindeer is not  just  for Christmas...   lol*

The hardest part of this card was the little deer jumper. There's no separate die for it, so I had to stamp it, fussy cut it, and add the detail on with a fine, black pen. I also added my dh's initial.

 Simon Says - Animal Antics
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - A Birthday to Die For

Hero Arts stamp and die 'reindeer' set
Happy Birthday Stamp -Hero Arts, Typewriter Notes
Letter Stamps for 'Deer' were a magazine freebie
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards. Sequin and gem.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sail away with me honey

I have had another rummage in my stash today, and not only discovered a neglected stamp set,
but also an unused boat die.
I think they were from when I first began card making -
you know - when dinosaurs still roamed the earth!!!

Here's my card.

The wave design is from the stamp set I found and I don't think it's ever been inked up before.
I used pearlescent ink on it -  which gives a pretty shimmer IRL.
I die cut the boat, paper piecing the colours onto a white base.

I was in a rush to finish, so I messed up a couple of times. More haste less speed!!
1. The little separate banners are in the wrong order.
2. I stamped the sentiment onto the card at first and completely botched it, so it had to be covered  up!

CASology - Wet
Addicted to CAS - Far Away

Hero Arts border stamp.        ProcoCraft boat die.
Brilliance ink, pearlescent sky blue.  Memento ink, dandelion
Banner die was a magazine freebie.
Sequins and gems.   Sentiment Stamp, Personal Impressions.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

I told you I'd be ready in 5 minutes, stop calling me every half hour!

I'm still broke!
And that means no new stash for me - sob**
But, I'm kinda having fun rummaging through all my old stamps
and seeing if I can make use of them.

Here's a stamp that's never been inked up.
I could just never picture it on a card before, but I gave it a go for the MUSE challenge.

I followed the general layout of Vicki's Muse card, but went for pinks with the green, instead of her reds.

Stamp - Kanban Lady, coloured with Copics.
Sent stamp - part Kanban with 'Birthday' from Clearly Besotted, Make A Wish
Striped Ribbon. Sequin and Pearls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Party Time

Hey there.
I have just about recovered from the weekend's festivities.
Everyone had a great time - fuelled by copious quantities of Margaritas!
Here's the card I made for my daughter, Maria.

This little mouse stamp is one that I often overlook, because it's so small,
but it was just perfect here to complement my huge bow.
I die cut the 25, and added a piece of gliter paper behind it.
I don't have any gold sequins, so I had to get creative with making my own. I used the same gold glitter paper and a standard hole punch for the large ones, and a button punch for the small ones (they were the little pieces from the centre holes, that you would usually discard).

Open Minded Crating Fun - Animal Antics
Ladybug Crafts - Birthdays

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Stamp - Penny Black, Bubbly,  coloured with Copics
Grosgrain Striped Rbbon
Sent Stamp - Clearly Besotted, Make A Wish
American Crafts Glitter Paper

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Cats v Dogs

Hey there, hope you are all well.
I am busy making plans for my eldest daughter, Maria's, birthday.
She will be 25 on Saturday.
I am in charge of the party -  I have been stringing up fairy lights all afternoon -
the food and the drink - so I have lists everywhere :-)

I just had time to squeeze in a quick make - hope it makes you smile.

The cue card for this week's CASology is 'Joke' and Cardz for Guyz wants you to 'make them laugh' -
so I hope this fits the bill. Pop over to those challenges if you want a giggle*

I coloured my image with Copics and made up the sentiment on my comp.

Stamp - Do crafts Hot Diggity, coloured with Copics.
DP - Basic Grey Wags and Whiskers
Sequin and gem from my stash.