Thursday, 26 October 2017


Ooh, it's been almost 2 weeks since my last card -
I think I've had Yeti burnout ;-)

Hopefully I'm back on track now, with this card for the
Watercooler Challenge
This week's theme is 'All About Christmas'

I began with a distress ink background and a piece of scalloped edging for my snow scene.
Then I added a wide frame. I did make this card with a grey frame too, but found that the black makes the colour pop more.
I added my Yetis, trees and footprints popped up on foam tape, and finished with a cute sentiment.

MFT - Beast Friends, coloured with Copics, Stitched Scallop Basic Edge
Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - Mama Elephant, Labeled Messages

Saturday, 14 October 2017



Today I'm back with my Yetis, and playing along at Muse Christmas Visions.
Chriss' card is so cute that I've stuck with her overall design, just put my own spin on it.

  • take a rectangle of card, die cut the falling snow and add distress ink
  • attach a stitched hillside border piece to the bottom and the scalloped border around the edge.
  • stamp, die-cut and colour the Yetis and accessories. Attach with foam tape.
  • die cut a speech balloon, stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with white powder. Attach with foam tape.

Inspiration card from Chriss Blagrave

MFT - Beast Friends. Sentiment from Deer Friends. Stitched Scallop Edge Die
AveryElle - Falling Snow Die    Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Speech Balloon Die - Clearly Besotted   Copics

Friday, 13 October 2017


I stepped away from the Yetis today, to make this little woodland scene.

This is a stamp set I've had for a few years, but I think using distress inks with it
has given it a new lease of life.
It's a good reminder to me, not to neglect my old stash.

I began with my die-cut rectangle and stamped the trees, embossing them with clear powder, and then adding a distress ink background.
Then, I added the hillside border and my stamped and die-cut animals.
Luckily there was just enough room to squeeze in my sentiment.


WPlus9 - winter woodland.   Lawn Fawn - stitched hillside border.
MFT - stitched scallop edge rectangle.  Distress Ink - tumbled glass.
Hero Arts - strawberry ink.

Monday, 9 October 2017


This weekend my mojo went into hiding, so I looked around for a sketch to help me out.
I found one over at Seven Hills Crafts.

After lots of playing with shapes and die cuts,
 and several attempts being binned  filed,
I finally came up with this pretty straightforward take on the sketch.

I added some distress ink to one side of a card rectangle.
I had intended this background to be much paler, but somehow I'd mixed up the lids on my distress inks (salty ocean and tumbled glass).
I didn't want to waste the darker background (I am from Yorkshire!) so I just went with it :-)
I took another rectangle piece, die-cut the circle on the edge, and attached it over my inked piece with foam tape for some added depth.
Then I added my scalloped edge, the embossed sentiment and my Yeti and trees, finishing with a few scattered sequins.


My Favorite Things - Beast Friends, Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Fram
Copics. Distress ink - Salty Ocean.  Spellbinders Circle Die.
White Embossing Powder.   Sequins.

Thursday, 5 October 2017


Here's my family at Christmas.
Me, my hubby, our 2 daughters and their partners - in Yeti form :-)

To get my Yetis in a party mood I've added some party hats, a bow tie,
and mugs of gin. Ha Ha.


My Yetis are coloured with Copics.

U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant.

I think these Yetis are vibrant, and of course they have unlimited gin.  :-)

MFT Beast Friends
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle, Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass.     Copics    Glossy Accents
Hats and Bow Tie from WPlus9 Unforgettable