Saturday, 27 January 2018



Welcome to January 223rd
Tell me I'm not the only one that thinks this month is going on forever :-)

Today I'm sharing a simple card, for a couple of CAS challenges.

This was my first time using that mini alpha set,
and I found it kind of tricky lining up the letters,
but well worth the effort in the end.


Colour Me Pretty
Use Markers or Pencils
(I've used Copics on my kitten and hearts)

Mama Elephant - 3 Amigos.  Copics.
MFT - Mini Well Connected Alpha.   Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle

Wednesday, 24 January 2018



I'm playing along with the Muse challenge again today,
with my version of Kim's sweet card.

Valentine's Day is just round the corner,
and I've been seeing lots of cards with hearts on,
so I swapped Kim's circle windows for hearts and used a pretty, pale pink dp for the background.

Then I added some little puppies, peeking out, an embossed sentiment and a few sequins.

Inspiration from Kim Heggins

MFT Four Legged Friends
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle.     Copics.    DoCrafts Heart Die

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Oh Joy!


I'm happy to be playing along with one of my favourite challenges today -

I do love to see the inspiration card and how people interpret it into their own work.
I admit though, I sometimes end up going off on a tangent, and have to explain when my attempt looks nothing like the designer's card !   
I'm working on that   :-)

This time I've pretty much stuck to Tracey's overall design,
using a blue background, a central image and the sentiment embossed onto black card.

For my own spin, I clear embossed the sentiment onto my panel,
before inking it up lightly, with blue distress ink.

MFT - Sow Much Cuteness.      Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass     Copics

Tuesday, 16 January 2018



Just sharing a simple card today,
using these cute 'Strike up the Band' bunnies.

Before Christmas I invested in a Tim Holtz stamping platform,
and it's just brilliant for stamping sentiments like this one.
No more smudges from dropping the stamp, and you can stamp several times
to get a really crisp image.


MFT - Handwritten Happiness / Strike Up The Band / Stitch Scallop Edge Rectangle

Saturday, 13 January 2018


I couldn't resist this cute, chameleon from Your Next Stamp - 
even if he does take me an age to colour!

Here he is doing his little PEACE sign    :-)

It's hard to tell from the photo, 
but I added lots of dimension to this card.
The chameleon (and birthday message) is popped up on foam tape 
and, for the PEACE sentiment, I made a sandwich from 2 layers 
of letters cut from foam sheet and then the inked letters on top.



Your Next Stamp - One in a Chameleon, coloured with Copics
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle        MFT - Stitched Alphabet
Versacolor - Orange and Canary         Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade

Saturday, 6 January 2018


Wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year.
It's nice to be back in my craft room, but I feel a bit rusty.
I need to have a good tidy up and put some Xmas stamps away,
but I just couldn't bring myself to stop using these Yetis  :-)

Sorry about the photo.
It's a nice, bright day here today, but I seem to have a bit of a blue tint going on!!
Urgh!  Who else finds taking decent photos the hardest thing?


Anything Goes  + Christmas
Optional - Happy New Year

MFT - Beast Friends, Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangles and Basic Edges / Handwritten Happiness
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac.    Memory Box Number Dies.   Diamond Dust.