Wednesday, 20 June 2018



I'm playing with the 'little buddies' set again today -
it's just so damn cute.  :o)

My inspiration came from Muse card club, and the cutest card from Kim Heggins.
I just love those layered pups.
It's definitely one of my 'go to' designs, but if you don't have an all-in-one stamp, all that masking can be tricky.
I took the easy way this time - and just layered up some die cuts :-)

It's hard to tell from the photo, but this card has lots of dimension.
The frame, and little boy are popped up on double thickness foam tape.
Then, the first row of pets have one layer of tape, and the back ones are stuck flat.

I focused on...
1. the black frame
2. layered pets
3. the placement of the sentiment

mft - little buddies, rectangle stax 1
copic markers

Monday, 18 June 2018



We've just had a new addition to our family.
My nephew has had a bouncing baby boy - Theo Arthur -
who came in at an eye watering 11lb 7oz.

So, I had boys on the brain when I got into my craft room today,
and I inked up this cute 'little buddies' set.

I played along with the MFT Colour Challenge.

mft - little buddies, rectangle stax 1
distress inks - tumbled glass, mustard seed

Wednesday, 13 June 2018



Oh, I'm so jealous of you crafters out there that can watercolour.
You always make it look so damn easy, but I really struggle with it.
I persevered today, and I'm going to give myself an 'A' for effort   :0)

Tracey's pretty, card over at the MUSE challenge, was my inspiration.

I focused on -
the central flower design
the birthday sentiment
the grey background

wplus9 -  modern anemones
mft - handwritten happiness, stitched rectangle scallop frame
various distress inks
altenew - stripes stencil      colorbox - whisper grey ink

Saturday, 9 June 2018


So, you win the lottery.
Buy a big mansion, by the coast, for all the family to live in.
Splash out on a nice car, a personal chef, and treat all your friends.
Sound good?
That's our Plan A.
Unfortunately it hasn't happened yet, so this week my dh had to return to work :-(

Here's the card I made for him.

I love these little alphabet stamps, where you can make up your own sentiment.
I just got a tad too overconfident when I'd almost reached the end,
and messed up the last letter.
 Argh! Bloody typical, right?


mft - mini well connected alphabet, so much cuteness, sweet somebunny, rectangle stax1,
calm and cozy chevron dp.

Monday, 4 June 2018



It was my dd Annabel's birthday at the weekend
and here is the card I made for her.

I've combined a couple of My Favorite Things sets, to make a simple scene with
Annabel, her dog Ollie, and cats Benga and Nero.
My colouring skills aren't great, but I've tried to make them look like they do IRL.


MFT - sweet somebunny, little buddies, stitched rectangle scallop frame
Distress Ink - tumbled glass.   Copics