Friday, 28 June 2019



I stan laurafadora (in a good way!)   :-)

and when I saw THIS stunning card, I wanted to CASE it.

Here's my attempt...

To make the 'quilt' I covered a piece of card with small strips of dp then cut it into two 2" x 2" squares. 
The squares were then cut into 2 triangles, 
and then these triangles were each cut into 2,
giving you 8 pieces in total.
Then you simply arrange the pieces into your 'quilt' design.
(Laura has a great step by step video to follow).

I used a textured cardstock, for added interest, 
and some glitter paper for a touch of bling.


Anything Goes

papermania textured card stock
mft - in and out stitched square die
mama elephant - birthday messages

Tuesday, 25 June 2019



It's chucking it down here in Yorkshire today,
and the only chance of a rainbow, is this one coming out of my craft room!

I know. I know.
Those damn rainbow sentiments aren't quite lined up perfectly, 
are they?
It's so annoying. 
But they're stuck down fast. Argh!

I'm entering this for...

An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book

mft - love you a bunch, coloured with copics
mama elephant birthday messages - embossed onto mft fishtail flag dies and then coloured over with zig clean color real brush markers.

Saturday, 15 June 2019



When is a lemon not a lemon?
When it's a leaf die from the WPlus9 Happy Birds set  :o)

That's what I had to use to make this 'lemon' card for this week's
Inspired By Challenge

Not a perfect lemon shape, but close enough.
What do you think?

I have just realised though, that maybe those lemons at the bottom should be hanging down from the leaves. Duh!

mft stripes stencil with distress oxide faded jeans
leaves die from the works and 'lemons' from wplus9 happy birds set - coloured with copics
thanks die from lawn fawn

Wednesday, 12 June 2019



When I first started card making - many moons ago - 
I decided I wouldn't use stamps and ink, 
cos they were just too expensive.
Instead, I bought little, card toppers, a few cheap dies and some punches.
I could get by with those, I told myself.
Ha! Ha! Ha!

I think that lasted about 6 months!
So, it's been a while since I made a card with no stamping at all,
but those clever librarians at The Library Challenge
have pushed me to think outside the box.

The challenge book is To The Lighthouse, but
I don't posses a single lighthouse, sea, beach, or fish stamp,
so I tried to create a deep sea theme 
using a decorative punch in shades of green, to represent the waves.

There's a pretty touch of glitter, for added bling, on the hello sentiment. It just doesn't show up too well on camera.

martha stewart decorative punch
memory box hello die
various shade of textured green card and a sprinkling of glamour dust

Sunday, 9 June 2019



Plum coloured birds?  Are they a thing?
Apparently they are.
My friend google showed me some gorgeous, plum coloured Starlings.

I kept my card as simple as I could for the

where the theme is duck egg blue, plum and white.

wplus9 - happy birds
mama elephant - labeled messages
distress ink - tumbled glass
copic markers - v15/v17 

Saturday, 8 June 2019



Here's the card I made for my great-nephew,
who turned one this week.

I wanted to make it masculine, but keep it cute,
so I opted for those party animals and a green/orange colour combo.

Entering the

where the theme is 'Masculine'

mft - party animals, stitched alphas,

Friday, 7 June 2019



Here I am, back with another card using my new
waffle flower set.
It's my favourite.
(although, to be fair, I say that about every new stamp set I get)

I came across a lovely challenge, 
that I don't think I've taken part in before...

The premise is to use their chosen book cover as inspiration for your card.

This time the book is The Art of Stripes, 
and the cover is so great that I wanted to stick to it 
as closely as I could.

My main inspiration was the pink background, the girl with a 
black and white striped top, and the placement of the sentiment.

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books

waffle flower- go girl
mft - in and out stitched rectangle
sentiment - clearly besotted, raise a glass
distress ink - spun sugar      glossy accents

Wednesday, 5 June 2019



I have been dying to play with this fabulous, waffle flower set, but it was just the perfect image for my daughter, so I didn't want her to see any of it before she got her birthday card.
Does that make sense?

Now that she's had her birthday I can share :-)

The set comes with other hair styles and glasses etc,
so you can mix and match other looks
and I can't wait to play with it some more.

Entering the challenge at...

waffleflowercrafts - go girl
mft - ray of light stencil, in and out stitched rectangle
ranger ink - wild berry    glossy accents