Tuesday, 30 July 2019



Flying by today with a simple card for the 'small images' theme,
at Less is More.

FACT : Having a puppy makes it easier to create CAS cards  :o)
I have no time to overthink what I'm doing - just straight into my craft room - a simple image and sentiment - 
a touch of colour - and BAM! 
I'm done.
What works for you?

mft - hello little one, coloured with copics
mft - stitched scallop basic edges die
echo park - bundle of joy dp

Thursday, 25 July 2019



Phew! It's a scorcher here today.
I definitely wanted to sit in the cool of the library
and read the afternoon away.

I dug deep into my stash for this week's challenge
and found this little, fish stamp in an old Papermania set.

I stamped him all over my card panel, and used Copics for the colouring.
Then I simply popped up the panel on some coloured card and added the sentiment banner.
It would have been cute to change the sentiment to say..
a million birthday fishes... but in the end it was too much fiddling about!  :0)

papermania - stamping for him.   copics
mft - fish tail flag die     mama elephant - birthday messages

Saturday, 20 July 2019



I'm still struggling to get into my craft room, with the new puppy running around.
It's another week before he can go out for walks, and I can tire him out!  :-)

Here's another card made in between his naps.

I didn't have time to colour the leopards before it had to be posted off,
but I kind of like the simple look of them.


mft - cloud stencil, loveable leopards, 
neat and tangled - journaling alpha
distress ink - tumbleed glass

Sunday, 7 July 2019



Eek! New puppy in the house!
Watching a pup and trying to craft are mutually exclusive,
so I nipped into my craft room every time he was napping,
to create this simple belated birthday card.

I managed to find a couple of old strawberry stamps in my stash -
sorry I don't know what make they are.
I stamped and masked the back ones, and then fussy cut the others and popped them up with foam tape.
Originally the cake stand was a flat, black stamp, but it just needed a bit of a lift, so I covered it with one stamped in green and also fussy cut.

Not perfect, but I was in a rush :-)


And here's the guy who's keeping me out of the craft room...


plate stand - stampin' up, on a pedestal
copics   altenew fresh leaf ink
Sentiment - mama elephant birthday messages

Monday, 1 July 2019



Today I'm sharing a quick, and funny (I hope) card,
for the Time Out Challenge

I used a piece of graph paper in the bottom of my stamping platform, to line up all those letters (one row at a time), because they can be tricky little things. Annoyingly they stick to your finger, tweezers and just about anything, when you're try to adjust them.
I find a piece of card is best to push them into place, and I don't worry too much if they're not perfect.
It all adds to the 'handmade' look, right?

mama elephant - tiny ninjas     copics
lawn fawn - violet's abcs