Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Everybody Art - animals

Hello everyone :o)

Our new theme over at Everybody Art is 'animals'... not exactly a difficult one for me, I mostly prefer animals to people anyway lol.


I've used another of the super cute images that will be released at Lili of the Valley at the end of the month - I've used a digi version, but they'll be available as both rubber and digis.

Items Used
Image - Spring Rabbit Posy - available soon from LOTV
Sentiment - Spring Sweeties set - as above
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Colouring - copics, plus Posca white pen for detail on bunny's tail
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 22 dies
Buttons & red twine from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
613 Avenue Create - anything goes + optional use a critter
Dragonfly Journeys - gaga for gingham (2nd entry)
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional keep it simple

Today would have been our 'middle' son Harvey's 12th birthday... it's the one day of the year I allow myself to wallow and generally feel as miserable as I want to.  The boys are off for half term this week though, so it's not been too bad really, it's nice to have some company.  I'm still in my pyjamas and we're having takeaway for tea, but there haven't been too many tears, so it could be worse!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Thursday, 14 February 2019

As You Like It - birthday or Christmas

Hello everyone :o)

Over at As You Like It, we'd like you to pick your favourite between birthday or Christmas creations. We're sponsored by the fabulous Lawn Fawn this time.


This was a fairly easy choice for me... I love making birthday cards, and tend to put off making my Christmas ones - I always leave them until the last minute and then have to make them in a mad rush.  So I'd probably enjoy Christmas cards more if I got a bit more organised, but that hasn't happened so far, so it's probably not going to happen this year either!

Items Used
Image - Spring Rabbit Daisies - will be released end of Feb, as stamps & digis - LOTV
Sentiment - from the Fluffy Birthday set - as above
Colouring - copics + small details using Posca white paint pen
Papers - MME Lime Twist
Memory Box Corner Bow die
Doodlebug enamel dots
Ribbon from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Incy Wincy - make it girly
Dragonfly Journeys - gingham (the ribbon)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Sweet Stampin' - Valentines

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is Valentine's, which means that for a change I actually have Pav's card made already, instead of my usual night before mad rush... yay!


The urge to add 'stuff' was strong, but I resisted because Pav isn't one for lots of fuss... I still spent far too long trying to add stuff and then taking it away though!  Love these cute cat images, and I've coloured him to look a bit like our Boris.

Items Used
Digi stamp - Simply Sweet Kitty Wishes set - LOTV Etsy Shop
Colouring - copics + Nuvo clear sparkle pen (on the heart)
Papers - Basic Grey (old ones)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Snarky Stampers - K is for Kitties
Craft Rocket - Valentine
Dream Valley - love & kisses
Dragonfly Dreams - include a heart

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)

Friday, 8 February 2019

LOTV sneak peek...

Hello :o)

There are loads of super cute new Lili of the Valley stamps being released towards the end of this month.  They'll be available as rubber stamps and digis, and they're all gorgeous!

Here's a sneak peek of one of them...


I needed a birthday card for my mum, so the arrival of the new images was perfect timing for me, she loves anything cute.

Items Used
Image - Love Tag, available end of Feb - LOTV
Colouring - copics
Papers - Bonnets & Bowties (retired) - LOTV
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Memory Box Macarena Corner die (cut up & placed around flowers)
Lettering - Memory Box Parker alphabet dies
Buttons from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - sketch (although I have adapted it a bit!)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - make your mark
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional hearts & flowers (hearts on paper)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Thursday, 31 January 2019

As You Like It - favourite shape or fold

Hello :o)

Over at As You Like It, we'd like to see your favourite shape or fold... we're sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner.


I'm not usually a 'fancy fold' type of cardmaker (I think I'm a bit lazy for all that faffing lol!)... I do quite like a shaped card base though, and use this Grand Nestabilities Labels set quite a lot when I want something a bit more interesting than a plain square.  For the stamped feet, I inked up the whole stamp in Memento Ink in Summer Sky, and then dabbed Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch around the outside of the stamp, mainly because I didn't have a blue ink that was quite right on its own.

Items Used
Stamp - old one, but think it's Personal Impressions
Papers - Doodlebug 'snips & snails'
Inks - Memento Ink in Summer Sky, Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch (plus some that I smudged around the image, can't remember which ones!)
Frame die - Grand Nestabilities Labels 4
Scalloped frame die - MFT die-namics
Baby die - Simon Says Stamp
Star punch
Doodlebug enamel dots

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Use Your Stuff - enamel dots
Addicted to Stamps & More - anything goes

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Sweet Stampin' - hat tip to Burn's Night

Happy Saturday :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Sweet Stampin', where we'd like to see all things 'Burn's Night' inspired... so anything with a Scottish flavour - tartan, whisky, thistles, etc.


Mine is not a brilliant take on the theme to be honest!  I needed this card for Pav's Grandad, and thought I'd team the image with some tartan paper... think this is maybe more 'plaid' than tartan though?

Items Used
Pre-coloured image - not currently available in a pre-coloured sheet, but available as a digi stamp HERE
Tag stamp - Sentiment tags (family ones retired)
Papers - Country Gentleman (retired) - LOTV
Twine & buttons from my stash

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Everybody Art - anything goes

Hello :o)

Our new challenge over at Everybody Art is 'anything goes', and as I'm still not feeling very inspired, I've kept this one simple.


I've used my very old favourite butterfly die (can't remember the brand, but I've had it for years so probably isn't available anyway... ah hah!... see below lol!), along with my newest sentiment die that I treated myself to before Christmas.

Items Used
Papers - MME Lime Twist
Butterfly die - Quickutz rev-0165
Birthday die - Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Line Border
Glitter dots - Papermania

Keeping this brief because I'm running late (backwards and forwards running kids to various things!).  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)