Saturday, 30 June 2018

Sweet Stampin' - summer brights

Happy Saturday :o)

Our theme over at Sweet Stampin' for this week is 'summer brights'... my (teenage) son needed a birthday card for his friend, so I've gone CAS for this one.  It's always safest with those male teenage creatures to go for super simple, just on the off chance I inadvertently add something embarrassing (worst crime ever....).


There are lots of card blanks in my stash, from the 'old days' when I often bought them instead of just cutting them myself... I recently found several packs of tall, thin cards, 21cm tall and just under 7.5cm wide, they've got a fab ribbed texture too, and really suit CAS designs I think.

I used the 'sun ray' stencil from MFT, with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon and Festive Berries.  The sentiment is a stamp from this set from Digi Stamp Boutique, embossed in detail white on black card and popped up on foam pads... and that's it!  Sooo simple but approved by the teenage one :o)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - sunshine
Seize the Birthday - anything goes

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

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Everybody Art GDT - birthday

Hello... apologies again for how quiet my blog is at the moment, I'm just not feeling all that motivated with crafting/ blogging lately.  Hopefully I will again soon, but I'm not going to force it... I'll just make/ post when I can.

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art, where our theme is 'birthday'.  This one is also my 'annual pig card' for those regulars to my blog - one of my mum's friends loves pigs, so I have to find a new pig for her card every year!


This year's pig is a super cute one from Lee Holland, coloured with copics.  The papers are Echo Park 'Happy Summer', the sentiment is a stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE.  I added a Whimsy corner die, some punched butterflies and Doodlebug enamel dots.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute n Crafty - birthday
Cutie Pie - spots & dots
Always Happy Birthday - birthday + optional summer birthday
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Crafty Gals - summer colours

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

Thursday, 14 June 2018

You Rock set - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

You would not believe how long it took to photograph this card... I'm not sure I believe how long it took to photograph this card!!  Occasionally I like to prove to myself (again) just how useless I am at getting photos of anything that isn't square...




It's only got the front folded in half, nothing remotely complicated, but I was quite pleased with how it turned out.  I used a new set from Digi Stamp Boutique called You Rock, which comes with the Father's Day text that I've added.  The papers are foiled ones from a Craft Sensations pad (from the Range), I added some sparkly gold dots and a MFT die-namics bow die and that's about it.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cardz 4 Guyz - Father's Day

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

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Male sentiments - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I actually have a few cards made for a change, so hopefully my blog won't be empty this week!...


Today's card is a quick and simple one, using a new set from Digi Stamp Boutique called Male Sentiments - Distressed.  I made the 'Grandad' text quite big (the card is 6 x 8") and added the 'Father's Day' sentiment from this set.  The dog is a Marianne Design die, and the background was made by dabbing various distress inks onto a MFT watercolour backdrop stamp and then stamping several times.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Always Fun - for a male/ dad
Crafty Cardmakers - for a man/ boy
Crazy 4 Challenges - masculine cards
Simply Create Too - for a male

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

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Sweet Stampin' - presents

Hello everyone :o)

Apologies for a very boring blog lately, hopefully things will pick up a bit when the kids go back to school next week!  Today's card is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', where this week's theme is 'presents'.


I've used a cute image from Bugaboo, as the dog looks a bit like a friend's dog and it's his birthday on Monday (the friend, not the dog lol).  It'll also be our wedding anniversary, so I need to get a wriggle on and make a card for Pav!  Anyway... I coloured the image with copics, the papers are Doodlebug, sentiment stamp is Clearly Besotted and the black twine is from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Sweet Stampers - birthday
Seize the Birthday - patterned paper
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes

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

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Everybody Art GDT - for friends only

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art, where our new theme is 'for friends only'.


This stamp is one of many that I've had for ages and not used at all... maybe one day I'll get them all inked (ha!...).  It's a Roberto's Rascals stamp from CC Designs, the sentiment is also from a CC Designs set.  I coloured the image with copics, the papers are My Mind's Eye (I think... I keep grabbing random papers from piles that need clearing up on my desk, and then forgetting what I've used!).  The flower and leaf are MFT Die-namics dies, the little heart/ bow die is Memory Box, although I cut it up and used two small hearts instead of the bigger one.  Added a button and enamel dot from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Dragonfly Dreams - here come the girls
Pile It On - sports/ hobbies/ and/or make us laugh
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes (with hand coloured image)

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

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Sweet Stampin' - bunnies or bears

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Sweet Stampin', where our challenge for this week is bunnies and/ or bears... now I do have a real soft spot for bears, but thought I'd use this sweet bunny again instead.


Isn't he just adorable?  He's called Heart Bunny, and is a clear stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE.  He comes with lots of sentiments, but I've used one from this set.  I coloured him with copics, the papers are... ermm... actually I've forgotten, I'll have to check later!  The stitched squares were cut with an MFT die-namics die, little sparkly dots from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Allsorts - happy birthday
Crafty Friends - B is for (bunnies, birthdays, bling)
Alphabet Challenge - D is for dots
As You Like It - favourite pink or blue and why (I'll be completely honest and say I could easily have chosen either, I like both, but probably reach for pink a bit more often, particularly for more 'girly' cards)

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