Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Sweet Bird House - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

My mum asked me for a new home card, which gave me an excuse to colour this adorable Sweet Bird House image from DigiStamp Boutique.


Items Used
Image - Sweet Bird House - DigiStamp Boutique
Sentiment - Sketchy House - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
Papers - Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness
Flowers - MFT Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio
Doodlebug enamel dots
Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - showers or flowers
Moving Along With The Times - birds & feathers

I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today... in pain due to a dog walking accident yesterday.  It could only happen to me lol!  I was walking with a friend, and her dog's quite young and giddy, and getting fairly big (lab cross)... the dogs were running and playing and we were chatting.  The next thing I knew I was flat on my back!  My friend's dog had run into the back of my knees at full speed, and because I wasn't expecting it I went straight down, but my head hit the ground first.  So I appear to have a sort of whiplash injury from walking the dog lol.  It was very funny though, took us ages to be able to carry on walking because we couldn't stop laughing :o)

 Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sweet Stampin' - I wish I could fly...

Hello :o)

Our challenge for this week over at Sweet Stampin' is 'I wish I could fly...', which is open to interpretation I suppose, but basically things that can fly!


I've used an old Elzybells stamp that I've had for many years... I soooo miss Elzybells!

Items Used
Stamp - Elzybells (now closed)
Colouring - copics
Sentiment - WPlus9

I'm slightly dreading this week's weigh in, as I've relaxed things due to the overwhelming urge to eat Easter eggs and Pav's had the week off too which always means more food.  I suppose a week off won't hurt too much, I'll cut back again next week!  We've walked for hours most days though, so maybe I'll be lucky and that'll be enough to counteract all the excess...

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely weekend :o)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cute Easter Banner - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Here's a last minute Easter card using a super cute image from DigiStamp Boutique - available for just 50p at the moment HERE, if you also have last minute cards to make!


Items Used
Image - NEW Cute Easter Banner - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
Papers - Echo Park Happy Summer
Doodlebug enamel dot

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - spring colour inspiration
Animal Friends - spring/ Easter
Cutie Pie Challenge - bunnies & chicks

We went to see Sheffield Sharks play last night... my first basketball match (game?? lol) and I actually really enjoyed it.  I usually hate watching sport, apart from tennis (loathe and detest football!), but it was lots of fun and probably helped that they won.  It was Morgan's treat as we had a 'star of the half-term' card home from school for him... he seems quite pleased that we all enjoyed it, as it means we'll go again!

Thanks for popping in... hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend :o)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sweet Stampin' - mellow yellow

Hello at last!  Ooh I've got really bad at this blogging lark, haven't I?!

Today's card is for this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin', where our challenge is 'mellow yellow'... one of my favourite colours so an easy challenge for me.


I popped up the yellow layer on foam pads with the sentiment behind it, to make a simple card a bit more interesting... but my biggest critic (Dex) said it was boring and I should add 'some beads or buttons or something'... so I did lol.

Items Used
Digi sentiment - NEW Large Brush Script Sentiments - DigiStamp Boutique
Flower - Single Daisies - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
Paper - Simple Stories 'Sunshine & Happiness'
Buttons from my stash

Anyone else doing the dreaded dieting thing at the moment?  I've let the weight creep slowly on over the last few years, and keep saying I'll do something about it and never do... well I've been very determined this year, and have lost 18lbs since mid-Feb... there's a fair bit left to go though!  Lots of long walks and logging everything on My Fitness Pal - it seems to keep me on track when I can see exactly what I've eaten... oh and my Jawbone tracker (like a Fitbit) to keep me moving more.

Anyway... hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far.  Thanks for popping in :o)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sweet Stampin' - one layer

Ok... so I got out of the habit of blogging again!  Let's have another try...

Here's my card for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is to make a 'one layer card'.  I should have posted this on Saturday, but there are still a few days left to play along (if you're quicker than I am...).


I prefer not to make one layer cards really, although I don't find them as scary as I used to.  I did end up cheating slightly with this one though, as it didn't feel quite finished without the twine.

Items Used
Stamps - Clearly Besotted
Inks - Stampin' Up 'soft sky', 'night of navy', 'crumb cake' & 'baked brown sugar'
Stitched wavy line die - L'il Inkers?
Enamel heart & brown dot - Doodlebug
Navy twine from my stash

Off to finish clipping the dog's hair... I started hours ago, but have to take plenty of breaks because he gets fed up.  Must get it finished today though, or he'll be lopsided for his walk tomorrow and all his doggy friends will laugh at him ;o)

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Sweet Stampin' - masculine

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'masculine', which is probably one of the easiest themes for me as I love making male cards... I know I'm a bit strange though!


Items Used
Image - My Batty Hero - Tiddly Inks
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrators & Colourblend Pencils
Papers - Echo Park 'Magical Adventure'
Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Banner die - Memory Box?
Doodlebug enamel dots

We've hardly stopped today... took Dex for a haircut, then to a Lego Batman 'make & take' at Toys'R'Us, then went shopping to spend some of his birthday and Christmas money, then straight out for a very wet, muddy walk with the dog... I now have a wet, stinky dog snuggled up next to me!

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely weekend :o)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Jasper and Flower - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I'm here with my DT card for DigiStamp Boutique, using one of my favourite older images Jasper & Flower.


It was my mum's birthday yesterday, so this one was for her... anything with a cute creature on is perfect for her (she currently has 6 cats and 1 dog, but that's actually quite a reasonable amount for her, she's had far more in the past!).

Items Used
8" scalloped card blank
Image - Jasper & Flower - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers & ColourBlend Pencils
Papers - LOTV (now retired)
Sentiment Stamps - LOTV & Clearly Besotted
With Love die (cut 4 times & layered) - Penny Black
Doodlebug enamel dots

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

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Playing with Gilding Wax - The Inspirers DT

Hello :o)

I've got so behind with blogging, I've lost track of which cards have been blogged and which haven't... will try and catch up with them all over the next couple of weeks!  Here's one I made for The Inspirers DT for Crafter's Companion.


I bought some gilding wax last year and haven't really done much with it yet, then spotted a card in Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13 that inspired me to dig it out and have a play.  I embossed a couple of pieces of black card with the embossing folder that came with the magazine, then rubbed the gilding wax on with my fingers and gave it a quick 'buff' with a sheet of kitchen roll... love the effect with the spotty embossing!  I did the same with the die cut pieces - it's all cut from black card with gilding wax rubbed on.

Items Used
Embossing folder - FREE with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13
Sara Signature Birthday Party Collection - Birthday Wish die
Sara Signature Autumn Morning Collection - Flourish Leaves die (cut up)
Gilding Wax - Empire Gold

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

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Sweet Stampin' - spots & dots

Hello!... I'm hanging my head in shame, it's been so long since I blogged anything.  I'm aiming to craft and blog much more often this year though... and now I've said it I'll have to stick to it!

I'm here with a card for our latest challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is 'spots & dots'.


It's a while since I've done much colouring, so I'm a bit rusty... forgot how much fun it was!

Items Used
Image - Snoozing Louie - DigiStamp Boutique
Coloured with Illustrator markers
Bear: GB2, EB1, EB2, EB4, EB7 Chair: VB1, VB2, BT9, blender (spots), MB4, GB11 Book: YG1, YG2, YG3, GG5 Cup: GY1, GY4, OR2 Shadow: IG1, BG1, BG2, BG6, BG8, blender
Papers - Simple Stories 'So Rad'
Sentiment stamp - Little Claire
Buttons from my stash

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