Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Everybody Art - wedding

Hello everyone :o)

Over at Everybody Art this week, our challenge is 'wedding'.... I don't actually need any wedding cards at the moment, so I've made a general one that I can personalise later if needed.


Items Used
Stamp - Congratulations set (retired) - LOTV
Stamped in Stampin' Up ink in Baked Brown Sugar
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Nesting Squares - Craft Stash
Congratulations stamp - DigiStamp Boutique (now closed)
Memory Box Precious Hearts die (cut up)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - celebrate
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional spring
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies

Sorry things are a bit quiet on my blog at the moment, it's such a busy time with Dex's SATs and Y6 events, plus Morgan's GCSE preparation and Y11 meetings, plus basketball games/ training, plus Morgan's college events (he's been accepted on a sporting excellence course, specialising in basketball... he's hoping to add a psychology A level to that too if he gets the grades he needs).  So, yeah... it's busy!!  I'm also doing a course myself, that I've wanted to do for ages, so things are likely to stay fairly quiet on my blog for a while.

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

Friday, 8 March 2019

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge GDT

Hello :o)

I'm a bit late posting this, but I'm Guest DT over at CRAFT Challenge this week... there's a fab sketch to follow.


I've used a super cute image from the sponsor Sweet n Sassy Stamps - isn't he sweet?  I've used papers from an old Basic Grey pad, the sentiment is from Digi Stamp Boutique (now closed) and the little tab die is MFT die-namics... finished off with a sparkly Doodlebug enamel dot.  Oh, and a little Paper Smooches dotty border stamp that I added to the coffee cup label.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Kitty Bee - animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes with a critter
Little Red Wagon - lions & lambs (and other animals)

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

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Everybody Art - anniversary

Hello everyone :o)

Our challenge over at Everybody Art this week is 'anniversary'.


I fancied making something a bit different for a change, so I got out my neglected alcohol inks (bought years ago, used a few times, forgotten about...) and some distress inks and had a play.  I can't seem to get the photo to show the true colours for some reason, but the panel and the background match better in real life.

Items Used
Stamp - Statement Stamps 'Congratulations' - LOTV (retired)
Stamped in Archival Ink in Jet Black
Alcohol Inks in Mountain Rose, Sunset Orange, Peach Bellini + tiny bit of Gold
Inkssentials Gloss Paper
Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon & Frayed Burlap
White textured card - Papermill Direct
Anniversary stamp - Wplus9 Basic Banners
Penny Black Wavy Stitch Edges die
Whimsy corner die
Doodlebug enamel heart + Craft Consortium enamel dot

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Inkspirational - use your stash
Mix It Up - anything goes + optional inked background
MAWTT - sentiment only, no image

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)
**oops... forgot to hit publish lol!**

Thursday, 28 February 2019

As You Like It - one or many layers

Hello everyone :o)

Over at As You Like It our new theme is 'layers - one or many'... which, if you're at all familiar with my blog, was obviously an easy choice for me!  I do love my layers of paper, and a one-layer card never feels quite finished to me... looks gorgeous when other people do it though.

Brace yourself, it's a wee bit bright!!


I don't make many Easter cards, but always need one for Pav's family, so that's where this one's going.  Dex says he wants one this year though, so I might have to make another!

Items Used
Image - Easter Tree - Digi HERE
Digi Sentiment - Easter Eggstras set
Image & sentiment also available as rubber stamps - Easter Cuties set
Colouring - copics
Papers - Doodlebug 'Springtime'
Doodlebug enamel dot & hearts
Old butterfly punch

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

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Sweet Stampin - Graduation/ Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Happy Saturday :o)

Over at Sweet Stampin' this week, we're celebrating Dr Seuss's birthday, so you could make anything inspired by Dr Seuss or you could follow the graduation theme (with or without a Dr Seuss quote).


I had a vague memory of a digi from Bugaboo Stamps, probably from years ago... looked through my digi files, and yep, I own it (probably never used, along with hundreds of other digis).  So what seemed like a bit of a tricky theme was made quite easy in the end... I really should make an effort to use more of those poor unused images!

Items Used
Digi stamp - Youer Than You - Bugaboo Stamps
Colouring - copics
Papers - random Doodlebug leftovers
Border die and stitched fishtail tab - MFT Die-namics
Enamel heart - Doodlebug

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - add a pet
Cute Card Thursday - buttons/ enamel dots
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional for a boy

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

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)