Thursday 30 January 2014

Spring's Soft Dream....

(...Wishful thinking....)....well the title of this post is for a new challenge blog that I just happened to come by....Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge!!! what a great way to start the week !! yes I know its Thursday...ok so I'm a little late with this...but after seeing the Photo Inspiration I had to join in...

What a lovely room....and those butterflies???'s my take...
I went for the soft peachy hues of the room together with the flow of light.  I used pearlescent embossing paste on the tag which I slightly coloured with SU Calypso Coral and the stencil is by Memory Box.  I punched the butterflies from vellum and coloured the back with the ink again.  Once all adhered in place I added a stroke of Wink of Stella to make them very sparkly and finished with gems which I thought reflected the light and the mirror in the pic.
Do pop over and check out Taheerah's fantastic creation and why not take part the challenge is open until Sunday.
Happy Crafting

A Little Birdie.....

Hi..Happy Thursday to you....not long till the weekend I have a little card to share...I spotted these stamps while I was hopping around your lovely blogs and as they are such fun and totally NOT me I had to have

The stamps are by The Alley Way - Bird Brain...and I got them from My Mums Craft is just a couple of the cute stamps...

I paper pieced the sweet birdie and coloured the rest with Promarkers and just mat and layered the cardstock.  The sentiment is from a Lawn fawn set.  I just love that cheeky little worm.....

.....and talking of cheeky....this morning while sitting at my desk with a cup of tea wondering what to do today I happen to glance out the patio doors to spot this cheeking monkey doing acrobats trying to get at the peanuts I've put out for the birds....sorry its not a great pic as I just grabbed my camera and snapped before he ran away...and there is a weird shadow going on too but...

If you can see the squirrel is hanging upside down by his back feet and making a grab for the peanut is behind the other 'fat ball' feeder so its quite hard to see but he is having a lovely time nibbling away!!!
Right...Postman has just delivered the SSS February Card Kit I ordered..whoo hooo!! now I know what I'll be doing
Happy Crafting

Monday 27 January 2014

More to Share....

Hi again....I think I might have mentioned before that I have a craft fair in February so I have been hard at it in the craft room. The fair is at my sister's village hall on Saturday 15th so I haven't made any Valentines cards but I've been trying to make a few Mothers day cards which in the UK usually is in March.  I'm having trouble finding some Mothers day sentiments stamps, I guess that I'm a bit early, so if you spot any please let me know.....

I just love this SSS Heart Flower die...I'll probably be using it a lot.  I used a MFT cloud die for the hilly grass I just cut and trimmed it to fit the bottom of the card.  I finished with twine  and dodgy looking birds.
The next card has yet another
For this I played with a Teresa Collins DP pad - Sweet Afternoon and some Lil'Inker Designs 'stitched' rectangle dies (so in love with these) the fish tail banner is from a MFT blue print die set, the tag is from MFT 'Pierced' Traditional Tag Stax.  I finished with a SSS 'Happy' die and stamp set and a SU butterfly punch which I wrapped a tiny bit of silver thread around for a bit of bling..oh and a few sequins too....
Thank you for popping by
Happy Crafting

Sunday 26 January 2014

Less is More.....

Hi Guys...Happy Sunday...hope you are all snug and warm this miserable day...ugh!! so wish this rain would go away.....anyway I suppose that every cloud has a silver lining.... it gives me the excuse of staying holed up in the craft is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - Sketch Time....

I used a my new stamps from Clearly Besotted - Love Birds...designed for Valentines cards but I thought they would make great New Home cards too.  I stamped in SU ink and cut the cage from super sparkly card.  I finished with a few enamel dots.
Before I go I just want to share another card with you...I seem to be mad about Tags at the moment...
I just played around with a Teresa Collins pad and some dies for this one...
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 21 January 2014

One for the Boys

Hello...Just a quickie today as I'm out and about's a card I made yesterday...thought I'd do one for the boys...

All new stash used a mixture of SU, SSS, MFT and others...

Have a lovely day

Monday 20 January 2014

A New Addiction....

Hi Guys...hope this finds you all well...its a cold cold Monday here in my part of Kent but at least its not raining...I managed a little play yesterday...and it would appear I have  a new addiction...teeny tiny pegs!!!

I still had the pink card stock on my desk from the baby card so I just rustled this up.  I used a SSS stamp and die set 'Happy Birthday' more vellum which I embossed...loving the look....made a sweet flower with a Marianne die I had forgotten about and finished with a few sequins and gems.
I'm going to enter this for Addicted to CAS challenge - New as apart from the card stock everything I've used is new!!! also I see the SSS challenge this week is Embossed so I'm entering that too..
Happy Crafting
PS...sorry about the quality of the pic...really struggling to get a decent pic due to the light.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Oh Baby, Baby....

Hello...hope you all are enjoying the weekend so far...I have been in the craft room today making a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - New Baby....We have a new baby in the family which is due in March..a little girl we are's my card.

Sorry about the quality of the pic..the light here is awful due to the weather...I used TH Movers and Shakers Heart die and cut one in pink and one in vellum and then cut two small hearts from a SSS heart die set and used a tiny peg to attach them all together.  I used a SSS die to cut the sparkly 'Baby' and then finished with a couple of punched hearts and a few gems.
Hope to be back with more to share soon, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Happy Crafting

Friday 17 January 2014

Rain, Rain Go away.....

Well I don't know about you, but I am really fed up with all the rain we have having here in my part of the country....grrrrrrr....grey days are really depressing....I suppose it could be could be snow like last year...but I think I would prefer snow at least there would be the odd crisp sunny day...

Anyway...I'll get on with what I'm here for have been making cards as I have a Craft Fair in February...unfortunately its the day after Valentines so I haven't made any cards for that, but I did make one for this months Clearly Besotted Challenge - Love.

I am totally 'besotted ' ( with Stephanie's stamps and bought loads from her recent releases cant wait for the next I used a spotty heart from the 'Love Heart' set.  I stamped in red and clear embossed it on vellum which I cut into a tag, I also embossed the sentiment from the 'Love Birds' set. I layered it up with a plain white tag and added a shiny button and twine.
I layered the spotty paper with red cardstock so just a tiny bit shows to bring out the red accents.
I hope you will pop over the check out the fab DT creations...great inspiration!!
Now while I had my CB stamps out I made a couple of really simple cards to stock up with for the craft fair.  CB stamps are just perfect for a great CAS look.
for this I used the 'You Are' stamp set and the 'Happy Birthday' is from the 'Sentiments' set.  I stamped in SU ink and just highlighted some petals with Wink of Stella glitter pen.
for this one I used the 'Butterfly Wishes' set.  Again I used SU ink and highlighted the wings with Wink of Stella Glitter pen.
I used the Autumn Flowers set for this one...I think these are great for male cards.  I used SU ink again, tied a little twine and added a few 'Nailheads'.
I going to spend the rest of the day in the craft room, I'm waiting for a BT Broadband Hub to be delivered as I am changing ISP.  I hope it all goes well, I'm told its quite easy, just follow the instructions....hmmm yes well we'll see.
I think Ollie has the right idea today...he hasn't budged from here all
 Have a great day!
Happy Crafting

Saturday 11 January 2014


....and Happy New Year to you all....yes its a bit belated...I had hoped to be posting before now...but I have been rearranging the craft room...more storage needed :-))) and as you can see I have made a few changes to my blog.  I wanted a new look for the new year and as I seem to be going more CAS I thought the background had to reflect that too.  Its not quite right yet thanks to Mr Blogger playing up but I hope to make a few tweaks here and there.

Anyway... I have managed to start making..( I had better make a start as I have so much new stash to use!!! and here is a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - Hearts.  Well I have been itching to use a new Memory Box die - Butterfly Heart.

I cut the die straight onto the card blank which I hope qualifies as a one layer then coloured the butterflies with very pale copics and then added a smidgen of Wink of Stella to glitter them...and that's it...very CAS!
I hope to back with more to share in the meantime do pop over to Less is More and check out the fab DT creations.
Have a great weekend