Friday 19 December 2014

Last Card....

Hi Guys...yes this just could be my last card for 2014...I haven't done much this week regarding the Christmas preps... I still need to wrap the food shopping and finish off the I cant see me in the craft room for a few days (although I do plan to have a good tidy up and a bit of a change around once I've finished the Christmas chores.).
I have made this card for the current Addicted to CAS challenge - Family....

I stamped the CBS sentiment onto vellum and heat embossed it with a platinum powder.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to go behind it.  The DP is SU.   The holly is by Waltzing Mouse which I stamped in distressed ink, cut with the matching die and then coloured over it with a DI pen to give a two tone/variegated effect.  I then dabbed it with Glossy accents and dipped in |Tim's Rock Candy glitter to give it a frosted effect. I finished with red dots and pale gold sequins.
Do pop over and check out the DT's wonderful creations, great inspiration.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 16 December 2014


Hi....its one layer challenge week over at Less is More with a theme of Snow...oh good I thought I can use my new super cute MFT stamp....

I coloured him with Promakers I carefully masked him to add his iceberg and north pole sign and just as I was adding the WOS to the snow flakes it dawned on me that he is a Polar bear and not a snowman...Doh!!! so just in case he doesn't qualify....I made this instead...
 A Hero Arts stamp and some ink (navy blue).  Simple.  I did go over it very carefully with some WOS...but the camera hasn't picked it up.

Happy Crafting

Friday 12 December 2014

Made my Day....

Just had to pop on to say thank you to the Ladies at Less is More...they very kindly showcased my card for their special 200th challenge

Thank you so've made my day!!
Have a great weekend

Thursday 11 December 2014

Going Dotty...

Hi Guys...yes I feel like that have sat at my desk since 10am this morning and thought I have all this stash...old stash and new stash and waiting to be delivered stash and I didn't know what to make!!!
 I'm not sure if Mr Moto is thinking of taking a hike or what, but it just wasn't happening...then after a hop around blogland's my inspiration...Addicted to CAS challenge - Dots....umm I like Dots/Spots......

All MFT dies...the flower is called Christmas Rose...I kept it all plain and simple...perfect...well almost..not sure about the sequins.
edit:   Oh I forgot to put DT on my entry. Addicted to CAS is having a DT call and it would be lovely to be considered.
I'm off to light the wood burner..its getting a bit chilly here now...and we may have snow later tonight!!!
Keep warm

Wednesday 10 December 2014


...its blowing a gale here in my part of the world...really quite scary...and its jolly what better excuse to stay indoors and have a crafty

I have been madly making Christmas cards this week..its all crept up on me...I suppose I've been occupied with the builder being here ...well they are gone...for now..(back in the new year...the tiling in the en suite is pants and after some firm but nice dialogue the builder has offered to re do it all again) and I now realise that there is only two weeks to go!!!

I'll share the cards with you later..... but today I have a card for this weeks Less is More colour Challenge...

Its hard to describe how I created this... it just sort of made itself if you know what I mean...I used SSS dies - Circle on a Line and Maryanne snowflake.  SSS coloured cardstock and a embossing folder for the falling snow.  The sentiment is by CBS.  I finished with a few sequins.
Keep safe and warm..
Happy crafting

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Congratulations !!!.... the ladies over at Less is More they are celebrating their 200th challenge...WOW!!! that is some

Those who have been following my blog, you will know how much my style has change over the years...from my sweet pretty Tilda cards to my CAS cards and it really is all down to the Less is More Challenge.  I just love the crisp clean look of CAS and I try so hard to get it right as my Tilda cards were so fussy.

Here's my card for their Celebration theme this week...

I used MFT dies for the flower, leaves and the circle.  I placed a piece of SU glitter card behind so the glitter would show through the dots. I cut the flower from vellum. Used a sparkly brad for the centre of the flower (had to hunt them out as I don't used brads very often)...the sentiment is from CBS and I finished with a twirl of silver thread and a few gems.
Do pop over and check out the fab DT cards...great inspiration as usual ...and's to the next 200 challenges...thank you.
Happy crafting