Sunday, 29 January 2012

Two cards, Three Challenges.

Good morning,

I thought I was time I played along with some challenges, and I thought that I would start off with Less is More, I always find that this challenge does exactly that, challenge me. I don't find simply cards very easy at all, I always want to add something else. I needed to make my boyfriends Valentines card and he is a 'Less is More' kinda guy so I thought the sketch would be perfect.

I pulled out my I (heart) hearts stamp set and a manly Marina Mist ink pad, and start stamping. I cut a section from my stamped page and layered it onto a Crumb Cake base. I scored a line either side of the stamped panel, and couldn't resist adding a tiny piece of ribbon.

I inked around the edges with Choc chip, and added a sentiment from a retired set called 'Loads of Love' and added a heart popped up on a dimensional.

The next card I made was inspired by this months muse over at CASE study another CAS card, here is the card we had to work with,
and I took my colour inspiration from the Play Date Cafe, aren't these colours gorgeously sumptuous!

Very clean and simple, I'm definitely challenging myself today! Here is my take,

The sentiment is from For Everything, it jumped out at me because there were gaps that I could fill in with the same colours I used for stamping the the lower half of the card, The diamond border is from the retired set Plane and Simple, stamped in Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo.

I really enjoyed making these simple cards, I hope you enjoy looking at them.

Don't forget a new colour challenge was set yesterday over at Simply Stampin', I'd love to see what you can do with the colours!

Happy Crafting, xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Simply Stampin' Colour Challenge

Good morning,

wow, we had some fab entries for last weeks Simply Stampin' challenge, you really did pull it out the bag ladies!

This week we have a great colour combo for the men in your life! Although it would work equally well for the ladies too.
I have another commissioned card to share with you this week, and I thought it was a great excuse to break out my Forever Young set, which I am ashamed to say had not seen ink yet?!

I went for the distressed feel with this card, and pulled out my spritzing tool, and tore away the edges.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for these colours, don't you just love what the rest of the DT came up with? Don't forget to give them some love, we all love hearing your comments!

Hope to see you over at the challenge, xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Good afternoon,

If you are a Stampin' up! fan then you have probably been holding on waiting for Sale-a-bration to begin, I know I have, and this year will not disappoint as you can not only get FREE stamps but there's free Designer Series Paper to choose from as well!

For those of you who don't know sale-a-bration is a very special promotion when for every £45 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you can choose a limited edition gift FREE!

This year I have decided to offer my customers an extra special treat, each customers who places and order of £45 or more with me will receive everything needed to create this fab covered notebook!

I have use my favourite new product from the mini catalogue the Spice Cake DSP to cover the notebook as well as Everything Eleanor and Broadsheet Alphabet to personalise it. Here's a close up

I'm always making notes, but it's nice to have a hand crafted notebook to write in!

Hope you'll pop back and visit me soon, xx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Simply Stampin' Sketch Week

Good Morning,

Last weeks 'To DIE For' challenge at Simply Stampin' had everyone pulling out there dies to make some fabulous cards, and we're hoping that this week you will be joining us once again as we challenge you with a sketch.

I had been asked to make a birthday card for a little boy who will be turning 2 soon who loves animals. So I have used this sketch to make a card for him using my Fox and Friends stamp set.

I need to apologise for the poor photo quality, the weather has not been great this week, the colours are much brighter in real life, honest! I went for a combo of Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. I have embossed the Daffodil background layer with my Polka Dots embossing folder, and set to work stamping my panels.

Myself and the girls over at Simply Stampin' would love to see how you get on with the sketch, so pop over and give it ago! xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Monster Bookmark.

Good morning,

I made this cute little book mark Sunday but have been waiting to be home early enough to get a good photo, luckily I have a couple of days off this week so I managed to take one this morning, however it is raining so it's still not a brilliant shot.

I got my boyfriend a book he had been hinting for for Christmas which he started reading before mummbling at me have you got a book mark. I knew I had some but when I bought out butterflies and hearts he turned his nose up. So I set about making him a more suitable bookmark for him to use.

He's really a big kid so I thought that my Make a Monster stamps would be perfect! I used these together which my Two Tags die and this is how it turned out.

I'm quite pleased and so was he when I mentioned that I'd added a googly eye!!

Hope to soon you back soon with some more goodies from my craft room, plus don't forget there is still time to enter into this weeks Simply Stampin' challenge, you could have a go at making one of these bookmarks and enter it.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Simply Stampin' To Die For.

Hello again,

This week over at Simply Stampin' we are asking you to get busy with your dies and create a card or project using them. At first I was stumped, I thought of a shaped card but I have done that before so I wanted to use my dies in a way I hadn't before.

I ended up using two dies, The Daisies Die and the Two Tags die to make a card and matching mini bag. The Daisies Die is great for making flowers with great depth. 

You can see the dimension a little better on this photo, to make the flower you will need to cut 3 of the larger Daisy and 3 of the smallest Daisy, I shaped the larger petals in one direction and the smaller Daisy petals in the opposite direction, and inked the edges for more interest.

I can't wait to see what you make out of your dies, so get creating! xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Happy SU! Birthday to me.

Good Morning,

Yesterday afternoon, I came home from a shopping trip with my mum to find an envelope waiting for me. I always get excited when I see a hand written envelope, it normally means a card, (yay!) and I wasn't disappointed. It was a card from my up-line in the Stampin' up family Amanda. Wishing me a happy birthday, I hadn't even realised but yesterday was exactly a year since I had received my started kit to become an SU! demo.

It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for a whole year! I love my blog, and creating projects to share. It's strange to think that someone around the other side of the world could be reading this!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

Simply Stampin' Colour Challenge

Happy Saturday,

This week over at Simply Stampin' it's colour time. I love this weeks colour's they are really spring fresh. I have used the colours to make a birthday card for my dear friend, her birthday isn't until the middle of the month but hopefully she'll be too busy to check out my blog, did I really just say that?!

I have taken inspiration for my card from a blog that I stalk regularly called Crafting Clare's Paper Moments she made this beautiful card which I have incorporated into my card design. I loved the musical notes paired with elegant florals!

So what do you think? Why don't you give this colour challenge a go? Don't worry if you don't have the exact colours, just use similar ones, as long as you use one SU! Stamp, patterned paper, or sentiment you will be eligible for a Top 3 spot. Can't wait to see you there!

Have a fab weekend, xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Brand New Spring Mini!

Yes that's right we have a brand new mini catalogue, full of new exciting products to get your teeth into, including jewellery to customise yourself, gorgeous new paper packs, and of course STAMPS!

 If you would like you very own copy, contact me by email, or click on the image in the sidebar to view the on-line version.