Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Busy, busy, busy!!

I do not have a card to show today but I thought I would update you on my activities!! I have been asked to be a guest designer for the Twisted Tuesdays challenge blog for June and I have been working on some cards for that. Also, it is my close friend's 40 birthday soon and I have made her a very special "card"!!!  Both projects are under wraps for now but as soon as I can I will post them!  Take care x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

I won!!!

Before I show you a wee quick card I made I have to share my exciting news - I won a challenge!!!! I have not been entering challenges very long (in fact only in very recent months) and so imagine my surprise and delight when I found out I had won a recent Little Clare's challenge!!  This is the link to the Little Claire blog with my winning card!! I am so chuffed!


Today my lovely prize arrived which I ripped open with much excitement as I love Little Claire products:

I cannot wait to get going and use these lovely stamps, particularly the Butterfly blossom and the Scotty Dog stamps!!

Now (tries to contain herself!), onto a very quick card I made last night without stamps! This time I just used paper, acetate, stickers and glossy accents!  I love an acetate card!  I used the Heidi Grace "Tweet Dreams" 12x12 paper pad and the Heidi Grace "Tweet Memories"  chipboard stickers.  The idea for the sentiment rectangle I got from Melanie Heaton on Create and Craft. I just backed it with some co-ordinating paper cut with a die.  On the wee bird, one of the bird houses and one of the love hearts on the sentiment I added glossy accents.  Bit of doodling on the inside paper (and the piece that I added to the back to hide the glue) and voila, done in about 5 minutes plus glossy accent drying time!!  I thought this would be a sweet engagement, anniversary or even wedding card due to the lovely words in the sentiment.  Hope you like x

Friday, 17 May 2013

Love is in the air....

I got these two cute stamps free with a craft mag recently and then bought this Mister Huey mask. I thought that they all went really well together to make this simple two minute card!  Great for Wedding, anniversary or valentine!  Hope you like x

JOFY mini

Can you tell I love JOFY stamps??  This time I used the JOFY mini along with the butterfly from another JOFY set.  I wanted to play with mixing colours and so used distress inks (mustard seed, dusty concord and old olive) and archival cranberry. I laid some ink onto my mat and sprayed with water, then I took a piece of card and moved it over the inks to mix the ink on the card. Once dry I stamped my images. I went in and filled in some detail with stronger colours (i.e the flower, stem and circles on the butterfly)I then triple embossed the two images to make them nice and shiny.  For the background paper I did the same thing with just mustard seed and cranberry. It was really wet so I left it to dry overnight. I stamped words onto different colours of ribbon, doodled round the edge of the background trying to imitate the JOFY style and used the JOFY stamp with the wee circles in the corners. Assembled it all together layered on pink card and then on a white card blank and tadaa!!  Hope you like x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Stampin up Tea Shoppe

Hi. Sheesh, things are hectic round here!! Birthdays, parties, tests, life!! However, I thought I would take time out to share a card I made using the Tea Shoppe stamp set from stampin up. It is a small easel card and I like the pink and green together. Hope you like x

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Twisted Tuesdays - 2TC50 - A Girl's best friend

Monday, 6 May 2013

April Showers!

Not much rain today, in fact glorious May bank holiday here. Much fun had out and about in London with the kids. My card today is more typical of the British weather. Using a free digi stamp and some stash staples. Hope you like x

I thought I would submit this card to the following challenge:

Crafty card makers -

I hope it meets the criteria!  I have two flowers and a rain theme but perhaps the image flower won't count? Here's hoping anyway (crosses fingers!!)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sugar Nellie - Little Star

I have been playing all day today and so have been able to make another card, this time using a cute little Sugar Nellie stamp "Little Star". I was practicing painting with Tim Holtz distress inks and I think she turned out not too bad! I had the Thinking of you sentiment in my stash (I think it came free with a mag) and I used my favourite paper by My Mind's Eye. I added some extra detail with Rub ons from My Min's Eye and some buttons and a star brad from my stash. Hope you like x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

The Sugar bowl - Challenge 103 - May 2013
Crafty Ribbons - Challenge 44
Twisted Tuesday - 2TC49

Acetate and buttons

I am still playing with my JOFY 09 stamp set by Paperartsy! Today I stamped on acetate and added buttons to hide where I stuck the pink card behind! Hope you like x

Paper artsy

It was my birthday recently and on my wish list was some JOFY stamps by Paperartsy. I was delighted to get them from my sister and made this card! I used paper piecing using my minds eye paper and rub ons (all dolled up and howdy doody). Hope you like x

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Happy Mail

Thursday, 2 May 2013


Sorry for the delay since my last post!! The sun has been out and my garden has been in need of some attention!! Anyway, here's a card I made for my friend when she got her labradoodle puppy!! He's soooo cute. Hope you like x