Saturday, 24 November 2012


I've ran out of memory on this  blog, so I've started a new one (life's too short to be going through this blog and deleting or resizing photos!!)
I'd love it if you started following me on my new blog ....

Hope to see you there!! :)

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sandra's Birthday card

Ohhh how can it be Sunday evening already!  It's been one of those dreary damp and cold days, so at least I didn't feel guilty not being out and about!
I had a nice morning yesterday at the Craft Show down in Belfast.  Though there were definitely not as many exhibitors as last time, and I didn't really spot that many bargains, except for my new guillotine marked down from £35 to £20!

This wee card is for my workmate.  Not much stamping on this card ... just the Paper Smooches sentiment and the lined squares from Stamps by Judith.  Whimsy die cut butterflies and not sure of make of flower punch.

Layout based on sketch from Sweet Sunday #1172
The Corrosive challenge #162 - flutter by
Hotshot Craft #13 - butterflies
Oldie but a Goodie - anything but Christmas (I've used some old DP)
Crafty Cardmakers #79 - one than one punch or die cut
Penny Black at Allsorts November challenge - any die will do
Divas by Design #61 - anything goes

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Non Traditional Christmas colours

This week's challenge at High Hopes is to make a Christmas card, but
No red or green
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new stamp of your choice!

I was aiming for a 'male' Christmas card, so I've gone for blues and purple and added loads of glitter ... as usual!  My image is Homespun Hearts Snowy - coloured with copics; main image and then hearts popped up on dimensionals.
Whimsy sentiment & die and Memory Box circular die.

Sketch from Sketch Saturday #233
Crafty Cardmakers #79 - more than one punch or die cut
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge #98 - for a man/boy
Christmas Stampin All Year Long #36 - anything goes
Colour theme from The Play Date Cafe #157
PaperPlay Challenge #45 - snowflakes

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Boating Birthday

Sorry, another super quick post tonight ... I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is on.  Total trash I know, but I love it!  That's the next 3 weeks sorted on telly!

Image from Lili of the Valley - coloured with copics.  Paper Smooches sentiment.  DP from Bo Bunny (I think!)

Sketch (flipped) from Willow Sketchie Challenge
Cards 4 Men #23 - anything goes
House of Gilli #45 - celebrations
The Pink Elephant #173 - use your favourite colouring medium
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Allsorts #180 - young at heart
By the Cute and Girly November challenge - Stars

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Xmas card #21

Just a quickie post ... it's movie night in our house and tonight its The Hunger Games.  I haven't read the books, but I believe they're fab, so we'll see what the movie's like!
Oh and yes, our car passed its MOT Yippee ... so that's my crafty pennies safe then instead of having to spend them on car repairs Hee!

I was going for a polaroid effect photo of Ruby here, don't know if it works or not!
Wee bit of colouring with copics, clear gloss on her nose, a paper pieced ruby crown and pressie and some flower soft snow.  Marianne die cut tree and Paper Smooches sentiment

Sketch from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club MFTWSC97
Lili's Little Fairies - all things bright and beautiful
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vibrant colours
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #36 - anything goes

Thankful House

I've been very lucky recently and won this fab stamp set Where your Heart Is by commenting on a post on the Simon Says Stamp blog.  I LOVE it!
I stamped my wee house on kraft paper and popped it up on dimensionals and then the windows and doors too, and added some red glitter to the hearts.  Other than that .... a bit of embossng and that's it really!
Have a great weekend - its a brrr chilly and rainy morning here.  Our car is away for its MOT, so hopefully Greg comes home with good news!

Sketch from Stamptacular Sunday #188
Cupcake Craft Challenge #217 - get krafty
Top Tip Tuesday # 89 - we're all heart - my top tip is not to skimp on dimensionals when you're using them or your image/pop up will sag where it's not supported - I cut my squares in half so I can get twice the coverage.
Party Time Tuesday #93 - thank you
Crafty Creations #195 - no flowers
Fab 'n' Funky #146 - bingo - I used twine / embossing / kraft

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

High Hopes #155: Snowflakes and Buttons

OMGosh, the weeks are flying past!  It will be Christmas in no time at all!
Anyway, its Tuesday, so time for a new challenge over at High Hopes and this week its ...
Snowflakes and Buttons
So get your High Hopes stamps out and play along!

Image from High Hopes: Snowy's Friends
I've used clear gloss on their noses/beak and lots of glitter on this card (snow, snowflake, snowman's buttons etc)... as far as Christmas cards are concerned, the more glitter the better I say!  Coloured with mixture of copics and Spectrum Noir markers.
Marianne snowflake die and button from stash.

Other challenges...
Sketch from Willow Sketchie challenge
Top Tip Tuesday #89 - we're all heart
There she goes #180 - dress up your colouring
Pile it on #45 - make it sparkle
Totally Gorjuss #156 - button
Ribbon Girl November challenge - add sparkle
Penny Black at Allsorts November challenge - any die will do
Oozak #08 - Winter Vibes

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Xmas Card #19

I was lucky enough to win this cutie on the All That Scraps blog a few weeks ago, so thought I'd need to get a move on with my Christmas cards!  I think she might feature on Greg's Christmas card, wish my waist was that size LOL!

Note to self... next time you use your new poinsettia die, don't make them exactly the same colour as your DP!! Doh!

The Crafty Pad #195 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly #73 - free choice of sketch - I used #68
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge CHNC97 - use at least 3 different DPs
Penny Black at Allsorts November challenge - any die will do
All that Scraps - anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #30 - flowers, hats or horses
Christmas Stampin All Year Long #35 - anything goes

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Feathers or Fur

It's challenge time again at High Hopes, and this week it's
Feathers and/or Fur
So that's pretty much most of the animal world covered then LOL!

My card uses Penguin Friends (... did you see the tutorial Kristine did last week on how to colour your penguins?)
I've coloured my image with copics and added flowersoft for the fur.
Marianne Design snowflake die and Taylored Expressions star die.

Die Cuttin Divas #89 -anything goes
House of Gilli #44 -Emboss it
The Cafty Pad #194 - Christmas is coming
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #96 - no patterned paper
Totally Gorjuss #155 - things with wings

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Thought I'd have a bash at a scrapbook page to see if that will inspire my mojo to come back .... its such a dark cold day today, if he's away somewhere warm and sunny he'll never come home :(

I'm just a tad behind in my scrapbooking, this is my wee niece and she's already 2 and a half, so I'd need to get a move on!  Isn't she a cutie.

Can't remember the make of this DP, but its lovely embossed stuff, feels like flock.
Fence, scallop and heart die cuts; flower punch
Little birdie from a Paper Smooches set.

I flipped the sketch from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club MFTWSC95
Stampin for the Weekend #20 - anything goes
Sir Stampalot October challenge - punches