Friday, 17 January 2020

New Job ...

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Tabby Fortune Teller from Lawn Fawn and made this 'New Job' card straight away but I have had to wait until the recipient had received it before I could share.

I treated myself the the Reveal Wheel goodies too which I have been looking at from a far but couldn't resist anymore.  So this is my first Reveal Wheel and I am sure the first of many more.

I have used papers from Nitwit Collections, hand stitched, little grey heart, some golden gems and also the NEW Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust on a background of TH Distress Oxide; Salty Ocean.

I have taken the plunge into the world of stencils in the past few weeks and made some on my Silhouette Cameo, so I have inked the paws again with TH Distress Oxide; Gathered Twigs onto some white vellum.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Wednesday Creative Inspiration Challenge - New Job
Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 16 January 2020

YAPPY Christmas ...

Today I am sharing another Mama Elephant stamp that I just NEEDED, titled Oh Puppy Tree, just adorable.  I decided to make my first stand and slide card which I have been admiring online for a wee while.  Pretty simply to make, you just need to make sure you don't embellish the bottom two thirds of the card, as it will not slide.  I just opted for Glossy Accent doggy noses.  The banner die is also Mama Elephant.  The sentiment is from the MFT  Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set.

Papers from Nitwit Collections; On the Pond. Coloured with Promarkers, gold organza ribbon and a couple of gems to finish. Really sweet and folds flat in a 6" square envelope too.  Thanks for popping by today, happy crafting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guyz - Clean & Simple
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration Challenge - Something New

Monday, 13 January 2020

Shake me ...

This card was requested for a adult birthday, anything cat related, no problem I thought.  A little gift to me was the Picture Perfect stamp set from MFT and no matter what age we all love an interactive card don't we.  I have created a mobile phone style shaker on my Silhouette, sprinkles, congrats die, matted and layered, coloured with Promarkers, cg birthday sentiment, enamel dots.  I made on myself a paw stencil so I used this to emboss a piece of white vellum.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - Something New/Something Old
Stamping Sensations - Favourite Stamps (gosh, really can't choose ALL stamps are my favourite)

See you again soon

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Perpetual Calendars ...

This year I have made some perpetual calendars as presents as the recipients like to keep their special makes out all year long and Christmas doesn't always look good in June, ha ha.


So the first one has Tilda with flower in her pocket/For you Tilda on the reverse as another option.
The second one has Up up and away Tilda/For you Tilda again.
Reverse side option shown below.

I have cut all of the elements on my Silhouette using a file from the Design Store by the lovely Lori Whitlock to which I have added sides/back and a acetate window pocket.  I hope to stamp/colour a couple more next year so they have a choice of images to look at. I have coloured with Promarkers, plenty of ready made flowers from my stash, several Doohickey dies from the club kits.  I have again cut from the Design Store a mini bird box.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections titled  Cottage Charm. Gesso distress, A3 kraft card for the main structure.  Cheesecloth, pearls, ribbon and clip.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Official Magnolia Inspiration - Christmas Gift Box (I Won top 5)!
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Wishing you all a very Happy Crafty Christmas love from 

Friday, 20 December 2019

Seasons Greetings ...

Some more Christmas cards to share today this time using a beautiful stamp from Penny Black; Snow Forest which I confess hadn't seem ink, oops!  Stamped in TH distress ink, a little pastel blue Promarker shadowing, some shimmer, sentiment and gems.  Matted and layered onto gold mirror and white embossed snow card base.  Plenty of sparkle over the snow but sadly doesn't show too well :(Very simple but the stamp just speaks for itself don't you think)

Thursday, 19 December 2019

THINKING OF you this Christmas time ...

This is a special Christmas card I have made for a recently bereaved family, wanted to use the same stamp from Mama Elephant as I have for my general cards this year; Pine & Posy. Heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment,stitched square & banner are from the latest/third Papercraft Society box designed by Paula Pascual.  Coloured with Promarkers, white marker & glossy accents on the berries.

Monday, 16 December 2019

oh so merry ...

 A couple more special Christmas cards today, very slightly different for my brothers.  Mama Elephant have really inspired me with their releases this year and this one was no exception; Penguin Waddle.  A substantial stamp and therapeutic colouring and some shimmer to finish.  The 'Oh so merry' again is from Mama Elephant and is included with the Creative Cuts for this stamp.  Coloured with Promarkers, some clear dew drops, TH distress oxide and two more cards complete, tick x

I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun (I Won Top 3)!
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas (I Won)!

Sunday, 15 December 2019


Another new stamp set I just couldn't resist, Snow Angels from Mama Elephant combined with their die 'Warm Fuzzy Hugs' released at the same time.  Made this one for my Son to play with.The background was created with TH distress oxide; Salty Ocean along with some Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.   The bear and the fox are on mini action wobble springs.  The cat has been raised by a 3d foam pad.  The snowflakes are also from Lawn Fawn and some gems to finish.  Coloured with my favourite medium Promarkers

Christmas ...

Well this years sixty general cards are now complete, simple yet elegant. Fell in love with teal & gold for my colours this year combined with stamps from Mama Elephant, just love this new stamp set; Pine & Posy  The sentiment is from the first beautiful Papercraft Society box, designed by Christina Griffiths.  Heat embossed in gold on teal, gold mirror mat, gold embossed onto a white mat and coloured with Promarkers.  This year I have stamped my envelopes using the Pine & Posy again in black and just of the edge, really finishes off the look I was going for.


To co-ordinate I have made some shaker labels using the fabulous freebies from Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 198 back in October.  Along with some gold organza ribbon and some Nuvo confetti. My gift wrap is a gold sheen Kraft paper to complete the look.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Squeal ...


Regular followers will have noticed I do like an interactive card and I have to say MFT have some amazing dies to create spectacular creations with ease and this one is no exception, the Interactive Up & Down dies which I just had to combine with the Piggy Pebbles, gorgeous piggy jumping in the puddle along with the fantastic sentiment, perfect me thinks.

Coloured with Promarkers in my usual dotty style, very therapeutic, simply layered with some polka dot paper and green cardstock.  I have used glossy accents on the puddle and rain and a couple of green pearls to finish.