Sunday, 24 December 2017

Joy ... to the world

Well I have gone for an elegant simple understated look for this Christmas card, makes a change & I am really pleased with the result, a pleasure to make too.

I have used the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder from Stampin Up.  Several different snowflake dies, the 'Joy' die is also from Stampin Up and part of the 'Wonderful Wreath Framelit dies (135851) and was cut from Crafters Companion Glitter luxury card along with the Mirror Luxury card.
A couple of vellum snowflakes & a few of acetate snowflakes cut on my Silhouette as they
didn't cut very well on my Big Shot.  Not forgetting some hand stitching, well it wouldn't be me would it.  Gems & sequins to finish.

Sending Heaps of Holiday Wishes ...

Today I have been playing with this gorgeous Stamp from Art Impressions titled 'Penguin Stacker' it is soooo cute. I ordered it in the January sales online but it never appeared until July?  Good job I wasn't in a rush for it, ha ha.  Nice & simple again today as I wanted the image to speak for itself.
I have coloured with Promarkers, snowflakes, Nitwit papers & hand stitched once again.

Seasons Greetings ...

Loving this stamp, great for the guys this Christmas.
No shaker this time, so more post friendly, CAS.
Nitwit papers, white ribbon, snowflake, Promarkers & hand stitched, I have been busy!

Thanks for visiting my blog over 2017 despite fewer posts, I really appreciate it and all the 
lovely comments and the chances to enter challenges, thanks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas ...

For the first time ever I decided to make a batch of general Christmas cards rather than individual makes.  As soon as I saw these free stamps among those in Issue 49 of Creative Stamping I knew exactly what I was going to make.  Gold heat embossing and a lot of hand stitching later I had
over 50 Christmas Cards.  All posted and very well received, I was delighted with the outcome.  Even managed to get them printed in the next issue of Creative Stamping (50) on the readers letters page!

I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon (I Won Top 3)!
Glitter & Sparkle - Gold Christmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas/CAS (I Won Top 3)!


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

At Christmas all roads lead home ...

Long time no see once again, I am here honest, time doesn't seem to be on my side.
Down the final family Christmas cards now!
I purchased this stamp early in January ready to play this Christmas, great for male cards me thinks.
So it is a snow globe shaker on the front and a picture of the inside below.

Cut on my Silhouette, hand stitched, coloured with Promarkers, charm & bell and some red organza ribbon.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Under the weather ...

I am back, long time no see, soz.
Just busy busy, living life and I lost my mojo ha ha!
Mojo well and truly found after receiving the 13 Nights of Halloween from Magnolia,
couldn't wait to play and here is the result.

Today I am sharing a 'box in a card' using the gorgeous new goodies from Magnolia.
So Tilda is under the weather, so I have put together a box of goodies to cheer her up!

Inside the top is a pocket for some sachets of honey & lemon or maybe some hot chocolate.
Then the box beneath has room for some more treats, but also contains a little shaker element, get well sentiment, a plaster, blister strip and the little hearts (tablets) as the confetti.

I have used Tilda stamp, both sentiment stamps, heart beat die, plaster die, blister strip die & cross die from the Doohickey 13 nights of Halloween  which will be coming out for general release very soon.

The heart flourish (Doohickey Box 3/Oh La La), tree & fronds (Doohickey Box 16/Fall in Love), sun (Doohickey Box 10/Buzz Buzz), clouds (Doohickey Box 13/Sweet Pea) dies.
Coloured with Promarkers, pink organza ribbon, umbrella charm & completely hand stitched.
I have mat & layered the elements on my Silhouette Cameo.
Finished off with some bandage in a bow.


12 WHITE BEAD BERRY SPRAY CLUSTERSImage result for tim holtz clip3mm Ivory Pearls Flatback Self Adhesives

SO: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso (118ml) Apples, Green, bunch of 320mm Paper Rose White25mm Pale Pink Open Rose  Image result for spellbinders s5-148 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - Die Cuts (I Won Top 5)!
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Lace Trim (I Won Top 3)!
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - CAS or Fully Loaded

  That is all from me today, take care, happy crafting love

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Wishing you TONS OF FUN ...

Well I am using the gorgeous MFT 'Happy Hippos' again for this birthday card, one of the little birds
inside the shaker, combined with the sentiment, silver heat embossed from the MFT 'Adorable Elephants', love these images.
Nice & Simple really, cut on my Silhouette, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched (as always), white ribbon, star charm, sequins & coloured cardstock from my stash.

Monday, 24 July 2017


Oh my have you seen the new releases from My Favourite Things (MFT) I adore this new
set titled 'Happy Hippos' and they certainly are! 
 So may elements in each stamp set, I want them ALL!

The layout is fabulous as always as I play along with the MFT sketch challenge, I have hand stitched
the cloud base & tree tops which were cut on my Silhouette.  Cloud paper, coloured with Promarkers & Niutop. Sequins to finish, I love it.

Saturday, 22 July 2017


I'm back, time not on my side right now but I have my first ever 'double slider' card to share with you
today using this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley titled: Cream Cake, yum!

So you just pull the ribbon with a super cute 'slice of cake' charm and 'hey presto' surprise, 
definitely will be making another, something a little different.

23mm Red Organza RibbonMiniature Pink Blossom Pk of 1030mm Pale Pink Wild Rose Pk 520mm Pale Pink Open Rose

Coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, silver heat embossed, birthday sentiment & balloons.
Spectacular sentiment was a magazine freebie, buttons & gems.  Doily & bunting were from 
a Doohickey Club Box HERE.  Cut on my Silhouette Cameo & finally the little itty bitty clouds.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Bright Colours (I Won Top 5)!
I hope to be back again very soon, love

Monday, 19 June 2017

Above it all ...

Another interactive card today, this time a slider, just pull from the top to reveal the sentiment.
Project adapted from the this cutting file HERE by Snapdragon Snippets. Camera charm & sequins.
Bunting is from Doohickey Club Volume 5 Celebration.
The papers are from Nitwit Collections HERE

16mm White Ruffle Edge Sheer9mm Pale Blue/White Spot Organza

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Life is better with SPRINKLES ...

Another P O P cube card today, first of all the front
Then pull the card from the right 
Please press play on the video below for the action!

And then, POP an insta cube card complete with embossed wafer biscuits.
I must not forget the magic ingredient, a red rubber band from Helix!
Doily & bunting from the new Doohickey Club volume 14 Afternoon Tea.
Brown 12 x 12 cardstock for the base, scrap pink & cream card for the layers.
Wafer, embossing folder & ice cream die are freebies from Die Cutting Essentials issue 13.
Cutting file from the lovely Lori Whitlock purchased from Silhouette Design Store.

10mm Fuschia Pink Open Roses25mm Pale Pink Open RoseMiniature White Blossom Pk of 10

Thanks for quite literally POPPING by today, love

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Make a Splash ...

I have a shaker card which I have just finished in time for the Lili of the Valley June Challenge - Summer.  I have used Little Mermaid LOTV, papers, hand stitched, sequins, real shells from my travels, sentiment, coloured with Promarkers & Niutop.  
The two seaweed dies are from the Doohickey Club.

30mm Aqua Wild Roses Pk of 5Gardenia Ivory Small,  Pk of 5Cheesecloth WHITE 50cm x 80cm
A picture of the inside, including stickles, pearls & glossy accents.
Finally a close up x

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Add a Sentiment (I Won Top 5)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, see you again soon