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.

FQB - Affection Collection    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 & Pencils 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.

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

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.

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 & Pencils  
The two seaweed dies are from the Doohickey Club.

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

Saturday 10 June 2017

May all your wildest ...

I have been playing along at MFT with the Magical Unicorns stamp set for their
sketch challenge.  As soon as I saw the sketch challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do
and TA DA here it is, hope you like?

Kraft card blank, rainbow from card scraps, hand stitched, heart shaker, sequins & the sentiment is also from the set.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Polkadoodles Crafting - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Friday 9 June 2017

Life is good at the beach ...

Please press the play button on the video below

It is another P O P !
Another picture of the cute little charms, sunglasses & starfish!

Another insta P O P cube card today, this time upright, rebel I know!
I have used Tilda on the Beach from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013, papers, NEW Pinwheel diedew drops white Asters,  & aqua Magnolia flower. I have stamped the life buoy, shells & sandcastle on the inside (old Magnolia Collection I believe the Sea Breeze Collection 2013)? along with CG sentiment.  Coloured with Promarkers & Pencils.   In case you have missed any previous posts of mine the cutting file is from the fabulous Lori Whitlock titled Insta Pop Cube Card HERE which I cut on my Silhouette.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

LIFE is Beautiful ...

Fell in love with this stamp; Garden Girl Lilac from the wonderful Stamping Bella,  as soon as I saw it but sadly has only just been inked, naughty naughty.
Thought it would look great on Kraft and I think I am right?
I have used papers, hand stitched, butterfly, pearls, crochet border, coloured with Promarkers & Pencils, cut on my Silhouette.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Stamping Bella - Free Form
Passion for Promarkers - Butterfly (I Won Top 5)!

Monday 5 June 2017

Christmas Bauble ...

Today I have a (whisper) Christmas card, I know, June right but it is never to early!
No image for a change, bauble shape cut on my Silhouette, Nitwit papers,
 Gesso, snowflakes, sentiment, border, sequins, trees & twigs.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas in June (I Won Top 5)!

Bye for now & Merry Christmas

Sunday 4 June 2017

Cheesecake Parade ...

I have another Insta Pop Cube Card today, using what has to be one of my all time favourite stamps hence the title of this post; Cheesecake Parade from Penny Black

Pull the card from the right, showing another little cutie & then ....
(please press play on the video below)

P O P!

The sentiment on the front is from a old magazine freebie, heat embossed in silver.
Also inside I have stamped 'Say Cheesecake' again in silver from Art Impressions; Picture Perfect Stamp Set.  Matted & layered with blue polka dot papers & Kraft cardstock, some pearls, coloured with Promarkers & Pencils.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - Kinetic (I Won Top 5)!
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Favourite Stamp (I Won Top 3)!

Bye for today, love 

Thursday 1 June 2017

Insta-Pop Cube Card ...

Super excited, I have been playing with the new Silhouette file from Lori Whitlock as an SVG file.  There are various designs but as you can see I have chosen to decorate mine with the Adorable Elephants from MFT.   So the first picture, the card is inside the little wallet

Pull from the right hand side 

And then 'P O P' a decorated cube explodes!

Please press play on the video below to see the action!

I just love this & already have a couple more on the go, something different.  I have coloured with Promarkers & Pencils, ribbon, pearls, charm & papers.  What about the magic I hear you ask, well just a simple Helix red rubber band!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Kinetic Cards (I Won)!

Thanks for literally 'P O P P I N G' by