Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sparkle and Shine!

Good morning Folks!
Sadly not too much action on my blog lately, but I just wanted to show you my card for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' . The theme this week is 


Apologies for the poor photo quality, it is really dull and gloomy here, not ideal for trying to capture sparkle!! I've used a favourite Penny Black stamp called Ice Dance, coloured with promarkers and some diecuts cut from white glitter card. I also added a couple of gems, a wooden sentiment I found in my stash and a good splash of stickles!!

Here's the close up view:

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday over at Sweet Stampin' this week so it would be lovely if you could join us!

I'd also like to join in with a few of my favourite challenges:
Passion for promarkers - Christmas is coming
Papertake Weekly - Glitter it Up option
Penny Black and more - Anything Christmas
Cardz for Guyz - Fun in the snow
Winter Wonderland - Sparkle and bling
Animal Friends - Hats, scarves, gloves
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Park Bench Romance

Yes, it is another Hallowe'en shock - I'm actually writing a blog post, they are getting a bit few and far between lately!! Just wanted to share my DT card for the new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' which is to use 


I made this card for my Mum and Dad who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary over the summer, I wanted to make them something a bit traditional with the gold colour and hearts but with a slightly unusual image. The stamp is PB Park Bench and as soon as I saw it on Ebay I had to get it!! Glad to say that my parents loved it too!

I've used 3 different dies on this card:
Simon Says Stamp - String of hearts
Memory Box - Typewriter Numbers (cut several times and layered together to give a bit of depth)
and MFT Die-namics Formal Flourish which has been cut twice, one turned upside down and then carefully trimmed and glued together to create the border.

Here's a close up of the happy prickly couple, if you look closely you can just see a touch of Wink of Stella on the roses:

Thanks for visiting and Happy Hallowe'en to those of you celebrating tonight! We are keeping it simple here - just carving a pumpkin and handing out sweets!!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Daisy Cat

Hi Folks!
Hope you're all well. I'm running a long way behind schedule today so I'm just dashing on with a quick post to tell you about the new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin'. This week we'd love you to join our Antiques Roadshow - have a dig around in your stash, blow the dust off a really old stamp and show it some love.

I can't really remember which stamp is the first I ever bought in my collection but this one has been with me for at least 8+ years. It's called Daisy Cat by Hobby Art. Sadly though, like lots of my stamps, it hasn't been used that often!! I also raided my pink scrap paper folder - didn't really realise quite how pink the final result was until I came to photograph it!! The papers are mainly Dovecraft I think and the sentiment is LOTV. The die cuts are by Spellbinders and Die'sire.

 Still love the cute expression! Also added a bit of bling to the collar:

 I hope you'll check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies over on the main blog and we also have a Sweet Stampin' Goodie Bag as a prize this time so please join the fun!!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Just zoomin' by

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is well - hugs to those that need them!
A quick post from me to say that the new challenge has just started over at Sweet Stampin' , the theme this time is 


I really loved this challenge, so many possibilities but I decided to dig out an old LOTV stamp. As usual I bought it, put in the drawer and promptly forgot about using it! Papers are also old,  from my scraps folder - a bit of Basic Grey and some magazine freebies I think (??). Corners are a Woodware punch and a few brads and a rub on sentiment to finish. 

Here's the cute image in more detail - coloured with the ever faithful promarkers:

Thanks for visiting and as the sentiment says 'Have a Great day' !!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Masculine
CHN Patterned paper - October Challenge
I love promarkers - Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Something beginning with M (motoring)

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Toot the Flute!

 Morning folks!
 Long time no see I know, but I'm hoping that life will calm down soon and that I will get back to blogging properly again in the not too distant future! 
In the meantime, I just popped on to show you my card for the new ' Let's get Musical' challenge over at Sweet Stampin 
 The PB stamp is called 'Toot the Flute' and was very quick to colour - a good thing this week! The papers are LOTV and a scrap of Christmas music paper from my box. 

Wonder what tune the cat is playing???

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Shaped cards
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and
Bye for now!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Anniversary Giraffes

Morning Folks!
I hope everyone is fit and well and looking forward to the weekend! I've got my fingers crossed that this publishes OK as I'm escaping the dust, mess and general chaos of the kitchen makeover for a few days! Just wanted to let you know that the new challenge is just starting over at Sweet Stampin' , it's a nice easy one this time:


I made this card for my husband as we are celebrating our anniversary later this month. The giraffes are very appropriate as they are one of his favourite animals plus he is quite tall and I'm very short so my family refers to him as a giraffe! 

The bugaboo image is coloured with promarkers and chalked at the edges. The papers, buttons and brad are all from my stash.

Don't they make a cute couple!!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Hamish fixing his tractor

Morning Folks!
Long time no see I know, but things have been a bit mad here lately. I'm having my kitchen gutted and altered so at the moment I have no floor or ceiling and wires dangling everywhere - I just keep telling myself it will be lovely when it is finished!! On the positive side, it is the perfect excuse to hide away in my craft room and play. Talking of playing, the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' this week is 


I had a rummage through my stash and this is what I came up with, quite pleased because everything is pretty old:

The stamp is a very old Sugar Nellie one called Hamish Fixing Tractor which I bought in the sale years ago just because it was cute, then like a lot of things it got put in the drawer and has only just seen daylight again. I think it has now been discontinued. The papers are K&Co Hopscotch and the embossing folder is 'replacements' by Couture Creations. I've no idea where the sentiment came from, it could be a magazine freebie but I'm not sure??

Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you leave, I love reading them! 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Inky Chicks - Use a metal embellishment
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Build it up
Dream Valley - Embossing (wet or dry)
A Gem of a Challenge - Brithday Wishes
The Sugar Bowl - Anything goes with a sugar nellie image

Now I'm off for a nice cup of tea with bonus brick dust!!