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)