Saturday, 20 February 2016

Sparkly Swallowtail

Hi Everyone!
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend, I have been on half term this week - yay!! I've not managed to do too much crafting though, I've been painting on a larger scale - the dining room is getting a fresh lick of paint! Hoping to get it finished later today, why is it these jobs always seem to take twice as long as I expect? TV makeovers can manage the whole room in 2 days .... maybe a need a magic roller or some different paint!!

The new challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is quite decorative too - Glitter and Sparkle. Somehow everytime I use glitter I always seem to be wearing it and finding it around for days!! I made this card for my boss - bet you can't guess her favourite colour!! The gorgeous stamp is by Stampin Up and is probably the largest stamp I own. In real life this is quite sparkly, the butterfly has lots of Wink of Stella on the wings but my camera just makes it grey looking ;-( 
The ribbon is also quite sparkly and the scrap of background paper has a nice sheen. Wish I had managed to take a few better pics of the card before I had to give it away!! A sideways shot would have been good so that you could see the different layers on the butterfly, still too late now but at least my boss loved it!! 

Thanks for popping by today! 
As usual I can't resist joining in with a few challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - A/G
ABC Challenge - B is for .... Butterfly
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle, bling and Embellish
and Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Things with Wings

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Baby Kitty

Afternoon Folks!
It's not often lately that I write a mid week post but I finished this cute baby card for some friends on Monday night and have just managed to photograph it in daylight, so I thought I would share it with you!

Love that expression:

Stamps - PB Baby Kitty and Stampin up Itty Bitty banners
Promarkers and liquid pearls
Papers - LOTV Bonnets and Bowties, 
First Edition Bella Rose
Dies - Nesties, Stampin Up and Simon says Stamp 'string of hearts'
Ribbons - Art of Craft

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments - I love reading them xx

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - AG or cute and cuddly
CHPP - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - A/G with a stamp
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Hearts and / or Red
In the Pink - With Love
The ABC Challenge - A is for Animals
Double D Challenge - Pretty pink hearts
Crafty Sentiments - Dies / Punches
Everybody Art - Hearts
Inky Chicks - Love +/ or hearts
The cutie pie challenge - All you need is cutie love
The Ribbon Girls - February card challenge - A/G
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - A/G with a stamp and die(s)


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Saturday, 6 February 2016


Morning Folks!
Can you believe we are into February already? I'm always so glad to see January behind us. Of course, Valentine's Day is creeping up fast, so over at Sweet Stampin' our new challenge is 


I saw this PB stamp in the sale over at The Glitter Pot in January and despite trying hard to resist, eventually I just had to get it!!  My excuse is that I 'needed it' to make a Valentine's card for my hubby. Here's the end result, quite CAS, he's not into fussy cards and I think perhaps the hint of pink was pushing the limits!!

Here's a closer look at the cute couple:

I found this charm in my stash and thought it was very appropriate:

Stamps - Penny Black 'joyride' and LOTV sentiment
Promarkers and glossy accents
Papers - Forever Friends 'Forever Love'
Ribbons - Hobbycraft
Charm and brad from stash

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you'll visit the Sweet Stampin' blog and check out the rest of the inspiration from Team Jacky!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose
Winter Wonderland - Best Friends
That's Crafty - first love - PB stamps were among my first stamp purchases many years ago and I'm still in love with them now!!
Polkadoodles - Love and romance
Simply Create TooLove and romance
Craft Rocket Challenge - Valentine's / Love
Crafty Ribbons - Animals
Crafty Gals corner - Love is in the Air
Fab n Funky - All creatures great and small
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says Stamp - Have a heart
The Crafty Addicts - AG or cute and cuddly
Whimsy Inspiration - With Love
CHPP - anything goes
Paperminutes - Hedgehogs
Passion for promarkers - show us your favourites (Penny Black Hedgehogs)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Valentine / Love
Addicted to stamps - A/G with a stamp
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Hearts and / or Red
A Gem of a Challenge - Love is in the Air

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