Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats

When I saw the biscuit stamps from Hunkydory I just had to have them, it took me a while to stamp and colour then cut them all out though! I decided to do a scrap book page from our visit for afternoon tea at The Savoy a couple of years ago (we also managed to stay overnight!) coupled with a visit to Twinings teashop. I decided the perfect paper pad to use was this Craftwork card one and a couple of Whimsey stamps. All finished off with a Sheena teapot and die/stamp set.

I'm entering this into the Allsorts challenge for Cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

LIM #321 - use a frame

I was itching to use this window frame die so that was my first thought when I saw the challenge on Less is More to use a frame.
I was also thinking of using a stencil frame but it wasn't going to leave much white space, but while going through them I came across this sunrise stencil which I used and then die cut out to fit into my frame recess. I used a CC gold sparkle pen through the stencil after trying a few other things, but this seemed to give the best result. Then I added the die cut "Easter". Bonus is I now have an Easter card that I needed to make without thinking about it too much!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Layer it up @ Ooh la la creations challenge blog

It's time for our new challenge at Ooh la la Creations challenge blog. My top three for the last challenge are on the blog - such a difficult choice as we had so many beautiful entries to choose from.

For the new challenge Michelle has chosen the theme of "layer it up". I chose to use one of the decoupage images from the Yesterday's memories cdrom to create my card..

Thanks so much for looking at my creation and I hope to see you over on the blog for the challenge. Don't forget my teamies all produce fantastic creations for your inspiration over there too.

I am also entering into the challenge at

Sunday, 26 March 2017

March Rudolph Day

It's Rudolph Day time again over at Scrappy Mo's blog. For my card this month I used an embossing folder for the door and surround which was a free gift with a mag. The wreath was part of it too - I began to give up when I realised how many times I needed to cut it out - but got there in the end. I mounted it onto a piece of card with a snowfall embossing folder from CC and then used CE Glitter Kiss over the top - leaving it a little random so it looked even more like snow.
That was going to be it - but then I decided to use one of the TL lady dies and a sentiment which I drop shadowed.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Use more than one die or punch

A special card to share with you today. My friend has a new grandchild and this is the card for her son and partner. I used my go to baby stamp from Hobby Arts as the starting point. Then I used base dies from Tattered lace and a spellbinders die for the stamped image. Added a few little gems and coloured with promarkers. The wording I did on the PC.

I'm entering this into the use more than one die or punch challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wood @ The Male room and a book you should read!

The challenge at The Male Room is to show wood on your project - faux or real. I've used a Sheena Douglass embossing folder on Kraft card and then rubbed over with a gilding wax to enhance the grain, then used the same wax to distress the card base. As  cut the card it left behind some stray edges at the bottom which I kept as I thought it made it look even more like wood.My tools are cut from mirri and the same cardstock. Finally I used a sentiment die from Swedish House Crafts to cut out from some more of the embossed card, which is where I also got the skull buttons from.

I have a book review blog at and don't often promote books on this blog, but this book is a must read if you are a crafter. Based on Christine Emberson and her crafting role.

As I used snippets for this card I'm also off to the Snippet Playground to show everyone my make.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Enjoy tea/coffee @ CD Sunday challenge

When I saw the challenge on CD Sunday was "enjoy tea/coffee" I knew I wanted to use this stamp but needed to combine it with something from a CDrom.

I used the MCS Deco follies cdrom for the background and imposed one of the frames from the same cdrom over the top using MCS - hoping my stamp would fit in the centre! It did but I am not sure it works as well as I hoped. To begin with the ladies looked like they had sleeve tattoos! very on trend I know but I decided to use a TH white distress pen to cover them up and then go over with a tea rose promarker, using promarkers to colour the rest of the image too. I left the legs as I thought they didn't look too bad. Finally a stamped sentiment along the bottom of the base card.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Anything but a card @ Allsorts challenge

I have to admit to not making the actual box - I bought it with tiny pieces of note paper inside and thought it would be good to alter. So here it is - the jar is actually a gift tag from the same shop. I've used some Ken Oliver paper and poppy stamps and die to decorate, along with paste through a stencil and some brushos. Finished with some twine and buttons.

I'm entering this into the challenge at Allsorts which is for "anything but a card".