Thursday 29 March 2012


The changes I refer to in the title are nothing exciting I'm afraid, just the new blogger interface.  As a creature of habit I think it may take me a bit to get used to but hey-ho.  Anyway back to the news, I will be happily celebrating my 3rd year blogaverssary (sp?) very soon and as tradition dictates there will be some saucy stash up for grabs!

A quick little something today as I had my Sahara sand card stock out I couldn't help using it again mmm...  I will be entering this over at Crafty Catz (Spring), Creative Card Crew (Spring) and Sweet Stampin (anything goes).  Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: petite pairs and notably ornate.  Ink: whisper white and soft suede.  Card stock: Sahara sand, lucky limeade, regal rose, pink pirouette and baja breeze.  Tools: itty bitty shapes punches, bird builder punch, extra large oval punch, designer frames embossing folder, mat pack and piercing tool.

Monday 26 March 2012

Home, home on the range...

... where the dear and the antelopes play, oh I do love a good musical lol! (doubly good when it ties in the theme of my card too hee!).  I made this especially for the fun challenges going on over at Lets Craft and Create (colour challenge - it's really yum) and A Passion for Papetrey (home themed).  I had forgotten how gorgeous Stampin' Up!s soft stone is - love it.  Well have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: pink pirouette, regal rose, baja breeze and soft stone.  Card stock: soft stone, basic grey, whisper white and pink pirouette.  Other: papertrey Ink's daily designs and larger than life stamps, twine, block alphabet die and medallion impression plate.

Friday 23 March 2012

Do it again

I know I really should put these papers down - but I can't!! they are so lovely.  Have been toying with the idea of making something like this for class - we'll see.  Anyway my mind is filled with a million things I'd like to make for the upcoming craft fair season but probably won't lol! but I must make a start.

I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (vintage) and, Cute Card Thursday (anything goes).  Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: elementary elegance(sale.a.bration only).  Ink: soft suede, pool party and tea stain distressing ink.  Card stock: soft suede and very vanilla.  accessories: everyday enchanted designer series paper (sale.a.bration only), rhinestones, pearls, soft suede striped grosgrain ribbon.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Mother of mine

I can safely blog about these as they now reside snuggly on my Mum's sideboard.  I would have just posted regardless in the past as my Mum doesn't have a computer but her sister has just got herself a I-pad and shares all the news lol

I will be happily entering them over at Allsorts (3 in a row), Charisma Cardz (alter it) and Papertake Weekly (bingo - I used gems, die cuts and flowers).  Have a great everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: fresh vintage (sale.a.bration), four frames and occasional greetings (retired).  Ink: soft suede, pool party, poppy parade, lucky limeade, early espresso, peach parfait and tea stain distressing.  Card stock: naturals ivory, very vanilla, soft suede, pool party and peach parfait.  Accessories: everyday enchanted designer series paper (sale.a.bration), Victoria crochet trim, rhinestones, pearls and sweet pea felt leaves (retired).  Other: PTI felt and sewing machine.

Monday 19 March 2012

We are the champions

Morning!  hope you had a nice weekend, I enjoyed a lovely sunny day here in Swansea and got spoilt rotten on Mother's day.  Couldn't not mention the Welsh rugby team and what a fantastic grand slam win they achieved - very tense game (to say the least).

I will be happily entering this over at Creative Card Crew (vintage).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: thank you kindly, ink: charcoal distressing ink.  Card stock: naturals ivory and poppy parade.  Accessories: everyday enchanted designer series paper (sale.a.bration only) and antique brads.  Tools: beautiful butterflies die and perfect polkadots embossing folder.  Other: sewing machine.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Stepping out

Oooh look at me and on a Sunday too lol!  I just had to squeeze my very first stepper card for the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey (pop of colour).  Gonna be quick as I am hoping (*wink) that I am being spoilt rotten on Mother's day.

Have a great day everyone x

Supplies: stamps: papertrey ink scattered showers, ink: Stampin' Up! basic black.  Card stock: Stampin' Up! lucky limeade, whisper white and basic black.  Accessories: Stampin' Up! rhinestones and bakers twine from stash.

Friday 16 March 2012

When will I be famous

Well my plan for crafty world domination is a step closer lol!  I was asked about a month ago by the editor of Papercraft Inspirations if she could publish one of my cards in their 'beautiful blogs' section.  Well I was so happy (to say the least) and have been waiting for publication day which was a couple of days to see my work in the glossy mag.  A small and very happy start which I hope may give me courage to actual submit some stuff - eek!

Anyway back to my ribbony card which I will be happily entering over at Cute Card Thursday (birthday's) and Papertake Weekly (one for the girls).  Have a great weekend everyone & see you soon x 

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happiest birthday wishes,  ink: soft suede and tea stain distressing essentials ink.  Card stock: very vanilla and soft suede.  accessories: everyday enchantment designer series paper (sale.a.bration only), pumpkin pie, early espresso and old olive grosgrain ribbon.  Other: sewing machine and pinking scissors.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Into the groove

Morning! just trying to get back into the groove and today's card shows the gorgeous Sale.a.bration papers from Stampin' Up! I have really enjoyed using and will be sorry to see them go at the end of this month! 

I will be happily entering this over at Let's Craft and Create (buttons & bows) and Totally Paper Crafts (favourite things - button and twine are mine).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: happiest birthday wishes (hostess).  Ink: poppy parade, pool party and lucky limeade.  Card stock: lucky limeade and whisper white.  Accessories: everyday enchantment designer series paper, designer button and linen thread.  Tools used: butterfly punch and sewing machine.

Monday 12 March 2012

That's life!

Indeed that's life and it does have a habit of chewing you up and spitting you out sometimes lol!  Well I am fully recovered and rested and back with some craftiness for you.  I have been mostly playing with ribbons lately for this months 'ribbon' class where I will be showing many different ways to use up your ribbonny stash.

I will be happily entering this over at allsorts challenge (say it with flowers), Charisma Cardz (ribbon, ribbon, ribbon) and Papertake Weekly (anything goes).  Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: baroque motifs and curly cute.  Ink: melon mambo, charcoal and tea stain from distressing essentials, pacific point and pear pizazz.  Card stock: basic black and very vanilla.  Accessories: first edition speciality paper, melon mambo scallop dots ribbon, rose red designer button, rhinestone and pear pizazz seam binding ribbon.