Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Celebrate with Cake

Oh my, two posts in one week :)

Needed a birthday card for a cat lover and decided on Newton from Newton Loves Cake set...

Pretty straight forward stamped Newton, masked him off, blended festive berries Distress Ink around him and added some splashes of water.

I've coloured Newton with Prisma pencils and used a sentiment from Uniko.  In metallic silver pencil I've hand drawn a few stars.


Inky Paws - Color Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches - A Sketch by Judy
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Anything Goes 
Cutie Pie - Simple Starts CAS


Saturday, 8 January 2022

Smile Happy Bee-Day

I fancied the colours over at Color Throwdown this week.
I've taken a lil artistic licence by deeming yellow to be on the spectrum of gold, I know but I'm hoping they'll forgive my cheekiness as its been so long since I was last able to take part due to a really heavy work schedule... boo hoo!

So for this fun card I used lots of intricate dies that were not nice to remove the double sided tape from especially from the glitter cardstock.

I started with the Polaroid cut from black cardstock and white copier paper so I could position and blend Distress Oxides in squeezed lemon, mustard seed and carved pumpkin through the top half.

Using a Memory Box honeycomb die I snipped into it keeping everything in a pile.

Still with the copier paper in position I stamped and heat embossed in gold some hexagons from the Hello Bluebird stamp set.

I coloured the playful bees with Prisma pencils and fussy cut them out.  

The saved hexagons I placed around the card keeping everything close together.  The sentiment is from the same set stamped in black and adhered using a gold staple.

I had a blast putting this happy card together :)


Color Throwdown - Black, White, Gold or Silver 
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (sorry no topping)
Critter Crazy - Feature a Critter 

I also spent a bit of time making this origami butterfly bookmark...

Break time at work I like to read a few pages of my latest book but I'm loathed to take my pretty bookmarks to work as I don't want them damaged or lost, also I read at home too.

So I have a terrible habit of dog earring the pages and that gnaws on me as I love books especially passing the gift of a good book onto customers through the charity book shelf so I figured a bookmark made of paper was the perfect solution and here it is in my book...

There is a YouTube tutorial to make this butterfly HERE and its super easy :)


Watercooler Wednesday - Tristans Challenge All Things Feminine

Friday, 31 December 2021

I Come Bearing Gifts

I really didn't have any spare time to make all my Christmas cards this year but I did manage to rustle up a quick one for the eldest to give his younger brother...

Its self-explantory, a bit of stamping, a bit of colouring with Prisma pencils and a hand drawn chunk of ice.  

I added lots of sparkle to the ice but it never works with the camera.

 x Wishing you all a Happy New Year x


Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes
The Dream Factory - Arthur Christmas (red, green and ice)
Creative Crafting Uncles - Christmas/New Year 

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Ho Ho Ho

 I finally had a lovely day off work yesterday where I wasn't too exhausted to craft so I made the most of it and this was what I rustled up...

I started by die cutting the stitched letters then added festive berries Distress Ink.

The stamps are MFT Merry Wishes by Stacey Yacula and have been coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out.

I stamped a few additional images as well as some Uniko snowflakes in pearlescent silver to keep it subtle.

The sentiment is from the same MFT set stamped in grey and to finish I added a festive flurry of sparkle... completely invisible to a camera lens!


Watercooler Wednesday - Marshas Special 3 Week Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Cute and Cuddly
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Sending Birthday Wishes

Next week is my eldest sons 25th birthday, not sure how we got to a quarter of a century but here we are...

He's very much like me in almost all his ways and he's definitely not one for a soppy card so out came the Whimsy Stamps Wonky Donkey.

I first started with the 'birthday' sentiment, stacked three times, coloured with a blue ombre effect and then heat embossed with clear sparkle powder.

The donkey with attitude and teeth was coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out adding a touch of glossy accents to his eyes.

I attached him using a mix of red liner tape and 3D foam pads so it gives the impression he's really reaching out of the card sending the wishes which come from a Lawn Fawn set and stamped in grey.


Watercooler Wednesday - Tristan's All About Occasions
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
AAA Birthday - Animals
Daisy Chain - Sparkle


Sunday, 31 October 2021

Fa-La-La-La Meow

Whoa, how fast is Christmas approaching? 

Todays card has been inspired by The Cat Lovers Hop - such a cool idea for a hop.

Just add a cat to your project, easy right... 

I've used Carolling Newton from Newton's Nook coloured with Prisma pencils, firstly masking off to create the sky with Distress Oxide blueprint sketch and tumbled glass for the ground using an MFT snowdrifts stencil.

The die cut and stamped sentiment are from Hero Arts.

Underneath the kitties is the sentiment that comes in the set together with the musical notes.

The ladies at As You Like It would like know what you prefer to use, a critter or people... think mine is pretty obvious as I rarely feature a human... I love anything cute and furry :)

And this is Loki, yes he really is the God of Chaos and when he's bad he's really BAD!

And when its not being bad, its sleeping on his favourite cushion... my husband!


Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
As You Like It - Favourite Critter or People
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Frightful Birthday

Well hello... I've finished my husbands second birthday card that will come from my son, yep as always its a nod to All Hallows...

This card came together quite quickly as I'd got a clear idea in my head of how I wanted it to look and its pretty much there.

The cute ghosty and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs and everything else is from Tim Holtz.

I started by mixing texture paste with Distress Oxide hickory smoke and roughly laying it through the stencil.

I coloured the ghost with Prisma pencils, embossed the sentiment with white onto black cardstock and cut out the dies adding black sparkle to the bats.

Hopefully this year we'll have a few little ones trick or treating and no matter what we'll be carving pumpkins and adding a few spooky friends to the front of the house, if only to make passerby's smile :)


The Dream Factory - Ghostbusters
Seize the Birthday - Use a Stencil
Two Old Bats - Halloween Inspiration Photo
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with a Stencil