Saturday, 16 January 2021

Ha Ha Ha...

You're Older Than Dirt

Isn't that combination hilarious 😁

I just had to have this set called Wonky Donkey from Whimsy Stamps, the teeth crack me up!

He's been coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out and slotted into the handmade Polaroid.

The HaHaHa has been adapted from a 'Happy' die and cut nine times from white cardstock with three being inked with red and then stacked for dimension.

I'm definitely getting my moneys worth out of this stamp set that's for sure 😏

The ladies at Time Out would like us to show them a bit about 'You' in card form... I thought I'd explain, firstly I love to colour and always have so most of my cards feature images that I sit and lovingly colour in.  Secondly I have a wicked sense of humour and if I asked my family they'd say... this card is typically YOU.


Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's All About Occasions
Time Out - YOU
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies (HaHaHa)
The Male Room - Animals (card for my step-dad) 
NBUS - New stamp set from Whimsy Stamps 

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Happy Christmas To You

 I finally managed to get the remainder of my cards done...

Isn't he just the best moose you've never seen, he's from Your Next Stamp and I love his happy expression and outstretched arms.

He's been coloured with Prisma pencils.

The sentiment is a mash up from MFT and Clearly Besotted. 


Christmas Kickstart - If Its Christmassy, Link It Up
Sweet Stampin - Last Minute (literally yesterday)
Watercooler Wednesday - Marshas Three Week Anything Goes

Finally two cards I quickly rustled up for the boys to give each other...

Pretty self explanatory, embossed background and a fun cat snowman coloured with Prisma pencils and then die cut.

Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and that folks is me done for awhile.


CASology - Snowman (does a cat count?)
Just Add Ink - Photo Inspiration of a Snowman
Cards 4 Guyz - Snowman/Men

🎄 I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas 🎄

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Merry & Bright

Been hangin' with my gnomies this week getting the cards made...

This is another happy chappy from the Whimsy set called Gnome for the Holidays.  I kept the design simple but as per usual the colouring took me hours!

I've used Ink on 3 and coloured with Prisma pencils.  The bigger than average fairy lights have had Glossy Accents added to them.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts part stamped and die cut.  The Merry has been inked in red then covered with clear sparkle embossing powder. 

The ladies at As You Like It would like to know who we like creating for, is it family or friends... My family wins hands down, simply because I smile when I'm making theirs :)


As You Like It - Favourite Person to Create for Family or Friend
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Happy Christmas

Oh my... when did Christmas sneak up this fast, I'm so behind with my family cards and fast running out of hours. 

Todays card is possibly for my eldest...

I couldn't resist this gnome from Whimsy Stamps, he has two friends too in the set called Gnome for the Holidays.

As always he's been coloured using my Prisma pencils to create a no line coloured image and I decided to keep it subtle in just blue tones.

I keep this one fairly simple and the snowflakes were added because of a tiny black mark that niggled me.

The sentiment is a mash up of a Lawn Fawn stamp and an unbranded die.


Watercooler Wednesday - Marshas 3 Week Anything Goes 
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Anything Goes

Monday, 7 December 2020


I'm pleased to be Guest Designing for AAA Birthday and the theme for Game 20 is Twinkle.

Boy, oh boy did this one throw me a curve ball... the obvious choice is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star but that just lead me down to baby/Christmas cards so I ended up going very CAS and taking a wider look at things that twinkle...

Deep in the depths of my stash I unearthed a chandelier set from Inkadinkdo... chandeliers twinkle right?

There are about six images and some swirls, I liked the look of the traditional one which meant I could add a little yellow sparkle to the flames/bulbs.

Excuse the blown out photo, camera broke and I'm using one I've found at the back of the wardrobe practically in Narnia until Argos get a shimmy on and delivers a shiny new one.

I love this sentiment, it goes hand in hand with the glamorous chandelier and to finish my very simple card I added  a few gems.

I hope you can find time to play along with the ladies at AAA Birthday :)


I'm always very honoured to be a Guest Designer and I'm back at Day of the Month Card Club this December where the theme is Santa's List Day, how cool is that :)

I only have one Santa with a list so I reached for my MFT set and coloured him using my Prisma pencils.

I decided this time to cut him out on the line and oh my, not sure I'm doing that again... that pompom had several near death experiences!

Actually this card ended up in the bin, not just once but three times thanks to the tricky background I set myself up to do.

I die cut the sentiment three times from black cardstock and heat embossed the top one several times to get a nice gloss finish... Hmm, I over did it on the last Ho, so it was more a HoHoNo moment.

Now the text background, oh yes... You see I had a much bigger sentiment that reads..,

Even the NAUGHTY deserve something NICE

So you can imagine how much masking I had to do to achieve the above look which I think works but urgh time consuming, understatement... 

I think I got the newspaper vibe I was aiming for so its all good :)

Sharing some Christmas Linked Up Love 💕

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Peace on Earth

Well December has rolled around and this is my last post as Guest Designer at Challenge Up Your Life which this week is Pine Trees.

So I noticed a gap in my stamp/die stash... lack of pine trees, no time to shop so I dug very very deep and found an old Kate Pertiet set of trees and yes - just one little fir tree was included out of six, phew!

I settled on a simple design and started by die cutting a rectangle from copier paper and stamping the little fir tree three times using Versamark then embossing in white.

Placing the rectangle mask back I blended some blueprint sketch Distress Oxide and DewDrop white to the bottom half using an MFT stencil.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and to finish I splashed on some white paint and before it gets posted I might add a bit of sparkle :)

I'm sure you all have lots of pine tree stash unlike yours truly so please stop by and display your work in the gallery at Challenge Up Your Life.  

Lets spread a bit of Christmas Love 💕