Wednesday 22 June 2022

Have a Relaxing Day

Oh my, its been nearly a month since I updated my blog... pfft!

I have been crafting of sorts, I'm currently crocheting a baby blanket for a colleague at work but more on that another time.

Surprisingly, I did make some time to put together a very simple Father's Day card...

I've used a sweet little image from MFT and coloured with Prisma pencils. 

I debated about grounding this little fella but decided to go completely CAS with no fuss, just a cute image and a sentiment which was from the same stamp set.

Well that's me done, a quick post... take care all x 


CASology - RIDE (we all remember a wheelbarrow ride, right?)
Perfectly CAS - One Quarter
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes Featuring a Critter

Wednesday 25 May 2022

New Home

How exciting to be Guest Designing for Addicted to Stamps.

So die cuts or stencils, well I'm hoping I could choose otherwise I'm in trouble as I only used dies 😆

I've recently sold my house and I couldn't resist using an Alexandra Renke little house die to create a welcoming terrace for any homeowner.

My favourite part of the card is the little pink hearts, they're so sweet.  The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set stamped in grey and thats it... all very simple.

I also want a house like this, its super cute!


Saturday 7 May 2022

Best Mom

Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating tomorrow, I made this card for my mom back in March... yeah where did those months go?

Heat embossed Altenew peonies in gold onto watercolour card and coloured using Zig Clean Color pens.

I drew a panel around the flowers and using the lightest of grey went over the pencil lines and used water just to pull the colour into the middle.

Stamped the sentiment from another Altenew set and splashed on some black paint splatters.

I used black cardstock as the mat to make the flowers stand out and added some Glossy Accents to represent water droplets.


Just us Girls - Word Week, Flowers
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Anything Goes
As You See It - The Best Thing About Mama

The best thing about Mothers is inner strength
Simon Says Stamp - Feminine


Thursday 7 April 2022

California Poppies

 I'm Guest Designing with the ladies over at Day of the Month Card Club this month with a fabulous new challenge.

We're celebrating California Poppy Day...

I've used an MFT background poppy rubber stamp, stamped in Versamark and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer gold.

The poppies on this stamp set are Oriental so to offset the wrong type of poppies I watercoloured them true to their natural beauty of rich orange.

To finish the card I embossed a sentiment from Colorado Craft Company onto black cardstock for drama.


Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Stripe (no topping)
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Daisy Chain - Birthday 

Monday 7 March 2022

Under the Sea

So excited to be Guest Designing for AAA Birthday Cards and they've got a corker of a challenge for you...

Game number 35 is Under the Sea and it just so happens to be my Father-in-Laws birthday later this month who has an aquarium so this was the perfect challenge for me...

I started by blending Distress Oxides from the top down in tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch.

From there I randomly stamped in black ink several small schools of fish in the bottom half.

I die cut the big sentiment from MFT from a pre-measured piece of white cardstock and attached acetate to the reverse.

From there I used two stamp sets from MFT and Lawn Fawn to create an array of sea mammals and fishes all coloured using Prisma pencils.

I fussy cut everything out, added a bit of sparkle to the fishes behind the acetate and used 3D foam for the shark, narwhal and whale.

Oh, I also used a scallop punch to cut out a partial shark bite from the letter 'B' 😃

Pop along to AAA Birthday for more inspiration from the Design Team.


Daisy Chain - Use Dies
Seize the Birthday - Ocean Creatures

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Peace on Earth

Time for the reminder post and my second card as Guest Designer at Christmas Craft Creations.

The chosen theme is blue and silver.

So here is my take, its a bit more subtle this time...

As its quite CAS I decided to liven it up by turning it into a shaker card, to be fair I loathe making these cards but I felt this die with the scene was crying out for a bit of shaker magic.

I'm a frugal crafter (or quite possibly just plain tight) and I don't have all the fancy bits and pieces for shaker cards so I chucked in all sorts... a few sequins, which I do have but only recently, some glitter that was free years ago and seed beads, just because!

The deer I've cut out again in non-shed silver glitter card and adhered back in place.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set embossed in silver and there you have it.

Thank you ladies at Christmas Craft Creations for inviting me to be Guest Designer, its been a blast x


52 CCT - Masculine Christmas
The Paper Players - Clean and Simple, Wild about Wildlife
CAS Christmas - Winter Scene
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies 

Saturday 19 February 2022

Enjoy Your Special Day

I've had a wonderful 8 days off work with just 2 more to go and its been absolute bliss.

Here in the UK Mother's Day is just around the corner in March and I thought I'd make a head start... actually I've finished both - RESULT!

Here's the first that'll be going to my Mother-in-Law...

I've used Altenew Precious Peonies stamped onto kraft cardstock using tea dye Distress Ink to give me that no-line colouring look.

As always I've used Prisma pencils.

The 'mom' has been die cut three times and stacked together for dimension and the sentiment is from MFT Fluttering Friends heat embossed in white and stamped crooked!


Cardz for Galz - Use Kraft
Daisy Chain - For Girls
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Feminine to include Flowers