Sunday, 28 October 2012

Clean and Simple

I've been looking at loads of different blogs recently and the C&S designs have been jumping out at me, so I thought I'd have a play.  I grabbed flourishes - scallops & dots from WaltzingMouse Stamps and I'm ashamed to say that these stamps have been neglected for over two years EEEEEKK!!!!!  I bought them at GBCE 2010, and hopefully the bag full of new stamps that I bought this year will see ink very soon!

After I took these photos I realised that I should have taken a couple of photos of all of them together instead of separatly.

Stamps: WaltzingMouse Stamps  flourishes - scallops & dots, text it, frame it and say it with style
Ink: Distress inks - broken china, tumbled glass, shaded lilac, dusty concord, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, shabby shutters, brushed corduroy, antique linen, worn lipstick, barn door
Accessories: Versamark, clear embossing powder, MFT die-namics butterflies, vellum and pearls.

Big thanks for looking, hugs.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Mini Rudolphs

I'm in love with these mini Rudolphs from Pink Petticoat, they are adorable.  And as I haven't posted in AGES, I thought I'd kick off with a selection of christmas cards.  And I'm sure that I will be boring you over the next week as I've hundreds of cards to post ;).

Images: Pink Petticoat mini rudolphs
Stamps: Verve Stamps glad tidings
Ink: Brilliance moonlight white
Accessories: Twinkling H2Os, cuttlebug, nesties

Big thanks for looking, hugs

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Pink Petticoat

I wanted to make some quick and easy cards today and I wanted them to be bright and cheerful, so what better place to look than Pink Petticoat.  I think these little bees are adorable.

Images:  Pink Petticoat buzzy little bees
Paper: Honeycomb goldenrod
Accessories: pencils, crystal glamour dust and Stampin' Up! twine.

Truly Scrumptious - anything goes

Friday, 11 May 2012

White on White

I've never tried just white on white before, and I must say I really enjoyed myself playing with different dies and textures.  In the end I settled on swiss dots embossing and fleur de lis squares.

Stamps: Verve Stamps love story
Ink: Archival ink jet black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders fleur de lis squares and swiss dots embossing folder, clear embossing powder, versamark and satin ribbon.

I'm playing along with
Totally Papercrafts - white on white
Allsorts - black and white
but as I'm late posting this I'm out of time for both - oh well, I did enjoy making this card and for me that's the main thing :)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sketch Saturday

I can't believe I'm still blogging (fingers crossed May will be a good blogging month too!!).  The weather is all over the place, today has been like the middle of summer (warm and sunny!), and it's been great being able to walk around the farm without putting loads of wet gear on, especially as I'm in and out looking at Miss Milly (my heifer), waiting for her to calve.  She's overdue and I've been having many sleepless nights waiting .......

Enough waffle, I want to show you a card that I made for Sketch Saturday

Stamp: Lili of the Valley patchwork daisy, MFT birthday princess
Paper: First Edition Paper spring feast
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Twinkling H2Os, Spellbinders nesties and labels 1, MFT die-namics flower trio and leaf trio, buttons.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Paper Piecing

I've been playing around paper piecing again and I think I need to get my eyes tested 'cause I just couldn't stay in focus. Oh lordy I'm getting old!!!!!!

Stamp: Lili of the Valley masie two balloons, Verve Stamps birthday surprise
Ink: memento
Paper:First Edition Paper up, up and away
Accessories: Copics, BasicGrey archaic buttons, Prima flowers and Prima flower centre sultan clear gem.

Crazy 4 Challenges - paper piecing
Delightful Challenges - paper piecing
Crafty Catz - anything goes

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Anniversary card for husband

It was our anniversary the other day and yep I did make a card for him and he got it on the day ha ha!  I really didn't know what type of card I wanted to make, but I found this gorgeous stamp Roses by Impression Obsession hidden away at the back of my stamp box and as I haven't used it before I knew this was the stamp.  It's a biggie 5.75" so it's brilliant for backgrounds.

Stamps: IC cover a card roses, Waltzingmouse Stamps sweethearts
Ink: Distress Inks tattered rose, vintage photo and brushed corduroy
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders labels 14, ribbon, paper roses, tattered angels glimmer mist latte and pearls on wire.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fab n' Funky - no designer paper
Truly Scrumptious - distressing and die cuts / punches
Creative Inspiration - anything goes

More Lili of the Valley

I'm loving the last release from Lili of the Valley especially the patchwork selection, they are soooo adorable.  I'm using Patchwork Bunch of Balloons for this card and again, I've used Twinkling H2Os to colour the image.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley patchwork bunch of balloons, for you circular sentiments
Ink: Memento
Paper: First Edition Paper desert blooms
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nesties, Martha Stewart punch, Twinkling H2Os, and gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm playing along with
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - animals
Cute Card Thursday - animal magic
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - cute n fluffy

Friday, 27 April 2012

Stamp with fun

This week over at Stamp With Fun they have wonderful sketch, so I grabbed my favourite papers (at the moment), and I chose one of my newest stamp from Lili of the Valley.  I also played with my Twinking H20s something that I haven't done for ages (well since I started buying copics anyway).  I need lots more practice with these, but I had loads of fun!!!!

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley patchwork hot air balloon, MFT pure innocence birthday princess
Paper: First Edition Paper up, up and away
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Twinklin H20s, MFT die-namics stacking stars, cuttlebug

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketchers

I don't think I've ever played along with Tuesday Morning Sketchers, and I don't know why not, 'cause their sketches are amazing and great to follow.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley rosie with cake, Verve Stamps birthday surprise
Paper: First Edition Paper spring feast
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, MFT Die-namics dizzy doily, Martha Stewart punch and brads.

Friday, 20 April 2012

More Up, Up and Away

I just can't seem to put this paper away at the moment, I just love it and I also love a little bling. 

Stamps: My Favorite Things pure innocence birthday princess
Paper: First Edition Paper up, up and away
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nesties, bling, lace, Prima flowers and Prima say it in pearls

I'm playing along with the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but no pink (hopefully the icing on the cake won't matter!)
Totally Gorjuss - Bling
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Thursday, 19 April 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge

As you can tell I've been busy lately making cards, as well as everything else around here, but I'm very thankful that I've found my mojo.  Over at One Stop Craft Challenge this week the challenge is 3 Circles and on my card I used 3 buttons as circles.  I've been using loads of odd stash recently (and I need to use alot more before I start buying more, so the quicker I use it the quicker I can buy - just wondering how long this will last though, I have my eye on loads of new goodies over at Cardz 'n' Scrapz)

Stamp: Magnolia (sorry can't remember the name), Papermania sentiment
Paper: DCWV linen closet
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, nesties, glitter, ribbon, buttons, Stampin' Up! tab punch.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

CES Challenges

I've been playing around with my scissors and my Pure Innocence stamps, so I just had to play along with CES Challenges this week 'cause it's 'Paper Piece It'.

Stamps: Pure Innocence for MFT birthday princess
Paper: First Edition Paper up, up and away
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Cuttlebug, MFT flower trio and leaf trio

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Spring is in the Air

  .... well that's what some people, somewhere in the world are saying 'cause it's not here!!!!  It's more like winter brrrrrr!
Anyway, to bring a little colour into my life I made this card for my mammy's birthday today.  I dug out (literally) my Euphoria paper pad, a pad that I haven't used for ages and I forgot just how much I love it.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley patchwork daisy
Paper: BasicGrey euphoria paper pad
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Prima flowers, Prima pearls, Copics, X-cut paper crimper , computer generated sentiment.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:
BasicGrey - Spring Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz - Animals

Friday, 13 April 2012

Easter Cards

I thought I had better post these piccys before it's next Easter.  I'm loving the mini images from Pink Petticoat, they are soooo cute and soooo easy to use.  I've bought the Buzzy Little Bees mini images, they are adorable, but I haven't played with them yet (fingers crossed for this weekend!). 

Images: Pink Petticoat fluffy little chicks
Cardstock: Bazzil
Accessories: Cuttlebug, QuicKutz polka dots, Copics and ribbon

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Sweet Stop

I told you I'm turning over a new leaf by posting more :). This card I made following the sketch over at The Sweet Stop - this sketch just jumped out and me.

Stamps: Lili of the Valley time for a cuppa, Verve Stamps birthday surprise
Paper: First Edition Paper hideaway paper pad
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Copics, nesties, Prima say it with pearls, Prima E line pearls and Prima essentials 9 fairy flora.

Clean and Simple

I wanted to use up a few scraps of cardstock as I hoard loads and my box is overflowing big time! and this week over at Clean and Simple it was my chance to use them. As always there's a fabby sketch that helps with my lost mojo.
Stamp: Verve Stamps hope blooms
Cardstock: Various Stampin' Up! - sorry don't know the names and they're probably retired by now, they been in my box for some time!!!
Ink: Versafine onxy black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things die-namics flower and leaf trio, and simply scallops.