Thursday, 25 August 2016

Happy Birthday Pia

Happy Birthday to my fabulous Inkspirational team-mate, Pia Larsen.

I hope she's received this card. I made it at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat. The panel was made using a Brushos and starch technique demonstrated by Kylie . The butterfly was also cut from some paper painted with Brushos.

Have a fantastic day, Pia!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

40 Shaker

My baby sister is 40 this week. Yikes! Even the young people are middle aged now!

I designed and cut this shaker card on the Silhouette Cameo. The stamped sentiment is Hero Arts. With hindsight, I wish I'd put in more microbeads, but I'm not going to try ripping it open now!

I'd like to enter:
Naughty or Nice numbers
Shopping our Stash numbers
Die Cutting Divas  birthday
Crafty Catz birthday

City Crafter Challenge Blog - It's all about YOU

This week, at City Crafter,  Stella wants us to include the word YOU on our creations.


For my DT card I used a very old stamp set (I think it may be Penny Black?), gold mirror card and some Antique Linen Distress Spray on the base card. 

Davi, our special Guest Star is still with us, so I hope you will visit to see what she made, and also the rest of our DT, and enter your own creation. 


I'd like to enter:
52CCT gifts




Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Birthday Nonni


It's time to say 'Happy Birthday' to my dear friend and team -mate, Nonni .

The card I sent her was made at the HLS retreat using Brushos, which were a sponsor of the event. The stamp is by Penny Black.

Nonni - hope you have a fabulous day!

I'd like to enter:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge fave technique - as well as Brushos, I used my very favourite technique of paper piecing .

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Back to School

My son doesn't actually go back to school for a few more weeks, but a few challenges inspired me to make this now.

I came across a very old pack of rub-ons and this crocodile was in it and I really wanted to use it ...it was brave, as I've had rub-on disasters in the past....but it worked!  The green spots are texture paste, coloured with Brushos and applied through a Paper Artsy stencil. The sentiment was made on  my computer.

I'd like to enter:
Fairytale back to school
Addicted to CAS silhouette
Pinspirational  photo

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Doggy Hello


I ordered a Woodware Sausage Dog stamp and it was bigger than I'd expected - so I decided to see if  I could use it as two dogs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I've noticed dogs use a different way of greeting each other than we humans do- so I hope you find it amusing rather than offensive.

I'd like to enter:
Cas-ual Fridays  time to colour
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  h is for hounds
Unicorn Challenge animal kingdom
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
Moving along with the times clean and simple

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Bird in Christmas Jumper


I made this with a new Stampendous set - it has lots of different animals seperated into heads and bottom halves, tails etc, with some patterned jumpers - I found it quite tricky to assemble the animals together, so this was the easiest one!

I stamped on kraft and coloured with pencils. The sentiment (Clearly Besotted) is embossed in white pearl ep.

I'd like to enter:
52 CCT red, black, kraft
Cute Card Thursday dressing up

City Crafter - Black and White Party



This week at City Crafter, Kirsty wants us to create a Black and White project suitable for a party/celebration, such as birthday, graduation, or any happy occasion.


For my DT project I made some items (a straw slider, place-name card and sandwich flag {couldn't find a cocktail stick to put it on!}) for a children's party, using panda stamps (wplus9) , Yay sentiment  (Hero?) and letters cut on the Silhouette Cameo.  For the photo I've styled them up with a yellow placemat and straw - that's because I could only find coloured straws in the house! 

Our wonderful Special Guest Star, Davi , is still with us, so I hope you'll come over to CCCB and see what she, and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own Black and White Party project. 
I'd like to enter:
Crafty Boots anything but a card
Crafting Musketeers  anything but a card 

Monday, 15 August 2016

One layer French


I saw the Less is More challenge for a French One-Layer-Card when I'd just returned from holiday in France!

The cafe, pavement and sentiment are Sheena Douglass, and the sun is Hero Arts.

I'd also like to enter- Challenge Up Your Life - travel.

Feathers and Wings - Christmas Fairy


Here's another card from my card kit swap  with Nonni and Pia. 

Unfortunately it has not photographed well! (Can you spot me?)

I used some white embossed vellum from the kit to paper-piece the wings of the die-cut fairy (kit) and added Wink of Stella to the whole die-cut and silver pen and stickles to the star in her hands. I used silver glitter texture paste and a stencil to add stars to the patterned paper (kit). I dry-embossed the silver card from the kit.

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland silver and embossed
ABC Christmas  paper piecing