Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Hi All

I hope you've all had fun with the Black Friday sales...I know I did (unfortunately my bank account didn't) 

Sorry I haven't posted in a while..I have been super busy with work and probably will be for a while!! 

I promise I will be 100% committed to my posts after the Christmas season...I promise :) 

In the mean time happy crafting & Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sharing Handmade Kindness

Today I created a pack for a friend for Jennifer McGuirres sharing handmade kindness month. I used the Simon Says Stamp flowers on my mind & happy everyday stamp sets. 

I used Jennifer Mcguirres technique with the prisma white pencil and a white gel pen to create this background! I then heat embossed with White Hero Arts embossing powder onto some cardstock vellum! Using me tiny attacher from stampin up I stapled the vellum to the background piece! 

This is a great card to do in bulk as you can do it one step at a time! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy crafting :) 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Watercolour: thinking of you

Hi crafty friends, 

For this blog Challenege I decided to go simple! This card would be perfect to do in bulk as its quite simple! All I did was use my watercolour paper, some distress inks (abandoned coral, worn lipstick & picked raspberry) and some perfect pearls to create a watercoloured background! I then used my stampin up hearts framelits to cut a heart out of my watercolour piece! 

Popping this heart up on some whisper white cardstock backed on a calypso coral card base! 

And that's it! 

Other supplies 

Pretty pink posh 4mm & 6mm clear sequins
Simon says stamp banner sayings 
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder (over the sentiment)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Sunday, 15 November 2015

SSS Monday Blog Challenge: The letter 'N'

Hi Everyone. For this blog challenge you had to choose a theme starting with the letter 'N'. I chose Navy! I whipped out my Vintage Flowers Altenew Stamp Set and some inks and stamped this floral cluster. I then backed it on Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack from Stampin Up. This card really took no time at all, and is definitely a card you could do in bulk.
Other Products Used
Night of Navy Cardstock - Stampin Up
Whisper White Cardstock - Stampin Up
Pool Party, Pacific Point & Night of Navy Ink Pads - Stampin Up
Versafine Onyx Black ink for the Sentiment
Birthday Greetings From Altenew
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins - 4mm & 6mm
Stampin Dimensionals
Tombow mono adhesive
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Simon says stamp: Monday Blog Challenge

Hi all, 

Today's blog post will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge!! 

This card is actually super simple. 

I used the Poinsettias Inspired by Stamping stamp set, versa mark ink and my new Hero Arts White Embossing Powder to stamp this gorgeous background! I then used Barn Door, Fired Brick & Aged Mahogany distress inks to create this background. I used the lightest colour first (barn door) and covered the whole page. I then used the other 2 darker colours to pull from the edges. I then stamped the wplus9 Festive Greetings happy holidays sentiment in Stampin Up Mossy Meadow! 

And that's it! Like I said it's really quite a simple card :) 

Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you again soon! 

Happy crafting :) 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Blog Challenge - Wrap It Up

Hi's post will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Blog Challenge - Wrap it up! 

Using WRMK Box Punch Board and Kraft patterned paper I found at a local craft store I created this adorable 4x4 inch box! 

I then used some black and white twine to wrap up my box and also attach the tag I made! 

For the tag I used stampin up whisper white cardstock, some patterned paper scraps from my scrap bin and the Altenew Birthday greetings stamp Set! 

I hope you enjoyed today's blog post and I hope you stop by again soon :) 

Happy crafting!! 

Monday, 26 October 2015

Avery Elle: Think Pink Blog Challenge

Hi All!! Todays card will be entered into Avery Elle's Think Pink Blog Challenge.
Products Used
Avery Elle Cake & Candles Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp 120lb White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp I See you Stamp Set (October 2015 Card Kit)
Lawn Fawn Wild Rose ink
Stampin Up Basic Black Cardstock
Versamark ink
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh Clear 4mm & 6mm sequins
Stampin Dimensionals
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by and....
Happy Crafting :)

Simon Says Stamp: Monster Mash

Hi All!! Todays card will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge - Monster Mash. For this card I used the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash Stamp Set with my Copic Markers. I also used some patterned paper from the Pink Paislee 'Atlas' Collection and some Whimsy Farm Twine. If you haven't already had a look at Whimsy Farm Twine, I suggest you look now!!! They have the most amazing colours of twine and at such a great price. Click here to jump onto her website.
Other Products used
Simon Says Stamp 120lb Cardstock
Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler Stamp Set
Copic Markers V15, V17, G14, YG17, B05, B24, RV09, RV29, Y38, YR04, Y08, Y17
Stampin Dimensionals
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy crafting :)

Saturday, 24 October 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge

Hi All, 

Today's card will be entered in the My Favourite Things Sketch Challenge!

Using my distress inks i created a water coloured background for my card. I then added droplets to the page to lift up some of the colour! I used the Wplus9 Silver Bells stamp & die set to cut out the stamped images and also the sentiment. Todays card is honestly one of my favourite holiday card to date. I love that its simple yet elegant. 

Products used

Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks
Cucumber Crush & Watermelon Wonder Stampin Up Inks
Versafine Onyx Black ink (for the sentiment i stamped in this ink and added clear embossing powder over the top) 
Rosalie Whimsy Farm Twine
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Versamark Ink & Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder (for the box on the bell)
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals

And thats it for todays card!!!

Happy crafting peeps :)

Friday, 23 October 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Peeps,

Today's card will be entered into the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog: Anything Goes!

Products used

Neenah Desert Storm 110lb Cardstock
Heidi Swapp Favourite things Patterned Paper
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler Stamp Set 
Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies Stamp Set
Some spare twine i had :)
Copic Markers - W5, W7, E29, B05, B24
Stampin Dimensionals
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by…happy crafting!!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Happy Holidays

Hi All, 

I love the simplicity of this card :)

Products Used

Patterned Paper from the Pink Paislee Atlas Collection
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink 
Copics - BV08, V17, V15
Prismacolor White Pencil
Glossy Accents
Tomobow Mono Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals 

Thanks for stopping by Lovelies!!

Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Blog Challenge

Hi All,

Todays card post will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge - Wonderful Watercolour.


To make this card I used some watercolour paper and peerless watercolours. I added a layer of colour onto the paper, then set it to dry. Once it had dried I then went back with a second layer of colour to create a more intense background. Once the second layer was dried I added a polka dot stencil (made with my Silhouette Cameo machine) and used a baby wipe to dab away some the colour.

Using my Silhouette Cameo Machine I cut out the work Merry in silver foil cardstock and 4 layers of white card stock to add some dimension.

Adding the word Christmas stamped onto some white cardstock and sequins this card was done!!

Other supplies used

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp 120lb White Cardstock - Card Base
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals
4mm & 6mm Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Tombow Snail Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by....happy crafting!!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Congrats to you two: Wedding Card

Hi All,

Today's card it yet another wedding card. I just can't seem to keep up with the amount of weddings happening at the moment. Its spring here in its wedding season!!

This card is super simple. First off the base is Neenah Desert Storm 110lb cardstock. I then used some patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit 2015. Using the Your Perfect Day stamp set from Stampin Up, I stamped on Whisper White Cardstock , backed on Crumb Cake cardstock, with Licorice Black ink from Lawn Fawn. With some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh added for a little extra bling, my card was done!!

Thanks for popping by...happy crafting!!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp: Clean & Simple Christmas Blog Challenge

Hi All,

For todays card I stamped the snowmen on some white cardstock and coloured them in using my copic markers.
I then used the some distress inks on another piece of white cardstock and created a gradient background.
A little tip for the snowmen is that instead of cutting out those tiny little arms I stamped them on the background piece and layered the coloured snowman image on top. This is great as you would never know that it has been done like that and I don't have to stress about cutting all those small details out!
To finish off the card i added some Wink of Stella to all of the colour areas and some Glossy Accents to both of the buttons and the little heart!
So that's todays card. See below for a list of all items used on this card.
Have a lovely day and....happy crafting :)
Other products used
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos
Woodware Winter Wishes Stamp set
Copic Markers - W1,YG03,YG17,Y17,Y38,R29,R05,B00
Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock (card base)
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock (background & snowman images)
Stampin Up Old Olive Cardstock (backing the sentiment)
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella
Stampin Dimensionals
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
Tumbled Glass & Broken China Distress Inks

Monday, 12 October 2015

Inspired By Stamping Blog Challenge

Hi All,

Todays blog post will be entered into the Inspired by Stamping Monthly Blog Challenge!

For this project I whipped out my silhouette cameo cutting machine!

With Christmas quickly approaching I thought I best get a head start on making cards.

Products used

American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Neapolitan Sea Breeze Patterned Paper
Simon Says Stamp 120lb Cardstock - Cardbase
Stampin Up Champagne Glimmer Paper
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Mouline Lin Linen Embroidery Floss
Stampin Dimensionals from Stampin Up
Tombow Mono Adhesive

Let me know what you think :)

Happy crafting!!

Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge

Hi all!

Today's card is very simple, yet full or fun and colour! It will also be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge!

I loved getting my hands dirty for these cards! 

The orange card uses Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed & Barn Door Distress Ink!

I had so much fun making the first one I just had to make other colours. 

Blue card: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans Distress Inks.

Pink/Purple card: Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.

Green card: Pine Needles & Evergreen Bough Distress Inks.

Yellow card: Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive & Shabby Shutters Distress Inks.

All cards used Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock, Pretty Pink Posh Clear 4mm & 6mm sequins, watercolour paper & Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp May 2015 Card Kit

Hi All,

I know im a little late with this May post as its already October, but better late than never right!!

So here it is....

I absolutely love the stickers from this card kit! I was going to try to hoard them....but they looked like too much fun :) hah

Other products Used

Neenah Desert Storm 100lb Cardstock
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Patterned Paper from the Card Kit

Thanks for stopping by...happy crafting!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wedding Card: Stampin Up

Hi Everyone,

Todays post is inspired by Stampin Up's Your Perfect Day stamp set.

I love the simplicity of this card. There really isn't much to it!!

First I stamped the wreath & extra leaves in Pistachio Pudding Stampin Up Ink pad. I then used second generation Crisp Cantaloupe ink for the flowers (this means I inked up my stamp and then stamped on a piece of scrap paper and then onto my card. This gives a slightly lighter shade of the ink that was used)

I then used the sentiment 'Congrats to you two' from the stamp set, and stamped it in Black Licorice Lawn Fawn ink.

To finish this card I added some Pretty Pink Posh Clear 4mm & 6mm sequins.

Other Products Used

Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm 100lb Cardstock
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks peeps.....happy crafting :)

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Watercolour Wings: Stampin Up

 Hi All!!
Todays post is using the Watercolour Wings bundle & the Butterflies Thinlits dies from Stampin Up.
I absolutely love this stamp set. I like that there are an infinite number of colour combinations and that its so easy to stamp on top of itself.

This stamp set was definitely one of my best purchases :)
Other Products Used
Card base - Simon Says Stamp 120lb white cardstock
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Sayings' in Black Licorice ink from Lawn Fawn
Stampin Up Vellum Cardstock
Stampin Up Inks - Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Pistachio Pudding & Coastal Cabanna
I hope you enjoyed todays card :)
Happy stamping!!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge

Hi Everyone, 

Today's blog post will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenege: Anything Goes! 

Products used 

Simon Says Stamp October 2015 Card Kit Patterned Paper & Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp - I See You Stamp Set
Inspired By Stamping - Petite Banners
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm & 6mm Clear Sequins 
Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Happy crafting!!

Ellen Hutson: Mix It Up Challenge

Hi All, 

Today's post will be entered in the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Blog Challenge.

Using my handmade stencil (from my silhouette machine) and some distress ink I created a halo of ink around the flower dies & sentiment.
I then assembled all the pieces together with my favourite adhesive....Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive!!

Products Used

Stampin Up - Crushed Curry & Whisper White Cardstock
WPlus9 - Everyday Alpha Stamp Set
Essentials by Ellen Hutson - Bold Blossom Stand-Alone die 
Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Handmade Dot Stencil with my Silhouette

Thanks peeps, happy crafting!! 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Blog Challenege

Hi All!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I had a massive flood at home and my computer got a bit damaged (it won't let me type the letter 'm') :( 

Today's post is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenege - Ombre

Products used

September 2015 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp
Birthday Bits Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear & 6mm Fresh Mint 
Simon Says Stamp 120lb white cardstock 

Have a great day!! Happy crafting :) 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Have an amazing birthday: Ellen Hutson

Hi All,

Todays post will be entered in the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge

Products used:

Watercolour Paper
Peerless Watercolours
Versafine Onyx Black
Simon Says Stamp Happy Everyday Stamp Set.
WR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
WR Keepers Page Protectors
Various sequins
Damonds from the Simon Says Stamp May 2015 Card Kit Patterned Paper

This was such a fun card to make :)

For those who haven't already got a Fuse Tool....get one!!! They are so much fun, and they are a great way to use at all those sequins I know you all have.

Thanks for popping by everyone.

I hope you enjoy :)

Stampin Up: Thank You

Todays card is all about Stampin Up!!

Products Used: 

Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Silver Bakers Twine
Another Thank You Stamp Set
Rich Razzleberry Ink - Watered down and flicked onto the card
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch 
Mini Silver Brads

What i love about todays card is its simple with a pop of colour!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Stampin Up: Celebrate You

Me and patterned paper go together like Peanut Butter & Jelly!! haha :)

Products Used:

Stampin Up All Bloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Simon Says Stamp - Big Birthday Wishes (April Card Kit 2015)
Strawberry Slush Twine
Whisper White & Primrose Petals Stampin Up Cardstock

Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Flip Chart

Hey there, 

Today's post is a little flip chart i made for a friends daughter!

I made this from an old cereal box and some patterned paper scraps. 

This small standing photo album could hold up to 20 photos.

As you can see in the photo below i have folded the cereal box so that it can support the weight of the pages added to it.

I don't have any dimensions to add to this post however if you google/youtube/Pinterest Heidi Swapp she has a few videos with similar projects. 

Again this is another post about how amazing my Cinch is…and how much i love to experiment with it making all kinds of projects. 

Thanks for looking at my project and i hope you enjoy the rest of your day :)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Handmade Little Notebook

Hi All, 

Today i wanted to show you a little project i made with my new Heidi Swapp Cinch (which by the way is the best tool in craft room) 

Honestly I am like the notebook queen!! I can't get enough. And now i have all these notebooks with only a few pages available and i thought there has to be something i can do with all these spare pages. And this is what i came up with….

I cut all my pages down and added a patterned paper covered chipboard piece to the front and back creating my own new fabulous notebook. And the best part about it….i didn't have to waste all those spare pages!!

To anyone unsure about the cinch or any other binding machine….i say go for it :)

Using pinterest (of course…what on earth did we do before pinterest?!) i have found so many interesting ways to use my cinch. I will try and post some of my creations in the upcoming months. 

I hope you enjoyed this fun little project…i sure did :)

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Stampin Up: Birthday Tags

Hi Everyone, 

I thought i'd share what I'm loving most at the moment.

I love using brown paper to wrap my presents and slapping one of these tags on as a little something extra. 

Products used: 

Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
Project Life- Sunshine Edition
Hero Arts Circle Stamp Set 
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Stampin Up ribbon
Stampin Up Polka Dot & Stripes Embossing Folders
Goldie twine from 'The Whimsy Farm Twine'.

Let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Little Birthday Wish Shaker Card

I'm sure that I am not the only one who got on the sequin bandwagon and now has all these sequins to use :)

Well, I decided it was about time I used I started making a tonne of shaker cards!!!

Here is one I recently made...

Products used: 

Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss paper pad 
some pineapple washi tape I had on hand
clear acetate
my many many sequins
My Favourite Things Birthday Greetings

I hope you enjoyed todays card :) 

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Blog Challenge

Products Used:

Sentiment - My Favourite Things Birthday Greetings
Floral Stamps - Hero Arts Flower Garden
Embossing Powder - Liquid Platinum
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White

Using some post-its i masked a line and stamped over half of the cardstock. 

I then used the MFT stamp set, some versamark ink & the Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder for the sentiment…

…and ta dah :)