Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Love You Mac - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I've used an older DigiStamp Boutique image for today's card... this cute little chap is Mac, and he was released for Valentine's Day last year, but I think he works perfectly for birthdays too.


Items Used
8" square scalloped card blank
Image - Love You Mac - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
(dog - IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, BGR4, heart - PP2, PP4, PP5, grass - DG1, CG1, CG2, DG3)
Sentiment - Simply Birthday Greetings Female - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Sara Signature English Country Garden Lazy Daisy die (swirl) - Crafter's Companion
Doodlebug gems

I know things are very slow on my blog at the moment, I just can't seem to get going!  Will eventually get my act together I'm sure.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Sweet Stampin' - cute & cuddly

Hello everyone :o)

Our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'cute & cuddly', and we're sponsored by Marianne Design with a surprise prize for our lucky winner.


I've used these super cute DigiStamp Boutique penguins that have been sat on my desk waiting to be coloured... well I'd like to give them a cuddle, wouldn't you?

Items Used
Image - Sketchy Penguins - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
(plus Clear Sparkle pen that isn't showing up in the photo!)
Papers - Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas - Crafter's Companion
Die'sire Christmas Fancy Edge'ables Twinkle Twinkle - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment Stamp - Clearly Besotted

I was supposed to be meeting up with my Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' teamies today for a get together at the Newton Aycliffe store, but Dex is poorly so I couldn't go... and now I feel like I'm getting it too.  Don't you just love it when the kids go back to school and get every bug going?!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Sweet Stampin' - weddings/ anniversary/ love

Happy Saturday :o)

It's not my week at Sweet Stampin' but I'm joining in anyway... our challenge is weddings/ anniversary/ love, and we're sponsored by Crafts and Me.


This might look a bit familiar, as I made a similar card not long ago... I just reversed the layout and used different papers.

Items Used
Stamp - Flower Heart - Wild Rose Studio
(stamped in Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle)
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Petal Fresh - LOTV (discontinued)
Sentiment stamp - Clearly Besotted
MFT dienamics - By the Numbers dies
Leafy die (not sure of the name) - Memory Box
Heart banner die - La La Land
Spray & Sparkle Iridescent - Crafter's Companion
Corner rounder punch
Pearls from my stash

We've been out for a meal today at Bella Italia with the boys and Pav's family, then went shopping for a few last 'back to school' bits and pieces... managed to pick up a few tops for myself too, which is very unusual (I hate clothes shopping!).  So I'm full and tired, and wet because it's pouring down!  We should really be walking the dog now, but he doesn't like the rain - he'll wait all day until he can't hold it any longer, and then mad dash into the garden for a quick wee... the rest of the time he sits staring sadly at the rain, and sadly at us, as if we're the ones ruining his day!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - no DSP

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'no dsp' - anything's fine as long as there's no patterned paper and something stamped.  We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn who have a surprise prize for our lucky winner.


This card didn't really turn out as I wanted it to, but never mind... I had fun making it!  I splatted and brushed on a few different Spectrum Noir Aquatints, flicked some water drops on, sponged on some distress ink, added a bit of silver gilding wax, dots of copic opaque white with a paintbrush and even a bit of doodling around the edges (I never doodle so I'm not sure what came over me).  Lots of messy fun!

Items Used
Stamps - Butterfly Inkognito set - Visible Image
Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint Inks in Bright & Beautiful - Crafter's Companion
White Linen Textured Cardstock - Crafter's Companion
Pebeo Gilding Wax Silver - Crafter's Companion
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Copic Opaque White
Doodlebug silver sequin

 Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Barkley for National Dog Day - The Inspirers DT

Hello :o)

Here's a little Crafter's Companion creation using super sweet Barkley, made for the National Dog Day celebrations on the CC Facebook page.


Items Used
Buttons from my stash

And our own soggy doggy at the beach last week!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Autumn Leaves

Hello, at last...

Pav had last week off work, so we spent the first few days decorating and then had a couple of days out with my family... meant to blog something all week, but just didn't quite get round to it!

Here's a card I made for The Inspirers DT for Crafter's Companion, using the fab freebies that come with Crafter's Inspiration magazine Issue 11.


Items Used
Leaf dies & stamps, sentiment stamp - FREE with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 11
Core'dinations Essentials Darks cardstock
Memento Inks in Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle & Elderberry
Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints in Bright & Beautiful
(splashed on in little drops)
Twine from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - make your mark
Pile it On - die-cut embellishments
Love to Scrap - anything goes


A little pic of the boys having fun on the beach at Filey.  Hardly got any photos because I completely forgot to take any... luckily Pav remembered to take a few.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Favourite Stamp

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', we're asking you to do the unthinkable and choose your favourite stamp!  That meant all my cute stamps were out of the running, because choosing between those would be like having a favourite child... so I went with one of the LOTV statement sentiments because I use them loads, they're so handy for all different cards.

We're sponsored by Crafts & Me with a voucher for our lucky winner.

Items Used
Birthday sentiment - Statements- Fabulous - LOTV
Wishes sentiment - Clearly Besotted
Paw print - Paper Smooches
Dog stamps - magazine freebie
Stampin' Up white ink
Doodlebug enamel dots

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)