Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' - favourite colour combo

Happy Saturday :o)

Sorry to have disappeared for a while - my eBosser finally gave up, so I had nothing to cut with... I've replaced it with a Gemini, which is fabulous!  The plates are much lighter than the eBosser ones, and it cuts so well - the die cuts just pop out of the dies, no fiddling, swearing, poking or tearing involved lol.

Anyway... I'm here with my DT card for Sweet Stampin', where our challenge for this week is 'favourite colour combo' and we're sponsored by Live & Love Crafts.  I don't really have a favourite colour combo, there are so many I love to use... I decided on blue & green though.

Items Used
Stamps - Paper Smooches
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs + Sparkle Pens (clear)
Stitched rectangle die - MFT

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

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Autumn

Happy Saturday :o)

I'm here (a bit late!) with my card for this week's Sweet Stampin challenge - our theme this week is 'autumn', and we're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, who kindly provided the DT with some images to use.

Items Used
Image - Fall Fun - Robyn's Fetish
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
Sara Signature Autumn Morning 6x6 papers - Crafter's Companion
Sara Signature Autumn Morning Hessian Pack - Crafter's Companion
Sara Signature Autumn Morning Leaves Are Falling dies - Crafter's Companion
Buttons from my stash

I still have my cold... it's lingering on and on, and I seem to be permanently exhausted.  Pav's got it too, and is obviously feeling much worse than me!

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

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Oops, I forgot...


Soooo.... I'm rubbish, and seem to have forgotten entirely about posting last week's Sweet Stampin' DT card, so I'm adding it now.  But make sure you join in with this week's challenge which is 'oh baby'!

It's been a very busy week with Morgan's 14th (14?... seriously, 14?!!!) birthday, plus birthday parties for a couple of friends and family members too.  And I've got a rotten cold.  So they're my excuses for forgetting to blog lol!

Items Used
Image - Pink Cat Studio
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Doodlebug
Sentiment - Simply Birthday Greetings Female - DigiStamp Boutique
MFT By the Numbers dies
Star punch, ribbon & buttons from my stash

Thanks for popping in, hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend :o)

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)