Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone :o)

It's our 7th birthday over at Sweet Stampin', so we have a nice easy 'birthday' challenge theme, plus a prize from Crafts & Me and an extra mystery prize too.

Here's my card...

I used some fab new goodies from Crafter's Companion's Birthday Party collection, with a super cute older image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Items Used
7" square card blank made from A3 Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Gold
Image - Daisy & Cake - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs & Illustrators & Clear Sparkle pen - Crafter's Companion
(left the die in place after cutting, and inked the lettering with white ink before removing)
Core'dinations Darks cardstock
Doodlebug enamel dots

Ooh, we've booked to see Fantastic Beasts at the cinema tomorrow... I've been looking forward to this for months (we're all slightly Harry Potter obsessed in our house).  I'm probably more excited than the kids lol... can't wait!!

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

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' - red for remembrance

Hello everyone :o)

Our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin' is 'red for remembrance' and we're sponsored by Crafts U Love.

I made a Christmas card to add to the (teeny tiny) pile, using a fab new image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Items Used
Image & Sentiment - Merry & Bright - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noir Illustrators
Papers - Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Memory Box Precious Stars die
Doodlebug enamel glitter dot
Glamour Dust

I had to treat myself to the new Illustrator pens from Crafter's Companion... I've been playing with them lots and love them!  There's a brush nib and a fine bullet nib in each pen, gorgeous rich colours and they blend beautifully... can't wait for the rest of the colours to come out, I need them all ;o)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Autumn Morning - Inspirers DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with a card for Crafter's Companion Inspirers DT, using the gorgeous Autumn Morning collection.

Items Used
Papers - Sara Signature Autumn Morning 6x6 paper pad
Sentiment stamp - Sara Signature Autumn Morning Rustling Leaves stamps
Small tab die - supplied with Gemini machine
Core'dinations Cardstock - Darks
Core'dinations - Sand It Gadget
Matt Black Cardstock
Resin flowers from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
My Time to Craft - Autumn colours or Halloween
Simon Says - anything goes
Fussy & Fancy - shades of Autumn
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Autumn/ Halloween

Dex's off to a Halloween party at his friend's house tonight... he's SO excited :o)  I'm quite pleased he's getting to do something as I don't think we're bothering with Trick or Treating this year - the boys are a bit put off by all the 'clowns' nonsense so I think we'll just stay in.  Morgan's also going to a (different) Halloween party, but he's a teenager, so doesn't really do excited lol.

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

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)