Friday, 31 July 2015

Using the scraps!

Hello :o)

I'm finally getting that urge to create back again... lots of ideas buzzing around and no time or space to do anything with them!  Hopefully it won't be tooooo long before all the work's done, and then I'll have a lovely new craft room to play in... it's getting a bit frustrating having to wait now!

I noticed this week's challenge at Less is More was to use 'snippets' for Chrissie's birthday (happy birthday Chrissie!!), and as I had a few minutes spare I whizzed this card together.


This was made entirely from little leftover scraps of paper, mostly Doodlebug... I didn't cut anything, all the scraps were left as I found them.  Even the butterfly was from my little basket, where everything that gets punched or die cut but then doesn't make it onto a card, ends up.  I should do this more often... it was fun and very quick!  I could probably make hundreds of cards and still not get through all the scraps though... especially all the bits of white card.

Off for a quick walk with the dog, and then it's fish and chips for tea :o)  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Thank You Monkey Kite - DigiStamp Boutique

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I'm still poorly... what started as a cold seems to have turned into a chest infection, but the doctors haven't been able to fit me in so far... sigh.  I'll end up at the walk-in clinic, but I hate being on antibiotics so I've been putting it off!

I still had things that needed making though, so here's one of last week's creations... a thank you card for one of Dex's teachers.


The super cute monkey is from DigiStamp Boutique HERE.

The chalkboard was made with an MFT die set.  Paper Smooches lettering stamped in white Stampin' Up ink, with a bit smeared around the black card for a 'chalky' look.

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

Friday, 10 July 2015

Red, white & blue anniversary

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I have one of my occasional cards to blog today... roll on September (October?... dunno!), when things will hopefully be back to normal here.  I'm panicking slightly about Christmas already, will have to make all my cards in about a month at this rate!

So... this one's an anniversary card for an order, and I took inspiration from this week's challenge at Less is More, where the theme is 'red, white & blue'.  A bit last minute entering, but I got there in the end.


The little birds & branch is from the Silhouette store, cut on the Cameo, with a Doodlebug enamel heart added.  The sentiment stamps are from Clearly Besotted... the 'husband' one was embossed in detail white, the anniversary one stamped in SU night of navy ink... super simple!

Back to the tennis (go Andy!), Lemsip and tissues for me... thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Cute Farm Set - DigiStamp Boutique

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I've been a bit quiet again this week, as I've had a poorly Dex at home... Managed a couple of makes though, so here's one of them.  My annual pig themed card for one of my mum's friends!


I used a ball tool to gently round each of the pieces, and then layered them up with Collall 3d glue so he looks a bit 'padded'.


The cute pig and sign are from the Cute Farm Set from DigiStamp Boutique, and the numbers are Hanging Letters font.

Products Used
Papers - Dress Shoppe, Always & Forever - LOTV
Sentiment - All Occasion Sentiments - Clearly Besotted
Flowers - Bo Bunny/ Prima
Resin Flowers

We're just off for a walk now it's started to cool down a bit... I was worried the dog would overheat if we took him earlier!

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

Friday, 19 June 2015

Scrabble Grandad

Hello :o)

So, as I may have mentioned once or twice... ahem... I'm not really making much at the moment.  And even if I do make something, I don't generally like it enough to blog it!

I don't like many of my Father's Day creations this year, and haven't even bothered taking photos of most of them.  This one is a 'makes me happy' design though...


I'm not sure what it is about this one that appeals... it's always the simplest ones that make me happiest though.  I think maybe it's because it's easy to imagine them in different colours, and for different people... I already know I'll reuse this idea for Pav's brother's birthday.

Products Used
MFT rectangle frame dies
Scrabble stamps & matching die (Whimsy?)
All Occasion Sentiments - Clearly Besotted
Memento ink in Espresso Truffle

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

Monday, 15 June 2015

Without Words - summer holidays

Hello again :o)

I wasn't expecting to manage another blog post so soon, but I'm not complaining!

Over at Without Words our challenge for this month is 'summer holidays'... I didn't manage a card for the beginning of the challenge, but I've made it in time for the midway post.  This is the first colouring I've done for about 2 months, and I was so rusty I couldn't even remember what colour combos I usually use for skin lol.


This little cutie is from Tiddly Inks, coloured in copics, the sentiment/ alpha stamps are Paper Smooches.  I know it seems an odd choice for a male card, but it was for my auntie's little girl to give to her daddy - they swim together and did some snorkeling on holiday in Florida apparently.

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

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Best Birthday Ever

Well... hello!

Haven't I been a rubbish blogger eh?  There's nothing wrong, so I hope I've not worried anyone... assuming anyone noticed I'd disappeared!  I'm just struggling to get back into the whole crafting and blogging routine.  Even when I manage to make something, I can't seem to get round to blogging it!  To be honest, this probably won't change until the extension's completed, which is at least a few months away, so it's going to be a fairly quiet blogging year for me I think.

So anyway... here's a card at last!  Made using one of the fab Large Birthday Sentiments from DigiStamp Boutique.


The papers are Bazill Basics, the star die is from Joanna Sheen (cut into two pieces), and the numbers are an MFT die.


And a pic of the furry one who disrupted my routine in the first place.  Chester's now nearly 7 months old, and for a puppy, is very well behaved and 'easy' usually, apart from wanting to be everyone's friend when we're out for a walk... He'd also love to be friends with the cat, but Boris is not having any of it!

I do have other cards finished, so hopefully it won't be too long before I blog again... Have a fab weekend, and thanks for popping in :o)