Saturday, 17 March 2018

Birthday Fishes

Happy St Patrick's Day my lovelies! I would like to wish June & Stephen a special hello today (your card is on it's way).

One of my fave stamp set brands is Paper Smooches and there is a set that I have had for a while and hadn't got round to using...until now.

What you need...

Stamps: Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Card stock: white, mid aqua
Dies: circle
Alcohol markers: Copic
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Gems: clear
White gel pen

This cute set includes some adorable characters such as a gopher, worm, chick, fish and pooch with birthday pun sentiments. There is also a die set available that  co-ordinates with these stamps. Check out the Paper Smooches website for more great stuff.

Sadly the photo makes the aqua of the card stock bluer than it is. I added the smallest star to the top of the fish hats and used the bubbles on the main card highlighted with white gel pen.

I've done another little card using this set, so I'll be back soon to share it with you. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Hello peeps!

I have another Christmas card to share with you. Again I have used stamps that I've had for a while. I'm trying not to buy anymore as I have so many that I don't use enough. Of course, being a crafter, if a gorgeous set is released by a manufacturer, I may have to have it :o) 

What you need...

Stamps: Snow Day - The Cat's Pajamas
Patterned paper: Fa La La 6x6 Paper Pad - Crate Paper
Dies: circles
Alcohol markers: Copic
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine

I have a couple of stamp sets by this artist from The Cat's Pajamas and it is still available from their website (click here). The other one is the adorable bunny too.

The Fa La La paper pad is full of cute images and patterns with a soft colour palette of pinks, reds, greens and some with gold foiling. Not sure how available this pad is now, but this stamp set would look good with any colour palette.

I hope you are all having a lovely day, thank you for stopping by and see you soon! x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day - Lovely Day

Hello peeps!

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely Mums out there. I am Mum to a cat, chickens and fish :o)

I created this card for my Mum. I was inspired by a card I did sometime ago for one of my Cosmic Colours Challenge. I loved the colours I used and the stamp set by Paper Smooches is just adorable.

Here is my card...

What you need...

Stamps: Blossoming Buds - Paper Smooches
Embossing Folder: Layered Scallops - Echo Park
Card stock: aqua blue, white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Alcohol markers - Copic

The colour scheme I used in the Cosmic Colours Challenge was the Cassis Color by Design Seeds®.

It's so bright, fresh and Spring like, perfect for Mother's Day. I'm sure she'll love it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another cute card.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Exploding Easter Box Card - PaperCrafter Issue 119

Hello again my lovelies!

The new issue of PaperCrafter is out today and I have a couple of projects to share with you. The one I want to show you today is my Easter chick exploding box card. All my digi stamps and templates to create this cute card are available to download for free from PaperCrafter.

Everything you need to create this cute card along with step by step instructions can be found here. You can download the templates here along with lots of other templates, papers and images. You will need to register, but it is free, quick and easy to do.

The beauty of this card is that it will fold flat and fit in an A5 envelope.

I also have an adorable cat shaped card in this issue, so I will be back soon with images and details of that card.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the PaperCrafter website for oodles of inspiration and ideas!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Snow Happy!

Hello there peeps!

As you may know, I'm trying to make a stock of Christmas cards throughout the year, as I always run out of time when it gets nearer to Christmas.

There is a cute little stamp that I've had for a couple of years and have never got round to using it (I can't be the only one who buys stamps when they see them in case they run out of stock/get discontinued).

What you need...

Stamps: Frostier (KS207) - Stamping Bella; Believe in the Magic (CD001) - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum 6x6 Paper Pad - My Mind's Eye
Ink pad: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Alcohol markers: Copics
Coloured Pencils: Polychromos - Faber-Castell

I coloured the base colour on the image with Copics and then added the shading and highlights with pencils and blended. I tried to match the colours of the image with the beautiful colours of the paper.

I hope you like this cute little card, I  thought the snow was apt after the weather we've had lately!

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon! x

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Hello luvs!

I hope you are all well. I've had this cough virus that's going around and it's not pleasant! Plus, it lasts about two weeks, so keep wrapped up folks!

Back to cards...Mother's Day will soon be upon us (in the UK) and I have a card to share with you that I did as a 3D flower card tutorial in the March 2018 issue of Crafts Beautiful.

This card was made just using scissors, a ball tool and card. You just need to add gems, a sentiment and ribbon. You can find the templates for the petals and leaves in the March 2018 issue or you can download it for free from here.

Why not check out all the other free templates, papers, hints tips and ideas over at the Crafts Beautiful website? You need to register, but it is quick and free. There are lots more of my makes and templates too.

The new April issue is out on the 1st March and you get a free floral pop-up box making kit. I did the makes for the issue using the free kit. They are a lot of fun to create. I'll post up them as soon as I can.

Thank you so much for popping by. See you soon!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Love Wings

Hello peeps!

I'm here not with another Christmas card, but a Valentine's card. My husband and I don't usually do the Valentine thing, but I thought I would do a soppy card for all you romantics out there.

I had a sort through some of my older Sizzix dies and came across the Heart Wings Bigz die and the Scallops On the Edge die.

Pebbles has a really cute Valentine collection this year called Forever My Always, so I've teamed some of the papers up with the dies.

What you need...

Dies: Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops (656627); Tim Holtz Heart Wings Bigz (656638) - Sizzix
Patterned paper: Forever My Always 6x6 Paper Pad - Pebbles
Card stock: black, red
Gems: clear
Rub on: love

I'm not sure how many of the dies are now available, you may be able to find one or two on the internet. Any heart die would also work teamed up with some simple wings cut from patterned paper.

This card would also be perfect for an anniversary or just to tell someone you love them any time of the year!

I hope you like my simple little love card. Thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Christmas Houses

Hallo peeps!

I'm back with another Christmas make. I've done a lovely snowy Christmas night scene with cute houses in a row. It's a long narrow card that measures 7cm x 15cm with a side fold. 

What you need...

Stamps: Snowman Street (10001135) - Artemio; Merry Christmas sentiment
Ink pad: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Copic Markers
Baker's Twine: red

I bought this stamp set in a sale from a craft shop. On browsing the internet, there are still a few sets out there. The set not only has this adorable row of houses, but some really cute snowmen too. I'll insert a picture below.

I love doing unusual sized cards, it is the perfect excuse to make envelopes and use up some of the lovely Christmas papers I have in my stash.

Hopefully I will get time to make some more Christmas cards. I was looking through my stamps and dies the other day and there are so many ideas popping into my head!

I'm going to sign off now, thank you for popping by and I'll be back soon. TTFN! x

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Loopy Christmas

Hello there lovelies!

As I stated in my last post, I want to challenge myself to try an do at least one Christmas card per week. I have done a couple, but haven't had chance to post them up. 

For the first one, I purchased an adorable set of stamps featuring animals in hats. It also has a fancy frame stamp so that you can set the animals in the frame and a sentiment in the banner.

What you need...

Stamps: Season's Greeting - Lil' Inker Designs
Ink pad: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Alcohol markers: Copic
Card: pale pink, pale blue
Dies: Christmas Trims #2 (659913) - Sizzix Thinlits

I've checked the internet, the dies and the stamps set are still available - woohoo!

I hope you like my little make, thanks for stopping by and see you soon! x

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rocking Rudolph

Hello peeps!

I know Christmas is over, but I am going to try and do a Christmas card a week (hmmm). This is card I created in the shape of Rudolph's head. It is cut so that the base allows the card to stand up, but rocks slightly. I made a lovely bright red pom-pom for his nose.

If anyone is interested to receive the template for this card, please contact me and I will send it to you. It will come as a Word document so you can download and print it off 100% scale. Then cut out the template to use to create the coloured card pieces.

It is very straightforward to assemble. You could use wobbly google eyes instead of black card ovals and maybe use a button, bell or card disc for his nose.

The highlights in his eyes were made with a white gel pen and the mouth detail is created using a black fine liner.

Hope you like my little creation. Thank you for stopping by! x