Monday 23 July 2018

Add some Sparkle!!

Hello my blogging buddies. Hope you had a good weekend and are refreshed for the week ahead and whatever it throws at you!!

To start mine off I have my DT inspiration piece for

An easy one this time...Add Some Sparkle to your cute card.

Little DSB Rosie was so cute I made two!!

I fussy cut the frame and mounted it on a mat that I made using sparkly texture paste and a snowflake stencil. The frame was glittered with some super sparkelicious glitter from Chloe. I coloured them with Promarkers and finished  off with a tag and some twine.

Thank you for visiting xx

Thursday 19 July 2018

Tea anyone?

I was asked by one of my regular customers to make a Birthday card for her Sister. I am still rummaging in my stash and decided to use one of the free downloads from Making Cards.

This ties in rather nicely with the new challenge at

Which is buttons or ribbon  (remember to tell us why)

My "go to" finishing touch is definitely ribbon. When seam binding first became fashionable I think I bought every available colour and still have masses in my vast collection. It's so easy to tie into a perfect bow and always looks amazing. These days though I buy white and colour with alcohol markers as necessary!!

It is much larger than I would usually make (A5) so I filled it out a bit with complimentary coloured mats and cut a doily using my Gemini. The sentiments were stamped using stamps from a couple of free sets, so a freebie all round, except for the seam binding.

We are still without rain in our part of the UK. I am actually missing mowing my lawn  now and all  Bowie and Bumble's favourite streams, except one, have dried up. They do have a paddling pool but won't use it so it is becoming very useful for me on extremely hot days!! It has been a little cooler the last couple of mornings so Surprise and I enjoyed an hour out and about yesterday. Looks like it's hotting up again at the weekend though.
Have a good one when you get there xx

Some challenges

Crafty friends #88 - Food/drink
Double D Challenge - Tea and/or coffee

Monday 9 July 2018

Cutie Pie BINGO!!

Hello everyone. 

Eyes down, look's BINGO at the Cutie Pie Challenge

Here is my cutie using the middle row - buttons, ribbon and die cut

I have been trying to use more of my stash lately and in this case coloured the sweet stamped image with my Lyra Rembrandt pencils. I used the stamp packaging for inspiration, colour wise, and was reasonably satisfied with the result. Oops I have just noticed that I didn't finish cutting the tails of the kite...never mind!! Blue is a colour that I don't really use, except for Christmas cards, so that stretched my creativeness a little too.

That's me for today. See you soon xx

Some challenges

Love to craft #24 - Anything goes
Craft-Dee bowZ - July Challenge
Crafty Catz #42 - Anything goes +/- Summer fun
Cardz  4 galz #75 - For a little girl
Cute Card Thursday #537 - Anything goes

Thursday 5 July 2018

AYLI Favourite Celebration

My word, don't these weeks fly by? I am here again to encourage you to join in at

where we are sharing our favourite celebration.

For me it has to be Birthdays, boring, I know, but it is always a lovely opportunity to make a one of a kind card especially for "that" person. In this case it was for a friend who just doesn't "do" cutesy or fluffy!!

She does, however, love her garden, the content of which this year is pink and green so this paper pad from The Range was a perfect choice.

The jaunty angle here shows the dimension and detail on the die cut butterfly and stem.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Try it on Tuesday - things with wings
Crafty cardmakers #215 - At least two dies or punches
( three different dies and a punch for the corners)
Pennys paper-crafty challenge #387 - Anything goes