Monday 27 February 2023

Something - with a sentiment

 Happy new week everyone!! another christmas make from me today. This time my DT inspiration for

where the theme is always Anything Goes with an optional twist. This time a sentiment.

Craft Stash do some really good promotional offers and during one such event I bought myself a set of dies to make A6 envelopes. The reason behind this was to make sure I used smaller sections of cardstock for card blanks. Here is the first one!!

The adorable image is from another Amanda Jayne Designs collection, Christmas Cuties. They are really sweet and very easy to colour, which I did with Promarkers. The sentiment was from a LOTV Circular Sentiments. Both image and sentiment were attached to die cut tags from a Lawn Fawn Set and stuck on the card base. 

I hope you will take inspiration and start on your 2023 Christmas cards.

See you soon xx

Thursday 23 February 2023

Holly and Berries Stencil - AYLI

 Happy Thursday everyone. I hope that you have had a good week and have something nice planned for the weekend. I am really enjoying my papercrafting again and feel so much more inspired as the daylight is stretching out bit by bit.

That said, the new challenge at

inspired me to try a technique that, although I am well eqipped for, never actually do and that is stencilling. I am probably not alone when I say this, I do have stencils in my crafty arsenal but just don't ever get the inspiration to use them so this theme was a kick up the butt!! On closer inspection I have rather more than I thought but played safe with an Echo Park Holly and Berries 6x6 festive stencil. Once I got going it was actually a lot of fun and I was really pleased with the result!!

I already had the LOTV stamped image coloured up with Promarkers and the little holly and berries prompted me to choose the stencil that I did. I remembered that I had a chalk set that came with a long handled crocodile clip and dinky cotton balls that were perfect for keeping "in the lines". I don't have an extensive collection of Distress inks but two reds and two greens were just right for the soft look I was after. I used a bit of white pen as highlights on some of the berries and squirted some with glossy accents too. The Mama Elephant sentiment finished it off nicely.

I do hope that I have given you some inspiration to do a bit of stencilling, if not, the alternative is a Freestyle background which would be equally welcome.

Sorry, not sorry, for sharing a Christmas card!! There will be another coming along soon too!!

See you soon xx

Monday 13 February 2023

Hearts or Flowers

 Hello everyone, I hope this week has lots of joy in store for you. I am still testing positive for the dreaded Covid but hope to return to work on Thursday. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!!

It's all about LOVE at

With St Valentines' Day tomorrow and Mothers Day next month we would love to see your cutest creations featuring hearts or flowers, or both for that matter. so either a Valentine Card or Mothers Day card.

I have gone down the Mothers Day route and made this....

I have a rather unhealthy ( but calorie free) addiction for the gorgeously CUTE images by Amanda Jayne Designs (SHE CURRENTLY HAS A 70% DISCOUNT TOO!!) This particular cutie is from Bunny Friendship Bundle together with the Crochet Hearts backing paper too. I coloured her with Promarkers and used kraft for the mats (retired Tattered Lace Essentials Pearl Squares). 

So that's me for today. I hope that you will join us.

See you soon xx
Some Challenges

Allsorts #715 - AG +/- All about hearts

Thursday 9 February 2023

Love or Friendship

We are feeling all warm and fuzzy over at As You Like It.

Our new challenge is Love or Friendship
 so we would love to see a card that falls into one of those categories.

I have gone for a friendship card because what is nicer than receiving a "Thinking of You" card or as in this case a invite for a Coffee Date. It was made using a very old Maja Designs paper pack (Coffee in the Arbour) and an equally old rubber stamp from LOTV Coffee Break (still available as a digi).

The little cuties were coloured with Promarkers and while the pretty die was still in place I inked the aperture with Spun Sugar DI. The little tag was also from the paper pack.

While I am here feeling sorry for myself I will have a little chat!!

Despite my best efforts Coronavirus has finally got me. It started with a tickly throat last Friday and I tested positive yesterday morning so am not allowed back to work until next Monday and that's only if I have two negative tests beforehand. I consider myself very lucky to only have an irritating cough. 

More annoying than that is the fact that I cannot go and cuddle our new Grandson who put in an early appearance last Saturday. Mollie Rose is now a Big Sister to Jackson Martin who arrived two weeks early. She is taking the role very seriously at the grand old age of six!! Can't wait to have a ciddle with them both. 

I hope that you are all keeping well and happy and hope you will join us with our latest challenge.

See you soon xx