Monday, 28 June 2010


How could anyone just have one favourite from Papertrey Ink! I love so many of their colour combos. Anyway, I had decided to use my Beautiful Blooms stamp set with this colour combo so I went to get it ...... I am still looking for it. It is driving me insane - I so love that set - especially the leaves and how the little flowers were specially designed to work with the little Cuttlebug flower dies. I'm sure it will turn up as I know that no one has borrowed it. Instead I used this Stampin' Up punch set and it worked really well for this card.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Thank you cards!


Things have been so busy here coming up to the end of term. Everyone seems to need thank you cards and thank you gifts! I just received some Stampin' Up items I ordered recently and thought I would like to try them out. I do so love Papertrey Inks colour combo of Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush. This is such a simple card to make - it would be so easy to make it in bulk. This photo probably isn't the best as I took it just this evening not in the best of light.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Heaven is a little closer ....

This is a Stamps Happen stamp which says - 'Heaven is a little closer in a house by the sea'. I love this image and I love how it can be layered up - especially in my favourite colours. Who wouldn't want to live there - dream ......

Monday, 21 June 2010

A Quick Birthday Card!

This is one of those cards that takes only a couple of minutes - perfect for those last minute occasions!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Fathers's Day

I wasn't quite sure what kind of card I should make for my Father for Father's Day but while I was going through some old stamps I came across this one. I decided to stamp it out in black and see what I could do with it without colouring. I think I like the result - quite effective without a lot of work!

Saturday, 19 June 2010


I have had a really busy week and time for crafting and stamping was zero! Determined to remedy this situation I took a little time last night made some cards for my own (mostly my daughters') stash. When I got up this morning determined to do some (lots of) housework I found myself being 'pulled' towards the craft room (not physically of course)! I think I have been on a roll ever since - but definately not where the housework is concerned!! Here is the card I made for the Waltzingmouse Challenge 3.

Friday, 18 June 2010

New Look Blog!

With a lot of help from my friend Debbie my blog has been given a new look. A new banner, new background and a new colour scheme. I have some other bits and pieces still to add but I will do this when time allows. It seems that I am quite keen on the colour aqua!!! I hope you like it too.

I purchased this blog pack from Shabby Miss Jenn Designs who have a great selection of complete packs including all the elements to transform a plain old blog.

I came across this website at Christmastime and purchased a pack of digital images for use with family photographs to make unique personal Christmas cards. We were delighted with the result and I imagine that we will create our family Christmas cards this way again. Of course I do handstamp many of my Christmas cards but for family members we like to send a special photo at this time.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Another Waltzingmouse Favourite!

This is a card I made a little while ago but I did like it. I thought that I would go with a neutral theme and this is what I came up with!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

What a versatile stamp set!

I've had a really busy week and haven't had the opportunity to do much crafting so I am posting a card I made a couple of months back. One Saturday afternoon just after I received the 'Roses in Bloom' I sat down and made four totally different cards with this set and this is one of them - probably my favourite. I stamped the large rose image with White Stazon, masked and repeated. These images were then coloured with Copic Markers for a slightly different effect. This was then mounted and completed with a white ribbon and a little tag.

Stamps - Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom
Paper - Paper Mill
Ink - Stazon - white
Accessories - unknown white ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, Copic markers

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Waltzingmouse Challenge!

Waltzingmouse Stamps have just started a new challenge today and I thought that I would like to join in. This is what I made!

If you would like to join in too here is the link:

Friday, 4 June 2010

Another Damask Design!

I've had a really busy few days and didn't have much crafting time. However, I quickly put together a different colour combination of the previous card I posted here on the blog and added a little sentiment.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Damask Design!

I needed to make a birthday card, and, true to form I chose my favourite colour for the card base (aqua)! I so love using this colour - I find it so versatile and teams up with so many other colours to give a pleasing combo - aqua with pink, aqua with spring green, aqua with black, aqua with grey and the list goes on! I used my Scor-pal to create the embossed diamond shapes on my grey layer and stamped a small Gel-a-tins stamp in black to make the repeated pattern. I finished each corner off with a Kaiser pearl and a sheer ribbon at the bottom - easy, quick and effective!