Friday, 30 August 2013

Card challenges won!!

Well, I'm quite shocked ... & pleased! My butterfly card in my blog post here won the Top 3 at CAS - Colours & Sketches ! I can now proudly display the winners badge :)

And my card in this blog post was deemed worthy of an Honourable Mention at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Now I don't want to blog & not leave you without a card, so here's the anniversary card I made for my Mum & Dad recently ...

Cardstock & die cut - Craftwork Cards
Stamps & matching die cut - Love quotes CBS
Divine Twine

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Take care x


August in the UK is the month for exam results. Last week the GCSE results came out & my clever nephew was one of the ones celebrating :) He's not very academic & has always found school a real slog so this was a fantastic achievement for him. He's now going on to our local college to do a 2 year course in travel & tourism. I'm immensely proud of him & it was well deserved of a special card ..

I covered some white card in the washi tape & die cut the stars.

Less is More - Washi tape on your clean & simple cards

Sketch Saturday:

Washi Up - make a clean & simple card using washi tape

Stamps - Framed Sentiments CBS, Basic Alphabet CBS
Dies - Notebook MFT, Stacking stars MFT
Embossing folder - Stripes SU
Ink, cardstock & twine - SU
Washi tape - My Mind's Eye 'Indie Chic'

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Take care x

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Here comes the bride

The other week my cousin Holly got married. It was a lovely day, a great setting in a converted barn, the sun shone, the bride looked stunning & it was great to catch up with the family. Here's the card I made ...

Supplies used:
Stamps: Framed Sentiments - Clearly Besotted
Ink pads, Flower trim ribbon, papers, adhesive pearl gems - SU
Cameo die - MFT Die namics, Dies to Die For

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Following on from yesterday's post I have another fresh out of the wrapping Clearly Besotted stamp set & some new Stampin' Up goodies which I combined to make this card:

I used my new purchase of the Stampin' Up Paper Piercing Essentials pack to make the piercing around the circle & was pleasantly suprised how quick & easy it was to do. I die cut the MFT 'hi' die from the silver paper, thereby using the negative of the die for the sentiment. This is a great technique to use for sentiments as you instantly have perfect alignment without having to individually glue & place every letter!
Card inspiration

Supplies used
Stamps & die - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' & 'Butterfly Wishes Additions'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up & grey/silver card from craft stash
Ink pads - Stampin' Up & Memento 'London Fog'
Other dies - Spellbinders circle; MFT 'Hello'; SU Edgelits Large Scallops
Other - Stampin' Up Paper Piercing Essentials pack

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Fancy Feathers

Last week I received my Stampin' Up order which included some of the new 'In-Colors' cardstock & ink pads. I bought a lovely set of feather stamps with matching dies from Clearly Besotted a while ago which I hadn't got round to inking up so I combined all these goodies & made this card:

Card inspiration:

CAS(E) this Sketch!

Dynamic Duos I used Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding for my card.

Cardstock & ink pads - Stampin' Up
Fancy Feathers: Clearly Besotted - stamps & die
Polka dots embossing folder
MFT File Tab die
Baker's Divine twine

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Time flies

I ordered some goodies from Craftwork Cards recently. I love their Time Flies collection & here's a couple of cards I made with it ...

I also made a heart wall hanging with the Craftwork Cards 'Love Me Do' chipboard hearts ...

And some close ups ...

I used liquid pearls on the butterflies & glossy accents on the clock face. The rolled rose is made with some SU seam binding.

Edited to add: I've just seen the challenge at Make My Monday is to 'add some dimension', so I'm going to link the heart wall hanging up to that challenge.

Thanks for popping by & take care x

Friday, 9 August 2013


I went through a button buying frenzy a year or 2 ago but I must confess I have hardly used any buttons on any of my cards! So when I saw the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays was to use buttons, I knew I must get those buttons out & have a play.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Home Sweet Home'
Ink pads: SU  
Paper: The Sweetest Thing Tangerine - My Mind's Eye
Other: Buttons, Lil' Inkers Rectangle Stitched Mats, Twine

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