One Layer Birthday Presents

SU patterned party


Using the OLW128 request for a female birthday card. CityCrafter wants to see glitter.

Let'sCraft&Create want swirls - will swirly ribbon do?!


2 posts on a week day - wey hey! Can you tell it's half term?


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SU card: whisper white
SU ink: melon mambo, real red, pumpkin pie
SU stamps: Patterned Party
SU other: Simply Scored, dazzling diamonds

It's not the candles that matter ...

SU Create a Cupcake

Using this week's RetroSketch and CASology's cue word "flame".

CityCrafter wants to see glitter. LadybugCrafts want "pink & " and ScrapCreation has bingo - I've gone for glitter-punch-button.


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SU card: crumb cake, whisper white
SU ink: crumb cake, pink pirouette, so saffron
SU punch: Cupcake Builder
SU other: dazzling diamonds

Golden Happy Birthday

CASualFridays wants black, white & 1 colour, SweetStampin wants stars & stripes.
Happy Saturday!

SU card: Whisper White
SU stamp: Clockworks, Wacky Wishes
SU punch: Corner
SU other: Black Embossing Powder

Watercolour Crayon Background

SU Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri
Using FabFriday's colours and LessIsMore's theme of "up in the air". AlphabetChallenge wants things with wings and DaringCardmakers want butterflies.
I didn't have inks in the colours so used watercolour pencils instead. I just crayoned on the Clockworks stamps & then misted with water before stamping - quite successful experiment i think! It gave a watercolour textured effect I rather like!

Hope your weekend's going well!

SU card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
SU ink: White
SU crayons: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze
SU stamp: Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri
SU punch: Mini Butterfly
SU other: Simply Scored


Using the CASEthisSketch and CASology's cue word RED. WinterWonderland and Sparkles have Xmas Anything Goes. AddictedToStamps has a "bingo" challenge this week; I've gone for stamp-free-glitter.
Been thinking what cake to make for a forthcoming Comic Relief Bake-Off fundraiser, so I have red noses on the brain at the moment! Here's a red-nosed Rudolph.

My first Xmas card of 2012. Not sure if that's impressive or not; tis super organised however (if I remember where I've put it come December ...)

Hope your weekend's going well!
SU card: Whisper White, Real Red
SU ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations, Confetti
SU punch: Corner, Lge Oval
SU other: Embossing Frames

Birthday Cupcake

Using this week's UnscriptedSketch. Let'sCraft&Create wants a female birthday card and AddictedToCAS has the cue word "candy", hence the sweet-candy colours!
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SU card: Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake

SU ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette
SU punch: Cupcake Builder, Corner, Circles
SU emboss: Lattice
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds

Owl Always Be Here For You

Clearly Besotted "You're a Hoot"

Using this week's CaseThisSketch.

JAI, HandStampedSentiments, PolkaDoodle and InspireMe all have a hearts/love theme this week.

Clearly Besotted "You're a Hoot"

Love is definitely in the air this week.

The sweet die-cut owl and sentiment are from a set I won recently over at LetsCraft&Create. Lucky me!

Hope your weekend's going well!

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
SU ink: Crumb Cake
SU stamps: Confetti
SU punch: Decorative Label
SU emboss: Woodgrain
SU other: Linen Thread



Valentine's Pouch

SU Confetti, Valentine
SweetStampinChallenge, LadybugCrafts and MyTimeToCraft have a love theme, Let'sCraft&Create has a CAS love theme the StampSpot wants to see hearts and TheCupboardTrilogy wants a sprinkling of red and romance.

You can make 2 of these pouches from a sheet of A4. If you want to have a go, I made them as follows:-
Cut the sheet of A4 in half lengthways to give 2 pieces 210 x 148mm. Take 1 piece & score lengthways at 4 3/4".

Turn the card over & score at 7 7/8"

Fold along the scored lines. Mark where halfway falls along the top edge.

Fold the bottom right corner up to the centre using the halfway mark to guide you.
Do the same with the left bottom corner.

It doesn't matter if they are not exactly the same (as my example shows!) as the fold over mini flap will hide this.  Stamp the card on both sides to your heart's content (no pun intended!)

Find something round (I used a ramekin dish) and draw the heart-shaped top edge as a cutting guide.

For those of you who live in the UK, I picked up a bag of 16 mini LoveHeart sweet packets in Poundland!
Hope your weekend's panning out nicely!

SU card: Whisper White, Regal Rose
SU ink: Regal Rose, Real Red
SU stamps: Confetti, Wacky Wishes, Affection Collection
SU punch: Decorative Label, Owl Builder
SU other: Simply Scored

Has Spring sprung?

Using this week's CASeThisSketch
Oh Hello stamp set
My son asked if it's Spring now that it's 1 Feb - sorry son, another month to wait! I did feel the warmth of the sun on my face whilst out walking the dog today though. Lovely!

Meanwhile here's some pretty Spring colours, using some of the new products in the Spring catalogue:
The Oh, Hello stamp set and the Borders Plate for Simply Scored. I DO like this! I can see my using this lots! There's big & little zig-zags, scallops, dots, swirls & more ...

You would think that I stamped the sentiment on top of the zig-zag oval; it's actually the reverse. Heat emboss the sentiment and when you stamp over it, the ink is resisted over the embossed text.

Yippee it's the start of the weekend. Enjoy!

SU card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery
SU ink: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
SU stamps: Oh Hello
SU other: Simply Scored Border Plate, Pearl, Heat Tool