Happy Day

Stampin Up Happy Day, Simply Scored, CAS cards


Using this week's FreshlyMadeSketch. CASonSunday wants to see "Kraft & twine" and Allsorts wants Kraft.


The sentiment, lacy doily and swirl stamps are all from the new Happy Day stamp set. The tiny punched heart is from the Owl Builder punch.

I rounded just one corner of my card (keeps the eye moving!) to echo the rounded bottom of the tag and I used my Simply Scored borders plate for the chevron stripe.


Rain, rain go away (where's the sun?...)


SU card: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Encore Silver
SU stamp: Happy Day
SU punch: Owl Builder, Corner
SU other: Simply Scored, Vellum


Thank You Cookies

If you are a regular reader, you may remember a set of 4 Thank-You cards I made a couple of weeks ago to showcase the new In-Colours for 2013/14.

Well here they are with some yummy cookies! Incredibly strapped for time (we've had builders in for over 2 weeks & the cookies were the first things to christen our new oven) I simply attached the cards themselves to the bag of cookies and a large satin bow.

If you would like the recipe (& it is an incredibly good one) you can find it here.

Off to roast a chicken in the new oven ...

SU card: Whisper White, Crisp Canteloupe
SU ink: Crisp Cantloupe
SU stamp: Oh Hello, Speckled Wheel
SU punches: Itty Bitties



Stampin Up French Foliage, Christmas Cards, Joyous Celebrations

Using this week's FetchASketch. LessIsMore wants handmade flowers and It's RudolphDay over at Sarn's.



I made the poinsettia with the (now retired) French Foliage set, stamping a leaf image repeatedly.

The sentiment is from the Joyous Celebration stamp set, stamped in gold. I regularly use "Encore" gold and silver pigment ink. It is an excellent ink for coverage. The fab news is Stampin Up will be selling it in their Autumn/Winter catalogue!

First day of the summer holidays; yippee! My first chance for a lie-in and I wake up at 6.00! Must try harder tomorrow ...


SU card: Whisper White, Real Red
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations, French Foliage
SU other: Simply Scored


Christmas Greetings

CAS cards, Christmas cards

Using the sketch from Cardabilities. MerryMonday has "anything goes". ChristmasCardChallenges want embossing and AddictedTo Stamps wants CAS



Off to find all my brushes & face paints now for the School Fair! A day of creating butterflies, princesses, tigers, Spider-Men & monsters calls ...

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
SU ink: White, Real Red
SU stamps: Curly Cute
SU punches: Square


Everything Eleanor Bird

Using this week's CAS(E) sketch and DynamicDuos colour way.
MakeMyMonday wants us to use a previously unlinked stamp! Well I thought it was about time I inked up the never-before used by me bird stamp from the Everything Eleanor stamp set. I love this set and use it regularly, but surprisingly have never used the bird - until now!

I used the "kissing" technique with the bird and the large textured stamp from the Everything Eleanor stamp set.

The sentiment from the Elementary Elegance set is stamped on vellum.

A few tiny pearls decorate the Itty Bitties flower stamp and Itty Bitties punched flowers.

Still enjoying the gorgeous sunshine!


SU card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
SU ink: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
SU stamps: Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitties
SU punch: Circle, Itty Bitties
SU other: Jewels Pearls


Christmas Thanks

CAS cards, One layer cards, Stampin Up, Joyous Celebrations


OneLayerWednesday this week wants a Christmas Thank-You.

MerryMonday has "anything goes Christmas"; PaperPlayers want Christmas; Sparkles andCraftyHazelnut want Xmas trees.


I like the 'tinsel' feel of the Outlined Occasions sentiment with its swirls and stars!

Happy Saturday!

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Lucky Limeade
SU stamps: Outlined Occasions, Joyous Occasions


Starry Christmas Tree

CAS cards, Christmas cards
MerryMonday has "anything goes Christmas"; PaperPlayers want Christmas; Sparkles and CraftyHazelnut want Xmas trees.
CAS cards, Christmas cards

The CAS the better as far as I'm concerned for Christmas cards - quick and easy to replicate!

On the hottest day of the year so far, I'm thinking of Xmas?!...


SU card: whisper white
SU other: Simply Scored


Polka Dot Hearts

CASualFridays want polka dots, as does Stephanie at ClearlyBesotted.

Gorgeous weekend of sunshine ahead!

SU card: whisper white, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose
SU punch: Corner, Square, Scalloped Square
SU other: Paper Piercing

Let It Snow

CAS cards, Christmas cards, Stampin Up Ever Little Bit

FestiveFriday have the cue word "snow"; CASonSunday and PaperPlayers both have "Christmas" and LessIsMore have "shades of grey".

CAS cards, Christmas cards, Stampin Up Ever Little Bit


I often use this placement of my main image in the bottom right third. See my post on "magic thirds" for more info if you're interested. I also rounded just one corner for a more interesting asymmetrical look and again to draw the eye to my focal corner of the card.


Glorious, glorious day again. Hope all is well with you!

SU card: whisper white, Basic Grey
SU ink: Basic Grey
SU stamps: Every Little Bit
SU punch: Circles, Corner
SU other: embossing polka dots, dazzling diamonds


Starry Celebration

CAS cards, Stampin Up Sprinkled Expressions
Using this week's CAS(E) sketch; LessIsMore wants "shades of grey" and the cue word over at CASology is "fireworks".
CAS cards, Stampin Up Sprinkled Expressions


Definitely not a grey day today though. Looks like Summer is finally here - yippee!


SU card: whisper whiteSU ink: Basic Grey
SU stamps: Outlined Occasions, Itty Bitties
SU punch: Square
SU other: Simply Scored

Black & Silver Birthday

CAS cards, masculine cards

Using the Fusion sketch and PaperPlayers bingo (embossing-bling-birthday).

CraftyRibbons want to see boys' cards.


The glittery silver is ribbon left over from Christmas (you know the High Street store beginning with W, often abbreviated); anyhow the ribbon is fabulous stuff; wish I'd bought several more reels now!

I am definitely low on masculine cards - I now have 1 in my card box... Could still do with making some more! ...


Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white, Basic Black
SU punch: Square
SU other: Embossing Stripes


Christmas Sparklers

Stampin Up, one layer cards, CAS cards, Christmas cards


One layer Wednesday theme is "Christmas Sparklers".

10 minute CraftDash has the theme "stars".

MakeMyMonday has "Xmas in July".

Stampin Up Wacky Wishes

This was ├╝ber quick & simple to make - 4 mins 3 seconds. The most time consuming bit was scoring the inner square.

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white
SU stamps: Wacky Wishes, Every Little Bit, Itty Bitties
SU other: Simply Scored