Fuschia Butterfly

Stampin Up Papillon potpourri, Clockworks, CAS cards


InThePink want to see die cuts/punches; CreativeInspirations want stamping and MyTimeToCraft wants 2 images.

I stamped the "Clockworks" background stamp in Versamark, then dusted over some Mica powder for a lovely subtle iridescence.

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Clockworks
SU punch: Papillon
SU other: Simply Scored


Happy Birthday to You ...

Stampin Up Essentials

One Layer Xmas

Stampin Up Joyous Celebrations, Embossed Frames, CAS cards, one layer cards
Stampin Up Joyous Celebrations, Embossed Frames, CAS cards, one layer cards


SUonlyChallenge is for a one layer card; CraftyHazelnut wants Xmas cards with trees; ABCXmasChallenge want a bare minimum of embellishments and ChristmasCardChallenges have "anything goes". It's also RudolphDay over at Sarn's (didn't that come round quick?!)


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations
SU other: Embossing Frames


Off the Grid Grunge

Stampin Up Grid, Gorgeous Grunge, Oh Hello
Using sketch #178 from HandStampedSentiments.

Running low on teenage boys' cards ...!

SU card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
SU ink: Smoky Slate, Encore Silver, Night of Navy
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Oh Hello, Essentials


Banner Blast

Stampin Up Banner Blast


Using this week's SeizeTheSketch.


An easy way to cut the end of banners is to use the pennant/square/hexagon punch depending how acute you want the angles to be. I used the hexagon & square punches to cut the ends of my 2 strips of coloured card.


SU card: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Banner Blast
SU punch: Itty Bitty, Hexagon
SU emboss: Chevron, Polka Dots
SU other: Simply Scored


Petite Petals

Stampin Up Petite Petals, CAS cards

Using StampLorations sketch; CASology wants purple and SweetStampin wants stitching.


Aren't the new Petite Petal stamps & punch sweet? Well, I like them! Quick & easy.

SU card: whisper white, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry
SU ink: Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry
SU stamps: Petite Petals, Sweetly Framed
SU punch: Petite Petals, Itty Bitties
SU embossing: Needlepoint


Washi Tape Birthday

CAS cards, masculine, Washi tape

Using this week's UnscriptedSketch. SeizeTheBirthday want (you guessed it) and TheFridayMashUp want stars.


Hope your week's started well :)

SU card: whisper white, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Stazon Black
SU stamps: Essentials
SU punch: Star
SU other: Washi


My Birthday Card!


It was my birthday this week and this was my favourite card from all those that I received! It was lovingly made for me by my 11 year old son :) He spent an hour and apologised for it not being perfect. Aah! As I said to him, a handmade card means far more to me than a shop bought one and he had obviously put a lot of time and thought into it. I love it! All my favourite elements: CAS, fuschia pink, glitter & bling to boot! And he obviously remembered way back when I explained the "rule of thirds" to him!


I'm entering Toby's card in AddictedToStamps' CAS challenge and the OneLayerSimplicity challenge ;)

That's it now for birthdays in our household. Four birthday cakes have been devoured in the last week and a half, the balloons are nearly all popped (& we're all spent up!)


Spiral Flower Wreath

Stampin Up Spiral Flower Die, Valentine


TimeOut has a lovely photo full of hearts and CurtainCall has a photo of red flowers for inspiration; MyTimeToCraft is "all about love".

This is a sneak preview of the new spiral flower die from Stampin Up. It's very quick and easy to make a bunch. This is definitely a project worth "dusting off" the glue gun for, if you have one!


SU card: Real Red
SU die: Spiral Flower


Language of Love

Stampin Up Language of Love


Using the CrazyForCAS sketch; MyTimeToCraft is "all about love", CASonSunday has "lovey dovey" and FridayMashup wants hearts & arrows. AddictedToCAS has "new" - I've used a new stamp set "Language of Love" available from the start of next month and SweetStampin wants us to use our favourite style - well it has to be CAS for me!



Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

SU card: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Encore Silver
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge,
SU embossing: Needlepoint, Stripes


Flower Shop & Washi

Stampin Up Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, CAS cards


Using colours from In{k}SpireMe and this week's SeizeTheSketch.



Some colourful blooms on a wet and rather dreary day!

Where did the weekend fly to ...?


SU card: whisper white, Melon Mambo
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Wild Wisteria
SU stamps: Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge
SU punch: Pansy Punch
SU other: Washi


One Layer Love

Stampin Up Banner Blast
LessIsMore wants one layer cards with hearts and OneLayerSimplicity wants just what its title suggests! PapertakeWeekly has anything goes.

A sneak peek of the Sale-a-bration stamp set "Banner Blast" (free when you purchase £45 of Stampin Up products).

I do love the needlepoint embossing folder - looks just like kisses (don't you think?!)

Handy Hint: to prevent smaller embossing folders (like this one) leaving crease lines on your card stock, I use only 1 cutting pad, Tab 2 & a crease pad.



SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Banner Blast
SU embossing: Needlepoint


You're a Super ...

CAS cards, Masculine cards


AddictedToCAS wants die cuts; Let'sCraft&Create wants masculine; MakeMyMonday wants embossing; CASualFridays has "in a word" and Allsorts has "free & easy".



January is prime birthday month in our household with my husband kicking it off (tomorrow!) then my son, then me!

SU card: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
SU ink: Encore Gold
SU punch: Star