Happy 30 April!


Stampin Up Festival of Trees



Using the SweetSunday sketch. AddictedToCAS want black, white & gold.

Another Xmas card ... and I'm still hankering for Spring!



Happy 29 April!


Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Beautiful Wings Embosslits


Using HandStampedSentiments' sketch. Allsorts want bling and SweetStampin have the prompt "rainbow".



Off to devour a pack of dolly mixtures I found hiding at the back of a kitchen cupboard.

I have to hide them. Once I open a pack I just can't stop till I've polished off every last one!



Happy 28 April!


Stampin Up Patterned Party, Masculine cards, CAS cards


AddictedToCAS want black, white & gold.




Got away with some glitter even though the card's for my brother!


SU card: whisper white, basic black
SU stamps: Patterned Party
SU other: Simply Scored, Circle Thinlits, Dazzling Details


Happy 27 April!


Stampin Up Evergreen, one layer cards, Christmas cards,
Sarn reminded me it's RudolphDay (where oh where does time fly heh?!). OneLayerChristmas want trees and WinterWonderland want sparkle & bright.

I just need to remember where I'm storing these Xmas cards so I can find them in 7 months time ...


SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Old Olive, Encore Gold
SU stamps: Evergreen, Endless Wishes
SU other: simply Scored


Happy 26 April!


Stampin Up Butterfly Basics
Using Connie&Mary's colours and CASeThisSketch. The ButterflyChallenge wants "lace" and AddictedToStamps has "anything goes".


Happy Sunday everyone!


SU card: whisper white, soft sky
SU ink: soft sky, smoky slate, wild wasabi
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics
SU dies: ButterflyThinlits


Happy 25 April!


Happy 24 April!


Stampin Up Flowers, one layer cards

For the challenge at OneLayerSimplicity : Blowing in the Wind and lots of white "space" for InkSpirational.



Yeuch rainy day. All the better for crafting though ....

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Crushed Curry, OldOlive
SU stamps: Sweetly Framed, Flower Favourites
SU other: Dazzling Details, Simply Scored


Happy 23 April!


Stampin Up Oh Hello, masculine, CAS cards


Using SUperchallenges colours and TechnoStamper sketch.


Lovely sunshine - makes my day! That coupled with free time for getting crafty!


SU card: whisper white, night of navy
SU ink: night of navy, real red
SU stamp: Oh Hello
SU punch: Star border
SU other: Simply Scored


Happy 22 April!


Happy 21 April!


Happy 20 April!


Stampin Up Embossing Folder, background


Using ColorThrowdown's colour way (black, white, yellow). SeizeTheBirthday wants you to make your own background and FridayMashUp want polka dots.



Lots of fun making my own background: sponging, stamping, embossing ... Quite therapeutic, went completely off at a tangent from my original intentions!


SU card: whisper white, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Basic Black
SU stamps: From the Herd
SU embossing: Large Circles
SU Punches: circle, Trio Hearts



Happy 19 April!


Happy 18 April!


Happy 17 April!


Stampin Up Butterfly Dies, background techniques
Using FabFriday's sketch and PaperPlayers colour combo.
JustAddInk want to see sequins.


Love this colour combo - very fresh.

I had a play and came up with my multi coloured background by wiping the 3 different ink pads on a large acrylic block, spritzing with water before "printing" on a piece of card stock. It helps to have a tissue to hand to blot up any excess water quickly - unless you want a mucky brown coloured print that is!

Off to knock up some fruit scones (am feeling peckish) ...

SU card: whisper white, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
SU dies: ButterflyThinlits


Happy 16 April!


Happy 15 April!


Stampin Up Language of Love, Hearts Embossing Folder
Using the InKSpireMe sketch. InThePink wants pink & sparkle.
SirStampAlot challenge blog "Stamping Sensations" want "pretty in pink".


The Rotary Alphabet stamp is great for times when you don't have the appropriate sentiments stamp - just make your own!

Nearly the weekend ;)

SU card: whisper white, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: Strawberry Slush
SU stamps: Language of Love, Rotary alphabet
SU punch: Heart, Owl Builder
SU embossing : Hearts


Happy 14 April!


Happy 13 April!


Using DeconstructedSketch and InkSpireMe colours (black, strawberry & silver).
SirStampAlot challenge blog "Stamping Sensations" want "pretty in pink".


Lots and lots of hearts! Can never have too many, can you?!

It's going to be a scorcher of a day - and it's my day off!


SU card: whisper white, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
SU stamps: Language of Love
SU punch: Heart, Itty Bitty
SU embossing : Hearts