Birthday Banner

Stampin Up Banner Blast, From The Herd



Using HappyLittleStampers' sketch.



Must dash - should have left for work 5 mins ago! Oops





Tip Top Taupe Butterfly



Using the sketch from SketchFrenzyFriday.

SeizeTheBirthday want neutrals.

The ButterflyChallenge want flowers and

SweetStampin have bingo (brown-die cut-pearls)





An hour playing in my craft den, need to buckle down to some housework now!

How about you?

Are you working or playing?!






Punch It Up

#PunchItUp Stampin Up


Stampin Up has a competition going for demonstrators to get inventive with their punches ...

The Curvy Keepsake Die coupled with several punches and I came up with this little cutie.



Monochrome Masculine Birthday



Using SweetSundaySketch, CraftyCardmakers want masculine cards; the CraftingCafe want black & white and SeizeTheBirthday want neutrals.




Did you spot the rounded bottom right hand corner?

The imbalance with the one odd corner keeps the eyes moving around the card.

Adds that little "je ne sais quoi" when you feel like your card just needs "something" more ...!







Merry & Bright

Stampin Up Festival of Trees, Stencil, Endless Wishes
OneLayerChristmasCards want green; LessIsMore want stencils and FridayMashUp want stencils & monochromatic.


Another dull, grey, chilly day - getting slightly monotonous and dispiriting for the end of June ...

Oh well, I shall postpone the outdoor gardening in favour of indoor crafting!


Made me chuckle!

I LOVE the film - it's a Christmas tradition in our house

Anyhow, enough about Christmas, we haven't even had Summer yet!



Graffiti Birthday Greetings


CASonSunday want one layer cards; AddictedToCAS have the challenge word "splash" and Allsorts want us to use a stamp (not too difficult a challenge this week!). Bev over at UnikoStudio would like to see a masculine twist.



The new Brick Wall embossing folder & the Watercolor Words stamp set are fantastic for a spot of graffiti!

Off to get organised for work tomorrow ... weekend has flown by!





Amazing Birthday

ColorQ wants navy, blushing bride & gold.


A quick post before getting ready to go out - I've managed to find a restaurant that assures me it can cater for my limited gluten free, dairy free, egg free, low fat diet ...

Looking forward to an Anniversary night out with my husband :)

And it's the weekend! Yippee!!


The Best Dad

Watercolor Words, Stampin Up Circle Thinlits Card



SUperChallenges and FridayMashUp both have a "Father's Day" theme.





I helped my son make his Dad a card today. Turned out very well and he was suitably chuffed!

Have you made your father a card yet?!






Watercolour Love You

Stampin Up Watercolor Words

Using the sketch from TGIFChallenges. SweetStampin wants black, white & a pop of colour.

The new Watercolor Words stamp set is photopolymer which makes it more flexible; I was able to combine the "Love" sentiment with a "You" taken from the "Just for You" phrase and being see through, lining the 2 words up was a cinch!

It's my wedding anniversary tomorrow - hope my husband likes it.

Our anniversary and the card that is!!




Purple 60th Bouquet

Stampin Up Flower Patch, card in a box



The StampingSensations challenge this month is "dies and punches".




I was commissioned to make an "extraordinary" 60th birthday card

for a lady whose favourite colour is purple ....

Hope she likes it!





Stars & Stripes

Stampin Up Pictogram



Using the sketch from SUperChallenges.

SUonlyChallenges want Stars and Stripes.




A cheery card - I do love yellow!

Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are.




Butterfly Snippets

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics



The ButterflyChallenge wants sequins and AddictedToCAS want butterflies. I've used the sketch from SweetSketchSunday.




Here are the pile of snippets I used to make my card so I'm also skipping over to Di's Playground!

Happy Weekend!





Punched Heart of Flowers

Stampin Up Punch Art, Canvas Art
Stampin' Up have offered a PunchItUp challenge to encourage innovative ways of using their punches. I set out with the intention of using 2 of the punches on their list ... Then went on a complete tangent and got carried away with all my flower punches!! So unfortunately my pretty floral canvas doesn't qualify for their challenge but I have created a lovely wall hanging for my bedroom and had loads of fun anyway!



Not much crafting recently - I've been out in the garden enjoying the glorious sunshine :)