Mother's Day Bouquet

Sweet Stampin want Mother's Day cards.

Using the Color Throwdown combo and

Hand Stamped Sentiments' sketch.


I've gone all 'cute' for a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law.

Plenty of shimmering pastels, Wink of Stella and hint of glitter for the bouquet of flowers.

Hope your weekend's going well!


Make A Wish

Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards

The Uniko challenge this month is a colour one:

This second photo was taken in artificial light as it was the only way I could capture the glitter of the Wink of Stella adorned balloons and the tiny pink iridescent sequins!

Uniko Studio stamps

Have you made a wish this Leap Year?!
A litle snippet of English history:
The right of every women to propose on 29th February each leap year goes back hundreds of years when the leap year day had no recognition in English law (the day was 'leapt over' and ignored, hence the term 'leap year'). It was decided that the day had no legal status, meaning that a break in tradition on this day was acceptable and women could take advantage and propose to the man they wished to marry.


One Layer Petals

Stampin Up Painted Petals, One Layer Cards

Less Is More wants one layer cards with "stems".
AAA Cards want to see sequins.

And it's the weekend!
Back to work next week - boo hoo!
So may be a little quieter on the crafting side ...

Watercolour Cosmos

Uniko Studio stamps
Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards

AAA Cards want to see sequins.
The Uniko challenge for February is a colour one:

There is some lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT over at the main Uniko blog HERE.
As usual, Bev has some great prizes.
So why not get creative and upload your creation?!
Have fun ;)

Purple Snowflakes

Uniko Studio stamps

Using the colour combo from CAS Colours & Sketches.
ABC Christmas Christmas Challenge don't want us to "overdo it".
So my card is for their challenge as well. As "less is more" is usually my mantra!

Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards

Loving the silver holographic glitter I found whilst 'tidying' up!
Am looking very glittery myself now ;)

Birthday Tag Card

Stampin Up, Handmade cards

Just Us Girls want to see a tag on a card and
Addicted To Stamps have "anything goes".

I'm having trying to have a good de clutter in my craft spare room this half term.
This is taking far longer than intended as I ooh and aah over all the things I rediscover and forgot I had.
So actually not much in the "bin" and "charity" piles as yet !
Still enjoying myself though.

Thanks a Ton

Stampin Up, CAS cards

Using the colour combo from AlwaysPlayingWithPaper.
HappyLittleStampers have a lovely card to CASE.

There's been some prolific crafting the last couple of days ..
Can you tell that it's half term?!

One Layer Heart

One layer cards

LessIsMore wants one layer cards with "stems".
I found this sweet little stamp that I'd forgotten all about hiding at the back of my shelves
- so I gave it some love and inked it up!

It's looking very pretty outside this morning; white over with a hard frost.
Decidely nippy however. Even the dog thought twice about going out.
Happy Tuesday

Some Bunny Loves You

Using the ColorDare colour combo.
CASology has the cue word "Valentine" this week.

Off to attack my Valentine's pressie ... a lovely big Dark Chocolate Heart !

Love Parcel

Stampin Up Bear Hugs
TheFridayMashUp want us to be ready for Valentine's Day.
Well if you're not ready, you've missed the boat, seeing as it's today!



We made these gift parcels at my February craft club session

together with a matching card (which I forgot to photograph, oops!).

I'll have to update the post once hubby has opened his card & present ;)


Stampin Up Bear hugs



Anyhow, I digress from the aforementioned parcel.

These gift parcels are the perfect size to hold a pack of truffles (or in this case, caramel hearts!) sold at Thorntons.

And all you need to make it is 1 sheet of A4 card.

- With the card landscape style (horizontal), score it at 3" 5" 8" 10".

- Then with the card portrait style (vertical), score it at 2".

- Fold along the score lines and you will see that the 2" score line forms the base of your package.

- At one bottom corner you will have a rectangle approx 3" x 2" and at the other bottom corner you will have a square approx 2".

- Cut away the 2" square.

- Using strong glue make up into your box shape. It's easier to adhere the long side edges first. Then fold up the 4 bottom flaps.

- To fasten the top of the package, punch a small circle on either side & feed a piece of ribbon through.



Happy Valentine's Day peeps!


Golden 40th

Masculine cards, Stampin Up
Using the sketch from In{k}spireMe.
Allsorts want the focus to be a circle.


My brother-in-law turns 40 today!

Such a milestone birthday needs plenty of glitter don't you think?

Even if the card is for a bloke!

Happy Saturday



Uniko - February Release

Uniko Studio


LessIsMore wants white on white.
It's their 5th birthday so I've added a bit of glam and glitz!


And talking of birthdays ...

Uniko Studio is 4 today!

To celebrate Uniko's birthday, Bev is giving customers this special limited edition stamp with orders (whilst stocks last).

There's lots of excitement over at the Uniko shop with the release today of 4 new stamp sets.

Are you ready for the full reveal?


Some Bunny

£4 / £4.95 Set

Simply Said
£4 / £4.95 Set. The sentiments are about 6mm tall.


I LOVE Tea set

£4 / £4.95 Set. Teacup is approx 7 x 4.5cm

Beautiful Blooms III
£9 / £9.95 Set

This is what it will look like stamped completed. It is approx 13.5cm wide and 5cm tall.

Today's giveaway is the entire release and a £20 eGift Certificate!

Please do take a visit to the rest of the Design Team:



Lindsey (that's me)

Sarah G

Sarah P


As if that wasn't enough, today there are Birthday celebrations:
Uniko is 4 today!!
Bev has a limited edition Mini Flower set to give as a freebie for release day orders and while stocks last.

Ways to join in on the fun, and possibly win a prize, are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blogs, Design Team Blogs, Alumni Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.



Oh Crab ...

DaringCardmakers want to see animals and
SweetStampin want CAS.


I hope I don't offend anyone with the sentiment
- it made me chuckle!


Uniko - Some Bunny

How cute is this bunny from Uniko's new "Some Bunny" stamp set?!

Do pop along to the rest of the Uniko Design Team for more inspiration.
There's lots of prizes to be won!
Even more so than usual, as Uniko celebrates its 4th Birthday this month ;)

Today is the last day that Bev is drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes.
Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blogs, Design Team Blogs, Alumni Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

I do hope you've been inspired.
Tomorrow all the stamps sets will be revealed in their full glory.
Why not come back to take a look?!

Chocolate Bears


StampInkPaper have a 'love' challenge and
AddictedToStamps have a photo of some edible hearts ;)

A little something for my boys (well teenagers actually!) on Sunday.
I couldn't resist decorating the large chocolate hearts.
Roll on the weekend!