Butterfly Frame

Handmade Christening gifts, baby girl gifts

In The Pink want us to use dies & punches. 
My Time to Craft want "girly" creations.
Crafty Creations want something for a young girl.

Handmade Christening gifts, baby girl gifts

I had lots of fun making this gift for my new-born niece.
I went for full-on pink, glittery, shimmery and feminine!
Being the only female in a house of males - hubby, teenagers, dog and 4 more pets -
it's good to get my pink on every once in a while :)

Happy Day

Stampin Up masculine cards
Using Connie & Mary's sketch.




I'm often drawn to red and navy, together with bold images like stars and stripes, for masculine cards.

Looks rather like a 4th of July card now I look at it!

First day of the Easter school hols ... Yippee!

Happy Day(s) !

Off to have some fun ;)


Butterfly Tags

Uniko Studio stamps


Addicted to CAS wants "delicate".

The Uniko challenge for March is a themed one:

I've combined the delicate butterfly image from the "English Country Garden" set (see here) with the teeny flowers from the "Balloon Bash" set (take a look here).

Why not head over to Uniko and join in the challenge?
As usual, Bev has some generous prizes.
Have fun ;)


One Layer Stars

Stampin Up Watecolor Words, one layer cards

Using the Color Throwdown colours. 
AddictedToStamps has "anything goes". 

I do like one layer cards; I often use them for masculine cards.
Punchy and to the point!
What do you think?
How's your Easter weekend going?
Hope you and yours are having fun.

Polka Dot Snowmen

It's Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's and
Less Is More want to see polka dots. 

Would you believe it?
2 "non-square" cards in a row.
Polka dot card blanks - another happy find whilst looking for Basil.
If you're feeling baffled, you should maybe refer to my previous post!

Penguin Wings

Anniversary cards, Stampin Up Every Little Bit

Allsorts Challenge want to see "wings". 

Love this little penguin stamp!
It's from a long-retired Stampin Up set that I've had for ages.
Those of you who frequent my blog on a regular basis - thank you! - may be surprised to see a rectangular card.
Yup. I surprised myself too.
Found a stash of deckle-edged cards under the bed in the spare room, whilst hunting for Basil, the hamster. Long story.
Suffice to say, I broke out of my "square" comfort zone.
As did Basil.

Mint Macaron Butterfly

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics


Using the CASe This Sketch.

The Butterfly challenge wants to see mint and/or margins and

Addicted to CAS wants "delicate".




What a glorious Good Friday.

Here's hoping the good weather lasts for the rest of the Easter break!

Sending you happy Easter wishes.


Spring Daffodils

Uniko Studio stamps, Beautiful Blooms III set

We want to see Easter and Spring themed cards for the Uniko Challenge this month.

Uniko Studio stamps, Beautiful Blooms III set

I've used the new stamp set "Beautiful Blooms III" for my daffs
and the "Some Bunny" stamp set for my Easter Wishes sentiment.
I was thinking of cheery daffodils when I made this card;
I love how they are so bold and vibrant.
Daffodils always herald the start of Spring for me!

Easter Wishes

Uniko Studio Stamps

In{k}spire Me want Easter creations and

the Uniko challenge for March is a themed one:



Uniko Studio stamps, Vines stamp set


Pretty pastel colours always have an "Easter" feel to me.
I've paired them with some dainty little images from the "Background Builders: Vines" stamp set.
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 ;)



Spring Lamb

CAS card, handmade cards

Using the colours from Inkspirational.
In{k}spire Me want Easter.
Creative Inspirations have a 'nature' theme.

My Easter lamb is adorned with a wink of stella.
Can you tell?
There's definitely a spring feel in the air today.
Absolutely glorious sunshine.
I've had a lovely day off tidying up the gardening and planting some poppy plants.
Happy Friday Eve peeps

Amazing Butterfly Thinlits

Stampin Up Butterfly Thinlits

Using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
and the colours from Inkspirational.
Addicted To Stamps want CAS.

The start of another hopefully fun-filled week!
Happy Monday peeps

Yellow Cosmos

Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards, Brushos


Using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches.
Stamplorations want CAS and yellow.

The Uniko DT are revisiting the Pure Florals: Cosmos stamp set this month.

There are prizes to be had! Why not head over there?

Click here for the link.

Another gorgeous sunny spring day;

The lawn's had its first trim

and the water's back on tap!

Happy to send my son to his rugby match now!



One Layer Green Birthday

Uniko Studio stamps, one layer cards

One Layer Simplicity want to see green.
Less Is More want one layer cards focussing on the sentiment.
Sweet Stampin want cards for the males in our life.

Uniko Studio stamps, one layer cards

Wey hey! I've scored a hat-trick with three challenges.
Talking of sport, it's going to be interesting when the boys get back muddy and sweaty from their football and rugby matches ...
We live in one of the unfortunate postcodes to be affected by Severn Trent's mess up.
NO water since yesterday and still ongoing!!
No drinking, cooking, washing, bathing or flushing!
Eek and yeuch !!
Happy Saturday peeps

Purple Cosmos


Just Add Ink want to see purple.
Sir Stampalot want floral.
CAS Mix-Up want stamping and 2 different mixed media techniques.

The Uniko DT are revisiting the Pure Florals: Cosmos stamp set this month.



There are prizes to be had! Why not head over there?

Click here for the link.

It's a gorgeous sunny spring day out there.

My purple Muscari bulbs are bursting into bloom alongside the Narcissi.



Uniko March Bloghop

Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards

Craft Stamper Magazine have an "anything goes" challenge this March.
Sir Stampalot want flowers.
Uniko Studio stamps, CAS cards

Welcome to Uniko's March Bloghop.

Time seems to be flying by this year.

I can't believe it's officially spring!

We are revisiting the "Pure Florals: Cosmos" stamp set this month with its gorgeous blooms.

Do head on over to the Uniko Studio blog for more inspiration and be sure to join in on the DT blog hop leaving comments along your way:




Lindsey - that'll be me!


Sarah G

Sarah P

The giveaway is the featured "Pure Florals: Cosmos" stamp set along with an eGift certificate for £10 to spend in store.

Best of luck!