You Spin Me Right Round

Uniko Stamps, CAS cards

We're asking you to get inspiration from a song title for the Uniko August challenge.
Do you remember Dead or Alive? WAY way back when!

I'm sure they weren't just a one-hit-wonder but the only song of theirs that I remember is
"You Spin Me Right Round Baby".

There are some lovely ideas 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 ;)

Oh Xmas Tree

Using Stamp, Ink & Paper's tic-tac-toe challenge.
I've gone for embossed-green-tree.
Winter Wonderland wants white & one other colour.

I've had a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting ;)

Time to head down to the kitchen to get dinner on the go.

It's a DVD night with BBQ spare ribs, spicy wedges and homemade guacamole & hummus on the menu.

Quite fancy some popcorn too!



Uniko Studio stamps, Paradise

Daring Cardmakers want bright pink and lime.
Less Is More want 'exotic'.
Allsorts want 'fabulous florals'.
Stamplorations want CAS cards with a touch of gold.

I have an Hibiscus plant in my garden, which I planted 2 years ago and still has yet to bloom.
It's so long since I bought it, I can't remember what colour flowers it is meant to have (coupled with the fact, that it's never been blessed with any as yet) !
However, it actually has some buds now.
Fingers crossed ...

Yellow Blooms

Allsorts want 'fabulous florals'.
Stamplorations want CAS cards with a touch of gold.
Color Dare wants yellows & gold.

I love yellow!
Some bright blooms to cheer your day.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Blended Butterfly

Uniko Studio stamps

Stamping & Sprays

Using the sketch from Inspire Me.

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for August is stamping, sprays & one other.







Dull, wet and chilly day today ...

But I'm not complaining.

I spent yesterday's glorious sunshine doing lots of gardening.

With today's weather I can justify spending the day indoors ...

I have a new steam cleaner to unbox and work out how to use, then some crafting :)





Love is like a Butterfly

Uniko Studio stamps, Brushos

Scallopped Butterfly

Pink Butterflies

Stampin Up, CAS cards

Uniko August Bloghop

Welcome to Uniko's August Bloghop.

This month we are revisiting the Chrysanthemum stamp set.

Uniko Stamp sets, CAs cards

The set combines outline as well as 'in-fill' images of chrysanthemums.
So you can mix and match as you wish!
I also love how the sentiments are in mix & match different fonts.


You can purchase the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum stamp set over at the Uniko website HERE.

Meanwhile for more inspiration, and the chance to win the stamp set for free,

please do join in on the Design Team bloghop.

The giveaway for the DT Blog Hop is the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum stamp set,

or a £15 gift certificate if you already own the set.

Simply leave a comment by Midnight Sunday 21 August 2016 to be in the chance of winning.

Best of luck!


Celebrate with Cake

Stampin Up, CAS cards



AAA cards challenge is 'stitching'.

Addicted To Stamps have anything goes.

As does Stamping Sensations.

I love my stitched square dies - regular visitors to my blog will notice they feature quite a lot!

I keep meaning to get some stitched circle dies to ring the changes.

And it's looking decidely dull and breezy outdoors.

A brisk walk with the dog & maybe a spot of crafting!

School holidays are especially great when you work in a school ;)



Birthday Spots & Stripes

Uniko Studio stamps, masculine cards



Using the sketch from Inkspire Me.

Less Is More wants blue & brown.

Allsorts want to see spots and stripes.





It's very peaceful chez moi at the moment and

I'm making the most of it with some card-making :)

My sons are still snoozing - either they are growing lots and need their sleep ..

or they're lazy teenagers!


Holly Jolly Xmas



I flipped the sketch; placement on the right side of a card comes more naturally to me!


Famous last words on my log some time ago ...

"Fingers crossed I may get a bit of card-making in"

Since then both boys asked to re-decorate their rooms in lieu of birthday presents.

So after a lengthy sojourn at Ikea, 3 trips to the tip,

multiple visits to the charity shop, many postings on Gumtree & Freecycle, 2 weeks

and 4 huge tins of paint later ... I've finally got some time back to myself ;)

Their bedrooms do look fabulous too!