Thursday, 22 February 2018



Cute critters are the order of the day, over at the Muse card club challenge.
But, can you believe I have no mixed animal sets?
One's just been added to my wish list, but for now I'm using these sweet elephants.

A super, cute card from Kim Heggins is this week's inspiration.

I've focused on - 
a grass background
fun animals
and a sentiment placed in the upper left

MFT - stitched rectangle scallop frame
WPlus9 - unforgettable
Lawn Fawn - stitched hillside borders 

Thursday, 15 February 2018



Are you playing along at MFT Stamps?
They have a fabulous competition running right now -
it's their 2018 Creative Olympics, with different challenges,
where you could win yourself a 'medal'    :-)

Here is the Valentine card I made for my lovely hubby.

Create one card that includes at least three separate stamp sets — any three MFT sets in your collection!

The 3 sets I used -
1. Four Legged Friends
2. Mini Well Connected Alphabet
3. Beast Friends ( the heart stamp and die)

I also used the MFTdienamics Peek A Boo Striped Heart
Distress Ink in Barn Door and Copics

Saturday, 10 February 2018



You're killing me over at MUSE this week.
Flowers AND butterflies :-)

Arghhh... it's taken me all week to come up with something.

That's me using a butterfly!! I think for the first time ever.
My daughter, Annabel, hates them, so I never put them on my cards.
But considering she is now 28 and married, I might have to review that policy ! :o)

I focused on the birthday sentiment, stamped slightly over the image,
and of course, the shaker butterfly.

Thanks for the inspiration Anita.
 I really love your pretty, soft foliage,
and it's made me want to try again with flower/leaf stamps.
So, I've ordered what look like some easy to use blooms.
Fingers crossed :-)

lawn fawn - stitched rectangle.  copics.
mft - sow much cuteness.   simonsaysstamp - thoughtful messages

Sunday, 4 February 2018



Is anybody else feeling the urge to spring clean?
This morning hubby and I have completely changed around our bedroom furniture.
Which meant hoovering under the bed.   Urgh!
And actually dusting the drawers and wardrobes!
I know. I need to lie down now.
Maybe open some wine  :-)

But first, my card for this week's MUSE challenge.

How cute is Vicki's card?

I took inspiration from
the colours (which I used in my background)
the circle
the trio of animals
the birthday sentiment

MFT - Four Legged Friends / Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die / Stitch Scallop Basic Edges
Spellbinders - Circle Die
Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon / Pickled Raspberry / Mustard Seed

Friday, 2 February 2018



What's the weather like where you are?
Here in Yorkshire, it's been gloomy and cold,
and I've been trying to take photos of these cards for 2 days!!

I'm entering them for the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge.

I used the 'peek a boo' striped heart die for the background.
But, instead of going the 'Valentine's' route, I teamed it up with 
some baby clothes, for a New Baby card.

Aren't those little, baby clothes just the cutest?

The dies are great to use with all your little snippets of pretty papers,
and besides all the clothes, you get lots of little extras like the hearts, stars, hangers etc.

So, of course, I had to make a version in blue too :-)

MFT Dienamics - Peek A Boo Heart and Bundle of Baby Clothes.
Sentiment - Altenew, Hug Me

Saturday, 27 January 2018



Welcome to January 223rd
Tell me I'm not the only one that thinks this month is going on forever :-)

Today I'm sharing a simple card, for a couple of CAS challenges.

This was my first time using that mini alpha set,
and I found it kind of tricky lining up the letters,
but well worth the effort in the end.


Colour Me Pretty
Use Markers or Pencils
(I've used Copics on my kitten and hearts)

Mama Elephant - 3 Amigos.  Copics.
MFT - Mini Well Connected Alpha.   Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle

Wednesday, 24 January 2018



I'm playing along with the Muse challenge again today,
with my version of Kim's sweet card.

Valentine's Day is just round the corner,
and I've been seeing lots of cards with hearts on,
so I swapped Kim's circle windows for hearts and used a pretty, pale pink dp for the background.

Then I added some little puppies, peeking out, an embossed sentiment and a few sequins.

Inspiration from Kim Heggins

MFT Four Legged Friends
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle.     Copics.    DoCrafts Heart Die

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Oh Joy!


I'm happy to be playing along with one of my favourite challenges today -

I do love to see the inspiration card and how people interpret it into their own work.
I admit though, I sometimes end up going off on a tangent, and have to explain when my attempt looks nothing like the designer's card !   
I'm working on that   :-)

This time I've pretty much stuck to Tracey's overall design,
using a blue background, a central image and the sentiment embossed onto black card.

For my own spin, I clear embossed the sentiment onto my panel,
before inking it up lightly, with blue distress ink.

MFT - Sow Much Cuteness.      Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass     Copics

Tuesday, 16 January 2018



Just sharing a simple card today,
using these cute 'Strike up the Band' bunnies.

Before Christmas I invested in a Tim Holtz stamping platform,
and it's just brilliant for stamping sentiments like this one.
No more smudges from dropping the stamp, and you can stamp several times
to get a really crisp image.


MFT - Handwritten Happiness / Strike Up The Band / Stitch Scallop Edge Rectangle

Saturday, 13 January 2018


I couldn't resist this cute, chameleon from Your Next Stamp - 
even if he does take me an age to colour!

Here he is doing his little PEACE sign    :-)

It's hard to tell from the photo, 
but I added lots of dimension to this card.
The chameleon (and birthday message) is popped up on foam tape 
and, for the PEACE sentiment, I made a sandwich from 2 layers 
of letters cut from foam sheet and then the inked letters on top.



Your Next Stamp - One in a Chameleon, coloured with Copics
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle        MFT - Stitched Alphabet
Versacolor - Orange and Canary         Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade

Saturday, 6 January 2018


Wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year.
It's nice to be back in my craft room, but I feel a bit rusty.
I need to have a good tidy up and put some Xmas stamps away,
but I just couldn't bring myself to stop using these Yetis  :-)

Sorry about the photo.
It's a nice, bright day here today, but I seem to have a bit of a blue tint going on!!
Urgh!  Who else finds taking decent photos the hardest thing?


Anything Goes  + Christmas
Optional - Happy New Year

MFT - Beast Friends, Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangles and Basic Edges / Handwritten Happiness
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac.    Memory Box Number Dies.   Diamond Dust.