Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Thanks a Bunch

Today I've made this card, but I must be quick before the challenge closes

I am entering it in these two challenges:

The colours are from CAS Colours and Sketches

and the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday

Supplies :
Card - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blue and base FMS
Stamps - Hardwood, Simply Sketched, and Summer Silhouettes
Inks - Black, Crumb Cake, Lost lagoon, and Pool Party
Tools - Big Shot, and Sizzix Textures
Extras - 3D Pads, and Gems                                             

Not only have I lost my mojo again, but I have reorganised my study, and cant find anything under boxes and clothes!! I wish I hadn't started it now.

Anyway, I hope to be back in the crafting saddle soon. Thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Mousey Hugs!

Well another weekend passes with the blink of an eye! Today I have made this clean and simple card

I am entering it into these challenges:

The soft colours come from Color Throwdown,

the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches,

Addicted to Stamps have a topic


and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have the theme 
of     CUDDLY

So I automatically reached for my House Mouse stamps where he is cuddling his teddy bear.

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and base FMS
Stamps - House Mouse
Inks - Black Archival, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, and Pear Pizzazz
Tools - Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - Grey Ribbon, 3D Pads, and Gems

Thanks for dropping by and have a good week.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Autumn Peacocks

Happy Monday Crafters. Today I have made these cards. I started with the blue tailed Peacock, but wasn't happy with it for the challenges I had in mind, so I made the green tailed version with a metal feather. Then I didn't want to waste the first bird, so I finished it off decoupaging the Peacock, and now I'm not sure which I like the best. Which do you prefer?

These are the challenges that I'm entering the top card in :

The sketch comes from Stampin' Royalty,

 Make My Monday whose colour theme is 

Male Room want a male card with    METAL,

and lastly, Paper Players 

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, and base FMS
Stamps - Perfect Peacock, Hardwood, Simply Sketched, and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, and Hello Honey
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads and metal Feather skeleton

I'm off to see Sophie and Nathan tomorrow, and I'll see how much Buttercup has grown. Then I'm in hospital again on Wednesday, so I may not be crafting till the weekend. Have a good week whatever you are doing, and thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Coral Bloom

The rain has returned to Malvern, but the air's still humid enough to give us a lovely thunder storm last night. So instead of going out today, I've stayed in and done some jobs around the house that I've been putting off for ages, and then I sat down with a coffee and made a card for my friends birthday.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch comes from Mojo Monday,

the colours from ColourQ,

and lastly, Friday Mashup with the theme
VELLUM   and/or 
STITCHING ( Sewing or Faux)

Supplies :
Card - Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Blended Bloom, Summer Silhouettes, Express Yourself, Tea Shoppe, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks - Black Archival, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, and Blushing Bride
Tools - Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Elegant Butterfly Punch, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - Primo Clay Flower, 3D Pads, and Mini Gems

Have a good weekend whatever you are doing, and I'll be back soon

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tea Cup-Cake!

Here we are half way through another week, and today my friend Jacqueline came round to do some crafting! Well, we (or should I say I? ) did more talking than crafting, but eventually I made this card.

I am entering it in these challenges :

The sketch is from Clean and Simple,

the colours are from Color Throwdown,

Make My Monday
have the theme
   TEA and/or CAKE

  and lastly, Seize the Birthday have the extra topping of
                   SWEET TREATS

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, and base FMS
Stamps - Tea Shoppe, House Mouse, and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Crumb Cake
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, Gems and Pearls

Buttercup is still doing well, and seems to be growing by the day, and after nibbling on an old fir tree, she needed a long nap!!

Hope to be back soon, so until then, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

High Flyer!

Hello Crafters, another weekend is over in the blink of an eye, and I've only had a short time for creating. Here is the masculine card I've made.

I must also welcome Diane, my newest follower, and hope that she likes what I do and that my cards give her some inspiration.

The plane was stamped, coloured with AP and markers, masked with a Post it, and the sky sponged over it with a scalloped circle to mask the clouds. Three tree tops were stamped below it, and finally a green wind sock greeting was added on a white pole.

I am entering these challenges

The sketch is from Mojo Monday,

the colours from Color Throwdown


and lastly, Inkspirational have the theme of


Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Basic Grey, Blue and base FMS
Stamps - Need for Speed, Lovely as a Tree, and Papermania
Inks - Black Archival, Smokey Slate, Bashful Blue, and Lucky Limeade
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Aqua Painter
Extras - Post It, and 3D Pads

Little Buttercup is still with us and is getting stronger and bigger by the day, although she does like a power nap every now and again.........after a game of football and a quick nibble of the swing!

Hopefully, things will be returning to normal this week, and I can do some more crafting. Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you'll call again soon.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Autumn Hues

Is the weekend over already? Where does the time go? Thankfully, I found some time to make this card.

I stamped the trees in Versamark and heat embossed them with white powder, and sponged over them and a Post It note sun with the Fall colours, I did the same to some leaves on a strip of white card, but also added some randomly stamped leaves. I embossed some stripes on brown card and laid this by the side of the stamped card with 3D pads on a base. Instead of ribbon, the cards were wrapped with plated raffia of the three colours for a more masculine feel, and the trees and sentiment were added also on 3D pads.

I am entering these challenges :

The Autumn colours come from Color Throwdown 

and the theme of 
FALL at Paper Players,

The Male Room also have a FALL theme

Just Add Ink want a card for DAD                                           

and lastly, Friday Mashup have this sketch, and want to see the


Supplies :
Card - Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, French Foliage, Loving Thoughts, and Fabulous Florets
Inks - Versamark, Black, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Sizzix Textures, and Heat Gun
Extras - White EP, 3D Pads, Post It, and Raffia in Yellow, Orange, and Magenta.

Buttercup is still with us, although she thinks she is a dog instead of a donkey!? She wont drink from a bucket yet so is still being bottle fed, much to my sister's annoyance as she isn't getting much sleep. I will be going to see her on Tuesday so I'll see how much she's changed over the weekend.

Until next time, thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Yellow Upsy Daisies

Today is the first day in a while that I've had time to myself, and I made this card

I embossed some white card with diagonal stripes and laid it on some yellow card. I stamped some grey lattice and wrapped it with yellow organza ribbon, and added it to the base cards. I made a yellow and grey label with daisies, placing it down on 3D pads and topped with a butterfly. The sentiment was tucked under the lattice, and the finishing touches were the gems added to the butterfly.  

I am entering these challenges 

Colour Me  have these colours,

the sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches,

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have ANYTHING GOES with option of                                                                GET WELL or THINKING OF YOU

Supplies :
Card - Naturals White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and base FMS
Stamps - Upsy Daisy, Express Yourself, Summer Silhouettes, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks - Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Textures, Elegant and Itty Butterfly Punches
Extras - 3D Pads, Ribbon, and Gems

The last few weeks have been a complete nightmare. The long awaited donkey foal, Buttercup, became an orphan when her mother died two days after giving birth from complications, and we are all trying to care for her at my sisters (Alison ) house as she needs to be bottle fed every 2 hours. With 2 kids, 2 dogs, and a donkey in the house you can imagine the chaos, especially when the kids were off school.

To top this, Ali's neighbour had a huge house fire which has badly damaged her own house, so the insurance assessors are sending builders and glaziers round for repair work quotes. Then my neighbours husband suddenly died!............they say things happen in 3's, so I hope that is the lot now. ( fingers AND toes crossed )

Here is Buttercup having a little snooze, and in the rear of Ali's car with Duff Duff her dog, on their way to the field to see the other donkeys. She isn't strong enough yet to be left with them all day as she has no mother to feed her or keep her warm and safe. We say a lot of prayers at the moment to make her strong enough to survive, but we still have a long way to go yet before she is out of danger of catching an infection and falling ill.

I will keep you informed of her progress.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to be back soon

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Featured Stamper

Yaaaaay! I was the Featured Stamper with Color Throwdown last week with my Circus Mouse card, and as a result I have been asked to be their Guest Star Stamper this week. OMG ! I was so excited, that it took me ages to decide what to do with their colours

Well, after some deliberation, here is the card I came up with

Using the Color Throwdown palette, I stamped the blue wood grain background through a Framelit aperture, and topped it with a flower coloured with my AP and markers. Some leaf sprigs and sentiment banner were added, with some Mini gems on the centre of the flower to finish.

I am entering these challenges :

Of course the colours come from

and lastly,the sketch from Clean and Simple    

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps - Blended Bloom, Hardwood, Simply Sketched, Summer Silhouettes, and Verve
Inks - Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Marina Mist
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras - 3D Pads, and Mini Gems 

I have had my treatment today, so I'll be back at the weekend when I've recovered.

Thanks for dropping by