Friday, 27 June 2014

Anniversary Blooms

Today, I am sat at my study desk with a thunder storm going on above my head and heavy rain on the roof. I have the TV and light on which keep flickering so any minute now I'm expecting to loose Internet connection. So I'll be brief, and here is my card.

I am entering it in the following challenges :

The sketch is from Retro Sketches,

the colours from this photo inspiration at

Make My Monday have a theme of

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have ANYTHING GOES

I've made the card for my friends daughter who will be celebrating her 4th wedding anniversary on 18th August. I looked anniversaries up on the Internet and found that for the 4th one it is traditional to give the gifts of fruit or flowers, so I choose flowers for my card.

Supplies :
Card - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, and base FMS
Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Papillion Potpourri, and Express Yourself
Inks - Black Archival,  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Baked Sugar, and Pear Pizzazz
Tools - Big Shot, Fancy Fan and Mosaic Madness EF's, Aqua Painter, and Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras - 3D Pads and Gems

I'm logging off now so I don't loose Internet connection, thanks for dropping by

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Blue China

Today, I have been sat outside crafting in the shade, as the sun is not as hot as it has been. I also had a few hours spare between the tennis matches I wanted to see from Wimbledon.

I randomly stamped cups on blue card for the background and laid it on a white base, and topped with some white card down the centre. I stamped the flourish so it looked like steam coming off a hot drink, and placed a fussy cut cup on top on 3D pads. To finish, I added the two banners that were topped with the Nestie sentiment, and some pearls.

 I am also entering it into these challenges :

The sketch is from The Paper Players,

the colours from

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps with

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, blue and white base FMS
Stamps = Tea Shoppe and Everything Eleanor
Inks = Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, and Concord Crush
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads and Pearls                                                            

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you'll call again soon

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Golden Poppies

Here is my second card for today. I apologise for the photo but the gold glitter in the vellum made the flash bounce everywhere

Some white card was embossed in a butterfly folder with the insects flying up the right hand side of the card. I then heat embossed the poppy and sentiment in gold EP on the gold vellum, and cut it into a banner. It was all finished with a gold embossed butterfly and some mini gems.

I am entering these challenges :

The sketch and inspiration come from two challenges that have come together CASe this Sketch and Fusion Cards

and also Seize the Birthday with

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Gold glitter Vellum, and base FMS
Stamps = Simply Sketched and Papillion Potpourri
Inks = Versamark
Tools = Big Shot, Butterfly EF, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Elegant Butterfly Punch, and Heat Gun
Extras = Gold EP, 3D Pads, and Mini Gems

Tomorrow, I'm off to my sisters, and Sophie has told me to take my swimming costume so I can play with her in her paddling pool and cool my burning swollen feet!!??!! Bless her cotton socks, she is so caring and thoughtful and only 3 years old!

Thanks for dropping by, and hope you'll come back soon

Seaside Fun in the Sun

After overdoing it in the garden yesterday, I'm avoiding the sun  this afternoon and staying indoors, but the sun inspired me with this seaside card

I water coloured the image with my Aqua Painter, made it into a banner, and layered it on some striped embossed card which was highlighted with markers in one corner. It was finished with a sentiment sun cut Nestie.

I am also entering it in these challenges :

The sketch is from Paper Craft Crew,

Colours inspiration from Just-Add-Ink,

have the theme of 

and lastly, Less is More want CAS with    WATERCOLOURS


Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Naturals White, Crushed Curry, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, and Fiskars
Inks = Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, and Concord Crush
Tools = Big Shot, Sizzix Textures, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter
Extras = 3D Pads

More Wimbledon to keep me happy today, and I hope you're doing something that makes you happy too!

Be back soon


Monday, 23 June 2014

Mousey Birthday

Today, while watching Wimbledon, I made this card using some mousey stamps I had for one of my birthday presents

The image was stamped in black and coloured with my Aqua Painter, and cut out with a Nestie. I made two embossed lines across the base and water coloured between them in blue with my AP, and stamped the sentiment underneath. The label was added on 3D Pads and pearls scattered on the cupcake.

I am also entering it in these challenges

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday and they want to see something that makes you happy...........well that would be CUPCAKES then!

CAS Colours and Sketches have these lovely colours,

and, Less is More want a CAS card using WATERCOLOURS

Supplies :
Card = Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Madison Avenue, Express Yourself, and House Mouse
Inks = Black Archival, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantaloupe
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Embossing Board, Aqua Painter, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads and Pearl Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy the tennis.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Watercoloured Trellis

Today my card is for my friends Birthday next week.

My friend loves her garden, and is lucky enough to have green fingers to keep her flowers looking beautiful. So to echo her planting, I used the Mosaic Madness EF to emboss some white card and water coloured the gaps with blue, before laying it on blue card, and then some embossed brown card. I then added some die cut vines and stamped fussy cut flowers to the trellis, all topped with the sentiment label, ribbon, gems and a butterfly.

I am also entering these challenges

The sketch is from Mojo Monday,

The colours from ColourQ,

and Seize the Birthday who have a theme of

Card = Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Green and base FMS
Stamps = Stippled Blossoms, Apothecary Art, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks = Black Archival, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzelberry
Tools = Big Shot, Sizzix Textures, Mosaic Madness EF, Marianne Die, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Elegant Butterfly Punch
Extras = 3D Pads, Ribbon, and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, please call again soon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Birthday Thank You's

These are a few of the quick "Thank You" cards I made for friends and family, after having a lovely birthday (which was spread over several days), and great gifts.

I am also entering these challenges :

Inkspirational want a CAS   card                                                                          Paper Players are celebrating 200 challenges and want us to choose a theme from the DT picks. I went with a                                        ONE LAYER card,              
 Less is More also want it to be ONE LAYER and OFF THE EDGE         
and lastly, the colours come from Make My Monday with PRETTY IN PINK

Supplies ;
Card - White base FMS
Stamps - Swallowtail and Simply Sketched
Inks - Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry     
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig and Spray Bottle
Extras - Gems                                

I hope to have some free time this weekend, so I can get some crafting and blog hopping done, so have fun whatever you are doing

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Groovy Father's Day

Here is my Father's Day card for my music crazy SD Dave

I am entering these challenges :

The sketch is from Seize the Sketch,

Inkspirational want a CAS card,

Make My Monday want a 

and lastly, The Male Room want a card for FATHERS DAY

The colours were for another challenge (Less is More), but I missed the deadline!! never mind, I'll try to do my next post on time if I can. 

Supplies :
Card = Marina Mist, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps = Papermania
Inks = Too many to mention, but all SU
Tools = Big Shot, and Nestabilities
Extras = 3D Pads, Ribbon, Music sheet and Sentiment by my PC

It's my birthday on Monday, so the early part of the week is going to be a little busy, but I'll be back as soon as I can. Enjoy the sunshine and Football ( if you're a fan, or the peace of crafting while your other half watches the game!) 

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll try to get around to visiting your lovely blogs soon

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Loads of Love!

Another quick post today with a masculine card

I am entering it into these lovely challenges :

Paper Craft Crew have this sketch,

CAS Colours and Sketches  have these colours      

Addicted to CAS want to see TRANSPORT

and lastly,
CAS-ual Fridays
 want to see a

 CAS  male card  using NO KRAFT at all, and include a RIBBON

After stamping the truck and its presents, I masked them with a Post It note and stamped the trees. Everything was coloured with SU Markers and an Aqua Painter. Some white card was textured, matted on some green card and laid on a base. A tag shape was cut freehand, and finished off with a stapled ribbon and some gems.

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Green and base card FMS
Stamps - SU All Natural, Loads of Love and LOL Accessories
Inks - Archival Black, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, and Pistachio Pudding
Tools - Big Shot, Sizzix Textures, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Aqua Painter
Extras - 3D Pads, Mini Stapler, Ribbon and Gems

Sophie has had her plaster off her arm this week, so tomorrow we'll be catching up on playing with things that she hasn't been able to handle with one arm! Let's hope that the thunder and rain storms will have finished by then?

 Thanks for dropping by, see you again soon I hope


Monday, 9 June 2014

Friends Birthday

Yaay! I made it with my 'Ring of Flowers' as a ColorQ Courtier, so a "Big Thank You" to their lovely DT.

I'm sorry, but it's only a quick post from me today, with this birthday card for my friend

I will be entering it into these challenges :

The colours are from ColourQ

and the sketch from Retro Sketches


Supplies :
Card = Night of Navy, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps = Vintage Vogue, Express Yourself, and Sassy Salutations (inside)
Inks = Bashful Blue, Concord Crush, Old Olive, and Peach Parfait
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Thanks for dropping by today, and I'll be back soon

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Tag Tree

My card today is for my Step Dad's birthday next Month ( sorry about the photo, my camera flash is still doing it's own thing! )

I will also be entering it in these challenges :

Colour Me have these autumn colours,

the sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches,

The Male Room want a masculine card with theme of

 Seize the Birthday have a toppings of "TAGS"

and lastly, but no means least,  Addicted to Stamps want us to

I stamped the tree with rust ink, and hand coloured the leaves with SU markers. I then cut it out using the shape from the outside of a Nestie for the top of the tag, and laid it on some rust card. This was then placed onto a randomly stamped base card with leaves, script, and splodges. It was finished off with a sentiment banner, ribbon and button.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Rust and base FMS
Stamps = Leaves of a Tree, French Foliage, and Apothecary Art
Inks = Black, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, and Adirondack Rust
Tools = Nestie and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads, Button, Ribbon, and Bakers Twine

I had a bad fall in the garden again yesterday, and my arms and legs are black and blue, so I decided to do the right thing today, and stay indoors watching the French Open Tennis while crafting. 

Thanks for dropping by, hope you'll come back again soon