Saturday, December 5, 2015

You lift me up!

Quick card share today.

I dug out the stamp set from the Studio Calico - Cirque Card Kit to stamp the hot air balloon and sentiment and used kraft cardstock for the base.  

Sorry the photos are not great quality at the moment but we have had three storms blow through here - Storms Abigail, Barney and Clodagh and they have done nothing to aid with photo taking!.  More high winds today as Storm Desmond lashes the country but hopefully the wind will ease enough to let young sailors take to the water tomorrow.  The last few weekends have been blown out!

Sequins are from SC and I used PTI dies to cut the clouds.  The Peek a Frame Dies by Mama Elephant make another appearance - I think this stitched rectangle is my favourite die at the moment!.

Thanks so much for peeking.

Friday, December 4, 2015


A fun congratulations card or encouragement card - love the mix of sentiments which is something that I don't normally do!.  
 I can be a little odd about fonts and mixing fonts etc!.

"You did it" - is from WMS set "Kaboom" and "Hooray!" is from Studio Calico - Cirque Card Kit.  I stamped lots of stars in different colour inks from the cirque stamp set too.  The little girl is from Mama Elephant - in my heart stamp set and has matching dies. Patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Santa Express Paper Pack - gotta love when you can use it for non Holiday Cards too.

Thanks so much for peeking.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Shine Bright!

I have been playing around with this set and matching dies since it arrived in the mail from Concord & 9th.  They are a new stamp company and I just love what they are creating.  I used the Peek a Frame by Mama Elephant to created a stitched base and added the bulb using pop dots for added dimension.  Coloured with copics and three layers of glossy accents - very shiny in real life!

Thanks for peeking.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Meet James the Bear!

Meet James the Bear!  I found him in my stash recently and he had never been inked!  He is a Lili of the Valley stamp but I fear no longer in production.
I decided to stamp him on copic friendly paper and get colouring!

I "created" the Merry Christmas sentiment by cutting a sentiment in half!.  It was Merry Chrismtas DEAR - part of the SSS Gnome for the Holidays stamp set.  I see Jennifer McGuire do it on a regular basis but reckoned I would never have the nerve, (well I did! LOL!!).

I added lots of gold stickles to the tinsel and glossy accents to the baubles.

Thanks for peeking.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Quick share of a Birthday Card.

I made this using a Hero Arts Note as my base (comes with matching envelope). The cute little girl and die is from In my Heart by Mama Elephant. Sentiment from this set by Purple Onion Designs.  Splatter stamp very aptly named "Splat that!" from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  Stitched die - Peek a Frame by Mama Elephant.  Ink - Viridian by Ranger.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry & Bright

I guess I can now officially post a Christmas card given that Halloween and Thanksgiving are over!

I knew as soon as I spotted these stamps and matching dies by a new stamp company called Concord & 9th that I had to purchase!.   The stamp set landed on the hall floor and I got creating straight away!.  

I stamped the image on a offcut of watercolour paper and painted with watercolours and outlined with a c2 copic marker.

Thanks for peeking.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank You!

Given that it is Thanksgiving in America today I thought it was apt that I post a "Thank You" card!.

Whilst sorting through supplies yesterday I found this fun stamp by There She Goes Stamps and knew I had to colour him green and add googly eyes! (inspired by Jennifer McGuire of course!!).  Love the punny sentiment!.
The patterned paper is from a Christmas Pack by Doodlebug Design called "Santa Express".  The dotted paper is adhered using a layer of foam so it is raised but not possible to see in this photo.  I apologise for the poor lighting but that is the quality of light today (read dull and grey!).

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the U.S.  I hope you are enjoying time with family and friends.  Thinking of you all - miss you!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Welcome Baby!

Baby Card for a new arrival!.  Love this onesie stamp from The Greeting Farm.

Stamped, fussy cut, mounted on dimensional adhesive, some washi, enamel dots and hey presto done!  Of course the patterned paper was from a Studio Calico Card Kit!.

Thanks for peeking!.

Monday, November 23, 2015

#happy birthday

 So I had a bundle of unopened Studio Calico Card Kits!.  Sound familiar?  I discovered this fab patterned paper in the May 2015 Carolina Moon Card Kit contents.

Added some washi and cut a black foam base for the phone using the MFT Dienamics smart phone (which was also unopened)!!! and matching stamp set called Friend Request.  Kept it very clean and simple!

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge
Thanks for peeking.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Well hello!  No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but in recent weeks my crafting mojo got a kick start and I am back creating.

I am inspired by Jennifer McGuire daily but particularly her "Share Handmade Kindness Campaign" and here is my take on her cards for kids here.
I dipped into some of my unopened Studio Calico card kits and got inky.  The little images are from Mama Elephant.  I gave the little girl shiny red boots by adding glossy accents.  The tags were cut from Simon Says Stamp - Bundle of Stitched Shapes.

Thanks for peeking and thanks so much for stopping by!.

Monday, February 16, 2015

You are my HAPPY!

Supplies: Stamp and Die "In My Heart" - Mama Elephant, 
sentiment - / , patterned paper - Far Far Away Card 
Kit Studio Calico, circle die

Think this little cutie is adorable and she comes with her own die - so no fussy cutting!  Yipee!
So copic colouring, a few foam dots and hey presto!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Love Love

Supplies:  Roundabout and Walden Card Kits - Studio Calico

Just wanted to share this fun card that could be used for Valentine's with a pink/orange colour combo.

Thanks for peeking.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Level Up!

Supplies:  My Favourite Things Stamps and Dies, 
white alphas - Basic Grey, White embossing powder - Hero Arts, 
Enamel Dots - MME, PP - MME and card blank - docrafts.

Am loving this fun new die "games controller" by MFT - you can find it here.  Layered up the circles to give texture to the card and mounted on foam tape.

 Perfect card for the little gamer in your life!

Thanks for peeking.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello 2015!

Supplies:  Studio Calico Far Far Away Card Kit - Jan 2015

If you are like me you are "oohing" and "aahing" at the Creative Team gallery over at Studio Calico long before your kit arrives through your letterbox.  However, with the holidays and recent time constraints to sit at my PC I haven't managed to look at one single piece of inspiration before I created the card above.

I got my package yesterday afternoon, opened it and created the card right away - I think that's the first time I have ever done that!

Thanks for peeking and stopping by.  Best Wishes for a wonderful 2015.
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