Thursday, December 4, 2014

All Star High Top!

Another card featuring the fun all star high top die-namics by MFT Stamps.

I created a frame using "Peek a Frame" creative cuts by Mama Elephant.  I didn't have cardstock to match the high top accents so I swiped an ink pad over the white frame and hey presto matchy matchy! with the added bonus of leaving the stitching line white!

Cardstock and white stars from Studio Calico, button by Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for peeking.

Friday, November 28, 2014

All Star Birthday!

Supplies:  MFT All star high top die-namics, Sketchy Letters - Mama Elephant, 
Papermania textured cardstock, memento ink - grey, kraft card 
and sequins - Studio Calico.

A quick share today - another one using the recent release from MFT Stamps - LOVE this high top die.  

Apologies for the poor photo - will have to dig out my SLR and stop using my phone!

Thanks for peeking.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All Star!

Firstly - Happy Thanksgiving to all my US based friends and blog readers. 
Hope you have a blessed day.

The postie dropped an order from MFT through my letterbox yesterday.  One die and one stamp set was all I ordered but boy is it a beauty!.

I couldn't resist halting production of Christmas cards and creating with this new fun set from the MFT November release.

I am entering for this week's MFT Card Sketch Challenge.  I interpreted a little!!!
Thanks so much for peeking.

Monday, November 24, 2014


A quick festive share today!

Die cut the tree using a papertrey ink die and mounted to card stock with foam adhesive.  Machine stitched the red cardstock to the card blank.  Cut "merry" with PTI die and matched the inside with red cardstock and stamped "& Bright" (omitted to take a photo!).

Thanks for peeking.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy 40!

Sharing a card I made recently for a 40th.  Trying to work my way through my Studio Calico Card Kits - mixing them all around - don't think many items from the same kit!  The fun bright coloured doily and patterned paper was from the Penny Arcade Kit.  The white ribbon was from a kit I can't find the name of! and I just love using dymo embossed tape for the sentiment.

Thanks for peeking.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Good Luck!

I know it's not currently exam time but I had this sheet of 6x6 patterned paper sitting on my desk with the sentiment printed on it.  I decided to use it rather than trash it!

I added some twine to the label/tag after I photographed it!

Thanks for peeking.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tis the season!

 Supplies:  Mod Tree Die - Simon Says Stamp, Pink cardstock -
 Penny Black, pp - My Minds Eye, enamel dots - MME, dymo 
embossing tape and machine stitching.

I know I should be sharing a spooky card today! Oh Well!!! Here's what I have!

I made this using non traditional colours but love the hot pink and aqua together.  I used woodgrain effect patterned paper for the tree although it is so thin it is difficult to see the pattern in the photo!.

Thanks for peeking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chevron Fun!

Supplies: pp - Crate Paper, sentiment - Blue Note Digital kit, 
enamel dots - cut & paste MME, white stars - SC, machine stitching 
and 6x6 card base.

A quick card share!

Working my way through my Card Kits from Studio Calico and mix and matching different elements.  This one uses pp (Roundabout Kit), bubbles blue - Queen and Co (Camelot),tiny white stars (Blue Note) and enamel dots by cut and paste MME (Double Scoop).

Thanks for peeking!.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Shoot for the Stars!

Supplies:  pp - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts (SC), 
red cardstock - Canson, black versafine ink, white stars -  
Blue Note Card Kit (SC), sentiment stamp - SSS, 6x6 card 
blank, clear acetate and machine stitching.

As you know I love shaker cards and made this quick one without the fuss of hiding the "mechanism" of the shaker by using machine stitching to sandwich tiny enamel stars between a layer of acetate and patterned paper (Studio Calico - Marks & Co Card Kit).  

Thanks for peeking. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A fancy 40!

Supplies:  Pale pink pp - Fancy Pants (Sugar Rush), dotted pp - 
Paislee Press (Office Hours), tomato red cardstock - Canson, 
Underground Card Kit digital elements, 
white alpha numbers - Basic Grey, copic R17, 
foam adhesive, enamel dots by MME (Double Scoop), 
curved die - SSS, 6x6 card blank and roller tape adhesive. 

A quick share - very difficult to photograph this one!  When I stood it up you couldn't see the square back of the card (the curve on the front got lost!).

When I saw a creation by Aga using this digi I had to purchase the set - The Underground Scrapbook Kit.

Thanks for peeking.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

York is off to start his next adventure!

This boy "York" joined our family last year on 21st October - you can see how tiny and adorable he was below.  The photo above was taken last week by his "new" puppywalkers (who are amazing! - long story! but we were blessed with the new family that welcomed him into their lives).  They upload nearly daily photos of his adventures which has let us see him grow and develop into an amazingly, confident dog.  He is starting his next adventure at the end of the month.  He heads off to "big school" where he is going to train to hopefully become a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog/
 We wish him and his siblings in the "Y" Litter every success in their training.  If you want to find out more about the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind - check out their website here.  
Okay - alert - two more cute puppy photos below!.
Can I go sailing too? I will fit in this bag!
Butter wouldn't melt!!! Yeah right!!!
 Thanks for peeking.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Super Hugs!

Supplies: Super Duo stamp set by Mama Elephant/Simon Says 
Stamp, stitched frames - Paper Smooches, black cardstock - 
canson, white card blank - Anita's, dimensional foam adhesive
 and versafine black ink.

When I saw this set by Mama Elephant designed exclusively for Simon Says Stamp I knew I had to have it.  I threw it into my cart but unfortunately was too late to nab the matching die set.  Will be on the look out on ebay for those!

Love these adorable super duos! Kept this card monochromatic with just a spot of red on "supergirl's" belt!.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 
Mama Elephant and Me - Anything Goes

Thanks for peeking.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Warmest Wishes!

Supplies:  Grey pp - Valorie Wibbens (September Card Kit - 
Studio Calico) - other pp from same card kit (all Studio 
Calico), feather die - Underground Card Kit (SC), digital 
sentiment from Blue Note Stamp Kit, matting card - 
Ocean Tides cardstock Papertrey ink and machine stitching.

A quick share!  I wanted to used up some scraps from the beautiful Poet Society Card Kit by Studio Calico so I created this grey/blue tone on tone card.  I printed the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper with my printer to create a 6x6 card.

I machine stitched 5 feathers to the scraps using the feather die in the Underground Card Kit.  Love using up the scraps!.

Thanks for peeking.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fine Feathers!

Playing with a set from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fine Feathers and the matching dies.
Inks by Studio Calico.

I had hoped to participate in the PJ Party that Claire organises on the 14th of each month over on Waltzingmouse Stamps but wasn't organised enough!

Thanks for peeking!.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Merry and Bright!

Supplies:  Clearly Besotted Holiday sentiment stamps,mod tree die - 
Simon Says Stamp, inks - Studio Calico, PP - My Mind's Eye, 
white sequins - Gutermann, red cardstock - Canson, glossy 
accents and card blank by Docrafts.

Okay - so this photo is shocking!  Really bad - the angle, the light! awful - anyhow I don't have time to retake it so I am posting it anyway! (took it with my iphone!).

Clearly Besotted Challenge - Christmas

Just wanted to do a quick share!  Thanks for peeking.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Back creating!

 Just wanted to share a very quick card!  I love making shaker cards and couldn't resist this fab paper that came in a recent Studio Calico Card Kit.

Thanks for peeking. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Our Summer!

Hi there - welcome back to my nearly dormant blog!
Hard to believe that our Summer is over - we enjoyed many evenings like the one above!
We spent a little time on the water!!!! in various locations.
In various types of boats!
We got to catch up with our adorable bundle of joy - York and check out how he is getting on with his wonderful new(ish!) puppywalker.  He goes to "big school"! in December to start his training as a Guide Dog/Assistance Dog.  He has grown A LOT!  Can you tell the boys were thrilled to see him?.

Hope you had a great Summer too.  I hope to visit blogland over the coming week or so to see what everyone has been up to.  I also hope to get back creating (fingers crossed).

Thanks so much for visiting.  Happy Monday!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time Flies!

Look who we got to play with yesterday afternoon!  Yes, Clarly.  You may remember her from previous posts.

We were lucky enough to spend an hour playing with her in the sand arena at the Irish Guide Dogs yesterday before she heads off to start her life as a Companion Dog.  

Did we get a welcome? She definitely didn't forget us in the 6 months she has been in training - she is still full of fun and the boys loved running and playing fetch with her.

I managed to catch a few photos that had less of a blur! She is sitting here waiting for a treat!

Thanks for peeking - I hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What a difference a week makes!

The photo above was taken last Tuesday! - what a difference a week makes!

The sunshine is gone and is replaced with wind and rain and the country takes the hit of another storm.

Want to smile?  You should check out the you tube clip "Happy in Baltimore"

Hope you have a great day/week.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Clickety Clack ... A L'il Note!

Supplies:  patterned paper - 7 Gypsies, image and sentiment by 
evalicious, enamel dots - Prima, tuxedo black ink & london fog ink - 
memento, grey washi tape, copics and pop dots.

A clean and simple card with a fun sentiment and super cute image by evalicious.  This stamp set is called Enchanted forest and it came from Studio Calico.

Remember the "Clickety Clack" sound those old typewriters made?

Thanks for peeking.  Hope you have a great week.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fishy Love!

Supplies:  Whale Die - SC, white watercolour cardstock, London Fog ink
 - memento, glossy accents, tombow roller adhesive, googly eyes from stash, 
patterned paper - studio calico and machine stitching.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you have a great day/weekend.

Card using Copper Mountain Card Kit by Studio Calico. 
Used some googley eyes and lots of glossy accents and machine stitched the patterned paper.

Thanks for peeking.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I love, love, love you!

Supplies:  Patterned Paper - Atlantic Collection by Studio Calico, 
Sentiment rub on - Pebbles (Double Scoop), chevron blue ribbon - 
May Arts (Antiquary Card Kit).

Clean and Simple card - I let the patterned paper be the focus.  The sentiment is gold and shiny in real life!.

Cardz 4 Guyz - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Thanks for peeking.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heart Splatter!

Supplies: pp - Dear Lizzy American Crafts, and pp heart - 
Studio Calico, heart die - SC, glossy accents, white alphabet stickers - 
Basic Grey, tombow roller adhesive, white cardstock.

Clean and Simple incorporating a super shiny heart and simple sentiment using alpha stickers.
Simon Says Stamp - Have A Heart

Thanks for peeking.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Clean and Simple One today!.
Card created using patterned paper by Studio Calico, rubber embellishment by Freckled Fawn, gems by Skipping 5, ombre polka dot washi tape SC and some grey washi tape (will have to source where it came from - it was a two pack!).

Ribbon Carousel Blog - Washi Tape (must come on a spool).

Thanks for peeking.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Well Hello Again - I am not around for ages and then hey presto I'm back!

So glad you stopped by.  This is another card from the Blue Note Card Kit by Studio Calico.  It's a 6x6 card and I just love the colour of this patterned paper and fun striped flower.  I added a large pearl on top and also matted the hello sticker on white cardstock to create a border for extra impact.    The colours aren't great in the photo - grey and dreary here today but it "pops" in real life!

Thanks for peeking. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hello Friday!

 Well Hello Today!  Thank goodness it's Friday!

Sharing a card I made from my Studio Calico - Blue Note Card Kit.  I have only just opened this box and have Copper Mountain waiting patiently.  I am trying to get through one - well at least open them before moving on to the next kit!!!.

It is grey and dreary here today and I took the photo above with my phone - so apologies for the colour!  

The big hello die is by Simon Says Stamp and I was layering up white on white cardstock layers until I spotted this card by Laurie Willison which totally inspired me to put in a layer of the tomato red.  So I sandwiched a layer in between three layers top/three layers on the bottom of white.  

 I am entering this into the CASE Study Challenge #175 - the amazing inspiration by Donna Mikasa (below).  My card is inspired by the jaunty angle of Donna's "Hello" and the repetition of the triangles is mirrored by the words on the pp. 
and CASology - CONTRAST

Thanks so much for peeking - I hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Where have I been?

Happy New Year to everyone - I know it's the 20th 21st of January - where have I been?
Very good question!.  I was checking out castles last weekend!  Hogwarts anyone?
(it's Adare Manor Hotel really!).

Some pieces of my life in recent weeks - pieces included Lego!.
 Sailors back on the water after a three week break - brr brr!
 Lots of time with this guy!
 Which included monitoring him around the tree!
Don't let this innocent face fool you!  The baubles were for chewing!
It's soup weather here in Ireland - our new favourite is Celeriac and the recipe is from River Cottage - check it out here.
 So I have been creating and taking photos but just haven't had a chance to put the photos on my blog/write blog posts.  I promise I will try to share over the coming days.

Hope you are having a good week - thanks so much for stopping by.
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