Friday, 26 August 2016

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT IS JUST A FEW DEGREES TOO HOT!!

Afternoon everyone. What do you do when it is just a couple of degrees too hot!! Shut yourself in a cool room (if you can find one), get out your Christmas craft stash (a present from my mum for cat sitting) and start making Christmas cards in the hope that it makes you feel a little less hot and bothered. So here is my first Christmas card of this year and yep I'm still boiling.......




Cardstock ~ from my stash 
Paper – Papermania Capsule Collection ~ Spots and Stripes
Reindeer ~ created from Creative Dies “Cute Creatures Die”, Marianne Creatable & MFT
Eyes – The Range
Bow ~ Papermania Capsule Collection ~ Spots and Stripes
Sentiment ~ Clearly Besotted ~ All Occasion Sentiments


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-


Creative Inspirations #256 ~ Christmas In August


As You Like It ~ Favourite Shaped Card & Why (I prefer square shaped card as I think they create more sketch opportunities and I also like the effect of a nice and tidy square card!)



Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....







Friday, 12 August 2016

DAHLIA BLOSSOMS

Afternoon everyone. Back again this morning with another card using a new stamp. I love this time of the year in the garden and will shortly be heading out there to enjoy the lovely warm sunshine today. So here is my card for today.......



Cardstock ~ from my stash
Stamp Set ~ Altenew ~ “Dahlia Blossoms
Inks ~ Versa Magic Dew Drops ~ Tea Leaves, Hint of Pesto, Mango Madness & Punpkin Spice
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated
Sequins ~ Little Things from Lucy's Cards ~ “Ruby Grapefruit


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-


Creative Inspirations #255 ~ Seaside, Sunshine, Summer Holidays


As You Like It ~ Favourite Flower & Why (Dahlia as I love the vibrant colours and amazing petal shapes)



Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....





Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BACK FROM A BREAK

Afternoon everyone. Back blogging again after a short break to take some time out for holidays and other things that family life brings. So to my card for today and I am using a new stamp set from Newton's Nook.



Paper ~ Pink Petticoat (sadly closed now)
Cardstock ~ from my stash
Stamp Set ~ Newton's Nook “Made from Scratch”, coloured with Promarkers
Twine ~ from my stash
Dies ~ MFT & Clearly Besotted


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-


Passion for Promarkers #358 ~ Hip to be Square


As You Like It ~ Favourite Papers & Why (although not used for this card my favourite papers are My Favourite Things especially spots and stripes)


Seven Hills Craft ~ August Theme Challenge ~ Geometry



Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....






Saturday, 2 July 2016

SPORT

Morning everyone. A sporty themed card today as we are in the middle of Euro 2016 and of course Wimbledon




Paper ~ MFT

Image ~ Digi Stamp Boutique ~ “Football Dan” ~ coloured with Promarkers

Enamel Dots ~ Papermania

Die ~ MFT


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

I Love Promarkers #312 ~ Sport

Digi Stamp Boutique ~ July Competition

The Ribbon Girl ~ June Any Image

As You Like It ~ Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils (Promarkers because I have always used them, find them really easy to use and blend and come in a huge range of colours)


Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....









Wednesday, 15 June 2016

BIRTHDAY CARD

Afternoon everyone. I am doing well this week with my third card on the trot and my second post of the day. I have just remembered it is my niece's birthday next week and so that requires a handmade card from her auntie.





Papers ~ Pink Petticoat, Pretty Pastel Creations from The Range & MFT Country Fair Plaid
Dies ~ MFT & Clearly Besotted
Image ~ Digi Stamp Boutique ~ Birthday Winston, coloured with Promarkers
Promarker colours ~ Cool Grey, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Blush, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Sand Dune & Lemon
Enamel Dots ~ from my stash
Card ~ from my stash


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

I Love Promakers ~ #311 ~ For A Child

Digi Stamp Boutique Monthly Competition ~ June

Creative Inspirations ~ #254 ~ Spring into Summer


As You Like It ~ Favourite Food & Drink (the colours of my card remind me of a strawberry split ice cream)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....


FATHER'S DAY

Morning everyone. I am back again as promised on my blog/card making catch up. Today's card is for my dad for Father's Day and I am using my jolly gnome stamp from My Favourite Things as my dad is a keen gardener. We were also laughing about our lack of ability to take a decent selfie and so was inspired to make my own version on a card. It also made me tackle a new technique I've not done before using masking paper which I had been putting off. All in all it has not turned out too bad and I am quite pleased with it.






Paper ~ Pretty Pastel Creations ~ The Range 

Card ~ from my stash

Dies ~ MFT

Sentiment ~ computer generated

Stamps and co-ordinating Dies ~ MFT ~ You Gnome Me, coloured with Promarkers 

Promarker Colours ~ Cool Grey, Grass, Green Shoot, Meadow Green, Powder Blue, Capri Blue, Reef Blue, Oasis, Lemon, Caramel, Starfish, Honeycomb, Satin, Sand Dune, Blush, Heatwave, Spring Lilac, Lilac and Blender




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-


Crafty Calendar ~ Father's Day/For a Male



Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day.....








Tuesday, 14 June 2016

BRITISH SUMMER TIME???!

Morning everyone. Hope you are all well today. We seem to be well into the great British summer of sunshine and showers so I have decided to dedicate today to catching up with my blog and card making which has gone astray in recent weeks with life's up and downs.
I wanted to show you the recent creations I have made with a challenge win prize and a recent purchase (which always cheers me up)


So my first card is made from a combination of stamps. The first is a stamp from the lovely Bev at Uniko Stamps which I was lucky enough to win on a Passion for Promarkers challenge. These particular stamps are from a set called Fun Flowers. The second stamps used are from the lovely Stephanie at Clearly Besotted. These stamps are from a set called Happy Birthday which also comes with co-ordinating dies if you wish.  I must apologise for the quality of the photo - I blame the changing weather!





Card ~ Pretty Pastels Creations from The Range

Dies ~ MFT

Flower Stamps ~ Fun Flowers from Uniko Stamps

Ink – Versa Magic Chalk in Mango Madness and Pumpkin Spice

Sentiment ~ Clearly Besotted “Happy Birthday” with co-ordinating dies

Gems ~ from my stash


I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:-



Creative Inspirations #253 ~ Spring into Summer




Thanks for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your day..... I WILL be back tomorrow with the rest of my makes