Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

You make my whole face smile

Hooray for Monday. We had a lovely day playing today and having adventures which made my whole face smile! A bit like this card designed by Fiona:

Simple colour scheme and a really striking card!!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

You did it!

Here's another Sale-a-bration card featuring stars:

Love this bright colour combination and zingy stars.

The yellow part was clear embossed on White card and the Daffodil Delight yellow was sponged over the top. Simple and yet another fun technique to try.

We had a good go in the garden today and many areas have been cleared plus the space for the playhouse is patio tiled in preparation. Well, ok, we have my parents to thank for the majority of the work and DH dud brilliantly too.

Here are a couple of Munchkin photos dedicated to my lil sister.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Thanks Amy

Today we had a busy start as we went to Heathrow at 8am to see one of my best friends pass through on her way to new Zealand. It was a bit bitter sweet as we had such a short time together but it was so worth it. Munchkin had a blast dashing about the terminals too!

Then it was on to my friend Amy's crafty coffee morning to make this card:

Originally designed by the super talented Jade, Amy had prepped this gorgeous creation for everyone to enjoy. As I haven't got the cupcake punch it was fun to play with it.

My friend Ruth was there and here she is with her creation:

Such fun and a great start to the weekend!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Elementary Elegance/decadence

Hello all. It's been another long week with no posts. Apologies about that.
The good news is that there are lots of Sale-a-bration inspirational photos to come so that's at least something:

This one is featuring Elementary Elegance which is just fab, as well as this year's new In Colors.

To make the paper ribbon you simply take a strip of card, fold it under and then back out and cut a 'v' in each end. A cheap and easy way to make 'ribbon' for any card or project. Plus a great way to use up all those odds and ends you've got stashed in a box.

I used to think it was just me who couldn't chuck away scraps but it turns out most crafters are the same!

Hope you've got an exciting weekend coming up. I'm so excited to be seeing one of my best friends who lives in France as she stops over in Heathrow tomorrow morning for a couple of hours so I'm going there to hangout with her before she flies on to New Zealand!!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Mini artist at work

Recently my artistic side has been on holiday. Fortunately the craft stash isn't being neglected:

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Recognise this card? It's based on the cards on pg100-101 in the main catalogue:

The colours are Soft Suede, River Rock and Melon Mambo. I used Baroque Motifs stamp set. This is my favourite fall-back stamp set.... What's your favourite stamp set???

It's been an irritating week as I lost my voice but thankfully, 3 days later, it's returning. Phew!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Hobbies page

It's been a hectic week with everyone taking it in turns to be ill. So hectic that I haven't blogged! Not sure where I put my 2nd downline swap - somewhere among the debris of my craft room - instead I have this page to share with you:

It's based on one I saw at Convention 2011. The background card is Lucky Limeade stamped with Baroque Motifs (my 'go to' stamp set). I've mixed it with Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant and my trusty Big Shot made the embellishments.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Pip's swap

Yesterday we had a great day as a team crafting! It was lovely to catch up with everyone after the festivities and there was lots of crafting and food too. Perfect!

A couple of the ladies brought swaps along and here is Pips:

It's official... Cupcakes are cool! The new cupcake set and build a Cupcake punch in the Spring Mini catalogue are SO cute!

Pip's swap is Island Indigo paired with Wisteria Wonder and a little White embossing! Scrummy. Even better, the sentiment comes from the set too!!

Check back tomorrow for another card I was given yesterday...

Friday, 6 January 2012


It's Friiiiiiiday! Yipee!

Today I've a card made with the set Charming from the Spring mini catalogue.

The set was designed to help you make inserts for the jewellery collection that's been launched but the images are so sweet they make cute cards too!

This card was made with a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat. I then added a piece of yummy brushed gold card, another piece of Black card and then the images stamped in black ink on White card.

I punched out the images using my square punch. These are new to my stash and I can't believe I've not had them before. They make creating a card like this super quick and simple AND there's no wonky angles!

Hope you have a good day preparing for the weekend.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Not only is there excitement due to the new Mini catalogue (click image on top right to have a look) but Sale-a-bration is coming soon too!

Here is a preview I CASE'd from Convention with one of the amazing sets:

Cute, hey?

And for the Munchkin fans (aka John!!!) here is a picture snapped on Boxing Day:

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


OK so it's not a preview! However the *NEW* Spring Mini catalogue 2012 is now LIVE!! Click here to see an electronic copy:

Email me if you want a paper copy or to order!

This is a card featuring cherries from the set Fruit & Flowers that I was actually given at Convention back in November! I used Real Red and Lucky Limeade markers to colour the cherries and then punched the images out with the 1" circle punch. Such a quick card to put together!

The sentiment is from another great set called Create A Cupcake which even has a co-ordinating cupcake punch available too!