Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Quick Less is More Card

No waffle from me, just a quick share of the card I made for this weeks LIM challenge which is ‘Stars’.


I’ll edit later with details and items.

Night night


Friday, 28 October 2011

Enough is enough…

….I need a break from the packing so I made a quick card for this weeks Less is More challenge, which is to use ‘Polka Dots’


Not my best effort, but I’ve made it so I’ll share it. The square panels are quite pretty IRL. I inked the inside back of an embossing folder so that I ended up with pink debossed polka dots. I then ran a Starlight Black Brilliance Inkpad over the top and embossed.

Bye for now


Monday, 24 October 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge – #88

Monday again and now the countdown until we move house is only two weeks…OMG! Today I’ve spent all day packing and so far about 90% of my craft room is packed, for now I’ve left some stuff out as there is no way I can miss crafting for too long.

Anyhoo. I’m here to share my creation for this weeks Critter Sketch Challenge where this week it’s a recipe:


Humphrey Christmas Card (3)

What with the move and everything I’m trying to get my Christmas cards made ahead of time and this is another I’ve using a gorgeous Humphrey stamp that came free with a magazine. I’ve also combined it with my one of my favourite card shapes/layouts.

Please do hop over to Critter Sketch Challenge and see what the rest of the DT have made.

Bye for now.


Items: Shaped 6x6 card blank from Little Claire, Papermania Christmas Velum, Patterned Paper from DCWV, MS Snowflake punch, Stickles, Distress Inks, Pearls and ProMarkers.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge – #52

It’s time for another challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog where the theme this week is:


Santa Bear Card (2)

I used a backing paper from Sarah’s Christmas Cheer CD, over stamped with a flourish and embossed in gold and mat and layered onto some brown card stock misted with bronze and orange mica sprays and a cute little teddy bear Santa.

Please hop over to Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created for your inspiration.

Bye for now.


Items: White 6x6 card blank, Brown Core’dinations card, Patterned paper Sarah Hurley’s Christmas Cheer CD, Inkadinkado Jewelled Flourish Stamp, MS Snowflake Corner Punch, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, VersaMark ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Pearl stars from stash coloured with ProMarkers, Stickles, paper raffia recycled from a gift, ProMarkers, Daisy and Dandelion Stamp, Pink Gem Sentiment and Papermania Gems

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Less is More – Week 37

Just catching back up with things this morning, I had another Migraine on Sunday and it’s left me a little drained. I’m quite calm about our house (and area) move but I think subconsciously it may be causing the Migraines as I have had more in the last few weeks than I’ve had for years. And on top of that LO was awake (and ready to play!!) at 4:45am. I feel rather Zombie like so thought I would have a quick cuppa and a sit down and post this LIM card I made last night.

Now Chrissie and Mandi have given me quite a challenge this week, their theme is cocktails and after a good rummage through my stamps the only stamp with a slight link to any kind of cocktail was a little cherry stamp from Hero Arts. So on went the thinking cap and this is what happened:

Cherry Cocktail Card (2)

I a drew a cocktail glass on copy paper and cut it out to form a mask. I used the outer mask first and stamped the cherries and then used the inner part of the mask to cover the cherries and inked around the edges to add a little definition. I watercoloured the cherries just to give a hit of colour and finally added a glossy cherry to the top of my cocktail.

Hope you like


Items: White 5x5 card blank, Hero Arts Clear Stamps Cupcakes (Cherry and Sentiment), Whispers Brush Markers, Ladybug Memento Inkpad, Onyx Black Versafine Inkpad, Weathered Wood Distress Inkpad and Pinflair Glaze

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Less is More – Week 36 Take Two

Doh, how silly do I feel? Well the answer is very. If you saw my earlier post I said I was off to the hairdressers. When I got there I found out my appointment is actually next week, turns out I had an old appointment card in my purse. I felt like such a numpty. So to cheer myself I’ve had a another go at this weeks LIM challenge and this time I’ve used my hearts to make butterflies…


Hmmm, I like the butterflies, but think I should have left off the trails.

Bye for now.



Less is More – Week 36

Just a quick post from me as I’m off out to the hairdressers. I’m a bit sad as this will be my last visit to this hairdresser. At the moment I have the most fabulous hairdresser in the world and once we move I’m really going to miss having him do my hair. I don’t know about you but it takes me ages to find a hairdresser I like, we’ve lived in Swindon for 7 years now and it took me 5 to find my current one (can anyone from Romsey/Southampton area recommend a good one??).

Anyhoo, having said it will be a quick post I’m yet again waffling. This week LIM is all about the hearts.  Here’s my card.


I thought it needed a sentiment, how wrong was I and I ruined it…


Thanks for stopping by


PCJ – Challenge 21

Pumpkin Bear Halloween Card (2)

It’s quite a nice day here today and when little one and me went to Tumble Tots this morning I didn’t even need a jumper.

Anyhoo I’m waffling (again) so I’ll get to the point, I’m here to share my creation for this weeks Paper Crafting Journey challenge where the theme this week is:



We’re sponsored by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps who are very kindly offering a prize of one cling mounted stamp or two digi stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

Pumpkin Bear Halloween Card (2)

We were lucky enough to be given an image to play with and I chose the adorable Pumpkin Bear.  I coloured it with ProMarkers and layered it up on top of some gorgeous papers from Sarah Hurley’s Vintage Halloween kit.

Please hop over to Paper Crafting Journey and see what the rest of the DT have made.

Bye for now.


Items: Image 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Patterned Papers Sarah Hurley, Ribbon Papermania, Black Card PaperMill Direct, ProMarkers, Martha Stewart Edge Punch and Ranger Stickles

Monday, 10 October 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge – #86

Purple Girl Card (1)

Monday again already and now less than four weeks till we move house…and we’re moving counties as well, so all getting a bit hectic around here. Thanks goodness for a bit crafting

Well I’m here to share my creation for this weeks Critter Sketch Challenge challenge where this week it’s a recipe:


Purple Girl Card (1)

I’ve gone all CAS for this card and shock horror used no patterned papers. The gorgeous image is from Little Claire.

Please do hop over to Critter Sketch Challenge and see what the rest of the DT have made.

Bye for now.


Items: All card from Papermill Direct Image Little Claire, Sentiment Kaisercraft, Sweet Plum Memento Inkpad, Stickles Glitter Glue, Glossy Accents, Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, Buttons from Papermania and Fiskers Border Punch

Friday, 7 October 2011

Less is More – Week 35

Woohoo, after my holiday and a few other bits and pieces going on I sort of lost my LIM Mojo for a while (well my crafting Mojo in general really) but I think it’s coming back…slowly.

This week Chrissie and Mandy have set us the challenge to use the colour of our eyes. Mine are green…ish, I say this because my left eye has a brown bit in it (a bit the shape of a wedge in the Trivial Pursuit game). So for my card I have almost managed to use both:

Green Girl Card (1)

If you look close enough the plaits on the little girl are brown…lol.

The stamp is from Little Claire and has been coloured with ProMarkers. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft. I think they make a good combination and this card could be used for Get Well or Sympathy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Items: 5x5 white card blank, stamp from Little Claire, Sentiment from Kaisercraft, ProMarkers, Green Memento Inkpad, Glossy Accents, Stickles and adhesive gems from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge – #51

Vintage Haloween Card (3)

No rain here but there is quite a chill to the air here today, I think winter is really on the way.

Anyhoo, I’m here to share my creation for this weeks Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog where the theme this week is:


Vintage Haloween Card (3)

I’m not really a Halloween person , so this card was a little tricky for me, but once I started playing with Sarah’s fantastic Halloween kits it got a lot easier.  I began by printing the Vampire Digi onto Kraft card and colouring in with Derwent colouring pencils, I layered this onto some of the backing papers from the kit (one of which I embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder) and finally added some embellishments from the kit.

Please hop over to Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog for details of our sponsor and to see what the rest of the DT have made.

I’d also like to enter this is the following challenges:

Bye for now.


Items: Papermania Kraft Card and Ric-Rac, Sarah Hurley Vintage Halloween Digi Kit, Purple and Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder, Derwent Coloured Pencils and Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Button It

Firstly a quick hello to my new followers and secondly a card to share for the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog which this week is ‘Button It’

Lili of Valley Boys Card (3)

I’ve been meaning to get this posted all day and just realised the challenge closes at 6pm so better get a wriggle on.  Also Elliot wants his tea so I will pop back later and update with a bit more info.

Bye for now.



Tuesday, 4 October 2011

World Card Making Day Blog Hop – Day Three

Welcome to the World Card Making Day blog hop, the hop runs from 2nd to 6th October and today is day three.

There are10 different participants each day and each day is started by the host of the hop…Gill McCall.  If that’s where you started out and you’ve just arrived here from Liz's Blog then you are on the right track. However, if you have arrived here by chance and would like to join in then you need to start back at the beginning…Gill’s Blog.

Here’s my card:

Lili of the Valley Christmas Card (5)

I bought some lovely new dies at the weekend and I’ve been dying to have a play with them. It’s a set of Marianne Dies (a bauble and a star). I bought them in Hobbycraft and surprisingly they were as cheap as anywhere I had seen them on the internet! Now for anyone who has read my blog before you will know I like to get that extra mile out of my stash and not just use things the way they were intended, so here I have die cut four of the baubles, embossed each with gold EP and then cut them in half and used them to create this really rather fancy frame….and I’m quite pleased with the result…even if I do say so myself!

To this I’ve added a Lili of the Valley stamped image (coloured with ProMarkers), a Pink Gem sentiment, a square of red card and some Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion patterned paper, oh and a few pearls too, which I coloured with a ProMarker so they would match the colour of the coat. I also had a few scraps left over so I’ve decorated the inside of the card as well.

Lili of the Valley Christmas Card (2)

I hope you like what I made and it would be lovely if you left me a comment so I know you stopped by (not just because of the fab prizes on offer…lol).

Now your next hop stop is Anita where you will find another fabulous creation.

I would also like to enter this card into Lili of the Valleys Ideas to Inspire World Card Making Day giveaway competition.

Thanks for hopping.


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