Sunday, 23 February 2014

More serenity

Another week has flown by, and another week that I haven't posted anything on here!  I played along with Tuesday Morning Sketches and I actually managed to post it on here before the time ran out (I think it must be a first!), so here's my card and I kept it C&S.

Stamp: Verve Stamps serenity
Card/paper: DCWV citrus stack
Ink: Archival ink jet black, Distress Ink walnut stain
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix tattered florals die, textile embossing folder, ribbon and buttons

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

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Saturday, 15 February 2014


I love the serenity prayer, it helps me a on a daily basis, plus it's easy to remember!  My head can be all over the place at times, and I'm really easy distracted, which is why I think I don't post much on here.

Stamp: Verve Stamps serenity
Paper: First Edition Paper rose garden
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, distress ink brushed corduroy
Accessories: corner rounder punch, pearls, ribbon, Martha Stewart quilted edger, flowers and doily

This is the sketch that I followed over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp blog

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

butterfly wishes

Yep, more CBS, I'm loving these butterflies.  I dug out two distress inks that I don't usually use, 'cause I'm going to try and use my older craft stash more and now that I've moved into a new room I found tons of stuff that I have forgotten about.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps butterfly wishes additions and a little sentimental
Ink: Distress inks festive berries and peacock feathers
Accessories: Perfect Pearls perfect pearl and pearls

And this is the sketch I followed from CAS(E) this sketch

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Another CAS card

I am way behind on my cards this year, and I really don't know why.  Things are a lot quieter at home now, but the days are just flying by I can't believe it's February already.  Anyway, at least I made a card, and I played along with Clean & Simple challenge

Stamp: Clearly Besotted Stamps fancy florals and many messages
Ink: Distress Inks fired brick, spiced marmalade and peeled paint
Accessories: CBS fancy florals dies

thanks for looking

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Get well soon

As I needed a quick get well soon card, I decided to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch again.  I love making CAS cards.  I'm way behind at making cards, so I expect there's going to be a lot more CAS cards on here.

Again there's a great sketch to follow:

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps you're a hoot and many messages and Waltzing Mouse Stamps off beat backgrounds
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves, potter's clay and rich cocoa

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch

I'm playing along with a new sketch challenge I found (well it isn't new, but it is to me) CAS(E) this Sketch.  Plus I need to blog more, so what a fitting way, new challenge blog for the new year.

Stamps: Verve Stamps bloom and grow, Clearly Besotted Stamps butterfly wishes additions and tag along
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves, Distress Inks barn door and Archival ink jet black
Accessories:  Clearly Besotted Stamps butterfly wishes dies, and pearls

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

My time to craft

Yes I'm on a roll, only because I have loads of cards to make and I'm way behind!  It's funny, each Christmas I always say to myself, 'I will start making my Christmas cards in January' but do I start ..... no!  I'm still trying to catch up on birthday cards.  Oh well.  This card was made following the sketch over at My Time To Craft.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley a lick of paint, CBS a little sentimental
Ink: Archival Ink jet black and distress ink walnut stain, scattered straw, broken china, faded jeans and black soot
Paper: My Mind's Eye hattie paper pad
Accessories: buttons

Cards for men

I've been playing with CBS again, I just love them.  This card I made using Ahoy Matey collection and dies.  I have loads of fun with this set.  I also used MFT dies - another company that I love!  I'm playing along with Cards for Men challenge with the theme of anything goes

Stamp: CBS Ahoy Matey
Ink: Distress ink barn door and memento
Accessories: CBS ahoy matey dies, MFT jumbo ric rac die

Sunday, 24 November 2013

A couple of christmas cards

I've been playing with some of my new stamps from Clearly Besotted Stamps (and I think I'm in big trouble, they are VERY addictive), I love them, plus they have matching dies yippee, 'cause I'm rubbish at cutting out!.  Anyway, back to why I'm blogging after soooo long, here's two of my latest Christmas cards and I'm entering them into Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge blog (so fingers crossed I'll win 'cause there's a fabby prize).

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps signature Christmas additions and matching die set
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves, tuxedo black, summer sky and paris dusk
Accessories: twine

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Clean and simple

I love making CAS cards, I used to be scared of white spaces, but I'm loving it now.  Saying that it's hard not to keep adding embellies.  I followed the fabby sketch over at Clean & Simple.

Stamps: Impression Obsession corduroy, Verve Stamps happy hello
Cardstock: American Crafts pastels
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Distress Ink antique linen
Accessories: EK Sucess flower punch, brads and ribbon

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Is spring finally around the corner?

I really hope so, things are getting a little tough here on the farm, food is getting very scarce.  Can't grumble too much, at least it's dry and the sun has his hat on.

This card is spring like and I love the stamp, it's big and cute!  I coloured her in with distress inks and loved getting back into 'painting'.

Stamp: Sugar Nellie candy heart
Paper: First Edition Paper desert blooms
Ink: Archival Ink jet black
Accessories:  Distress inks, Die-namics photo corners, die cut embossing stencil, lace, Prima flowers assorted pearls and gems.

C.R.A.F.T. - mother's day
Stamp with Fun - spring

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