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That Thing you Did for Fab Friday and TGIF Challenges

I wanted to take part in a challenge so I teamed up the Colour Challenge over at TGIF with the sketch challenge at Fab Friday. Here were the challenges… When I saw the colours, my first reaction was Halloween and Autumn and then I had a flashback to the décor in my childhood home.  My own childhood bedroom was Pumpkin Pie, my sister’s room next door was Rich Razzleberry and… Read More »

I’ve joined the smooshing revolution!!

Well, it was only a matter of time before I had to give this smooshing malarkey a go!!  Have you heard of it?  Here is the effect… I’ve seen various methods but here is how I smooshed! I must thank Kim Fee of Simply Fairies for explaining the process to me as I received a gorgeous Christmas themed swap from her and wanted to know her smooshing method. I laminated… Read More »

Fast and Fabulous In-Colour Vintage Leaves

Last night was my Fast and Fabulous class.  As the name suggests, we make 4 Fast and Fabulous cards and I want to show you one of them here. I first made one of these for a birthday a little while ago and I was  pleased with how it turned out, so I included it in my class.  One of my attendees suggested they would make a lovely gift set… Read More »

Stampin Up Minion Punch Art – Owl Punch is all you need!

Morning all!  It’s an emotional day in our house as little Miss C starts her first day at pre-school.  That means I am just left with my baby boy at home.  It is eerily quiet and you would think I have a lot of time on my hands but alas no!!  I’ve got so much to do, I hardly know where to begin!  Friday is also a short day for… Read More »

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit!

A very quick post from me today, but I wanted to share with you one of our fabulous kits in the annual catalogue called Watercolor Wishes.  Mine is currently winging its way to me and I can’t wait to get my little crafty paws on it, but in the meantime, sit back and enjoy…   The kit is fantastic value at just £31.50 and contains supplies to make 20 cards.… Read More »

August Technique Class – Vintage Leaves Embossed

Last night was my technique class and I wanted to share my favourite Technique card with you.  This card was a labour of love if ever there was one!! I’d seen a card by Margaret Raeburn on Pinterest that I really liked and I wanted to recreate a similar version for my Technique Class with an Autumnal feel.  Writing this blog post was the first time I actually searched for Margaret’s… Read More »

Stampin Up That Thing You Did for Fab Friday #70 and TGIFC#15

Challenge time again and this week I had the company of my lovely downline, Caroline.  As well as some creative inspiration, Caroline also helped police my children who weren’t whisked off for the day this week.  I must admit I did spend a long time staring at the sketch from Fab Friday and stroking the cardstock in the colours from TGIF, before finally getting a brainwave! Here was the sketch… Read More »

Stampin’ Up That Thing You Did Meets Kinda Ecletic

Weekend = Challenges!  This is becoming my Saturday afternoon habit – sending the kids out and getting some challenge time and me-time. This week I decided to try the Chevron Challenge at Addicted to CAS combined wit the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. SO here is my card. I’ve used the fabulous Calypso Coral Chevron washi tape from the Let’s Get Away Project Life Accessory pack as my Chevron element and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up That Thing You Did for PPA #260

It’s the weekend, so time for a challenge!  This week, I was drawn to the sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. Here is the sketch. And here is what I came up with… I just received this set recently and just love the fonts of all the sentiments. The swirls remind me of Wonder Woman for some reason, what about you?  I’m also thinking glam rock, disco and glitter balls… Read More »

Ice Lollies and Beaches for TGIFC#11

Weekends are time for me to squeeze in a challenge before class prep or children pull me in other directions.  This time, I’ve entered the sketch challenge I found over on TGIF Challenges. Here is this week’s sketch. And here is my entry. I just want a beach holiday after creating this but we’re not going away this year 🙁 In fact, as you might be able to tell from… Read More »

Watercolour words with Gorgeous Grunge for Simply Less is More

Time for a challenge, I thought.  I saw a challenge which really is a challenge for me on Simply Less is More.  One layer and Male – that is probably the toughest challenge of them all for me.  One layer is tough enough, and male can be difficult, but combined?! This is what I came up with I was inspired by the name badge of one of my Stampin’ Creative Blog… Read More »

Sprinkles of Life for PPA257 and Fab Friday 67

It’s challenge time again for me and this week, I have combined two challenges again.  I’ve used the new 2015-2017 in-colours suggested by Fab Friday combined with the sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. And here is what I came up with. I’ve used one of my current favourite sets (one of many, I hasten to add!!)- Sprinkles of Life – together with its co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch.  Doesn’t adding… Read More »

Double Whammy Challenge with Garden in Bloom

I’m on a roll where challenges are concerned – it’s been too long since I entered them – life has just been busy what with a newborn an’ all!! But I saw a great colour combo over at Just Add Ink and the Code word at Addicted to CAS was Butterfly so I thought I would combine them.   So without further ado, here is my card. My new order… Read More »

Better late than never…

I really wanted to do a challenge this week and found one on CAS(E) this Sketch that I liked. Unfortunately, by the time I got round to uploading my card, I realised the challenge had closed 🙁 However, as the title says ‘better late than never’ so I thought I would share it with you. My card uses the brand new set Watercolour Words. I just love the sketchy effect… Read More »

Farewell Painted Petals

Another great set will be leaving us shortly so I wanted to show you a couple of examples while you still have time to purchase it. Firstly, here is a card I made when I participated in a swap.  Painted Petals was one of the first sets that caught my eye in the Occasions catalogue.  It’s strange as I’m not normally a ‘florals’ person avoiding them completely in fashion and… Read More »

Seeing Stars for PPA 247

This week’s challenge on Pals Paper Arts is a colour challenge and I must admit, this one had me stumped for a while. I could do any two of the three purples, but add in a third and I just wasn’t sure where to put it. My original ideas for the sketch were floored as they just didn’t seem to work, but introducing a hint of gold seemed to make… Read More »

Secret Garden Door Picture Tutorial

  I’ve had a few requests for instructions on my door on the card I posted for the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop on Saturday so have snapped a few pics and hope it makes sense to you all. You can see the original card here. So I took my piece of Whisper White card, my oval framelits, my Big Shot and my magnetic platform – this is great when you… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative February Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to our Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop for February! You may have arrived here from my good friend, Lesley Lendon’s blog (no pressure following her fab creative project then!!) or you may just be starting your tour with mine. Either way, enjoy! This time we are creating projects based around a sketch and here it is… I decided to flip the sketch for both my projects and have… Read More »

Happy Valentine’s Day with PPA challenge 239

This week in the PPA challenge 239 we are invited to create a card using the colours Real Red, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. With it being half term here and still having my computer issues,I wasn’t sure I would have time to create a card or even upload it to my blog, but blogging on my phone seemed to work yesterday so trying  again today!! It does take a… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Hardwood and Hello Life Valentine’s Card

I had originally designed this card for a challenge, but then realised I had missed an element so not sure it would qualify after all 🙁 My fab downline Caroline Thomas gave me this fab set, so had to ink it up immediately.  With a bit of jiggery-pokery and by using the stamp-a-ma-jig, I managed to have the two sentiments link into each other in the recess created by double punching with the… Read More »