Welcome to my blog, a place where I can lose myself in a crafty haven. Pull up a comfy chair grab a cuppa and come and have a read. Oh and if you like what you see, stop by and leave me some love in the comments section


Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear old Santa

It's the 8th of December, yes we have snow and yes I'm starting to decorate the house. Shopping has been done and my cards are starting to make their appearance.

Today is a new mood board challenge over on the Sum More Fun blog and of course its all about Christmas - All Decked Out:

It"s a great board for this time of year - who doesn't make cards following this theme and if you join in you can win yourself a gift certificate worth $20 
However If you use a Sum More Fun stamp it doubles to $40

 Who doesn't think of  Father Christmas at this time of year. If you've got kids his name is constantly being mentioned.

This leads me to my make I chose the colors of red and green from the mood board:

I love this stamp such a traditional image of Dear Old Santa. I wanted to keep my card simple so I colored him with Copic markers. I then took pieces of green and read card and die cut frames. Using the waste from the green frame I cut it to size and adhered the cut oval over my image. I then added the red frame to the center of the oval. This was then placed onto a 7x5 in card base. I die cut the word believe and some holly. This along with some glittery enamel dots were arranged around the image.

So what are you waiting for head on over to the Sum More Fun blog and join in the fun.
We do have just a few rules which you can find here 

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the Blog, FaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cake and balloons - it must be a birthday

Good afternoon, I'm currently incapacitated, I have a problem with my left leg which is causing me a great deal of pain and affecting my ability to do anything. 
Apart from when I color I usually craft standing up so I've had a bit of a lull where card making is concerned. I now have a high stool for my desk and a table so I can keep essentials near by so I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of things - after all I can't bring myself to buy Christmas cards.

Kev called me on Tuesday needing a birthday card for a colleague, it needed to be large enough for the whole team to sign so out came my 8x8in scalloped card bases

The image is a pre-printed one I bought from Lili of the Valley a long while ago. I matted the cute kitty onto pink card along with 2 coordinating Nit Wit Bonnets n Bowties patterned papers, one the same size as my image and one to mat my card base with. I added a colorful ribbon to the paper on the base. I then positioned my layers and adhered these in place.
I die cut Happy Birthday from the same pink card and positioned it in the corner of the card. I added some pink crystal gems from my stash just to balance the card.

A very girly card that was quick and simple to make

Thanks for stopping by, if you like what you see please come and leave me some love in the comments

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grazing in the snow

Good morning, snow hasn't arrived here YET! so I thought I would share some with you.

I'm over on the Sum More Fun Blog with a snowy tunnel card using Victorine Original's Elk Silhouette in the snow stamp

I stamped elk image twice using blue ink and added crystal glitter using a quickie glue pen to one make the snow sparkle. I then adhered this onto a card base. Using a set of scalloped circle dies I cut apertures from 2 snowy papers. I used blue card to make 4 concertina stripes, adhered 2 of these to opposite sides of my card base and added the kraft colored snowy layer. I then fussy cut (yes antlers and all!) the 2nd Elk out and turned him over, colored him black and added him to the kraft layer to give the original one a mate!

The blue snowy layer was placed over this using the remaining concertina strips to give dimension. I then decorated the outer layer with die cut snowflakes and the word Noel. 

You can find the products I have highlighted on the Sum More Fun online store
And if you are looking for more inspiration check out their social media sites:

Oh and don't forget the Mood board Challenge is running until the 7th December

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, November 24, 2017

Victorine Originals Mood Board Challenge

Good afternoon! I hope my American friends have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are not still in a food coma. Who took advantage of the many Black Friday deals? We have shopped some of them more on line than in-store though.

Today is my debut for Sum More Fun - I found out a few weeks back that I had been given the open design team position and since I just love their stamps I am so thrilled to be on the amazing team.

Sum More Fun have a mood board challenge, you can win a $20 gift certificate - If you use a Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Products the prize doubles.  

Your project inspiration can come from the photos, the colors palette, and/or the theme. Cards, ATC, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, Journaling, and Planners are welcome. 
Please read the rules before entering!

On to my make, I am following the color palette:

I have used the Empty Snow Globe Stamp Stamped it onto x-press It cardstock and colored it with my Copics then cut the center circle out of the globe adding snow covered acetate to this..
I stamped the tiny string of lights from the Christmas Borders Set across the top of my image and the tiny snowmen from the same set onto a separate piece of card.
After coloring these I fussy cut a bunch of them, wow was that a task! for inside my globe.
I used a snowflake digital paper for inside the globe and made a fake shaker by gluing the cute tiny snowmen and sequins to the digital paper.
this was then layered over the back of the globe.
I matted a 5x7 inch white card based with some pink snowflake patterned paper and then added my image.
A die cut sentiment across the bottom balanced out my design. 

Sum More fun is an umbrella name for a number of stamps that are being brought together under one name. Today's make is using the Victorine Original stamps range.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go enter the challenge!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thanks to You

Good afternoon, The sunny weather continues but the heat has gone so it's just nice to get out and enjoy the fall.

Today's post is the start of a collection of thank you cards I was asked to make and will be showcasing here over the next few days. I decided to do a couple of these gender generic as I didn't have direction of who they were for. Today's card is one of those:

I used the cd from Joanna Sheen's Tom Mielko project book for the images and back ground design paper. Printing them onto Neenah cardstock. 

I matted my white card base with a royal blue cardstock along with the image. I use some of the design paper to print a sentiment on and again matted this with the blue card.
I assembled the card lining up my image to the left of the base so I could slip the sentiment along side of it.

A few enamel dots were all the embellishment that was needed.

I gorgeous sunset, some waves and just you on the beach how peaceful!

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please let me know in the comments section.