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I am a stay at home mum who lives in the US but is originally from the UK. I have a devoted hubby who is my rock, 2 gorgeous kids and a new puppy who is my shadow! I have been card making for many years and now I have a dedicated craft room plan to continue for many more!

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Rainbows or Stars

Good afternoon! The weekend is almost here again - time is just flying by. It's been a busy week for us, we had to go and have bio-metrics taken as part of our Green-card application, a 3 hour round  journey for a 5 minute appointment and of course we had to be there at 8am! Hopefully we will know in the not too distant future whether we are being made into permanent residents here in the US!

Taking of being resident the little houses on Mushroom Lane are the focus of my design today They are from Riley and Company and are just the most delightful and detailed houses you can get in the form of a stamp
I have used House #2 today

I stamped the image 3 times, colored them with alcohol markers, fussy cut them out making layers of the cup. Although you can't tell from the picture, I have decoupaged the cup on the mushroom, using 3 layers cut in stages, then curving the cardstock so it gives it dimension.
The cardstock was chosen to give my card a dusk effect and I stamped the image again onto this so I had the cute little TV antenna in place - this would have been difficult to fussy cut!

The same cardstock was die cut inked and used to give some dimension to the bottom of the card by adding hills. 
A few stars in the sky created with a white gel pen just finished the scene. I have then inked and stamped a Funny Bones Sentiment - Rainbows and Stars which I felt complemented the design.

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Owl Fall for you!

Good morning - the temperature has really dropped here over the last few days my boots have made their way out of the closet and jeans are the order of the day!
That said I do love this time of the year it means I can walk the dogs at any time instead of early morning - late evening because during the summer Gizzie can't cope with the heat and the road is just too hot for their paws!
The leaves in our yard have started to turn and it won't be long before they are gorgeous golden, reds, oranges and browns. Just like the ones in my latest make:

Don't you just adore this gorgeous owl from Craftin Desert Divas. He comes attached to the word fall but I decided to separate them. both have been colored with alcohol markers and I have used a white gel pen to add highlights to both.
The background is a digital paper and I have stamped and die cut leaves to add definition to it. I mounted my stamped images onto tag and note page die cuts before adding them to my card. A few fall colored pearls just complete the design.

Thanks for stopping by, Craftin Desert Divas are having a challenge over on their Face book Gallery page and you have just 2 days left to enter so go check out the monthly competition pinned to the top of the Facebook Group and get entering!
As well as the Facebook group we also have a blogInstagram page and Pinterest page for more inspiration.

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Pearls from my stash

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Exercise anyone?

Good afternoon, The fall colors are starting to come in - I love this time of year here in Michigan

Riley and Company has the seat on my blog today - quite literately!
 I'm showcasing Coffee Riley today who looks so comfy sat in his arm chair with his feet up and cake and coffee.

I colored him with alcohol markers and matted him onto blue card.
The Funny Bones sentiment: Exercise Routine just fit so well with the image he looks as though he is prepared to do diddly squat!
This was stamped with black ink and again matted with blue card. 

I then chose 2 coordinating papers again matted with blue card and added these to my card base which was matted with a lighter blue card. After arranging my image and sentiment I added some enamel dots just to balance the design

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 

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