24/08/2016

Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August !

Good Morning!
We're back after our Summer break and it's time to share with you all my card for the current challenge.
This fortnight's challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS is Christmas in August!
It's time to dig out those Christmas stamps!

This fortnights prize is from BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS and the prize is a 
£10 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

Unfortunately this will be the last time that we are joined by this Sponsor as they are closing down.
I would just like to say a massive thanks to Nikki, the owner, for her continued sponsorship and support over the past few years!
Bunny Zoes Crafts has been one of our longest serving sponsors.
Nikki would like me to let you all know that the shop is currently having a ...
CLOSING DOWN SALE with up to 50% OFF!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
PENNY BLACK & MORE @ ALLSORTS - ANYTHING GOES WITH A STAMP
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLEGE - A SHAPED CHRISTMAS CARD
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp from 'Season's Gift' T-Set
Penny Black Dies
Marianne Design Stitched Circle Die
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Blue Jean Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Blue Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Silver Jingle Bell Charm & Lace Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
White Pomegranates & Bark Stars from Live & Love Crafts
Ranger Glossy Accents, Distress Glitter, Cheesecloth & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Cornflower Blue
Simon Says Stamp - Fog

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

16/08/2016

Wild Rose Studio Snowman Family !

Good Morning!
It's been longer than intended that I've had something to share with you all.
I suffer from migraines and unfortunately had the first two in the 4 months in consecutive days so my eyesight hasn't been good enough to sit and craft. However yesterday morning I did manage an hour or so in the Craft Room and finally got to play with my new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps!

The one I have used on today's card is called 'Snowman Family' and I got it from the online shop I design for called My Mum's Craft Shop.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
PENNY BLACK & MORE @ ALLSORTS - ANYTHING GOES WITH A STAMP
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLEGE - A SHAPED CHRISTMAS CARD
INGREDIENTS -
Wild Rose Studio  'Snowman Family' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Lily White & Blue Jean Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Blue Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Silver Jingle Bell Charms from The Ribbon Girl
 Red Pomegranates & Bark Stars from Live & Love Crafts
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Twinklets
White Frantage Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, C5, E31, E33, 
YR02, Y28, B000, B00, B93, B95, R37, R46, R59 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

09/08/2016

My Mum's Craft Shop - Chive Chewing !

 Good Morning!
I'm back with another House Mouse creation for this fortnights DT card for
This time however I have created a Clean & Simple card and only added a teeny splash of colour ...

The card blank is a small 4x4 size which is perfect for those quick cards you need in a hurry!
The splash of colour was created by using the MFT 'Distressed Patterns' stamp set onto which I stamped the House Mouse design. The sentiments are from a separate set by Hero Arts and the card was finished off with some Doodlebug Sprinkles.
I did in fact make a second version using a paler ink which is one of my favourite's but a pain to get it to show on a photograph so trust me ... the second card looks much better in real life!


 INGREDIENTS -
Stampendous 'Chive Chewing' House Mouse Stamp
MFT 'Distressed Patterns' Stamp Set
Hero Arts 'Many Everyday Messages' Stamp Set
Beetle Black Sprinkles by Doodlebug
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Simon Says Stamp Ink - Fog
Distress Ink - Milled Lavender

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

06/08/2016

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Your Favourite Technique !

Good Morning!
It's time for a new monthly challenge over at PBSC and this month the theme is 
'Use Your Favourite Technique!' ... (Don't forget to tell us what it is)
I have decided to use the one technique that I pretty much use on every card that I make ... Stamping!

 I kept the card Clean & Simple as I felt that suited the stamp best and added a blend of Distress Inks in the background ... overall the card reminds me of a crisp Winter's morning.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE - PHOTO INSPIRATION
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Winter Sky' Stamp
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp from a T-Set
Silver & Beetle Black Sprinkles by Doodlebug
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Watering Can
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky & Vintage Photo

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/08/2016

Lili of the Valley August Facebook Challenge !

Good Morning!
It's the first day of August and I'm celebrating with ... a Christmas card!
Okay I will admit it did feel strange making a Christmas card during the sunny weather over the weekend but how could I resist this gorgeous new stamp by Lili of the Valley???

Every month Lili of the Valley holds a challenge over on their Facebook page and this month the theme is 'Anything Goes'.
There are 3 amazing prize vouchers up for grabs this month worth £20, £15 & £10.
Each winner is picked at random so you have a great chance of winning if you join in!
Simply CLICK HERE to head straight over to their Facebook page.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE - PHOTO INSPIRATION
INKY CHICKS - 5 OR MORE FLOWERS
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
WINTER WONDERLAND - SHOW US YOUR SILVER
ALLSORTS - A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Snow Shovel' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Lily White & Blue Jean Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Blue Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Mittens & Silver Jingle Bell Charms & Glitter Organza Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
 White Pomegranates & Bark Stars from Live & Love Crafts
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Twinklets
White Frantage Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, C5, E00, E21, E31, E37,
R11, Y28, B93, B95, B97, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

26/07/2016

My Mum's Craft Shop - Pea Pod Nap !

Good Morning!
Today's card is for the online craft shop MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP and is also featured on the MMCS BLOG today. 
It's been a while since I've made a card using a House Mouse stamp so for my card this fortnight I've used one of the newer designs available over on the website. 
Simply click the following picture if you want it for yourself!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
HOUSE MOUSE CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES OPTION
INGREDIENTS -
Stampendous 'Pea Pod Nap' House Mouse Stamp
Dog Assortment Matte Sprinkles by Doodlebug
(Both available from MMCS)
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Purple Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Nestabilities Die
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily, Pomegranates,  Cheesecloth & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, R11, YG73, BG93, BG96, V06, V09, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

18/07/2016

To Have & To Hold !

Good Morning!
I have a Wedding card to share with you all today. I was lucky enough to go to a Wedding Reception last Saturday night and this is the card that I made for the happy couple ...
I decided to go for a soft romantic colour scheme.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS - SUMMER FLORALS
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Congratulation' Sentiment Stamp
'Vintage Romance' Maja Design Paper
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Lily White & Silver Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Nestabilities Die
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily, Bark Heart, Cheesecloth & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Simon Says Stamp - Fog

Of course I had to wrap the gift up with some ribbon and a die cut tag too ...
Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX