Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sweet Stampin' - birthday

Happy Saturday :o)

It's our birthday over at Sweet Stampin', so we'd love you to join in with your 'birthday' themed creations!


I rummaged through my stamps recently, and realised I haven't coloured a Sugar Nellie for ages... so, I grabbed one and had a play!  Her hair is a teeny bit intimidating, but you have to try, right?  I don't think this stamp is available anymore, but her name is Tabitha and you can find other Sugar Nellies HERE.  She's coloured with copics, the papers are My Mind's Eye 'Cambridge Court', sentiment is an old one from CC Designs, numbers are Crafter's Companion dies (coated in Nuvo clear sparkle pen).

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafty Catz - anything goes
In The Pink - spots and/ or stripes (not sure if I have enough pink?)
Aud Sentiments - anything goes + sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - use more than 1 stamp

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Large Christmas Penguins - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've actually made a Christmas card... hurrah!!!  My Christmas pile is pathetic this year, so I really must get a wriggle on!


Just love these penguins, aren't they fabulous?  They're called Large Christmas Penguins and you can find them HERE at DigiStamp Boutique.  I coloured them with copics and added lots of Glamour Dust sparkle.  The papers are Doodlebug, sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, snowflakes cut with a Martha Stewart punch, pearls from my stash.  And only other crafters will understand that feeling of panic when you're 3 penguins in and one of your grey copics runs out lol.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes + Christmas
Crafting By Designs - winter sparkle

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Sweet Stampin' - Fairies & Fantasy

Hello... ok, so I failed slightly with the 'more frequent blogging' thing... must try harder this week!  Had a lovely week with the boys though... well, mainly Dex, as Morgan spends most of his time in his dressing gown, on his Xbox in the dark.  Managed to drag him out for a walk once though, which is a fairly major achievement with a teenage boy I think!

So, anyway... our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'fairies & fantasy'.  I have a basket of images that I've either stamped or printed, and then not got round to colouring, so I thought I'd have a rummage and choose one from there.


I'd forgotten about this image - she's adorable, isn't she?!  She's a digi from CC Designs, but I don't know if she's even available anymore... maybe as a stamp?  I coloured her with copics and a touch of prisma pencil.  The papers are new (to me) from Polka Doodles, they're called Belle Papillon, the star die is Memory Box, sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  Finished off with some Glamour Dust sparkle for her wings and a sparkly enamel dot... oh, and some lace I found in my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - bingo (pink, digi, die cuts)
Crazy 4 Challenges - layer it up
Cutie Pie - think pink

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Busy Alf - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Oh, I really must blog more often!  I make cards and then just forget to blog them... need to start scheduling a few posts in advance I think, try and override my forgetfulness!

Anyway, here's one I made for a customer weeks ago, and then forgot to post...






I've used the fabulous Alf from DigiStamp Boutique, as my customer was quite taken with him... and really, who wouldn't be?  He might actually be my favourite character ever.  You can find Alf HERE.  He's coloured with copics, the papers are retired ones from LOTV and the large number dies are Crafter's Companion.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Dream Valley - birthdays

The boys are off for the half-term now, and Dex has plans for fairy cakes and crafting apparently... but hopefully I'll remember to pop back soon!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sweet Stampin' - bingo board for Halloween

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' we have a Halloween bingo board... although there are a couple of lines where you could squeeze something 'un-Halloween' in too!


Here's my card... another one that I have absolutely no use for really, but I had fun making it.


I used the Halloween Squares set from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics, with some old First Edition papers and a sentiment from a magical/ fairy themed set... which is so old I have no idea where it was from.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - photo inspiration
Allsorts - Halloween
Try it on Tuesdays - Halloween
Sweet Stampers - autumn or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Pile It On - fantasy and/ or spiders/ cobwebs

Pav's off out tonight (drinking mucky beer, as Dex puts it), so I have pizza and the remote control all to myself... might even get my knitting out.  Ooh I know how to party eh?!

Thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Sweet Stampin' - distressing

Happy Saturday :o)

This week at Sweet Stampin' we'd like to see your 'distressed' cards... my cards tend to be quite neat and 'clean', but every now and then I do like to play with inks and distressing tools.  I've even been known to rip paper, but I have to be feeling very brave for that lol!


I couldn't decide what to make, so ended up playing with some new male sentiment stamps I bought from Polkadoodles - you can find them HERE.  Pav's birthday has been and gone, so I'm not sure why I chose the husband stamp... maybe someone will need one, otherwise I'll be super organised for his next birthday for a change lol.  I stamped the sentiments in black Archival ink, the distress inks are Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron.  Papers are an old First Edition pad and the star die was from Joanna Sheen.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - use a die-cut plus a sentiment
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional make your own background

Actually, thinking about it, I probably should have made a Christmas card shouldn't I?!  Think I've only made about 3 so far this year... oops!

Thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Basketball Owen - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Today I'm sharing the card I made for Morgan's 15th birthday a few days ago.


Anything basketball related usually goes down well with Morgan, so I used Basketball Owen from DigiStamp Boutique.  I coloured him with copics and used the sentiment that's included with the image.  Buttons from my stash, and I can't remember what the papers are... will have to check later!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Crafty Addicts - use a brad/ button
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes

I met up with an old friend this morning for a walk with the dogs (hers and mine that is, I haven't been daft enough to get another dog...).  We went to school together and lived on streets next to each other, but haven't met up since we were teenagers... so, some time ago lol!  She's got a very handsome dalmatian, and Chester played with him while we walked and chatted.  I was really nervous about meeting up, but it was so lovely to see her and the dogs are as silly and hyper as each other, so I'm sure we'll do it again.

Thanks for popping in, hope you're all having a lovely weekend :o)