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Make it Monday Background Stamping with Sentiments

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Oh how I loved Melissa's beautiful creations this week! I was fortunate to have a very free Sunday afternoon so I was able to create a card for this week. Sadly I missed last week with all the business of life. I recently purchased the Paper Doll Basics and two add on packs......the birthday stamps and some Christmas ones. I love all the inspiration out there for these two cute characters and decided to make a birthday card today using Birthday basics 2 for my background. I decided to emboss my sentiment and then sponged over it with Lovely Lady (Pink) and Orange Zest. Then I coloured my Paper doll and balloons and added another sentiment from the Skinny's set. That is it all done and now I am going to send it off to a friend who is always sending out birthday cards :).
 Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there today............One of the hardest jobs I think but also the most rewarding as well.




Thanks for dropping by today, looking forward to seeing what the next challenge is going to be. Also drooling over the new release and I especially love the new die frames that an be swapped out, Cant wait to see examples of this months tomorrow.

Reverse Confetti SFYTT

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Was lots of fun playing with this sketch and one that really lends itself to some patterned paper I think


I needed to make a few Baby cards so this was the perfect time to use my stamp set "Cute as a Button"




April 2017 Blog Hop PTI

This is the most organised I have been for a hop, I had my card ready to go five days ago and then forgot to take the photos and blog...............Now just five hours before closing I am blogging!
I have been quite active with the PTI challenges in the last few weeks and what I love is that I am getting joy from sets that have been sitting on my shelf for quite some time now. Wowser Painted Petals is such a beautiful set and I had a lovely time creating with it for this challenge. I took inspiration on the colours and did the smooching technique for my background for the very first time...it was fun and one I plan on using more often as I love the look.

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I hope you have some crafting time to enjoy!

Make it Monday

Friday, April 21, 2017



Patterns behind die cut windows was the challenge for this week and I think cards always look cool with the windows. I thought I would set myself a challenge for this one as I would gravitate towards florals...........Papertrey's florals are so lovely and very hard to resist stamping. So I was looking through my sets and spotted a pattern stamp that is used for like bookmark ends from the Half and Half set. So I embossed this and then went over it with some of the delish Stormy Seas ink.
I then used Enjoy the Ride Stamp set to finish my card making it good to go for my Uncles birthday, great when I can play the challenge and get ahead  on cards that are on the menu!


Release Week Challenge

Thursday, April 13, 2017

What an awesome week of new goodies so far! I am so in love with all the products but know that I am going to have to trim my list down to just a few. I had my order from the last release arrive on Monday and knew I wanted to use my new Butterfly hope stamp set as just adore these new butterflies. Given this I chose this adorable card for my inspiration...........



How beautiful is this card!

For my card I choose to work with Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart in the card stock and inks. Thanks for visiting, may your Easter break be blessed.






Make it Monday

Saturday, April 8, 2017



Loved this weeks challenge by Lexi and will be making more cards with this design idea in mind.
The challenge was stamping outside the box, I think this would be one of the most CAS type cards I have ever made :) and the possibilities are endless really.
I used one of my stamps from the Woodblock Prints stamp set to create my background and then used the typewriter from Be Mine Valentine. Going to try and play along each week as time allows. I really need to get some of these awesome stamps inked and onto paper!


Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Saturday, March 25, 2017


As soon as I saw this inspiration piece (one of three this month) I know it was every reason I could think of to bust out my Meadow Greens Set. This is where inspiration took me, I love this set and have kept it on my desk to play some more. 


Now off to look at all the cards that were made this month!