Friday 26 April 2013


Phew - just made it in time with my second offering for this week's challenge at Less is More, (the first one is over HERE)!
The lovely Chrissie and Jen would like us to CASe one (or both) of their cards.
I used Jen's card for my first offering, so this one is based on Chrissie's beautiful creation (well it's only fair isn't it)!
I have never tried this technique before, and if I try it out again, I will use a less detailed stamp and larger diecut letters.  I don't have any large letter dies,(something else for my wish-list)! so I used the Cuttlebug "Thanks".

A click on the pic. will reveal the detail!

White cardstock layered onto Stampin' Up Rose Red.
Ink - SU Melon Mambo
Stamp - "English Rose" from La Blanche
"Thanks" die - Cuttlebug.
Small sentiment - Lili of the Valley
I would also like to enter this card into the Addicted to CAS challenge -
Code Word "Flower"

Love and Hugs ~

Friday 19 April 2013


Hello lovely friends, followers and bloggers - thank you for visiting - it's always good to see you!

 The April challenge at Stamping Sensations is "Special Occasions" (apart from Birthdays). I decided on Anniversary - always a useful card to have in stock, and it gave me a reason to open up my new Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies! 


Stampin' Up Cardstock - Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
Memory Box Madera Corner die
Stampin' Up Sizzlits "Little Leaves" die
Linen ribbon from Samuel Taylors (Embsay Crafts)
Sentiment - SU Memorable Moments set
Coffee Archival ink
Tiny heart punch - Woodware
I would also like to enter the following challenges -
 "No Patterned Paper" challenge at Crafty Creations,
Crafts4Eternity "April Showers Bring Spring Flowers" (Lots of Flowers) 
and the "So Sentimental" challenge at Craft Room Challenge.

Love and Hugs to all ~

Wednesday 17 April 2013


Hi peeps - this week at Less Is More, it's the "ONE LAYER CARD" challenge - Oooooooooh.
But that's not all - Chrissie and Jen would also like us to take our card inspiration from a FILM!!  

Not a difficult film choice for me - the last film I saw was the brilliant "SKYFALL" starring the delicious Daniel Craig!

A parachute image sprang to mind, and I discovered this fun little Bunny digi HERE.  

Sky created with Weathered Wood DI, a torn piece of paper and an ink sponge.
Image coloured with Copics.
Hello stamp - Hot off the Press
Main sentiment - Stampin' Up.

(apologies for the rubbish photo - the card is white, not blue)!
It may look better if you click the pic.! (or maybe not)!!

A warm welcome to my latest Follower, Darnell, 
and big Hugs to all.

And this is for Sally  - enjoy!!!

Tuesday 9 April 2013


Hi there lovely bloggers, friends and followers - thank you for popping by, and a warm welcome to my new followers - Nessa, Wendy and Estelle.
Chrissie and Jen have chosen a fab. colour combination for us to work with this week at Less is More ..........


Black base card.
White card layer.
Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Inks applied with
a Tim Holtz Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool .
(No mention of "lime" on those ink pads, but I hope the result
looks sufficiently limey)?!
SU die - Sizzlits Little Leaves.
SU punch - Elegant Butterfly.
Sentiment - hAnglar and stAnglar - part of a Christmas stamp set bought a couple of years ago, and this is the first time the sentiment has seen ink!

I would also like to enter the Hobbycutz CAS (or Sketch) challenge
and the Card Mania challenge - dies and/or punches.
Update! my card was included in the Top 3 at Hobbycutz - thank you
to the DT girls!

Have a warm and happy week everyone - 

Tuesday 2 April 2013


Hi friends and followers - thanks for popping by!
It's Lucky Dip Challenge Week at Less is More, and Chrissie and Jen would like us to use  SCALLOPS on our creations.
Although I do have some scallop dies, I decided to use some of my older, long-forgotten stash on this little card. It's great fun to re-discover things, and find a use for them. Anyway peeps - in case you're wondering - this is
supposed to be a couple of garden fences (with flowers) !!

The topmost fence was edged with a Fiskars border punch.
The small fence was edged with a pair of scallop scissors,
then snipped between the scallops.
The tiny flowers were cut with a VERY old punch - no maker's name - just a label which says "Made in Taiwan" - ah nothing changes does it!
Flower stems drawn with a black Pilot pen.
Fences layered onto a 5" square card with 3-d foam pads.
SU Linen Thread.
SU papers for the flowers.
Small tag punch - Woodware.
Hello stamp - Hot off the Press.

Happy Crafting ~ 
Hugs ~