Saturday, 19 April 2014

Just to say...

Just to say, my 2nd Use It! class is all ready to start on Monday!! I was so thrilled by the response to my first class that I got onto the 2nd class right away! If you want to play along with me, you will need:
one sheet of alphas
one set of sentiment stamps
one paper pad
one set of wood veneers
and some circle stamps. :)
Try to choose items from your stash that coordinate well.
Here are some little clues to what I am working with…
AND I just added a load of cards to my online shop.
Click HERE to see what's new.
Finally, my little bunnies and I wish you a very happy Easter.
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Simon Says Stamp's May Card Kit Reveal

Today Simon Says Stamp's May Card Kit is revealed, and I have a card to share with that is featured on the Simon blog that I created entirely with the kit.
This month's kit is a boy themed kit with fun papers, a super cute stamp set and stencil and sweet enamel hearts. They even added a new mini ink blending tool and ink (more on that to come at a later date).
The little monster patterned paper just called out to be fussy cut, and wiggle eyes were an inevitable consequence… ;)
Boy copy 
I love the cute sentiment stamp - what a sweet and original idea. And the little monster is so cute with his toothy grin, that I had to add a little heart to his belly. 
The kit comes with a lovely star and dot stencil too - I used it to create the red strip to the left of the card. I added translucent embossing paste for a lovely shiny textured element.
This is a fun kit - perfect for those hard to make masculine cards, and great for little boy cards. I will be mixing the papers and stamps in with some of the Spring release stamps in the very near future.
That's all for today. Have a great day.

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Today I have a very feminine congratulations card to share with you. I am not sure what I would give it for… maybe an engagement (cards are for the girls really, right? Let's be honest, most men don't give cards much thought… hence my lack of Mother's Day card last weekend. My husband actually said: "I didn't think you'd be bothered about getting a card". Huh!)
Anyway - my card is created with some lovely Simon Says Stamp products, along with some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's Heirloom collection.
To make the card, I first smeared Translucent Embossing Paste onto a portion of Simon Says Stamp's Repeated Hearts Stencil which was taped onto some of their delicious Cotton Candy Cardstock. After it was dry, I stitched the ends of the panel, then adhered it to a rustic cream card base. The sentiment is from one of their older sets - Banner Sayings (it's one of my faves). I had to do a bit of masking to get just the Congrats word.
Next, I spritzed the whole thing with Calico Shine Mister Huey's.
Finally, I did cut the Paulina Butterfly from two different patterned papers, stitched them together at a slight angle, and added them to the card. 
The combination of the shiny paste and mists is lovely. 
Right - that's all for today.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sending Smiles...

Today I am sharing a card I created for Mama Elephant's current challenge. The prize is awesome… a 6 month term on the Mama Elephant Challenge DT. Amazing, right?
The challenge is simple - create a card inspired by this gorgeous photo:
I was inspired by the lovely combination of aqua and white, plus the bath salts immediately made me think of Rock Candy Distress Glitter. Yum.
For my card, I used the cute teddy from Mama Elephant's Nursery Deco set and a sentiment from Up and Away. I added a little smile to the teddy so it matched the sentiment :) And wiggle eyes… because I love them. :)
The side panel is created with a portion of Simon Says Stamp's Repeated Hearts stencil, to which I added white embossing paste and Rock Candy glitter.
I also added some glitter to my teddy's tummy.
I love Mama Elephant's stamps - they are just my cup of tea. Cute and happy. Still waiting for their amazing Panda set to be in stock somewhere… :)
Bye for now.