Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Thinking of You

Welcome to my new follower, Sylvia of Designs for Occasions.

My craft room tidying and decluttering is going well - I can see the floor and there is a space on my desk! 😊  As I don't want to lose my crafting mojo, I've stopped to make a card for a couple of challenges.

The image is one of my current favourite stamps, 'Swirly Whirly - Cats' from Little Claire Designs, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with grey and blue Promarkers.  The sentiment, a stamp from Happy Little Stampers, is stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.   I die cut the image using a Creative Dies Plus 'Wonky Stitches' die and layered onto a blue mat.  

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Monday, 13 August 2018


I'm having a break from tidying and decluttering my craft room.  I started blitzing it a couple of months ago, but I get easily distracted when I find something I'd forgotten I own!  I'm determined to get it finished this week....fingers crossed. 😊

A masculine card for my niece's hubby who is celebrating his birthday today.

Saturday, 11 August 2018


A couple of anniversary cards today using the same die, stamp and embossing folder.
I used an Apple Blossom 'Lattice Hearts' embossing folder. The sentiment is from an Apple Blossom 'Wavy Sentiments' set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.  I die cut the sentiment with a die that was part of a set which came with a magazine.  To finish off my card I added three pearl hearts. 

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Chinese Lantern

I'm sharing a card I made this week using a die I chose with a gift voucher I won over in the Poppystamps Challenge recently.
The die is Poppystamps 'Chinese Lantern Stem'.  The orange comes as three solid shapes which I've attached behind the die cut.  It was quite fiddly to get them in the right place, without showing around the black outline.   Next time I think I'll try cutting out the stem in orange as well as black and inlaying the orange pieces.  The tag is two Poppystamps dies from the 'Stitched Main Street' set of dies and I added a black gem to the top.  I used a Creative Expressions embossing folder, 'Rambling Berries' for the background.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 278/9 ~ Tags
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #110 ~ No Patterned Paper
HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Get Creative Challenge Challenge #72 ~ Make A Tag
Bizzy Bec's August Challenge