Saturday, March 31

My Sweet Friend

With the children off school, I've not had much 'internet time' but I have been crafting in the evenings - here's a card I made for my friend Natasha....

Another view....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Bitty Background Blocks', 'Celebrations' & 'Flower Fusion #11' / Tools - Sizzix Sizzlits 'Mini Paper Rosettes'; EK Success Scallop Circle Punch 1 3/4"

Must keep it brief, what with weekend's being family time blah blah lol  Have a lovely day everyone xxx

Saturday, March 24

Masculine Birthday Card

Dean asked me to make a birthday card for his step-father, but there's a reason I don't make cards for men & here's a prime example....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes', 'Star Prints' & 'Think Big Favourites #12'; Paper Smooches 'Dude Block'; Waltzing Mouse 'Chicken Wire' / Tools - Stampin' Up! Punch 'Star'

Just sent Dean out to pick up a store-bought card instead....but hey, at least I tried, right? lol xxx

Friday, March 23

A Happy Hello

I'm in a very good mood today, so a bright & cheery hello to you all....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Waltzing Mouse 'Nordic Spring'; Papertrey Ink 'Everyday Classics' & 'Bitty Background Blocks / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink 'Aqua Mist Pattern Pack' / Tools - MFT Die-Namics 'Dizzy Doily Duo'; Sizzix 'Mini Paper Rosettes'; Memory Box 'Primo Labels; EK Success Circle Punch 1 1/4"

The children are on their 3 week Easter break, ordinarily we'd be making our way to Florida but with Dean's ongoing work saga, we've postponed it for the Summer this year :)  Have a great weekend everyone xxx

Thursday, March 22

Thanks A Bunch

Here's a card I made for the Hostess (& Host) of a fabulous dinner party we recently attended, it's a bit too busy for my liking but I was in the mood for colouring....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Spring Beauty'; WPlus9 'Folk Art Florals' / Tools - Memory Box Dies 'Script Thanks'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

The cards I've made recently have been far more time consuming than usual, I think I'm ready to revert back to the 30 minute CAS cards! xxx

Wednesday, March 21

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I really can't get enough of butterflies at the moment....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Delicate Florals'; Papertrey Ink 'Happy Trails'; Stampers Anonymous 'Wallpaper & Wood'; Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies #3' / Tools - Spellbinder Shapeabilities 'Ribbon Tags'

Have a lovely day my friends :) xxx

Tuesday, March 20

Wishing You Brighter Days

I have another card to share today, one I made for a friend....

I was hesitant about adding the doily in case it was 'too much'....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Blooming Meadow' & 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies #3'; Papertrey Ink 'Think Big Favourites #10'; Waltzing Mouse 'Chicken Wire' / Tools - Memory Box Die 'Woven Circle'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 3/8"

It's actually quite a bright & sunny day here in the UK....about time too! lol  Thanks for stopping :) xxx

Sunday, March 18

Happy Mothers Day

It's Mothers Day today here in the UK & I cut it really fine by making these this morning (!)....

The pink one (my favourite) is for my Mother, we're all going out for a meal together later today....

The finer details....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Dreamy'; Hero Arts 'Music Background'; Papertrey Ink 'Beautiful Butterflies'; SP&Co 'For Every Woman' & 'Stitchery Doo' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'; MFT Die-Namincs 'Mini Tabs Foursome'

We're off to Bluewater (I have a facial & manicure appointment at Molten Brown) for lunch & what the children call 'Mummy shopping' lol  I hope all the wonderful Mummies out there have an extra special day too :) xxx

Thursday, March 15

I Made a Papertrey Ink Haul Video!!

Nothing delights me more than stumbling upon 'haul videos', that, & craftroom posts :)  I've been meaning to make one myself for a while so when last months Papertrey Ink order arrived, I gave it a go - I'm not going to lie, it's not great (it's not even good!) but I enjoyed the experience lol

*Happy Sigh*

Don't be surprised if the video suddenly disappears - I can't bear to watch it myself & it's taken me days to pluck up the courage to post it *cringe* lol xxx

Edit:  I do have the new ink pads June K :) xxx

Thursday, March 8

My Favourite Things

Once upon a time I was an avid collector, as you can see here but 2 years ago I had a huge purge & got rid of 90% of my stash, now I only have the bare minimum (no pattern paper, no punches, a dozen or so stamp sets & a few dies)  However, these are the things I couldn't part with....

My Favourite Tools:

Rotatrim Paper Trimmer; Fiskars Paper Trimmer; Tim Holtz Scissors; Stampin' Up! Scissors; Dovecraft Precision Craft Knife 

My Favourite Adhesives (I do a lot of mass-producing & my worst nightmare is running out of adhesive lol):

Xyron Sticker Makers; Stix2 Tape Pen; Stix2 Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape; Scor-Tape 

The following items I just enjoy looking at lol....

 Papertrey Ink Buttons

Papertrey Ink Ribbon; Papertrey Ink Felt; The Twinery Twine 

Copic Markers (Sketch & Original) *happy sigh*

I'm hoping my mojo returns soon, thanks for stopping by :) x

Edit: My Copic containers are the cheapest ones available, there are dividers at the bottom so each marker stands up independently & they come with lids too.

Friday, March 2

Hip Hip Hurray!

A graduation card always comes in handy....

I tried this card using flowers but the butterflies work so much better....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Celebrations' & 'Butterfly Dreams' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Banner Borders'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

All this crafting I'm doing at the moment is making the weeks fly by!  Having said that, I have completely exhausted my mojo so don't expect to see anything new on my blog for a while lol  Have a fantastic weekend everyone :) x

Thursday, March 1

Love Notes

A quick & easy anniversary card for friends....

Heart Prints was one of my first ever Papertrey Ink stamp sets & I haven't looked back since!

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Heart Prints'; Hero Arts 'Music Background' / Tools - Marvey Punch 'Heart'

Hitting the shops today, the slight rise in temperature has put me in the mood for some new clothes :) x