Golden 70th

CAS cards, Occasions cards, Female cards
StampinForTheWeekend have "anything goes". CraftyRibbons have "anything goes with ribbon".
HappyCampers want bling and SarahHurley wants gold.
CAS cards, Occasions cards, Female cards

It's my Mom's birthday next week. The big one (as if you can't tell!)

I was umming, aaahing, re-arranging elements all over my card before I came up with this.

My Mom is definitely not a frilly, fussy type - she's a textile designer by trade. I wanted something feminine, extravagant with the "wow" factor but not too pretty, pretty.

I used really heavyweight textured white card stock and plenty of glossy gold & diamanté accents. After quite some time deliberating, I'm rather pleased with my (final!) card!

Hope your weekend's going well.

SU punch: Itty Bitties
SU other: Diamanté Jewels


Seize The Birthday

CAS cards, masculine adds

Using SeizeTheBirthday's sketch; BrownSugar want masculine cards; SimplyCreate want you to use the colours in your country's flag. StampinForTheWeekend have "anything goes".

MyTimeToCraft wants 'masking'. I like this sentiment stamp for masculine cards (it's quite a clean, simple font) but it includes the words "a little bit late" which I never want! Hence 'masking'.

Handy little tip: use Sellotape to mask off a part of a stamp you don't want; ink the stamp up, then peel off the Sellotape and stamp!

I used a square punch for making the forked banner.

That's the last remnant of my blue starry paper - my fail safe for masculine birthday cards!

Going to have to rack my brains for an alternative now .... Help!


Thanks for looking!

SU card: whisper white, Night of Navy, Real Red
SU ink: Night Of Navy, Real Red
SU stamps: Happiest of Birthdays
SU punch: square, star
SU other: Simply Scored


New In Colours

Stampin Up Oh Hello

CASonSunday wants one layer. FabFriday want to see the new Stampin Up In Colours.

The HobbyHouse has "anything goes".

Stampin Up Oh Hello, Stampin Up new in colours

It's getting to the end of term (well, OK it's 4 weeks to go yet!) but I thought I'd get organised with ThankYous for the teachers.

Very quick and easy. The chevrons and sentiment are from the Oh Hello set.

And I do like the Sandy Speckles wheel to add that extra little "Je ne sais quoi"!

Stampin Up 2013/14 new In Colors

I've used the new 2013/14 In Colours. They are available to buy from 2 July!

From left to right:

Strawberry Slush - Coastal Cabana - Crisp Cantaloupe - Pistachio Pudding - Baked Brown Sugar

Happy Sunday!

SU card: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
SU stamps: Oh Hello, Wheel Sandy Speckles
SU punch: Itty Bitty
SU other: Pearls



Purple Papillons

Using this week's CAS(E) sketch and AddictedToStamps' photo inspiration.
MakeMyMonday want purple and CASualFriday want "over the edge".
SU Papillon Potpourri
The Paper Piercing pack co-ordinaries with the Apothecary Framelits - for a bit of added interest!
I stamped the butterflies in black, then used my Aqua painter to add different hues of purple, added some Mica powder and Dazzling glitter.

SU card: whisper white,
SU ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wisteria
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri
SU punch: Papillon, Mini Butterfly
SU other: Paper Piercing, Apothecary Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds


Let's Party

CAS cards, teenage cards

I was inspired by this week's CAS Muse - the colours, white space & shapes.

StampinForTheWeekend has "anything goes".

I gave the little monster a layer of Crystal Effects - hence the gleam in his eye!

SU card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
SU ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade


Hey Dude


Using this week's FreshlyMadeSketch and the DynamicDuos colour way.

CrazyAmigo and TopTopTuesday want to see men's cards.

An extra terrestrial for my nephew's birthday.

SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
SU ink: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade

Owl gift tag

Stephanie has launched her first challenge over at Clearly Besotted!
I added some shimmery mica powder to Mr Owl!
Thanks for popping by
SU card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, EarlyEspresso, Real Red
SU ink: Early Espresso
SU punch: Bird Builder, Circle


Bee Happy


Using SketchSaturday hexagon sketch and LessIsMore's call for hexagons.

OneLayerWednesday has the cue word "spice girls" and PaperPlayers want CAS cards with "bling".



I start my day with a cup of hot lemon & ginger - a slice of fresh lemon & grating of ginger root infused in boiling water with a dash of honey. I'm not digressing, honest. I thought of Ardyth's spice girls challenge whilst sipping it this morning.

Hexagons, yellow and bees!

The bee image is from the Spring Sampler stamp set.

And I'm always partial to a bit of dazzling glitter ...

And a scored outline ...

am I getting a little predicable?

Have a good day

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: daffodil delight, basic grey
SU stamp: Spring Sampler
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds


It's Your Day Dad


OneLayerWednesday this week wants red, white & blue. DLArt wants a card for a man. DutchDare wants Fathers' Day cards and Fusion has a fab photo of chevron design ties.

Stampin Up Oh Hello

The chevrons in the Oh Hello stamp set are great for masculine cards. Red, white & blue is also a favourite of mine for masculine cards - so all in all, a great challenge for Fathers Day card!


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Real Red, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
SU stamp: Oh Hello, Happiest of Birthdays


CAS Silhouettes

Stampin Up Summer Silhouettes


MakeMyMonday want to see CAS cards with a flower theme and AddictedToStamps want CAS.


Here's to the weekend!


SU card: whisper white, crumb cake
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
SU stamps: Summer Silhouette
SU other: Dazzlng Diamonds Glitter, Linen Thread


Puppy Love


Using this week's DynamicDuos colour way and the sketch from Retro.

StampinForTheWeekend wants to see "cute".

It's our anniversary next week; I made this card for my husband!


Think that's enough posts for one day. Better get around to cooking dinner!

SU card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Sprinkled Expressions
SU punch: Decorative Label
SU other: Linen Thread


Autumnal French Foliage

Stampin Up French Foliage, Perfect Postage


Over at CreativeCraftCottage (the Southern hemisphere!) the theme is "autumn" - we're still anticipating the arrival of Summer in the UK!

I've used the very autumnal (but alas retiring) stamp set "French Foliage".

The sentiment is from Pennant Parade.


Thanks for looking!


SU card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Fench Foliage, Perfect Postage
SU punch: Petite Label


SuperStar Dad

CAS cards, masculine cards

Using this week's SketchSaturday sketch, ColourQ challenge #192 and PerfectSentimentsChallenge for Father's Day.

CAS cards, masculine cards


Hope your weekend is going well!

SU card: whisper white, Pool PartySU ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Basic GreySU stamps: Itty BittiesSU other: Simply Scored


Ladybird Thankyou


Using this week's RunwayInspiredChallenge. Let'sCraft&Create wants things with wings.


Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white, Real Red
SU ink: Real Red, Basic Black
SU stamps: A Fitting Occasion, Confetti
SU punch: Scallop Circle


One Layer Bloom

Using this week's Inkspirational colours. OneLayerWednesday wants to see bugs.

SirStampalot wants to see "summer blooms" and Let'sCraft&Create want to see things with wings.


True to form, I added some glitter & shimmer (Mica powder)!

The tiny bee/bug is from the Itty Bitties stamp set.

Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo
SU stamps: Button Buddies, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Itty Bitties
SU punch: Corner
SU other: Dazzling Diamonds



CAS cards, Christmas cards

Using this week's CASeThisSketch. WeeklyChristmasCardChallenge wants to see white on white.

The sentiment is from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and I can never resist a bit of bling!

Glorious Glorious Sunshine today. Hope you've had a lovely day.

SU card: Whisper White
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds