365 Questions - 31 August 2014


Happy 31 August!


Hanging Plaque

Stampin Up Mini Letter dies, Petite petals, Beautiful Wings, handmade gift, hanging plaque


Let'sCraft&Create has "anything goes". SweetStampin want to see embossing.



I'm still playing with my new mini letter dies!

A fun afternoon painting, sponging, stamping, embossing and punching (and I even did a spot of drilling!) to make a present for aunty Peg :)



Hope your day's going well!

SU card: whisper white, pool party, Coastal cabana
SU ink: pool party, Coastal cabana
SU stamps: petite petals, pictogram
SU punch: petite petals, Itty bitties
SU other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, mini letter dies


365 Questions - 30 August 2014


Happy 30 August!


365 Questions - 29 August 2014


Happy 29 August!


365 Questions - 28 August 2014


Happy 28 August!


Sending Xmas Wishes


Using the MerryMonday colour way; SUOchallenges want CAS and it's RudolphDay over at Sarn's.


SU card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Night of Navy
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas, Joyous Celebration
SU punch: Itty Bitties






Winter Magic

Using the sketch from PaperPlayers and the MerryMonday colour way.

52ChristmasCards want glitter & bling.


SU card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Night of Navy
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Itty Bitties



365 Questions - 27 August 2014


Happy 27 August!


Letter Dies

Another for CASology's cue word "letter". This time playing with my new letter dies.


Hope the sun is shining on you - getting decidedly chilly here. Autumn beckons ...

SU card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Real Red, So Saffron
SU punch: Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitties, Corner
SU dies: Letter



Rotary Alphabet Stamp

Get Well card, Stampin up Rotary alphabet stamp


CASology has the cue word "letter". I had a play with my new rotary alphabet stamp; it has 13 characters with all the letters of the alphabet for you to make up any message you want - fab!



A card for a friend who's just had an operation and is not feeling the best.


SU card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
SU stamp: Rotary Alphabet


365 Questions - 26 August 2014


Happy 26 August!


365 Questions - 25 August 2014


Happy 25 August!


365 Questions - 24 August 2014


Happy 24 August!


365 Questions - 23 August 2014


Happy 23 August!


365 Questions - 22 August 2014


Happy 22 August!


This & That - Documented Style

I've been uuming and aaahing over smash books and the like for some time. I've finally succumbed and treated myself to the Stampin Up This and That "Documented" Bundle (page 29 of the catalogue).


The books themselves cost £9.95. They are made with embossed chipboard front and back cover, 2 pocket pages, 2 patterned envelopes and 30 patterned paper pages. Well priced if you look at other branded smash books on the market coating approx £13.00.


Anyhow, with all these type of scrapping journals it's more fun to add lots of coordinating stickers, embellishments, washi tape and the like ... The This & That bundle includes 3 reels of Washi tape and 4 sheets of stickers at a cost of £15.95 (a saving of 15%). Bargain!


Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos


There now follow quite a few photos. Simply because I hunted all over the internet for images of the contents and I couldn't find any out there!! So I'm rectifying that and posting some!

So for those of you who are contemplating purchasing This & That here's a potted version of washi, sticker sheets and some of the inside pages.

Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos
Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos
Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos
Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos
Stampin Up This That Journal, Documented Journal photos


PS: there are 3 different coloured themed journals - these are photos of the "Documented" version. I plumped for this design as I thought the colours of the pages were more muted - smoky slate, pool party, crisp Canteloupe, Hello Honey.

PPS: I love it and can't wait to get "smashing" ;)


365 Questions - 21 August 2014


Happy 21 August!


365 Questions - 20 August 2014

Happy 20 August!


365 Questions - 19 August 2014


Happy 19 August!


Dare I say it - Christmas - in August

Stampin Up Tags Till Christmas, Xmas cards
SweetStampin wants "Christmas in August" and ChristmasCardChallenges want to see embossing.
Stampin Up Tags til Christmas, Xmas cards


My first Xmas card of the year - EEK.

Then I saw someone on Facebook had posted a countdown to Xmas and it's apparently 18 weeks away. I calculated if I made 2 cards a week I still won't have enough. Then I didn't feel quite so naughty making a Xmas card in August. Apologies to those of you who don't like to start thinking of Christmas till December ...


SU card: Whisper White, Old Olive
SU ink: Old Olive, Versamark
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Ornament


365 Questions - 18 August 2014


Happy 18 August!


Masculine Birthday Bunting

Stampin Up Patterned Party, CAS cards, masculine cards


Staying with the silver and gold theme (didn't bother tidying up from the last card I made!)



A CAS birthday card for my Dad.


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Encore Silver, Encore Gold
SU stamp: Patterned Party
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Details


Rockstar Birthday

Stampin Up Music Notes, Teenager


PaperPlayers want a CAS card for a child. My younger son is heavy into music - hence my inspiration!

The music score stamp is from a Stampin Up wheel stamp. I wasn't a great fan of the wheel stamps; I often "wheeled" them in a wonky line! So I've removed the rubber stamps from their wheels using a sharp craft knife and now use them as flat rubber stamps. You can adhere them to an acrylic block using a glue stick (this easily washes off when done).

It feels like ages since I've made a card - and indeed it is!

2 weeks left of the summer holidays and I feel like making amends! ...


SU card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Smoky Slate, Encore Silver, Versamark
SU stamp: Music Notes
SU other: gold embossing powder



365 Questions - 17 August 2014


Happy 17 August!


365 Questions - 16 August 2014

Happy 16 August!


365 Questions - 15 August 2014


Happy 15 August!