Happy 31 January!


Happy 30 January!


Stampin Up Patterned Party, CAS cards, masculine cards


AddictedToStamps wants CAS. SeizeTheBirthday has 'anything goes' and CASology has the cue word 'birthday'.

Blue hues and simple design with matting for a CAS masculine card.

SU card: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Coastla Cabana
SU ink: Marina Mist, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
SU stamp: Patterned Party, Essentials


Happy 29 January!


Happy 28 January!



Happy 27 January!


Happy 26 January!


Happy 25 January!


Stampin Up Good Greetings


Using this week's FreshlyMadeSketch. JUGs has a photo of hearts.


2015 is rolling by; we've scoffed our way through 3 birthday cakes and that's it on the birthday front for another year in our household! Valentine's Day will be here before we know it ...


SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Red Glimmer
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamps: Good Greetings




Happy 24 January!


Happy 23 January!


Stampin Up Lotus Blossom, CAS cards


PaperPlayers want the sentiment to take centre stage.



Apologies for the dull lighting in the photo. Hope you can see enough to get the general idea though!


SU card: Whisper White, Soft Sky
SU ink: Pool Party
SU stamps: Lotus Blossom
SU emboss: Stars
SU other: Stars/Hearts Mask


Stampin Up Lotus Blossom
Allsorts want Spring Flowers.

This stamp set is called Lotus Blossom, but depending on the colours used, the flowers could easily be mistaken for magnolia, ragged tulip varieties or other Spring blooms!

I only used the one yellow coloured ink - to get the multi tonal effect, I used the "stamping off" technique to get a lighter colour block background to the flower.

Spend £45 and you can get the Lotus Blossom stamp set FREE as part of Stampin Up's Sale-a-bration! Click on the sidebar link to contact me and place an order.

Nearly the weekend ...

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive
SU stamps: Lotus Blossom
SU other: Simply Scored




Happy 22 January!


Happy 21 January!


Happy 20 January!


Happy 19 January!


Happy 18 January!


Happy 17 January!


Stampin Up Off the Grid, masculine cards, one layer cards


SweetStampin want "masculine".



It's my son's birthday tomorrow. Off to make a triple layer chocolate brownie cake now - at his request!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Encore Gold
SU stamps: Off the Grid


Happy 16 January!


Happy 15 January!


Happy 14 January!



SUonlyChallenges want dots and LessIsMore want one layer cards with the theme "new beginnings".


The Painted Petals stamp set has these tiny tulip images. Reminded me of the miniature tulips that poke their heads up late February in my garden heralding the start of Spring.

Couldn't resist a bit of glitter!


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding
SU stamps: Painted Petals
SU emboss: Frames



Happy 13 January!


Stampin Up Lotus Blossom


CASology wants NBUS this week.

I hadn't a clue what it meant either. NBUS = Never Before Used Stuff!


You can get the Lotus Blossom stamp set FREE as part of Stampin Up's Sale-a-bration. Spend £45 and choose one of several stamp sets for free!

SU card: Whisper White, Soft Sky
SU ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Lotus Blossom
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU emboss: Chevron
SU other: Simply Scored




Happy 11 January!


Happy 10 January!


Stampin Up Star/Heart stencil, CAS cards, masculine cards


The challenge blog JUGs wants stencils this week.



Husband's birthday today - gingerbread for breakfast. Not the boys' favourite but then, it's not their birthday! Husband loved it, which was most gratifying after several attempts and tweaking of recipes to bake a gluten free, egg free, dairy free, low fat gingerbread that tasted good!


SU card: Basic Black
SU ink: Encore Gold
SU stamps: Hip hip Hooray
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU die: Thinlits circle card




Happy 9 January!


Happy 8 January!


Happy 7 January!


Happy 6 January!


Happy 5 January!