Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sketch challenge!!

I had some time to spare this morning and decided to have a go at Lucy's Sketch Challenge she is running five different challenges over the next few days and this is the first design.

I made this really simple CAS card with some die cuts that my lovely blogging friend Linda sent me, its not a great photo as we have another wet and windy day here. 

Hope its better where you are!!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Blog Candy Winner!!

Just a quick post with the winner of the Hero Arts Clear set from the little giveaway I did for the Hero Arts Blog Hop this week.  I got my husband to pick a number and he chose 54.  The winner is:-

"Brenda in IN"
Your "cherish yesterday" card is stunning along with the bookmark. I love bookmarks and this one is so beautiful. Love the sweet bird and your flower is pretty too. Great cards!

I have emailed you Brenda.

I also want to thank everyone for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I really appreciate every one of them.

Friday, 24 January 2014

CASE cards!

If you are looking for my Hero Arts Blog Hop Post 
please go here.

I have had a good week and found more time to play with my new stamps and also some new dies.  I used the same design on this card as I did to the card in my previous post here.  I also used a new ink that I have just received, its  Hero Arts Pale Tomato and I love it.  The die is from Simon Says.

Here you can see that I raised the image on pop dots to make it a little more interesting.

 My second card is for the Challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch, again I used the Pale Tomato ink  and stamped it onto some patterned paper.  I have used another die from Simon Says for the edges.

Looking forward to the weekend, hubby is taking me out tomorrow!!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Hero Hostess Blog Hop 2014!!!

Hi Ladies welcome to day three of this fabulous 2014 Hero Arts catalogue release blog hop. I always enjoy this time of year when I get a chance to play with some new stamps and also hop along with all my Hero Hostess friends.

Hero Arts will be  giving away three big prize packs containing an assortment of brand new products from the 2014 catalogue.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog . Also, please report broken links to:

Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is at my talented hosti friend Heather's blog!

Sorry for the long post but I got really carried away with my new stamps and could stop once I had started lol!!  My new favourite set is the gorgeous AC032 Cherish Yesterday cling set. I had great fun getting inky with my Distress Markers to make this simple CAS card.  I stamped the image twice cut out one and put on pop dots for dimension.

With another stamped image I created this book mark, I have laminated it  for strength.

Now for that cheeky Bird stamp D5890, I love the image  and again I have stamped it twice and after masking the first image to make the background. I have also pop dotted the second image to lift the bird from the page.

Now for one of the lovely new floral stamps in the catalogue this year, this is  K5897 Petals of Beauty and I have just inked it with Distress inks and spritzed with water to get this effect.  The edges are stamped with S5885 Five Lined Background  and Old Paper Distress Ink.

I have also decided to do a little giveaway myself to celebrate my Birthday on Saturday, I have this new clear set to give to one randomly selected comment left on my blog,  just become a follower, if you haven't already done so and I will get my DH to draw a name on Saturday 25th (my Birthday)  Good Luck!!!

  Have fun hopping!!!!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Three new cards!

I have had more time in my craft room to play with my new stamps and dies, I made this card for the current Simon Says challenge "Emboss it" , its not the best photograph but the top section of the card is embossed, I had fun inking up the new Five Line Background stamp from Hero Arts with different coloured Distress Markers. The sentiment is my new die from Simon Says.

This second card is for the challenge at ABNH "New Year New Stash" both the Five Lined Background stamp and the Petals of Beauty stash are new to my collection.

For Christmas my lovely Hubby got me a Silhouette Machine and this is the first card I have made with it,  very simple to make but very effective, I love how it cuts such intricate designs!

Hope you are having a good weekend, we actually have some sunny weather for once!

Don't forget to drop by next week for the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop, I will have my post up on Wednesday, hope you can join us!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Hero Arts Blog Hop Next Week!!!

I hope you will join me and the rest of the Hero Arts Hostesses for another catalogue release Blog Hop next week, it should be great fun!!!

Here's a little taster, a card that I made with this new cling set if you have seen my previous two posts you know that I love this set!!

Hope you can join us next week.


Friday, 10 January 2014

A Quick One Layer Card Set!!

I needed some quick thank you cards and this new HA stamp from this set was perfect, it produces a really quick one layer card. For two of the cards in the lighter inks I also kissed the stamp with my Italian Poetry Background stamp to create a little more interest

I think this is my favourite, I used Pool and Cup O' Joe ink.

The perfect little gift!!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Thank You Card.

I was lucky enough to get hold of this new Hero Arts set and I have been having fun creating with it.  Today I am going to share one of my cards but the others are being saved for a special event in two weeks time!!
The flower stamp from this set is going to be well used as I love the effect it creates, it looks so pretty stamped using the HA cornflower shadow ink, I also created a shadow with a second stamping of the same inking.

Its the first week back at school after the break and its hard to be back, plus I am suffering with earache at the moment.. Can't wait for the weekend!!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Oh dear thinking of Valentine cards already!!!

Time to start thinking about Valentine cards, although I do have a few birthdays before then! I decided to make this card for the Die Cut Divas current challenge "Make it Glitter" I have added a few glittery hearts!

I still have two more days left of my Christmas Holidays and while the weather is so awful it gives me lots of time to craft!!  I did have a small craft tidy up this morning but I got distracted and had to make a card LOL.

Thursday, 2 January 2014


Just a quick post to wish you all a 
Very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog over the past year I really appreciate all your comments!!

I have just got some modelling paste and this is another attempt at using it, I am really happy with the effect!