Sunday 27 April 2014

Sequin Shaker!!

Today I'm joining a fun Sequin Shaker Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.

I have been inspired by all the shaker cards I have seen in Blog Land this weekend and knowing that I needed a First Birthday card for my cousins daughter I set to work!!

I have made shaker cards before and for this design I used the foam tape method  and am really pleased with the way my sequins shake around!!  I used a Sizzix die that cuts a photo style frame with some pretty paper I found in my scraps basket.  I also used my Silhouette machine to cut out Amber's name, the stamp is an old one by Rubber Stampede.  I don't really find cutesy cards easy but this one was easy to make and I am sure I will make others!

Saturday 26 April 2014

Stencil from a die!!

Hope you are having a fun weekend, I have had time to craft this morning.  I have made a stencil using a Memory Box Die called Ringo Tile and have used my distress inks to create this border.  Its a very simple CAS card but I am pleased with the results.  I am entering this in the Hero Arts Sketch Challenge using Sketch 3 as my inspiration.  I am also adding this to this week's Simon Says Challenge "Clean and Simple".

Thursday 24 April 2014

A card for two challenges!

I have had a few spare minutes tonight and made a card that fits two challenges.  The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Clean and Simple, and the Hero Arts Sketch Challenge,   The card is based on the 3rd sketch.  

I have had a very busy first week back to school and I need some me time, so with the football on the TV tonight I plan to make a couple more cards as its a very busy month for Birthdays!!

Monday 21 April 2014

A New Stamp!

I have just got this new HA stamp and have been keen to ink it up, my daughter has a bike just like this one and I plan to make her a card with it.  In the mean time I tried to make a sky with some cloud dies as a stencil, the blue is much nicer than shows in the photograph, this is the best image I could get!!

I had time to make another card for the Hero Arts Sketch challenge, I used the second sketch as my inspiration and stamped onto watercolour paper with the Poppy stamp and Wheat Grass.

This is the last day of my holidays, I have had two great weeks off with glorious weather but its back to work tomorrow :0(

Thursday 17 April 2014

Sketch Challenge

I have been enjoying the Easter break from school and as the weather has been glorious I have not founds time to do any creating.  Today I decided to spend a couple of hours in my craft room and make a card for the new Hero Arts Sketch challenge. I have followed sketch 2 and used my new Poppy stamp. I also dusted off the Envelope Background and stamped the red card and the edge of the label.

On Tuesday I went with Francesca for a visit to London, I have been lucky enough to win a competition and the prize is some jewelry designed by Alex Monroe, we went for the consultation and after treated ourselves to coffee on the 32 floor of the shard.

This is a selfie taken in the cocktail bar of the shard, ( it was very plush inside!!)

 And this is the view from our table, I am not very good at heights but managed this ,I don't think I could venture to the viewing point on the 64 floor!!

It looks like the weather is on the turn here, just in time for the Easter weekend, such a shame as we have lots planned, its my sons and husbands birthday on Saturday..

Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

Monday 7 April 2014


Virginia's second challenge is underway and this time its to use stencils,  I have a couple of new stencils but have found it quite a challenge to use them, I can't really get the look right.  Never mind, I have made this one card for the challenge, I am not sure I am truly happy with it but its a start!!  I will also add it to the Simon Says Birthday Challenge.

I am happy with this card, my friend is going to a wedding this week and asked me to make a card for her, I decided to have another play with my Silhouette machine and came up with this simple white design.

Have a great week.

Friday 4 April 2014

Happy Birthday

 Its been a very busy week, the last week of the Spring Term at school and I now have two weeks holiday to look forward to. I am hoping the weather is fine as my garden is needing a tidy up after the winter!!

Yesterday I had fun playing with my Copic markers and some Blending Solution to create this background for my Memory Box dies.  I am adding this to the challenge at ABNH which is "Build a Background". This card is also for the Simon Says Birthday challenge. 
Hope you all have a fun weekend.