Tuesday, 30 June 2015


In an effort to keep my desk tidy I'm trying to use up bits as I generate them, like use a whole 12x12 sheet of paper or in this case use the star I cute out when I made yesterday's shaker card.

So I distressed my star and water coloured my cute Lawn Fawn monsters to match, a few googly eyes and a cute card :)

Lawn Fawn puffy stars die
Lawn Fawn monster mash stamps and dies
Quickutz die

Monday, 29 June 2015

you're as star

Trying a bit more of a clean and simple look to make another shaker.

Lawn Fawn Bannerific stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn puffy stars dies
Lawn Fawn so jelly stamps

Sunday, 28 June 2015

hey foxy - it's your birthday

Using up the rest of that 12x12 sheet of Sassafras Sweet Marmalade paper as well  as lots of scraps of cardstock :)

Lawn Fawn stitched squares, grassy borders, puffy cloud dies
Lawn Fawn into the woods stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn year five stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn hats off to you stamps and dies
WPlus9 strictly sentiments

Saturday, 27 June 2015

you're a star

Mixing it up, a bit of a change from the pastels, I've made a shaker using a new Lawn Fawn sentiment and some really bright Sassafras Sweet Marmalade papers.

Mama Elephant femme frames
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, puffy stars dies
Lawn Fawn so jelly stamps

Friday, 26 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v4.4

Well this is it... the 20th unique card out of the DCWV Nana's Nursery stack I started with, I've been working on a couple of others but I'm giving up on trying to use such large quantities of stash, I just want to try messing with a few other things. As an aside I found the stamped kraft card in a pile of stuff!

Lawn Fawn Admit One stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles and stitched squares dies
Lawn Fawn scattered showers dies
Mama Elephant Banner die
Spellbinders Scalloped Square nestabilites
Stampin' Up French Flair stamp

Thursday, 25 June 2015

have a super birthday...

I've managed another Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week, it was another 'Anything Goes' challenge so I gave a shaker a go...

Paper Smooches Super Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Power Rays Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journalling Card die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares die
Lawn Fawn Year Three stamp
Spellbinders circles dies

craft haul june 2015 - v4.3

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, party balloon, hearts dies
Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under stamps
Quickutz dies

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lawnscaping 108 Stars and Stripes

It's been a while since I've managed a Lawnscaping Challenge but I've managed to sneak this one in at the last minute. I use a lot of stars, but I opted for this clean and simple look.

Lawn Fawn Stitched Journalling Card die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Lawn Fawn So Jelly stamp set

craft haul june 2015 - v4.2

Chugging along, using up stuff

Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, scripty joy, stitched scalloped borders, hearts dies
Quickutz lemonade alphabet

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v4.1

Another non baby card, go me.

Lawn Fawn Feathered Friends

Monday, 22 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v4.0

Trying another non baby card with the DCWV Nana's Nursery papers, this time I've dug out a Stampin' Up cupcake stamp, but had to fussy cut it! I thought the cherries printed on the green paper deserved a food element on the card :)

Sunday, 21 June 2015

sewing - happy day

I started this lavender bag ages ago, with no plan and its kind or cute, but there was a lot of sewing in those clouds :)

Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine
Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage
Saturday, 20 June 2015

my universe

This week's Paper Smooches Sparks' challenge was an inspirational photo, there was so much to inspire, but I loved the house and the ombre effect on the right wall....

And so I made a card inspired by the ombre and the house, oh and the lovely blue (which is one of my favourite colours - around 480 nm for the geek in me!)

Ok, the stars may be be bit strange, but I wanted to have something to make the sentiment make sense. I've used my Paper Smooches My Hero dies, Sand Paper Smooches Space Cadet stamps and dies.

Friday, 19 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v3.4

Trying to use up those scraps I can't bear to throw away any usable scraps :) This is the first outing for the Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You set

Thursday, 18 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v3.3

More heat embossing with holographic embossing powder giving a shimmery background to my card, lots of scraps to try and make layers.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v3.2

I thought the balloons were sweet and they are a great way to use up scraps of card, so I tried another shaker...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v3.1

Still chipping away, and going through old dies I found this cute bosskut duckie... awww

Monday, 15 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v3.0

Again going for a non baby card, this time using a DCWV vellum sentiment element from a 'stack'

Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Lawn Fawn stitched scalloped boarders
Lawn Fawn party balloons
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles

Sunday, 14 June 2015

sewing - hello sunshine

I tried a blanket stitch on this lavender bag to give the clouds a soft fluffy edge.

Lawn Fawn scripty hello die
Lawn Fawn scattered showers die
Lawn Fawn hello sunshine stamps

Saturday, 13 June 2015

watercolour nebula

When pretty pink posh held the watercolour blog hop I had an idea of a card I wanted to make, but I'm not a great artist, and I didn't have the confidence to try :(

However, I thought a nebula is an abstract thing, I can't go too far wrong, so today I had a go, I got out some distress inks and gave it a go... and do you know what I love it, its a perfect backdrop to my alien, and it makes the perfect birthday card for an astronomer friend of mine :) awesome

I knew right from getting this adorable Paper Smooches Space Cadet stamp set that this is the card I wanted to make. It works out perfectly too, because the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week is 'Anything Goes!!!' so I'm going to enter my cute nebula into that!

Paper Smooches Space Cadet stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Year Two stamps

Distress inks - Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade

Edited to add: this won the challenge... go me!

Friday, 12 June 2015

craft haul june 2015 - v2.4

Again another 'non baby' card out of the DCWV Nana's Nursery paper pad, I've dug out a Hero Arts background stamp which I've stamped 'tone on tone' but thought it was a bit stark so added the vellum to tone it back.

Whenever I have scraps of Neenah solar white I stamp flowers and leaves from Penelope's blossoms so I always have some on hand, I think it looks cute.

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon
Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows
Lawn Fawn Penelope's Blossoms
Lawn Fawn stitched scalloped boarders, stitched rectangles
Thursday, 11 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v2.3

A bit squashed at the top!!!

Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped boarders, scripty hellp, hearts dies
Lawn Fawn plus one stamps
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v2.2

Check me out... you might miss it, but I've been adventurous, I've heat embossed!!! I haven't done that in years (after 120 wedding invitations each with 7 heat embossed elements!!! - not my wedding but a wedding gift for a family member).

I've also used some of those plastic vellum flowers

Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under stamps
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stitched rectangles dies

Quickutz dies

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v 2.1

Not much to say, merrily using scraps and the DCWV Nana's Nursery papers, I even used one of those brads!!!

Monday, 8 June 2015

ppp watercolour bloghop - tweet baby

One final card for the pretty pink posh water colour blog hop. A soft water colour sky and an attempt at no line watercoloring on Lawn Fawn images :)

ppp watercolor bloghop - distressed flowers

So I've challenged myself to make another watercolour card, its not my natural environment, but I've had a play an managed another couple of cards for the pretty pink posh water colour blog hop.

Here I've heat embossed a Hero Arts stamp and coloured it with some distress inks (I bought the mini ink pads :)) I've seen some wonderful card on this bloghop, thanks Paulina for organising and everyone for sharing.

june 2015 craft haul - v2.0

I'm not very pleased with this card, I' think the balance is slightly off...

Lawn Fawn scripty hello and speech bubble boarder dies
Lawn Fawn plus one stamps

Sunday, 7 June 2015

ppp watercolor bloghop - hedgehugs in the forest

I've known the pretty pink posh bloghop was coming for a while but this is a crazy time of year for me at work (exam marking - I'm a university lecturer) but I knew what I wanted to make and so I've been taking short breaks between the work I've needed to bring home with me.

Ultimately this card is for my dad for Fathers' day, so I didn't want anything girly, and for some crazy reason I thought I'd try and watercolour some countryside for my hedgehog to sit in (I haven't tried this in at least 20 years!), Turner has nothing to worry about, but I ended up happy enough thinking he was quite sweet.

As a reward for working so hard I bought myself some of the new Lawn Fawn releases and through the slightly older Gleeful Gardens set in too, and it arrived just in time to add details to this card :)

I'm also adding this to Lawnscaping challenge 107 (Critters)

Saturday, 6 June 2015

sewing - happy penguin

Another sewing post, I've got adventurous with sewing on a few sequins :)

The metallic thread looks really nice but it really is a pain to work with...

Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamps

(note, this bag is not filled as it is going in the post to someone who grow their own lavender :))

Friday, 5 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v1.4

Mixing in Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies stamps and dies and stitched rectangles, not much more to say, going along nicely

Thursday, 4 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v1.3

Going ok with this 'kit' so far, the fourth card is another baby card, as I said I don't expect to finish the  paper pad, but if I can make 20 unique cards for the month (and perhaps a few duplicates) that would be nice...

Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, scripty hello dies
Quickutz lemonade alphabet
Wednesday, 3 June 2015

june 2015 craft haul - v1.2

Trying something other than a baby card, with Lawn Fawn year one, and penelope's blossoms stamp and dies, the usual Mama Elephant Femme Frames and quickutz scalloped circle. Flowers are from the stash of prima I bought years ago.