Saturday, 30 April 2016

bonjour beautiful

So a couple of weeks ago I got some second hand goodies from Michelle of The Craft Grotto, I bought this clearly besotted stamps and die set solely for making this... there is also a card, which I shall share in a few days but the card was only made to test how the sequins were going to look.

This fits the 'Anything Goes' at Simon Says Stamp!

Clearly Besotted Hey Beautiful
Corrine LaPierre felt
Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear, turquoise
Friday, 29 April 2016

once upon a time, a very long time ago...

A bit of sewing with the very first dies I ever bought - one of these was the die included with my Sizzix sidekick, the other from a set of 'Doodlebug' sizzix dies I bought with my sidekick!

A bit of felt today and another lavender bag.This fits the 'Anything Goes' at Simon Says Stamp!

Sissiz dies
Thursday, 28 April 2016

simon says flowers

The Simon Says Stamp work it wednesday challenge for April is 'flowers', now flowers isn't something I normally do, and I certainly find them hard to colour...  but I gave it a go and find the results not too bad

Hero Arts blossom art
Hero Arts hello stamp & cut
Derwent inktense pencils
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

one amigo

I thought I'd try a new colour way for me and went all gold to match this cute fox.

This week's wednesday challenge at simon says stamp is an anything goes... to this is anything going...

Mama Elephant three amigos
Paper Smooches space cadet
Copics - YR23, YR24, E33, E51, C00
Simple Stories snap patterned papers
Doodlebug sequins
Tuesday, 26 April 2016

bright new home

Trying something a bit different by using my stamps in a different way :)

Paper Smooches bitty bungalows
Lawn Fawn stitched borders
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear

Monday, 25 April 2016

can we go loop the loop

When something ends up on my desk I usually make more than one card with the same stamp set, this time trying for a different look with some patterned paper.

Avery Elle fly by
Lawn Fawn blue skies
Copics - B24, B26, YR02, YR04
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Doodlebug boys only patterned paper

Sunday, 24 April 2016

warp speed ahead sir!

This is such a cheery get well card, I love it :)

Lawn Fawn space cadet
Copics - B0000, B00, C3, C5, B05, B06, Y11, Y13, YR02, YR04, R24, R37
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear

Saturday, 23 April 2016


Using the same technique for sky as a few days ago, but this time with a super fun biplane from Avery Elle.

Avery Elle fly by
Hero Arts hello stamp & cut
Lawn Fawn hearts
Lawn Fawn puffy cloud border
Copics - B24, B26, R24, R37, C3
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - tumbled glass
Pretty Pink Posh - sparkling clear sequins
Friday, 22 April 2016

new home, old toy

I've had my silhouette for years, but for the last couple it has been mostly unused, but with a new home card required, and my stamps failing me, I thought I'd drag it out.

Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Thursday, 21 April 2016

birds on a wire

Something a bit different

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - candied apple, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, scattered straw
Lawn Fawn hello sunshine
Spellbinders birds on a wire
Lawn Fawn hearts die
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Wednesday, 20 April 2016

bonjour, Ça va

Another cute Useless Trinkets card, this time with Cookie Jar the Unicorn.

Useless Trinkets cookie jar
Lawn Fawn gleeful gardens
My Minds Eye My Girl paper pad
Peeler Beads (melted) toothpaste
Tuesday, 19 April 2016

yes... no!

Trying something different... I don't like it...

WPlus9 spring wreath
Hero Arts happy stamp & cut
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh aquamarine, espresso sequins

Monday, 18 April 2016


Still working with that American Crafts Abode collection

American Crafts Abode
Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Borders
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello
MFT Blueprints 15
Pretty Pink Posh Lemon drop sequins
Sunday, 17 April 2016

hang in there

I completely fell for the cuties in the Mama Elephant Up & Away stamp set, and have had the set for over a year and really haven't used it as much as I should. However, part of Sandy Allnock's 'Copic Jump Start' class is to colour sphere's so I dug out this set with the intention of using and thought I'd go for a 'before'.

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Mama Elephant Up & Away
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - lemon meringue, pink peonies, lime sorbet, aquamarine
Copics - RV21, RV04, R32, B00, BG02, Y11, Y21, YG11, G12, E31, E35, E37, E51
Thursday, 14 April 2016

retro anniversary

Not much to say other than using up old supplies with a mixture of old and new stuff.

American Crafts Abode papers
My Favourite Things Blueprints 15
Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Spellbinders Nestabilities circles
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Pretty Pink Posh aquamarine 4 & 6 mm sequins
American Crafts grosgrain ribbon
Wednesday, 13 April 2016


Trying out more of my current topic techniques to show my skills before the #jumpstartcopics class from Sandy Allnock. Again I'm using the really cute Useless Trinkets monsters.

Useless Trinkets Theeth Monster
Copics YG03, YG07, YG17, N1, N3, Y13, Y15, Y17
Lawn Fawn Monster Mash
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

more mail for you

I think these Useless Trinkets images are just too sweet...

Useless Trinkets Fluffy Gustav brings the mail
Copics BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, V04, V15, N3, N7, E51, C1
Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Monday, 11 April 2016

mail monster

I'm loving colouring in right now, and these Useless Trinkets monsters are too sweet. Apparently the mail monster eats all of your bills!

Useless Trinkets Fluffy Gustav brings some mail
Copics C04, V15, Y13, Y15, Y17, B00, N5, N7, C1, C3
Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Doodlebug twine
Sunday, 10 April 2016


Using up really old supplies

American Crafts Ribbon, Abode
Peeler beads (melted enamel dots) toothpaste
Quickutz scalloped circle dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
MFT Blueprints 15
Hero Arts Happy stamp & cut
Saturday, 9 April 2016

love is the solution

Just sharing the card from this year's Valentine's

A cute shaker and chemistry theme :)

Copics B00, B02
Hero Arts Graph Paper stamp
Taylored Expressions Love is the Solution stamps & dies
Friday, 8 April 2016

one sketch - two ways - version 3

I promised that this sketch was inspiring me and that there were a couple of more card ideas out there, so here is the third card in the one sketch - two ways series.

Another distress ink sky, I do love those little cubes as I can have all the colours!!!

Tim Holtz Distress ink Broken China, Blue Print Sketch, Wilted Violet
Lawn Fawn Float My Boat, Stitched Rectangles, Ocean Wave Borders
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear
Thursday, 7 April 2016


I've signed up for Sandy Allnock's Copic Jump Start class, which has been slightly delayed, but this is allowing me some time to document my copic skills before...

This cutie is from useless trinkets is showing my fur skills (as they stand) as well as some shading...

Copics YG03, YG07, YG17, N1 N3, Y15, Y17
Lawn Fawn Monster Mash, Stitched Rectangles
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Useless Trikets Fluffy Gustav