Tuesday, 31 May 2016


This hamster is so cute, I'm just bummed that I've misplaced his die :(

Lawn Fawn wheelie like you
Monday, 30 May 2016

happy happy happy birthday

Just a quick card!

Mama Elephant femme frames
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Spellbinders circle nestabilities
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Hero Arts happy stamp & cut
Daisy Bucket retro tree
Sunday, 29 May 2016


Another scrapbook page after a couple of years....

Its a reflection of my life and living conditions (because of work my husband who is my best friend) and I live apart. It is a tale of how you just make the most of what you have and the time we have together.

Saturday, 28 May 2016


Needing another sympathy card, using soft vellum die cuts to lift a patterned paper.

Lawn Fawn blissful botanicals
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Friday, 27 May 2016

one for the boys

Just a really simple card using some very old paper.

Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle
Simon Says Stamp happy birthday
Thursday, 26 May 2016

more flamingoes!

I couldn't resist making another flamingo card (especially as I'd already coloured the flamingos), and so i combined with a lot of scraps from my desk to make this. It also fits the 'Anything Goes' Wednesday challenge on Simon Says Stamp (well anything would!)

Lawn Fawn flamingo together
Lawn Fawn grassy border
Lawn Fawn ocean borders
Lawn Fawn puffy cloud borders
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Lawn Fawn critters from the past
Lawn Fawn stinkin' cute
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins
Copics C4, R20, R32, Y15, YG07, YG17, E15, E35
Simon Says Stamp spring rain
Momento tuxedo black

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

someday we'll find it

I love rainbows, and trying to blend the perfect rainbow on this card was really relaxing.

Simon Says Stamp happy birthday
Distress inks: festive berries, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, broken china, wilted violet
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

riding on the ocean blue

Lawn Fawn float my boat
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders
Lawn Fawn year six
Lawn Fawn puffy clouds
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Monday, 23 May 2016


I love birds... all birds... and so this cute flamingo set from Lawn Fawn was an absolute must! The puns are pretty good too! The feathers from 'dream' have the most subtle colouring in R0000

Lawn Fawn flamingo together
Lawn Fawn dream
Lawn Fawn flirty frames
Pretty Pink Posh  - fresh mint sequins
Copics - C0, C4, R0000, R20, R32, Y15, YG03, YG13

Sunday, 22 May 2016

believe in your dreams

Just a simple lavender bag today, using the Lawn Fawn set Flutter By.

Lawn Fawn Flutter By
Saturday, 21 May 2016

graduation 2016 v2

Another set of graduation cards. Much the same design as before with the old cliche of hats thrown in the air.

Lawn Fawn hats off to you
Lawn Fawn scattered showers
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Personal Impressions mix & match
Friday, 20 May 2016

sun, sea and grass skirts

I have learnt that die cutting then stamping an image is not the way around I can naturally work... I've also learnt that RV04 is much brighter than I think.

I've coloured my polynesian dancer inspired by Sandy Allnock's #thehumanrainbow colourings

MFT Polynesian Paradise
Copics Y17, YR14, YG03, G99, V15, RV04, RV06, R24, N3, N5, N7, N9, E31, E33
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Thursday, 19 May 2016

felt like a cupcake

Both the Monday and Wednesday Challenges on Simon Says Stamp this week were all about felt... and so I sewed myself a lavender bag, decorating my cute paper smooches cupcake with plenty of pretty pink posh sequins.

Lawn Fawn stitched squares
Paper Smooches mini cupcake
Lawn Fawn treat yourself
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - pink peonies, lime sorbet, lemon meringue
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

reduce, reuse, recycle

I was always taught to never throw anything away that could be reused. This lavender bag is made from a pillow case that was passed its best, but now it is pretty and useful!

Lawn Fawn you're a hoot
Lawn Fawn winter sparrows
Lawn Fawn blue skies
Tuesday, 17 May 2016

graduation 2016

I always need some graduation cards (part of being a university lecturer) and some of this years cards look like this.

Lawn Fawn hats off to you
Lawn Fawn scripty sayings,
Copics C5, C7, C10, Y21, Y17
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Monday, 16 May 2016

pocket silhouettes

Just a quick card based upon a night sky blended from distress inks. The stampin' up stamps pocket silhouettes are providing the foreground detail.

Distress Inks: tumbled glass, blueprint sketch, shaded lilac, wilted violet
Stampin' up pocket silhouettes
Stampin' up congrats
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Sunday, 15 May 2016

it's the most wonderful time of the year

The quest to chip away at this year's christmas cards continues... a quick and simple card

Hero Arts Fancy Cut Christmas
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Spellbinders nestabilities circles
Pretty Pink Posh aquamarine
Saturday, 14 May 2016

one layer, that's all I need

Messing about, wishing I had more of a plan...

Lots of little stamps used in a one layer card.

Lawn Fawn You're a Hoot
Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows
Lawn Fawn Love You Tons
Lawn Fawn Hedgehogs
Lawn Fawn Year Four
Lawn Fawn Lets Play
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies

Stampin' Up inks: Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie
Friday, 13 May 2016

just a note

A nice simple card, and another card kit for my mother.

Hero Arts Hello stamp & cut
Mama Elephant borderlines trio
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Spellbinders nestabilities circles
Thursday, 12 May 2016

case this sketch #171

So I finally managed to get my hands on issue 149 of Simply Cards and Papercrafts with the free gift of Altenew roses. I've looked at this style of stamp for a while and this was a way for me to play with them, and I have to say the full set is now on my wish list for when it is back in stock.

I finished my roses by using the Case this Sketch #171 as inspiration. Simple card.

Altenew (magazine gift)
Distress inks: spun sugar, shabby shutters
Stampin' up inks: pretty in pink, cameo coral, regal rose, certainly celery, old olive
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear

ETA this was a favourite
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

lawnscaping #129

Lawnscaping #129 was all about critters. I have plenty of critters to choose from but this cutie from the critters from the past.

Lawn Fawn critters from the past
Lawn Fawn gleeful gardens
Lawn Fawn year six
Copics: BG10, BG11, BG13 YG03, YG07, E15, E37
Tuesday, 10 May 2016

the birds of sympathy

I hate making sympathy cards, but following on from this idea, this card came together really easily, and now I have one ready should I unfortunately need it.

Papertrey Ink daily design sentiments
Lawn Fawn scattered showers
Spellbinders birds on a wire
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear
Monday, 9 May 2016


A commission from my husband - a card for a friends 2 year old - lets make some noise :)

Mama Elephant up & away
Avery Elle fly by
Lawn Fawn year six
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles
Lawn Fawn puffy clouds
Copics - B00, BG02, RV04, RV21, Y11, Y21, YG11, G12, W1, W3, R0000, R20
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - lime sorbet, lemon meringue, pink peonies, aquamarine, sparkling clear