Saturday 31 August 2019

Grandparents - sweet stampin'

Morning all,

Time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're celebrating grandparents!

For my card I used this adorable LotV stamp, and matched it with some LotV papers.

Now it's over to you guys! Let's give some love to all those grandparents, and don't forget to come see what my fellow Sweeties have made for your inspiration!

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Wednesday 28 August 2019

Exciting news!

Good morning everyone!

I have some exciting news to share this morning. I have a new DT position, and it's with none other than The Paper Shelter! Anyone who has been following my blog these last few months will know how much I love their digis and can probably guess how very excited I was to be asked to become part of the team!

So, without further ado...

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is Back to school.

I used the fab Cool Student for my card, as she reminds me a lot of my daughter when she was in high school (except she doesn't have curly hair... The hat with ears is soooo her though!)

I have to admit I'm rather fond of the purple & mint colour combo, and I am very pleased it photographed well, because I find purple doesn't often come out right.

So now it's your turn! Come and play with us over at The Paper Shelter, and you could win an amazing $30 gift voucher if you use an image from The Paper Shelter. And if you enter with a different brand image, you can still win three TPS digis of your choice (which you can then use to enter the next challenge, and so be eligible for the $30 voucher!).

Have a fantabulous day!


Saturday 24 August 2019

Pretty in pink - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin', and this week our theme is Pretty in Pink.

Now I rather like this theme, even if not all my fellow Sweeties agree, lol.

I used a  - big surprise - digi from The Paper Shelter. This one is from my favourite of their bundles. That particular bundle really works well with shabby chic cards, so that's exactly what I made!

Isn't she pretty? One of my (many) favourites so far.

That's it from me this week... Over to you guys. Don't forget to go take a peek at all the pretty pinkness over on the blog!

Have a fantabulous weekend!


I definitely want to take this over to go play at The Paper Shelter, with their Face it! challenge. because her face is the prettiest of all!

I'd also like to play along with A Gem of a challenge's anything goes theme, and at the
Polkadoodles Craft challenge where it is also anything goes.

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Face it.

Evening all,

Back again to play in the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. Loving the face it theme this week!

First up, I saw this gorgeous digi, and simply had to play with it!

Her name is Rose, and isn't she pretty? I knew just the papers I wanted to pair her with too. They're another set I've had for eons (i.e. since about 2012/13, lol), and they have the distinction of being the only paper pad I've used up in its entirety, and then re-bought because I couldn't bear to be without them. They're such lovely fresh colours, and I think they suit Rose beautifully.

That's it for now. Off to go join the challenge!

Have a fantabulous day!


Sunday 18 August 2019

Punches and dies...

Hello all,

Another entry from me for the punches and dies challenge at The Paper Shelter...

Going through my cards for an upcoming craft fair, I realised I had lots of baby girl cards, but no baby boy ones... that wouldn't do!

The papers and stickers I used here were from a scrapbook set I bought from The Works in 2012, only a couple of weeks after I started crafting. I've still not used it all up yet, but am definitely getting there!

That's it from me. Off to share at TPS, and then bedtime for me!

Have a fantabulous night,


CAS - Sweet Stampin'

Hello all,

So sorry about the late post this week. no excuse, just a leaky brain! We started a new challenge for Sweet Stampin' on Saturday, and the theme this week is Clean and simple.

Now most of you will know this is not my favourite theme. In fact, it tends to rather terrify me if I think about it too much, so instead of thinking, I'll just go ahead and share my card!

Surprisingly, I am actually rather pleased with how it turned out! I would have preferred a larger, fancier sentiment, but I actually have remarkably few of those, and none of them worked. Still, I really love this Kenny K image, and the whole retro feel.

Anyways, enough babbling from me... It's over to you. Please do come play with us this week!

Have a fantabulous day!


Wednesday 14 August 2019


Good morning all,

Just a warning... Thar be pirates!

I made a pirate card to join in this week's dies and punches challenge at The Paper Shelter. I just love this image! (Little fun fact: My first ever stamp was a pirate one - from LotV, of course - only that one was a boy with a dog)

I'm also rather in love with this paper, and the anchor die is easily my most used nautical die.

You know, I could do with digging up a box of treasure! Or maybe a box full of stamps? that would be an awesome kind of treasure to find, I think, lol.

Anyways, that's all from me, I'm off to go play at The Paper Shelter :)

Have a fantabulous day!


Sunday 11 August 2019

Mmmmmm cake...

Morning all,

I thought I'd get another quick entry in to The Paper Shelter summer break challenge.

Tell you what though, making this card gave me some serious cravings for an afternoon tea!

I went for a super simple design, with double mats on top of some adorable biscuit paper (not that you can see much of it, lol). I didn't think it needed anything more, as the image says it all.

My son and I are the only ones with a sweet tooth in our house, so when I do go for afternoon tea, he's the one that comes with me. I'm thinking this card would be a good way to invite him along next time :)

That's it from me for today. hope you're all having a fab weekend!


Saturday 10 August 2019

Things with wings - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

This week at Sweet Stampin', we're looking to see some wings on your creations!

I did something a little different for me...

I die-cut a jar out of acetate, and filled it with some flowers, added a couple of punched butterflies, and finished with a stamped birthday sentiment, as the card was going to be for my aunt. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, especially the cute little jar!

Hope you'll strap on some wings and come join us this week! The Sweeties are looking forward to see your creations!

Have a fantabulous weekend,


Saturday 3 August 2019

Spots and/or stripes - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

New challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we're looking for a very easy spots and/or stripes.

As I usually do with this theme, I went for stripes. I do love me a stripe, I do...

A simple layout and a Saturated Canary stamp I've had for aaaaages, but hadn't gotten 'round to using yet.
The stripes in question are from an old LotV paper pad, and I found the pink paper languishing in my off-cuts. I rather liked the colour combination.

Now it's over to you guys, come share your spots and stripes with us this week, and don't forget to go see what my fellow Sweeties have created for you.

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Thursday 1 August 2019

August challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all,

It's August! And a new month means a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics!

For my DT project this month, I had a play with an MDF tag, and went for a steampunk/industrial look.

I started off with some embossed foil tape, which I aged with distress paints, then embellished and added Finnabair's waxes before finishing with a TH sentiment.
The embellishments are a combination of  Snipart, Mitform, random metal and die-cut gears and an MDF ATCoin from Fernli Designs.

Now it's over to you. Do come and play with us over at Altered Eclectics, where anything altered art/mixed media goes!

Have a fantabulous day!