Wednesday, February 29

Thank You

This card is for my friend Karen who is incredibly kind, caring & loyal....

Zoom time....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Butterfly Dreams' & 'Round & Round' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Butterfly'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'

The re-shuffle at Dean's work is an on-going saga of which I'm longing for a resolution, in the meantime, I'll just keep on crafting to take my mind off it :) x

Tuesday, February 28

Deepest Sympathy

I've had a request for a sympathy card....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Text Style' & 'Little Labels'; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz 'Wallpaper & Wood' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Turning A New Leaf

I really appreciate your visit, have a lovely day :) x

Monday, February 27

Birthday Wishes

A super simple card that took no time at all....

A little closer....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Text Style', 'Bitty Background Blocks', 'Celebrations' & 'Polka Dot Basics II' / Tools - WPlus9 Die 'Layered Butterfly'; Papertrey Ink Die 'Fancy Flourishes'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Canvas & Linen'

Meeting the girls for coffee this morning, have a lovely day whatever you're up to :) x

Sunday, February 26

You're Purr-fect

Not sure what I'll use these for but I certainly enjoyed making them....

The sentiments make me smile....

Supplies: Stamps - Paper Smooches 'Chubby Chums' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 3/4"

Have a good day :) x

Saturday, February 25

It's Never Too Early!

One thing to tick off my Christmas 2012 'to do list' lol....

No doubt I'll hate them by December & have to make new ones!

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Made Of Snow Mini'; Hero Arts 'Spirit Of The Season' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Made Of Snow Mini'; EK Success Circle Punch 2 3/4"; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'; Provocraft Embossing Folders 'Seeing Spots' & 'Swiss Dots'

Hope you're enjoying your Saturday, thank you so much for visiting :) x

Friday, February 24

Congratulations On Your Achievement

I know the colour blocking trend began last year but playing catch up is the story of my life!

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Leaf & Floral Background'; Papertrey Ink 'Celebrations' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Yikes, Friday already -where has this week gone?  Enjoy your weekend you wonderful people :) x

Thursday, February 23

Have a Fantastic Day

I don't have many stamp sets which is why I keep using the same ones again & again....

Jumping on the twine bandwagon, just love it!

 Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Bitty Background Blocks' & 'Flower Fusion #12'; Hero Arts 'Good Friends' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Flower Fusion #12'; Stampin' Up! Border Punch 'Scallop'

Have a fantastic day ;D x

Wednesday, February 22

Laugh A Little

Some more note-cards for my collection....

I really enjoyed putting these together!

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Friendship Jar Summer Fillers', 'Flower Fusion #7, 9 & 12' & 'Polka Dot Basics II; Hero Arts 'Type' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Pint Jar', 'Jar Ribbon' & 'Flower Fusion #7, 9 & 12'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

The house is a bit too quiet now the children are back at school....I'm never happy lol x

Tuesday, February 21

You're Special

A friend of mine is having a tough time at the moment & I wanted to remind her of how special she is....

Zooming in....

Supplies: Stamps - My Cute Stamps 'Elegant Birds'; Unity Stamp Company 'Quiet Essence'; Hero Arts 'Good Friends' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Circles'

I've been blog hopping a lot lately & taking notes of techniques, sketches & design's that I love & want to incorporate into my own cards - I'm so thankful for all the inspiration that's out there :) x

Monday, February 20

You Colour My World

A quick card to share before I start on the ironing (thank goodness Dean does his own)....

I wasn't sure about the colours so I tried pastels too....

 Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Background Basics Circles' & 'Fancy Flourishes'; Paper Smooches 'Word Salad' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Butterfly'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'

Happy Monday & thank you for stopping by :) x

Sunday, February 19

Happiest Of Birthdays

Still stockpiling birthday cards....

Close up time....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Celebrations', 'Bitty Background Blocks', 'Little Labels' & 'Fancy Flourishes' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Little Labels'; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Off to Bluewater today, the children need haircuts & shoes - so relieved they are back to school tomorrow, keeping them occupied all week had worn me out!

Saturday, February 18

How I Show My Love

 Scheduled post today (& tomorrow), Dean's clamping down on his no blogging at weekends ban!

Lots & lots of white space....just how I like it.

Supplies: Stamps - Verve 'All A Flutter' & 'Twitterpated'; Papertrey Ink 'Love Lives Here' / Tools - Verve Dies 'All A Flutter'; Stampin' Up! Border Punch 'Scallop'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Victoria'

Have a great day peeps!

Friday, February 17

Ooh La La....

A shopping trip in Paris?  Now that's my idea of a perfect birthday....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Style is Eternal'; Papertrey Ink 'Everyday Classics' / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink '2008 Bitty Dot Basics' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Banner Borders'

I'm so glad it's Friday, it's been a long week - have a great weekend everyone :) x

Thursday, February 16

Just My Type

This card is for a special lady I'm so glad to now have in my life....

Up close....

 Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Type'; Papertrey Ink 'Celebrations' & 'Text Style'

I'm taking the children swimming in a moment, anything to wear them out!  Have a great day :) x

Wednesday, February 15

Lets Shell-ebrate!

The children have so many birthday parties to attend I can hardly keep up!

These images are just adorable....

Supplies: Stamps - Paper Smooches 'Party Posse' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots'; EK Success Circle Punches 1 3/4" &  2 3/4" / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Hope you all had a lovely Valentines day, I find it hard not to be cynical when the price of flowers & chocolates increase by about 50% around this time....that's not to say I wasn't delighted with the delivery of my dozen white roses lol x

Tuesday, February 14


I made this card for my beautiful friend Jo who starts her new job soon....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Celebrations', 'Flower Fusion #7' & 'Turning A New Leaf' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Celebrations' & 'Banner Borders'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Taking the children to visit my parents today & then onto Bluewater Shopping Centre with my Mother for lunch :) x

Monday, February 13


Here's a birthday card I made over the weekend....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Flower Fusion #12', 'Celebrations' & 'Text Style' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Flower Fusion 12'; Stampin' Up! Punch 'Scallop'

It's the first day of the children's half-term break & they're already driving me crazy....I've always maintained I would decline the boarding option at their school, especially because it's only 2 minutes away - but now I'm having second thoughts  lol x

Friday, February 10

From The Heart

Thank you for all your well wishes, I'll let you know the outcome of Dean's interview when we find out ourselves - I've been crafting to take my mind off it....

Not sure I got the balance right but I made more anyway....

This sentiment is so true....

Supplies: Stamps - Stampin' Up! 'Fresh Vintage' & 'Heard From The Heart' / Designer Paper Stampin' Up! 'Everyday Enchantment' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Banner Border'

It's Owen's birthday party tomorrow so I've been busy making matching banners, cupcake toppers & party bags - have a great weekend, whatever you're up to :) x

Wednesday, February 8

Home & Heart

 The plan was to make a 'new home' card for my friend Amy....

But I didn't stop at one....

Another Valentines card for my husband?!....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Love Lives Here' & 'Bitty Background Blocks' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Love Lives Here'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

As part of the merger, Director's are being 'interviewed' for their positions today & this includes my husband so please cross your fingers for him :) xxx

Tuesday, February 7

Love You Forever

It usually takes me half an hour to put a card together, but this one took so long (you could say forever!) to get right that I almost gave up on it....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes', 'Think Big Favourites #11' & 'Flower Fusion #7'; Stampin' Up! 'En Francais' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Flower Fusion #7'

After my lazy day yesterday, I have a million things to do today....just need to finish my cup of tea & catch up on several episodes of MasterChef first ;) x

Monday, February 6

Birthday Cupcake

This card was for a very sweet lady (you couldn't get much sweeter)....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Birthday By The Numbers'; Papertrey Ink 'Polka Dot Basics II' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

It's been a busy weekend & I'm feeling tired so I'll be taking it very easy today :) x

Sunday, February 5

Birthday Flourishes

Breaking my weekend blogging ban whilst Dean & the children play out in the snow!

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes', 'Rosie Posie' & 'Think Big Favourites #12' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Fancy Flourishes'; We Are Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Hope you're enjoying your weekend, we're off to Prezzo's for lunch shortly :) x

Thursday, February 2

Just A Note (& Giveaway Result)

Another set of note-cards, you can never have too many!

My favourite of the two....

Making multiples is my thing ;)

& of course the close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Unity Stamp Co 'Moments In Bloom'; Papertrey Ink 'Botanical Silhouettes' & 'Love Lives Here' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I'm thrilled so many of you participated in my little giveaway, I was anxious about having no takers!  The name randomly drawn from the comments (& a few email entries) was Vicky (Cuddly Cards) - please email me your address & thank you to everyone else for taking part :) x

Card Kit Giveaway

Randomly generated winner: Vicky - Cuddly Cards

I thought I'd do something a little fun & a little different!  I've compiled quick & simple kits to make 16 of my cards (all posted on my blog in January), complete with adhesive to giveaway....

If you would like these kits (& I really hope someone wants them lol), just leave a comment (I will ship worldwide) & I'll randomly draw a name tomorrow :) xxx

Wednesday, February 1

Some Birdie Loves you

With Dean working late most nights I seem to be churning out a lot of romantic cards, perhaps absence does make the heart grow fonder lol

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Wplus9 'Love Birds'; Stampin' Up! 'Woodgrain' / Tools - EK Success Circle Punch; Wplus9 Dies 'Love Birds'

Meeting friends for a spot of shopping & lunch so must dash, have a fantastic day :) x