Shiny New Home!

A quick break from baby cards for a new home card!

I had such a hard time choosing a good house stamp set and ended up with Hero Arts Whimsical House in the end and I’m very happy with it (thanks, Laurel for the suggestion!). The only thing I still haven’t found is a ‘Congratulations on your new home’ sentiment, but its easy enough to create one with a good alphabet set and I used the super sweet Jessie’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn.

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I had a chance to play with my new Copic Airbrush system, which is how I created the clouds & grass – it was a little fidgety, but I got where I wanted in the end Its not perfect, but I’m still learning! I stamped the house on some woodgrain paper from Crate Paper, Emma’s Shoppe and paper-pieced the door & windows. I highlighted some portions with Copics and covered the whole house with Glossy Accents.

The sketch is based on the current sketch over at Get Sketchy & this is also for the Anything Goes challenge at Wee Memories.

Thanks for stopping by today – I’m off for the rest of weekend to Budapest, so it will be quiet on the blog!



Card details:
Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Stamps: house from Whimsical House (Hero Arts), alphabets from Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents, sewing machine, double-ended banner die (Papertrey Ink)

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Not your average baby card

Another baby card to share today and this time using some very nontraditional colors. I loved the colors for the current challenge over The Play Date Cafe, but I had so many baby cards to make & I was determined to make it work! I think it turned out well – who says purple & turquoise can’t be used for babies?



The sketch is based on the current sketch over at the Clean & Simple blog and it is also for the Passion for Papertrey – Hey Baby! challenge. Lastly, as I didn’t use any markers, it is also going into the current challenge over at There She Goes Stamps.



Card details:
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet, Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Stamps: sentiment from Plus One (Lawn Fawn), bears from Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Versamark
Accessories: buttons (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), die cut (Papertrey Ink), clear embossing powder
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Glittery, sparkling prams…

If only they came like this in real life…
As mentioned, the week of baby cards continues (though hopefully I’ll take a break for some other creations too!) & today I am sharing 2 cards featuring Lawn Fawn’s adorable new Plus One set. I looove this set and couldn’t wait to ink it up. Luckily for me, everyone I know is having babies or needs baby cards for their friends! These cards are inspired by the card Nichol Magouirk did for the Plus One release.
It doesn’t come out that well in the pictures, but I highlighted the patterned paper of the 2nd card with a glitter pen and it adds the perfect amount of sparkle to this card. I felt it needed a little something as the colors are pretty untraditional for baby cards, but I think they’re so sweet!
These cards are for the current challenges over at Wee Memories – Anything Goes, A Passion for Papertrey – Hey Baby! & CPS – Card Positioning Systems sketch #211.

And, don’t forget to scroll down to check out my supply purge!

Lastly, there’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards! 

Card details
Card 1:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lillian collection (Crate Paper)
Stamps: sentiment & pram from Plus One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Dies: Double-ended banner (Papertrey Ink), Circle/Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Glitter pen, border punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Card 2:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lillian collection & Brook collection (Crate Paper)
Stamps: sentiment & pram from Plus One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Dies: Double-ended banner (Papertrey Ink), Circle/Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Glitter pen, border punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), buttons (Papertrey Ink)
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More babies on the way…

So, a few weeks ago I did a week of baby cards and I am about to embark on the same thing this week – there are so many babies on the way – I can’t keep up with all the cards!

I wanted to squeeze in an entry for the Card Positioning sketch, so I used that tonight for my inspiration. This is also for the current challenge at Passion for Papertrey.

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Spring Cleaning!

Happy Friday!

Its really feeling like Spring now and that always calls for some Spring cleaninng! I am purging lots of supplies that will be available for sales on my blog over the next few days. Please email me (through the link on the sidebar) to get final shipping costs and arrange payment.

The first group is a massive collection of SEI 12 x 12 paper – big & bold graphic paper perfect for putting together quick & easy scrapbook pages – some color collections include coordinating vellum sheets and matching tags as well. All color groups include solid coordinating papers as well. There are over 300 sheets of paper included!

Total Price: £22/$35 + p&p. Happy to ship ANYWHERE – please get in touch for postage costs.
The next lot is another large collection of various patterned papers, some papers with matching tags.
(Collection of purple/green papers not shown, but included as well!)
Total price: £12/$20 + p&p (will ship anywhere!)
Next, some scrapbooks embellishments, eyelets & tags:
Entire collection only £20/$30 + p&p
Check back over the next few days for some Promarkers, stickers and more!
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Happy Mother’s Day

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post tonight featuring another card I did for Mother’s Day – which is coming up in just a couple weeks here in the UK. I used the color combo from Color Throwdown – orange, green & blue.  I used the same sketch as the post below – I have a few more fun color combos with this card for Mother’s Day to share later…

This is also for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Mother’s Day

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Spring is in the air!

Hi everyone & happy Monday!

It is starting to feel a little like spring in London and it makes such a difference – it is lighter later, warmer, the sun is trying to sneak out every once in awhile – its so nice! It really does make everything seem better – I do looove spring.

As it starting to feel like spring, I have definitely been drawn towards my cheery patterned paper and sweet floral stamps. When I saw the beautiful color palette over at The Play Date Cafe I knew I wanted to play along. Here is my CAS creation:


Here is the color inspiration photo:

Thanks for stopping by!

Card details:
Cardstock: White, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Emma’s Shoppe (Crate Paper)
Stamp: sentiment from Year of the Flower: Daffodils (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Angel Pink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz ribbon, Orange Zest button (Papertrey Ink), twine, stick pin (The Ribbon Girl), border punch (Fiskars)
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Delightful Doilies are sooo delightful!!

Its been a super busy weekend and we still don’t have a computer at home. Luckily my husband brought his computer home from work so I have a chance to do a quick blog post.

I have really enjoyed the week of honouring over at Joy Taylor’s blog and she has posted a challenge for her readers to do the same. There are so many people I get inspiration from, but I really love Dawn McVey’s work and chose a card from the Love Birds release in December. I decided to do some Mother’s Day cards and did a lot of variations on color. Here are my creations:

Sorry for the dark photos – couldn’t get any good pictures of these with good natural light. The first card uses the new Papertrey Ink color, Royal Velvet – it looks very blue here, but it is a beautiful, vibrant purple and I can’t get enough of yellow & purple at the moment. In all these cards I have used the color that is 1 shade lighter for the layer on Mat Stack 3 – it is hard to see in the picture, but very nice in real life!
Here is Dawn’s card that I used as inpsiration:

Thanks to Dawn for being so easy to ‘honor’ and thanks to Joy for this wonderful challenge!
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Mother’s Day Flowers

So, in the UK Mother’s Day is April 2nd and I’m busy making cards for friends. I love making mother’s day cards because I really love my mother! I think even though these are for someone else’s mom, I probably make them with my favorite person in the back of my mind. And, I can pull out all my favorite floral stamps as I think moms generally go for that stuff!

I remember seeing this sketch over at Karen’s blog, The Sweetest Thing, and really was struck by it & wanted to play along. Alas, time was not on my side. But, I’ve used in anyway for my cards today. Got to use lots of yummy new My Mind’s Eye & Crate Paper on these cards. Apologies for the bad pictures as well!!

This last card definitely reminds me of spring & also uses some green, so I’m entering it into the current challenge over at Wee Memories.

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A floral frenzy

It feels great to finally have a quick chance to blog something. I have lots of cards to share, but no computer at home is making it very difficult!! I am going to hopefully get a few blog posts scheduled now though so I can get caught up….

So, just a quick one for now. I finally had a chance to ink up one of my fave new 2011 Hero Arts stamps – Large Flower Blossom. I bought the larger, wood mounted version as I wanted it more for backgrounds. It is so fun to emboss resist! Sorry for the dark photo – not home during daylight hours enough at the moment!

This is for the current challenge over at The Paper Players – using blue, pink & espresso.

Thanks for stopping by and check back later for more!

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