Wee Memories Challenge – Brads, Buttons or Bows

Hello blog friends!

I feel like it has been ages since I stopped in for a visit. Between moving house, being pregnant & trying to get a UK driver’s license, life is absolutely crazy. I have now set up my craft room though and its a real treat to create in my new space (even though I’ve only had about 20 minutes in there so far!). Its a small room, but its all mine and the mess isn’t offending anyone ;-)


I’m excited to be back in the swing of things sharing a card for the new Wee Memories challenge – an especially fun one – brads, buttons or bow. I love all of these things so this was easy-peasy for me :-) I chose to use a bow, but struggle to leave a bow without a button…

I’ve made a similar card in the past, but wanted to try to use some non-girly papers on this otherwise very feminine card and I think it turned out well! I never use this Cosmo Cricket Social Club paper & I definitely think I should break it out more often.

Our fab sponsor this week is Jay Gee’s Nook, who are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner. Make sure to check out the store – it is full of paper crafty goodness. And don’t forget to visit all the DT blogs for a good dose of inspiration!

Hope to be back again soon sharing more projects!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Denim & Lace

Hi blog friends! Hopefully by the time you are reading this I am settled into our new house, but chances are I’m still surrounded by boxes! In preparation for the next phase of our lives, we’ve moved from our small central London flat to a bigger house out in the suburbs. It was hard to leave such a great location, but hopefully the extra space (and craft room!!) will make it all worth it. So, the big moved happened over the weekend and life has been manic as a result. But, I digress….

I’m really here to share a new Cupcake challenge – another fun one this week – Denim & Lace. You can use the colours or the real deal – I chose a little combo. I finally inked up this new background stamp from Hero Arts and did some emboss resist with various shades of blue Distress Inks + Perfet Pearls. So fun to get messy :-)

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Crafty Emma’s Store who are giving away a Β£10 gift voucher to their fab store – fun! And, for October we have 2 monthly sponsors. Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by – and hopefully by the next time you come to visit my blog I will be unpacked and crafting away in my new little room!

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A vintage baby card

Hey everyone! Hope your Monday is going well. Yet another baby card to share today!

This sweet little vintage teddy bear is for our new challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge — things with tails. I’m sure everyone has a cute little critter they can ink up for this challenge so make sure to play along! I got out my new October Afternoon chipboard & paper for this card – I can’t get enough of that stuff!

This week we’re sponsored by the generous Simon Says Stamp.


Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $20 Gift Voucher.

And thats not all! Its the beginning of the month so, of course, we have a new monthly sponsor. This month, Icing on the Cupcake is joined by Little Claire Designs!

Little Claire Designs

Little Claire Designs are generously offering one lucky winner, chosen at random, a fab 6 x 6 Paper Pad and two Stamps:

Make sure to check out the other great design team creations too! Thanks for stopping by!

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Lacey goodness

A super quick post tonight – I have tons to do, so going to keep this short!

I finally got out my new Turning a New Leaf die today to make this card – I have been wanting to use it since it arrived. I rarely use lace, but was inspired by the challenge over at the Embellish Magazine blog to use decorative trim & shades of green. I also took inspiration from the current card being featured in the CASE challenge. All of this green reminds me of things blooming, so its also for the A Passion for Papertrey challenge.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
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My green thumb…

Well, not exactly….
This card was for the ‘Grandmother’s Garden’ category in the last Paper Crafts Call and unfortunately didn’t make the cut, but I thought I would share it here.
It uses one of my favorite new stamps, Flower Bird Garden, from the 2011 Hero Arts Release. I used the embossed resist technique – this is my absolute fave! The background of the image is stamped with the Hero Arts Friend Definition, but it is hard to see in the picture. 
As the card uses embossing, I’m entering it into the Wet Embossing challenge over at There She Goes Clear Stamps. It is also a monochromatic color palette, and therefore being entered into the current Just Add Ink challenge and uses ribbon, so submitting it over at Wee Memories current ribbon challenge as well!
Thanks for visiting!

Card details:
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Flower Bird Garden, Friend Definition, Designer Woodgrain (Hero Arts), sentiment from Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade & Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: label (Cricut Expression), die (Papertrey Ink), button (Papertrey Ink), twine, lace (The Ribbon Girl), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive
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