Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day...


I think Memorial Day weekend is one of my fave 'holidays' in the US.

Partly because we always seem to spend it with the Nixon's (JT's parent's for those of you that don't know that) and they are an absolute hoot to spend time with.

My card today felt topical and will probably go to the Nixon's to thank them for their hospitality and for the fun times we undoubtedly had.

I love this stamp set, it is NBUS and called Flower Power by CAS-ual Friday's.

It is a bit of a labour intensive stamp to colour, but the end result is worth it.

As it so busy, I kept the card super dooper simple! Die is obvs one of my faves by MFT and the card blank is from my Target haul a few months back.

Hope you had a great long weekend, back to the grind tomorrow people..


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fun commission...


So recently JT became an Auntie (her Niece is gorgeous), which is lovely, I love being an Aunt.

Her Sister got in touch and asked me to make a 'Will you be my Godmother?' card.

I was intrigued by this concept (a Google search tells me it's very popular) and so obviously said yes.

I decided that I would use a stamp by A Day for Daisies and rooted through what I had and looked at their website. I think their stamps are really sweet and fit the theme of this card perfectly.

I gave Dana a few choices and the image that you see is the one she chose.

I printed the image and the text out on my computer and coloured it using Promarkers, I added a shadow around the fairy girl and some Nuvo Crystal drops for sparkle.

I thought it would be nice to mount it on a Lawn Fawn spotty card blank.

I LOVE it, I did make a different version, which was going to have the text as a banner -

But I didn't love my colouring, the stickles on the wings or the basically I disliked the entire card.

It didn't go to waste though, I cut a load of banners and sentiments and sent it to Dana along with the main one and a few other blank cards, then if she loves it she can use it for something else.

I do like a surprise commission, it's fun to make cards that bring someone's idea / thought to life.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wordless Sloth...


Last Sunday I had a little Skype playdate with JT.

I mainly finished off things whilst gossiping, but I did manage to FINALLY break out the Lawn Fawn Sloth set (Hanging In There) and make a card.

I used a piece of Tim Holtz woodgrain watercolour stock and blended a load of blue distress inks to create the rich blue colour.

I did the same again with green so I could cut the grass.

Looks cool right?

I was a bit unsure what the sentiment should be, but I think I've figured out what it should be.


Friday, May 26, 2017

CASology: Loud...


Happy Friday.

I am super excited, long weekend ahead that Sam and I are spending with the Nixon's - whoop whoop.

Last week I got an Honorable Mention over at CASology - for my Warm card, how lovely is that!

The cue card this week seemed perfect as I have a piece of second-hand NBUS by CAS-ual Friday Stamps that would be perfect here -

I love this set, it's called Ka-Boom and I've been itching to use it, but didn't have the right occasion.

My card is super CAS for me..I was so tempted to add bling, but the simple black heat embossing on the kraft cardstock (super bargain sale from Paper Source) really popped, so I left it alone.

I was laughing to myself about this card, because I remembered that about 7 years ago, it was Christmas Eve and I was away and I saw a reasonably priced heat embossing kit, heat tool, powders and embossing ink. I tried it. I hated it. I sold the kit. LMAO..look at me now ;)

This is why I love cardmaking - I get to learn so many new things.

Anyway, I am super pleased with my card, I love working in the bottom right corner and the whole card is so clean..

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, whatever you are doing and wherever you are.


Thursday, May 25, 2017



So last weekend I managed to get my hand on these awesome Hipster stamps by Tim Holtz..

I love them, they are so weird!

I promptly created x5 cards (one for a friend and a set for another friend).

They don't need much work, stamp and simple colouring. I added fun words from other stamp sets as well as using the sentiments that came with the set.

The white panel was die-cut using an MFT wonky stitched die and I coloured the Hipsters using Distress Inks and an aquabrush.

Here is a closer look at one of them -

Love these, more of these being made this week.