Friday, April 25, 2014

Bunny Flowers

I haven't joined in with the Sketch Saturday sketch lately and I had the perfect image for this week from LOTV.
Although it only one sheet of patterned paper its busy enough to look busy. I used ribbon and lace for the mat across.
I cut out more than I needed of the flower and use them to decorate. The centres are tiny beads that are used for nail decorating since I can't get hold of accent beads now but they work just the same. A bit of flower soft and fun flock for the bunnies tail and one of LOTV sentiment to finish.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Little Monster

I actually love how this turned out even though there's a lot going on. The choice of papers gave me a headache why I decided to colour Mo's Little Monster to them I have no idea. First off the sketch is from Sketch and Stash with maybe some tweaks here and there.
I made my image circle grungy using the Stampin Up Grungy set, the fence is from MFT. One of reasons I used this image I wanted to used my Elizabeth die Ladybirds not sure why but I had to use them and I think they work great with a card that essentially is a boys card to his Mum or Dad.
I cut down the Fresh Foliage and made a pot for it just so my ladybirds are climbing off the branch. The monster sentiment is from Mo when you buy the image and the Birthday sentiment could Simon Says Stamps.
Once I placed my corners because at this point I wasn't liking my card much something was missing. Out came the grungy set and I stamped all the dots and splodges.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hero Arts


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with the optional extra to use one layer
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I think I may have failed at Clean and Simple and luckily the one layer is an option because if you count the layers in my flowers there's definitely more than one.
First off I have used Hero Arts Lattice Background but used the second stamping of it so it was faded. The flowers are again Hero Arts Etched Flowers.
Had to use the large Happy Birthday from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons set and with the added use of the Simon Says Stamps Mum die this card ticks all the boxes for my MIL.
The dotty paper I believe is from a Simple Stories although it just there to bring a bit more interest to the card.

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A Birthday Flower

Well you can tell my brain is not functionally well at the moment I thought I didn't have a card to show this morning so used my Less is More when in fact I have another card for Lily of the Valley as Guest Designer. What I'm loving is I can use whatever I like including my favourite dies and punches.
First of the is the cute couple stamp is Meant to Be and I used one of the new paper packs Timeless Victorian.
Then is was a case of how much can I get onto one card. I made a frame for the image using the Floral Ovals from Spellbinders and the Wrought Iron punch for a border. The corner is from Memory box and the flowers are the daisies from MFT. I even distressed the edges.
I'm really looking forward to visiting LOTV shop on their Birthday and its not far away now.

Make me Smile

The Less is More challenge this week is for something to Make You Smile and I decided to use the Simon Says Stamps Naughty Nautical although the boat is from Lawn Fawn. Also gave me a chance to use the MFT swirl which I brought with waves in mind but a bit posher.
I didn't cut out of the main card because I used thin card stock and it was having issues, so I cut two out and overlapped them.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I'm going to have check my diary cos my layout of the week has got missed so I need to know what week I'm up to. Doesn't help I'm not even sure what day of the week it is.
I've almost finished all the photos I wanted for 2012 but I needed to do one to celebrate the Jubilee of that year.
The papers were brought for it but I'm not sure where from now. I do know that my Union Jack flags where brought from the Scrapbook retreat we went on in March.
I think I still have do one on the Olympics as these were important events of 2012.

Blue Baby Fairy

I'm pretty sure its Tuesday and this week Everybody Art Challenge is for a cute card, I love cute cards especially with Mo's images. This is the card I had made last week for the the Anything Goes challenge but so I'm pleased I'm able to use for this weeks challenge.
The papers are some new ones but goodness know where is is now. I've used MFT Crochet Border for around my circle mat along swirl with the flower, the corners and the actually Upsy Daisy flower.
This little darling went to my DD baby shower, I had forgotten to get make but she decided this would be fine.

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Monday, April 21, 2014


I meant to show my Easter cards I made this weekend although I reckon this image could be used for many other reasons too. I'm pretty sure the cross came from Just Inklined. I have used it before but this time is was being sent to the lady Hubby lodged with when he moved South who is now in a Nursing Home. Although her memory isn't so good I still think its nice to receive a card.
I just layered the Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty five well I think it is and placed a colour behind them.
Its a foggy old morning which I hope clears I've convince my Hubby I need to got shopping and I've decided the Glitter Pot is the type of shopping I need!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


On Good Friday I received the most beautiful bouquet of flowers but I need some help to work out who sent them. They're from Lizzie but for the life of me I can't work out who she is, its doesn't help that I'm a bit of an emotional mess this weekend.
 I'm sure when I discover who Lizzie is it I will be saying of course it is.
The deliverer confirmed they are for me and they are from Gateway Flowers. Hopefully someone can help me so I can thank the lovely person who sent them to me.

Floral Squares

I was reading a blog some while a go now but how you use the random strips that come in the paper pads so I thought I would give it a go until I saw this paper with individual square. You're suppose to embossed with an embossing folder to give it a quilted look but I couldn't bring myself to do it with the Kaiser flowers paper.
I used the Whimsical Flowers stamp and die set. For a quick card it wasn't bad.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Bunny

This is the card I made for last weekend using the Mojo Monday sketch but there's a new one now. The papers are I think are Authentique. The idea of my Easter bunny hiding among the flowers which are Upsy Daisy ones from MFT.
On the actual stamp there's a couple of butterflies and since my bunny is looking at something. I decided to used a couple of old butterfly punches to give him something to look at.