Thursday, 28 February 2013


I have a phobia of anything that flaps, birds or butterflies scare me senseless but I do love them on cards and things.  My phobia was added to when we went to the Isle of Wight about 9 years ago.  My Mum decided I was winding her up about being scared of birds as she didn't remember me being scared when I was younger so on a visit to a wildlife park she threw a bagfull of bird food at my feet which made hundreds of birds swarm towards me.  To say I was hysterical was an understatement, I was screaming and crying.  My husband really told my Mum off!!!!  She believes me now!!!!

Anyway, I made this card for this months card club that is really simple but I really like.

I saw the idea ages ago on Pinterest although I can't give the person credit as I tend to have a quick look through Pinterest whilst waiting for the boys outside school and never remember to make a note of the talented person, so apologies.

I have used the papillion potpurri set which is lovely and then added extra butterflies with the beautiful wings die.  Really simple card but pretty.

I can't believe it's March tomorrow!!!  It makes me realise I had better get cracking with my nephews wedding invitations, the way the months are flying by, the wedding will be here in a flash!

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Stamps; Papillion Potpourri, Blooming with Kindness
Ink; Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Accessories; Blender Pen, Simply Scored, Paper Piercing tool, Elegant Butterfly punch, Beautiful Wings Die
Non SU; liquid pearls

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wedding Wishes.

After getting up at the crack of dawn (well, not quite but early!) for football we were called to say it was off!!!  We were all ready and just about to leave.  It took Elliot all of about 2 minutes to throw his kit off and put his onesie back on!! Not sure if it was cancelled due to a frozen pitch as stated or because of the hang overs the men might of had follwing a 'Dads' night out!!

My lovely friend Mel is getting married next month so I have made her a card and its in her colour scheme....

I have used the birds from Easy Events and coloured them in using a blender pen. The wedding theme is grey and yellow and I have heat embossed the  'M' and 'N' with clear embossing powder which is why they look a bit darker but I really like the colour combination.

We're all back to school and work tomorrow, which we're not happy about.  After all the bugs we feel like we could do with a few more days to fully recover!

Thanks for stopping by;
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey
Stamps; Easy Events, Create a Cupcake, Versamark
Inks; Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, River Rock
Accessories; Heart Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, Paper Piercing tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Non SU; Alphabet Dies

Thursday, 21 February 2013

House of Bugs....

Its half term with us at the moment and my husband and I decided to take the week off too so we could do some nice things with the boys.  Well, it hasn't happened.  At the beginning of the bfeak, Elliot had a sickness bug which he passed onto my husband and then Aaron has had a cold and sore throat which he has very kindly passed onto me now!!!  Share and share alike I guess!

I was asked to make a thank you card suitable for a man so this is what I came up with;

This is using a set called Blue Ribbon and its perfect for men.  I stamped the rosette onto Old Olive card and cut it out then stamped the wording onto very vanilla with old olive ink, covered the entire image with versamark ink and clear embossing powder then  heat embossed it to give it a shiny finish.

It's been a while since entering some challenges so I thought I would give it a try;
The sisterhood of crafters - Thank You
Whimsical Designs - Going Green.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Crumb Cake, Old Olive, First Editions DSP and Old Olive Paperstack DSP
Stamps; Blue Ribbon, Delightful Dozen, Everything Eleanor
Ink; Old Olive, Versamark
Accessiories; Clear Embossoing powder, Circle Punch, Score Board.

Monday, 18 February 2013

I'm Back.....

February has been a VERY busy for me!  I have had a birthday...another year older, we have been away and I have been thoroughly spoilt....

It's now half term and we have another busy week....seriously, can life slow down please!!!!

Anyway, Happy belated Valentines to you all.  We didn't do too much as my birthday is just a few days before and the boys had climbing so bang went any romance.  I always make my husband a card and this year it was very simple.  Last years was pretty busy and not very nice looking back! Much prefer this one!  Maybe my tastes have changed!!!!

I used the little leaves die and chopped them about a bit.  I drew around the heart framelit dies to get the shape and the did some gluing and sticking...simple!
I think this is quite effective!

We have to go and sort our mortgage out now....I know how to have a good time!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Stamps; Delightful Dozen
Inks; Real Red
Accessories; Little Leaves Die, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits

Monday, 4 February 2013

Feeling Sentimental....again

Where has January gone.....?  Normally, it really drags and I can't wait for February as it's my birthday month but last month flew by!!!

It was the Head Teachers birthday at school last week and Aaron wanted to send him a card.  Please remember that it is a very small school and very informal so this isn't a case of Aaron being a creep!!!!!

I had to use the penny farthing (as least I think thats what it is!) and not because hes too old but its a lovely image.

I've used my favourite spritzer and distressed the edges.  I mounted the image onto the first editions DSP and then onto not quite navy card.  As mens cards go, I think this is pretty acceptable.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; All SU unless stated.
Card/Paper; Crumb Cake, Not quite Navy, First Editions DSP
Stamps; Feeling Sentimental, Collage Curios
Inks; Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Accessories; Spritzer, Not Quite Navy Marker, Natural Trim Ribbon