Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Doodle Tastic

Evening all,

Hope you are all okay? Its the last day of July already! How did that happen!!
Also last week Doodle Pantry sponsored Tuesday Morning Sketches with a great sketch, however silly billy here didn't get this posted on time!! Whooops! Time flies with a baby I tell ye!

However, now seems a good time to post it :)

Isn't this just the cutest!! It is a combination of two sets from Doodle Pantry.

1. Birthday Accessories - Essentially this set includes, balloons, hats and presents that you can use to customise most of the other doodle pantry images!! Fab ha?

2. Ant Accents - Lots and Lots of adorable ants!!! Awww!! 

I've die cut the ants using my big shot and inked the inside with my distress inks in broken china. 
The balloons are cut and thread added to make it look like the ants are holding them!! 
The papers are from Miss Tiina called Birthday Wish. The edges have been scalloped and a piece of ribbon added and VOILA!

I hope you like it, i'll be back later! 
I am catching up on all your blogs xxx

Saturday, 28 July 2012


Happy Saturday everyone!
Did you all watch the opening Olympic ceremony oh my it was amazing! So proud of my country! Me and hubby are going to see the paralymics in August, very excited!!

I did manage to get some crafting done through it all, it is such hard work trying to do this and look after Luke! haha!

Anyway, this card is using one of the images in Doodle Pantry's new release! The beautiful sunflower set, Take a look HERE

It includes both coloured and uncoloured versions along with some background papers and as always plenty of sentiments to work with too!
I saw a card a while ago by Lucy Abrams and wanted to do my own version of it!

Here it is!

I'm quite pleased with how its turned out! I printed out two copies of the sunflower and on the second one covered the middle with glossy accents and a load of microbeads! 

The background paper is included with the set! I then used the colour to create the little flags! 
I then deckle edged some cream card from stock and mounted it all on top! Voila! 

Quite chuffed with it! I don't know where its destination is yet, I just felt like playing with the beautiful card!
I used the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday

Cute isn't it!?

Right, thats it from me for tonight.

Back soon,



Thursday, 19 July 2012

Sending You Love

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a good week.
The card I've made tonight was made with a heavy heart. Its for one of the mums on my birth board who unfortunately lost her baby last week. Its so so sad. We've followed eachothers progress through pregnancy and her little boy never left the hospital but was well looked after.

We are having a raffle in August to raise money for the hospital that cared for him and we also having a just giving page which you can donate to HERE

I didn't want to give a sympathy card as standard, it seemed wrong, I wanted something bright and upbeat. She has another son and so I thought Pinwheels!

I used the colour palette at Skipping Stones and the sketch from Retro Sketches

I based my card on THIS card from Jen W. So thank you for the inspiration :)
Here is my card! 

So the shapes are cut using the Teardrop shape in Microsoft Word. The rest is a bit of freehand drawing on the edges, I felt it needed more as it seemed flat before! The sentiment is also created in word. The edges are inked with some worn lipstick distress ink to roughen it up a bit :)

I hope you like it and I hope my dear mummy friend likes it.

Take care,


Monday, 16 July 2012


Evening everyone! How are you all keeping?
Here in the UK we are having awful weather at the moment, seriously so much rain for the so called summer, as soon as the hose pipe ban was called you knew it was going to happen!

I bet summer will finally come when I go back to work! Sigh! Not long to go now and I am dreading it :'(

Tonights post is a card I made for a friends wedding! It uses some of my Miss Tiina goodies, I know they have been featured an awful lot recently!

The card was inspired by one I saw by in blogland, I swore I saved it to my favourites, but alas it doesn't seem to be there :'(

How cute are those loved up owls!!! :) 
I used the clouds papers from Pink Petticoat. 
The words love are created entirely by myself printing letters onto bits of card. 
The owls are Miss Tiina, so cute :D 

As you can see I added a touch of googly-eyedness to them and also printed off a second copy to put on springs!! You can see them better below...

I love how this turned out! Obviously because of the additional springs I needed to make a custom envelope for this to go in! 

I used my trusty crafters companion envelope maker to create an envelobox to hold this and I could resist customising it further with the cute owls :D

Tehehe isn't it cute :D 
I also stuck it down with velcro, no idea why, I got these little velcro tabs years ago but never found a use for them! Hey why not use them on an envelobox :D 

The bride and groom really liked them! 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

My grafico: Wedding
Platypus Creek Digitals: Things with wings

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Beary Much

Another card, where it just didn't work in the end! Booo!
This one is using the sketch from CPS and the colour scheme at Daring Cardmakers!

I spent AGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES paper piecing this bad boy, and it just didn't work, I think there were too many details to cut out for it to work so there are a few gaps :(

Anyway.... here it is!

Hope you are all well, will be visiting your blogs soon!



Image: Tiddly Inks
Sentiment: Tiddly Inks
Papers: Stash
Cardstock: Papermania Kraftcards

Monday, 9 July 2012

Hello Mr Panda

Hi Everyone!

How are we all doing? It's been pretty quiet on my blog for a while, hope you are all well!
I've got a card tonight that I knocked up quickly to pop in the post to a friend of mine who I am sending some bits too!

The panda are a new release from Miss Tiina and I couldn't resist using them!

The papers are also from Miss Tiina as well! 
I cut out two copies of the panda polaroid and layered them up then matted onto some pink and yellow paper and added a few buttons! Tada! 
My inspiration this week comes from the awesome sketch at Retro Sketches and the colour palette at The Paper Players

That's all from me today!
Speak to you soon


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Rocket Man!

.... Ok maybe not Rocket Man... but Rocket Ants! Yes!
Laurie has expanded the Ant family with the most adorable Rocket Ants!

Aren't they sweet? You can find the set, which includes both coloured and uncoloured versions HERE
It even includes sentiments, including the cute one i've used :D

These little cuties have been coloured with promarkers and then completely covered in glossy accents! As can be seen below

Mmmmm glossy accents!
The background paper is from Miss Tiina!!
The notepaper punch is fiskars and that's about it!

Have a lovely sunday all!


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Pretty Flowers

Hi everyone,

Back again with another post! This is a card to say thank you! I always think its nice sometimes to leave a card without a sentiment... means that the attention is entirely focused on the image! This one is from the A Day For Daisies Store. I do adore the beautiful and delicate images that Tammy draws!

This also ideally fits in with their challenge running this week, texture. I used my texturz plates on my big shot machine to crinkle the card and the layering paper.

I also designed the card using the fab sketch at Tuesday Morning sketches:

So here is my card!

You can just about see the crinkliness on the card but here is a close up :)

The beautiful background paper is from a set by Karen Funk called A Fresh Start.

That's all from me for today.

Take care,


Snow much fun!

Yippeee!! I have fab news!
The wonderful Laurie Wilson of Doodle Pantry asked me to be a guest designer again and I was so excited I couldn't refuse!!! :D

This new release is full of some amazing products you must check them out over at the blog!
I am showcasing the amazing snowball ants! They come both outlined and coloured with some cute matching papers!

I got to work with the coloured version in this creation! The coloured versions are such fun as you can create a great looking card really quickly, and now I have Luke time is sure short :D

Isn't it just so cute!! I took the 3 individual ant poses and created a scene! I then printed it and created a hexagon quilt using the hexagon overlay from MelStampz and the papers from Cosmo Cricket 

I've used red ribbon as a divider and some cute bakers twine!
The card is matted onto red card stock and then its all matted onto a white card blank!

I'll be around with lots more doodle pantry goodies over the next couple of months and I cannot wait!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenge: Bugs
The Paper Players: Christmas in July
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Anything Goes

Take care,