Friday, 26 October 2012


Just a quick post today so I can link up to this weeks waltzingmouse sketch challenge.
A simple white and silver card with a snowflake theme.....

I used a mix of dies and punches. The stamped snowflake is from a Waltzing mouse set called "Santa's coming to town" with a silver brad in the centre. A few extra snowflakes and crystals   all done!!
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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hold Christmas in your heart...

My card today is for the penultimate Rudolph Day challenge here...

I used Kraft card on a cream background, a diecut cream circle and Waltzingmouse Nordic Spring stamps.
I think the little woven hearts go well with the Nordic feel.
Hope you like it.
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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pinterest project

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I don't know about you but I pin loads of ideas on my Pinterest boards.......
 and don't often go back and try them!!
I was a bit stuck for ideas for this months Blog party.....Pinterest to the rescue!

This tree is made from a brown paper bag from our last Indian takeaway.
This is the pin that inspired me...

I sprayed the tree with gold shimmer mist and made little Halloween decorations using Waltzingmouse stamps and punches. The picket fence is a Marianne die and the flowers are made with a memory box die.

Of course you can't have a Halloween scene without a witch so here is Cicely ready to party...

Hope you like it....I might be making whole forests for a variety of occasions!!

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

18 at last!!

My friends daughter seems to have been a grown-up for a long time but she has only just turned 18.
I wanted to make her an elegant card....she definitely isn't a cutesy girl!!

The cake stamp is from Docrafts and I think it's really pretty. The set comes with more tiers and candles
but I couldn't fit 18 candles on the cake so I went with numbers instead!!
The card is a lovely pearly taupe on a black card blank. A simple border and a few jewels to finish.
Hope you like it!!
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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Happy 40th!!

I was asked to make a 40th birthday card for a friend of a friend....always tricky when you don't know much about the recipient!!
I thought I'd go for a simple combination of black and pink with a hint of silver for birthday sparkle.

Pink,silver, sparkly rosettes and glittery ribbon.
 I cut the ribbon buckle with a spellbinder die and only added a little "40"
Hope the birthday girl likes it!!
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I had a day off work today and had good intentions to catch up with tidying, cleaning and other such exciting jobs. However I didn't do any of those things....I chatted to my daughter on Skype for ages, did a bit of cooking and then some crafting...much better than dusting!!
I've got some new Halloween stamps from Waltzingmouse so I played with them.....

The design is based on a sketch .........WMSC118

I stamped the image and coloured it with markers, then I masked it and stamped the starry
background and embossed it in silver. The papers are from my stash!!
I made a  little rosette to back the sentiment and used punches for the borders.
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Friday, 5 October 2012

Back again!!

The last two months have just flown by and I haven't blogged in all that time!
Now the holidays are over and Niamh is back at uni...time for crafting and blogging again.
My mum sent Niamh a lovely frog card and so I thought she needed a princess to go with it...

WMSC 117

I used the waltzingmouse sketch as my inspiration. The stamps are Waltzingmouse too coloured with promarkers. Need a bit more practise with my colouring/shading I think!
Hope you like it.

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