Monday, 30 November 2015


I have used this digi stamp called 'Emily Party' before on cards but I just love it!  It's a Polkadoodles image by Nikky Hall and can be obtained here...

Again I just take the images on the school run and colour while I wait to keep away the boredom! All coloured with Spectrum Noir colour pencils.

The flowers are all by Craftwork Cards, the stamens by Anna Marie Designs and the backing paper I purchased years ago from QVC.  The ribbon and gems are from Hobbycraft and the plain papers are the topsy turvy pack from Create and Craft.

All the flower's on this card are Tattered Flower's big die, the swirl die was free with a magazine years ago and the oval dies are Spellbinders Opulent Oval's.  The happy birthday die is by Crafters Companion and the leaves die used was Spring greenery.  Again I used the topsy turvy papers. I had just received my Spectrum Noir sparkle pens when I had blended this one so I added some glitter!

I'm up to 137 cards for my card fairs and in the middle of making christmas trees which I will post up next!

Saturday, 21 November 2015


So it's getting near to christmas and thankfully I started making cards a while ago for my stall.  I have 110 cards to take so far but only about 30 are Christmas so later today I will be making more to add to the pile!

Here are the one's I have made so far with the new Crafters Companion range... 

This is the Poinsettia die which after I had completed realised the larger petals were done the wrong way, I had stuck the points in the middle!  I think it still looks great though so left it as it was. The leaves are all part of the same die set.  The Merry Christmas is also from Crafters Companion as it the backing paper. All edged with a Pine Needles Distress ink.

Christmas die with different papers with some silver ribbon from my stash and topped with the Crafters Companion Snowflake dies. 

I do not usually do brown as it was my old school uniform colour but it went so well with the gold!  Loved the gold and brown together and the border snowflake die is lovely.  

For this one I used Joy christmas paper with trees with a tree die from marie anne I think (I have borrowed it from my mum!) and used the Crafters Companion snowflakes and stamp.  The ribbon is also from my stash from a little habidashary in Epsom.

Tomorrow I will share more of the Crafters Companion cards I have made so far!


Friday, 20 November 2015

Scruffy Kitten...

I purchased these stamps from Crafters Companion with a CD but to be honest the CD has hardly any papers suitable for the boy stamps.  Nothing at all as far as I can see for the pirate! I just used the stripes! There are a couple on there where you can't make out the details so unsure 100%!  If you like the images I would suggest just the stamps unless just making girls cards, then the CD is fine!

The images are cute however so I have been taking these with me on the school run so when I am waiting about I am still doing something creative!  These are the boys ones I have made so far...

These were my son's 6th birthday cards!  Made with love!

Both images are coloured with Spectrum Noir pens then pencils and blended.

The footballer was on fabric and it was my first play with it and it worked out fine!

The remainder are all for my craft stall so more of a batch make or I wouldn't have many to sell!

The dinosour onesie!

All used with the sentiments that came with the stamps and the backing paper changed in colour from the CD to match.  All ribbons from The works or Hobbycraft and the plain papers are all from the topsy turvy set from Create and Craft. All simple, just took a while to colour!

The Gardener!

 The background paper is again from the CD and the fence I cut using my silhouette machine.
All coloured with Spectrum Noir.
I have been making a lot of Christmas cards but when I get sick of them I have pulled these out for a break!  Next post will share some of my Christmas makes!


Thursday, 19 November 2015


I have been preparing for christmas craft fairs, but took a break to make these lovely digi stamps which I hand coloured with Spectrum Noir (SN) pencils into cards.  I also made up some Crafters Companion cards with the Scruffy Kitten range of stamps.  I will include these and the football ones in my next post as I need daylight to take the pictures! And my SN sparkle pens arrived in the middle of all that so I got sidetracked!

The image is Octavia Thinking designed by Nikky Hall and can be obtained from the Polkadoodles website:

The flowers are made using Dreamees fairy flower stamps which can be purchased here.  
I heat embossed with white detailed embossing powder and medium onto topsy turvy card from create and craft and curled using the Tonic flower shapers tool set.

It was then distressed with a sandpaper tool and a blade run around the edges of all the papers and I curled the topper to make a more interesting design.

Love my new Tonic Just for you dies from Hixxysoft, I am going to make some simple cards next with just this sentiment and some flowers.  More for the craft stall!  Same as before with the Dreamees stamps to make the flowers and this time I used the Crafters Companion distress embossing folder

I only made these today so the ink is fresh!  Just got to finish off a few more of the Scruffy Kitten range then I will post those up!
Happy Crafting!