Friday, September 23, 2016

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee whilst creating and slip a bit of chocolate in there and I am good.
Over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers its their Fall blog hop and I thought I would take part.
All you have to do is create and coffee/fall themed card and take part in the hop.

There is a tonne of sponsors taking part so come and check it out.

Here is my card:

I have used the Coffee, Yes Please stamp and matching die set from Paper sweeties.
I made some little to go cups from the set and added some little coffee beans.

I tried to use a lot of kraft as its for Autumn but also though it would make a great make card.
Have a lovely weekend.

Thank You For The Inspiration

Hello everyone.
Friday again and time for another challenge at Daring Cardmakers.
Its Miri's turn this week to host and she has picked.
Thank you for the Inspiration
So your need to create a card that's inspired by the style, blog or a certain card of another crafter who is not super famous yet (=less than 400 followers).
I picked my lovely friend Karen from Maudie Papercraft as she has helped and encouraged me to get inky.  I never really used coloured inks before.  I was always a black ink outline kind of stamper who then coloured the image in using promarkers.
But she has encourage to step beyond my comfort zone and use coloured inks.
So this card is a thank you to you Karen if you are reading my blog post.

I have used the gorgeous jar of love stamp set from Stampin Up which comes with some little flowers that you can two step stamp which I love.  I stamped some onto pink card and some onto white which alters the colours slightly.

Here is a close up.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs to see who inspires them.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

Well I have to say I am so looking forward to Christmas this year, especially with two little ones in the house.  I have been browsing through Pinterest at all the lovely Christmas ideas and I only dream that my Christmas will be like the pictures I see.
I have been cracking on with the festive makes and here is another using the lovely inspiration from
This weeks challenge is to include something warm on your cards.

Here is my card and I went with a warming winter drink.  This could be a lovely mug of hot chocolate.

The little mug is from a stamp set from Paper Sweeties.
I then created a little chalk board for my sentiment and a cute little snowflake.  I of course had to finish with a jingle bell.

The layout for the card is from the challenge at Mojo Monday.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Favourite Books

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about your favourite books.
Leo our host would like you to make a card inspired by your favourite novel/book series. Maybe some Pride & Prejudice Regency stylings, or perhaps you're more a John Grisham fan or how about a fantasy filled card inspired by Terry Pratchett!
Some many books, so many possibilities ;)
Well I have to admit I am not much of a reader unless you count bedtime reading with my little ones.
So I have based my card on a book I loved as a child.
and here is my card:
I had a little play with my Jar of Love stamps and dies from Stampin Up and made a little shaker filled with stars and eyes.

I then used a star embossing folder to create some of the background.  The purple glitter card is embossed but it was very hard to photograph.
I added more stars using the star thinlits die from Stampin Up.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more inspiration.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Merry Monday

Yesterday was my birthday so I had a little crafty time in-between two kids and one of them is a toddler so I now have my hands full.  Also today we are celebrating our wedding anniversary, 9 years ago today we said "oui".  I can't believe how quick the time has gone.  Like any married couple we have had our ups and downs but I couldn't image any other person beside me on this fantastic journey.
Anyway my card today isn't anything to do with love or marriage its all about Christmas.
The challenge this week at Merry Monday is a lovely inspiration image.

and here is my card inspired by the picture.
I was inspired by the colours and the wood elements in the image.
I used a stocking die and added some lace and pom pom trim along with some jingle bells.

I then used a wood grain embossing folder to create the background.
Have a lovely day!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

What a Wonderful World

I had my lovely Stampin Up friend over yesterday for a crafty date.  There wasn't a lot of crafting going on but we did chat a lot and have a good look through the new Christmas catalogue.
I got my new stamp set called jar of love and I love it.  Just need to have a good play with it now. 
So to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers and Its called What A Wonderful World.
Kathy is our host this week as her Dad loved the Louis Armstrong song she would like you to be inspired by the lyrics when you make your card.  You can use the whole "world", or maybe choose one or more lines from the song to use.

"What A Wonderful World"

I see trees of green, red roses too.
I see them bloom, for me and you.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white.
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces, of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying; "I love you".

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.
My husbands Nana also loved this song so here is a little card for you Nana.  Love and think about you every day.
From the song I went with some little red roses and the words "I Love You"

I also made my card CAS and added some pretty pink pom pom trim

And of course my favourite sequins from Paper Sweeties.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs and have a great weekend.

Big Cheer for Christmas!!

I love Christmas!!  So I am happy now that I can start creating my Christmas cards.  I have even started watching the odd Christmas movie to fill me with inspiration and  I love a good Christmas cooking program.  I have a few saved to my sky box so I have been watching those, much to my husbands annoyance.

Here is one of them:

I created a card using the Stampin Up jar of love set.  I am sorry to say but they will be a lot of these popping up as I just love it!!!
 And I love adding shaker elements to my cards.
The inside of the jar is from an old stamp set by Annabelle Stamps which I though would look lovely.
I then finished with some ribbon and gold glitter tape.
This card is for the challenge at Merry Monday to use black, gold and white.
and the layout is for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.