Sunday, March 26, 2023

Taco Tuesday on a Sunday!

 Playing along at Global Design Project today #GDP386. I have wanted to use this set for ages but for some reason hadn't so finally got it out to play with today. This was the sketch for the challenge.

And here is my card.

I love all these cute little elements in this stamp set and had fun colouring away!

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Taco Fiesta
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Card/Paper: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Delicate Desert DSP
Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin' Blends, Embossing Static Pillow, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

I will definitely be using this one a lot more, it was so much fun!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Another Rainy Challenge!

 I've played along at Freshly Made Sketches #577 for this card today. I have used the Playing In the Rain products again as they were still on my desk! Here is the sketch:

And here is what I came up with.

All those little critters were fussy cut from the specialty DSP.

I love these Loose Daisy Embellishments too!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Playing In The Rain
Ink: Old Olive
Card/Paper:  Old Olive, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Specialty DSP Rain or Shine
Tools:  Paper Snips, Playing In The Rain Dies
Embellishments: Loose Daisy Embellishments

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Playing In the Rain

 Well the sun is shining here today but I feel a bit like its a rainy day so wanted to use this set. I've played along at CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #CTC410. I have cased a card from page 81 of the Annual Catalogue.

I really liked the circle elements on this card. My embossed layer is bigger though as I didn't leave the overhang for the tag.

I love that raindrop embossing folder too!

Little foxy is pretty cute.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps:  Playing In The Rain, Plentiful Plants (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo
Card/Paper:  Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Basic White, Thick Basic White, Rain or Shine Specialty DSP
Tools:  Stampin Blends, Raindrops Embossing Folder, Stylish Shapes Dies
Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Sweet Celebration

 Playing along today with CASE-ing Tuesday #399 which was to use this sketch to create a card.

This sketch is based on the Picture This Die which I just love and here is what I came up with.

I had still to ink up this set and thought this was the perfect opportunity and I just love it!

Who doesn't love ice-cream right?

Here is what I have used:
Stamps:  Share A Milkshake
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Sweet Sorbet, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red
Card/Paper:  Basic White, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Country Gingham DSP
Tools: Picture This Die, Share A Milkshake Dies
Embellishments:  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Twine

This bundle is available in the current mini catalogue and is so much fun!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Happy Anniversary

 We recently celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary and I've been a bit under the weather so my creativity has gone AWOL! I still needed a card for Mr Hipporiffic and love that I can still make something even if my mojo has deserted me.

These dies make creating so easy!

I cracked out the clear embossing powder which hasn't been used in a while!

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Love For You
Ink:  Versamark
Card/Paper: Sweet Sorbet, Basic White, Country Gingham DSP
Tools: Love For You Dies, Clear Embossing Powder, Static Pillow, Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Twine, Matte Black Dots

Quick and simple but still effective.


Monday, March 13, 2023

Birthday Queen

 This card was making its way to a special friend for her birthday. I love this set and although not really my style I knew that I needed to own it! This card is a case from the mini catalogue as I loved everything about this design.

I've used the gorgeous Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP to go with the embossed images.

I love the copper embossing with Very Vanilla - which I don't use enough of!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps:  Queen Bee
Ink:  Versamark, Crumb Cake
Card/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Vellum, Crushed Curry, Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Static Pillow, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Queen Bee Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin Blends
Embellishments:  Twine, Ribbon

We also made this card at a recent team day, the girls wanted to do some embossing so this fit the bill perfectly.

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Sunday, February 26, 2023


 Happy Sunday and I'm playing along with CTC407 which was to case from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  I have chosen to copy the tag image from this photo but popped it on a card.

With the end of SAB rapidly approaching I realised I haven't even inked up the Beautifully Happy stamp set so quickly rectified that!

This card is pretty much made up of all freebies!

Here is what I have used:

Stamps:  Beautifully Happy (SAB)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Starry Sky

Card/Paper:  Basic White, Dainty Flowers DSP (SAB), vellum

Tools:  Stitched Rectangles, Stampin' Blends, Circle Punch

Embellishments: Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Gingham Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems

I chose to colour in my image rather than using the coordinated stamps for a change of pace.

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