Monday, 27 April 2015

Made a card today using the Simon says stamp monthly card kit. I used some of the March and some of the April. I started by layering up cardstock with foiled kraft paper from the april kit. I then added some patterned papers from the march kit and a journaling card. I also used some washi tape from my minds eye which I put one of the rub ons on and attached some twine. Attached some sequins and all complete :)

Friday, 24 April 2015

Made this supercute card using gelatos and heat embossing the sentiment. I also just purchased the avery elle fabulous flowers dies and stamp which I attached to the side. Really pleased with the effect of water colouring over heat embossing. Hope you like :0)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Quickish card...

Made this little birthday card for my niece which was surprisingly quick to make once I found the right sketch. (From the hero arts blog) I got this dcwv paper stack from  tk maxx and used 3 of the papers in a 
 triangular design, I also tried a new technique to me which was heat embossing onto washi tape which worked really well, added the happy die from clearly besotted and a little bit of glossy accents and all done, happy days :0)

Saturday, 18 April 2015

hot of the press

Quick post before I put my LO to bed, I received a craft haul today and amongst it was the HOTP lemonade stand card kit, made this cute little birthday card but what I was really chuffed with was the embellishments I used... see in the left hand corner, guess what they are..? Drawing pins ! (Thumb tacks) they cost me a £1 from the range the other day and I just took the pin bit off the back and a bit of hot glue and ta-dah! And I got about 50 of them so a real bargain, anyways off to bed with LO :0)

Friday, 17 April 2015


I made a couple of little cards as I'm trying to use up all my scraps (it will take a while....) I bought some dovecraft (docrafts?) alphabet stamps from The Range for an absolute bargain of £1.00 and I'm loving the look of the font. I saw something somewhere (bit vague,sorry) about using washi tape to hold the letter blocks together while stamping and it worked really well.
This first one I used stamps and rub ons from the simon says stamp february 2015 card kit as well as my bigshot to cut some basic shapes

The second one I used Faber Castell gel sticks, I have one gelato but couldn't stretch to buying a full set and watched a video on youtube by the frugal crafter and there didn't seem to be a lot of difference so I went for the gel sticks. I'm really pleased with the effect and may try doing something bigger 

Anyhow, this took far too long to write/upload as I'm using my mobile again which takes forever, I did start it on the tablet but I couldn't upload the pictures so not sure what thats about, any advice would be welcome :0)

Monday, 13 April 2015

birthday card...

Made a card using the simon says stamp april 2015 card kit which I received today and the american crafts dear lizzy  Lucky Charm paper pads. I love these papers and they went really well with the kit I thought. Also used a sizzix mason jar die and docrafts shimmer dome stickers to add some texture.
I layered up with the die-namics butterflies to add a bit more texture and the card was finished,
sorry about the bad photo, I must sort out my lighting....

Friday, 10 April 2015

been a little while....

Not very good at this blogging malarky, but I did make this little card with the March simon says stamp kit, love the colours of this kit. Hopefully it won't be so long next time :0)