Monday, May 21


Winding down after a very busy weekend with some card making....

The close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Turning A New Leaf' & 'Tag-It's #4'; Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' (& Matching Dies) / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Quatrefoil' & 'Turning A New Leaf'; MFT Die-Namics 'Mini Tabs Foursome'

Dean's at the gym so I've got a couple of hours to myself....think I'll put the kettle on & then catch up with some reading, have a lovely day :) xxx

Saturday, May 19

Rosie Posie Assortment

I've used some of my all time favourite Papertrey Ink stamp sets to make this card....

A few more....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Rosie Posie'; 'Fancy Flourishes', 'Botanical Silhouettes' & 'Mat Stack 3 Collection' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Woodgrain'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Mat Stack 3', 'Fancy Flourishes' & 'Rosie Posie'

Thank you so much for stopping by & have a fantastic weekend my friends :) xxx

Thursday, May 17

Hello You

I couldn't sleep last night so I got out of bed & made this card....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Trendy Tree Tops' & 'Basic Backgrounds: Text Style' / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Aqua Mist' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Trendy Tree Tops' & 'Banner Borders'; EK Success Circle Punch 2 1/2"; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Feeling very tired & grumpy this morning, I could do with a little nap (lol) but we're popping out for lunch now - running out of places to eat! x

Wednesday, May 16

Thank You

I think someone needs to step away from the red / green colour combination & try something new (just not today lol)....

Detail shot....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Pretty Peonies', 'Round & Round' & Fancy Flourishes' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'; Memory Box Die 'Woven Circle'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Another day of lunch & shopping with Dean *happy sigh* - it's got to get old soon right? lol x

Tuesday, May 15

You're So Sweet

Believe it or not it's taken me almost all day to make this card lol....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Strawberry Patch' & 'Strawberry Patch Sentiments' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Strawberry Patch'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Allowing myself to feel a little bit smug today, let's just say karma is a great thing ;) xxx

Monday, May 14

Thinking Of You

After a hectic weekend it was nice to sit down this morning & make a card....

 Zooming in....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' (& Dies) ; Papertrey Ink 'Botanical Silhouettes' & 'Background Basics: Text Style'

Happy Monday, hope you all have a good week :) xxx

Saturday, May 12

Sitting Here Thinking Of You

Currently on a roll with posting....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Wish You Were Here'; Papertrey Ink - Fancy Flourishes' / Designer Paper - Echo Park 'Victoria Garden'

Must dash, we're off to Chessington World of Adventures again - my children just love theme parks! x

Friday, May 11

Sending You Sunshine

We are in much need of some sunshine here in the UK....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Simple Sunflower' / Designer Paper - Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' / Tools - Stampin' Up! Edgelits Dies 'Adorning Accents'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Simple Sunflower'; Memory Box Die 'Primo Labels'

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend :) x

Thursday, May 10

Happy Birthday Mother

For someone not in the mood for crafting, I'm not doing too badly lol  Here's a birthday card for my Mother-in-law....

Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Harvest Berries' & 'Mother; Penny Black 'Inspiring'; Unity Stamp Co 'Dream Big'; Hero Arts 'Sending Smiles Messages' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Harvest Berries'

Off to Down Hall for Afternoon Tea with Dean today, with him being at home we're having a lot of heavy lunches (someone misses all those business lunches I think lol) - I need to join the gym....tomorrow perhaps ;) x

Wednesday, May 9

Let's Talk

It's been a while since I used pattern paper on my cards....

....a lot of dimension....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Just Saying Hi'; Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes' / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink 'Holiday Flourishes & Swirls' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Fancy Flourishes'

Have a lovely day x

Tuesday, May 8

More Hello's

More note cards for my collection....

In an assortment of colours....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black '...Wishes'; Hero Arts 'Truly Appreciated' / Tools - Papertrey Impression Plate 'Polka Dot Basics II'; EK Success Circle Punch 1 3/8"

Even though I have a quiet week ahead, I'm not really in the mood to craft - don't you hate it when that happens?! lol  Take care my friends :) x

Edit: Mushroom76 - I stamp first :) x

Sunday, May 6

Simple Leaves

Just when I thought my cards couldn't get any simpler....

My favourite of the three....

With a different sentiment, this could be quite good as a masculine birthday card....

Poor lightning mean's these photographs aren't that great....

Supplies: Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps 'Leaves'; Hero Arts 'Live Life' / Tools - We R Memeory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

We're taking the children swimming today (I'll be reading my kindle from the spectators spot lol) followed by lunch at Prezzo's, good day to you all :) xxx

Edit: RedGem - I used Memento inks (London Fog & New Sprout) x

Saturday, May 5

Papertrey Goodness

I picked up my Papertrey package yesterday, no video this time (I still haven't been able to watch my last one *cringe*) so here's a little photograph instead....

No prizes for guessing what I'll be doing this weekend (children & husband permitting lol), thanks for stopping by sweet people :) x

Friday, May 4

Truly Appreciated

Just got back from breakfast with Dean & here's another card from me today (just in case I don't get a chance to post over the weekend)....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Canvas Stripes', 'Truly Appreciated' & 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies'; Papertrey Ink 'Harvest Berries' / Tools - Hero Arts-Sizzix Dies 'Antique Butterflies'

On my way to pick up a Papertrey Ink package from the post office (nasty custom charges to pay - ergh!), followed by a spot of shopping & lunch with my fabulous husband :)  Happy weekend everyone xxx

Love Is In The Air

It's lovely having Dean at home during the day, but then again it has only been a week - how long before we start getting on each other's nerves? lol

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black ' the air'; Papertrey Ink 'Tag It's #11' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Tiny Tags'

We're popping out for a full English breakfast now - yum!  Have a marvellous weekend everyone x

Thursday, May 3

Tea Anyone?

I've been neglecting my friends recently & think it's time I rectify that....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Warm Happiness' & 'Warm Happiness Too' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Warm Happiness'; EK Success Circle Punch 2 3/4" / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink Pattern Pack 'Dark Chocolate'

Dean is currently on garden leave which could last up to 6 months, it's quite strange having him at home all day....makes me very conscience of how little I actually do lol x

Wednesday, May 2

Sending Warm Thoughts

Nothing makes me happier than a nice cup of tea....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Warm Happiness Too' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies 'Warm Happiness' & 'Banner Border'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I quite fancy a cup right now in fact - will go nicely with a slice of the Victoria sponge cake I have in the fridge :) x

Tuesday, May 1

Wedding Invitations

A few months a go I came up with some sample wedding invitation designs for my brother & his fiancĂ©e - this is the design they decided upon....

Here are a few of the 150 I've made....

I've decided the world of wedding stationery isn't for me - it's far too tedious & I still have 300 favour boxes to assemble :|  I do need something to occupy my time though so I guess it's back to the drawing board! x