Thursday, 10 September 2009


Just another quick post... Alex recently hosted her second swap over on ILWS. This swap was for a gift card holder and we had to make 8 cards. My colour combo is whisper white, so saffron and pumpkin pie (been using these colours a bit too much recently!) The bird is from the fun and fast notes set with a sentiment from the circle of friendship set. The pumpkin pie ribbon and a silver brad from the hodgepodge set finishes it off xx

Little forest friends

Hi! Hope you're having a great week and enjoying the sunshine (hope the weather has been good where you are) We've been feeding a family of hedgehogs, complete with babies (aahhh!!) for the last couple of months, and I've had lots of advice from a lovely lady that runs a hospital for Hedgehogs! She takes in Hedgehogs from all over Leicestershire on a voluntary basis, isn't that fab! I wanted to make a card to say thank you. The stamp set is the gorgeous little forest friends set from My Cute Stamps. I'm planning to make a batch of similar cards for her to sell at an upcoming fundrasing day. The DSP I've used is Doodlebug with a bit of October Afternoon with the SU! colours cameo coral and choc chip. The ribbon is SU!'s regal rose grosgrain and the button is from the SU! mini catalogue tied with some linen thread. Have a fab day, it's nearly the weekend! Hooray! xxx

Monday, 7 September 2009

September already!

...Where did August go?! Hello and I hope you had a great weekend. I have a quick card to share made with the pocket silhouettes (so glad this made the new SU! catalogue!) It's such a fab stamp set to use. My colours are cameo coral, night of navy, whisper white, and ruby red. The button is from the mini SU catalogue along with some non SU! pale pink stitched ribbon. The linen thread used on the button has been coloured with a marker. I've tried to create the look of a button with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch by layering the button several times and then adding some diamond glaze, this doesn't show up with my rubbish photography though! Hope you have a super week and thanks so much for visiting! xx

Monday, 31 August 2009

A little gift

Hello and a very happy bank holiday Monday to you! Shame about the weather, hope it's better where you are! We're off to a family get together today and seeing baby Phoebe born to my cousins Emma & Andrew and cousins Helen & Billy's baby Ruby. Hoping to get lots of fab photos! I've made a little gift for the girls, just a simple gift bag to house a little puppet! I know both have loads and loads of clothes and it's sooo tricky knowing what to get for them as a little something, then I spotted these! For the gift bag and card I've used SU's so saffron and pumpkin pie with some summer picnic and washington apple DSP. The ribbon is pumpkin pie used with the Wild about you! stamp set. Hope you have a fab day! xx

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Out with the old...

Hello! I hope you're having a great weekend whatever you're doing. As the new Stampin' Up! catalogue will be out very soon (exciting!) I've been giving away a few of my much loved stamp sets to make room for some new lovelies!
I'm planning on having several great offers on after the launch of the catalogue in October so watch this space for some fantastic deals, please email me also if you would like a copy of the new catty and I'll post one off to you.
I've made a quick card using the True Friend set with the colours brocade blue, old olive, night of navy, whisper white and not quite navy. The striped old olive dsp is SU Summer Picnic. I've used my nesties labels one die with some brocade blue grosgrain ribbon and a flower ribbon slide from the hodgepodge hardware kit. The sentiment is from the Cheer & Wishes set layered with the scalloped oval punch. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Friday, 28 August 2009

It's begining to look a lot like...

ooops! I've just taken delivery of this fab fiskars apron lace border punch and it's inspired me to make a shabby chic style card, but I think it looks more like a Christmas style card! (and it's a bit too early for those isn't it?!) I've used SU Soft Summer with real red and old olive with a bit of whisper white and lots of dots, I think the paper is doodlebug.
Thanks so much for looking and I hope you enjoy a hotter than hot and super sunny bank holiday weekend! xx

Thursday, 20 August 2009


Hi! I'm still loving using the SU wild about you set and my fave is this little fella! Here he's been stamped on to kraft with old olive and then layered on to choc chip and cameo coral. I've used a clear button layered over some stripey paper with some choc chip taffeta ribbon. Have a great evening xx