Thursday, 13 March 2014


I'm really just dashing in with a couple of ultra quick posts as time is short ...

At the moment I seem to be snowed under with commission cards - not that I'm complaining but they all seem to come at once and not often ideal for challenges :-(

Anyway I've a couple to show that might just sneak in;

First up is for a rugby mad teenager hitting a 'special' birthday. Having raided my stock I couldn't find anything rugby related. After a bit of web-surfing I came across this image on the internet that's quite fun. I'm entering my card into the Seize the Sketch challenge. It's a great sketch this week and I've been looking at it for the last week or so wondering whether I'd ever get around to using it...

Card Recipe:

Papers: Pink Petticoat & Echo Park
Sentiment: Computer generated
Tools: MFT Die-namics - fishtail flags, chevrons & high rise numbers
Sizzix Framelits - stars and circles
From my stash: silver twine, glitter card and button plus I've added glossy accents to highlight some of my rugby player.

Next up is to head over to Simon Says Stamp where the theme is Mother's Day or Special Girl card and this is a Mother's Day card for my MIL. During the week I placed a little order at Craft Mojo and this beautiful butterfly die from Joy Crafts just jumped into my basket so couldn't wait to have a play with it when it arrived earlier.

Card Recipe

Image: I've stamped dandelion heads from the Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams set onto vellum then heat embossed with white embossing powder. the flower heads are then drizzled with glossy accents, mini beads and glamour dust.
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Fabulous Fushia stamp set
From my stash: Pink leafy paper, bakers twine and pearls



  1. Fab that you found that rugby player image. Its frustrating when someone asks for something specific and you just don't have anything remotely close! Loving your second card. Those dandelion heads look beautiful stamped like that on vellum, lovely card. I keep meaning to have a look on Craft Mojo but can't afford an order at the mo and I know if I go looking I'll end up buying.....lots! :D xx

  2. Love the cards and you did great with that Rugby player.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  3. What a fun card and great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at Seize the Sketch!

  4. super duper FUN card :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  5. Cute 18 card - fun use of the sketch~ Thanks for joining in with STS~

  6. Two fabulous cards, great mans card but I do love the pretty butterfly one the best.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  7. Hi there. I have just spent the morning looking through your blog, such beautiful creations. You are a real inspiration, so much beautiful work. I wondere if you have time if you could answer a question for me - on the card here that I am commenting at I notice that the twine when it wraps around the card is in a slight indent in the card stock. I assume that is to stop it moving around the card but how do you make the indents- do you use a particular tool or just cut a small u shape. I love the idea but worry I would ruin the work I have done by cutting too big or something. Thank you in advance for your help. Aileen


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