Saturday, 26 October 2013


That moment when as the washing up is mounting an attack across the worktop,the laundry is souffle-ing out of the hamper,youngest toddler is requesting elaborate and impossible hair styles, Tiger produces a manky,stained Birthday invitation from her book bag that has been festering in there for some time..."Mummy,look-its Ben's Lego Birthday party....IT'S TODAY!!!" In an hour. Right. 
3,2,1 Mummy=GO GO GO! Snarl at washing up (it snarls back),place small toddler in dirty clothes hamper and use to jump souffle laundry back down into compressed lump whilst clipping hundreds of glittery hairclips into her hair,throw clean clothes and lunch at Tiger,race up to craft hovel (yes,it has got THAT bad) scratch around for (clean) card blanks,ink and current favorite Birthday sentiment set (Clearly Besotted) whilst yelling for small bits of Lego to be found. Birthday boy Ben LOVES Lego. A Lego cake card was like 5 minutes.

And I didn't even get time to ink the edges ;-)

STAMPS: Clearly Besotted 'Make a Wish'
INKS: Stampin' Up 'Brilliant Blue',Stampin' Up 'Pool Party' VersaFine 'Onyx'

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Woof woof!

A slightly late posting today due to much toddler drama :-/
Ah well!

Today's card is a bit of a mish mash of different sets and companies. One of my eldest daughter's friends turned 6 a few days ago and desperately wanted a puppy for his Birthday (a wish I'm sure will not be fulfilled,bless him-but a boy's gotta dream,right?) So I thought I would give him a dog via a card :-) and what better set for this task than Lawn Fawn's Critters at The Dog Park? So,with some guidance from Boo,an appropriate pooch was selected,stamped,coloured and cut. The frame is the Lawn Fawn one. The sprig is Wplus9 Folk art Florals die (such a useful set!) The background is made using both the paw print from Critters at the Dog Park and Paper Smooches Digits set. The balloons and sentiment are Clearly Besotted :-)

I am entering this into the CASE Study challenge #162
Card by the awesome October Muse Elena-I LOVE her cards,tags and party bits,so super excited to have her as a Muse :-)

Right,back once more into the fray-I can hear them 'discussing'  which one will be choosing the game for tonight's Vintage Board Game Night...wish me luck!


Saturday, 5 October 2013


Welcome to the World Cardmaking Day bloghop over at Make The Day Special!
We thought we couldn't let such an auspicious 'world day' go past without marking it somehow now,could we?  ;-)
You should have got here from Make The Day Special blog,your next port of call is posted below,along with details of a super prize you can win!

So,my card today celebrates the coming of my favorite seasons-Autumn. 

I used the super cute pumpkins from the Paper Smooches Spookalicious set (currently on special offer over at Make The Day Special) to create a pumpkin patch,coloured with Prisma pencils. The leaves are from the Paper Smooches too-I hunted through ALL my dies for the perfect pumpkin style leaf,and what do you know? The Reflections Leaf set works perfectly! :-) I finished the card off with some faux stitching and a 'fake' piece of washi embossed with my Paper Smooches sentiment and voila! A cute 'welcome autumn' type card-just perfect to hand out to someone on World Card Day. I am entering this card into the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge,and the challenge this week is Anything Goes-whoot whoot!!! Always fun to through constraint to the wind when these pop up,eh?

Right,on with the hop-the girls have got some fantastic cards to show you! Next on your list is:




We have a fantastic little prize for you-all you need to do is make a card in the next 48 hours and link it onto the Make The Day Special blog to win the adorable Critters Down Under set from Lawn Fawn

Whoop whoop! How cute is this set?! (I have found its an invaluable set for those tricky boy cards!)

Have fun hopping!