A bit of flower arranging!

Hey everyone.  Here with a card I have had in my head ever since Steph showed us the Love Birds stamps and dies released this month from Clearly Besotted.  I bought the Fresh Cut Florals from Wplus9 a few months ago but with Christmas and all that jazz – this is the first chance I’ve had to ink them up!  I die cut and stamped a load of flowers and leaves the other day and last night decided to get busy with a bit of flower arranging!  I adore the little birdcage from CBS so I die cut it in white and then made a “bed” of blooms for it to nestle into.  I am also slightly obsessed with the Falling Hearts die from Simon Says Stamp so used it again as a back drop created with embossing paste – you can’t see the dimension in the photo but it looks quite effective IRL!

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Once again, I am able to enter the Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog as this time they are asking us to “Emboss It”.



Polka Dot Heaven.

Well hello again!  Did I imagine it or did Christmas just whizz past in a blink of an eye?!  So sad that it’s all over for another year but looking forward to 2014 – hope it’s a good one for everyone.

Today marks the start of the January Release sneak peaks over at Clearly Besotted.  Steph a fabulous set of stamps designs and dies this month which will be available on 6th January at 10pm.

Birthday Girl SpotsThis set features 2 of the new sets being released – In The Frame and Geometric Style II.  More great sentiments and font combinations – LOVE the polka dot frame especially!!!

Right, this is a very quick post as I’ve promised to take my 6 year old swimming and she’s all ready and waiting with her wee bag!  Check out Steph’s blog and the rest of the DT for lots more inspiration!


It’s sunny – so here’s a sunshiney card!

Hellooooo!  Here to share a card I made for my lovely sister-in-law Nikki who has recently become the newest member of the “40” club!  She has always loved the colour yellow and sunflowers are one of her favourites (they always remind me of her) so I immediately grabbed the Blooming Marvellous set from Clearly Besotted when I sat down to make her a card.


The little “40” was cut using the modern numbers dies from PTI and the sentiment is from Big Birthday Wishes.

Well, better get back to work – groan!