The holidays are coming….

Ok – it’s still August but for a papercrafter that means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming festive holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.  I have to admit that this last three months of the year is my MOST favourite season – I love the Autumn, Halloween, 3 of my children (and myself) have birthdays and then IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!  It’s a wonderful time of year in our house.  So in the spirit of the festive season (soon) I have a dainty little Christmas card to share!!


Today also sees the start of a new challenge today over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog and this week theme is everyone’s favourite… ANYTHING GOES!  The design team are featuring products from Memory Box but you don’t have to to enter.

Anything Goes Memory Box

Lately I’ve seen Debby Hughes making lots of cards in a smaller scale (4 bar size) which really appeals to me and is perfect for this little deer die.  I’ve used the Mini Stardust Stencil with some gorgeous silver-glitter sparkle medium with the Leaping Deer die both from Memory Box.  I covered the die cut deer in Versamark and then embossed him in silver fine embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Pretty Poinsettia from Clearly Besotted and is also embossed in silver.


Please pop along to the blog and check out the rest of the design teams fabulous creations and hope you can join in the fun and play along.  As always, one lucky randomly drawn entry will receive a $50 store credit – woo hoo!!  With STAMPtember just a few days away you’re going to want to get that prize for sure!!!




Channeling my inner Debby!

Hiya!  Did you follow the Online Card Class: Stencilled recently?  I did and have to say it is one of my favourites yet!  I LOVED it!  I have a few stencils in my stash and now have so many more ideas to use them.  My lovely friend Debby Hughes once again was such an inspiration and so I took her ideas and came up with this card:

OCC day 3 stencilled

The chicken wire background is actually super-sparkly but it doesn’t show in the photo at all – neither does the shimmer on the birdcage!!  I went over it with a coat of Wink of Stella – Crystal {LOVE}.  Bought myself a few Heidi Swapp mists too – this one is called Seafoam – gives a nice subtle background without overpowering anything – could get addicted to these!


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!

birdcage fcf

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”.