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!


Clearly Besotted Challenge – LOVE

ChallengeHello, here with details of this month’s challenge over at Clearly Besotted Stamps.  If you’re new to CBS then where have you been??? LOL!  Steph and Jenny are an amazing team who produce top quality stamps and dies, on trend designs and customer service that literally cannot be beaten.  I’m so lucky to be one of the design team members and every month starting at 10am on the 10th Steph hosts a challenge.  The only rule is you must use at least one CBS product to qualify for the prize.  The theme for the month of January is “LOVE” and with all the gorgeous stamps available at CBS I’m sure you will all come up with something beautiful!  Check out all the DT inspiration and full details on Steph’s blog.

So onto my card.  I have used the newly released Key To My Heart stamp set and dies and the Love Hearts stamps and dies.  I made a stencil using the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts die (one of my favourite products ever) and mixed some translucent embossing paste (tinted with food colouring gel of all things!!) to give me a soft pink shade to match in with the inks (Mama Elephant).

key to my heart (3)

Well, that’s it from me for today.  I hope you get a chance to play along with this month’s challenge and can’t wait to see all your creations.




You and Me <3

Teaser Time

Back again with another sneaky peak at some of the new products being released over at Clearly Besotted this month.  Love is in the air with this release so I have used Love Birds and paired it with an AMAZING sentiment from Say it With Style.  The gorgeous birdcage is a co-ordinating die that compliments the Love Birds stamp set (but is perfectly fabulous on it’s own too!!).

you and me birdcageWhat I love about all of the Clearly Besotted products is how you can combine them so perfectly.  For example, the little birds in the cage and the love hearts are from Paired Up and the “Forever” sentiment is from Post It: Love – perfect partners!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more sneaky snippets using the new January designs but go and check out Steph’s blog and the rest of the amazing DT for oodles of inspiration.