Avery Elle – Fa La La

It’s Avery Elle post day on my blog and today I’ve been mostly blending Distress inks!  Yes, I’m getting addicted – I can’t stop.  I used a combination of Festive Berries and Spun Sugar to create the base of my card and added some spritzing of Perfect Pearls solution and extra distress ink. The wreath from the Fa La La set was stamped and die cut twice – once in Celery pigment ink and once in Jungle.  The banner was stamped in Cherry ink and die cut.  To finish I popped the die cuts onto some foam tape and adhered everything to a white card base.

Fa La La

I’m starting to feel very Christmassey already – it must be all the festive cards I’ve been making lately, lol!

Thanks for stopping by. xxx


MFT Card Contest … well, why not!

Hello there – I’m sliding in a couple of cards I made after being inspired by the fabby contest going on over at My Favourite Things!  I recently had a bit of an MFT shopping spree after the new release just came out so this was the perfect chance to test drive a few of the latest products!

My first card features the Die-Namics Stitched Cover Up Companion (try saying that after a few Proseccos!!) paired with what could quite possibly be one of my favourite stamps ever – that wee surprised gnome is just adorable!  I used the Brick Wall stencil to create my sponged background using distress inks.  I used the same colour palette to colour the flowers and the gnome himself.  I think this cover up die is SO useful.  I can see me using it TONS!

Happy Birthday

As soon as I saw the samples the MFT design team made with the Soda Pop Bottles Die-Namics I knew they were going to MINE!  I have a friend who LOVES coke so was dying to make a card for him for his birthday.  The background was sponged with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs.  To create the “bubbles” I just flicked on some water – so chuffed how it turned out!

You're a ClassicPrint

I wish I had time to play with these goodies a bit more but the deadline to enter the contest is fast approaching and I’m sadly out of time!  If only I could craft 24 hours a day!!


Simon Says … Back To School


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Food and/or Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing MY MIND’S EYE PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store



Hey there!  Another scheduled post from me as I’m currently grabbing some wifi time in our Bangkok hotel room!  Ah, it’s a hard life, lol!

Not that I want to even think about it but this week’s challenge is all about Back To School – booo!  I want all posts to be about Summer – yay! I created a simple Good Luck card using products from the Simon says Stamp May 2015 Card Kit – which is still available to purchase if you’re quick!  I used some of the patterned paper from the kit to cover the front of an A2 card and then cut a circle using the MFT Cross-Stitched Circle dies from Slate cardstock.  I used the gold letter stickers from the kit to spell out Good Luck and then mounted the circle onto the card using foam adhesive.

Back To School

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw