Simon Says Stamp June 2015 Card Kit – I’ve played at last!!



My goodness, where are these weeks going??!  I’ve had this amazing kit sitting on my desk for days but have only just managed to have a play with it!  I LOVE it so much – it’s one of my favourites so far (although I think I say that every month, lol).  I die cut one of the new MFT circle dies and whilst the die was still in place used a series of masking steps to get the stripes.  I used the Ranger dye inks (which I LOVE) and they blended beautifully!

june card kit


Well thanks for popping by – hope I get to play a wee bit more with this kit this week so watch this space!!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Back To School


Hi – today sees the start of another new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.  The theme of this week’s challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL and we’re showcasing products from My Favourite Things.


II can’t believe the summer is almost at an end – it always makes me a little sad but the start of a new term is always exciting so lets see how you mark the occasion!!

I love the MFT background stamps – they’re so detailed yet stamp perfectly.  I used the Typewriter Text backfround stamp from MFT and some other stamps from Clearly Besotted.  I also had my first play with Distress Markers – and then ordered a whole heap more!!!

back to schoolDon’t forget Simon Says Stamp have a $50 gift voucher for one one lucky, randomly drawn participant!  Yay!!


For lots of fabulous inspiration from the design team and all the challenge details please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Happy crafting!!!




A Valentine for Hubby!

This year is the first year since we met in 1991 that my husband and I have not been together for Valentines Day!!  We don’t always do anything particularly extravagant or indulgent (although sometimes we do!!) but we are ALWAYS together!  So where is he I hear you ask?  Well, he’s in Andorra skiing!!  I know – alright for some eh?  Anyhoo, in his absence I have made him a wee card for his return this afternoon.  We are MASSIVE Apple junkies in this house and there are quite a few iPhone-style dies and stamp sets appearing at the moment. I fell in love with the MFT Cute Cameras 2 die set so have used the little iPhone die to create this simple card.  Chris HAS to have everything in black (cars, iPads, iPhones etc) whereas mine are all white!!  The sentiment is from Post It: Love from Clearly Besotted – fits well doesn’t it?!

i heart u

Right, while the cats been away – the mouse has been playing with all her new stamps and dies so operation “tidy up before Chris gets home and realises I’ve done virtually no housework for a week” has to start!!

Thanks for dropping by xxx