A trio of cards!

Good evening – popping in to share three little cards I whipped up to send to three special friends!  If you squint you can just make out some groovy matching envelopes made using my newest gadget – the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board – LOVE!  The cards are dinky so I didn’t have any envelopes to go with them – what a cool and clever thing it is!!Design a tree

I used one of the new stamp sets from Clearly Besotted – Design A Tree with some patterned paper from Papertrey Ink.  I am loving the new Avery Elle pigment inks too – love how they clean off the stamps so well too!!

Well, it’s WAY past my bed time now – thanks for stopping by xxx.


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


10 Minute Craft Dash #31

Hi, here sharing my card for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  Firstly I apologise for the quality of the photograph.  I spent most of the day yesterday with no internet and didn’t get time to get my photo taken until very late!  I might try and retake it in better light!

holiday wishes dogThe colours for this challenge are very festive so I had to use the Come All Ye Faithful set from PTI again!  CD_31This time the challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn who have a fabulous prize up for grabs!!. Cd_31_prizeCan’t wait to see what you come up with!


Caryn xxx


Merry and BRIGHT!

A simple card but that neon ink sure does pack a punch!  I applied the Hero Arts neon pink ink to my card stock and then die cut the Memory Box reindeer – love how bold it looks against the white.  The sentiment is a quote from my favourite Christmas film EVER – Elf!.

neon reindeerRight, these trees aren’t going to decorate themselves are they?!  Catch ya later!


I’m more of a cat person but…….

I HAD to have these stamps and dies from PTI!!   I haven’t bought much from them recently but I couldn’t resist the Come All Ye Faithful stamps and dies – how cute are they?  I know lots of “doggie people” who (time permitting) will be getting a pooch-themed card this year – just got to get them done!bark

Right, we have some friends on their way for dinner and I’m totally exhausted after a great night out last night followed by a day of helping at the school Christmas fair – need a coffee injection!!


10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #30

I know I’m 6 days late posting this as the new 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge went live last Wednesday – oops!  As I mentioned in my last post, crafting had to take a very back seat for me for a wee while but I’m starting to get back in there and didn’t want to pass on my DT commitments!Craft Dash # 30


CD_30All I can seem to make are Christmas cards at the moment so I took the colours and paired them up with the In Stitches and Holiday Sentiments set from Clearly Besotted and Holiday Lights from PTI.  I love that little penguin!!  Please pop by Paulina’s fabulous new look blog for all the challenge details and to gather more inspiration from the rest of the DT girls.  There’s also a great prize on offer too from this week’s sponsor!


The Less Is More Challenge this week is also asking us to create a Christmas project featuring birds – how appropriate for this card!!  It’s also a one-layer card so very easy to mail – may add this to the “mass production” pile!

Right, time’s ticking on and I’ve got work to do – have a great day everyone.

Caryn xxx

ps, Inlinkz is playing up for me today so will pop back later and add my supply list.


Peace on Earth

Happy Saturday to you all.  Sorry I’ve been very quiet on my blog lately – it’s been a difficult time for our family with the very sad loss of my lovely father-in-law a couple of weeks ago.  He was a very special guy and is going to be so missed by us all.

Peace on earth (1)Today I’m sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago that’s basically another version of THIS one!  I quite like this design and it has LOADS of options to change it up – might be a mass production candidate for this year’s holiday cards!

Right, off to get ready – we’re heading to the cinema to see the Hunger Games: Catching Fire this afternoon (v. excited!!).

Hopefully be back to share some more projects again very soon.

Caryn xxx


10 Minute Craft Dash #29 – two for the price of one!!!

CD_29It’s time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge and this time round Paulina’s asking us to feature buttons.  I have SO MANY BUTTONS but they’re not something I use all that much.  Guess this is the perfect challenge to use those supplies that we all have lurking in our cupboards and drawers!

I actually made two cards for this challenge and both were done in super-quick time – especially the second one – just over three minutes!!In Stiches Snowflake button

I’m really whizzing through these Christmas cards – have a good wee stack sitting there now!

The sponsor this time round is Denami Design who are offering one lucky winner a $20 store credit – woohoo!  Head over to Paulina’s blog Pretty Pink Posh for all the deets and for more button 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!


A new challenge at APFP – touchy-feely!

Hello – Fridays are GRRRREAT aren’t they?  I have a total Friday-feeling today – it’s been a LOOONG week at the office!!  Hence I am sharing my card for the latest challenge over at A Passion For Papertrey just a wee bit late!

The challenge this time is get some texture onto your card – it’s time to get all touchy-feely!  My card is really CAS this time but LOOK at the gold glitter – yay for glitter!!

{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes
Card: Stampers Select White
Tools: Heart Prints die collection.
Other: Jute bag (cut up!!), gold glitter (local art shop), glossy accents

I’m busy preparing to move my blog over to a new WordPress site (on a very steep learning curve at the moment) and am planning a bit of a giveaway sometime in the near future – stay tuned, lol!!

Have a good day,

Caryn xxx