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Happy Anniversary

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Today is my 7th wedding anniversary and I wanted to share the card I made for my husband.

I have mentioned in previous years that we got married in Malta with our closest family and absolutely loved it there. It is something I would recommend to anyone not wanting to get married abroad. It was a lovely day and a lovely holiday.

Anyway back to the card. I chose the paper first and went with the Studio Calico Darling Dear and Here & There. On one of the pieces from the Darling Dear pad is a lot of images and one of the images was this one with the words you & me and I thought it would be perfect for the centre of the card.

I decided to put it on a label from Clearly Besotted lovely labels and rather than using the rectangle it comes with for the centre I thought the square fitted well.

As I am loving the Happy word die from Clearly Besotted I used it here with the word anniversary from the Clearly Besotted Basic numbers and stamped it on a tag from the Clearly Besotted tag along dies.

I decided to use an embossing folder on the background and add some stars and hearts as well.



Paper -  Studio Calico Darling Dear and Here & There |  Stamp - Clearly Besotted Basic Numbers | Dies - Clearly Besotted Lovely labels, Tag along and happy word die | Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Seeing spots | Large stars - Sizzix stars.

I got a lovely card and pretty flowers from my husband for our anniversary but it was prompted by a few people as he didn't even get me a card for Mother's day but mustn't complain (much!). Hehe.

Hope you are having a great weekend. See you soon.


Mojo Monday 339 - Happy Birthday Girlies

Thursday, April 03, 2014


It has been a long time since I made a card using a sketch challenge and so when my sister asked me to make some cards for her friends, I thought I would use the Mojo Monday sketch 339.

The sketch challenge was to make a tall and skinny card and so I made a card that is 3.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches high.


I went with the Martha Stewart Monarch large butterfly punch and the hydrangea punch on the circle and added some sequins to the top of the card.


I decided to use the new Clearly Besotted birthday word die on the cards and just stamp the happy and also the name.


Paper - American Crafts May Berry | Stamps - Clearly Besotted  A Little Sentimental and Stampendous Tiny Alphabet| Die-namics stitched circle | Clearly Besotted Birthday word die | Martha Stewart butterfly and hydrangea punch | Sequins - Doodlebug.

For the second card, I kept the style the same but used a label from Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels and used different patterned paper and sequins.




Paper - American Crafts My Girl | Stamps - Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental and Stampendous Tiny Alphabet | Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels | Clearly Besotted Birthday word die | Martha Stewart butterfly and hydrangea punch | Sequins - Doodlebug.

I am really loving the word dies from Clearly Besotted and think they are great if you want to add some more character to the card than just stamping the sentiment.

Hope you are having a good week. See you soon.




Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, March 30, 2014


As today is mother's day in the UK I thought I would make my mum a card as I haven't made many recently and thought it was about time I made one.

As I have recently bought the new Clearly Besotted word dies, I really wanted to use the Happy on the card so chose to use the small mother's day stamp from Paula Pascual's All Year Round set to go with it.

I went with the lovely red and blue papers from the American Crafts Soho Garden collection and one of the love heart stamps from Clearly Besotted.

I have also bought the lovely pack of assorted sequins from Doodlebug and chose to use the clear sequins on this card to add some dimension.

I really like the combination of the red white and blue on this card and think it looks quite smart.




Papers - American Crafts Soho Garden | Stamps - Clearly Besotted Love Hearts and Paula Pascual | Dies - Clearly Besotted Lovely Labels, Tag Along and happy word die | Sequins - Doodlebug. 



Happy Mother's day to those who celebrate it today and hope you are having a great weekend. See you soon.


Happy happy happy star card

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today's card is one of the cards that I mentioned previously that I had made before I gave birth but hadn't gotten around to posting.

For this card I went with using circles and stars, which is what I tend to use for male cards. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and cut and emboss the circles and used the sizzix stars in different sizes. 

For the sentiment, I used the Clearly Besotted Tag along stamp and stamped it on one of the circles and added stars to the other circles.

The background paper is quite bright orange so I decided to use some kraft card behind it and some more muted patterned paper for the circles.



Paper - Basic Grey     | Stamp - Clearly Besotted Tag Along | Circles -  Spelbinders Nestabilities circles large | Stars - Sizzix | Twine -     | Buttons - Papermania.   


Hope you are having a good week. See you soon. 

Baby Amelia

Thursday, March 20, 2014


It's been a while since I have posted on the blog as I have been looking after my little girl who is now 7 weeks old. The time has gone so quickly that I didn't get around to posting about it.
 Her name is Amelia Grace and was born on the 25th January weighing a big 9lb 4oz. This, however, is smaller than Hollie was at 9lb 14oz!

Here is a picture of Amelia on her way home from hospital at 2 days old.



This is Amelia at 5 weeks. 


 

Obviously I haven't managed to do much crafting recently but hopefully will be able to make some more cards and projects soon, but I do have some cards that I made before I gave birth that I haven't posted on the blog that I will be posting soon.

Hope you are having a lovely week. See you soon. 


Happiest birthday card

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


The card today is the last of the four cards that I made to put into the card gift box.

It started with the pink patterned paper label and went with the pierced circle on top. I wanted to add some patterned paper behind the label but also wanted to emboss the background, so used a strip of paper and cut out a fish tail and then you could still see the background.

I added 3 small strips of paper, which I cut these into a fishtail as well, under the label to add a little more colour and chose some blue patterned paper for the flowers and butterflies.

I kept the embellishments simple and just added some gems to the flowers and butterflies to make them sparkle.


Paper - American Crafts My Girl | Stamps - My Pink Stamper Fabulous Phrases | Butterflies - Martha Stewart 3 in 1 monarch butterfly punch | Flowers - Martha Stewart 3 in 1 hydrangea punch | Circle - Die-namics pierced circles | Label - Spellbinders Nestabilities label one | Embossing folder - Cart-us Trendy circles | Gems - Hobbycraft.

Hope you are having a great week.

Orange butterfly and flowers card

Monday, January 13, 2014



I have already showed you the first two cards of the four that I had put in the card gift boxes and today I have the third card.

This card is not as bright and summery as the first two but more autumnal and I am a big fan of the colour teal and so really wanted to use the teal spotty paper on the circle. The background paper is very full of different colours and pulled the orange colour from the paper and used it on the butterfly and flowers.

As the papers are quite busy, I just added some glitter to the butterfly and some gems to the flowers and kept the sentiment simple and stamped the sentiment on to a Clearly Besotted Tag Along banner and added some more gems.



Paper- Crate paper Farmhouse | Stamp - Clearly Besotted A Litlle Sentimental | Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey circles | Butterfly - Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch | Flowers - Martha Stewart 3 in 1 hydrangea | Label - Clearly Besotted Tag Along | Gems - Hobbycraft | Glitter- Stickles crystal. 



Today I'm 40 weeks pregnant and so may well go into labour at any time so if you don't hear from me soon, you know why!

Hope you have a good week. 
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