Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Jumping for Joy !!

as I had one mousey stamped and coloured image left from my last card, so just had to make another birthday card !!  The weather has turned so wet and cold you need something to make you smile....

 Got my little sewing machine out and added real stitching be it a bit wonky...still adds some texture. Inked and distressed all the edges and glittered some card candy.

Decoupaged the cupcake and mouse, then finished it all off with some real lace and a bow !!

Would love to enter:
The Pink Elephant Monday Challenges; anything goes
Through The Purple Haze: anything goes
Scribble and Scrap: always anything goes

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Add a Little Sparkle

Sadly today is not sparkling at all, but very dull and wet !!
But my House Mouse card sure has a lot of sparkle .....

Isn't it nice to have a change from a christmas card....getting a bit fed up with making those now so a birthday card for someone special I think....
Lots of stickles,  die cutting,  fussy cutting,  lace and bows,  decoupage and handmade paper sprinkles !!

And loads of mousey fun !!

Would love to enter:
Sweet Stampin: its our birthday
4 Crafty Chicks; make it sparkle
Crafty Little Fairies; not a square
House Mouse and Friends; add a little sparkle

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Thank you

Isin't it wonderful to visit a crafty friend, sit and drink tea, eat wonderful homemade cake, put the world to right and then come home with a few crafty goodies !!

 Well thats what I did with my friend Nicki last Sunday and that deserves a super thank you card I think !!

 and here it is...

 This cute stamp is by LOTV and a past present from Nicki !! I started by making a sunray background paper at the bottom of my card leaving the top plain using strips of blue and green paper and then adding the stitching. Then embossed the whole lot !!  The flowers were made using a quilling die and I used the same die to make my edging.

 Coloured my cute bunny and butterfly with spectrum noirs, made a light cloud effect sky and hand drew the small flowers and grass. Fnished with some faux stitching around the edge.  the letters came with the paper pad, I just used a banner punch to punch then out.

It's so nice to say thank you to someone....

Would love to enter:

My Craft Creations: always anythning goes
Perfectly Rustics: embossing
Simon Says Stamp: thanks/thanksgiving

Friday, 14 November 2014

French Fancy anyone ??

My mum use to love french fancy cakes, but boy have they got smaller !!  I just love cake....

This cute stand of cakes can be found  on a  Little Claire set of stamps called "Tea Party"

Tea Party stamp set

As you can see I have used a lot of lace....stamped and fussy cut out my three cake stands, coloured with promarkers, added loads of black dots, embossed a white circle and finished of with a ribbon and lace bow.

Would love to enter:
Fan-tastic Tuesday: anything goes with a twist add ribbon
Passion For Promarkers: lace


Wednesday, 12 November 2014


it has turned chilly again.......

Well time is really running out just round the corner !!  I have cards sorted, but want to make so many gifts and know not all of them will get done !   Hay Ho thats the fun of CHRISTMAS !!

Anyhoo here's a mousey christmas card...

House Mouse and Friends are having a BRR challenge and a fab blog hop with loads of prizes to be won !!

I've cut 1 1/2" squares from two pattern papers to make my bachground paper and then added faux stitching. Stamped and coloured my mice using spectrum noirs pens, then added frantage and texture paste for the snow. used some dies to cut the pointsetters and leaves. Finished of with my usual bow !!

Would love to enter:
House Mouse and Friends; anything goes with option Brrr
Cutie Pie challenge; festive furry friends
Penny Black and More: anything goes
The Ribbon Girls : christmas card
Gruffies and Guests: anything goes/christmas

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

What if I should fall ??

is another sweet new release stamp from Little Claire and you can find it HERE !!

 Used loads of circles for this card,  several dies to make flowers and stems, coloured with spectrum noir pens, matching paper from my stash and a ribbon bow to finish off.

The stamp comes with the super sentiment and cute little clouds too  !!

Would love to enter:
Craft-Dee-Bowz; anything goes with a handmade bow
Through The Purple Haze; punch or dies
Delightful Challenges; include patterned paper

Monday, 10 November 2014


Well what can I say, but fabulous !!  The sun shone for us and we had a lovely coach ride to the NEC and got there just in time for the two minute silence....
 And this is what you see as you walk into the show !!

 The hand knitted wreaths were just wonderful...

Steve was really busy on the Little Claire stand and all the team's creations looked fab !!  Just had to buy a few things myself...

Say hi to Lindsay Mason...

I was really impressed with the show this year,  all the demonstrators had time to chat with you and seemed relaxed and not too tired.  It was really busy and there were loads of make and takes  and classes,   just not enough time to do any !! 
 And loads of crafty bargains.........

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