Thursday, 12 December 2013


Good afternoon chums!
This is a scheduled post (so fingers crossed you are getting this loud and clear). I'm currently visiting my mum and dad up North.
Well, I have for you today a card embellished with the oh so popular tash. I did it for a friend for his birthday (another one I didn't get round to have to forgive me, I have been busy of late with a lot of commissions).
I know, excuses, excuses.
Okay, onto the good stuff. Here we go...

What you need...

Dies: Mustaches (DR0410) - Lifestyle Crafts QuicKutz
Embossing folder: Mustache Set (657983) - Sizzix
Patterned paper: Kate & Co. "Oxford Lane" 6x6 pad - My Mind's Eye
Card stock: navy, white
Button: yellow
Baker's twine: yellow, navy, green
Gems: clear

What you do...

Create a top fold A6 navy blank and cover with a smaller piece of yellow plaid paper. use the mustache embossing folder to make a white background and adhere to the blank.

Die cut three different sized mustaches in yellow plaid, navy spot and green hounds tooth papers and attach to the blank. Print a sentiment onto white card and cut into a banner. Mount onto navy spot paper and adhere to the lower right of the blank, overlapping the edge. Knot a length of each colour of twine through the button, trim and fray. Glue to the left side of the banner. Finish with a gem on each mustache.

This card is so cool. Great for male birthdays or Father's day; any age too!

Today's lesson is now over. Thank you for stopping by and reading through my drivvle.
See you soon - ta ta! xxx

P.S. The spell checker kept highlighting the 'mustache(s)' - but it's the US spelling as on the die and embossing folder packaging. I know here in the UK it's spelt moustache - but if you want to source where to buy them, it's best to stick to the correct spelling for the US (hope that makes sense - I don't know what I'm waffling on about most of the time).

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Hello peepsicles!
Hope you are all fit and well!
I would like to show you, if I may, a card I did back in October for my sister's birthday (I've only just discovered the photo I took of it - oops!).
It's a very simple card, but so pretty.

What you need...

Stamps: Large Flower (CG134) - Hero Arts; Life Sentiments - Kaisercraft
Ink pad: Cloud White - VersaMagic
Card stock: kraft
Pearls: pink

What you do...

Create a top fold kraft card and stamp the flower in the bottom left corner so that it overlaps the edges and the 'Dream' in the top right corner.

Embellish the centre of the flower and around the sentiment with a few pearls.

There you have it, a simple card that looks very elegant. Kraft card looks so boring on its own, but add a bit of colour and sparkle and it transforms into something wonderful.

I will leave you for now. I'd better go and check on the 'girls'. One of them is singing the 'egg song', so I'll go and collect my booty. I'm so proud of them :o}

Ta ta for now, thanks for visiting xxx

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Merry & Bright Star

Mewnin peeps!
I would like to show you a card I made a few weeks ago (before I started all my magazine commissions). I've only just got round to editing the photo.
I did a similar card last year, but used kraft card. I thought it would look nice on white, so here it is...

What you need...

Patterned paper: red swirl
Dies: Tim Holtz Scallops (656627); Star, Primitive #2 with bonus embossing folder (657368) - Sizzix
Card: white, kraft
Ink pad: Vintage Sepia - Versafine
Stamps: Let It Snow - Penny Black
Garden & parcel twine
Button - star, wood
Beads - small, red, wood
Florists wire - green
Stems - Canadian Pine, fine - DoCrafts
What you do...

Die cut scallops along one edge of a piece of patterned paper and trim so it measures 9.5cm x 13cm and mount onto a 13.5cm square blank. Wrap and tie frayed parcel twine around the card and stamp 'Merry & Bright' in the bottom right hand corner in Vintage Sepia.

Die cut and emboss the star in white card, mount it onto kraft card and trim. Distress it with Vintage Sepia and adhere to the blank with foam tape.

Create the embellishment by doubling over florists wire, wrap it around a pokey tool to create a small spiral. Thread through a bead, pull taut so the spiral sticks in the bead hole.

Make three of these, twist together and arrange with three short lengths of pine stem. Wrap garden twine around to secure and tie in a bow. Fray parcel twine and thread through a wood star (enclosing the pine stems at the back), tie in a knot, positioning it on top of the bow. Glue to the right of the embossed star.

You can see the original kraft card version here. I think they look good both on white and kraft card.

I have resigned myself to the fact that I'm really not going to get any more Christmas cards made now. Although I think I will keep making the odd one and store it for next year (yeah, right).

There are a few Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter projects I still need to show you which are Christmassy.

So I will say ta-ta for now and I'll be back soon.

Thanks for popping by :o}

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

December Blog Candy

Hi Peeps!
I'm back. Let's get straight on to the important stuff...candy!
Here is a photo of the yummies...

So, what does one get then?
1 sheet 5"x7" Bubbles - Shop 'til You Drop Clear Stamps
1 sheet 5"x7" Bubbles - Housework Clear Stamps
1 sheet 6"x6" Nostalgia Out of Bed Clear Stamps
1 sheet 6"x6" Nostalgia High Heels Clear Stamps
50 sheets 6"x6" assorted patterned papers
The sets are based on the 'Born to Shop' range of products. There are over 50 stamps in total. These will be great to make a card for someone who you know likes shopping, shoes, chocolate :o} and who hates housework and ironing :o{
I must point out that these stamps have been opened and only a couple have been used once (cleaned and dried thoroughly), the rest are new. As I have to use current products for magazine work, I need to thin out my supplies occasionally, I won't use them again and it's a shame that no-one else will get the pleasure of these fun, quirky stamps. My giveaways are just a little thanks for all you lovelies who follow my blog.
Now the technical stuff...

To have a chance of winning this fab candy:-

1. Be a follower either through, Bloglovin, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Networked Blogs or email (see sidebar)
2. Post a piccy of the candy with a link to this post in your sidebar (if you have a blog)
3. Leave me a comment (with your blog address if you have one) ta da! You are entered!

If you do have a blog, it will be great to have a look and see what you are up to :)

This candy will close on 31st December 2013, I will then use RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner!

The candy is open to all, nationally, internationally, those in outer space and previous winners. However, anyone who has a blog that does not show or appear to have any crafty makes, will not be entered.
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November Candy Winner!

Hello my lovelies!
I now have my current commissions done and dusted for Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter; so it's time to catch up with you all.
A lovely big thank you to all who entered this month. The list gets longer each time! Wah-hey!
So, as usual I've given everyone who commented a number and then used Random.Org to pick the winner. Here is the list of entries...
  1. Meredith
  2. Heaney
  3. Joolaa
  4. Paperkate
  5. Carmen
  6. Robin
  7. Rebecca
  8. Berina
  9. Ayushi
  10. Eemeli
  11. Elly
  12. KT (Fit Kitty)
  13. Iris
  14. Suman
  15. Sidelle
  16. Kelly-Anne
  17. Kiranmayee
  18. Lucretia
  19. Tanya
  20. Glo
  21. Bhawana
  22. Hilde
  23. Beverly
  24. Tindaloo
  25. Hridya
  26. Ukka
  27. Natalia
  28. Okansa
  29. Jaya
  30. Divya 
Now the exciting bit. The randomly chosen winner for November is......Ta Da Da Da Da Da Dah!
#13 Iris! 
Congratulations :o) If you email me your address I can get the goodies posted to you as soon as.
Thank you all again for entering, I will be back later with a candy for December. Until then....xx

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