Saturday, 30 May 2015

Stampin'up Birthday Cards


These quick and easy birthday cards have been created using mostly retired Stampin'up products. I feel we probably all have plenty of them and it is time to reduce the stash

The happy birthday sentiment is from Sassy Salutations (still current)


The flower image in the insert is Stippled blossoms.
The wishing you sentiment is from Kaszazz.

The happy birthday label is from Teeny tiny sentiments.


The flower image is from Fresh vintage


Images from Upsy Daisy set.

Flowering Flourishes is used on this card.

Happy Birthday is from That's the ticket.


Sentiment from Heard from the heart and image from Elements of style.

With the addition of various dies, punches and other bits and pieces, there are numerous ways to utilise those remaining products.
I hope you have gained some inspiration and a few ideas from these quick makes.

Till next time

Monday, 25 May 2015

Kaszazz Baby Cards


Today's cards have been created using papers from Kaszazz Early Years collections.

Each card has an image from the Vintage Collage paper which has been matted on to coordinating card and paper, and fixed to a white card base.

This card has had the background embossed in the stars folder and has been finished with lace, brads and pearls.
Sentiments are from Adorable Friends stamp set

This background is embossed with dots. A gold brad, star clips, ribbon and pearls complete the design.
Sentiments from Congratulations and Wishing you messages sets.

A punched edge to the paper is used on this card. The sentiment from word Montage - Baby has  been stamped, punched and added. Ribbon, lace a pearl brad, and pearls embellish this design.

These papers and stamps make creating these vintage style cards so easy, and give beautiful results every time.
Till next time - keep happy crafting

Friday, 22 May 2015

Thank-you Cards...


Today I have some very simple cards to share with you - using more of my leftover pieces of patterned paper...

A friend had attended a Funeral and required Thank-you cards that would be suitable for such an occasion, so I used paper with fairly muted patterns and left them quite plain. Embossed wording and cross, a border stamp, a ruled edge and some rhinestones completed the Thank-you cards.

Thank-you for visiting,

Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday Cards Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collectables...


Sharing with you today, three beautiful Birthday Cards I have created using Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings collectables pack...

These Collectables packs (if you have not yet seen them are a great way to create quick cards) - are pre-cut images which co-ordinate with the paper pads in the same range.  This pack is awesome value for money as there is 52 pieces included!!

From beautiful birds...

To gorgeous flowers...

Birdcages, butterflies and many other images.

Just add some cardstock, ribbon, lace or twine, patterned paper and some rhinestones...
Beautiful cards completed!

Have a great day!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Kaszazz Jungle Friends 2

Hello again

As promised, here are the next cards made with this great stamp set.
These cards have been created the same way as the first three and use the same products.

 The Rhino

The raised rhino is coated with glossy accents and the butterfly wings with stickles
The Tiger.

 Silhouette leafy branch stamp was stamped with olive archival ink on to the patterned paper. The leaf was stamped on to white card and fussy cut, as was the tiger.
The tiger and two of the leaves are coated with glossy accents.

The Bear

The leafy branch, the snake and the butterflies were stamped and coloured directly on the paper. The raised bear was coated with glossy accents and the butterfly wings with stickles.

These cards are such fun to make and give. I hope you have found enjoyment and inspiration from them.
Till next time- happy crafting

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kaszazz Jungle Friends


These cards are created with Kaszazz Jungle Friends stamp set. They are a whimsical design and are suitable for males of all ages.
All card bases are white and have been matted with sand card, leaving a small border. The papers are from Earth elements collection.
All images were stamped with Memento ink and coloured with alcohol ink markers. Buttons have also been coloured.

This first card uses the jade leafy paper embossed in the leaf folder. The snake and the butterflies were stamped directly on to the paper. The snake was stamped a second time on to white card, coloured, and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped and cut to a banner shape. Twine was wrapped over the paper and knotted through a button and brads added to the top left. The panel was then taped to the card base, the banner positioned under the button and the cut out snake mounted above the stamped image. The snake was coated with glossy accents and stickles added to the butterfly wings.

The second card uses the rockpool paper with a torn strip of sandie paper. The dragonflies were cut using the Flutterby die. Glossy accents was used on the croc, and stickles on the wings. The sentiment on the insert is from Wishing you set.

This card has the sentiment stamped in embossing ink and white embossed. The turtle eyes are coloured with gel pens, and the coloured, fussy cut, dimensional turtle has been coated with crackle accents.
Inserts were added to all cards.
These are the first three cards in this set and I will share the others with you later.
I hope you enjoy them
Till next time - keep happy

Monday, 11 May 2015



I have been replenishing our stock of covered notepads in our small gift range, and am sharing the first of these with you today.



I have used A6 office pads and covered with card which coordinates with the colour of the pad.
The covers are designed to hold the pen and the notepad can be replaced when used.
Various papers, and stamped and embossed panels have been attached to the covers and further embellished with ribbons, die cuts brads etc.
These notepads are great small gifts and fit easily into a handbag.

These items are available to purchase. See us at the markets or contact us through our online store or by leaving a comment.
Till next time

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happy Mother's Day!...

Good morning,

Our Mothers' are so special!  I am so glad we have a Day to celebrate them... but of course there is nothing to say that you can't celebrate them every day!!

Here are the Cards I created for this wonderful occasion this year...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hope you have a fantastic day - however you choose to celebrate yours!