From My Hut to yours….

Hey lovelies…phew it is a HOT one here today !!! The furbabies are all laid out in front of the fans, and I am tempted to join them….I really do not do well with the heat and it is a running joke that I should live in the North Pole because I love the cold weather, I know I am weird.
Anyway onto today’s card.
I have used a stamp set today that the second I saw it I just had to buy it. It is by My Favorite Things and is called Tiki Party and I thought it looked like such a fun stamp set. 
It has so many fun little elements. It also has a co-ordinating die set, which I don’t have yet but I do plan to get. 
I knew I wanted to create a totem pole kinda theme with the two wooden mask/men and I used a tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog for colouring wood, The tutorial can be found here.   
I wanted some dimension and to create a little scene type card so I die cut some green cardstock using large stitched rectangle die (all supplies are listed and linked below) and then die cut a large oval aperture in the centre. 
I then took some Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow ink and stamped the large leaf all over the green card to give a tone on tone look. I used the Hang Loose Sentiment on the front of the card and heat embossed it using some fine detail white embossing powder.
For the background of the card I took some sky blue cardstock and adhered that to a A2 cardbase. 
I added some cloud diecuts which I cut from Vellum and Neenah Solar White. 
The Grass was also diecut and I lifted the “blades” slightly for more dimension. 
I then adhered the green panel using some foam adhesive. 
For the Totem I cut the body area off the the top “totem” and then  coloured him using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I left the lower “totem” whole and coloured him in the same way. I then adhered them both using some foam tape. 
For the inside of the card I used a circle Mask and stamped the same leaf pattern but this time I second, sometimes third generation stamped them to give them a slightly lighter look.I then took the hut and one of the palm trees and stamped them in the lower corner with Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Inkpad and coloured them using my Spectrum Noir Markers. 
I was going to leave the center area blank for a hand written message, but to be honest I just couldn’t resist this sentiment so to finish the card off I stamped that using Simon Says Stamp Fern Green Ink pad. 
I had SO much fun with this stamp set, so it is definitely one I’d recommend if you don’t already have it. 
I hope you are all having a great weekend. 
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting 
I am going to be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Make a Scene

Supplies used

All roads lead home…..

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
Well first of all sorry for my lack of being around, Blogger has not been letting me comment or post since last week! But hopefully it is all sorted out now. 
I wanted to share my latest card with you that I created for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team. 
I haven’t created a shaker card and forgot how much i love these. It has been YEARS…and I do mean years since I made a shaker so there was a couple of hiccups but I got there in the end. 
I have used a stamp & embossing folder from the Nordic Range which i totally love. I have coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Markers and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 
What do you think…..
Excuse the glitter I forgot to use my powder tool so ended up with static. 
The sequins are a total mix of some that I have had for years and Taylored Expressions, I also added some Microfine Glitter & Microbeads. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image (linked below) and I stamped it using Versafine and then used some WOW Embossing Powder. I cut the edges using the wave blade on my Crafter’s Companion Clevercut. I was going to go for a different coloured card for the sentiment but the red just worked best and gave it a little pop of colour. 
I have lost my white gel pen so for the “snow” I used a fine paintbrush and some white acrylic paint. 
I hope you like the card, it really was fun and i will be making more. 
I hope you are all having a nice week and to my UK friends I hope you are all staying dry and warm. 
Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 

The Microbeads I have I couldn’t find, but I have found some pretty much the same in stock here.

I would like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Holly Jolly Stamping 


Good morning lovelies, it a crisp December morning here on the lovely fens, and it is beautiful. I often forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful area, my hip has been giving me some problems this week, but I don’t mind because the huge plus is it means I am up really early, we have french doors in our kitchen and a beautiful view the sunrise each morning, it always makes me smile 🙂 
Anyone on to some samples I have made for some fab embossing folders by Darice, It will be on your screens on Monday 8th Decemeber on Create and Craft, there is some brilliant versatile folders on the show so make sure you catch it if you can. If you can’t catch the show then head on over to Crafter’s Companion Website to see the full range
I used the Chevron folder for this card and went with a mono theme, after embossing I rubbed my Staz on ink pad over the top and then using a silver pen i coloured in the debossed sections, I then added some seam binding, nice quick card for both male and female. 
I used the Circles folder for this card and went for something different, I die cut some circles and then embossed them using the folder, i then used gilding wax and gold pen (my gilding wax run out half way through!) to highlight the embossed detail, i then added some twine, a sentiment and distressed the card. 
This one was using the chevron folder and i embossed 3 different colours of Core’dinations card and then cut out 2 sections from each colour and glued them together on the card, i then sanded over the embossed detail and added a sentiment…really like how this turned out. 
Items used: 
Seam Binding 
Both Sentiment Stamps are from issue 4 and 5 of Crafter’s Companion Crafter’s Inspiration Magazine. 
I hope you are all having a nice weekend and managing some crafting. 
Happy Crafting 

Sugar and spice…

Morning lovlies, I hope you are all ok ? I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your lovely messages recently, it has been a tough few months and you have all been fantastic xx
I have been playing with a new range from Crafter’s companion called Sugar and Spice, which includes a CD ROM filled with gorgeous papers, toppers, sentiments, embellishments and tons more and some really beautiful embossing folders, I was also very lucky to get to play with some new Die’sire dies 🙂 All of the range is going to be part of a fab four day deal on Create & Craft next week…here are the times. 
Here is some of my samples made for the shows:
This one I made using a topper from the CD and used one of the new embossing folders Ditzy Floral  and two of the new quilling flower dies- Fringed Flower and Itsy Bitsy Bloom.  

This is using a topper from the CD Rom, Itsy Bitsy Bloom Quilling dies and Ditzy Floral A4 embossing folder. 
 I used one of the A4 embossing folders called Delicate Floral for this one and used the deboss side, i then used topper from the CD. 
I Love this new die, it is one of the new 3d flower dies and comes with the leaf’s, the embossing folder is called Delicate Floral and the die is called Delicate Flower. I have used some stuff from the CD along with some ribbon and spray and sparkle. 
I used the fab Big Score board to make this 6×6 pizza box, the folder is great for kids i thought, and doesn’t need much doing with it, so i just added some glitter. 
 How pretty is this image ? and i love the colours ! this is a 5×5 card and i used one of the new folders (Daisy Chain)  for the background. 
So pleased with how this turned out, it is another 6×6 pizza box and i have used one of the new 6×6 folders called Daisy Chain  and some distress ink and then 3 of the new dies- Delicate Flower, Petal & Itsy Bitsy bloom 
 This is one of the frame cards on the cd along with the Elegance die, I printed it onto Centura Pearl with a hint of gold, such a fab idea for an alternative card. 
 I used the Birthday Cupcake folder again here and just added some gems and bunting from the CD 
 Another frame card…love this image, I have added a 3D bow from the CD along with sentiments. The Fringed flower is also one of the new quilling dies. 
 This folder is so pretty and i couldn’t photo it right (don’t you just hate that) It is 6×6 love birds folder, I rubbed some Versamark over the area and then used bronze and red Mica powders over the top and then roughly sanded it. 
Simple card using one of the Sentiments…this CD has some really beautiful poems and sentiments, along with a paper from the CD, I then used the Elegance die and Ditsy Floral embossing folder. 
Last one 🙂 This is a must in my opinion (well they all are lol but i do love this one) it is called Butterfly Love.  I embossed two sheets of Core’dinations and then cut out the bow and two of the butterflies and mounted them using Collall 3D glue. 
I hope you like all my samples and manage to catch the shows, you can see the information here 
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you for stopping by 

Bebunni Floral sneek peek time

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? It has been a crazy busy few weeks here getting unpacked and sadly we also lost someone very close to us so i have not been around much, so i am sorry for not stopping by as regularly as normal, but as of next week normal service will resume 🙂 
Onto one of the fab new ranges i have been working on for Crafter’s Companion…Bebunni Floral, now this is defiantly the cutest and best Bebunni range yet…I know I say it everytime, but it really is…(pssst there is also Bebunni Dies Launching !!!!) 
The range is being launched next week on Create & Craft as a four day deal and includes 
  • New CD ROM full of lush papers and lots of different goodies
  • 8 new stamp sets 
  • Gorgeous Bebunni Dies 

So make sure you catch the shows from Monday, or if you want some more info and to see what the rest of the team have been creating make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page.

Here is some of my makes using the range.  
This one is made using one of the topper companions on the cd along with one of the flowers, backing papers and sentiment. The little butterflies are one of the new Bebunni die sets. 
This is one of the card companion sets and all i have added is some Kraft card and twine. 
I went for something different with this one, the topper is from the sentiment section of the CD ROM and then using the new Bebunni Daisy Die set I die cut lots of different colours from Core’dinations . 
 This is a giftbag I made from Kraft Card using my Bigscore board. I have used one of the new stamp sets called Flower Garden and coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pencils, The tag is using one of the sentiments from the stamp set and the butterflies and daisy are all new Bebunni Dies. 
Make sure you keep checking back for some more sneek peeks. 
Have a lovely crafty weekend