Saturday, 30 May 2015

A card for little boy

Hello there, hope you are having a lovely weekend? well I been busy crafting away today and using the fabulous Silhouette Cameo (yippee) I have made this card in advance for a friend's grandson who's birthday is in August...I know its early but I just like to be organised and have a card made well in advance. So I thought I would share with you today my latest make and mention how I made it as well.

First I went into the Silhouette cameo software and type in the name Spencer and I chose a font I really like using at the moment Freehand521BJ, Then I zoom in so I could see the the word clearly and move the letters using the arrow buttons on my computer to I could join them together, after I selected weld and the word is finish and ready to cut. I cut this at about 3 inch width and height just over 1 inch.   

I round the corners of the card blank (29.6 cm x 10 cm and folded on the left) background card and the Neenah card. Stamped the image with memento black ink.

After I have coloured in the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers -
I used double sided tape to stick background card (dots) then I used double sided foam tape to stick the image card to the front.

These are the colours I used by Spectrum Noir -

As always I leave you links of where you can purchase the same items I used, all you have to do is click on the highlighted link.


Portofino card to make the card blank
Spencer was designed from a font on my computer and cut on Silhouette Cameo
Red card - The Works
Happy Birthday stamp from Clearly Besotted
3x Adhesive dots - Paperchase
Neenah solar white card - Crafters Companion
Double sided tape - Local market
Double sided foam tape - Poundland
Round large corner punch Docrafts
Background was printed on satin card - Papercutz
Background from Humphrey's corner CD ROM -  Crafters Companion
Uni posca white pen and Memento Tuxedo black ink
Sakura glue pen - Cutting edge crafts
Stamp set from Inkadinkado
purchase from eBay

This will be entered for these challenges -
Addicted to CAS
Less is more lucky dip challenge
Addicted to stamps challenge blog
Sweet stampin' challenge

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Until next time, keep crafting and smiling 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Black and Gold

Hello there, well its a bank holiday here in the UK, so I decided to spend some time on my crafting and what lovely way to spend a bank holiday. For a few months now I have not used my beloved Silhouette Cameo... I know its shocking, but I have been doing few crafty things. Well I thought I would get myself using the my fabulous Cameo again... I love my cameo and must admit I have missed using it. 

So on went the radio and I got into my zen crafty bubble.. This is what I have created today especially for a couple we know, who are coming up to their first wedding anniversary.

I wanted to use the Clean and Simple (CAS) again, as the couple are young couple and are moving very soon, So I thought this would be just perfect for them both. 

Black and gold goes so well together, plus the black on black gives you some luxury and still looks Clean and Simple (CAS)   

29. 7 cm x 9.8 cm folded in half at the top

As always I do give you the links to where you can purchase the same items I have used in this project, all you have to do is click on the highlighted link and it will take you straight there.


Crafters Companion Darice circle interlock embossing folder
Silhouette cameo Heart and 1st designed using Silhouette cameo
Tanda Stamps - No longer available to purchase
The Works Sequins
Hobbycraft Pretty colour pigment ink - gold
Black card - from my crafty stash

I also used gold mirror card from Quality save 

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ahoy there!!

Hello there, I hope you're having lovely weekend? Well in the UK its a long weekend as its a bank holiday weekend here, so more time for crafting of course!!. I am back again with this creation today that I made using clearly besotted stamps (Ahoy Matey). As many of you will already know I adore CBS as their so modern with such detail and fabulous designs.

I am really enjoying the Clean and Simple (CAS) look at the moment and its given me so many ideas, so I will be bring you more creations very soon.

The ship was coloured in using - Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers 
IG1 - IG2 - IG4
DR1 - DR3 - DR6  

Card size - 11.5 cm x 27.7 cm  folded in half at the top

As always I leave details of what items I have used in the box below, all you have to is click on the highlighted link and it will take you straight there for where to buy the supplies what I have used,


Clearly besotted - Ahoy Matey stamps
Crafters Companion - Memento tuxedo black ink pad
Matt adhesive gems - Home bargains
(Coloured with markers to go with the card)
Crafters Companion Neenah solar white card
Rymans Black, red card

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I will be back soon with more inspiration until next time keep smiling and crafting.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Besotted with Clearly Besotted

Hello there, I hope you are all well and you're having lovely day? Well some of my regular followers may have notice that I've not been bring you many posts lately. 

Well with one thing and other and to cut along story straight I have been a little under the weather and did lose a bit of my crafty mojo. When your not feeling yourself this happens doesn't it?

Yesterday I managed to get some decent quality crafty time in and decided where better to start, to use my lovely Clearly besotted stamps...I am totally and utterly besotted with this amazing stamp company. Stephanie Wincott and her sister Jenny run this small family business in UK and they create these amazingly beautiful stamps, all their stamps are high quality clear photopolymer stamps and would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Click here for site link for Clearly Besotted website

Clean and Simple is something I have really fell for over recent months and yes clean and simple sounds quite easy..I know!! but it can take a little bit of practice to get it just right. Well I've totally enjoyed every minute of this creation and enjoyed the stamping too. It as brought back my crafty mojo back and hope I will be bringing you lots more ideas very soon.

27.5cm x 11.5cm folded in half at the top

As always I leave the links of where you can purchase the same products and are attached in the box below. All you have to do is to click on the highlighted link and it will take you there.


Clearly besotted stamps -
free set from Simply Cards and Paper craft Magazine
Clearly besotted Many mini messages stamps
Pinflair glue gel - Cutting edge crafts UK
Memento tuxedo black ink - Cutting edge crafts
Versa color 15 Magenta ink Hobbycraft
Versa color 63 Split pea ink Hobbycraft
Die’sire Embossalicious - Chevrons -
embossing folder Crafters Companion
Sequins - Pound stores
Card blank made with card
from Active paper available at eBay UK
Lime green card - The works
White card from Papercutz
Go Kreate circle dies from Cutting edge crafts

The challenges I have entered this card in -

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Bye for now until next time - keep smiling and crafting.