Friday, 16 March 2018


I'm a firm believer in saying 'thankyou' to people.  A little thing like sending someone a thankyou card (especially when they are not expecting it) can make all the difference to their day.
It's the Bentley Heath Country Market AGM today and there are so many wonderful people who have helped the market over the past year that it seems appropriate to thank them.
I decided to get a bit 'messy' and do something a bit different: these are mixed media cards.  The backgrounds were made using a brayer and acrylic paint, followed by stamping in various inks and colours.  (I also put a touch of glitter- more on some than others).  The sentiment stamps and feather are by Clearly Besotted while the flowers were free stamps from Craft Stamper magazine.  The rose and lily I coloured with water colour paints.

Saturday, 3 March 2018


Hello 'Spring': surely spring should be on it's way now! :-) I went all out on this card and cut into some glittered papers and kraft card that I had been saving for ages.  Anyone else do that- save the papers and embellishments they love the most and then look back in ten years and wonder why?
I do still love this paper and kraft card, but if I use it, then I can buy more!!! LOL

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Just a note...

Always good to have a few cards to send 'just because'.  I got this image from a friend (thankyou!).  The feature die was from a magazine years and years ago which I had never used before- quite like it!  I think it will be in action again!

Monday, 26 February 2018

Birthday Cake anyone?

I think Duke (the dog) isn't in the mood for sharing his cake, so you might be disappointed!
Image by DigiStamp Boutique.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Stanley the puppy

This puppy image by DigiStamp Boutique has to be one of their cutest.  I'm not a big dog fan but reckon that if I had a dog like this one, with aplouring eyes I wouldn't be able to resist loving it.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Fabulous birthday!

Many times last year I looked in my card stash and found that I only had one (or maybe two) actual 'birthday' cards.  I seem to end up getting side-tracked into making non-specific cards.  They are great but occasionally you really need something that actually says 'birthday' on it...
Hence it was my aim this year to make more.  This is one made using an Alistair the Lion image by Digi Stamp Boutique.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Tweetest Wishes

I'm a massive fan of the Chubby character by DigiStamp Boutique- not sure why.  Maybe it is the shape of his face.  He seems to have 'character' as it were.  
An apt sentiment for D. Trump maybe?? Lol!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Not that I really celebrate Valentine's day, but any excuse to make a card ;-) 
Image by DigiStamp Boutique. Looking at the card now I think the backing papers I chose might be a bit busy, but then it is for a (busy) bee card ;-)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

With Love Birdies

Valentine's Day is nearly here!  I used images from a DigiStamp Boutique bird set to make up this card. Thought it would make a nice Valentine's card for one member of the couple to send to the other.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Happy 40th!

A friend's husband is 40 today!  Where has the time gone??? I remember making a 30th card for him. I can't believe that was 10 years ago!
Seeing as he is still passionate about sailing (when he gets the time, which isn't very often) I went with that theme again.
The image is by DigiStamp Boutique.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

National Send a Card to A Friend Day!

I found out about this day by accident but thought the sentiment behind it was lovely.  Who isn't cheered up by a handmade card arriving in the post?  Just what you need in February.
I was experimenting a little with some flower images from DigiStamp Boutique, to make a few cards which are a bit different to my 'norm'.  What do you think?

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Sketch Saturday #499

It's my last Sketch Saturday challenge as part of the DT.  It has been a fab (nearly) 2 years and I have really enjoyed it. Time for me to step aside and let others have a go now.  The DT is such a strong and friendly bunch of ladies I recommend the post to anyone.
Anyway, this week's challenge is sponsored by Scrap N' Dipity- one lucky winner will be able to have a free digital stamp of their choice.
I have used the image I love Carrots Too on my card- thought it was a good one for Easter!
Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Happy Tweet-Day

Another fun and cheerful birdie card for the end of January.  Again the image is from Digi Stamp Boutique.
With this sentiment, I think it is very apt to send to D. Trump any day of the year!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Happy Birthday to Ewe

Over the last year I have become more and more of a sheep fan- I think it is all the crochet I do!  (plus there are some awesome woolie illustrations and products out there!)
This image is from DigiStamp Boutique.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Happy Days

What could be better than a brightly coloured toucan for cheering up a January day?  I love to make bright and cheerful cards- especially when the weather outside is dreary.
The image is another super one from Digi Stamp Boutique (of course!).
PS. do you like my little addition of the party hat??

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Sketch Saturday #497

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Designs.  One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate!
 I have made a card using the Emma Smelling the Cherry Blossom Image.

Hope you are inspired to join in this week :-)

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Have a fabulous birthday!

Flamingos are so 'in' for really girly things. I just love using this DigiStamp Boutique image :-)

 Really pleased with the paper flower on this card too.

Monday, 15 January 2018

What's up dog?

Rather than 'what's up doc?'!  Another cutie from DigiStamp Boutique.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

We love you

Sounds odd to use that expression on a card maybe, but thought it would make a nice little card for parents to give to their offspring at a difficult time or if they were going away (going back to uni after the holidays perhaps).
The image and sentiment are from DigiStamp Boutique.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Valentine's bear

Christmas is over and on to Valentine's day! (not really, but I bought the image from DigiStamp Boutique and it is so cute it had to be printed and made into a card ;-)

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Sketch Saturday #495

The first Sketch Saturday challenge of the new year and we are sponsored by the fab Di's Digi Stamps :-)  One lucky winner will receive a $12 gift voucher for their store!
 I have made a thankyou card for my Christmas presents using a Digi Stamp Boutique image.
Hope you are inspired to join in :-)

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Some Bunny Loves You

I thought this little image from DigiStamp Boutique was very cute. Think I will be visiting it again to make another card (or two) in the near future ;-)

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Thought I'd schedule the start of 2018 on my blog with a unicorn card making frenzy that I had a while ago!  Which is your favourite?