House and home

I was thinking ‘new home’ when I made this, but it could do for a variety of occasions – and this is a really duff photo !

I am entering it for the new A Passion for Papertrey challenge – last post, I promise !!  !

Images and sentiment: SmARTworks Stamps

Brown Mat : Mat Layer 3 – Papertrey Ink


Gracious Vases

You know that feeling when you make a card and it’s just right. I love that feeling ! Of course, it helps when you CASE an already pretty perfect card like this one by Maile Belles ( third photo – yes, they are VERY similar – that’s what CASE means !!!)

My lovely friend – and possibly my oldest friend – Annie has been on my mind a lot recently, and she is loooooong overdue for a card, so this one is going out to her. I am making a set for my Tearfund box too, and I am entering it for the current A Passion for Papertrey challenge as a nice bunch of flowers make a house a home, right ??!

Frame is Round and Round – Papertrey Ink (special set – unavailable, but I got mine on Ebay !!)

Vases are Gracious Vases – Papertrey Ink

Sentiment is Beautiful Blessings by Papertrey Ink ( I love how it created a ‘shelf’ for the vases !!

Anyhow, just LOVIN’ today, the sun is out, I earned my Starbucks coffee by doing half an hour on the Wii, I’m taking baby girl out for lunch and Aunty Karen is coming for a sleepover – AND IT’S THE START OF THE EASTER HOLS !!! What’s not to love ???! Hope your day is ROCKIN’ too !!!

White on White – kinda

I’ve notice before in quilting, white is not always white, and I think any crafter would agree it is a NIGHTMARE to match whites ! However, sometimes that can play to your advantage when you’re making a white on white ( or any kind of tonal card, I guess) This card has been in my head FOREVER – since I bought this stamp – but it’s never really worked until now – with the availability of embossing folders and fabby crocheted ribbon. I love it.

The other problem with white on white is that it is a NIGHTMARE to photograph ! This is much more “oooh!” in real life !

Image is Stampington and Co. – Cup Collection

All else is stash.

Moving Home.

I’m still trying to fill my Tearfund box, so here’s a moving/new home card. I have ALWAYS loved the truck from Stampin’ Up, and when it was discontinued last year, I had to buy it. This is it’s first outing – and I love it ! Other stamps are listed below !

Truck and sentiment are discontinued Stampin’ Up 😦

Polka Dot circle is Tag-its #2 from Papertrey Ink

All else is stash.

I am entering this for the A Passion for Papertrey Challenge “House and Home” – and there may be a couple more entries as I try to fill that box with new home type cards !

Last A Passion For Papertrey entry… honest !!

I wasn’t planning to make any more entries for this fortnights challenge at A Passion For Papertrey, but when this card  came up on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist as it’s PERFECT for my SIL’s birthday next month ( and SOOOO simple !!!) Here it is !

Bag images are (from left to right) Mehndi Medallion, Sign Language and Beyond Basic Borders – all Papertrey Ink

Sentiment is Elzybells – gone now I’m afraid !!

All else is stash !!

You know how important I think it is to credit people for their inspiration/CASEd card, and to give a direct link, but it has been very difficult in this case ! The website is Stamping With Loll, and this card was featured in June 2011 – you can scan down to see it !

Completely CASEd

Although I consider myself Queen of the CASEd ( Copy And Share Everything – but ALWAYS credit your source !!!) I would honestly say I rarely copy everything on a card – I don’t have all the same stuff as the amazing people I am casing. However, I consider this card to be, more or less, a direct CASE of Christinas’s wonderful card. Please, please visit her blog – she does the most amazing stuff ! Anyhow, here it is !

Image is Waltzing Mouse’s Half-Pint Heroes ( PRETTY PLEASE ON THE HEROINES !!!)

Notepad die is Papertrey Ink – I’m sorry, but I’ve trawled through the list of dies and can’t find it 😦

All else is stash !

Another male set for the box !!

Birthday girl

You remember when I said that, although I had thought up this card

for my niece’s birthday, I didn’t think it was fancy enough ? Well, I took inspiration from this card by Bronwyn Eastley, and made this card instead:

MUCH fancier, and I think more appropriate for a new-teen-girl. I hope she likes it ! Now we just need to find a good present for her…agggh….

Much of this was computer generated, but the die-cut numerals are Papertrey Ink

Another male card

Gosh, aren’t my post titles thrilling….

Anyhow, another for the box – and you’ll be AMAZED to hear it’s not black and white ( although I can totally see it in that combo!) It’s a CASE of one of Nichole Heady’s creations for this PTI release, and it took flippin’ ages to sort it out !! Here’s my knock-off..

Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Half Pint Heroes ( WE WANT THE HEROINES !!!!)

I like, but will do Nichole’s fine line box next time !

Male birthday and another APFP entry

Male cards are my new focus for the box, and having the sideline of A Passion For Papertrey’s new challenge as black, white and POP of colour actually helps the scary male card become less daunting!

DD had a nightmare last night, and whilst trying to get to sleep after that, I dreamt up this card. I’m quite chuffed with it ! The two main stamp sets in this card both yelled at me to buy them, then smirked in their respective homes as I puzzled how to use them effectively – but I think I got that with this card !

Images: bikes ? , Background Basics: Newsprint by Papertrey Ink

Sentiment: doCrafts Whisper Words from ages ago !!


I had another go with Papertrey Ink’s Game On set because I had an idea in my head…

…it’s SOOOOOO far out of my comfort zone, I just don’t know !

The other stamps I used were Grunged by Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions. Hmmm, it’s kinda sparked another idea, so we’ll maybe push that comfort zone a bit further.

Anyhow, it fits the criteria for A Passion for Papertrey’s colour pop challenge, so at least it’s another chance to win that cute coffee set !!

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