Getting carried away…

Ardyth’s card at Muse this week is just so cute, I love her wee panda’s turning cartwheels!  I don’t have any pandas, so elephants it is.  One got a bit carried away, but in hindsight I so wish I’d lifted the balloon a bit higher and offset it against the panels – next time! I stamped…

Amazing with Sparkles

Some days are just ridiculous, aren’t they?  Pretty certain this has been one of them… Thank goodness it’s Friday is all I can say! I have used Avery Elle’s Amazing die heaps.  For one simple word it seems to be able to convey so much and suit so many occasions!  I cut the die into a…

Dear Caffeine, I love you so…

This week’s MUSE is Anita Bowden of Neet and Crafty. I just adore her crisp and clean style.  Something I aspire to, but I definitely have a tendency to add just a smidge too much of something…  The layout she used, the pops of pink and the polka dots were my inspiration. My card is such a mash-up…

Happy Roses

 I completely loved Altenew’s Vintage Roses as soon as I saw them, and they went straight on my List-Of-Very-Important-Crafting-Stuff-That-I-Must-Have.  I guess they were on everyone else’s LOVICSTIMH because they were always out of stock.  Then one marvellous day, there they were! Clickity-click, *happy dance*, across the big water and to my house to live they came….

Friendship Tree

One of the reasons I like entering challenges is because they are such a great way of making me get out of my comfort zone – and I’m learning that possibly I’m not naturally CAS!  I was so pleased with my first attempt at this card; and then I thought I’d get clever and make…

Hello There, Bear

Today’s title seems pretty appropriate given how long it has been since I’ve been around.  Life has been a little frantic lately – which does seem to happen pretty regularly round here.  Ahem. Anyhoo!  This was one of those cards that kind of create themselves.  I started with white embossing a old SU stamp on watercolor…

Wishing…

Still lovin’ on the bunnies…  I mean, seriously – how cute are these little lagomorphs?? I started with some watercolor paper, a falling stars stencil from SU and Weathered Wood distress ink to create the stars for the bunnies to wish on.  To make the stars a bit more ‘watercolored’ I used a wet paintbrush…

Sending Feathers

I’m still pretty new to this sketch-challenge thing, and sometimes I’m just not sure how literal I should be with the inspiration piece.  That, plus not really having a ‘style’, means I can come up with some pretty unusual combinations sometimes.  I think this card falls into that category!  (The sketch I’m loosely following is…

Simply Amazing

An unexpected day at home means unanticipated crafty time – what a fantastic way to spend a Tuesday!  (‘Amazing’ even! *nudge nudge, wink wink*)  I can’t say I’ve really settled into any particular style yet.  Sometimes I’m CAS, sometimes not-so-much (or whatever the word is that is the complete opposite of CAS).  But as soon…

Bunny Wish

I’m so in love with the new WPlus9 Wishing You set, I just can’t get enough of the cute wee bunnies and their gorgeous sentiments!  The current Mojo Monday sketch seemed just made for them to shine. I pulled out my TE Weathered embossing folder again  (soooo versatile!) to make the background layer from SU! Crumb Cake,…