Thursday, 17 January 2019

Recycled Cards

I have a giant box filled with old cards that I've received over the years - gorgeous greeting cards with wonderful images and patterns, embellishments and even cardstock - to me, as a cardmaker, it seems such a waste to just throw them out so I keep them in the hopes of recycling them, cutting them up and using them to create more cards to give away. 

So in the spirit of this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, where we were asked to  "Recycle Something", I've dug out some of these saved cards and have worked my magic to create new ones!

This is an Art Deco themed birthday card that I made for my Grandmother who is turning 85 in a few weeks! This image is so classic and feminine, I knew that I had to save it for a super special occasion! I hope my Gran likes it!

For this card:
Art Deco image found in my saved cards stash, cut using the largest Lawn Fawn outside in stitched scalloped rectangle die.
Pretty pink shimmer paper found on the inside of another saved card.
Flowers cut from some lovely recycled soft gold and pale pink envelopes, using the Lawn Fawn Spring Sprigg and Sizzix Flower & Leaf dies.
Thickers foam numbers (only item that wasn't recycled!!)

I think I did well with the recycling challenge - it's amazing what we accumulate over the years!!  

Friday, 11 January 2019

Stocking Fillers!

How old is too old to get a Christmas Stocking filled with presents??

The Little Cat Agenda stamp has been on my wishlist for ages and I was lucky enough to get the set in my Stocking for Christmas!! (Thanks mum & dad he he!)

This weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge was to "Use Something New" so it was a great excuse to try these cuties out - I've made a few Birthday cards with them already this week which I'll be posting on Flickr - these little cats are just so darn adorable! 

Also in my stocking was the Scripty Bday set (!!!) plus my bestie gave me some gorgeous frame dies so I've had a lot of fun this week trying out all my new goodies!

Do you still get a stocking filled with presents? xx

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Currently

crafting//
...I made a few of these Christmas cards to send to friends overseas - I just love these adorable penguins!! I'm entering this into the "Warm Winter Wishes" Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 

watching//
...lots of gorgeous Christmas movies! Some faves include Love Actually, Sleepless in Seattle (I always save this for Xmas Eve!), Serendipity & Bridget Jones!

reading//

listening//
...The Dumplin' soundtrack is just divine! 

baking//
...I've just made and frozen a big batch of these Dark Choc, Cranberry & Almond cookie dough - they're all ready to bake and hand out for Christmas!! 

wishing//
...for peace, better health and a happy and safe 2019!


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year! xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Gift It!

My friends and I share our Christmas wishlists with each other (because it just makes it so much easier when shopping!) so I made a bunch of these little tags for them - I just adore this Mama Elephant stamp set and when I saw this sentiment I knew I had to have it!!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Let it Snow!

Here are my Christmas cards for this years Card Swap! I'm really getting the most out of this stamp set!! I love the touch of the bubbles, it really adds to the snow globe vibe! Entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday "Let It Snow" Challenge!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thank Mew!

This week I made these super delish Chocolate Crinkle Sprinkle Cookies and a "Thank Mew" tag using (my fave) Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin' stamps as a little thank you gift for a friend!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Currently

reading//
...I always reread Harry Potter at this time of year, (when I finish one book I then watch the movie and then start the next book and so on) it's one of my most fave traditions! The new illustrated editions are just gorgeous!

I also just finished The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware -- I was hooked!!

watching//
...This Is Us has me in tears every episode! I've also just started God Friended Me which I think is quite sweet!

listening//
...still have the Mamma Mia 2 Soundtrack on repeat ha!

crafting//
...for this weeks "Make Your Own Background" Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge I created a stamped background using the Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow! stamp set -  I just love colouring in these little snowmen!

Hands up if you're a HP nerd too?

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Trick or Treat

Sharing a Halloween card that I made for this weeks "Spooky" Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - I don't celebrate Halloween but I'm definitely more on the cutesy side than dark and scary haha!!

Happy Halloween!!