Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Currently

crafting//
...I made this super quick 30th Birthday card for a friend using the Cherry Tree Floral Panel die from Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue #33 which I cut from glitter card, I cut the "30" four times from Lawn Fawn Finley's 123s and stacked for dimension, the sentiment is from Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes, and added a few butterflies from Poppy Stamps!

Entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Let's Sparkle"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

listening//
...lots of Christmas music!

binge watching//
...The Crown S3 - so so good, I miss the original cast but I now have a weird crush on Prince Charles!!?? And I finally got around to Modern Love - what a super gorgeous series!

reading//
...I'm onto Deathly Hallows as part of my annual HP re-read! I just got the new version of The Goblet of Fire, super gorgeous illustrations - I just wish there were more of Cedric!! *insert crying emoji*

wishlist//
...this super adorable Harry Potter Cross Stitch, Frank Body Lip Trio & Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia cologne!

What is your go to scent? 

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Currently

crafting//
...I made this Birthday card using my fave kitties from LF Meow You Doin' plus some fun cardstock cut with the LF Wonderful Window and a touch of a few LF Spring Sprigs!

Entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

listening//
...I'm really digging Circles by Post Malone and also Make It Right by BTS ft Lauv (such a lovely video clip!)

binge watching//
...When The Camellia Blooms is my current fave K Drama and this month I also enjoyed The Kominsky Method S2, The Hockey Girls and The Hook Up Plan S2! 

reading//
...I really enjoyed Unmarriagable by Soniah Kamal - a modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in Pakistan! The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester was also so lovely and I finally got to Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (I'm not sure I'm a fan of Hercule Poirot though if I'm honest!)

loving//
...I'm completely fangirling over The Office Ladies Podcast!! I'm a massive fan of The Office so I'm loving hearing all the episode breakdowns and bts stories from Pam (Jenna Fischer) & Angela (Angela Kinsey) ..also their nerdy banter is adorable!!


Have you listened to any good Podcasts lately? 

Monday, 7 October 2019

Merry Snowmen Tags

This weeks fun prompt over at SSS Monday Challenge has me prepping for Christmas (oooh I'm feeling so Christmassy already!!) I played around with my fave snowmen stamps and made these super quick Christmas tags!

Supplies Used:
Scrap Dragon Stitched Oval Dies
Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow! stamps
Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings stamps
Kraft Cardstock
LF White Embossing Powder
Typo Watercolour Pencils

Entering these into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Let's Get Ready For Christmas


Monday, 30 September 2019

Currently

crafting//
...I created a quick Birthday card using the gorgeous Cherry Tree Floral Panel die from Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue #33, a sentiment from Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes and some gorgeous shimmer and glitter card!

Entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

baking//
...my fave Chocolate Crinkle Sprinkle Cookies - think brownies rolled in hundreds & thousands and baked as a cookie - so good!!

reading//
...OH MY GOSH Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston was so so wonderful, probably my favourite book of the year!!!

binge watching//
...I adored Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung - a gorgeous K Drama set in the early 19th century, the leads were brilliant! I was also fully engrossed with Betty En NY  - typical frustrating Telenovela that I just can't get enough of!! Also loved Love Alarm, Terrace House: Tokyo and The Spy.

listening//
...okay I can't get Chicken Noodle Soup out of my head loool!

loving//
...FaceTime chats with my bro, tea dates, discovering new make-up and The Masked Singer!


Are you listening to anything new atm? xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Who's in the mood for a snowy Christmas scene?? I SURE AM! I know it's a tad early for Christmas crafting (it's actually not that far away?!) but I love playing around with my stamps and figuring out what kind of cards and crafts I want to create for the upcoming Holidays!

I made this card using Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow stamps and dies, LF Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Hillside Borders. I also ink blended the background with Picked Raspberries Distress Oxide, spritzed with some water and later white heat embossed some snow and snowflakes!

What do you think of the non-traditional pink themed Christmas card? Yay or nay?

I'm entering this into:

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Currently

crafting//
...Snow Globe tags! I made a few using a whole bunch of different sets: Lawn Fawn Ready Set Snow,  Winter Penguin, Meow You Doin' and Hang in There - I so love all the different ways I can mix and match my sets!

Entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "S is For..."
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

baking//
...my friend and I made these delicious Raspberry Dark Choc Blondies for our baking date this month, they were so good!

reading//
...Watching You by Lisa Jewell had me hooked, a very dark and mysterious read that I couldn't put down! About to start The French Photographer by Natasha Lester, I've heard great things!

k dramas//
...I am loving Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung, also One More Happy Ending was super quirky and fun and My Golden Life had me sobbing!

happy heart//
...new skincare goodies, Derry Girls Season 2, shopping dates, pancakes and berries!

What's making your heart happy this month? xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

tulle shaker card

 
I adore shaker cards and recently spotted a gorgeous one on Pinterest that uses tulle and thought it was such a new and clever way to make a shaker! Tulle is so lush and soft and I know mum always has some on hand, so I raided her stash and went to work hehe! 

I first started by gold heat embossing a Mama Elephant Scripty Birthday sentiment onto some purple card. I then picked out some gold foiled patterned card and cut out a window using a Lawn Fawn Circle die, to which I glued a piece of tulle behind. On the outside of the window I added a Kaisercraft Posy Circle die cut from some purple glitter card.

I then threw in a bunch of random sequins, beads and shimmery bits of paper cut with a circle hole punch, heart punch and some flower dies and sandwiched the tulle-windowed card and purple card together.

I love how this card turned out and I think tulle is now my new go-to when making shaker cards!!

Entering this into: 

Monday, 12 August 2019

big happy birthday

I made a bunch of cards this week for some upcoming Birthdays featuring the Mama Elephant Big Happy Birthday die - these were super quick and easy, also using the Little Cat Agenda stamps from Mama Elephant coloured in with pencils and gel pens, LF Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die plus some patterned and glitter card! I cut the Birthday die multiple times and stacked four for each, just for some extra dimension! I've uploaded the others to Flickr which you can find here!

Entering these into: