Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Easter Shaker

Sharing another Easter card today - this time, a shaker! I adore creating shaker cards and this turned out to be so fun!

This gorgeous floral yellow card was a piece leftover from a previous craft session and it was the perfect size for the kind of shaker I had in mind. After rounding the corners of the card I cut a window to the left using a Scrap Dragon Stitched Oval die (I saved the oval itself and created another card which I'll share soon!)

Next I cut the bunny and greenery using the Basket of Blossoms dies from Issue #34 of Die-Cutting Essentials and adhered between the oval window and the acetate. I adhered the Easter Greetings sentiment cut from purple card using Impression Obsession word die

I ink blended the panel behind the window with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide and then added my shaker bits - a mix of sequins, beads, shimmer paper and cute bunny scatters and then sandwiched it all together with foam tape.

Entering this into:

Easter Baskets Cards

More Easter cards! For both of these baskets I used the Basket of Blossoms dies from Issue #34 of Die-Cutting Essentials, patterned cardstock from DCWV and on the blue one I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.

Entering these into:

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Currently

crafting//
...I've made a bunch of Easter Cards this week using the adorable Basket of Blossoms die cuts from Issue #34 of Die-Cutting Essentials. I have a few of these to share and will do more posts but for this one I used pink gingham paper cut with a ScrapDragon square scallop die for the background and various cardstocks for my bunny and basket!

Entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Spring Mood Board"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

baking//
...I've baked a few goodies the last few weeks - my fave buttermilk scones, a super moist chocolate cake, these yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting SO GOOD!!

reading//
...Tweet Cute by Emma Lord was a fave this month - super sweet cover too!

k dramas//
...still enjoying Hi Bye, Mama! (pretty sure I've sobbed every ep!) and Itaewon Class - I'm sure I'll be getting through a ton next month!

watching//
...caught up with The Goldbergs - man I needed a good laugh and this sure did the trick! Also On My Block S3 was so so great, I can't wait for next season!

Have you watched anything laugh out loud funny lately?
Hope you are staying safe xxxx

Monday, 23 March 2020

Peony Bouquet

My Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet stencil finally arrived last week and I got to have a bit of a play over the weekend! Stencils are new to me so I had some fun trying out lots of ink blending with this gorgeous bouquet! 

For my card I used Distress Oxides in: Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn & I added a Thank You Script die from Pretty Pink Posh.

I also decided to make a quick tag using Lawn Fawn Tag You're It! I blended some Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides and added a Tiny Tags Sayings sentiment stamped in Seedless Preserves!

Entering this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Stencil Fun!" (perfect timing!)

Looking forward to creating all the things with this beauty!

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Currently

crafting//
...I made this easel card for an upcoming 60th Birthday - I recycled the art deco image cut using LF stitched scalloped rectangles, the "60" was cut with LF Finley's 123s and mounted on an LF scalloped circle and I also added some Poppystamps stitched butterflies. Patterned papers are from DCWV Love & Grow.

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

watching//
...I'm Not Okay With This was super dark but funny and I thought it was great! Cable Girls S5, and I finally watched Parasite -  I thought it was brilliantly done!

reading//
...The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman was super cute, gorgeous cover as well! I also enjoyed Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi although I've noticed I've lost my love for YA recently (I need some recs!)

k dramas//
...I'm so sad that Crash Landing on You wrapped up - and in such a bittersweet way! I also got into Hyde, Jekyll, Me and have just started Hi Bye, Mama! 

wishlist//
...this super cute Weasley enamel pin! (i'm starting my pin collection!!) & this Bookish Babes tote bag (i love a good tote!)

Have you binged anything good lately? 

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Pop Up Slider Card

 
I made a DIY Pop Up Slider Birthday Card this week using some new patterned paper. Let me tell you, patterned papers are my jam!! I have boxes full of gorgeous pads of paper that I hardly use *sighs* I had so much fun with this, my first interactive card!

It turned out to be super easy to construct (I watched a few YouTube tutorials) - it looks a bit complicated, especially if you're doing it without the aid of specialty dies, but honestly all you need is a paper trimmer and your trusty craft knife!

I settled for these floral papers from DCWV Love & Grow. I used the Mama Elephant Big Happy Birthday as my main attraction, cut from silver glitter card and added extra sentiments from Birthday Messages and Scripty B'day for the inside and pull up flaps! I also made a matching yellow envelope!

Entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Two Or More Patterned Papers"

Friday, 31 January 2020

Currently

oof, it's been a long and harrowing start to the year, it feels like January has just dragged ever so slowly, alas we've made it through, just, and I'm praying for a brighter new month. here's what my January has looked like (the good bits):

reading//
...absolutely adored Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - super cute contemporary romance and unexpectedly steamy, two thumbs up from me!

binge watching//
...The Good Place, wow I'm tearing up just thinking about that penultimate episode!! finally got around to Line of Duty S5 WOW I love this show!! also binged High Seas and B99 S6 in the prep for the new season!

wishlist//
...swooning over this gorgeous Peony Stencil from Simon Says Stamp! I was lucky enough to win a gift card to SSS so I think I may just pop that in my cart! I've also become obsessed with enamel pins and I'm digging this Princess Bride pin !

highlights//
...a cute shopping date with my bestie, a fun games night where I discovered how competitive I *actually* am, reorganising my craft room, finding a gorgeous stack of patterned paper on sale!


what were the good bits of your January? xx


Thursday, 9 January 2020

Cupcake Wishes

I received so many lovely craft goodies for Christmas and I finally got the chance to have a play with them this week when making my first Birthday card of the year!!

Supplies used that are new to me: 
Mama Elephant Cupcake Wishes
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide 
Scrap Dragon Scallop Square Die
Kraft Card set

I also made a matching envelope using the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board which was also a Christmas gift!

Entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Something New"