Friday, 24 February 2012

Playing with my new stamps

I just love these Papermania Urban stamps and as they were reduced to only  £4.99 at the Range, had to buy them! The red card was stamped with chalk ink and highlighted the butterflies with Sakura glitter gel pen, whilst the other card was stamped with cosmic copper ink which gives a lovely sheen!
I'm going to have to concentrate on using up more of my stash, as I have to start saving for my daughters school trip and son wants to start to learn to drive. Looks like I am have to keep away from temptation and avoid any craft shops for quite a while.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

I've been a bit naughty!

....And given into temptation and bought the Docrafts Neighbour Wood Goodie bag! 

I didn't mean to - I just went into The Range to buy some glue & double sided tape but the goodie bag fell into my basket along the  Papermania Urban Birds stamp set which had been reduced to £4.99.

I just don't have any will power, do I?

Luckily daughter is out with Grandad today and hubby is working, son is feeling sorry for himself with a bit of a cold, but that leaves some ME time for a bit of crafting, so I can have a play with my new bits and pieces!

Friday, 17 February 2012

simple but sweet ....

Another vain attempt to reduce my stash and use up some old papers. These are from Craftwork Cards and the centre of the large flower has a lovely effect like a black fruit pastille.

This card is being entered in to the  ICSketches weekly challenge 151 where you could win 5 digi images (closes 20th Feb)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Handyman Card

I made this card for my boss at work who loves doing a bit of DIY at the weekend. I bought the screwdriver, saw and nail embellishment ages ago at Hobbycraft a while ago and thought they would be ideal for him.

The rest of the card is made up from scraps of paper to make a minute dent in my pile of stash!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Daisy & Dandelion Valentine

I teamed up the Dandelion and Daisy decoupage with HOTP Soft Nostalgia papers for this valentine. Both were freebies from different magazines but seem to work well together.

We had some more snow last night,  but unlike last Sunday, my daughter hasn't rushed outside to play in it, the novelty has now worn off!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Can't wait for the spring..

So I had to make a card with a bit of sunshine on it - I thought this Hanglar boy looked like he would be weeding the garden and watering the sunflowers!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Off on a picnic!

Yes, I know it is definitely NOT picnic weather outside, but I thought it was time to colour in this cute image and dream of warmer times! 

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A bit more Nostalgia

 I had to pop into town to buy some double sided sticky tape, couldn't risk running out if I get snowed in later on. 
So far only a light covering of snow here in Ipswich, but as it was so cold, a good excuse to stay in this afternoon any make more cards with the lovely HOTP papers!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Hot off the Press

I was very impressed with the free gifts from this months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine - Soft Nostalgia papers and Sweet Tweets stamps designed by Hot Off The Press!

They work so well together and I have quickly knocked off a few cards and can't wait to use the rest of the papers.


 If this weekend turns out to be as cold as they promise, I might find plenty of time for card making - although the chilly weather makes me feel like making Christmas cards rather than spring birthday one!