Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I was looking through my new Quick Cards mag at the card school, which was to put a mini envelope topper onto your cards - template and sample cards by Julie Gibbs.  Then I was blog hopping and saw this sketch on Try Stampin' on Tuesday 
then this card came together

I have used paper collection from Pink Petticoat called Old Fashioned Girl (half price), and finished off with metallic thread and a heart charm.  I was going to enter this card into the challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, and realised that I have not actually stamped, the sentiment in the mini envelope is a digi sentiment from the PP collection!  Ah, well ... another time.  Thanks for looking. x
Edit:  I am entering this card into the Snippets playground as the mini envelope is a snippet from a previous make.  Thanks for the nudge Di. xx

Friday, January 25, 2013

Seize the Birthday #3 - Girlie card

Another challenge has quickly come around for Seize the Birthday, challenge 3 already!  This week is a new sketch for a feminine card.  I have used a Mo Manning image and papers from Pink Petticoat, Spring collection.   I love the sanded solid colours in this collection, so it allows me to use a coloured insert to match the card, just because I can!  Have a good weekend everyone. x

Monday, January 21, 2013

Seize the Birthday #2 Male card

Just in time to play at Seize the Birthday using this sketch - and this week it is for the all important cards for men.  This is my take on the sketch.  I have used Pink Petticoat Kraft paper download for the base card, and SU design papers and Need for Speed stamp.  Thanks for looking.

New home

My eldest son is moving out to his first new home with his girlfriend this week, *sob* and this is the card I have made using Nitwit papers and embellishments, Sunshine and Laughter.  The mat and house are mounted onto dimensionals.  The house is a sizzix die cut which I have had for ages and not had a reason to use before.  Ah, well, I'll go and help with the packing now.  Have a good day! x

Saturday, January 19, 2013

playing with papers

I have been playing with some free digi papers and embellishments from a collection of Nitwit papers called Gratitude, a CD rom which I had free from a magazine a couple of weeks ago.  I used a recent sketch from Sketch Saturday #241.  A great sketch for this week, and I will see if I can post a card before Mr. Linky closes, lol!  Have fun in the snow, and stay safe. xx

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Seize the Birthday - Challenge #1

Hi there, this is my card for the new challenge blog Seize the Birthday.  It is only for birthday cards, but there is a wicked twist.  One week the sketch is to be used for a female card, and the following week the same sketch is to be used for a male card.  Just the job for getting a stash of those pesky male cards don't you think?!  My card is made using all SU products.  Please check out the new blog, as there is a fantastic design team, and great creations.  Thanks for looking. xx

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches - too late!

Hi there,  I have been trying to upload photos to my blog for two days, but have had problems.  I can't blame blogger, I think it's just my lack of computing skills, lol.  This card was for the FMS sketch 67 which you can find here.  I have used Stampin' Up stampset, and used rose red and soft suede inks.  A sneek peek  of the inside too.  Thanks for looking.