Sunday 28 November 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #204 - Along The Edge + optional twist Snow

It's time for the next challenge at AAA Cards.

And what better stamp set to use for Along the Edge than the Uniko Background Builders Winter Wonderland!

No snow, but an indulgence of purple instead.

Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Ranger distress, picked raspberry, wilted violet, chipped sapphire

Do pop on over to the AAA Cards blog as there is so much inspiration to be found by looking at the DT and Guest Designer Jane D cards. Find them all HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's always more fun when you do.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Friday 19 November 2021

Funky Fossil Release Day

So the day has finally arrived when you can add your favourites from the Funky Fossil November Release into your shopping basket!

Just in case you haven't completely made your mind up yet here's some more samples:

I'm starting with those Cheeky Chatty Cups which I've hung in a row from a strip of the Monochrome Washi. I used split pins (brads) as I liked the idea that they could move and swing just like real life.

My next card features the gorgeous Leafy Moon die with the owl from Moonlit Meadow. Now that die is an absolute no brainer, just has to be in your basket!

Next is the lion from On Safari complete with a background scene created using the stencils Slimline Landscape and Scenic Borders with a mat using a paper from the Textures pad.

And those previously released Weird Fish are the perfect match for this swirling Wavy Lines A7 stamp and a sentiment from Sarky Soundbites.

I couldn't leave without including one of the aptly named Timeless windows in my showcase.

OK! We're done!

Happy shopping!

Thanks for dropping by and keep safe.


Uniko Challenge #68 Celebrate + optional twist Reds & Greens


It's time for the last Uniko challenge of 2021.

As the theme is Celebrate and it's getting to that time of year I opted to use the the twist of reds & greens and created a Christmas card using Uniko's Pattern Building Christmas Tree stamp....

.... and I built a Christmas tree.

Inks: Memento, rhubarb stalk, cottage ivy, bamboo leaves, new sprout

Now I'm sure you'd love to have some more inspiration and fantastic ideas for the challenge, so pop on over to the Uniko blog and check out what the fabulous DT and Guest Designer Vicky have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been so fun to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Thursday 18 November 2021

Funky Fossil November Release - Introducing On Safari

The final day of introductions to Funky Fossil's November release today. And it's a goodie!

Another fantastic set to add to the Donna Gray collection! I've a trio of CAS cards to share.

My first card pairs up the awesome hippo with one of the new A7 background stamps - Circle Dance. I inked it up in blues and greens as I thought the hippo might like to have a wallow in some water.

My next card featured those inky blocks I'm so fond of and the delightful elephant spraying out his love.

And my final share today is the very elegant and somewhat smug looking giraffe paired up with another of the new additions to the A7 stamp collection - Inky Grid.

So that's all the introductions complete. Tomorrow I'll be back with a few more samples to help - or confuse - your decision making about which to buy.

Thank for dropping by today, its' been fun having your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Wednesday 17 November 2021

Time For Tea Designs - Journal Booklet


Today I'm sharing pages from a journal booklet I created using the memory keeping products from the November release at Time For Tea Designs.

I used one of the Foiled Mini Notebooks and decorated it in bullet journal style for the last three months of this year.

The October and all the page headings were stamped in three colours using the Tall Alphas and I die cut a tab for the side of the page with the Memory Keeping Essentials set.

The energy tracker uses paper from Sweet Summer and Designer Washi, a die cut label using Memory Keeping Essentials and the ghost from Spooky Circle Tags. Looks like I'm not much of a morning person!

The arrows are inked up using the Journal Essentials stencil and I've used the Sweet Summer Enamel Dots as bullet points. And I did complete all three October goals!!!

The television is from the Sweet Summer Ephemera set and I stamped the heading using This & That

My gratitude page uses the speech bubbles from the Journal Essentials stencil, the Designer Washi and die cut heart from Memory Keeping Essentials.

I changed up the colours for November and December - there's a little hint at them on the page tabs.

 I created my energy tracker using stars from the Journal Essentials stencil and the candy cane stamp from Skating By Penguins.

This was my first attempt at creating and keeping a bullet journal and it was so fun! 

If you'd like to give this a try you can get 10% off any items purchased from T4TD using my code - T4TJANE10.

Thanks for looking today.
Stay safe and keep crafting!


Funky Fossil November Release - Introducing Cheeky Chatty Cups & Sarky Soundbites & Speak Up Dies

Are you ready for some fun today?

Today's introductions to Funky fossil's November release are really going to have you smiling!

Oh my! These were so brilliant to create with!

My first card is a twisted easel using paper from Spring Geometrics as a background and colour influencer.

The expressions on the cup faces are just extraordinary and the greetings so ......, insert your own words here!

And who hasn't thought this at some point? The background paper is from Textures.

Well if the Cheeky Chattty Cups greetings have got you going then check out the even more snarky comments in the Sarky Soundbites set.

I paired this first one up with the haughty cat from Flowery Felines - and cats are just so like this aren't they?

Owls are said to be very wise but always look a bit snooty to me so this next soundbite seemed very appropriate to pair up with one from Owl Together.

My final card uses one of the Speak Up dies and a new addition to the A7 stamp collection, Don't Make Me Laugh, with one of the Winter Chicas.

Bet you're imagining who it would be fun to send one of these greetings to right now!

Last day of introductions tomorrow and it's one of Donna's cute and mega adorable sets. Be sure to come back and take a look!

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Tuesday 16 November 2021

Funky Fossil Novemebr Release - Introducing Moonlit Meadow & Leafy Moon Die

Hello and welcome to day two of the introductions to Funky Fossil's November release.

I love how dainty and whimsical the stamps are in this set designed by Tina Ashton. Perfect for creating scenes which is what I did for my first card....

.... and my second ....

.... and my third.

And that gorgeous deer gets an outing on my last card using the awesome Leafy Moon die and paper from Textures.

Are you loving today's introduction? 

Well there's more to come tomorrow and a chance to bring out your fun side with fabulous images and even more fabulous if somewhat cheeky sentiments. See you then!

Thanks for dropping by today. Stay safe and keep crafting!


Monday 15 November 2021

Funky Fossil November Release - Introducing Timeless & Peony Frame Die

Hello everyone!

It's the first day of introductions to Funky Fossil's November release.

I'm starting with the Timeless stamp set and I couldn't resist opening up these elegant doors to get a peep at what is behind.

My next card uses my favourite technique of ink blended blocks.

And my third share using this stamp set pairs it up with the Graffiti Wall stencil.

Next I'm moving on to the beautiful Peony Frame die.

I die cut the the single peony and matted it onto a piece of paper from Mixed Media Kaleidoscope - my favourite paper pad. 

My second card uses the single peony again and an all white design.

Well that's a wrap for today. Tomorrow there is another awesome stamp set from the talented Tina Ashton, so be sure to stop by and check it out.

Thanks for your time today. Stay safe and keep crafting!


Sunday 14 November 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #203 - One Inchie + optional twist Masculine


Time for the next challenge at AAA Cards.

So the inchie has returned!


I used Uniko's adorable little bear from Sweet Baby stamped onto a piece of pastel blue gingham Papermill Direct card. 

Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Card: Papermill Direct, pastel blue gingham, pastel blue plain
Die: Spellbinders, classic square large

There are some superb examples of inchie cards over on the AAA Cards blog, do go check out what the DT and Guest Designer Laurie have created - HERE.

Thanks so much for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!


Funky Fossil - Suitcase MDF


 I thought I'd give you a bit of preview of an awesome MDF package that is part of the November Funky Fossil new release

I decided on a Christmas theme and used the Merry & Bright papers paired up with Monochrome Magic papers to cover the box. I used a black sharpie pen round all the edges of the box pieces before adhering the papers.

I chose one of the Winter Chiccas for the front of the suitcase - also on The Craft Store tomorrow. The greeting is from Festive Phrases.

So that's the suitcase all done. Now what else comes with this package? Well there's this lovely MDF book cover set. I decorated it to match the suitcase and then added in some pages. My idea was that it would make a great little Christmas booklet to add all those essential Christmas lists. 

The front cover has a Winter Chicca head next to a Christmas Trees die cut and a greeting from Festive Phrases.

The inside cover has another Christmas Trees die cut and some holly from Festive Robins stamped, coloured and hand cut. 

I started the list booklet with Traditions - made on the computer - and added the mistletoe from Festive Robins and some enamel dots for the bullet points.

The next two pages are for gift and card lists. I used another of the Winter Chicca heads - thought she would like gifts - and a bauble from Festive Phrases.

Next are lists of favourite music and films. The A7 Face The Music and Affirmations - new tomorrow -  stamps created fab backgrounds. I added the robin and ivy from Festive Robins and the snowman and flakes from Christmas Characters into the mix.

Just the final page and inside back cover to sort now. Well it wouldn't be Christmas without food and I was thinking chocolate log with the stamps from Festive Robins. And you have to BELIEVE! It's from Festive Phrases and the beautiful die cut is Star Wreath.

But that's not everything that's included in this package. There are also ATC cards to be decorated. 

I kept with the same colours and theme using Merry & Bright and Monochrome Magic papers, washi and images from Naughty Or Nice.

And if you've ever wondered about what to put on the back of ATCs Funky Fossil now has the answer with this new A7 stamp.

And since my use of this package is Christmas themed I turned two of the ATC cards into gift tags.

I simply covered them in paper and added the adorable gnomes and bauble from Nordic Noel. The greetings are from Christmas Small Print and I added some enamel dots to finish off.

I kept the back simple, just paper and some adhesive letters.

Well that's quite a fun filled package don't you think?  

If you've ever thought MDF is not for you I urge you to think again. I have to say it's not usually my thing, but I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave it a try - it was just so much fun and I loved playing with it!

Thanks so much for looking today, I'm really pleased to have had your company. Gold stars to anyone who's read down to the bottom of this loooong post!

Stay safe and keep crafting!