Wednesday, 4 March 2015


With your stamps is what ashley wants us to do over at pti mim i used to do this several years ago on my cards. I went for a non floral theme.

The finished card just looks like a postcard. The little houses remind me of little beach huts. I used stamps from love lives here pti set. I absolutely adore this set, its my fave pti set, infact my fave set full stop. I want to also enter this into this weeks less is more challenge their theme this wek is what makes you happy. This creation makes me happy as the stamp set is my fave. I love the colour combo that i used and it just reminds me of little beach huts which make me think of holidays and thats why it makes me happy :)
Im still waiting on my pti order that i ordered on the 15th �� i hate waiting soooo long. At this rate the next release will be out before i get items from the last one ��
Oh well...back to waiting!
Thanks for looking
Shaz xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

a splash of colour

I seem to be on a roll of bright coloured creations at the moment.
This week over at mim  melissa shows how to anchor the focal point of your card using banner/border dies.
Ive based my creation very much on melissa's card.

Ive kept the card very simple. Ive stitched the background to the cb as well as stitching all the die cuts etc.

The felt flower and leaves were cut using dies from the sf 1940's set. Everything else was cut using pti dies lives here, songdird and signature butterfly.
Im enjoying creating colourful things at the moment.
Im getting extremely impatient waiting for my new release pti order to arrive, especially as i had email today to say its only just even left the states today. Thats 2 weeks already :( its prob gonna be at least another 2 before i get it, the next release will prob be out before i recieve it :(
Thanks for looking :)
Shaz xxx


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

simply cards and

...happy packages :)

I created a few things for this weeks less is more challenge
Last week i entered the challenge that was one layer, my bad as i guess 'technically' my card wasnt one layer. I created some card blanks a few weeks ago out of card that wasnt as thick as i normally use, so i attatched a stitched rectangle panel to each card base so as it made ot sturdier, plus it was card that i could directly colour an image etc on. It was one of these card bases i used for the challenge so technically not one layer.
..Anyhow onto this weeks challenge which is wings. Ive created a couple of simple cards using the same items on each,one with the punched out circle the other using the negative punched piece.

Ive used some martha stewart punched butterflies for my wings theme and the sentiment is from papertrey.
This week the challenge over at simon says stamp is anything goes so im also entering these into that too.

I decided to create a couple of 'happy packages' to go with the cards. I remember a few years ago when everyone was doing the pif ( pay it foreward ) well i decided to do something a bit like that and create a couple of little packages to make someone smile, just a little happy mail. Nothing fancy ir expensive, just a few crafty bits together in a little package. Its better to recieve something like this in the mail than just bills haha :)
I will select 2 random people out of the comments that are left to  send the happy packages too :) if you would like to be included for the packages, in your comment just add 'make me happy'

 Thanks for looking :)
Shaz xxx





Thursday, 19 February 2015

a little bit of colouring

At long last my door is fixed on my craft room so i can now use it again :) so ive spent the last few days moving things back from the conservatory to the craft room. It seems really strange in there, so quiet ha.
I cant even remember when i last coloured an image, i know it must be well over a year ago. Ive kind of gone more towards just coloured stamping so have been buying stamps like that rather than characters etc. when i was sorting out the craft room i came across some stamps (or should I say loads and loads) i thought i would sit for a while and stamp and colour an image. I decided to join in with the challenge over at less is more its been a while since i joined in with their challenge.
Heres the stamp that i chose.

The stamp was just a loose one so im not sure what stamp company it is from. The hearts werent on the stamp, i added them in extra. I dont think i have ever used this stamp before, that doesnt suprise me though as i have loads of stamps that have never been used. We seem to buy the stamps as we really need them, then more stamps that we need come out before we have had chance to use the previous ones and then it just goes on and on. Iam however getting to the stage where i just think enough is enough, i know i have more than enough stamps and things to create with, i think you just end up buying for buyings sake haha. Im trying to be good and buying only what i need haha or should i say what i know i will use. I tend to stick to certain companies now too so that limits my spending too.

So back to the card, i coloured him with copics and prisma pencils. My colouring is a little rusty. I like creations now with lots of white space, so i think i shall be joining in with less is more every week.
Shaz xxx

Friday, 13 February 2015

a little bit blue

The challenge over at pti is to create something with a blue ombre. The theme is to co-ordinate with the blue skies collection that they are showing. Am loving the blue skies and think that they may just fall into my basket on the 15th ;)
As it was blue ombre i thought i would create something more plain an masculine, so heres what i did.

I used inks to sponge my background. I cut out the star using the small star die from the star shaker shapes dies. Sentiments are from the sparkle and shine set and matching sparkle word die ( i love that sparkle die)
When all the new goodies are on sale on the 15th i think we will be spoilt for choice, i have lots of things already on my list including one of the grab bags, i love suprises so need to get me one of those for sure.
Shaz xxx