Friday, 14 November 2014

seeing stars

This week over at pri make it monday
The challenge is 'ombre stamping'
I dont have the ombre builder stamp set that laura used in the video so i just used what i had.
My sons birthday is on boxing day so i decided to create a cpl of birthday cards for him.

I absolutely love the sparkle and shine stamp set and seem to be using it all the time at the minute :) however upto now ive only used it for christmas items ( i bought the holiday additions)
So this is my first birthday creation with it. I never create male cards either. I cut the sparkle die cut from white card and then heat embossed it with some sparkling embossing powder, it really does sparkle too (even boys should have a bit of sparkle too, especially at christmas time..hehe)

Heres a more plain male card, without the sparkle . Im entering these cards into the sss wednesday challenge too they want to see stars and i have plenty of those going on today :)

A few years ago i used to draw borders around my cards most of the time, yet i havent done it for quite a while although i think i may be starting again as my sister bought me this fab set of coloured fine liners for christmas (yes i have them now :) so i may have to start 'bordering again' and now i can even do it in colour.

I bought the 1940's stampafaire kit as I couldnt resist (as you do) i created a card with that too,

I thought it would be fun to use the stamps on a christmas card, along with the sparkle and stars die cuts and the christmas verse from the songbirds stamp set and die (i adore this for christmas cards)
The star pops off the card too so as it can be used for a decoration :) winter wonderland are wanting decorations for there challenge, so heres my decoration attatched to the front of my card.

I also triecout the dies from the 1940's kit on some felt:)

Love them and cant wait to start using them on some projects :)
Have a fab day and thanks for visiting :)
Shaz xxx







its nearly here

christmas that is haha :)  ive created a card for festive friday

Im really enjoying creating christmas things, as i never managed toget round to creating any last year. At the moment im not working either so i have a little more time to play too :)
For my card i usedthe 'noel' rubber stamp tapestry set, just using the leaf and flower stamp from it. It is so easy to create a wreath using these stamps. Ive had the set about 6/7 years yet only started using ot this year. Ive started digging out 'old' stash. Ive stuff packed away thats still brand new. We seem to buy things that we love, then a few months later when we have loads more new stuff those 'much loved' items get shoved out of the way while we use our new goodies, and it goes on and on. Well ive started fetching the old back out to use alongside the new :)
So the new items ive used on the card are stamps from pti mim sparle n shine stamp set and die set. I die cut the sentiment from white cs and layeyerd 3 on top of each other to give it some thickness. I then inked it with the same ink used on the wreath.

Shaz xxx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

another mim creation

I dont normally enter anything more than once but yesterday some more pti goodies arrived so i just couldnt resist.over at this weeks mim  the theme is partial die stamping. Ive used the new bookmark die once again but this time teamed it with the songbirds stamp set.

I created a full set using these stamp, card ,wrapping paper and gift tag.

Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Boooooo! Hehe!
Well tomorrow is halloween and below is this weeks theme over at fusion

So straight away i was thinking of halloween. We dont really celebrate halloween over here like over in the states, which is a real shame, but i made a halloween themed card anyway.

 I managed to create 'fusion' this week hehe. I would also like to enter this creepy card into this weeks sss weds challenge too
Ive had that orange bazzil cs for years, its about time i started to use up someof my older things, ha! 
Iam a terrible hoarder when it comes to crafting, i hav paper and card that ive had for 7/8 years and still wont cut cos its too pretty, im the same with some embellies too .
Shaz xxx


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

partial die stamping

Thats what the theme is over at this weeks MIM
Well a cpl od days ago look what arrived 

So i thought i would have a quick play for the challenge.
Heres what i came up with

I'm still loving the sparkle and shine stamp sets and now that i have the dies too even more so. I will just be using these time and time again. I layered the sparkle die on top of another in white and just offset it a touch to create a shadow effect.
I like the simplicity of the card and the same design could be used for birthdays etc, just need to replace 'this christmas'

I threw a quick tag together using the new bookmark die, a cpl of the shaker star dies, stamps from sparkle and shine and button boutique.

Shaz xxx