Monday, 30 May 2011


This week iam ‘thrilled’ to say that iam the guest Dt over at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM

The challenge this week is this inspiration pic

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(Love that pic…it’s sooo pretty…hehe)

Back to the challenge deets which are create a card or project with TWO PATTERNED PAPERS (manufactured or handmade), FOUR BUTTONS AND SIX LAYERS!

Now i’m not really one for layers on  layers etc so i was a little ‘stumped’ as too what to do……and then it hit me…lol Who says a butterfly can’t have 6 layers…hehe!

I soooo love these 2 PTI butterfly dies so just HAD to use them, also that fave embossing folder and those simply gorgeous MME doily stamps, they are so, so pretty! I also used me fave cs which is linen.

…see look 6 layers to me butterfly, 2 different types of papers, kraft card and a later of felt. See that gorgeous greeny marble effect button there…. i did that with copics!…Love it!

Many thanks to the girls over at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM for having me ‘to tea’ this week Smile It’s been a pleasure girls…thankyou x

This creation also fits the bill for the challenge over at LET’S CRAFT AND CREATE which is to use dies.

I struggled to get a decent photo of this for some reason.


Shaz xxx

MTME Colour Palette #11

Iam lost with my days! Ahhhh all these bank holiday…lol I thought that it was Sunday today NOT monday…lol

Yesterday was the day for this weeks new Colour palette over at MTME


I really like this colour palette, i just didn’t get a lot of time to play Sad smile Here is what i came up with.

These colours together just look so clean and fresh!

Paper is MTME ‘BE MINE’

The frame was stamped using the MTME ‘FRAMED ELEGANCE’ STAMP SET

I so love that frame stamp .

Why not come and join in with us over at the MT TIME MADE EASY BLOG and see what you can come up with using this colour palette Smile While you are ther have a looksie at the other girlies FAB creations for a bit of inspiration.


Shaz x

Friday, 27 May 2011

A Li’l bit of home decor!

That’s what i have created here with thanks to the sketch over at WALTZING MOUSE SKETCH CHALLENGE which is this


as soon as i saw this i immediately knew that i was gonna create a cute home decor item using the fab WM sewing bow hugs stamp set.

This weeks challenge over at THE CITY CRAFTER only happens to be ‘You’ve been framed’

Here’s what i did

I was lucky enough to recieve a ‘Top mouse award’ for me WM chalenge creation last week! Thanks Girls Smile

I LOVE me new picture. I used one of the flower stamps from the sewing box hugs stamp set. The paper i used was from a gorgeous melissa frances paper pad which i might add, i actually won from the city crafter challenge blog many many months ago Smile (I normally just look at the paper rather than use it…lol) This way i can look at it all the time, so cutting into it doesn’t seem so bad!


Shaz xxx


I am soooo late with this post (2 days in fact Sad smile) My li’l girl has got gastroenteritis and has been really poorly, my OH has been working away so i just haven’t had the chance for anything.

This weeks challenge over at ALL THAT SCRAPS is to use felt on your project. I did have something else in mind to create as well as the li’l frame but i just never got the chance to create it Sad smile

My bits of felt are the heart in the corner and the little green dot on ‘blueberries’ outfit.


Shaz xxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A few of my favourite things….

…or should that be fave colours and tid bits, all put together onto a card. I based this card on the sketch over at MOJO MONDAY. It’s the fist time i’ve ever joined in over at Mojo monday , bit i loved the sketch so i thought i would give it a try. My creation is also for the following challenges. BUNNY ZOE’S – LACE, CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS – LACE AND PEARLS, REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON’S – ANYTHING GOES,

I actually crocheted a trim onto the edge of the lace. (Iam into the whole crochet embellies again lol)

I think the crochet teamed with the lace, felt and sparkly glitter is so pretty. Looking at me card now i wish i had machine stitched around it (too late now though)


Shaz xxx

My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette #10

It’s that time of the week once again where over at MTMEPP challenge ya get a new colour palette to create with.

Here is the pretty palette for this week.


Here is what i created this week.

I thought i would do a male creation for a change. Iam soooo rubbish at creating for the  This card however was really simple to create using the SUPER DAD IMAGE . I will save this card for Chloe to give OH on fathers day…hehe!


Shaz xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Waltzing Mouse Tea Party

…to celebrate their 2nd Birthday.

WELCOME to my Tea Party, sit yourself down….grab a cup, have a piece of cake and enjoy Smile

Waltzing mouse is having a special Tea party celebration to celebrate their 2nd birthday on the 21st May…you can find out all the deets HERE I simply could NOT resist joining in! Here is what i created for this special occasion.

Fancy a cupcake?  created using WM cuppie love template. Cupcake stamped with plaid stamp from offbeat backgrounds.

Special ‘Tea’ packaging created using the WM free tea bag baggie template, stamped with off beat background plaid stamp, die cut sentiment thingies stamped with rescue remedies (LOVE these) need to get me the nesties to match as i had to cut these by hand. Placemat and place card stamped using that plaid stamp again lol and images from sewing box hugs (soooo love these cuties)

Bottom right you can just see the tea cup that i created using the WM nice cup of tea template. The outside of this cup was stamped with bitty banners.

I just HAD to have a banner, i just couldn’t get it to fit in the pic hanging up so i had to place it down on the table like this to get it in the shot…lol  Banner created using WM Vintage banner stamps and sewing bow hugs. How well do these 2 sets go together to create a cute banner…perfect for a babies bedroom (or my craft room…lol)

…just a close up of one of the tea bag baggies.

All the creations together…just waiting for a guest to arrive Smile btw the plants that you can see in the background are the Chloe monsters tomato plants. Think am gonna have to get some bigger pots and quick, as she planted 25 seeds between 3 pots and LOADS have grown, there are 13 come through in one of the pots….lol


I do hope that you have enjoyed being a guest at my li’l ole tea party Smile

!!! Happy 2nd Birthday Waltzing Mouse !!!

Here’s to the next 2 years !


Shaz xxx


…stamps Smile Oh MY…how i love, love LOVE my Waltzing mouse stamps. I could seriously sit n play with these all day long. I LOVE that i don’t even have to use pattern paper , i can just create my own and I SO LOVE the plaid background stamp. Who’d have thought that a stamp that is just 2 lines would  be me fave and i would love it soooo much! lol (I could have saved myself a FORTUNE if i’d have found WM sooner…lol)  …Enough of me rambling, cos seriously i could just go on and on about these stamps…lol

Today i have created a pretty card based on the WALTZING MOUSE SKETCH CHALLENGE , also SHABBY TEA ROOM who want monochromatic using 1 colour and any neutrals, also THE CITY CRAFTER who want stripes and polka dots and last but def NOT least THE RIBBON REEL which is a pic inspiration, Strawberries and cream using flowers and ribbon/bakers twine. (I’m not quite sure if me card fits for the ribbon reel cos i don’t have ribbon on it or bakers twine, but i DO have embroidery thread on it which i have crocheted to create the flower, so ya could ‘pretend’ it was bakers twine Smile I must get me some bakers twine…seriously i still don’t have any….lol

I seriously CAN NOT believe that this whole card (apart from the been created with just stamps

Stamps used were all Waltzing mouse.

Rescue remedies, Offbeat backgrounds, bitty banners

inks used: Tim holtz distress ink and SU


Shaz xxx


….Or should i say Pizza Boxes! That’s the challenge over at ALL THAT SCRAPS this week.

If you are unsure how to make these pizza boxes, don’t worry there is a link to any easy peasy lemon squeezy tutorial over on the ATS challenge blog Smile

Just How cerrrrr ute is this li’l guy! I don’t usually do anything with image stamps that aren’t girly…lol  Me…monkeys??…nah. Only now i must say that when i got this l’il chappie and coloured him up i simply loved him, simple to colour, simple to cut out…just perfect. He is a CC design digi image ‘BIRTHDAY MONKEY’


I decided to add some little dividers inside my li’l pizza box, so as i could add some bits and bobs.

There has been no sentiment etc added to this as at some point this set will go to someone as a gift, not sure who or for what occasion yet, so hence the reason for no sentiment…lol  Ooohh…just had an idea!!!…lol How FAB would it be to create one of these mini pizza boxes with a mini pizza card inside??? OOOh i may just have to try that idea. Would be perfect for those hard male cards!!!


Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

OH….I do love to be beside the seaside….

…Oh i do love to be beside the sea…dah dah dahhhh!!! hehe

Just popped on with a quickie for Mo’s challenge and the city crafter

Over at Mo’s the challenge is ‘here comes summer’ and the city crafter want ‘By the sea’ and i think this gorgeous image from Mo’s fits the bill just fine.I know this card is very plain n simple. I quickly threw this together for my neice’s 4th birthday. I have already made her a card, this one is for the Chloe monster to give to her. She is going on holiday for her birthday, and at the weekend the lil chloe monster and grandparents are going to join them(just for the weekend) so i thought it would be fun to make her a beach theme birthday card.


Shaz xxx