Thursday, 25 August 2011


I have been a little quiet as i have been away at my sisters. I came back home last night. Iam a little late with this weeks ALL THT SCRAPS CHALLENGE

This week we are wanting EARTH TONES….Brown….blue & moss green

Here is what i created this week.

I have used SCARF HONEY….it’s the first time i have used this image…Love it! I used the spectrum noir pens again…LOVE these, i seem to be able to get the image to ‘pop’ more with these pens. I had to ‘throw’  this card together quickly yesterday lunchtime just before i left my sisters as i had only gone and done the WRONG challenge…one from 2010…LOL That will teach me to read things properly. While i was away i found out that one of me recent cards will be published in papercraft inspirations Smile

The stitching was done on me sisters large sewing machine that went soooo fast i couldn’t keep up…haha. The papers i used are basic grey, not sure about the stamp as it was my sisters.


Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pretty pretty My mind’s eye

…that’s what i have been creating with today. I created a card based on this sketch over at the MY MIND’S EYE BLOG


I kinda flipped the sketch…lol Here is my take on the sketch.

I coloured old buttons from my stash with copics.

I cut some of the papers with a papertrey die to create the butterfly.

Another copic coloured button…lol  (Love it)

I used papers from My minds eye ‘tickled pink’ range. All the doilys were stamped with My minds eye ‘Stella and rose’ stamps (I sooooo love these stamps, they are just so pretty and stamp perfectly…I lurve them )

Sentiment stamp – papertrey

Banner stamp – waltzing mouse


Shaz xxx


It’s time for another ALL THAT SCRAPS CHALLENGE

This week we have a sketch for you.


I flipped the sketch around for my take on it.

Iam still in Christmas mode…lol (Love it…hehehe)

I used the HONEY SKIER CC digi image on my card. I bought some wooden snowflakes a cpl of weeks ago. I sat and glittered several of them up when the came, they look FAB all glittered and sparkly. Here i have attached one onto my card. I’ve coloured the image with prisma pencils and the new spectrum noir pens. I bought some neenah cs when i bought the pens as that’s whats recommended (I’ve never tried it before) Gotta say that i LOVE it, these pens work a treat with it.

I even decorated the inside of the card (go me…lol) I have left the card without a sentiment as im unsure who this is going to yet.

YEP….I’m still in co-ordinating tag mode as well….lol 

The co-ordinating button was coloured with copics…lol


Papers used are BASIC GREY/K & CO and FANCY PANTS

ribbon from stash

sentiment is Magnolia


Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Pretty Palette #21

Not sure what happened to my post??? I already did this and scheduled it for sunday…yet it has dissapeared, so iam late with this….sorry.

It’s time for another MTME pretty palette challenge which is this


Here is what i came up with

I’m actually really enjoying working with the colour palettes  ,getting me out of my ‘comfort zone’ it’s definitely challenging…lol

This week it is LAUREL’S last challenge with us as she is off to pastures new… Good Luck Laurel x

We now have a DT call out for the pretty palette team going on right now until 19th August, you can find out all the deets HERE

ALL papers and sentiment used are from MY TIME MADE EASY


Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Anyone for tea ??

WK 74
with this card..thanks girls x

A card for 2 challenges .
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM want a ‘tea’ theme and the colours blue and green and LILI OF THE VALLEY want roses.
I totally forgot that i had bought these printed images from lili of the valley ages and ages ago, i found them the other day when i was sorting out me craft room. I thought i would use one of the cute images on me card.
This image is so cute…how did i forget about it??? I have sheets with other image on too…think am gonna have to get using them Smile

Me rose has been hand crocheted by myself

I couldn’t resist adding a li’l bit of glitter to the image…lol

Image – Lili of the valley
Papers – Melissa Frances
Sentiment stamp – Waltzing mouse
Everything else from stash
Shaz xxx

It’s in the box :)

That’s my creation for the day Smile

Over at ALL THAT SCRAPS challenge blog we want ‘paper buttons’ this week. I decided to create a . I remember way back last year i created a box like this, i even used the same paper…lol however it has a different image, as this time i used the CC cute digi monkey which is available from ALL THAT SCRAPS.

I think the MS punch that i used on this has now come to the end of it’s life Sad smile Am not very happy about this at all really as i have only used it a handful of times since buying it. It’s always seemed very ‘flimsy’ since i got it so it put me off using it. It’s only very very thin cs i used too.

I cut the paper buttons out using a papertrey button die. I then stamped onto them using random patterns and also stamps from papertrey’s button boutique,

Over at LET’S CRAFT & CREATE they want ‘Digi’ so as this image is digi this fits for that too Smile I feel like i’m getting me mojo back and getting in the crafting mood once again…lol

Not sure if anyone else is having any problems with commenting (or maybe it’s just me…lol) but i’m having problems commenting on a LOT of blogs, it basically won’t recognise my id and will not let me comment…even when iam already signed in ???? So i have no idea what’s going on there.


Shaz xx

Sparkly Christmas

….OH Yes….am already making a start on christmas cards…lol  I want to get ahead and get them all done so when Christmas time comes round i can spend my time doing allsorts of xmas crafts with the li’l Chloe monster Smile

I had the idea of getting a load of blank xmas cards ready like so..

A cute christmas sentiment stamped onto the front of the card

…and a li’l verse stamped inside.

Here i added a simple stamped and punched image which completes the card. A very quick modern crimbo card Smile

Some will be like this and others will have a stamped image on the front…just know paper.

Here i used one of the new christmas images from Lili of the valley. This card was created for the current Lili of the valley challenge which is roses.

I added loads of glitter to the image….Ya just gotta have the glitter on the xmas cards don’t ya !! Smile

I do have another card for this challenge but i’l have to post it on another post as it’s combined with another challenge.


Shaz xx

Monday, 8 August 2011

WHAT…no flowers??????

haha!  Yep that is what i have created for the challenge over at OUR CREATIVE CORNER cos that’s what they wanted. This is also for RAISE THE BAR as anything goes with them this week Smile

For this challenge i created a card and co-ordinating tag!! (Yeah i know…i NEVER make tags…lol) This is about to change though. It’s something that i never create but yet it’s something that we can always use, plus sometimes a tag would be perfect to create when you want to enter a certain challenge etc but don’t have the time to create a card.

The manilla tags on my creations i put together a good few weeks ago. I just got a load of blank tags and then stamped them all with the oh so gorgeous MME doily stamp set that i have, stamping in all different colours. Then i used sentiments from papertrey’s ‘Love lives here’ set to stamp sentiments on top. Inked up the edges and then job done. They were then put away till i needed them. I think i did about 20 or so. I sometimes like to sit and just ‘play’ just creating embellies n such rather than creating finished cards etc.

Here ya can see me blank tags that i’ve cut ready and waiting to be prettied up…lol


Papers : Melissa Frances / 5th avenue

A sheet of vintage sheet music, vintage buttons,

Stamps by papertrey and my minds eye.


Shaz xx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

MTME Pretty palette #21

It’s sunday again which means a NEW pretty palette for you to work with which is below.


Wasn’t really sure what to create, and just didn’t feel like creating a card, so i decided to make a l’il simple pillow box.

I used the FRAMED ELEGANCE stamp set for the frame and the sentiment.( I LOVE this set…soooo love that frame)

The butterfly die cut is a papertrey die.

Why don’t you pop over to the MTME blog to check out the other dt creations and you could even join in with us Smile

ALSO The pretty paletter team are looking for some more DT members to come and join us Smile Check it out HERE


Shaz xxx