Tuesday, 27 January 2015

And Finally....

Oh, yeah, I'm on a roll! Hahahaha!
I have just made one other card for a challenge.
Why? You might ask.
Because I can I will reply!
To be honest, I was entering my first card into this challenge until I re-read the rules etc and realised that Kraft cardstock must be used! So, I got out the Kraft card and this is what I made :

The challenge at The Kraft Journal is to make a CAS card from Kraft cardstock and/or products from their site, in only a few minutes! This one fits the bill as it took me 17 minutes in total to create it! Most of that time was in trying to eke out the Kraft from the die!!!! Nightmare!

Items used :
Kraft cardstock
Spellbinders GrateWorks die
Tattered Lace sentiment
American Crafts Ready Set Go paper pad.

That is, finally, the last post of the day as I am pooped and ready for bed (but not before I sneak a packet of Walkers plain crisps upstairs with my cup of hot milk and honey!!!!).

See you all soon


All White again!

So, I'm back!
I did say in my last post that I would have another little card to show you lovely crafty folk and here it is!

Again, I've made this one in the CAS style (yes, I'm always banging on how it's my favourite....BUT IT IS!!!) but added some pops of colour in the way of the lovely Bentley Bear!

Items Used :

Spectrum Noir markers
Neenah smooth white cardstock
Tattered Lace Starlight Plaque
Tattered Lace heart dies.

I cut an aperture into this card too (see previous post!) and overlaid the tattered lace die to the outside to give Bentley Bear a roses frame for his bouquet!

All in all, a cute little CAS card, methinks, and it didn't take long to make either! 

I'm entering it into these challenges :
The Cutie Pie Challenge blog - challenge #83 white on white and oh so cute
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - challenge #103 Valentine
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Love, Valentines Day challenge.

That's all for now folks so be sure to pop back in the near future as I have some lovely items to share with you all ! 

L x

All White!!!

Hi everyone!
Yes, it's that time of the day when, after crafting and making some loveliness at my desk, I eventually get around to writing the blog and actually posting some pics of my makes.
 I had to go to the GPs first thing this morning for some blood tests and then straight home to wait in for a new bed delivery - which, I've just found out, won't be coming until tomorrow morning. Just as well I had no other errands to run today or it would have been a wasted day. I remember having things like this happen when I used to work and had to take a day off to wait for a delivery which didn't come - sooooo frustrating. Nowadays, deliveries are simpler when there's no job to rush off to!

..........Today has been all about Clean And Simple. And the two cards I've made (yes, TWO), reflect this very well!,

This first card I made is for the challenges at :
 Quirky Crafts Challenge blog - challenge #2 - Through the Quirky Window! The idea is to make a card with an aperture and place something within the aperture as a focal point.
Melonheadz Friends - CAS challenge

Items used :
Neenah smooth white card
Tim Holtz ragged lines embossing folder
Spellbinders nestabilities circle die
Tattered Lace Starlight Square die
Spellbinders Poppy Patch die
Silver Mirri card
Tsukineko Brilliance Starlight silver ink

It wasn't an easy card to make even though it has fewer elements to it than others I've made because it had to be precise! If the cuts weren't sharp or clean, then the CAS effect just wouldn't work.

Here's the finished article!!!

I will be posting another item shortly and probably several more after that as I've been oh such a busy girl!!!!

L x

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Hi all!
I have another little card to display for a challenge at The Ribbon Girl today.
This time there's lots of pink on show! The challenge is all about pink so I'm not just using up pink stuff to make it!
I used a cute Fairies image which I bought from my fave rubber stamp company, Lili of The Valley. I can never go wrong with these cute images!
Anyhoo, as usual, spectrum noir markers have been used alongside Tattered Lace dies, Nitwits collection paper, Core'dinations paper and oodles more!

Here it is  :

                                                                                                                                                                                                    As always, if you like what you see, I would love to hear from you. Criticism too if you want! But only about the card please ! 
Leave a comment to say Hi too!

L x