Wednesday, July 26

With Love From Our Family To Yours

I remember being so happy when this set came out because I absolutely adore meerkats, and it's still one of my favourite sets to date...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Got Your Back' & 'Christmas Sparkle' / Pattern Paper & Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

It's my daughter Jasmine's 10th birthday today, double figures already, I don't know where the time has gone!  She's having a party on Saturday but Dean's taken the day off work today and we're all heading to her favourite tearoom this morning for a birthday breakfast :)

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, thanks a million for stopping by :D

Stephanie xoxo


Tuesday, July 25

Happy Birthday

This card design is super simple and super quick to make, so I made three of them...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Scribbled Flowers' & 'Simply Quilled' / Dies & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Mini Self Adhesive Pearls; Natural Twine

I now have the August release in my possession and my intentions for today are to make a few samples in time for their release on August 1st at 10am BST.

Hope you have a fantastic Tuesday! :)

Stephanie x

Monday, July 24

Love With All Your Heart

It's been a while since I've done any background stamping, it takes more patience and precision than I normally have but I gave it a go this weekend and even threw in some heat embossing while I was at it...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Heart Confetti' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark Pad / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine 

 
Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Star Confetti' & 'Christmas Sparkle' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark Pad / Other - White Embossing Powder; Black Twine 

My husband and I don't share many interests but one thing we do have in common is that we love to eat!  We are dining at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant The Fat Duck later this week, it's taken us more than a year to finally get a table and I couldn't be more excited :D

Thank you for popping by and if possible, I hope you have a fantastic Monday!

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, July 22

Enjoy Your Day

I spent a lot of time in my craft room last week and managed to get quite a few cards made which is why I'm bombarding you with more of my creations today...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Full Steam Ahead', 'Bunting Basics' & 'Alphabet Type' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Pebbles Ink Chalk

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Take Flight' & 'Scene It' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Pebbles Ink Chalk

I'll leave you in peace now to enjoy your weekend lol  Thank you very much for taking the time to visit me today :)

Stephanie xx


Thursday, July 20

Thinking Of You

I have a simple floral card to share with you today...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sketched Blooms', 'Basic Grids' & 'Fancy Sayings' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Clean Color

I am a minimalist neat freak and having the children at home making mess on top of mess is driving me around the bend!  I have to keep reminding myself how lovely it is to have their constant company and how a few short weeks again, this is what I wanted ;) haha!

Stephanie x

Wednesday, July 19

You're A Star

I love putting balloons on cards, it's an effective way to add colour or fill gaps...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Alphabet Basics Upper' & 'Cheeky Monkey' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Alphabet Basics Upper' & 'All In Onesie' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Pattern Paper - Doodlebug / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Alphabet Basics Upper' & 'Just The Two Of Us' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Thanks a million for stopping by, I hope you have a great hump day :)

Stephanie x

Tuesday, July 18

A Very Special Delivery

My favourite type of card to make is new baby cards, there isn't a happier occasion in my opinion :)

 Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Special Delivery' & 'Trouble In A Tutu' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Facebook is awash with photographs of my friends on beaches sunning themselves and I am getting serious holiday (vacation) envy...never mind, they will all be back home by the time I jet away at the end of August ;p haha!

Thank you so very much for dropping in on my blog today, I appreciate it immensely :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, July 17

To My Best Friend

I hope you all had a very pleasant weekend :)  I have a couple more cards to share with you on this bright sunny Monday...

 
Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Tween Time' & 'So To Speak' / Dies & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Masking Stamp Paper

I get the occasional request for a colouring tutorial and after a few false starts, I'm halfway there!  A video has been shot, I just need to get it edited so fingers crossed it won't be too long now before I can share it :)

Stephanie xx

Friday, July 14

Time To Celebrate

What better occasion to celebrate than the arrival of another Friday, marking the imminent arrival of the weekend?! lol

 
Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Let's Party', 'Sing' & 'Mr & Mrs' / Dies - Clearly Besotted 'Let's Party Die Collection' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Black Twine; Black Pen; Ruler

Happy Friday, I truly hope you have a magnificent weekend! :D

Stephanie xxxx

Thursday, July 13

With Age Comes Wisdom

As much as the sentiment on this card makes me chuckle, I would dispute it on the evidence that my husband, who is a lot older than me (not really, just seven years but boy do I enjoy reminding him of the fact ha!) lacks bigly (apparently that's a word now? tee hee) on the wisdom front...he married me for a start! ;) lol

Supplies: Stamps - 'Fluffy Flamingos', 'Laugh Out Loud' & 'So To Speak' / Dies & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

Sick of seeing them glued to their i-pads, I've sent the children out into the garden armed with water pistols...no doubt it will all end in tears!

Happy Thursday and thank you for popping by :D

Stephanie xoxo

Friday, July 7

Kisses & Cuddles

I can't believe it's already Friday, time flies a lot quicker with the children around keeping me busy!  The other benefit of having them around is I can get kisses and cuddles whenever I want...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Petite Plushies' / Dies - Lawn Fawn; Spellbinders / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a fantastic weekend :)

Stephanie xx

Thursday, July 6

May All Your Birthday Wishes Come True

My daughter Jasmine is turning ten this month and she's a fan of Little Mix's music (just the music, after a little talk with Mummy, she agrees that their fashion sense leaves a lot to be desired! lol), so I made her this card...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sing'; 'Sweet Symphony', 'Caped Cuties' & 'Best Birthday' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper; Gold Embossing Powder; Silver Embossing Powder; Tim Holtz Blending Tool

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Sing'; 'Sweet Symphony' & 'Best Birthday' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper; Gold Embossing Powder; White Embossing Powder

The children are now on their summer break which is lovely, I just need to keep them entertained for the next ten weeks - arghhhh haha :)

Hope you have a great Thursday, thank you very much for your visit!

Stephanie xxx

Hope Your Day Is Amazing

I'm rushing by to quickly share another couple of cards with you, a chipmunk magician...why not? ;) haha!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Abracadabra' / Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Abracadabra', 'Sweet Symphony' & 'Sentimental Type' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

I hope your day is amazing! :D

Stephanie xx

Monday, July 3

Love Birds

I had a quick play with one of our most popular sets (which just means it's sold double figures instead of single ha!) and as usual, a very plain and simple card...

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Some Birdie Loves You' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Patter Paper - Lawn Fawn & Echo Park / Inks - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - White Embossing Powder

Happy Monday, I hope you all have a very pleasant week ahead :)

Stephanie xx

Friday, June 30

Many Thanks

Happy Friday everyone :)  Here's another card from me to round off the week...

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'From All of Us' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Patter Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Real Brush Clean Color / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thanks to a great nights sleep, I'm feeling relaxed and refreshed today :)  We have skylights in our bedroom and for weeks, the sun has been waking me up at 5am!  Imagine my surprise when I realised the remote control that's been sitting redundant on the window sill this whole time, activates blinds for said skylights, wish I'd known this earlier!

My husband is taking me out for lunch today which gives me a chance to get dressed (not dressed up, just dressed! LOL), as much as I love my pyjamas, it's nice to wear something else for a change ;)

I hope you all have a magnificent weekend, I am forever grateful to have a small corner of blogland to always keep me company so I never feel completely alone :)

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, June 29

Home Is Where You Are

I'm still on a diet and a huge box of assorted sweets arrived this morning for a 'candy bar' I'm putting together for my daughter's upcoming birthday party, my will power is fast diminishing!  Only one (or two...dozen ha!) won't hurt right? ;)

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Garden Gnomes', 'Peekaboo' & 'Be Lucky' / Pattern Paper & Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Garden Gnomes' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Just me in an empty house at the moment so I had a terrible nights sleep, I might try and catch a quick power nap before attempting anything too taxing.

Happy Thursday and thank you for stopping by :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, June 28

We Belong Together

This year's British summer time lasted a lot longer than I had anticipated, almost two whole weeks which is unheard of haha!  Of course, normal programming has resumed in time for Wimbledon so it's wellies and umbrellas at the ready haha!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Pick A Penguin' & 'Peekaboo' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Pick A Penguin', 'Best Birthday' & 'All In Onesie' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Dean is currently away on business again, he's also off to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and Singapore in a couple of months.  He always has flowers delivered to me when he is away so my house can look like a florist shop at times *sigh*  I shouldn't complain, he works very hard and the bills have to be paid somehow right?


I hope you have a happy hump day and sorry for having a little moan, there are bigger problems in the world right now.

Stephanie xx

Saturday, June 24

I'm Nuts About You

It's the weekend, my husband and children are back home and all is good in Wincott world...I wish everyday that this could apply to the real world too.

 
Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Nutty But Nice' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

No going nuts for us this weekend, we have no plans, which always makes for the best weekends...nothing better than doing absolutely nothing ;)

Happy Saturday, thank you for the pleasure of your company and I hope you have a lovely couple of days too!

Stephanie xx

Thursday, June 22

Tickled Pink We're Friends

Being socially awkward and a little bit reclusive, I don't have many friends, but the few I do have (the ones who have incredible patience and the endurance to persevere with a lost cause like me haha) I hold incredibly dear and appreciate immensely!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fluffy Flamingos' / Dies & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fluffy Flamingos' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

Dean (who does the school runs normally) is away on business again, so the children are staying with my sister (again) because she's lives two minutes from the school and it saves me two hours of driving.  This being the case, I'm currently doing a Brigitte Jones, sitting on the sofa in my pyjamas singing 'All By Myself' at the top of my voice, only difference being I'm sober...oh dear ;) haha!

Happy Thursday, hope it's a good one for you :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, June 21

Congratulations

For years I wanted to have another baby (no, I'm not pregnant) and for years my husband said absolutely no way!  So imagine my surprise when he recently changed his mind, predictably, as soon as my main obstacle was out of the way, I was no longer keen on the idea lol  Still, it would have been nice to have little baby-grows on the washing line again...

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Little Onesie / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

It's another glorious day, after another too hot to sleep restless night and I'm feeling incredibly lethargic...time to catch up on some reading in the shadiest bit of the garden.

Hope you enjoy your day :)

Stephanie x

Friday, June 16

Thank You

Hip hip hooray, It's Friday!!  I have a busy weekend of eating, eating and more eating to look forward to...happy days lol

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Kisses' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

My daughter is in the school production of Aladdin this afternoon...she's a camel!  Should be interesting haha!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you enjoy every moment of it :D

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, June 15

I've Had The Time Of My Life

There are a couple of things I wish I could do very well, one is play the piano and the other is...dance!  Sadly, I lack the motivation and discipline it takes to master either one of them lol

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cha Cha Cha' & 'Happy Hugs' / Pattern Paper & Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Pen

It looks like it's going to be another glorious day today with the sun out in force, this makes me pity my husband who is travelling into London - there is nothing worse than the underground (subway) system when it's hot...eeeew! LOL

Here's hoping you all have a great Thursday :D

Stephanie xo

Wednesday, June 14

Out Of This World Birthday

Sharing another card with you today, it's quite nice to be blogging regularly again :)

 Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Girl Power', 'Out of This World' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

I'm ashamed to admit that I'm hooked on the new series of Big Brother so I'm going to catch up on that today...I really do need to get a life *sigh*

I'm also going to try and make a colouring tutorial video, so wish me luck!

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, June 13

Have A Cracking Day!

I'm feeling rather chirpy today, the end of the school year is drawing near (less than three weeks to go) and I cannot wait!  It gets lonely being on my own day in, day out, so having the children's company for ten weeks over the summer is wonderful...for the first few weeks anyway! lol

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Chirpy Chicks'  & 'Cute Cubs' / Dies  & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell PolychromosOther - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Thanks for stopping, I hope you have a cracking day! :D

Stephanie x

Monday, June 12

Love You Rain or Shine

The weather in the UK is all over the place at the moment, sunny one second and pouring down with rain the next...the bright side being rainbows of course!

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Playful Pair/ Stencil - Simon Says Stamp/ Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Paste; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

A very simple butterfly card I forgot to blog last week...

 Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Everything Changes II& 'Friends Forever' / Dies - Clearly Besotted 'Everything Changes Die Collection' / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that you are suitably rested and ready to take on another week.  We saw Wonder Woman on Sunday and although there was mixed reviews on the actual film itself...as a family, we all agreed, hands down - best super hero ever!   I am a bit suspicious of my husbands reasons for this (ha!) but my daughter Jasmine was of course delighted, what with being a firm believer that girls are far superior to boys ;)

Happy Monday, thank you for stopping by and please feel free to visit again anytime :D

Stephanie xx

Wednesday, June 7

Happy Father's Day

Usually I pick up Father's Day cards last minute whilst doing my grocery shopping (online, I'm such a hermit I rarely venture outside on my own!), but this year I actually made one, just need a couple more now...

 
Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Build It Beavers' & 'Into The Woods II' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I've been feeling very anxious all week, after agreeing to accompany Dean on one of his (many) work functions tomorrow evening.  This is something I ordinarily avoid because I am an incredibly introvert person, just the thought of mingling and making small talk with lots of (important) strangers brings me out in a sweat...I'm really dreading it :(  But hey, I got a new sparkly dress out of it, so every cloud right? ;)

Enough about me, I hope your week is going well and I thank you for stopping by today :)

Stephanie xxx