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