Saturday, 20 January 2018

Total eclipse of the heart

Today I am sharing a very romantic card using this sweet 

For this card I used white base card, black magic card, pink ribbon, pearls,
sanding block, embossing folder and of course my

So first I cut the black card to fit my base card and ran it through the embossing folder.

I used the sand block to bring through the pink background.
I flipped this card over and positioned my die on the pink side and cut out the heart.

I put double 3d foam on back of heart to get the eclipse effect.

I used the scraps of black magic, pink side up and stuck to back of my base.
You won't see the join, just make sure you keep it to the left.
I then stuck the Two Rose Heart on top of this area.

This shows better in real life  but I hope you can see the effect.
I mounted it all onto my white card, finished it off with pearls and a lovely pink bow.

I love it! The two hearts are really eye catching with the black  and pink.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you got some inspiration.
This die is at a very special price so go treat yourself!

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We have been plagued with heavy snow falls this week and I am truly fed up with it!
Hoping today is bright and sunny (or at least snow free) so I can get away for a day with hubby.
Hope you weekend is good and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

When the bough breaks

Happy snowy evening! 
It had been snowing here from early morning with a few 10 minute breaks!
Dread having the overnight frost!! A day of crafting tomorrow maybe!

Anyway I am here with a little baby card I made this week.

Image - LOTV stamp and sentiment, memento ink pad
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers, sky is watercoloured
Embellishments - glitter and ribbon

I am entering this into:

Is it snowing where you are?
Have a good week and take care whatever you are up to.

Are you all having trouble commenting at the minute?
I am having to click about 5 times to get it to go?
Frustrating and time consuming!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Just a note

I'm  here with my Tutti Designs card using one of the gorgeous newly released dies.

I just adore this die and have been after one for ages.

For my card I used Love Typewriter Die, kraft card,  black glitter card,
scrap of yellow rose paper, heart stamp, sentiment stamp (both See D's Stamps) and a white gel pen.

So first I tore the edges off my rose paper and trimmed to fit my card.

Using the Love Typewriter die I cut it out and embossed it in black glitter card.

I then cut a piece of copy paper wide enough to fit through the little bars in my die
so it looks like a sheet of paper.

I fed the paper through the die cut and adhered with some glue at the back to hold in place.

I used my stamping platform to position my chosen sentiment stamp

Stamped in black memento ink.

I also stamped the little heart border and then positioned my Love Typewriter die cut
on my card, leaving the little sheet of paper slightly curled off the card.
I finished the card off with some faux stitching and some white lines round the little hearts.

Hope you like it!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

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 (tell people I care about how much I love them)

What a miserable day we have had here! It actually feels like we had no daylight hours at all. Its cool, wet and windy and apparently we have snow and ice coming in on Monday.
We will never be stuck for words over here in Ireland so long as we have the weather to talk about lol.
We had our little Grandson Sean again on Friday. He was a lot better and a bit more lively thank goodness! So hopefully he will pick up fully over the weekend. 

Hope it's nice where you are, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Birthday blues...

I am sharing a winter birthday card today.
Image - LOTV
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - Promarkers
I love the quote I have used and have sent it to my own children as different times in their lives.

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Had my little Grandson here today as he has been really sick with this old Aussie Flu thing.
His wee temperature was flying out of him. He had already been to hospital for treatment earlier this week as he has asthma as well. By lunch time, after a big snooze, he seemed to perk up a bit which was a relief! Will most likely have him again tomorrow but hopefully he will be much better.
So I probably won't be back on until Saturday.
Thanks for dropping by.
Stay well!!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Cold and frosty

Have you been in our top 5?

It's time for our very first challenge of 2018 over at
and this month we want to see 
Cold and Frosty Colours

We have an amazing prize up for grabs with a fabulous collection of
Sizzix Products!

Just please please please remember
Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

I went a bit mad with my Christmas presents and made two cards this month!

I got some lovely new Sheena Douglass stamps and some new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens. Santa was sooooo good to me this year!
For my first card I used the watercolours pens and glycerine for my background and stamped some tree tops and the little bird which I coloured with promarkers.
I then splatered some Gesso to create snow. The sentiment was stamped then I added some glue and glitter.
Items used:
Watercolour card, spectrum noir acqua pens, Sheena Douglass stamps, memento ink, versafine ink, glycerine, glitter, lilac card.

For my second card I used sparkle noir pens for my background, along with my Sheena Douglass stamps, promarkers, snowflake stamp and white gel pen for snowy highlights.
I love making these backgrounds but those spectrum noir sparkle pens leave such a mess on my hands. I am seriously thinking of wearing rubber gloves next time!

I an entering first card into

I am entering second card into

Be sure and pop over to STAMPING SENSATIONS for lots of inspiration and I look forward to seeing your take on our challenge.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

For a friend.....

Apologies for the photo I could not get outside for ages and when I did the light made everything look purple!

Good morning bloggers!
I have a card using some of the newly released dies from Tutti Designs!

My card today uses the gorgeous

So first I used a 6x6'' card and lined the inside with my chosen paper.

I centred the largest scalloped stitched circle die on the front of my card and cut it out.
I then cut the lovely dove die twice using heavy white card.

I mounted them one on top of the other for depth and stuck to centre of circle.
I then cut the Flower Friends die out twice in the pink paper and trimmed to leave me just the word FRIEND. I mounted them one on top of other for depth and added to my card.

I punched 3 little doves from an old punch I had lying around, added to card
and finished with a pink bow.
The detail in the Lovely Dove die is so striking that the card needs very little else.

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Oh baby!

I had a card request from my lovely daughter-in-law Trish for a new baby girl and this is what I came up with.
I wanted to make something a wee bit more special so went with an z fold style.
I used:
Image - LOTV coloured with promarkers
Papers - from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders, Crafters Companion and Marianne Design
Embellishments - die cut vellum flowers, card candi, small bow

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Still working on my craft room clear out and room move but nearly there.
I took a cold virus which seems to be doing the rounds and it stopped me in my tracks.
But back on the ball today!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Celebrate the new year

 I thought it might be nice to have a 'celebrate' card for a New Year greeting.
So I came up with this design using these gorgeous dies

So here are the items I used to make my card:
White card, orange card, embossed white card, two oval dies.

First I cut 6 ovals in the 3rd smallest size (3 for each balloon) in orange card
and folded them in half.

Using the waste I cut two little sections to act as the balloon tag.

I glued the tag in position then started to build my balloon, gluing one half of the oval
to my backing card.

then another at the other side.

and finally, adding a strip of glue to the centre

and placing my third oval, holding in place until glue dries.

Repeat this for the second balloon.

Hand draw strings to base of card.

Finish off by stamping a sentiment to fit inside the smallest oval shape.

Hope you like it!

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The sky is blue, there's a bit of sun peaking out and I'm rearing to get out and about but everyone is having a lie in! Typical. Best go have a nice cup of coffee while I patiently wait.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

We three kings....

Forgot to post these earlier with all the Christmas chaos!
I made these using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens which I LOVE!
The stamp I think is from Papermania, (only a guess) but if you know better let me know as it is unmarked.
I used 3 different colours for the background and lots of water.
The stamp has been stamped with memento and coloured with promarkers.
I would like to enter these into

Well how did your Christmas go? Hope it went well.
We had a lovely family get together at our house. It was a real pleasure having all but one of my kids and his family here. We really enjoyed having the company of our two beautiful Grandsons who were super excited about the whole thing.
Nearly time to start that diet now lol.

Back to my craft room clear out again, but I will be back on Saturday with a
Tutti Design make.
Did you know they have a great end of year sale on at the minute?
Check it out HERE