April 20, 2017


Hi there,

I told you I had used this die a lot!  I have used the big shot rubber mat to emboss the heart. A cute technique, I have never tried before and  I love the effect!  I  swiped the MFT die with versamark and then embossed with the rubber mat.  I think the actual die was very fine as when I embossed it didn't take very well.  I think maybe going over the embossed imprint with a versamark pen may have given a better result so I may try that next time.
I do like playing with my watercolour paints and I will definitely keep practicing with that too...... I was quite happy, too, making my own embossed paper for the sentiment!!  I smeared versamark over white cardstock and then embossed with ranger fine silver (♥) and then die cut the "cheers" I did go a little overboard and die cut a few other things for future use LOL.
 All the products used and details are at Scrapbook Boutique

April 10, 2017

Scrapbook Boutique's Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to our April Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from Scrapbook Boutique.

Here is our gorgeous mood board for April

 You can create a LO, Card, Off the Page or anything that uses the pic as your inspiration and upload to the Scrapbook Boutique  before 30th April to be in the running for a RANDOMLY CHOSEN
Please check the blog for conditions.

there is another way to win......

Join the BLOG HOP and leave a comment on all the DT blogs and a final on the 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog before the 17th April and you can win a 

the list in order in case you get lost!

Scrapbook Boutique
Angela ( that's me)

Here is my take on the challenge.

When I first saw this gorgeous Moodboard, I immediately thought of babies and so I set about designing my card.  I had another look and there is not ONE thing baby there!!! LOL I think pastel and go straight to baby!!! My love for MFT continues as all products are My Favourite Things new products out.  There have been a couple of bubbies born lately and I am embarrassed to admit that I actually had to BUY a card ...... so time poor, I couldn't scrape enough time together to get one done.
It is school holidays here now until 18th so I plan to get in my craft room after I have made a path through the stuff stored and have a play....wish me luck!

anyway head on over to Ann's beautiful blog and I look forward to seeing your inspired contributions for this challenge ♥

April 1, 2017

Sending Love

Hello there.  I hope you haven't been fooled today........ I like hearing elaborate April Fool's Day pranks!!
I am sharing another card using the MFT heart ♥♥♥  I just love it !!  I have made a few so be prepared for some heart spam later in the month....
Today I really wanted a metallic look for my heart and I didn't have any thing in my stash (I know!! hard to believe right!!!) so I decided to make my own!  Head on over to Scrapbook Boutique for all the details and instructions on how to make this easy card.

March 20, 2017

Love always

Hi there,  I love looking at new stamp sets and try to create a card in my mind to see if I will get a lot of use from it.  Sometimes, I will see a new set of stamps with characters that need colouring and have NO IDEA what I would do!!!! Then I see our wonderfully talented DT create something magnificent and I am in awe!!!  I really should use my copics and pencils more (I DO HAVE EVERY COLOUR YOU KNOW!!!)  I love the witty little sentiments and would love to be able to do that.  It is funny, I can pick our DT's card before I have even see who created it!  I am really drawn to shapes and lines and abstract patterns.
As you know (or may not ) we are renovating at the moment and this long and tedious project is impacting on my crafting (as well as other things).  My craft room is the room everything has been placed in whilst we are painting and re carpeting argghhh. It is extremely difficult to get to anything and I am challenging myself to create with whatever I get my hands on in my lucky dip :)
Today's card I wanted to stretch my supplies a little and use the flowers as flower petals.  As usual, I cannot say how FABULOUS the luxe inks are ♥♥♥ such beautiful coverage on large solid stamps and lovely vibrant colours too.  I embossed the scribble because I really wanted it to stand out. As you know there are no mistakes in crafting...... this was going to be a get well soon but I wanted the sentiment where it is and there was not enough room LOL....plan B.
Anyway, Scrapbook Boutique have the products used and instructions on how I put it together too.  Don't forget to try our monthly challenge where a RANDOMLY chosen entry can win.