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Interactive cards! 

Hi! How are you ? Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend ( if you’re in the UK, that is!).  

You might have realised by now that I love interactive and 3D cards. I’m showing you one today over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store that was in PaperCrafter mag recently and thought I’d show you as it’s using all Reverse Confetti products that are back in stock.

This card is capitalising on the word play in the sentiment set

 I’ve simply cut out a couple of layers, including the acetate large circle and added the different layers above and below the circle 


By adding a brad to the centre and attaching ( without making it too tight) the different layers you can turn the top acetate layer ( using a washi ‘handle’) whilst the base layer is stuck onto the cardstock and this has the sentiment that you reveal by turning the circle.  

The little bits and pieces on the die really add to the donut effect ( if you can cope with the American spelling of doughnut! 😉). 

 Have a look at sentiment sets in store and see how you could disguise them partially and create your own interactive cards! 

Sorry I’ve been missing. I should be back to normal duty as most of the kids go back to school in the next 7 days! I’ll try and get around to visting some blogs too! 


September 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm 9 comments

Rainbow Arc Reactor & Time Drain!

Hey! Hope you’re all ok.
Today I’ve used some Reverse Confetti products to create this rainbow styled card.
The sentiment is all about counting rainbows and my first temptation was to go the obvious route of a literal rainbow. Then I looked at my Reverse Confetti dies and thought they’d make a fun accent to the sentiment stamp.

I did actually have the image of Iron Man’s arc reactor in my head when I was creating this- so you can probably see where the design of the centrepiece came from!
I used these dies

I simply cut the large circle and then cut the smaller circle centrally out of the large coloured shapes. Simply cut out small pieces and add onto a white shape.
I stamped the ‘count’ onto the white ring through to the base cardstock. I wasn’t sure it would stamp completely but it did!
By adding it to two layers, you can then raise the outer ring to give dimension 
Add a little white gel pen stitching and you’re done. Simple CAS but with a rainbow vibe!

I know I’ve been a little quiet.
This is why

He’s a scruffy rascal and we’ve adopted him from a local dog shelter. 

Boy, has he been hard work. He’s improving every day and last night he didn’t bark for over an hour.

It’s worse than a newborn 😉!

On the plus side- he’s cheeky and funny and all the kids are absolutely delighted with him.

I’m full on trying to train him. 

Except I don’t know enough really. We’ve no complete picture of where he came from but what is for certain is that he obviously ruled the roost where he was before!

So far, no damage…apart from him trying to eat a Stickles glitter glue.

The boy has taste 😉.

See you when I’ve been out for a walk. …Another one !!


March 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm 8 comments

Easy Kids Valentine & Bad Valentine

Here’s a quickie valentine idea using some hearts I spied in Marks & Spencer the other day. Used Milo’s ABC’s which you could easily swap in Violet’s ABC’s available here at Make The Day Special Store


I’ve used Reverse Confetti’s Circles ‘n’ Scallops

IMG_7252 plus Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka papers and twine. I used the papers slightly offset to the aperture to give a decorative effect. The aperture I’d removed from the front, I sponged Festive Berries Distress ink onto and anchored the chocolate heart onto that.

The cute sentiments are combining the Milo’s ABC’s stamps plus Hello Baby from Lawn Fawn and will he gracing the bottom of my kids beds on Valentines morning.
One of them has already been hinting about having a Valentine treat already. Hopefully these will suffice.

IMG_7239-0 I had to giggle seeing this Valentine from Paperchase. Possibly the most unromantic card I’ve ever seen

IMG_7253 fortunately Steve will get one that’s a little more sensitive!
Well, be seeing you soon- with another Valentine. Sorry. Hope all this ‘love’ isn’t too tedious 😋
At least my littliest would approve of that Valentine- he’s so against any expression of sentiment, it’s very funny! His worst day ever at school was the other week when one girl dared another to kiss him.
He was disgusted and you’d have thought he’d been scolded by the Headmistress such was his downcast face when he’d come out of school.
So beware. Kiss him at your peril!!

February 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm 5 comments

Make The Day Special Monthly Challenge

Hi! Each month, Make The Day Special Stamp Store
has a challenge- with a voucher to the store up for grabs. This months is a sketch

You might wonder how that sketch translated to my card! I’ve used half the sketch- see the curved pieces-well I’ve used half of it with the orange striped paper and instead of the heart, went for a large doughnut courtesy of Reverse Confetti ‘Donut You Know’.
The stamp set is here
Do join in with the challenge here
I had great fun creating the doughnut too although those sprinkles were slippery eels! I simply added Versamark ink to the die cut doughnut shape and then added three layers of pink embossing powder.
Hope you have a doughnut filled day 😉

Hope you’re nearly ready for Valentines Day- back tomorrow with a funny card

February 9, 2015 at 10:22 am 5 comments

Eggs & Bacon Anyone?

bacon1Hi! Are you hungry?

I felt quite peckish after I’d created this card- even though the only time you could persuade me to partake of a cooked breakfast would be on holiday.. and even then, I’d have to be seriously hungry.

Over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store we’ve got a new Brand.. Reverse Confetti, which might be a new stamp company to some of you.

I started playing with a couple of dies- when I saw the Doin’ The Wave die, it said ‘bacon’ to me immediately

One of the brilliant things about this die, is that each wave is equal, so it means you change the order of the waves to stack them- and I’ve used them simply in the background too.

For the bacon I used white cardstock and coloured it with an unusual combination of WPlus9 OldGold ink & Plumberry Mama Elephant ink. To get the texture, I gently dabbed a nearly dry babywipe onto the ink pad and smeared the ink onto the cardstock. Because there’s a little wetness on the wipe, it’s a quick and easy way to spread ink. Once I’d got a combination I was happy with, I gently bent the bacon to give it a look of the real McCoy and then added a little Glossy Accents (for the glistening fat look!..yumm!). Before the Glossy Accents dried, I dabbed the babywipe back onto it, to stop it looking too uniform.

I was then hunting for an ‘egg’ shape and came across the Donut You Know dies set. Perfect- see the ‘icing’ and the circle?

I cut out two egg outers and 4 little circles and stacked them on each other. I used the end of a paintbrush to add the speckles onto the egg and inked the edges and completed it with a layer of Glossy Accents on the ‘yolk’.

For the wording I used another Reverse Confetti set.. Donut You KnowCute huh? I used the bottom of one of the sentiments and can’t wait to actually make a doughnut with them!
All this doughnut/ donut talk is making me hungry!

I’ll be back after 7pm with a little look at the brand new PaperArtsy release- out today!!

On the family front I’m enjoying a new release of ‘quiet’ during the morning school run. The morning dash is always preferable to the afternoon, a) because there’s only 2 of them and b) they’re fresh and ‘fun’ (ha ha ha) because they’re not worn out after a long day at school).

I picked up a ‘Space Technology’ Top Trumps from Tesco yesterday for 50pence.

Best 50p I’ve spent in a long time!

There was relative harmony. Apart from a long running conversation involving ‘economic value’ versus ‘monetary value’ and such like, it kept them totally entertained for the entire journey. I listened to the radio in peace.

Not many morning can be described as ‘peaceful’ in any way, shape or form. Let’s see how the afternoon run goes when the big sisters are introduced to the equation?!

See you soon (after I’ve had lunch of course)


February 3, 2015 at 1:48 pm 2 comments

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