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Another Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party Project

I’m here with another project for the Pyjama party 

and another project  for the Bedtime Story Sketch 

If you want to see the sets I used, just check out my previous post. I used Funky Flowers, Bitty Banners, Old Country Roses and the Hello die. This card was made using the leftover bits from the embroidery hoop make. 

Just clustered it all together. Plus I used some navy cardstock. I’m really loving the contrast navy has with everything else, but it has a warmth that black just doesn’t possess!

I’ve another project to post..but it’s a little boring, so I’m not sure whether to bother posting it 😉.

  My trusty white gel pen has come to the rescue again! 

See you shortly- might be very shortly if I get the courage to post the naff one 😉


June 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm 6 comments

Waltzingmouse Stamps Pyjama Party!

 Hi! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. It’s pretty muggy here- not that I’m wishing rain or anything 😉.

I wanted to join in with the Pyjama party  

There are always several challenges you can join in with-this project is for the Bedtime Story Sketch 
Beautifully simple – so easy to create anything you like. I went with a mini embroidery hoop I had lying around and used 3 Waltzingmouse sets together… Bitty Banners,

Funky Flowers And Vintage Roses 

 I just adhered them in layers onto the hoop. 

 I’ve also used a die 

 I was going to post the card I used all the leftovers on in this post, but I won’t be able to link it up so there’ll be another post a little later (& maybe a third!!)

The pyjama party is on officially from 11:45pm tonight through until tomorrow. So you can enter if you’re quick.

Wearing pyjamas whilst crafting is very optional! 

See you in a little bit!


June 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm 7 comments

Happy Friday…


Happy Friday! 

Hope you’re all ok.

Today I’m showing you this card as it’s one of a set that I’ll be teaching at the new Craft Teaching centre in St Helens called Crafty Fingers. It’s not for kids, it’s covering jewellery making, cake decorating, upcycling…you name it!

I’m teaching the same Summer Flowers class twice on Wed 3rd June at 9:30am and 7pm.

It’s going to be lots of fun- I really enjoy teaching and I can guarantee you’ll have fun and come out with some lovely projects. I’d be super grateful for any of you in the North West passing the info on. Crafty Fingers is a new venture and we’d love it to be a success.

I’m hopefully teaching a small style scrapbook course plus some cards for men, so do keep a look out.

This card is using Waltzingmouse stamps. I love her stamps- fab quality stamps and superb customer service. They deserve to succeed! This set is called Funky Flowers 


I’ve created it using the acetate frame I’ve used in a couple of my cards. Really easy- and as Claire has produced the free cut files to go with it- it’s great for digital cutting machines too.

Well- I’ve got plenty to get involved with- it’s half term holidays now here and there are several munchkins to keep busy.

This week’s goal…more reading…all round.

I do want the littliest to read more.

I also want some more peace and quiet.

Can I get both.

We shall see. I’ll report back soon!


May 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm 3 comments

Waltzingmouse Pyjama Party!


Now anyone who knows me well will know you’ll never turn up to my house and find me in my PJ’s!- it just doesn’t sit well with me. So ironically I’m joining in with Waltzingmouse Stamps monthly challenge ‘Pyjama Party‘!

The challenges are several- all based on the gorgeous ideas of ‘showers’- wedding or baby ones and I’ve chosen to post two ‘shower’ cards. 

This first one is using several sets- ‘Gift Card It’ stamp set,  ‘Happy Hello Thanks’  


and the green zig zag embellie is using the middle part of this ‘Pretty Circles’ die 


The cut out elements separate and it’s a really clever die- the outer edge that is left from the part you’ve cut out is decorative, as is the centre circle part and you’ve also the middle zig zag bit that I used to give a softness as it is a baby gift card!   

The second card is one that didn’t get published but I’ve never shown and it was perfect for this challenge  

 It’s using the Gift Card dies 

This die makes the gift card sized piece and die cuts two little slots to put it into- or, you can slot in a shop bought card if you prefer.

Hope you’ll join in- you’ve got today ( 13 more hours!) to enter!!





April 15, 2015 at 9:52 am 5 comments

Dazzling Diva Challenge #70


Hi! Hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter. The challenge over at Add A Little Dazzle is this mood board. I was inspired by the navy old sign in the top left  

It’s using a set by Waltzingmouse Stamps called Old Country Roses  and I’ve used Black Diamond metal 


I simply scrunched up a piece of metal, flattened it out and put it through my diecutting machine to flatten in further.

Then add some double sided tape to the back- stick it down on the card base at an angle and emboss around the edges with an embossing tool to create the illusion of a frame. 

Then I simply sanded lightly and where the metal has been scrunched it sands away nicely.  


Do join in with the challenge- it’s about how the mood board inspires you. You’ve a week to join your makes in the linky here


I’ll be back tomorrow with my make for Make The Day Special stamp store.


Ps- amazingly we’ve still got eggs left in the house. I’ve not touched any of mine which is more of a comment on how busy I’ve been rather than my non existent will power!

April 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm 6 comments

Dazzling Diva Challenge 51!


Hi! Back for another challenge. ..No.51none the less!

Can you see where I got my inspiration from? I picked a more unusual element; actually my eyes were drawn straight there. I think it’s the graphic look lover in me! Anyhow, here’s what I did with it!


Actually, it was rather more finicky than I’d anticipated. The stamp set is a gorgeous one from Waltzingmouse Stamps & the leaves are from a new XCut set. I’ll post the links later- I’m just dashing out now!


Do join in here. It’s open for a week, so that gives you plenty of time!

I’ve used Brushed Copper & Brushed Bronze. This metal stuff is quite addictive! Do grab some- you’ll love it- particularly on your Christmas projects!

Will pop back with the correct links- have to dash for the school run!

Catch you later


November 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm 10 comments

Speed Craft Challenge & Further Brainless Evidence!

spraysHi! How are you?

I’m apologising for not posting this- not sure quite how that happened.

It’s for the Speed Craft Challenge- or, at was.

The challenge was all about spraying and misting. Really- it’s hard to do this in limited time as the mist may not dry- but because I used the Prima Color Blooms, you can control the amount you spray and it doesn’t saturate the cardstock unless you want it to.

Thankfully, it means it doesn’t overwet the card and cause it to warp. Those Prima sprays are delicate colours too. I decided to use the die that matches the stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps as a mask to spray over and then I could stamp in the masked space.

You just need to die cut one of the leaves out of cardstock or onto a post-it note. If using cardstock, you need to add some repositionable adhesive.

Here’s the set

Because the stamps perfectly match, it’s really easy. Align the stamps and stamp the sprig over the masked space. Die cut the flowers and stamp the matching flower onto the die-cut shape.

My ability to marshall my brain has gone further down the pan.
Friday night, I had an hour between picking up the kids from school and getting tea out for them ready to go to their kids club.
I’d bought some hair dye & thought I had time to do it.
I got everything out and read the instructions.
Or, so I thought.
I mixed the two elements; the bottle and the cream & smeared it onto my hair.
Before I had begun, I’d thought I was dicing with danger by wearing my fave top.
Hurry got the better of me, and I went ahead anyway.
I was dolloping it on.
I dropped some.
On the floor.
On the sink.
On my top.
I groaned. A lot. I quickly wiped it off my top, hoping against hope I’d not wrecked my top.
I saw my daughter on the way down, she echoed my thoughts- your top is ruined Mum.
Surprisingly, the top wasn’t changing colour.
I waited the prescribed time.
I went up to the bathroom, and began rinsing off, and reached for the conditioner.
Fortunately for me, I looked carefully at the bottle.
It said number 1.
I looked again.
Hadn’t I mixed No.1 & No.2 ?
Umm. That would be a no.
I looked again. That meant I’d mixed No.2 and 6 weeks worth of concentrated conditioner.
I slightly panicked. What would the chemical reaction have been?
I then was thoroughly grateful that I’d not just poured neat hydrogen peroxide solution onto my head instead of conditioner.
The downside? My hair has unsurprisingly remained the same shade.
The upside? My hair is remarkably well conditioned.
I’m not safe left to my own devices.
First, last week was squirting Tomato Ketchup into the washing bowl instead of washing-up liquid and this week? The hair dye that didn’t!

See you soon, hopefully with more of a clue! xx

October 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm 22 comments

More Washi & Catered Crop!

If you’re still not sure about putting your hat ( or card!) into the ring for Gallery Idol 2014-here’s another project to spur you on.
Don’t undertake a project like this if you want a chilled out session!!
Yes, you can’t punch washi out normally- not unless you’re die-cutting and even then you need card under it. However, my little garland is just that- little. I used various punches for the different sizes and washi tape from Papermania, Paperchase & Sainsburys. Not the usual suspects, I know!
Want to see what’s next?

You have to peel every single little sucker off the cardstock and then carefully sandwich the thread straight between two of them making sure they’re lined up.
In a moment of creativity I decided to go with an acetate panel to divide the card up and serendipitously it had the effect of making it look like they were just hanging in mid-air. I simply sliced the panel off the front of the card, added acetate underneath and then attached the threads to the back of the card..using washi..of course!
Maybe it was good for me..stress relief and all that! The stamp set is from Waltzingmouse stamps ‘Gift Card It’. Love that set. I might be a little coy about actually sending the card tho ‘to lovely you from lovely me?!!’ The glitter paper is some non-shedding adhesive stuff from Cosmo Cricket.

I’ve also another project to show you

This is for Catered Crop’s ‘House’ Challenge. I won (with some other girls) the last one, so we were tasked with creating a card on the theme of home.
I should really have put a giant pile of socks on a card but went with ‘new home’ using up some Tim Holtz keys I’d been given by my buddy Carole.
If you fancy linking up to- the challenge details are here

For any of you in the North West, I am demoing at Sycamore Park Garden Centre tomorrow 10-4. Do drop by- it’s lots of lovely shadow box cards and plenty of man-stuff.
Oh and for the lovely people who emailed me about classes- I WILL be planning some very shortly. Please bear with me, I’ll let you know as soon as I can x

Better pop- have some cleaning up to do!! See you when I’ve picked up all those leftover punched circles off the floor xx

May 16, 2014 at 11:36 am 12 comments

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