Wednesday, 28 September 2016

One Little Christmouse

I just love this time of year when I can craft my heart out making Christmas cards and gifts.  I am usually a traditionalist at heart when it comes to Christmas but I love the fun of this stamp set and how it embodies the childhood magic of the season.


Fiona's Notes: I used aqua painters to colour in this little guy.  The stars around him are actually part of the stamp so I taped over them after inking up the stamp in Basic Black and then gave my stamp a good clean before using my Crushed Curry marker pen to ink up the stars and stamp just those around the mouse.  I finished them off with a touch of Wink of Stella (that pen is one of my all time favourite Stampin' Up! products.)

Stamps: Merry Mice  Inks: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, various for colouring  Papers: Whisper White thick, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz  Accessories: aqua painter, Wink of Stella clear



Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Fiona

Monday, 26 September 2016

Birthday giveaway

It's my birthday this week (yay!) and to celebrate I have some Stampin' Up! goodies to give away.  All you need to do to enter is email me and wish me a happy birthday.  Easy!  I'll be drawing the winners on Saturday 1 Oct so get in touch before then.


There's a Calypso coral pack which includes cardstock, Best Year Ever DSP, ribbon and buttons.  There's a Decorative Dots embossing folder.  There's a pack of Iced Rhinestone Embellishments.  And finally, I have bagged up lots of punched pieces in all different beautiful DSPs.



Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me,
Fiona

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Paula Dobson


Paul Dobson is the lucky demonstrator that the Crazy Crafters are CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) today.  I had fun going through all her creations to pick one out.  Do you, to date I haven't ever picked the same card as another team member?  I wonder if this will be the blog hop that changes all that.

Here is Paula's cute card:



And here's my card CASEing Paula's:



Case Notes:  I cannot believe that this is the first time I have used this gorgeous stamp set!  It was my top pick from the catalogue and I have been working my way through the sets alphabetically so it's taken me a long time to get to it (and I still skipped a few to use it in this blog hop).  I kept Paula's layout and frogged it up!  What do you think?

Stamps: Love you Lots, Balloon Celebration  Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Garden Green  Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White thick, Regals Background DSP  Accessories: Gold Bakers Twine, Aqua pen

Blog Hop Line Up:



Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Fiona

Friday, 23 September 2016

Toadstool Birthday

I have had some watercolour paper sitting untouched in my craft cupboard for months so I decided it was high time I used it. I layered it on this notelet card with the very pretty fairy on a toadstool that invokes all sorts of magical dreams.


Fiona's Notes: There are a couple of elements to this card which aren't really noticeable in the photo.  First off, I put a wash of Pool Party behind the image so that the card blended better with the colour strip down the side. Secondly, you might be able to see some splotches on the card.  This is where I flicked my Wink of Stella pen onto the card to give it a touch of fairy magic.

Stamps: Fairy Celebration  Inks: Basic Black, mixture for colouring  Papers: Whisper White note cards, Pool Party, Watercolour paper  Accessories: Linen thread, Wink of Stella clear, Aqua painter

Cased from: Tracy May - thank you so much!



Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Fiona

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sticking with a pattern

When a pattern for a card works I love trying all sorts of different angles to it.  I loved the pattern of the Wendy Cranford card I CASEd as part of a Crazy Crafters Blog Hop recently and so I've got a few variations on the theme to show you starting with these bright happy floral birthday cards.
 


Fiona's notes: Sometimes we overlook the little stamps that come in a set.  The Endless Thanks stamp set is mainly a banner with options to make up your own sentiment by combining certain words stamps together.  But these cute flowers are also part of this set and I think this is the first time I'm actually using them.  Go and dig out some of your sets and see what little stamps you have been over looking and maybe you can do a CASE of your own using this as your theme!

Stamps: Endless Thanks, Confetti Celebration  Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Versmark  Papers: Whisper White thick, Basic Grey  Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder


Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Fiona