Sunday, February 22

Thank You

Happy Sunday, I hope you're having a lovely relaxing weekend :)  Dean is simultaneously ironing the children's uniform and helping them with their homework, ready for school tomorrow.  He's use to sitting back and giving orders at work so I figure this makes a nice change for him ;) haha!

Here's a card I made last week...

Stamps - Sketched Blooms / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

I had better rejoin the family before it dawns upon Dean that there are no benefits whatsoever from being married to me ha!  Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to pay me a visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day :)

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, February 19

Thank You For Being Kind

I managed to get a few cards made yesterday but I am really struggling to take good photographs of them.  I fleetingly considered, as I often do, investing in a proper camera but even the entry level ones are out of my budget so I guess I'll just muddle on with my cheap point and shoot for the time being...

Stamps - Simple Silhouettes' / Dies - Simple Silhouettes Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Black Twine

I had better start on dinner for the children, the food won't microwave itself now will it? ;) hahaha!

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, February 17

May All Your Dreams Come True

I'm not entirely happy with this card, but I suppose when you force yourself to stamp, the results aren't always that pleasing haha...

Stamps - Dandelion Dreams / Ink - VersaMagic Dew Drops

The children are on half term break and I am without a car (loooong story) which is proving to be tricky!  Luckily my new car is being delivered tomorrow and not a moment too soon because cabin fever has well and truly set in and if I hear 'I'm bored' one more time I think I may lose the plot completely haha!

Happy Tuesday, I hope you have a wonderful week :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, February 4

February Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

Try as I might I couldn't sleep last night, the downside being I'm feeling exhausted this morning.  The upside however, is that I managed to get a few cards made...

Stamps - Simple Silhouettes, Basic DiagonalsSentimental Type / Dies - Simple Silhouettes Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Paper Doily; Black Twine

Stamps - Sketched Blooms & Friends Forever / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

The Design Team have been amazing so far, and I can guarantee nothing has changed today...

Would it be wrong for me to crawl back into bed for an hour?  Just an hour, I promise haha!  Happy Wednesday :)

Stephanie xx

Tuesday, February 3

February Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

Here are a couple of cards I made in a rush this morning so please excuse the dubious colouring!  I'm a little bit sad that I never seem to have the time to craft anymore, hopefully things will calm down soon and that will change :)

Stamps - Friends Forever, Tiny Type & Basic Text / Dies - Friends Forever Die Collection & Flag It Die Collection / Ink - VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Friends Forever & Basic Text / Pattern Paper - Stampin' Up! / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Bakers Twine

I'm super excited to see what the Design Team have produced for our viewing pleasure today, I'm sure they won't disappoint...

Thank's a million for stopping by, I hope you're not too disappointed with my meagre offerings, thank goodness for the Design Team!  I promise to try harder next month ;) haha!

Stephanie xx

Monday, February 2

February Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

The stock clearance sale has proved to be a lot more popular than I had anticipated so I'm short on crafting time but I managed to get a little bit of stamping done this morning...

Stamps - Sketched Blooms & Flag It / Dies - Sketched Blooms Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - White Embossing Powder

I know there will be inspiration and creativity in abundance by the wonderful Design Team and Guest Designers today, so please be sure to head in their direction...

Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by :)

Stephanie x

Sunday, February 1

February Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

I am in denial.  I simply refuse to acknowledge (or accept) that it is the first of yet another month already, does someone have their finger on the fast forward button?  Evidently, my refusal to acknowledge or accept makes no difference whatsoever so I may as well stop complaining and get on with it haha!

There are six new stamp sets, all with coordinating die collections on the way this February and here are the little teasers...

Friends Forever

 In Stitches: Easter

Laugh Out Loud

Simple Silhouettes

Sketched Blooms

Wild Thing

Joining us this month (and next month too) are three of my all time favourite ladies, Lucy Abrams, Jo Nevill and Jen Nelson :)  Add the Design Team into the mix, I may take this month off, with such an amazing line up I doubt my contribution would be missed ;)

We're celebrating Owen's 9th birthday this weekend (Big Hero Six, followed by Prezzo's with several of his friends yesterday and a small party today) so it's a particularly manic one!  I hope you're having lots of fun too :)

Stephanie xoxo