Tuesday, 31 March 2009


I am just loving the stamps from 'The Greeting Farm' at the moment and this little Fella is no exception!
His name is 'Happy Chef' and he is adorable.
The set comes with a range of accessory stamps to add to his tray, including Coffee, Cupcake, Cocktail Glass and a present. The word stamps are also from this set, and include others such as 'Celebrate' and 'Surprise'.
This is a good set for those 'tricky' male cards we all have so much fun making - lol!

The background stamp is an oldie from Hampton Art Stamps that I have had for years and found whilst tidying up my craft room. I'm so glad I held onto it, as it works really well with this set.

Thanks for looking, Katie.


April is a Month of male birthdays for my family, and I normally find it difficult to come up with a suitable card (why are men so awkward!), not this time however!
I have made this Pirate card for my cousins little boy using the super cute Pirate stamps from High Hopes. The stamps on the front of the card are 'Peg Leg Pete', 'Thundering Rouge' and 'Birthday Caarrghd' sentiment. I also found some DP in my stash which was perfect - decorated with a map of the world and used inside and out.

The stamps used inside were the 'Yo-Ho-Yo-Ho' sentiment and treasure map (both have been stamped and distressed with brown ink) and the Treasure Chest, to which I added extra sparkle with gold and candy cane Stickles.

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


Congratulations to Amy (http://amyscraft.blogspot.com/2009/03/spoon-full-of-sugar-little-gem.html) who won last weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, your prize of Sporty Edwin is on his way! This weeks challenge is for Easter Creations, and I have used this as inspiration for today's card.
I have used 'For You' from Ladybug and Friends for my image and coloured with water colours. I layered the image onto pastel coloured card, and added ribbon and an embossed flower from Prima to finish. I love these super cute Ladybug stamps, they are so detailed and versatile and just wonderful to colour.

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


I have been saving a few chipboard shapes for ages, only I'm not sure why! So I decided to dig them out and have a play, and created this handbag shaped card using Magnolia's 'Pink Tilda/ Ballet Princess' stamp.

I covered the chipboard shape in decorative paper (both sides) and added a concertina of folded card stock at the back to support the card and to write a message.
The front was decorated with a horizontal strip of ribbon for Tilda to sit on, and embellished with Prima flowers and a princess crown charm.
I also added a few spare ribbon strands to the handle to finish. I chose to use a Pink and black colour combo again, and love the effect they give - they are really bold and eye catching! This pink Tilda looks slightly more grown up to me, more of a sassy teenager! And for every Pink Tilda bought, a donation is made to the Pink Ribbon charity.

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Monday, 23 March 2009


Morning all, today I thought I would post a couple of cards before I jet off to work, and neither of them are mine (shock-Horror!).

First up we have the super cute 'Pretty Hat Anya' which was created by Colette. We both love the stamps from The Greeting Farm, and Col decided that she had to have One of these as soon as she saw them. We think she look a little 'Retro' in a 1920's Glamorous style!

The second card for today was another display card which was made by my Mum for yesterdays show. She chose Sarah Kay's 'Rosalie's Bicycle' from Stampavie, and again went with an older more vintage look. I think these stamps work well with this style as they have a element of 'time gone by' about them, and teamed with the Rose coloured papers and lace this card looks fab!

We would just like to say a big hello to everyone we met yesterday at the Metrodome in Barnsley, it was lovely to see some new faces and meet you all.

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Friday, 20 March 2009


It has been a busy week getting ready for our show on Sunday, at Barnsley's Metrodome. We have been try to get some new display cards and craft creations made up for the show, and this has led to minimal blogging (apologies for that!). I thought I would quickly show one of the cards now and try and pop back later with more.

For this card I have used Tilda with Hearts, and she is a real sweetie! The ribbon and flowers are from Prima, and I just love the blue brown colour combo!

Off to work now, thanks for looking, Katie.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Today we are sponsoring 'A Spoon Full of Sugar' and the challenge is to use Gems somewhere on your card. I am a total Magpie and love all things sparkly, so this is a great one for me :)
For my card I Have used the beautiful 'Rose's Garden' stamp from Stampavies Sarah Kay collection and the large gems in the middle of the flowers are Primas Centre Kisses.

The Prize you can win is a Sporty Edwin from Magnolia.
Good luck to everyone who enters and thanks for looking, Katie.

Monday, 16 March 2009


March is proving to be a very busy month, and the past week has been no exception. It was 'all go' with birthdays, catching up and celebrating. Yesterday was my Mother-In-Law's and I made her a card and matching gift bag with the Miss Anya set from 'The Greeting Farm'. These cuties flew of our shelves in the blink of an eye last week, but we have more coming soon, along with some of the wonderful new releases.

I chose the Miss Anya with shopping bags for my card and bag, and went with a bold Pink and Black colour scheme. I have used the fab sketch from last weeks Cute Card Thursday for the layout of the card, I loved the idea of putting the image on a tag!

I added a Sizzix swirl and Prima flower for extra embellishment, and added stickles to the swirl and image for sparkle.

I decorated the inside of the card using a few scraps of paper left over from the front.

The gift bag was made from a 12x12 sheet of double sided card stock, wrapped around a square tray I had made from card. I stamped Miss Anya on a Nestabillitie Heart and layered her onto the centre of the bag. I finished with a wide ribbon wrapped around the base, and added ribbon handles to the top.

Tomorrow we are sponsoring the 'A Spoonfull Of Sugar' challenge again, so please check back for the details of the challenge and to find out what prize can be won.

We are also holding a stall at the Maxx Paper craft show in Barnsley's Metrodome this coming Sunday, so if you are free it would be great to meet you!

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


We were asked to sponsor the 'A Spoonfull Of Sugar' challenge again last week and today the winner was announced. Congratulations to Bev (http://bevscrafts.blogspot.com/) who wins the Prima embellishments (Chipboard buttons, Brads and Centre Kisses). We will get your prize in the post A.S.A.P!

We have some great new arrivals this week over at http://www.nutcrafters.com/, including some wonderful stamps from the very popular Greeting's Farm. These will include the 'Miss Anya' set, 'Princess Anya' and the 'Rock the Farm' set.

We also have more of the lovely Sarah Kay stamps from Stampavie arriving, Including Rose's Garden, First Kiss and Picnic time.

We will be sponsoring A spoonfull of Sugar again next Tuesday, so please check in to see what you could win. Congratulations to Bev again, and thank you for looking.

Saturday, 7 March 2009


It's nearly Mothers Day here in England and I have been working on a special project for my Mum. I decided to make her a co~ordinating gift set including a card, candle and mini fruit cake.
I chose Stampavie's Sarah Kay 'Spring Blossoms' stamp as my Mum loves Gardening. My colour scheme for my project was Chocolate and Blue, and I used papers, ribbons and inks in these shades so each item matched.

I made the card on a square brown base and layered it with decorative card stock. I stamped the image onto an oval of white card and coloured using water colours. I finished with Prima 'Obsessions' embossed flowers and blue and brown ribbons.

The candle was made using the tissue paper and heat gun method and again finished with the matching blue and brown ribbons.

My mini fruit cake is my favourite part of this gift and I am so pleased with how it looks.
The cake was brushed with boiled apricot jam to seal then covered with Marzipan and sugarpaste.

I left the cake to dry out for a few days (a week is ideal) so that I had a nice firm surface to stamp upon. I then inked up my stamp with black food colouring and after a few practices on spare paper, I stamped it onto my cake. I carefully coloured the images with food colours to match my other creations and piped a small shell border around to neaten it up. Again I finished with the matching blue and brown ribbons.

Using food colours instead of inks makes the cake entirely edible, but knowing my Mum she won't want to cut it!
Thanks for looking, Katie.