Monday, 29 September 2014

Die Cuts & Punches

It's my turn to pick the theme over at Make My Monday and I have chosen - DIE CUTS & OR PUNCHES. it can be just one of the two or both - it's up to you.
I used both on my card - take a look

I CASE'd the idea for my image from a card on Pinterest by Darlene Designs and I think it turned out very well - the images are from Stippled Blossoms and the two stamped layers are blended with an aqua painter.
My main panel uses die cuts while the accents either side are a punched shape that has been folded in half and and attached to the DSP layer.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke,
Card Stock: Kraft, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Subtles DSP (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Mosaic Punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls.

To place an order for Stampin' Up products please email me on - there will be a charge of £4.95 for p+p but anything you order can be dispatched direct to you anywhere in the UK

Well - I escaped doing over the weekend but now it has to be done - off to do some housework - doh! See you soon xx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Diamonds and Pearls

It's time for another Christmas challenge over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week the challenge is...............

here is my card

This is the kind of card that just kept growing! I started off wanting it to be quite clean and simple but I ended up throwing everything at it - gold embossing, sponging, sequins, gems and pearls - you really couldn't add anything else could you?!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: White Christmas
Ink: Versamark, White Craft Ink
Card Stock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Gold Foil
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones & Pearls, Frosted Sequins

To place an order for Stampin' Up products please email me on - there will be a charge of £4.95 for p+p but anything you order can be dispatched direct to you anywhere in the UK

Hope you all have a lovely weekend - see you soon xx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Made it in Minutes!!

I love making cards that can take all day to make - lots of layers, colouring and embellishing but I'm also glad that I'm able to make cards in a matter of minutes too!
Louise's sketch over on CAS - Colours & Sketches made it even easier too - take a look

Making a speedy card means having everything to hand and what better set to use than Kinda Eclectic? Fabulous images that go together perfectly - here's my card

So there you have it - it took less than 20 minutes to make (good job too 'cos I was running late with the challenge again!!!!)

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Kraft
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

 To place an order for Stampin' Up products please email me on - there will be a charge of £4.95 for p+p but anything you order can be dispatched direct to you anywhere in the UK.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A Nordic Christmas Card

At the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week the them is to make a Nordic Christmas card

Don't know what that is .... read on

"Simply put, it's rustic, minimalist, cool, cozy, calm and peaceful. That means Natural and Neutral tones such as wood, black, white, kraft, silver, wheat. The most popular accent colour is Red.  Green or Blue are alternative complimentary colours but avoid using all three unless you have lots of neutral colours and  space to maintain the uncluttered feel. Repeat patterns are another common feature. It's all about light and purity. For texture, opt for natural material such as wood, straw accessories, tree branches, pine cones, linen."

So - here is my take on the theme

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: White Christmas, Holiday Home, Special Season (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals

To place an order for Stampin' Up products please email me on - there will be a charge of £4.95 for p+p but anything you order can be dispatched direct to you anywhere in the UK.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Good Morning

Hello - did you miss me? Last week was a total washout as I was not very well and was unable to craft much at all. I started to feel better around Thursday - which was good as I had my monthly workshop that night but I haven't really felt 'normal' again till now.
My craft room is in a terrible state however I have made a couple of cards - the first of which being this week's DT card for Make My Monday.
The challenge this week is to create a card or project using Autumn/Fall colours - take a look a what I created using a Christmas stamp set

Well you can't have Autumn without stags and deer - BBC AutumnWatch have proved that! - and these fine specimens belong to the new White Christmas photopolymer stamp set. The trees and hills also belong to that set but the trees are bare - the leaves have been borrowed from another new set Holiday Home - also photopolymer.

If you like to create cards with scenes these sets are for you and at only £13.95 each are a bargain - I know I'm going to be able to use both these sets all year round.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Holiday Home, White Christmas, One in a Million (retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Burlap Ribbon (I pulled one of the strands out), Brayer

To place an order for Stampin' Up products please email me on - there will be a charge of £4.95 for p+p but anything you order can be dispatched direct to you anywhere in the UK.

The only thing with being ill is that not only do you you fall behind with blogging but the housework doesn't do itself either - off to do some :(

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Christmas Colour Challenge

It's time for another Christmas card challenge at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week Asha has chosen a lovely palette of colours for you to chose from - take a look

Red  OR  Blue  +  Black  AND  White  +  Silver  OR  Gold

Here is my card

Hope it doesn't show too much but this card was very hastily made this morning! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute eh?

Materials - Stampin' Up (except for gold bow)
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem (retired), Good Greetings
Ink: Midnight Muse (retired), Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Basic Black
Accessories: Tiny Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Brayer

If you would like to place an order for any of the above current items please do email me on
If you would like to take a look in my side bar you will see that there is a whole mini catalogue dedicated to holiday crafting - just click on it to take a look inside and drop me an email if you would like to place an order - thank you.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

CAS - Sketch Time

So - feeling a little unwell today. It always seems to happen when I come home from Mum's. It's been a full on couple of weeks visiting Dad in hospital every day, dealing with nursing staff and care workers - which were totally brilliant. And also helping Mum sort the house out. They've had builders in recently and furniture has needed to be moved and re-arranged plus making room for all the medical equipment Dad needs around him when he is not in hospital. I've come home and the momentum has gone - nothing to rush around for and so I've flopped a bit and I'm feeling tired and a little sad really.
However there are still challenges to attend to and cards to be made especially today as Louise has a fab sketch for us to follow over on CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look

This is such a lovely sketch lending itself to many possibilities - why not try rotating or flipping it? I however stayed true to the sketch and created a quick and easy Christmas card

I love trees and foliage and this pine sprig from the new Ornamental Pine set is just gorgeous. Inked up with Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso it fitted the half circle of the sketch perfectly and I added the pine cone on a dimensional. True to form my first attempt at stamping the sentiment went a bit wonky so I covered the mistake with a banner instead! The panel was attached to a background of Early Espresso card stock which had been put through the Big Shot in the Hexagon embossing folder.
Here's a close up of the pine sprig and cone

All of the items to make this card are available to buy through me - there are two catalogues in the side bar to view and if you would like to place an order please do drop me an email at

Thanks  for stopping by today - see you again soon xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cafe Crafting


Would love to see you there.

Workshop News

I have been planning my next monthly workshop which will be taking place on Thursday September 18th. This time we will be working on a background technique I saw demonstrated by the lovely Lucy Tustian at one of our quarterly meetings. I've made four cards but at the workshop we shall be re-creating two of them - take a look

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: World of Dreams
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon, Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Corner Rounder, 

Don't forget to drop me an email if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed anything from the two current catalogues - see my side bar for catalogues.

If you live in or around the Malvern/ Worcester area and would like to come along to one of my workshops please do email me for details -

See you soon xx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

CC&S - Colours

Louise is our hostess this month at CAS - Colours & Sketches and she has chosen some lovely colours for us to use - take a look

And here is my card

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge, Bloom with Happiness
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Butterfly Punches, Basic Rhinestones

My email is if you would like to place an order for any of the above items or anything from either of the two current catalogues.

Thanks for stopping by today - I'm pleased to say that dad seems to be improving slowly - off to the hospital later so I hope it continues - see you soon xx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Have You Seen.............?

There is a NEW Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue for you to peruse

There is a picture of this in the side bar - click it and it will take you to an on-line catalogue where you will find loads of lovely holiday goodies.

There are also some fab Weekly Deals for you to see too

Do you like the look of any of these lovely products? Then drop me an email and I will place an order for you. Of course there will be a p+p charge but I can have your goodies delivered direct to your door. You only have a week to take advantage of these offers so get cracking!

See you soon xx

Autumn and Fall Card

It's time for another challenge in The Male Room and this time we would like to Autumn and Fall projects. Don't forget that your cards or projects need to be male only - no fancy frills here please!
Here is my DT card for this challenge

A very clean and simple card from me today - a tree with a background of autumnal splodges! The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of card stock punched with the Decorative Label punch. The sentiment itself is from a new set that can be earned for FREE by placing orders of £200 or more before p+p - that's in addition to all the other benefits that go along with orders of that size.

The set itself is called Good Greetings and includes words in a beautiful font for any occasion

You only have until October 31st to take advantage of this offer so please do get in touch with me if you would like to place an order or book a party. You can get in touch by emailing me on deezinesart@icloud .com

Please don't forget to pop over to the blog and take a look at all the other lovely DT work - see you soon xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Lovely Romance Collection.

There have been a lot of ups and downs this year and unfortunately I have had to cancel a couple of my monthly workshops. For one I already had the samples made up and photographed but I haven't yet shared them on my blog. So I thought that I'd share them today.
I used the set Lovely Romance. It has some lovely images which co-ordinate very well with last year's In Colours

A lot of piccies I know - I got a little carried away with the versatility of the stamps - hope you enjoyed looking at them!
Please do let me know if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed anything from the current catalogue. You can contact me by e-mail on - see you soon xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Make My Monday Indian Summer

The lovely Fliss has chosen the theme of Indian Summer for this week's challenge at Make My Monday she would like to see hot vivid colours on your cards and projects just like a late summer garden.
Here is my card


So - I am doing this on my iPad while I wait to be picked up to go and see my dad in hospital. We were called in last night as he was very agitated but after we left he got worse and he has now been transferred to Telford hospital where there are better facilities. Means quite a long journey both ways so it's quite tiring too.
Please leave me a quick comment - it's nice to know are crafters out there reading my blog - I need a bit of cheering up too! xx