TFI Friday!!

I feel that this weekend couldn't come quick enough, especially as i have a lovely day perusing my wedding venue to look forward to... which i'm sure will be swiftly followed by a wedding planning panic!

I did manage to take some time out after work this to play with a fab new die i got my sticky mitts on. The FREE Balloon & Flower die set which came with Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 139 features two awesome stitched dies - perfect for summer crafting! This set has everything i love about dies... it's versatile, contemporary, fun and easy-to-use!
 I made a happy smiley floral card using flower die, with kraft and white cardstock. The flowers are die-cut from a mixture of Summer Vibes papers [Fancy Pants Designs] and Forever Young papers [BoBunny] - I love pinks and corals! The smiley stamp is from Kaisercraft, and i've got more than my moneys worth for this set!

This second card features a background i created by blending Shaded Lilac Distress ink over ripped paper masks. The beautiful sentiment is part of the same Kaisercraft range. As much as i love the bright colours I used in the first card, i also really love a subtle monochromatic look. I think the balloon looks really sweet in this setting.

And this final card was made for a purpose! My lovable chum Aimes has taken the big ol' step of moving into a new home! This 'Up' inspired card features the Welcome Home stamp set from Hot Off the Press, the same fun designer papers from the first card and a Co'ordination vellum sentiment! I know Amy will love this card because it's her magazine's FREE die!

I hope you like my efforts! Tune in for some super sewing next time! <3
Evening all,

This week I was lucky enough to get my hands on the brand-new Santoro Willow collection from Trimcraft... just in time for the mammoth amount of birthday celebrations that are happening throughout the summer!

I think if in doubt... build a flower! I love the centre of this flower which features cool cogs and sequins. I like this card because it combines an unusual colour combo!

I created this colourful number for a very special friend, i know she's going to love it :)

I hope you like it! N x
Happy Sunday!

Today i'd like to share a little card i made on a whim in the week!

A close friend was having a rough time so i thought i'd knock up a quick card to say 'thank you for being you!' Sometimes i think its easy to spout advice like a broken record to loved ones but putting in that little bit extra and writing it in a lovely card can be really comforting.

This little card is made using the Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection, my trusty Fiskars intricate Daisy punch and some handy Washi tape and brads!

I hope you like it :)

Hello blog world!

It's been a while... i've been frolicking in the summer sun!
My crafting has been on hold whilst I spent a week in sunny St Ives!

We picked a glorious week to go - and made the most of it surfing, fishing and sun bathing...
We even made time to visit the Eden projects and got a cheeky tattoo as a momento! <3

Nice tan! :)