Sunday, 30 November 2008

Distressed Sarah

The new Sarah Kay stamps have arrived and are instore now..
they are sooo lovely!
I can't help getting my Distress Inks out to colour 'Country Girl', one of my fav's :)

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

Marlene xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

High Hopes Callie

For my card today I have used the very cute High Hopes stamp Callies Christmas Kitty. I was trying to go for a warm fuzzy glow around her but to me it looks like the Christmas lights may be on fire! lol.. I have used gorgeous BG papers and BG stickers adding button detail to the Christmas tree. All products in blue below can be purchased in the store.


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Callie Christmas Kitty, Sentiment printed from word.
Ink: Memories and Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Bazzill
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with and Paper Stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Basic Grey Stickers, buttons, ribbon, PM Adhesive stones, Star gem (thanks Karin!),
Equipment: Wizard and nestabilities, Cuttlebug and embossing folder Christmas ornaments

Monday, 24 November 2008

My First Post ...High Hopes Christmas card.

Hi Everyone,

I am finally able to show my first card using the wonderful goodies that Bryony sent to me. I'm sorry it took me so long but my computer crashed and it took a little time to get it back to work. I'm finally back and hope to be able of having something new to show you every week.

I can't stop using this beautiful Ellie elephant from High Hopes. For me it's so versatile. I can use it as a Birthday card or a baby card or as I am using it today... .a Christmas card. Only thing missing is a Santa hat but I can't find my stamp and do not have any die for that, sorry. I added crystal effect to the whole image to incorporate a little bit of dimension, even though at the time I took the picture it was not dry yet.

All the highlighted materials are from the shop.

Materials: I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!!


Lim :)

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sarah Kay 'picnic time'

I am loving the new Sarah Kay release (but then I love them all!). Have you pre-ordered yours yet or added them to your christmas wish list?! I'm glad I have as I see 1 of them is sold out already!!

Anyway, there is one that I was lucky enough to have already so couldn't resist inking her up and making a quick card with 'picnic time'


Christmas Preperations

I love Basic Grey papers and the Figgy range is no exeption! and I've added some dry embossing with the cuttlebug folders onto a couple of the more plain papers.

Sarah [Christmas Preparations] has been coloured with distress inks

The paper beads are also made from the same BG range and are really easy to do:

Cut a strip of matching design paper approx 6″ x 2/3″ and cut both long sides from the middle to the end to make a point:

Then take a tooth pick or something simular and roll the paper along, starting from the widest [uncut] bit.

before you reach the end, add some glue so it sticks to the bead when closed.. pull out the stick and voila.. you got your own hand-made bead that is a perfect match to the papers you are using!

Marlene x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

New Sarah Kay stamps!!

Yesss..!! So excited!! There are new Sarah Kay stamps on their way, no less than 8 new designs..!!

All of them are totally adorable and the 'Country Girl' stamp featured in my card above is one of them.

The new stamps are available for pre-order right now.. and you can preview the stamps here:

Ofcourse the first and christmas series of Sarah's are in stock too, and hope to show some more projects with those cuties real soon.

Hugs, Marlene x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Don't these two make such a sweet couple? I teamed up Jolly National Christmas Dog with High Hopes Scotty. The Christmas dog is already wearing his hat so have added a High Hopes Small hat to Scotty. These little hats are just so fun to add to your non-christmas stamps and come in two sizes. The sentiment is also High Hopes.

Links below to products I have used on my card.


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Scotty dog, HH "Kiss Me" sentiment, HH Small Hat and Jolly Nation Christmas dog
Ink: Memories
Papers: BG Figgy Pudding, BG Wassail, Glitter card, SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending. Stickles
Embellishments: Dew drops, string, punched stars, PM Adhesive Stones
Equipment: Cricut Expression using Mickey and Friends cartridge

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Gorgeous Pink Tilda!

For my card today I have used this cute Pink Tilda and as you can see she is great for any occasion with her little christmas hat which I cut on my Cricut. I just adore these gorgeous Bo Bunny papers which I customised with the tag punch and got Zoe to handwrite it. Underneath the tag the paper said "Love Emma" so thought it would be neat to personalise it. You might notice that all my Tilda's with plaited hair are coloured brown as they remind me of Zoe!

See below the links in blue which will take you directly to all the products in the store.


Card details:
Stamps: Pink Tilda with Heart
Ink: Memories and Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: Bo Bunny - Holiday Magic Leters, BG Wassail, Glitter card, SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Wooden Button, dew drop, Prima Flowers and leaves, snowflakes, spacers, PM Adhesive Stones, Fibres, Heart embellishment (Dress it up)
Equipment: Cricut Expression using Paper Dolls Cartridge, SU Small Tag Punch, SU Spiral Punch

Saturday, 15 November 2008

High Hopes Crystal Snowlady

For my card today I have used the gorgeous stamp Crystal Snowlady. She is coloured with my Prisma Pencils using Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have then applied Sakura Stardust using a damp brush to give her shimmer. Finsihing off with Stickles on the top of her flower, plant and spade handle. I've punched lots of mini snowflakes and once stuck down stickled them too. I used a mixture of buttons and dew drops to create a little snow pile. Click on the links below to view the products used on my card.

Have a great Sunday!

Card details:
Stamps: Crystal Snowlady
Ink: Memories and Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: Imaginisce - Snowy Jo . Tinsel to the top, Bazzill, SU Card Stock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending. Sakura Stardust and lots of stickles!
Embellishments: Buttons, dew drops, punched snowflakes, SU Rhinestone brads

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Ho Ho Ho!

I love High Hopes stamps as I think they are so cute yet not too cute that they can't be for guys and they always make me smile. This santa pulling rudolph is perfect example!


  • Images: 'Reindeer games' High Hopes stamp, stamped onto kraft coloured cardstock.
  • Colouring: prismacolor Pencils & blended with Sansador and paper stumps. Added snow with Decoart glistening snow writer which I sprinkled glamour dust on whilst still wet for extra sparkle. Stickles used on santa's white fur trim
  • Papers: Basic grey 'toyland' from figgy pudding range
  • Others: brown and kraft coloured cardstock, garden twine and Martha Stewart train punch from my stash. Edges have been distressed and faux stitching added with silver gelpen.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Special Tweet!

Isn't this dragon and his little friend so sweet!.. or should that be tweet! he he..! The stamp and sentiment are from the new release High Hopes stamps. Lots of shimmer on my card today with DCWV Posies Glitter print papers, a shimmer brad and of course stickles. All links below will take you directly to the products in the store.

Hope you are all having a great Sunday!

Card details:
Stamps: Lenny's Love Me Nots and Special Tweet Sentiment
Ink: Memories & VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea
Papers: DCWV Posies Glitter print, SU Designer Series Paper - Pumpkin Pie & various SU Card stock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending, Stickles
Embellishments: Fibres, Making Memories Shimmer Brad, PM Adhesive Pearls and flowers

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Yet another gorgeous batch of High Hopes

We have been very busy for the last week trying to get all our High Hopes stamps in order. We are slightly addicted to them and I just can't seem to stop ordering more and more but as they sell so quickly as soon as they hit the store and we have just ended up with many, many random boxes of the different collections and different batches from orders. It has taken us the full week to get them all sorted into our lovely organised wall unit and shuffled into code order so we started to feel like we would never want to see another High Hopes stamp again......

......but ............

...... then we opened our box of the latest stamps and have fallen in love all over again!

We have even more festive stamps, along with some gorgeous romantic ones for those of you organised enough to be thinking ahead to Valentine's day already.
I am particularly excited by the background stamps and the tree, branch and swing!

Go and check them in our new products section here

Hope you like them as much as we do!


Monday, 3 November 2008

My first post!: Alota bugs for christmas

Here's my first play with the fab goodies I got from Bryony at the weekend, hope you like it! Materials (all highlighted items available from the shop, just click on it to take you to site):

  • Image: 'bugs decorating christmas tree' Alota stamp (the little bug in corner of card is supposed to be adding the star at the top of the tree but I've cut him out and moved him)
  • Colouring: Promarkers, then highlighted tree and some bits with twinkling H2o's. Added diamond glaze to popcorn, wings and baubles and glamour dust over the baubles and wings whilst still wet. The whole image has been matted with scallop oval and is raised with 3d foam for added dimension.
  • Papers: 'peppermint' DP from Basic Grey 'figgy pudding' range
  • Tools: petite scallop ovals nestabilities, Martha stewart train border punch
  • Others: Base card is pearlescent green cardstock I've had in my stash for years. Brads, ribbons also from stash (think they are Papermania or Dovecraft and are also available from the shop)

I love this stamp, it's so big and detailed but actually doesn't take long to colour in at all and I just love all their cute reflections in the baubles.

I'm going to try and post once a week on here but don't hold me to it o.k?! ;)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Santa Stetch!

I've used this little guy a few times but I can't help it.. I love him! He sure does look cute wearing his Crimbo hat too! In the new releases there are two different sized Christmas hats and they are just perfect to add to other stamps. They will be hear very soon! Links below to all the products used on my card.

Have a great Sunday!

Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Stretch, Small Hat and "Christmas Fishes" sentiment
Ink: Memories stamped onto Concord Card
Papers: Various SU Card Stock and Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending, Stickles
Embellishments: Flowers, dewdrops, Rhinestone brads, Charm brad, ribbon
Equipment: Wizard, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder Spots and Dots