I Heart Bunny

Thursday, 28 January 2016
Hi there everyone this is my second post of the day (please scroll down for my MMCS DT card) with my first spotlight post for Kitty Bee Design and I'm really excited to be working with these fab images!

As Valentine's Day is approaching fast, I thought I would make a card using the cute iHeart Bun digi who is available to buy here.  I 've used lots of layers on this one and have included loads of die cut elements  I've coloured him in with Copics and mounted him on my card using foam pads for extra dimension.

I've added lots of little details to my layers, including some faux stitching and some teeny tiny die cut hearts.

Have a great day everyone


Have a Flash Birthday

Hey everyone how are you doing?  Is anyone else glad to see the back of January, what a long month it has been!

I'm here today with my latest card for My Mum's Craft Shop and I've made one of my least favourite type of cards....male birthday lol.  I tend to avoid them at all costs but this stamp is so cute that it was actually a pleasure.

The papers are from the Doodlebug Patriotic Picnic pad available here and everything has been die cut using the Dienamics Blueprints 1 collection available here.  I absolutely love the Blueprints dies, they are so versatile and great if you need a card fairly quickly.

I've matted some of my panels onto blue and red cardstock just to give a bit more pop and I've added a couple of little elements of my own along with some buttons to embellish.

This little cute is called Flash and I've coloured him in with Copics and mounted him into the corner of my card using foam pads.

Finally I've stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Safari MFT stamp set and voila!

Keep popping over to the shop as Kitty has gorgeous new goodies arriving every day and you don't want to miss out.

Until next time, have a great day.

Shelly xx

Birthday Balloons

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Hey everyone how are you doing on this wet and windy Tuesday.  We are off to a concert tonight in Harrogate...what a day to be going !

I'm here with my latest card for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Design Team.  They have just had a new January release so if you haven't already pop over for some gorgeous brand new goodies.

Today I have used the Birthday Girl with Balloons digi which is available here and I'm in a kind of red, white and blue mood at the moment (pop back on Thursday and you will see what I mean!).

These papers are from the Doodlebug Patriotic Picnic pad.  I think it's safe to say I am probably Doodlebug's number 1 fan lol!.

I've added some die cut elements using Dienamics Pretty Posies and stitched oval frames and I've finished off with some buttons and surprisingly no glitter this time.

That's all from me for today.  See you soon

Shelly x

Birthday Blimps

Saturday, 16 January 2016
Good morning everyone and happy Saturday !  I'm here today to show you a card made for My Mum's Craft Shop (whenever I type that I always think to myself 'I wish my mum really did own a craft shop! )  featuring one of the brand new Woodware stamps which came out this month.

Introducing The Blimps !  Aren't they cute?  They come as three separate stamps so I've done a bit of masking to put them all together.

I started by stamping the centre Blimp twice and fussy cutting one out.  I've then layered this one over the top of the other one and fixed with a bit of masking tape before stamping the other Blimps at each side. Then remove the 'extra' centre Blimp and there you have it.

I've coloured them all in with Copics and mounted my panel onto red cardstock to make it pop.

I promised myself I would start using papers from my growing scraps box and so I've cut all the triangles and flags from scraps and added some buttons to embellish.

I think these stamps are great for kid's birthday cards and this week I'm going to be working on some cards using the stamps individually.

That's it from me for today, I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday

Shelly x

Love You - My Mum's Craft Shop DT Card

Thursday, 14 January 2016
Hey there everyone how are you doing this fine Thursday (well that's assuming it's fine, I've actually written this and scheduled this post on Sunday so it could be snowing a blizzard today!)

I'm kicking off my first DT post back with My Mum's Craft Shop.  I had an extremely busy second half of the year with work in 2015 as my manager was in hospital for a long time so I picked up a lot of extra responsibility which meant my crafting had to give.  Thankfully things have settled down now and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things.

My card for this week features the beautiful Doodle Pip flowers stamp set from WPlus9.  Unfortunately they are out of stock in the shop at the moment but if you email Kitty at My Mum's Craft Shop she will be able to order them in for you.  In the meantime check out the other gorgeous WPlus9 stamps which are available here

This is such a versatile set with loads of mix and match flowers and leaves which you can mask up and create some beautiful little scenes.

For this card I've basically stamped my flowers and fussy cut them to make a little focal point arrangement.  I've used one of the papers from the My Favourite Things Farm Fresh Gingham paper pad which is available here and die cut a circle using the Dienamics Jumbo Circle Peek a Boo Windows set available here

Rich bought me some watercolours for Christmas and I have been seeing so many beautiful watercolour backgrounds that I've been itching to have a go.  The background to the central circular die cut panel is one of my first efforts at messing about with them and I love the 'sunset' effect it gives!

The Love You sentiment is made with the Dienamics Love and Adore You text die and I've finished off with a couple of red self adhesive pearls in the bottom corner.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.

Shelly x

Birthday Lion

Sunday, 10 January 2016
Hey everyone and a belated Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and that 2016 will be a great year for you!

One of my resolutions for 2016 is to re-launch my website and find my proper passion for crafting again and I've been a busy bee this weekend making some stock.

This card is my latest DT card for Craftin Desert Divas and I have used the adorable Birthday Lion digistamp and he is available here

Now I know you have never seen a lion with yellow, blue and green paw pads but in the crafting world anything is possible right !  Having said that I've never seen a lion with a cupcake and party hat on!!

I've coloured him with my Copics and added some little dots to his cheeks with a white gel pen.  I'm back on with the faux stitching again too, I just love the effect!

That's all from me for today, I have a hot date with a pile of ironing ;-)

Pop back tomorrow when I'm going to be sharing another boy's birthday card with you.

Shelly xx