Wednesday, April 15


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Tuesday, April 14

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Accordions with friends :)

I am back today to link to my friend Suzie Q's blog

Suzie Q has made this ADORABLE Buster and Whiskers card :)

But you'll have to click on over to her blog to see the whole card. 

Thanks for playing Suzie  xx  MWAH!

And thanks blog friends for stopping by again xx

Monday, April 13

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - April DC Team and FRIENDS

This months challenge is a little different in that all the DC team were offered the chance to pick a friend to be our blogging companion for this month.  The brief was "Accordion Cards" and we could use any accordion we wanted to.  Our "friend" could chose which accordion they wanted to use as well.

This for me was a "No  Brainer".  I chose my friend Suzie Q who I work with at Crafts U Love. Suzie makes lovely cards but unfortunately has suffered from lack of time and lack of mojo, I hoped in that choosing Suzie she might find her mojo and believe me she has!! I have seen her card and it is lovely.  Typical Suzie Q style... Kraft and cute!   

On a personal note Suzie is like a ray of sunshine!  she makes me laugh, but she is a loyal friend and don't take no shizzle!  (can I say that - I guess I have LOL)   Shes told me not to "big up" her card, she feels its not anything fantabulous, but I disagree. I love it and you will get the chance to see it tomorrow on her blog at    - she'll tell me off now I am sure :)

So now onto my card.  I have an admission to make.  I have been so busy making cards for my demo at Crafts U Love this past Saturday that last night was the first time that I got to even think about what I was going to do and I don't know why but I knew I wanted to make "Dutch" the fox and I knew I wanted to make her look like she was sleeping.  I have a few Fox stamps that are sleeping and they are so cute, a couple of dies too and I knew with a little tweaking I could make this work.

I cut the shadow of Dutch out using some lovely orangey card.  I trimmed off parts and slimmed down parts too.  I cut a top layer of Dutch from the same card and used the head and legs to decorate.  I cut the decorative trims with white card and added them where they looked best, I used a black pen to add sleeping eyes, the nose and leg parts.  I used a pencil and ink pad in same sort of shade to add shading and definition to the parts and assembled together.

I put this onto the Circle Accordion, an oldie but a goodie!  Some gorgeous Happy Paper was cut using the Square with Circle frame edges.  I used the branches, Flowers and clouds from the All Season Tree.  I love to use the tree foliage "puffs" as clouds and use them, a lot!

The inside pages are a bit simpler in that I used a computer generated phrase for the middle section and I used the Honey Bear that was cut as usual but just inked and coloured and also given the "sleepy eyes" look.

You can use these words if you want as I have saved as a JPG

And here is the final panel with the sleeping Honey.

I will be back tomorrow to post the link again to Suzie Blog, she will post her's tomorrow and the DT will be posting their posts or their guests will be post there posts starting today Monday and tomorrow Tuesday so keep an eye on the side bar on the left for all the links.

Thank you for popping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card and the new look Dutch!

All items from Crafts U Love. 

Monday, April 6

Happy Birthday Buster

A break from the glitter prep today I made this fun card using the Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs Buster card.  Buster is looking over the the Susan Tierney Cockburn fence die which is also an Elizabeth Craft Designs die to wish someone a Happy Birthday.

Just a quick posting tonight, got a bit of a headache and I need to get
back to my glitter cards for my demonstration next Saturday at the 
Crafts U Love Spring Demo event.

Friday, March 27

Missing it, times two.

We've all done it.  Moaned about the school activities like book day or Easter bonnet but truth be known we'll miss it once it's gone. Once the kids leave primary there's  no more of that "fun" stuff. Replaced quickly with homework time tables  and hormones!

I loved Caiden's bonnet  this morning and I missed Harveys.  That's not to say having them grow up is all  bad. Just different in a non fluffy chick kinda way.

Tuesday, March 24

Make 'em laugh part 2

Today's card is the second for my Make 'em Laugh challenge for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team and last time I post I said I didn't have a clue what I was going to do.  However, I do have a fair few cards I need to make at the moment so I wanted to make sure it was a card that I could use.  I chose to use the Funny card for a card for one of Harveys school friends who is having a party this Friday (inset).  Myself and my good friend Suzie Q (who got  frantic phone message - I need your help, my brain has stopped working) and we tried to think of a funny card suitable for a 12 year old boy.   Suzie mentioned frog and from there I used the trusty google to give me a helping hand... I saw this picture......

And it immediately made me laugh... and thus my card was born!!

Meet Gangnam Hoppy!

If I were to make it again I would use the background layer for Hoppy's legs and arms to make 
them stand out a bit more.  But all in all I am very happy with it and I hope that Harvey's friend
might smile on opening it.

Items Used :

Hoppy -  Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
Props - Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
Lorna Label Pop it up- Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
Happy from the Happy Birthday Pop it up

Gingham -  Lawn Fawn Rubber stamp set

All items from Crafts U Love 

Monday, March 23

March Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

I am back with another Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and this months challenge is "Make 'em Laugh! - Funny cards for any theme"

I chose Buster and the Rectangle Pull card for my main images and decided that I would put the main words inside and not use the spinner part.

I imagined what the mind of a dog would think and decided on this funny "What if" pondering....

I cut Buster from the cream card and used a dark paper on top to make him stand out.  Some mismatched googly eyes and some markings with a white chalk pen and I was pleased with how Buster turned out.

I used Buster from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rectangle Pull Card from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper is Kaisercraft Furry Friends Collection
Alphabet from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Sparkly Dots from DOcrafts/Papermania

All from Crafts U Love 

The inside I show off the "funny" and I won't explain it... I hope you can "get" the joke!!

I will be back tomorrow with another funny card... what that will be is as much as surprise to me
as it will be you as I haven't made it yet!

Hope you have a lovely Monday. One of the best days of the week for me :)

Caz x

Saturday, March 21

Pimp my Big Shot Plus

We got the Big Shot Plus in stock at Crafts U Love and I brought mine home yesterday.  Gorgeous A4 design and a pleasing to the eye Grey and White colour scheme.... However I am far from a Grey and White person and I knew even before I got it that I would "Pimp up" my machine.

I decided to go for the Starter kit, it had a nice selection of dies that I felt weren't too similar to what I had already.  And armed with a selection of vinyl I used the starter kit dies to decorate my Plus... I am going to have to think of a name for her... I cant just keep calling her Big Shot Plus.. not sure how she feels being a "Plus model" LOL  much like her owner!! :)

So here is the first photo of her.... I used butterflies, flowers and leaves from the Starter kit.

I posted the picture on my Facebook page and everyone was really kind saying they liked it but there were a few that said  "Where are the owls"?

So back to the drawing board and a couple of additions, namely Poppy the owl from Karen Burniston and my Plus size friend is finished!!

I hope you have been inspired to maybe "Pimp up" your plus sized Sizzix machine :)

Poppy the Owl and the Sizzix Starter Plus Starter kit (or machine on its own)
are both in stock at Crafts U Love.

Thursday, March 19

Ebay items

4 dies  currently  up to sale  for my "Big Shot Plus fund" ☺

Sunday, March 15

Happy Mothers day.

Here is the first mothers day card I made.  This one was for my Mum. The other  one for Darrens  Mum I can't show until she receives  it in Spain. (Urgh. Late as usual)

The hedgehog is  Penny Black  stamp and the tag dies are Elizabeth  craft  designs  and Karen Burniston Tag pivot.

I've used other dies  here and there to decorate. 

I hope you've had a lovely Mothers Day. I have.  Both my boys made me a card and we went out for lunch with my Mum and celebrated Darrens birthday  and Mothers  Day too.

Happy Birthday Darren

It's my husbands  birthday today and true to form there  I was making his card last night. I made him this fun box card using a new die from Spellbinders. It's a uk exclusive. And if course you can't miss Buster in all his party  finery. This adorable dog, props and grass are all  from Karen Burniston /Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I love how these cards have the wow factor  but are simple to make and fit flat into an envelope.

Tuesday, March 10

Woodware Daisy

I made this card for the Create and Take at Crafts U Love the other week but I forgot to post it here.

I was really pleased how this turned out.

As well as the Woodware stamp
I used the Taylored Expressions Burlap Embossing Folder and some
Papermania Glitter Domes - all items from Crafts U Love


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