Saturday, 19 August 2017

CCT August Technique Challenge

Hello! We have a really fabulous technique for you this month. I hadn't tried it before and it's a lot of fun!


Here is a link to the technique if it is new to you too. It's a great way of extending the use of your die collection! I used SU's Delicate Ornament Thinlits with gold embossing powder. I've managed to pick up some random areas of gold, but I quite liked the distressed look of the bauble so I went with it! I used a stamp from Ornamental Pines for the background which was clear embossed in the more usual way.

 I'm sure we will see some amazing examples of this great technique!

Happy crafting, April x

Monday, 14 August 2017


Hello! I haven't done much blogging lately because we were on holiday in New York and Columbus, Ohio. We had the most wonderful time and lots of the food was very inspirational...

I had also seen the doughnut cards made from a recent SU Paper Pumpkin kit. Sadly we don't have that subscription service available to us in the UK, but I do like having a nosey at the kits and being inspired!

This little birthday card has some full-on snippetage pedigree!

Everything came from a snippet and there's still lots of eating left on that piece of card! I am sending a tray of doughnuts to Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground because the last I heard Parsnip was threatening to strip and this may provide a welcome distraction. What's all this about not liking black puddings Miss Di??

Saturday, 5 August 2017

CCT August Theme Challenge

Hello! As it's August it seems quite appropriate that we should be looking to warmer climes for the inspiration for our theme challenge over at Christmas Card Throwdown.

How cute is this little guy in his Christmas Hawaiian shirt and straw hat? I just love him. He is from an Inkadinkado set called Warm Wishes. The sand dollar and sentiment are from the same set (there is also a fab flamingo wearing a scarf and a Christmas tree made from driftwood and shells!)  We are looking forward to seeing your tropical Christmas creations! Happy crafting, April x