Monday, July 20

Teachers Thank yous

This year I only had to make Caidens teachers gifts as they don't do things like this for Secondary school.

I decided yet again on an old favourite, personalised Note Books.  I figure as a teacher or teaching assistant they must need to make a lot of notes.

First up is Mrs Cooper who teachers Caidens class Monday to Wednesday.
I used the Craft Asylum/Sizzix Fox for this.

Next up are the 2 ta's who have Poppy the very cute owl from
Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs.

And lastly for Mr Robinson who teaches the class Thursday and Friday I used
this Penny Black stamp.  Mr Robinson is leaving to take "THE KNOWLEDGE"
so I thought this taxi and London roads and Personalised street sign to fit the bill.

I really enjoyed making these books and I hope the teachers enjoy receiving them.

Tuesday, July 14


I made this card using many of Karen  Burniston's new dies.  How many can you spot?

Sorry  for the brief posting.  I am on my phone.

Merry Christmouse

This was actually  the first card i made  with the new Karen Burniston  dies. Using JOLLY the mouse and the SLEIGH,Oh and I used the TREE too.

The dies are out 1st week August.

Are you excited to get them?

Karen Burniston - Designer Challenge - Homegrown Holidays =- Day 2

Its me day 2 and I am back with another card.  This one is for the one person in your life that maybe does secretly enjoy Christmas but you often joke that they might be a Christmas Humbug!

As soon as I saw this Woodware Stamp I knew I had to make it work with Snowball the sheep and on this card Snowball is NOT feeling the Christmas Love like the two happy characters on the front are.  Billy and Rudy (who has been slightly altered and looks to me like a calf) are happy its Christmas.  Snowball how ever is letter its true feeling show!

Excited for Christmas, William and Rudy wait behind their fence, surrounded by Snowflake Flowers, Snowflakes and Holly.

or should that be BAAAAA Humbug?!

I hope this card has given you a little smile for today, yes Christmas cards in July might seem 
made to some but to us crafters its perfectly normal isn't it?!

All the new Characters are shipping beginning August.

Monday, July 13

Karen Burniston July Designer Challenge - Homegrown Holidays

Hi Crafters and I am back again with another Designer Challenge and this months it is :)

Homegrown Holidays - here's your chance to celebrate Christmas (or other winter holiday) on the farm. Create a holiday card with a country feel, using any Pop it Ups dies including (but not limited to) the brand new Farm 2 and Merry & Bright. 

Today I have this simple FLAT (gasp yes you can do flat cards with Karen Burniston's die) and I have used four of the farm characters.  One from the new Farm 2 collection and 3 from the original collection too.  

I let the Bo Bunny paper send the message, with the pretty wreath and bow and 'Tis the season.

Here Snowball is trying to look like the wreath with her own bow in her hair!
She also looks like she has stolen Father Christmas' glasses.

Brownie is doing his best Reindeer impression, maybe hoping
that Father Christmas will take him along this year!

Only Virgil could look this dashing with this splendid mustache!

And lastly Cheepers is trying to see what all the kerfuffle is about and peeking around the corner.

Cheepers, Brown and Virgil are out now and in stock at Crafts U Love

Snowball and the Christmas Props will be shipping to stores very soon!!

I will be back tomorrow with another card to get you in the Festive Farmyard spirit!

Friday, July 10

Karen Burniston 2015 Summer Release

Hi Bloggers
Thanks for popping by and I have a card I made using the NEW, yes NEW Karen Burniston Farm dies.

Karen has released 2 new collections  Farm 2 and Merry and Bright.  I won't go into big detail on the whole release as Karen has done a much better blog post than I ever could and you can read that HERE

But today I am showing you a card I made using the Rudy the Reindeer Die and the Christmas Tree Pop stand die.  A few years ago we went to Knole Park in Kent and had a lovely walk around the grounds of the beautiful National Trust place.  Whilst there I said to my Mum that we might get to see some deer and very close up too.  I don't think she realise just how close we would get to see these beautiful creatures and one very beautiful stag stuck in my mind. Although not a Reindeer I thought it would be lovely see Rudy like this.

I have used Rudy and the Tree Pop Stand dies and I should think that Crafts U Love
will have them order order soon.  Why not drop them an email to make sure!

These are starting to ship from Elizabeth Craft Designs first week August
I also used the new Christmas Sentiment stamp too

Tuesday, June 16

Karen Burniston - Whats's in a name - Designer Challenge June - Part 2

Howdy friends and I am back for the second of my posts for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and again its all about the initials in our names.  Mine being CC.  This time I have used CLOUD and COW as my two words and make this rather pretty Brownie, now to be named Pinkie :)  I think she looks rather beautiful with those big eyelashes and a flower in her hair.

I coloured "Pinkies" spots with a watercolour pencil and used a fineline black pen to add
the dot detailing.

For the main card I used :

Brownie the Cow - Karen Burniston - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Lorna Label Pop Up -  Karen Burniston - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Leafy Branch -   Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bunch of Flowers 4 -   Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clouds from All Season Tree -  Karen Burniston - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gingham Stamp - Lawn Fawn - Crafts U Love
The paper was from my stash, the stamp from my old Elzybells stamps

I do hope you have enjoyed the 2 cards and do not forget to check out the links
over on the left  <-------- at="" cards="" designers="" font="" from="" look="" talented="" the="" to="">

Karen Burnistons post will be coming soon and I will post a link to it when its up :)

Monday, June 15

Karen Burniston - What's in a name Designer June Challenge

Hello and welcome to the my first challenge card for this month and this months challenge was

 Everyone has to incorporate two Pop it Ups dies according to your first and last initials.  

Ahh, so for my that is "CC".   For C I could choose CHEEPERS the Chicken, or even Brownie the COW so it was a bit flexible.  We could use the entire line, so I could have chosen CHILLY the penguin or even Whiskers the CAT but having not had my new farm collection that long I really wanted to play with those.

So today's card was made for my son Caiden who is 9 today and I went to town on this 
TRIPLE Lucy Label Pop up.  I decorated with Brownie the COW and CHEEPERS the chicken. So that is my CC covered.  I also used Virgil the Pig, Susan Tierneys  Cockburn Fence and Elizabeth Craft Designs Ice Cream Cone.

Here is the Birthday boy and his card!

And here is the card.  I used 3 small 4 x 4 cards and cut the Lucy Label out of each
 of the cards.  I then covered with some 12" papers to bring the card together
as one piece.  I mostly cut the animals out of plain cardstock and picked up some
pink spotty card for Virgil.. Caiden asked if if he had caught chicken pox off Cheepers!

I will be back tomorrow with another farm based card and one where Brown is
anything but brown!

All Materials from Crafts U Love

Wednesday, June 10

Move over Stamping Caz. It's Crafty Caiden

It's the time of year again.  Sweetie jars required  for summer fair.  Theme this year is circus and although  we don't  have wild animals in circus' in the UK.  When i think circus I think big top,lion tamers and elephant's.

Caiden coloured the  stamps, I helped cut them out.  I die cut  the barn  from Karen  Burniston Barn pop stand. And Caiden armed with mummy's special  pens coloured  the lines, very gently I  might add  as he was warned to be  careful.
He punched some stars and we glued it all in place.

Loved my Crafty time  with my little Woo tonight.

Saturday, June 6

Prima Pencil and Stamping Mini Demo

I had a Prima pencils and Stamping Mini Demo today.  Unfortunately all good plans and all that my son broke his arm Friday late afternoon so it meant I didn't get much time in my shed to make lots of samples but I managed to make 3 cards and 2 images coloured which I will make into cards very soon I hope.

First up are a couple of cards I made using the MFT "Knead you" stamp set from Crafts U Love.

As well as the MFT stamps on the card above I used :
La La Land Zig Zags
Marianne Designs Film Strip

On this one I used the MFT stamps, Marianne arrow, Marianne # and photo frame too.

Next up I made this card using Woodware Stamp called "you make me happy"

And lastly a quick coloured image from Stampendous Called "Screwloose, nights sky".
I hope to make this into a card very soon.

All items from Crafts U Love

All coloured with Prima Pencils

Wednesday, June 3

Happy Birthday Mum

I had a play last night using a new Penny Black  stamp  called  "Smile all day". I coloured with pencils and  blender pen.

I made this for my very special  Mum on her birthday  today.

Sunday, May 24

Karen Burniston Farm Animals

Now in Stock at Crafts U Love  are the adorable  Farm Animals from Karen Burniston. Cheepers the Chicken, Virgil the Pig and Brownie the Cow. Not forgetting the adorable  Pop stand  Barn.

I used the Barn  on the house pivot  die  and a selection of old stamps  to decorate. And on the front the new Farm wording again from Karen Burniston and Elizabeth Craft Designs.


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