Tuesday, September 16

Meet Frankenpop - 2nd card for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

Today I have used Poppy from the Karen Burniston range of dies made by Elizabeth Craft Designs. And I styled Poppy to look like Frankenstein and then made a spooky scene using the Tree from Karen's All Season Tree and an embossing folder which I have highlighted with silver Gelatos. And created the moon by making a mask and again using gelato.

Looks like Poppy is all set for a spell of Trick or Treating!

Remember to check out all the other designers cards the links to their blogs are on the left
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Monday, September 15

Eye of Newt

Eye of Newt and toe of  WHAT!!??

Hoppy is sure the witches brew is wrong!

This months Karen Burniston challenge is to use her dies in any "spooky" way
we like! to make some Halloween cards.

I picked Hoppy to make this fun card.  Not sure that Hoppy is that pleased :)
Love the eyeball stew.

You can purchase Hoppy and all the Karen Burniston range from Crafts U Love in the UK.

I will be back tomorrow with a Poppy card - owls and halloween go right?!


Friday, September 12

UK Karen Burniston fans

Chilly Penguin is on Crafts U Love limited offers for only £6.99

Whilst stocks last only so get it now!!


Fairy card Create and Take

Happy Friday!

I made this weeks Create and Take at work (Crafts U Love) and this week we were making a Birthday card for a young girl or a girlie girl who loves pretty Fairies.

I used the Marianne Fairy Star
Tonic Happy Birthday Pansy
Prima Love Dream stamp set
Blue Oasis Dew Drops
White Versamark ink pad

I layered the fairy with a light blue under the teal fairy.

I hope you like it.


Thursday, September 11

X Cut Owl

Just a quicky.  I made this owl up last night using the new Xcut owl.  He has turned out cute.

I love this owl!  Another one for my collection.

Do you collect anything craft wise?  Would love to hear about your collections.

Caz x

Tuesday, September 9


Here are two quick bookmarks made for my boys.  The bookmark is paper smooches. Frog is Marianne Designs and the dog is Taylored Expressions. All from Crafts U Love.

Monday, September 8


I've made a couple of really simple cards lately too... here are two of them.

This one was made using the Sizzix Debi Potter Fox  HERE
I used a circle punch and small star punch to make a mask
and used a silver metallic cream to made the moon and stars "pop" out from the nights sky.

Here is a little card I made with the Skull and Crossbuns bunting stamp
and the Lawn Fawn Owl stamps and the little rose was a freebie.

Sending you Hedgehugs

I made this little card for my friend Suzie Q featuring the Hedgehugs from Lawn Fawn.
I mounted it onto the Karen Burniston Lorna Pop up and you
can get the Lorna Pop up HERE

The bunting stamp was one that I had made for me by Skull and Crossbuns
this design was made for me when I was running my Say it in bunting.
But there is a simular one HERE with just the 4 flags.
These are hand carved and excellent quality.

Wednesday, September 3

So proud

Of my handsome young Harvey. He starts secondary school today. 

Good luck Harvey i am sure you'll be fine xx

This should have posted last week! Good news is he is settling in well

Friday, August 29


email me at stamping caz at g mail dot com  as I cant reply

Thursday, August 28

My Crafty Palace

I've had lots of people ask me about my Crafty Palace, both a long time ago and recently and I thought I would post here for those more recent.

I got my Palace built by a place called wright sheds in Essex  http://www.wrightsheds.co.uk/ they make to order, so made to my size spec and where I wanted the windows ect.  At the time I think I was happy with my order.  Since my palace is now 7 years old there are a couple of things I would change.  I would have gone a little bit bigger, its 8ft x 10 ft, I maybe would have gone 10 x 10 and I would have gone for nicer side windows but I was trying to cut down the money and the side windows didnt seem that important but they are not a lovely as my gorgeion windows and door at the front.  I maybe even might have gone for a stable door, that way getting some air in but not having it wide open.    When I ordered my shed I went with these people as they would line it for me so it was insulated.

Here you can see why my shed is so lovely and insulated.  All that toasty padding behind the wood :)

This is a picture once it was built

Two days later on my Husbands birthday he hooked it up to the electric, added plug sockets and light.  Oh I could have done the happy dance!! ... wait I think I did!!

A few years later (2011) I decided I wasnt happy with the shed where it was down near the end of the garden.  It it was cold and wet to go down to my shed so I paid someone to move it.  That was a feat in itself to find someone who would do it.  I managed to track someone down and I think he was from the travelling community and had experience in moving caravans which helped as he knew exactly what to do.  That morning I went to work and I had never been so nervous in my life as my husband sent me pictures of my shed moving bit by bit up the garden!!
The only bad thing since the move is a really creaky middle part in the floor where I think they should have put a wooden post under but I only notice when moving about.

We've had some horrendous weather, rain, snow, ice and I have not got one spot of damp inside/  My papers are fine too.  I have an electric heater inside and I pop that on when I get cold, or in really cold weather I might just pop it on for an hour or so just to keep the shed warm for a while.  But most of the time I go down almost every evening anyway.

My claim to fame for 2014 was being interviewed and photographed by the Daily Mail a uk Newspaper.  As you can see the shed got the makeover here with some lovely paint.

I've since changed it again to add some delicious looking stripes!

I have filled my shed with a mix of Ikea pieces and bits and bobs found 
on local selling groups.  Its a mish mash of colour and storage and I love it.
Ceiling and floor, its all used :)

If there any more questions just let me know.

Caz xx

Tuesday, August 26

Woodland Frame

I've had great fun the last few days making a fun and decorative Woodland Frame.  I'm not really sue what I will do with it.  I love it too much to give it away so I will have to put it up in my shed (somewhere - my Mum asked if I actually had space for it)

I had brought some polystyrene rings for another project last year and I used
that as a base.

I used the NEW Marianne Designs Hedgehog, Sizzix Debi Potter Owl and Fox head (I added the body)  For the leaves I used the Stampendous stamps - there are matching dies to making cutting much easier.

All from Crafts U Love - www.craftsulove.co.uk


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