Sunday, 24 February 2013

Big Birthday Wishes!

Good afternoon - why does the weekend seem to go by really quickly?? Can't believe it's Sunday again so soon. Did some retail therapy in Glasgow yesterday while my dad took the boys to a football match. 

This little card is for this week's Seize the Birthday sketch for a female birthday and managed to combine it with Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge which is looking for the use of punches and dies:

The little fairy (with glittery wings) is from Sugar Nellie although I have lost the packaging and can't think what she's called. The papers are MME Miss Caroline "Dolled" up and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. The fabulous die cut background is from the new Stephanie Wightman range of dies - it wasn't particularly cheap but I thought it could be used for both male and female cards. 

Off the mum and dad's for tea shortly - hooray no cooking to do!

Thanks for visiting, Sheena xx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

For some birdie special ......

Evening all! The boys are out playing and I've got 5 minutes before dinner needs sorting so I thought I'd pop on here!

Got another little card to show off today (I do apologise for the angle - I didn't think it was that bad!!) using the sketch from The Sweet Stop with a spin of birds and/or bees:

The bird family is an old image from Tinker & Co coloured with promarkers. The papers are once again Bazzill Basics, this time "Ambrosia" and due to my duff photography skills you can't see that the charm is a little birdhouse!

Right, the cauliflower cheese has to go in the oven .........................

Sheena xx

Monday, 18 February 2013


Do you know what that stands for?? Happy Birthday To You a la text speak! Despite teaching teenagers I had to look this one up for my card lol.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp as always have a fab little sketch to work with and here is my take on it:

This young lady is from The Paper Shelter and is having a "Coffee Break" - used the text abbreviation to make it a really teenage girl card. The paper is Prima's "Miss Caroline" which I don't use enough and the envelope and icon background was made using TPC Studio's "Text Tales" stamps - I knew they would come in handy!

Think that's it - off the get dinner organised (or we wouldn't eat around here otherwise!!).

Thanks for visiting, Sheena xx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

You make me smile ....

...all over my face! I do love that quote which I've used on my card - it makes you smile! Have some crafty time this afternoon as everyone is visiting in-laws so it's pretty peaceful. Did all my school marking, bought the Create and Craft Spellbinder Blockbuster (all £330 worth gulp!) and made me a card.

For this one I have combined 2 challenges - I have used the Sketch Saturday sketch with the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Bingo board (after much deliberation I decided on going diagonally - lace, dies and kraft).Crafty Catz are also having a DT call.  Here is the result:

The paper is the rather delicious "Doodle Deux" from Prima which has such vivid colours, the cutie patootie is from The Paper Shelter which has a brilliant collection of digi stamps - this one's called "Learning is Fun". The sentiment is from a collection of kid quotes from Inkadinkado. The lace and gems were hiding in my stash (and I do mean hiding - I swear the pile of stuff grows all on its own lol). The little flowers were made from my spellbinder bitty blossoms dies and were a bit of fiddle to make but am quite pleased with the effect! The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. 

Phew, enough of my rambling - got to go, got the next card to make!!

Thanks for visiting, Sheena xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Birthday Boy

I know, I don't post for ages then manage 2 in one go lol! I really am loving the Seize the Birthday challenge and it's such a great way to build up your birthday card collection (which is handy for emergency I forgot someone's birthday moments). This week they are looking for a masculine card based on the sketch so here is my take:

Have used the ever gorgeous Maurice digi from Pollycraft and combined him with Bazzill Basics Paper "Lucy's Crab Shack" and some gems - jobs a good 'un! 

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx


Good morning - it is a bit early isn't it??! We are on our half term here but still get up about the same time out of habit, boo!

Using a fab sketch over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp for this cute little LOTV bear using his imagination with the box - how many times have my two had great presents but loved the boxes more?!

The papers are Bazzill Basics Paper "MAC" which are fab for boys cards. For the 3 balloons I just stamped out the balloon image from the stamp and used Bakers Twine and a button to finish it off. 

Well, off to see how I can keep the boys occupied today without spending a small fortune!

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Cake Glorious Cake!

Hi there! Can't believe it's February already! Have had hardly any time to craft recently so this is the first challenge for a few weeks.

Have gone back to the fabulous "Seize the Birthday" blog for this one which this week is looking for a feminine card based on the sketch. This is what I came up with:

This gorgeous little girl is of course from Lili of the Valley which I totally love - it comes with the sentiment as well. She's coloured with promarkers and has some sparkle on her wings - I wish someone would bake me a cake that big!!

The papers are from MME "Nostalgia" paper pad and the delicately coloured flowers are from the Hobby House and are called "Vanilla Latte". Finished off with a little birthday sentiment and some gems. 

Hopefully I can get a little crafting done this week - it's half term Thursday and Friday and if I can keep the monsters occupied for a bit I might get some peace!

Thanks for visiting!

Sheena xx