Cuckoo for You

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

How do you feel about interactive cards?  I think they are great, especially if you can make them for children and particularly for the fellas in our lives – they do like something ‘mechanical’ or at least my fella does!

Admittedly there is some extra work need to make them but when you have the Cuckoo for You Bundle – well it just makes it so gosh darn easy!  Today I am sharing a video from Stampin’ UP! that shows you how to use this bundle to create a great card….. I am thinking that this could also make a simply perfect Christmas card as well!

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Watercolored Country Floral Embossing Folder ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

So we have 7 more days before Sale-a-bration is over for another year 😦  If you have not yet placed your order and made your choices please go ahead and do so right now – before it is tooooo late!

Today’s card is  using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and I have paired it with the  lovely, fresh, spring like Pear Pizzazz card and pulled out my Aqua Painter for a little watercoloring

I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stampin’ # 2 – Video Tutorial

This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus.  It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show. Continue reading

Adirondack Beach Memories ~Ink and Share Blog Hop


Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink & Share blog hop again.  You will have arrived from Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s post.   This month’s theme is  Summer ~ I really thought about this  and recall family holiday’s when we were children in North Devon in the UK, there was a particular beach, Putsborough Sands, that had wonderful sand and you could walk into the sea for ages before it got too deep.

It bought back such happy memories that I decided that my summer card would feature a beach with a comfy chair where you can take time to just watch the world go by.

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Southern Serenade Birthday

This is one of those special birthday cards – made for a friend who was celebrating a milestone birthday – I did not add an age – everyone deserves a little consideration when it comes to that!  My stamp set is Southern Serenade with the Layering Oval Dies making the focal point and Eclectic Layers thinlits dies giving some background dimension. Continue reading

Fairy Celebration Watercoloring

We have had some Christmas and Autumn themed projects recently so time for a little change, I trawled along my stamp shelf and picked out the Fairy Celebration Stamp set, which I have not used nearly enough.

The set has some lovely images just perfect for coloring so I broke out my Watercolor Pencils  to make a birthday card for Grand-daughter #3; as her birthday is the day before mine it is an easy one to remember! Continue reading