Hap-bee Birthday!

My husband and my brothers birthdays are on the same day so I have the fun of  making two cards for two very different people! I used this cute bee image from Meljens. I used woodgrain paper as my husband is getting into wood working lately. I used lots of blue on this also as it is his favourite colour. I kept it quite simple apart from the paper layers and let the image do the talking.

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I filled the inside of the card with bee puns then too for a bit more of a fun element! Thanks for stopping by today, hope your Mondays go fast!!

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Birthday Bus!

It was my brothers birthday recently and he loves VW vans so it seemed perfect to make him a card with one on it. I found a brilliant image here. I printed it on white and red card and fussy cut the pieces out to make a two tone van. I used papermill card for this and it goes through the printer perfectly and the colours are just perfect. I used the same red card stock for the card background. I stamped with a music script on this card as he is a musician – so it combined his two loves!

vw bus card small


Happy birthday little brother!

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Special Day Today

Hi all,

I have a fun post up over on the Sarah Hurley blog today showing how to make this card using some of those unused journaling cards. Stop by and check it out!pic 8

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Happy Journal Page

Hi All,

I am stopping by today with a journal page I created using up a lot of left overs – my favorite past time! I created a page based on this quote:

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I wanted to use up a lot of letter stickers so was creative in my use of them. I coloured them all with a black sharpie first so they all look the same colour! I put together a quick step by step in the video below:

And here is a picture of the completed page. I left the page quite simple because I loved the background so much, I really wanted to leave loads of it on show!!

complete page

I was inspired by the France Papillion Journal on Monday 100th page celebration to complete this page and to try out putting together a step by step video! I am linking this up over at her celebration which I highly recommend checking out HERE!! Her work is an inspiration.

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Favorite Things Challenge…

The new challenge up on the Sarah Hurley blog today is to show or use your Favorite Things. One of my favorite things is to use up paper scraps. I love nothing more than being able to get rid of all those left over bits and pieces. I often leave them in a corner of my desk for a while to be able to grab them and use them up as inspiration strikes! On my card below everything was a scrap on my desk. I used a sentiment stamp set from Sarah Hurley and the paper in behind the die cut hearts is from her paper range also. I covered the center heart with glossy accents and then sprinkled clear distress glitter onto it. I love the look this gives.

The sentiment is from Saarahs stamp set. The circles on the white background are also from one of her stamp sets. The white card looked a bit too plain otherwise!

favourite things challenge 95 card

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure to head on over to the challenge blog and link up your project showing us your favorite things for your chance to win!

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Pink and Grey Wedding Card

Hey all,


Just stopping by with a quick one today. Life has been hectic so I have not been blogging much at all. This is a quick make that I did for a wedding card. Lots of dies used on this on and I used grey and muted pink for it as a bit of a break from black and white.  I think it looks nice, its fun to play with colour palates!


wedding card mr and mrs


Thanks for stopping by today and hopefully I will be back again soon!

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Love Hearts Card

I have a little step by step on how to make this card up on the Sarah Hurley blog today. It is a fun card that uses up some of those small scraps you end up with and also gets you use from die sets such as the heart one as I used on the card. Head on over and check it out and let me know what you think!!

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Masculine Birthday Card

I have a tutorial over on the Crafting Ireland blog today showing how I made this fun birthday card for my dad. It is a great masculine card that can be changed up for any occasion!

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Baby cards

I have a tutorial over here on the Crafting Ireland blog today showing how I made these two baby cards…. A boy version…

boy card

And a girl version…
girl card

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A whale of a celebration….

Hi all,

This month the challenge over at the Sarah Hurley blog is ‘Celebration’! I created this fun tag using some of Sarah’s papers. I used the chevron for the tag base and some of the wood grain for the banner on the tag. The sentiment comes from one of the printable kits. The whale is a cutting file that Sarah has up over in the Silhouette store, I love this guy! I stamped his eye with a stamp from the zombie girl doodle doll set and drew on his mouth. The sequins make a little trail of bubbles that he is blowing. I added some doodling in grey pen around the sides of the tag, and also inked up all the edges.

Make sure to head over and check out the challenge and join in the fun!!


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