Monday, 30 August 2010

Free Postage!

Just a quick post to let you know that over at My Mum's Craft Shop we are celebrating our Summer Bank Holiday today and we have FREE POSTAGE on all orders!

Type in the code MMCSKKB02 when you checkout!
Offer ends midnight tonight

Cards For Men Challenge 18 - Long Summer Days

It's challenge time again over at Cards For Men! This fortnight we have the theme of 'Long Summer Days'. Feel free to incorporate this in anyway you like as long as it can be suitable for a man or boy! This fortnights challenge is sponsored by the fabby Phindy's Place and she is giving us a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in her shop for the winner of the challenge!!!


Phindy's Place Digi Stamps is where you can find hundreds of beautifully drawn and detailed images for all your handmade card, scrapbook and paper crafting projects. Digi stamping is a new endeavor for children's book illustrator Philomena O'Neill and she enjoys drawing charming line images for crafters to color and embellish for their own creative efforts. Philomena likes to think of this as a collaboration between two artists. Please stop by at Phindy's Place, you are going to find images you love!

Here is my take on this weeks challenge!
Supplies - Phindys Place Image, Doodlebug Paper, AC Ribbon, Promarkers, Bazzill, Jewels & Mini Message.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Koetje Squirrel

Have you seen the latest releases from Nellie Snellen?? I just love the new Koetje Christmas Collection.... so cute!! I can't wait to play with more of the designs but for now here is a card made using Koetje Squirrel.

Nice and easy layout and so quick to put together! Definately awesome idea for those last minute cards, you know when someone sends you a christmas card and you didn't send them one!!!

Oooo other news, at MMCS we have the new Stampavie designs on the way that should be here anyday now so keep an eye out at My Mum's Craft Shop for them!

Supplies - Nellie Snellen Stamp, Imaginesce Papers, Promarkers, Glamour Dust, Jewels & Mini Message

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Christmas Mimi

I am so excited as this week we will be having a Penny Black delivery over at My Mum's Craft Shop, including the fabulous new Christmas clear stamp releases! I luckily have been playing with one of the new sets! I love these cute new charactors from Penny Black and they are fab to colour too!

We will also be taking our first delivery of My Minds Eye soon too!! I just love these papers they make such different yet beautiful cards! I used the fabby sketch over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for the layout and i altered it a bit!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 115
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowflakes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Blue & Green
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Supplies - Penny Black Stamps, My Minds Eye Papers, Promarkers, Ek Success Punch, Nestabilities, Jewels & Glamour Dust.

Decorating The Tree

Seeing as i started a new job this week i thought i deserved a little treat for myself! It has been 6 years since i worked for anyone other than myself so quite a big thing for me really! I had a little splurge and bought some new LOTV stamps!

I just love them so much and i have been waiting for the new releases to come out! SO look out for lots of creations by me using these fabby stamps!!

I created this card using the sketch over at Sketch Saturday! I added the extra panel as it looked a bit bare without anything there!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....

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Supplies - LOTV Stamp, Imaginesce Papers, PM Cardstock, Copics, Promarkers, Nesties, Prima Flower & Jewel

Little Claire DT Cards

Sorry i haven't been around much this week, i started a new part time job and have been so busy there and at home plus i've soooo tired i haven't had a chance to do much!

Here are another few cards i have made for Little Claire, using there latest new release stamps!
This is definately my favourite design out of the new releases. As soon as i got it i new i had to use it straight away! The stamp is called Deck The Horns! This is a little box bag i made for matching cards to go in. I will try and find the tutorial! Great for thank you notecards after christmas!
This is a nice & simple quick make, using lots of lovely glittery paper, i believe it was DCWV from one there stacks. The sentiment & stamp come together called Warmest Wishes.
This card uses the Christmas Pals stamp, i used lots of Glamour Dust in the background to make it all snowy and glittery! I also 3d'd the main image!
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Supplies - Little Claire Stamps, DCWV Papers, CI Papers, SU Cardstock, Bazzill, AC Ribbon, Glamour Dust, Mini Messgaes, Jewels, Promarkers, Prima Flowers & Nestabilities.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Polar Bear Pop Up

Here is another card i have made as part of my DT duties for Little Claire. This time i have used the cute polar bear stamp called Star Of Wonder. Unfortunately you cannot tell in this picture but i have used loads of glitter, it sparkles sooooooo much and really makes it look christmasy and wintery!
The card design is a stand alone pop up card. I do have the tutorial somewhere but i will have to hunt out a link for you and update this post soon. I used more DCWV Papers & Card. I am getting so much use outta that stack! I used my promakers to colour and of course my lovely Martha Stewart Punch!
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Supplies - Star Of Wonder stamp (Little Claire), DCWV Papers, Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Prima, Glamour Dust & Jewels.

We Three Cats

Following my new DT announcement yesterday and i pleased to say Little Claire have just launched there fabulous new range of stamps. Here is one of the cards i have made with the new designs called We Three Cats

I made this using some old DCWV paper from an old QVC Stack. I used my faithful promarkers to colour in the image & used loadsa bling!!

Supplies - We Three Cats Stamp (Little Claire), DCWV Paper, Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Mini Message & Jewels.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

New DT Member..

I have been meaning to put this on my blog for a while but i cannot wait any longer, hehe! I am very excited to announce that i am now a new member & part of the Little Claire Design Team!!!! Woooohoooooooooooooooooo! For those of you that haven't heard of them, they do the cutest simplistic clear stamps. Cute animals, charactors, flowers and sooo much more! Pop over to there online shop now and you will see for yourself there fab products!!

Here is a card i made using Hop, Skip & Jump!

Apologies for the poor lighting, i will try and retake this tomorrow in sunlight if the sun makes an appearance that is,lol!

Little Claire have sooo many new gorgeous stamps that they are releasing in September and i can't wait to show you them.....but my lips are sealed until then hehe!

Supplies - Hop, Skip & Jump Stamp (Little Claire), Doodlebug Papers, Promarkers, SU Cardstock, Martha Stewart Punches, Ribbon, Mini Message, Fabric Flowers & Jewels.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Florence At The Beach

I have been making a lot of winter & christmas cards lately so i thought i would get back to reality and make a summery card! With the weather we have had today its perfect as its super hot & sunny for once! So here is Florence At The Beach made using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Florence of course! You can grab yours at My Mum's Craft Shop, in stock now!
I used an old DCWV Summer Stack from QVC for the papers & card. I coloured it using Promarkers of course! I love this stamp, definately my fav from Kraftin Kimmie!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....
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Supplies - Florence - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, Promarkers, DCWV Papers & cardstock, Jewels & American Crafts Ribbon

Cards For Men Challenge 17 - Decoupage

We have a brand new challenge for you over at Cards For Men. This week's challenge is Decoupage! The only rules we have is it must be an item suitable for then men or boys in our lives and feature decoupage - that's it really.

This fortnight we have Donna's Den Of Crafts sponsoring us.

They have been very generous and given us a £10 voucher to send in store for the lucky winner! Also as a treat they are also giving challenge participents 10% off your order for the duration of the challenge! Be sure to type in the code CFM0410 on checkout!

Donna's Den of Crafts is a family-run business where we aim to please. We stock a wide range of cardmaking and scrapbooking items from Dovecraft, Joanna Sheen, Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders.....to name but a few. Our prices are reasonable and p&p is only £1. Most in-stock orders are dispatched next working day.

Here is my take on this fortnight's challenge

I have used Football Lad by Wild Rose Studio from My Mums Craft Shop. You can also get fabby Promarkers there which i have used here too. I teamed this up with Doodlebug Paper and of course a Martha Stewart Punch!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check the rest of the Design Teams work out too!
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Supplies - Wild Rose Studio Stamp, Doodlebug Papers, SU Cardstock, Promarkers, Mini Message, Martha Stewart Punch & Jewels.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Lily & Winter Sledging

Two cards in a row today and hopefully more later on too, woohoo! Now it is no secret i LOVE Pink Cat Studio stamps! They are my top 3 favorite charactor images ever especially Lily - love them soooo much lol! I have been busy busy making sample cards for our market stall and here is one using the Lily & Billy Winter stamp set!
I actually used the layout sketch from this weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday. Quite funky & different i would say! I don't know why i chose green & pink for christmas but i think it turned out ok lol. I used lots of glitter & jewels to it sparkly and christmassy!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Sketch Saturday - Week 116
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Supplies - Lily & Billy Winter, DCWV Paper, Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Nestabilities, Mini Message, Glamour Dust & Jewels.

Nellie Snellen Piggies!

Apologies for not uploading any cards until now, life got in the way - how naughty lol!
I love the Nellie Snellen range of stamps they are such cute little designs, this is Piggy Walking available at My Mums Craft Shop now along with Promarkers which i used to colour this design!
Don't forget if you type in MMCSKKB01 you will get free postage until midnight tonight!
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Supplies - Nellie Snellen Stamp, Daisy Bucket Designs Paper, Promarkers, Mini Message, Nestabilities, Ribbon & Jewels.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

My Mum's Craft Shop - OPEN!!


Just to let you all know My Mum's Craft Shop is now officially open!!

To celebrate the launch all my readers are entitled to FREE POSTAGE!!! All you need to do is pop this code MMCSKKB01 on checkout. This offer is valid all weekend until Sunday at midnight.

We have lots of things available in our shop including....


We also have....
& loads more on our website!
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I have more cards to show you that i hope to upload later & some more good news!!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Exciting News!!!!

My New Craft Store!

I have set up a new online craft shop!! Don't ya just love the name!
It hasn't gone live just yet, should be this Saturday is all goes to plan & everything arrives in time, soooo excited to be back in the craft industry again :)
We are still working on the website but i couldn't hold my exciting news in any more!
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We are going to be specialising in stamping supplies, specifically Charactor Stamps but we will also carry a range of essentials such as Promarkers, Acrylic Blocks, Paper Pads, Inks etc.
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We have lots of yummy stock arriving including stamps from;
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Wild Rose Studio
Ladybug Crafts Ink
My Favorite Things
Pink Cat Studio
Kraftin' Kimmie's
Penny Black
Nellie Snellen
and sooooo many more!
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We also have our own new company blog - My Mum's Craft Shop Blog which we will be updating constantly with new products, updates, inspiration & ideas and much much more!!
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If you live in Dorset or are on holiday in the area, come and stop by Dorchester Market. We will be having a stall every week in the indoor market with lots of our latest products & many sample ideas to see.
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I will let you know more info very very soon, but be sure to check here Saturday morning as i have a discount code for the new shop for this weekend to celebrate the launch!
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Kitty
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Nikki Bathtub

I fancied making a fast & fun girly card last night using a new stamp from the Ladybug Crafts Ink range called Nikki Bathtub. It's suh a cute image and sooo easy to colour, hence why i made it 3d as usual hehe!

In other news...i was a very proud mother last night, my baby girl Jasmine can now crawl! She did her first sprint across the lounge floor last night - after my craft stuff lol! So proud of her :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.....

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Relax
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
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Supplies - Ladubug Crafts Ink Stamp, Doodlebug Paper, SU Cardstock, Bubbles Embossing Folder, Nellies Frame, Promarkers & Jewels.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Milton With Poinsettia

Here is a nice and simple card quick make, i made today using the Milton With Poinsettia stamp by Wild Rose Studio! These are my latest favourite stamps! I also teamed this up with the matching Christmas papers which are beautiful to use and there are so many in a pack! I will be using lots of them!!

I have some news to tell you all soon but not until hopefully the weekend hehe! Not too much longer now :) :) :)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
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Supplies - Wild Rose Studio Stamp, Copics, Wild Rose Studio Paper, SU Cardstock, SU Ribbon, Stickles & Martha Stewart Punch

Monday, 9 August 2010

Cute & Girly

Well after creating my mens card yesterday i needed my pink, cute & girly fix again!! I have been doing alot of Christmas Design Team work so it made a nice change to do something pretty & girly & non christmas lol.
I found this pretty Doodlebug paper & based the colours & design around it! I used another one of my new Kanban Stamps! I just love 'em! Lots of lovely prima flowers & of course a martha stewart punch! I also made the main image 3d.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....
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Supplies - Kanban Stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics, Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers & Jewels.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Cheers

Sorry for the lack of post this week i have been unindated with DT stuff! I have now been asked to design on 2 other design teams but i can't say who just yet hahaha so you will have to wait & see! Sooo excited though! I whipped up this card using this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday Challenge! Just wish i had bigger circle dies, but i had to make do with what i already have!

Yesterday i managed to have a craft stall at a local craft fair, was a last minute thing so i just took what i already had made up. It was sooooooo busy much busier than i had ever imagined it to be. I did really well and sold over 40 cards and also other bits like notebook etc. I made loads of new friends who live around me too so it really has been a great weekend so far!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....
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Supplies - Wild Rose Studio Stamp, Papermania Papers, Promarkers, Copics, Black Jewels & Mini Message.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Where have i gone!???

I am so sorry that i haven't been posting anything this week, don't worry i haven't fallen off the planet... yet!! I have been really busy with alot of 'behind the scenes' stuff! It's all very exciting and all will be revealed very soon!

I am having a stall at a Craft Fair tomorrow so i am busy preparing for that but i hope to get some cards done tonight to show you!!

I have missed seeing everyones cards this week, but i will be catching up tonight with you all :)

Kitty xx

Monday, 2 August 2010

Cards For Men - Challlenge 16

Today is the launch of our new challenge over at Cards For Men! For this challenge we have a theme of 'Off On An Adventure'. You can interperate this however you like, all we ask is that it is a card suitable for men or boys and thats it really!

This challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Squiggle Stamps and we have an amazing prize for you... 5 Digi Stamps!!!!!




Squiggle Stamps really have the cutest designs and all the design team were lucky enough to have a play with some of the images! Here is my card...

The challenge runs until 18th August so you do have plenty of time to create something for our challenge!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing work from the rest of the Design Team!
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Supplies - Squiggle Stamps Image, DP (can't remember the make!) XCut Punches, Copics, Promarkers & Nestabilities.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Charlotte On Reindeer

God i have had a sleepy sunday! I am so tired, girls were up super early, i didn't sleep much so i have not had the oompf to do much today. An early night for me i think! I did however manage to make one card today using a fabulous Whiff Of Joy stamp . I love all the charlotte designs they are just sooo cute and this is definately one of my favorite of that range!

This card is very glittery & shimmery. The papers 'Reminsce' are pearlescent ones so they really shimmer in the light. Also lots of glittery snow in the background, again used fabby Glamour Dust. I also made the image 3d and sponged the background!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

By The Cute & Girly - Animal Antics
One Stop Craft Challenge - Patterns
Stamp Something - Christmas
Charisma Cards - Something With A Tail
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Supplies - Whiff of Joy Stamp, Reminsce Papers, Copics, Promarkers, Wild Rose Studio Flowers, Glamour Dust & Pearls.

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