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I am a stay at home mum who lives in the US but is originally from the UK. I have a devoted hubby who is my rock, 2 gorgeous kids and a new puppy who is my shadow! I have been card making for many years and now I have a dedicated craft room plan to continue for many more!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Pumpkin Pup

Good Afternoon, the days are finally starting to cool off but to a temperature that is great to be out and about. 
I'm here again with another make using the fab stamps from Riley and Company today I am introducing a character that was introduced during the new release last month.


Isn't he just the craziest pup you have seen?

I colored him with alcohol markers but had to highlight those eyes with a florescent yellow as well as give him a shiny nose using crystal drops! As he's a Halloween character I used black and orange to mat both the image and the card. a piece of harlequin paper in the same color scheme highlights the image. I used a Halloween die cut and some orange enamel dots just to add interest to the card without distracting from that crazy pup!

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Just a Note

Good afternoon - wow it's the middle of September already where is time going!!!!

I'm here again with my next showcase for Riley and Company. This time I'm showing one of the super cute Mushroom Lane Houses.

There are various little houses that make up a delightful little village - today I have used the Post Office I just love the detail these stamps have including an ATM, post box which is labeled Snail Mail and the antenna!


I colored the image with alcohol markers adding clouds to the 'sky' with a blender pen. I then matted a 5x7 inch card blank with blue card to make the image pop and used more muted patterned papers on the rest of my layers. a sentiment stamp and envelope stamp just added to the theme of the card


Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Calorie Free Cake Anyone?

Good afternoon, it's been a rainy morning here and looks like more is on it's way but it continues to be humid. 

Today I am featured over on the Riley and Company blog with some of my makes using their cute stamps so over the next few days I will be showcasing the cards I have made.

Today isn't a card but a cake box using the adorable  Riley popping out of cake and Eat Cake sentiment from the Funny Bones range.


I used a template for the cake box and digital papers. I then colored Riley in using alcohol markers and die cut him into an oval shape, this was then fussy cut around the bottom of the cake leaving a tab as the mechanism to stand the image up. 
I then stamped the sentiment in black ink and again die cut but with a scalloped oval. I inked the card before removing from the die to create a matted effect.
Once Riley was in place clear gems and Crystal Drops were then used to decorate the cake box.

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 


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