Category Archives: Happy Hour

Scrap box challenge

Does everyone have a problem using up scraps of paper, or throwing them away, or is it just me? My scrap box gets out of control quite quickly, so a few weeks ago I started to clear it out and use some of the bits that had accumulated and were too small to save, but needed using and not just recycling.

Here is batch number two of said cards!

Bright and busy DSP lent itself to a simple card with the addition of a sentiment, a scrap of ribbon and the two cute butterflies!

Some more chevron ribbon, a punched sentiment, and a lovely stamped and water coloured flower from the classy Everything Eleanor stamp set. Perfect.

Another classy card. This time Four Frames to provide the sentiment frame, and a little bit of decoupage to finish off. Once again chevron ribbon is fab!

Back to the modern look, some cocktails and some texture from the embossing folder. And a different ribbon this time… Some scrap red silky ribbon.

Finally something a bit different again…

The Sunflower stamp, teamed with grungy papers and some print (First Edition) and the added splotches from Gorgeous Grunge. Fab!

Not bad for an hours play and using up scraps!

Happy crafting!


Christmas heat wave!

For reasons I don’t really understand I made a Christmas card on one of the hottest days of the year so far yesterday … Yes I am officially nuts!

To be honest it was more related to using my Inktense blocks for stamping than to make a card, but make a card I did!


I wet the stamp and then ran the fuschia inktense block over the stamp and the stamped it. I held it in place for a little while to make sure the ink transferred and was reasonably happy with the result. I then used a paintbrush to paint the blended border.

Next a simple mount onto silver paper and DSP, and then a sentiment from Happy Hour used to finish off. Lovely! And simple!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Prompt!

This weeks prompt made me wonder … I now wonder what you will make of it?


You see my hubby and I rarely have a date night. We don’t have a wealth of babysitters to rely on and so rarely go out together. But for the occasion of these photos my auntie had my princess for the night and the hubby and I went into Manchester to watch the live screening of Macbeth. It was a great night although I really did end up with cushion envy and could barely walk or stand by the end of the night from sitting on the car park floor!

As I had a couple of pictures I decided to use the dividing page protector to make this page. I used the Etcetera dsp and did quite a lot of photo editing and playing with filters before printing the pictures.


I used the Happy Hour stamp set to embellish the page with some cocktails and otherwise kept it quite simple, with quite a lot of journaling.

Happy crafting!