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Saturday, 11 February 2017

He was long gone when he met me

With a female card, if in doubt you can pop some flowers on & it works.  The nearest I can get to that for a man, are trees.  They may not drink beer, play golf, watch football or indeed have any hobbies at all but they can't take offence at a tree!


My distressed, inky, splodgy tree is for this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' where we're looking for masculine creations.  A fairly quick make but sometimes, that's all you can fit in!

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

At least I can say that I've tried

Here's one of my favourite Christmas cards I've ever made.  I love it's simplicity & clean lines, honestly it's a card that totally makes me happy!

I've used a James Bear pre-coloured image from LOTV, my swiss dots embossing folder & the little mittens came from who knows where....I have the vaguest of feelings that it could possibly have been Lakeland.

He's my card for the Sweet Stampin' Christmas challenge this month.  We had a phenomenal start to the challenge in January, plenty of organised people around so come & join us in February.  We're always Anything Goes (Christmas themed of course).


Playing along with some challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties #2 - Christmas Carols & Songs (definitely a 'White Christmas' here, love that song!)
Merry Monday - Clean and Simple

Thanks for popping by, have a great day,

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Saturday, 28 January 2017

You never say hey or remember my name

A quick appearance by me but an appearance nonetheless!  I've been making quite a few New Home cards recently as lots of people seem to be moving.   Either that or they're having birthdays, it's crazy busy for birthday cards too!  I'm off to a joint birthday party this weekend for 2 of them and looking forward to catching up with some good friends too.

This little card was also made for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' which is Spots & Dots


Some days you just want to go simple.

I've used the Good Neighbours stamp set from SU and a very old sentiment.  Still trying hard to use up the old (antique) stash!

I hope you'll take the time to play along with us & break out the spotty/dotty papers.

Also playing along with some of my favourite challenge (been a long time!)

Allsorts - Let's Celebrate
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - All that glitters is gold (sentiment)
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Another night, another dream

In case you're wondering, more blogging wasn't part of my New Year resolution making. Using up my ridiculously over excessive stash collection was however. So here I am playing along with team Susan's theme of Dies & Punches. Inspired by watching Lisa Horton on Hochanda the other day when I felt proper poorly.


We'd love to see you join us at Sweet Stampin', inspiration to use our dies is always a good thing!

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Can't stop the feeling

I do attempt organisation, I may fail frequently but I keep trying.  It's not helped by having the personality of Jekyll & Hyde and never knowing which one you'll wake up as!  Don't hormones drive you crazy?  Or is that just me lol?

In a sane-ish moment, I did make a Christmas card to let you know all about the July challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.  We're having an Anything Goes month so as long as it's Christmas/Holiday, themed you're in.

We're sponsored by someone new to us, Ppinky Dolls so hop over & check out the rest of the teams creations with her lovely images.


Entering a challenge or two:

ABC Christmas - N for No Rules
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas (optional snowman, not for me today!)
Fab n Funky - Add a Sentiment

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Just take my hand, hold me tight

Humph, nothing sunny about this Saturday.  Got drenched this morning so I'm compensating this afternoon with a cosy crafty afternoon in!  Fingers crossed it'll be a bit more productive than recent days,  i've been sitting down at the crafty space, looking at papers & stamps wondering what on earth i'm supposed to do with them.  I was asked this morning if I would stop crafting when I run out of stuff?  Um, no.  I'll just buy some more!

This card was made to fit the brief at Sweet Stampin' this week, to use a sentiment as the focus of the card.  I used a stamp from SU that makes me think of the amount of afternoons girlfriends & I have sat putting the world to rights!  Clearly we haven't succeeded yet.


Stamp - Stampin' Up
Dies - Spellbinders & Cheery Lynn
Papers - Papermania (yay, using old stash!)
Card - American Crafts & SU
Embossing folder - SU

Playing along with a challenge or two:

Crafty Calendar - Dies & Punches
Cut it Up - Anything Goes (100th Challenge, Congrats!)
Penny Black at Allsorts - Anything Goes +Stamp
That's Crafty - Feminine

Appreciate you stopping by, have a great weekend

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx
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