Saturday, 27 January 2018

Let's Dance

I don't do Valentine's.  So to accommodate me, our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week has an extended theme!  We want to see Valentine's or Love themed creations.  Okay, so it's not all for my benefit.  There might be some single folk playing along or just unromantic souls like me!

There's just a little bit of stamping on the vellum here, I cased this from the Sizzix blog.  There was a gorgeous sky blue & yellow version on there & if I could find it again, i'd link.  It was pretty.

Playing along with some lovely challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - V for Vellum
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (optional - Something New.  All old for me i'm afraid but I made it with my new Big Shot!)
Southern Girls - Circle Embellishments

Hope you have a great weekend, nothing special in store for me.  I've a lasagne to make as well as a cake to bake.  After that, i'm in my craft room ;-)

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

I heard you got a new girl friend

Men cards are something I never seem to have enough of, are you the same?  Aren't they just so darn difficult to make for?  The new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week made me determined to chip in.  I like this one as it's great for men with no hobbies although it would have to be someone you liked quite a bit to use all those superlatives!

Those background stamps are one of my favourite ever stamp sets (Extreme Elements from SU).  I keep looking at the splat dies that are now far I have managed to stop myself and stick with the stamps ;-)

As ever, I'd love to play along in a few challenges:

Addicted to Stamps 276 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz 186 - January Blues TOP 3!
Creative Moments 135 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Birthday!

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Your love is my love

Lots of layers, a toughie for a girl whose heart leans towards CAS design!  Anyway, lots of layers is the theme this week over at Sweet Stampin' so here I am and if you count the card base i've got 10 layers, woohoo!

I'm not a green lover normally but I do love a bit of lime, with black & turquoise especially!  I'm on a mission to make more men cards but honestly think this would work for either species.  

Keeping this short as sneaking a few minutes to post but would love to join in some challenges:

Penny Black & More - Something New (Embossing Folder)
Shopping our Stash - Old (Stamps) & New (Embossing Folder)

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Been wishing for you, am I lucky or not?

Happy New Year to all!  Did you make New Year resolutions?  For the first time in a long while, mine was not to blog more.  I've finally admitted defeat on that one & decided blogging is just not a major priority right now.  I'll stop kidding myself that I am going to make it a regular habit.

However, here I am right now and showing a Christmas card for this month's CASS challenge.  Without a sentiment because I couldn't find the perfect one in my stash, hard as that is to imagine.  I have 11 months to find one though, i'm thinking a die cut swirly one but not too big.

Taking part in some challenges:

As You Like It - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 367 - Anything Goes but optional something old, how about this mirri card? I'm thinking it must be 7 years plus!
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude 35 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 149 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something New, the bauble die was picked up just before Christmas.  This is it's first outing.
Shopping our Stash - Out with the old (Mirri card), In with the new (Bauble die)

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Bring me a higher love

I was so chuffed to get a Top 3 placement from Stamping Sensations for my last card, maybe I should harness my pmt grungy, messy creativity more often!

Fairies & Fantasy is not one of my favourite themes if i'm honest with you.  I don't think i'm very good at it.  Despite that i'm reasonably happy with this week's card.  I love the black & white combination & I love that I used a piece of a very old 6x6 paper pad as well as an embellishment (that wee swirly bit in the corner) that I have owned for donkey's years.  A very old donkey at that!

If you're better than me at fairies & fantasy creations, we'd love to have you playing along this week at Sweet Stampin'.  Do pop over, the girls have made fabulous inspirations for you.

While I'm around, i'll play in a challenge or two:

A bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by!

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

I know what I know if you know what I mean

We've got a distress challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week.  I'm not great at distressing cards, have to be in the right frame of mind....severe pmt usually (bizarrely) works well lol!  Hopefully you'll not all be suffering that while you're creating your distress masterpieces this week!

This fabulous stamp is from Inkylicious and there was sanding, inking, tearing, more sanding on this card.  I just went to town & enjoyed's like therapy!

As is my habit, I'll enter a few challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Card
Crafty Catz 387 - Anything Goes (optional CAS)
Crafty Friends 68 - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Close to Nature
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory TOP 3!

Thanks for dropping by,

The Genius (Occasionally!) xx
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