Hello I am here with my card for the Paper Pros challenge and this months theme was GREEN. I needed a card for my husbands Birthday and how lucky for me that his preferred beer is green! Also lucky for me there has been a whole ad campaign saying "If ...

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"A STAMPING & CHIRPING Corner" - 5 new articles

  1. Paper Pros Challenge March - Green
  2. Paper Pro's - February Challenge - Love
  3. CARD MAKING - Karen Burniston - Spinner Square Card - Valentines
  4. CARD MAKING - Karen Burniston - Tag Card - Birthday Bears
  5. NEEDLE FELTING - Ferdinand - Fox - The Makerss Monthly Kit Jan 2018
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Paper Pros Challenge March - Green

I am here with my card for the Paper Pros challenge and this months theme was GREEN.

I needed a card for my husbands Birthday and how lucky for me that his preferred beer is green!  Also lucky for me there has been a whole ad campaign saying  "If Carlsberg did..."  So I changed that slightly to "If Carlsberg made cakes".

Now I have an admission to make.  I have hundreds of stamps AND hundreds of dies.  BUT my paper stash is ridiculous, I mean my paper stash is so pathetic that I could barely find green paper for my card!!  Yep, that bad.  Still I found this nice green check on the back of a Christmas design so that did the trick.  I pulled out some trusty Alphabet Stamps to stamp the words and used printed "Carlsberg" cans for decoration.

Inside the card I used the FABULOUS Karen Burniston KB Riley
Pop Up Cake die.  Of course following on the green and beer theme, this little fox looked decidedly cute to hold another can. (I am not sure he is old enough to drink, so I do hold he is just holding onto it)

Its all  a bit of fun and pleased this card did double duty in covering the challenge and my up and coming hubbies birthday!  49 this year!

Some of the other Paper Pros are playing along today. 
 See their "Green" creations on their blogs below.

Until next time!!
Caz x


Paper Pro's - February Challenge - Love

Its time for a Papers pro challenge than this month it was me who was going to choose the theme and I kept it real simple... LOVE.  The Paper Pros could interpret that how they wished.

Here is my card and it was just a mass of me wanting to play with the new Karen Burniston dies from KB Riley and using lots of different sets to make this cute card.

I made this romantic card with a hint of Game of Thrones. (GoT I LOVE)
Alas I failed with my styling of "John Snow" but I made my Khaleesi inspired princess, a castle, a map paper and inside a hint of the House Stark Flag and Khaleesi's fallen dragon "Viserion" inside with an ice covered castle. "Winter is coming"

Happily Ever After adorns the inside, Viserion holds a heart, will he
forever love his "Mother of Dragons"?  I guess we have a long time
to wait to find out!

So this card merges two things I love, card making with Karen's dies and Game of Thrones.    It will also double up as Darren's Valentines card :)

I will link up below the items I have used for this challenge, most of these dies are in stock at Crafts U Love.

Click links below to see what the ladies have been up to.  
Some may not be taking part in the Paper Pros challenge but click on over anyway as I am sure they have some beautiful samples.


CARD MAKING - Karen Burniston - Spinner Square Card - Valentines

Hi Friends
I am here today with my first card of the new 2018 release from Karen Burniston. Crafts U Love have them in stock NOW.  HERE

The first set I was keen on using was the Spinner Square die set, this is such a fabulous mechanism and can be used for so many things and decorated accordingly.  I happened to buy some pink card from work the other day so I just grabbed that with no card in mind.  Die cut the parts and went about the assembly.  Karen Burniston always supplies assembly videos for her dies.  After all they are hardly standard die cuts!  Of course you are going to need help.  So here is the link for the Spinner Square assembly instructions. 

On the front I decorated it with
The Luv Ya stamp was from my stash and the face
on the sun also a stamp from stash (Peachy Keen)

Inside I have gone to town with the Tropical Scene and Sea Animals 1037

The shark hides behind the square panel and when opened swings out, this can be used for so many things.  Endless ideas!

So I'd not usually use pink for the sky but I think for Valentines it will pass and I do love Turquoise and Pink together.

I will add a punny wording onto the panel with the crab.  
Any ideas greatfully received!  And if I pick your idea for my card
I will sort out a little crafty prize which will include some lovely papers
and a surprise so get commenting on my post.  Will post WORLDWIDE.

I have classes coming up using Karen's dies, including the Square Spinner (card will be decorated different to this one) at Crafts U Love in Charlwood in Surrey.  To look at details click HERE


CARD MAKING - Karen Burniston - Tag Card - Birthday Bears

Hello Friends
I am here today with a card I made for my Sister in Law Sue, who's birthday is tomorrow, I know she has opened the card so I thought I would share right away before I forget.

One of my favourite dies at the moment is the Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop Up die set. And you can purchase it at Crafts U Love as it is back in stock but selling like a hot donut! :)  I prefer donuts to pies :)

The card above is Karen Burniston's beautiful packing sample.
Just look at all that happy in one card!

Here below is the card I made using the MFT Bitty Bears to decorate the pages. I really wanted to add more but time got the better of me.  This was my first card since before Christmas.  But I am still pleased how it turned out.  But if I did it again I might add a few more touches.  Maybe some stamped stitching on the front.  And a bear on the left hand panel inside.

Sorry the photos aren't great, its so dull in the mornings here at the moment and it doesn't make for good pictures.

Here is where the party is going on... inside with a pop of red, kraft and a smattering of green.  My bunting stamp from Skull & Crossbuns is always a welcome addition to add fun to any spaces.

I have a very fun, sunny, bright Tag Card for my first class at Crafts U Love
on 17th February.  I am thrilled this class sold out in 3 days!  And we've decided to run another date for this class which is Saturday 3rd March 

Call to book on the new date or watch out online for when its added over the next few days.  I look forward to seeing you there

The design of the card will be spring flowers and colourful.


NEEDLE FELTING - Ferdinand - Fox - The Makerss Monthly Kit Jan 2018

My first crafting this year was some Needle Felting.  I have found the whole being signed off work really hard.  I have felt guilty about being off and guilty about not earning money and it had a massive effect on my mojo.  Silly I know, but it has been hard.  So this past Saturday when Darren was fixing my car I decided to tell myself off and say "Don't be so silly, make something".  But what to make?

I had just before op had my Monthly Makers Kit delivered and decided Mr Fox would be my crafty cheer up.

Ferdinand was born on Saturday 20th Jan made
Fluff, Needle, Pipe cleaners & a whole lotta love.

Today I have started the badger from the kit.  Above you can see
the basics of what I used to make the Fox and Badger.

You can purchase the kit from 
and Pssst!  CAZ10 is good for 10% off your order!

Please Note : I am not affliated with The Makers, I do not get
anything for passing you onto them, just sharing
the needlefelted love :)

I will be back with the badger next, name to be decided once hes finished. 

Until next time 
Caz x


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