Tuesday 31 January 2017

Soft and gentle. ..

Today I'm sharing Gill's creations using the oh so popular  ladies from the Beautiful You stamp set.  The cards also feature the fab new watercolour pencils from the stampin' Up!  Spring summer catalogue  and show how even though the pencils are from the bright family they can work well with the softer tones of the subtle colour ways too

Monday 30 January 2017

We're back....

We're back!  
Today's inspiration was created for the all day class we held last Saturday  ( that's the piccie with all the people in 😉 lol)  we all had a great time 😊 I do love being with a room full of crafters...So much laughter !
The card is a Pop And Twist card that is oh so popular at the moment using the gorgeous High Tide stamp set available in the spring summer catalogue, just click the shop link if you're interested in having this beautiful set in your stash ☺

Have a great day and hope you'll join us tomorrow for more inspiration  ☺ x

Wednesday 18 January 2017


Today's inspiration is provided by the lovely Kim Fee. She very kindly sent me this card as a RAK, that's a ranom act of kindness 😊
This beautiful card highlights how you can use papers to "colour" your stamped image. It's a technique called paper piecing and it's one of my favourites.
Kim can be found over at

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Monotone magic. ....

Hi today's inspiration is a card that uses up scraps of pattern paper to create a simple monotone card with a bold statement inside ☺

Monday 16 January 2017

Just beecause. ..

I hope you've had a good weekend and are ready for the coming week ☺
Today's sample is using the negative waste left from a mass die cutting session . It also uses the new hexagons dynamic textured impression embossing folder and he great free 3/8 metalinguistic ribbon combo pack from this year's Sale-a-Bration the card.

Thursday 12 January 2017

Not elegant eggplant....

Sorry about not sharing yesterday but life got a little tricky for us here at 2 big girls crafting 🙁
So today's inspiration is provided by some of the lovely ladies who go to our regular class in Burgess Hill. Gill has been rather poorly so the lovely girlies made this lovely card and gift for her ☺

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Party on....

Today's sample is a little party invite using the new Ballons Adventures from the spring summer catalogue from Stampin ' Up!

Monday 9 January 2017

love notes.....

This weeks inspiration features the beautiful colour Elegant Eggplant.
Today I've teamed it up with other shades of purple from the pale wisteria wonder to the bright rich razzleberry and the perfect plum.
I stuck strips of coloured card onto whisper white card then put it through the big shot with the new texture impressions embossing folder from the 2017 spring summer catalogue from Stampin' Up! called Falling Petals.

Friday 6 January 2017

2017 Sale-A-Bration international blog hop....

Thank you for joining us today especially if you have arrived here from the lovely Marieke here
 Recently I've realized that I have a new style in my card making.. nearly every card I've made in the last month or so has had some level of detail on the inside but today's inspiration is almost another card in it's self !!!
Todays inspiration is all about the great products you can get free...yes Free! from Stampi' Up! during Sale-A-Bration. There are a 7 exclusive stamp sets, 2 exclusive designer series paper packs and 3 other exclusive time limited items that you can only get your hands on. To see these items please click on the link in the left hand side bar or visit our online shop or message us and we'll get a catalogue out to you asap. I've used one of the pattern papers and one of the stamp set.
Well enough of that here's the pictures outside first...

Then the inside....

Here's a close up of the sentiment the front of the card. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to create a ghosted impression to add a little impact and variety 
It looks better in real life! Honest! 

Well that's it for this blog hop post please hop on over to the lovely Hannah's blog for even more Sale-A-Bration goodness here 
Have fun
Cary xx

here's a list of all those on this hop
1 Hannah Jones http://hancraftedcards.com/
2 Angelique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
3 Carol Anne Currie Patterson http://fabric-paper-scissors.com
4 Christine Wrede http://stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
5 Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
6 Courtenay Heuston http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
7 Anja Reuss http:/stempelitis.de
8 Kristie Neal Walthall http://kwcrafts.wordpress.com
9 Jenn Curtis Charles http://bffstampers.com
10  Marieke Bart http://mintymik.blogspot.nl
11 you are here http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday 5 January 2017

waste not want not thank you....

Today's sample is what I call a table scrap card! What that means is that I'm a hoarder and can't bear to through a scrap of pattern paper away! lol These bits and pieces stay on the edge of my workspace and I often end up fiddling with them until I'm inspired!
Hope you like this one and maybe feel inspired to use some of your scraps too.