5W5D day2

Mornng, happy Tuesday and welcome to day 2 of my 5W5D mini series, if you haven't got a clue what I'm on about here is a quick recap on yesterdays post......

I've decided to do another mini series following on from the success of my "Crafty Confessions" last week. For the next 5 days I will be posting a new project everyday day, however each of the projects will be made using the same product. I'm calling this mini series 5W5D (5 ways in 5 days) and the rules I've set myself are quite simple. I will make 1 project a day for 5 days, each day will focus on a different style, medium, element etc. BUT each project will use the same stamp set! I am allowing myself to use some other products and even a few extra sentiment stamps etc but the main focal point of all 5 cards/tags etc must be created from the same stamp set.

Why am I doing this? Well as I said I'm back to school today so my time is going to be squeezed more than ever and hopefully having only one stamp set to focus on will make my crafting a bit quicker. Furthermore, it will encourage me to get value for money from my stamp sets- all too often I buy something and only use it one or twice or use it in the same way repeatedly. Hopefully, this little project will force me to be more creative too- thinking about how to get the most from a purchase and use every element of it.

The product I am focussing on this week is this lovely stamp set called "Cupcake Cutie" from MFT. I picked this set as it had a few images that would work together or on their own and a simple sentiment. You can see the first card I made with this set here. 



So onto project two and today I've decided to use the cake stand stamp and follow the sketch from the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. Sometimes I like to try using a sketch as it can break you out of your usual layouts. 



Technique wise I've use a "no outline" look by stamping in a pale ink (Memento Desert Sand) and I've also done something called "spotlight stamping" which you can see explain here




Other supplies:

Okay, so now it's over to you, as I said I'm giving you, dear reader, a chance to win a £5 voucher, kindly donated by Sally from Craft Mojo, to spend in the Craft Mojo shop- perhaps you'd like to buy the Cupcake Cutie stamp set, or another product I've used this week. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment on one of the 5W5D posts, or even better still join in yourself and add a link to your own 5W5D. Every comment will put you in the draw and if you decided to join in you can have a an extra entry too. I'll pick a random winner at the the end of the week and this is open to everyone worldwide!!!

Well, thank your for visiting, I hope you will come back tomorrow and see my third project using the Cupcake Cutie stamp set!

Rebecca x x x 

Craft Mojo DT, Day 1 of 5W5D and a giveaway!

Hi, welcome to;

a) Monday
b) My first day back at school
c) my Craft Mojo DT post
d) the first day in a new blog mini series
e) a chance for you to win a £5 gift voucher to the Craft Mojo online shop!!

Thats right I'm back to school today and in a bid to keep me blogging and because I received some really positive feedback on last weeks mini series I've decided to do another! For the next 5 days I will be posting a new project everyday day, however each of the projects will be made using the same product. 

I'm calling this mini series 5W5D (5 ways in 5 days) and the rules I've set myself are quite simple. I will make 1 project a day for 5 days, each day will focus on a different style, medium, element etc. BUT each project will use the same stamp set! I am allowing myself to use some other products and even a few extra sentiment stamps etc but the main focal point of all 5 cards/tags etc must be created from the same stamp set.

Why am I doing this? Well as I said I'm back to school today so my time is going to be squeezed more than ever and hopefully having only one stamp set to focus on will make my crafting a bit quicker. Furthermore, it will encourage me to get value for money from my stamp sets- all too often I buy something and only use it one or twice or use it in the same way repeatedly. Hopefully, this little project will force me to be more creative too- thinking about how to get the most from a purchase and use every element of it.

The product I am focussing on this week is this lovely stamp set called "Cupcake Cutie" from MFT. I picked this set as it had a few images that would work together or on their own and a simple sentiment. 



Anyway, enough about the details, on to the card. For the first card I've decided to make an "obvious" card. I've made a little scene using the girl, dog and the sentiment. I've used a purple a grey colour palette which I think makes it ideal for a younger teenage girl. Nothing to complicated here just  a few layers and a bit of colouring with Promarkers. 


Other supplies:

Okay, so now it's over to you, as I said I'm giving you, dear reader, a chance to win a £5 voucher, kindly donated by Sally from Craft Mojo, to spend in the Craft Mojo shop- perhaps you'd like to buy the Cupcake Cutie stamp set, or another product I've used this week. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment on one of the 5W5D posts, or even better still join in yourself and add a link to your own 5W5D. Every comment will put you in the draw and if you decided to join in you can have a an extra entry too. I'll pick a random winner at the the end of the week and this is open to everyone worldwide!!!

Well, thank your for visiting, I hope you will come back tomorrow and see my second project using the Cupcake Cutie stamp set!

Rebecca x x x 

Huge Thanks

Morning, last day of the school hols for me and I've got lots of work to do for tomorrow so it's just a quick post from me today. I've got a OLC to share with you featuring a lovely Paper Smooches stamp set- Surf and Turf. 



As you can see, although I've kept this card one layer I've addd lots of detail with watercolour, ink and spritzing!



Challenge inspiration:
Less is more- Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Papersmooches Sparks Challenge- anything goes
Daring Cardmakers- Clean and simple









Despite being back at work I will be posting everyday next week as I am running a little mini series which I'd love for you to play along with, you can also win a £5 gift voucher to spend at Craft Mojo, so why not pop back in the morning and see what I'm up to!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x x x

Crafty Confessions #5

Hi, it's Saturday and time to share my last Crafty Confession post. I've quite enjoyed airing my creative "disasters" in public and today my card is all about when CAS is just a bit dull. I love CAS cards, they are what I normally make but sometimes they just end up looking a bit boring!!!


I can't really decide if this card looks a bit drab because of the design or because it is on kraft card stock. Either way I don't think it's a stunner!!

So there you go, 5 of my cards I wouldn't normally share on here- I hope you've enjoyed seeing my little embarrassments. 

Rebecca x x  

Crafty Confessions #4

Happy Friday and it's the 4th day of my crafty confessions about cards I've made that really haven't turned out too well. Today it's a commission card.....


I made this card as a commission for a colleague at work, she really liked it but I can't say I love it myself. For a start it's a big card, 8x8" and secondly it looks a bit "old skool" and ni case you don't know what I mean it just looks a little bit old fashioned and dated. I don't really know why, in my head I though it would look modern, fresh and CAS but I was wrong. Crafty Confession #4 sometimes the card in my head don't translate to the card on my desk!

Ah well, see you tomorrow for the last card in my Crafty Confessions mini series.

Rebecca x

Crafty Confession #3

Morning, I'm back with my 3rd card in my Crafty Confessions series!


At first glance I don't really dislike the main features of the card but the problem is that the colours just don't work- the gold and black looks nice together but it's the white card base that is the problem. Unfortunately, I tried it on lots of different coloured bases and none really worked. 

Ah well, see you tomorrow for Crafty Confession #4,

Rebecca x

Crafty Confession #2

Hi, welcome back- if you missed yesterday's card you'll also have missed my first crafty confession. This week I'm sharing a few little embarrassing crafty disasters that (I hope) we all make sometimes. Yesterday it was how I ruined a really nice finished card, and today it's a card that I spent hours on and then decided I really hated!!! 



I took nearly 2 hours to watercolour this little scene and when it was finished, I really hated it! It looks muddy, messy and over-worked, ah well you can't win them all can you?


I was ready to throw it in the bin but decided to photograph it and share it with you all- sometimes it's nice to know that other people have artistic disasters!!

Have you had any crafty diasters lately? Fell free to share your own crafty confession.

Tune in tomorrow for day three of my public confessions!!!

Rebecca x x