Sunday 22 December 2019

Perpetual Calendars ...

This year I have made some perpetual calendars as presents as the recipients like to keep their special makes out all year long and Christmas doesn't always look good in June, ha ha.


So the first one has Tilda with flower in her pocket/For you Tilda on the reverse as another option.
The second one has Up up and away Tilda/For you Tilda again.
Reverse side option shown below.

I have cut all of the elements on my Silhouette using a file from the Design Store by the lovely Lori Whitlock to which I have added sides/back and a acetate window pocket.  I hope to stamp/colour a couple more next year so they have a choice of images to look at. I have coloured with Promarkers, plenty of ready made flowers from my stash, several Doohickey dies from the club kits.  I have again cut from the Design Store a mini bird box.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections titled  Cottage Charm. Gesso distress, A3 kraft card for the main structure.  Cheesecloth, pearls, ribbon and clip.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Official Magnolia Inspiration - Christmas Gift Box (I Won top 5)!
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Wishing you all a very Happy Crafty Christmas love from 

Friday 20 December 2019

Seasons Greetings ...

Some more Christmas cards to share today this time using a beautiful stamp from Penny Black; Snow Forest which I confess hadn't seem ink, oops!  Stamped in TH distress ink, a little pastel blue Promarker shadowing, some shimmer, sentiment and gems.  Matted and layered onto gold mirror and white embossed snow card base.  Plenty of sparkle over the snow but sadly doesn't show too well :(Very simple but the stamp just speaks for itself don't you think)

Thursday 19 December 2019

THINKING OF you this Christmas time ...

This is a special Christmas card I have made for a recently bereaved family, wanted to use the same stamp from Mama Elephant as I have for my general cards this year; Pine & Posy. Heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment,stitched square & banner are from the latest/third Papercraft Society box designed by Paula Pascual.  Coloured with Promarkers, white marker & glossy accents on the berries.

Monday 16 December 2019

oh so merry ...

 A couple more special Christmas cards today, very slightly different for my brothers.  Mama Elephant have really inspired me with their releases this year and this one was no exception; Penguin Waddle.  A substantial stamp and therapeutic colouring and some shimmer to finish.  The 'Oh so merry' again is from Mama Elephant and is included with the Creative Cuts for this stamp.  Coloured with Promarkers, some clear dew drops, TH distress oxide and two more cards complete, tick x

I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun (I Won Top 3)!
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas (I Won)!

Sunday 15 December 2019


Another new stamp set I just couldn't resist, Snow Angels from Mama Elephant combined with their die 'Warm Fuzzy Hugs' released at the same time.  Made this one for my Son to play with.The background was created with TH distress oxide; Salty Ocean along with some Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.   The bear and the fox are on mini action wobble springs.  The cat has been raised by a 3d foam pad.  The snowflakes are also from Lawn Fawn and some gems to finish.  Coloured with my favourite medium Promarkers

Christmas ...

Well this years sixty general cards are now complete, simple yet elegant. Fell in love with teal & gold for my colours this year combined with stamps from Mama Elephant, just love this new stamp set; Pine & Posy  The sentiment is from the first beautiful Papercraft Society box, designed by Christina Griffiths.  Heat embossed in gold on teal, gold mirror mat, gold embossed onto a white mat and coloured with Promarkers.  This year I have stamped my envelopes using the Pine & Posy again in black and just of the edge, really finishes off the look I was going for.


To co-ordinate I have made some shaker labels using the fabulous freebies from Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 198 back in October.  Along with some gold organza ribbon and some Nuvo confetti. My gift wrap is a gold sheen Kraft paper to complete the look.

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Squeal ...


Regular followers will have noticed I do like an interactive card and I have to say MFT have some amazing dies to create spectacular creations with ease and this one is no exception, the Interactive Up & Down dies which I just had to combine with the Piggy Pebbles, gorgeous piggy jumping in the puddle along with the fantastic sentiment, perfect me thinks.

Coloured with Promarkers in my usual dotty style, very therapeutic, simply layered with some polka dot paper and green cardstock.  I have used glossy accents on the puddle and rain and a couple of green pearls to finish.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Congrats ...

Well finally I can share this card with my blogging friends.  I made this for a special lady who is now a fully qualified veterinary nurse (RVN), her dream job, well deserved.

I have used the Picture Perfect stamps from MFT for this themed card.  The Scripty congrats is from Lawn Fawn and one of my favourite go to dies.  I have distress oxide the background with a splash of water then hand stitched.  The frames are also from MFT made into shakers, hearts & stars. To keep this modern and hip I have stapled the layers to the base.  Colored with Promarkers in my usual dotty style.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge - 
Passion for Promarkers - 3 (stars) (I Won Top 5)!

Thursday 5 September 2019

Fluttering ...

Lawn Fawns Magic Picture Changer die set and add on set.  The Butterfly Kisses stamp set works well as you can see.  So very pretty me thinks and again great fun to make.

3D Arch Banner die with a sentiment from the stamp set.  Papers are from Nitwit Collections, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, border die and some pearls to finish.  

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Creative Stamping NOW ON SALE ...

A peak at one of my Kinectic Kids Christmas cards using the free gift of Clearly Besotted stamps.
Grab your issue 75 now to see the reveal ha ha!

Saturday 17 August 2019


Creative Stamping Issue 75 is due to go on sale on next week, 22nd August 2019 and the free gift is some super cute images from the wonderful Clearly Besotted.  I have a feature on
childrens kinetic Christmas cards this time round but the Creative Stamping team have packed full the issue with some wonderful makes.  

Sneak peak of one of my cards, Reindeer Wobbler!

For a peak of mine and the teams work click HERE

Happy crafting love 

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Hap - pea ...

I was lucky enough to get hold of the Magic Picture Changer from Lawn Fawn a while back and couldn't wait to get started.  These peas are just adorable and loved by all, young and old.

I have also used from Lawn Fawn the add on die set and the Hap-pea stamp set.  Papers are from Nitwit Collections, coloured with Promarkers, birthday sentiment stamp from Craftwork Cards stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.  Ribbon, green pearls and hand stitched.  Really fun to make and not as daunting as it may look, I think I will be making plenty of these in the future, watch this space.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Polkadoodles Craft - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Wednesday 7 August 2019


Two posts in one day, on a roll or should I say a piece of toast, ha ha.  Sharing some older stamps and dies which hadn't yet been played with, until now.  The Lawn Fawn Let's Toast stamps, dies & add ons.

Background created with TH Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and a splash of water, Roxstamps Round  Nesting die and plenty of elements from Lawn Fawn.  Coloured as always with Promarkers.  Some Altenew Rock enamel dots to finish.  That is all for me today, see you again soon

Have a Claw-some ...

Had this stamp a wee while I confess with someone in mind before I went on to use it generally, anyone else do that or just me?

So gorgeous stamps from Lawn Fawn as always, titled 'you're claw-some' with plenty of stamping options.  I decided to use the hearts and stars for the base layer, colored with Promarkers, clear sparkles on the hearts and glossy accents on the stars.  Hand stitched as I hadn't done that for a while, matted and layer with coordinating card.  Sentiment from the set with a gold staple.  A little bit of movement on this one by way of the claw.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, there never seems to be enough time to blog as much as I would like but I am crafting away behind the scenes but limited to what I can share.

Take care, love

Thursday 27 June 2019

Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 193 OUT TODAY ...

Sneak Peak ha ha x

My latest article in collaboration with Avery Elle is featured in the new Simply Cards & Papercraft out today, even managed a picture on the front cover.  Do go and grab your copy for some Summer Avery Elle inspiration and some free Edwardian Lady stamps & papers.

Sunday 23 June 2019

S M A S H ...

magic color slider card today, using the Year Seven Lawn Fawn Stamps. Also used Lawn Fawn Push Here stamps for the tab.  Papers are from Nitwit Collections, acetate, Staz On, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, pink organza ribbon & green rafia and a little wee sweetie charm.  The frills were cut on my Silhouette.

And the reveal, not clear on the picture but there is glitter on the sweeties.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Beautiful Borders (I Won Top 5)!

Thanks for popping by, love 

Saturday 22 June 2019

Squeal! ...

I have had a little play with the MFT Falling from the Clouds die & the Stacey Yacula Piggy Pebbles stamps.  Absolutley loved colouring this little fellow.  Not bad for a first attempt, next time not so many seed beads though!
Happy crafting 

Sunday 16 June 2019

Happy Fathers Day ...

A must have stamp the 'Wild Roar' from Mama Elephant, I simply could not resist.  A long colouring session I admit but so much fun.  TH distress oxide background and I have created a scene and used some acetate to create the front of the card too.  The little panda was holding a heart so I thought I would make a mini shaker.  Hand stitched as always, thank you for popping by to my blog.