Thursday, 27 June 2019

Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 193 OUT TODAY ...



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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.  Catch a sneak peak HERE.  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!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
MFT Birthday Project Challenge - Surprise

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. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Papercraft Essentials 175 ...

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My next feature for Papercraft Essentials Magazine 175, congratulate a graduate.  Grab your copy now, packed full of inspiration and free goodies too.

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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Die Cutting Essentials -


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Grab the latest issue of Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 51 it features a great free die set and some fantastic inspiration not to mention my first article 'Stretch your Stash'  as winner of Papercraft Magazines Designer of the Year 2018.  You can see a sneak peak over on Facebook on the Die - Cutting Essentials page.

Happy Crafting 





Friday, 19 April 2019

Thank Moo ...


Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

Time for another Guest spot over on the challenge, as always it is 'Anything Goes' and this weeks sponsor is the fabulous 

Doctor Digi

and I have had the pleasure of colouring the wonderful 'Morag the Moo' just adorable.
Pop on over to see digi stamps for all loved ones in your life and some great sentiments too.


So I have printed the lovely Morag onto Neenah Desert Storm card and coloured with Promarkers and Nuitop pencils.  Papers are from Nitwit Collections, rosette, hand stitched and a few pearls to finish.  CAS but I just love Morag so didn't feel it needed anything else.

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




Saturday, 13 April 2019

Happy Easter ...


After my Mama Elephant Snowman Agenda creation HERE  I couldn't wait to make a Little Chickie Agenda card with the same concept. So I have made a few of these, blue & pink for family & friends.  Just spin where the little arrow is shown and those adorable yellow chickies go round, endless fun for me and I hope the recipients.

I have used papers from Nitwit Collections, cut on my Silhouette, coloured with Promarkers, little arrow stamp, some pearls and Floral Frenzy 6x6 Embossing Folder from Die Sire for the white vellum and of course hand stitched to finish.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Easter/Spring (I Won Top 3)!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hugs




Friday, 29 March 2019

Thanks Latte ...

I am a Guest Designer over at the wonderful

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

and as always the theme is 'Anything Goes'.  The fabulous sponsor is
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which if I am honest I hadn't come across before, so if like me they are new to you go and pop on over to the store for adorable digi stamps (just click the logo).

I had a play with the 'Coffee Love' digi stamp set for my next guest spot.


Papers are from Nitwit Collections titled 'Coffee Talk', edged with TH Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Paper pierced, no hand stitching this time, enamel dots & doily.  Coloured with Promarkers & Niutop pencils.

Do come & play along with us and check out the Little Blue Button HERE.



Saturday, 23 March 2019

With Love ...

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Today I am sharing a little matchbox drawer explosion box, for that someone special.  The cutting file is by the wonderful Lori Whitlock cut on my Silhouette using Kraft card.

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I have used papers from Nitwit Collections, Gesso & distress edges for that shabby look.  Plenty of flowers, lace, Doohickey dies, charm, doily and of course the lovely stamp; Sitting Spring Tilda by Magnolia.

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A picture of the box opened up, complete with some more flowers & dies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
All About Magnolia Challenge - Wings
Passion for Promarkers - Spring (I won Top 5)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration.


Friday, 22 February 2019

With Love ...

I am a Guest Designer over at

 Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
for the coming months,thank you Ruth for inviting me. This is my first offering for the new challenge as always 'Anything Goes' and the lovely sponsor is 'All Dressed Up' with the gorgeous 'Sight Seeing in Paris' which is just so whimsical.  You can take a look at the entire collection of digi stamps available HERE 


So I have used foil papers and sentiment from Hunkydory, matt and layered onto gold mirri, hand stitched, heart doily from my stash.  Coloured with Promarkers, flowers and gems.  Clean and simple but so very pretty, so do please come & play along with us, we love to see all your creations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Bye for now, see you there

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wish upon a star ...


My first magic color slider card, dies from Father Christmas ok ok Lawn Fawn. Now my Stazon was very old so I couldn't get a clear image on the front of the acetate but I do have another on my craft table and a new ink pad so the next one will be better.  Also I  have a new stamping platform also from Father Christmas and I cannot believe how I have managed without one for so long, highly recommended.


I have used more Lawn Fawn this time the Upon a Star stamp set including the stars which I have heat embossed in silver & the sentiments.  Stitched hillside cut on my Silhouette, papers from Nitwit Collections. The background has been created using TH distress oxides, had these a wee while, love them.  So matted on silver mirri and hand stitched (goes without saying) and coloured with Promarkers.  A few sparkles to finish.


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Papercraft Magazine Designer of the Year 2018 ...

I have news, as you can see from the title of this post and those of you who purchase craft magazines, it has been announced (what a secret to keep) that I have won Papercraft Magazines Designer of the year 2018, yay!  little old me, wow, thank you Nicky and of course congratulations to my fellow Winners -

Penny Gill-Cripps
Hilary Mulholland &
Debbie Gunn


What a year we are going to have and all those lovely goodies which are part of our prize to play with  and find room for of course, can't wait to be crafting with you all, delighted and an honor to be on the design team.

The announcement has been made in issue 66 of Creative Stamping today and the January 2019 issues of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Papercraft Essentials and Die Cutting Essentials all Practical Publishing papercraft magazines.