Friday, 22 May 2020

hooray ...

Treated myself to the new mini balloon shaker dies from MFT on release but only just had time to play.  Pretty simple, papers, hand stitched, 'hooray' die, Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti packs,  MFT Adorable Elepant stamp set and some grey cardstock embossed. Coloured using Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Crafty Catz Challenge - Spots/Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Critters
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, Die & Image)

Stay safe

Thursday, 21 May 2020


Thought I would have a whee look at some as yet un inked stamps, oops bad move, seems to be a fair few of them so hoping to rectify this by practising my colouring skills.  I have used the Beary Big Adventure stamps from MFT and coloured with Promarkers first and then pencils.  I have stamped the sentiment first and cut out using the die in Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil & Die Set 'More Sentiments'.  Matted & layered onto a Kraft card blank, Kraft card embossed and using stiched circle dies again from MFT on vellum and digital paper with double sided foam & sticky tape.  A few pearls to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guys - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Critters

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Especially for you ...

Treated myself the the Sizzix Spring Box and a few extra goodies so I have been having a play.  So my first one and not very spring like but I know just decided to go monochrome.  The floral paper is from my stash, many moons ago, Papermania Capsule Collection;  Parisienne Blue.  I have used the largest of the Sizzix domes at 3.5", the Bold Flora dies, Navy cardstock, vellum butterflies, gold glitter card and some beads again from Sizzix.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil 'More Sentiments' which includes dies too. Rather elegant and a good size as the card blank is 7x5 to give you an idea.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Fabulously Feminine
Bye for now, happy crafting love

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

On POINT ...

Today I want to share the stamps & dies from MFT and the designer Birdie Brown titled 'Let's Stick Together', super gorgeous and some great sentiments included too.  So I have used TH distress oxides; squeezed lemonade & spiced marmalade for the background, hand stitched and layered up some brown and green cardstock.  Coloured the cute cacti with Promarkers and some glossy accents for the moustache and a heart gem from my stash and three green pearls. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold.  Mat and layered using double sided tape and foam. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Birthday (I Won Top 3)!

Friday, 3 April 2020


Second post from me today, miracle I know ha ha x

I have been playing with some new goodies, the Magic Iris dies from Lawn Fawn including the add on.  Two cards but very slightly different, loved making these and they have been well received by the big kids, ha ha.

Some new stamps too, the 'Really High Five' and 'Reveal Wheel Circle Sentiments' also new release.
The clouds and sun are also Lawn Fawn this time an oldie; Foursquare Backdrop I have coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, papers, TH distress oxide, stencil, sparkles, silver heat embossing and gems to finish.

Thanks for popping today, stay safe love


Another new stamp set for me, this one reminds me of Miffy (showing my age now) ha ha!
Green polka dot paper, matting & layering, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, pearls & heart gem to finish.  The sentiments are included in the set along with the elements; carrots, flowers & cloud & much more.

Thursday, 2 April 2020


Wow, 10 years have passed by on my blog, can't quite believe it. In that time I have had the pleasure of designing for some great teams and won some challenges along the way.  My biggest accolade to date is to be a winner of the Papercraft Magazines Designer of the Year 2018.

Thank you to all of my followers and lovely comments and for sticking with me even when my posts are thin on the ground.

I still love to craft as much as I did when I first got hooked and long may it continue, although I think like many others I have two hobbies; buying lovely irresistable goodies and then using them, ha ha.

More agenda stamps today from Mama Elephant, I told you I was a huge fan, this time Panda Agenda.  Tall, slim card once again, stamped background, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched and Sizzix dimensional domes with some red heart sprinkles to finish.  The sentiments are oldies but goodies from Mama Elephant and the Tiny Ninja stamp set.

Thank you for visiting today, please take care and stay safe in these difficult times, love

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Mothering Sunday ...

Well I was just fell in love with the Mama Elephant Corner Flowers and their fabulous designer; Keeway.  Pretty simple, heat embossed in gold and then watercoloured, never watercoloured before but  Keeways example was too stunning to not have a go.  Really pleased but never as good as Keeways.  Please do pop on over and take a look at her amazing inspiration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Mothering Sunday (Spotlight Post)!

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Never Ending ...

As the title suggests I have been making a Never Ending card, my first in fact and they really are vey simple.  I could not resist inking up these little cuties from Mama Elephant; Pinata Party.

So it opens to this;

And then this;

And finally somewhere to write. 
Clean & simple but fun for all ages I think.  Coloured with Promarkers, papers from Nitwit Collection and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn; Year Seven

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

I want you to be as happy ...

Another interactive card to share now, I told you I love them, not to mention the adorable seagulls from My Favourite Things.  Love this interactive die set, double slider from Lawn Fawn, so many options and perfect not just for the little kids but the big ones too!

I have coloured with Promarkers, a bit more hand stitching, sun die from an old Doohickey Club kit, a dusting of tumbled glass distress ink and a few blue dew drops to finish.

Me done for today, see you again soon

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Many Thanks to you ...

Our Badge

I am Guest Designer over at Magnolia Forever for February and as you can see from my blog title the theme is 'Clean & Simple'

I have used 'Hello Little Butterfly Tilda' from the Butterfly Dreams collection back in 2011, just adorable.  So I made a red 7 x 5 card base, a sneak peak of red striped card and some pink hearts.  The sentiment is CG and I have coloured her with a combination of Promarkers & Prismacolor.

Do come and play along with us at Magnolia Forever HERE for a chance to win and a chance to be a guest designer, just like me.

Friday, 17 January 2020

New Job ...

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Tabby Fortune Teller from Lawn Fawn and made this 'New Job' card straight away but I have had to wait until the recipient had received it before I could share.

I treated myself the the Reveal Wheel goodies too which I have been looking at from a far but couldn't resist anymore.  So this is my first Reveal Wheel and I am sure the first of many more.

I have used papers from Nitwit Collections, hand stitched, little grey heart, some golden gems and also the NEW Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust on a background of TH Distress Oxide; Salty Ocean.

I have taken the plunge into the world of stencils in the past few weeks and made some on my Silhouette Cameo, so I have inked the paws again with TH Distress Oxide; Gathered Twigs onto some white vellum.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

YAPPY Christmas ...

Today I am sharing another Mama Elephant stamp that I just NEEDED, titled Oh Puppy Tree, just adorable.  I decided to make my first stand and slide card which I have been admiring online for a wee while.  Pretty simply to make, you just need to make sure you don't embellish the bottom two thirds of the card, as it will not slide.  I just opted for Glossy Accent doggy noses.  The banner die is also Mama Elephant.  The sentiment is from the MFT  Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set.

Papers from Nitwit Collections; On the Pond. Coloured with Promarkers, gold organza ribbon and a couple of gems to finish. Really sweet and folds flat in a 6" square envelope too.  Thanks for popping by today, happy crafting.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Shake me ...

This card was requested for a adult birthday, anything cat related, no problem I thought.  A little gift to me was the Picture Perfect stamp set from MFT and no matter what age we all love an interactive card don't we.  I have created a mobile phone style shaker on my Silhouette, sprinkles, congrats die, matted and layered, coloured with Promarkers, cg birthday sentiment, enamel dots.  I made on myself a paw stencil so I used this to emboss a piece of white vellum.  

See you again soon