Thursday, 21 January 2021

Clean and Simple Card

I had another go at a CAS card
and am pretty pleased with this one!

I went all pink and girlie and
it was super quick to put together.
I have gone with magenta madness papers and ink
and the stamp set is called
The shoes have been paper pieced.

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Hope everyone is keeping well.
The sun is shining so hopefully get a nice walk in today.
Thanks for dropping by.



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Cute Valentine Gift Boxes

My video tutorial is a quick and easy gift box,
geared towards little Valentine treats
for the grandkids.

It is super simple to make, bit of stamping
and ink blending.
You will need the die though, or something similar!

You can watch the video here

I have used the

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I seem to have lost the tool that allows you to edit
your post from your blog! Anyone else lost theirs?
I have to go into design, posts and edit from there.



Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Faery (Fairy) Gardens at Tag Tuesday

It's the second week of Michele's theme
'FAERY (fairy) GARDEN'
over at

I have gone with a Crafter's Companion set again
and created this little fairy garden.
to create the sky and grass.
It has been well covered in wink of stella
but you'd never tell from looking at this photo!
The flowers have been coloured using
I drew a couple of tiny toadstools in black
along the hill edges.

I hope you get time to join us!

I am entering this into

Lots of rain here today and lots of commissions
so I will be hiding in my craft room
until the sun re-appears.
Hoping no one gets flooded today
as I know Storm Christoph will be hitting
England much hard than over here.



Monday, 18 January 2021

Favourite Stamp at Stamping Sensations

Happy Monday!
For my midway post for
where the theme is use your favourite stamp.

So as I chose Free as a Bird first time round
I thought I would use it again.
This time I went with one bird and made him a
robin, coloured with crumb cake and real red blends.
He is sitting on a piece of card
that I have ran through with Pinewood Planks
embossing folder and then smeared some crumb cake ink
over the top to show the wood markings.
I stamped some of the leaves in granny apple green ink
then spread the colour using wink of stella.
The thank you, from the same set, was
stamped in real red ink.

It was hard not to add any more embellishments,
had to slap the back of my hand a few times 😂

I hope you get time to come and join the challenge.

I would like to enter this into

I finally received a package I had been waiting on
from 17th December! Only a month and a day late lol.
But it got here in one piece and I'm
relieved it didn't get lost.
NI is having an awful time getting deliveries
thanks to Brexit!
But I won't go there, it's only Monday!!
Have a great week.
I'm off to play with my new dies 😀



Friday, 15 January 2021


My Fridays for a while
are going to be focusing on CAS cards.
They are something I struggle with
and really want to have a go at getting better at them.

So my first one is this Thank You card.
I have a video tutorial over in my VIP Group
showing how I made it but for you
avid crafters I am sure you can work it out lol.

I have used the gorgeous Dragonfly Garden bundle
and the foliage stamp from Lovely You.
I coloured the Dragonfly using Pacific Point and Wink of Stella.

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Have a lovely weekend!



Thursday, 14 January 2021

Casing the Catalogue

My card today was taken from an idea in the new catalogue.
It's a great resource when your mojo is struggling!!

I love shopping during Sale-a-bration so I can stock
up on lots of free papers and stamp sets
for the year ahead.
This paper set was one of the freebies called
I simply used a scrap for the background then
cut out a bunch of the blooms and leaves
and made a corner bouquet.
I finished it off with the Happy Birthday,
which I shadow stamped in night of navy and rococo rose inks,
but it hasn't shown up in the photo unfortunately.
The stamp set is from the Sweet Ice Cream bundle.

I finished the card off with some in-colour faceted pearls.

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Hubby had to head to dentist today after
breaking a tooth yesterday!
When he gets back we will head out for our walk
as the skies are blue!
Have a lovely day everyone.



Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Gift Box Tutorial - oval occasions

My Wednesday tutorial shows how I made
these cute little customer gifts for this month's shoppers.

You can watch the video here

I have used the gorgeous new papers
Oh So Ombre free with a shop during Sale-a-bration
and the cute bundle Oval Occasions
for the sentiment.
The two beautiful ribbons are called

Measurements needed to follow along
Paper - 5 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Score long - 1 1/2", 2 1/8", 3 5/8", 4 1/4"
Score short - 5/8" each side

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We have very wet weather here today
but hoping for some bright spots so we can get
out and have a nice relaxing walk!
I live for my walks these days!
Roll on the Spring!!


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Fairies live here!

We have a new theme over at
chosen by the lovely Michele
and she wants to see

I pulled out some old stamps from
Crafter's Companion and had great fun
colouring up these cute toadstool houses!
Every garden should have some of these cute houses!!

I used real red ink coloured in using my
wink of stella for extra sparkle.
The sky is inked up in highland heather
but doesn't show up too well in my photo unfortunately.

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Hope you get time to join the fun!


Monday, 11 January 2021

Sympathy Card using True Love

Happy Monday!
I am hoping I am back to normal crafting again!!

I'm starting the week with a Thinking of You card.
I have a large amount of commissioned cards to work through
at the minute, something I thought I had stopped doing
but apparently not!!
Can't say no unfortunately 😒

Anyway this card was for a Month's Mind.
I wanted to keep the card personal so have
blacked out the photo and names.

The fabulous papers I have used though,
are brand new and are called TRUE LOVE.
The flowers are also from that pack, I just cut
them out and coloured them with my blends

Hope you all have a good week.
I have hopefully caught up on all your blogs by now
but if not I will do today!



Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Punch Art Teddy Gift Box Tutorial

My tutorial today shows how I made these cute box
for my Grandson's birthday.
It holds three bags of chocolate buttons
which slide out 😉

You can watch the video here

Measurements needed to make box
Pool Party Card - 10 2/8" x 8 2/8"
Score long side - 1", 2", 8 2/8", 9 2/8"
Score short side - 1", 4", 5", 8"
Papers to decorate
Two pieces - 6" x 2 6/8"
Two pieces - 6" x 7/8"

To make the bear you will need
Head - Icecream Punch, two 1/2" circles
Paws - two 1/2" circles
Legs - two double ovals, two 1/2" circles
Sentiment - Everyday Label punch x 2 pieces
Finished with Pool Party Ribbon

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I was beginning to feel the lockdown syndrome
coming on so have buried myself in craft projects.
I hope you are all coping well.
We have thankfully another lovely bright and sunny day
but it is freezing cold out there.
Will venture out for a walk when some of the ice melts!!
Have a lovely day and be safe xx



Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Approaching Perfection!!

It's the second week of my theme of
over at
I hope you get time to join in!!

For my tag today I have used the gorgeous new
for my background.

My new stamp set is called Approaching Perfection.
I love this stamp set!!
I used the sentiment and the little candles to decorate
then added numbers to the circles of the paper.

I finished it with some die cut numbers
which I inked up in Bumblebee ink.
The ribbon is also Bumblebee in colour.

I am entering this into

I hope everyone is well and feeling ok
after the big news you got yesterday!
Sometimes it feels like we are taking a step back
instead of forward!!
Stay home and stay safe my lovely friends.



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