Monday, 31 August 2015

Magazine Article

Hello. A flying visit from me tonight (decided to have another re-org in the crafty room) to show you my latest magazine article. This time for Papercraft Essentials. I made five cards using the fabby free gift - a superb Merry Christmas die, a cute little robin stamp and free digi downloads. The mag is a great crafty read and, as always, is chock full of inspiration.

See you tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly Challenge card.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pocket Letter Pals


Hello. I have something completely different to share today. Have you heard of Pocket Letter Pals? No? Well, it's like the crafty version of having a penpal. You can read all about it here on Janette Lane's blog, the lady who started it all! Basically you fill the pockets of a plastic trading card wallet with anything you fancy and you put in a little letter about yourself. You join the Pocket Letter Pals Network or Facebook page, find yourself a pal, exchange addresses and pop it in the post. My first pal is Julie who is in the States and wanted a Scottish/UK themed pocket, happy to oblige!

The pic' above is the front of the pocket letter. I used up some Portobello Road papers and stickers I had left over from a project I did ages ago. The aeroplane is a plastic page marker. The pic' below is a close up of the little charms and twine I added to the side of the pocket.

And here is the back. I stamped the brown envelopes with Penny Black stamps and filled them with lots of little surprises - buttons, gems, stickers etc. I also popped a couple of Scottish badges in one and a 'Have a Great Day' stamp in another.
My letter, a postcard and a sticker too big for the pocket were just left loose in the centre once it was folded.
Folded it fits perfectly into a jiffy bag, which, of course, had to be decorated with a Tim Holtz stamp and some travel washi tape.

I had great fun doing this and already looking forward to my next swap!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Design Team Card


Hello. It's Tuesday and so time for me to share my Papertake Weekly Challenge card.
This week the challenge is... 
Take Your Pick
from...
 Colour - lilac, purple or blue
Technique - distress or vintage
Product - buttons
Sketch....
 ...or any sketch from the Papertake library of sketches!

So, plenty to choose from there. We have a very generous prize from our sponsor. A $25 gift voucher to spend in the wonderful online shop that is Simon Says Stamp.

For my card I chose the 'button' option, well what else would it be! I broke open a little stamp set from Clearly Besotted called 'simply quilled'. Who knew faux quilling could be so effective! I stamped the images using Versamagic chalk ink in Pink Petunia and Hint of Pesto.

For all the info' on how to enter and for loads of inspiration from the Papertake team visit the
See you there!  


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Magazine Articles


Hello. Glitter, glitter everywhere and not a twinkle I can share! Christmas is in full flow in magazine world and I have been working with some gorgeous stamps, all top secret until after publication date though.
But, what I can share, are these two articles. Both on the shelves now, one in Creative Stamping (on the cover - pride of place - so chuffed) and the other in Simply Cards and Papercraft. Both using the stunning free stamp set you get with Creative Stamping. Both are a great crafty read and chock full of inspiration.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday and so time for me to share my Papertake Weekly Challenge card.
This week the challenge is...

To Die For

We have a very generous prize from our sponsor. A £10 gift voucher to spend in the gorgeous 

I used loads of dies on my card! The background square was cut using a Blueprints die by My Favourite Things, the twirly clouds are by PoppyStamps and the image stamp from Wplus9 'going places' was cut out using its matching die!

I coloured the image and the clouds with my Stabilo pens, water and a paintbrush - still loving those pens!

For all the info' on how to enter and for loads of inspiration from the Papertake team visit the

See you there!  

Monday, 17 August 2015

Listers Gotta List - days 2 and 3



Hello. Last week I told you I was joining in with the Listers Gotta List and shared the cover of my book and list 1. If you missed that you can see it all here. Well, here are lists 2 and 3. I am doing the lists two at a time and will share two more later in the week. Has anyone else joined in?

At first I thought I hadn't really received any memorable letters or emails but I guess I have! Anyhoo, I'll be back tomorrow to share my Papertake Weekly card - it's a cutie!