Wednesday 29 January 2014

Keep Calm and Craft On

Hello. Yay, it's Wednesday! My day job is over for the week and it's time to do the crafty job! Guess which one I prefer. Hmmm, let me think....

Today's card was very quick. No colouring, just a simple stamped sentiment, a few crafty embellishments and job done. I am entering two challenges...

Creative Inspirations - stamping
Simon Says Wednesday - twine or string

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. We have had no internet since last Friday, you don't half miss it when it's not there! But a small price to pay as we now have BT Infinity superfast broadband. My gadget geek hubby has been longing for this for ages and finally the 'wires' reached our area and I have to say it is a huge difference.

So, I'm here, a little later than usual, with my 

The challenge this week is a sketch...

You can use this one or choose another from 

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors 

For my card I used 'Snoopy's Chopper' by Stampabilities. The papers are Echo Park 'scoot'. 

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!


Thursday 23 January 2014


Hello. I bought this Penny Black stamp 'like it or not' in the half price sale at my local craft shop. What is that face like? The smile, star and wavy row of dots dies are from my latest Blueprints die set. 

I am entering the challenge over at Sweet Stampin' - favourite style. I think my style is always changing but I definitely come back to water colouring a Penny Black, so I guess that's my favourite!

I am also entering 'cats' over at Moving Along With The Times.


Tuesday 21 January 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday and time for another 
And this week it's...
Bow Dies
(use a bow, or a die, or both!)
 We are sponsored by...
  For my card I used an LOTV sentiment stamp 
and the paper is 'all about me' by Prima. 
For all the info' on how to enter and some gorgeous inspiration from my teamies visit...
  The Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 See you there!


Monday 20 January 2014

Monday's News

Hello. I am trying to get back to my blogging routine! I've not had the usual amount of crafting and blogging time since the start of my Mum's house move. Well, the final piece of work was completed on Friday - a complete re-furb' of the bathroom. And I must say, I am a wee bit jealous, it's gorgeous! 

Anyhoo, my crafty news. Well, I have become completely addicted to the Blueprints die sets by My Favourite Things. Hardly a card goes by without at least one of the dies being used. The pic' above is my latest two sets. Great service from Tracy at Dies to Die For.

I have re-organised my die collection. Spotted this magnetic tape in my local craft shop. It's sticky on one side, onto a white board and voila! I use them much more now that they are not squirrelled away in boxes.

The latest issue of Get Stamping magazine is on the shelves. I have an article using some cute Stampin' Up! stamp sets....
And just beside that on the shelves is the current issue of Papercraft Essentials...

I have seven cards in the pull out and keep section using Elvis the Hedgehog from The DigiStamp Boutique....

 See you tomorrow for The Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Sunday 19 January 2014

Fabulous Friend

Hello. Just a flying visit today as it's my Wedding Anniversary and we are off to Glasgow to use an afternoon tea voucher my fabulous friend gave us! We had a yummy dinner out last night at a local seafood restaurant, although perversely we both had steak! Oh well, the diet starts on Monday (again).

My card features the adorable Sophia from The DigiStamp Boutique. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday and I will catch up with you all tomorrow.


Thursday 16 January 2014

Meet Sophia

Hello.There are two people I want you all to meet - Sophia and Ryley. They are brand new characters just in at The DigiStamp Boutique. For my card I used Sophia and coloured with Copics. The papers are 'smile please' by Amy Tangerine. The little wooden embellies are by Freckled Fawn and the sentiment tag is Lili of the Valley.

I am entering the challenge at Cute Card Thursday - warm it up.


Tuesday 14 January 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday and time for another 
And this week it's...
New Year, New Stash
(use some new or never before used stash) 
This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy Stamps.. adorable stamp up for grabs.

For my card I used a stamp from my new Penny Black stamp set 'critters in love' which I watercoloured.

For all the info on how to enter and some gorgeous inspiration from my teams visit 
See you there!

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello. The January images have just been released over in the DigiStamp Boutique. And they are just adorable. I have used an image from The Cute Chicklets Love Collection and coloured with Copic Markers.

I am entering the following challenges (something I haven't done for ages)...

Craft All Day...handmade flowers and easy
My Mum's Craft


Tuesday 7 January 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday and time for another 
And this week it's...
Anything Goes
(optional extra - celebrate something new)
This week we are sponsored by
Lili of the Valley - £10 gift voucher.
For my card I used a Penny Black stamp 'art of love', three die cut clouds, two teeny hearts and a little arrow (and I bet those of you ages with me are now singing that annoying 'little arrows' song!)

Sunday 5 January 2014


Hello. It's the last day of my festive break, back to work tomorrow. But I was determined to spend some time while I was off having a good old clearout. So here we are on my last day, and guess what? Yep, I have spent all morning doing a clothes and handbags clearout - five bags of stuff for the charity shop! I am soooo pleased with myself! 

Today I have a fun card to share using the Monsters Collection from The DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with Copics and the papers are 'Scoot' by Echo Park.

Thursday 2 January 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - January

Hello. Here we are back at the January tag already - how did that happen? My tag is sort of close to Tim's tag....

I don't have the pocket watch die, nor the layering stencil, nor the embossing folder. But, hey ho I tried my best!