Tuesday 28 April 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

 Hello. It's Papertake Weekly challenge time and this week it's....
Take Your Pick!
Choose one, any or all of these themes...
  White plus one.
  Quote stamp. 
Follow a Papertake sketch.
We have a fabby prize from our sponsors - 
Simon Says Stamp 
a $25 gift voucher.
For my card I chose the quote stamp option using an LOTV stamp. The flowers have been stamped and trimmed around and I added a die cut leafy branch.

More gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter can be found here -  
See you there! 

Monday 27 April 2015

Mimi in the bath (and in the pink!)

Hello. Oh my, I think I'm just going to make it in time for this fortnight's In The Pink challenge. I nearly gave it a miss when I saw what the challenge was - Make It Sparkle. 

But, no! That's why they are challenges! So, I'm not really a sparkly, glittery sort of crafter. Glitter is very unruly, the minute it's opened it's everywhere, and I mean everywhere! Glitter card, mmmmmm, nothing sticks to that. Oh, I know the scrape some off trick but that in itself is a messy business, and I feel for my poor pokey tool. And don't even get me started on glitter glue!

Anyhoo, here it is. Complete with glitter card and glitter glue and much, much more sparkly in real life!


Sunday 26 April 2015

it's your day!

Hello. Well I'm back from my jaunt to Dundee. I met some lovely crafters (and non-crafters) who all went away with a beautiful, made by their own fair hands, card using the latest Trimcraft products. Next Sunday I'm heading south to Dumfries, hope to see you there!

Anyhoo, here is my usual Sunday card for the DigiStamp Boutique. I have used Nell and flowers, a brand new image and on offer at the moment. I coloured using Copic pens and the paper is 'simple stories'. There are still a few days left to make a card using any of the Boutique's images and enter the customer competition. All the details are here.


Friday 24 April 2015

Trimcaft Santoro demo card

Hello. I thought you might like to see one of the cards I made at last Sunday's Trimcraft demo. Isn't she gorgeous? The image is from the decoupage pad and I added a metal charm and a wooden key.

This Sunday I am a little further afield from home (will need the satnav for this one). I am at The Range in Dundee. As well as the Santoro range I also have the brand new Bohemian range to show off!


Tuesday 21 April 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Cute as a Button!

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
Everything on my card is from the Belle & Boo range by Trimcraft. You can see the whole Belle & Boo range at my next Trimcraft demo on Sunday 26th April - I'll be at The Range shop in Dundee from 11am to 4pm. 
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 


Monday 20 April 2015

New Home

 Hello. We are having a really lovely spell of gorgeous spring sunshine. Maybe that's what prompted me to use a yellowy (is that a word?) shade on my card!

The digi image is 'sketchy house' and is on offer at the mo' in The DigiStamp Boutique. All the new images are here.  There's something for everyone this month - some cute farmyard animals, owls, Christmas, a snoozing Ralph and (my new favourite) Kimono Pip. 

See you tomorrow, I have my Papertake Weekly Challenge card to share.

Sunday 19 April 2015

Magazine giveaway...

 .....and the winner is....


Email me your address and I will hot foot it to the post office and get your magazine on it's way to you! Enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who entered, there will be another magazine giveaway soon.
And a big wave hello to new followers and visitors. I will pop by and say a proper hello soon.

Magazine Giveaway!

This post will be at the top until Sunday 19th April.
Please scroll down for new posts.
  I have one copy of Papercraft Essentials magazine to give away. It's the current issue (number 119) unopened and complete with free gift - a rose die.

On Sunday 19th April 2015 at 6pm (UK time) I will randomly choose a winner. 

Please simply leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning. It would be cool if you could also share, spread the word and become a follower too! 

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 
Words Words Words

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

£10 to spend at The Hobby House

For my card I used a digi sentiment from the 'Large Birthday Sentiments' set by The DigiStamp Boutique. The gorgeous floral paper is 'hello summer' by Echo Park and the flower dies are by My Favourite Things.

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

Monday 13 April 2015

A lovely toot for my blog!

Hello. Easter whizzed past in a blur of chocolate and I seem to have taken an unplanned blogging break - I haven't posted a card since last Tuesday! Anyhoo, normal service will resume tomorrow when I share my Papertake Weekly Challenge design team card. 

I haven't been completely non productive though. A commission of eight cards for a future edition of Papercraft Essentials, a full day doing demos for Trimcraft at the new Range in Wishaw (and I'm back there next Sunday if you want to pop along) and an exciting new design team appointment that I can't share right now!

And look, Amy, the lovely editor of Simply Cards and Papercraft has my little blog under the spotlight in the current edition - which, by the way, is a great crafty read and full of gorgeous up to the minute inspiration.


Tuesday 7 April 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 
Anything Goes
(optional extra - include a bunny rabbit)
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
(a £10 gift voucher)
So for my card I used a stamp from the 'photo bomb' set by Mama Elephant - it's my new favourite set! I coloured with Copic marker pens and added a little bit of Washi tape on the corners.
For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
See you there!

Sunday 5 April 2015

Lovely Day

Hello. Just popping quickly on to share my regular Sunday DigiStamp Boutique card. This time I have let the sentiment take centre stage. 
The little mouse and bee are from Penny Black sets called 'critter party' and 'paint the town'. The backgrounds have been diecut using MFT Blueprints 20 dies. And the sentiment is from the 'Large Birthday Sentiment' set from the DigiStamp Boutique.

Rightyho, I'm off now to scoff some chocolate!

Thursday 2 April 2015

In The Pink Challenge - guest designer

Hello. I'm here with my second card as guest designer for the fabby 'In The Pink' challenge. 
I've had a great time this past month joining in the fun at the Pink Palace, thanks for having me!

The challenge, which runs for two weeks, is... 
(and, of course, lots of pink!)

There is a brilliant prize up for grabs...

£10 to spend at The Hobby House.

For my card I used one of my favourite older Penny Black stamps - frolic. I used Inktense watercolour pencils to colour and also gave the diecut daisies a touch of watercolour.

For more pink fabulousness pop over to the In The Pink challenge. 
See you there!


Wednesday 1 April 2015

La-De-Dah Book Cover

Hello. I don't know if many of you know this but Trimcraft do a version of the Smash book called La-De-Dah. 

I prefer the La-De-Dah book 'cos the rings open and you can add (or take out) pages. I took the La-De-Dah book to my Trimcraft demo' on Sunday and it was a huge hit. I guess folk don't really know what to do with them until they see one in action. But, the secret is, you can do anything you want with it! I have used up loads of little Trimcraft bits and bobs on my cover, and, of course, some Washi tape.
I am planning on making a little video flick through of my 'scrappy do dahs' book soon. So watch out for that.