Thursday 31 March 2016


And hello again! This little kitty was one of the first stamps I ever bought! He is a wood mounted stamp by WhipperSnapper called Potted Kitty. He has always been a favourite and every wee while he gets inked up, coloured and made into a card. This time he has been taken a step further and stars in my latest video! It's a speedy look at how I coloured him using Copic Marker pens and can be found here.

While the camera was out I filmed a really quick look at my die storage. I use CD cases, card and magnetic sheets. That video is here.

Tuesday 29 March 2016

go wild

Hello. Sun glasses on folks 'cos I have come over all bright! The background die is 'tribal' by Waffle Flower and the super cute critters are from the Clearly Besotted set 'go wild'.

I am having a go at two challenges -

Creative Inspirations...nature
Cute Card die for

Monday 28 March 2016

dance with fairies

Hello. Another card made with my Unity stamps. This time the stamps are from the November 2014 kit. And again I have 'stencilled' the background. This time using a simple homemade stencil by cutting out a couple of circles. Really easy!

Winner! Winner! Winner!

The winner of my mahoosive Easter giveaway is....

Please email me ( your addy and I will hot foot it to the 
Post Office tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone else who entered, followed and left lovely comments about my blog - 
you might be lucky in next month's giveaway!

Mahoosive Easter Giveaway!

Giveaway now closed!

This will be at the top until Monday 28th March 2016.
Please scroll down for newer posts. 

As promised I am back to give one lucky follower all of this from the Sweet Paris range - 

Designer Paper Pack (8x8 - 48 sheets)
2 Clear Stamp Sets
Paper Doilies
Metal Charms 
Stick Pins
Accordion Stickers
Wooden Elements
Paper Blooms
Wooden Frames
Wooden Buttons
Chipboard Tags
Resin Flowers

Not all items are in the pic' - it was just too much!!

So, like I say, this huge bundle of craftiness will be winging it's way to one of my followers on Monday 28th March 2016. 

Now normally for my giveaways all you simply need to do is leave a comment, but this time, I would really love it if you spread the word and gave as many folk as possible the chance to win! Include 'I have spread the word' in your comment and I will trust that you have!!

Thursday 24 March 2016


Hello. We had a lovely relaxing time during our wee break away in Dunkeld. The cottage was really comfortable and long nights were spent in front of the fire with a little drink or two! We found dog friendly places for morning coffee and scones (with a platter of home made jams and lemon curd) and yummy pub lunches. We will definately go back to Perthshire.

Anyways, onto my card. My March Unity kit arrived this morning and I had to have a play. This weeks challenge at Unity is 'sage & mustard' so that's what I went with. The background is a stencil and I used some glittered paste that I got at the SECC craft show - oh, about 3 years ago - tut, tut!

My mahoosive Easter giveaway is still open here. Have you left a comment yet for a chance to win?

Tuesday 8 March 2016

somebunny sends smiles

Hello. Tis the season for chocolate and bunnies! So, I have one out of two for you today (don't ask where the chocolate went). The stamps are 'somebunny' by My Favourite Things and I coloured with Copic marker pens - yes, I have put down the watercolour pencils - for now! The papers are 'hello spring' by Doodlebug Designs. And those of you on new die spotting duty (yes, Carole, that's you) they are Blueprints 27 from MFT.

And, do you know I was just thinking, I've not done a blog giveaway for ages. Maybe one will be along soon - you just never know!

Monday 7 March 2016

out of this world

Hello. I wonder if Tim up in the space station has spotted these adorable creatures?  The stamp set is Space Bears by Mama Elephant and I coloured using watercolour pencils. Want to see a quick two minute tutorial on how I use my watercolour pencils? Well, click right here!

Sunday 6 March 2016

Thank You

Hello. I have gone all monochrome for my latest make for Craft Stash. This one features the Nouveau Corner and Nouveau Butterfly dies. I layered black cardstock behind the white but slightly off to create a sort of shadow effect. Haven't a clue what I mean? Well, you're in luck, there's a video!

See you tomorrow when I will be sharing a very cute card featuring bears in space - who knew!!

Saturday 5 March 2016

i eat cake

Hello. This stamp and sentiment are from the Unity Stamps February kit of the month. I coloured with my Stabilo pens, some water and a paintbrush. The background heart was stenciled using a large stencil brush and coloured inks. I am entering my card into the Unity facebook challenge.

Well, I didn't appear with my Craft Stash video and card the other day as promised. Maybe tomorrow!

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Thank You

Hello.Well, I'm back as promised with another of my makes for Craft Stash. This one has a little video to go along with it! I have used an Apple Blossom die called 'Nouveau Shield'. This is a really unusual die and would suit all different occasions. I decided to make a thank you card using an ombré effect with black and grey cardstock.

My little video is here and you can buy the die here. I have one more Craft Stash card and video to share, most likely tomorrow. See you then!