Friday 15 December 2017


Hello. I've been a busy bee!! The Christmas cards are all done for another year 
(not that I made that many, I'm ashamed to say). 
Anyway, I couldn't resist this new stamp set from My Favourite Things 'meant to bee'. I already have a hexagon background stamp and die set so it was all a perfect match! 

I coloured using my Copic markers and I fussy cut round the stamped images 
(I was very good and didn't buy the matching dies). 

And I made a little matching tag!

Friday 8 December 2017

to a deer friend

Hello. Here is my third and final card from the 'Reindeer Fun' stamp set. 
A quick and easy card, very little effort! Just what's needed at this time of year!

Monday 4 December 2017

'tis the season to be jolly

Hello. Here is the card I promised to share last week! Better late than never I guess! The stamp is from the 'Reindeer Fun' set by Creative Expressions. And once again my ZIG pens were put to good use. I have one more card to share using this same set, but I'm not going to promise when this time!

Monday 27 November 2017

season's greetings

Hello. It's full steam ahead for Christmas! This time the stamp is from the 'Reindeer Fun' set and the die is 'Ornate Holly Framed Noel' both by Creative Expressions. I coloured the stamped image using ZIG real colour brush pens.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card from the same set. In the meantime I'm off to put my thermals on it's freezing here!

Sunday 26 November 2017

let it snow

Hello. I think I may have magical snow powers! Just as I was making this card we had our first snow flurry! The stamp is 'so many snowmen' by Mama Elephant and I coloured with Copic marker pens. The sentiment is 'Winter Big Scripty Words' by Lawn Fawn stamped with matching dies.

I am entering the challenge at Allsorts...Christmas Carol/Winter Themed Song. 
My song is Frosty the Snowman.

Thursday 23 November 2017

December Sweet Treat Box

Hello. Today I want to show you what's in the December Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. Well, as you can see it's packed full of Christmas goodies. Sparkly washi tape, brads, a gorgeous pen, 12x12 sticker sheet with co-ordinating paper, in fact, why not watch my Unboxing video here for the full reveal.
I also have a 10% off code for the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop.

Monday 20 November 2017

Magazine Article

The latest edition of Papercraft Essentials has hit the shelves. My article is in the pull out and keep section and is all about cute and quick cards for Christmas.

A great crafty read, loads of inspiration and free gifts, go on treat yourself!

Sunday 19 November 2017

Three Little Tags

Hello. I made some tags! 
I used My Favourite Things Blueprint Tag die set to cut out the pieces. 
The cute little skater is 'Little Bits Winter Collection' by Stamping Bella.
 I coloured with ZIG real brush markers.
 Sparkly sequins - job done!

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Felt Fairies

Hello. Guess what I made at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meeting? Three gorgeous felt fairies. I have displayed them on my twiggy tree. Hubby thinks there has been a fairy massacre and they have been impaled. I simply ignore everything hubby says!! So that's another new obsession to add to last months beading - needle felting!

Thursday 9 November 2017

RubberMoon happy mail!

Hello. Look what my friend Debra sent me! Debs and I 'met' a couple of years ago through a happy mail Facebook group and we have been exchanging letters, postcards and small gifts all the way over the pond ever since. But this time, wow, look what she sent!! All because I admired these gorgeously quirky stamps from RubberMoon that she had used on some makes over on her blog here.

There's four moon type stamps, two quirky birds, two sentiments some stickers and a badge! And I couldn't wait to have a play.....

First up a fairly clean and simple style. The little birdie has been watercoloured, fussy cut then added to the card over a doily and some diecut papers. Sequins and the sentiment are the perfect finishing touch.

Next a page in my art journal. Inky, painty background using circle stencils. A touch of gold paste, some washi and word stickers.I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

And finally, a bigger card. For the background here I used my infusions 'golden sands' and then stencilled over the top with brown ink. I drew around the leaves with my white Signo pen. The birds are watercoloured, fussy cut and then adhered to the background. Enameled dots and sentiment complete it nicely.

I know I'm going to have loads of fun with these stamps so a big thank you to Debs and RubberMoon!

Monday 6 November 2017

magazine article

Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper boxed kit Die-cutting Essentials (Special Edition). As well as the magazine, which includes my article on new baby cards, you get loads of crafty goodies. A stamp set of 28 stamps, a shop front die, 3 embossing folders and a 98 item paper and topper pack! 

A great crafty read, loads of inspiration and all those free gifts, go on treat yourself!

Thursday 2 November 2017

November Sweet Treat Box

Hello, as promised I'm back to share what's in the November Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. Well, as you can see it's packed full of Christmas goodies. Journaling cards, sequins, a gorgeous pen, 12x12 sticker sheet with co-ordinating paper, in fact, why not watch my unboxing video here
for the full reveal.

I also have a 10% off code for the Paper, Pen and Plan Etsy shop.

Wednesday 1 November 2017

It's Christmas!

Hello. So here we are at 1st November - how did that happen? I was going to tell you that these are the first Christmas cards to be made this year but that would be a fib! I made Christmas cards for magazine commissions back in August!! But, these are the first for my own use.

Couldn't resist treating myself to some of the new Stamping Bella stamps. The one above is 'Polar Bear and Mousie' and the one below is 'The Walrus, The Polar Bear and The Penguin. I used my Zig Real Brush Markers to colour and the paper is 'Woodland Winter' by BoBunny.

I've been thinking for a while that I miss being part of a cardmaking challenge team. I used to be on many teams. Penny Black Saturday and Papertake Challenge to name just a couple. Now I am just a 'no pals' lonely cardmaker. So, if anyone's on a team and they are looking for an extra pair of crafty hands please give me a shout.

Be back tomorrow to share what's in this month's Sweet Treat box, see you then!

Sunday 22 October 2017

More Memories - part four

Hello. I am so pleased with myself! My memory keeping in my Sn@p album is pretty much up to date. I have decided that the secret is printing the pictures as soon as possible. Then they are good to go whenever you have a few spare minutes.

The first page are views of the trees and the path in the park that backs on to our house. This is where the dog gets walked everyday. The pages below are the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow and then yours truly fooling around. I can never resist popping my head into these cardboard cutouts (do they have a real name?) and this one matches my haunted home image perfectly.

You can see more of my album in this blog post here.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

reach for the stars to the moon and back!

Hello. A little while back I won the monthly challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts. It was a voucher to spend in the shop and this was one of the stamps sets I chose. It's called 'little dreamers' byWplus9.
I have kept the cards fairly plain to show off the sweet images. Just a piece of patterned paper behind the image panel and a water colour wash on the diecut panel itself.

The landscape painting programme is back on the telly tonight. One hour of telly bliss!

Tuesday 17 October 2017


Hello. This is a bit bold don't you think? At first I wasn't sure, but it's growing on me! The stamp and butterfly die is by Waffle Flower ' enveloper little birdie'. I coloured using my ZIg Real Brush markers.

I am entering my card into the challenge over at Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween.

Saturday 14 October 2017

beaded snowflakes

Hello. At my monthly Craftaholics meeting I made these! Three new snowflake decorations for my tree. Surprisingly quick and easy once you know how, my demonstrator did a wonderful job of teaching me!

Next month it's felted angels, can't wait. Will let you know how I get on!

Tuesday 10 October 2017

magazine article

Have you seen this on the shelves? It's a bumper boxed kit packed with inspiration for Christmas. As well as the magazine, which includes my article on shaker cards, you get loads of crafty goodies. An A4 stamp set, 7 dies, an embossing folder and loads of papers.