Tuesday 30 May 2017


Hello. This little card was really quick and easy. No colouring and no fussy cutting. I stamped using various colours of Versamagic chalk ink Dew Drops and I have the dies that match the stamps! The stamps are 'stuck on you' by Lawn Fawn and the patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad by Jillibean Soup called 'saffron yellow pepper soup' (don't you just love the names of some of these pads).

Monday 29 May 2017

sending you smiles

Hello. I'm back from my holiday. We spent some chill time, just me hubby and the lazy greyhound, at a gorgeous little cottage in Perthshire. I took loads of pics for the next few pages in my Simple Stories album. I'll do a little video to share soon!

My card features a stamp from a Penny Black set 'happy times' and I coloured with my ZIG pens. The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad 'nine & co' by Teresa Collins. The die is 'tree of life' by Tutti Designs.

I am entering my card into the challenge at Penny Black & More - photo/colour inspiration.

Sunday 14 May 2017

so thoughtful

Hello. It was monsoon weather here yesterday so I had a whole afternoon in the crafty room. Finished off two magazine commissions and had a bit of a play 'for me'.This stamp is pretty old. It's an original TeddyBo. Most TeddyBo's are digi images but there were some stamps (and I think some more are on the way). I coloured with my ZIG real brush pens, the sentiment is from a Hampton Art set and the die is 'butterfly oval' by Tutti Designs. I added a little bit of stickles to her wings and a few sequins for a tiny bit of shine!

I am entering two challenges -

Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches
In The Pink - razzle dazzle

Monday 8 May 2017

i've joined craftaholics anonymous!

Hello. Sometimes cards are like buses. You wait for ages and then three come along at once! But let me explain why I'm sharing three cards that are all quite similar. The other month I was at a Clarity workshop and one of the ladies there told me about a craft meet-up she goes to every month. Well, why didn't I know about this before now? The hall that it's held in is only ten minutes drive away and they have been going strong for a number of years! So, I packed some limited supplies and off I went on Saturday afternoon to join Craftaholics Anonymous!

A great group of ladies made me really welcome and I made some new crafty friends. You can either join in the demos (you put your name down in advance - I hadn't, but will know for next time) or do your own thing. As you may have guessed I took along my new obsession - Zig Clear Colour Pens, some stamps and a few diecut backgrounds.

Quite a productive afternoon even tho' there was copious amounts of chatting, tea and biscuits! The stamps I used from top down  - Doodle Bugs by Wplus9, Man's Best Friend by Penny Black and Chatty Squidgy by Stamping Bella.

I am entering the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - anything goes.

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Spring Card Swap

Hello. Every few months Nat organises a card swap over on her Facebook page. This is the card I sent to my partner this time, Sue. The stamp is 'wooly dames' by Penny Black and I coloured using my ZIG pens. The papers are from a 6x6 pad by Simple Stories called 'I Heart Summer'. The sun and clouds were cut using a Lawn Fawn die set.

If you fancy swapping a card every few months with a fellow cardmaker then you can join the group here.