Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Party Pop-Ups!

Good afternoon lovelies,

Yay! I'm back! I've missed updating my blog, but things have been soooo busy lately. I still haven't had chance to make anything as of yet, but I wanted to touch base and say hello. 

Crafts Beautiful have recently showcased one of my past makes on Facebook. It was a set of three pop-up cards using the journaling Birthday SN@P collection from Simple Stories.

You can find the instructions and everything you need on the Crafts Beautiful website, click here to take you to the page. It does state on the project that they were designed by Amanda Walker, but I can assure you it was me :) They've got the designers name wrong - oops!

The great thing about journaling collections is that they have lots of printed pieces in handy card sizes and with lots of printed die cuts it is quick and simple to make a fab card.

Hopefully, it won't be too long before I'm back with a make. Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Oh crab!

Afternoon peeps!

It has been quite a while since my last post. I am so busy with commissions that I don't have much time to craft for myself these days. 

I did consider closing the blog for a while, but then I thought that I would rather post occasionally than not at all. If I don't get round to making cards for myself, I can always share my magazine makes with you.

Here is a card I made for my Uncle Ted. I unfortunately missed his birthday (slap on the wrist) so I created this for him...

Items needed...

Stamps: Chubby Chum Pals - Paper Smooches
Promarkers: Ginger, Ice Grey 1, Sunset*
Card stock: white
Ink pads: Onyx Black - Versafine
Black fine liner

* Limited edition colour

I adore this stamp set and I love crabs (I live near Cromer which is famous for its crabs). After colouring him in red and ginger, I then used a blender pen with a fine nib added to lift off some of the colour. This helps to give the texture of a real crab. I added a simple border with a black fine liner.

I hope that you like my make and that you will continue to pop in occasionally to see if I've posted anything new. For my dedicated followers, I thank you so much!

TTFN! xxx
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Sunday, 24 July 2016


Happy Sunday lovely peeps!

I know I haven't been around blog land for a couple of weeks. I'm still busy with commissions, at this time of year we are even more busy as there is usually an extra issue to squeeze in. I've also been up to North Yorkshire for a few days to stay with my mum :o)

Here is another quick card made with a scrapbook collection. This one uses papers and items from the Spring Fling Collection by Pebbles.

Items needed...

Card stock: white
Die cuts: Spring Fling Cardstock & Vellum Shapes - Pebbles
Pearls: black

I adore this collection. It is just too cute. I love the mix of subtle colours and adorable images.

I hope you like this little make and I'll be back soon with another creation!

Thanks for popping by! x

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Friday, 8 July 2016


Happy Friday peeps!

I'm still busy with commissions, but I thought I would have a break and post up another quick and easy card for you. This one is perfect to give to a male recipient as the colours and images are not too girly. Again, this card uses items from the Simple Stories Birthday SN@P collection.

Items needed...

Scrapbook/journal items: SN@P Insta-Squares & Pieces - Birthday; 4x6 SN@P Cards - Birthday; 3x4 SN@P Cards - Birthday; SN@P - Stickers - Birthday - Simple Stories
Punch: corner rounder

I love this bright, cheery card and who doesn't like cake? The torn tape stickers are so cute and just add that little extra without going over the top.

I think you can still find the SN@P Birthday collection on some craft sites, but Simple Stories do lots of other gorgeous collections.

Okay, that is me for the moment. Enjoy your Friday and I'll be back soon. TTFN! x

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Thank You

Happy Sunday lovelies!

I'm back with another quick make using coordinating elements and papers from a paper craft collection. This is another one using items from the Spring Fling Collection by Pebbles.

Items needed...

Patterned paper: Spring Fling 6x6 Paper Pad - Pebbles
Die cut shapes: Spring Fling Card Stock and Vellum Shapes - Pebbles
Ribbon: pale pink
Decorative pin: pink heart

I adore the colour palette in this collection. The muted pink and greens along with the pop of yellow and red really work with the chalky black background. Some of the designs in the pad are set against a kraft background which also works really well.

I hope you like this quick and simple, but oh so cute card. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. x

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Live It Up

Afternoon chums!

I hope you are all well.

I've not posted in a few days as I have been so busy with magazine commissions. I have at last a few moments to spare, so here we go...

Items needed...

Scrapbook/journal items: Insta Squares & Pieces - Birthday - Simple Stories
Card stock; aqua

This is another make that demonstrates how you can use scrapbook/journaling products to create a quick and simple last minute card. Just add a bit of bling and you're ready to go.

I love sets that have different elements that coordinate as it makes it much easier to sort a card layout, colours and so on.

I hope you liked this little make and will pop back again soon. TTFN! x

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