Saturday, 27 February 2016

Mother's Day

Good afternoon lovely crafters!

Here in the UK we celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 6th March. PaperCrafter have a collection of 9 of my cards to share with you. You can download the instructions, items needed and a photo of the finished make for free! Click here to take you to the page. 

You will need to register, but it quick, easy and free to do. From then on you can download lots of projects, templates and papers.

Here are a few of the cards that you can make...

I hope you find some inspiration to make a special card for a wonderful mum!

Thank you for popping by. TTFN x

Sunday, 21 February 2016


Good afternoon lovelies!

I hope you are all well. Not so for me :o( 

I've been in bed since Wednesday afternoon with this horrible cold virus that has been going round and believe me, it is HORRIBLE. I really hope that you don't catch it.

Anyhoo, I am feeling much better, not quite 100%, but well enough to crawl out of my pit.

I was looking through some makes that PaperCrafter have been posting recently on Facebook and spotted the Paris scene card that I did for the last issue (#91).

It is such a bright, fresh and spring like card that I thought it would be lovely to share with you.

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Dies: Xcut Shadow Box Die Parisian Street - docrafts®
Card stock: black, white, shades of aqua
Heart sentiment rub-on
Gems: clear

This lovely die set come with seven dies that you use individually or as many as you like. As a shadow box can be quite deep, instead of using foam pads I just used flat adhesive. You can of course use all sorts of colours in the one card, but I wanted to keep the aqua theme running throughout to give a nice, crisp clean card.

I hope you like my card and a big thank you for visiting! TTFN xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Love Ewe, Smithy! Incy Wincy/Oddball Art

Afternoon peeps!

There is a fab new challenge over at Incy Wincy! The theme this time is Personalise It! We have two fantastic sponsors as well, Oddball Art and Fabrika Fantasy.

I chose a cute little image by Oddball Art called Big Eyed Zombie Sheep. Here is what I came up with...

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Card stock: white
Promarkers: Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Magenta, Satin
Baker's twine: pink

As it was Valentine's Day (as you may know I don't usually do mushy stuff) I decided to personalise it with a cute little sentiment directed towards my Simon - awww!

The DT have come up with some wonderful makes to inspire you, plus we welcome back the amazing Hev. She has set up a Facebook page where you can follow all the Incy Wincy challenges, post up your own makes and see what the DT has come up with. Click here to take you to the Facebook page.

We also welcome another new member to the team - Heather! Please pop on over to Incy Wincy and say hello and admire her lovely work.

Click on the badges below to take you to our sponsor stores, there are oodles of lovely images to be found.

Well, I must go. Thank you for calling by, ttfn! xx

Friday, 5 February 2016

You Make My Heart Soar - Cricut® Explore Air

Hello my lovelies!

Wow! Friday already. 

Today I would like to share with you another little card that I created using the Cricut® Explore Air.

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Digital die images: Create a Critter Heart (#M3862D) - Cricut®
Card stock: aqua, black, bright pink, white
Glitter card stock: white iridescent
Gems: clear

The Create a Critter cartridges are some of my favourites. They are so cute and are suitable for adults or children. They mix and match really well too. Don't forget, you don't have to buy the whole cartridge, you can purchase individual images.

The little cloud sentiment is one that I designed for a couple of projects in the January 2015 issue of Crafts Beautiful. The illustrations are still available for you download, print and colour. They feature a heart shaped balloon, clouds, flying heart and sentiments. Click here to take you to the download page. You will need to register, but it is quick, easy and free!

I might post the projects from that issue at a later date.

Thank you for stopping by! TTFN! xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wild About U - Cricut® Explore Air

Afternoon peeps!

I've been having a play with my Explore Air and have designed three cute little cards perfect for Valentine's Day or if you just want to tell someone that you love them - awww!

In this post I would like to share the first card with you. This one features a cute little monkey holding a heart...

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Digital die images: Create a Critter 2 - Monkey (#M3B30F), Lion (#M3A503) - Cricut®
Vinyl: Midnight - Cricut®
Card stock: bright pink, brown, tan
Gems: bright pink

I love doing wording or lettering with the vinyl as it gives such a crisp, clean edge and you don't have to worry about apply adhesive to fiddly areas. Cricut® also do transfer paper on a roll, so that you can remove the vinyl from the backing sheet and place it exactly where you want it without altering the position of the vinyl elements.

I do hope you like my cute little monkey. I'll be back with another adorable little card soon. Thank you for popping in! xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

Free Hugs - Incy Wincy/Limited Runs

Happy 1st of February my lovelies!

It's a lovely day here in Norfolk, even if it is slightly windy!

Being the first Monday in the month, we have a fantastic new challenge for you over at Incy Wincy. The theme this time is 'Love is in the air'.

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are Limited Runs and Polka Doodles. I chose an adorable little image from Limited Runs called Luvin Monster and here is my make...

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Card stock: white
Promarkers: Poppy, Sunset*
Rub-on lettering/hearts

*limited edition colour(s)

I love the way he is just sat there all squishy, just begging to be hugged! I love this little card as it's not too mushy or soppy.

This cutie and many more can be found by clicking on the image below. You can also click on the Polka Doodles image to take you to their store too. They have oodles of gorgeous images and plenty of craft supplies.

As usual the talented DT have come up with some fab creations to inspire you, so why not enter and you might be lucky enough to win a fab prize?

Thank you for stopping by today and I'll be back soon. xxx