Thursday, 24 March 2016


Hi there folks!

I'm a bit late in announcing the new challenge over at Incy Wincy. I've been up to North Yorkshire to spend some time with my mum and I've had a few things to catch up on and sort out since getting back. 

Well I'm here now and our fab challenge this time is 3-2-1 - Go! This means you have to use 3 papers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon.

We have a couple of great sponsors for you, Dr Digi and Ppinky Dolls.

I chose the Funny Sentiment Sheet 1 by Dr Digi...

Items needed...

Card stock: white
Patterned papers: Plus One Amy Tangerine - American Crafts
Buttons: white
Ribbon: black

I know a few people who would really appreciate this card - ha ha!

There are 11 great sentiments on the sheet and at only £1.50 is really good value.

Click on the sponsor badges below to take you to their store.

If you need inspiration, don't forget to check out the Incy Wincy Challenge Blog for some brilliant makes from the DT.

I'm going to sign off now. Thanks for calling by! x

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Cute Picture Frame!

Hello peeps!

Happy St. Patrick's day to you all (especially to June & Stephen)!

Our cat Bazoo makes an appearance in the current issue of PaperCrafter (#93). I was asked to design five projects using items from my craft stash with a cup cake theme. One was to come up with a cute frame using a cup cake wrapper.

I couldn't find a white frame anywhere (typical, when you don't need one there are hundreds to be found). I bought a black one, sanded it, added a couple of coats of white acrylic paint, added a coat of crackle varnish and then another of white paint. They effect is lovely and I'm really pleased with it.

I created a bright aqua background and added some leaf shapes and a stem in bright green card. I managed to find some gorgeous flower printed cup cake cases. I stuck a lovely black and white photo of Bazoo in the centre of the case.

The little cup cake topper sticks are part of the collection too. Check out the current issue of PaperCrafter (93) to find out all the items used and details on how to make. Of course the mag is jam packed with lots of other great projects, ideas, hints and tips. The free gift this month is a 10 in 1 score board and there are some great projects in the mag on what you can make with it.

Well, I'm off now, loads to do, thank you for popping by! TTFN! x

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

PaperCrafter Issue 93

Afternoon all!

So chuffed! As you may or may not know, I am a regular designer for PaperCrafter magazine. My cute little Easter bunny card has made front cover of the current issue - whoopee!

This quick and simple card was made using papers and stickers by Doodlebug, it would be a great little card to create if you have lots to send out.

You can find lots more ideas, hints, tips and giveaways on the PaperCrafter website or you can follow them on Pinterest and Facebook.

Okay, that's all from me for the moment. Thanks for dropping by, ttfn!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Bee Mine - Cricut® Explore Air

Good afternoon my lovelies!

After catching up with all my commissions for PaperCrafter, Crafts Beautiful and Homemaker magazines (phew!), I've actually had some time to have a little play. 

As I haven't used my Explore in a while, I thought I would have a browse through the images and I came across the cutest little bee ever and made this simple little card...

Items needed...

Digital die images: Create a Critter 2 - Heart Bee (#M3AA27) & (#M3AA2) - Cricut®
Vinyl: Midnight - Cricut®
Card stock: pale pink, mid pink, pale peach, mid grey, black
Pearls: pink

Isn't he just the adorable? I liked the colour of the example in the Design Space library so I kept it the same. You may think this is a Valentine card, but you could send it anytime to that special someone you have your eye on (wink).

I'm now going to go through some of my stamp stash, have a play and get inky!

Thank you for popping by! TTFN! x

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Hoppy St. Patrick's Day!

Mornin' folks!

I'm back with my make for the new Incy Wincy challenge, and this time the theme is 'Shades of Green'.

We have two sponsors, Doodle Pantry and Kenny K. I chose the Fun Frog image by Kenny K, I decided to do a St. Patrick's Day card and here is what I came up with...

Items needed...

Digi stamps: Fun Frog - Kenny K
Card stock: white
Promarkers: Apple Cider*, Bright Green, Forest Green, Grass, Ice Grey 1, Leaf Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Marsh Green, Meadow Green, Pear Green

* Limited Edition colour

I would certainly say that shades of green have been used in this project!

Click on the sponsor badges below to take you to their store.

Kenny K bonus for our followers at Incy Wincy!

We want to offer ALL of your followers a 50% discount on their TWO favorite digis! Please include Full name of Digi and Link to their site and on the 2nd week you'll get a code for 50% off those digi. Have fun Picking your faves. 

Don't forget to pop on over to the Incy Wincy Challenge Blog to see what the talented teamies have come up with. There is lots of fab inspiration!

Thanks for calling by! TTFN xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Mum, You Colour My World

Happy Saturday peeps!

Well as it is Mother's Day tomorrow, I'd like to share another one of my cards. This is so simple to make and is bright and colourful.

Items needed...

Patterned papers: Kraft in Color 6" x 6" Paper Pad - Doodlebug
Card stock: lime, white
Fine liner pen: black
Ribbon: striped

To create the stems I simple doodled them along with a few leaves. 

I think you can still get this little Doodlebug paper pad. If not, then you can use any other patterned papers in rainbow colours or even plain card if you wish.

This card was taken from a set that I did for Issue 79 of PaperCrafter. If you pop along to their website you can find lots of ideas and inspiration, plus there are tons of freebies you can download and print. You can follow PaperCrafter on Facebook and Pinterest too!

Thank you for popping in and I hope to be back soon with my make for the new Incy Wincy challenge.