Thursday, 20 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016


...It's time for the Same But Different challenge over at the My Besties blog..

& here's my design team card...

..I totally enjoyed colouring her..she was fun & girly!!! I paired her with some papers from a 6x6 paper pad I picked up in the USA years ago.

I used my MFT die to make the 'note book' edge & the tag was made using a very old Stampin up stamp & matching punch.

I hope you like my card & that it inspires you to head over to the blog & play along!!


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge...

..Hi Guys! Hope you are well...

Sharni challenged me to play along with the Let's Get Sketchy challenge this month & here's the layout I made...

..I'm not usually a massive fan of working from sketches, but I have to say it is making my scrapbooking a faster process & as I have soooo many layouts to catch up on I think it helps :)

These photos were taken back in April - It was Rosa, Austin & Lila's first ever visit to a circus & they loved it!!

The papers I used are all from the Echo Park 'Circus Party' collection.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Workshop card 13.10.16..

..This week at workshop we're going a little old school!! :) 

I wanted to play with my Justrite stamps I pulled out this lovely birthday vintage labels four set. I also pulled out this butterfly stamp set I've had for absolutely ages & never used!! The vintage-y style of the butterflies worked perfectly with this card..

..we do a lot of distressing, both with inks & actually distressing the edges of the card.. I was never too sure about this technique but I have to say it was nice to do it again, it's a complete contrast to the clean & simple, cute Lawn Fawn type cards I've been making lately..

..Paperettes, I hope you like it & I'll see you Thursday


Saturday, 1 October 2016

October is here!


My paperettes & I have decided to commit to STOPTOBER meaning NO craft spending through the month of October! I think it'll be difficult, but it'll do us the world of good as we sooooo much stuff to play with already. let's so how it goes :)

The 1st of October also means it's time for another challenge over on the My Besties blog - this month challenge is Halloween..

Here's my card..

she was actually really hard to colour!! I used my Copics and worked with the BV family to get the blacks - I am pleased with the finished result but it did take a lot a work...

Hope you like her & if you fancy playing along head over to the Besties blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by & i'll be back very soon


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Scrapbooking layout - catch up!

..I'm trying to plough my way through the back-log of photos I have so I've been doing a whole heap of scrapping! I don't have time to write a blog post about every single one so I thought what I'd try & do from now on is a 'catch-up' every so often.

so here are the layout's I've made recently...

apologies if you've seen some of them already - it's also getting hard for me to try & remember if i've pinterested, instagrammed, blogged or vlogged them!!! lol

I am going to try & post on my instagram & my pinterest as soon as I make them & of course if you watch my weekly vlogs they'll be there too!! :)

..hope that all makes sense!


Tuesday, 27 September 2016


I had to make a birthday card the other day & I couldn't resist playing the MFT hedgehogs stamps again..

The sentiment is also MFT, from a set called Chalkboard greetings. I used the 'sending hedgehugs' stamp on the inside.

I also used my MFT triple stitched window die which I love just works so perfectly with this style of card :) 

I can't remember if I've already blogged this one I made a while back..

..but see, that die is just perfect isn't it? :)

Hope they inspire you a little!


Monday, 26 September 2016

Workshop cards 29.09.16...

Good morning guys!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend..our's was a good one, well actually the weekend was pretty relaxed but Friday was super fun as we had a day trip to London..I vlogged the day, so you can watch it over on my Youtube channel if you want :) 

Sunday I spent the day in the craft room designing & prepping for this weeks workshops. 
I was playing with the new Pretty Pines dies & OMG they are great!! I made 4 cards using them & couldn't decide on just one for workshop so we're going to be making 2!!

Whenever we make 2 cards it's always tight for time..but if we do a little less chatting & messing around (& singing!!) we should be fine :)

so here are the 2 cards I decided on...

...aren't they pretty???

...I love them both!!

..The colours, the texture, the design!! (& those tiny little pearl sprigs are just divine!!)

Can you tell I really love these cards?!?  I'll definitely be doing all my Christmas cards using these dies!!

Paperettes - I hope you like them as much as I do, & I'll see you all Thursday :)


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Scrapbook layout!

..I have another layout to share with you today, I actually made this one a few weeks ago & I shared it in a vlog but I don't think I've ever got around to blogging it..

anyway the photo's are super old, they were taken on Sofie's 7th Birthday (& she's 15 now!)..

The collection I used is the Simple Stories 'Let's Party' collection. I'm starting to run out of this collection & I think I might need to buy more! the colours are great, and apart from the 'cow' everything else is really easy to use :)

I made the Polaroid style frames by a rectangle & then using a smaller square die to die-cut the centre out. since making this layout I've actually gone ahead a purchased the Lawn fawn Polaroid die but in all honesty it's super easy to do without a die & you can adjust the size to suit too!!

I hope it inspires you a litte.


Monday, 19 September 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Besties Design Team card...

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends!

I hope you're having a lovely day whatever you're up to??

Today is 'Same but different' at My Besties blog & here's my design team card..

she was a lovely one to colour..I actually done her at one of my Copic evenings & just used all the pretty colours I could find! :)

I then used papers & embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Confetti collection to make her in to a card.

Why don't you give her a go?..You can find her HERE.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Workshop card..

..This week at my workshops we're playing with a whole heap of brand new goodies! A selection of new Lawn fawn dies..a new stencil..a new line of patterned papers..but I'm most excited about the Happy Hedgehogs set from MFT!!! I knew this'd be a popular set & I'm thrilled I managed to get my inky hands on it early :)

I just love the little hedgies!!...this was my first time colouring hedgehogs & I think I need a little more practice but over all I love this cute card & i'm pretty sure you'll enjoy making it too :) 

Copic colours I used are:
HEDGEHOGS: E70.E71.E74.E77.E13.E17.E18.R32.
LOG: E33.E35.E37.
ACORN: E71.E74.E33.E35.

Paperettes - I hope you like it & i'll see you at the hall on Thursday!


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lawn Fawn Bunnies...

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend..I'm just popping on very quickly to share with you this Christmas card I've just made...

I've posted this card on my Instagram & it's getting so many likes!...I'm not surprised though, how can you not like these adorable little Lawn Fawn bunnies :)

I really love the 'Happy' die too, it's a new one from MFT & it cuts so perfectly. plus it's so versatile too..I can see me getting a LOT of use out of it!


Thursday, 8 September 2016

I'm looking forward to...

...I'm printing out & bringing along the colour charts I've designed for you & we're focusing on 'hair' tonight...are you ready?


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Craft Stash DT...

..I have another couple of cards to share today that I made for Craft Stash.

They kindly sent me out these beautiful dies from their new Botanicals collection - this collection is just stunning! 

I made these two cards...

...aren't they pretty?

I filmed process videos for both of these cards too, so keep an eye out for those if you want to see how they're made, the videos will go up either on my channel &/or on the Craft stash Youtube channel.

I hope they inspire you a little & I'll be back soon with more!

Have a great crafty day.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A layout...

..I have a 12x12 layout to share with you today...

I made this a while ago using lovely papers & embellishments from the Simple Stories 'Sunshine & Happiness' collection..

It's just such a bright & colourful collection, it was lovely to work with :) If you can get your hands on some, I highly suggest you do! it's fab!!!


Saturday, 3 September 2016


Hi guys..I hope you're having a SUPER weekend! 

Both of my cards today use SUPER stamps & dies from MFT 

 'Super Boy' stamp & die..

& 'You're Super' stamp & die..

both images were coloured using Copic markers. The background on the boy one was made using a MFT 'sun ray' stencil & distress ink. on the girl card I used a MFT 'star' background stamp with Stampin up Real Red ink.

These are fun cards to make, you should give them a try!

I hope they inspire you a little :)

See you soon,

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