Thursday, 12 December 2013


Hi Bloggers - hope you are all well and getting organised for Christmas (which is getting scarily closer!)  Over at  Happy Campers this month the theme is Christmas so for my DT entry I am sharing this project with you.  I made this Advent Calendar for my children.  It is made from a kit that I bought from CleverCut (I actually bought it last year, so not sure if they do it any more - sorry!).  The kit comes flat-packed and includes papers to cover it.  I coloured the top, base and numbered drawer fronts with 'faded jeans' and 'peeled paint' Distress Inks and went over with a snowflake stamp which I embossed in silver.  The snowmen papers and embellishments are from my stash.  I lined each drawer with a cute Christmas picture.  The finished product is very sturdy, so can be used year after year.  The drawers are a nice size too, so I can easily fit three chocolates in each (one each for my two boys and an extra for me!!).

Please be sure to hop on over to the Happy Campers blog for some more DT inspiration.  We'd love to see your Christmas projects too!

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Glitter it!


Hi Bloggers!  This month at Happy Campers the theme is glitter so I decided to have a play with my Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts.  I love this product because you can make amazing designs with just a little bit of Sparkle Medium and a stencil.  The stencil I used for this card is called 'Sparkles' by Imagination Crafts.  I used Silver and Blue Moonstone Sparkle Medium.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Imagination Crafts challenge - Glitter and Sparkle
Crafty Calendar challenge - Anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it.

Thursday, 17 October 2013


Hi bloggers!  It's time for another challenge over at Happy Campers and this month the theme is Halloween.  I can't wait to see all your Halloween projects!  I created the background for this card using the Spiders Web stencil from Imagination Crafts and WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter.  I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large to cut out the sentiment which is a digi from Jellypark.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Countryview Crafts challenge - Something Spooky.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it.

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Hello bloggers!  Over at Happy Campers this month the theme is 'Flowers', so for my DT project I made this.

I go to a local craft shop, Sugar and Spice Crafts, once a week for a craft class and for the last couple of weeks we have been playing with the amazing paints and mediums from PaperArtsy.    I used these to decorate an MDF plaque I had in my stash.

The items I used are:

PaperArtsy chalk acrylics 'Beach Hut' (blue), 'Hey Pesto' (green) and 'Very Berry' (pink)
PaperArtsy grunge paste (used through the stencil)
PaperArtsy stamp set 'JOFY 11' (for the sentiment)
Spellbinders 'Sun Kissed Fleur' die (the small flowers, which are coloured with Promarkers)
That Special Touch Mask 'Chicken Wire'
Imagination Crafts Stencil 'Bird Cages'
Pinflair Buff-it 'Silver'
We would love to see your 'Flowers' over at Happy Campers this month.  The DT have produced some amazing projects, so why not pop over for some inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Hi bloggers!  What else to do on a cold, rainy day than sit and make a card!!  While sorting through my stamps at the weekend, I came across a set I bought a while ago from Dimension Stamps called 'Forever Floral'.  The set contains 12 flower stamps (one for each month) along with its name and the month (I think I bought it with a calendar in mind but never got round to making it!).  I coloured the stamp with Spectrum Noirs.  The die cut poppy is one of the Spellbinders Die D-Lites - 'Asters and Poppies'.

I am entering this card into the Stamping Sensations challenge - poppy photo inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Autumn Garden

Hello bloggers!  With the boys now back at school I decided it was time to tidy the growing pile of crafty bits which I have bought throughout the summer and not done anything with.  Lurking in this pile was a box of goodies I bought from The Hobby House using the £25 prize I received when I was the lucky winner of The Hobby House challenge back in July and I used them to make this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

The Hobby House Challenge - 'Hobby House Artists' (Elisabeth Bell)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it!!

Saturday, 31 August 2013


Hi bloggers!  Where did August go?  I can't believe the boys will be going back to school next week.

I recently bought one of the Art Pads ('Tis the Season) from Lili of the Valley and have used one of the beautiful images to make this card.  The flowers and leaves are Spellbinders 'Layered Poinsetta'.  The dotty card is Anna Marie Designs.  I embossed the card blank with one of the poinsettia dies.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and have some sunshine where you are (it is glorious here).

I would like to enter this card into the Lili of the Valley's Ideas to Inspire Blog challenge - 'Make it Festive!'.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!