Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Hello. Today I have created a little scene on my card. The cute gnome and snail are stamps from 'You Gnome Me' by My Favourite Things. The tree and fence are dies and the teeny daisies are punched. I coloured everything using my Inktense watercolour pencils.

I am entering the Cutie Pie challenge....January Blues

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Chubby Chums

Hello. I have two cards to share today. Both of a similar style and both using stamps from the Chubby Chums set by Paper Smooches. The chums have both been given a quick wash with my watercolour pencils. The backgrounds have been cut using My Favourite Things Blueprints dies. The background papers are 'feels like fall' by Pretty Little Studio.

I am entering my card into 'If You Give a Crafter a Cookie' challenge. This is a new challenge to me but my friend Debra is on the design team and I just had to enter. Do pop over and enter if you get a chance.

I am also entering the Paper Smooches 'anything goes' challenge.

Have you noticed my posh new background? My old homemade lightbox finally collapsed. It served me well for 9 years! This one is homemade as well but using a sturdier box and lined with faux wood paper. I'm pretty chuffed with it.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Plan with me!

Hello. Today I am sharing next weeks planner pages. These are the pages 'before the pen' as we say in planner world! They have been spoofed up with stamps, colouring and washi tape but my actual plans for next week have not yet been filled in. Well, I don't want the whole world to know what I'm up to!

If you are keen to know more about how to stamp and watercolour on your planner pages then have a look at the quick video I made here on my You Tube Channel. All the details about the products used are in the video.

Winners! Magazine Giveaway

Hello. The draw has been done and the two lucky names out the hat were - 


Please email me your address (
and I will get your magazines off to you.

There will be another giveaway soon!

Monday, 8 January 2018

Milk Carton Gift Boxes

Hello. I was at my monthly Craftaholics Anonymous meet-up on Saturday. Many of the members volunteer to do demos at the meet. So far I have been shown a few crafts that are new to me. You may remember my blog posts about felt fairies and beaded snowflakes! This month I did a demo' and the ladies at my table all took away two or three Milk Carton Gift Boxes similar to the ones here. 

The basic box shape is cut using a die. You can then decorate as much or as little as you want. I dug out my punches from the back of the cupboard. Really must use those border punches more now that the dust has been blown off them!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

December Countdown - memory keeping

Hello. Today I have some memory keeping to share. To keep me on track I used daily prompts provided by the lovely ladies over at Paper, Pen and Plan. I pretty much kept to the prompts until
about the last week and then I went a bit off piste! I guess that's allowed as everyone's Christmas isn't the same!

On the 11th the prompt was Christmas movies. Although I enjoy Elf and Frozen my very favourite Christmas movie is The Holiday. It doesn't really feel like Christmas until I've watched it!

This is my page for the 9th - nature. We get allsorts of visitors to the bird feeder. 
That's if they can get past the pesky squirrels!

And finally, here is the tree.
So that's a flavour of what's in my December album.
If you would like to see more there's a two minute flip through video of the whole album