Sunday, 29 April 2018

Magazine box set giveaway

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Hello. I have a brand new magazine box set to giveaway to one lucky blog follower.
The Tonic Studios collection includes- 
  7 in 1 Die Set
A6 Embossing Folder
  10 Stamps
122 Papers and Toppers
And, of course, the magazine which is full of inspiration, including my article!  
Simply leave a comment here and I will randomly pick the winner on 
Sunday 29th April 2018!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello. Today I'm delighted to be sharing a card as a guest designer for the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge. I can't believe how up to a few weeks ago (thanks to Yvonne at the Copic Colouring day) I hadn't heard of Polkadoodles and now my collection is growing fast!

I have used the following digital elements from the Polkadoodle online store -
Winnie Wonderland Tweedledum
Winnie Celebrations 1 Sentiments
Winnie Celebrations 1  Papers 2

I coloured using my Copic marker pens but paper pieced Tweedledums t-shirt and shorts to co-ordinate with the background papers.

The challenge is 'anything goes' so that's nice and easy isn't it? 
Why not have a go, all the info' is here.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Foxy gift set

Hello. Today I'm sharing a little set - a milk carton gift box and a notelet. 
The cute fox stamp is from the Mama Makes Store here
I stamped, coloured with Zig marker pens and trimmed around the little foxes. This means I could attach them using 3D foam pads to make them 'pop'!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

and though she be little....

Hello. Today I'm sharing another card featuring a Polkadoodles digi stamp. She is 'jump for joy' and you can find her here. The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called 'everyday greetings'. I coloured her using my Copic marker pens, trying to improve on my colouring hair skills, not entirely happy with how it turned out but practice makes perfect!

Pop back tomorrow, I have another box set magazine to give away!

Thursday, 19 April 2018


I have a huge box of family photographs. Going right back to my great grandparents time. Some people in the photographs I know and others I haven't a clue who they are! Well, I have decided that now is the time to deal with this. I have bought a black and white Simple Stories album and some of the Zella Teal collection. I am going to chip away at this over the next year. I was thinking I would only document the photograph if I know who they are and also ones that I remember from my parents albums, ones that mean something to me.

I'm not then sure what to do with the leftovers. No point in them lying about, and no-one else in the family wants them. Can I bring myself to throw them out? Has anyone documented old photographs, do you have any tips or advice? I'd love to know before I make a start.

Album and Zella Teal Collection available in PP&P Etsy here.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

happy birthday

Hello. I've been having a play with my new stamps. This one is 'puddle jumper' by My Favourite Things. I coloured the stamp using Inktense watercolour pencils. Remember if you are using watercolour you need to stamp with a water resistant ink pad, I use Versafine. The papers are 'refreshed' by Authentique.

I am entering my card into the Allsorts Challenge...Spring Flowers or Showers.

Friday, 13 April 2018

happy holidays

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
The challenge running for the next two weeks is ...Cute Christmas Critters.

The sponsor for the challenge is Just Me Digital Stamps who are giving one lucky winner three digi stamps. I used Christmas Bear with Snowman and you can find him here.

The paper is from 'Winter Joy' paper pack by Pretty Little Studio and I coloured the image using Copic marker pens (can bears get measles?)

Thursday, 12 April 2018

thinking of you

Hello. Meet Earlie! She's a digi stamp from Polkadoodles. I coloured using my Copic markers, putting my recent Copic colouring class to good use! 

Monday, 9 April 2018

April Sweet Treat Box

Hello. Today I'm sharing what's in my April Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. The theme for this box is Crafty Girl, I love the fresh modern colours. And, for the first time, there is a Penelope Stamp designed by Clare the owner of Paper, Pen and Plan. You can see how I used my stamp on this weeks planner pages....

I have mixed Penelope with stamps from MamaMakes and Mama Elephant.

 You can see the full contents of the box in my unboxing video here.

You can subscribe here or you can buy a one off box from the Etsy store here
Best be quick though 'cos I know they are selling fast!

Friday, 6 April 2018

one of a kind

Hello. Today I'm sharing a couple of super, super quick cards using up some bits I had left over from my March Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan. The backgrounds are pre-cut journalling cards, really just little self contained bits of patterned paper. I then simply added chipboard stickers! A quick stamp of a sentiment and job done. Like I said super quick, but super effective, don't you think?

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

thank you

Hello. This month's challenge at Creative Inspirations is 'Springtime!' 

For my card I used my 'just for you' stamp from The DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured the stamped image using Zig Real Brush markers. 

This months prize is a £20 voucher to spend at Craftie-Charlie.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Winner! Magazine Giveaway

Hello. The draw has been done and the lucky name out the hat is -

Please email me your address (
and I will get your magazine off to you.
There will be another giveaway soon!