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Saturday, 24 February 2018

February Vlog Part 2

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Can you believe this is the last weekend of February!

Where has this month gone albeit it is a short month still it has gone by so quick.

Sharing with you part 2 of February's vlog which I hope you enjoy, pull up a chair and a coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy!

From next week I will be doing a weekly vlog.

To watch the video please click the LINK




Enjoy your evening and once again thank you for your support both of my blog and you tube channel it mean an awful lot to me more than I can ever express.

Happy Crafting!

7th Blog Anniversary

Good Morning Crafty Friends

WOW can you believe that today I celebrate 7 years of blogging!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for all your support year after year, leaving lovely comments and I hope that you will continue to visit and support over the coming years.

I have one prize to give to a lucky follower!


To be in with a chance of winning you need to do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment.
3. Post picture on the sidebar of your blog
4. Share with your friends.
5. Add your name to the Link below

The winner will be announced next Saturday 3rd March and chosen by Random Org.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 23 February 2018

A Girls best Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well here we are again Friday sure has arrived far too quick this week.

Today's card is using the So Cute digital image and papers from my website


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge white card base.
2. Matted and layered paper from the So Cute collection.
3. Matted and layered pink and patterned paper, divided into 2 block and wrapped ribbon between them and made a bow.
4. Matted and layered the image onto pink card. All layers have been distressed around the edges with DI spun sugar.
5. To finish off I added the dragonfly, heart gem to centre of bow and birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11 - AG with a Critter
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals #11 - Always Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations #360 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 22 February 2018

1000 Giveaway Winners

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight over on my You Tube channel I am announcing the 2 lucky winners of my 1000 subscriber giveaway.

Well what a month long journey I have been on after receiving the email from You Tube on their changing their rules.

I not only made the 1000 subscribers but smashed it but unfortunately didn't quite manage the 4000 hours to keep my monetisation.

I will continue to video 3 videos a week and every Saturday will have my weekly vlog which I hope you enjoy as I sure do enjoy doing them.

To see who won the set of 5 stencils from Linda Simpson Designs please click the LINK!




Once again you have all humbled me with your support so thank you all so very much!

Happy Crafting!


Take Flight

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I am off out on a couple of errands this morning and of course it is my weigh in day.

Today sharing a new card using IndigoBlu's Take Flight Stamp as well as 2 of the Dinkie Stamps, bubbles and cross hatch.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered copper pearlescent embossed card.
3. The background is the mop up from another background using Distress Oxides and SN glitter pens. I have stamped the cross hatch and bubbles using Distress Ink vintage photo and distressed around the edges.
4. I stamped the bird on another piece of mop up background papers with Versafine and embossed before cutting out and adhering to background with Pinflair for dimension.
5. To finish off I added 3 pieces of string to one corner with 3 feathers and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us #8 - Anything Goes
Inspire Create #12 - Animals
The Paper Shelter #327 - Things that Fly
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #11 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

France Papillon

Good Evening Crafty Friends

On Sunday I went to the CHSI Stitches Trade show.

I saw lots of my lovely fellow crafters from IndigoBlu, Hunkydory, Chocolate Baroque, Crafter's Companion, Imagination Crafts to name but a few.

I had a lovely chat with Lesley from Chocolate Baroque and met France Papillon, I did a workshop with France a couple of years ago at Art from the Heart so it was lovely to catch up.

She allowed me to record her demonstrating and here is the video.

I do hope that you enjoy and thank you for watching.

Click the LINK to watch the video!



Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

Fairy Dell

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a wonderful day yesterday catching up with Kath and having a good crafty play day too.

Today is all about getting inky and creating with my stamps, distress oxides and making some cards.

Today sharing with you something I made at Gill's, we used wooden fairy door, wood and toadstools so I made this into a fairy dell.


Step by Step

1. Painted the door and frame with brown acrylic paint, once dry added a layer of crackle, I then finished off with a layer of cream paint and got a nice fine crackle on the door.
2. I added Prima wax to the toadstools and coloured the fairy with Promarkers.
3. I added the moss, hedgehog and door to the block of wood.
4. Decorated the door with flowers and leaves and adhered the fairy to the toad stool.
5. To finish off I added a welcome stone and gnome.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #194 - AG/Option Flowers
Crafting from the Heart #195 - Always Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!