Monday, 1 December 2014

What a lucky lady I am....
Hi everyone I have been waiting to share with you all my amazing news and today cause the magazine is for sale I can tell you all....
I am the lucky winner of cardmaking and papercraft and Quick cards made easy
cardmaker of the year 2014.
To say I am totally overwhelmed is a understatement it's like all my christmas have come at once!
I have know a little while but wanted to wait until the issue of cardmaking and papercraft was on general sale as not to spoil it for anyone else who entered.
This is a true dream come true as never in a million of years thought I would win!!!. Not only do I recevie some amazing prizes I get to designs cards and projects for the magazines.
Here is  pic of the feature in Cardmaking and papercraft
And also was such a wonderful surprise to see my cards on the front cover of Quick cards.
I would like to finish by saying a big thank you to Cardmaking and papercraft and Quick cards made easy and would like to share a big well done to my fellow crafters who came second, third and runner ups.
Here's close up of my designs....

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Time for a little christmas challenge:
Hi everyone hope your well? Thought it was time for a little christmas challenge and I have found a great one for you all to join in with.
The papermail direct shop are running a christmas challenge to make a set of gift tags.
So thought I would get the stash out and have ago I used a stamped image and paper pieced it together using lovely festive papers. Found a bit of bulap for the background and added a die cut heart for my message to go into.
Of course had to add little gllitter,pearls, and ribbon to finish my design off.
Hope you all like my tags and don't forget to come and join in all details can be found here
closing date is the 1st of December then voting take place.
Thanks for stopping by love to hear your comments

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Cardmaker of the year cards
Hi everyone today I just thought I would share with you some photos of the three cards I sent in for Cardmaking and papercraft and Quick cards made easy cardmaker of the year competiton 2014.
This time you had to send in three different cards made with any of your stash along any theme.
These are the designs I came up with, different folded cards with lots of mixed elements like die cutting, stamping,embossing,punches ect...
hope you like my cards and good luck to everyone who took part.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Quick cards made easy 'We test' feature
Hi everyone hope your well? I have been waiting to tell you my news for a while now and finally
 I can share it with you all. Quick Cards made easy magazine have a new feature they are trying out called 'We test' and I was asked but Cath the editor to join the team of five crafters to test a new product.
I was sent a wonderful We are memory keepers gift bag board and some Krasier craft goodies to try out and do a review of what I thought about it and to make a few samples with it.
I recevied my copy of Quick card made easy issue 132 yesterday, the feature is printed inside along with a wonderful picture of the gift boxes and bag I made along with my review of what I thought of the product.
As you can see we each were sent a different product to road test. It was great fun trying something new out and  using the wonderful Krasier craft papers,stickers and collectables. Like to say a big Thank you to Cath and hope you all enjoy reading the feature. Loved to know your thoughts?
 Close up on my gift boxes and bag.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

One stop craft shop review number four
Hi everyone hope you all well? Today it's time for my fourth review for
Today I thought I would share with you all my thoughts on one of the favouite products I was sent which has to be the Basic Grey 'Hey You' 4" x 6" snippets booklet.
I have found this booklet so handy to have to make my projects up with think I have used something from it on every review I have done so far. So you ask what's so good about it....
Well to start with the price at just £3.15p this is such a great value book and one of thoses staple products to have in your craft stash.. It has 24 printed 65gsm cardstock sheets which each has toppers/messages/quotes and quirky little messages.
There are 2 sheets of twelve designs and I have found these prefect to add the finishing touches to my designs. Another great thing is that all the colour tones to the toppers/message all have been made to work with the rest of the Basic Grey 'Hey you' and 'Hey boy' range and I can see them working for all occasion projects not just mens.
For my card design I have taken one of the topper and used it to make the main focus of my design showing that they work great for when you need a card in a hurry.
I used the 'Hey boy' papers to work with the topper along with some of the Papermania plain cardstock, a Mathra punch around the page set, x-cut dies and a cuttlebug embossing folder.
This just show some times simply designs can be so effective.
Products I have used are
Many thanks for stopping by and hope you like my card design and review.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hey boy paper pad review
Afternoon fellow crafter's hope your all well?
Today I thought I would share with you all my thoughts on the Basic Grey 'Hey boy' 6x6 paper pad I was sent in my crafting product bundle from onestopcraftshop.
To start with I can say this is one of the good bargin paper pads that are out their for sale right now,
with 36 6x6 sheets in total there is a really good mix of funky and reto themed papers this pad can work for them hard to make male and boy themed projects with no trouble at all.
The paper stock is a nice weight and another major bonus is that the pad contains plain soild coloured sheets that match prefectly with the patterened designs.
The designs themself feature themes like music,trains,bingo and other patterns like dots, lined paper effects and wood grain making this ideal to work with any project you have in mind.
I used some of the papers to make my the design below which I had my Dad in mind when I made it.....

For my card design I used the nice brown toned grid effect paper to mat and layer onto Papermania orange card stock, added little faux stitching and then took one of the matching soild coloured papers from the pad and run it though my embossing machine. As you can see it gave a nice deep emboss and took  the distress ink with no problem. I then used some twine to add a bit of textured, them matted a border on top with the brown grid paper and added a few nail effect chipboard shapes from the 'Hey boy' chipboard set.

I them used a Papermania stamp set called 'Heritage press' to make the suit and tie by using the papers to stamp on and then layed them up I found a pocket watch charm in my stash and some chain and added this for some more detail. I had the idea to turn the suit into a pocket after I saw a topper in the 'Hey you' snippets booklet that had 'list' wrote on top. Thought this would be good to write the things that are great about the man the card was made for. My Dad.
I found some nice matching messages in the 'Hey boy' cardstock/transparenices pack that works so good with the whole 'Hey boy' range.
I added few finshining touches with the button, ribbon and little white pen dots.
Hope you all like my card design and look foward to reading your thoughts.
All the products i have used to make my card can be found now for sale on the onestopcraftshop  site
Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 8 September 2014

My Super news

Hi everyone hope your all well? I haven't stopped smile all weekend!!! why you ask well I got my copy of Quick cards made easy in the post and what a surprise I had my card has only been printed on the front cover!!! How lucky am I (see top right) I was asked to take part in quick cards new readers design team and was given the wonderful free papers to make a card with and his is the design I came up with. 
need to make a frame now so I can hang it on my craft room wall.
Big thank you has to go to the whole Quick card team and Cath herself.

Make sure you pick up your copy not only can you see my card you also get

a great free snowflake die.

Here's close up for my card and more details on page 40


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Time for my second Dt product review...
Hi everyone hope your well? It's time for my second dt product review and project for
Today I thought I would share with you all my thought on the 'Hey you' and 'Hey boy' chipboard shapes.
To start with I can tell you all that for being quite a small packet these Basic Grey chipboard shapes packs have alot of fun different mens themed embelishment in them. Least over 30 per pack. So lots to be crafting with. They also have a nice vintage feel to them as the colours are not to bright , have a nice flat tone to the colours. I would say the' Hey boy' pack has more male themes to them with trucks, planes, records and sport themed embelishments, and the 'Hey you' pack has more frames and messages. Both work really well together.
The chipboard it's self is a nice thick chipboard, so much so I used one to make a 3d glazed brad for my design below.It also has sticky on the back so easy to add to any project.

For my next Dt project I thought I would make a male themed gift and went for a hanging star design.
For my star hanger I used a mix of the Basic Grey papers, toppers from the matching 'Hey you' snippets booklet, chipboards from the 'Hey boy' set, and buttons and brads from the matching embelishment kit. A few gems and peel off were used to finish the design and think this would be nice little gift to send to your dad just so he knows how much you love and care about him.
All the products I have used to make my project can be found for sale now on the
Onestopcraftshop  just click the links below...
Basic Grey Hey boy chipboard shapes
Papermaina gems
Basic Grey embelishments 
 Basic Grey Hey boy paper pad 6x6
Thanks for stopping by and would love to know you thought on both my project and the products above.


Friday, 22 August 2014

First DT product review and card design made for
one stop craft shop.
Afternoon everyone hope your well? Time for me to share with you all
my first product review and card design using the wonderful products I was sent from
Thought I would start at the beginning with the Papermania
soild cardstock.....

  No crafting project can start without a good quailty card stock wheather it's for a
scrapbook page, off the page project or a handmade card. I found the Papermania 6x6 soild cardstock I was sent a really good place to start. With 75 different colours in one handy storage box you can find the prefect colour to work with your project. The cardstock is a nice weight at 216gsm and has a nice flat finish, making this ideal for die cutting, punching, embossing and stamping on. As you can see in the picture above this pack has a wonderful range of colour tones to each colour family, from browns, greens, blues, reds, purples, and oranges.You can find these cardstock pads on the
One stop craft shop website
They have them in 6x6 8x8, 12x12, so a size and price to
 suit all types of crafters.
This is where I started my card design from
and this was the end designs I came up with...
For my card I layed the papers from the 'Hey boy' paper pad with the 'Papermania cardstock',
 arranged them on my card front. I used the cardstock to punch the little stars out, as you can see they punched out lovely and crisp. I stamped my image which is a Penny black stamp, coloured it and added to my card. I picked one of the frames from the 'Hey you' chipboard packet, found a travel themed topper in the' Hey you' snippets booklet. I layed them together, stuck to my card front at a angle. I Then found some chipboard shapes in the' Hey you' chipboard packet to make my sentiment, I added the celecbrate one to the top of my design, added the arrow and tag to the side. I used peel off letters to add the words 'and' 'enjoy'. To complete my design I used some of the matching emblishments from the' Hey boy' set. The whole design was pulled together by the fact that the whole 'Basic Grey' 'Hey boy' and 'Hey you' ranges have had their colours matched perfectly to work together.
All these product can be found for sale now on the
'Hey you' and 'Hey Boy' Basic Grey ranges
Thanks for stopping by would love to hear your comments and feedback so please feel
free to leave it for me to read later.

Monday, 18 August 2014

I have some very exciting news to share with you all....
Hi everyone hope your well? been waiting to share my news with
you all for some time and now I can....
A little while ago onestopcraftshop
were looking for new design team members didn't think I had a chance
 but I thought I would Send my name, details in
 along with a few samples of my work. I crossed my fingers and waited.
Well I  found out I was given the amazing opportunity to join their wonderful team and today I
was sent my first products to make my male themed samples with.
how excitied am I!!!!
Thank you so much Charlotte hope I do them justice.
Here's picture a of the super products I was sent
all of which can be found on their website along with lots
and lots of other great brands and essentials.
Striaght away I can tell you these are a great mix of modern
male themed products of really good quailty.
Hey boy Basic Grey designer chipboard stickers
Just click on the product list and it will take you straight to the
Onestopcraftshop where you can buy this all from.
So off to take a closer look and start to plan some samples.
watch this space for more up close reviews of each product.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

 New card and a two candy winners
Good evening crafters hope your all well?
First thing first time to announce my two candy winners.....
Price 'A' goes to Rozzy
and Price' b' goes to Sarah well done and if you send me your
address details to
I'll get your prizes posted off to you.
thanks for taking part everyone.
Now onto my card first card I have made is a clean simply design
using Penny Black stamp, some glitter and promarkers.
I would like to enter this into following challenges:
My mum's craft shop challenge-simply and clean-closes 31st Aug-x
Cute card Thuirsday challenge-clean and simply-closes 21st-x
Thanks for stopping by would love to read your comments

Saturday, 26 July 2014

 A card designs, a blog makeover and candy draw....
Morning everyone hope your all well?
and enjoying the nice weather we are having.
Gave my blog a little summer makeover and to celebrate I
have a candy draw see below for details.
 Also Been having a play in my craft room 
with my Brother machine,
and came up with this design.
I have used Gorjuss stamp, promarkers, Papermania
papers die cut circle shape, gems and the swirl frame was
cut on my machine.
I have used just Aqua tones for my card design.
I would like to enter this into following challenges:
The ribbon girl-Aqua/Turquoise challenge-closes tonight 9pm-x 
I Love promarkers -229 Monochrome-closes 29th July-x
To celecbrate my new blog thought it was time I did a mini candy draw.
The prize is either a new Annabel baby stroll stamp or
a new Saantoro stamp.
All you have to do to be put into my draw is add a comment to this post
write whether you would like to go into a or b or even both prize
draws, I will pick two winners on the
10th August at 6pm
Good luck and thanks for stopping by



Saturday, 28 June 2014

Another design using my scan n cut
Hi everyone hope your good? have another card to show you
today I made this using my scan n cut machine.
I cut the frame, the little flowers, leaf from a svg file
then used my machine to cut them out.
The image is penny Black watercoloured this time for a change,
and background was stamped with the free
stamps from Quick cards.
Thanks for stopping by.
Would like to enter this into following challenges:
Simon says stamps challenge-anything goes-closes 2nd July-x

New embellishment giveaway
The ribbon girl has a wonderful giveaway ends sunday
so come and join in you can win all the embellishments
used to make a super  design you can see on their
Draw ends Sunday so best hurry
good luck everyone I have my fingers crossed

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Brother scan n cut card
Well everyone can you believe it I have a card
to share With you all.
 I have made this card design up for a 13 year girl.
I have used a Gorjuss image, some D.c.v.w papers,
ribbon, pearls and a lovely resin rose.
I would like to enter this into followiung challenges:

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Hi everyone have another fab challenge card for you this time my card is
You have to make a card on the theme of events
in June so I have gone for Father's day.
You can find all the details on how to enter here
I used some Edwin stamped images, some paper,
Nice gold card stock, eyelets and added gold tones emblishments
to finish my design off.
For my inside I found a nice poem and finished off
with another Edwin stamped image and some more pattened paper
To pull the design together.
Hope you like my card can't wait to give it to my dad.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Hello everyone I'm back.....

Hi everyone hope your well? sorry not been on blog land for a good while,
you know how it is time just gets away from you.
Anyone here is a new card from me and I would love
To enter this into following challenges:

I made this card using First edition mixed card stock, Penny black 
slap stick stamp, promarkers, Martha punch, Papermania
buttons, pearls and ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Hi everyone hope your well? have a couple of challenges cards for you today first is a new challenge The papermill shop are running to see who can made a
valentines themed card. The prize is a years worth of
Simply cards and papercraft magazines, wonderful prize.
So well worth ago.
I have used a digi image, red, pink toned card, some glitter ribbon and red gillter
to make my design stand out.
The closing date is 10th Feb and winner will be picked 13th Fed good luck.
Come and join in here.....
New challenge card for Stamping sensations.
Here is a card I have made for the new challenge over on the
The challenge this month is Wings,fantasy, fiction.
So I have gone for a fairy design.Used distress inks, gold spary,
stamp image, swirl stamp, promarkers, flower and pearls.
Went for a peach/gold tones theme.
Hope you like my card.
Closes end of Feb