4 July 2023

Beautiful 'Sky'

Happy Tuesday lovely crafty friends.  A quick pop in to share one of my latest makes with you .... a little bit of fairy love courtesy of the fabulous Lavinia Stamps and beautiful 'Sky'.  I just love this stamp and you can't go wrong with a toadstool either.

An inked background and a couple of foliage and flower stamps later and it all sort of just came together.  Not sure I'm happy with how the moon ended up but I'm not touching it any more.  I used lots of Sakura Stardust pens, Posca and paint pens to add accents to the flowers and toadstool.  I sort of just ran with it and had to step away at some point lol!

So that's my little fairy card for today.  This is a card for my mum to give to her friend for her birthday.  I'm actually really happy with how it turned out.  In fact I like it so much I don't really want to give it away so I may just do it again and frame it for myself.

Right so that's all from me.  I've made a few cards lately just haven't had time to share them but hopefully I'll be back in a few days with another.

Take care folks and happy crafting.


Challenges I'd like to enter:-

Allsorts  -  anything goes (option of summertime)

Sweet Stampin  -  no designer paper

The Fairy and the Unicorn  -  anything fantasy goes

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes

Unicorn Challenge  -  no designer paper

22 May 2023

Lots of sparkle ...

Happy Monday lovely crafty friends.  As the title suggests I have been playing with lots of sparkle and nobody does sparkle quite like Chloes Creative Cards.  I treated myself to the new wedding collection she released not long ago and boy it is absolutely gorgeous and so very versatile.

As lots of my posts will show I'm normally a stamp and colour kind of gal so this is something a little different for me.  Lots of sparkle (and it's not even Christmas) and lots of layers but it was so much fun to make.  I kept with a silver and white theme and it's beautiful.

Everything is from Chloes Creative Cards except the mirri card, ribbon, pearl paper I've used to create the flowers and the stamens.  The pretty borders are even Chloes and I used her fab chisel tip glue pen to accent them with glitter also.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment and flowers:-

I apologise I'm not a photographer so the piccies are not the best and the light was terrible, but you get the idea.

So that's all from me today folks.  I'm off to have another quick crafty session before I concentrate on feeding the herd.  I'm back at work tomorrow so it will be a case of squeezing craft in where I can but hopefully see you soon.

Take care lovelies and happy crafting.


Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting Happiness challenges  -  anything goes (option of flowers)

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

The Creative Crafters  -  anything goes

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes

1 May 2023

Midnight Magic

Happy Monday crafty friends.  This is me making an effort to update my blog with my makes.  I must get in the habit of sharing here every time I upload to Instagram lol! 
So here's one of my latest cards made using lots of lovely Lavinia Stamps images.  It's a little scene made using Lavinia Elements inks for the background.  These were a Christmas present and it's the first time I've used them.  I must say I'm very impressed with them.  The main images were stamped with a variety of Versafine Clair inks and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.

I actually coloured the flowers with Sakura Moonlight gel pens and highlighted the leaves with them also.  I like to do this as I think it adds some definition.  I did add Stickles glitter to the flowers which looks really pretty but unfortunately my ploppy photography isn't picking it up lol!

Anyway, that's my little share for today.  I do have other makes to add so I will try and upload these too.

Take care folks and happy crafting. 


17 September 2022

Fay loves Fall

Well look at me .... sharing a second autumn card lol!  This is me making an effort to keep my little old blog up to date.  So how many autumn themed makes can I get in before Christmas takes over.  I'm already itching to play with my crimbo stash but I'm determined to make a few more, although I have had some gorgeous new crimbo goodies arrive in the post this week so it's going to be hard not to at least have a little play.

Anyway, as my title suggests I have another autumnal card to share with you.  Again using another Stamping Bella image ... this is tiny townie 'Fay loves Fall' and isn't she adorable.  She's been coloured up with copics to compliment the gorgeous Raspberry Road papers.  

Image:  Stamping Bella Tiny Townie 'Fay loves Fall'
Sentiment:  from the same stamp set
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Raspberry Road Designs download 'Autumn Evenings'
ribbon and gems from stash

A list of copics used just in case you would like them:-

Skin:  E41, E50, E53, E33
Clothes:  G40, G43, G46, G29/E33, E35, E37, E39
Hair, Shoes & Basket:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Pumpkin:  YR21, YR24, YR27, E39

That's all from me this evening folks.  I'm off to paint some pumpkins to add to my tiered tray.  Won't be long before it's time for real pumpkins too ... I can't wait.  Anyone else excited over pumpkin season?  Last year was the first year I spray sealed them and put them out on my front step.  They lasted for ages so got to get me some more for this season.  My hubby thinks I'm nuts lol!

Anyway, have a lovely weekend, take care and happy crafting.



Colour Crazy Challenge (Wk 37)  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  feminine

5 September 2022

Autumn love

Yay, folks it's officially Autumn! I can't tell you how happy that makes me.  I'm really not a summer person and I'm well and truly over it not that I was ever really in it lol but you get what I'm saying.  

Anyhow, it's been such a long time since I've shared anything on my little old blog and it's not as if I haven't been crafting I just never seem to get around to posting it on here.  Today, however, I am sharing some Stamping Bella autumnal vibes with you.  I just love this stamp and decided to make a slimline card for a change as it just seemed to lend itself to it.  The lush papers are a download from Raspberry Road Designs and are beautiful.

Image:  Stamping Bella Tiny Townie 'Autumn loves Autumn'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Raspberry Road Designs 'Fall Breeze'

A little close up of the image.  Isn't she sweet.  A little bit of doodling some lines around the image as I thought it was just missing something.  I love doing this and they really don't have to be precise.

Just in case you find it useful for a list of colours, here are the copics I used to colour her up.

Skin:  E41, E50, E53, E33, E35
Hair/shoes:  C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Clothes:  R20, R22, R24, R27 + BV25 for added shadow
/E02, E04, E07, E09/YG11, YG25, YG63, YG67/YR31, YR21, YR24, YR27
Toadstool:  R20, R22, R24, R27 + BV25/W1, W3, W5

Okay, so that's me done for today peeps.  I'll try my very best not to neglect my blog too much but you can always catch me over on my Instagram page .. that's the place where it all gets updated first lol.

So, take care lovelies, have a wonderful week and make sure you get yourself some crafting in ... it's always good for the soul!

Take care and happy crafting.


Get Creative Challenges  -  Fall/Autumn

Stamping Sensations  -  Feminine 

Allsorts  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

The Four Seasons  -  September anything goes fall

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes


15 May 2022

Bluebell Woods

Happy Sunday lovelies.  It's a rather wet and stormy day here but I don't mind I like listening to the thunder just not when I'm on my own.

Anyway, I am behind sharing all my makes with you so I have a backlog to upload on here but for today this is my latest card I've finished.  Again it features lots of Lavinia Stamps I'm sorry I do seem to be a little obsessed with them at the moment.

So my background was made with distress inks that I'd smooshed onto my glass craft mat and spritzed with water and then dabbed my white card into.  This was dried thoroughly and then I just began making my scene up I was aiming for a bluebell wood.  I didn't achieve the depth I wanted in my card but by the time I'd added all the highlights and everything I think it's a keeper.  Anyway, it was all coloured with Inktense pencils and soft pastels and lots of highlights added to the flowers, leaves and trees with Posca and Sakura gelly roll pens.

A really quick stop by me today.  I hope you like my little creation.  I really do learn something new every time I play with these stamps and ink and I have such a fun time.

So until next time, take care lovelies and have fun crafting. 



Stamping Sensations  -  floral and fauna

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  any occasion

16 February 2022

King of the Forest

Hello lovelies and a very happy Wednesday to you.  It's been a little while since I've popped anything on here so I'm putting that right today.  My crafting time of late has been a little erratic what with work and just general life but I have squeezed some craft in when I can. 

So what better way to get back into the swing of sharing my makes than to show you my latest card using some Lavinia Stamps images.  My background was made using a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Ink sprays and mica sprays.  I painted the moon using a Lavinia stencil and acrylic white paint and once dry used some soft pastels to add shadows so it wouldn't appear so flat.  The only thing I definitely knew when I started the card was I wanted the fabulous stag to appear in front of the moon and the rest of the card sort of just came together by playing with some tree stamps. 

I highlighted the trees with a silver gel pen and added a few orbs with a white gel pen and smudged some white pastel around them to soften them.  Whilst I had the white gel pen out I went a little crazy adding lots of stars lol but I like the effect.

Overall I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  I'm still learning with my spray inks and making backgrounds but I'm loving the process although they don't all make it to cards some end up in the bin but it's fun playing.

So that's all from me this time peeps.  I will try and not leave it so long between posts on my blog.  My Instagram account always seems to get updated first maybe it's because I find it quicker I don't know but I will make an effect to update here too.

Take care lovelies and happy crafting.


Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Crafting Happiness  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  anything stamped with option of wings or tails

We love Stamping  -  anything stamped option of stencilling