Easter treats

Hello lovely people,

I have just had a really lovely weekend and isn’t it nice to have slightly warmer weather?  We went for a pub lunch with friends on Saturday followed by a walk in beautiful sunshine; maybe Spring is finally here?!

I also spent some time sharing my crafting supplies with a friend who is just starting out making cards and helped her make her first card – we were both so proud!

One thing I really enjoy at Easter is making little treat bags for my niece and nephews and this year I wanted to try a gift bag design that I saw on Pinterest.  I didn’t print the template or use the dimensions from the original post (which you can find here) but just messed around with some scrap paper until I found a size that I liked.

Easter gift bag trio

I attached a flap of card to the back of the bag then folded it over the front and added a sweet mini peg to keep it all closed up.  I popped some eggs in a cellophane bag and they fitted perfectly in the space inside!

Easter gift bag angle

Here’s what it looks like inside so you can see the folding;

Easter gift bag inside with eggs

The images are a set from Pink Petticoat which I coloured with Copics then cut out with a circle Nestie die and layered onto a scalloped circle cut with my Cricut.

Easter gift bag cu

I would like to enter these in the following challenges;

1) Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes +/- Kraft card)

2) Cute Card Thursday (Something borrowed – the idea from Pinterest)

3) ABC (K is for Kraft)

4) Sweet Stampin’ (Scallops)

Thanks so much for visiting,




Something blue

Hello lovely people,

It’s Saturday again and that means a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week, as you may already have guessed, is ‘Something Blue.’  We have TWO fabulous sponsors this week in the shape of Bugaboo and Quixotic Paperie so two good reasons to join in with our challenge and maybe win some goodies!

I have used a LOTV stamp…yes, another one, but you can never have too many I think 😉

cake mice

You will have noticed that it is for a bloke so of course, that meant keeping embellishments to a minimum – always tricky!  Instead I went for lots of layers and a cute flag banner with the recipient’s name on it, which was all cut by hand.  Hmm, I’m sure I could find a die for that…

cake mice angle

I coloured the image with ProMarkers as I did this before my recent conversion to Copics and just look at those cute mice baking away…

cake mice cu

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs (By the sea paper pad)
Letters: Quick Cutz alphabet die
Twine: from stash

Do stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see what the rest of the DT have been creating; you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting me,




Feeling springy?

Hello lovely people,

Firstly I want to say thank you to Sharon for becoming my latest follower – it’s lovely to have you along 🙂

I hope you all had a good ‘hump’ day 🙂  I am lucky that I don’t work Wednesdays but I didn’t think I would have much time for crafting today as I had a number of chores to do like shopping 😦 The weather was kind enough to let me pop out into the garden and do a little more tidying and plant my seed potatoes.  My broad bean seeds are now sprouting and the garden is full of hellebores, pulmonaria and primroses so it is feeling a lot more spring-like now – yay!

So, this is a card I made for Mother’s Day and it is aptly spring-like…

Spring bear angle

This was for my mother and I tried to keep to a ‘clean’ style that I know she likes.  Did you spot my wandering pearl?!  I finished the card and took the pictures in a bit of a rush and totally didn’t notice it – sorry Mum for the imperfection!

I have coloured the gorgeous LOTV stamp with ProMarkers and the flower centres have a little dash of Frosted Lace Stickles on them.

Spring bear cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design Vintage Basics (available from Dies to Die For)

Border: Martha Stewart punch around the page – no idea which one!

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;

1) By the Cute and Girly (favourite things – my ProMarkers, LOTV stamps and pearls)

2) Die-ing for a Challenge (Spring)

3) Passion for ProMarkers (Butterflies)

4) Simon Says Stamp (Easter/Spring)

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time to leave me a comment I love to read them 🙂


For Mum

Hello lovely people,

Today I have my DT card for Totally Gorjuss to share with you and the theme is ‘For Mum’ which of course ties in very neatly with Mothers’ Day tomorrow.   This week we are sponsored by Crafters Companion so you will be spoilt for choice if you win!

I have used a new stamp from LOTV and isn’t this little bear a cutie?

LOTV bear for Mothers Day

LOTV bear for Mothers Day angle

Here is a close up of the image which I have coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and for once you can even see the Frosted Lace Stickles that I added to the flower centres !

LOTV bear for Mothers Day cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Label shape: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)

Seam binding (Pink Tulip)/Lace (12mm white cotton): from The Ribbon Girl

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Butterfly: un-branded very old stamp!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (For Mum)

2) Passion for ProMarkers (one for the ladies)

3) The Ribbon Girl (add ribbon/twine)

4) Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- Mothers’ Day)

5) Bunny Zoe (flowers and pearls)

Thanks so much for popping by and don’t forget to go and see what the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT have made.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend 🙂



Hang in there

Hello lovely people,

This is going to be a super quick post from me to share a simple card I made for the Tiddly Inks challenge which this week has the theme of ‘Critters.’  This little dog comes from the Flying High Anna Belle set and is perfect for a card to send to someone who is feeling a bit under the weather.

hang in there

There is a greeting with the set but I actually printed mine in Word as it is easier to position it correctly and coloured the image with ProMarkers.

Hope you all have a good week and thanks for stopping by,



Red and Green

Hello lovely people,

This is another lovely LOTV stamp that is a few years old but soooo gorgeous and I thought it would go perfectly with the traditional red and green colours of my beautiful new Maja paper.

bunnies and tree

I have added some white glitter shaken into Glossy Accents on the snow at the bottom but you can’t really see it in the photos; it is quite pretty in real life, honest!

bunnies and tree cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs

Snowflakes: cut with Cricut

Sentiment: Handwritten Christmas Sentiments from Pink Petticoat

Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Papertake Weekly (anything goes)

2) Cute Card Thursday (red and green)

3) Simon says Stamp (snowflakes)

4) Penny Black and More at Allsorts ( It’s your choice)

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Little helpers

Hello lovely people,

Here is another simple Christmas card using a sweet digital stamp from Pink Petticoat, which I have coloured with ProMarkers.

trees and robins

I have added little spots of glitter over the dots around the stars but could not get it to show up very well in the photos.  Maybe you can just about see it here, if you squint(!);

trees and robins cu

Card recipe;

DP: old piece from long ago!

Image: Little Helpers Christmas Tree from Pink Petticoat

Sentiment: Handwritten Christmas Sentiments from Pink Petticoat

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Totally Gorjuss (anything goes…with glitter)

2) Stamping Sensations (Treemendous)

3) I Love ProMarkers (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by,