Arts & Crafts, card making, Paper Crafting


Hi everyone!

Hope you have had a great weekend!

I traveled down to Dumfries yesterday to visit my friend Helen Anderson who has just opened up a new Arts and Crafts Shop and she also runs workshops too, if you are in the area you should pop in for a wee visit 🙂    Whilst I was down there I did a wee class, so much fun and met some lovely people too,well worth a visit and if you are on Facebook you can find her here and if you are not on Facebook you can find her website here

I made some cards today, same but different colours 🙂


Supplies List (for both)

  • Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card
  • My Minds Eye 6×6 Stack Happy Days
  • Silver and Rose Pink glitter Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Stampin Up Circle thinlets die
  • Thanks Die (think this is out of a sizzix bird cage die set)
  • Scortape and Zig Two Way Glue Pen


I need to start making more cards for my Etsy Shop again plus more for my to keep on hand for birthdays etc..

So I will be popping back up to my shed tonight to play with my paper and stuff 😀


As always, thank you for popping round.. see you all soon



Arts & Crafts, card making, Handmade, Matt & Layer, stamping

Thank You Card

Just a quick post today…

I headed up to my shed at lunchtime and have spent 3 hours re-organising and tidying up, pleased that I managed to sort through a lot of things, found stuff I’d forgotten I had!!!

I needed to make a thank you card for tomorrow to take to work with me, nothing too fancy, just a cheery colourful thank you was all that i needed 🙂



Supplies used :-

  • Base cardstock and banner is Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
  • Mango coloured layer cardstock is from American Crafts Tropicals 12 x 12
  • Patterned Paper by American Crafts Neopolitan Dear Lizzy 12 x 12
  • Linen Thread for the button from Stampin Up
  • Wooden Button from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BO-00040
  • Bakers Twine is Calypso Coral from Stampin Up
  • Border Heart Stickers Clementine from Cosmo Cricket
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Stamp
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen for the Faux Stitching (available from Stampin Up)



The buttons are gorgeous.. there are different designs in the pack from Wild Orchid Crafts



Thanks for popping in 🙂


Arts & Crafts, card making, Embelishments, Fabric Flowers, Handmade, Matt & Layer, stamping

Thanks and Happy Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone..  Monday again! nuff said 😉

Remeber the felt flower I made yesterday, I decided to make a wee card with it tonight and I kinda like the simplicity of it, I tried to layer cardstock in the same neutral colours as the felt flower…

Supplies List:-

  • Craft Card and matching Envelope
  • Bazzill textured Cardstock
  • Core-dinations Textured Cardstock
  • Felt
  • Tattered Florals Alterations Die
  • Stampin Up Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Ranger Sepia Archival Ink

Then I made a small Thanks Card… using up the scraps of Pink Cardstock left over from when I made my secret sister Box mini book

Supplies List :-

  1. Pearlescent Pink Cardstock
  2. Bazzill Textured Cardstock in various pink tones
  3. Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
  4. Technique Tuesday “Thanks” Stamp
  5. Black Archival Ink from Ranger
  6. Scortape

I enjoyed making these tonight and they will be heading down to Moffat soon to Daisy Bee Crafts

Thanks so much for visiting 🙂

Arts & Crafts, card making, Craft Shopping, crafting, Die Cutting, Inking, Mini Cards, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, stamping, Uncategorized

A Thanks Card.. Some Birdsong and Santa

Hurraaaaahhh!!! The Papermania Birdsong Range is in the shops 😀  I picked up this pack on my way home from my Sons hospital appointment today and I also got the vintage looking santa stamp for £1.99 half the normal price 🙂

This is what the paper pack looks like, I bought the 6 x 6 size for my cardmaking, but they have some gorgeous stamps and embelishments to accompany the range.  p.s. uploading a video onto youtube showing the gorgeous papers off and a sizzix haul.

I love this vintage santa.. it will look nice on tags, cards and various other project for christmas 2011

Tonights card shape is a bit of an experiment, and it half turned out ok, I need to work on my technique me thinks 🙂 the top fold of the card looks awful, I had thought about either cutting the embossed bits out, or covering it with ribbon or fibre, we’ll see I’ll sleep on it 😉

Supplies List :-

  • Olive Green Cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Nestabilities Labels 8 & 1
  • Papermania Birdsong 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • K & Company Que Sera Sera Stamp Set “Thanks”
  • Prima Flower and Pearl
  • Scotch ATG 700
  • Cuttlebug
  • Colorbox Chestnut Road Chalk Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting, stamping

thanks again

I go through a fair few thank you cards … so thought i’d throw another one in for good measure 😉


Supplies List : –

  • Chocolate brown cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Orange Cardstock from Stampin Up (bold brights)
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Vibrant Orange ribbon from my local sewing shop
  • 2 orange and 1 White button are 5th Avenue
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set CL045 Borders
  • Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Pumpkin Spice
  • Inkssentials White Opaque Pen (for the centre of the flowers)
  • American Crafts Clear Stamp Collections “Thanks” – stamp used “thanks again”
  • EK Success Corner Punch
  • Stix2 3D Glue Dots & Mini craft dots & double sided tape.


Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting, stamping


Thanks … numero deux 😉

I had so much fun making this card the other day that I decided to make it in blue and add a little extra something inside.


Supplies used : –

  • Brilliant Blue Cardstock from Stampin Up! cut to make card size 115mm x 80mm
  • Papermania Light Blue Scalloped Cardstock
  • Denim blue paper from my daughters Kluz Paper Fashions Book (fab find and she has now donated it to me :-) )
  • Hero Arts everyday sayings “Thanks!”
  • Large & small Flower stamps from My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow Stamp Set
  • Memories Chalk Ink Cube – Colour : Milky White
  • Pale blue pearl from Hero Arts
  • Stix2 3D Craft Dot & double sided tape.