Thursday, 22 February 2018

March Sweet Treat Box

Hello. Today I'm sharing what's in the March Sweet Treat Box from Paper, Pen and Plan. The theme for this box is Get Lucky, I love the strong, fresh modern colours. The box includes a little kit to make a ribbon charm for your planner.
Look how well it matches my Lyradora!
You can see the full contents of the box in my unboxing video here.

And, as if the gorgeous contents of the box are not enough, the girls at Paper, Pen and Plan make these digital downloads available to all subscribers!

You have until 28th February to subscribe or you can buy a one off box from the Etsy store here
Best be quick though 'cos I know they are selling fast!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Hello. I daren't say it but today there seemed to be a little touch of Spring in the air. There is certainly love in the air! I made this card for my lovely sister in law who recently got engaged to her handsome beau.

The hearts, flowers and matching dies are from the 'sweet celebration' set by Lil'inker Designs.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hello. Today I'm sharing my card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
The challenge for the next two weeks is...anything goes! Although, of course, it has to be Christmas themed! 
The sponsor for the challenge is Imagine That Digistamp who are giving one lucky winner a voucher to spend in their store. I used Polar Fun which you can find here.

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Hello. I think the raindrops on this card should really be snowflakes! There's not been this many snow showers here for a long time. So this little guy is called 'sunshine in the rain' and he is by Penny Black. I used my Inktense watercolour pencils to colour.

I am entering the challenge at Cute Card word sentiment.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Plan with Mama Makes

Hello. The eagle eyed among you may have spotted a new badge proudly displayed on my blog. Yep, there it is, just on the right hand side, a little way down. That's because I am now on Team Mama making pretties using MamaMakes stamps. 

My first project is a planner spread for next week, although while I was working on this I had a great idea for a card design, but more of that later. The stamps are from two sets - Doodle Dreams and Cake & Friends.

The background numbers are by Dhali Art and I stamped using chalk ink. All the other stamped images are from the MamaMakes sets and I stamped them using Versafine. I added a touch of colour with my Zig Real Brush pens. A little strip of washi tape down the sides of the pages adds a finishing touch.

There is loads more inspiration over on the MamaMakes blog here. And if you search for Mama&Friends over on Facebook you can join a lovely group of crafty ladies ready to share their gorgeous makes. See you there!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Re:Craft at The Hidden Lane

Hello. We often visit the Finneston area in Glasgow. There's quirky shops, great eateries and, most importantly, a brilliant selection of independant coffee places. Just off the main drag is The Hidden Lane. Up to now this meant, for us, a visit to the vintage tea room! But now there is the added bonus of Re:Craft.
Re:Craft is a Community Organisation and you can read all about what that means on their FaceBook page here but basically it's an arts and crafts materials reuse and recycling shop. They accept donations of second hand, part used arts and crafts materials. They also take items such as wine corks, cardboard tubes, tin cans etc. which they resell at reasonable prices. They are an Aladdin's cave of goodies such as beads, fabric and yarn, paint, card, buttons and thread, anything and everything crafty! They even take items you might not expect such as used postage stamps, used train tickets, empty jars and bottles, damaged books, used magazines and newspapers, bottle tops (both metal and plastic!), bubble wrap and old jiffy bags. 

After a good old rummage around I bought this little lot...

...a stamp set, chalk ink pads, buttons, stickers and tags made from train tickets! Next time I will be taking a bag of crafty stuff I'm finished with because the lovely lady at Re:Craft said we could negotiate a swap, and that sounds like fun!