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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I started crafting with cards in 2006 and now I am hooked,I love any kind of stamping and have been very lucky to get published in Paper craft essentials, making cards, Simply cards & papercraft, Digital crafting essentials and Crafters Companion Inspiration magazines. I design for Mo's Dream Team and Lili of the valley. I have made some very talented friends through this blog, I love my crafting buddies. Any questions feel free to email me at

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Christmas Owls

Hello, I'm cracking on with my Christmas card orders 
This is Hunkydory again, I bought the craftinator from C&C and it's what I'll be using for most of them.
all items from the kit except pearls, doily, buttons and twine.

thanks for stopping by x 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Winter Walk

I just love this image, one of my favourites from the Hunkydory Craftinator.
I've used Lace, pom pom trim, poinsettias, gems and pearls from my stash
sentiment from the same sheet
border is a tonic punch

Friday, 29 August 2014

Makey Bakey Christmas

Hello peeps
Today I'm sharing a CAS Christmas card
This took about ten minutes to make
I have used a topper from last years Makey Bakey mice papercraft kit from Crafter's Companion
I have used Die'sire essential circles to make the hole in theCS
sentiment comes with kit
twine and sequins from stash

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Blue Christmas

Hello me lovelies
today I'm sharing a Christmas card
This is from the recent Hunkydory craftinator from C&C
backing card from same kit
border is a tonic doily punch
lace, flowers, gems and pearls from stash
sentiment from kit too x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Santa's Sleigh

Hello Peeps I'm sharing a Christmas card tonight
this is a fab topper from Hunkydory
I matted it to some white Linen card to make it pop but made a hash of it, so I have tried to disguise it as much as I can lol 
I did't want to rip it back off and ruin it
any how the ribbon is from my stash
big sentiment I recycled from an old card I received
button and twine from stash.

I also have some fab news I have been asked to join the crafter's companion design team
I couldn't believe it when I got a phone call to discuss joining the team
I'm still on cloud nine
so I thought I may as well do the Spectrum Noir accreditation program
I have been colouring for a while but I have learnt so much from doing this program
I highly recommend it and it's free x 

Happy Wedding Day

Made this for a friend
the fab image is a topper from the LOTV ebay outlet
paper from LOTV
border is a tonic doily punch
ribbon, doily, fabric heart, flower and pearls from stash
sentiments are computer generated

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday

I think I have gone on a pink mission these last few days lol
I am just loving the new LOTV and First edition papers at the moment
This is a commissioned card made for one of my customers
the fab topper is from Hunkydory
border is ek success punch
lace, hearts and pearls from stash
die cuts are from dienamics Blueprints 14 
sentiments are computer generated

Monday, 25 August 2014

Party Pheobe

This is a card made for one of my customers
I have used Party Pheobe from Digistamp Boutique 
papers are from LOTV and First Edition
doilies, flowers, lace, ribbon, alphabet beads, heart bead, pearl ribbon and pearls from stash
fimo rose and corner made by me
Ballerina liquid pearls
16 is a MB die
sentiment computer generated
colouring medium is SN pens and pencils
Hair - GB8 - 110 - 101 - 103 - 120
Skin - FS1 - FS3 - CR3
dress - CR6 and added some pink glitter

I am entering this card into DSB August's customer competition 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Autumn Girl

Hello peeps
I'm sharing another commissioned card using an all dressed up image
this cutie is part of the three little Autumn girls set available here

Papers are from Dovecraft and LOTV
border die is from Tonic
ribbon, flower, doilys and pearls from stash
stars and circle die are from dienamics
top sentiment from bluebird flats
bottom sentiment computer generated
colouring medium is SN pens and pencils
Face - FS1 - FS2 -CR3
Hair - GB8 + pencils 110 - 101 - 103 -120
clothes - CR6 - CR4 - TB2 - TB4
boots - IG3 - IG5 - IG1

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Happy 65th Birthday Mum

I think this has to be my favourite colour combo at the moment
I have used Imogen available here from Digistampboutique
papers are from LOTV
border is a tonic die
flowers, resin flowers, pearls, doily and ribbon from stash
sentiments are computer generated
65 is a MB die
colouring medium is SN pens and pencils
face - FS1 -FS3 - CR3
hair - EB1 - GB4 + pencil 084
dress - BT1 - BT4 - BT6 + blender
shoes - IG3 -IG5 - BT3

I'm entering this card into the August customer competition at Digistamp Boutique

Friday, 22 August 2014


This card is for a little dude who loves Batman and Lego lol
I have used this gorgeous image from Simply Betty called Christian the dark available here
Lego paper was a freebie
star paper from DCWV
lego toppers made by me with card candi
twine from stash
bat dies from MB and Sizzix
5 sentiment from bluebird flats
other sentiments computer generated 
colouring medium is SN pens
Skin - FS1 -FS3
cape - BT7 + pencil 67 - IG3 -IG5
CT2 - CT4

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New Baby Girl

Hello peeps
today I'm sharing the card I made for my little sister who had a baby girl last week
this is a topper from Hobby house which I picked up at the doncaster craft show recently
I have used Dienamics Blueprint 14 for the LO
paper is from First edition
circle sentiment from Cuddly Buddly
bottom sentiment is computer generated
pearls and lace from stash

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Just so cool

Hello me Lovelies
Before I get on to my card I have some exciting news
I have been asked to join the crafters companion design team
to say I'm thrilled is an understatement as I love their products
so watch out for my makes coming soon x

This card is made for one of my customers
the fab image is from all dressed up called Just so cool available here
the papers are from LOTV and first edition
die cuts from Marianne and MB
pearls from stash
top sentiment from bluebird flats
bottom sentiments are computer generated
colouring medium is SN pens and pencils
skin - FS1 - FS3 - CR3
Hair - GB8 + pencils 101 - 103 - 110 & 120
tshirt - TB1
waist coat - IG3 - IG5
Jeans - TB2 + pencil 075
Shoes - GB11 +GB2

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Hello peeps
this is a card requested from one of my customers
She wanted a young lad grooming a racehorse as this is what he does for a living
well i couldn't find one so the lovely Eileen Nicholson came to my rescue again and drew this image for me

I have used spectrum noir pens and pencils to colour
the papers are from Forever friends
buttons and twine from stash
rosette made by me
top sentiment computer generated
bottom sentiment from bluebird flats

Monday, 18 August 2014

Happy Birthday Mum

Today I'm sharing Another Penny Black stamp which hasn't seen any ink!!
I have used SN pens to colour
I've handstitched around the edge
papers are from LOTV
doilies, lace, pearls and flowers from stash
sentiment is computer generated
butterflies are a MS punch

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Space Alien

Hello peeps
tonight I'm sharing a card made to apply for the Cuddly Buddly DT
I am loving my CAS cards at the moment and so are my customers which is fab as they don't take long to put together.

The image I have used is Space Alien from LilyBoo designs available here
4 x 6 inch card
My colouring medium is Spectrum Noir pens
card stock is from Papermill direct
banner is a Magnolia die
sentiment is from LOTV
button and twine from stash
sentiment inside the card is computer generated

Hope you've had a lovely day whatever you've been up to
thanks for stopping by x

Flower Poetry

Hi peeps
this card is for one of my customers who wanted flowers, buttons and pearls
the stamp is called Flower Poetry from Penny Black
colouring medium is SN pens
the papers are from LOTV
die cuts from Quickutz and dienamics
lace, flowers, pearls, twine and buttons from stash
top sentiment computer generated
bottom sentiment from bluebird flats

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Game On

Hello me lovelies
I have got a fabulous 8 days off work which is much needed to recharge my batteries
I intend to spend most of it with my dogs and in my craft room.
I also intend to ink up some stamps that I have had a long time and they just get shoved to the bottom of my box

This cute stamp is called Game On from Penny black
I have coloured in with spectrum noir pencils - (need more practice)
the card measures 6 x 4 inch
circle dies are from dienamics
football sentiment from Pink gem designs
scallop border made with ek success punch
twine and brad from stash
tag sentiment from LOTV

Friday, 15 August 2014

Mobile Phone Josh

Hi peeps
I've made an Eighteenth Birthday card today
I've used Mobile Phone Josh from Ladybugcraftsink 
I have used promarkers to colour
papers are from LOTV
top sentiment from bluebird flats
bottom sentiment computer generated
border, ribbon and card candi from stash
name made using alphabet tiles

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Something Borrowed, Something blue

Hello me lovelies
today I'm sharing a wedding card made for one of my customers
I've been after this stamp from Inkylicious for ages and finally got it at the Doncaster craft show
I have used spellbinders floral ovals die to frame the sentiment
the papers are from LOTV and First Edition
border is a tonic punch
mr & mrs is a cottage cutz die
bottom sentiment is computer generated
gems, pearls, ribbon and flowers from stash
bells die is from robert adams

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Birthday Bear

Today's make is made using a fab topper from LOTV's Ebay outlet
I've added some stickles and a pearl from my stash
die cuts are from Dienamics
sentiment from LOTV

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Happy Birthday Daughter

This card is made using a topper from the special birthday topper set from crafters companion
papers are from LOTV
ribbon and pearls from stash
sentiments from the topper kit
sentiment strip from pink petticoat

Monday, 11 August 2014

1st birthday

Today I'm sharing a little girls 1st birthday card 
this fab image is from LOTV art pad 14
papers from dovecraft and LOTV
border is a tonic punch
lace, ribbon, flowers, pearls and doily from stash
sentiments are computer generated
button and small circle die from dienamics
larger circles are a quickutz die

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sea Scape

Hello me lovelies
I'm sharing this card using a fab image from Digistamp Boutique called sea scape
I've coloured with SN pens
papers were free in Papercraft Essentials
bubble circle is a cuttlebug folder
fimo cloud, crab and boat handmade by me
twine from stash
top sentiment from LOTV
die cut cloud from MB

I'm entering this card into the August customer competition at Digistamp Boutique

Man in a boat

Hi peeps I'm sharing a card I got published in complete cardmaking
the image is called man in a boat from jellypark
printed onto desert storm neenah
colouring medium is prisma pencils
clouds are MB dies and stencil
wave is MB die
whale and star fish is a cuttlebug die
papers from FF
ribbon from stash
sentiment also from Jellypark

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Tiddly inks Design Team call

Hello peeps
 Tiddly inks are having a Design team call,
 as soon as i got the email I was very excited and I wanted to enter.

This is my favourite image, she is called Skater Wryn available here
I have coloured her with Spectrum noir pens and pencils and embellished with white fun flock
my card blank measures 4 x 6 inch and I have embossed one side with my cuttlebug embossing folder
the icicle and skate die cuts are from Cheery Lynn
the circle and scallop die cuts are from dienamics
sentiment is from LOTV
twine and pearl from stash

I've enjoyed making this card so much and I love blue and white for Christmas
Good luck to everyone who's entering the DT x

Happy Engagement

this is made for a friend who's daughter has just got engaged
I've used this topper from the love & romance topper kit from CC
papers are from LOTV
lace, flowers and pearls from stash
embossing folder floral frenzy
sentiment strip from pink petticoat
top sentiment is computer generated
bottom circle sentiment also from topper kit

Friday, 8 August 2014


I've made this card using the camden town male cd rom from crafters companion
the embossing folder is also from CC
star is a nellie snellen die and card candi from stash

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Happy 13th Birthday

Hi peeps I'm sharing a card made for a friend
this fab image is from Kenny K
papers are from LOTV
lace, doily, flowers and pearls from stash
border is a cheery lynn die
butterfly recycled from a used card
top sentiment computer generated
bottom sentiment from create with tlc

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

CAS Christmas card

I'm sharing a CAS Christmas card today
I think these dies are great for quick cards especially if you need to make a lot
dies used MFT dienamics blueprint 14
memory box merry dot die
pearls and chipboard sentiment from stash
this card took less then 10 minutes to make.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wedding Couple with Bridesmaid

Hello peeps
today I'm sharing a wedding card made for a friend
she wanted the couples daughter incorporated as a bridesmaid
and I couldn't find anything so I asked my Jellypark DT boss Claire Keay to draw me an image and she said yes, I absolutely love it.
the colouring medium is promarkers and prisma pencils
papers from LOTV
flowers and leaves MFT dienamics blueprint 14
border is a cheery lynn die
pearls and ribbon from stash
sentiment is computer generated

Monday, 4 August 2014

Just Inklined to hop - pearls and lace

Hello crafty peeps
it's blog hop time at Just Inklined
the theme set by Nicole is Pearls and Lace
you should have arrived from Tammy's blog

I have used this fab image called Narcissus
I have coloured with SN pens
embossing folder is from darice
die cuts are MFT blueprint 14
sentiment from WRS
lace and pearls from stash
next on the hop is Dawn for more inspiration

This is my last DT card for Just Inklined as I have decided to step down after two wonderful years
I have enjoyed every minute x

Saturday, 2 August 2014

High Tops

Hi peeps
I'm sharing my DT card for Just Inklined
this fab image is called High Tops available here
colouring medium is promarkers and prisma pencils
die cuts are dienamics blueprint 14
circle sentiment from hunkydory
bottom sentiment computer generated
button and twine from stash


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