Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Today I have been inspired by this video.......but I do not have any word dies....can you believe that!!! Maybe Santa could sort me out with some!
So I thought I would try it with this beautiful butterfly die from Marianne designs...for my DTDF post......which doesn't quite work the same as a text die but I like how it has turned out


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

DTDF & Saturated Canary Posts.........

 I feel like I am getting nowhere fast today...got such a long list of things to get done and not enough hours left to do them in!!!
this is my make for my posts over at DTDF and Saturated Canary......using the lovely Yvonne which you can find here at a special price

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Paper Wreath....

 I have had a go at making a paper wreath from old music book pages....burning my fingers a fair few times with the hot glue gun!
I added a black rose to the centre and some little black gems for some sparkle!
thanks for popping by 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

You for Coffee??.....

My day for posting over at DTDF and I have gone for the quick and easy makes today...

The stamp set is called Perk Up from My Favourite things and you can find it here and the dies are from Die-namics called Coffee Cup 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Test Tube holder.....

OOOOoooooo I got to have a play with the Taylored Expressions Test Tube Caddy yesterday for my DTDF post.......I love it!!
So easy to use and put together.....I used one to hold one of the test tubes I had made for my Craft Fair...the tube is quite fussy so I kept the holder pretty simple....yummy Christmas papers from Imaginisce.....the next one I have plans for a bit more decoration!


Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Few More Craft Fair Items......

 So here are a couple more things I have made for my Craft Fair.....decorated pegs with magnets on the back and packs of gifts tags...the tags were popular last year so have made loads!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Some people are worth melting for.....

 So I don't know if anyone else is like me.......Pinterest Boards full of ideas and inspiration but never actually doing anything?
Time for that to change for me and I have been going through my boards and trying out some different crafts, recipes and more.........I have seen many versions of the melted snowman bauble and what with the Frozen phenomenon.....yes I admit to being a fan too!......I thought I would have a go at making some...
I had some red felt which I cut into thin strips and then snipped the very tips of each end to make the teeny scarf, then folded over and put a wee stitch to hold it....peppercorns for stones and this one has brown card for the arms but I have since gone out into the garden and snipped one of my bushes to get proper little snowman twig arms!....last but not least a wee piece of orange card rolled up for his nose.....Oh and the snow is salt!
I then made some wee tags with Olafs beautiful quote and attached to the bauble with a wee bell and some lovely ribbon!

I hope you like!
Will be back tomorrow to share some more makes for my Craft Fair!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Merry Christmas...

Hopping on quickly to share my make for today over at DTDF
I am limiting myself to browsing online at the mo as I frantically finish all my makes for my Craft Fair on Saturday!
I saw this technique either in blogland or Pinterest....(I spend far too much time on both!!).....and have been itching to try it out...for a first attempt I am pretty pleased with it and it doesn't take long at all!
First I covered my cardstock with Faded Jeans DI, then I dabbed white ink over the stencil ( I used Memory Boxes Bubbles
The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Little Bits of Christmas Stamp set....which I have fallen in love with and has been added to my ever increasing wishlist! And of course a little bit of Stickles to finish off!!
will be back soon to share some of the things I have made!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?....

I have been after a set of Build a Snowman stamps for a while now and managed to find these on Ebay

with the intention of making some little sweets that I had seen on Pinterest for my craft fair....the Christmas Puddings I did last year were far too fiddly and took ages... and now that they are made I wanted to put the stamps to some other use too.........

I always like to make some packs of wee 4x4 cards too as they always sell well at the fair and last night was messing about and came up with this little card....I love it and after sharing a peek last night on my Facebook page it seems a lot of other people do too! So I will be spending today making as many as I can!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy Halloweeeeeen!!

 Mwahahaha!!! Happy Halloween!!
Us Saturated Canary girlies have gotten together today to share some spooktacular Halloween themed makes for you all! I have used Withering Fairy for my card coloured with my spooky pencils....can you make out the tinge of zombie green?!  I have raided my Halloween box for some spideys and cobwebs!
A wee close up to show the hint of colour I have added.....if you haven't come from the blog already then please please pop over, there are some amazing makes!
Have a Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Oh I am so late today with my Dies to Die For post.......I had a pretty stressful week last week for reasons that I won't bore you all with but cardmaking was waaayyyy down the list.  So it was a quick aarrgghh I need a card for my post.......this took probably not even half an hour to make....great for if you need to make a card in a hurry!
I have used 2 colours of Distress Ink to make the background and then these gorgeous Marianne Design Snowflake dies...really wishing now that I had cut them from sparkly card instead of plain....next time!
 And a few wee sequins in the centre of the snowflakes for some sparkle!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Candy Canes....

 You getting fed up seeing Christmas cards yet?! I have used the very festive Candy Canes from LDRS's Saturated Canary range...coloured once again with my black and grey pencils with just a tiny hint of red.......I am loving colouring like this at the mo as I can grab any papers at all to match!
These gorgeous papers are from MME's Mistletoe Magic range and I have inked and distressed all the edges.....the candy canes are from Hobbycraft....and the wee bit of tulle is leftover from my mini festive wreaths I have been making for my craft fair..

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Christening Card......

 A wee Christening Card today.....I love love love how Lou from Cartolinas from Lou Mac adds all her wee details to her cards so this is my feeble attempt at it!
Lots of buttons and gems!
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Winters Day...

 Morning! I have had a wee swap of my days over at Dies to Die For and now I am posting on a Tuesday.....I have another Christmas card using the lovely Winters Day from Little Darlings Saturated Canary Range....coloured with black and grey pencils....the gorgeous papers are from Echo Park and you can grab them here for a bargain price!  I have inked and distressed all the edges and added some flowers from my own stash....
Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Yoga Mama......

My card today features the lovely Yoga Mama from Little Darlings Saturated Canary range ......I got me pencils out again! The papers are from Glitz Designs very funky 77 pad....I do love a combi....whenever we are all out and about in the car and one passes there is a bit of competition to be the first to shout "combi!"....so much so that I have been known to shout it even when I am in the car myself!!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Patches the Fairy....

this is the result of my little mess about yesterday...another wee canvas using Patches the Fairy!
Must scoot got the housework to get done!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Backyard General....

Morning!! Dies to Die For day today and here is Backyard General!....ain't he adorable!
I have cut the dog tags by hand but you can find a die here.....I have added it to my wish list!
be sure to go check out all the new stock and special offers in the store!!
 I have coloured him up with my Copics using lots of different greens for the camouflage and a little bit of black pencil for shading
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Philly Phil..........

Here is my Philly Phil for our challenge over on the Saturated Canary Facebook page!
Clean and simple cos he is just so cute!!
Come on over to our Facebook Page and join us!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


My posty day over at Saturated Canary!  I have used Journey....the poor wee thing has been sitting in my pile of coloured images waiting patiently to be made into a card....my go to fave colour green...
 Look the paint is still wet!lol In such a hurry to get it photographed!
Thanks for looking Mwah!

Monday, 25 August 2014

SC Panda Hug...

 I am sharing a wee make today over on the Saturated Canary Page today using the adorable Panda Hug...I have used my pencils again but added a wee bit of pink to match in with these super gorgeous papers from Glitz Design called All Dolled Up....they are super stroke-able!! The die I have used is the Die-namics Retro Square and then just a few wee enamel dots to finish off!
Oh I would love a big squishy teddy to cuddle up to!
Don't forget you still have a few days to get your ATCs made for our Facebook Challenge!

Monday, 18 August 2014


 I am loving just using a Black and Grey pencil to colour my images just now! I spend way too long deciding on papers and what colours to use, sometimes I loose the mojo to make a card once I am done! But coloured this way they go with almost any paper!
This is the lovely Song and I have coloured the no lines version and I have to say I love her like this....she is like a wee sketch drawing in a book.....I have only used one sheet of the lovely 6x6 pad of MMEs Record It range...I may add some embellishments but I kinda like it how it is......

Sunday, 17 August 2014

DTDF Post.....

 Good Norning! Ain't it a yucky day!, a day for hiding in my cupboard making cards I think! One more day and then I am back to work after being off for the summer hols...boo!
Anyways on to my DTDF card!  I have used the cute wee Shay for my card today from the Little Darlings Saturated Canary Range....and I have coloured her with my pencils after being inspired by The Inky Angels amazing B&W colourings!....I have kept it all pretty simple as these papers are gorgeous and I couldn't bear to cover them up with embellishments! They are BoBunny Isabella....the tiny details on the papers are so beautiful, I don't know if you can make out in the pic below the wee cluster of butterflies in the corner......just gorgeous....can you tell I love papers!


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Saturated Canary FB Challenge.....

 Yay! Time for a new challenge over on our Facebook group and we want to see your ATCs .....Artist Trading Cards, cute little 21/2 x 31/2 cards
I have gone all Zombie themed for my set of three..Krista has a fab selection of Zombies in the shop which you can find here.....can you tell she loves Walking Dead? 
I have coloured them all with the same colours and have tried to give them the dead zombie eyed look, I added some Glossy Accents to the zombie eye and also on the lips to try to give that just eaten someone look!lol...... and then used my watercolour pencils for the background and some Walnut Stain DI around the edges.....then came the scary bit when I decided I would splatter them with blood......well red paint.....I was so scared I was going to ruin them after spending soooo long colouring them up!

I really hope you like them, I have loved making these and have definitely got the ATC bug now!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Few ATCs.........

 Good Morning! Sunday so that means my turn over at DTDF and today I have made some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I am pretty new to these but have seen loads of gorgeous ones on Pinterest! I have used some yummy papers from Teresa Collins called Save the Date and the flowers were made with the Die-namics Botanical Beauty Dies and there are a few enamel dots on there too...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WOYWW 270....

Whats on my workdesk........a wedding card that I still haven't finished and wanted to get finished today but I hastily type this up as The Great British Bake Off is starting in a mo, so it ain't going to get finished tonight!
It won't get finished tomorrow either as we are off to Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo, never been before and I cannot wait!
Head on over to The Stamping Ground for a wee nosey round the workspaces of blogland!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

DT post and Photohunt update......

Hello.....and today I have a lets have a play and see what happens card for my post over at DTDF!lol
I have diecut all the numbers from the Die-namics By The Number set and then stuck them down and painted over the card......then I used my lovely new stencil from Memory Box and dabbed some white paint and also flicked a few wee splodges too! Then added a bronze 50!

My Photo Scavenger hunt is going well too...there is a linky up over here!
 no6 An Urban Street Scene....well it had to be Buchanan Street when we were down for our day at the Commonwealth games....I love that you can stand up the top and see pretty much right down the whole street and it is always bustling!
 no12 A Mascot.......Had to be Clyde!! there are loads of these all dotted around the city!
 no7 A Rural Landscape....this was taken on the outskirts of Glasgow as we whizzed by!

no2 A Garden Gnome....it had to be our wee odd guy! We got him in Ikea years ago and I love him!
Just a few more on the list to get although I think I am going to struggle to find a juggler!

Okay so it seems to be dry for the minute so I am off to pop some washing out......sure sign that it will start to rain wait and see!!


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