Hello crafty friends,

ohhhhhhh what a week! It’s been a bit of a mad house with us! Play dates and commissions, and meetings and homework! And to top it all off, our printer was on the fritz! It has been driving me crazy for months, and finally I just splurged for a new one! HURRAH for technology that works!

The great news is that I finally got the Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp and die set -YAY!! – it was been on back order for weeks and weeks, and then SURPRISE – it arrived! Of course, the postie tried to deliver it within the only 20 mins of the day that we were all out of the house! GRR! So I nipped out on Tuesday to get it from the depot – took a quick excited look in the package, uploaded a quick celebratory ‘HAPPY MAIL’ photo to Instagram and then set to the side until later in the week when I finally had some time to play!

I have been drooling over this stamp set for ages, so I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. So it wasn’t until tidy-up time that i realised that one of my stamps was missing – the little party hat with the flag!

Oh boy I hunted high and low! I looked at every item i used throughout the card making process. I pulled out stuff that i didn’t use. I patted down my clothes, I crawled round the floor… and about 1am I decided to refer to the video footage on my video camera. I then realised that the stamp wasn’t in the set right at the very start of the video. huh?

I was tired, and grumpy, and frustrated – so I made my way to bed! As I climbed into bed, I was reading some instagram comments from lovely sympathetic people, when I remembered my Happy Mail photo from the few days before. And on the photo, you can clearly see that the stamp is not in the package! HOW DID I MISS THAT? Crazy! But, I phoned the shop who told me to contact Lawn Fawn, and so I am hoping we can get my stamp replaced. Fingers crossed!

over to the card! Here it is!

I have paired up some of the animals from the Party Animal stamp set, with the skunk from the Stinkin’ cute set. I wanted to keep the card bright, so i coloured the image with light copic colours, rather than going very dark. To add a pop of background colour, I used some SSS dye inks to blend some colour onto the die cut circles in the background!

I wanted to use the ‘Let’s Party’ stamp from this set, but to make it more interesting, I paired it up with a smaller greeting from the Jump for Joy set – i think they work well together, don’t you?

This time, I decided not to use black ink for my greeting (I nearly always use black!), but instead kept my colours to the pink-blue-yellow colours that I used for the background circles! I think it gives a nice lift to the card!

Thanks for stopping by, and fingers crossed I get that little stamp sorted!



Hey there crafty friends!

I am still in the Autumn Mood – how about you? Today we went for a long walk with my doggy friend Hugo, and Princess Piper was going crazy picking up beautiful leaves, acorns, and ‘helicopters’. :-)

And so I was inspired to create another autumnal themed card- so i reached for the new Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy set – which has lots of cute critters and autumn images- and before long, an idea came to mind.

I love to mix and match my stamps, and I LOVE how the Lawn Fawn stamps work so well together. For this card I used the Joy To The Woods set for the trees, the Jump For Joy set for the leaves, hedgehog and birthday greeting, and the Life Is Good set for the hammock and the word Relax!

My original idea was to make a shaker card with the leaves as the ‘Shaky Bits’ (YT commenter HumanGammaBomb thinks it is funny when I say that phase! LOL), but throughout the video you will see how i change my mind in the end. In fact, you will see me change my mind several times throughout the video! :-) I am still happy with the final result though!


Heres the video for you to enjoy, and be sure to come back over tomorrow as I am sharing a card for Honey Bee Stamps.

Have a good one!



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Hello and happy Monday everyone!

This week I decided it was time to pack away the summer clothes and dig out the good old winter warmers- as it has really started to get chilly here in the UK. I love this time of year – Autumn is most definitely my favourite! I especially love going for a walk through the forest when the leaves are changing colour.

So it isn’t any wonder that I am feeling autumnal when getting crafty – and so I am sharing a card on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today which features an Autumnal Wreath mixed with a mustard yellow type writer, and with a woodgrain background!

This card was also inspired by a card created by a customer. I spied it on Instagram, and I loved the colour palate so much i couldn’t wait to use that mustard yellow colour on a card of my own!

The sweet type writer image is the Honey Bee Stamps Just My Type stamp, and I added a greeting to the paper section of the image using the word ‘amazing’ from the Sentiment Builder set, and ‘you are’ from Beautiful life! I just love the way it is so easy to mix and match these Honey Bee Stamps!

For the wreath, of course i used the spectacular Country Wreath set. I picked three of the leaf designs and first die cut the pieces with the coordinating dies. Then, using my Misti, i stamped the images on top of each die cut. Be sure to watch the video as I share an easy, fool-proof way to get great impressions every time – it makes cards like this much faster to make!

I knew that i wanted to use kraft cardstock as a base, but to add more interest I cut a panel of kraft cardstock slightly smaller than the card front and embossed it with a woodgrain effect, using an embossing folder. I used some brown distress ink to add a little colour to the raised sections, and then layered a piece of vellum on top to soften the look. I wanted to add interest, but not take distract from the beautiful wreath and type writer image on top!

Thanks for stopping by, and here is the video for you guys to watch!

see you next time



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Honey Bee Stamps: Straw Painting Technique

September 26, 2016

Hey guys, I am over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today, showcasing a card made using the age-old technique of Straw Painting! Well, technically I was using ink instead of paint, but it still gives fab results! I have used the confetti greeting from the Beautiful Life stamp set, along with the All Prettied Up […]

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