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Hey everyone… a bonus video to share with you today. And, for a change, it isn’t a card! 🙂

Last year we ordered a fancy schmancy birthday cake for Piper’s birthday, and although it was pretty and delicious, it was rather pricey. This year, because i was doing waaaaaayy more planning for the party, i decided to simply pick up a store bought cake. After all, there was one that perfectly matched the colour scheme of the party 🙂

but i wanted to spice it up a bit, so i got my crafty hat on and decided to make a personalised cake topper and a custom decorated birthday candle.

Both these items were a huge hit at the party, and the great thing is that they weren’t really difficult to make either! 🙂

For the candle, it was all about glitter glue and buttons! YUMMY!

I even managed to pass the candle on to my friend Alexia for her daughter’s birthday cake the following week – why not, huh?!

And for the cake topper, i used some paper straws mixed with some crochet twine, and stamped some cute images from the SimonSaysStamp Mini Party Animals stamp set, coloured with copics.

Here’s a video tutorial, walking you through how i made these fun items, and below are a few more piccys of the projects and also some from the party.

A huge thank you to my friend Elizabeth for bringing her candle and taking some photos on the big day of the party. I was far to busy scurrying around with a microphone running party games, and making sure that DJ Craig was working hard, and interacting with parents and being chased by little munchkins! It was a great day, and i am very thankful that i have some photos of the occasion. Thanks Elizabeth! xx

Enjoy the video! Still another video this weekend as usual 🙂


Hello everyone,
I hope you are having a great weekend!
It has been a super busy week this week, especially as we are so close to Princess Pi’s big birthday! I have been on planning-overdrive – between organising treats for Pi to bring to school on Wednesday (her actual birthday), making plans for a family afternoon tea/ picnic after school and of course, getting ready for the party of the year this coming Sunday! Last night i made about 50 cake pops and a batch of Mars bar krispies (although i have NO IDEA how to make sure they don’t get gobbled up before next weekend!)

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Due to the busy, busy week, i am sharing a card that i actually made back in january. It’s a valentines card, so yeahhh, its a little out of season, but the good news is that as always it showcases a technique that could be used for any occasion.

This card started life as a practice piece for my brush lettering! Did i tell you guys that i have kinda fallen in love with watercolours and especially the look of brush lettering! s-i-g-h! love it! So i have been participating in a challenge over on Instagram… here is a peek at some of my work so far. Remember though… just starting out!

Who doesn't love a rainbow? #brushlettering #abcs_2016 #handlettering

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I will let you know now that the video is pretty sped up, as there was a whole lotta stamping for this card, but i love how it turned out. These awesome envelope stamps came from this set from SimonSaysStamp

Enjoy the video, and wish me luck with the rest of the party planning! EEEEK!



Sometimes its nice to send a card for no reason at all. Its always nice to get a little surprise in the post when you aren’t expecting it. I am going to be sending a batch of cards to some colleagues who work for the same company, but are based all over the place, so i will be making some generic, non-greeting specific cards over the next few weeks.

Here’s the video of how i made the card, but apologies if i sound a bit odd -i am still recovering from a cold so my throat and sinuses are still not back to normality.

For the card i used the Sending and Wishing release from SimonSaysStamp- in particular the Sending Happy Thoughts Clear stamp set. I love that there are so many great images in these stamp sets that can be used on generic cards, or can be added to a sentiment to make an even more interesting theme specific card.

One of my favourite stamps is the hello circle – great for background stamping, especially in the SSS fog dye ink- it fades into the background beautifully.

The little girl in her yellow jacket is a Darcie’s Dancing in the Rain cling stamp, coloured with Spectrum Noir colouring pencils and using blending solution. She reminds me of Princess Pi, who just loves jumping in muddy puddles!

Enjoy the video and come back soon,