Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 22 and a daughter Emma aged 19. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 24 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


After checking out some blog posts I just notice I have hit 150,000 views.

I know compared to some people's blogs this isn't much but to me it's amazing!

When I started my blog back in August 2007 I never thought my crafting would take me this far.

I work with some fabulous ladies and part of brilliant teams and feel very blessed.

A huge thank you to all my followers/visitors and here's to many more posts/years.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspirers Team - World's Best Dad card

I made a male card using some of the fabulous new products from Sara's Signature Collection - Just for Men.

Random stamping of the Urban Graffiti stamps to make a background and the words and cogs die cut to enhance.  With the checkerplate embossed background you have a great male card.

6" x 6"
Blue ink pads
White brads.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Crafter's Companion The Inspirers - Baby Bebunni card

I made this baby Bebunni card for Crafter's Companion The Inspirers Team.  We currently have a DT call for more members - more info HERE.

I used Bebunni Baby CD for the topper and papers and made the sentiment on PC.  Centura Double Sided in Fresh white is used for the card base scored on Scoremaster Board and matted using glitter core'dinations card.

Glitter Core'dinations
Bebunni Baby
Large oval and Decorative label punch
Flower punch
Gems from stash

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


This is what I have been working on for last few days.  In July my Hubby and I have been married for 25 years so we are having a small party to celebrate.

I know 25 years is traditionally Silver but as I love purple I couldn't resist using Blackberry Bliss.

I used Crafts Artist Proffessional for make the text and used the RGB codes to match Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ribbon.  Printed onto Whisper White card and all layered onto the Notecards all from STAMPIN' UP!

I embossed the top of the card with Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots and the added heart slider was from ebay to the ribbon with gems to finish.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Pootlers April Card Swap

This is my card for this month's swap in our Pootlers Team.  The theme this month is:-


I love this cute little koala with his smiley face :)
I used DSP and stamped onto white card for make my own patterned paper.

Kind Koala & Pretty Thankful
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey & Wild Wasabi
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey & Whisper White
2014-2016 In-Colour stack in Hello Honey
Image coloured with Spectrum Noirs Pens
   Koala - IG2, IG5, IG7, IG8, PP3
   Flower - CT1, CT4, GB8, EB2
   Shadow - IB2
Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Subtles Candy Dots

All items except alcohol markers from STAMPIN' UP!