Duck Race

We once stayed in a lodge owned by the Forestry Commission and they had a rubber duck race on the river that flowed through the forest. It was great fun, made even more hilarious by the organisers mad Labrador pup which swum down the river with the rubber ducks and every time it caught one it throw it out of the river, onto the shore. The organiser was charging down the bank lobbing them back in. This card made me laugh when I remembered the race

Mystical Fairies

So anyone that follows me on Instagram may have seen I have signed up  to the Sandy Allnock enchantment class and after following the first class, she encourages to practice and change up the colours, so I thought this pink and purple forest would be perfect for a fairy 


 This started out as a little experiment, I wanted to determine if I could heat emboss on acetate and it would appear the answer is yes and it makes quite a quick and glitzy card

flower Dragon

I keep looking at these adorable dragons and wondering how I could create a scene with them. I have wracked my brains for a week and then it came to me. 


 We have a tired gnome, she has spent the last few hours sewing the seeds for the harvest and has snuck inside to have five minutes peace with a good book away from Mr gnome

Birthday Mouse

I was honoured to be asked to be a guest designer for the new release over at The Crafty Purple Frog. Although this is not the first card I have shown you from this release, this is the first card that I created for it

Pull tab

For this card I have taken inspiration from my second Sandy Allnock lesson from the enchantment course, but have added in my stamps, an extra tree and changed up the colours

Bullying Awareness Hop

 So when I was approached by Kelly from Kelly Creates and asked to participate in a hop for raising awareness of  bullying, I agreed but was totally stuck on what to do. A quick google search told me that the anti-bullying alliance in the UK hold a national anti bullying week every November which is themed, however this years theme is not released until May, so I could not even go with that for inspiration. 

I rummaged through my stamps and came across the Be Your Own Hero stamp set by Stamping Bella and so decided to go with supportive inspiration instead

Toadally Awesome

 Time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday Challenge Blog and as always the theme is anything goes. Pop over and claim todays discount code 

The design team were asked to make a clean and simple card and use twine or ribbon on it somewhere.

in celebration

I am so excited to finally be able to tell you all that Amy from Crafty Purple Frog has asked me to join her design team on a permanent basis. So I get to play with not only her fabulous releases but all the other amazing brands she stocks from around the world. So what better card to debut with but one that states In Celebration of this day...

I always looked at the Stamping Bella oddballs stamps in awe but never really sure what I would do with them but as my colouring skills and confidence in creating scenes has increased I find myself drawn to them. 


 It was our Wedding Anniversary in April, we have been married 13 years. I intended to make a pop up box card but that evolved into a different card somewhere along the way so here is the anniversary card I ended up making


So when I first made this card I very nearly did not blog it and was just going to throw it, however I decided that I would use it as a teaching opportunity about angle perception when it comes to creating scenes