30 April 2014

Card Making Haul - April 2014

Good afternoon, sorry for the late post but I have been trying to upload this video since 08.20 this morning. Well finally it has uploaded and it is my card making haul for the month of April. I cannot believe we are already at the end of April! This month  I bought a wide range of different products (I think) so here is what I got:


Thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope you are having a lovely day.

29 April 2014

Having A Play ...

I bought some new craft items earlier in the month but because I wasn't able to craft I didn't get a chance to use them. On Sunday, after I handed my essay in I just sat down and had a play - for a change I had no design in mind, I just wanted to craft! :) I used my new TCW stencil with some embossing paste for the background and then cut out a SSS Leanna Butterfly and sprayed with a new Heidi Swapp Color Shine. The sentiment is from my favourite sentiment set ever - Clearly Besotted Stamps A Little Sentimental. I then finished off with a few Lawn Fawn die cut hearts and rhinestones.


Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing. I'm off to the gym this morning and then catching up on my emails/comments etc. Hopefully see you soon! :)

28 April 2014

Back To Basics: Where I Purchase From - Part 1

Hello there, so sorry for my lack of posts and videos recently but my university work had to come first. I am sure you can all understand that. Well the essay has been handed in so I can now get back to card making and video making - yay! :)
Today I thought I would get back to my Back To Basics series and talk about where I buy my craft products from. If you watch my haul videos you will have a good idea of where I am buy things recently and I also link to the products I have used on cards here on my blog. I don't get to talk about their customer service and why I like them though so I thought I would start that today. It is in two parts as I didn't want the videos to be too long.
If you are just interested in the video please see below as I am really just talking about in writing here as there may be some of you who do not want to see the video (does that make sense?!).
P&P/Shipping rates are based on delivery to the UK:
This is mainly the only shop I buy from in America now. They have such a wide range of products that I do not feel the need to shop elsewhere. As well as having their own range of exclusive products (which I love!) they also sell a wide range of other products. For me, their shipping costs are pretty good to the UK from the US. Orders under £29.50 ship for £8.80 (approximately) and I think that is pretty good as this can include heavier items like cardstock. I have hard of people waiting quite a long time for their orders but apart from one, my orders have shipped out very quickly.
This is one of my favourite ever craft shops. They sell a wide range of products from ink pads to papers, dies to embellishments and everything in between. Their shipping/P&P is reasonable at £1 for order under £10, up to £3 for orders £30-£39.99. Any orders over £40 is free. They have excellent customer service. I have emailed them on a few occasions and had responses very quickly. Most of the time my orders will ship on the day of purchase and arrive the next day. I LOVE that! :)
Another great shop with a wide selection of craft products., I have found myself purchasing from them a lot recently. They sell loads of items ranging from paper pads, to dies, to ink pads to sprays and stencils. P&P is £1.75 for light items, otherwise it is £2.95 on orders under £40 or free over £40. They have great customer service.
One of the newer shops around but has those hard to get products. They sell the Hero Arts Shadow Inks which only one other UK shop has, they also sell a wide range of stamps and dies as well as my favourite Doodlebug items. P&P is £2 on all orders below £35 and free for all orders above that. Great customer service again.
Another shop selling a wide range of products, my go-to place for the Tim Holtz range. As far as I have found so far they have the cheapest price on the Distress Inks in the UK (as well as the shop below!). Their P&P is £2 on orders below £20 and free above. I have emailed them on a few occasions and always had a response very quickly.
My go-to place or anything die or die cutting machine related. I bought my Cuttlebug from here and I also buy all my cutting plates etc. here. They sell a lot dies as well as Do Crafts items and much more. They also sell the TH Distress Inks at a great price. P&P is free in the UK. They ship items out so quickly, almost always I get it the next day which I love!
Here is the video:
 That's it for part one, I will be back (hopefully, YT upload permitting) with part two on Friday. Thanks so much for visiting me today!

23 April 2014


Hello there, since the water coloured look is so popular right now I wanted to have another go with it and make a 'pretty' card. I have made the background panel but first stamping and heart embossing a script stamp and then I have gone over the top with three TH Distress Inks - Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender. I have then liberally sprayed it with water and left it to dry. I wanted a focal point for my card but I didn't want to cover up too much of the background.
I took the SSS Chrissy Butterfly and die cut it from vellum, I added this with a teeny bit of Matte medium to the background piece. I then die cut the SSS thanks die four times and layered them up, the final layer having a layer of WOS. I also added this with Matte Medium on top of the butterfly. I have then finished off with a few Doodlebug sequins. The panel has been added to a white card base with 3D foam.


Thank you so much for visiting me today, I may a bit quiet again this week, I have another essay due in on Sunday so need to finish that.

21 April 2014

Easter Daffodil

When I saw THIS amazing card by the one and only Amy Wanford I was blown away by it. Not only is Aimes an amazing card maker but she has such an eye for design and see's things in a different way than most people do. She used the CBS Pretty Plus dies to make a 3D daffodil and so I stole borrowed the idea and did the same on an Easter card for my nan. I added the daffodil to the CBS Scalloped Tag die and stamped the sentiment from the CBS Fresh Flowers set below it.


Thanks you so much for visiting me today, I hope you all enjoy the rest of the Easter break.
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