31 December 2017

VIDEO | Crafty Favourites 2017

Hello there, today I am sharing a look my favourite craft products of 2017. There was so many that I could choose from but I narrowed it down and just picked my very favourites that I discovered in 2017 or used a lot.

First up is stamps. Well, there were so many stamp sets that I loved using this year but my very favourites are the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type set (I used it lots), the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments set (I used it a lot for Christmas cards), Clearly Besotted Make A Wish (how amazing is that magnolia image?), Clearly Besotted Sending Sunshine (I love sunflowers!) and the MFT Bitty Bears set (because it is so cute!).

Next up is dies. Most of the dies I have used this year have been shapes/nesting dies. I love the Dotted Patterns Scallop Frame set from Studio Katia, the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle sets and also the Hero Arts Nesting Infinity Dies. Another set I have loved using this year is the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection. What a fabulous set, you can customise tags to your hearts content!

For stencils this year I have loved using the Hero Arts ones. I have especially loved embossing with them. Two of my must haves though for the year, are the MFT Cloud stencil and the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil. How fabulous are they for creating clouds, waves and hills/snowbanks? I love them!
Alcohol Inks have ben a big favourite of mine this year. I have really enjoyed getting inky with them and creating some fun backgrounds. I have enjoyed using them with Yupo paper and also Lana paper, which is similar to Yupo. I have also enjoyed using Copic Marker Refills to get the same effect.

One of my favourite storage/organisation pieces this year has been a nail polish holder. I love storing my ink blending tools in it for easy access. I mention it in my Craft Room Tour 2017.
Next on to tools. I have loved the Tonic Easy Clean Mat this year. I like that it is white and that it has a non-slip coating on the back. I also really like the Tonic Spoon - it has so many uses from glitter to embossing powder. The Marvy Jewel Picker has been a big favourite of mine this year too and of course, I had to mention the MISTI tools. Although I didn't buy them this year, I have been using them a lot more so I felt that they needed a mention! I have them in beautiful cases made by my friend Ruth.
Last but not least, for embellishments I have loved using the Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and the Rainbow and Ice Cube Jewels from Little Things from Lucy's Cards - so pretty!


You can see them all of my favourites here in the video here:


Here are the links to what I shared in the video. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
What have your favourites been this year? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave me comment letting me know. Thanks so much for your support this year. Wishing you all a fantastic 2018.


  1. A fabulous round up of your favourites, and those Tiny Type stamps will be on my buying list for January. Thank you so much for showing off my bags. I love making them sand love seeing them being used :) Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Xxx

  2. Thanks for your informative video. The cards you showed are fabulous, I love all the sea backgrounds. I also love your Misti covers! Thanks for all your inspiring work, I hope you have a Happy New Year and look forward to what ever you create this year. Hugs from sunny South Australia (Or shall I say snakey South Australia - there was one in my front lawn yesterday ARGGH)

  3. Happy 2018
    Thanks for your informative video. The cards you showed are fabulous.


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