Wednesday, 26 February 2020

PRETTY POSY - New release from LOTV

Hi everyone. Today I thought I would share one of the new digis from the latest release from Lili of the Valley. This is from the Mothers' Day and Spring release - there are some really gorgeous images and sentiments so do pop over and have a look.





This cutie is called Pretty Posy and I have coloured her with my copic markers. I have merged the sentiment (a new skill for me) and I am really pleased with the result. It's great being able to resize images and I cannot wait to experiment more with my new skill.




Everything is from my stash so I am not sure if it is still available or not but the papers are My Minds Eye/Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody 6x6 pad. I edged my white card stock with stickles because I need sparkle on all my cards lol. 





Challenges

Arty Divas - Anything goes


Have a great day everyone xx 





Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Scrapbooking - where do I even start?

I have just sat down to make a card but then I realised that I really want to scrapbook. This is something I have never done before so I am completely lost. Where do I even begin? Is it journalling, traveller's notebooks or a traditional scrapbook? I literally have no idea. All I know is that I want to start something that will give me a way to cherish my memories in a visual form. 

I really would welcome any advice or tips - I feel so overwhelmed and really do not have a clue where to begin. I think I am going to sign up to one of the free apps where you can print so many photos a month. At least that will be a starting point. 

I think becoming a grandparent has made me want to cherish as much as I can. I want to not only scrapbook my family as it is but I want to go back and use old photos so that I have them to look back on when I am old and grey. 

Thanks for letting me ramble xxx

Friday, 7 February 2020

BUNNIES DAISY CHAIN - LILI OF THE VALLEY DT

Happy Friday everyone. Not long until Valentine's Day and so I thought I would make my darling hubby a card. 


I really love this cute image from Lili of the Valley. The digi stamp is called 'Bunnies Daisy Chain' although I have coloured my flowers in red.



I really need to become familiar again with my stash, I have no idea where anything is but I found this cute heart doily which fits perfectly with the theme.


My punches all seem to be struggling to punch - has anyone else experienced this after having a break from crafting. I wonder if I need to sharpen them. I am so worried that they will break as I am having to press so hard for the punch to cut. 


I finished my card off with stickles (always have loved a bit of sparkle) and some liquid pearls. My liquid pearls almost destroyed my card ... I had a bit of a 'splodge' moment but ended up colouring it over with my copics to try and disguise the near disaster - so annoying when it is at the end of your finishing touches.

Anyway enough waffle from me. I hope you have enjoyed my card. Here are my craft supplies ....


Challenges...



Wednesday, 5 February 2020

HUNKYDORY HAUL PLUS 10% OFF CODE

Hi everyone, how are you all doing? Hunkdory has contacted me again and allowed me to choose some products to review here on my blog and also on my Youtube channel. I feel so fortunate. They have also provided me with a code to share with you all which will allow you 10% off any purchase made on their website during the next 14 days.



The code you need to enter is MARCEA10

Please follow this link to get to their website. I do not receive any commission if you use this code so please make full use of it.

So onto the products I chose .... I am so happy I could do a little dance. I thought I would try a few different things. 

*Foxy and friends ultimate bundle (FOXYBUND2)
*Precision craft knife + 2 blades (PCT17)
*Craft tidy (PCT32)
*Glitter gemstone bundle (GEMBUND003)


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Here is my video if you would like to watch my first impressions of the products plus a full look at all elements that are included in the kits and paper packs etc. 





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*Craft Tidy

I absolutely love storage solutions of all types so when I saw this craft tidy I knew it would be perfect for my desk.



It's the perfect size and the compartments are really useful for storing your different supplies. The handle is really comfortable to hold making your stash easy to transport between rooms etc.


It can be used for pens, tools, embellishments or whatever you wish. It is really sturdy and I love the purple shade - it's my favourite colour.

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*Precision craft knife + 2 blades

I have been needing a new craft knife for the longest time so I knew that this would be an item I would be choosing straight away.


This knife comes with two spare blades and it is so comfortable to hold. I have been able to cut really precisely using this and I am very impressed. The handle is really comfortable and the blades are easy to change.


The pointed blade makes it easy for intricate cuts plus, of course, its purple!!! Winner!!

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*Glitter gemstone bundle

Oh yes!!! All I ever need in my life and on my creations is a little bit of sparkle. I love picking up adhesive gems and this multi pack is perfect in my opinion for all crafters - new and established.




There are 576 glitter gemstones in 3mm and 5mm with so many gorgeous colours. This is such a useful add on to my already full gem collection - you can never have enough though can you lol. 

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*Foxy and friends ultimate bundle

Oh my goodness - this is an amazing bundle of cuteness. I cannot actually believe how huge it is - it just goes on and on and on. I show every single item on my video so please do check it out if you want to see everything that is included.


I honestly cannot even explain how lovely this is. There are so many possibilities and I really do want to create lots of things to show you. This is a very different style to cardmaking to what I would normally do but I am excited to get stuck in.

Here's a list of what is included ...

1 x Foxy & Friends Luxury Topper Collection
1 x Foxy & Friends Concept Cards Collection - Pop-up Cards & Aperture Cards
1 x Foxy & Friends Luxury Inserts (48 x sheets, 16 designs 3 of each)
1 x Foxy & Friends 8" x 8" Paper Pad (48 sheets, 16 designs, 3 of each)
1 x Little Book of Foxy & Friends

Blimey - that's a lot!!

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So that's it - how lucky am I!! Thankyou so much to Hunkdory for gifting this to me, I am so very grateful. Don't forget the 10% discount code if you fancy picking up some new supplies.

Have a wonderful week everyone.
See you all soon xxx



Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish you all a happy new year. I hope 2020 is a wonderful year for you all, the start of a brand new decade. 


I am hoping to be posting at least once a week .... that’s the plan, so I look forward to sharing lots of creations with you all. 

I am heading off for a cuppa ..... see you all soon 
xxx

Thursday, 24 October 2019

HUNKYDORY HAUL - first impressions

I was recently contacted by Hunkdory and asked if I would like to review some of their products. After picking my jaw off the floor I obviously replied yes please!!! I have used their products in the past and have always been impressed by the quality of their products.

I thought I would share what I chose with you all. I have also filmed a video of my haul so if you want to see the products in closer detail please feel free to watch below ... I will include the video in this post.



So what did I choose .... here is a quick list of items first then I will tell you my first impressions of each. I just want you all to know that I am expressing my own thoughts on each item and I have been asked to share my honest opinions.



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Here is the video of my unboxing of these goodies ....



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I have been thinking about trying a proper blending tool for some time so when I saw this I was very excited to get it. 


I really liked that there are two handles with 6 interchangeable pads. The handles are extremely comfortable to hold and fit in the hand really nicely. 


The pads change very easily and have velcro attached to each pad plus the handle. You can also buy additional pads which is so useful if you own a lot of inks and want pads for each colour.

Overall I am very impressed and will be purchasing additional pads for my personal use. 



I really am a sucker for a bit of bling and most of my cards will have a bit of sparkle somewhere. 


I was really drawn to this pack because I am a nana to a beautiful little boy so I am planning to do lots of mini albums and folios so really needed so blue bling in my collection. I really like the range of shades of blue in this pack and the different sizes. They are really sparkly and nice and sticky.

I think these are a great price with a lovely range of shades and sizes.


Oh my gosh!!! This is so much more than I expected. I really love adding sentiments onto cards etc so I thought this looked a really nice item but wow, it is honestly AMAZING!!


I really do recommend that you watch my video for this item because I show you every page in this little book of loveliness. My mind is blown lol ..... it has sentiments to cover all your needs. 


I am honestly still in shock about how good this product is. The card is such good quality and every sentiment is foiled. I am honestly in love with this and am seriously looking to purchase the other collections. I really do consider this to be a must have for your stash. There is a lovely array of colours and the foiling is in silver and gold .... what more can I say apart from fabulous.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this sooooo much 


I am going to admit to thinking that this was something else when I requested it. It is an 8x8 paper pad but I thought it was designer papers. 


Instead it is a pad full of the most beautiful Christmas designs - several on each page. I would not normally choose a pad like this but looking through it I see so many crafting opportunities.


I love making my own Christmas cards and tags but boy can it be time consuming. This pad is honestly so perfect to make all your cards in next to no time. There is such a lovely selection of sizes ready to be cut that the possibilities are endless. This is perfect if you have children too - get them making their own cards for their friends. I also think you could make boxes etc too with these sheets. They are adorable!

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Another thing about Hunkdory is that you can join their online membership club for free. I didn't even realise this - you can get a FREE kit!!! All you have to do is pay for your postage. The kit that is currently available is A Beary Merry Christmas



I really hope you have enjoyed my thought on these products ..... I absolutely love them. Thankyou very much to Hunkdory for sending me these ..... I am very grateful.

xxx




    Saturday, 28 September 2019

    Deck The Halls - LOTV DT

    I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday ... half way through the weekend already. I have spent quite a bit of time in my craft room this week. In fact I think it is the longest I have spent crafting in years. I am so happy to be creating again.



    Today I have a cute Christmas card for you all. It is one of my favourite christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley. In a recent post I shared colouring it so it is good to get it made into a card.The papers are from an old paper pad by Dovecraft called Christmas Fancy and I really do love the colours - a nice modern twist on Christmas.


    I have added lots of stickles as snow flakes and also on the star and around the edge of the card - I had to give it a good shake and prick the hole with a pin to get it flowing again. I have also added some glossy accents to the baubles to create a bit of shine and dimension.My poor stash has been neglected for so long. At least I am starting to show some love to me stash at long last.


    I found some pretty lace with ribbon running through it which I had completely forgotten all about. I think it works really nicely with the colours of the papers and adds a pretty touch. I have been so distracted looking through all my things. I have forgotten about so many things that I own.

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    I hope you have enjoyed my card today. Hopefully I will be back soon with another post and creation for you all. 

    I would love it if you could comment where you love to shop for your new stash. There are so many new sites now, I feel a bit lost.
    Thankyou for taking the time to visit - see you all very soon
    Marcea xxx

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