Monday, 17 September 2018

Always be yourself … unless you can be a mermaid

Happy Monday to you all. I am so happy to be back with my first card in 6 years! I can’t quite believe it has been that long. It has taken me a couple of weeks to be fair to make my card but it is now finished.

I enjoyed making this so much. The image is just so pretty. It is from my beautiful mermaid stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This has to be one of my favourite colour combos and I didn't even realise at the time but it matches my new blog colours perfectly ... loving this little bonus!




For my card I have used one of the beautiful mermaid stamps and coloured with my copics. It seems so odd colouring and I need a few refills for my skin tones so I will get those ordered online.

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I have added some stickles for a little bling – I just love glitter … the shade is waterfall.

This is something new to when I blogged before ... 3D effects .... press play .... how fun!



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I really love the sentiment stamps in this stamp kit … perfect for any age at all. I popped to The Range and Hobbycraft for a couple of bits and couldn’t believe my luck when I found this beautiful First Edition paper pad (Beyond the shore, 6x6) … the colours were perfect and just beautiful mermaidy designs.

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Here is a quick video of the crafty things I bought …..




Ok, so time for some challenges … eek …. how exciting. I will add them below when I find some lol.



Have a fab week everyone …. it’s great to be properly back xxx


Monday, 10 September 2018

Slimming World Weigh In Week 3

So Saturday saw my next weigh in. I was actually feeling fairly confident on my way to group this week which is such a nice feeling. My week had been pretty good. My meals were certainly on plan but my treats still need looking at. If I am honest I am not very good at counting my syns and this is something I need to work at.

I am delighted though to have lost 2lbs this week. This is now 4lbs off and I feel that I am back in the swing of things. I have done a quick update video if you want to watch …..



In group we went back through our books and our consultant did the ‘new member’ talk to the group. It was really good to be reminded of the basics. I also picked up some more mint choc hifi bars – oh man they are soooooo good.

I am hoping for another good week. If any of you are trying to be good I would love to know how you are getting on. Take care and see you soon xxx

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Birchbox Beauty Box Unboxing | September 2018 | On Top of Your World

Happy weekend everyone. How horrid is this rain!! I am not enjoying it at all. It feels so cold – I even had the heating on briefly last night. Yesterday my new Birchbox arrived to cheer me up. I have had this box on and off for ages and have a bit of a love hate relationship with it. It has been more love recently though so thats good.

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If you fancy getting a box and are a new subscriber you can get £5 off your first box by clicking HERE. I also get a little freebie too if you use this link. my refer code is ‘ladymawa’ ….. birchbox.co.uk/invite/ladymawa

As usual I have filmed my unboxing so if you want to see my first impressions please feel free to watch my video.



Overall I was pleased with the contents, I am so happy with the blusher plus the other items all seem nice enough so I think it was a good month.

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I am just going to take Glen out to my parents for half an hour bless him, cabin fever has set in. I can’t believe it is 6 weeks tomorrow since his accident. He is such a good patient, I feel so thankful he is still by my side.

Right, enough sentimental mush. See you all very soon, have a lovely weekend xxx

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Look Fantastic Beauty Box - September 2018 Unboxing

I am so happy, my Look Fantastic beauty box has arrived and I was home when the postie brought it!! I always try to open my box when I film so I was really happy that I could unbox it straight away.

For those that don’t know Look Fantastic is a beauty subscription box with varies subscription offers. I get a rolling month and can cancel at any time. I pay £15 a month including delivery and I LOVE it!!!!!

This month it is their 4th birthday so I was hoping to be wowed!!!

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Here is my unboxing video if you would like to see the products in a little more detail and also to see some of the product information and ingredients etc …..



I really enjoyed opening this box and I cannot wait to try the products. I already know that I love the Evelom cleanser so I am delighted to have more of this. I am excited to try the hair product and may even do a review on it after I have tried it.

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If you would like me to review anything else shown here today do let me know and I will either write a post or create a video.

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Thankyou so much for taking the time to read my post today. Take care and have a lovely day xxx

Sunday, 2 September 2018

It's time for Stamptember with Simon Says Stamp!!

Finally, the time is here that we have been waiting for all year …. it is time for STAMPtember. I am so excited to be taking part again after a few years break and wow, it is even bigger and better than before!

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There are lots and lots of fabulous new products that have been released so do go and check them out over on the special STAMPtember page on the Simon Says Stamp website.

Also make sure you pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for lots of fun and details of how to join in the fun on many different social media platforms with links to all of us who are taking part sharing the fabulous new releases with you. We all have different voucher codes for a free gift to share too so it really is a great excuse to join the celebrations and grab some of these goodies. My code is at the end of this post so keep on reading and you will see it in a minute :)

This is the first crafty thing I have made in so long and I am still unpacking my craft things but I so wanted to take part. I have made a festive gift tag to share today.

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For my tag I have used the beautiful centre cut holiday icons rubber stamp. This stamp is so cool – it can be used as one large stamp or as 3 separate smaller stamps. I really love the sweet design and it is just so versatile for the festive season.

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Product links will be below too if you fancy adding any little extras to your shopping cart.

Please make sure you check out everyone else’s posts on their blogs, instagram and facebook and if you search using the hashtags #STAMPtember and #SimonSaysStamp you will discover so much inspiration.

Recommended products – click to be taken directly to product page

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Finally here is my code for you all to get a free gift when you buy any item …. please check the Simon Says Stamp website for full details. Your code is BALL85



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Have fun everyone and happy STAMPtember
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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Simon Says stamp september card kit–sea treasure unboxing video

I am so excited today because I got to open the brand new kit from Simon Says Stamp and it is beauuuuuuutiful!!!

If you love mermaids (and who doesn’t) you are going to love it so much. There are so many fantastic products in the kit and I cannot wait to start using it.


I have filmed a video of me opening my kit and showing each item so that you can see everything that is included. The kit costs $34.99 and Simon Says Stamp ship internationally so you can all enjoy it.



If you enjoy seeing videos of products please let me know or if you would like to see anything else again let me know.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back soon with a card from this stunning kit xx


Thursday, 23 August 2018

It’s almost time ……

The time is almost here for me to make my first card in years!! My craft room is almost ready and I have started to spring clean my blog in anticipation. I feel so excited to be surrounded by my craft supplies and feel so happy to be back blogging.


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It has been a stressful few weeks. My husband was involved in a serious car accident at work and we have a long way ahead of us to get him fit and well but we have each other and I am so thankful for that.


I will tell you more about it another time but I really just wanted to say I am back!!!


See you all very soon with a creation or two.


I have several social media accounts so feel free to follow me on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.


Hope to see you all very soon xxx

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