Monday, 2 September 2019

STAMPtember PARTY with Simon Says Stamp ... 2019 with video tutorial

Are you ready to join the best party in town ...... it’s time for the 10th STAMPtember so grab a seat and get ready to join in the fun. Simon Says Stamp have so many wonderful things for everyone this year with fabulous new products plus special offer codes that are being shared on the blogs of the SSS family. Do pop over to the main post on the SSS blog to find out all the details so that you do not miss a thing.

If you can’t wait and you want to see all the new products straight away then head over and CHECK THEM OUT!!! Don’t forget to check out my promotion though first.





I have very kindly been sent the SENDING SYMPATHY stamp set that we all need in our collection .... for those moments when we need to let our nearest and dearest know that we are thinking of them in sad and difficult times. 





I decided to try a different style card and I created an inked background using distress ink pads. I really loved how the background turned out so I think I need to invest in buying some pads for blending the ink onto my card.







After creating the background I stamped lots of the lovely foliage stamps along the bottom of the card to create a silhouette effect using Memento Ink. I used my stamping platform for the first time and it really made stamping so much easier. 




I kept my card very simple with a flower embellishment and a few flat backed pearls. This stamp set is so versatile and I think you could stamp beautiful frames with the accessory stamps, I just love them so much.

Make sure you visit the other blogs to see what treats you can discover. Also check out Instagram and don’t forget to search these hashtags to make it even easier ... #STAMPtember #simonsaysstamp

Make sure you do not miss STAMPtember® Facebook Lives throughout the month. The first one will be Friday, September 6th, at noon EDT (5pm in the UK).

Throughout STAMPtember we will be celebrating every day posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises! Simon’s blog will announce what we have planned every day so make sure to keep checking the blog.


If you would like to see how I made this card please visit my Youtube video ...



Have a wonderful time joining in the fun .... below are the products I used to make my card ... 


Happy STAMPtember everyone xxx


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Craft haul ... I've been shopping

Hi everyone, I have been shopping after sooooo long of not crafting. So much has changed!! There are new stores and new products!!!

I have to say that I am so happy that there are now stamping and die pouches - oh my, I cannot wait to start organising everything.

But the biggest thing to be invented for me so fay is the stamping platforms. Oh my goodness ...... what a complete game changer. What an amazing invention.

I was torn between the Misti and the Tim Holtz platforms. In the end I went for Tim Holtz. I really liked that you could use really large pieces of card if you want to plus the nifty lid is just genius. I haven't used it yet but I already know it is going to change how I stamp forever.

I have filmed my craft haul if you are interested to see what else I bought.



I'll be back soon with some new creations
Take care xxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 4 August 2019

My Copic Collection - getting organised

Happy Sunday everyone. It's another beautiful weekend in the UK - I hope you are managing to enjoy the nice weather.

I have been busy sorting my copic markers out in anticipation of my first colouring session and I discovered that there is now a hex chart available. I am so late to the game after being absent for so long but wow, I am completely blown away by this chart. It was created by Sandy Allnock and is available to purchase from her website. 

What a difference it is going to make to my coluring. The way it is laid out will make pen selection for blending so much easier. I had great fun colouring the chart but I did have to start a few times because I coloured the wrong hex in by mistake - doh, lack of concentration lol. 

It has also let me find which pens need refilling - this is going to be pricey - around £140 for the refills that I need but it will be an investment. I cant decide if I should just get all the refills I need straight away of ir I should get a few plus a few new shades .... decisions decision. My head says get the refills but my heart wants more pens lol.

Anyway, here is a little video I made about my pens and my chart ..... I hope you enjoy.



Thanks for taking the time to visit me xxx

Saturday, 27 July 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR DAD

It’s so good to be back!! I am still in the middle of moving into my craft room but I desperately wanted to make a card for my Dad’s birthday. This proved a bit tricky with my stuff being all over, forgetting what I have and then the heat!! So last night I ventured into my room and attempted a card.






It is not my usual style at all but it felt so good to be crafting again. I really did not know what I wanted to make so I had a quick look on YouTube and found a card made by a lady called Georgie Burns. I really liked the simplicity of the design plus I knew I would be able to find supplies to be able to make it.



So much of my papers are probably out of date but I really do love this paper pad by Authentique – the colours are suited so well to masculine cards. I had to use a punch for the circles because I still cannot find my plates for my Cuttlebug but they will turn up soon I’m sure.







I have filmed making this card so if you are interested you can pop over to my channel and have a look – all feedback is very welcome. I can’t wait to get more creative and to get stamping and colouring with my Copics.

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Happy weekend to you all xxx

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

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