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.


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!


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.


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.


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’ …..

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.


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!!!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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

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.

Marcea's Crafting Corner (4)

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

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit–Mandy’s Flowers

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today I am so excited to be sharing with you this wonderful card kit from Simon Says Stamp. This kit is called Mandy’s Flowers and it contains everything you need to create lots of beautiful cards.

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This is perfect for established crafters and absolute beginners. It has so many beautiful elements within it.

For those of you who do not know you can either sign up for a monthly kit to be sent out each month or you can purchase it as a one off purchase. Full details about the kits can be found here with Q&A’s here.

You can also purchase previous months kits here if you want them all!

The August kit includes …

Normally I would have included some cards that I had made using the kit however last week my husband was involved in a serious car accident at work. Thankfully he is doing well and I am so grateful to still have him by my side. Obviously my priority is looking after him right now however I shall be making some cards just as soon as I possibly can.

I have set up a new instagram account just for my creations and I would love for you to follow me there …. I will be updating that a lot about individual items as I use them along with any creations that I make. My user name is marceascraftingcorner.

I also have a YouTube channel and I will be sharing crafting videos, unboxings etc on there too so please do pop over to . My channel has a bit of everything on there from beauty, lifestyle, vlogs, diets etc but I will be sharing the fabulous contents on this kit on there just as soon as I can so that you can all have a more detailed look.

Thankyou all so much for joining me today and I really cannot wait to be sharing my creations with you. I absolutely adore this kit so much and I cannot wait to use it.

Take care xxx

Monday, 25 June 2018

New house tour | Barratt Homes The Alderney

I have had such a brilliant day .... busy but brilliant! We finally got to go into i our brand new home for our house tour with the site manager. 

We have bought a new build from Barratts and we move in 3 days .... I am so busy packing. 

Anyway, I have done a quick walkthrough if you would like to ,look. It is not all finished yet but should all be ready for us going in on Thursday. 

I absolutely love it and the kitchen is AMAZING! I also get my first peep at my new crafty space😊

I hope you enjoyed watching. See you all again very soon xx

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Help and advice needed please ..... blogger or bloglovin, what supplies do I need, challenges, hints and tips

Good evening to you all. So as you know I will be resuming my cardmaking after a 6+ year break. I feel like such a newbie again ... I need your help. I have been looking through my old posts and noticed I had mentioned about switching to bloglovin from blogger. I honestly cannot even remember this. Can someone please give me the lowdown about this because I have no idea. Is it blogger or bloglovin i need? What are the benefits of bloglovin? 

I am also looking at new craft storage which is very exciting. If any of you have posts of your craft rooms I would love to see. 

Now then, supplies ..... what are must haves? For those that don’t know I am very into ‘cute’ and love embellished cards and usually colour with my copic markers (hope they still have ink in lol). 

Challenges .... are these still popular? 

I am planning on sharing a lot of my cards on YouTube ..... is this something you would be interested in? If so what would you like to see? I am so excited to be getting ready to share creations with you all again. 

I would appreciate any help, tips, recommendations etc from all of you. I feel like I have forgotten so much but I am hoping it’s just like riding a bike .... fingers crossed. 

Thanks for reading everyone 

Marcea xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

My biggest regret .....

...... is not continuing to blog when I had all you lovelies following me.  Well they say life goes full circle.  I am on the brink of a new point in my life. I am moving house next week, I am setting my craft room back up, I am the happiest I have been in so long.

My laptop will be back in action and I am going to be blogging on a regular basis. I will be giving my page a bit of a facelift .... I really need a nice new look whilst retaining all my past posts. I am so excited and cannot wait to get back ..... I hope to catch up with lots of you that I have lost contact with.

So what has changed over the past 6 years. 6 YEARS ..... how is it 6 years already since I blogged on a regular basis.

Please drop me a line if you are still about. Plus if you are new here please leave me a comment. I hope lots of you are still blogging. Drop me a comment guys so I can reconnect.

I am moving next Thursday so realistically it will be a couple of weeks before I am up and running. We won’t have WiFi for a while due to an issue with BT but rest assured I will be straight on here as soon as I have a connection.

If you want to see how my house is coming along then have a look ...


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post. 
Marcea xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

L’Oréal Pro Glow foundation now available in the UK

Hi everyone and welcome back. I am going to try and post more often but hopefully in a couple of months I will be back to regular posts. 

Today I just wanted to share with you a foundation that I have been waiting to try for ove a year. It has been available in America for so long and finally it is now available in the UK. 

L’Oréal pro glow is a radiant foundatiom and I think jig is perfect for someone, like myself, in their late forties. I just do not want matte foundations now that I am getting older. 

If you would like to see my first impressions of the foundation I have filmed a video on my YouTube channel. 

Currently the only place that you can buy the foundation in the UK is from Amazon .... it is available here .... 

Sunday, 11 March 2018

A bit of a catch up ....

Hi everyone,so I just thought I would pop on and give a really quick update. Life is pretty hectic right now. I am coming to the end of a very intense course for work and am now facing the stressful final weeks of written work and exams but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We have also decided to move and are waiting for our new house to be built. It is all very exciting and last week we chose our kitchen, flooring, tiles etc so I feel we are starting to get there. The house should be ready for us to move into sometime around mid to the end of June all being well. I am super excited because I have already made sure I get one of the bedrooms as a new craft room! Yes, I can no longer live without my crafting so I shall return. I have spent almost the last 18 months studying so I am really looking forward to being creative again and doing what makes me happy.

I hope you all pop back and as I start crafting again. It will be lovely to see some familiar faces. I am so out of touch with blogging these days but I can’t wait to get back into it. I put will be the summer in reality before I am back up and running but I cannot wait.

I hope you are all well.

See you all soon xxx


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