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. 


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


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 ....


Wednesday, 5 February 2020


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)


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. 


*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.


*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!!


*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. 


*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!!


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


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