Kori Kumi Santoro from Crafts Consortium



Hope you’re all ok. I’m delighted to bringing you some new products from Crafts Consortium! They’ve brought a brand new Santoro collection to the market and this one is fresh, new and oh, so cute! I was lucky enough to get a set of all the new range and I absolutely love them. If you love colouring- you’ll especially love the new stamps. I’ve just used two of them.

The whole range are being premiered on Hochanda TV from 8pm tonight. Check out the details here. The whole range you can check out in detail here

This first card, I’ve used the beautiful papers that are packaged incredibly and give you all sorts of options. They’re 8×8 and double sided. The stamp is simply coloured in with alcohol markers.


How cute is the rabbit!!

Next up, some of the range includes little wooden shapes. These are trickier to colour than with card, but with a light hand (or preferably painted) you can get fun results. In all honesty, they don’t actually need colouring!IMG_6939

I wish I could have brought you more ideas, but I’ve only had them for a short time.

This next card uses the Adhesive dots, embossing folder, double sided papers and a gorgeous die-set with loads of flower shapes in (23 dies in to be exact)


You can create all sorts with it. I shall have fun being creative with the shapes. This is just one of my fun flower wreathsIMG_6941

I’ve just used an acetate circle to add all the flowers too!

Last up, the cutest little rabbit- with a little watercolour treatment using Zig Clean Color MarkersIMG_6910

I hope you can see the potential of these products -do look out for Hochanda tonight to grab for yourself this wonderful fully coordinated range!


See you soon xx

August 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm 8 comments

PaperArtsy Faux Batik

I’m over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight with a fun take on faux batik using Ellen Vargo stamps! 

Do pop over and look! xx

August 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm 3 comments

Winnie & Walter Stencils & SVG’s!



I’m over on the Winnie & Walter blog with a fun stencil technique combined with some of the nifty (and amazing value) cut files from Winnie & Walter. I’d love you to go over and leave some love!

Thanks, and see you tomorrow


August 16, 2016 at 10:56 am 1 comment

Roundup of Seven Hills Crafts projects

Hi! How are you? 

I’m really aware that I’d forgotten to post some of my projects on the Seven Hills Crafts blog so thought I’d post a selection with links to the blog post if you want more info about the products and how I achieved them.

Check out the details for these two Mama Elephant projects here

This fun birthday inspired project here

And lastly  

This sticker stamping technique here

Hope you have a lovely weekend ( what’s left of it),

and I’ll see you soon xx 

August 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm 6 comments

Winnie & Walter Rerun- Lola’s Bouquet

(for the Clearly Besotted post, please scroll down past this post)


It’s Rerun time over at the Winnie & Walter blog. This month we’re doing a feature with  In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet with Joni Andaya



This is such a beautiful set. I’ve done several things with it. Firstly, by stamping with embossing ink and then adding white embossing powder. I coloured them with Zig Clean Color markers.

I added some texture with the Leaf Effect Cutaway die


The scribbly watercolouring is using the coordinating Lola’s Bouquet dies as the outline and stamping the inner parts using the Lola’s set and then adding colour around the centres.

The sentiment is using the In A Word:Cutaway Hi


One of the great things about the Lola’s Bouquet set is the tiniest stamps- the little dots on the smaller card are using those and help give movement.


It’s easy to add layers with these dies and the new coordinating Lola’s Bouquet dies (which are on sale too!) make using the stamp set so easy. No fussy cutting needed!

Do go and see on the blog what the other girls have done with this set. Everyone comes up with such brilliant ideas!

See you soon x

August 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm 3 comments

Clearly Besotted Release Day

Welcome back to the last set of projects before the August release later today.

I’ve created two altogether simpler designs, proving that these designs speak for themselves so well with little adornment.

Firstly, ‘Be Lucky’


Just love this set, with its wonderfully affirming sentiments. These little guys are enjoying themselves just hanging out on rainbows. I guess if I was perched on one, I’d probably be very happy too!

and, oh, that unicorn!!


Next, one of the most cute sets this release; ‘Peekaboo’


This is created principally as a baby congrats set, but I can see scope for sending to friends too. I have a very good friend who is uncannily like me in her tastes. I reckon this card would be perfect to send to her. I think I might add more clothes to the little guys or she might think I was really odd! (I know she thinks that already!)


I love the way you can use them so simply and they still pack a punch!

All these fab stamps and dies will be available in the store and also at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson tonight at 10pm BST.

Hope you’ve enjoyed all of these teasers. Do pop over to see Stephanie and the rest of the girls over on the blog. It’s been wonderful having Rubeena & Jen this month- do pop over and see them too!

I’d love to know which has been your favourite set so far!

See you soon


August 5, 2016 at 9:30 am 3 comments

Clearly Besotted Teasers Day 4

Teaser Time


I’ve really enjoyed going to visit the girls’ blogs to see what they’ve done with the sets! The Clearly Besotted August sets are all released tomorrow, but whilst you’re waiting, here’s a couple more projects to whet your appetite!


Bird Bath is a mini A7 set, and those birds are characters! Looking at the sentiments which are quite wide-ranging, the birthday one set me thinking.

When its your Birthday, you sometimes got ‘birthday bumps’. Obviously the birds might find that problematic, but not so a swift dunking.

That cheeky chap grabbed the birds feet and plopped him into the nearest bath.


The others were just watching and tweeting ‘Happy Bird-day’ to give full effect!

This next one is using the ‘Good To Be Bad’.

Obviously I’m not condoning being bad😉, and these girls are just having a fun selfie.

If you look carefully, you’ll see a 3D selfie stick coming out of the card.


One of my daughters wondered why exactly the girl in the middle wasn’t actually holding the selfie stick. Pfft. Details!

I explained that she had a new device called a ‘waist belt selfie stick’.

I know, she didn’t believe it either!


I do hope these have made you smile a little. Do pop over to see what Stephanie, the lovely guests this month Jen Nelson & Rubeena Naz and of course, my teamies have come up with!

See you tomorrow


August 4, 2016 at 9:30 am 9 comments

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