Simply Does it With Fiskars


I’ve just got back from the AFCI trade Show ‘Stitches’ in Birmingham and I’m loving a quiet sit down.

I just wanted to post this card from the Fiskarettes page on Facebook ( if you love Fiskars, do search ‘Fiskarettes’ on Facebook and join. It’s always a creative challenge to use simple shapes. Sometimes we’ve got so many products we forget to go back to basics.

This is a super simple idea with punches circles, slit halfway up each middle and one slotted from above onto another slotted circle. It makes fab dimensional shapes.

I’ll be back shortly with a roundup of what I saw and heard at the show. Until then, I’d love to know if any of you use punches regularly!



February 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm 5 comments

PaperArtsy Frescos and Seth Apter Paints

Hey! Hope you’re having a lovely day?

You hopefully will know by now that my paint of choice is PaperArtsy Frescos?! PaperArtsy’s fortnightly Challenge this time is all about the paint and using Seth’s new paint colours. I’ve used his Set 4 and if you want to see what I’ve upcycled, please pop over to the blog and let me know what on earth you think it actually is!! 🤔

I’m just preparing to go to Stitches which is the UK’s version of Creativation!

Hoping it all goes more smoothly than usual!


February 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Winnie and Walter Birthday Blog Hop. Hopefully you might have arrived here from one of my all time favourite designers; Miriam Prantner.

It’s to celebrate their 4th Birthday and there’s a wonderful blog hop with some amazing designers all celebrating Love and Friendship. Such a great thing to celebrate particularly when Shay (the owner) is truly one of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet.

I’ve created a card using a mix-up of new and older Winnie & Walter products.

The new products from the release are the Purrfect With Evelin T Designs set– I just love those cats! By stamping them on acetate (plus they’re usefully an outline image) I can have a hint of the image at the same time as allowing the sentiment underneath to still be visible.

The cats tails looked like they were in a heart so I added a tiny punched heart which also gave me the area to which I could add glue and attach it onto the In A Word: Friend cutaway die.

I added some concentrated colour using the Tonic Nuvo AquaFlow pens onto the tag from Essentials : Katharine Cutaways. The tiny ‘giant hugs’ (haha!!) is from Sending You with Evelin T Designs

One of my favourite elements is the slither of die cut acetate giving some spiky texture and I’ve used Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway.

There will be 4 winners picked at random from the entire blog hop
which will each receive $40 credit to the w&w store. The deadline for leaving comments for the chance to win the prizes is February 28 11:59 p.m. CST. The more comments you leave, the greater your chances are!

Next on the hop is Emily Leiphart who always creates something amazing. If you get lost, just head back to the Winnie and Walter blog, for the full list.

Hope you enjoy hopping- you can never celebrate love and friendship enough!


February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm 75 comments

Winnie and Walter Premiere Day 2

February 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

February Winnie and Walter Release


Hope you’re ok.

It’s the February release for Winnie and Walter, and I’m joining in the Day 1 Premiere using In A Word; Love stamp set. It has a coordinating Cutaway die set too.

I have used the Big Round Balloon Cutaways too

This release we’re also featuring Catherine Pooler inks. It was my first time using them- and I’m hooked. They are amazing with their coverage; you can see the solid stamps- and you know what a challenge solid stamps can be to get a evenly coloured stamp.

The balloon is backed with acetate so the words have support as obviously they’re off the card!

Do visit the blog and see what other inspiration the team have using the Day 1 products. There’s a competition to win all the released products in Feb- so so visit the blog for that too!


February 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Going off the Grid Challenge

Hi! How are you all? It’s Winnie & Walter’s 4th Birthday so there are a number of events. The first is a set of challenges with some great prizes! 4thbirthdaybash

I have the privelege of hosting a challenge and mine is a Grid Challenge. There are a number of ways you can tackle this, and I’ve got 3 ideas to get you thinking.

First up, using grid paper to stamp your images on. I absolutely love graph paper and it provides you a wonderful textural effect too.


To create this card I’ve used In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora, Framed With Evelin T Designs, In Bloom: Addie’s Garden and In A Word: Thanks.

For the second card, I’ve used the grid structure found on the Creative Screenings stencil ‘Buffalo Check’. I’ve also used some grid patterned cardstock.


For my final idea, I’ve stamped in a grid formation which is a quick and easy way of designing. I’ve also used some grid patterned cardstock to add another dimension.


I used Ring in the Celebration set for the stars and Sketchy Thoughts for the sentiments.

I hope you’ll join in and try some of the other challenges too.

Thanks for joining me,

Keren x

February 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

JoFY Release Launch

Hi everyone- it’s an exciting evening as Jo Firth-Young unveils her latest PaperArtsy stamp and stencil collection.

As usual, she has designed some beautiful images and it’s been my pleasure to have created some projects to showcase some of them.

I’m over on the blog at 7:30- and Jo is showing her release at 7pm and then Clare has some more beautiful projects at 8pm. I’d love to know what you think of them. Here’s a sneak peek and do pop over to see some more..

See you soon,

Keren x

January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm 2 comments

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