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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calenda Extravaganza

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

My sponsor today is a company close to my heart…Winnie & Walter !! Fabulous stamps, dies and stencils all created with love!! So.. on to my project!IMG_2603

I’ve used a mix of the brand new release plus some other products . The main sentiment is using the stamp and die set In A Word: Merry and the In A Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways .

I’ve stamped the merry with mistletoe from the In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora onto the cutout word with Metro Grey Hybrid ink from Tonic Studios and then stamped in black onto a separate piece of cardIMG_2604

Hopefully you can see the detail on that and then mounted them together onto some printed acetate. Add the Christmas bit from the Holiday Tiles and then arrange some of the foliage from the Elsa’s Flora set behind and on top of the acetate piece.IMG_2605

The gorgeous background that you can see peeking through is a dry embossed piece using the Grand Trellis Creative Screening. I love the effect it gives and makes stencil no-mess too (which at this time of year is so appreciated!!)

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Winnie & Walter so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Hope you enjoy seeing who else is behind the doors and I’ve loved creating this project especially for today!

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a blessed New Year

Keren xx

December 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm 181 comments

Winnie and Walter Nov Premiere Day 3


Happy Thursday! I’m here again with a few more sets from the new Winnie and Walter release. Here’s what I created!

I think the main star is the Cover Model: Do You See What I See? It’s one of the cleverest dies I know of as there are so many patterns- so the ‘do you see what I see’ is completely apt! Having spent a lot of time in the quilting and sewing world I love creating patterns and this 6 point star is typical of a quilt pattern.

The leaves and sentiment are from a new set ‘In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans’ (phew- that’s a mouthful!!). After stamping, I dotted some embossing ink on the leaves and then added some White embossing powder to look like a little snow. The gold ampersand is using a die from a previous set Typecast: Cary Number Cutaways

I’ve shown you a closeup for a caution! I used a transfer adhesive sheet- and never have any problems but really- always reduce the level of adhesive by sticking it to your jeans or something; just what I should have done- and because I didn’t, I lifted several of the shape’s top layers.

Do check out the Winnie and Walter blog to see what the rest of the team have created for today!

See you soon


November 9, 2017 at 11:09 am 8 comments

New Winnie and Walter Preview Day 1

Hi there! Welcome to a set of 4 posts of the next 4 days showing the latest Winnie and Walter release! You can WIN the entire release by visiting this post and following the directions!

Today’s projects are using the new In A word: Happy stamp set. It has different fonts all saying ‘happy’ then some smaller solid outline flowers and leaves. I’ve used the coordinating Cutaways for the set too.
To give them colour, I’ve used Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow pens which I absolutely love! I’ve also used Lana Cutaways for the die cut base layer. I’ve used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Blue Lagoon for the tiny dots.

My second project is using a great new die set called In A Word: Birthday Tiles. The set comes with a fab frame to put the words into. I just used one of the words.

It’s not inlaid, I’ve just added layers of coloured cardstock behind the letter apertures. I’ve added the coordinating dies to the Happy stamp set for the ‘happy’. I can see these sets getting a lot of use around my craft room; real staples for everyday crafting!

Hope you’ve enjoyed these projects. Tomorrow I’m back with another set and a few more ideas. Don’t forget to pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Talent came up with!

Thanks for visiting and see you soon!


August 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm 4 comments

Re-Run; Renee’s Leaves

Hi! How are you?

It’s Re-run time over at Winnie & Walter and this month its using Renee’s Leaves.

I adore this set; so versatile, so pretty, even used by itself. It is designed to work with all the floral sets too. I’ve gone with a softer look and a little partial die cutting


The set is a gorgeous collection of leaf images


To partially cut the In A Word; Hello Cutaway die, just attach the die to a piece of cardstock and position in the middle (so there’s room to fold behind it and create a tent folded card). Add the cutting plates but move them up a little so the bottom of the die isn’t covered by the cutting plate, therefore no pressure=not cut! Score either side of where the cutting finishes and fold down and you get a partially cut card with a word at the top!


I trimmed the card down either side as didn’t love the proportions. In fact I cut it down so much that the card fell apart! Ha. So try not to do that too!

Check out the rest of the Talent’s creations– you’ll love this set! Don’t forget that it’s on sale and perfect for Autumn/Fall cards and some beautiful Christmas wreaths!

September 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm 6 comments

Share The Love Week !


Hi there!

I’m delighted to be joining in with the Share The Love week, which is a collaboration between Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter. Today’s challenge is ‘Sentimental’ and it’s all about making the sentiment the main thing.

More on how I did that in a minute; first up- what I created this card with!

Ellen Hutson kindly sent 2 products for us to use and they fitted in so perfectly with Winnie & Walter products.

First up; ‘Totally Awesome’ essentials-by-ellen-clear-stamps-totally-awesome-eestj-030-16_image1__51743-1454973812-250-250

and also a lovely die ‘Brushstroke Wonderful’ essentials-by-ellen-designer-dies-brushstroke-wonderful-by-julie-ebersole-eediej-044-16_image1__78008-1454629094-250-250

Both these products are designed by Julie Ebersole and I teamed it with some flowers and foliage from the 3 In Bloom sets; Anna’s Flora, and Addie’s Garden, but mostly Elsa’s Flora


So- to start with, I did a little masking (ok, make that a fair few layers of masking). I needed there to be depth without any layers! I die cut the sentiment out from post-it notes and stuck that down too so I knew where I needed to avoid colouring.


In order for the sentiment to stand out but still have the impact of the flowers, I used some matt Dura-lar which is a thicker film than vellum, doesn’t tear and in fact takes Archival Ink beautifully. The base of the card is a tent folded acetate blank.


Once I’d stamped and coloured. I then trimmed the piece of cardstock out so the central part was smaller and the edges had the shape of the flowers and foliage.

I folded a smaller part of the Dura-lar over at the top, lined it up with the edges of the card layer and then drew the outline of the bottom of the flowers onto the film. I then cut it out. The reason I wanted the opaqueness on the card was to make the flowers more subtle so the sentiment stood out, but giving a hint of vibrancy around the edges.

You can see I also slightly offset the film so the stamped sentiment got a subtle shadow to it too!


Adhering it was a little tricky; I stuck it to the reverse of the acetate. I now had the film sticking out too much. I added a little double sided tape onto the cardstock where the die cut was to be on the front and managed to secure it.

I could have added a wash tape edge and secured it more flush, but I wanted a clean look. I added a Posca paint pen for the tiny dot details around the edges. Die- cut the ‘wonderful’ twice, stack them one slightly above the other and you have a unique card showcasing the sentiment!

There are challenges each day this week for you to join in with;

Do have a look and join in with the challenges over on the Winnie & Walter blog– there are prizes too! 2 random commenters from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the stamp set and die from Ellen I’ve used here (thank you Ellen!).

Each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop.

That’s well worth joining in for!

See you soon xx

June 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm 17 comments

Clustering with Winnie & Walter



How are you today? I thought that I’d mix up a few sets to show you a simple clustered card. I’d love for you to pop over the blog and see how I created it- it’s got lots of lovely Winnie & Walter products but arranged in a way that allows the design to breathe and still leaves lots of lovely white space!

I’ll see you soon!



April 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm 5 comments

One Colour Wonder! 

Hey! How are you? I’m over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with this project.  
Now whilst I can’t actually claim this card is a wonder- it hopefully shows you that by picking a palette of ‘one’, you can actually create something quite pretty and with limited supplies.

Great news for those with smaller stashes- or just if you fancy a challenge with a difference.  

I’ve taken my inspiration from one of the challenges at Winnie & Walter’s Belated 2nd Birthday celebrations. They are such a wonderful company and well deserving of all the love that’s headed their way. This challenge was all about Gold and Watercolour; fun! The challenge is over but I still wanted to show my support for them by creating something. 

Apologies for the slightly weird photos- one of the down sides of photographing this card was the camera was struggling with both the glitter and the pink. Every picture just looked like it had pink hues on the white card! 

   Anyhow- who’d have thought you could get away with pink leaves?!! 

 These sets continue to be some of my long term favourites (which with a constantly evolving stash is no mean feat!). I mean, as we’d say in Liverpool they’re ‘gobsmackingly’ gorgeous!!

I’ve simply embossed in gold for all the leaves and white for the flowers. I could have done them all in gold but it helps delineate the flowers as opposed to the leaves which I thought was helpful when they were all pink!! I’ve coloured them with Zig Clean Color pens from Kuretake. They are wonderfully easy to use! 

I thought I’d show the previous version- just to show that ‘more is way too much’ sometimes. It took a little more paring back to get a better final result..  
Adding the white panel over the glut of glitter definitely was the way to go.
Do give the one-colour a go and check out the gorgeous leaf and flower stamps too!
Enjoy your day!

Keren xx

March 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm 10 comments

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 5!


I feel like singing, ‘and now, the time is here, I’ll face the final curtain’ 😉

My final week over at Winnie & Walter’s blog as Leading Lady. Who was to know it would be so much fun and how much it would stretch my creativity. I said to Shay (one of the W&W owners) that I’d not really done flower cards very much…but now I LOVE them! This next flower project is one of my favourite cards ever!

I’m loosely basing my projects around ‘gift giving’ this week; hope you can see where I’m going with it! I haven’t posted all of my projects here, so do pop over to the Winnie & Walter blog to see the other twoll5a

I wanted it to look like a bunch of flowers, with the vase as the card base. I’ve mixed and matched flowers from both ‘In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora’ and ‘In bloom: Anna’s Flora’. These sets work interchangeably so well because the sizings are the same- which means you get more use out of them. I’ve simply added the sentiment from Winter Woodland


To make it ‘beyond the card’, I’ve added a little acetate frame that I adhere to the front of the card (but knew I’d cover with the blooms). Granted, it does show at the back, but you could  add more flowers on the back of the card, which would be a lovely touch. It was for my Mum who had a special Birthday so it had to be a little bit more special!

I’ve gone a little different for my next gift! A pair of earrings!


I’ve made these pretty quickly (and very easily) using the new In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery Cutaways and black shrink plastic!

I simply die cut the shrink plastic and then shrank them. They were a little wriggly whilst shrinking and probably need a coat of varnish just to give a little strength. For the background I used the Mini Scenery: Multifaceted stamp.


My last (& super quick) project is more of a message from me rather than an actual tag. It was to say ‘thank you’ for having me (Shay & Julie) and for you blog readers for all being so supportive of my projects. It’s been a joy to be with Winnie & Walter the past few weeks, and hugs to all of you.


In case you’re wondering, I’ve die cut the In A word: Hugs cutaway into a piece of cardstock die-cut with the new Leaf Effect Cutaway. I die cut it onto some plain card too. Add some distress inks onto the top of the word. Fold the Leaf Effectpibece in half and adhere to a folded piece of vellum. Insert the ‘hugs’ piece and add sequins to finish!

If you still wanted a chance to win the £30 gift voucher which Shay & Julie have kindly donated, just answer this question..what one thing makes you smile the most?! You’ve got until Nov 2nd to answer that. After Nov 2nd, I’ll tally up all the answers/comments and randomly pick a winner and will announce it here.08910-w2526w_30giftcard

Thanks for visiting me over the past few weeks, you have no idea how much you’ve made me smile!

Keren xx

October 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm 49 comments

Winnie & Walter October Release Day 4

Hi! Well ..last day, and yet even more great Winnie & Walter new releases. Today I’m using several stamp sets, a die set & a creative screening (stencil). First up.. Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs


This card was easy; 3 colours of Distress inks added over the sentiment that I’d embossed over white. Spray a little water over (it almost gives the idea of lights in the distance!) and then stamp a few snowflakes in silver and add some sequins!


Next up; one of the cards you won’t have seen on the Winnie & Walter blog as I only finished it last night. This is using the other set designed with Evelin T Designs ‘Happiest of Holidays’. I’ve paired it with one of the new cutaways that premiered on Tuesday and those birds? Aren’t they just gorgeous !


Next up, ‘Mini Scenery: Do you see what I see?’. Oh, you’ll LOVE the pattern of this stamp. The title is perfect as there are so many ways of colouring the design, in graphic patterns, as geometric flower shapes or simply as cubes, as I’ve done here. I wanted the cubes to be falling and actually coming out of the card.. (& yes, it will fold flat, and no, I did not have any idea what size of envelope I’d put it into when I started.. details details..oops!!)


This next trio of tags is using the stamp sets I’ve already outlined but incorporating Essentials: Noelle Cutaways (a fabby die set) and also the ‘Creative Screenings: Do You See What I See’. I’ve sponged grey ink onto the die-cut tags and then stamped over the top. So easy!

Add some red lace for tying the tags and i’ve visions of white stamped kraft wrapping paper and these little tags adorning them.


All the fun is still going on at the Winnie & Walter blog. I hope you’ve been commenting over there as every comment on the different days (including the chance to win the Big Release post) gets you a chance to be picked to win! Just make sure you comment on every one if you want a chance for each prize.

I’ve been so fortunate to get to play with this release & have loved sharing my projects with you. Thanks to those of you that have been commenting every day- I’ve smiled so much reading them all these past few days.

The fun isn’t over more day.

I’m doing my final Leading Lady post tomorrow! (so sad!)

Till then, xx

October 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm 20 comments

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 4

Keren_oct2015How are you?

Thanks for all your lovely comments over the past week- I’ve loved reading them all!

Due to being slightly intellectually challenged..I hadn’t clocked that there were in fact 5 Saturdays in October ! So- without wanting to disappoint you, you’ve me over on the Winnie & Walter blog for next Saturday too! It’s a wonder I can remember my kids names or where I live 😉 !

This week; different styles of party invitations.

I’m just posting one and for the other two- you’ll have to go and visit the Winnie & Walter Blog
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I thought I’d create some chinese lanterns in a night sky using The Party stamp set.

 It’s such a great versatile set and I started off with a white card blank and added the yellow light areas first and then put in the black around the edges with distress inks. I’ve used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot. Add a little pearlescent mist and some glitter to add some theatre. The lanterns are simply coloured with Copics.

Hope there are some ideas here to inspire you a little when creating invites or cards for Parties.


Don’t forget about the $30 gift voucher that Shay & Julie have so kindly donated. This week if you’re commenting, I’d love to know your favourite Winnie & Walter stamp set!photo-149

Next week will be a mix..there’s a whole lot of shiny new exciting products on the way.. and you’ll see some of them for my last Saturday next week! If you want to see the brand new Winnie & Walter release, check out their blog on the 26th Oct. Visit here from the 27th to the 30th everyday for some projects created using shiny stamps, delicious dies and superb stencils!

Have a wonderful weekend,


October 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm 56 comments

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