Monday, 8 January 2018

Live, Love and Laugh

Morning everyone, I hope that you have all had a lovely time the last few weeks, I had a quiet time, but it's been lovely to have been off work with my babies. I'm hopefully in for a bit of fun these next two weeks too, I've got jury duty!

Today's card is something totally different for me, but it is something that I have been toying with doing for a while so I hope that you like it...

I told Suha that I was planning on doing something different, and that I hoped what I had in my head would come out OK, it's not quite what I had pictured, but I really do like how it has turned out.

The focal point is LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH from Gummiapan, and I have used the HEN'S NET stamp also from Gummiapan to distress the edges.

Tucked behind the sentiment layer is a HEN'S NEST DIE, from Gummiapan.

PINE CONES aren't just for Christmas, they also look lovely on flower arrangements, there is also my favourite CURL FLOWERS, CHERRY BLOSSOM, VINTAGE WHITE FLOWERS and PAPER FLOWERS. There is also COUNTRY LEAVES doohickey dies, you don't thinkk that I would make a card without using a Magnolia product do you, lol??!

I have used papers from Maja Designs Denim & Friends, I have used both sides of HEARTBREAKER, one side of BLAZER and also from Shades of Denim the solid colours of DARK BLUE and AQUAMARINE.

Thank you for stopping by,


Becky xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Tilda WIth Star

Good morning, I'm here with you this morning with a card that I have made for Swedish House Crafts! I hope that you are all getting sorted for Christmas.

There is 5% off the goodies that I have used just quote code Y88594C4F2OEG it's valid throughout December too, and not all of them are Christmas items.

I have coloured Tilda with Star with my distress reinkers, and added lots if sparkle with glamour dust and stickles.

I have used a nested stitched oval to cut Tilda out, all of the edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain ink.

These are Doohickey mistletoe dies, and I have used small pearls for the berries.

I love these snowflakes, from Gummiapan and think they look lovely with a pearl and some stickles on too.

From the store I have used:
Tilda with Star HERE
Maja Design Joyous Winter Days 6x6 HERE
Gummiapan Nesting Stitched Ovals HERE
Gummiapan Snowflake Die HERE
Magnolia Doohickey Mistletoe HERE
Paper Flowers HERE

Thank you so much for popping by,
Becky xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

Christening Card

Morning everyone, Becky here with you today with a card I have made for my friends baby's christening.

I have used the super cute Chubby Baby Feet and coloured them in with my distress inks and I have used one of the nested stitched ovals dies from Gummiapan.

Here's a close up of those super cute feet...

And my usual flowers, I don't think that I have made a card for ages without a white curled rose, and I have added a dash of darker pink with three vivid fuchsia paper flowers.

I have used both sides of Enjoying The Fragrance from Maja Designs Sofiero collection.

Thank you for popping by,


Becky xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Lucky Mouse

Morning everyone, Becky here with you today, thank you to Katie for stepping in for me on Monday. A nasty tummy bug had hit our house and I didn't have the oomph to do anything.

Those observant ones amongst you may have noticed this image on my desk during the blog hop...

I decided to go with a muted theme, with a few pops of pink, on both the image and by using VIVID FUSCHIA PAPER FLOWERS. The papers are from Maja Designs 6x6 paper pad LIFE IN THE COUNTRY.

Another fuschia paper flower along with a WHITE CURL FLOWER.

Unfortunately Gummiapan no longer make this gorgeous alium die :(   but the other Gummiapan dies are still available, the Chicken Wire die is available HERE and also the Stitched rectangle which is HERE. These nested stitched dies are perfect for using on images. The other flowers are a WHITE GREEN CHERRY BLOSSOM, a WHITE DAISY and a frozen pomegranate.

Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for popping by,


Becky x

Sunday, 12 November 2017

...and the winner is!

Hi everyone, sorry I am late, but just letting you know that the winner of the stamp I had on the blog hop is Lynne, of Lynnes Craft Haven.

This was chosen at random, I asked my daughter to choose a number between 1 and 43, the number of comments I had.

Lynne, please either email me at, or get in touch on the winner post HERE. To see a full list of the winners take a peek there too.

Thank you to everone that left me a comment, I'm glad that you liked my crafty space.


Becky xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Swedish House Crafts First Year Celebrations Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to my stop on the SHC blog hop to celebrate Suha's first year of business! You should have come here from Nancy's blog HERE, if you're just joining the hop here and you want to hop along properly please go to the SHC blog HERE and hop along.

As you may already know I used to craft in the attic, but my daughter was in a tiny room so we swapped over, but I kept my blog URL. I have a few pics to show you of how I have managed to make this small space work, and tried not to capture too much of the mess, lol. See if you can spy what other crafty things I also do....

First off I will start with where I sit, I do sometimes colour in in the front room or kitchen, but there is always a cup of coffee near by-I have lost count of how many times I have dipped my brush in my cuppa, lol. Fastened to the underneath of the shelf is an old towel rail that I fully utilise, that is where the towel goes that I use with my DI's when I am not using them. That blue box has my DI's in, i have used mini eppendorf tubes to keep them in, in my day job I am a scientist so this is just a bit of two parts of me coming together. There are a few pictures that Grace has coloured in for me, hiding behind my card there is a picture of me and my mam, it would have been her birthday yesterday. A day light lamp is an absolute necessity, and I like to keep what I use near by which is why there ismy cuttlebug and paper cutter at arms reach.

Next is above my desk, I'm sure you will be starting to tell that I like to keep stuff near at hand. My DI's are in a cabinet from a carpenter I have bought quite a bit from, his name is Rod and he sells on eBay, the cabinet directly above that is by him too and that is for the pads. I bought my copic storage off a crafty friend on Facebook. Then there is my frantage, dymo, glue, stickles all just above my head.

Then this is slightly to the left of the last one, my paper and photo area. I butchered this cabinet as I was running out of space, and apart from catching my head on the corner a few days ago (and drawing blood) it has worked really well. I was sick of having to wait for good light to take my photos, so I set up this photo area, and with the help of a step stool I can take pictures whenever I please!

Just below this is where I keep my stamps, I got the cabinets off eBay, I like them so much I even have one in my bathroom!! My sewing machine is also here for when I stitch my papers. The purple pencil case has my Inktense Pencils in.

The door is just to the left of this, and the other side of the door is this. The large frame was supposed to be for posters, but I have glued magnetic sheet on, and the rack above is for nail varnishes, but I have used it for my overflowing distress ink collection.

Then finally the last photo I am sharing with you (the rest of the room is more of a mess than what I have shown you)... This is a white board with the magnetic sheets glued on again, and the punches are on Ikea storage things, with some border dies on magnetic knife racks, also from Ikea. Just in shot is my electric ebosser to use with my XXL dies, and die storage drawers also from Rod.

As we are having a blog hop then of course we have prizes up for grabs... Leave me a comment and I will pick a random commenter to win this, Me and My Snowman Tilda, just in time to make your Christmas cards.

But, the fun doesnt stop there, these are the last letter that you need to enter the giveaway on the SHC blog, HERE.

Thank you for hopping around, I hope that you have enjoyed seeing our crafty areas :)


Becky xx

Monday, 30 October 2017

It's My Boy's Birthday Today

Morning everyone, Becky here today. Twelve years ago today I became a mam, and fell hopelessly in love with my son, and everyday I become more and more proud of this lovely young man that I brought into the world. The card that I have today is the card that I have made for him...

I have used the same sheet of DP from Maja design, just rotated it by 90° to make this effect, the sheet that I have used is Pocket Square from Denim & Friends.

The clipboard is from the Magnolia Halloween Kit, and I can see this getting a lot of use! I have also used the Galaxy Lace die, I love how this works for both male and female cards.

And, again I have used the Jute die behind the image.

Tonight I am taking my boy out for a steak, and a custard cream birthday cake :)


Becky xx