Monday, 20 November 2017

Deco Dreams

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend and start to the week. I had two Trimcraft demos in Bristol on Saturday and Sunday which left me shattered! They are always fun though.

Last week Hunkydory launched their new Deco Dreams collection, which is printed on Mirri card. The collection is stunning, wirh beautiful Clare Coxon artwork.

 I had a bit of a struggle with my samples so was quite surprised, and pleased, to see these cards included on the promotional email and video from Create and Craft. It's always reassuring to find out others like my samples!

Hope you have a great week, thank you for visiting today. Cathy x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

It's a Wonderful Life

Hi everyone. Today it's my turn to share a card on the Bubbly Funk blog and I'm revealing my sneak peek card from a couple of weeks ago.

Some of you may recognise this sentiment as a quote from It's a Wonderful Life, which just happens to be one of my all time favourite films. I watch it every year (with a glass of Baileys of course, in honour of George) and it is now an established Christmas tradition for me. Last year was the first time my eldest son watched the film and we are both looking forward to December to watch it together. I'd love to know which films you enjoy watching at Christmas.

If you'd like to find out more about my card, then please check out my blog post. You can still pick up a November Through the Letterbox craft box from

Thank you for visiting and commenting today. Cathy x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Warm winter wishes

Hi everyone. Firstly an apology from me- I am really struggling with a few things at the moment and I haven't been able to find time to blog or visit other blogs as often as I would like. For a little while, my visits may be infrequent but I will try to visit everyone at least once a week and to like and comment on Facebook and Instagram when I see your makes there.

Lately I haven't really made anything worth sharing but last night I put together a card I really like.

Unfortunately it seems to be a very difficult card to photograph because of the rainbow mirri I used- I tried this angle too!

All of the papers and elements on this card are by Craftwork Cards, from the Julie Loves All Wrapped Up collection. I was inspired to use it because of the cute mittens which tie in with the theme of the latest Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Today I am going to be making some Christmas cards for the School Fair- one of my eldest son's friends wants to sell her cards so we are going to share a stall. I wasn't really planning any fairs this year so I'm reaching for my Hunkydory collections for some quick makes. This is one I made last night- I love how this glittery star from my Bubbly Funk Craft Box works with this Christmas Crackers topper.

I'll be taking a look at your blogs through the course of today and will be back on Thursday with some more Bubbly Funk inspiration.  Cathy x

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Not a blue Christmas...

Hi everyone, brrr it's cold today! Popping by to share a card I made using elements from the November Bubbly Funk Through the Letterbox Craft Box.

The box is full of beautiful, mainly blue, elements, which I love as blue is always a favourite for me. However, today I decided to show how other colours can be used with the elements, with this fabulous bright red.

The elements I took from my box are: chipboard shapes, pom pom ribbon, sequin and glittery star. My papers and red card are from Trimcraft. 

If you would like to find out more about my card, please have a look at my post on the Bubbly Funk blog.

Thank you for visiting and commrnting today, Cathy xxx

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A sneak peek and a winner!

Hi everyone, told you I'd be back today!

First of all a big thank you to everyone who commented on my blog candy post last week. The winner was:

Comment number 12! This was Laine- congratulations Laine. Please email your address to so I can send you the die set.

When I got back from holiday, my November Bubbly Funk Craft Box was waiting for me. I actually got my son to video me unboxing my goodies, which will appear on the website and YouTube channel soon. It's an amazing selection this month.

There was one particular element I loved most and so I built my first project around that. My inspiration is my faviurite film- I wonder if you can tell what it is from this sneak peek.

Please do visit the Bubbly Funk Blog to learn more about the November box and to see some more sneak peeks. The DT are all in love with this month's box and their projects are stunning.

Thank you for visiting today. Cathy x

Monday, 30 October 2017


Hi everyone. I am back to normality after my fabulous holiday, although after a busy weekend I am glad the boys have an extra INSET day today.

I mentioned in my last post that my son was taking part in his first Jiu-Jitsu competition- well I'm thrilled to report that he came home with a gold medal! We are so proud of him- and one of the coaches wrote us a lovely message to say what an amazing young man he is and how he is a great role model for others.

Now to today's card. I love Halloween crafting (I think it's the colours I love most) but until this morning haven't had a chance to do any. With a quiet day ahead, I decided to make a quick card and am really pleased with the result:

I love seeing scary makes but with two children, it's cute Halloween for me every time.

 I began with a 7x5 card blank which I covered with black card. I cut a smaller piece of orange card (and this is just kids' card from WHSmith!) and stamped it with a fabulous Hero Arts bat panel stamp.

As the stamp was smaller than my card, my Tim Holtz stamping platform helped here and made it easy to line up the stamp.

I added black and purple card to the centre of the card then added orange ribbon across all the layers. 

My ghost and pumpkin dies are XCut mini dies I picked up in The Range. For the pumpkin I cut it in both orange and yellow card, layering the orange one (without eyes and mouth) on top. The BOO lettering was cut on my Scan n Cut and I finished with a Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps sentiment, from the Happy Halloween stamp set. 

The boys have been busy crafting too- carving their pumpkin. To be honest my husband did most of it!

We will be at a Halloween party tomorrow night and will be Trick or Treating with friends.

A quick reminder that my blog candy giveaway finishes at 9pm (GMT!) so make sure you enter if you haven't already HERE!

It's a busy crafting week for me this week so I will be back tomorrow with another post- and to let you know my blog candy winner x

Friday, 27 October 2017

Wild and free

Hi everyone. Today we are returning home from our holiday so it's another scheduled post from me.

Last week I shared my Hunkydory Foxy and Friends samples and promised I'd share another sample this week. Well here it is:

I always enjoy making something different with the collections and thought this fab topper set was perfect for a scrapbook layout to celebrate my son's first Cub camp.

I was at work during the launch show when I had a message from another member of the DT to tell me that my page had been shown on TV:

Luckily I had recorded the show, so got a chance to watch it. It was lovely to here Anne-Marie and Nigel saying sucb nice things about my layout.

This weekend will be a busy one- my son has a football match on Saturday and then his first Jiu-Jitsu competition on Sunday. Thank goodness there is an Inset day for both children on Monday!

Cathy xxx

PS Don't forget I have a fabulous Die Set as blog candy on my last post, so visit that if you'd like to win x