Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Our little stars

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my latest project for Bubbly Funk using the Seeing Stars Through the Letterbox Craft Box. You can see all the details on the Bubbly Funk blog.

Last week my eldest son received a special Governor's award at school, which means he gets to wear a sparkly star badge to school. His little brother already has one, so I thought I would make a scrapbook page to show them how proud we are.

The stars (absolutely perfect for this project), letters and gold washi tape are from the craft box. I have combined them with Trimcraft Dovecraft Time to Sparkle papers a d some Docraft washi tape.

The next few days will be taken up by Christmas parties with two very excited boys and other festive preparations. I may even need to make some more cards! Hopefully I will get some time in the craft room and look forward to sharing more with you soon. Cathy x

Monday, 11 December 2017

Elephants and socks!

Hi everyone. I hope you are all enjoying whatever weather you have been given this weekend. Here in Somerset we had a few snow flurries but mainly rain and wind. However, I decided to abandon my jourmey to Newport for a Trimcraft demo when I hit heavy snow on the M5 not too far north of here.

On Friday Hunkydory launched four new craft stacks and I produced samples using two of them. This is probably my last DT project for HD, as I've decided not to reapply for next year. I have loved being part of the team but am ready for a break and hopefully a chance to try new things.

Anyway, here are a few of my samples 😊

I will be back on Wednesday with a new Bubbly Funk project. Thank you for visiting and commenting today xxx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bubbly Funk for December

Hi everyone. Last week the December Bubbly Funk Through the Letterbox Craft Box went on sale- you can watch my unboxing video over on the You Tube channel (don't forget to subscribe while you're there)

Today I'm on the Bubbly Funk blog with my first project of the month. Although the name of the box is Seeing Stars, I've made a project without any stars at all!

This started life as a 79p notebook from Home Bargains and the only thing I added to the box contents was a sheet of Trimcraft Floral Muse paper. You can see all the details in my blog post here.

I'm really loving working on the Bubbly Funk DT- using the boxes is inspiring me to try new things. If you'd like to try a box, you can find them on the Bubbly Funk website.

Have a lovely day. Cathy xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

It's December!

Hi everyone. It feels like ages since I last posted, although it was only last week! Since I last posted, there's been several football matches, a birthday party, school fair, DT projects to finish and birthdays to prepare for.

This time of year is always a challenge for me, so a couple of weeks ago I made the decision to try and record all the special moments of the festive season this year. I did lots of research into December Daily before deciding to make and decorate my own Traveller's Notebook to use.

To make the cover I followed this fabulous tutorial from Helen Griffin. However, instead of laminating the cover I used a piece of card, then covered it on both sides with Trimcraft Magic of Christmas paper. I even created pockets inside.

For the notebooks, I took two Rhino squared paper notebooks, removed the covers and made my own using  First Edition Jingle All The Way papers. Because the notebooks slide under elastic in the centre, I didn't even need to attach the new covers.

I decorated the front of the journal with die cuts cut from Docrafts glitter paper, using the Magic of Christmas dies. The letters are from Trimcraft's Simply Creative range.

Now the real fun begins- the aim is to fill in the journal every day. Today we have celebrated my youngest son's birthday, so I will start with that. He has had a lovely time and was thrilled that the card I made him was shown on CBeebies this morning.

This weekend we are having a family trip to Chessington to visit the zoo, with an overnight stay in the hotel and a trip to Father Christmas booked too. Hope you all have a lovely weekend xxx

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