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Monday, 29 October 2018

Trick or Treat

Hi everyone. Halloween (and Half Term) week is here and today I'm sharing this Trick or Treat tag on the Bubbly Funk blog.


We have a new stencil release on 1st November and I've used two of the new stencils on my tag, along with some Simple Stories Vintage Halloween embellishments and a Hobbycraft ribbon.

To create the background I used my go to Halloween Distress Ink colours.


You can read more about my tag on the Bubbly Funk blog today  http://bubblyfunk.co.uk/blog/2018/10/29/trick-or-treat/

We're looking forward to hosting a Halloween party on Wednesday as well as a spot of Trick or Treating. Luckily my boys understand only to knock on doors where there are pumpkins- I know Halloween isn't for everyone but lots of people on our little estate join in.

Have a lovely day xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Autumn Colours

Hi everyone. Back to blogging today with a new project for Bubbly Funk, inspired by beautiful Autumn colours.


You can read all about my card on the Bubbly Funk blog today http://bubblyfunk.co.uk/blog/2018/10/09/autumn-colours/

I do have a terrible confession to make though- I only realised it was my turn on the blog today this morning! Life really has got in the way of craft lately but I am determined to get myself organised and share more often.

Thank you for visiting today. Cathy xxx


Thursday, 13 September 2018

The cutest Christmas stamp

Hi everyone. I think I have found the cutest Christmas stamp of the year and it's this Dovecraft Christmas dog stamp.


It certainly was really popular at my Demo on Sunday (and at only 99p a real bargain).

I made this card at my demo and was really pleased with it so kept it! I made another to leave at the store of course.



This triangle gatefold card is made from a 21cm x 21cm piece of pink card. The papers are from the 10cm Paper Addicts Magic Moments paper pad. They are lovely papers and the size is great for batch making cards. They'd also be great for kids to make some cards for their friends.

I picked out details of the stamp with Dovecraft Metallic Markers and just finished off with some gems.

We have another busy sporty weekend ahead but looking forward to a BBQ on Sunday. I hope the weather will be ok. Have a lovely weekend when it comes. Cathy xxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Bubbly Funk Christmas Mermaid

Hi everyone. I have a day off (until a spot of tutoring at 3.30 anyway!) and it's nice to have some chill time after a crazy few days. The boys are settled back at school and have had a great few days. The eldest was voted House Captain by other pupils and then won Player of the Week at a rugby tournament. The youngest keeps getting lots of house points and seems to be wowing his teacher with his maths skills.

I had a great demo on Sunday and one of the most popular things were the new Dovecraft stamps. I've used one on a Bubbly Funk project today.


I used Spectrum Noir sparkle pens to colour the stamp. They are a real go to for me at Christmas as they are really glittery.


You can read all about my project, including how I made the background, on the Bubbly Funk blog http://bubblyfunk.co.uk/blog/2018/09/11/christmas-mermaid/

I'm going to catch up on a few things, and maybe step into the craft room, before going to have my hair done! Hope you have a great day. Cathy xxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Christmas demo time!

Hi everyone. The children are finally back to school today. I will miss them but it will be great to get back to routine.

This Sunday sees my first Christmas Trimcraft Demo at The Range in Andover. I have started making samples:


This is a triangle gatefold card made using the Helz Cuppleditch Christmas Village collection. It's a really interesting but easy card fold- I followed this tutorial by fellow Trimcraft demonstrator Louise at Iced Images https://youtu.be/zwXHlILOP44

This is probably my favourite Christmas collection so far this year and I've bought it for myself as well.

I'll be sharing another demo card tomorrow. In the meantime you can find details of all my upcoming demos on the Trimcraft Demonstration Dates page of my blog.

Have a lovely day. Cathy xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Hibiscus Bloom

Hi everyone. I've been continuing to enjoy the summer holiday with my boys. We spent the weekend in London, visiting the RAF museum, Thorpe Park and Stamford Bridge in our three days. It was tiring but lots of fun.

Today I'm sharing a card made for Bubbly Funk using a stencil from the shop, with Distress Oxides and Nuvo products.


Full details of the card are on the Bubbly Funk blog http://bubblyfunk.co.uk/blog/2018/08/21/hibiscus-bloom/

I'm working this morning then this afternoon we are off to see Christopher Robin at the cinema. I will get some time later to catch up with blogs too. Have a lovely day xxx

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Free Spirit

Hi everyone. It comes as a bit if a shock to actually have something to blog about again. I really have barely entered the craft room lately. I'm not sure whether to blame the hot weather, the holiday (including a fabulous week in Kos) or the weeks of sport on TV. However, it did feel good to get back to crafting after such a long break.

Today's card is for the Bubbly Funk blog:


I've used the Free Spirit stamp set from Scrapberrys, which is in the Bubbly Funk shop. The feathers are stamped in Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry) and the sentiment in Versafine.

It's rare for me to do one layer stamping but I like this card! 

I am looking forward to making blog visits this weekend to see what you have all made while I've been absent. Cathy xxx