Thursday, 5 July 2018

Gorjuss Girl

Hi everyone. As some as you already know, I have managed to fall over and sprain my ankle this week. It's starting to heal but is really frustrating as I can't drive or move very far. Thank you to all those who have sent good wishes. Sadly I have had to cancel my demo planned for Sunday so it is doubly annoying!

Today I'm sharing a card made for Bubbly Funk, which can be seen on their blog today:

Caroline has lots of Gorjuss stamps in the Bubbly Funk shop at This one is called The Dreamer. The lovely pink and black flowers are from the shop too.

I began by colouring my image using Copic markers. I really like this pretty pink combo and I'm pleased with her hair too. It was definitely a fun image to colour.

The papers and sentiment I have used are from the new Dovecraft Premium Folkland collection. I absolutely love this collection, the papers are gorgeous, and this pink and black colour scheme is fabulous.

Thank you for visiting today. Have a great weekend. If you are in the middle of football fever, lets hope for an England victory to cheer! Cathy x

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

To the Beach

Hi everyone. I'm glad to say my big boy is back home after his French adventure. He had a wonderful time, although he's been a bit poorly since and had to have a day off school yesterday. I must admit I enjoyed his company.

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page made for Bubbly Funk and on their blog today at

The picture of my youngest son was taken six years ago at Swanage. It's one of my favourite pictures of him as a baby.

I've made the page using Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and elements from Bubbly Funk's Hooked! Box.  Full details of the layout are on the blog post.

Thank you for visiting today, have a great day. Cathy x

Friday, 22 June 2018

Anyone for ice cream?

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing another sample card for my Trimcraft demo on Sunday, made using the new Helz Cuppleditch Beach Life collection.

I think this little wooden ice cream may be one of my favourite embellishments ever!

If you live in or near Cardiff, it would be lovely to see you at my demo on Sunday. You can escape the football! (I'm actually gutted to miss it) It is a new store- the address is:
The Range Patreane Way Culverhouse Cross Cardiff CF5 4UG.
I'll be there from 11 to 4.

Today will be spent crafting and trying to stay awake long enough to pick my eldest son up from school at midnight as he returns from France. I have missed him so much but the school have shared lots of pictures and they have all had an amazing time.

Have a lovely weekend xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Beach Life

Hi everyone. I have been really lucky this week and got hold of the fabulous new Helz Cuppleditch Bech Life collection for my demo on Sunday. This is my first card with it.

I always like to have a new card fold for my demos and this one is called fold and frame. I made it following the tutorial in the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations. Now I know how easy it is I'll prepare a step by step for the blog next week.

I do adore this collection, it's so perfect for summer and very cute. I will have no trouble making lots of samples this week.

Thank you for popping by. Cathy xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2018

You're the Best

Hi everyone. I've been away from the blog for a while as I was finding it hard to keep up with it. However I think I'm ready to start blogging again and I'm looking forward to catching up on your blogs too.

It's Father's Day today so I'm sharing the card I made for my dad. We got together yesterday as my eldest son is off to France with his school today. I'm trying not to think about how much I will miss him.

I used a Craftwork Cards hexagon card blank for this card, then cut my layers from Dovecraft card and CWC Julie Loves Super Star papers.

I added a sentiment for the same collection layered onto the Dovecraft blue card. The stars and candi are also from the CWC Super Star collection. I finished with a twine bow- the twine is from My Mind's Eye and is available from Bubbly Funk.

I really love this colour combination, especially against the kraft card. This design would work for teachers cards too, the end of term isn't far away now.

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing. I will be trying to take my mind off missing my son by preparing for my Trimcraft demo next Sunday (at the new Range store in Cardiff). Cathy x

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Wedding memories

Apparently there was a big wedding this weekend! I didn't manage to catch much of the Royal celebration but it did make me think back to my own wedding day 11 years ago. I dug out a photo and decided to make a scrapbook page.


This layout appears on the Bubbly Funk blog today. The dotty heart, Love die cut and glittery hearts are all from the Love is...Through the Letterbox Craft Box.

My 12x12 scrapbook paper is from Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Love and Romance collection. I have also used Trimcraft First Edition washi tape on the left.

I did enjoy revisiting some good memories making this layout.

If you'd like to take a look at the fabulous Bubbly Funk Craft Boxes visit the website. There is also lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog so please do check that out.

I'm off now to research GDPR regulations for bloggers. I may take a little break from the blog until I get it sorted, but will be back soon. Any tips are appreciated!

Cathy x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bee-cause you're special

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely week. It's been busy for me with lots of students coming up to GCSEs- the first English and maths exams are next week. This weekend is going to be great though. We are going out with friends tonight, taking the boys to watch Exeter Chiefs play in the Rugby Premiership semi final on Saturday and finishing on Sunday with a football tournament for Samuel while Isaac is on a Beavers trip to a theme park!

Last week Daring Cardmakers had a bee theme for their challenge. I'm too late to join in but was inspired to make this card.

I love hexagons (must be the maths teacher in me!) so decided to use a hexagonal kraft card blank from Craftwork Cards. I used Sissix die to cut Trimcraft Bee Happy papers (I love the little bees on the background paper) and a kraft card mat to add to the card blank.

I cut my bee and honeycomb shape from gold mirri. These dies come from the Bee Themed die set by First Edition. I liked the hexagon waste from this so used them to add a bit more detail in the centre.

I finished with a puffy sticker and ribbon from the Bee Happy collection.

Hopefully the hot weather we are promised this summer will bring lots of bees, just as long as there aren't too many wasps.

Have a lovely weekend. Cathy xxx