All Heart

So how many Valentine's cards are you making?  One for everyone you know? Tee Hee! I've got a good excuse to make Valentine's cards - trying out this lovely heart corner punch from Kuretake! The ribbon and brads are also from Kuretake. I had metallic coloured brads so I used Rich Red embossing powder to change the brad colour. Get your hearts…


Mixed Media Tags

If you dropped by for WOYWW last Wednesday you would have seen my painting studio, otherwise known as 'The Kitchen' (no really, it is our kitchen). I showed you a couple of works in progress one of which was this collection of mixed media tags for Make The Day Special. Please notice the close-up on the packet of choccie and caramel biccies (top right corner),…


Scribble Technique

Want to know how I got the colouring on this Christmas Tag using ZIG pens from Kuretake? It is a fabulous colouring technique which I'm calling the Scribble technique. You will need: A craft mat or non-stick surface ZIG Pens in this case I've used the ZIG Calligraphy pens A spray bottle with water Heat tool Card Scribble the pen onto the…


With Love At Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone! Wishing you all a completely wonderful day. ps. if you wanted to see how to make this little tag it is up on the Kuretuke website! Edit: This tutorial is now on my blog.


Christmas Wishes To You All

Some of you might have noticed a couple of mentions on my blog over the last couple of weeks for the ZIG pens from Kuretake? Just the odd hint here and there? I've been really lucky to have been able to give these pens a really good crafty workout and I'm hoping to share my thoughts and more projects with you in the very near…


Scrolls Work Santa Placement Cards

More preparations for Christmas? How about your placement cards for Christmas Lunch? These cute little Santas are from the Scrolls Work Christmas Festive range and are just a perfect size for placement cards! I've been practising my calligraphy and used a gold ZIG Calligraphy Metallic pen for the names with a ZIG Memory System 2 Way glue pen to add the touches of sparkle with glitter…


Quixotic December Challenge – Thank you

I've been making some more notelet cards for my Etsy and Folksy shops, some thank you cards for all those lovely Christmas presents! Luckily for me the Quixotic Paperie challenge for this month is: Thank You! So these fit perfectly as they use one of the lovely stamps from the Paper Make Up Stamps Nature's song set. I've used the ZIG Calligraphy…


What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Welcome to my WOYWW! I haven't played for a couple of weeks and I've missed seeing all your lovely creative spaces, but I'm pleased to be able to join in again today to show my mess and to see yours! Tee Hee! Lots of fun crafty mess! I've been playing with the fabulous ZIG pens from Kuretake I'm so lucky! So I've been practicing…


Some Christmas Heart And Doodles

Hi Guys, I have a Christmas card today, I know - Shock! This one uses the lovely Unity Wishes and Kisses stamp kit which you can get from Make The Day Special. Both the heart and the sentiment are from this kit and I thought that I could give them a bit of a Christmas spin as I think the kit is more for Valentines! I…