Saturday, 17 August 2013


Hi everyone :)

Back in June this year I started, along with the help of some other admins, a Facebook networking page for crafters called Craft-A-Thon.  It went down so well with so many crafters that on 1st August I launched a Craft Forum for everyone to come together and have somewhere where they can refer to for asking advice and things like that.

The forum covers help and advice for facebook pages, general help for your crafts business, finding and attending Craft Fairs and lots of other things too!!  For a one off standard fee of £4.99 for a year premium members can also benefit from monthly prize Give Aways, blog hops, be able to advertise their business and also gain potential business through the forum in the 'Handmade Requests' section.  Premium members can also sell any unwanted craft stash too!  There are lots of other benefits for premium members that can be found >>> here <<<.

Click on the banner below and head over to the forum and see what you think :)

Hope to see you over there!
Gemma x

Friday, 16 August 2013

21 Birthday Celebrations...

Hi all,

It's been a long time since I have blogged, but I am hoping that with the encouragement of the weekend blog hop at Craft A Thon - this will help me get back into it!!

This week my little sister turned 21 - somehow that just doesn't sound quite right!!!  I made her a 21st Birthday Card with a Me To You theme.... once I made it I realised it really wasn't her..... so then I went ahead and made these two....

This first card, I made for my mum to give to my sister...

Then this next card is the one I made for my sister off me.  It is a Gate fold card - not made many of these recently so it made a nice change :)

Well, I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations this week :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Oh My..... It's been a long time!!

Hi everyone,

Wow!  I can't believe the last time I posted here was in April!  I really am going to make more of an effort to post more often... time just seems to run away!

Well I have recently been teaching myself to colour with Promarkers, I am still a total newbie, but I am told that practice is the key!!  Here are two cards I made today with some images I have coloured...

They are both images from Digi Stamp Boutique, I will be entering them into the Customer Competition that they have each month. I think I will be saving these for my upcoming craft fairs :)

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 15 April 2013

Just Gorjuss!

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of big Craft Fairs coming up at the end of the month, one at Highbury Hall in Birmingham and one at Gainsborough House Hotel in Kidderminster so I am now bus preparing and making more cards!

This weekend I decided to make some more 'Gorjuss' cards - I LOVE using this collection and so far this year they have been very popular at Craft Fairs!

I am currently using some new A5 Landscape cards, on both of these new makes I have used them the other way so that they are tall  cards.  Here they are...

I used this topper and paper from one of the smaller decoupage packs.  The topper I made in the Digital Designer and to embellish the card I have used some card candi, flat back pearls and some bakers twine.

Out of the two I think this last one is my favourite.  I have recently purchased this new 'weed' die and think it works really weel.  To further embellish the card I have used more card candi, flat back pearls and bakers twine.

I hope you like my new cards, thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Another new Critter...

Hi everyone :)

Today, I have again been playing with my mini cricut and new cartridges!  As I am fish mad - I have a tropical fish tank and just love it (as I have some very special fish in there), I decided today I wanted to make some 'Under the Sea' themed cards!  As it happens, I only managed to make one, but never the less, I am still quite proud of it!

It is quite a fun and quirky card, quite suitable for children.  This is a 5x7 card so I cut everything out at 3.5 / 4 inches and as you can see I have used my Big Shot and different embossing folders to add a bit of texture and more 'quirkiness' to the card.  If you look at the picture below I have done some close ups so the embossing can be seen a bit better.

Well I hope you like my new creation.  I have really enjoyed getting on with my new machine and cartridges and can't wait to make more with my Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 cartridges - it's just soooo many ideas I just don't know where to start!  Anyway, I will stop rambling for now!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, 6 April 2013

I am back..... with some new cards!

Hi everyone,

I really cant not believe how long it has been since I last posted!!  With recent craft fairs and other things going on I have neglected my blog - but I am now back!!

I have also finally got around to making some cards with my Mini Cricut!  I LOVE them (now I have the hang of it) and think they make really great childrens cards!

Here are the two I have made so far...
This first one I have tried to make a little scene, I used blue intense glitter paper for the water, green ribbon for some grass and then some blue dotty paper as you can see.  I cut the frog and then put him through my Big Shot (the poor thing!) so now he is all bumpy!  I also used textured white card for the cloud so that has a nice feel to it as well.

This second card I used papers from the Me To You Valentines paper pack, and also cut a little branch for the Owl to sit on!

For both of these cards I used the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge - I love them and can't wait to make some more!

I would love to hear what you all think.

Happy crafting,

p.s - I have updated my craft fair pics tab at the top of my blog if you want to see my recent stalls :)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Can you be Creative AND tidy?!?!?

Hi everyone,

Firstly, sorry for my absence of late, things have been a bit mad life in general and also preparing for up coming craft fairs - you all know what it is like!!!

Anyhow.... I have recently been trying out something new for me to sell alongside my cards at my Craft Fairs .  You may have seen this sort of style about ... however... for me it is something new and something I just wanted to try!!!  I have been practising all week and this is the first one I thought 'yea I think I can photograph that'!  Now.... I'd like to know what you think....

I know the writing isn't perfect yet - I am guessing that will come with more time and more practise!  I wanted the first one I made (first legible one!) for my craft room!  I have lots of ideas what I will be doing with them - all different shapes ad sizes - but firstly I just wanted to practice with a regular shape and size!

So what do you think???!?  I would love some honest feedback.

Until next time,
Happy Crafting,