#DYICAD2018 catch up

Hi there…

Twelve days of this year’s #dyicad2018 to share with you tonight.

I’m loving taking a few mins every day to create in some way even though they are not perfect pieces or even in some cases finished pieces of art… it’s just the time for creativity that makes them special.

Hope you enjoy them and are also taking time to create!

Happy crafting!




A few years ago I managed all of the 61 days of ICAD which is run by Daisy Yellow. Last year I did a few. This year in determined to get in a bit of creativity every day but this time not going to restrict myself to the prompts. Just going to do something on an index card every day!

So I started yesterday (it being the 1st of June) and as we were away I kept it simple with a new set of crayons I bought that are like distress crayons…

… and a title cut from the back of a receipt I had in my purse.

Today for day 2 I used the same crayons for the background and created a collage from a tourist leaflet I had…. oh and some washi tape I had in my handbag too!

Not bad for creating with very few supplies. Happy with my start for this year’s #dyicad2018

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Dies, Promarkers, Letraset

Design team: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Good morning! And happy new month.

With it being the first of the month it is time for me to share my contribution for this month’s Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challengeand this time I grabbed some papers from a set from Making Cards magazine from back in March and the stamps that came with the papers. I have used these before to make some other cards so it was nice to revisit the papers and image.

I decided to use a few of the papers but die cut only a small part of the image as I didn’t want the wine glasses part of the image… just the appearance of the friends hugging. This worked better with the sentiment.

I mat and layered papers with Tranquil Tide and white cardstock and then added it to a tent fold card blank I made.

I raised up the focal image onto some foam pads to give it some dimension and coloured it with promarkers.

Hope you like the card I made. Off to see what others have been up to with their patterned papers. Why don’t you join us on the blog this month?

Happy crafting!


Artful Days Goodie Box, Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, YouTube video

Envelope circle journal for Tricia

So another journal landed and I immediately set to and in a few hours of wonderful playtime had created two pages. I really just ploughed on and got there so quickly (one side aided by the gelli print piece already done). I videoed the process (A little bit didn’t record due to camera issues) so I’ve put that onto YouTube here for those that fancy watching the speeded up process!

Loved playtime and how these all came together so well. Hopefully Tricia will like them too.

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another month and another design team contribution to share for Craftyhazelnutspatterned paper challenge.

I went to town on this card and love everything on this… the digital image coloured with promarkers and paper pieced and then lots of layers of card and paper and doilies… and of course super cute die cuts.

And don’t forget the ribbon and glitter glue dots!

So this is what I did with my paper stash… wonder what the rest of the team did with theirs? Well it’s time to go over to the blog and find out!

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Digital stamps

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello… and how quickly we have already got to the beginning of April.

Today I have another design team contribution to make for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge…where the challenge is to use some… you guessed it… patterned paper!

I managed to use two pieces of patterned paper, two washi tapes strips and a digi image I have had coloured for about 2 years just waiting to be used!

I wanted to keep it quite simple this month as the sentiment and image needed to be subtle and quiet against the pastel papers.

Now off to see what others have been up to with their stash of patterned papers over on the blog.

Happy crafting!