WOW! That Sparkles

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all having a good week, besides the awful events in Manchester. I’m only doing a three day week this week, there’s a lot to cram in, several commissions, hospital appointments and a hair cut then I’ve got 5 days off, yay! I need it!

Anyway, today I have some makes to share that are in the latest issue of PaperCrafter…..


These three cards are created using some of the latest stamps, powders and glitters from WOW! Embossing Powder, one of my favourite companies.


The embossed backgrounds have been stamped and embossed with various coloured regular powders then enhanced with distress inks.


I’ve added dots with an embossing pen and sprinkled glitters on top for a touch of sparkle. I’ve also added a glittery border by running double-sided tape around the base card and then sprinkling with glitter.

To see the full instructions and shopping list for these cards then they can be found in PaperCrafter issue 108 out now.

You can find all of WOWs amazing products here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

My Queen Bee

Hello crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. I have finally found some time to play about with the Tell The Bees collection from Craft Consortium and I’ve married my two favourite things together (besides the husband), crafting and pugs!


This is my little madam Lottie and I thought she was perfect for a “Queen Bee” scrapbook page. Her colouring works well with the gorgeous papers in this range, designed in the U.K. by mega talented illustrator and designer Katy Hackney.


I’ve added paint and machine stitching to the 12 x 12″ papers. The 200gsm double-sided papers come in a variety of finishes and are very sturdy so withstand lots of tearing and distressing.


I’ve added extra detail to of the painted areas using the clear stamps and a black ink pad. For texture I’ve added strips of linen cotton ribbon and for a touch of sparkle I’ve added sequins.

You can see the whole collection and find out where you can get your hands on it over at Craft Consortium.

I hope you enjoy this fabulous range as much as me!

Sarah xxx

Create A Buzz

Good morning crafty friends, I hope alls well. Things are still pretty stressful here but I’m just cracking on and keeping busy. Luckily I have lots of commissions to help take my mind off things.

Today I’d like to share some recent makes from PaperCrafter Issue 108….


These cards are all made using the fabulous Tell The Bees Collection from Craft Consortium.


The range features a beautiful 12 x 12″ paper pack all hand illustrated by British Illustrator Katy Hackney.


There are also gorgeous stamps, ribbon, sequins and decoupage paper in the collection. Pop over to Craft Consortium and take a look.

Full instructions and shopping list for these cards is in the latest issue of PaperCrafter out now.

Have a good day,

S xxx

Nifty Nautical Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I’ve missed you. I know it’s been a while, apologies! We are dealing with a family illness at present which has come as a shock so everything else has taken a back seat. Hopefully there will be a positive outcome very soon, everything crossed!

I thought I’d share some recent makes that are featured in issue 165 (June) of Papercraft Inspirations magazine…..


All these cards were made using their downloadable nautical papers, toppers and sentiments.


These beautifully drawn images need very little in the way of extra embellishments, this cute whale is my favourite.


I couldn’t live on an island and not use genuine Isle of Wight sand in this shaker card!


A stepper card is ideal for creating a beach scene.

If you would like to download these papers for free then pop over to the Papercraft Inspirations website.

Enjoy your weekend,

S xxx