Bastel Traum Design Team Challenge #53

Hi everyone! And welcome to the Bastel Traum Challenge #53, the subject of which is: 

Men and Boys

In last month’s challenge post you watched me create a home décor project for my baby girl’s 1st birthday. It just so happens that my son was born in the month of May (and so were his two best buddies!) So coming up with a project for this challenge was no challenge at all for me! 

To create this project I used the Pirate Pals Stamp Set from Sunny Studio Stamps along with my Silhouette Cameo 3. I started off by making a card for my soon to be 4-year-old boy and, thanks to my awesome Xyron Sticker Maker, he was able to join in the card-making fun by helping me create a couple of cards for his mates. 

My favourite card is the one on the bottom right, where he decided the ship’s captain had taken the other wee pirate prisoner by putting him in a barrel! Which is your favourite? Do let me know in the comments section below!

I hope you enjoy today’s video and that it inspires you to play along with us for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the online shop. Happy crafting mateys!

My cheat sheet for Stamping and Cutting with your Cameo 3.

Happy mail for my crafty friends

Hi everyone! I know I have been a bit quiet lately and I apologise for the long silence! There are two reasons for that:

1) I decided to take a “Whimsical Sketching” online class (related post and video coming up in a few days) and have been busy sketching away; and

2) I have been creating and sending some happy mail to a few of my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple (CAS) card design which is perfect for sending happy mail to our crafty friends. Because, let’s face it, crafty friends are the best!

To create this card design I used the awesome artsy-craftsy stamp set from Paper Smooches called I Heart Art and challenged myself to stick with a CAS design which would travel nicely in the mail.

This is also my entry to the Paper Smooches April 2017 challenge, the subject of which is Showers. 


And what is the best part of a good spring shower? The rainbow that ensues!!! I hope you all enjoy my personal take on this theme. Happy crafting!

Bastel Traum Design Team Challenge #52

Hi everyone! I still haven’t got over the hype of hearing from all of you during my little giveaway. Thanks again for all of your comments and likes, which totally made my week!

The exciting news continue as I join my first Design Team. Bastel Traum is my favourite online crafts supply shop here in Switzerland. They also run a challenge blog (in English and German) and have an AMAZING design team which provides monthly inspiration based on the subject set for each challenge. I’m starting off this exciting experience as their DT member with Challenge #52, the subject of which is “Mother’s Day / Women / Little Girls“.

And since we were on the subject of challenges, I decided to go outside my card-making comfort zone to create a piece of home décor for my baby girl’s bedroom.

If you would like to recreate this project, check out the video tutorial below. For a chance to win a 15 CHF gift card to the Bastel Traum online shop (they ship worldwide!), why not take part in this month’s Bastel Traum Challenge and share your beautiful creations with us. This challenge will be open until May 15th 2017 at 8:55 am (MET). Good luck!

100 YouTube Subbies Giveaway Result!

Thanks to everyone who played along! I had a great time reading all of your kind comments. A list was drawn up with all participant names:








And a random number generator used to pick out the winning name!

CONGRATULATIONS SUE NICHOLS!!! Please get in touch with me through the contact form on my blog to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who played along. Fancy another little giveaway when we hit 500? How about a stamp AND die set? Please help me get there by spreading the word about my channel and blog. Until next time!


Curious Kitties Rotating Disc Card {Honey Bee Stamps}

Hi Peeps! Welcome back to my crafty blog (and apologies for the delay in posting this entry, I had some technical problems!)

Many of you probably know and follow lovely Lesley Oman’s “Hungry Heffy Crafts'” blog and YouTube channel (and if you don’t already, you totally should! She’s super talented.) Lesley is currently a Design Team Member for Honey Bee Stamps, which recently (February 2017) released a full collection designed in collaboration with Lesley. Hooray for Lesley (and for Melissa, the Queen Bee at Honey Bee Stamps)!!! As soon as I heard the happy news and saw the gorgeous designs in this collection, I knew I needed to get my hands on it (or at least part of it to start with!)

And so it is that in today’s card I’m featuring the “Curious Kitties” stamp set, which is part of that release by Honey Bee Stamps.

In today’s card I’m also sharing with you my secret weapon for achieving beautiful results with colour pencils. And remember, this is the video you need to comment on for a chance to win a gorgeous mini stamp from Lawn Fawn’s latest release! (See blog post below for full details or stayed tuned until the end of the video.) Thanks for playing along and good luck :o)