Planning News!

Hello, it’s been a while as things have been a bit crazy busy here. Glad to say all is good though and I am trying to get into some kind of routine with my crafting…wish me luck!

As some of you will have seen from my Instagram, I am loving decorating my Erin Condren Planner just now, and I was lucky enough to be asked to joining the Beautiful Planning Design Team. Tash makes the most beautiful high quality, practical stickers and I have been using her range from the start of my planning journey. Todays post is using the Mermaid kit and lots of extra stickers like the Positive QuotesStep Tracker and the Blog Upload Tracker.


I hope this inspires you to prettify your planner, and if you use code CAROL15 at Beautiful Planning you will get 15% off your order.

Remember and check out my Instagram for more planner piccies.

Stix2 Snowflakes

Hello! Tonight it is time to share the first of my Christmas cards. I don’t feel that it is too early anymore as our tree is up *yay*.

I made this card using only products from Stix2, they have so much more than just adhesives. I will do a wee quick step by step too.

1  Take an 8×8″ card blank, and cut two pieces of co-ordinating colours to make your base layer and the layer for the snowflakes. I opted for icy blues and silver for a change from red and green.

2 Using double sided tape stick the layers down. Decide where you want to stick your snowflake die cuts and place the blue ones down using the glue pen. Offset the white ones using foam pads and place on top.

3 Type up or stamp your sentiment, layer it onto the blue card and place onto the card with 3d foam squares.


Ingredients from Stix2
8×8″ card blank
 Silver Stardust card

 Pearlescent Fresh Blue Card
 Snowflakes White and Blue

 Glue PenDouble Sided TapeFoam Pads

Thanks for popping by, I will be blogging more cards and makes soon x

Catching Up With Posts

Hello, I have been so busy that I have forgotten to blog!! I have loads of posts to do over the next few days, ranging from planner pages, Christmas cards, wedding invites and even a guest book!

This evening as it is December I will share my planner page for the second half of the week as it is a super Christmassy(is that a word? It is now) themed lay out.


I just adore all the pretty Christmas goodies and these clips and stickers are just awesome! Full details of where they are from are over on my Instagram account.

I will break you all in gently with this wee post, before the avalanche of makes!

Have a great weekend,C x

Anniversary Card.

Hello, today I am going to share a card I made for a friends wedding anniversary. I was stunned to find they were married 18 years, I am sure, like me, she was a child bride 😉

I am loving the Swirly Scribbles dies from Stampin Up and have turned into my go-to dies for most cards. If you would like any more information about Stampin Up products, please feel free to email me at

I also used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set from Stampin Up for this card, and I am loving my new Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pads.

Donna anniversary wm

Thank for popping by today, I hope you are having a great weekend.C xx

Another Week, Another Planner Layout.

Hello, where is this month going? I am about to share another planner layout with you and I can’t believe it’s halfway through August already.

When I plan the week ahead I like to pick a trio of colours that compliment each other, I always make sure I have the pens and ink in the colours too and of course a cheeky wee planner clip or 3!

planner 3.png

Full details of where everything is from is on the same photo on my Instagram.

Thanks for popping by today! C x

Pretty Butterflies

Hello, today I am sharing a birthday card I made for one of my crafty besties who absolutely loves greens.

I thought I would have a play with the gorgeous new Painted Butterflies Stamps from Altenew that I got when the team at had a great special offer on.

1 Measure out a piece of white card 5″x3″ and stamp your butterflies in the lightest shade you are using.
2  Using the darker shade stamp the outline of the butterflies over the lighter shade.
3 Apply DST to the back of your piece of card and place it onto some green card, using a perfect layers ruler trim the paper down to create a border.
4  Put lots of 3d foam on the back of your green card and place it on the card.
5 Stamp your sentiment et voila!

Altenew Butterflies 1Altenew Butterflies 2

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
5×7″ Card Blanks1mm 3d Foam PadsDST all from Stix2
Green card and sentiment stamp from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I have lots more makes to blog.

Shark Attack!

Hello, I was recently asked to make a card for a guy who is going swimming with a great white shark later in the year. The card was from his kids so I didn’t want to make the shark too scary.

I used my Cameo and made this card, which the recipient loved.

shark card

6×6 Card Blank From Stix2
Coloured card from Stash
1mm Foam Pads From Stix2
Stix2 Glue Pen

Thanks for popping by today.