Easy card with washi tape...


Put all those rolls of washi tape to good use by making a quick and easy card that will work for any occasion just by changing up the colours and the sentiment.

Tips and Tricks:


  • Doodle around the edge with a fine black liner

  • Be bold with colour - neon works well against a white background

  • Use different designs and thickness of washi to add interest

  • Go large with the sentiment

  • Add depth to the design with three coordinating buttons


If you're looking to grow your washi stash I've found these lovely ones on Etsy.


 Orange stripe washi tape - The Lovely Desk

I love a She - Shed ...


Especially this one, it's been designed by Sophie Robinson from the BBC's Great Interior Design Challenge - love that programme !

For inspiration, tips and tricks to design your own visit Sophie's Blog here and for details on how you could win this She-Shed and all it's contents visit the competition page on the Hillary's website here

Family Tree Die from DoCrafts...



I had the pleasure of working with the Xcut A5 Family Tree die set on this commission for issue 153 of Quick Cards.
I love Xcut dies, great designs, reasonably priced and they work a treat in my Sizzix Big Shot Plus.

Embroidery with Hochanda part 1...


I've been sent a really pretty embriodery kit from the craft channel Hochanda to review it's from Rowandean Embroidery.  My kit is called Cornflowers and it contains printed fabric, coloured organza fabrics, threads on numbered organiser card, fully illustrated step by step instructions, and plastic wrapped chenille needle.

 It's all part of this campaign Hochanda are running.


I'm kinda wondering how I can transfer the finished design from the calico onto denim but I'm working on that and I've added some pins to my Denim Craft Pinterest board to inspire me.




I'll be reporting back with updates throughout the project to let you know how I'm getting on.

Disclaimer: I was gifted this product to review for free but was under no obligation to write this post. Opinions are my own.

How do you attach ribbon to card ?


Featured in issue 150 of Quick Cards Made Easy

I use ultra clear tape it comes in various widths, it's acid free and the most reliable and neatest way I've found to attach lengths of ribbon to card.  I'm not surprised it was Stix 2's most popular product in April.


What do you use?  I'd love to know...


A DIY Father's day...


This centre step card features in this month's issue (152) of Quick Cards Made Easy it's just one of the makes in my DIY Father's Day article.  See the tutorial post on how you too can create the card fold here.

You'll find this concertina toolbox card in this month's issue (95) of  PaperCrafter magazine.


A great idea for a DIY lovin' Dad and much easier to make than it looks.  Father's Day is on 19th June this year so still more than a month left to get crafting

For more Father's Day ideas check out my DIY Father's Day Pinterest board


Celebrating National Stationery Week with Hema...


I'm celebrating National Stationery Week with a fashionable card created exclusively from stationery products.  It was very quick and easy to make with just some sticky notes and stickers from Hema.


Not familiar with Hema, well it's a Dutch brand with 5 stores in the UK selling home-wares, clothing and beauty products as well as a very trendy and affordable stationery range that I love!
Read more about the brand here on the HEMA website and you can browse the online store here,

Disclaimer:  I was gifted these products to review for free but was under no obligation to write this post. Opinions are my own.