Love is in the air <3

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, I thought I'd share a few sweet treats with you! I created three little projects for Creative Stamping issue 39, using the FREE Truly Scrumptious stamp set. This fabulous issue went on sale 26th January and is jam-packed with cool ideas from a talented design team.

For these projects I used basic paper-piecing techniques using the Pebbles My Funny Valentine paper pad and masked the sentiments to create custom greetings.

This cute sweetie gift box started its life as a paper cup, which is a quick and easy solution - I just cheated because I'm not one for templates! hehe 
I made the cute pompom from baker's twine and added a simple die-cut tag :)

If you want to get your hands on this issue of Creative Stamping click here! There are so many cool ideas in this magazine, and at £7.99 it's amazing value for money.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! <3

N x

Well hello there,

It's about time I started racking up some 2017 blog posts, I can't believe how the year is already running away from me!

Late last year I went on a little adventure to London with my colleague and friend Amy Thomas [Editor of Love Sewing magazine] to visit  DSI London - which is a place of dreams! I dabble in sewing, studied Photography at Uni and am obsessed with Strictly Come Dancing, so it was a dream come true when Amy invited me along to be a part of the day.

DSI London have the mammoth task of creating the costumes week after week for Strictly, as well as providing outfits for the dance world internationally! The amazing team create ensembles from scratch in a matter of days, they share a wealth of knowledge and work like clockwork to deliver.

I had the best day, it's nice to get out of the office once in a while! My photography skills could do with a bit of polish, but it did the job!

The best bit about the entire experience is that I send my Grandma a copy and she called to tell me how proud she is. Coming from the woman who taught me how to sew and helped my creativity blossom, that meant a lot. <3

If you want to read the full article, issue 34 of Love Sewing is available here and comes with a beautiful FREE Annabelle dress pattern.

Once I have my craft room up and running I plan to make myself some new outfits / start with alterations and see how I go! 

N x
Hello blogworld!

Where the heck has January gone already? I feel like I blinked and half the month is gone! Which isn't a bad this because it means that I have lots cards I have to share with you! Hooray!

I'm lucky enough to be feature in issue 142 of Papercraft Essentials, showcasing a selection of cards inspired by the Pantone colour of the Year, which is... * drum roll *..... Greenery!

I was very happy when I first saw the colour, not only is it a beautiful shade of green, but it's a bold statement and a reminder about how we need to start thinking about nature. Pantone believe that the zesty yellow-green shade evokes the first days of spring and envelopes the notion to breathe, reinvigorate and appreciate the great outdoors. As Pantone is such an influential presence in the design industry, it's only a matter of time before the colour filters into all aspects of design! It's time ring the great outdoors, indoors! Or just actually go outside more... :)

With that said, I was inspired to 'go green' and create some clean & simple designs of my own which I feel do the shade justice - here's a sneak peek! To see more you can purchase the issue here.

Until next time! N x


Another year has passed, no doubt it will take me until March to realise that I'm still writing 2016! On a personal note, it's been a very turbulent year, but it was also the year that I married my sweetheart and I made the effort to push myself creatively with this blog. Over 70 posts later and here we are! I thought I'd mark the occasion with a post which showcases my favourite places / events from 2016.
Snowy January
My snowy commute
 Rockabilly hen do
Wedding venue
The big day
Paradise Island, Cuba

Clitheroe for the Boucher wedding
Manchester Cat Cafe!

Grasmere, The Lakes

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but I will say that there are lots of exciting changes in my life in place for 2017 so life can only get sweeter! AND I've been inspired to sew [from binge-watching Project Runway], so expect to see more of that on my blog.

Stay tuned :)
N x