Saturday, 18 March 2017

Charity Blog Hop


Happy Saturday and happy weekend! I'm here today to take part in a super-fun charity blog hop organised by Sandy Allnock! You should have hopped here from the talented Lisa Spangler, but if you haven't then be sure to start out at Sandy's blog for all the deets!

The idea behind this blog hop is to give to charity in the name of a loved one by purchasing a gift from the charity of our choice and create a project based on it. My charity of choice is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). I fell hook, line, and sinker for this beautiful mug of theirs:

RSPB mug

I have a soft spot for wrens (and robins too!) as they remind me of my dear dad; he'd love to see them in the garden, so it's no surprise that this mug jumped into my online shopping basket. I dug out my Meadow Bird Memory Box die, a new Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and my beloved Label Love stamp set from Altenew to create this project inspired by it:


The bird has been paper-pieced from green and white cardstock as well as some peel and stick wood veneer from Seven Hills Crafts. I love how it adds a touch of texture to the bird and the fact that it's adhesive makes it super-easy to paper-piece with too. Bonus! :)

This mug and card will be popping to a dear crafty friend of mine  – I hope that they'll like it! As you can see, my project is a pretty literal take on the mug in both design and colours.

Mug and card

Getting creative and sending happy mail to a friend while donating to a good cause is a wonderful idea. I hope it inspires you to do the same too! There's even more fun to be had with this charitable blog hop as there's fab prizes up for grabs as well:

Simply leave a comment on the blogs for you chance to win one of these prizes from these generous companies. Comments need to be left by Wednesday 22nd March. The lucky winners will be announced on Sandy's blog on Thursday 23rd March. :)

Right, that's all from me today, but next on your hopping adventure is Jessica Frost-Ballas!


Friday, 9 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Happy Friday! Today I'm joining in the fun of the wonderful Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is –the– festive event of the season! This 'hop with a twist' was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an advent calendar, you'll never know where you're going to be visiting next until you 'open the door'!

And that's not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today is Day 9 of the advent calendar and is sponsored by the wonderful peeps from Simon Says Stamp! I had a dig through my Simon Says Stamp goodies and had fun creating this festive little number featuring the Poinsettia stamp set from the Believe In The Season collection:

Christmas Greetings-2 copy

The background of the card was created by applying gold glitter paste through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil. Who said snow had to be white? I like mine gold! ;)

Christmas Greetings close up2 copy

It's not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today's prize is generously supplied by Simon Says Stamp so you'll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post then head back to and leave a comment there too. You must leave a comment on Taheerah's blog as well as mine to be eligible to win! Don't forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah's blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59pm EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don't forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Happy advent calendar hopping and good luck!


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Altenew November Blog Hop Winner!


Happy Tuesday! It's about to be a super-happy Tuesday for one lucky peep as I'm here to announce the randomly selected winner a $30 Altenew gift certificate from the wonderful Altenew November Blog Hop!

So, without further ado, the lucky winner is:

Denise candelaria said...
Your card is simple and easy to create if I had to make a lot of them. Which since I am new that would be good for me.

Congrats, Denise! To claim your prize, please email Altenew at with the subject line 'November Release Blog Hop Winner from Amy's Blog'. Happy shopping! :D

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us! If you enjoyed seeing the new November release in action, then you may be interested to know that I've whipped up a card featuring the new Hello Sunshine stamp set on the Altenew blog. Here's a sneak peek of it:

Hello Sunshine close up

You can check out the full post here if you're interested. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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