Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Bunny Treat box

Hello bloggists and welcome.

It took me a while to decide to get the Curvy Keepsake box die.  I admit it, it wasn't until recently that I took the plunge.

This is the first project that I have made using it-what do you think?

I did use a few different dies to make it, and if you don't have all the different sets that I did, then you could try cutting the ears freehand. I was happy to find that the petal dies from the Flower Fair set made great bunny ears!

Here's the tutorial.

I love how it came out - and I think I'm going to have a go at making some more characters!  It's so much fun.

See you again soon,

Crafty Hugs,


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Simply Sketched 18

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! 

We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. 

Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

Here's this week's sketch, set by Sally - 

It made me think of balloons...not quite sure why, but it did!  So of course I had to use the Lift Me Up bundle along with the Carried Away DSP (a Sale-A-Bration freebie ... there's still time to get your hands on some, but you'll need to be oh-so-quick!)

There'll be a YouTube tutorial in due course, but let's not spoil the blog-hopping fun just now!  Why not make your way along to Heidi at the
Or if you're the independent type and are approaching this from the opposite direction, then move along to visit Hannah at the

Thanks for visiting, and do come back soon, I'd love you to visit!

Crafty Hugs,


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Simple Card

Hello bloggists, and welcome!

Just a quick post today.  I'm away from home right now, on a work-related conference (don't worry, I'll be back home tonight!)

Sometimes you need a card in a hurry.   This one uses minimal supplies and is very quick to do.  If you want to see how it went together, hop across to my YouTube channel and check it out!

Normal service resumes on Saturday!

See you soon,

Crafty Hugs,


PS - only a few more Sale-a-Bration days left before it's over for another year...and SU have released MORE items you can get for FREE...don't miss out!
Check it out!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tasty Truck Slider Card

Hello Bloggists, and welcome.

According to Mr Google, who knows everything, yesterday was the first day of spring, and although the morning started off a bit wet and windy where I live, by the afternoon the sun had come out and it was looking much more , well, spring-like.  
Today’s card is quite spring – like – or at least, I think so.
I used some of the stamps from the Tasty Trucks Sale-A-Bration set as well as items from the annual and spring/summer catalogues.  It’s another action card .
It was lots of fun to make and very straightforward.  Here’s how I made it -

I don’t want to rush you, but there aren’t that many days left in this year’s Sale-a-Bration and that means that you don’t have long to get your hands on the lovely things you can earn for FREE when your order is over £45 (before p&p).

You’ve also only got a few days left to benefit from the joining offer.  I haven’t said much about this, but if you’re thinking of joining SU, now is a very good time.   Usually, when you join, your Starter Kit costs you £99 and you choose £130-worth of items.  Until the end of March, you can also choose 2 stamp sets (from any of the catalogues) for free. And once you join, you also benefit from the demonstrator discount.  (If you’d like to know more about joining my team, please get in touch!)

That's all for now,

See you again soon, I hope!

Crafty Hugs,


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Hey Chick! Egg Carton

Hello bloggists and welcome!

I can't believe that it's almost the end of March and that Sale-a-Bration will soon be over.  In fact, this is the last-but-one Sale-a-Bration Saturday - how mad is that?  

I didn't think I'd get much use out of the rather funky chickens in the "Hey Chick" set, but they've grown on me and I shall miss demonstrating with them when they're no longer available.  Of course, they're a perfect match for the mini egg boxes in the Spring-Summer catalogue and it would have been wrong not to use them together.  Add a bit of bling with the Mint Macaron Glimmer paper and you've got a rather neat way of presenting Easter treats.

Here's the tutorial - 

Don't forget, if you want to get your hands on some of the super things you can earn for FREE (everyone's favourite price!)  in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, you need to act now.  When they're gone, they're gone and after March 31 they're gone for good!

That's me done for today, back again soon!

Crafty Hugs, 


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Rustic Heart

Hello bloggists, and welcome.

Here's today's project. I thought I'd try a bit of home decor today.   I bought this Willow heart some time ago and it’s been waiting for the right product to use with it to come along ever since. 

When I first saw the Succulents dies in the catalogue, I wasn't all that impressed. That was before I saw what other people have been doing with them - and then I just had to have them! With the right shaping and inking, they are so realistic looking. Here's how I made it - 

I put the wreath  together using  hot glue, and  whenever I use my glue gun/pen  in a project, I always get asked about it. If you're in the UK, here's a link to where I got mine from. 

I had a look to find a US equivalent, but it doesn't seem to be on sale there. If you're looking for something similar, look for glue gun with an l-ion  rechargeable battery. The kind that are powered  by AA batteries lose power very quickly.

That's it for today, and thank you for joining me.
See you again soon!

Crafty Hugs,


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Wedding Card

Hello bloggists,  and welcome.
Sometimes, you just want a card in a hurry. Or you just want to make a quick and easy card. Today, I've made a card for some friends who are getting married.
And, although it was quick and easy to make, I do think that it is quite elegant as well. 

Because it is so simple in design, when I made the tutorial I had time to share some hints and tips for stamping and embossing. 

Here’s the tutorial. 

I hope the happy couple like it- do you think they will?. 

That's all for now, 

See you again soon, 

Crafty hugs