Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tall hexagonal box

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I’ve said it before -  I do enjoy making boxes.

So as soon as I saw the Window Box dies in the Spring catalogue they went right to the top of my wish list.  I’m really happy that they have been carried forward into the annual catalogue (coming soon!)

For today's project, I've used the dies to make the lid of this box.

Doing it this way means that the base of my box can be as tall as I need it to be! 

This is how I made it-

Don’t you just love those stickers? 

That's it for today. Come back again soon why don't you?

Crafty hugs


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Glitter Birthday

Hello there, and welcome to my blog.

I love sentiment dies, especially a nice big one like this.  You don't need much else to make a card and it takes minutes.  The die is one of the luscious new things in the 2017-18 catalogue.  And just LOOK at the colour of that ribbon...coming soon...or available now as part of the Eastern Palace pre-release...scrumptious!

Here's how I made it- 

Are you excited about the new catalogue yet?  Not long to wait now!

See you again soon,

Crafty hugs,


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Beautiful Balloon

Hello there, and welcome to my blog!

I love hot air balloons.  I've never been up in one (and not sure that I really want to - I understand that landing can be a bit bumpy) but watching them gliding through the sky is an amazing experience.  

So as soon as I saw the Up & Away dies they went to the top of my wish list.  

Today i've made a card based on  a technique I saw Jennifer McGuire demonstrate.  I'd never have thought of using tulle in and aperture card, but it works so well!

Here's what I did -

Hope you liked it!

See you again soon,

Crafty hugs,


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Elegant Gift Wallet

Happy Saturday!
I hope you’re having a good day.  Today I’m sharing a simple but elegant way of presenting a gift certificate.  I needed some way of making a rather boring envelope look like an interesting wedding present, and this is what I came up with –

To get the printed message onto the card, I used a product that’s no longer manufactured.  However, alternatives are available (see below!) so I don’t feel too bad about teasing you!

Are you excited about the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  I just got my real-world copy (up till then I’d been making do with an online version – not the same thing at all!) and I the copies for my customers are on the way!  If you’ve shopped with me in the past year, you can expect a copy in the post soon.  If not, get in touch with your demonstrator. (If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a copy, email me  -  I can send you a copy as long as you’re in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or the Netherlands)

That's all for today folks!

Crafty hugs,


PS - here's a link to the transparent inkjet labels mentioned in the tutorial!


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Eastern Medallions card

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

It's another project featuring the Eastern Palace suite today - so happy that Stampin' Up! have made this available ahead of the new catalogue launch, and even better, it's available as a bundle (well, two bundles) at a discount during the month of May.  (Want to know more?  See it here!) As a demonstrator, I get to buy new products before the new catalogue goes live, but my order hasn't arrived yet - so it's so good to have new stuff to play with ahead of time.

This colour combination reminds me very much of some dresses I had when I was younger. I thought Lemon Lime Twist was going to be too bright for me but it's definitely growing on me.  (I didn't think I'd be sad to say goodbye to Mint Macaron - but I am!)

Here's the tutorial.  By the way, I've been asked a few times about the table I work on - that wood surface is actually wallpaper, pasted onto a picnic table (I don't have a craft room, it all happens in my living room!).  When it gets too stained, I just tear it away and put a fresh piece on.  Anyway, back to the tutorial!
What do you think?  Do you like the colour?  Let me know!

See you again soon,

Crafty Hugs,


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuxedo Card

Hello there, and welcome to my blog! Today's project is based on something I saw while I was watching Create & Craft on TV.

It's a variation on a pop-up box card, but doesn't it look amazing?

Isn't Lemon-Lime Twist beautiful fresh colour? And doesn't it look great with Dapper Denim? I'm so happy that Stampin’ Up! has released the Eastern Palace suite ahead of the main catalogue launch at the beginning of June.

Here's how I made the card -

Here's the cutting diagram -

That's all for today folks!

Crafty hugs,


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Country Livin'

Hello bloggists, and welcome to my blog.
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get round to playing with the Country Livin’ stamps.  I’m so happy that this set isn’t retiring so will be around until June 2018 at least and that I’ll be able to use them in my demos for a while longer.  The images are handy to use on items for men or boys but could work equally well for more feminine greetings, depending on how you embellish it.

I'm also happy that the Hardwood stamp is going to be carrying over as well.  I love this stamp for backgrounds.

This was a nice, simple card to make.  Here's how I did it- 

Thanks for visiting - hope I'll see you again soon!

Crafty Hugs,