Friday, 23 December 2016


I've been pretty busy recently both making things myself and running classes at home and a couple of other places. So Here are a couple of quick photo's of cards in a box that I made for a Christmas Fair. There are a super way of creating a lasting impression as the recipients often leave them on display.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

                                                            Embellished Ornaments

I made these ornaments for classes last year and have repeated them again with new customers this year so I thought it was worth sharing. Particularly as today Stampin' Up has the bundle of them reduced by 20%.

They can be made in any colour way and also to speed things up you can use designer series paper as the dies will cut through 3-4 pieces at a time.

I hope you're all enjoying the crafting rush that comes with the run up to Christmas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

STAMPIN' UP Shadowbox Sampler 2016 

Here is my first design for Shadow boxes for this year/ These are always a favourite among my customers and I'll be offering a selection for people to come along and make at my classes. Once I had decided what I was including the sampler was petty easy to make and I think any level fo crafter would be able to complete one within 2 hours. I have used several embossing folders for the white layers and added dazzling diamonds glitter to trees and Santa.

Hope you like it - please get in touch if you want sizes of layers etc. 

Saturday, 15 October 2016


I have had so much fun with these sets. They are so cute. The Cookie Cutter stamp and matching punch are so easy to use, yet create simple but very cute items. The Sweet house set takes a little longer to stamp and die cut all the candy but the finished product looks good enough to eat.

I'm offering this as a class and will also be selling them at craft fairs. I'm just working on a Halloween version, a New baby one and an Eskimo one - all using items form the same bundle.
This is using a 20 cm wooden heart but I'm going to try it with smaller hearts as well and the black frame is a 5inch by 7inch. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

BABY BEAR - Wedding Card

This was a card I made way back in April when I first got this set - and being my usual disorganised self it had been lost under a great pile of other " in progress" cards.  I used sweet sugarplum and some non SU ribbon.

It shows the versatility of the stamp set - great for birthdays, wedding and baby cards.  I'll also be getting it out soon to make some traditional Christmas cards and simply adding a Santa hat to the bear.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Butterfly Card in a Box

I was demonstrating how to make a card in a box at a festival last weekend and they were very popular. I sold lots of ready made ones and received several orders. So these are 2 identical cards made for a couple that I have just delivered tonight. 
I plan to do a photo tutorial later in the week as I am making lots more using the new fox punch and stamp set so pop back early next week to have a look.

I've used elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder and silver glimmer paper, the number of years stamp and die bundle plus butterfly punches and dies.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Crafting at the weekend

I'll be spending all weekend at the Etruria Canal Festival. There's lots going generally and I am there doing a mix of demonstrating, displaying the new catalogue and lots of different samples to give you inspiration.
Fingers crossed for good weather !