Friday, 27 September 2013

Special Lady

I don't know if you've noticed, but I haven't posted as often lately.....
no? how very dare you! lol
Well, I've had a horrible cold, and I still feel below par,
but I've soldiered on, like you do....
ok, you can stop the 'air violins' now thank you! 

Anyhow, I had to show you what I made for a very special M-I-L....
She's the best!

If you only like clean and simple..LOOK AWAY NOW! 
Sometimes I just can't help myself...sorry!

I used the Six-sided Sampler stamp set from Stampin Up!
(that's a bit of a mouthful!)
The Hexagon punch saves on the cutting out, and gives a much neater finish.
Spot the silver glimmer paper?
Doily, flowers, itty bitty punched flowers and dinky heart, (from the owl punch), plus Rhinestones,
all mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock, with a Gingham Garden paper border.

I hope to be back a bit more often, so I look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Clearance Rack is here!

In case you hadn't heard.....Stampin' Up! now has a new section in the online shop called
Clearance Rack!

This is full of bargain products that are retired,
up to 80% savings while stocks last!
Here is how you can see them.....

Go to my online store HERE  
and this is what you should see:

Click on 'SHOP' (indicated by the red arrow),
and you should then see this window:

Click on the left hand menu 'Clearance Rack'
and check out all the bargains!
Simply set up your account (similar to online shopping elsewhere),
and make sure you are in my shop lesleyscraftroom, 
so that you can get hostess benefits and more!
For details please see the FAQ's
Or contact me for more information.

Thanks for stopping projects to share next time,
so come back soon!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Crumb Cake Snowflake

Had a lovely day with my friends from Stampin' Up!
We had so much fun, swapped lovely projects, and had yummy treats!
I'll share more over the next few days, 
but for starters here is my swap...

Festive Flurry, crumb cake matching envelope,
and white gel pen with some bakers twine.
I roughed up the edges of the card topper with the back of my scissors.

This was inspired by EndlessInkHandmade

Saturday, 14 September 2013


I hope we don't see any real ones just yet!
Here's what we are going to make at Hoop in Tenterden in October
Crochet a snowflake to hang in a card........card and gift in one!
To book your place contact Vanessa

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Uncle Walt

Hi there!
I wanted to share this card I made for a fave uncle.
It was quick, simple, and colourful!

He used to be a watchmaker/mender I believe, 
so I thought Clockworks was a great stamp set to use.
I started with muted background colours, and progressed to brighter ones.
I finished it off with some paper piercing,
coloured-in sentiment, and some of our new card candy. 

So what have you made today? 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Celebrate 3

We had a lovely time yesterday visiting Sis-in-law and the two boys,
to celebrate Oliver's Birthday
I had lots of fun making this card....
lots of ideas from various sources, best of all the balloons are
finished off with the feet from the owl punch!
Chalk Talk Framelits provide the tag backgrounds.
The lizard/salamander whatever, has a lonnnnnng tongue,
being a strip of card curled with a quilling tool.

There was something missing....eye drawn to blank top left space ...

then I remembered our new card candy.....finishing touch!
Here's a close-up
I coloured the stamp using Stampin' Up! Marker pens...
Hope you've had a fab weekend!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Makin' 'n' Takin'

Thanks for dropping by again....
As promised...let me show you the fab projects my playmates shared...

Say cheese! from Ros...a very talented card maker, amongst many other talents
Giggle Greetings is one of my fave sets at the mo.

Sarn showed us the faux tile technique, which was great fun,
as was the random stamping....none of us do random easily!
Love this ribbon too.

Liz shared this elegant white and grey sophistication...
The leaves from the Bird punch are so useful.

Sarah shared one from Stampin' Up!'s kits.
Love the colours, cute button and twine.
Note the matching envelope liner too!

Well, that's it!
Show's over for today.....but I'll be back!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Team Playtime

Here's the swaps first.....

This is Sarah's using the fab Chalk Talk,
with some lovely splats!

Sarn's is cute and the flowers were all glittery,
one of her fancy folds...
Here's a side view

Liz's was this lovely embossed number with pretty butterfly

Ros made this Jam with a cute label.....YUM!

Jan who couldn't even join us made this elegant number...

Sarah also gave us a gift of flower bulbs in this cute Stampin' Up! packaging

How lucky was I to get all these gorgeous swaps?!!!
Pop by tomorrow and I'll show you the Makes 'n' Takes

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Online Shopping is now available!

Hip Hip Hooray!
Online shopping is now LIVE!
You can now shop any time of the day or night
by simply clicking my Shop Now Button on the right hand side.
It's easy!
Just set up an account
 (just like you would with other online shops)
place your order
 pay by credit or debit card
and have it delivered direct to your door!

You can still place your orders with me in the usual way
and I'm still here to help you in any way I can.

I'm so excited I'll send a special card to the first person to order via my website!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Stampin' Stars Autumn/ Winter Blog Hop

Stampin' Stars Blog Hop

Hello, thanks for dropping into my craft room!

Today I'd like to tell you about a Blog Hop organised by some of my fellow team members.

If you don't know what a Blog Hop is....well it's a way of showcasing lots of projects,
by lots of different people.

Each person's blog will link you effortlessly to the next one.

It's a great way of seeing lots of new things with a simple click of a button.

Please hop over to Fiona's blog Oakfield Crafts
 to start your crafty journey.


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Make n take

Following on from yesterday,
here's my make 'n' take.....

Stampin' Up! Notelets are great for christmas cards,
and there's a framelit for making the envelope liners too.
I used one of the seasonal paper stacks,
which are also the perfect size for xmas cards.
Stamped the Santa Tag in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler,
Cut both out with the Chalk Talk framelits that fit the outline and the inline
(might have made that word up!)
then swapped them over, so that you get a green inner with a red outer, and vice versa!
Overlapped two triangles of dotty paper, added smaller triangle, to form a faux envelope,
glued edges only, leaving a pocket to slip in money/ gift voucher etc. 
Et voila! my gift pocket card.