Friday, 31 January 2014

A Pine pair....

Yes, I know what you're thinking!
I wanted to enter Sarn's Rudolf Day Challenge
Which is all about making Christmas cards 
on the 25th of each month,
and getting ahead of the game..
I simply embossed and die cut a top layer,
tied some twine around it, then sticking it over a stamped image.
The right hand one has a stamped layered flower from the
NEW Petite Petals,
and the twine is NEW too, with gold thread running through!
I also added some gold glitter to the trees,
none of which shows up in the pic sigh!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Celebrate with Stampin' Up!

Sale-a-Bration starts today!
The NEW Spring/Summer Mini 
Occasions Catalogue starts today too! 

If you want some FREE GIFTS

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And you can buy ANYTHING from the current catalogues
to qualify for a FREE gift for every £45 spend!
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Monday, 27 January 2014

One more sleep!......

....until the Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration goes live!!!!

Can you spot something new?!
'Just Sayin' Stamp Set and 'World Bubbles' Framelits

Then there's the 'Banner Blast' and Banner Punch!
Plus a few candy dots, and greeting from 'Bring on the Cake'

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Jar of Happy Thoughts

Sunday Sneak Peek of the new Spring mini!
Can you see that natural, softly draping, Chevron ribbon?
Well, you'll be seeing it a lot!

Tied around it is another sneak peek of some new Twine
It's gold!!!!

These are my jars of happy thoughts,
my swaps for team training last week.

We are members of the Stampin' Stars team
I crocheted a mini silver star for each,
and put a bigger one inside....with the 'happy thoughts'
(sentiments from 'Loving Thoughts')

You can just about see some banners punched from DSP
with the Banner Punch,
which can be yours FREE during sale-a-bration

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Birthday hairballs!

Happy Saturday!

Countdown to Sale-a-Bration at Stampin' Up!
Where you can earn a FREE gift for every £45 spend!

Here's one of the free gifts....
a super-cute Banner Punch
Use it to adorn your projects with paper snippets
or use it with the FREE Stamp Set you can get too!
Giggle Greetings is the Stamp set used :)

Friday, 24 January 2014

A Bird in the hand

Well, I'm not sure where that week went!

I also don't know how I forgot to show you a fab gift tag I received
from the oh- so- talented Ros,
a seriously gifted card maker!
Who would have thought to use that cute bird to 'carry' those parcels?!
Incidentally, those parcels are decoupaged, or 3-D'd, too!
Sooooooooooooo cute 'n' clever, don't you think?!
Lesley x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Thinlits Circle

I'm lovin' the Thinlits dies,
 as a quick and easy way to make an interesting card.

This flip card was extended, by using a longer piece of card,
that I laid over the die at the far end, so that it wasn't cut by the die.

There's lots of pics around if you don't know what I mean,
.......or ask and I'll point you in the right direction!

Here's the 'flip' side

I used marker pens to colour the cake stamp,
then stamped the sentiment using my faithful stamp-a-ma-jig,
.......that I just couldn't live without!

The stamp-a-ma-jig is the easiest, most effective way 
of stamping an image accurately.
It's very reasonably priced too!
Go to my website HERE to check it out....

Alan walks into the village to play darts on most Tuesdays,
and you can almost guarantee it rains.
I'm not sure why.....
but I find it really funny that it rains most tuesdays!
(Luckily he takes it all in good humour!)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

On Yer Bike!

I just love the detail on this retired stamp from Stampin' Up!
It was a great excuse to get out my 'Gorgeous Grunge' set too.

I used Chocolate Chip and Real Red.
Hope you've had a great weekend peeps,
and thanks for dropping by.
Lesley xxx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Patchwork in pink

Happy Saturday!
I had a lovely time at the Lace making group in Tonbridge today.
Much Lace, Knitting, Embroidery, Tatting, Crochet and other crafts are enjoyed by all.

We had a birthday in our group, and she loves her patchwork,
so I immediately thought 'Six Sided Sampler' a Stampin' Up! stamp set I have used A LOT!

Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight are the colours,
butterfly punched from gold Glimmer Paper.

In case you don't like the jaunty angle,
here it is laid flat!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Thursday, 9 January 2014

New Year, new classes

I look forward to welcoming you to my craft room!

Paper Craft Classes for the coming year are below,
but other dates/times can be arranged on request.....

Thursdays 2 till 4 pm
23rd January (fully booked); 20th February; 20th March; 17th April;
22nd May; 19th June; 17th July; 21st August; 18th September;
16th October; 20th November.

Come and join us for lots of fun, fab projects, and yummy biscuits!
lots of love
Lesley x

Saturday, 4 January 2014


can you tell I LOVE this chunky variegated yarn from Hoop?!
Fingerless mitts using my free gift from the simply crochet mag
metal clasps
I could only put on one hand, while trying to photograph with the other!
Look better IRL, and nice and toasty for this horrid weather!

Friday, 3 January 2014


Well, I did promise some crochet......
I made my DOH (dear other half!) a little gift...
Finger- less Mittens.....
Very quick and easy, and I did love the ribbed stretchy cuffs.
He said he'd never modeled his hands before!
Another first!
LOVE the chunky melange from Hoop.....

Check back tomorrow for hers......

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you!

I've had a lovely few days, Alan helping with chores and stuff,
and lots of catching up with family and friends,
but he was back to work today, so I'm trying to get back to 'normal',
whatever that is!!!!

So, first up....a little glimmery inspiration for 2014....

Background is stamped with 'Gorgeous Grunge' in silver and gold
(yeah I know it just looks 'grey!'),
Gold Glimmer paper (so lush, and not just for christmas!),
numbers from 'Memorable Moments' in Midnight Muse ink.

The little background stars are from a Sale-a-Bration set you can get for FREE!
More on that and more soon!

Like crochet?
See ya tomorrow then!
Lesley xxx