Sunday, 29 March 2015

Workshop Wonder

Hello everyone,
and a VERY special Hello to my new followers,
thank you for your support!

I was a very lucky birthday girl recently,
and was able to attend one of Eileen Godwin's Workshops.

A great big thanks Eileen for the inspiration for my
swaps for team training recently!

Can you tell what it is yet?!

Here's a pile of 'em

One of the tags inspired by Eileen

A closer view

Just to show the scale.....errrrr not very big!

I made tags because there was a lot of us in the swap.
(probably took me longer than if I'd done a card!)

Took some watercolour paper,
a jar from About The Label, stamped and embossed,
butterflies from Perpetual Birthday Calendar, also embossed,
then watercoloured the jar with inks,
tied some twine around it's neck, added a label,
then Butterfly Basics provided the larger butterfly with a Rhinestone.
Mounted on two punched tags....Scalloped Tag Topper, and Note Tag.

I will show you the delights from Eileen's workshop another day.

I hope you have a fab week,
and hopefully lots of crafty time.


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Friday, 27 March 2015

Berry Basket

Happy Friday everyone.
it's the weekend!!!!!

Thought I'd share some makes with the
fabulous Berry Basket Die:

First up, a blackberry bliss with doilies and the bow builder punch
(I'm lovin' my stapler!)

Then, I'm sure you'll find the original, and better, examples of these cute cards
on Pinterest coz my notes have gone missing...oops
(please claim credit if it's you)

Left has a seed packet tucked in,
Right holds a basket full of blooms,
on a tag that pulls out

I love interactive cards,
and the seed packet is a gift in a card too!

Have a fantabulous weekend peeps!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

New Weekly Deals

Here's this week's bargains:

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March Rudolph Day

Hello, thanks for stopping by.
Today I'm sharing some more christmas cards
It is very satisfying to have a stash of cards ready for the big day,
and the incentive is the challenge run by ScrappyMo
Rudolph Day, which is on 25th of each month.

Here's what I made.....

Then I made some more....

I used the lovely Festival of Trees again,
using up some snippets I've had for aaaaages!

Do hop over to ScrappyMo and see all the other projects,

and please come back and see me sometime,
I really do appreciate your visits.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Team make 3

Here's our last make also from

We used sahara sand card, stamped with Butterfly Basics.
The butterfly is glimmer paper inked with rose red ink,
the base card is blackberry bliss.

Here's the girls art above,
and all 3 projects below.

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Monday, 23 March 2015

Team make 2

This next team make you may recognise.
It's the one I used for my mother's day cards.
You know how it is....multi-tasking and all that

This was cased from
We used natural white cardstock, stamped with Hardwood.
Then some newsprint DSP stamped and embossed with white leaves,
adding some more stamped leaves fussy cut,
and all those lovely details from the Artisan Embellishment Kit 

This is some of the girls creations

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Butterfly Basics

I've had a challenging fortnight, including my birthday,
Mother's Day,
Alan badly cutting a wrist, and a rotten cold,
so I've lots of blogging to catch up on......

For my Team celebration, I supplied some makes to go with their gifts

Here's one shamelessly cased from Vanessawebb,net
which I adored making, and stroking!

We used Irresistibly Yours DSP inked with Coastal Cabana Ink,
stamped over using Butterfly Basics, and edged with silver embossing powder.
The next layer used the stencil from the Artisan Embellishment Kit,
silver ink and again edged with silver EP.
Topped with two butterflies, the smaller again in silver EP,
all topped off with a silver button.

Here's what some of them came up with.
Clever girls!

Here's what we used:

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Have a good week

Friday, 20 March 2015

storm before the calm...

I had a class yesterday.
and I had to laugh when they said how tidy my craft room was.

"You should have seen it this morning" I replied.....

it looked even worse than the photo....shoved it all in a box...

I'm still sorting it out, but class was a hoot!

Join one of my classes...guaranteed fun,
and you'll most likely learn something too!

Have a fantastic weekend
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

New Weekly Deals


Just a quick visit to tell you about the
new weekly deals out today:

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

More free gifts!


Please don't forget that sale-a-bration ends this month!!!!!!!!

Due to the blendabilities being withdrawn, there's some
extra FREE goodies to choose from!


Monday, 16 March 2015

Team Celebration

Happy Monday!

I had a team celebration day recently,
and thought I'd share some of what we got up to...

I wrapped them all a little gift.....

............adding a little charm........

some couldn't come, so I made them a card to go with their gift.....

.............based on a flip card I cased from Julie Davison

I even made them a berry basket 'bin' each.......

We had lots of fun, tea and cake!

I had some lovely spring gifts in return.......

.........and I'll be back soon with more......!

Contact me for more information about joining my team,
but be warned......... you WILL get spoiled!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Sunday everyone!

We are so lucky to have both sets of parents,
and so I'm sharing double the makes!

Here's the cards:

testing the photography too....
hmmmm no better, perhaps worse...

Their little Berry Baskets:

I can never do two bows the same can you?!

Have a lovely day wherever you are ,
whoever you are with,
and whatever you are doing!


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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Weekly Deals

The new Weekly Deals...
more awesome bargains!

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Check out the Butterfly Punch!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Blendabilities News Update

Stampin' Up Blendabilities markers have been discontinued due to manufacturing issues.

Stampin' Up says: "The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that we are certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued."

I am a huge fan of Stampin' Up products and am proud to be associated with this quality brand so, while I'm disappointed to lose this product line, I'm also pleased that Stampin' Up is keeping its standards high. 

Most of the markers that have already been sold have been absolutely fine but there have been some packs with problems. If you have bought these pens from me and have any concerns about them, please let me know.


two fer one thanks

Continuing the inlaid die theme....

Here's a simple thank you card.

Cut one from patterned paper,
one from plain card stock,

swap 'em over, including the 'bits',
and hey presto! two cards!

Hello You Thinlit dies make it easy!


Here's what we used

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Butterfly Basics inlaid

I had an inlaid die technique theme at my last class,
and here's a relatively simple card we made.

We stamped the Butterfly and die cut it, put it aside.
Then stamped the ferns, a few times without reinking.
Stamped the sentiment, and added back the butterfly.

We added an itty bitty butterfly on top too.
This makes a nice flat card for posting.

Here's what we used

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I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I am so excited, I am hosting a team celebration today!

I can't share it with you's a surprise...
but I'll be back to show you soon!


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Weekly Deals

New Weekly Deals  come out each Wednesday,
and this weeks are particularly awesome in my opinion!

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or try clicking on the picture....
I'm trying out a new tool, so please bear with!

Hope you've enjoyed the sunshine today!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday Tag

Hello again
shut your eyes if you don't want to see that christmas word again!

I ran out of posh tags last year,
 so I'm also aiming to make some of these during the year

This is a shaker one...with a few sequins in...
these are simple once you know how!

A couple more for the box.....
hopefully I'll have some more for next Rudolph Day

Lots of Snippets of card, paper, sequins etc.,
so I'm going over to Pixies's Crafty Workshop 
for the Playground challenge of using snippets....
do come and play!

Have a tagtastic weekend


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

SUO Challenge #117

I just love this camouflage technique.
I did it at my recent classes,
and we used this fab grungy designer series paper from my SU stash
the new Thinlits and a few candy dots.

I did the underneath layers in white, which showed up too much,
so the class ones were in darker card.
I do like the white border and the simplicity,

perfect for any teen

which is why I thought I'd enter the
Cards for Teens.

Have a wicked Wednesday


Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday Marvels


Today's treat is a cute little easter gift box,
and I haven't eaten the egg yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't it a cracker!
There is no end to Sarn's awesomeness!!!!!!!!!
She brought us this eggstremely cute projeggt...

Then even more awesome......

She showed us some tangling.....
here's my attempt, just don't look close!
I said NOT to!
Actually, from a distance it don't look bad,
so do you know what.....?......
go on have a go!
It won't be any worse than mine!

Awesome thanks to your awesomeness Sarn
for bringing these.

Have an awesome week

Sunday, 1 March 2015


Hello everyone
some exciting news!
Stampin' Up! have added some new products
 to the free gifts you can choose during this Month ONLY!

Here's a picture

Choose one for every £45 you spend

Go to my shop to see more details!

Happy Crafting!

Jan's Jems

Hi there
hope you are having a relaxxxxing Sunday

Thought I'd share these joyful jollies today from the lovely Jan

One happy birdie eh what?!
The stamp set is called A Happy Thing
(You can get it for FREE!!!
if you order £45 or more)

And one happy Butterfly too,
we even doodled his little flight path.
I love this I really mean it this time!
Butterfly Basics is a MUST!

I'm sure you'll agree these are fab
Jiant Thanks Jan!

You can go back to your snooze now.....