Thursday, 10 November 2016

New Stitched Framelits!!

Good afternoon to you!
How are you? Did any of my UK followers get snow on Wednesday? We didn't in Bolton, which is a shame because I love snow!

Oh well, moving on! Now that Halloween and Bonfire night are over I feel like I can really start my Christmas crafting, and to help I had a new delivery on Monday! You may have seen these being shown here and there....

If you haven't, let me explain. Stampin' Up! have released some brand new Framelits called Stitched Shapes and they are fantastic!! I couldn't wait to get in my craft room and have a play, so do you want to see?? Ok here you go....

Ok so as usual, I have to see just how coordinating these new Framelits are with the Layering Square Framelits and wow! They fit perfectly! 

I decided to dig out one of my forgotten stamp sets for this card. It's easy to get excited by new stuff but we mustn't forget our good old favourites too! The Poinsettia from Reason For The Season is heat embossed with the brand new Copper Stampin' Emboss and then I stamped over the top with the matching 'filler' stamps. The only thing is that that I forgot the ink wouldn't dry on the copper, so when I started to cut the flower out it all smudged! I thought it was a goner, but I got a baby wipe and gently wiped the ink off and it spread over the whole flower leaving it looking like it! I filled the centre with Gold Stampin' Glitter. Isn't it all so shiny and pretty??

I hope to have more play time with my new Framelits soon so of course I will share what I make! 

If you would like to see more of the Framelits, check out this little video, or you can go direct to my shop to order them!

Thanks for popping by today and see you soon!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sparkly star!

Good morning!
Did you survive the trick or treaters last night? Did you have enough goodies to give out? I was out last night and Keiran was at cubs so we kind of gave Halloween a miss this year!

I realise that I haven't shared any of my makes from the Autumn/Winter catalogue recently, so now that Halloween is over and we can look forward to Christmas (after bonfire night of course!), here is one of the Christmas cards I made this weekend...

I used the Softly Falling embossing folder for the white panels, then the Starlight Thinlits to die cut the star out of Silver Glimmer paper.

The sentiment is from the co-ordinating Star Of Light stamp set and is stamped in Night Of Navy to match the card blank. The stamps and dies are available as a bundle for 10% off so why not get them together and save!

I used a very simple sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch to put my card together...I hope you like it :)

Happy All Saints Day!

You can order any of the items I used today by either contacting me, or clicking on my shop link over there on the right >>> Thank you!

Saturday, 29 October 2016


Good afternoon all!
So I decided to have a little look at the Less Is More challenge today, seeing as I have been back in my craft room the last few days, and even blogged, and I was gobsmacked to see that it is their 300th challenge today! Wow! I remember joining in on one of their very first challenges way back when I first started crafting! So I really did have to make something for their challenge, which is 

Celebrations and Festivals

So here is what I came up with...

I used the really gorgeous All God's Grace stamp set, which I turn to so often for Baptism, Christening and Confirmation cards. I heat embossed the cross with Silver Stampin' Emboss before fussy cutting it out amd popping it up on Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Silver Encore, using the Stamp-a-Majig to position it perfectly. (yes I still use mine!) I finished with some paper piercing both under the sentiment and on two opposite corners, and a pearl.

I hope you'll pop over and see Chrissie and all the LIMettes and see what they made, and maybe even join in with their celebrations!

I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Happy Saturday!!

You can order any of the items I used today by either contacting me, or clicking on my shop link over there on the right >>>

Thursday, 27 October 2016


Hello everyone! 
How are we all?? Wow I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted! Life has been a bit up and down, and very busy lately, but I have actually been crafting, I just haven't had the energy to blog as well. So I am hoping to change that somewhat and try and post some of the projects I have been making, starting with this one...

So this was pretty much the first card I made with this matching stamp and die set, Floral Phrases and Detailed Floral Thinlits. 

For this card I actually made stencils from the dies and sponged Gold Encore ink through them, then heat embossed the sentiment with Gold Stampin' Emboss. I finished with some lovely gold twine and gold gems from my stash.

So I said I have been busy and I feel I should explain. Over the last 18 months or so I have been studying to become a personal trainer, for which I qualified in February, but I didn't stop there! Nope! I also did a Level 3 in Exercise Referral, Level 4 in Obesity and Diabetes and to finish it all off, Level 3 in Ante and Post Natal exercise! So now you know what has kept me so busy! I am extremely happy to say that I have now completed (and passed!) all my studies, so I hope to have a little more time and energy to get some blogging done! 

Thank you for popping by, and no matter how busy I am, don't forget you can always order anything you need from the link on the right, including the products I used in this card.

I hope to back in the next day or so!
Happy Thursday! :)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Pinkies Autumn/Winter Sneak Peek!

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! 
We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.
Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I am soooo excited about the upcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue! It isn't available to order from until 1st September, but as a Demo I am very lucky to be able to get a sneak peek of the products! 

There are so many gorgeous stamps sets, bundles, kits, DSP, accessories and gift packaging that I found it very difficult to decide what to order this time! However, I did decide and plumped for one bundle, some DSP and some sequins and is a little sneak peek...

I used a brand new bundle comprising Star of Light Photopolymer stamps and Starlight Thinlits Dies. Aren't they gorgeous?? 

As well as using the stamps and Thinlits, I used some of our stunning Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper for the star on the card and added a Soft Sky Sequin from the Fancy Frost Sequins. The tealight uses Fancy Frost Speciality Paper, which is as thick as cardstock actually, and a Sweet Sugarplum Sequin and matching Glitter Ribbon. 

I do love how all these items work so well together...I can see me making lots with this bundle!

So now it's over to Kim's blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for visiting and I hope these projects have got you excited for the release of the new catalogue on 1st September! And if you can't wait until then to see what else is in this new release, and even better, get your hands on the goodies before anyone else, why not join my team? You can then order your brand new products in your starter kit for only £99!! 

I look forward to hearing from you soon and I'll be back with more very soon!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Love these notebooks....lots!

Hi everyone!
Today I've got a set of 4 cute little notebooks to show you, made using my favourite ever hostess stamp set! I hope you're not fed up of seeing me use this set yet!

I also used a couple of other stamps to create backgrounds, like Gorgeous Grunge, Awesomely Artistic and Botanical Blooms. Here are each of the notebooks individually...

I also added little bits of retired ribbon around the spiral binding. I really enjoyed making these, and I already sold 3 out of the get making some more! 

Have a fab day and see you soon :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Pop Of Pink meet Botanical Builder Framelits

Good morning!
I am really enjoying getting back into crafting and blogging lately. There are some truly gorgeous stamps, dies and bundles in this year's annual catalogue and it's hard to resist playing!

So today I'm showing you a card I made for a demo at a local craft group last Monday.

Today's card showcases the Pop of Pink DSP, and the Botanical Builder Thinlits, along with a little Sweet Sugarplum inking, using Sponge Daubers to give the flowers a little colour.

I finished the card with a White Perfect Accents and some scattered leaves. By the way, did you notice where they came from? You know I'm not one to waste anything!

Thanks for popping by again today and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Friday, 8 July 2016

Manly Bloomin' Heart!

Hello and happy Friday!
So in my last post I promised to show you a way to use the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits for a 'manly' and non 'lovey dovey' style card. So what do you think of this...

I used our new Dapper Denim card stock to cut out the heart, and stuck it to the base card. Then I cut '40' out of the top panel, using the Large Numbers Thinlits, and popped this up on Dimensionals.

And then, because I forgot to do it before, (oops!) I stamped the sentiment from the Number Of Years stamp set over the number. 

So this was a super quick, easy, man card, made using an unlikely die! 

Have a fab day and hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bloomin' Sweetheart

Good morning all!
Today I'm showing you one of my new favourite dies. You may remember it being in the Spring/Summer catalogue, and I am very excited to see it in the new annual catalogue! I have used it in a slightly different way you recognise it?

The die is from the gorgeous Bloomin' Heart Thinlits. I cut the heart out of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. To give the heart a different shape, I die cut a sweetheart shape out of the top panel of my card using one of the new Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies and stuck the filigree heart behind it. 

Doesn't it look lovely? I finished with a simple punch Bitty Butterfly and some Basic Pearls.

I'd love it if you could join me on Friday when I will show you a 'manly' and not so 'lovey dovey' way to use this gorgeous heart.

Have a lovely day and see you soon!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

A box frame for my Goddaughter's Christening

Morning all!
Today's project was something I made for the Christening of my lovely Goddaughter, Lucy. 

I decided to make something special as a keepsake, so I decided a box frame style card would be perfect. I printed the sentiment onto the inner panel, then added the cross from All God's Grace, which I heat embossed in silver before fussy cutting it out.

Keeping it simple, I finished with a large Basic Rhinestone.

We had a wonderful day at the christening. Here are a couple of my favourite pictures from the day, courtesy of Camera Obscura Photography...

I love these :) Have a nice day!

Friday, 1 July 2016

One for Dad's everywhere!

Hey again :)
Ok, so as I said on Wednesday, I haven't been blogging or crafting much, but I have made the odd few things over the last few months, so I'm going to share some of them over the next few posts. Here is the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day...

I combined a few products for this card...Hello You Thinlits ('Happy' cut out of the white panel), Timeless Textures (for the blobs and coffee circles), Thoughtful Banners Bundle (for the sentiment).

I used the new 2016/17 In Color, Dapper Denim for the stamping and the card base. Pretty manly, don't you think? 

See you again soon :)

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A Thank You Shaker for a lovely lady!

Hi everyone!
How are you all?
I have been soooo busy over the last year, and I wanted to share with you what I've been doing that has kept me from crafting and blogging so much.
Since February last year I have been studying. Yep, studying! And it's finally over, for now! In the last 12 months I have qualified at Level 2; Fitness Instructor, Level 3; Personal Trainer, Level 3; Exercise Referral Specialist and Level 4; Obesity & Diabetes Exercise Specialist. This has all been going on whilst I have been working, being Mum and struggling with some personal issues, so it has left little time for crafting or blogging! 

But I'm hoping life will settle down somewhat now, and I can get back to enjoying some crafty time!

So first, I have a shaker card to show you, that I made for a very special lady, Caroline Hallett (Crafty Hallett). She found out how much I had been struggling, and sent me a really generous package of goodies, and a gorgeous card!

Part of my parcel was the already prepared frame and the Window Sheet, which is what led me to make a shaker card. I glued the Window Sheet to the back of the frame, added some sequins, then, after stamping the sentiment from One Big Meaning, I used some of the new Foam Adhesive Tape to attach the frame to the card blank.

I finished with some die cut flowers from Botanical Builder Framelits, inked with Sweet Sugarplum, and sequins and Glimmer Paper added for essential sparkle!

I hope you like my card, and hope to see you again soon! :)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Pinkies 2016 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous
projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons
at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Hello and welcome to my little blog, and my project showcasing some of the new products from our brand new Annual Catalogue!

I absolutely love this Love You Lots stamp set, as you probably know by now! It is one of the new hostess sets which you can earn for free with any order/workshop or party of £150 or more! I have used 2 of the lush new In Colours, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach, as I think the look fab together, don't you??

So, the card first...

I have stamped the little cuties in Tip Top Taupe, then stamped 2 balloons from Balloon Celebration in the In Colors before punching them out with the co-ordinating balloon punch. I then stamped 2 strings from the set and popped the balloons up on Dimensionals.

And now to the jar...which is full of Peekaboo Peach candles!

See? Told you they match! And they are peach fragranced too! 
I first of all embossed the Peekaboo Peach card with the Woodgrain EF, then stamped the sentiment from Layering Love in matching ink. The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri (so glad it hasn't retired!). I then wrapped some gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the neck of the jar to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations, and now it's time to pop on over to Fiona's blog to see what she has come up with!

Happy hopping!

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