Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my crafting blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)


Sunday, 28 June 2009

Happy 1st Birthday

Hi all,

What a wonderful day it has been today. It's my friend's son, Alfie's first birthday and Christening Day and so it's been a lovely day for a special little boy and for me, as I've been asked to be his Godparent which is an honour. I can now reveal his birthday card and Christening card that were made for him, hope you like.

Alfie's 1st Birthday Card:

This card used the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: In The Stars, Big Deal Alphabet and Nursery Necessities.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Whisper White.
Ribbon: Light Blue Gingham.

Christening Card

Papertrey Ink "Everyday Blessings".
Cardstock: SU Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Ribbon: SU Taffeta - Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Versamark Stamp Pad, SU Silver Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - "Swiss Dots" and Nestabilities.
Sentiment - Computer generated.

Here's the Christening card I made from my parents to Alfie, this was CASED from SCS:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - "Everyday Blessings".
Cardstock: Kanban White Pearlescent and Mink.
Accessories: Versamark Stamp Pad, SU Gold Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - "Swiss Dots" and Crystal Stickers - Pearls.

That's it for now. Have a good week.


Saturday, 27 June 2009

Saturday morning

Hi all,

Hope your Saturday has started off well. It's hopefully going to be a lovely weekend and I'm looking forward to doing a bit of crafting later in the sunshine :)

Below is a full upload of an earlier sneak peek - Wedding Gift Card Wallet that I was commissioned for that I can now upload. The products are mostly non-SU but I did use my Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Border Punch for the bottom edge and Stampin' Emboss Powder in Silver for the sentiment inside.

Wedding Gift Card Wallet

Inside, after sliding off the band to place your gift card:

Have a good weekend,

Bye for now,


Friday, 26 June 2009

Another Birthday Card...

Hi all,

WOW: What a day, weather-wise. I can't believe how heavy the rain came down this morning! Anyway, it's brightened up a bit for the afternoon which was good as it's nice to make cards in natural daylight :)

Below is a card I made today using my new Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss set that I recently bought and received. It's a sneak peek I'm afraid because the receiver of this card might accidently see it before the day.

Have a good weekend everyone and will upload the card in full at a later date.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Baby Boy

Hi all,

Okay, so it's now mid week and I've been busy since the weekend making more cards. At the weekend I have a special little boy's 1st birthday and his Christening on the same day, so below is a little sneak peek of his birthday card for now. On Sunday, I'll be able to upload it in full.

Sneak Peak

Bye for now,


Sunday, 21 June 2009

Bar Mitzvah

Hi all,

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend and having a good Father's Day. Wanted to upload the Bar Mitzvah commission that I had last month as it's safe to do so now. The lady ordered a few different gift card wallets for some upcoming events, so here below is one for a Bar Mitzvah celebration:


Inside - when you slide off the band

These gift card wallets are a great idea to give someone - either to enclose a cheque or to put a gift card in for the recipient.

Bye for now,


Thursday, 18 June 2009

Moving House?

Hi all,

Can you believe it's Friday tomorrow! Where does the week fly to? Anyway, been busy per usual and decided to christen my "Neighbourhood" Stampin' Wheel teamed up with "Loads of Love" and "Loads of Love Accessories" and the SAB stamp set "Congrats" last night to make a few New Home cards.

Here they are:
This one was cased and inspired by on SCS:

Another card made using the same stamps as mentioned above:

Hope you have a good weekend.


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Catching Up...

Hello all,

Hope life is treating you well and your week has gone off to a good start. I can't believe where time has flown to, but I've set aside tonight to do a bit of catch up blogging because it's been too long!

First of all, thank you to Aimes, Alison, Carole, Nicci, Nicki and Sarah H for sending me a Blog Award. It's really appreciated and so sorry it's taken till now to mention it. If you'd like to play and you feel you're worthy of this blog award :) please feel free to award yourself with the Blog Award below and do the following:

1) To thank the person who gave you the award, list their blog and link to it.
2) Write and list 10 honest things about yourself.
3) Put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on your blog.
4) Must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.
5) Must notify the bloggers of the award.

So, what have I been up to lately? Lots of cards I guess, both for personal and a few commissions. So without further ado, here are some creations I've recently been working on below:

Wedding Cards

A card using both Stampin' Up! products - "Happy Hearts" stamp set and my trusty Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.

A card inspired and cased by Clair & Sharni using Stampin' Up! "Mr & Mrs" stamp set and Taffeta ribbon in Pretty in Pink and Kraft.

Big Birthday Celebrations

Happy 40th Birthday
using "Seeing Spots" stamp set.

Happy 80th Birthday using Patterns Designer Series Paper and Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Rose Red.

Okay, I think I'll stop posting for now, then I'll have some more cards left to upload for the remaining of the week :)

Bye for now,


Tuesday already

WOW: Where has the time flown to? I can't believe I haven't managed to upload anything to my blog in over a week! It's been a busy week or so, but fingers crossed, I'll be back later tonight for an update with pictures of new creations.

Have a good day,


Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sunday morning.

Hi all,

The weather's a little brighter now, so thought I'd take and upload a picture of the goodies that the ladies made in the workshop yesterday:

I'm really pleased with the end results - two matching cards and Mini Gable Boxes in Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip - two of my favourite colour combos using various Patterns Designer Series Paper :)

Bye for now,


Saturday, 6 June 2009

It's The Weekend :)

Hi all,

Just wanted to say a quick hello before I retire to bed to say that I had a wonderful morning and to thank the lovely ladies that came to my Stampin' Up! workshop today.

I think everyone had a great time, I know I did :) and we made some wonderful goodies. It was quite exciting seeing the ladies creating the cards using a number of strips of Patterns Designer Series Paper. Then it was a first for my workshop to create a 3D item, so with the help of the Stampin' Up! Mini Gable Box Template, the ladies created a matching box using the same Patterns Designer Series Paper as the card.

As it's a little late now to take a picture, I'll pop a picture of our workshop creations tomorrow.

Bye for now,


Friday, 5 June 2009

Next Workshop - Saturday 6 June 09


Hi all,

For those that live local to me who have a few hours spare to craft with some lovely ladies,
the next workshop will take place on Saturday 6 June. Come on over at 10.15am for a 10.30am start.
Please email if you'd like to join us.

Some sneak peeks of what we'll be making:



Bye for now,


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Granddaughter Commission

Hi all,

Hope you're well and looking forward to Friday :) Thought after my earlier sneak peek of the Confirmation Cards, you'd like to see another commission that I can now reveal. A number of invitations and purse boxes along with a large A5 card was commissioned by a lady who's celebrating her special Granddaughter's birthday this month.

Hope it was worth the wait!

Bye for now,


Monday, 1 June 2009

Confirmation Cards

Hi all,

Hope everyone reading this post are well and have been enjoying the beautiful weather wherever you are. I can't believe it's been a while since updating my blog, but it's been extremely busy this end so I've now got a spare moment to do a little catching up :)

So, since it was the end of May yesterday, I can now officially upload the three Confirmation Cards that I was commissioned for earlier. Kate lent me some gorgeous Papertrey Ink stamps so that I could do these cards, so I was ever so grateful for her kindness.

Here they are:

Be back later for another upload of earlier sneak peeks.