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 :)


Monday, 31 August 2009

August Promotion

How would you like to enjoy two FREE spools of ribbon?

This post will stay at the top until the end of August.

You can qualify for this offer in two different ways:
  • Purchasing £45 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Hosting a £300 workshop.
Ribbon bundle includes:
  • Certainly Celery 5/8” (1.59 cm) poly-twill ribbon (9.144 metres)
  • So Saffron 5/8” (1.59 cm) grosgrain ribbon (9.144 metres)
Order with me today to enjoy receiving this lovely ribbon only in the month of August.

Click poster above for more details.

Have a good weekend!


Sunday, 30 August 2009

Stampin' Up! Competition Time

This post will remain at the top until 30 August 2009.

Please scroll down for new posts.

How would you like to be in with a chance of winning

£150 worth of Stampin' Up! stamp sets?

Stampin' Up! are holding a Summer Design Challenge Competition.

This summer both Demonstrators and my Customers can win free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009, and submit it no later than 31 August, 2009 for your chance to win!

The Summer Design Challenge is more than just a chance to show your crafting skills, it is also a perfect opportunity to create something based on a summer theme from all your Stampin' Up! goodies :)

Demonstrator First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets.


  • Customer First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets.
  • Customer Second and Third Place: £50 worth of stamps sets.

Summer Design Challenge Rules

  • Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009.
  • Only one project per participant will be accepted.
  • Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.
  • All projects must be summer-themed.
  • Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
  • A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
  • Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
  • Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.
If this is something you'd like to take part in, please feel free to enter the competition. For any of my customers out there reading this, if you enter and send me a picture of your creation, I'll reward you for entering with some Stampin' Up! stash.

Another week...

Hi all,

Hope all's well with you and you're enjoying a nice long weekend :) Shame the weather isn't a little nicer, but it's always the way isn't it, a nice three day weekend, and no sunshine!

Anyway, been a little busy this end making a few cards and thought I'd share a few sneak peeks of them until it's safe to reveal :)

Birthday Card

Child's Birthday Card

Silver Wedding Anniversary Card

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday Weekend!


Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Passion For Promarkers Challenge

Hi all,

Hope you're well and having a good week so far. I recently christened some of my cute Magnolia stamps that I bought *cough* back in December, and thought I'd use my Promarkers and give them a go with these cards.

I made two cards recently, in two different colour combos for a couple of friends and thought I'd post them now that it's safe to do so :) Thank you Aimes for suggesting I enter the first one in the Passion For Promarkers Challenge - Week 14 - A Passion For Purple, good idea!

I really enjoyed using this new stamp of mine and can't wait to stamp and colour more in the near future. Hope you like:

Stamps: Hostess Level 1 - Best Yet, Simply Said. Non-SU: Magnolia "Standing Fall Tilda".
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Close To Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.
Ink Pad:
SU Almost Amethyst and Close To Cocoa. Versamark Stamp Pad and
Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Promarkers in various colours. Paper Shapers - Large Corner Rounder Punch.

Have a good day.

Bye for now,


Sunday, 23 August 2009

Sunday ramblings

Hi all,

Hope you've all been having a lovely weekend, it certainly was warm here - the sun was just shining all weekend long :)

Anyway, have been busy making a few cards and boxes and thought I'd share. Remember I made a paper piecing card using Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set the other week? Well, I've made a matching box that I'm really pleased with. Here's the complete combo, hope you like:

That's it for now, have a good week.


Friday, 21 August 2009

Another Week...

Hi all,

It's another week gone by since my last blog post. It's been a very hectic week this week, so apologies for not being able to do any blogging. I can however, show off my sneak peeks that I posted earlier :)

Remember I mentioned that my Mum's friends son and wife had a baby. Here is the card I sent them:

I also made a matching box so that I could fit in some little socks in, but unfortunately, when I bought the little socks there was so much card/packaging, they were unable to fit and I was short of time, so I couldn't make another box :( I'm sure I'll make a use for this box another time:

Have a good weekend.

Bye for now,


Friday, 14 August 2009

Flaky Friends...

Hi all,

Well what a lovely day it has been. Went to a Macmillan event and the sun just shone all day. I finally completed my Flaky Friends Accordian Card Organiser Box and made five Christmas cards to go inside to bring with me as a raffle prize. You never guess who ended up taking home my box..... My Mum! lol. She liked the box and cards so much and knew how much work went into it, that she couldn't bare seeing it go to someone else, so she chose my gift amongst the other prizes. I don't know, what is she like!

Anyway, here are all the cards I made to go inside the box:

These were all made with Stampin' Up! goodies - cardstock, stamp set, inkpad, Stampin' Write pens, ribbons, embossing powder and punches. Non-SU goodies used were the May Arts red and white dotted ribbon and the green twine.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Accordian Card Organiser Box

Hi all,

Well this week is turning into another beautiful day, weather wise. After making a Christmas card yesterday for the Stamp With Us Challenge, I was in the mood for some more festive themed goodies, so I decided to follow a tutorial and create my own accordian card organiser box to hold my Christmas cards in.

As a first attempt, I'm really pleased with how this turned out :) I'm due to go to a Macmillian Coffee Morning at the end of the week, so I plan to make another one of these with about five matching cards and envelopes as my gift.

Hope you like it, I've used the retired stamp set "Flaky Friends" which I think are adorable :)

Accordian Card Organiser Box

Front View

Top View

Inside View

Side View

Stamps: Flaky Friends.
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
SU Bashful Blue.
Memento Rich Cocoa.
Accessories: SU Stampin' Write Markers - Various colours for the stamped images. Crop-A-Dile, Green Hemp Twine from my crafting stash and metal photo clasp.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,


Monday, 10 August 2009

Stamp With Us - Challenge.

Hi all,

Hope you all had a nice weekend, wasn't the weather lovely!

Well seeing as we had such a lovely warm weekend, it's a little ironic to be thinking of Christmas and winter, but hey ho, that's what the theme was over at Stamp With Us. I've never participated in a Card Challenge online before, but thought I'd have a go :)

Christmas Card

Stamps: Happy Winter.
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Ink Pad:
Basic Grey, Versamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: SU Stampin' Write Markers - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Night of Navy. Scallop Square Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red.

Thanks for stopping by, be back another time with more cards :)

Bye for now,


Friday, 7 August 2009

Triple Blog Awards

Hi there,

WOW: How honoured am I? Not only to receive one beautiful blog award, but three! Thank you so much to Vicki for thinking of me :) I'm glad my blog inspires you.

In accepting this award, I'd like to pass these three awards on to the following in no particular order:

Kate & Steph
Sarah B
Sarah H

These blogs above are by some very talented people that I've become to know through my journey of the world of blogging, some of which I could even call as friends. I love visiting their blogs for inspiration, please check them out. Thank you.

Bye for now,


Baby Sneak Peeks

Hi all,

Well where has the week gone to? I don't know where, but it's now Friday again.

Recently had good news that my Mum's good friend's son and his wife have recently had a baby boy, so thought I'd make a card and a box to hold a little something for the new baby :)

Here are a few sneak peeks until I know it's safe to do so.



Have a good weekend :)

Bye for now,