Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Hope you all had a really great christmas with your family and friends and are still munching through a ton weight of left over turkey!

Today is another boxed card I've made up, which is just going into my stash for future use!

The background paper I've used and the sentiment are from PTI, the white textured cardstock is American Crafts.

I punched the border with a Martha Stewart border punch and fixed some ruffled purple ribbon (Anna Griffin) to the front

Added some green flowers and ribbon and a tag stamped with the sentiment and used foam pads to the raise the whole section off the card base.

As is pretty normal with me, I finished with a few gems.

Wishing you a happy New Year, catch up with you again in 2012!

Take care all.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


The BIG DAY will soon be here and I wanted to quickly share my last couple of christmas cards before it arrives!

These were made using a new set of decoupage images I purchased (kinda liken these actually!).  I have really enjoyed putting these together and I have quite a few more to go so will give me something to play with over the christmas break in front of the fire.  What I liked about these images is that they can be used for pretty much any occasion but I felt these would look good as Christmas cards.

The papers I used are a mixed selection I have in a little stash of 6x6 and 8x8 papers, I think they are Anna Griffin but I could be telling a porkie here so don't take my word for it!

The sentiments are both PTI.  For the snowflake I used a double edged punch by Martha Stewart and this is what comes out as the waste part - why would you throw these away!

Well all that remains for me to do is to ...


  Another year over almost over and new one to get you in mood for more crafting! Have a fabulous time.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Hi all

Hope you're having a great day.  Just thought I quickly share a card I made up for a friends birthday.

Off to see my mum and sisters in Surrey tonight for a few days which I am really looking forward to.  I haven't seen them since the summer.

Thanks, as always for stoping by to visit.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Hi All

I meant to share these with you earlier but ran out of time.  These are the pencil packs that I mentioned a week or so ago that I was making up for this charity ladies dinner on 2nd December.  The event has been and gone and I am so pleased to say that none of these are left - all sold - and I made a nice little bundle towards the church.  Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I took these the night before the event in the kitchen and the lighting was not great.  Anyway, here's what I made up...

For some reason these are pretty popular,  I make up bundles of these for craft fairs and things and they always go down well.

Pop back and see me soon.

Take care.

Monday, 5 December 2011


How are we today?  All good I hope and busy preparing for Christmas no doubt.  I have to confess I occasionally have little scrooge moments at this time of the year and the 'joy' of Christmas just doesn't really feel that joyful.  It passes VERY quickly though because I love Christmas, it just gets a bit hectic in our house this time of the year and I just feel like a break from all the chrimbo prep.  So whilst I was in one of these little 'moments' I made a couple of baby cards so thought I'd share these.

I had a few of these charms left over from another project I made so used them up on these.  I stamped the background using a Marion Emersion stamp and then the sentiment from PTI.   I fixed the charms in place using some seam binding - my new favourite thing at the moment.

Enjoy your day.  Christmas mode has been restored!