Friday 11 November 2016

Hello, long time no entry.

I don't get to come on here as often as I would like to, but I had to show the Team swaps I made for our latest Stampin' Up! get together in Telford last weekend.

Oh what a fabulous weekend it was. We got to spend three days with our Stampin' Up! family. Lots of fun, crafting and swapping of items we have made with others for new ideas.

My team swap was inspired by a German demo called Stampin Fee. Her address is I would recommend you go and have a look at her lovely blog.

I used the latest Cookie Cutter DSP from Stampin' Up!
If you would like to see any products, I have an online catalogue (link at the top of my blog page).

Well here are the photos of my swaps.

Lots of people said they loved them. I have been making more to sell at a craft fair later this month.

Here are a few other examples.

They are very easy to make. Stampin Fee has a tutorial on her blog and a PDF you can download.

Here are the basic instructions I followed...

Cut card stock at 29cm x 8cm
Score at 8, 10, 18, 20 & 28cm

Box part

Cut card stock at 11.6 cm x 11.6 cm
Score at 1.9 cm on all sides
Cut and stick as you would a usual box.

Decorate to your liking.

Thank you for looking.

Monday 15 February 2016

Valentine Inspiration from a mug.

I was out shopping with my friends one evening and we went into a well known coffee shop. One of my friends was after a thermos type mug for when she is out on playground duty at school.

While we were in there, I got my eye on a lovely, colourful china mug which had a lid. It's perfect for when I'm crafting in my craft room. Time passes so quickly when I'm busy in there, and before you know it, the nice cuppa has gone stone cold. I am fussy and don't like the thermos type mugs as they have a plastic lid you have to drink through.

I love my new mug and it inspired me to make these cards...

I used the baby wipe technique where you add drops of different coloured inks onto a baby wipe. Making sure you don't leave any gaps. Then use it as an ink pad and stamp as usual. You must remember to clean the stamp after each use or you will end up with a brown mess.

I couldn't decide which card to give to my husband. In the end I made him a different one using more traditional Valentine colours.

He was very happy with it.