Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On Stage Live Brussels 2015 Swaps


I've had such an exciting time in Brussels at the first ever Stampin' Up! On Stage Live. 
I enjoyed convention last year so much, I just had to be back again. I wasn't disappointed. 
The atmosphere and company is amazing and we get to meet so many new friends and spend time with old friends and fellow demos. I can't wait for the next get together.

One of the many exciting parts of being together is the swaps. We make as many swaps as we can, and swap with others. It's soooo lovely to see so many creative masterpieces, all hand made and it give you so many new ideas.

Here is the swap I made. I was planning to make 100, but it was proving to be an impossible task.
I ended up making 72.

I made the little scissor charm star from a YouTube video I watched and fell in love with it. If you search 'oragami puffy stars' you will find it. The attachment (phone charm) was from ebay.

I made the tiny box to put it in from a tutorial by Persephone's Papercraft. It's her 3x6 tiny box with lid

I then made the star for the outside of the treat bag. I got the inspiration from a wooden star decoration hanging on my door.

I hope you like it.

I also included a little chocolate in the bag as I know how much we like to receive yummy treats.

I will be back with some swaps I was lucky enough to receive.
Bye for now xxx

Sunday, 18 October 2015


Can't believe how quickly this year is going. Just a quick entry to show the swap I made for our team training in October. Very early for Christmas I know, but us crafters have to make an early start.

We had to make 20 of these for each team member who attended.
I Made mine using some paper from the Seasonal catalogue, some tone on tone stamping and a few embellishments. Hope you like it.

This was just a quick post as I haven't posted in some time.
Lots of exciting things coming up for the rest of the year, including the Stampin' Up! On Stage Live event in Brussels next month. I can't wait!!!
I will have photos and what we got up to on my Blog. See you again soon.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

"Hallet Bag"

Im on a roll,

Let me show you my version of the 'Hallet Bag.' So called by my Dear friend Kim. It was originally made by another friend Caroline Hallet aka Craftyhallet (www.craftyhallet.co.uk). Her little bag took the internet by storm and everywhere you looked, people were making 'Hallet Bags'.

Here is my first attempt. It was just a practice, but it was much easier to make than I had imagined.

These bags are so cute. They would make a perfect little thank you gift. I have put 4 thank you cards and envelopes inside. If you would like to have a go making them, Caroline has a fabulous video on you tube. Just search Caroline Hallet Bag in a box.

I cased another version of the bag from fellow demo and Friend Kim Fee. Her link is on my sidebar. She is kimfeecrafter.blogspot.co.uk or Simplyfairies (I need to learn how to add the links, sorry.)

Here is the card I made, but please head over to her blog to see the original.

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Butterfly Basics

Hello, It's been ages since I posted. Still not used to this blogging lark sorry.
Today I wanted to share a project I made a few weeks ago. It was inspired by a beautiful card a fellow demo had made. Her name is Yvonne Bevan and her blog is bspokecrafts.blogspot.co.uk Make sure you pop by and see her beautiful work.

I love making mini card sets and these are made using the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set and a few other bits I will list below.

The cards measure 9.5cm x 9.5cm and 10cm x 10cm envelopes.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Painted Petals DSP Card Gift Box.

At my recent Stampin Up! Party that my friend Olga hosted for me, I demonstrated this card gift box and gave it to her as a thank you for hosting the party. For her gift I had used the purple paper, so I thought this time I would use the blue. The embellishment on the flower has retired, but you could use the Something Borrowed embellishment which is very similar.

It contains six 4x4 inch assorted cards and envelopes, all using the Painted Petals DSP and Stamp Set.

The finished box measures 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches.

Box Measurements 

The box measures 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches, score at 1.5 inches all sides. 

The lid is 7.5 inches PLUS 1/16 of an inch x 7.5 PLUS 1/16 of an inch (hope that makes sense), this makes the lid a tiny bit bigger to fit on top of the base. I cut a square of contrasting card stock and stuck it inside the lid for a bit of stability.
Score 1.5 inches all sides.
I then cut off 1.5cm (cm not inches) all around the lid so it is shorter and you can see the blue base.

I have used the now retiring Blossom Punch to make the flower on the lid. You would have to be quick if you wish to order it as things are selling out fast. I'm very upset this punch is retiring.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made a few days ago. It's made entirely from Stampin Up! products. I will list the products used a bit later but for now, here is the card.

Here are the products I used.

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Getting Started

Hello, and welcome to my Blog. I would like to thank my dear friends Lesley and Kim for giving me the push and getting me to start a blog.
I would especially like to thank Lesley Lendon for all her help in setting up the blog.I'm just starting out and have a lot to learn. Excited and scared at the same time. xxx