Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Let there be Peace on Earth...

 Hello, and welcome.

OK, I know we've only just got past the summer holidays and we haven't even got to Hallowe'en yet, but it will be Christmas before we know it.  So I've been playing with some of the yummy supplies in the Autumn/Winter Stampin' Up! catalogue to get ready for the big day.

I love music paper.  I did study music at school ( I was pretty good at theory but I'm not a very good performer, unfortunately!) so maybe that's why.  The Merry Music DSP went to the top of my wish list when I saw it - LOVE it!

I'm also loving the striped ribbon - so elegant! - and the green sprigs.  The ornament embellishments would make good earrings as well as being fab for your craft projects...and the narrow red ribbon is so gorgeous - pictures truly do not do it justice!

OK, I've waffled on enough - here's the tutorial - 

Thanks for visiting.

Crafty Hugs,


PS  -the sciatica is much better so I can stop moaning about it.  I'm sure you're as relieved as I am!

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Box & Candle

Hello, and welcome.  Today  I've been getting ready for the festive season by doing some box making.

It's another short post today.  I'm on the mend (hooray!) - but it's been a difficult week.  It should be against the law to have sciatica and a stomach bug at the same time, that's all I will say!  Thanks for the good wishes - I do appreciate them.

Anyway, luckily, Mysti the cat has been around to help.  If you keep watching to the end of the tutorial, you can see how she's been helping me.
Very much hoping that I'll be back to normal soon!  

Crafty hugs,


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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Joy Rosettes

It's a short and, I hope, sweet post today folks.  Not to bore you with the details, but I am suffering with sciatica and can barely sit at my keyboard.  Luckily, today's project was filmed well ahead of time! 

Strangely enough, while sitting, bending, or even lying down is blooming' painful, standing is not too bad, so crafting can continue!

See you again soon!

Crafty hugs,


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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Pop-Up Coffee Cup

Hello, and welcome!

I am not a lover of coffee - I'll admit that right away.  My husband loves strong black coffee, but give me a nice cup of Earl Grey tea any day.  

My colleague loves coffee, though.  And I love pop-up cards so this card would work for both of us!

I was really pleased to see these stamps and companion dies in the annual catalogue.  I loved the Perfect Blend stamps that SU used to sell (I was sad when they retired!) because they were so useful for my coffee-loving friends.  These are a very welcome replacement.  

Want to see how I made the card?  Here's the tutorial!

Of course, it doesn't have to be all about the coffee - and if you check out the new Autumn/Winter catalogue there's a set of stamps that extend the scope a bit -check out page 46! 

I may just need these stamps...

That's it from me for today - but I'll be back again soon!

Crafty Hugs,


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Hey there, Polar Bear!

Hello everyone, and welcome!

Well, have you seen the new catalogue yet?  (If not - there's a link at the bottom of the page to the pdf version, or you can request one from your demonstrator - I'll be happy to help if you don't have one)  

If you have, you might have noticed the oh-so-stunning Year of Cheer suite on page 37.  The DSP is really gorgeous!  It's a good weight for box making so I'm planning on using it to package gifts - they'll look so elegant.   I couldn't resist using a little bit of it on this card.

Aren't the A Little Wild stamps so cute?  They're designed so that they can be used as gift tags but you don't have to use them just for that.  I've used the back view of the bear (you could say it was a bear behind!) and coloured it to look like a polar bear.

I'm really pleased with the way the aurora borealis technique worked on glossy card too!

Here's the tutorial - 

Thanks for visiting- see you again soon!

Crafty hugs,


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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Daisy, Daisy...

...the coppers are after you!

Well, that's what the naughty boys used to sing to the tune of Daisy Bell when I was a child!

I am very impressed with how realistic the flowers made with the Daisy punch can be.  This time I made marguerites, rather than gerberas, and popped them into a bottle.  Isn't that gingham ribbon so clean and fresh-looking?  And see that tag?  The stamp, and punch, are in the new, just launched catalogue!  

Here's the tutorial - with me speaking this time.  The feedback from the music-only one was that viewers preferred to hear me babbling away, so I shall continue to babble unless you tell me otherwise.

Have you got your copy of the new catalogue yet?  You can see a pdf version by clicking the picture at the bottom of the page.  (Want a "real" copy?  Get in touch with your demonstrator - if you don't have one, I'll be happy to help!)

See you again soon,

Crafty Hugs,


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