Thursday, 4 January 2018

Waterfront Stamp Set 

I think this may be my faourite set from the new spring/summer catalogue. It's a very versatile set that can be used for all seasons and for a variety of occasions/ It will also be ideal for scrapbooking or memory keeping your holiday photos and other memorabilia.  

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


My customers have been itching to get started with their Christmas cards so I had fun deigning bridge fold cards using the new Hometown greetings and Bethlehem Edgelits dies.  Here are pictures made by 4 of my Friday evening class attendees. I'll be running this class again for my Monday afternoon ladies.
I really like the colour combination that April choose for her card - she used a variety of colours from the regal palette and finished off using some crushed curry embossing powder.

Saturday, 13 May 2017


I was asked by the North Staffordshire Asperger's and Autism Association (NSAAA) to help the children in their craft group make a paper posy that they could present to the Countess of Wessex when she visited them. 

I chose several Stampin Up punches and old bigz dies and papers from the subtles range. I demonstrated how to make flowers and then let their imagination and choice of colour run riot. We all had a fantastic time and made a huge pile of flowers. I then took these home and turned them into the post using florists wire and a hot glue gun.

Unfortunately I was working elsewhere and so was unable to attend the visit, however I'm pleased to be able to share these photos with you. 

Friday, 23 December 2016


I've been pretty busy recently both making things myself and running classes at home and a couple of other places. So Here are a couple of quick photo's of cards in a box that I made for a Christmas Fair. There are a super way of creating a lasting impression as the recipients often leave them on display.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

                                                            Embellished Ornaments

I made these ornaments for classes last year and have repeated them again with new customers this year so I thought it was worth sharing. Particularly as today Stampin' Up has the bundle of them reduced by 20%.

They can be made in any colour way and also to speed things up you can use designer series paper as the dies will cut through 3-4 pieces at a time.

I hope you're all enjoying the crafting rush that comes with the run up to Christmas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

STAMPIN' UP Shadowbox Sampler 2016 

Here is my first design for Shadow boxes for this year/ These are always a favourite among my customers and I'll be offering a selection for people to come along and make at my classes. Once I had decided what I was including the sampler was petty easy to make and I think any level fo crafter would be able to complete one within 2 hours. I have used several embossing folders for the white layers and added dazzling diamonds glitter to trees and Santa.

Hope you like it - please get in touch if you want sizes of layers etc. 

Saturday, 15 October 2016


I have had so much fun with these sets. They are so cute. The Cookie Cutter stamp and matching punch are so easy to use, yet create simple but very cute items. The Sweet house set takes a little longer to stamp and die cut all the candy but the finished product looks good enough to eat.

I'm offering this as a class and will also be selling them at craft fairs. I'm just working on a Halloween version, a New baby one and an Eskimo one - all using items form the same bundle.
This is using a 20 cm wooden heart but I'm going to try it with smaller hearts as well and the black frame is a 5inch by 7inch.