Wednesday, 4 December 2013


So I'm really sorry I have been a very naughty blogger.
But the good news is that I have been busy making things.
SO here are a couple of pictures made using the Stampin' Up Mini Milk carton die and owl punch. The pictures don't really do this justice but there is lots of glitter on the roof and snow as I have applied dazzling diamonds using a 2 way glue pen.

All of these products and more can be bought in my Stampin' Up! Store . In fact as a Christmas treat I will send all the materials needed to make these 2 boxes to anyone placing an order through me.

Happy Crafting
Here is the link to my store

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


I'm really excited to tell you that today Stampin Up launched their clearance rack.
This is where they sell discontinued goodies at a substantially reduced price.

There are lots of bargains to be had at the moment - paper, fabric and ribbon and the list will be updated regularly.

My pick at the moment is the pinwheel die - it's so easy to use and here are a few pictures of cards I've made previously with it.

Click HERE to add this to shopping basket
happy crafting everyone

Thursday, 5 September 2013


I have some very exciting news Stampin' Up has launched online shopping -
this allows you to shop for Stampin' Up goodies from the comfort of your own home. If you would like to shop with me the link to my shop is

Each month I will send a mini kit to everyone who shops with me. This months will be some Halloween tags completed using My Digital Studio for the design but completed with punches and ribbon.

If you want to hold a " virtual party" and collect orders as a group of friends I can give you a hostess code so that you can earn free product and choose exclusive stamps.

And that leads nicely into the next news - My Digital Studio is here - this is a digital design package that is excellent for scrapbook pages, simple tags and cards and a variety of 3D items. You purchase the basic software for £13.95 - and this is super value as it includes a wide selection of templates, printable papers and stamps to get you going. There are then lots of downloads for you to choose from. And some of these are free. They are all on the drop down list in my shop and of course digital downloads incur no shipping charges.

For those for you local to me in Staffordshire and Cheshire I will be running a free session on how to use the package when you spend £20 on the package on downloads. Get in touch to check available dates.

So must dash have several digital printout to tart up with some bling and then frame.
Happy Crafting to you all

Monday, 6 May 2013

Stampin Up Punch Art cards

Here are a few of the samples that we will be making on Wednesday at the NSAAA (North Staffordshire Asperger's and Autism Society) craft evening. 
I have taken my inspiration from all the wonderful designs on the internet. I really like the background to the angry bird card which is made using a sponge covered in blue ink and a little shimmer paint and sponged around a "cloud" which I have punched from the cupcake builder punch. The picture doesn't do it justice but the sky shimmers beautifully in real life. 

Don't forget if any one wants to order Stampin Up products then I am rebating my commission to the NSAAA for any orders received between now and Thursday morning. 

Hope you're all enjoying the wonderful weather on this bank holiday. I've already cleaned the car and later we're off out on the tandem for the first ride of the year. I bet at least 3 people will yell out " Oi mate - she's got her feet up at the back !" it was funny the first time but now 20 years later I just grit my teeth. 

Friday, 3 May 2013


My neighbour is on the committee of this charity and over the last year their funding has been drastically cut, This has meant that the charity has had to lose it's permanent members of staff and is now trying to raise money to continue to provide as many services and support as possible. It is a common story now in how charitys struggle for funds. So Kathy asked me to run this event as a fun way to get people together and raise funds at the same time. As a one off offer I have agreed that I will rebate ALL commission I get from sales on Wednesday to the charity. So if you have been sitting on the fence thinking about ordering then now is a good time to do so and to benefit a good cause at the same time. I am happy to take orders from across the UK so please get on touch.


(North Staffs Asperger’s and Autism Society)

Supported by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Dawn Howard

Wednesday 8th May 7pm – 9pm

King Street Congregational Church

King Street , Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 1EJ

Cost £5

The  evening is suitable for all ages and craft abilities. There will be a variety of make and takes on offer

To book your place contact Dawn on 01782 626693 or email


OR just turn up on the night and craft away

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Swallowtail Emboss resist

I've just had a bit of time at the end of the day for crafting today. I spent the first part of the morning making some blueberry and sour cream mini loaves and fairy cakes as part of my local WI's, Let's Make Jam, bake sale and then spent a wonderful couple of hours with other ladies selling our wares. Now I always thought I was no slouch on the cake baking front but some of the other offerings were simply marvellous.
 I hope to be the recipient of a cake tomorrow as it's my burthday and I could smell baking early in the afternoon. I think my daughter Anna has benn a busy girl. Bless her she also tried to "help" her brother cobble together a birthday card for me. She is not so patient and he is no crafter! He asked if he could make one exactly the same as I helped him make for his Dad last month. That involved 3 pennant punch flags and a sentiment. It was all wonky but as they say ... it's the thought that counts.

So this is a fairly simple card using the large Swallowtail stamp from Stampin' UP. I've used pool party embossing powder and first edition designer series paper. I'm a bit of a fad person and at the moment I am using all the large individual stamps lots.
Swallowtail Stamp from Stampin' UP  embossed in Pool Party 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


My Next class is on 30th April at 2.30pm

I'll be demonstrating heat embossing and emboss resist using Stampin' UP stamp sets Hello Doily, Swallowtail and Secret Garden.
Here are some sample cards.

At the class I will demonstrate the techniques and you will have the opportunity to try them out for yourselves and make 2-3 cards.
This class will be suitable for all levels of crafter and costs £5.50.
It is held at Terry's Tuckbox, Morris Square, Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffordshire
 Please contact me for more details.

Thursday, 28 March 2013


Stampin Up have extended the offer for new starters. You get £162.50 of crafting goodies PLUS £45 of business materials for only £99.

In addition to this I am offering an additional stamp set - Madison Avenue - to the next person to join my team.
It really is a great offer - get in touch if you want to know more. You only have until the 31st March.

Thursday, 14 March 2013


April Card Classes
Monday 15th April 2.30 - 4.30
Tuesday 30th April 2.30 - 4.30
Drop in Card classes where we will be making 3 cards/items using Stampin' UP products. You will be provided with all the materials you need. Refreshemnts ncluded. Cost £5.50
Location Terry's Tuckbox, Morris Square, Wolstanton Newcasatle Under Lyme, Staffordshire. 
Suitable for all levels of crafter. Beginners very welcome.
For more information call me on 01782 626693 or email

Friday, 8 March 2013

All Dressed Up

I've been busy playing with my new toys lately - the All Dressed Up stamp set and matching framelits from Stampin' UP.
It all started with a card Anna needed for one of her friends - the birthday party was a meal out where everyone had to come smartly dressed. So I thought that the  phrase " all dressed up with somewhere to go" was really appropriate. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of that card but here are plenty of others I have made.

Monday, 18 February 2013

More Tea for Two ..and some cakes as well
Last Friday I was priviledged to host my Tea for Two class and around the table we had a set of very talented and crafty women. The class included Stampin' UPs designer series paper, Tea for Two and a selection of cardstock and ribbon and instructions for making several cards and a Tea Caddy. However everyone always likes to put their own twist on things and here is a picture of a georgeous pen pot created by the lovely Tracyann. It's for her daughters room and I hope it takes pride of place. It really shows how versatile the tea for two designer paper is as the look is completely different to my prototype.

We also had yummy cupcakes made by Rebecca from Dolly Train cakes .... well when I say we, I really mean everyone else - I'm on a diet and showed remarkable resilence in saying No. I hope the scales reward me.
 Here's a couple of pictures to whet your appetities.

Happy crafting everyone!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day
Here's a CASE I have made from the spring/summer mini catalogue. I've loved using the Hearts a Flutter framelits and stamps and they will be ideal for lots of occasions as well as Valentine's Day.
Despite all my card making we're not very good at actually observing special dates ourselves. I may however give this one to Mike - it might make him feel a tad guilty for not getting me anything.
In fact we are quite shocking at remembering our wedding  anniversary - it's usually while we are on summer holiday so you're not really keeping a note of the date. Perhaps this year will be different as it's 20 years - I was hoing to re-do our honeymoon which was to West Coast America but it's a bit pricey with the children so perhaps it can wait until 25 years when they are older and won't want to come with us.
My evening isn't going to be very romantic either as it's a case of the usual Mum's taxi and then off to weight watcher's to see how I have done on my first week.
Whatever you do today I hope you enjoy it and that it comes from the heart ! 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Tea for Two

Tea for Two
The new Spring/Summer catalogue launched on 1st February and I adore the tea for two designer series paper. I'm hoping to share this with lots of people and have a class planned including a tea caddy, cards plus lots of extra paper and card to take home. See my Classes page for more details.

Here are the photos of my samples.

Friday, 18 January 2013

New Baby Easel Card

New Baby Easel Card
Here's an easel card I made to welcome baby Anna into the world.
It is very simple to make these easel cards using framelits or bigz dies and they look so effective.

All materials are from Stampin' UP and include -Stamp set - Easy events, colours whisper white, pretty in pink and primrose petals, modern label punch and word window punch.

Monday, 14 January 2013

My Little Valentine Promotion

From now until the 21st January Stampin Up has a limited edition stamp set available. It's called "My Little Valentine" and costos £9.95. If you purchase the set, which is only available in clear mount, you get a pack of Simply Sent sealed with Love abolutely FREE.
This is a fantastic offer and I will be posting details tomorrow of a class I will be running using both My Little Valentine and Sealed with Love.

Today I have 3 samples of cards made using mainly  My Little Valentine and fashionable heart embosslits(available at £9.95) with a colour theme of raspberry ripple, primrose petals, pretty in ponk and whisper white. The cards shown below will feature in a drop in craft session starting soon at my local cafe. Watch out for more details. Hope you Like the cards.