Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 21. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Wreath

My project today is a Christmas Wreath made with a polystyrene flat wreath, covered with green ribbon and decorated with various corks (saved over a number of months by my Hubby), jingle bells and red ribbon bows.

I love the outcome and as you can see it is now on our front door but my finger has a huge blister from the trigger of the hot glue gun - ouch!!!!!

Hugs Jane 


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Our Daughter's Graduation

Our wonderful, talented Daughter finished her Degree this Summer and had her Graduation at Winchester Cathedral last month.

We are so very proud of all her achievements and she worked sooo hard for 3 years whilst working part-time jobs too and she succeeded in finishing her Psychology and Child Development Degree with getting a First Class Honours.

She is now training to be a Primary School Teacher at a local school and loving every minute.

Below are a few pics of our gorgeous girl.

Hugs from Jane x

Friday, 13 October 2017

400,000 views - WOW!!!!

Oh My - I have just seen that I have hit over 400,000 views on my blog.

I know compared to some it's not much but for me who recently have been a very infrequent blogger it's huge!

Thanks so much to all my followers - I intend to try to blog more :)


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Handcream box

Today I needed to make a couple of gifts for friends and spotted these handcreams in my local supermarket and thought they would be a perfect.

I love "milk carton" boxes so after measuring the bottle this is what I made.

Card size needed is 6 3/4" x 8"

Score long side at 2 1/2", 3 3/1", 6 1/4" and 7 1/2"
Score short side at 1 1/4", 5" and 6 1/4"

For layers you will needed
Card stock
2 pieces 2 3/8" x 3 5/8"
2 pieces 1 1/8" x 3 5/8"
2 pieces 1 1/8" x 2 3/8"

2 pieces 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
2 pieces 1" x 3 1/2"
2 pieces 1" x 2 1/4"

I added a tag and fastened with a clip

Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig
Petal Garden Stack
Eastern Beauty Stamps
2" circle punch and 2 3/8" scallop circle punch (retired)
Sweet sugarplum ribbon
Gems and clip from stash

All products from STAMPIN' UP!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Delightful Daisy Box

I needed to make a small gift so decided to us Delightful Daisy DSP with Daffodil Delight Card stock to make a 3" x 2" x 2" box.  I cut a square out of the top and added window sheet so you could see the handmade soaps inside.  Daisy punched flower and ribbon to finish.

Here is another view

The box is made using cardstock 11" x 7" and scored long side at 2", 5", 7" & 10 and short side 2" &5".  It is then put together like a "pizza style" box but with the flaps inside.

Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Delightful Daisy
Daffodil Delight
Scoreboard, Daisy punch
Daffodil Delight ribbon, Gold Faceted Gem

All products from STAMPIN' UP!