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, 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!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team July Wk 4

This is my last project this month for Pootlers Design Team showcasing the awesome set of stamps Orange Blossom from Sam AKA Pootles.

This time it's a card using the masking technique again but this time "off" the card and a border at the bottom.

4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Orange Blossom Stamps
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
In Color Bitty Bows, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

All products available from STAMPIN' UP!

I hope you have enjoyed my mini series.  I may choose another and give this another try.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pootlers Design Team July Wk 3

We are now onto week 3 projects for Pootlers Design Team using the chosen set of Orange Blossom Stamps from Sam AKA Pootles.

I decided to make a Pizza-style box and decorate with DSP for a little thank you gift of coffee and sugar sticks.

The box is made from Tranquil Tide card cut at 10 1/2" x 4".
Score long side at 1", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 9 1/2"
Score short side at 1" & 3".

The DSP is cut 1/4" smaller for all outside edges and top and also for inside top and base.  Stamped the sentiment and cut in Bigshot using Layering Circle Framelits and tied with ribbon.

Orange Blossom Stamps
Tranquil Tide
Whole lot of lovely.
Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
3/8" sheer ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, Glitter Enamel Dots, 1/2" circle punch.

All products available from STAMPIN' UP!

Back next week with my last projects.