Sunday, 8 December 2013

A quick and simple Christmas Card

Hello dear reader,
Today I'm sharing with you another Christmas card, this one is very simple...I cut and embossed these in about 20 minutes and finished them this afternoon whilst at a School's Christmas Fair (I had a stall there, I wasn't going around - Imagine that!) I made about 20!

I love these two colours and I would never have thought they would make the perfect Christmas duo...Real Red and Coastal Cabana!

I'm not sure the photo shows off these two striking colours, but if you do have these, have a go at using them together!

Below is a list of the supplies uses, feel free to click on them, they will take you straight to my online shop!

Until next time, 
D x

Friday, 6 December 2013

I'm back with more Christmas Cards...

Hello all, what a busy month I've had and I'm sure I'm not the only one! Hope you're all well and have started your Christmas goodies, be them bought or made!

Today I bring you a very easy yet stylish card that we did this week and our December Card Class. 

It uses the new circle label thinlit card dies! They're great and so easy to use! 

I love the way it opens and you can display an image and sentiment in two different sides!


All the elements you see here are in the circle label thinlits die, that includes the main card, the scallop circle and stars! This is what you get in the pack...

I'm experimenting with backgrounds, but I think I will stick to white! Below is a list of supplies used, remember you can order these from my online store by either clicking on the item picture itself or go to the top of this blog and on the right hand side there's a shop now button!

See you soon, (sooner than last time I hope!)
D xx

Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Make it Midweek - Another handmade gift idea!

Hello dear reader,

Here I am back with another handmade gift idea, this time it's a scarf using the lovely Katie Tutu yarn.
It's pretty pricey at £9.50 a ball (if you can call it that!) but it will give you one scarf and the best thing is that you can knit it in no time. I think this one took me about 2 hours and I hadn't knitted since Lily was born.

Excuse the photos, no matter how I put it didn't quite look right, maybe I'll take a photo of it on. This is for my aunty Mary who is coming over today from Malta. 

Here is a photo of the actual yarn in case you were wondering what it looks like!

I hope you have liked today's project. I also have some special Stampin' Up! news to share, due to there 25th Birthday this month, they have 25 stamp sets with 25% off. Pop over here to have a look and get in touch to order yours today! 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Make it Midweek! {Handmade gift ideas for you to make!}

Hello reader,

Today I bring you a handmade make, which I hope to inspire some of you into making handmade gifts!
My 'Make it Midweek' aims to bring you a handmade gift to give your friends or family for Christmas. This will  (hopefully) be a regular wednesday post, at least until Christmas! However, this was a birthday gift I gave a dear friend who loves butterflies!!

I used the beautiful Pappillon Stamp Set for the card and the gift box and as I said he loves butterflies so her gift was a lovely pair of matching butterfly earrings...

I used the shrink plastic to make this. I stamped the butterfly in Crisp Cantaloupe, punched it out and also punch out the tiny holes before they went into the oven! Within an hour I had these fab earrings, they are so cute!!

Will you have a go?  A very inexpensive and gorgeous gift to make! IF you do, please find me on my facebook page  and upload your photos, would love to see what you create!

I'll be back i a few days with last night's Scrapbook pages, until then...keep warm!
 D xx 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sneak Peak - New Thinlits Card Dies Coming soon!

Hello reader,

What a lovely couple of days...I do hope you have been out and about enjoying them!
Today I am going to share with you something that will be available for you to buy in a few weeks but I was lucky to win it at a recent Stampin' Up! training event.

I will be showing you what the dies look like. This card has been made with the Santa's list stamp set!
And we will be making 2 of these cards at the 2nd Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class on the 26th of November. 

I still have a few places left for the 24th October one, so do get in touch to book your place today!

Until next time, 
D xx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

October's Card Class

Hello dear reader,

I'm writing this as I hear the rain hitting the windows outside. Nights are drawing in and what better way to spend them but carfting!

These are the cards we made at last Tuesday's Card Class. I do have a few places left for the next one on November the 5th, so if you would like to join us email me (

We made 3 beautiful cards, there were a couple of challenges but my ladies coped very well!

Here is a close up of each one with a list of products used. Get in touch if you see anything you would like to replicate these cards. The specific items used should follow each card, remember you can buy these from my shop by pressing the shop now button on the right hand side!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Secret Garden, 
 4. Tools – Secret Garden Framelets, Oval Framlets
 6. Mediums – Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistacchio, Pool Party

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Wildflower Meadows, Apothecary Art
 4. Tools – Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder, Beatiful Baroque Embossing Foler,
Oval Framlets 
 6. Mediums – Crisp Cantaloupe, Pearls

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pool party, Midnight Muse
 2. Papers – Mosaic Madness DSP
 3. Stamps – Mosaic Madness 
 4. Tools – Mosaic Madness Punch
 6. Mediums – Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party elastic Ribbon, Rhinestones 

I do hope you like the cards we made, I will be showing you a new Christmas card in a couple of days using a new product not yet in the catalogue....super excited!!!

Do pop back, 
D xx 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Autumn/Winter Catalogue Blog Hop with Christmas Stamp a Stack Info

Hello there and welcome (if you hopped by from Lorraine),

Today's post is two fold, I will show you some bits I have done from the new catalogue which is also a sneak peek of some of the cards that we will be making at my Christmas Stamp a Stack Class.

This card shows of the lovely new stamp 'Wishing You' and the wonderful Winter Frost Paper Stack. The colour combo used here is very frosty, it's Pool Party, Soft Sky, Basic Grey and Coastal Cabana.

The next one I'm sharing with you, I'd say looks quite vintage. I came up with this late one evening and I'm still unsure as to whether it is missing something. What do you think? Answers on a postcard please! ;)
I've also used the paper stack, this one is called Season of Style, it coordinates perfectly with the colours Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb cake. This card shows of two stamp sets, the Post Card Stamp and the Santa's List.
Inside it says, Hope you're nice! (Oppss forgot to take a picture!)
And now before you pop over to Katie for more wonderful ideas click here.
I will leave you with my Christmas Stamp a Stack Information. Please get in touch to book your place, a £10 deposit is require to secure your place!

Hope to see you there, until next time have a lovely weekend and enjoy the blog!
D c

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Butterfly Bundle 15% discount - grab yours now!

Hello there,
It's been a while, mainly due to hubby's and my baby's birthday, which they celebrate on the same day! Cannot believe she is one!!

On to our cards, these are ones we did at our last card class (if you would like to join us, then drop me a line or text 07821162950).

We used the gorgeous Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and coordinating punches, which at the moment are discounted by 15%, so you just pay £23.97 (for the stamp set and the Small Butterfly punch).

Here is a close up of two of the cards...

This card uses a beautiful combination of Wisteria wonder and Poop Party, think this is a photo of one of the class members. I do love the delicate butterfly stamp.
Here is the other, I think this is Catherine's card.
We used the stamp-a-majig to get the butterflies lined up and then did some fussy cutting by hand. Colours on this card were Midnight Muse and Wild Wasabi.
If you would like to place an order, you can now do it wherever you are at whatever time you like as the NEW Online Shop is now live! So click on the Shop Now button on the right hand side.
I would encourage you all to register as they are adding a CLEARANCE RACK to the shop too, where you can buy retired stock at discounted price.
I would like to leave you with a sneak peak at a Christmas card I've done for a blog hop on Saturday.
Did you know it's less than 100 days till Christmas!?
Join my Christmas Stamp a Stack class to get yours done!
Until Saturday, take care,
D x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Butterfly Card Class - Spaces still available + Butterfly Bundle - 15% OFF

Hello dear reader,

I want to quickly share with you a sneak peak at tomorrow's class ( I still have a few places available but do get in touch with me by noon on Tuesday!).

We will be using the lovely Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the coordinating punches. In fact, Stampin' Up! have a promotion on at the moment, where you can get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Itty Bitty Punch (small butterfly punch) for £23.97 (that's 15% off!). Get in touch to order yours today!

Hope to see some new faces, there will be lots of crafting natter and tea and cake! Perfect!

Must flutter on, thanks for reading,
D x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Autumn/Winter Catalogue - Passionettes' - Blog Hop

Hello there...

Welcome to the Passionettes Autumn/Winter Catalogue Blog Hop. Hop from one blog to the next to get lots of crafting inspiration as well as seeing some of the amazing new products, Stampin' Up! has to offer! Click here to view the catalogue or get in touch and I can send you your own copy!

I'm going to start by showing you a card from the kits available in this catalogue. This one is from the Holly Jolly Greetings' Simply Sent Card Kit. You get all you need to make 12 cards, for just £13.50, that's £1.13 per card.



The cards have been die cutted so you can insert a photo of your choice, it also includes note cards for printed or hand written messages as well as closure stickers. It is also very sturdy but won't cost anymore in postage. I put this together in seconds, great to have on standby or send to those dear to you!

This would be great for those last minute cards you need to send as everything is done for you and best of all you get to show of your beautiful family, pet or photography and add your own message.

If you're just getting that Christmas Excitement, you haven't seen anything yet as you hop on over to Debbie for more Christmas and Halloween lovliness!

And here is the full list of participants:

Donna -
Beth -
Vicky  -
Val -
Julie -
Fanny -

Thank you for popping by, if you see anything you like, just get in touch and it could be yours within a week! :)

Pop back tomorrow as I will be giving you a sneak peak of my Tuesday Card Class along with a special Stampin; Up! deal!
                                                       D xx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Free Designer Series Paper!

Hi all,

I am in the process of planning a few extra Christmas Classes. So watch this space! However, I did want to share this fantastic offer from Stampin' Up! Buy 3 Designer Series Paper stacks and get 1 FREE! This offer is for all the £9.95 sets. AND if you can pick up from me or I can get to you, delivery is FREE too!

I will be putting an order in on Sunday, so if you would like to order anything, especially the papers, please get I touch before then.
Will be back soon to show you what we did on Tuesday at our card class.
Until then, enjoy the sunshine,
D x 

Saturday, 3 August 2013

New Catalogue 2013-14 Blog Hop

Hi all,

I must apologise for my absence, the hot weather and today's craft fayre were to blame! Anyhow, here I am going to share with you the two pages we made at our last Scrapbook Class where we used lots of new product!

If you have come over from the lovely Joyce, hello...

The paper used is the gorgeous Gingham Garden DSP, slong with the wildflower meadows, with matching embossing folder. The flowers were individually coloured used the marker pens with colours to match the DSP.

 Here we made a few special elements, using the new Washi Tape and the new Clay, which I LOVE!!

The clay is so easy to use, you can either mix the ink into the clay or colour them in (which I did) after they're dry!
I will let you go and see the wonderful creations by Erika by clicking here.
Thanks for visiting,
D x