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