Tuesday, 21 June 2011


For todays, top tip, how would you like to have another punch without spending any extra money ?

Punch a Scallop Circle. Stick on a Post-It note and re-insert into punch.

Line up so that each scallop is the the middle of the next one and punch.

I love the new look punch, hope you do too.

Happy craftin'


Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Today I thought I would share some of the birthday cards I received last week.

When I first started crafting I only had the odd one or two handmade cards. This year I had loads, including some from my Stampin' Up! customers, class members and a small birthday club I joined. It is always lovely to see the different designs from fellow crafters.

Here are just a few of my favourites :-

Parchment is a beautiful craft which takes many, many hours to create masterpeices. This beautiful card was made by Pat, one of my SU downline and also my unofficial 'adopted Mum'.

A close up of the parchment flowers.

This gorgeous card was sent by another one of my SU downline, Emily. Here she used Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, colouring the white organza ribbon using the same ink.

This lovely card was from Jean from AJs Card Craft in Stamford where I have Stampin' Up! classes alternate months. Jean recently visited family in the USA and brought a few SU goodies home with her !! This stamp set is not one we can get here in the UK (at the moment). The brad in the middle swivels round to point to whatever you like.

This beautiful card was from Cathi, a lovely vintage style using one of the old oak from Lovely As A Tree. This is a really versatile set but this is the stamp I use the least. I need to give this one a go.

This one was from Sarah who is loving her new Owl punch and looking forward to next repeat of OWL EXTRAVAGANZA CLASS in Norwich on Sunday 24th July. If you are interested in joining the group, please get in touch with me.

This one is from Angie, a fellow SU Demonstrator featuring the beautiful butterfly. The effect was so shiny, I thought it was on accetate.

Thank you all once again and to all the others, too many to post.

Happy craftin'


Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Don't you just hate the red sticky tape for being so static and not being able to shake off your hands ?

Well when doing lots of crafting, I make a loop of masking tape or selotape on the corner of my craft mat or desk. Simply stick red backing tape here and it will accumulate without any annoyance - when it is full, just turn over and use other side of loop or replace.

Emily's Top Tip for this is to stick it on your fellow crafters skin as this does the same thing !!! Sorry, should have taken a photo on Saturday.

I will leave that one for you !!!!!

Happy craftin'