Friday, 22 May 2015


As this posts I will be at my 4th Annual Stampin up retreat - this time I am hosting alone as my gorgeous friend and Upline Emma passed away suddenly last October. Many of the ladies attending were customers of Emmas or friends of us both so I am keen for Emma to be present throughout the weekend both in spirit and our projects.
This is one such piece - labelled "Love".
Its the Petite petals papers by stampin up which has been cut to size and framed with the addition of the word and 3 stamped and punched butterflies from the papillion potpouri set.
I have added a little rub and buff to the frame to antique it a little.
This is a simple project but with lots of meaning to it and of course the ladies can change whatever they want about it.
The weekend is about fun and creativity - Emma loved both - and I am sure we will all feel her love surrounding us as we craft and share memories together.
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fiddle faffing all day long.............

With this little number.
I found a fab tutorial here but it used 12 x 6" cardstock so I wanted to see if I could do it with A4.
In the end I shaved off just 1/8th of an inch off the first and last measurement - fiddly - and a nightmare for a class but it fits A4.  I also adjusted the front panels to 2 1/4" x 6".
Stamp set is Butterfly basics - colours soft sky and basic grey and the little blue bits I have used the large spot embossing folder - all from Stampin up.
You could add a ribbon coming round from the back to fasten it too but I decided against that for this sample.  The great thing is this pops nicely into a C6 envelope - downside is it would be a large letter post due to the bulk of folds - but worth it for a wow card !
Hope you like it x
Thanks for popping in x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday gifts

 I have a number of birthdays this month and needed to make some gifts.  I turned to Youtube and pinterest for inspiration and found this fabulous video.  I almost managed it in real time too although did have to pause a few times. I also decorated inside the cards and the envelopes and as suggested popped sentiments into the box with foam pads to be added as needed.
I pretty much followed the design as the video just changed the colours a little.
Stamp sets are Basic Butterflies and framelets and gorgeous grunge from Stampin up.  Colours are daffodill delight, wild wasabi, blackberry bliss and early espresso also from Stampin up.  I made my own card blanks then used SU C6 envelopes to give it in.  As I didnt have the wood SU cases I used and A6 plastic storage box to give them in tied with the fab stripey grosgrain ribbon x
The first one has been given and she seemed pleased. Although she is a crafter she does not do cards so I hope she finds them useful x
Hope you enjoy Brandys video - and do drop me an email if you would like to place an order for any of these Stampin up goodies x

Thursday, 14 May 2015


 Gorgeous tulips
Blackberry bliss cardstock and ink - gorgeous x
Stamp sets butterfly basics and Summer Silhuettes - both by Stampin up x