Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas Card Buffet Workshop - Berkshire

  Hi All,
How would you love a diet friendly buffet?

  Well I am running a Christmas Card Buffet session.
No calories, just fabulous Christmas Cards

  The session is on

Monday 12 November - From 7:45pm
(Howard Palmer Room, St Sebastians Hall,
Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire,RG40 3BA)

You’ll get to make 16 Christmas cards in total, that’s 4 each of 4 designs.
Price is £15and includes everything you need to make them as well as their envelopes, plus Tea & Coffee and maybe even cake!

All abilities are welcome.

If you are interested please either email me ( and I will send you details of how to book and pay. Please do pass this on to anyone else that you know who might like to come.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Candy Canes


Aren’t these just gorgeous?  I first got the idea when blog hopping around the internet.  Now the project stuck there in the back of my mind but the blog where I saw it hasn’t.  So apologies to whoever you are that first had it on your blog – please get in touch so I can credit the idea back to you.

I took a strip of Real Red Cardstock that was 12 cm longer than the candy cane and wider than the hook at the top.  You can get the candy canes in different sizes so you’ll need to cut it to size depending on the ones you have.  I know there are some very cute little ones around.

On mine I scored the Real Red cardstock at around 6cm to provide the flap.  The background was made using Whisper White cardstock cut approximately 0.5cm smaller than the Real Red width and the length to under the score line.  The tiny background was made using the little stamps from the Polar Party stamp set in Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.


Using my Crop-a-dile, I punched 2 holes to go either side of the candy cane and threaded some gorgeous dotty ribbon through that I had left over from an old project.  It really just lent itself to this project.  However, if I had had any left I would have used the Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon from the catalogue.

I stamped the Christmas Greeting in Real red using the stamp from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and punched it out using the Scallop Square punch.

If you are worried that the candy cane might move just add a couple of Mini Glue dots to the back of it before popping it onto the card and tying the ribbon.

That it for now.

Back Soon









Monday, 15 October 2012

New Class Date and a Thank You.

Hello All,

I just wanted to write to say thank you to you all for your patience and loyalty while I have been absent. As most of you know, our family moved home in June and it has been a major change for us all. New house, new area, new schools etc. Oh and new craft room too! There'll be some photo's going up on my blog soon.

However, as I promised to you before I moved, I will still be holding classes and workshops in and around the North West London area with classes still being held regularly at the old venue in Hatch End, Harrow. I knew that I would miss all my old customers, many of whom have become very good friends and so I knew that I did not want to leave them completely. I have missed seeing you all and would like to thank you for keeping in touch while I have settled in.

Class Information

Harrow Arts Centre:-

Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex HA5 4EA
Sunday 21st October - 11:45 - 2:15 (Turner Room - Art Block)

Card Buffet £15 - This session will give you the opportunity to make 10 cards, plus extra to take home.  Please advise when booking if you would prefer Christmas, Hanukkah or Birthday .

To book your place you may either pay via PayPal, cheque or by bank transfer upon request. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Click Here to Pay
I am also in the process of securing a new venue in the Berkshire area where we now live. So if you have been following my emails or blogs posts and not been able to get to a class then I do hope that maybe you'll be able to come along to my new classes in Berkshire. I should have dates in the next few days.

I can't wait to see you all soon.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

New Annual Catalogue!

Woo Hoo, it’s here, and it’s bigger and better.  The all New, All Fabulous Annual Catalogue.

We asked (well begged really) and Stampin’ up! listened!  We asked for more Stamp Sets, we got it.  We asked for more Sizzix Dies, we got it!  We asked for a catalogue just like the one in the USA, and Oh Boy did we get it! OK there are a few tiny little things that aren’t the same but, we sure did get 98% of it.  And I can tell you IT IS FAB!!!
There are so many new, fabulous items, I just don’t know where to start!  So instead of making a list, I'll just post up some fab projects for you to see using lots of the new goodies from this Annual Catalogue over the next few days.
What’s that I hear you say?  “I’d love a free copy of this catalogue!”  Really?  Well, get in touch and I'll be happy to post one off to you*.  But don’t delay, this offer of a free Annual Catalogue will run out on Halloween (31st October 2012)
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Happy Crafting

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Monday, 1 October 2012

Welcome to the Blog Hop.


Hello there,

Thanks for stopping by.  Today’s post is part of a large Blog Hop, so I hope you have a large cup or glass of something, and you're sitting comfortably so we can begin…

Now hopefully, if you are following the Blog Hop, you’ll have come from Erika’s blog, where I am sure you have seen truly inspiring creations.  If you have only just joined us, welcome.  I have included the full list of blog participants at the end of this post if you want to start at the beginning, plus you’ll be able to hop to next person from me toward the end of my post.

So without further ado, here is my New Catalogue Creation for you…


The basis for my card and the mini drawers was the fabulous new Patio Party Designer Series Papers.


Colour Combo - Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White.

I just love the striking mix of colours.  I teamed it up with the co-ordinating Make a Cake stamp set.  The greeting is from the very wonderful Itty Bitty Banners stamp set that has co-ordinating Sizzix Framelits.


The cake was stamped in our very new in-colour Midnight Muse.  Not only is the colour new, but so is the ink pad – all our inkpads will be moving over to this new, juicer ink pad with a firm foam rather than felt pad.  It allows for much better stamping, especially on the more solid images.  The little flowers were punched out using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I used the Modern Label Pinch to give the embellishment an interesting shape.


The banner message is as I said before, from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set that has been cut using it’s co-ordinating Sizzix Framelits, and a couple of Basic pearls added. 

Onto the little gift drawers,


Aren’t they just so sweet?  I love them.  I was trying to think what i would put in the as a gift.  Maybe earrings? Money? Chocolate?  I am sure there are plenty of little goodies that can go in there.

The drawers are actually 3 little handmade matchboxes, stacked on top of each other and bound together using the same Patio Party DSP  and Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon that is on the card.


Well, I hope that you have enjoyed my little project today.  Please feel free to leave a comment – I love hearing what you think.

Don’t forget if there is anything that you have seen today that you would love to order, please do get in touch.  You can give me a call on 07825 655 044 or email me at

If you would like to receive up to date information from my blog add you email address  on the ‘follow my posts by email’ link found on the right hand side of my blog or use the Subscribe now Icon at the bottom.  You can also join my site using Google friends or follow me on Twitter or Facebook using the links at the bottom of the blog.

Please pop over to Nicky’s blog for more fabulous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting.





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6 - Beckie -
7 - Gill -
8 - Diane -
9 - Dawn -
10- Zoƫ
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12- Elaina -
13- Anne-Marie -
14- Sarah -
15- Vronnie -
16- Christa -
17- RuthE -
18- CarolynUK -
19- Amanda -
20- Patricia -
21- Tara -
22- Emma (Citaborca) -
23- Emma H -
24- Sarah Scribbles -
25- Sarnie -
26- Sharon -
27- Lynn -
28- Emma -
29- Erika -
30- Elaine -
31- Nicky -
32- Jane -
33- Kara -
34- Ally -
35- Clare (Sparkle) -
36- Julie H (craftybug) -
37- Jane (browniow) -

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