Saturday, November 02, 2013

My new puppy, and My Digital Studio and 30% off

An amazing combination that made me smile.

Everyone loves something new:  You, me, everyone.  And I am loving both of these new things.

My puppy is gorgeous and my grumpy older dog has become a puppy again. I am loving watching them playing and having fun.  The camera has been working overtime.

But, what to do with all these new memories.  Do I just store them on my computer and forget about them.  What happens if the computer crashes and I loose them?

Simple - I have the answer at my finger tips.  MY DIGITAL STUDIO

What is this:

Well it's the fantastic digital crafting programme from Stampin UP!  It allows you to create and insert you photos into fantastic Scrapbook pages, Cards, invites and much much more.  You can create amazing hybrid projects - so not only can you use your computer but you can add those extra bits we all love by hand, whilst still getting ink and glue on our fingers.

DO you sometimes get everything out with an idea in your head and then find it doesn't quite work?  Do you feel that you have wasted those precious papers and other crafty bits because it didn't work?


Well then MDS is for you.  It allows you to create on screen the image you wish to finish with, but also gives you the flexibility to be able to play around until you are happy.  It's a great planning tool, as well as a designing and printing tool.

Here's my scrapbook page dedicated to my two fur babies.

Don't forget you can try out MDS for 30 days free by clicking on the links in the sidebar.  If you have already tried it and loved it, then purchase the full programme at my online shop.

Do you want more!

OK,  well for a limited time only Stampin UP are giving you 30% off some of the digital stamps.  They are a fraction of the price of normal stamps and now have even more off.
A win win situation.

So go on.  Get yourself MDS and get creating.  I would love to see your creations. 

Don't forget to use the hostess code when you order for your chance to win free goodies in the monthly draw.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Gorgeous Candles and Pretty Packaging

Don't you just love this time of year.  There are lots of handmade and beautiful items about. And even prettier packaging and ribbons than usual.

Are you inspired to create beautiful gifts for family and friends.  Or do you want to create that perfect packaging for that perfect present.

Yes, then I have the perfect solution for you.

Here at Stampin Up! there are some amazing packaging options and we have combined them to make it extra easy for you to create that luxurious professional look.  And whats more there's 20% of it.

(Don't forget by using this month's hostess code you can also be entered into the monthly draw to win free goodies)

So what are these options:

Both of these amazing sets will allow you to wrap, tag and bestow beautiful ribbon on your most special gifts.  All with the extra special personal touch.

Here's just a couple of examples for inspiration:

Earlier in the year I made this as a hostess present for one of my customers

So the boxes and ribbons and tags are so versatile that they can be used throughout the year.

I loved packaging this great presents for my friends and I hope you will too.

If you want to get your hands on these amazing offers go to my online shoat

And don't forget to input this month's hostess code which is


Thursday, October 31, 2013


Two of my friends.  Both of these friends have been made through the crafting community.  I met both these lovely ladies through Stampin UP!  Kiesha was 16 a couple of weeks ago

 and the day before it was Traci's Birthday.

As they are Mother and Daughter, I didn't want any arguing so I made them similar gifts. 
Both cards were made with the New Thinlets Card dies.  

I am loving these.  Kiesha's was made with the labels one and Traci's with the Circles one.

I used two of my favourite stamp sets, (I am sorry to say they are now retired) and made the gorgeous hearts myself.  

I also decorated the hand made envelopes on both sides.  

The envelopes were made using the amazing Envelope Punch Board.

What is this?

It's a great tool from Stampin UP! that allows you to create your own envelopes for that extra personal touch.

I am loving having both these new bits of kit and the versatility and creativity they create.

There are more fantastic offers coming up this week so keep checking back

And don't forget that if you shop online with me you have the chance to win free goodies.

This months hostess code is:  VTC2DCMX

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Would you love to have some crafty time to yourself,  No kids interrupting, no outside distractions, with everything you need to create fun projects available.


Then please come along to one of my workshops.  They are held in Ruishton, Taunton on a monthly basis.

This month we focused on gorgeous Christmas cards.  Each person had two packs, enough to make 16 cards, together with glues, and stamp set.

Here's what the ladies created

The fantastic Pip Sparkle made the above cards

 Sandra created these stunning makes

 The very talented Celia made these

Whilst the girls were having fun with their packs, I had some time to play with the fantastic New Thinlets Card Dies.

These are amazing dies that allow you to create fantastic flip cards.  Here's one I created using the new die and the Merry Little Christmas Stamp.

I also had time to use the envelope punch board to create the fanatic tab edges on the card below.

The card on the right with the pocket on the front was created using the envelope liner framelit dies.

The ladies got to try out all these lovely products and were able to place their orders.

If you would like to join in a class or place an order for any of the above items please contact me.

I will be happy to help.

Don't forget that there is a new hostess code which will be valid until the 19th November.  For your chance to win free Stampin UP! items, don't forget to add this to your online order.