Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All is calm convention table cutlery holder goes to a wedding with Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso coral

Morning everyone.

Do you remember the gorgeous pictures of my 2014 convention table.  

Here's a close up of the cutlery holder

Isn't this just cute.  Lots of people have asked how I made this.

I was also asked to do an inspiration station at our team training on Sunday with the lovely Michelle.

If you would like to be part of an amazing and creative team then do get in touch or go to

We discussed what she wanted me to do and we decided that recreating the above table would be great, but for another occasion.

So I have remade them, in lovely Wedding colours.

Crisp Cantaloupe meets calypso coral.

I used the box board for the table favours and the napkin rings this time.

The gorgeous flowers have been inked in matching colours and to set of these gorgeous tones i have used Pistachio Pudding and gold glimmer paper.

And here's what you need and the instructions.


Park Lane DSP
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
White Organza Ribbon
Glue Dots

Envelope Punch Board


Cut Calypso coral cardstock to 10” x 4”.    Using a sponge edge the cardstock with calypso coral ink.
Cut the crisp cantaloupe cardstock to 9 15/16ths” x  3 7/8th”.  Using a sponge and calypso coral ink distress the edge.
Stamp the sentiment on the top
Adhere the two bits together, making sure there is a border on both sides and at the top.
Cut the DSP to 6” x 5”
Using your score board score 3 sides at ¼ “ and ½” .  Burnish
Score the other side at ½”
Using the Envelope Punch Board.  Punch on the side scored at 1/2 “ by lining the paper up at 1” mark.  Turn the DSP over and again punch at 1” mark.
Using your trimmer cut the edges away on each side to form a tab in the middle.  Fold over
Cut away the three outer small squares at the bottom 2 corners.  And cut the along one edge of the last remaining small square.  This will leave a small flap.  Fold edges in to form a small box shape.

Using tombow glue this to the back of your cutlery holder, taking care to line up the bottom.

I hope you enjoy making these for your christmas tables etc.

But I would ask that if you case this project you please link back to me.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Stamps - Colour Challenge No 89 ...... meets Stampin Up UK Perfect .......

Hi everyone.

So that fortnight went by super quick.  I can't believe it's Sunday again and there is another challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

I am really honoured to be doing this month's guest designer spot, and want to thank everyone of you that has popped over to take a look at my blog.

I loved seeing everyone's creations in the last challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with for this one.

Anyway this week the challenge is a colour challenge;  It's number SSC89.

I loved this colour combination.

For those of you who don't use Stampin Up Products the colours are:

Plum, Lavender and Vanilla

For those of you, who like me use Stampin Up the colours are:

Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla

So for those of you who have popped in and out of my blog, you will know that I love 3d items, I also love flower arranging and a while back I learnt how to make wrist corsages.

So with that in mind I set to work, because if Mother Nature can do it then so can I.

So first I made the gift box.  Because you wouldn't not wrap this gift.  Its in Wisteria Wonder.

I stamped it using the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  How cute is that.

I also used the flower from Everything Eleanor.  I stamped the box in Wisteria Wonder.  Added a gift tae in Perfect Plum, punched with the Scallop Gift Tag Punch again stamped in Perfect Plum.

The flower on the box and in the centre of the corsage is very vanilla cardstock that has been distressed with both Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder ink.  I have added some Basic Jewels to give it a bit of sparkle.

The leaves and the flower are cut using the Flower Frenzy die.  I love this die.  

Lastly I hot glued the flower to the Cotton Ribbon, again from Stampin UP.

I hope you have enjoyed this project.  I just need an occasion to be able to wear this one now.  

If anyone would like one of these then please contact me.

Anyone who spends £50 or more in my online shop today will receive a special gift direct from me.

Don't forget to pop over to Sunday Stamps and enter into this fortnight's colour challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Big Hugs