Saturday, 4 February 2017

Jem's Blog Hop: Hearts Layout

Welcome to the Jem's Blog Hop! I thought this month's theme might be a bit of a challenge for me, I don't really use hearts that often, but I must have had it in the back of my mind because it wasn't until I finished this layout that I realised it was perfect for today's hop! A subtle use of a few hearts, taken from the Celebrate Every Day Project Life Accessory Pack. This layout is just 6x8, to fit in my Project Life album. 

Thanks for joining in with the blog hop today! 
Click the links below to skip back to the lovely Karen, 
or forward to the equally lovely Sarah-Jane

Don't forget you can buy everything you need to make this layout from my online store :)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Jems Blog Hop: Project Life

It's that time of the month again! Welcome to my stop on the Jem's Blog Hop :)
I fell in love with the new Spring/Summer catalogue as soon as I saw it, my must have list is ridiculously long! One of the first things that leapt out of the catalogue at me was the new Celebrate Everyday Project Life collection. I'm determined to document this year, so I've made a start by creating my title page for my 2017 Project Life album. I hope you like it!

Use the buttons below to move onwards to the wonderful Julie, or back to the fabulous Karen :D

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Jems Blog Hop: Gift Bags

Welcome to the Jem's Blog Hop! I hope you've been enjoying the wonderful projects so far, it's great to see what everyone's been up to during 2016 :) One of the things that I've enjoyed most this year is making little gift bags for people, so I thought I'd share some with you today.

First up is a couple of Thank You bags filled with chocolates that I made for colleagues who had gone out of their way to help me at work - it's always nice to show appreciation for a job well done!

Next, I decided to spoil the Trick or Treaters this year with some decorated bags filled with sweets. They went down very well!

Finally, I created an Advent of presents for my sister. I can't tell you what's in them because she's only opened the first two so far and I don't want to give the surprise away! 

Thanks for joining me on this month's Blog Hop! Use the buttons below to hop on to the next stop, the lovely Gill, or back to the previous blog, the equally lovely Sam :)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Jems Blog Hop: 'Love' Layout

The months seem to be flying by at the moment, it doesn't seem two minutes since the last blog hop! This month the Jems are showcasing some of the fabulous goodies in the seasonal catalogue, which is just Christmas crafting heaven. But ... if you're like me, and not ready to admit that Christmas is just round the corner, then you'll be very happy to know that the products in the Autumn-Winter catalogue are extremely versatile! I've used the Warmth & Cheer range to scrapbook a photo that I took in June - not bad eh?!
I started by applying Delightful Dijon ink to a sheet of whisper white cardstock, using the Seasonal Decorative Mask to give a lovely knitted pattern. I layered up a square and several strips of different papers from the Warmth & Cheer range, added a paper doily and some Warmth & Cheer washi tape and then my photo. To finish off the page I added some decorative pearls, burlap ribbon, Very Vanilla lace trim. The title is cut from gold glimmer paper using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop, the talented Jems have made some amazing projects!

Don't forget that you can purchase all the items for this project in my 
online store - make sure you use the online order code below to earn freebies!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Jems Blog Hop: 'Love' Gift Bag

It's blog hop time again! This month the Jems are creating gift packaging, which is right up my street - I don't think a gift is complete without pretty packaging, people always know which presents are from me at Christmas!

I love the idea of giving a card in a pretty gift bag, rather than a plain envelope, so I set to work on a plain glassine gift bag with lots of Stampin' Up! supplies.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Follow the links below to visit the lovely and talented Sarah next :)

You can find all of the supplies to make this project in my online store :)

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Blog Updates

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I've made a few updates to my blog recently, which anyone viewing on a mobile version might have missed so I thought I'd take a couple of seconds and point them out.

There are now links to my online store and a pdf version of the Stampin' Up catalogue in the sidebar, as well as links to my Facebook, Pinterest and eBay pages. 

I've also added an extra page which can be found in the menu bar at the top of the home page, which includes information on ordering Stampin' Up! products online, as well as how to order a copy of the catalogue through me. 

Hopefully all the information is straightforward and makes sense, but if you have any questions either leave them in the comments or email me at


Saturday, 4 June 2016

Jems Blog Hop: 'Hello' Layout

It's that time again! You should have come to me from the lovely and talented Sarah-Jane, but if you didn't, not to worry, you can join the blog hop at any time and follow along until you end up back where you started. Last month's hop was so inspirational, you'll definitely want to see what everyone's been up to this month!  

This month's theme is the new 2016-18 'In Colour'; a collection of five colours that co-ordinate beautifully and are part of the Stampin' Up! family of colours for two years. I thought I'd go back to my first love for this month's theme, and use the colours to create a scrapbook layout.

I started with an A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the background using the 'Gorgeous Grunge' (told you it was my favourite!) and 'Awesomely Artistic' stamp sets with four of the five In Colours: Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum. I love the ink splatter stamps - perfect splatters every time and no mess!

I matted my photo with a square of Peekaboo Peach card and adhered it over the background stamping. I coloured two strips of white glitter tape (which is now retired, but I would think the Glimmer Paper would work just as well) with Dapper Denim ink and tucked them under the matted photo. I die cut the word 'hello' from Dapper Denim card and a butterfly from Vellum card which I added to the bottom corner of the photo, along with a few loops of metallic silver thread. Finally, I added a few white and silver sequins over the stamped ink splatters.

And that's it! A fairly simple layout, but I'm pleased with it :) Your next stop is the fabulous Sarah - enjoy the rest of the hop and I'll see you soon!

In love with the In Colours? You can find the collection here :)