Friday, 25 April 2014


 I bought a stamp magazine whilst in Hobbycraft at the beginning of the week.  The magazine didnt actually inspire me but I thought the stamp would be good enhancement to a masculine gift tag. Plus "Mr A" enjoys the birds too so thought this would be an ideal subject.....

 Tag edge stamped with the Stamping up ink... Stazon black for the stamp itself.  I used a variety of colours from the my Stamping Up pen collection.
 For the man in my life.......

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

I eventually got round to mowing the rear garden lawn yesterday once I got home from work.  Got the strimmer out to tidy things up and almost took it to the long grasses growing beneath my daughter's bedroom window and these caught my eyes......

there were loads of them!

Friday, 11 April 2014

The humble envelope

I recall making these a few years back - though I had my special trimmer which doubled as a scorer if the blade was removed [I now use that at work as we don't have access to any paper trimmers or guillotines].  Only trouble is, I could not for the life of me, find what I was looking for on my own blog though I pretty sure I did a project and loaded on here - ho hum I am simply a little rusty finding my way round my own blog!

Back to where I was - I started off with the above C5 sized envelope. Sealed the opening and then trimmed it off as it was not required nor part of the design.  Scored a certain width on the 3 remaining edges and 'moulded' into shape to get the block base bag effect.

Create an embellishment using patterned cardstock to the width of the'bag', stamp some accents and secure with double sided sticky tape or the ATG gun which is very handy!

I bought a couple of bags of chocolate eggs that you can buy for and Easter egg hunt....and filled these bags with some of those eggs.

I am hoping the above photo turns the right way round as blogger isnt playing ball or it is simply something I am not doing right as this pic was edited and showing as portrait orientation.

Here is one not so girly!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The first in a very long while - using stamps and die cuts.....

Jeezo!! A lot has changed over the last couple of years.  I havent been maintaining my blog neither due to huge changes in my life.  Those changes include the ending of my marriage - my decision and one I had not made lightly, To me, it simply reached the end of the road.  Anyways, all those changes means that a lot of good has come out from it too.  The biggest thing to have gone by the wayside has been my crafting......

BUT I have done some crafting on and off over time and tonight I dug out my Stampin' Up stamps and tools etc.  I do hope to have created something this week.  I am soooooo out of date in the crafting world.  I have not bought sizzix dies for a long time and don't know what's hot and what's not in the crafting seems I am relearning again!

This is the new me, I hope you like?! xxx