Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Butterfly birthday card

I've managed to have a 'play' tonight :-D 

DSPs; birthday sentiment stamp SU Sale-A-Bration "Big Day"; Old Olive ink pad used all from Stampn Up. Doily from x-cut, butterflies and oval scallop punches from Hobbycraft. Embossing folder dots from Cuttlebug. SU dimensions for 3-D layers. Plain textured c/s of unknown origin (more like forgotten as I've had it so long!). 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Stamped card and matching lined envelope

A wee bit of crafting tonight using designer papers from other manufacturers, SU stamps from present and previous catalogues. Envelope punch board used to make envelope and loner for envelope. 

Diamontes used to enhance stamped flourish:

Lined envelope to co-ord with card:

Appreciation gifts for my team of secretaries

Bags prepped for 4 of the ladies: 

Slight variation of contents: 

For the past year I've been delegating workload to other med secretaries around the other NHS Lothian sites for the clinics and theatres undertaken by an external provider NHS Lothian employed to reduce waiting lists etc.  Sometimes the workload was such that it was expedited in time for any planned theatre.   Anyways there are around 10 ladies whom picked up the work up until Christmas time. They were received gratefully.  Some really liked how I presented the candles/chocolate treats - nothing done fancy unfortunately for the little bottles of wine though! 

Ferrero Rochet chocs placed and wrapped in a hand crafted box:

Little bath fizzers individually wrapped 
(Snowflake punch from Creative Memories which are sadly no longer around):

Candles in box base:

Candles boxed - handcrafted by myself:

Embellished and personalised bag and gift tag for another 2 ladies - the remaining ladies had received same hence no point in duplicating photos:

Some chocolate mints packaged in handcrafted pillow box - SU stamp and scalloped punch used:

These were another way of packaging chocolate treats for 3 ladies:

Ela is a bank staff member to assist with some admin work. Ela is Polish and lovely to work with - a quick learner and always very helpful too. As a token of my appreciation, this is what I put together:

Serif font for Sizzix; label from X-cut, silver embellishments from Dovecraft; hessian ribbon from The Range: 

A box I made for colleague at work:

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Secret Santa (NHS Workplace)

Gift bag embellished with handcrafted personalised tag:

Close-up of tag:

Handcrafted embellished box:
Although I've worked for NHS for 26 yrs now, I've never taken part in Secret Santa until most recent years.  I've enjoyed this particularly due to being able to get crafty with my new Stampin Up tools and stamps. 

Yankee Candle melts/oil burner with packaged melts:

Handcrafted bag holding chocolate treats side view:

Above described front view:

Mia's birthday - party bags (belated post from Oct 2014)

Long overdue to upload some of my creations from October. Mia's birthday looty bags personalised using Sizzix little doll die and accessories plus Sizzix Alphabets (Big Shot die cutter). Stampin Up circle and scalloped punches as well as Stampin Up sentiment. 

Some pillow boxes too:


Having rejoined Stampin Up and back on crafting scene again, I noticed that mini doilies have crept in to card making/gift presentation. A fab use of them and I quite like the effect. I can't say that I am too stuck on precut ones as often you don't have colour/pattern choice (my humble opinion only). A recent visit to The Range which sells a good amount of crafting supplies as well as household supplies/furniture, resulted in me purchasing these 2 X-Cut doily dies 😎. 

Back into crafting!

Well, after months and months (possibly years??) of not crafting, I've started up again. I've rejoined as a Stampin' Up Demo, initially as a hobbyist to build up my already extensive crafting tools/stash etc.  This is believe or not, old news now as I rejoined early December and we are now almost half way through January already! Got lots of ideas in my head and really wanting to actually produce something!