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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 21 and a daughter Emma aged 18. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 23 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Posting break

The posts this week so far have been scheduled from my makes last week as I intended to try to post more regularly on my blog.

Unfortunately I hurt my back on Friday evening and as it was getting no better I saw my Doctor yesterday who said I have a trapped nerve.  This means that there will be no more projects from me until I have recovered as it's too painful to sit at my desk.

I'm currently sat in the lounge with loads of cushions working my way through Harry Potter DVD's.

Hope normal service will resume shortly (hopefully)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Self-closing box - resized


I made Keren's self closing box (link to Keren's Vid HERE) and I decided to see if I could resize it smaller.

This box base measures 1.5" x 1.5"  and height is 4.5"- super cute! 

Card size is 6.5" x 6".
Score long side at 3" & 6"
Score short side at 1.5" & 4.5"
Diagonals the same as the vid

This time I used Crushed Curry cardstock, Moonlight DSP Stack and Bow builder punch all from STAMPIN' UP!  The top is shaped using EK Success border punch.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Hexagon box - with a difference





One of my fellow Pootlers (Our Stampin' Up! Team) challenged us on our FB page to make a project using one SU colour and one SU Stamp set only (although we were allowed white/ivory card also).

I made this 6 sided box using two pieces of card 6.5" x 9"and score as follows.
  • Short side 2, 4, & 6"
  • Long side 2, 6  & 8"

I cut the bottom small oblong off and attached together then cutting off the tops 1" rim of four of the flaps, keeping two opposite ones to make the closure as in picture.  I hand cut the corners to angle them. ( a template is at the bottom of the post)

I then cut layers 6 at 1 7/8" x 3 7/8" and 6 at 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" for the top flaps.  Stamped one of each in different patterns and sponged the edges.

Cut a piece of ivory card 2" x 3" and used scallop top punch to make the label. Ribbon, punched butterfly and pearls to finish.

CARD STOCK:
Ivory and Calypso Coral
INK:
Calypso Coral
STAMPS:
Perpetual Calendar
TOOLS:
Tag topper punch
Corner Rounder punch
Itty butterfly punch
1/4" hand punch
OTHERS:
Calypso Coral ribbon and pearls

All products from STAMPIN' UP!

Make two like these.



Monday, 23 March 2015

Valentine card


Now I know Valentine's Day was last month but I have just found the pic on my pc and realised I forgot to blog it - doh!!!!!

This is the card I made for my hubby.

CARD SIZE:
4" x 6"
CARD STOCK:
Real Red and Whisper White from STAMPIN' UP!
INKS:
Stayzon Black
MARKERS:
Real red Stampin' Write marker from STAMPIN' UP!
STAMPS:
Contemporary Alphabet (retired) & Something to Say (heart) from STAMPIN' UP!
TOOLS:
Ebosser for embossing Swiss dots folder
1" Square punch from STAMPIN' UP!
Postage Stamp punch from STAMPIN' UP!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Christmas Card No 6


I am behind with my 1 Xmas card per week (bad Jane!)  but had a play to make this one.  I bought this stamp last year and this is the first time it has been inked (double bad Jane!)

The DSP is Irrestibly Yours free on Sale-a-bration which is plain white and I have inked to show the dots.

CARD SIZE:
5" x 5"
STAMP:
Bearing gifts (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
CARD STOCK:
Pool Party & Whisper White from STAMPIN' UP!
DSP:
Irresistibly Yours (SAB) from STAMPIN' UP!
INKS:
Pool Party, Coastal Cabana & Black Stayzon from STAMPIN' UP!
MARKER COLOURS:
Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar & Pistachio Pudding from STAMPIN' UP!
TOOLS:
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Scallop Trim Border punch from STAMPIN' UP!
OTHERS:
Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue from STAMPIN' UP!
Gems from stash

This card fits the challenges on:-