Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 22 and a daughter Emma aged 19. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 24 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!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Desk organiser


After seeing the tutorial on Ann's Happy Stamper blog and the Youtube Video of her double storage box I thought it would make an excellent adhesive holder for my desk.  The only amendment I made is punching the holes at the top to make a handle so can move it around on my desk.  (Note if you are punching handle do so before you attach as too thick for punch otherwise - as I learned on first try LOL)

One side holds my tape pen and wet glues and the back holds my stampin dimensionals, tear and tape and sellotape.

Thanks Ann - fabulous tutorial

CARD:-
Elegant Eggplant
DSP:-
Perfect Plum from Brights DSP stack
PUNCH:-
Extra large oval (retired)
OTHERS:-
Button from brights pack (retired)
White ribbon from stash

All items from STAMPIN' UP!



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Baby gifts


One of my lovely friend's at work is having a baby boy so I decided to get my pins and hook out and made this layette.

The cardigan and bootees are knitted and the blanked is crocheted.  Below is a work-in-progress of the blanket.



Really enjoyed the knitting as not made anything for ages!  May have to do more :)


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspirers Team - Father's Day


This is a project for CRAFTER'S COMPANION INSPIRERS TEAM.  The theme was Father's Day so I used this month's download on the CRAFTER'S COMPANION Website which is free.  There are lots of brilliant downloads with papers, sentiments, images and even layouts.

I used papers from the download and also the sentiment.  The Dad and cogs are Sara's Signature Dies.

CARD SIZE:
5" x 7"
CARD:
Blue Core'dinations card
DIES:
TOOLS:
2" & 2.5" circle punches
OTHERS:
Blue brads from stash

Friday, 10 June 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspirers Team - Patron's Lunch


This project is for CRAFTER'S COMPANION INSPIRERS TEAM.  The theme was Patron's Lunch so I made a cupcake and favour box.

The box was so easy to make - the template even has markouts for the matting layers too.

CARD:
PAPERS:
TEMPLATE:
DIES:
OTHERS:
Red ribbon, red ink and pearls from stash

The cupcake was made by my very talented Daughter.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Hubby's birthday card


This is card I made for my hubby's birthday.  I used Timeless Textures stamps to make the background and the main sentiment from Happy Birthday, Everyone.  I used Crumb cake, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip ink and Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Chocolate chip card.  The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black and candy dots scattered to finish.

All items from STAMPIN' UP!