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 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 25 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!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Christmas Triangle Box


I made this Christmas Triangle box following a fabulous tutorial on You Tube from one of my Pootler buddies Amanda.  It was soooo easy to make, instructions nice and clear and perfect for a little treat :)  I love how it has a magnetic closure and sits flat on the table.

Below is a pic open and of what is inside!



Here are the supplies I used all from STAMPIN' UP!

STAMP:-
Suite Seasons
DSP:-
Candy Cane Lane
CARD STOCK:-
Real Red, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
MARKERS:-
Crumb Cake & Real Red
DIE:-
2nd smallest square from Stitched Shapes Framelits
OTHERS:-
Scoreboard
Project Life corner rounder punch
Candy dots (retired)

Here is Amanda's fab tutorial



This fit challenge on Cute Card Thursday #450 - Anything but a card

Monday, 31 October 2016

October card swap


This is my card for October card swap for Pootles Card Swap.  The theme is Fluffy, Frills and Pink.

I used:-

CARD SIZE:-
6" x 6"
CARDSTOCK:-
Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
STAMPS:-
Sheltering Tree
INKS:-
Chocolate Cjip, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo
OTHERS:-
Very Vanilla lace trim and pearls

All items from STAMPIN' UP!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Punch art card


This is my card from last months swap with Pootles Card Swap and I realised I hadn't posted on my blog.

I used:-

CARD BASE:-
Crumb Cake Notecard
CARDSTOCK:-
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red & Chocolate Chip
PUNCHES:-
2 3/8" scallop circle
2" circle
1 1/2" circle
1" circle
1 1/2" scallop circle
Word Window Punch
DSP:-
Crumb cake from Neutrals stack
SENTIMENT:-
Party Pants (retired SAB)
OTHERS:-
Candy dots

All items from STAMPIN' UP!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

CASE'D Crafty Carolines boxes


When I saw the You-Tube tutorial from CRAFTY CAROLINE CREATES today I just had to have a go!

Her tutorial is here.


I made general occasion boxes for my stash ready for "emergency gifts".

I made two colour combos:-

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry

Both have DSP from the Brights collection and retire sentiment from Tag It set.

All from STAMPIN' UP!

Friday, 16 September 2016

James Bear Christmas


This is one of my fave Christmas Images as I love love love James Bear from LILI OF THE VALLEY.

This is also my first attempt using Copic markers for James.  After advice from my lovely friend Marianne (who's colouring is A-MAY-ZING!!!) I purchased some tones of brown and had a play.  The remainder of the image is coloured with SPECTRUM NOIRS.

I'm quite pleased with the result  and I'm sure I will be purchasing more pens too.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
IMAGE:
James with cracker from LILI OF THE VALLEY
SENTIMENT:
Good Greetings (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
CARD STOCK:
Whisper White, Sahara Sand from STAMPIN' UP!
Neenah white from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
DSP:
Under the Tree (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
TOOLS:
Curvy corner punch (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
Classic label punch from STAMPIN' UP!
OTHERS:
Sweater trim (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
Gems from stash
PENS USED:
BEAR
Copics E29, E31, E33, E37
HAT
SN DR1, DR6, DR7
CRACKER
SN BT2, BT4, BT5, TB2, TB3, TB4, LY2, CT2, CT4
HAT TRIM AND BOBBLE
SN Clear sparkle pen