Craft club

Last Friday was our monthly craft club meet up, the theme for this month was flowers. Our group consists of 6 members, including myself. We collect ideas during the month and then decide on one thing to make. Having other crafters around is great for inspiration, we are all at different levels and we all have different skills we teach each other. This is what we made on Friday night.





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Birthday gift box and card.

I love to give little surprises along with my cards. I truly believe that it is nice to give a little something with out going over the top. It’s the though that counts, isn’t it? I made this card and little box for my brothers birthday I filled the box with lots of haribo sweets. To make the little ‘ chip’ style box I used StampinUp’s fry box die for the sizzix big shot. The stamp sets used are also from StampinUp. I hope you enjoyed this little project!

gift box and birthday card

Tea light gift box 

The inspiration for my last post came from a very talented crafter called Pootles. She make amazing little packages from card I highly recommend you check out her blog. I hope that someday my work can be as inspiring as hers. This little box is so quick and easy to make, I used it to hold 4 little tea lights but it could be used for so much more. I hope the measurements and the image showing where to cut is clear. I’m not used with doing post showing how to construct, but I can only get better! And hopefully someday I will gather together the confidence to make a video!

Card stock:

19.5 x14cm

Score the LONG side at:



Score the Short side at:





Pattern card stock size:



teacher gifts 2015Once the card stock is cut and scored to size small incisions like the image below should be made, this makes the folds look neat and professional. I used strong double sided tape to hold everything in place.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.

Weekly Deals from Stampin UP.

Stampin Up weekly deals starting 15 July 2015

Stampin Up weekly deals starting 15 July 2015

Its WEDNESDAY! And that can only mean one thing…. Stampin Up have released their new weekly deals. I recommend the star framlits die, I get so much use out of mine. It is great for birthdays,Christmas,weddings etc the possibilities are endless. Enjoy this weeks deals and remember they will only be here for 1 week! Happy crafting!

Baby Bella

This special card was a request made by one of my friends a few months ago.The paper cut out design is from the Silhouette store, I did carry out some customisation to the design. Hope you all like it and maybe it will provide you with some inspiration. Happy crafting.

christening card


I am just currently finishing off some wedding invitations, which I will show you all when the bride and groom’s big day arrives. I love the buzz and excitement of weddings and all the planning. I wish I could do it all again! The card I am showing off today was a personalised request, the bride and groom paper cut out is from the Silhouette design store. It is one of my favourite designs in my library.  Hope you are having a wonderful day filled with loads of crafting.

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Happy Hump Day!

Its that time of the week again! The new deals have definitely cheered me up on the dull damp ‘summers’ day! Check out this weeks deals and as always they will only hang around for one week only. PS make sure to check out the clearance rack too, there so great christmas theme items in there. Happy shopping and crafting!

Weekly deals 17th June

Exciting news at Stampin Up

Good afternoon, here in Northern Ireland it is starting to feel a little more like summer. The sun is shinning and the sky is blue! This makes me want to get out all of my bright summer papers to craft with. Yesterday seen the launch of the new 2015-2016 Stampin Up annual catalogue!Its full of amazing new products and inspirations if you would like to see a copy of it click here. As it is Wednesday the new list of Weekly Deals has been posted, remember these deals will only last for one week! Happy crafting and shopping.

2015-2016 annual catalogue

2015-2016 annual catalogue


weekly deals

weekly deals

Happy 1st birthday

Yesterday was a very special day for me and my husband, we marked the occasion of our daughter’s very 1st birthday. We celebrated with family and friends. I made this special card for my little girl along with the help of my Silhouette Portrait machine. The papers used are from be bunny, I have had them in my craft stash for ages! The paper bow was made with the help of Stampin Up bow builder punch.  My inspiration came from a card which I found on Pinterest. I really enjoyed making this card so I plan to make some more similar to this. Hope you have a wonderful crafty week.


90th Birthday Card

I was requested to make a special 90th birthday card for a client. I decided to make a tri fold card and use a pink famine theme. On this card I used Stampin Up Simply Pressed clay (130685). This is the first time I have ever used this product and i can honestly say it was brilliant fun! It is a soft and very easy to work it clay, it is best if you leave the product to dry over 24 hours. When dry it is very light weight and feeling more like a foam than a clay. If you would like some of this clay click here I then coloured the clay using encore metallic gold ink. My craft room is still in ‘make over’ mode so all my stash is packed away but hopefully it will all be back out in a few weeks. Happy crafting.