Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

You were not expecting sunshine was you?
I'm actually revisiting a Friday Die Day from a year ago 
(honestly time got away from me this week!) 
This die set is 'My Sunshine'.

It is a card front die so you receive an outer 
rectangular border die along with the inset.
The approximate sizes: Inset: 4 x 5¼” Border: 4¼ x 5½”

This is how it looks cut/embossed from white cardstock.

I then chose to cut/emboss certain areas of the die so I placed my yellow
card just on that part.  


Using my Tool n' One I was able to remove the yellow fallout pieces I needed
and insert them, just a dab of liquid glue holds them in place.
Tip:  Attach a strip of card to the reverse of the section where you
are inserting pieces so you have something to adhere to.

My pieces inserted.

Using that outer border die I cut a piece of green patterned paper.
Attached 3D Foam Squares to the reverse of my die cut and 
positioned over the top.

I added Sprigs and tiny flowers and Adhesive Pearls,
it's a really simple design with the card front die doing most of the work.

Some close up pics.

My Sunshine is available from your Spellbinders retailer.

Ahhh the weekend is nearly here and I'm not travelling!
I am however crafting - no surprises there.

Take care friends and keep your eyes peeled for 
December's Charity Kit.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Joyeux Noel and a bit of dancing!

Hello friends

Today I'm on the Spellbinders blog with this festive offering.
There's a step by step tutorial here but you can probably see it features
Layered Poinsettia - this time made with various fabrics.

Returned home late last night from Create and Craft,
a great day with Sapphire shows and thank you for all the emails -
it's lovely to see the cup of chance with lots inside!

And if you caught my 6pm show with Nigel I was even cajoled into 
doing a bit of dancing...

The theme has been 'Strictly' all week but I don't think the real show 
will be knocking on my door any day soon! 

Today back to city job - all change!
Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Birthday Winner - Is it you?

Hello friends

A week ago it was my birthday and I hosted a giveaway,
the special die set ... Create a Flake Six.
Thank you for all the lovely birthday comments and messages.

Time to announce the winner ...drum roll.....


Congratulations Hazel - please send an email to
with your address details and the die set will be sent straight out to you.

I adore snowflakes and this set is superb.
I've teamed it here with Daisy Flower Topper.

As mentioned I'll be on the telly today - Create and Craft shows
10am, 2pm and 6pm - featuring the Sapphire
and lots of other Spellbinders goodies.
Mum is coming along with me to help eat all the biscuits in the Green Room!

Take care friends - hope you are all keeping warm.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Goodie Bags, Fantastic Friends and Telly!

Hello friends

If you follow me on Facebook you will have seen that I 
spent Sunday with my crafty friends in Milton Keynes.
We get together every month and I am 100% guilty of introducing them to craft,
I now honestly believe they have more stash than me!

We spoil each other with goodie bags and this month
I created very simple tags using kraft tags and Labels 56.
The leaves are from Romantic Blooms One and the flowers are from Homespun.

We got into the spirit of Christmas with festive jumpers and dined on turkey sandwiches,
Christmas cake, chocolate and satsumas (note the one healthy item!)

Today I'll be speed crafting in the cabin as I'm heading back to 
Create and Craft tomorrow - I'll be doing shows at 10am, 2pm and 6pm -
it's a fantastic Sapphire offer...tune in if you can.

Take care friends.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Charity Kit Round Up 4

Hello friends

I've been rummaging again!
Charity Kit round up time and it features a kit with two pretty tags.

You will just need some adhesive and gemstones.

Your kit will contain:

Two ivory hammered die cut tags (from Contour die - Tag You're It)
Pre-cut patterned paper
Die cuts - mini kraft envelope, sprigs, hearts, flowers, tiny tag
Full instructions

The price of this kit inclusive of packing and posting is £4.00
and I've placed a PayPal button below.
There is only 3 kits remaining!


 All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.

Take care friends - I will continue to rummage! 
Huge thanks to those who have purchased.

Oh reference to 2018 yesterday, well the truth is
whilst I've been in m cabin crafting I've actually built a time machine...
it's brilliant but it does mean I do get a little mixed up with the years! ;)

Saturday, 26 November 2016

3D Stamp - Poinsettia

Hello friends

I'm actually at my desk for 5 minutes or so to type a blog post!
It has been a busy few days, Create and Craft UK shows on
Wednesday, travelling to their London studios to do shows for
Create and Craft USA, drove back home last night and today
in Harwich doing workshops - hectic but a lot of fun.
Today marks the last of my demos and workshops for this year,
2017 (oh that sounds strange) will be bringing more.

The crafty offering today is a Spellbinders 3D stamp card - 
Poinsettia - love this one!
I simply stamped three times and used Chameleon pens to 
lightly colour.  Mounted onto a black mat and white card base.
Typed and die cut sentiment.

The 3D stamps are now available from your Spellbinders retailer.

Hope you are all having a good weekend, it has definitely turned nippy,
scraping the ice off my car this morning.
Now..have you started your Christmas shopping?
I haven't - it feels like it is creeping up very very quickly! 

Take care friends.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
It doesn't get much more festive than holly so this week
I'm featuring Jolly Holly - a Spellbinders Die D-Lite set.
The approximate measurements are:
Leaves: 0.90 x 1.90 in
Berries: 0.35 x 0.35 in
Berry Bunch: 0.85 x 0.90 in
This is how they look cut/embossed.
I chose to use white card and ink with distress inks.

My card base with MME papers - Mistletoe Magic
and matted using A2 Matting Basics.

Using Classic Ovals die cut twice I mounted layers of the holly
inked with different green tones.
Stamped and cut a small sentiment strip.

Placed this as my card topper and affixed some berries in place.

Jolly Holly is available to purchase from your Spellbinders retailer.
Take care friends, I'm going to be in Harwich tomorrow
teach two Spellbinders workshops - photos to follow.
Can you believe it...a month today it will be Christmas Day!
Best get my tree up.