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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A little colouring!!

Been a while since I did some colouring - and this was a little while ago for my niece's birthday!! 
The image is from Just Inklined called High Tops, and I have coloured them with my Spectrum Noir pens: PP5, CR4, PP3, CR2, Blender, IG5, 3, 2, 1. I added a bit of sparkle with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear. 
The A5 Easel card is made from white card, with coloured card from my stash - some of which is embossed with Sugar & Spice Elegant Orchid embossing folder. The circles are Spellbinders Circles, Scalloped Circles and Decorative Circles. The letters are Essentials Alphabet, the number are 1" Alphabet and the sentiement is Classiques Only Words.

And of course it's finished off with ribbon and pearls.
Cxxx

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The final cupcake box!!

Evening!! Just thought I would share the last of my cupcake box samples made using the Downton Abbey A3 card.
This is the Single Cupcake Takeaway Box with card from the Downstairs collection of the A3 card. For the decoration, I used the Star Insert die, along with circle dies.
I used the Picket Fence wrapper die and embellished the stars with buttons from my stash.
Cxxx

Downton Abbey Cupcake Box!

Did you catch the show earlier with Fiona and the Cupcake Box Templates? All those scrummy cupcakes that have appeared inside them look gorgeous!! 

This is another of my samples - the Twin Cupcake Presentation Box using the fabulous Downton Abbey Above Stairs Collection.
I used the Heart Insert Die for embellishment, along with English Country Garden Rolled Flowers, Together Forever Graceful Swirls dies and Kimono Oriental Screen Embossing Folder.

The wrapper is cut with the Lacy Hearts Wrapper die, and I've used the Hearts Insert die for the little cupcake toppers.

Cxxx


More Cupcakes!!

Morning. Another quick sneak peek for this afternoon's shows with the Cupcake Templates.
This one is the single cupcake presentation box, made with card from the Downton Abbey A3 Classic Collection card pack.
I cut out areas as indicated on the template and added some acetate so you can see into the box. The flowers are Flowers for All Occasions 1, 3 and 4. 
The wrapper is the Daisy Wrapper die, and I have also used the Flag Insert die.
Cxxx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Cupcake Heaven!

Evening I have a little sneak peek to share with you ahead of tomorrow's shows on Hochanda. The fabulous cupcake templates are back - and this time with the gorgeous Downton Abbey A3 Double Sided Centura Pearl card.
This one is made with the Four Cupcake Presentation Box template and card from the Downton Abbey Above Stairs collection. 
To go with the box, I have used the Classique Butterfly Wrapper die, and the Prom Dress Insert die.
On the top of the box I have used the Classique Floral Flourish die, along with the Floral Delight Leafy Flourish dies. For the sides I used the English Country Garden Arch Edge die. The paper flowers, ribbon and pearls are all from my stash.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the shows.
Cxxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Pretty Easel Card!!

Afternoon. Have finally got round to posting again. This is an A5 Easel card I made for a friend's daughter.
The topper and card are Hunkydory - and I cut the lettering with Die'sire 1" Contemporary Alphabet and Number dies. And I embellished with some resin flowers. Not really much else to say!!
CxxxxCake

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Good to be back!!

Well, six weeks ago, I was merrily blogging every single day, having set myself a challenge of sharing a crafty image a day for the year. Then, at the beginning of April, I realised just how much pressure I was putting myself under to try to keep it going. And I decided that I wasn't enjoying it anymore, so stopped!! Life's too short to do something you're not enjoying!! 

Lots has happened since then. I have set myself other challenges including a triSUP - paddleboarding, mountain biking and beach running. And we have acquired a puppy - gorgeous little labradoodle called Molly!

So, what brings me back to my blog!! Well, you may have been watching Sara on Hochanda over the past couple of days, with the Big Score and new Downton Abbey A3 card. And I'm very proud of the fact that the chocolate box that's been shown on most of the shows is mine! 

The new Downton Card is just gorgeous, and I just loved making samples for this launch!! 
This design is from the Below Stairs collection, and I used the Downton Decor and Opulent Corner dies from the Downton Abbey die range. 
Inside, I used the Half Doily die - and used more of the card to make a band for the bars of chocolate!!

Have a few more samples to share - so will be back soon.
Cxxxx