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Prosecco gift box

Life has got in the way of my blogging in recent months but I am now able to find some time to blog again. Another reason for blog silence has been that what I have been making has been for gifts and I cannot share these at the moment!

This first post is of a gift I made for a friend of mine last month.  This design from Anna Marie Designs really caught my eye and I knew I could make a lovely gift from it.


The box comes ready to assemble and it was so easy to do that.  I used some strong glue and made sure that everything was sturdy before putting my paint on.  The paint, Maya Gold Purple Romance by Viva, I had never used before and I was blown away by its texture and the ease of application.  The paint has a beautiful glitter effect which was extremely hard to pick up in the photos.  I applied two coats and it dried very quickly.  I didn’t paint the inside of the box as the bottle and any subsequent bottles would hide it.

For the decor I wanted something simple but stand out.  I do not like to over do my work but I like flowers and my new obsession of adding hat pins where I can!  These all came from Anna Marie designs and were so easy to arrange. The colours perfectly complimented the flowers.  I used some of the flowers and hat pins on the lid too. (sorry about the blurry photo)


There was also a tag with the set and I thought I would try to stencil “friend” on it using my Leonie Pujol stencil but as with everything else I stencil it didn’t come out the way in which I had intended.  I was rather upset by that so more practice needed on that before I go wrecking anything else. Again I used the gorgeous flowers to accent the tag.Before securing the ribbon I gave everything a coat of Viva Premium Glass Coat.  This was a new product for me but I saw Anna Marie use this and I thought it would suit the Maya Gold much better than the spray I normally use.  I was right. After it had all dried (the Glasss Coat did not take long I was impressed) I threaded the tag with some matching ribbon and hung it in the box.  I confess that it did look rather beautiful once it was all finished and I didn’t want to part with it but off it had to go.

My friend’s reaction…she loved it.  That makes me happy. This is why I craft, to put a nice smile on faces when they receive something that nobody else has.

So again my apologies for the wait but hopefully we are now back to regular blogging.



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Hello again and here’s to another post where it would be far too much for me to tell you exactly how I made this.  There are plenty of photos and my best friend loved it.  All products used including the MDF is by Dreamees.

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Jewellery Box

Hello again and thanks once more for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a jewellery box I made for my best friend.  It took such a lot of work that if I told you how I made it then we would be here until Christmas, so I shall just leave you with photos this time.  Everything on here is by Dreamees except for the ribbon around the box which is from a selection by Create and Craft.


Sunflower birthday

Hello again.

Today I am sharing a card which I made a little while ago but which I haven’t blogged.

This card was made using products from my favourite company Dreamees.  I covered the blank card with paper printed from their CD Sweet Sunflowers and I found some coordinating Adorable Scoreable to use to mat and layer.  The card itself was made with Dreamees Sunflower stamp which I masked over on parts of the card and a sentiment stamp and some leaves all made using masking.  I found the correct colours in the Dreamees Dinky Inkies to colour my card in.  Once that was dry I decided to use the stitching tool and made a hand stitched border around the card to add some texture.  As lovely as machined stitching is you cannot beat a bit of hand sewing on a card.

Thank you once again for stopping by and I hope to see you here again soon.



After a long time – Birthday cards for my niece

You don’t have to tell me that it’s been a while since I blogged.  Unfortunately other things have encroached on my blog time and I just haven’t got around to getting proper posts written, some are actually still in the draft section.  Now I seem to have that little more time on my hands I thought that I would start off some blogging today showing you the cards I made for my niece’s 9th birthday which happens to fall today.

These cards were easy to make but also enjoyable.  First card is the obligatory Unicorn card. She is mad about Unicorns and if you are mad about unicorns then you must have a unicorn birthday card. These images just suited her, sparkly unicorns, with a little help from a Tattered Lace alphabet die and some Hunkydory Adorable Scoreable.

The second card is Mr Men and Little Miss.

I adore these characters and there are so many for different people but the sentiment on this decoupage just summed up what I wanted to say.  She is indeed my sunshine and crafting mini me, I cannot wait to show her how to use the new Scan and Cut I have acquired, once I have got it out of the box and tried it out myself that is.

So first post of many.  Thank you for popping by and I will be posting soon, that is a promise.


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Bunny love


Bunny here is something which I should have shared ages ago but just didn’t get around to it!

Bunny is not intended as an Easter decoration but she could be displayed at Easter and I could have designed it with more of an Easter theme.

I chose pink and green as it is a colour combination that I do not usually use and I think I have dine a pretty good job on this.  Apart from the pink flowers which were pre made and in my stash everything you see here is by my favourite craft company Dreamees.  I have so many of their products and I do not fail to use them week in week out and the quality is fantastic.

I stuck the paper on the MDF and embossed the MDF before I put it all together and made sure that the pieces were secure before they were added to the base. Once the base was secure I added the flowers which I made from left over pieces of paper I had used on the flower-pot.  I was careful not to overdo the flowers on the base.  I finished the flower-pot off with some lace.  This was the last thing I did as it was looking bare and needed a little something. I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.



Wonder Woman

So the first post in a little while is a little delayed but I wanted to show you the birthday card I made for my sister.

When I saw the Wonder Woman collection I had to have it as I thought it was brilliant and I knew it would last me quite a while as there is plenty of it.

This was a simple card to make.  I used an 8×8 inch card as my base and used some of the backing paper to cover the base.  I cut a piece of black card to 7.5×7.5 inches and then cut the yellow backing paper to 7.3×7.3 and stuck it on.  I then used some of the Wonder Woman ribbon to mark off some of the paper and then I added the decoupage pieces.  The sister sentiment was added using the accompanying letter sheets that were in one of the sets.

I haven’t made anything else from this collection just yet but I am sure that I will make some more cards and maybe some gifts in the future, I certainly have plenty of the kit left so it will be here as and when it’s needed.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to you stopping by once again.