Wednesday 31 October 2018

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

Wow Wednesdays come around quickly don't they,
even with that extra hour!
So let's see... last week's giveaway was a pre-loved die set 

Thank you for all the comments and the winner is...

Jan on the Fosse

Congratulations Jan, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

Now onto this week's giveaway - actually it is giveawayS!
There will be  two winners next week as I've got two 
packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kits.

Within each pack is 4 foam sheets with festive decorations,
trees, stars, snowwflakes etc and 5 foil sheets.
(To foil the foam embellishments -
touch the foil, with coloured side facing up, to the adhesive, 
gently rub and remove the sheet. Repeat as needed). 
Foil colours include Gold, Silver, Blue, Red, Green.

If you would like to win this week's giveaway
please leave a comment on today's post 
Two winners will be picked and announced next Wednesday.
(Please claim your prize within a month of announcement).

Halloween is passing me by this year,
I normally try to make a themed card or something but instead
I'm just hurtling towards Christmas! 

Take care friends, have a great Wednesday.

Monday 29 October 2018

It's a new Hope and Charm-ing collection...

Hello friends

It had to be done!  That silly season is nearly upon us ...Christmas! 
I visited the garden centre recently and discovered it is all Chrismassy.
So joining in with the crimble mayhem I've put this 
charm collection together, it is a mix of traditional, fun and cute -
it's Festive Fun!

I incorporated quite a few snowflakes as they are so useful for 
many projects.  All the charms are held safely in a themed linen bag
with a printed die cut tag.

Festive Fun is available to purchase on the website here.
Also, previous charm bags are currently on offer so if you missed any
or would like to purchase more you might like to take a look.

The charms also make brilliant gifts, perhaps create a key-ring or handbag charm.
The Charm-ing Additions to facilitate these are also available here.

Also, if you pop over to the website there's £5 bargains to be had.
Dies, stamp and die sets and Cut and Emboss Folders,
all to be found in the Bargain Basement.

Thank you for all the nice messages re: my bathroom,
I'm pleased to say it is really coming together now, tiles are on the wall
which has made a world of difference.
Still the flooring and painting to be done but I'm imagining it finished now
as opposed to a building site!

Take care friends, hope you have a charming day!

Sunday 28 October 2018

Do you have the winning ticket?

Hello friends

As the end of the month approaches I'm announcing today 
the winning ticket from this month's charity kit.

Yes it is time to delve into those kit bags and see
if you have this number...

If you do congratulations!
Please send an email to
with your details and a goody bag will be sent 
straight out to you.

If you missed this month's kit there is some available over on the 
website here and be sure to take a look at previous 
charity and workshop kits here as the prices are reduced.

Hope you are having a good weekend,
there's been a real change in the weather here, thankful for the heating! 
Enjoy your Sunday, I'm working on the new website 
when my brain can keep up with all the new techie stuff :) 

Take care friends.

Friday 26 October 2018


Hello friends

No Friday Die Day this week as time definitely got away from me.
I should be back on schedule soon - fingers crossed.
Instead I'm sharing a Congratulations card using one of the
Glimmer Hot Foil Plates...aptly called Congratulations

I started by foiling the word onto ivory cardstock.
I then went searching for paper that also had some gold foiling for the 
top panel, I found some in my scrap box.  
On the top and bottom edge of the ivory card I placed a strip of gold foil card
to create a nice edge and because you can't have enough gold! 

The finishing touch is the gold gemstones, as usual the placement of these
takes longer than making the card itself!
It really is such a simple card but with the gold it takes on a bit of luxury.

Items used today with clickable links:

Over on the website for a limited time there's 10% off all
it includes the Deep Sea Die Cutting machine too!
Just use the code JANE10 at checkout.

Take care friends, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

It's Giveaway Day!

Hello friends

It's Giveaway Day!
Let's start with announcing last week's winner.
The prize is a Studio Light paper pad.

and the winner is...

Margie (MargiesBlueHouse)

Congratulations Margie, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

Now onto this week's giveaway, it is a pre-loved die set 
Ringlet Round
One of the Romancing the Swirl dies this is definitely
a pretty one!
I've used it here along with some gold foiling - Elegant Border.

Ringlet Round is also available on the website here,
in our Bargain Basement - lots of reductions in there.

If you would like to win this week's giveaway
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.
(Please claim your prize within a month of announcement).

Take care friends, have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Black, white and gold thank you

Hello friends

Today's crafty offering is black, white with a touch of gold.
I've used an ivory card base, black card matting
and a geometric design paper.
Before mounting the gold foiled Thank You, I placed behind
a trimmed die cut, it teamed with the gold nicely

Loving this jaunty font!

Items used today with clickable links:

My little house is topsy turvy at the moment with the bathroom being done.
The search for pipes has meant pulling up floorboards in the
bedrooms too, I'm looking at it as an opportunity to have a spring clean,
the boys do not agree! 
Forgive me if blog posts are a little erratic whilst my building
works are going on :) 

Take care friends, please stop by tomorrow,
it's Wednesday giveaway.

Saturday 20 October 2018

A little wallet

Hello friends

Today's project is a little wallet I created for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
No actual dies were used in the making of this project!

What I did use was a lot of adhesive products including the 
3D Foam Circles which I'm using more and more.
I find the shape far better on a lot of embellishments.

It was fun to try out these papers, I didn't use a huge amount
so I could easily make more wallets and also make a pocket for 
gift cards.

Further details are here and if you have time to leave a comment
on the Scrapbook Adhesive's blog it makes me and them
very happy! :) 

Oh yes, I must mention...there's 10% off all Glimmer items on the website
this weekend, just enter the code GLIMMER10 on the shopping cart
page and the discount is applied, it is for hot foil plates, machine and foils!
Heading out this morning to pick up some more DIY bits,
my home is a dust bowl at the moment from the bathroom being done.
The builders have placed plastic on the stairs which has proved
quite baffling to Bella and the cats (humorous to us!)

Take care friends, enjoy your weekend.

Friday 19 October 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is snowflakes...or is it? 
Collection dies designed by Becca Feeken.
There are 4 snowflake designs in the set.

Approximate measurements are:

Small Snowflake: 1.85 x 1.85 in 4.70 x 4.70 cm
Medium Snowflake: 2.00 x 2.00 in 5.10 x 5.10 cm
Large Snowflake: 2.50 x 2.40 in 6.40 x 6.10 cm
Extra Large Snowflake: 3.00 x 3.10 in 7.60 x 7.90 cm

I've chosen to use just one,
the large snowflake and cut it multiple times
from pastel cardstock.

I then went very square!
A 6 x 6 card base with two mats of jade and ivory,
then using Classic Squares created smaller
matted squares in a grid pattern.

Alternating the colours of the snowflakes affixed each one in place
with a 3D Foam Circle.

Finishing touch, little leaves and flowers (of course!)
and a stamped tag sentiment.
So not a Christmas card at all! 

Items used today with clickable links:

The Charming Christmas Collection is available on the website here.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
I'm heading to St Margaret's Bay in Kent on Sunday for a day out
and in between avoiding the building dust at home! 

Take care friends.

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Wednesday Giveaway!

Hello friends

It's that time of the week, it is Giveaway Day.
Important news first, who is the winner of last's week offering?
It was a pre-loved die set Little Loves A2 Card Front

and the winner is...

Brenda Lello

Congratulations Brenda, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

If you would still like to purchase Little Loves A2 Card Front,
it is available as pre-loved on the website here.

Now onto this week's giveaway and it something a little different,
a Studio Light paper pad.
We discovered we had one of these left in the stock room
and thought it should go to a lucky winner.

12 patterns, 36 sheets, enough to make quite a few projects and
I've used these papers quite often including this project 
with Miss You Swirl - available here on the website as pre-loved -

If you would like to win this week's giveaway
of the Studio Light paper pad,
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.
(Please claim your prize within a month of announcement).

Take care friends.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Butterfly Thinking of You and a little damp...

Hello friends

Back to a bit of foiling today and this is Faux Script Thinking of You.
I'm trying to ignore the change in the weather and think of
Spring and butterflies! 
Teaming the gold with merlot card adds a nice richness
(and I'm not just thinking of wine...!)  

Adding the gold foil card mat sets off the foiling too,
something I adopted very quickly with these cards.
Thinking of You hot foil plate is one of Paul Antonio's designs,
I've seen him colour the open areas of the font and it looks very effective.

Items used today with clickable links:

You know that weather I mentioned earlier...
this was yesterday's walk with Bella,
we were both very curly haired and damp on our return!

Take care friends,
remember to stop by tomorrow for the giveaway day.

Sunday 14 October 2018


Hello friends

How is your weekend going?
I must say mine isn't quite going to plan but life is like that sometimes!
I was due to have my bathroom roof fixed yesterday, lifting a few 
tiles, replacing the felt and hey pretso done.  But that didn't quite happen,
turns out the roof was really bad so it all had to be replaced.
So as my parents used to say 'it's bread and dripping for a while'! 
(Does anyone else say that?)

Today's post is very different for me,
it's a mixed media tag created at the retreat I attended recently.
I'm really noticing that mixed media is taking off again
here in the UK, is it your cup of tea?

To be fair mine isn't very mixed media, by other peoples'
standards I'm still keeping it relatively 'clean' but I did dabble
with stencils, pastes, paint and clay - that gold embellishment
was moulded and then gilded - I was craving gloves though! :) 

The flowers are fussy cut but I would personally like die cut 
ones on there for more dimension.
So its a work in progress aka I'll finish it possibly 2025!

Look out for an email today and on social media,
Mitchell is planning a website offer.

Enjoy your Sunday, it's rain in Kent today but very humid,
I have to keep reminding myself it is October! 

Take care friends.

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