Thursday 28 November 2013

Foldi Lamp giveaway–Daylight Company

There are times in a crafters life that you need to pack up a work station and just take it with you which can be done so that no matter where you are going you can whip out the craft and never be bored. I have always done this on my travels but I have often hit a stumbling block in the way of good lighting. It never seams to be in the right place in hotel rooms.
Daylight company have that covered for us
Not only is this lamp a God send but it is slick and stylish too.
I knew when looking at the images of this lamp that I liked it but I hadn’t realise just how much I was going to like it until I had it in my hand.
Whether traveling to a friends house or a craft club, this little sleek beauty will fit in your handbag neatly in its very own black pouch, and it is so powerful, it gives 8 hours life from batteries or you can plug it into a USB on your computer or laptop or even buy a plug adapter for it.
this is me popping it into my handbag and showing just how sleek it is.
now wouldn’t it be just wonderful to win it in time for Christmas.
please only enter your details once. And share where possible to let your crafty friend know about the giveaway.
You can also find the Daylight company on Facebook here, please go over there and like their page, they often have competitions and all of the latest releases of amazing lamps.
This competition will end on December the 6th at midnight GMT winner will be announced on December 7th

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Miles in Winter

Another clean and simple card for me using this gorgeous little chap.

Miles in Winter from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

Miles in Winter1

Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils

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He’s such a darling isn’t he?

Later this week I have something special to give away, I just need to do the write up for it but believe me you’ll need it, it’s amazing.

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Tuesday 26 November 2013

Plain Sailing

I’ve really struggled to make a card this last week or so, you get times like that don’t you? life gets so busy and on top of the hustle and bustle of life we nearly have Christmas upon us.

I was lucky enough to get the cold that has been doing it’s round and I still have the hacking cough to prove it, you know the type, the one that waits until you have warmed up in bed then starts until you are so hot and bothered from coughing that you fling the blankets off only to freeze your nads off later. Hey Ho.

So I needed something to ease me back into colouring and this ticked all of the boxes.

Galleon from Just Inklined it is a pencil lined digital stamp and the beauty of this is that the shading in the stamp helps immensely when colouring, it makes it so easy to colour.


I coloured this one with Copic markers as I only have a limited palette in Graph’It although I will add more to my range because I love them.

I used chalk pencils to create the sky.


Clean and simple style with a little bit of designer paper and a button and hemp cord.

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Monday 25 November 2013

Gift Idea for Children–Place Setting

I had to find something for our Grandson Jack as his place setting and it had to be fun and something that he could relate to.

I found this Gift Bag template and thought “ that should do it very nicely thank you”.


I know I only needed one for Jack but as his Mam runs an area for slimming would and has gifts to give to team leaders the rest will come in very handy for her.

Super fun and easy to make on the Silhouette Portrait and I found the template on the silhouette site, it was one of Lori Whitlock’s templates.


Filled with a few treats and a mini transformer car for when Jack has finished his dinner makes it perfect to get him to tuck into his dinner just to get the prize and the end of it.

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Sunday 24 November 2013

Natures Beauty

We had to pop into Durham yesterday and decided to come home the back roads, we often do this road purely as it is scenic, I often wish we had stopped to take pictures but for anyone in the knowing of the Finchale Abby road they will also know that it isn’t for the faint hearted, often barely wide enough for one vehicle let alone having to be side by side with another coming in the opposite direction.

Yesterday was no different, there is a layby to pull in but it was full of cars, mostly ramblers and walkers so I had to make do with my phone camera through the windscreen but….. I think it shows some of Natures Beauty before the leaves are no more.


I think Autumn is such a beautiful season don't you?

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Friday 22 November 2013

More Christmas Place Settings

So I needed another three place settings, I figured that these would be my next two.

Christmas Chapel Boxes from SVG Cuts  I wanted these to be dainty and pretty and I think that I have achieved that.

Pearls are from Mei Flower I think they have the best value for money in pearls and gems.


All of the trim came from my local haberdashery and the papers came from Stampin Up.

Now I need to find something fun for Jack as all of the adults are now sorted.

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Thursday 21 November 2013

Blog Hop of the Month–Create a Gift Tag

Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our host this month is Alexandra and you should have landed here from Mina 

Our theme is Create a gift Tag and I’ve used an image called Valerie with Snowball from the Valerie in Winter image set from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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She is such a darling to make into a gift tag, I added fake snow and glitter and some diecuts along with gems from Mei Flower 

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a little close up of the fun image and the textures on the tag.

valerie with snowball2

Next up is the ever so talented Gretha

Remember to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance of a $5 credit.

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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Christmas Place Settings

Each year I try to add something a little different to the Christmas Dinner Table, something with a bit of interest,

This year will be the same and I thought making some of these and adding a little gift inside the bottom box would do the trick. I need 6 place settings this year to these are the first three and I will make a different top to the box for the next three.

I used a template set from SVG cuts to make the boxes.

Now I’m a great lover of Gingham Ribbon and this from Mei Flower is simply gorgeous and better still it is half price at the moment so go and fill your boots,

Christmas_Place settings_1Jak Heath

I though you might need a closer view of one of the boxes.

Christmas_Place settings_2Jak Heath

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Sunday 17 November 2013

and all that……..

I’m slowly getting there, Christmas shopping is officially a drag. Every year I’m going to start early and be prepared but it never ever happens.

Is it just me? I’m sure others are struggling too. Nobody seams to know what they want and each year just gets even more difficult.

My Mam is the tops this year as she told me straight away what she would like, easy peasy bought straight away with no fuss, just some surprises to sort out.

The worst to buy for is my eldest daughter Lauren, she hasn’t got a clue what she wants. Youngest daughter Natalie all done and dusted.

This year our Grandson Jack is getting a new coat, I would like a few surprise bits that he would enjoy but my Mam always got my girls new coats which helped me out immensely so I thought I would carry on the tradition.

I’ve started the humongous job of sorting out my craft stash, I really need to get my craft room organised, the heap on the desk just keeps growing that I fear I will be buried underneath it never to be found again.

Are you all done?

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Friday 15 November 2013

Bow Bells–Ding Dong Merrily on High

Today I’m sharing a card made with the Bow Bells Digi stamp from Just Inklined 


I used the Graph’It markers from Polka Doodles to colour this beauty.

Bells-: 1250, 3110, 0000

Bow-: 5210, 5220, 5245,

Pine Sprigs-: 8270,8260


I used German glass glitter on the cut out frame which was made on the Silhouette Portrait.

A few iridescent gems from Mei Flower and a bit of love to finish.

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Wednesday 13 November 2013

Spring & Summer 3D Template CD now in Stock


Topiary Bird House from the new Spring and Summer 3D Template CD

What is amazing with this CD is that you can use it whether you have a cutting machine or not, it caters for both with step by step instructions and pictures and files in PDF and SVG.

Birdhouse Topiary

Papa’s Trunk is a great gift box for men's presents, it could even be decorated as a tool box.

Papas trunk

A little recap of some of the items I have made from the CD

The Spring and Summer 3D Template CD is available to buy now at La Pashe

Tuesday 12 November 2013

New Release Blog Hop Creations by AR - Stuffed Stocking


A new templates from Creations by AR and you could win them just by following our hop today.

STUFFED STOCKING: plus  Free Gift until Nov 30 – Holiday Wreath

POP UP FROSTY: plus  Free Gift until Nov 30 - Snowflake Set

I started with the Stuffed Stocking which can be filled with treats

Stuffed Stocking

super easy to make and decorate.
I used pretty EP papers, holly, berries, and a cinnamon stick, bells, twine and beads, and some pretty trim to finish.
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I then set to with the cutie Pop up Frosty
and I finished by playing with the snowflake set
Snowflake Wreath
making a pretty Snowflake wreath.
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I really enjoyed making the wreath, it has so much dimension that it pops.

PRIZES: Two winners:

The first will receive the Stuffed Stocking and Holiday Wreath

The second will receive the Pop Up Frosty and Snowflake Set


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Comments accepted until Nov 17 (12:00 noon EST)

Two random winners will be announced Nov 18:

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Please take the time to visit all of the girls, they all have amazing projects to show you.

Adela: Jak: Julia: Lisa: Lori: Lyn: Patti J: Sue: