Wednesday 26 March 2014

Career Update

I have one week left at work, it will be very strange leaving it all behind.
I'm so excited for the future but also so much to hand over to someone else at work, I'm sure that I will forget something along the way.
I told you a little while back that I had started drawing again, that has continued and I am building up a library and seeing my progress by doing so.
I'm not ready to show them yet but hopefully soon.
I had a birthday on Sunday and had a wonderful day, lots of goodies and the most beautiful bouquet from Chris, the flowers are opening up and the fragrance is filling the house.

Aren't they gorgeous, the make a dull day very bright.

So on to my update on what I will be doing with myself.
I am going to be freelance, still crafting, still on TV more than I do already, so it is all good.
I'll give you times and dates later.

Saturday 22 March 2014

Time for a Change

Most of you know me from working at La Pashe and Just Inklined, I have loved working there and made loads of friends from being with the two companies. It has in fact been one of the hardest decisions to make and I have had loads of talks with Chris my husband who is also my best friend and supports me in everything I do regardless of the outcome.

I made the decision to leave both of the companies for pastures new, I wish both La Pashe and Just Inklined along with all of the staff and the design team ladies the very best for the future it has been a pleasure to work with you all and I thank you for supporting me.

So my last day will be 4th April and I am super excited for what lies ahead.

I figured if I don’t do it now I will have years of “what ifs” in front of me so now is the time.

I know many of you love the companies and hope you will continue to do so.

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Monday 17 March 2014

Harrogate Papercraft Extravaganza

I popped over to Harrogate craft show yesterday, it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces there. I thought I would give out a Shout to one of my favourite embellishment companies that was there Mei Flower if as yet you haven’t come across this company then you are missing out.

People were like bees around a honey pot on this stand, or should that be like Magpies picking up all of the shiny, sparkly pretties that they have to offer.

Here is some of the gorgeousness that I picked up while I was there.

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I know you need close ups. The ribbon sliders are to die for.

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Not just ribbon sliders also flat backed embellishments.

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Oh the pearls and gems are just divine.

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Varying size packs too.

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From very large to very small

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How about some charming charms

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What are you waiting for…….

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Friday 14 March 2014

Angel Feathers

They say that feathers are symbolic to a loved one that has passed away being around you, I believe it has to be a white fluffy one, I don’t know how true that is but there is certainly something heavenly about them.

The feather that I have used today was a free cut file from Silhouette, when I got it I wasn’t really to sure what I was going to do with it, I just know that I loved it.


I decided to cut it out in varying sizes and then sprayed them with vintage sprays, I then layed them to one side until inspiration came, adding things I liked, a bit of spiders web lace a button and a bow, a flourish and a border, I played with layering them up until I was happy with the look.


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Tuesday 11 March 2014

Spring into March–Creations by AR New Release


New templates from Creations by AR and you could win one of them just by following our hop today.

There are 2 new templates to delight you and I am showcasing both of them.

First up is the Carrot Patch, this is perfect for Easter Treats

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Each carrot cone is filled with mini chocolate eggs

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This is so simple to make and the Children will love it.

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Next is the Standing Cross

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I have made mine for Easter but this could be used for Weddings, Confirmations and Christenings too.

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 PRIZE: Choose one:

Carrot Patch:

Standing Cross:

HOW TO QUALIFY TO WIN: Leave comments  • On each DT blog •


Comments accepted until Friday, March 14, 12:00 noon Eastern One random winner will be announced March 15 here: AR FB:

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Monday 10 March 2014

Create and Craft 11am and 6pm

I’ll be in Peterborough all ready for the La Pashe shows on Create and Craft TV, we have loads of new goodies to show you. First show is Tuesday 11am and then 6pm, I am buzzing to get started.

So much to show you.

How about a Card Vase to decorate yourself, it is fully waterproof and can be stamped or decorated like I did and make a his and hers.

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We also have some date cards (calendar cards)

great for personalising that special date.

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Now how about a Pouch Card, you could send money or a gift voucher or even a disc with photographs on it.

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Not forgetting the Flippin Families


I’ll be there

Sky 671, Virgin 748, Freeview 36

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Friday 7 March 2014

Create and Craft–Tuesday 11th of March

Back on TV with loads of goodies to tempt you with. We even have Mothering Sunday checked for you.


11am and 6pm


Anniversary Cards, Husband and Wife Birthday Cards, Brother and Sister Cards and not forgetting the Children and Friends, we have it covered.


Not only do we have the CD but lots of gift giving ideas and paper crafts too.


So join me Tuesday 11th March at 11am and 6pm.


Sky 671, Freesat 813 ,Virgin 748, Freeview 36,

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Thursday 6 March 2014

What a Diva

I decided to give my Graph’It pens an airing and do some colouring, I simply love colouring curly hair, little S’s is the key.

Diva from Mo’s Digital Pencil 


I shaded around the image with Pan Pastels


I used the First Edition designer papers.

Graph’It Markers are available from Polkadoodles

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