Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Good morning, just a short post today to wish my daughter MEGAN a very happy 17th birthday
today. Pictured is a very special birthday pressie which was custom made to my specification by my wonderful friend Maddy Hill (madimaginations). The fimo dolly is gorgeous and came with a decorated box and she is holding a little cupcake (megans favourite) and a teddy just like the one megan had as a baby (she still has it, in her wardrobe). The card is a Magnolia and also came with a decorated envelope box. Maddy is a whizz with the fimo and her creations have such attention to detail. Thanks so much Maddy.Well off to find a birthday cake, and to book a meal for tonight.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

Monday, 25 October 2010

Happy Hanglar Christmas

I decided to make an easel card today, Im now wondering why it took me so long I absolutely love them. I used one of my new Hanglar stamps I just adore these sweeties. She is coloured using Copic Markers. The cardstock is by SU and is Pink Pirouette the ribbon is also by SU. The sentiment is by SU but retired some years ago. I used paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and added some Prima Say it in Pearls. The papers are by Bo Bunny which ive had for a while. I decorated the middle of the card, this is a really good idea i got from Rach's blog.

Well hope your having a great evening. Thanks for stopping by.
Big Hugs
Jill x x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas 'Sneaky Tilda' Card

Good afternoon, its been ages since ive been in the land of blog, more the land of nod these days !
This card was made using a Magnolia Image and is coloured with copic markers. The papers are Basic Grey ' Jovial ' and are stunning. I distressed the edges of the paper with my SU paper distresser. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and i added some glimmer mist (which isnt showing up) the leaves are punched from an L- em punch and i also added a pearl pin. The bling is by Prima. The shiny red ribbon is by SU.

Tonight is pirate night at Jules, so got to make a couple of eye patches (compulsory) to wear for me and my wonderful friend Vicky, so see you later Mi hearties

Thanks for dropping by
Jill x x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Live Your Dream

I had a lovely crafting afternoon at Jules's house on saturday, it was a very small class with just me, Jules and my wonderful friend Vicky. We made this fab card set with matching card holder. I wasn't too keen on this stamp set but i think it is very versitile and i may have to add it to my wants list. It is retiring in September and so are the papers. If you would like to place an order and grab some bargains from the last chance list email me at The colour combo is Stampin Up Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Last Chance Items from Stampin Up

Its the time of year that Stamping up are giving us the opportunity to purchase items from the LAST CHANCE LIST. (click on the link).Most items will be discontinued at the end of September and are only available whilst stocks last. Some items are reduced by as much as 50%. If you would like to place an order please email me at
The 1st October sees the launch of the new catalogue. There are so absolutley gorgeous stamp sets, papers, cardstock and embellishments, If you would like to purchase a copy please email me at and i will post a copy to you for £4.25, i guarantee you wont be dissapointed.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Saturday Craft Class

Good morning, i attended the all day craft class run by my SU mum Jules on saturday. I made these wonderful items above. A box which fits 3 cards and a great little gift handbag. I had a fab day and met many of Julies Jems. We had a good laugh at our table (Vicky, Jane, Sarah, Sara, me and Karen) we even earned the title of the naughty table ! No idea how Jules came to that idea !!!!! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we were the last table to tidy up and if we could have stayed all night we would have.
Anyway got to go and get ready, today is my university graduation day, im just hoping i dont trip up the stairs when i have to go on stage, sensible footwear i think is called for.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Stampin Up Training Day

Today i went to Jules's house for some stampin up training. We discussed the new colours, and had a general laugh and a chat and a lovely lunch. It was lovely to meet some of the other ladies that make up our team of Julies Jems.
We had to make 5 little gifts for each person who attended the training so i made these cute little post it note holders. The Rich Razzleberry/Cottage Wall one i made for Jules as i know she loves these colours. Although you cant see the post it notes, i went to the trouble of matching them to the SU colours ! Yes, very sad i know. The other holders were made from the Sunny Days Scrappin Kit.
Thanks for visiting
Jill x

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Vintage Vogue ' Chocolate Boxes'

Good morning, hope your all well. Many apologies as i havent blogged in a while, i seem to have misplaced my mojo.

Its a bit of a sad time at work at the moment as all the temporary staff (including me) are leaving and moving on to pastures new. A few of us went out for a meal on Friday night to Brasserie Blanc in Leeds, the food was divine. I bought a little box of chocolates for the first two leavers and made some little boxes to put them in. The one above was for Wendy.

And this one was for Beverley. I used the SU Vintage Vogue stamp set (which is my fave at the moment. I just altered the colours for a different look. I really enjoyed making the boxes and have about 12 more to go !
Have a great day
Jill x x

Stamps ; SU Vintage Vogue
Cardstock ; SU Pretty in pink, Old Olive, Whisper White
Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black
Tools ; SU Oval and Scallop Punch
Extras: SU Brads.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Fab New Products From Stampin Up

Im so glad that i became a Stampin Up demonstrator. Yesterday we were able to get our hands on these fab new items;

These are 3 of the new Cardstock colours, they are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede.

Also 3 yummy new ink pads to match the cardstock.

Then to spoil us even more matching polkadot ribbon, which is absolutley gorgeous.

If that wasnt enough they also introduced this fab new paper called ' Cottage Wall '. Although the paper is only avalible until stocks last. If you want to know more about how to get your hands on these yummy new colours. Email me at
No cards today i have been so busy at work. Hopefully i will make one later in the week.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

Monday, 5 April 2010

Bella Rose meets CC Designs

Hello, sorry ive not blogged for a while, i havent had much time over the last few weeks. As my contract ends in July for my current job, i have job hunting. I applied for a job a few weeks ago and i got a phone call last week to say i got it, so ive had to go for blood tests and health checks. S0 hopefully by June i will be a theatre nurse looking after patients whilst they are having their operations.
On to my card, ive just discovered the lovely range of CC designs stamps, they are super cute and so easy to colour. For this card i had my first attempt at paper piercing her dress and i must say im addicted and will definately be trying this technique again. Well im off to make a cuppa as in on two weeks holiday from work, so i feel a little crafty time is required.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

Materials :
Image - CC designs coloured with copics
Cardstock - SU Chocolate Chip and Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss (from America)
Papers - SU Bella Rose (from America)
Ribbon - SU Whisper White
Sentiment - SU
Embellishments - Retro flower punches with Pearl centres

Monday, 1 March 2010

Male Cards and Cheers to You

Good morning, hope your all well and had a great weekend. I find it difficult to make male cards and my SU Mum Jules taught me how to make this style of card at one of her fab workshops. I use it all the time now with different co-ordinating papers and love the look it gives. I made this one for my husbands uncle who celebrated his birthday last week. Hoping to make a few cards later as i have the day off, although i am working saturday !
Have a great day and thanks for dropping by
Jill x x

Cardstock - SU - Night of Navy and Old Olive
Stamps - SU - Cheers to You
Papers - SU - Maine Blueberry (from America)
Tools - SU- Scallop Punch

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Tilda with Key

Good evening, hope your all well. Im enjoying the school holidays its nice to spend some time with Megan and Jack. Havent got much crafting done but managed to make a card today and been sorting out my new crafting room. I attended one of Jules amazing crafty days on Saturday she is my SU mummy, had a fantastic time with Vicky and her mum. Hope to be back at the weekend with another card.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

STAMPS - Magnolia 'Tilda' coloured with Copic Markers
CARDSTOCK - SU Certainly Celery and SU Regal Rose
PAPER - Basic Grey 'Porcelain'
RIBBON - SU Regal Rose
SENTIMENT - Craftwork Cards
TOOLS - SU Scallop Punch, Japanese screw punch, SU paper piercer
CHARM- From stash

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Happy Cupcake Birthday

Hello, hope your all well. I have a bad cold and a barking cough at the moment so im not feeling too spritely. We had a great weekend in York, and did lots of sightseeing. Jack was really dissapointed as the Jorvik Centre was closed for refurbishing so he didnt get to see the Vikings. I have made this card for a friend at work who will be celebrating her birthday this weekend. Its quite a simple card but i just love these colours and think they work very well together. I also did a little bit of paper piercing around the top and scalloped the bottom edge of the plain cardstock.


STAMPS- SU Happy Everything and SU Darling Dots (level 1 hostess set)
CARDSTOCK - SU - Chocolate chip, Old olive, Regal rose and Whisper white
INKS - SU -Chocolate chip, Regal rose and Old olive Stampin Spots
RIBBON - SU - Chocolate chip grosgrain
PEARLS - From stash
TOOLS - SU - Paper piercing tool and mat pack, SU Scallop punch.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Butterfly Tilda Birthday

Good evening, gosh what alot of snow we have had in Leeds today. My children were ecstatic as they got another day off school, all the immunisations were cancelled due to the school closures and I was the only one who made it into work today !
I made this card before christmas for my daughters boyfriends little sister. I used the Imaginisce Princess papers and Magnolia Tilda is coloured with Copic Markers. The flowers are by Prima with a pearl brad in the centre. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.
Well I hope we are not snowed in tomorrow as more snow is forecast.
Have a great evening
Jill x x