Thursday 4 October 2012

Create a Cupcake Gift Set

Good evening, i thought i would share with you a card and gift bag that i made for a friend at work last week. I used the Stampin Up Create a Cupcake stamp set and matching punch.
The colour combo is Pool Party, Early Espresso, Real Red and Pretty in Pink. I decorated a gift bag (not SU ) to match. Inside the gift bag was a cupcake shaped bottle of bubble bath.
Sorry about the poor pictures, had to use my phone as the camera wasn't charged !!!

Thanks for stopping by
Jill xx

Wednesday 3 October 2012

The Open Sea

Good evening, well its been a while, a whole year i have been AWOL on my blog. Work commitments have left me with little time to craft and also my passion for my guinea pigs. But i have decided that from now on i am going to update as often as i can.

This card was made with the Stampin Up set ' The Open Sea' I love this set it is ideal for mens cards which i always find difficult. The colour combo is Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand. I also used the Word Window and Modern Label punch. The sentiment is from the ' For my Family' stamp set. Two mini brads were added to the sentiment.

Well thanks for looking and hopefully i will be back later in the week.

Jill xx

Free Papers from Stampin Up

A great offer from Stampin Up starting 1st October - 30th November

Every new demonstrator who signs up during these months will receive a FREE package of designer series paper every month for 6 months.
What you waiting for.... if you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator sign up today. Email me at for more information.

Jill xx

Saturday 1 October 2011

New Stampin Up Catalogue Launch

Today see's the launch of the new Stampin Up 2011/2012 catalogue. There are some amazing stamp sets, punches, papers, new dies for the bigshot and we now have the most gorgeous fabrics. My wishlist and christmas list is up and running as there are lots of new items i want.

Stampin Up have also released 5 new fresh and trendy in colours for 2011/2013. If you join as a demo during October you will get the ' Cardstock + Classic Ink Pad in colour kit' - which contains 5 Stampin Up pads and an assortment of A4 cardstock in Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Island Indigo - FREE !
The kit is valued at £27.95.
Also in your Starter kit you will recieve £250 worth of Stampin Up goodies for just £119 and free shipping. The starter kit contains stamps, ink, cardstock and basic tools- everthing to start making projects straight away. So thats £277.95 worth of Stampin Up goodies for just £119 !!!

So what you waiting for if you would like to join my team, email me at or call me on 07767092960 for an informal chat.

I look forward to hearing from you
Thanks for stopping by
Jill xx

Thursday 1 September 2011

Stampin Up Last Chance List

Its that time of year when Stampin Up retire items to make way for new ones,and give us a last chance to get our hands on them.
The last chance list is here :
All items are available whilst stocks last. Some items are reduced by upto 40%. Grab the items whilst you can because once they've gone they've GONE.
If you would like to place an order email me at or if you would like a copy of the new catalogue (due 1st October) £4.95 which as demo's we got to preview last night and i can guarantee you won't be dissapointed just email me. Also anyone placing an order of £50 or more from the retiring list or current catalogue will recieve a free 2011/2012 catalogue as soon as i recieve them (mid/end Sept). The catalogue currently sells for £5.95.
Thanks for stopping by
Jill xx

Monday 23 May 2011

Sarah Kay with Puppy Card

Well better late than never. Had a busy weekend (it seems to have flown by) i finally finished a card. The image is by Sarah Kay coloured with copic markers and shaded with prisma pencils (i love the effect this gives)
The papers are from Nitwits (digi download). The cardstock is from Stampin up. The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used some Stampin Up Red taffetta ribbon. I made the tag myself and added a Fizzy Moon sentiment.
I need to practice with my camera i think my cards always look wonky !!!!! It is straight in the flesh !!!

Well off to bed as i have to be up for work tomorrow :(

Thanks for stopping by


Jill xx

Monday 16 May 2011

Hanglar ' Sailor Boy '

Good Afternoon, i just thought i would show you the Hanglar card i made with the New 'Sailor Kids' Kit. Anyone who knows me knows what a Hanglar & Stanglar addict i am !!! The image is coloured with copic markers and shaded with a black Prisma pencil. The papers are a digi download from Nitwit Papers. The cardstock is from DCWV. The stars were punched from the SU star punch. The ribbon is from SU and is Daffodil Delight (such a gorgeous colour) The buttons are also Daffodil Delight from SU. I added som twine to the centres. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley mounted onto a SU scallop.

I have also decorated the inside to compliment the outside.

Also im overjoyed i won some blog candy over at Lisa's blog ' Krafty Kutz'. Thanks ever so much Lisa cant wait to recieve my goodies.

Thanks for stopping by

Jill xxx

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Flower Daisies

OMG ive been such a bad blogger lately, ive been so busy with work and finishing the house i haven't had many crafty days

I attended my SU mum Jules's craft class last night where we made these fab cards/box. The products used are from the New Stampin Up mini catalogue. The daisies were cut from a Bigz Die. We also used the Vintage Wallpaper (my favourite) and Perfect Polkadots embossing folders which are exclusive to Stampin Up. The colours are Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and a Shimmery White Cardstock. The little gift box is cut from the Pillow Box die and decorated with daisies and Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon.

I will try to keep up with my blog and not be so naughty !!!!

Thanks for stopping by


Jill x x x

Thursday 20 January 2011

Stampin Up Paper and Ribbon Shares

Have you wanted to get your hands on the new yummy scrumptious Stampin Up Papers and Ribbons and cant afford to buy them all at once ? Then my paper and ribbon shares are just for you.
You will recieve 76 6x6 papers which is 6 sheets of each in :
Sweet + Sour, Greenhouse Gala, Woodland Walk, Love Letter, Celebrations, Jolly Holiday, Lap of Luxury, Sunny Garden, Blueberry Crisp, Newsprint, Elegant Soiree, Playdate and also 4 6x6 sheets of Nursery Suite. The papers can be found on page 88 - 91 in the new catalogue. (see side bar). The cost is £15 inc P+P.

I am also doing a Satin Ribbon share. You will get 1.5mtrs of the 13 yummy colours that are availible. These are deliciously soft and good quality. The cost is £10 inc P+P.
Paypal payments see my side bar. If you would like to pay by any other method please email me at
Jill x x

Thursday 6 January 2011

Christmas Cards in January !

No i havent started early with my 2011 Christmas cards ! With work and going to Portugal for Christmas i forgot to showcase my cards. This card is an easel card and features a gorgeous Hanglar image (im addicted to them !). The image is coloured with copic markers. The papers are ' Jolly Holiday' by Stampin Up. The card stock is Cherry cobbler and Old Olive also by Stampin Up. The flowers are from Orchid Crafts. The christmas sentiment at the bottom is from a Stampin Up stamp set called Heard from the Heart, i just love this sentiment set. I also used a Su Scallop trim border punch.
If you would like to get your hand on a Stampin Up catalogue and purchase items email me at
Thanks for stopping by
Jill x x

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