Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Joy to the World Candle

I love making candles, they are such a great gift to give. This candle was bought from Costco but I think they are sold at any craft store. I used the reindeer from Lizzie Anne Designs Joy to the World set. I stamped the images using Stampin Up Classic inks. All you do is stamp your image on tissue paper (the kind you wrap gifts in) and then hold the image to the candle by placing some wax paper on top and then heat with a heat gun until the tissue paper disappears! Easy! SUCH a great gift!

Monday, November 26, 2007


Okay so I pretty much had a few weeks off to spend shopping with my sister! She went home on Saturday and since then all my family have been sick...tummy bug :( we are now over it and raring to go! Here is a simple decorated mirror to get started with. All it is is an Ikea mirror and I stamped the Merry and Bright Pointsetta all over it in red. The filled in flower was stamped off once first so that it was a little lighter. Voila, a great gift!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I have just come back from my friend Tanya's house. She has invited us to her house for the past few years and we are very thankful for that. She and Tricia and practically family and I love being around them. Of course I took my Disco ball and a CD full of lovely traditional British Party Songs! We were doing the Music Man, and Superman, YMCA, Cha Cha slide, oh my the list is endless! We had a LOT of fun! This card will be for Tanya to say thanks, not only for inviting me but my sister too. I can't believe my sister leave on Saturday! :( I will be VERY sorry to see her go but I know her husband Dan will be very pleased to see her.

My cardstock is Stampin Up, the ribbon is American Arts, the leaf is from Lizzie Anne Designs Au Naturale set, the Thanks is from their Daisy Dots set. The glitter is part of a set by Making Memories and I put it on the card with good old fashioned white glue (like the kids use at school :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

SANTA...I can explain.....

I have been having a absolute BLAST with my sister. The other day my 2 little girls had a sleepover at their friends house which gave us some time to be silly. We found these cute T-Shirts in Sears that say SANTA, I can explain! Hahaha! Then of course we saw Santa and just HAD to have a photo with him. I the UK you are not allowed to sit on Santa's knee. I think that that is SO sad and I am so very happy that my girls get the chance to sit on his knee and tell him what they would like for Christmas. I told my husband that I asked for Diamonds ;)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

To the Happy Couple

My sister is SO talented! This is another one of her cards. Sorry the photo isn't very good. She has sparkles on the pink champagne and the hearts and the punch out hearts are the Giga Scallop Heart punch and the Mega Heart punch. We have been having a LOT of fun! Sorry about the lack of cards on my blog much to do so little time :D

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sisters and Chocolate!

Oh my! I have eaten SO much British Chocolate since my sister arrived! She brought the most HUMUNGUS Dairy Milk bars with her...2 of them!!! I about overdosed on Malteesers the other night! Hahaha! Anyway I thought this card was very fitting :)
Cardstock: Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip and Pink Passion, Paper accents Shimmery White.
The Stamp is by My Favorite Things and is just PERFECT!
Embellishments: Daisy Ribbon & Pink/Brown ribbon - May Arts. Eyelets are SU Bronze. I coloured the card in with my watercolour pencils and then glitzed it with Stickles Diamonds. LOVE IT!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My sister's FAB creation!

Well we are having a LOT of fun which is why I haven't posted in a few days!!! We have been shopping and baking goodies and eating British chocolate! YUM! I want to just say that the fairy stamp in the other post was from Joann's but it is by Rubber Stampede so maybe it is possible to buy it online somewhere. I didn't realise that Joann's didn't ship worldwide...sorry! So back to this FABULOUS card! This is made with Lizzie Anne Design's Ooh La La set and their Chloe Alphabet too. What a brilliant idea to use the Eiffel Tower as the A in Paris! It turned out beautifully. She then raised the tower off of the card to give it more Pizzaz and put Stickles Diamonds on it to make it sparkle. The line of bling underneath is by Heidi Swapp the cardstock is Stampin Up, I think it is Pink Passion and Pixie Pink. Didn't she do a good job? I think I may have her on my design team ;) we really enjoyed playing and should have a few more cards to show you very soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


MY SISTER IS COMING! She lands at around 3.30pm today!!! We are SO excited! She will obviously be exhausted when she gets here after travelling for about 17 hours! I was thinking about her a lot this morning and was inspired to make her this candle. The stamp is so beautiful I didn't want to do too much to the candle that might take your focus away from it so I added some beautiful green glitter (from the Making Memories Shimmer set) and voila...elegant and to the point!

The Stamp is from Joann's isn't it gorgeous! I attached the glitter with the 1/2" Terrifically Tacky Tape.

I love it when a plan comes together ;)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My claim to fame!

Here is the photo I promised. I haven't really done this before. It was fun to meet her, she was genuinely nice! She thought I was from Australia which I get a LOT! There is a 50/50 chance to get it right. I think I threw her off because I am British with a tinge of an American tone :)
She asked me about me which I thought was very nice of her. I'm so glad I met her! In the photo she's signing the book I got at CKC Seattle - the Best QVC scrapbook pages, fabulous book!

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Doodlebug Christmas!

Well, I had a LOT of fun making this today! This is the Doodlebug Large Chipboard house.

I started off by cutting out all the templates that they give you but I have to admit...I'm not that good with the scissors!!! SO, I decided to give myself a bit of a challenge and try to come up with a beautiful house without cutting out cardstock I really like the end result!

I started by sponging Brilliance Pearlescent Lime all over the house and then stamped the sparkle from Lizzie Anne Design's Holiday Cheer set in the same ink. I then wanted to highlight the windows without having to cut anything out so I had a 'AHA' moment! Why not use my punches! So the little windows are framed by punching with the Mega Rectangle punch and then the Giga Scalloped Rectangle punch, because they were too big I cut them down a couple of scallops and re-stuck them! The door is the Giga scalloped Rectangle punch for the green cardstock and the Mega scalloped rectangle punch for the stripy paper. The arched window took a little more thought...I punched out the top part (the arch) by using the Giga Scalloped Circle and the Mega circle punche and then the bottom part is made with the same rectangle punches. The stripy & red dotty cardstock are both from DCWV Christmas Glitter stack and the green is Bazzill Bling. The roof was decorated with Doodlebugs Christmas Sequins and then sprinkled with silver glitter from the Making Memories shimmer kit.

I have wanted to make one of these for a LONG time and I am very happy that I did. I love it!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Okay so this is what I have been up to...I have been posting all of my new stock onto my eBay site! Took me a LONG time! Make sure you check it out. I am now selling 12x12 papers by We R Memory Makers, they are GORGEOUS! They also have several matching Tags that are TWO SIDED!!! I got them at a good price so I am passing on the love :) I also have some very cute 6x6 albums, great for Christmas gifts! I will be adding 12x12 albums very soon (as soon as I figure out how to ship them cost effectively!!), including some silk fabric ones which are beautiful. I also have a few 8x8's too. Hopefully I will get them on my eBay site within the next few days.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

CKC Seattle

I have been having an absolute BLAST helping out Lizzie Anne Designs at CKC Seattle. This is why there is a lack of new cards on my blog! Too busy looking at all the cool scrapbook/card making companies. I have picked up a few little goodies that I am VERY excited about and I will be selling in my eBay store by Monday so make sure you check them out :)
I also had a photo taken with Lisa Bearnson - the founder of Creating Keepsakes! I haven't met anyone famous before (apart from Richard Cadell - the Sooty guy (Only British people will understand who that is!)) I will insert the photo as soon as I get it. It was taken on Tricia's Camera.
I am so excited about all the new products I have bought. Can't wait to get them on my eBay site!
Check back soon!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lizzie Anne Design's Challenge No.2

I quite like these Lizzie Anne Design Challenges :)
Stamps used: Jolies Fleurs set & Holiday Cheer sets.
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling Emerald City (quite a favourite of mine!), Paper Accents Pearlized White paper and patterned paper from the DCWV Christmas Stack.
Inks: SU Real Red & Basic Black. Brilliance Pearlized Ivy.
Embellishments/Ribbon: SU Cranberry grosgrain, Bazzill Cha Ching Brads (glass slipper) & Stampendous class a peel red geo dots.
Oh and I glued on some white glitter from Making Memories Shimmer Kit (cityscape) although you can't see it very well in this photo, it's the white part of the flower.