Storage Jar Gift

I just love these little storage jars from Ikea, they’re so cute AND useful.

At the class last week, we decorated one so it could be used as a gift.  They can also be filled with all sorts of goodies – sweets, marshmallows, a pair of rolled up socks.

ikea jar


I used –

  • storage jar from Ikea
  • Fresh cuts stamp set          111634
  • Tea Party papers                  115158
  • Scallop circle punch            109877         
  • 1 ¼” circle punch                   110104         
  • Whisper White cardstock            109899      
  • Almost Amethyst cardstock       110016          
  • Pretty in Pink stampin’ pad         110079        
  • Certainly Celery stampin’ pad      110064         
  • Certainly celery ¼” grosgrain      110124          
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals                109923         
  • Tombow adhesive                     110755       

The Tombow adhesive was just perfect for glueing the grosgrain ribbon to the lid, as long as you use it sparingly.


Classes for 2009

I have now set the dates and themes for classes for the rest of this year.  If you want to come along to one or more, please contact me to book in advance.

All classes cost £10 and this will usually cover the cost of two cards, a tag and a gift.  A drink (tea, coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate etc) is included in the price.  For more details click on the classes link at the top.

Future dates and themes are

17th July                        Men and Boys

5th August                     Children 

9th September              Christmas cards

14th October                 Christmas bags and boxes

11th November             Chocolate

Fresh Cut card

I really love the Fresh Cut cards and stamps, so as soon as I started planning my first class, i knew just what I wanted to use!

Here’s the first card that we made …

fresch cut flower card

I used …

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set         111634          £18.95
  • Fresh Cut notes                   115313            £6.95
  • Tea Party papers                 115158           £7.75
  • Designer buttons                 115312           £6.50
  • Scallop edge punch             113654          £10.95
  • 5 petal flower punch            112829          £12.50
  • Pretty in Pink stampin’ pad         110079          £4.25
  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon        110134           £5.50

May Offer

Stampin’ Up! have a wonderful new offer for May!

If you want to buy some of the Designer papers, this is the month to do it.  If you buy three sets of papers, you can choose a fourth set for free.

Or, if you’ve ever thought about becoming a demonstrator, there’s a great offer for a special starter kit aimed at scrapbookers.

Take a look at the leaflet below for more details, or, if you have any questions, email me at


Birthday Card

I seem to be so busy with one thing and another that I’ve not had much time for making cards.  So the one I made the other day had to be quick!  Sometimes I think the simple cards I make are the most effective.  I really love this one!



I used …

  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Pretty in Pink card stock (110008)
  • Almost Amethyst card stock (110017)
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad (110076)
  • Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Pad (110079)
  • Basic Grey Stampin’ Pad (110058)
  • Best Wishes and More stamp set (111602)
  • Oval All stamp set (113790)
  • Scallop oval punch (115429)
  • Large oval  punch (115156)


I’m starting up a card and gift making class locally.  More details can be found by clicking on the tab above.


Stampers 4

The Stampers 4/Marker Share is now full.  When it’s finished, I will be starting a new group, but with a different emphasis, so watch out for news in a couple of months!