Showing posts from November, 2012

Mission Impossible...............not quite

I offered to make 150 xmas crackers for the fundraiser at my daughters school. I have spent the past 2 weekends, cutting, taping and scoring my little heart out. End result. nearly 4 kilo of favourites bars and 144 candy wrapper diecuts later I have completed my mission.

So I started with this................

And ended with this...........the box is three layers of 48 so in total 144 or 12 dozen if you are old school. Great to see them done and I hope they are big sellers next weekend.

Till next time Happy crafting Tee-Jay

Happy 1st birthday to a special little girl

A little girl I know turned one on Sunday and its been quite a while since I've made a first birthday card so I had to put my thinking cap on a bit.
This is a take on Savannah's 13th birthday invites and card but this time I made the 1 the candle on a cupcake.

I didn't want to make a traditional pink card so pulled out some Conchord Crush (oh I do hope Stampin Up bring that colour back) and some Wisteria Wonder and the retired Medallion stamp (why was it ever retired 'cos its just soooo versatile. So here's the end result.....
And here's a close up of the centre of the card.... Till next time Happy crafting Tee-Jay

Using the leftover DSP from my previous purse post

Barb Bicknell also showed us what she had done with the Kraft boxes that Stampin Up sell. Now I was pretty sure that I knew the catalogue inside out but had never noticed them. They are $5.95 plus shipping for 4 and are so quick and easy to decorate. Some of the boxes used the leftover pieces of DSP that you cut away, others have been made with the assorted Xmas paper in the Holiday mini.
Here's just one that I made for Xmas.
Happ crafting

Turning 14... very exciting

My daughter recently turned 14 (wow where did the time go?)  When I was in Auckland recently Barb Bicknell showed us how to make purses out of a sheet of 12 x 12 DSP. Whilst Barb was showing us how to make it I frantically wrote some notes on how to make it. Thank goodness when I got home I managed to decipher my notes. I made 18 of these purses and filled them with goodies for my daughters friends. Now apparently they all want to adopt me!

When you make the purse you cut away for sections of the DSP. If you check back later in the week I will show you what I did with the pieces I had left over. Again I didn't take a photo of the purses altogether but here are some that I have made for Xmas.

If you would like the instructions to make the bag please email me at

Happy crafting

Decorated collection tin for Kelly

I decorated this tin for a special young lady named Kelly to put her fundraising money in for Auckland. Yesterday she was putting her fundraising in a boring old white envelope with the words Kelly fundraising so I thought I would make her a tin,
I used Timeless Portrait DSP in cream and black as you can't go wrong with that combination. I accented it with Cherry cobbler.
I used the Apothecary die which I had stamped with the large doily stamp in white Staz on. I added a large pearl to the centre and cut her name out with the Big Shot alpha dies. I added a couple of hearts cos she's such a sweetie and topped it off with a "fluffy" flower made with the large scallop circle punch. I popped a rhinestone brad in the centre and attached it with a dimensional. Took around 10 minutes to make. I also popped some money inside it to help her on her way to Auckland. Needless to say she was thrilled to bits

 Till next time

 Happy crafting