Kinder Chocolates with Reindeer Shaker Tree Ornament

Thank you for joining me today for another Old Meets New project.  This is such a cute little box and the Seasonal Chums Reindeer is adorable, I’m chuffed to bits that this carrying over.

I made this Ribbon Slider box to hold a box of Kinder Chocolates, I think this could be given to any adult or child.  I have made the tag removable so it could be hung on the Christmas Tree, to be honest I couldn’t bare the thought of it being thrown in the bin.

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Pootler’s Design Team – Week 2

Thank you for joining me for Week 2 of the Pootler’s Design Team Challenge.  I’m having so much fun playing with the Crafting Forever stamp set, I have finished my 4 projects for the challenge and jotted down several more ideas in my notebook that I’m hoping to make in the next few months.

If you follow my blog you will know that I love colouring, I tend to spend a few days each week colouring stamped images with either my watercolour pencils or alcohol markers.  It helps to relieve stress which lessens my M.E. pain.



Whenever I go away I always take my water colour pencils with me, I love my alcohol markers but they are too bulky to take.  I have a ‘Watercolour To Go Kit’ which is a Clear Mount Stamp Case that holds all my Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils, a Blender pen, an Aqua Painter and a pencil sharpener. Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Wrap Tic Tacs – Old Meets New

Are you ready for the festive season or are you like me still doing Christmas shopping and wrapping presents?

I have been looking after Kayleigh for the last 2 weeks, her surgery went well and she is now at home and getting better every day.

Yesterday it snowed here and everything looked so pretty, it has helped to get me in the mood for Christmas.

Today I have 3 different ways of wrapping the large boxes of Tic Tacs, my hubby adores them and they make great stocking fillers.

When I was choosing which cardstock, DSP and stamps to use I picked ones that would be ideal for male or female recipients.

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Free Shipping Yippee!! and Giveaway

Tomorrow is a good day to do a bit of Christmas Shopping or to treat yourself to something nice for all the hard work you have put into Christmas preparations.

From 7 a.m. tomorrow (11th December) until 6.59 a.m. (12th December) you get Free Shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders which is a saving of £4.95


I am definitely taking advantage of this great offer, we have the End of Year Sale and demonstrators are able to pre-order products in the new Spring/Summer catalogue and earn Free Sale-A-Bration goodies which is a great reason to become a demonstrator.  I also need to replenish my cardstock.

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Old Meets New – Combining Retired and Current Products

Normally I avoid using retired products when I’m going to share the project with you because I know how frustrating it can be when you see a project you want to recreate and find the products are retired.

While I was Christmas shopping in The Range I bought a cute chocolate elf lolly that I wanted to make a box for and put an elf on the front of it.  When I got home I couldn’t decide what stamp set to use.

There is an elf in the Christmas Cuties stamp set that I love to colour but the stamp set is retired and there is also another elf in the Festive Phrases stamp set.  Even though the stamp set is called Festive Phrases it isn’t just for Christmas it’s also for Valentines and Halloween too.

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Pootler’s Design Team – Week 1

Thank you for joining me today for the Pootler’s Design Team challenge. Every month my upline Sam Hammond chooses 5 members of her team and challenges them to make 4 projects with the stamp set of Sam’s choice.  For the final challenge Sam has chosen 10 Pootler’s and has given us the Crafting Forever stamp set to work with.  The projects we create will be showcased every Thursday during December on Sam’s blog



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Crafting Forever Clear Mount Stamp Set Giveaway

I don’t normally do giveaway’s but I have had so much fun with the fantastic Crafting Forever stamp set I want to give you the chance to win this versatile stamp set.

Unfortunately my Demonstrator Agreement only allows me to send the Crafting Forever stamp set to the U.K., France, Germany, The Netherlands and Austria.

I am also doing a giveaway for my wonderful supporters from around the world.  I can’t send you Stampin’ Up! products but I can send you a handmade gift.

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SSSC No. 25 – Fresh Fig & Island Indigo Christmas Card

Thank you for joining us today for our 25th Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. 

The lovely Sam Roberts set the challenge for us this month, we had to create a Christmas themed project using the colours Fresh Fig and Island Indigo.  Please continue the hop by clicking on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of this post.  


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