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Quilling Finished Card

Ooh a lazy Sunday,
Last nights party was great for a nice catch up.

So to finish my Friday post 🙂
Here are the pictures from my finishing touches and completed card, short and sweet today I’m afraid but I’ll be back Friday for another crafty instalment. Thanks for reading x X x
Ps. Only thing I regret is not ironing the ribbon on this card first before adhering it, it really looks much worse in the pictures than it did in the flesh.







Quilling Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!!!

Hope your all well today and have had a nice crafty week, we have been very busy at home with a few home chores so haven’t done as much crafting as I would have liked. But I have got a sneak peek of the start of a very special card, If she reads this she will know its for her so keep it quiet lol 😉



Quilling Tool
Quilling Paper Strips
PVA Glue
Cocktail Sticks – Applying the glue
Sponge or Rubber Mat
Card Blank

I try and pin out my letters or numbers first to fill with quilling patterns when they are dry and secured.


I first start rolling my paper in the tool then cut the end and glue in place or leave loose apply a little glue to the side that will touch the inside of the number and place it gently inside. Once you start building up the pieces the shape will form quickly and after it’s all filled up you should have a solid piece when it’s dry and you can remove the pins. I think you can get special boards for quilling but I have so many tools and not enough space to keep every hobby lol, so my hands and eyes have served me well so far. I still get the finish I want it just might not be as accurate or precise as the next crafter.


I am sorry I can’t show the whole card today but I would love to share this with you on Sunday morning after the party the night before 🙂

Thanks for reading and update will be with you Sunday x
Hope you enjoy your Friday and you’re weekend!

Cook Book – Family Recipes

Happy Friday all my crafty friends.

This week I have been working on compiling a cook book of recipes I have collected and tried. This will also eventually include recipes from my mum and Jonny’s mum and anyone else who wants to share great recipes.

This sketch book is fabulous for so many projects but this is the first cook book I’ve ever tried to put together. This is where I bought it from a great store on Amazon mine is A5 size but they do A6 and A4 as well. I haven’t decorated the outside yet but I will update this as an when I complete it.

My supplies are all in the pictures however I did add some washi tape which surprisingly I bought from Marks and Spencer in the Xmas sale (weird lol).


The acrylic stamps where made in very small quantities and sold on esty by a fantastic scrapbooking girl in America her Blog is so fantastic for inspiration and still up on internet but unfortunately she has stopped posting 😦

I love to hand write recipes in my own instructions so I can easily follow them in the future.



Tip Tuesday – Nail Art

Hello Tuesday People!

I have a really quick tutorial / inspiration for everyone this morning.
How to use up the left over bits from the centre of your sticker sheets, I used border sticker left overs but any will work to jazz up your nails.

Here’s what you will need!

Nail file
Base coat and top coat nail polish
Coloured polish of your choice I used Maxfactor Colbalt Blue ( think this is a limited edition colour )
Sticker sheets of your choice I used gold tiny circles from the centre of the circle border

Paint your nails or someone else if your feeling especially nice lol. Let the coats dry, apply the sticker pieces that you have chosen, with a picker if you have one for accurate application. Then paint with top coat! Done!


Hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you’d like to see more tutorial / Tips for using up left over craft supplies x X Have a great day!

Masculine Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafting Friends.

Colin’s Birthday was a great excuse to do a masculine card design, which I’ve said before is always a challenge.
The project was from a magazine supplement which I will add if I can find it lol.

These are most of the supplies I used to create my version of the card.

3 x Whisper assorted green inks
1 x Versa colour ink in mint
1 x Create and Craft Glue roller
1 x See D’s rubber stamp (unfortunately I don’t have the name or number of this set)
1 x Crafters Companion folding board
1 x A4 pearlescent white card and matching envelope (DL size card and front panel of card all from one sheet)
1 x Patterned paper – choose which ever colour scheme you like
1 x Assorted sequins and buttons similar colours to your coloured inks
1 x Stayzon Black ink
1 x Dovecraft Christmas stamp set
1 x American Crafts butchers twine in co-ordinations colour

To start measure your envelope and make your card blank using the pearlescent A4 card mine was 300gsm and I measured marked scored and trimmed, then because I like to have all my pieces cut out. I did the same with the patterned paper and the rest of the card, ready and prepared to stamp but don’t stick the white down until the end as you need to wrap the twine around the bottom section.


The pattern on the stamp you use could be anything really but I just thought it would be nice to use a stamp from one of my Christmas stamp sets because they are obviously at the top of your stash at this time of year and they don’t always have to be used only at Christmas. I put it on my rocker block because the stamp was a border stamp and was very long even though I was only using the end.


I used a random distance and length with the different coloured ink, I did only stamp once but then decided to double the stamp up to gain width.


Let that dry and then stamp your chosen sentiment across the bottom third of your card to stick to this important rule (the rule of thirds). Black ink stood out so well and I really like using the mixed text sentiment that can cover the whole width.


Add the twine and accents I used a cute lime green button and little green sequins, only a couple set my version of this card off nicely. Adhere to the card base and done and dusted masculine birthday card complete!!




All Cleaned Up

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hope you all have a fantastic evening made all your resolutions and haven’t already broken any lol.

My first task was to make my craft space a better place to work, explore and create. I think I’ve done ok, it’s not perfect but you can see the floor and I have dusted and desk is visible again, which is all progress.
I need so much more organisation but this is how it’s looking now it’s a start and may take awhile to get perfect but I’m willing to work on it.






If anyone has any organisation ideas or can suggest or show me how they have organised their craft rooms please get in touch it really would be so helpful and appreciated. The most difficult things I find is having things to hand, because if you put them away in a really organised cupboard or draw you’ll never see them therefore never use them.
This year I plan on using up supplies and defiantly not buying anything else until I have space to put it. I can’t be wasteful so everything is saved and stacked in my room but I’m going to have to be much more cut throat this year and really cleanse our living space.

Hope you like seeing these and looking forward to your comments and help 🙂 x x x