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Life In The Forest:

I love using my Stampin' Up! stash to make 3D Shadow Box Frames and I was particularly pleased with this one.

I love using my Stampin’ Up! stash to make 3D Shadow Box Frames and I was particularly pleased with this one. What fantastic gifts they make! And they are so easy to do!

I must apologise for the quality of the pictures and I’m afraid it doesn’t really do justice to the 3D effect.

However I do hope it will inspire you to try these out for yourself.

I have supplied a list of products used.

If you’ve any questions just drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.

Lilian 🙂

Life In The Forest

Life In The Forest


The Flower Patch Stamp Set can be purchased as a ‘bundle’ with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies thereby saving you money.

The Inkpads and Cardstock can be purchased in Colour Families or individually.

Check out ‘Basic Tools’ page for more detail on other items used.

If you’ve any questions, do leave me a comment or contact me directly. 🙂





A Gorgeous Grungy Work of Art!



I LOVE!!!  the new 2014 – 2016 Stampin’ Up! In Color colour family

used to make this little birthday card.

Check out – ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and ‘Work of Art’ stamp sets too.

 I’m soooooo glad I purchased them. I can’t put them down!!



Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art Stamp sets are my current favourites.

Simply Pressed Clay

Keep some Simply Pressed Clay in your stash to make up a stock pile of these gorgeous little flowers (and buttons). I simply use my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour them in to the desired shade when required.


SHOP 24/7


(Do let me know if you would like a copy of the current Annual Catalogue or Seasonal Catalogue).





Grab a Bargain!

These WEEKLY OFFERS will only be available until Wednesday 30th September.

HOWEVER don’t forget to check out the CLEARANCE RACK too!


More Owl Builder Punch:

  Pinterest inspired critters created using the Owl Builder Punch. Follow this blog for more features on this fab craft tool.    

The Ever So Versatile Owl Builder Punch:


Oh My Goodness!! I just LOVE this little punch.

You can make cards for all ages and all occasions with this fab punch. You can keep it to the standard owl shape or get creative.

Follow my blog to ensure you don’t miss regular features on this.

If you love PUNCH ART then you’ve got to get this in your stash.

Owl Builder Punch – 118074

Owly The Pirate!

So easy to do. Owly The Pirate card and Handmade Envelope

And to make the card even more impressive, use the AMAZING Circle Card Thinlits – 133480, to make gorgeously easy Flip Cards. This particular set has (10!!!) dies.

To finish, use the IMPRESSIVELY EASY Envelope Punch Board – 133774. (I use this to make boxes too). I’ve used other brand ‘envelope makers’ but this is by far the best in my experience.


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Flip cards are so easy to make using Stampin’ Up! Circle Thinlits Card Die (There’s a Label version too!)


Inspiration for the little pirate came from Pinterest  (I’m not sure who design credit should go to as it was a repin. If you know the original designer, please advise and I will give due credit)

So if you’ve got this punch, do send me your project pics and I will feature on my blog.


Owl Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Owl Punch – by Stampin’ Up! 118074. Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

Circle card Thinlits Die 133480

Circle card Thinlits Die 133480. Our amazing Thinlits Card Dies create your card that flips in just one step.

Something To Say Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Something To Say Clear Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! 134180. When you’re a card maker, you know that you’ve always got something to say and you need the perfect greeting to make your project shine.


Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin’ Up! 133787. Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.


Brights Card Stock - 131282.

Brights Card Stock – 131282. Stampin’ Up!’s high-quality cardstock is dyed with pure colour all the way through, so you’ll never get a white core. Available in colour collections, you’ll love having plenty of your favourite colours on hand.


Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack 130134. Designer Series paper makes it easy to create a card or scrapbook page with coordinating background paper, cardstock, and stamped images. * 12″ x 12″ * 40 sheets per package, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colors * Acid free, lignin free

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 132708. Use with Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Tuxedo Black. Acid free.

Gorgeous Gifts:

Show how much you care.

A handmade gift is priceless and these beautiful little butterfly brooches will impress and delight friends and family.


Papillon Potpourri brooches

Delight your friends with these beautiful little brooches.


I made these little brooches for some friends recently and I was so pleased to see their delighted reaction to receiving them.

It must be stated that the picture does not do them justice.

So easy to do.

Simply stamp, colour, then glaze with about 5 coats of Crystal Effects.

I left one full day between each coat just to be sure it was fully hardened.

“to be sure to be sure” as they would say over here

Try different techniques for your butterflies.

I stamped one with Papillon Potpourri.

Another I simply punched butterfly out of Very Vanilla Cardstock and glazed.

And another I punched from Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped over with Hopeful Thoughts – 129582.

This little stamp set is a MUST HAVE for all creative crafters and I know you will LOVE making these little butterflies.



Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 123759

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Elegant Butterfly Punch – 127526

Crystal Effects - by Stampin' Up!

Crystal Effects – by Stampin’ Up! – 101055


Brights Stampin' Write Markers

Brights Stampin’ Write Markers – 131259


Prize Draw Giveaway Winner!

I need to update you on the prize draw winner however I’m waiting for confirmation that they are happy for me to name them on my blog and to determine what prize they would wish based on crafting experience.

I will update as soon as possible.

Watch out for the next Prize Draw coming soon.

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