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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit:

Annual15_p080_a watercolor wishes

Just when I thought I’d found my favourite Stampin’ Up! card kit, another gorgeous one comes along!!!

I’ve had such fun with this kit. It makes 20 beautiful cards, covering a range of occasions and the best bit is, each card is different. No two cards are the same. Absolutely everything you will require to make your gorgeous card collection is supplied in a beautiful gift box. You could happily present this set as a gift to friends and family, even if they aren’t crafters, as the stamp set, block, ink spots and embellishments are all supplied. AND!!! the stamps are included in the price! It’s an absolute bargain. Or, make up the cards and present them as a gift set. I have to say the stamp sentiments are really lovely and in such beautiful fonts. There is everything to LOVE about this kit. Now ….. the only warning I would give is …… if you are planning to gift this kit, you will definitely need to buy one for yourself, otherwise you won’t be able to part with it. Yes, it’s that gorgeous!!! Stampin’ Up! have done us proud with this years’ kits, without a doubt.

Below are some quick pics of the kit as I’ve made it up for my Craic & Crafting Classmates this week. I should point out that I’ve added a couple of bits and pieces to some of the cards simply to illustrate that you could use some of your existing Stampin’ Up! craft stash to compliment the kit …. however …. this is not strictly necessary, as the kit in itself is gorgeously complete. I’ve added a link directly to Craft Shopping Heaven for you to make it easier for you to get your hands on this ‘must have’ kit.

Oh and here are some quick pics of some of the Thank You gifts I’m making for this project class. 🙂 They are tiny little fridge magnets. Aren’t they cute!!! And each one will have the recipients initial tied with Natural Thread.

Enjoy x


Click below for

Craft Shopping Heaven!!!





Vintage Leaves: Autumn home décor wreath

Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves

Hi Folks,

A quick post to show you what I’ve been playing with. 🙂

I’ve finally had a chance to play with this gorgeous bundle. (don’t forget there is a 15% discount when you get a bundle opportunity)

And how delighted I am with the result!!!

My version uses inks instead of Versamark and I added an additional colour cardstock just to brighten it up a little.

What do you think of it?

Order this gorgeous bundle and receive this beautiful, coordinated Thank You card from me. Supplies listed below along with easy access link to online shop.

Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves


Get Your Supplies Here 🙂

Materials as per Stampin’ Up! version:

  • Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits Dies Bundle – 140235 (can be purchased as individual items if you require)
  • A4 cardstock – Cherry Cobbler – 121681 –
  • A4 cardstock – Cajun Craze – 121683
  • A4 cardstock – Early Espresso – 121686
  • Burlap Ribbon – 132140
  • Versamark Pad – 102283


Materials as per my version:

  • Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits Dies Bundle – 140235
  • A4 cardstock – Cherry Cobbler – 121681 –
  • A4 cardstock – Cajun Craze – 121683
  • A4 cardstock – Early Espresso – 121686
  • A4 cardstock – Hello Honey – 133643
  • Classic Stampin Pads – Cherry Cobbler – 126966
  • Classic Stampin Pads – Cajun Craze – 126965
  • Classic Stampin Pads – Early Espresso – 126974
  • Classic Stampin Pads – Hello Honey – 133643
  • Burlap Ribbon – 132140
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine – 113439

You will also require a Polystyrene ring base, a glue gun and glue sticks (from your local craft store)

Don’t forget!!

You would receive fantastic discounts on your purchases

just by joining my Team.

Contact me for more information on how I can help you to choose your gorgeous craft kit

or Click Here!!! to check out the Join Up section of my online shop!!!

Candle ‘stamping’ Summer Silhouettes – 2

Summer Silhouettes

Summer Silhouettes


Hi Folks,

Back again with another candle ‘stamping’ demonstration. I have been asked to show how I decorated this particular candle. Materials used have been listed below with a handy link to purchase the goodies.



As always, if you have any queries or tips, please do drop me a comment. And of course, I would be delighted if you would subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss any of the tutorials.

Enjoy the video.


Click here to purchase your goodies!!!

Ink Pads:

126948 – Melon Mambo

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

126959 – Wild Wasabi

106960 – Stazon White



133654 – Blackberry Bliss

131263 – Pear Pizzazz

131263 – Wild Wasabi

105021 – White Gel Pen


Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes




101610 – Sponges

Tissue Paper

Wax Paper

129055 – Heat Gun

Candle ‘stamping’ Decorating Technique – Summer Silhouettes


Hi Folks,

Another beautiful day!!!

Doesn’t everything just look and feel so different when the sun is out. And it’s the weekend, so everything is wonderful 🙂

Anyhow, down to the business at hand.


I’ve had so many requests to show how I ‘stamp’ my candles so I’ve pulled together a quick video tutorial. I do hope you enjoy it. If you’ve any questions, just drop me a comment or email me to I would love to hear from you.



If any of you wish a tutorial on the sponged candle, let me know and I will get to it at the next opportunity.

Sponged decoration

Summer Silhouettes – Sponged decoration

Details of materials are listed below with a quick link to purchase all your crafting goodies. 🙂

Hostess Code for June 2015 is UMJ3AW6W. (only to be used if your purchase is under £150 – purchases of £150+ will qualify for Hostess Goodies)


Click Here To Buy Your Goodies


Until next time

Lilian xx



Ink Pads:

126951 – Pacific Point

126970 – Night of Navy

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes



134562 – Cotton Ribbon – Pear Pizzazz


Summer Silhouettes

Summer Silhouettes

Tote Gift Bag: How to make a little gift bag that looks like the ‘real thing’ !!!

Hi Folks,

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy todays little tutorial. Please feel free to ask me any questions or just drop me a comment to say ‘Hi’. I love to hear from you.

I can’t believe May is almost over already!!! However it does turn my thoughts to summer and this little project makes the perfect presentation bag for summer gifts (birthdays, teacher thank you, just because). And it is amazing fun to do. So join me in making this now.

Check out the video tutorial and further details of project below.


Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.





Do send me pics of your creations and I will post them up on my blog. Email

Enjoy!!   🙂

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 Project Details:

Please note, this project was made using Imperial measurements so any reference to Metric measurements are an estimation and should be double checked.

  • Base Box (bottom) – 2 ½” (6.4cm) x 5 ¼” (13.4cm) – Score all four sides at ½” (1.3 cm) and snip all four corners, once only, to make corners.
  • Base Wrap (main bag piece) – The larger bag was 5” (12.7cm) depth or 3 ½” (8.9cm) for smaller bag x 12” (30.5cm) – you can change depth as required.
  • Bottom Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm)x 12” (30.5 cm) – a decorative strip may need more than ¾” – for scalloped bottom I used 7/8” x 12”
  • Top Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Strip – ½”(1.3 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Designer Label – Whisper White cardstock 2” (5.1 cm) x 1 1/8” (2.7 cm) and Matching Cardstock 2 1/8” (5.1 cm) x 1 ¼” (3.2 cm)
  • Handles (2 of) – ¾” (1.9 cm) x 8” (20.3 cm) (2 of = 3.8 cm x 20.3cm ) – for 5” bag make handle length longer if desired 
  • Side Loops – 3” (7.6cm) x 3/8” (1cm) (2 of = 7.6cm x 2cm)
  • Between Handle Stitch – ¾” (1.9cm) x 1 5/8” (4cm) (2 of = 3.8cm x 4cm)
  • Bag Charms – 1 ½” x 1 ½” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for 1” Circle Punch – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” (4.5cm x 4.5cm) for 1 ¼” Circle Scallop Punch – 1 1/2” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for Doggie Head
  • Brads – (4 of ) Antique Brads – 117273
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – ( 1 of ) – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – approx. 210 cm
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110775
  • Bone Folder – 102300
  • Dauber – 133773
  • Ink Pad to match/contrast the cardstock used – Basic Gray used – 126981
  • Score Board and Scoring Stylus – 122334
  • Piercing Mat – 126119
  • Piercing Tool – 126189
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
  • 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
  • 1- 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch – 127811
  • White Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Stamp Set – Hot Diggety Dog – 134024
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Design Credits for original inspiration:

Caroline Hallett

Delias Paper World

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tote bag 5 inch name only

tote bag 3 and half inches no blog and no name






Perpetual Birthday Calendar – March

Hi folks,

Just getting prepared for all my March 2015 birthdays/anniversaries and I thought I would quickly share with you my March, Perpetual Birthday Calendar.

The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit is fab and the best bit is that it can be referred to/added to year after year! (hence the name) 🙂

Perpetual Calendar March

Perpetual Calendar March

 Never forget a birthday again! The Perpetual Birthday Calendar will not only help you keep track of birthdays, it will look oh-so-beautiful doing it.

Only available until 2nd June, 2015!

(Unfortunately I can’t show you the full picture as I’ve already added some personal/birthday details to it before I thought to share on my blog however you can see how lovely and cheerful it is).


This is so much fun and something you could do with little ones each month, helping them to theme colours and stamps to the seasons.

The kit comes with

  • printed calendar sheets
  • chipboard sheet
  • box
  • die-cut banners, accents and alphabet stickers
  • standard and thick baker’s twine
  • ribbon
  • sequins
  • folder clip
  • sponge

And coordinates with

  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Blushing Bride
  • Hello Honey
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Melon Mambo
  • Real Red

And to ensure you have all the stamp elements you require, the fab Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set is sold separately. It has all the monthly/seasonal stamps you would require for this project.


Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Until Next Time 🙂

Important – Please note:

In my calendar, I have used alternative stamp sets, detailed below, that I already had in my stash

and not the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set).

Flower Patch by Stampin' Up!

Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set

Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge Clear Stamp Set

Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set

Day to Day – Project Life Photopolymer Stamp Set

Classic Ink Pads used:

Lost Lagoon

Hello Honey

Tangelo Twist

Please note: the little ‘love life’ stamp comes from a current Sale-A-Bration Freebie stamp set called A Happy Thing. This promotion ends 31st March, 2015. Don’t Miss It!

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White Christmas:

A quick share of a lovely project I’m working on right now in preparation for my next craft class.


white christmas xmas bauble

This lovely card and Christmas Bauble was made using the ever so gorgeous

White Christmas stamp set.

Don’t you think they turned out beautifully?



IMG_5182 IMG_5181

With a bit of sponging and pen work,

it is so simple to create beautiful cards and

gifts for your loved ones for Christmas.




And I even made a little gift box for the bauble.



white christmas xmas bauble and box

Supplies used will be listed below

however if you would like more information on how to make these,

drop me a line and I will be happy to help. 🙂


Don’t forget to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.















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