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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


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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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. 🙂




Sweet Treats for the Chocoholic:

Delight friends with these little treats.


(if you can resist temptation long enough to share with others.)


Sweet Treats

Delight friends with these little treats hand decorated with the beautiful Papillon Potpourri.


I love the elegance of the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

It was my first purchase as a Stampin’ Up! customer and is one of the most used and most requested items in my stash.

It’s amazingly versatile and can be applied to simple little treats like this or to greetings cards, gift boxes, wedding favours and even home décor.

I’ve also made beautiful little brooches which I will share in a future post.

There are 6 perfectly detailed little butterflies in the stamp set (3 large and 3 smaller). And better still, there are co-ordinating punches to go with them!

Check them out in my online shop and watch out for further posts on this favourite.


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Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 123759

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Elegant Butterfly Punch – 127526

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad – 126945

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack – 130134




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