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Summer Silhouettes: – on watercolour card

Don't you just love the colours in this!!!

Don’t you just love the colours in this!!!



Hi Folks.

Well, it has finally stopped blowing a gale and we have been having a couple of days glorious sunshine. During those wet, blustery days, I had my New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue to cheer me. I can’t put it down!!! If you would like your very own copy (U.K only I’m afraid – so sorry) just email me to and I will get one in the post to you. I would ask however that you only request a copy if you plan to purchase from me as obviously there is a cost to myself to purchase these catalogues in the first place. 🙂 Thank you. x

In celebration of all above I’m sharing a bright, colourful little card that was inspired by the very talented Michelle Zindorf. I just love the depth of colour in this. I hope you like my interpretation of it. Do check out my video tutorial and feel free to leave me some feedback. I would love to hear from you.

Details of project and materials are below along with a handy link to my online shop to help you easily purchase your goodies to make this. If you’ve any queries, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂


Click Here For Supplies !!! 🙂


Until next time

Lilian xx





106549 – Whisper White – 10.5 x 29.6cm

NB: would actually be better put on heavier Whisper White 140490

121688 – Basic Black – 9 x 12.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 8 x 11.8cm

122959 – Watercolour paper – 7.5 x 11.4cm


Ink Pads:

131172 – Blushing Bride

126948 – Melon Mambo

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

126959 – Wild Wasabi

106960 – Stazon White



119857 – Word Window punch

(retired) Modern Label punch – you could possibly use the Washi Label Punch in place of this 138296


133654 – Blackberry Bliss

131263 – Pear Pizzazz

131263 – Wild Wasabi

105021 – White Gel Pen


Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments



133773 – Sponge Daubers

101610 – Sponges

110755 – Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Celebrate today: – seeing double bunnies :)

More fun with this little Bunny stamp.

Whilst the stamp is sold specifically as an Easter stamp it is easily adapted for many other occasions and I’ve enjoyed having a little play around with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Drop me a quick comment to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies



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  • Basic Black card stock (124267) – 21cm x 14.8cm card base (Score and fold 10.5cm) or 10.5cm x 29.6cm (Score and fold 14.8cm)
  • Whisper White card stock (106549) – 9.5cm x 13.8cm. Plus card for 2 balloons
  • Pistachio Pudding card stock (131177)
  • Daffodil Delight card stock (121680)


  • Itty Bitty Accents (133787)


  • Balloon Framelits Dies (137362) – Bundle with the Celebrate today stamp set and save 15% (enter code 138869)

 Stamp Sets

  • Stamp Sets: – Happy Easter Bunny (137152) – Celebrate Today (137138) – Sheltering Tree (137163) – Hello Life (137136)


  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – 1 (119246)

 Inking and Colouring Tools

  • Heat Gun (129054) UK Plug code
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Embossing Powder – Smoky Slate (129396)

Inking and Colouring

  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Blushing Bride (131263) – Pool Party (131263) – Melon Mambo (131259) – Night of Navy (100069) – Smoky Slate (131261) – Basic Gray (131261)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Ink Pads – So Saffron – (126957) Wild Wasabi – (126959) Memento Black Ink Pad – (132708)

Basics: (see Basics page)

  • Multipurpose liquid glue  – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist

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






Sheltering Tree Brayering Technique:

Hi folks,

Well this is my first, very nervous, attempt at doing a video tutorial. This whole process is totally new to me and has taken quite a while (to say the least) to complete.

I do hope you enjoy it even though I require more than a little practice however I promise you I will improve.

Please do leave me some (honest but kind) feedback. I would love to hear from you.

I have loads and loads of techniques to share and can’t wait to get this properly underway so do follow my blog to get notifications.

Until next time

Lilian x


Hi Folks,

How cute is this greetings card and gift box!

Hot Diggity Dog - greetings card and gift box

Hot Diggity Dog – greetings card and gift box

So easy to co-ordinate Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Inkpads and Embellishments from the beautiful range of products from Stampin’ Up!

Take the tedium out of trying to source suitable materials.


Check out my online shop and peruse these gorgeous products at your leisure 24/7.

This leaves you more time to be creative and less time trying to get everything to coordinate.


If you’ve any questions or comments I would love to hear from you. (really, I would LOVE to hear from you) 🙂


Further detail below on products used:



Products Used:

 (and don’t forget to check the basic tools tab)


A Quick Update:

Hi Guys,

I’ve been REALLY busy and hadn’t an opportunity to fit blogging in to my daily routine of late (my apologies)

however I have LOADS to share with you over the next few days. (yay!)

For now I wanted to update you on current promotions so check these out for some fab offers.


There’s More!

Check out this weeks Weekly Deals!


These are only 2 little items on this weeks weekly deals.

These are MUST HAVE items so get them NOW at the discounted price.




Start shopping Christmas gifts for your Crafty friends

(and pick a few for yourself).


Clearance Rack - Up to 80% Off!

WOW – Fab New Hostess Stamp Set


Join Stampin’ Up! and Pick a Pack of Paper for 6 Months (limited time)

If you’ve never checked out the fantastic benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,

this is a good time to do it.


That’s it for now folks 🙂

Quick Tip: – don’t forget the envelopes

    Make an instant impression with your Envelopes: Isn’t it lovely to receive a handmade card, and especially so if the envelope has also been beautifully decorated; creating an excited anticipation to see what it inside. So don’t forget to beautify your envelopes too. 🙂 Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set Holiday […]

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