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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


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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

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

Scottie Dog: Friend to Friend

Hi Everyone,

I’m back! Yay! Whilst I’m still having some issues with my PC at least I am able to get my blogging back underway.

I hope all is good with you. Brrrr!! It’s a bit chilly here this morning. We’ve had strange weather, alternating between brilliant sunshine and ‘relatively’ high temperatures (for Northern Ireland anyway) and hailstones and cold, cold winds. Today we’ve got rain. 😦

Anyhow, it’s lovely and cosy in my craft room and it’s my little happy place 😉

Recently I’ve been playing with the cute little Hot Diggety Dog stamp set. I hope you like the result.  Any questions or comments please do drop me a line as I would love to hear from you.

I’ve also added some other little cards I’ve made with this lovely stamp set and I have to credit Paula Knall and Michelle Last for design of 3 of these.

Details of products used are below and of course the direct link to craft shopping Heaven 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous Designer Series Papers and Embellishments while you’re browsing.

Hot Diggity Dog

Best friends

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂




Stamp Set:

  • Hot Diggity Dog – 134024
  • Lovely As A Tree – 127793
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 130042
  • Moon Lake – 138540


  • Basic Black – 121688 – card base (10.5cm x 29.6cm score and fold at 14.8cm) also enough card for punched piece
  • Whisper White – 106549 – (9.5cm x 13.8cm) also enough for punched piece

Inking and Colouring:

  • Soft Sky inkpad – 131181
  • Pear Pizzazz inkpad  – 131180
  • Always Artichoke inkpad – 126972
  • Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad – 126976
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Basic Black and Basic Gray – Neutrals Collection – 131261
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive – Brights Collection – 131259
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Mossy Meadow – 2014/2016 In Color Collection – 133654


  • Modern Label – 119849
  • Word Window – 119857

Basic Tools:

  • Brayer – 102395
  • Daubers – 133773
  • Uniball Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – 101049
  • Stampin Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394
  • Multipurpose Glue – 110755
  • Sticky Strip – 104294
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

Moon Lake – Bird – Ink to Card technique


Hi Folks,

Well, here’s video number 2. I think I was even more nervous making this one that I was the first! Anyhow I hope you like it and please do leave me feedback (good/constructive criticism). 🙂 I would love to hear from you. And of course, if you’ve any questions, I would be delighted to help if I can.


Card Base – Always Artichoke card stock – 10.5cm x 29.6cm – score and fold at 14.8cm

Layer 1 – Whisper White card stock – 9.5cm x 13.8cm

Stamp Sets:



Ink Pads:

Pool Party – Marina Mist – So Saffron – Old Olive – Mossy Meadow – Always Artichoke – Stazon Black



 Melon Mambo – Calypso Coral – Hello Honey – Tangelo Twist – Mossy Meadow – Basic Black – Chocolate Chip – White Gel Pen


Basic Tools:

 Sponges – Daubers – Stamp-amajig – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Trimmer – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist – Stazon Cleaner – Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow)


A quick pic of other little cards I’ve made using the same technique.

Click here for Craft Supply Heaven 🙂

Until next time 🙂 Lilian


From The Herd

Hi folks,

I’ve just loved playing with this stamp set. These guys look so cute!

This was a quick 40th Birthday card for a male friend. I think he will like it. 🙂


  • Brayer Sky Blue ink on Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp main image (herd) on to another piece of Whisper White card stock and colour with Blendabilities (alternatively use Stampin’ Write Markers for this). Sponge a little Mossy Meadow ink to bottom, cut out main image and glue to previously brayered/coloured piece.
  • Stamp greeting from ‘Just Sayin’ stamp set and die cut ‘Word Bubbles’ on Big Shot and adhere to main image. Wrap with twine and mount to Basic Black card base using Dimensionals.
  • Adhere pre-made numbers from the Alphanumeric Mold/Simply Pressed Clay. (I make a stash of these whilst I’m sitting watching telly)
  • Decorate inside using Stampin’ Write Markers to pick out one of your favourite little critters and use appropriate sentiment.
  • Don’t forget to decorate your envelope. Always a lovely finishing touch.

If you have any questions or feedback, I would just LOVE to hear from you so please do drop me a comment or email.  Until next time 🙂 Lilian

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  • Whisper White
  • Basic Black

Ink Pads:

  • Memento Black
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Soft Sky


  • Stampin’ Write Basic Black

Blendabilities Pens:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Old Olive
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Soft Sky
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Smoky Slate


Word Bubbles framelits

Word Bubbles framelits

  • Word Bubble Framelits – 132968


Basic Tools: – click here for basic tools page

  • Brayer
  • Big Shot
  • Tombow Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Clear Blocks
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Scrub
  • Stampin’ Mist





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