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Vintage Leaves: Autumn home dĂ©cor 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’ 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 ÂŁ150 – purchases of ÂŁ150+ 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

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 dĂ©cor.

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




Swallowtail Desktop Notebook/Journal


swallowtail notebook

I love this little notebook. (you could use it for a journal if you like)

It was quick and relatively easy to do.

I did make a couple of mistakes (like forget to use my embossing buddy before heat embossing!!) but nothing too drastic. It’s the mistakes that make it uniquely mine   🙂

Using the ’emboss resist’ technique (emboss then use a sponge/dauber to colour in image and wipe away excess with a piece of kitchen towel) is really easy and effective.

And I also used a neat little trick using bleach in an Aqua Painter (keep this one solely for this purpose). Credit for this little tip goes to the lovely France Martin.

You could use Stampin’ Up! traditional Stampin’ Write Markers or the new Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to add stronger colour where required.

This technique is such fun to play with.

Go ahead! Give it a go!

I’ve attached a brief doc to detail products used etc.

I would love to hear from you so, any comments or questions, do drop me a line.

Happy Stampin!   🙂

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