Fifteen Minute Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? I’m having a nice relax this morning as it’s been a hectic week. Catching my breath before the next hectic week starts!

I wanted to share some quick festive makes that feature in the latest issue of PaperCrafter magazine….

These super-cute cards were made using the American Crafts Snow and Cocoa Collection. There are lots of 12 x 12″ double-sided papers, stickers and washi tape. My favourite item is the jar pockets, perfect for a really quick make.

There are plenty of die-cut shapes too to layer up and for an extra festive flourish, lots of mini pom poms to create snowballs and embellishments.

Pop over to American Crafts and see the whole gorgeous collection here.

Issue 115 of PaperCrafter is available now.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Weekend Demo Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? Things are pretty manic this week in Krafti world, I’m going on an exciting trip tomorrow for a couple of days, I can’t say much about it at the moment but hopefully soon!

So, I had a very pleasant demonstration at The Range in Portsmouth over the weekend and wanted to share some cards I created…..

This winter birthday card features one of the Santoro Willow stamps mixed with Modern Lustre papers. I used the new XCut Leaf Cut & Emboss Punch to decorate the front.

For this super-quick make I used an XCut Mini Die and Modern Lustre adhesive letters.

I mixed Santoro Willow with the XCut Winter Forest Die for this aperture card.

Find out when your next local docrafts demonstration is on here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Festive Fun

Good morning crafty friends, how are you all? I hope alls well in your crafty worlds. Things have been a little stressful here but hopefully things are turning a corner now.

I had a lovely demo at The Range on the Isle of Wight at the weekend and I made quite a few gifts which made a nice change from cards. I did manage a couple of cards though……


I can’t take credit for this clever sentiment as I found it in a recent copy of Creativity magazine. I mixed XCut Mini Dies with Papermania Modern Lustre papers and added a cute string of Papermania Love Santa lights across the top.


For this light-up card I used the XCut Winter Forest Cut & Emboss Folder which I cut out in Kraft card then painted with white and gold Artiste Acrylic Paint. I added a little “shelf” inside then popped a colour changing LED tea light inside.

You can find out when your nearest docrafts demonstration is on here.