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A sneak preview of Papercrafter

Hello everyone!

What a glorious day it is! I’m just having a quick break from making roman blinds to share a couple of makes with you. I was lucky enough to be chosen as this months Designer For The Day in Papercrafter magazine.I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my copy tomorrow but I thought I would show you what I made with the goodies I was sent which come with this months issue.

I could only use the goodies that I was sent although I could use my own inks, die-cuts, embossing powders etc to create my cards. This was an amazing experience which I loved and was invaluable experience of working within the craft industry.

One of these cards will be appearing in the magazine along with a small write up, very exciting!!

Back to work for me now….don’t forget to check out Papercrafter tomorrow!

S xxx

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A subtle Home to Nest card

Hello, yes I’m still alive!! Finally, after a manic week, I’ve managed to make a little something! I was looking through my Home to Nest ultimate die-cut pack and picked out some of the more subtle coloured elements for this card. I wanted a really pale, feminine look for this.

I used a Forever Friends Elements embossed card and cut out the front to form an aperture. The image and sentiment are from my die-cut pack and I used some subtly shaded cardstock to punch out an array of flowers.

The card is finished off with some tiny pearl gems and a lick of iridescent glitter glue from Docrafts.

I’m entering this card for three challenges, this weeks Docrafts blog challenge and the latest challenges at and

Am off to drink wine now and try and get over the fact that Hoobie beat me at crazy golf today by one point!!

Be back soon!

S xxx

A subtle Home to Nest card 01 A subtle Home to Nest card 02

Home to Nest jewellery holder

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I’m off out to enjoy the sun very soon but first I wanted to share a useful make that I finished this morning.

I bought this cute little wooden box the other day and I thought it would make an ideal jewellery holder. It’s covered entirely with the wonderful Papermania Home To Nest range from Docrafts. I’ve pushed some wooden sticks in the sides and glued them securely with my trusty glue gun and these are ideal for hanging necklaces and bracelets on.

I’ve added some touches of raffia, a couple of tiny birds, flowers and gems to complete the lovely garden scene and have put it up in my bedroom already!

I’m off out with Hoobie and Baxter now but I will hopefully be back later!

S xxx

Home to Nest jewellery holder 01 Home to Nest jewellery holder 02

A spin on Father’s Day

Hello, I hope you’ve all had a lovely day. After being out with the folks for the afternoon my mind started thinking about another make today….I’ve had my eye on this weeks Creativity Club downloads for Father’s Day and came up with this.

This card mixes the downloads with a slash of red card and also incorporates a touch of monochrome which are part of the Docrafts Gorjuss range.

I cut an aperture and I have attached sentiments to a wooden stick which turns around so you can have a change of wording.

A cute button completes the card. These fabulous downloads are available for free this week through the Creativity Club, check them out on the Docrafts website.

More crafty goodies to come tomorrow, but now it’s time for Hoobie and wine!

S xxx

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Vintage Notes Aperture card

Hello everyone!

I’m off doing family things today but I thought I would just sneak a little make in before I go. I’ve had a lovely bird house die-cut and stamp set from Marianne Design Collectables for a while which I won in a magazine giveaway and I’ve been meaning to use it for ages. FinallyI thought of a good use for it!

This cute aperture card was made with some bits and pieces I had left over from the Papermania Vintage Notes range from Docrafts. This gorgeous range is ideal for creating a very feminine card, ideal for using with the cute bird house.

I’ve embossed a butterfly and flower design on the background and given it a wash of white paint to add to the aged look. The gorgeous bird box is made from cardboard and also painted to add texture. The button elements finish it off perfectly and allow me to enter into two challenges this week, the Docrafts Blog challenge and the Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge.I have also decided to enter it into a new challenge for me at

I must dash now, I promise I will be back later!!

S xxx

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Celebrate with Home to Nest

Good morning! Lets hope the rain stays away today! It’s my lovely friend Helen’s birthday on Monday so I thought I’d get making a little something for her. I really loved the sketch on the Docrafts website this week for Jill’s sketch challenge so that was my starting point.

I decided to use a mixture of Papermania Home to Nest and Capsule collection in green as I thought they looked lovely and fresh. A pop of purple really helps to brighten the whole card.

I finished of with a couple of glittery blitters, a twist of twine to add to the garden theme and some little gems. I hope Helen will like it!I’m also entering this into the challenge over at

Right, work beckons, have a good day all!

S xxx

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Our lovely wedding day- scrapbook page

Hello all!

I hope you’re all having a good week. Things have been very busy in soft furnishing world again this week and I haven’t been able to find the time for crafting :-(…..however I know everyone likes wedding pics so I’ve decided to show you my first scrapbook page that I attempted after my wedding last August.

I had quite limited crafting materials then hence the use of a cardboard box for the background! It was ideal for distressing though and then inking and added a few gems to add interest. I had no die- cutting machine either so, shock horror, everything was cut by hand, can you imagine?!

The Portobello range from Papermania was ideal for the London inspired stamps as we got married at Marylebone Town Hall.

This is a close up of Hoobies gorgeous button buttonhole which matched my fabulous button bouquet. I didn’t want to just hide it away so if was nice to be able to incorporate it into this page. I’ve put the page into a box file that sits at the bottom of the stairs so I get a lovely reminder of that amazing day every day!

I will definitely be crafting over the weekend so we can catch up then!

S xxx

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Fresh, floral Forever Friends bear

Good morning!

Boooo, it’s Monday already! I will be back in soft furnishing world very soon but first I wanted to share a little cheerful something that I finished last night.

This card was made using a selection of Sweet Memories 6 x 6″ papers that I got with a magazine. I’ve been trying to find a use for them for a while and I thought they would work well with the cute Forever Friends bear. The overall effect is very summery and girlie, perfect for cheering up this miserable morning!

I’ve decided to enter this into the Forever Friends Blog monthly challenge.

Have a great day all.

S xxx

Fresh,floral Forever Friends bear


A spiffing Father’s Day card

Good morning all! Finally I have managed to create something this weekend! I’ve been wanting to work on another Father’s Day idea using a moustache since they seem to be everywhere at the moment. I thought one would go perfectly with the Papermania Chronolgy range and I came up with this…

This dapper chap has been made using a mixture of Chronology papers and some of the lovely neutral papers in the 8 x 8″ Gorjuss pack from Docrafts. I inked and distressed the elements and also stamped and embossed the moustache to add some texture to the fine specimen! I finished off this gentlemen’s look with a monocle made from a Chronology gear and a length of chain from an old necklace I don’t wear anymore.This spiffing chap is ready for a fantastical, marvellous Father’s Day!

I am entering this into the following challenges

S xxx

A spiffing Father’s Day card

Wedding Thank You card

Good morning everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a productive week. Things have been a bit crazy here in soft furnishing world and I’ve had no time at all this week to get creative. I thought I would post a little something that I made after my wedding last year. Since its that time of year when a lot of couples decide to get hitched I thought it was quite apt to share it.

This vintage inspired thank you card featured a distressed photograph from our special day nestling in a distressed cardboard frame. I have also used a variety of torn and inked papers to add to the distressed look. It’s quite a different style to some of my ideas of late but I think it’s good to show a range of ideas and techniques.

I will hopefully show some new goodies over the weekend, I have a few ideas brewing, I just need to find the time to make them!

Have a great day!

S xx

Wedding Thank You card

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