Easter treats

Hello lovely people,

I have just had a really lovely weekend and isn’t it nice to have slightly warmer weather?  We went for a pub lunch with friends on Saturday followed by a walk in beautiful sunshine; maybe Spring is finally here?!

I also spent some time sharing my crafting supplies with a friend who is just starting out making cards and helped her make her first card – we were both so proud!

One thing I really enjoy at Easter is making little treat bags for my niece and nephews and this year I wanted to try a gift bag design that I saw on Pinterest.  I didn’t print the template or use the dimensions from the original post (which you can find here) but just messed around with some scrap paper until I found a size that I liked.

Easter gift bag trio

I attached a flap of card to the back of the bag then folded it over the front and added a sweet mini peg to keep it all closed up.  I popped some eggs in a cellophane bag and they fitted perfectly in the space inside!

Easter gift bag angle

Here’s what it looks like inside so you can see the folding;

Easter gift bag inside with eggs

The images are a set from Pink Petticoat which I coloured with Copics then cut out with a circle Nestie die and layered onto a scalloped circle cut with my Cricut.

Easter gift bag cu

I would like to enter these in the following challenges;

1) Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes +/- Kraft card)

2) Cute Card Thursday (Something borrowed – the idea from Pinterest)

3) ABC (K is for Kraft)

4) Sweet Stampin’ (Scallops)

Thanks so much for visiting,




Christmas tags

Hello lovely people,

Having finished all the Christmas cards, it was on to the tags and I made a set of co-ordinating tags using the fab Cricut cartridge ‘Lacy Labels’ for the base shapes.    I stitched around the panels and edged everything with TH Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The rosette was made using an edge punch on a strip of paper and then I folded it by hand at equal spacing.

Xmas tags 2012

Xmas tags 2012b

Xmas tags 2012a

Xmas tags 2012c

Tags recipe;

DP: Maja Design (It’s Christmas Time – Sparkle) – available from Live and Love Crafts

Snowflakes / flowers / swirl / stars: cut with Cricut

Wooden snowflake: free with craft magazine

Pearls: Kaisercraft

I would like to enter these tags in the following challenges;

1) Live and Love Crafts (anything but a card)

2) Papertake Weekly (favourite challenge – A stitch in time)

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by,



Post-it note holder


I have seen various versions of the post-it note holder on Pinterest and thought I would have a go at making one as part of a ‘welcome back care package’ for a work colleague returning from maternity leave.  I used a flat piece of card from a cereal box, covered it with DP or Kraft card and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut.

A slightly different view;

The inside, and you can just about see where I have folded up the bottom section of card and glued the edges to make a pocket that the back page of the post-it note pad slides into;


DP/Tag: Simple Stories (Documented collection)

Bakers twine: from The Ribbon Girl

Button: from stash

I would like to enter this in the Totally Gorjuss Challenge which is anything goes…with a button!

Thanks for stopping by,