Saturday, 16 March 2019

Joy of Sets March 2019 Easter Blog Hop

Image may contain: text that says "The Joy Of Sets March 2019 Easter Blog Hop"

Elegant Easter Egg Basket

Hi, thank you for viewing our Blog Hop 
I created this elegant basket made from cardstock. I was inspired by Sam from Mixed Up Craft when she made a tea cup. I didn't have a big enough circle die so I improvised and used a bowl!

Using a pencil I drew around the bowl then cut out the circle freehand. I then placed a smaller circle die in the middle (guestamating) and ran it through the big shot. 

I then cut into the center, after deciding how big I wanted my basket I cut away the excess and adhered it together with liquid glue. Next I die cut another circle which was largle than the circumference of the bottom of the basket & adhered it onto a doilie. Using the starburst punch I punched out the circe to adhere the inside bottom to the larger circle to create a sturdy base. Using a 1"x 11&3/4" I attached the handle.

Finally I decorated my basket and added chocolate eggs.

Hope you like this simple but elegant 3D project and please check out all of the rest of our projects:-

No photo description available.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Valentines Card

Simple Tent Textured Card

Hi everyone,
I've made this tent fold card measuring 4x5". I've used subtle & trendy colours using the lovely SU products

If you would like to make this card that doesnt just have to be for Valentines I've written (typed) the instructions for you to follow:-

For the base card -A4 cardstock (CrumbCake) cut @ 10x4" scored on the longside @ 5"
A layer piece of (Lovely Lipstick) cardstock cut @ 3,3/4"x4,3/4"
Two pieces of (Very Vanilla) cardstock cut @ 3,3/4"x4,3/4" for the inside and embossed layer. After embossing (Basket Weave folder) I tore around the edges and inked them up lightly (Soft Sea Foam ink)
I stamped the sentiment from the (Forever Lovely Bundle) with (Lovely Lipstick ink) onto (Crumb Cake) cardstock and cut it out with the (Classic Label punch
Using (All My Love) DSP I fussy cut out 3 flowers
(Forever Lovely Bundle) i& cardstock (Soft Sea foam) using the die for the smaller ornamental leaves above the sentiment
Using (Well Said Bundle) for the larger sentiment and ornamental leaves.
I die cut the word 'happy' in both (Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick) cardstock and off set the them and glued them together.

All of the products can be purchased from the 2019 Spring/Summer & Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue 

Thanks for popping by Sue Bishop
Please also take at Linda Parker's Valentine Project who is now my Upline.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

January - Sale A Bration

Happy New Year

Hi everyone I thought I would share this cute card, as everyone likes a cupcake!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

December #2 The Happy Crafters Team

Traditional Colours - Z Fold Card featuring 'Under the Mistletoe' DSP

Cut the base cardstock to 10x5" scored on the longside @ 5" flip over then score @ 7 &1/2". Cut a 1 &1/4 x 10" of matching cardstock score on the longside @ 2 &1/2 flip over then score @ 5". Decorated using white cardstock for frame of DSP cut @ 2 &1/4 x 3 &1/2 - 2 pieces and another cut @ 4 &3/4 x 3 &1/2. The DSP was cut @ a 1/4 of an inch smaller than the pieces of white cardstock. Using the leaves I used a bone folder to shape them and adhered the smaller leaves to the larger ones which were glued onto a small circle.

Annual Catalogue
Materials & Equipment used were:-
Cardstock - Whisper White-106549, Shaded Spruce-147006, Cherry Cobbler-121681
DSP - Under the Mistletoe-146921
Multipurpose liquid glue-110755
Gold foil sheets-132622
Natures Roots Framelits Dies-146341
Faceted Gems-gold-144141
Autumn/Winter catalogue
Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies-147912

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

December #1 The Happy Crafters Design Team

Traditional Style - Gift Projects featuring 'Under the Mistletoe' designer series paper-DSP

Treat Bar of Chocolate and Tea

The Green & Black's chocolate bar is wrapped with the DSP then decorated with cardstock cut @ 2 x 8" gently folded in half on the long side then punched at the top. I've added one piece of DSP measuring 2&3/4 x 3&3/4" to decorate the front. Using glue dots to adhere the wrapped bar inside the pouch, adding ribbon to secure the top. I have stamped the sentiment and image for the detail.
For the Matchbox style gift with belly band that holds a Pukka T bag. The cardstock measures 3 x 8 &1/4" scored on the long side @ 1 &1/2 and 5". DSP measures 2 &3/4 x 3. 2 &3/4 x 1 &1/4" for the front which has been corner rounded. Cardstock for belly band is 1 x 7&1/2" that is wrapped around the matchbox and adhered at the back. Decorated with round punches and stamped greeting.

You can find all the materials and equipment in the SU Annual Catalogue that I've used:-
146921-Under the Mistletoe DSP
103683-Mini glue dots
110755-Multipurpose liquid glue
147084-Real Red ink
146925-Real Red cotton ribbon
108605-Old Olive cardstock
106549-Whisper White cardstock
141736-Better Together stamp set 'Merry Christmas'
119850-Circle punch
143717-Starburst punch
146320-Detailed Trio punch 'rounded corners'
133324-Scallop Topper Punch
129722-Stampin' Trimmer

Also from the 2018 Autumn/Winter catalogue:-
149927-Candy Cane Season stamp set+builder punch

Thank you Sue

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Second Pocket Letter Swap

Sharing my second pocket letter swap & handmade gifts from the lovely Nina Tanner
Front page - bee theme and below the back of the page

Handmade TN & Post It Notes Holder

Huge thanks Nina and if anyone would like to view my swap Nina has kindly posted a video on her Youtube which is her name Nina Tanner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and dont forget to give her a thumbs up!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

My First Ever Pocket Swap!


This beautiful & elegant pocket letter was made by my 'Upline' Ann Melvin #PositivelyPapercraft
I didn't have any pocket letters so I sent some 4.5" square gift bags which are on her YouTube channel 29.08.18 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018


My first try at Vintage - SU DSP & Ribbon the box die etc all non SU. Do you think the box and card look vintage?

Monday, 23 April 2018


Hand Stamped DSP 5"x7" Card
Here is my take on the sketch this week. I've used:-
Garden in Bloom & Hanging Garden stamp sets. Stitched labels - circles. Whisper White, Old Olive & Powder Pink cardstock. Retired ribbon. Silver Gel pen. Doilie. Petal Pair Impressions Embossing Folders. Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive inks. Rhinestone embellishments. Thank You for stopping by please leave a comment if you would like to x

Monday, 2 April 2018

Stampin' Up Inks - A colour a day

Featuring Rich Razzleberry
Well I thought whilst it's the school holidays that I would try and make a card or project featuring a SU Ink once a day well unfortunately just after I stamped and fussy cut out some flowers I found out that I needed to make a bereavement card x