Wednesday, 28 October 2015

It's a Wrap!

So following on from my previous post showing off a selection of gift tags, over the next few days and weeks, I'll be showing you different ways to gift wrap your Christmas presents, in various ways.

Today's gift, has been made using one of my favourite new framelit bundles - the new Square Pillow Box Thinlets die.  It has 8 different dies in the set, which make producing different styles of box, a doddle!  Believe me, if I can do it - you can!  This set isn't just for Christmas though, it has dies to suit all occasions, so will last you a lifetime - at only £30 for the set, this really is a bargain!  Think Wedding Favours, Childrens Party Gift boxes, Birthday presents, Easter ... the list is endless!

I have used Real Red card stock and underneath the cut out christmas trees, I have used Mellow Moss card stock.  For the tag, I used the A Little Something stamp set.  I added real red ribbon, pom pom trim and a touch of silver twine.  I finished the tag off with one of the cute snowflake embellishments called Winter Wonderland.

The stamp set used and the Square Pillow Box framelit set, can be bought as a bundle.

If you would like to purchase any of the above, please either click on the links below, or email me at or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Tomorrow, I'll be showing you a selection of cards made using the Wonderland stamp set - so don't forget to pop back!

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tag! You're It!

 It's one of those things that we can never find when we want one ...

How many times have we made a beautiful card, and bought a stunning gift, wrapped it and then discovered that we haven't got a tag to match?  Well it happens to me all the time, so this year I decided that I wasn't going to be caught out.

The tags below have all been made using the fantastic Home for Christmas designer papers.  I love the fact that the papers are not only bright and vibrant, and that they are double sided, but more than anything, I love the fact that I can 'fussy cut' most of the papers, and have cheap, affordable 'toppers'. As well as buying the papers, I bought the matching Home for Christmas cardstock pack, which simplifief the whole process of having to match cardstock to the papers.  All I needed to add was scraps of ribbon and twine - job done!

I've also added some of the cards that I initially made.

Home for Christmas Papers - £10

With matching tags

Another card and tag

Various tags

As you can see, matching the cards and tags has been a pretty simple process, and I've not had to add a great deal more.

If you would like to place an order, then please click the 'shop' sign above, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Other News
1.  Please be aware that Stampin Up! has recently moved warehouses, and there will be a slight delay in deliveries.

2.  Next Rochdale Crop is on Saturday the 7th November - it is a special crop as it will be my mums 80th Birthday, so we will be having a little bit of a celebration for her - therefore if you are attending, I would be grateful if you could let me know in advance.

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I am hoping to recruit at least five more people to join our amazing team, The Hearts - you are guaranteed FREE training, and 24/7 help and assistance from myself.

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Happy Crafting - Cal xxxxxxx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

It's a Watercolour Day!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have fun checking out Stampin' Up's Watercolour Wishes Card kit!  I absolutely love this kit and I hope you do, too! It is so easy to create beautiful projects with this kit, and everything you need fits neatly in this beautiful box!  That makes it perfect to give the kit to a crafty person in your life or to make the cards from the kit and wrap them in that gorgeous box and gift them to anyone who loves greeting cards!

It's also an ideal gift to give to someone who doesn't think they are arty or crafty, but who you know would love to give it a go.  Everything is included - except adhesive, so why not add a tube of Tombow glue as well.

This kit also includes an EXCLUSIVE stamp set which features 12 sentiment stamps (not available anywhere else), TWO mini inkpads, cards, envelopes, sentiments, ribbon, twine, foam pads, sequins, wood cut-outs etc. etc.. it is amazing value at only £31.50

You also receive a full-colour instruction booklet with the kit, so not only is this kit great value, it's also amazingly quick to make up - win-win in my book!

Below are the samples that my teamie Leanne Weaver made using this kit - aren't they beautiful cards?!?!

Remember, this is an EXCLUSIVE stamp set - you will NOT be able to purchase it anywhere else.

To order your kit direct, please click HERE (safe link), or email me on or, call/text me on 07747 465186.

Happy Crafting!  Have a great weekend - Cal xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Good to be back!

Hi everyone!   Sorry for the delay in getting back to my blogging, but my ear operation was a lot larger than expected, and the recovery time is still ongoing.  However, I can at least now put my glasses on for a short period of time, and see things!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for supporting me and helping me run my business while I've been incapacitated, and also a HUGE thank you to friends and customers for all the cards, flowers, gifts etc.,  During some extremely 'down' moments, your loving thoughts have really helped me get through some painful times.

Anyway, I'm back on track now ....  Below are a selection of cards and tags that I have made using the fabulous Home for Christmas designer series papers, together with a hostess stamp set called Antique Tags.  I've used a mixture of different ribbons and punches to embellish the projects, and also the amazing Woodland Textured embossing folder.

I think the cards and tags are pretty easy to follow just by looking at them, and I really just need to add that the 'bambi's' have been fussy cut from the designer paper, and the tags have been made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.   To add to the effect of the 'trees', after embossing, I rubbed the inkpad gently over the raised image.


Once a month, I am going to highlight some of the amazing projects that my customers have made. Today, I am going to show you a couple of projects by Ian Wharton, and also Debbie Burt.


Isn't this peacock stunning?  Ian hand-coloured the peacock, and then fussy cut the image out.  I think his use of glitter card behind the peacock, really makes it stand out.

Ian has used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching framelits for the card below.  He has used distressing techniques on the background, and has highlighted the card using spritzers.


I just love the colours that Debbie has used in this folding box card.  Debbie has used the pansy punch and pansy stamp set on this card, and has used a mixture of pastel inkpads to create this beautiful project.

For this beautiful card gift set and matching bag, Debbie has used designer series papers, and the Petite petals stamp set.  She has coloured in pearls for the centres using the retired blendabilities pens.


STAMPERS GROUP: I have three places left for a Stampers Group starting in November. A stampers group is a great way to help you spread the cost of buying stash.  You commit to spending £15 per month (plus postage) for 10 months, and during one of those months, you receive the hostess benefits - anything from £15 upwards to spend on whatever you would like.  Orders and payments are due by the 14th/15th of each month.

TEAM MEMBERS:   I am aiming to grow my team dramatically this coming year, and I am looking for people who would either like to earn commission on their purchases, or who wish to start their own business.  For only £99 for your starter kit, you will be able to select products of your choice up to the value of £130 and will receive a free stationery kit worth £45.  You will then be able to earn from 20% up to 25% commission on future purchases.

You will also have me as your upline, and I will be able to guide you and encourage you to become either a successful demonstrator for yourself and a few friends, or, I can help you build your business, and help you earn even more benefits and financial opportunities.

As always, if you would like to place an order, or if you have any questions or queries, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186


Happy Crafting!  Catch you soon - Cal xxx


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