Jems December Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the final Jem's blog hop of this year.
This month it's all about revisiting a favourite project or product from the year
 so I thought I would revisit a post, one of my favourite 'less is more' cards.

The number of years stamp set is so useful for those special birthdays and anniversaries!

I think wreaths are so versatile, suitable for many occasions and so simple to create,
especially with the foliage and petite flowers in the Number of years stamp set.

 I diecut a small circle using a post it note to create a mask.
Then simply stamped the foliage and flowers randomly to create a wreath

The little sentiment is from the cute Balloon celebration stamp set.

Thank you for popping by today, and don't forget to check out Tracy's blog
 by clicking on the photo below for more inspiration.



Online Extravaganza SALE starts today!

The Stampin' Up! online extravaganza starts today Monday the 21st through to Monday 28th, for just one week you can grab yourself a bargain or two with discounts from 10, 20, 30% off and don't miss the special today only 40% off discounts on selected items both today and next monday!
see the picture below for today's 40% off special offers

and here are the rest of this weeks deals
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Want to choose me as your demonstrator?, You can find my online store here, just click on the photo below.....Happy shopping.


Box of Christmas tags.....

Hello there, today I am sharing my little box of Christmas tags.
I have a workshop coming up next friday and this is what my ladies will be making.
I still have a few places left if you would like to join us, just drop me an email at

I made a cute 4 x 4 pizza style box

Here's how to make it......

Take a piece of cardstock that measures 8.25 inches by 11.5 inches

Score on the long side at 1 inch, 5.25 inch, 6.25 inch and 10.5 inches
Score on the short side at 1 inch, 2 inch, 6.25 inch and 7.25 inches

fold and burnish with a bone folder all your score lines

Take your scissors and cut up the score lines on both long sides, just to where I have indicated with the arrows and remove completely the areas I have shaded.

At the right hand side you will notice I have shaped with scissors the end tabs...these are the tabs that will tuck in to your box to close it...I have also taken notches out of the left hand side tabs and the central tabs too

Flip your box over so you are looking at the inside of the box and apply adhesive down the edge taking care that it is just on the edge

you then tuck both tabs in to meet and fold over the edge you have just applied glue to.
This forms the side of your box,
repeat on the opposite side

close your box and notch the tabs as you can see on the right

You can see here that the tabs will now slide in to the side of the box

I hope you enjoy making these cute pizza boxes as much I do

For the tags I cut 2 inch strips of card and then used the scalloped top tag punch to create the top of my tags. I then measured from the top of my tag and cut to 4 inches long, so they fit perfectly in to the pizza box.

there are 4 tag designs and 5 of each design

Super cute!
You can find a list of all the products I used below
Thanks for popping by

Product List

Artisan design team 2017!

Hello there, I'm so excited to finally be able to share my top secret news.
Rewind a few months ago, I had a conversation with my lovely Stampin' Up! Mum Julie Kettlewell about applying for the Artisan design team 2017.  Julie has always encouraged me to strive for the best I can do as a demonstrator, we all need that one person who believes in what  you can do and what you are striving for whether it be professionally or personally. I am so lucky to have both.

So I applied at the end of the summer (after Julies encouragement) realistically thinking that as it was such an open opportunity and there are so may very talented demos in the UK  that the chance of me being selected would be slim. So when I got the call from Paula Gorry early october I was a bit flabbergasted!  It's been so hard to keep it a secret, It's the kind of thing you want to shout from the rooftops! Well finally I can share my happy news. I couldn't be there at Onstage live this past weekend at Telford but I knew Julie would finally get the news there that I had made the team and I received such an excited text from her when she got the news!
'You Beauty!'

Every Artisan design team member receives a 'welcome memento'
Stampin' Up! kindly sent mine through the post as I couldn't be at onstage.
I never imagined that as a memento I would receive a Tiffany and Co bracelet!

It was beautifully presented in a white jewellry box

My first piece of Tiffany and Co 

and a personalised Artisan 2017 rubber stamp!

My lovely Stampin' Up! Mum sent me the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Bloom and Wild in my favourite autumn colours to celebrate my achievement and they have pride of place in my craft room!

I have only been a demonstrator for 2 years, and last year the idea to apply entered my head, but that was all...........We all have that little self doubt sat on our shoulder and sometimes it takes another person to believe in you for you to actually take that step.....thank you Julie for believing in me

So I am very excited to be a part of the new Stampin' Up! Artisan design team for 2017

Thanks for popping by