A Little Something For You

Hey there, how’s it going?

A quick post today, to share a gift box from The Cutting Cafe.

Well it’s actually a nugget treat box, but it’s perfect to hold my lanyards in,

for my christmas craft fair.  It’s just the right size to display them, while giving them packaging

thats appropriate for gift giving.


It measures 6 x 1.5 inches, and is available in a multitude of formats.  As always

with Regina’s files, you are guaranteed value for money,  as there are a range of sizes and styles

of nugget holder included.

So without further ado, here is the link to the assorted nugget holder-:


Hope you like this post, and feel free to leave a comment, feedback is always appreciated.

Ta ta for now xx

Hot Lips

Good afternoon all, hope you are all well?

I do hope that those in the States who are currently experiencing snow, tornados and

everything in between, are all safe and sound indoors.  I must say though…

I am slightly jealous of the snow!

Anyway, my thoughts are with you all and please stay safe.

Now then, talking about cold weather, todays creation is a lip balm & holder, to keep those lips in perfect

kissable condition all winter long.

It’s a perfect stocking stuffer, or small gift for a friend, and seriously cheap to make.

Yes CHEAP…Inexspensive….economic….cost effective,

It all means the same.

You can buy packs of lip balm in the el cheapo shops ie. Poundland, home bargains & B&M, to name a few.

Alternatively make your own, there are lots of recipes online.

Here is a lip balm I made,  enclosed in the lip balm & chapstick holder from The cutting Cafe.

Here is the link-: http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/lip-balm-chapstick-holder/

It was super easy to put together, and don’t forget,  even if you don’t have

an electronic cutting machine, you can still use these files, as Regina also sends the file in PDF format,

so all you have to do is print, and cut with scissors,  it really is that simple.

Now lets go make a few dozen of these, I think they will be a fab addition to my christmas

craft stall next month, don’t you.

Until next time….Happy crafting xx

Halloween Pillow Box

Good morning world, how are we all?

Today I am quite excited, yet nervous at the same time.

This is because this will be my very first blogpost as a design team member

for The Cutting Cafe, owned by Regina Easter.

Every month on the 7th and 21st, the design team showcase her products, with the intention

of inspiring other crafters with her wares.

Now todays project was using halloween pillow boxes found here-:


and here is my creation-:

I made the pillow box by first cutting it on the scan n cut.  I did not change the dimensions at this point.

Where the ghost had been cut from the centre I used acetate to create a window, and kept the

waste to one side.  After cutting and applying the frame to the ghost,

I just had to get those googly eyes on there, I think it looks so cute.  I then added black and green ribbon,

to co-ordinate with the cardstock.

Now onto the other bits & bobs.  Remember that waste piece shaped like a ghost?  Well I

scanned it into my Scan n Cut, so I could re-size it slightly,

before cutting multiples in paper.

So from my waste piece I was able to create a cute little notebook, which coincidentely fits perfectly

inside the pillow box along with the mini broomstick pen you can see in the picture above.

Within this file you will also find outlines to frame the window area of the pillow box,

I cut these in a few different colours, to enable me to

create some cute bunting to add decoration in my picture, however you could easily re-create this and use

as a decoration in your home this Halloween.

I do hope you like my first creation as a design team member, and look forward to

bringing you my twist on the projects set by Regina.

Don’t forget to check out her website-:  http://www.thecuttingcafe.typepad.com

Ta ta for now & happy crafting xx

Mixed Shape Album

Hello World, I hope everybody is fine and dandy today.

It’s becoming quite a bit cooler here in the UK, as winter is fast approaching.

Not to worry, I just turn the heating on, and sit in my craft room,

in my opinion it’s the best place to be. :)))

A quick little album for you today, made with the Mixed Shape Album cutting file,

available over at The Cutting Cafe. Link here-:


There are 5 different pages and they come in two different sizes, although it is very easy to manipulate and re-size.

You could make it as big or small as you like.

Hope you enjoy today’s project.

So Ta Ta for now and happy crafting xx

Time To Sew

Hello Hello!

Good morning to you all.

Today I bring to you a little sewing project that I have been working on, in the

form of Lanyards.  Yes those things we hang around our neck,  to show our ID badges at work

or college, whatever the case may be.

Now I didn’t make many, only 18,  as I don’t know how well they will sell,

however I am hoping that the cuteness of the fabric used will help with sales.  Here the are-:

How cute are these!  Loved how easy they were to make, and in amazing fabric too.

I want one for myself, except I don’t actually need one.   Maybe I

should make one with a phone holder attached?  I’m always leaving my phone in a different room

to where I’m working.

Now to go over to http://www.thecuttingcafe.typepad.com   

to find a suitable box in which to package them.

If you enjoyed todays post please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Happy crafting peeps xx

Design Team News

I’m so happy :)))

Just over a week ago I sent my information to a company called-:  The Cutting Cafe.

They had posted a design team call on their blog, and so I thought why not!

Within a few days of the close of this call,

I received an email from the shop owner saying that I had made the team.

Now to some this may sound like a load of old garbage,

but to me it’s a very big deal.

This is the first time I have ever dared to apply for a design team call,

despite the fact that I have wanted to, on numerous ocassions, however felt that my crafting

would not be up to the standards that they would require.

So you can imagine how overjoyed I was to be accepted.

On the 7th & 21st of every month, you can go along to their blog and see projects from myself,

and the rest of the design team.  Here is the link-:


Pop on over and have a nosey around the shop too.  Everything is an automatic download,

and even if you don’t have n electronic cutting machine, don’t worry.  All Regina’s

files come in a pdf format so you can simply print and cut…

that’s where I started.

Here’s to new opportunities, new friends and new beginnings.

Happy crafting xx

Christmas is Coming

Afternoon people of the world.

How is your day going?  All’ s well here with just a quick post to share what I have been up to.

It’s how many days till christmas….. 93!!

And all the christmas fairs start in mid November, so I best get my skates on

and start creating.

I intend to sell packs of christmas cards of various designs, now obvioiusly there would be say

5 in a pack, and every pack would have 5 different designs in them.  Following so far?

So here is the first installment of christmas cards for said packs-:

I have used pretty much all Dreamees products, with the exception of the ribbon, twine and base card.

Everything else can be found on the Dreamees website here-: http://www.Dreamees.org.uk

The papers were printed from the “Playful Penguins”  CD,

using the icy tones paper selection.  The rocking horse image and the sentiment are from a set called-:

reindeers and rocking horses, even the pearls and doily are from Dreamees.

So with a few layers of distressed edge paper,  we have created what I consider to be,

some pretty good christmas cards, that anybody would love to receive

this christmas.

Until next time….. Happy Crafting xx

Tiny Treats

Hello again folks.

Are we all getting time to create, and stretch our imaginations?

Well if not don’t worry,  I have created something that you might like.  It’s a tiny christmas box,

full of mini gift cards that I bring  for todays post.

The file is available here-:


There is a multitude of designs on the lid of the box, including snowflake, snowman and a tree, to name but a few.

Here is the box I cut, using my beloved scan n cut.

I used navy cardstock for the lid, and used the snowflake design.  All I added

was the bling piece in the centre.  So simple,  and great as a table favour,  or just to jazz up an otherwise boring jewelry

store box.  I would sure love to receive a new necklace in a box like this at christmas….

Who wouldn’t?

The box measures approx 2 1/4 inch square, and I filled it with 6 2×2 inch gift cards and envelopes.

You could just drop one on a co-workers desk as your passing, and fill it with whatever

your heart desires.

Until next time….. happy crafting x


Weekend Creation

Good day to you all.

I do hope you have had a wonderful & enjoyable weekend, no matter what you were doing.

I had a little trip to Bakewell, in Derbyshire this weekend, as we popped along to see some of our friends, The Dreamees

at a pop up crafting live, charity event.

I love their products, so any chance I get to see new goodies, that they might be bringing to our screens,

I’m there!

I did manage to get a little bit of crafting in though……. in between the shopping, the housework & the family

visiting on Sunday for the usual roast dinner.  Take a look at what I made.

I purchased this svg file from the cutting cafe, and I’m so pleased I did.

I paired it up with a paper from my stash, and of course no girly project is complete without a helping

of Dreamees flowers. You can buy the gable box file here-:http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2016/09/gable-box-template-and-cutting-file-1.html 

and the stamp set for the flowers here-:https://www.dreamees.org.uk/fancy-floral-stamp-set-2624-p.asp

I simply cut the main box out of 300gsm cardstock, added a piece of acetate for the window,

and made the flowers from a 120gsm paper. (should of used something a tad heavier I think), and finally

I used Dreamees Dinkiy inkies in Lavender sparkle & powder puff sparkle to colour the flowers.

Also available on their website.

I do like the size of this gable box, and am now considering what else I could fill it with for my christmas fairs later this year.

Hope you enjoyed reading today’s post, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Ta ta for now my darlings.

Worth The Effort

Aahh, today is a sad day…. today is the end of another 100 christmas tags.

Yayy! (sarcasm at it’s finest)

I am actually glad that I am done making tags for the moment, as this last batch took quite

a bit more work than I first anticipated.

300 hand stamped, hand coloured, poinsettias later,

I have 100 tags.  Thank the lord that the Scan n Cut did all the cutting work for me.

And here are the results-:

I even hand doodled around the edge of every single one.

Yes they do look nice, but in all honesty, a little too much work.  With that said,

I will probably make more tags closer to christmas, just maybe not so time consuming next time.

Until my next post….

Do what makes you happy x