Tuesday, 16 January 2018

#2 The Happy Crafters January Design Team!

Hi Crafters!

Today is Tuesday which means its Design Team day!! I really look forward to seeing what the Ladies have come up with, again i am so impressed by there talent!
Both of the Ladies projects are below and also links to there posts. You can find all the info if you click the links. Please pop over and check them out for yourself s.

I will be back tomorrow with a YouTube tutorial!! I know so many of you are missing me and that is a lovely feeling. I have also had lots of messages off my followers checking that i am ok. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.

Here is the lovely Janes project and link:


Here is Steph's project and link to her blog:


Thank you for stopping by :-)

Ann xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

I am Back!! Amazing you Heat Embossed Card

Hi Everyone!

Oh my goodness i have missed you all so much!! I have been so busy with my new craft room. The great news is that its just about finished!! Thank the lord as it has been really hard work and i have done it all myself! The only thing left to do is some shelf's to put up. I will be popping over to Ikea in the next few days to get them.

I will do a craft room tour video on my YouTube channel this week. I am very pleased with how it turned out. The room is very small but it is also very cosy. I still can not believe that i have my very own craft room/office!! I have been so excited.

My Youtube tutorials will commence Wednesday the 17th  and i will be blogging everyday this week. I have also been very busy with all my lovely new team members!! I am so thrilled that i have 7 new members already! Lets hope i will be welcoming many more:-)

I am also SO excited to tell you that i have reached (& past!!) 15K youtube subscribers!! Wow i am so thrilled & so very happy!! Thank you to everyone who subsribes to me, it means so much.

Today i have been using some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration items, Amazing you stamp set and Celebrate you Thinlit dies. I love both of these items and don't forget you can get your hands on these for FREE! I hope you like the card i made.

This is actually the first card that i made in my new craft room. My work space is so much better than it was before. I also think it looks way better for filming too.

To make the card i cut some pool party card stock to 4 1/4" x 11 3/4" & scored the middle at 5 7/8"
I cut a piece of very Vanilla to 4" x 5 5/8" This was the piece that i did my stamping & heat embossing on. i used Silver stampin emboss powder. I cut out the you and the amazing from pool party card and glued them to my card front. I brushed some clear wink of stella over them.  Before i glued the card front down, i stamped the words with pool party ink and also wrapped some pool party shimmer ribbon around the Very vanilla. I also tied a small bow and stuck it to the ribbon with a glue dot. 3 glitter enamel dots were stuck to the front of the card .

Very simple to make but i think it looks great! I have listed all the products i used for this card at the end of this post. I hope you are glad to see me back & please pop over tomorrow for another project.

Ann xxx

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Week 1 Of The Happy Crafters January Design Team

Hi Everyone,

It has been a few days since i posted on my blog, that is because i have been so busy! I really don't know whether i am coming or going lol.

A lot of you know that my craft area is in my bedroom. As my business is growing everyday i am finding that the space is just not enough for me. I put so much hard work and time into my business and i am always pottering away all day.

I do have a small spare room which was just full of junk! I have decided to turn that into my very first craft room/office!! I am so excited to get it finished. I have nearly finished the decorating and i am waiting on my new furniture being delivered. I really can not wait and i feel like a kid at Christmas!

I am hoping to have it all finished in the next week. When its all done i will do a Youtube tour video! Keep your eyes peeled :-)

Today is Design Team day and we have a new team for the next 4 weeks! The ladies that are on the team this month are the lovely Steph Stoker - Effi ann cards and also the lovely Jane Peters - Borondistampin.

The stamp set the ladies are working with is Happiest of days and it is such a pretty set. I hope you enjoy there projects, please click the links below and it will take you to the ladies blogs. You can view there projects and get all the info.

Here is Steph's project and blog link:


Here is Jane's project and link


Thank you for stopping by.

Ann xx

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

#6 New Catalogue week-Fancy Top Gift Box Using Petal palette.

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog & project number 6 of my new catalogue week series.

Today i have a lovely hand stamped gift box that has a bit of a different lid. This little box would be perfect for a lip balm or any small type of gift including Jewellery. I hope you like it.

The stamp set i used for this project is called Petal Palette & i also think that it has made the box look like fabric! It just looks very textured, which i love.

I have included a pic of the template i used & i hope you find it useful.

I love this little box & it is very simple to make.



SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2, 4, 6 & 8"


PARTIAL SCORE @ 1 5/8" 4 3/8" & 8 3/8"

Please check out my YouTube tutorial for full instructions.

Thank you

Ann xx

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Friday, 5 January 2018

#5 New catalogue Week-Heat Embossing With Stencils & Metal Effect Die Cuts

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog &  project number 5 of my new catalogue week series.

Today my project was inspired by a lady i sometimes watch on YouTube, Jenny McGuire. I am sure a lot of you are already aware of this lady. She really is very talented & makes some amazing projects.

I made 2 cards today which follow the same principal, heat embossing with stencils and also making your die cut words look more like metal. I hope you like what i have made.

I love the way that both of these cards have turned out & also think these techniques make your cards look very elegant. It is very easy to do and the possibilities are endless.

I used the Celebrate you Thinlits which you can earn for FREE from Sale-a-bration. I cut the word out 3/4 times and glued them on top of each other. This gives a very 3D like effect.

The stencils i used are from the Annual Catalogue & are called Pattern Party. You get 4 in the pack so you have a good few different designs to choose from.

Please watch my YouTube Tutorial for full instructions.

I really loved trying this technique and i will be experimenting more this weekend!!

The link to my Tutorial is listed below as well as all the products i used to make these cards.

Thank you!


Ann xx

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

#4 New Catalogue Week-Sunshine & Rainbows!!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & project number 4 in my new catalogue week. I hope you are enjoying this week & seeing some of the gorgeous new products. I truly am enjoying it so much! It is so exciting to be able to play with all that gorgeous new product!

Today i have been using one of my favorite bundles in the new catalogue...Sunshine & Rainbows. This bundle is so cute & you have so many possibilities with it. The dies can be used for so much more than just Rainbows. I also really enjoyed making these cards.

How sweet & gorgeous are these 2 cards??? I love them. They would also make fab cards for Babies & Children. They would also be great as get well cards & lots more.

One of the best things is that the die cut words are from a set that you can earn FREE from Sale-a-bration!! How cool is that???
They are called Celebrate you thinlits & are yours for free when you spend £90 in either the Annual or Spring/summer catalogue!!
Another great thing is that these thinlits will not be retiring when sale-a-bration is over, they will be carrying over to the new 2018/2019 Annual catalogue!!! I love these dies as they are really much larger than they look. 


SOFT SKY CARD BASE 4 1/2" X 11 3/4"  SCORED @ 5 7/8"


Please check out my youtube tutorial for full instructions. You can find the link at the end of this post as well as a product list of items used.

Thank you

Ann xx

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

#3 New Catalogue Week & SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog. Before i share today's project with you, i want to let you all know that today is the day you can order from the NEW CATALOGUE!!! Don't forget that for every £45 you spend, you can pick a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!!

Click to browse the Sale-A-Bration Brouchure

Click to browse the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

If you click on the 2 pictures above you can browse all the gorgeous new products.

It is also THE best time to sign up as a demonstrator too. For £99 you can pick £130 worth of products AND 2 FREE extra stamp sets with no value restriction!!! How amazing is that???? Plus i also send you a free welcome kit too :-)
Click to Join My Team!!

I will be doing a Facebook live tonight explaining everything about it, i hope you will join me. I will also post this to my YouTube Channel.

So, today's project is a really cool calendar/organiser that you can pop onto your Fridge! It is so easy to make and it comes in very handy for any notes or lists you may need to make.

The base of my calendar is made from the chipboard that you get from stampin up! paper. This makes the calendar nice and sturdy.
It has a little notebook and also some mini sticky notes attached to the front.

I used some new DSP called Petal Passion and the stamp set is called Southern serenade. I heat embossed that onto the front of my notebook.

I used the large number framelits for the 2018.









Please check out my youtube tutorial for full instructions.

If you have any questions about signing up, please just drop me an email or you can ring me on 07999 99 3350.

Thank you

Ann xx

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