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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 27 years and have three children,aged 28, 26, and 21. I have been blessed with Three Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I am a create and craft member. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Baby Pop up Box Card

Hello there and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Today I am going to share a baby pop up box card I made for a family member.

I will show pics first and then list everything I used at the end.

Front View

Side View 

Side View 

Top View 

What was used:-

Craft work cards box cards.

Images off the net.

Papers - 6x6 Fun Fair purchased at Ally Pally.

Perals - Meiflower.

Sentiment - Created on computer.

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic scalloped circles.

Butterfly - Xcut punch.

Flourishes - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Venetan Motifs and Marianne Design Creatables LR0116.

Love Heart Border - Memory box - Cherish border.

Ribbon - purchased off of Ebay.

Fine glitter - Purchased at Ally Pally.

Paper Flowers - Won as blog candy.

Gem in middle - Wild Orchad Crafts.

Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for taking time to look & I look forward to reading your comments and I will visit you too.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Nappy Cake, cake pops, muffins

Hello there & thanks for stopping by today x

Today I am going to share the last of the baby shower bits I made for my daughter. If you check out the last 3 posts, you will see the invite, baby shower cake and favours.

I am going to share pics of the muffins, cake pops and Nappy cake.

The theme my daughter chose was baby pink and leopard print.

Blueberry Muffins
I coloured my own fondant.
Used a selection of silican moulds.
Used embossing folders, I just rolled over the top with a little pressure.

Muffins on display
I designed and printed the 'Poppy' cases. 

Cutlery  

Cake pops
These went down a treat. I had 6 lots of these. 

Nappy Cake
I love making these, they are so easy. I do have a picture tutorial on making one.
Look at the top of my blog page. 

Close up, showing you how I tied in the theme. 

I do hope you have enjoyed looking & I look forward to reading your comments. I shall be popping over to visit you too x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Baby Shower Invite


Happy Bank Holiday Monday my fellow bloggers x 
It's been another Gorgeous Day here and was able to catch a few more rays x

Today I am sharing the Pink & Leopard print Baby Shower Invitations I made for my Daughter. If you have not seen already, the two posts before show the favours and cake I made.

I made 25 of these in total. 
CLOSED VIEW
Paper I purchased from Etsy.
Die by Alys (from Ally Pally).
Rhinestones by Meiflower.
Pink card.
Ribbon from Ebay purchased on a reel.


 OPENING VIEW
Spellbinders dies.
Black card stock from local shop.
Info done on laptop.

OPEN VIEW
Embossing folder by Docrafts (I think).
Images off of net and enlarged to size. 


FRONT OF ENVELOPE
Used Tonic Studios A4 Embossing Folder.
Flower dies purchased off Ebay.
Pink tissue paper and leopard print paper used.
Candi by Craft Work Cards.
Pink card. 

BACK OF ENVELOPE
I used a foam pad to secure it down. 

I shall be entering this into the following challenges: -

Crafting from the heart - #61 Anything Goes.

Scribble and Scrap - #45 Anything Goes.



Creative fingers - #81 Anything Goes

I do hope you have enjoyed looking and I thank you for taking the time.
I look forward to reading your comments & I will pop on over & visit you too x

Hugs Sally x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Baby shower favours


Hello my fellow bloggers.
Today has been a beautiful day here in London, Battersea. I have spent most of the day doing some gardening. Weeding and putting some new plants into pots. I can feel my back has caught the sun!
And tomorrow I am sure I will feel the aches and pains and stiffness, Lol.

I am pleased to say I won two top 3 badges with the Pink & Leopard print baby shower cake. I was so pleased. ( you can see this in the post before this if you have not seen already).

Today, following the theme of the baby shower, I am going to share the party favours I made for it.


I MADE A BABY PRAM IN PINK & LEOPARD PRINT
Template off of Pinterest
Paper I got from Etsy
Used a punch for edging around hood(cannot remember brand)
Pink card
Gems from Meiflower
Candi from Craft Work Cards

Tissue paper from craft shop. (Filled with a few sweets).
Ribbon off of Ebay on a reel. 

My Granddaughter was being named Poppy.

Hand made small box.
Used pink card, tissue paper & leopard print paper for flower.
Purchased some flower dies of Ebay. 

Filled box with some pink shredded strips. (Purchased from pound shop)
Added a bulb.
Used a Tonic Studio A4 embossing folder. 

Instructions on how to care for the bulb. 

What the bulb is. 

All folded up and put into box. 

Side view. 

How I displayed the favours at the baby shower. 

This is a picture of one of the bulbs that was given out at the shower.

I shall be planting mine tomorrow, need to soak them overnight. 

I shall be entering this into the following challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart #60 (Anything Goes).

Scribble and Scrap Crafts #44 (Anything Goes).

Sister Act Card Challenge #106 (Anything Goes).



Thanks for taking the time to look, & I look forward to your comments. I shall be popping over to visit you too.
If you are not already a follower of my blog, please do become one,

Monday, 4 May 2015

Leopard print Baby Shower Cake


Hello there and thanks for visiting my blog today.

It's been ages since I have blogged !!! But I am alive, well and kicking, Lol. Just been busy dabbling in crafting.

Today I am going to share the baby shower cake I made for my daughter. She wanted the theme to be pink and leopard print. Poppy (my grand-daughter), who the baby shower was for will be One in June. I have been busy making the party stuff for that occasion.. any how... on to the cake.

Everything is edible, apart from the pin-wheels and ribbon.

I do hope you like it and look forward to reading your comments x

                                                             The Cake/Front view



Back View of cake


Close up of rice paper flowers, etc



Love this baby mould. Decided to dress her up.


Pin-wheel. Wrapped ribbon around kebab skewers.


Bunting


Inside of cake.
This was my first time ever of doing this.
I am very pleased with the outcome. I obviously had to wait until the cake was cut at the baby shower.


Thanks for taking time to look at my blog today. Leave a comment and I will pop on over and visit you too.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:- (I did think twice about adding this into some challenges, but I thought, I have used ribbons, dies cuts, edible glitter, pearls, Gems, patterned & Plain rice paper, made pin-wheels and bunting ..... everything that can be used on a card, so I am going for it) x

Glitter & Sparkle challenge #135 (Anything Goes).

Creative Fingers challenge #78 (Anything Goes).

Crafty Hazelnuts May 2015 challenge. (patterned paper).

Craft Your Passion challenge 260 (Always anything goes).

Avenue 613 challenge #122 (Anything Goes).


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sympathy Card


Welcome x

Today I have a Sympathy card to share with you. I did make it a while ago but am only just sharing it.

I did enjoy doing white on white.
Hope you like it and look forward to reading your comments.



What I used.

* Card Stock - Anna Marie Designs.
* Gems - Meiflower.
* Border Die - Xcut 'Margaret' XCU 503134.
* Flowers on card - Won as blog candy.
* Spellbinders Nestabilities - Decorative labels one.
* Cross - Metal embossing plate.
* Embossing folder - A4 size by Tonic 'Amelia'.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Wedding Invitation


Hello & welcome to my blog x

Today I am going to show you a  commisioned wedding invitation that I was asked to make. Well actually 100 of them!!
The Wedding was in August 2014 & I promised the bride & groom that I would not reveal it until after the event. They gave me permission to share it on my blog and google.

The design was from the groom. He actually did a drawing of what he wanted. I just used my dies and creativity to bring it to life. The bride picked the colour combination.
I did advise them on certain things and gladly they took it.

They loved them.

I attached the ribbon around the card so as when it was opened it did not fall off and could be re-tied.
It openes as a gatefold card, heart attached to one side.


  1. Hammered card ordered off of Ebay, along with the envelopes too.
  2. Pink card ordered off of Ebay.
  3. Ribbon ordered off of Ebay on a large reel.
  4. Letters cut from Xcut letter dies.
  5. Black card from craft shop.
  6. Heart die & Mr & Mrs die by Tonic.
  7. Flourishes & corners die by Marianne design creaTables. (all covered with fine glitter).
  8. Pearls by Meiflower.
  9. Fine glitter purchased from Ally Pally.
Hope you liked it & I look forward to reading your comments. I will pop on over & visit you too x