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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Only 6 days left...........

No card today - I'm sorry - but just a little reminder that there's only 6 days to go before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year. There's 4 lovely stamp sets to be collected -
Punch Bunch
Sweet Summer
Happy for You
and one of these could be yours, FREE, with an order of £45 or more. Or collect all 4 with an order of £180 ( and there's additional free goods with an order of this size!)
I shall be placing my last order of the month on Saturday 26th February, so if you would like to place an order, please let me know by calling Tricia on 01933 353695 or email
I'll be back tomorrow and I will have something to show!
Did you notice the change in my blog?

Monday, 14 February 2011

The sun is shining........

.......and I can see that I need to go on a Photography course! I know my camera is just a 'shoot'n'click' but honestly - do they have to be so..bad when I'm doing a close-up?
Well, you can hopefully get the idea.
This is a tad better (really you say?) but what I'm trying to show you is the way I've made the flowers. I don't know if the idea is original, but I thought about trying this earlier today. I've seen flowers made with twisted ribbon stuck to a sticky circle so I thought I'd try the same principal with very narrow strips of coloured card. I punched a circle in the same colour as the card strips, and covered one side of the circle with sticky strip. Having twisted my 2mm strips of card, (carefully as too tightly twisting will break the strip) I placed the twisted strip around the edge of the circle and continued around and around, all the way across ,until the sticky circle was covered. A little prod in the centre so that the end was securely fixed to the card.
Thanks for popping back.
I would love to read your comments if you have the time to leave one.
Tricia -x-

And here's another passion.....

Well the weekend passed so quickly as well as another birthday! I've stopped counting now because I feel just the same as I did years ago - in the mind anyway! - perhaps not in the body!

Thank you to everybody who sent birthday wishes and the lovely cards I received from my crafting friends. So as Sunday is not a work day, I thought I'd play with my 'other passion' - Tilda! I can't stop buying them especially as I have collected them from day 1. I've used promarkers here as I really need to get used to them and produce some creations like many of the talented promarker users out there! One day I suppose!
Back tomorrow with the StampinUp creation which I am about
to make for my ladies session tomorrow!
Thanks for looking
Tricia -x-

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fast and Fabulous!

Inspired by the fabulously creative Monica Gale (My many many passions blog), I have re-created her style in my own way. Using Baja Breeze and Early Espresso with the Fast and Fabulous level 2 hostess stamp set, this is the result! And one of my favourite ways to always have the matching ribbon for any card, is to sponge the ink onto white satin ribbon. OK it's not the same depth of colour, but boy! does it work!
A side view to show the simple fold, which we usually use vertically.
And at the back of the card, with the help of a post-it note mask, there's a nice area to write your message.
Thanks for looking and hopefully see you tomorrow.
Tricia -x-

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Greenhouse Garden favour box

And here's another!! I'm on a roll now - and stamped first before assembling. So much easier. I could quite get carried away with these little beauties. But then I think,'What am I making these for?'. No reason but, little things please little minds! And so many other things I should be doing like h.......k, card commissions, orders of service, menus, place names..........but it's Sunday and this is my playday!
I'll be back soon!
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-

Love you much!

I just love my Bigshot and so wish that Stampin Up would have it available in their UK catalogue, along with all their exclusive dies. Well I managed to find this lovely favour box die yesterday, intending to use it for my son's wedding in March, not actually knowing what he wanted to put in them. Guess what? Something that will never fit in a box this size! Great!! Never mind - I love the little box anyway and it was an excuse to buy it!
Anyhow, I decided to try it out this morning. Duly ran it through the Bigshot - perfect! Folded the score lines, sticky strip on the tabs for quickness, and voila! - fits together beautifully. Lovely shape, I thought but really should be decorated. So.......... have you ever tried stamping on a 'not so sturdy' box? Moral of the story - stamp before you assemble. It's much easier! hasn't turned out too badly though. Thought I'd give it, empty, to my husband and ask him to put my birthday present in it! Just the right size for jewellery!!
Thanks for looking and see you again soon!
Tricia -x-

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Every Moment

It's a lot brighter today than of late and Spring keeps coming to mind. I know we should not wish our lives away but many people feel a whole load better when the sun is shining! So roll on Summer!

Well here's the card that my Tuesday afternoon ladies will be making today! I know they won't be looking right now so it will be a surprise. So Wednesday evening girlies - here's a sneak peek!
And here's the inside - you know how much I like to decorate the inside of a card these days, instead of a standard insert!
And neatly completed in it's own little revamped envelope. I've used a stamp set called Every Moment and a beautiful, delicate wheel design with So Saffron as the main colour.
Hope you like this one and thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-


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