Category Archives: Jewellery

Winter Frost handbag

winter frost bag close up

It’s sooo long since I had a play with the Petite Purse die but of course the new papers in the Autumn/Winter catalogue were the perfect excuse. The difficult bit was choosing which to use! The Sweater Weather papers would be great and even the “plain” paper sides of the Witches Brew papers look good but in the end I went for the Winter Frost … as I hatched a little plan…

winter frost handbag

To give the purse a little more strength and rigidity the Winter Frost DSP (132341) was adhered to some plain card with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (120805) before cutting out with the Petite Purse (125606). Mini  Brads (122941) were used to fix the handle onto the bag. The front of the purse was trimmed with Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (130024) and a Frosted Finishes Embellishment (132150).

I figured that the purse would be the perfect gift bag to hold a pair of the Frosted Finishes earrings that I shared as a sneak peek recently.

winter frost bag with earrings

What do you think? A special little gift?

You can order any of the supplies through my online store. Click the button below, click through to Shop and then enter the supply code I give above, in the Search box and add the item to your bag. Any problems then please email me.

Sara xx

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Autumn/Winter sneak peek 3

sneak peek 3 close up

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while then you may remember these earrings that I made with the Dahlias (127556).

dahlia earring

Well, we’ve got some gorgeous new embellishements coming in our Autumn/Winter catalogue and I couldn’t resist turning them into earrings too:

sneak peek 3

Aren’t they pretty! And all you need is some earring posts, a little Crystal Effects (101055) and voila! Done!

sneak peek 3 in place

Quick. Simple. And a great, low cost gift.

If you’d like a paper copy of the Autumn/Winter catalogue to mark off your own wish list, then please email me to find out how to get one free.

Sara xx

Team swaps July ’13 – part 2

I’m back now with Part 2 of the gorgeous swaps I got from my Paper Dolls teammates at our team training session last Sunday. You can catch Part 1 and my own swaps if you missed them.

From Julie, using Label Love:

team swap julie

From June, using Harvest Blessings:

team swap june

From Krista, using Fancy Flower:

team swap krista

From Mari, using Mosaic Madness:

team swap mari

From Maria, using Elegant Butterfly:

team swap maria

From Suse, using Everything Eleanor:

team swap suse

From Victoria, using Delicate Doilies:

team swap victoria

How would you like to come along and join our next team training and see the swaps up close and personal (and maybe even get one or two to keep for yourself?). We’ll next be getting together, 1pm-3pm on Sunday 18 August 2013, so please pop the date in your diary. Our meetings are open free of charge to any guests who may be thinking of joining our team or purchasing the SU! Starter Kit. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered. If you’d like to come along then please let me know so that we can make sure we have a make and take pack for you.

Of course, if you’re keen, you might want to join the team now, (with your choice of £130 of SU! goodies for just £99)!

Sara xx

Super easy earrings

dahlia earring

I’ve been meaning to have a go at making these earrings ever since I saw someone else wearing them at our annual Stampin’ Up! convention.

Seriously, the hardest part was remembering to go and buy the jewellery findings needed … or was it waiting for the Crystal Effects to dry (patience isn’t really one of my virtues) Innocent

earring materials

All you need to do is squeeze a tiny drop of Crystal Effects (101055) onto the back of your chosen In Color of Dahlia (127556). Add the earring post on top of it and leave to dry. Repeat for the other earring. Done!

How easy is that? Love it! And I can have different colours to match different outfits lol.

Sara xx

Some sneak peek recipes

Did you enjoy yesterday’s blog hop? Gain lots of inspiration? Got a wish list as long as your arm? Laughing Well I can help you out there of course. You’re always welcome to place an order with me, but why not book a workshop? That way you can earn hostess pounds and choose free products from either the main or the mini catalogues. Better still – join my team, to get a brilliant discount off all your SU purchases and/or earn extra income to treat your family with. Email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886 to chat about the options.

Meanwhile, I’m back today with the recipes for the sneak peeks I shared previously.

sneak peek pendant

Stamp set: Charming (W116519 or 125829)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Soft Suede (115657)
DSP: First Edition Specialty (121878)
Crochet Trim: Victoria (118481)
Other: Simply Adorned Chain (116800), Simply Adorned 2.5 x 3.2 cm Charm (116798), Gold EP (109129), Basic Pearls (119247)
Tools: Heat Tool (110197), Sponge Daubers (102892)

 The delicate flower was stamped in Versamark onto First Edition DSP and heat embossed with Gold EP. Using the template included with the charm, an area was cut out and the edges sponged lightly with Soft Suede ink. Teeny Basic Pearls were used to finish the insert and Victoria Crochet Trim tied around the top of the charm.

Sneak peek 2

Stamp sets: Fruit & Flowers (W122605 or C122607),  Petite Pairs (W122495 or C122497)
Cardstock: Calypso Coral (124392), Lucky Limeade (124388), Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Calypso Coral (122939), Lucky Limeade (122935)
DSP: Berry Blossoms (122350)
Punches: Word Window (119857), Modern Label (119849)
Ruffled Ribbon: Calypso Coral (122976)
Other: Designer Printed Brads (122940)
Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool (116631)

The card base is a small square of Calypso Coral. A smaller square mat of Lucky Limeade was stamped on the top half with the flower and leaf spray in Lucky Limeade ink and Berry Blossoms DSP was adhered to the bottom half. Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon was wrapped over the top of the DSP and secured behind the mat. The many petaled flower was stamped onto Whisper White card with both Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade inks. The full Lucky Limeade flower was cut out and just the inner petals of the Calypso Coral flower. A dimensional was used to join the two together and a Lucky Limeade Brad secured them to the mat before adhering the layers direct to the card front. The bottom half of the many thanks sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Word Window. This was adhered direct to a Modern Label punched from Calypso Coral card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

stamp card

Stamp sets: Perfect Postage (W126111 or C126113)
Cardstock: Old Olive (106576), Certainly Celery (108619), Rich Razzleberry (119981), Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Certainly Celery (105217), Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Punches: 1-3/8″ Square (119877), Postage Stamp (122344)
Tools: Blender Pens (102283)

The berry postage stamp was stamped three times in Certainly Celery and once in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Postage Stamp. Four 1-3/8″ squares were punched from Certainly Celery card and the Celery stamps were adhered direct to three of them. A blender pen was used to colour the berries and leaves on the Old Olive version which was then popped up on a dimensional on the fourth square. All were then adhered direct to a larger square of Rich Razzleberry (ensuring they face in the same direction) and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Back with another new project tomorrow.

Sara xx

View the new mini catty and join our blog hop

charming spice card close up

Yay! At last I can share our new Mini Catalogue with you online. Just click on the image below (or the button over on the right of the page) to have a browse.

Spring Mini Catalogue

And welcome to our Mini Catalogue blog hop. A bunch of us from over at the In Love With Stamping forum have joined together to put on a great hop full of inspiration for you today. A big thanks to Alison for organising this.

If you’ve joined me from Charlie’s blog, then thank you for stopping by (weren’t her cake picks sweet). If you’re starting here then you’ll be able to work your way around this hop of around 19 blogs (you’re not busy today are you? Laughing)  until you get back here.

charming spice card

Stamp sets: Charming (W116519 or 125829)
Cardstock: More Mustard (106569),Soft Suede (119982), Pear Pizzazz (121693), Very Vanilla (106550)
Ink: More Mustard (103162),Soft Suede (115657), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Pool Party (122938)
DSP: Spice Cake (124003)
Scallop Dots Ribbon: More Mustard (124140)
Punches: Extra-Large Oval (119859), 1-1/4″ Circle (119861)
Originals Die: Blossom Party (115971)
Other: Spice Cake Designer Buttons (124113), Basic Pearls (119247)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

The card base is an A6 landscape of More Mustard. A mat of Spice Cake DSP was adhered direct to a slightly larger mat of Soft Suede and was wrapped with More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon before adhering direct to the card front. Two of the large chunky flowers were die cut from Pear Pizzazz card using the Blossom Party  die in the Big Shot. Two medium round flowers were also die cut from Pear Pizzazz card and a further two from Spice Cake DSP. The chunky flowers were stamped with the script in Pear Pizzazz ink and then the edges of all the flowers were sponged lightly with the same ink. Offsetting the petals, the largest flowers were adhered direct to each other and direct to the card front. The circular motif was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched out with the 1-1/4″ Circle.  This was added to a Pear Pizzazz Spice Cake button and to the centre of the flower using glue dots. The smaller DSP flowers were adhered to card flowers and then popped up on the card front with dimensionals. Basic Pearls were used to finish all the flowers. More Mustard ink was used to stamp the scroll frame onto Very Vanilla card and the Create sentiment stamped in the centre with Pear Pizzazz ink. This was punched out with the Extra-Large Oval, sponged around the edges with More Mustard and Soft Suede inks and then popped up on dimensionals. Finally the small butterfly was stamped in Pool Party ink onto Very Vanilla card, cut out and popped up on a sliver of dimensional on the sentiment.

charming spice card inside

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (106550)
DSP: Spice Cake (124003)

The Very Vanilla insert was simply decorated with a strip of Spice Cake DSP.



This Mini carries our lovely new range of Simply Adorned Jewellery – perfect for carrying photos of loved ones or for your own mini works of art. Just change out your insert to match your outfit or your mood.

Here’s my latest insert:

Simply Adorned Gem

Stamp sets: Charming (W116519 or 125829), You’re a Gem (W122268 or C122270)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand (121695)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
DSP: Pocketful of Posies (122354)
Seam Binding Ribbon: Very Vanilla (120999)
Crochet Trim: Victoria (118481)
Other: Simply Adorned Chain (116800), Simply Adorned 2.5 x 3.2 cm Charm (116798),
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Sponge Daubers (102892)

The insert that comes with the Charm was used as a template to trace and cut the base Sahara Sand card. Poppy Parade ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the You’re a Gem set and the edge of the circular motif from the Charming set. Strips of Pocketful of Posies DSP were torn and sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink. These were adhered either side of the sentiment and all the edges of the insert were sponged with more Cherry Cobbler ink. Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around opposite corners. The necklace was finished with a bow of Crochet Trim around the top of the charm.

Well thank you for stopping by and now I’ll pass you on to the next stop in the hop, which is Leanne’s blog, where she has another beautiful project to show you.

Just in case of any possible gremlins in the works, here’s the full list of people on the hop after me, so that if any of the links don’t work for any reason, you can short cut to the next person:

Thanks for stopping by and if you’d like to order supplies to make any of the projects please email me.
Sara xx