Sunday, 17 November 2013


My first Molly Blooms Workshop is booked.....

18th January 2014 - Molly Blooms Workshop, with Clare Rowlands, designer and creator of Molly Blooms stamps!!

10am till 4pm - £35 
Includes tuition, all materials and lunch
Places limited so book asap. £15 deposit required.

Project details to follow!  But its gonna be good!

Email or call me to book in.

CraftyB! xx

Monday, 28 October 2013


Hi everyone,
I have a selection of the much sought after Molly Blooms 2013 Christmas Collection Stamps in my possession for sale.  If you're interested please email me.  I will post the pictures here later together with the price list.

CraftyB! xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Its been a while.....

I didn't realise how long it had been since I last posted..... there's loads of things to share with you ...

From 22nd till 28th Oct there is 25% off 25 stamp sets from Stampin' Up! Click here for the sale list

I have got a little hooked on the Molly Bloom stamps recently and bought "Mystic Molly" and "Molly's Gypsy Caravan". (and currently waiting patiently for the 2013 Christmas collection!) So I have been practicing colouring with my copics ... I'm getting better all the time, what do you think? I need more pens though!!

Also held two really good classes since - we gilded some baubles and made some cute little bags (based on the original by Amy Celona).

My next class on November 16th will be centre around the Festive Flurry Stamps and Framelit Dies, check out the details in the workshop tab at the top.

Here are some project samples....
Book in for the class and the stamps and framelit bundle can be yours for just £40 with the class included!!

Hope to see you soon!

CraftyB! xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OMG! Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is here!

Come and grab a bargain whilst they last.  The listing changes daily!

Either use the direct link below or browse though on

Stampin' Up! Clearance Products

Friday, 6 September 2013

NEXT CLASS: 28th September

Split into two parts, the day will consist of

Planning for Christmas: When we will be decorating our own This & That Seasons of Style Christmas planner for those of us who like to get organised early!!  And then...

The "Scrap Box" Challenge: choose your template, then your colours from the Colour Coach and then dive into the "scrapbox" (yes its that deep!) for your papers to create four cards and a decorated box. 

How could you resist??  Time is 10am till 5pm, at The Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar.
Cost is £35 per person which includes all materials and light lunch.

Please book asap or by the 14th September to ensure I can order your goodies in time!

CraftyB! x

Friday, 30 August 2013

This & That

Well, its been a busy August... lovely holiday and some great crafting.

Went to Ali Craft's retreat in Daventry over the bank holiday weekend... Had loads of fun using G45 Steampunk Spells to make a fantastic pocket book with Claire Charvill and a work of art on canvas with Ali and Iain! Photos to follow! Then a full day last Monday at the MDF man with Hels Sheridan making this....

My fabulous clock!
My head is full of ideas for future classes now!

Talking of which... tomorrow is my first Christmas class! We'll be making some great projects! The class also get to see the new Christmas brochure from Stampin Up and ooooh and ahhhh over some lush new products! Its available on line so have a look.

I particularly like the new Seasons of Style journal/planner and all the bits that go with it!

So my class on the 28th September will feature this lovely Journal to get that Christmas planning just right! And if you book by 14th Sept you will get a fab Seasons of Style goody bag worth £30!

CraftyB! xxx

Friday, 26 July 2013


Book onto my Christmas Crafting Workshop by 28th July to get a free stamp set from Stampin' Up! in your goody bag!  £10 deposit required.

Contact me ASAP!!

CraftyB! x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Nearly forgot to tell you ....

As part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! are bringing back some favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release one set per month- until October 2013! 

Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!  CLICK on the links to see the flyer.  

JULY - Best of Butterflies

JUNE - Best of Flowers


To open click here
Stampin' Up! have launched their new 2013-14 Catalogue!  

You are going to love everything about it!  I'm not going to tell you any more ... have a look and see for yourself!

AND ...An extra surprise there's 25% off three fantastic stamps sets: 
Sassy Salutations, 
Sweet Essentials
Petite Pairs

All the sets are available in both clear mount and wood mount and the offer runs till 31st July.

If you want to order anything let me know!

CraftyB! x

Monday, 17 June 2013

My little treat!

It all started a week last Sunday when I drove up to Doncaster to the Stamp Magic show..... the MDF man was there, and I overhead him talking about setting up some classes, and the first ones were on the 15th and 16th June.  Well, I thought I'm up for a bit of that....  so I booked in for Sunday, yesterday.

What a brilliant day!  It was messy, mucky, covered in paint, pva and gilding flakes! and surrounded by some really talented ladies (Cathryn and Ruth I mean you!) and a room full of like-minded crafters!

It did however start off a bit differently.... Rob (the MDF Man) was totally behind schedule and as I got there early I grabbed a paintbrush and got stuck in priming up all the frames we would be working on later.  Bless him, he was totally stressing out... and apologising all day long ... what for? ... we don't know.  Everyone had a great day, there was loads of different techniques tackled.. some we liked,  some we didn't .. but if you dont try them you dont know!


Here's some pics of my box.. its still not finished .... it has to have a clock mechanism put in it and the inside needs decorating.....another work in progress BUT I LOVE IT!!

The front!
Love the back of the front cover, black acrylic and stencilled using gilding wax!

The Key page used emulsion paint, stampd and gilding flakes
The side was covered in old book pages, embossing paste using a clock mask & gilded with 3 colours of wax
The workshop.. there's Rob over on the left!


Crafty hugs xxx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Some Photos from Saturday!

Working with embossing paste, stamps and gilding wax.... messy but worth it!

Friday, 7 June 2013


I've put together some easy to follow notes for my class tomorrow on Embossing!  I hope you find them useful! 

Embossing - more than one way!

Let me know if you would like a pdf version I'd be happy to email it to you for free.

CraftyB! xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

OMG its June!!

Where did May go??  Its seems forever since I crafted last, especially since I had to cancel my last class because I was laid up with a chest infection. But I'm back in action and have an all day class on Saturday 8th June when we'll be Tackling Techniques and this month its Embossing!  There's still time to sign up just give me a call or email me!

.. I have loads of news!

  • the end of the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue year is nigh and the long awaited Retired Stamps and Accessories lists are here and here!  If you want anything be quick, coz when they are gone and thats it! ... mmmmm.... I suspect there'll be some floating about on ebay! (ooops did I say that?!).

  • I can also tell you that Stampin' Up! have the most fantastic new catalogue launching on 2nd July.... cant show you but there could be a sneeky peak coming soon!  Some fantastic new colours have been added to the range and loads of new stamp sets and accessories... I know you're going to love them all!

  • two good friends signed up with me this month so huge welcome to Karen and Victoria!!

    and last but not least .....

  • I now have my own Stampin' Up Web Page!  Click here and have a look!  I'm still editing it to make it mine and the ordering link is not working yet, but when it goes live you'll be able to order 24-7!! 

Phew! that's enough for now!

Crafty B! xxx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A little extra for nothing!

I thought I should give you all a quick reminder .... until 30th May you can choose £155's worth of Stampin' Up! Starter Kit goodies and pay just £99!  P&P free!  You get to chose whatever you want...  no commitment, no catch, just extra craftiness!  How cool is that?!!

If you're interested give me a call or go directly to the link button on this page to join ... just over there on the right hand side... yes that's the one.!!

Also if you have a crafty party and/or place an order of £250 before the 30th May you will earn a whopping £65 to spend in hostess benefits!  Tell me that's not worth having!

Just contact me if you want any help or information!

CraftyB! xx

New Workshop Date

Hi all!  Next Crafterday will be Saturday 8th June, at The Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar.  We'll be there from 10am till 5pm.  Call me to book your crafty space!

AND ....there will be a Stampin' Up! goody bag for everyone attending!

CraftyB! xx

Monday, 13 May 2013

Workshop Reminder - 18th May

We'll be tackling embossing on Saturday, both dry and heat... hopefully without setting fire to anything!!  The bigshot will be making an appearance so we can die cut some shapes to create a mini book which we will wire bind and embellish! 

There are some spare places if you want to come, so please ring me to book!

CraftyB! x

Saturday, 4 May 2013

This & That!

 ..... introducing This & That!.......

Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So this newest product line will let you capture it all on-the-go! "This and That" will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, however everybody gets the chance to buy it at a special discounted price till the end of May!

Epic Day – This & That Journal
Epic Day – This & That Designer Series Paper
Remember – This & That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day – This & That Designer Stickers
Epic Day – This & That Designer Washi Tape
EPIC DAY THIS & THAT BUNDLE (everything in this list)

Crafty B! xx

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Diary Date - 18th May

My next all day workshop will be on Saturday 18th May, at the Soar Bridge Inn Barrow upon Soar.  10am till 5pm, £25 including all materials to make the projects and a light lunch!


At the last workshop we used a Jenny Moors class and as usual I gave everyone a choice on colour card stock and designer paper - they all used different colours and let their individual creativity run riot!!  As you can see below. 

One thing I did was to create a cutting template for the 12"x12" designer paper on this project so as to minimise the wastage - which made them all think really hard before they started cutting!

Here's some photos of what the girls made .....





They are all brilliant!

CraftyB! xx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Two special offers to share with you!

Until the 30th May 2013 ....
1. Host a Crafty Party (or Place an individual order) that's over £250 and get an extra £25 worth of products.  Yes that's a massive £65 extra FREE Products - What will you choose?!
2. Join Stampin' Up!.... Still only costs £99 but you get to choose £155's worth of crafting goodies ....Yes that's right £155 worth of products for only £99 and its FREE P&P!!
Email me for more details.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Saturday's Punch Art Class

These are so cute I just had to show you what we will be making on Saturday Crafternoon!

CraftyB! x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


My next Crafternoon is booked for Saturday 13th April, 1pm till 5pm at the Soarbridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar.  £15 inc all materials to complete the projects.  All welcome!  Booking is essential though.  We're making a fabulous project called Jungle in a Box.  I'll post some pics shortly.

The next all day session is on Saturday 27th April, 10am till 5pm.  We're at the Soarbridge Inn again and we will be making a big project - details to be posted soon -  The cost is £25 including materials and a light lunch!

Come and join us for some craftiness.  Hope to see you there.

CraftyB! x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ramblings & Reminders!

Well, I said I wouldn't go to the Hobbycrafts at the NEC... I was adamant.... hmmmm so much for that!  Now I have a shopping list!  Need 12x12 storage , need magnetic snaps, need...... !! (I just heard someone say "your head testing") LOL!!

Anyway a couple of reminders for you, Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration finishes in two days on Friday 22nd - for every spend of £45 you get to choose a lovely freebie from this list. If you want to place an order email me immediately! at,  And if you ever thought of joining up now's the time...  Just click the link on this page to join up on line!
And of course reminder #2 is my all day class is this Saturday 23rd, at The Soar Bridge Inn.  10am till 5pm - £25 inc all materials, light lunch and refreshments!  There are just a couple of places left so phone or text me on 07598 966410.

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Saturday 23rd March 2013 10-4pm
Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar
£25 all materials inc. and lunch.
Call me now to book!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Crafting with heART

Thank you to everyone who attended my FIRST EVER all day class last Saturday! 

The morning project was to make some wall heART... the inspiration was this heart collage from the latest Stampin' Up! catalogue....  the class only had a black and white copy to look at..... AND....

....  this is what happened..... creativity!!

All the pictures in the room came down so the girls could hang their's up and photograph them!! I was so proud of them, I felt like a mother hen!! 

The afternoon session was a bit manic as we were running out of time (chatting too much and eating lunch on the go!)  nevertheless everyone achieved a decorated tin like this one....

Hope this might tempt you to my next class?

CraftyB! x

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Here's one I made earlier .... literally 5 minutes before I left for work!  I thought it came out quite well considering.    
The paper is from the Print Poetry designer series paper stack. 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Post Christmas Therapy!!!

Here it is.... just what you need.... crafters therapy....  take a deep breath, relax and ..... ta-dah!
A new catalogue from Stampin' Up! ...   Click on the link below to browse.
What's also even more exciting is that its launched in the middle of Saleabration, which means that for every £45 you spend, in any of the current catalogues, you can choose a freebie!! Yeah!!  Saleabrations lasts till the 22nd March. 
The new catalogue is valid till 30th June.
If there is anything that takes your fancy, just give me a call to order!
Crafty B! x

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Look what we made yesterday....

Think before you throw out the toilet roll middles....coz look what you can make with them .....
Three flattened toilet roll middles, (sitting on them helps the flattening process!) cover with gorgeous paper, ink round all the edges, punch holes and tie up with ribbon.  Make some inserts or tags for the pockets and voila.... a work of art! 

Use any trinkets to decorate.....

One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is that we can buy and play with products before they are released for sale so that we can show customers just how versatile they are.. here is a fab set called Ciao Baby which will be in our new catalogue on 1st Feb.
Ciao Baby!
Another set available in the new catalogue is Secret Garden which has matching framelets dies, some very subtle shading is achieved by using our blender pen as shown below. 
Secret Garden and Blender Pen
Carry on crafting!
Crafty B! xx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sale-a-bration is here!

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s premiere promotional event, is an annual party with loads of free products! This year’s party is better than ever— Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 25th anniversary! So put on your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti).

Hold a Stampin' Party for you and your friends and as well as earning hostess benefits you can earn extra freebies too! If the sales are £150+ you will receive a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper and if the sales reach £300+ you will receive a FREE product bundle which includes the Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Patterned paper pack and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack. And you can also earn all these benefits by placing your own order for £150+ or why not gather an order together with your friends and share the postage costs and the benefits?

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!  You may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every 60 €/£45 you spend. This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder! Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone!
And of course if you become a demonstrator during sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up! reward you too by giving you and extra 25% of free products in your starter kit absolutely FREE! Purchase the kit for £99 and choose £162.50 worth of products (of your choice) as well as receiving the business supplies kit to get you started!

We only have till 22nd March to make the most of these fantastic offers so please get in touch asap so I can help you with anything you need.