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Tea Light Candle Holders

Hi fellow crafters. Its Monday morning here and I must admit its a little hard to get moving or even poke my nose out the front door.!  Yes it appears to be raining again and lots of it! Plenty of time to do more crafting.  This is a good thing as I like to have a big variety at the Handmade Market Expo in Morayfield this Sunday. If it hasnt rained too much it should be a good day especially with it all being indoors the weather will not hurt us at all unless its too much rain.

There has been a lot of rain recently and with rain and humidity and warmth, its perfect for mosquitoes. I have the tea light candles with the citronella in them and they are amazingly like a lot of our gorgeous colours:

Tealight Candle Holder - Baja Breeze

Tealight Candle Holder – Baja Breeze

I like to have my candles as visible as possible so therefore I have made some holders for them. I made them using Aluminium in the Big Shot using the Flower Folds Bigz Die. The smaller of the 2 flowers has then been run through my Petals Aplenty Embossing Folder. Here is another:

Tealight Candle Holder - Daffodil Delight

Tealight Candle Holder – Daffodil Delight

This one is Daffodil Delight or close to it (no I didnt colour them myself) in the bottom right hand corner you can see Pretty in Pink candle. Here is another:

Tealight Candle Holder - Riding Hood Red

Tealight Candle Holder – Riding Hood Red

Here is one that is similar in colour to Riding Hood Red. And a group shot ready to go for the Market this weekend. I hope they go a treat.

Ready For the Markets

Ready For the Markets

I love the way when the die cuts the aluminium that it neatly rolls the edges, therefore there is no risk to cutting fingers. Once that candle is finished, its just simple to put another in the centre.

Thank you once again for stopping by and looking at my blog.

take care

“May the Stamps be with You”



Post It Note and Pen Holders

Hi and welcome back again.

I have been making some Post It Note and Pen Holders. These are very very popular at the markets and some times I am flat out keeping up with them. It seems they are great for small gifts. I have shown these off before and also put up where I got the original tutorial from but you can find instructions all over the place on the internet for them. Anyway here are some that I made up:

Soda Pop Lid with Bee

Soda Pop Lid with Bee

I have been wanting to use these soda pop caps for a while. I have filled them with Crystal Effects.

Post it and Pen Holder - Eiffel Tower Soda Cap

Soda Pop Cap – Eiffel Tower

This has been matched up with Pool Party and some DSP from the More Amore DSP. The DSP, Caps and Stamp Set are all from the new Seasonal Catalogue.

Post it and Pen Holder - Upsy Daisy

Retired Upsy Daisy.

This is a very popular style that I make. I dont have the heart to part with it as its so quick to use and make up.

Post it Note and Pen Holder - Butterfly


The beauty of some of these post its is that I can make a few up and it cleans my desk of scraps too.

Until next time…..

“May the Stamps be with You”


A Box of Cupcakes!!

Hi and yes I agree, it has been quite a while between posts. I am going to try try try this year I promise to post a lot more in the future than i have in the past. first up this year I reproduced a project that I really loved doing and I did this in 2009. To find out how I reproduced the set, you will need to go here

Meanwhile this is my interpretation and how lucky was I to keep that stamp set which is called ‘Simple Birthday Thanks”. (pic) Sorry readers its retired now, but they crop up every now and then on ebay.

Boxed Cupcake Cards

Boxed Cupcake Cards

These boxes have been designed for our postage envelopes not the US  ones and it just gives a little more room to play with on a card front with our A4 and A5 sizes. Here are the cards inside:

cupcake card - pretty in pink

Pretty in Pink Cupcake

So delicious looking and it doesnt show up but the base of the cupcake has been through the crimper to give the impression of real cupcake papers (patty pans).

Another cupcake:

So Saffron Cupcake

So Saffron Cupcake

Here is another view of the boxes:

Another view of the boxed Cupcajke Cards

What a treat and a gorgeous gift. I have made a few now to try to sell at the markets.

Thats about it for this post, come back soon and I will have more as this last week especially the past few days my mojo is really going insane and I have a load of pictures of cards to take edit and upload. Birthday Male, Female, Mother’s Day, Easter, Wedding and also baby. ………. stay tuned

“May the Stamps be with You”.



Fabric Covered Notebooks

Hi all and welcome back!

I am so glad you could stop by for another look around.

This time I have some fabric covered notebooks I want to share, some have been made out of fabric gifted to me while others have been made using various Stampin’ Up! Designer Fabric.

Orchard Harvest

Orchard Harvest

This one I have used the coordinating stamp set with the fabric and stamped on calico after I had run the piece through the small scallop square duo die. I have then sewn this piece onto the front but have used some fabric adhesive behind so it wouldnt move while I was sewing. Our luscious new stamp pads allow for fabric stamping, although I wouldnt recommend this if you were washing it all the time.

Twitterpated - Appliqued front cover

Twitterpated – Appliqued front cover

I had pieces of fabric left over from a quilt I have been making (pics soon) and it was great how this red blended so well with this fabric. Again the red piece was affixed using the iron on fabric adhesive the flower is cut with the Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Die. All of the notebook covers are padded.

Fabric Covered Notebook - Twitterpated - Inside

Twitterpated – Inside

Just the inside showing the coordinating fabric from this suite of fabric from Stampin’ Up!

Spice Cake

Spice Cake

Here is one with the Spice Cake Fabric and the butterflies were made with our lovely Butterfly die using the Bigshot. Showing how versatile both our Big Shot machine and the dies really are. As I am not very proficient at sewing yet, I have chosen to sew the butterflies down through the middle rather than trying to follow the outline. People really like them at the markets and a few I have given away this Christmas for gifts.

Another post another day. So many pictures to share with you so a few at a time. Until next time….

“May the Stamps be with You”.


Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands

Hi and thank you for stopping by.

Today I thought I would post about my Christmas Glitter Snowglobe Wands. I saw this idea late last year and it was too late to make them for Christmas. I made some this year and they look fabulous.

Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands

I took these to the markets to sell over the Christmas season. Those of you that know me really well, know that I am not a glitter person as I dont really like how this medium seems to drift all over the house once the bottle is opened. Inside the sweet treat cups is Dazzling Diamonds and around the edges of the wands are in the Champagne Glitter Glass. I have put this over cherry cobbler and old olive and its amazing how the cardstock colour acts with the glitter.

Here is how I transport them to the markets so everything isnt glittery (cant say the same for my space on the floor though and for that I am sorry)

Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands – Ready for Transportation

There are too many for one of the A4 snaplock bags to seal so I used a couple. You might be able to see how I have displayed them in this picture that I took on the day of the Handmade Expo Market at Morayfield.

The wands in part of my stall.

The wands in part of my stall.

There they are right next to the flowers on either side in little pots with small stones in them (couldnt find any sand in a hurry) to stablize them. They kept tipping over all the time.

I will dedicate separate posts to the other items you can see but thats all for now with the Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands.

Until next time….

“May the Stamps be with You”



Fun with Fabric – Pin Cushions

Hi and whewww, what a long time between posts and so much has happened. I will spare you all the details but will stop on highlights of my journey over the last couple of months.

I attended the Brisbane Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Event early November and then put in a massive order. While at the event Ruth Clarke had a wonderful spot on stage and I couldn’t wait to get home and kick on. Here are the pin cushions that she demonstrated. You can find all the information about how to make them on Ruth’s Blog.

Here are my Hat Pincushions.

A group of them

Ruth advised keeping all those glue dot inserts. Great idea to do this as they are the perfect size for the top of the hat and to contain the stuffing. I had saved a couple as I saw a cute box that Shelley made at convention one year and was going to make them when I had enough. The pincushions really took my fancy and could hardly wait to get a start on them when I got home as I said. Here are a few more:

This one is made with some of the "Timeless Portrait:" Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

This one is made with some of the “Timeless Portrait:” Designer Fabric from Stampin’ Up!

I admit, I did run out of inserts quite quickly as I decided they were so cute and would make lovely gifts either for friends or family and my family suggested they would look great and would do well at the markets. I was lucky enough to be around one day when a roll of fabric was finished and I asked what they were doing with the insert. They gave it to me. When I got home I discovered it was the same diameter as the glue dot insert so I got out the hack saw and cut a few. They worked a treat!!  Here are another couple:

Blue and Brown Tones.

Blue and Brown Tones

I just love how the Faceted Buttons and Pearls look together with the crotchet ribbon.

I hope you enjoy looking at these. They are so gorgeous and look lovely on the table at the markets and I sold a couple. Until my next post…..

“May the Stamps be with You”


Flowers and Butterflies

Hi there and thank you for stopping by. Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

I have a very early start this morning as I going to do the markets at the Bongaree Jetty this mornng. Just thought I would show you a couple of things that will be on my stall. First of all the Chupa Chup Flowers, these are very popular and a great way to use up that stash of card stock and printed papers.

Flower Box

These flowers are made with the new Blossom Punch with the petals cut and also the Flower Folds Bigz Die for the Big Shot. I think they look awesome and they are very popular at the markets.

Now onto something completely new for my stall this week.

Butterfly Lip Balm Holder – Pool Party

These I made using the Beautiful Butterflies Die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. It has been really lucky that Avon has had specials on their lip balms the last couple of campaigns and that they coordinate so well with our cardstock and this is also another way to get rid of the off cuts or left over card stock. Here is another:

Butterfly Lip Balm Holder – Real Red

Just another one close up to show you and a few together in the next picture.

A few of the Butterfly Lip Balm Holders together

I sure hope they do well at the markets.

Thats it for now. I hope you all have a great Mother’s Day.

“May the Stamps be with you”