Saturday, 31 January 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly

 After seeing this on Pinterest on SO many beautiful cards, I could not resit it any longer and ordered from my Sarah. It is just GORGEOUS!!

 I saw this FAB video HERE on how to make this card. 
all I did was add a little colour to the butterfly.

Back soon.

Love Soojay xx

Monday, 26 January 2015

More Spoldges and a Butterfly Addiction

 Ohh dear a few of the Tim Holz distress stains fell into my basket last week .
 ( It WAS my Birthday ;) )
So, I made a few more backgrounds for cards with the new ( and old colours) .

 I have become obsessed with finding the perfect butterfly stamp too- A few of those have also fallen into another basket . I am looking forward to them arriving in the post over the next week or so.
I still havent been able to find the Hero Arts Cling Stamp over here in the uk and this is annoying as i have seen some gorgeous examples on Pinterest.

So if anyone has seen these in the uk, please can you let me know.

 Both examples found on pinterest ( NOT mine)

Arent they Beautiful?!

 This stamp is from a set I bought a few years ago when I was making those magic boxes and i think is from Lavinia stamps.

The sentiment is a sizzix thinlets die set that I got in the sales recently , I added some glossy accents to it.

soojay xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Making Jewelery

Just before Christmas, you may remember, I made lots of bath/beauty products to give as gifts.  They seem to have gone down really well and I will make lots more. Some of my work colleagues asked if I would make some to sell as stocking fillers. I did look into it but you do need to jump though a few hoops to do that legally, so while i can make some as gifts , i will not ( at the moment ) be making any to sell. Here is the fact sheet with all the info on .

I did want to make some stocking fillers and other items for craft fairs ( other than cards), so after a look around, I found this FAB site for embellishments and made some cheery cheap jewelry that I can also sell cheaply.
Nothing fancy, just cute rings and earrings that might appeal to teen girls.
Anyway here's what I have been doing this week.

 I made loads of cute earrings ( my niece and daughter already own a pair each)

 Even some valentine chocolate ones.

 I went mad making the rings.

 I used one of my FAB Christmas presents to Photograph the pieces up close .

I nearly fell over when I opened this up!!
I Love it.

 This one is for my sis .

 My personal Fav. Comes in four different colours.

 I love the White.

 Made for daughter number 1

All the rings are expandable and the earrings are for pierced ears.
Let me know what you think.
I will sell them for either £1 or £2 each with a handmade gift bag for 50p

Soojay xx

Sunday, 18 January 2015


There are SO many bugs about at the moment - It doesn't help working in a school!
Lots of staff are off sick and I made this card for one of them.

I was inspired by this Gorgeous card on Pinterest Created by Becky - Do go check out her blog.

I used the fab Tim holtz distress stains and sprays to spray and splog onto my card first . Then stamped and cut out a couple of butterflies and a message.

Hope you are all keeping well .

Soojay xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Just in time!

 I have been making these little pocket calendars for a few years now and they have become quite popular at work. Each year I have a few more to make.
I have made 8 so far and have another three (at least) to make. They are about 3 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches when finished

 This year I picked up some mini calendars from Hobby craft but I may still need to print a few out as well as I have run out.

 Each one uses up a sheet of 12 x 12 inch card and scraps of patterend paper.
 This year I have made bags to present them in ( with a gift I bought myself just before Christmas)
The We R memory Keepers gift bag punchboard. SO easy to use - I bought mine from HERE as it is really cheap and the store often has free postage weekends.

 There is pleanty of room inside - I made a few at Christmas to put some of my homemade beauty products in too.

 Back to the calendars- the covers are made with scraps of cardboard from note pads etc collected thoughout the year.

 Tiny stickers, Liquid pearls or stamped images to decorate and they are held together with mobile phone charm cords - found on Ebay for a silly price
I use some charms to hand off it , decorate the bag and all done.


Soojay xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year - and a New Challenge from Scrapology

Happy New Year!!!!
 This month we are scraplifting Laura Vegas and using the skletch above.

I was really pleased to finially use those stickers up - I think they were some of the first things I bought when I started to scrap! The papers are not new either.

 I just added a little stickles .

 New and old alphabet stickers.

My darling daughter Natalie ( who will be 30 this year!) 

Please head over to the MAIN BLOG where you will find some truly gorgeous examples and details of the prize, rules etc. GOOG LUCK!

Soojay xx