Thursday, 18 January 2018

Ten things I couldn't craft without

I'm often asked by people as to what are the things that I couldn't craft without. The list is pretty long, but I thought I'd share my top ten.

1. My Stampin' Trimmer. I'm sure that every crafter has their own favourite trimmer, but I love my Stampin' Up! one. Why? Well it's more than just a trimmer because it has both a cutting blade and scoring blade on the arm, and you don't need to remove one to be able to use the other. That for me is the biggest time saver ever. There's even a place underneath the trimmer to store new blades and other things such as a bone folder.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 255


It's Tuesday, so time for another challenge from the CAS Colours & Sketches design team. This week Bev has a fun colour challenge for us.


I really like this colour combination and a number of options raced through my head. In the end I decided to go with one of the new stamp sets from the 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue. It's called Birthday Wishes for You.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

San Diego Shoe Box Swap


I've just returned from two weeks away in not a so sunny San Diego. While I was there I visited with my friend Cynthia McQueen.

Cynthia is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and we try to get together when I'm over there. This time around I was lucky because I was able to go one of Cynthia's Royal Court team meetings. Of course there was a little business talk, but most of the evening was taken up with a Shoe Box Swap.

I've not taken part in a Shoe Box Swap before so was intrigued as to what it was all about.  Basically, everyone attending designed a card (criteria was to use products from either the Spring/Summer or Sale-A-Bration catalogue) and made up enough kits for everyone to taking part. We then spent the evening making the cards and chatting.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Win a Pair of Tickets to this month's Crafting Live Show in Esher





I'm going to be on the Stampin' Up! stand at the Crafting Live Show, Sandown Racecourse, Esher on 26th and 27th of January. What's more, I have a pair of tickets to give away.

I'm really looking forward to the show and sharing why I love Stampin' Up!

If you live in the UK and would like a chance to win the pair of tickets, all you need to do is leave a comment below. 

The lucky winner (picked at random) will be notified on 22 January and the tickets will be sent to them via 1st Class mail.

Fiona xx

PS A word of warning, I have a comment moderator on. This not so that your comment does not get through but so that those horrid spammy ones - the ones about pills for men etc, don't get published.