Tuesday, 30 November 2010


I came across a web site recently called the Clipart Fairy and took a fancy to some of the things she'd made.  You can buy papers and designs to print off and make up as cards as well as some clipart files for all sorts of things so thought I'd give it a try, something a little different for me.

Here's what I made with the kit I bought..

Once you've purchased the kit and downloaded it, you just print out the papers and cut them out.  I added glitter to each of the three levels with a Zig glue pen and Martha Stewart glitter and mounted it all onto an easel card.  This comes out at just short of an A5 card.

All I've added to this is some ribbon and few flowers and it was done.  There are lots of things on her site for just about every occasion, baby, anniversary, birthday, Christmas so if you want to have a look its HERE.  .

Have a great day.
Zoe x

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Following my previous post a little while ago when I shared my new box for this year's Snowman Soup, I have now filled them with the goodies so wanted to share the COMPLETED project with you...

They are now filled up with two Cadburys hot chocolate sachets, two Matchmaker choc sticks (1 orange and 1 mint) and a glassine bag filled with mini marshmellows... totally YUMMY!

I've made up thirty for a craft fair this weekend and have another thirty ready to fill for the next one I have later in the month.

If you want to find details of the boxes I made etc, see my previous post for links.

Have a great one all.
Zoe x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


After making up a load of tags for the kiddies to colour (see earlier post), it was the adults turn and I've been making little tags for my Christmas Fair which will be run over two days this year.  I needed to make sure I had enough of everything and have been punching like crazy on my BigShot - I have to admit I am pretty fed up looking at them now!!!

However, thought I'd share them with you as I am sure I will love them again once my arm recovers from all that stamping and handle turning I've been doing (I must invest in an electric one some day!)

I've made up five different designs using the Label's die from Spellbinder. 
All stamps and sentiments used here are PTI.

In each 'pack' I've included three different ribbons to attach the labels to gifts and each are 60cm long.

I printed the 'contents' label on my PC and mounted before attaching.  I've made a tons of these and this is less than half of them.  I sold so many last year so have made plenty extra this time.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Zoe x

Monday, 22 November 2010


Boy doesn't Monday's come around quickly!! The weekend justed whizzed by.

I've been working so much on Christmas bits and I was in need of a change of scene so today I'm sharing a card using a stamp from Stamping Bella called Baby Carriage Bella.  I've coloured her with a mixture of Prismacolor pencils (my new toy) and Copics.  I mounted it on to PTI cardstock and DP and then cut out the 'Admit One' ticket from some PTI paper and attached to the ribbon.  The punched strip behind is using a Martha Stewart edge punch.

I finished it off with some glitter on the pressies and carriage.

Hope you enjoyed, thanks so much for taking the time to pop over.  Enjoy your week - Only 33 shopping days to go!!!!

Zoe x

Friday, 19 November 2010


Happy Friday all!  So glad the weekend has nearly arrived, its been a mad week. 

I have a craft fair tomorrow so wanted to share another project that I finished last night.  I've come up with a little book for the kiddies amongst us who still make a list for Santa hoping to get all we wish for!

I started by creating a little label on my PC which they can sign with their name.  I cut and mounted onto cardstock and then attached to the front of a white square card which I have mounted a piece of patterned cardstock.

For the insert I trimmed up some coloured paper and stamped with a 'Wish Big' sentiment in Momento black ink and a star image (Both PTI) in Versamark ink on each side and then stapled at the centre to the card to form a book.  I wrapped some ribbon around and tied off in a bow at the front.

I punched some leaves out and fixed with a red brad on the front of each.  As these will be filled and then posted to Santa, I included an envelope which I printed out with his address on it and his very own special postage stamp (on my PC).

Super Cute!  I've made quite a few so we'll see how well they go tomorrow. 

Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!
Zoe x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Hi All

Just wanted to share a quick scrapbook page today. I will be seeing my best friend Ruth this weekend so wanted to share a page with you as she's on my mind at the mo.  We have some fab times together and we share everything.  I love her so much and could not image life without her.  We live at different ends of the country now, which is better than it was before, she was all way round the world in New Zealand before moving back home last year, so any time we have together we cherish.  I made a little page to reflect this.

I used a rub-on for the title wording (American Crafts), which as you can see, I did not make the best job of!  However, the page still works so its going in the album with all the others, wort's and all.

My husbands nickname for her is 'slopping' as in slopping roof (Ruth)!  I'm pretty sure she's not keen on it either, we all call him Victor, as in Victor Meldrew!   Life is all about your family and friends and I would not be the person I am without Ruthie in it.  I just LOVE that girl.   

Have a super day.
Zoe x

Monday, 15 November 2010


Hi All

I've finally finished some gift tag labels that I've been working on recently which I've made up for the kiddies to use.   I thought it might be a nice idea for them to have labels they can use on their gifts or for mum and dad to put on theirs. 

I started by punching out the labels on 300gsm cardstock and then stamping each with a design (or in some cases printing digi images and them punching out the labels).  The idea here is that they can colour the images themselves, make them a bit more involved in the whole Christmas build up.  I've included two lots of ribbon for them to use to tie them to their pressies too and there are 5 different designs in each pack. 

I created the 'contents' labels on my PC, printed and and punched out.  Once they were all bagged up, I closed them up with a folded strip of PTI's Aqua Mist cardstock which I stamped with an image using Versamark ink and added some holly leaves and a red brad.

The ribbons are both 60cm long and I've just wrapped them around the left over cardstock from the punched labels (waste not, want not!).  I am now on the hunt for some mini colouring pencils which I will sell separately as I know most will already have something to colour the images with but best to have something with me just in case!

Let's see how well they go down, I've made enough of them!

Once again, thanks so much for popping over to see what I've been up to. Your comments really do make my day and are always gratefully received.

Take care
Zoe x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


I ADORE my dog and what better than a little treat for him.  I've totally cased this from a design by Taylor Van Bruggen over at Taylored Expressions because it was such a fab idea.

Super cute!  I hand drew a template and inked the edges a little.  I made a box and handle from brown cardstock and stamped with a little paw stamp I had with versa ink and in black ink on the front.  The sentiment I used is from a PTI Halloween set but I didn't ink up all of the text just this part.

I filled a bag with some bone shaped dog biscuits and tied with ribbon.

This has spurred me on the make something for the feline fraternity, will post once completed!

Zoe x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


You may remember from one of my very first posts last year that I made some boxes up for Christmas for Snowman Soup. Well this year I decided to use a bigger and better box, as it was a little tight to get everything in last year.

I used a template called ‘It’s on the House’ from the very talented Lauren Meader to make these up and they are adorable!

Inside these I will put a Cadburys hot chocolate sachet, some mini marshmallows and a Matchmakers stick as before. I made up the labels on my PC and printed these off. As I did not have a stamp that I liked, I used some free clipart images for the pic on the front of the tag.

I’ve made 20 so far but as they were so popular last Christmas at a craft fair and I want to make at least another 30 so I’ve got a lot of work to do and a bit of shopping for the ingredients!

I’ve used all different coloured cardstock for the bases of these and just a bit of acetate for the window section. The pic just shows one I made in Dark Chocolate cardstock. Its been stamped with a star stamp in Snow White ink (all PTI) and then to add a bit of bling, I’ve popped a blob of red stickles glitter glue in the centre of each star. I punched a couple of holes on the top and threaded through some ribbon to keep the lid closed and the contents secure (ribbon being no. 1 on my list of favourite embellishments… buttons being my number 2) and all finished.

This is one of most favourite makes at Christmas, (1) because I always loved building snowmen and still do even in March which is when we seem to get all our snow these days! and (2), because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate so this is a definite, guaranteed winner for me (I’ve made several to give to myself over Christmas just to make sure I get my fix).

If you want the template, its available via the PTI website :-

More Christmas gift ideas to come, working on loads of bits so will post once I have something finished and ready to show you.

Zoe x