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How to create a fun Sun Kissed Layout

Morning everyone, inspired by my trip to the beach and a workshop booking for a layout class with Melanie and her ladies I found an old photo of Harry and me on the beach above and created this fun layout for us to make later this month.   Supplies for the project  One x Turtle Time 12 x 12  One Floating Florals 12 x 12  One Sun Kissed 12 x 12 One sheet orange Sun Kissed Patterns and Solids One 12 x 12 sheet of black cardstock Micro Beads and glitter in co ordinating colours (I used yellow WOW glitter and Stix2 Micro Beads)  Scissors for fussy cutting  Black card for photo mounts and mounting cut outs   Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pen for inking paper edges  Double sided tape  Tacky glue  Glossy Accents  Foam Pads   Use the turtle side of Turtle Time as your base paper. Trim the floating Floral paper to 10 1/2" square. Cut a piece of black card stock to 12 5/8" square and mat the stripy side of Floating Florals centrally onto it.   Use

A great workshop at Crafty Corner Falmouth

morning, I'm sharing some pics from our fun workshop at Crafty Corner today.  Thank you Karen for inviting me, Happy Birthday and happy 1st Anniversary to you.  Ladies thank you for coming along and joining me for a fabulously fun day of crafting.  We assembled and decorated my little flat box kit in papers from the Master Detective, Sun Kissed and Floral Shoppe collections by Graphic 45.    Bunty and Janet went a step further and added the games board to their boxes too.  Counters are on their way to you both.   If you'd like to make this little box or the mini gams kit you can find them both over on the website via the link below.  We also have single papers available from the Master Detective and Floral Shoppe collections too.  Little Flat Box  Mini Games Box  Graphic 45 papers  use promo code HMFMAY18 to get 10% off your order  (ends midnight 31st May 2018)  I'll be back at Krafty Corner on 22nd September to hold a hand made jou

10% off web orders over the Bank Holiday

Morning everyone,  I'm home after a holiday by the sea following our four days at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall. Thank you to everyone who called by the stand and shopped with us and to the event team for your support too. It was lovely to see you all. I couldn't have been there without the support of the boys so huge thanks Oliver for building the stand for me and Harry for joining me on the stand each day.  Harry did his first demo, making a journal from start to finish including fussy cutting out the characters for the cover of the book.  Way to go Harry - you're hired :-)  Here's a few pics from our time at the fair:   Oli on stand building   Harrys Hand Made journal demo   A family gathering - Oli, Auntie Loxie, Me, Sophie and Harry Harry with Kieth Rymer-Jones The shopping village  A last look back at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018 With another bank holiday coming up we have a 10% off everything in stock on the website. 

Come and see us at The Handmade Fair Ragley Hall

Helloooo there everyone, how's you're week going?  It's been sun sun sun here which made for a great Bank Holiday.  Thank you to everyone who called our stand at the Motor Cycle Museum Craft Fair on Saturday, it was lovely to see you all. Harry thanks for all your help - what a team :-)  He's coming back for more this weekend and joining me for three days, in a tent, in a field on our stand at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall.   The lounge looks like we've just moved in, with an ever growing mountain of boxes, crates, racking and shelving. Tomorrow it's all moving out, into the van as Oli and I head off to Ragley to set up stall.  They are good to their mum don't you think.  !!!!!    I'm really excited to be involved in the Fair and have everything crossed that the weather stays warm and sunny for us all until Sunday eve. There's been a lot of new traffic calling by the blog over the last week or so, so if you're new here here's a

April Giveaway Winner & New Kit of the Month

Pinch Punch it's the first of the month, my how the year's flying by. has chosen comment no 10 as our winner of the April Giveaway.   The comment was left by    Jannet 6 April 2018 at 12:12 A very beautiful and elegant collection x          Thank you if you entered and congrats to Jannet.  Please e mail your full name and address to me at so I can get your goodies posted off to you.  Our next Giveaway will go live on 3rd May so do call back then and leave your comment on the post to enter.  Kit of the Month I'm really excited about our May Kit of the Month, altered in the stunning papers from the Floral Shoppe collection by Graphic 45.  this expanding album is perfect for filling with photo's, and with it's ribbon ties there's no chance of overfilling it. Each page had a framed area for a photo a lower pocket for snippets and a larger pocket with a journaling card for pictures and jotting.  Click o