Bee Happy

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Hello there…

As you may have seen this week Xyron and Craftwell have joined forces to host a blog hop.

I have been working with the Teresa Collins Honeycomb Embossing Folder which is a letter size.

As soon as I saw this I thought “Bees” I love the cute little critters and they coordinate perfectly with the honeycomb background.

The card was made by embossing White cardstock and matt and layering it onto a card black with Black and Yellow cardstock.  The embossed White cardstock then had a circle in the centre where acetate was placed behind to create a shaker style card.  The little bee was a file from My Scrap Chick.  It was pieces together using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner and the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.  The bee was pieced together by running it through the Xyron 5″ Creative Station which makes such easy work when piecing together all of these small elements.  The letters were adhered using the Xyron Teresa collins Sticker Maker.


These embossing folders will emboss acetate fantastically.  I simply cut out the box and then ran it through the die cutting machine.  As you can see the results are perfect.

These would make great party favours or little gifts.



Why not take a look at the Xyron Blog and Craftwell Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have been creating.

It’s been lovely working on these wonderful summer projects but now it’s time to get back to working on the Christmas magazine commissions!

Until next time…

Happy Crafting


Altered Summer Bird House

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Hello there…

Over at Xyron this month we are celebrating all things summer and it seems to be working as the weather here in Devon is amazing at the moment!  I have altered a birdhouse and turned it into this…


Last week whilst browsing the shelves of TK Maxx I came across this birdhouse in the sale!  It was looking like it had been in the wars a little but instantly I knew I wanted to take it back to it’s pretty self!

With the help for my fabulous Xyron goodies and some gorgeous new papers and embellishments from Trimcrafts new range Forget Me Not it took no time at all to restore it beyond its original beauty!

This is how it looked when I got it home!


So, here is how I made it pretty!

1.  Along the bottom ledge of the birdhouse add some trimmed paper straws.IMG_7797

2.  Punch paper flowers and adhere together using the Clear Hold Adhesive from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.IMG_7796

3.  Punch some leaves and adhere the flowers and leaves to the straws on the bird house.IMG_7799

4.  Stamp the sentiment and trim into a pennant shape.IMG_7800

5.  Using Xyron Adhesive Dots adhere the sentiment from the straws so that it stands off the bird house to add dimension.  Add some raffia around the whole bird house and tie in a bow.IMG_7801

6.  Tie string from one post on the birdhouse to the other, Trim pennants from patterned paper and adhere to the string by running each one through the Teresa Collins Sticker Maker.IMG_7802

7.  Add all the pennants to the string and place punched hearts in between each flag.  Add some adhesive stones.IMG_7803

8.  Take one of the birds from the Forget Me Not Mini Chalkboards and ink it in a coordinating colour.  Add a wing trimmed from patterned paper.IMG_7804

9.  Using foam squares from the Teresa collins Adhesive Kit adhere the bird to the house.IMG_7805

10.  Take one of the Forget Me Not sentiment sticks and ink with Pink ink.IMG_7807

11. Stamp the sentiment and trim into a square.IMG_7808

12.  Matt and layer the sentiment onto Grey cardstock and adhere to the stick.  Add a twine bow and adhesive stone to the top.IMG_7809

13.  Punch some butterflies from patterned paper and adhere to the top of the birdhouse.  Add adhesive stones to embellish.IMG_7811

And here are some close up’s of the finishes piece…IMG_7823

I think the pastel shades of the Forget Me Not range bring out the beautiful bright Turquoise of the birdhouse.


The bunting flags add to the summer look.  I would love to try to alter one of these as a winter theme too, with the same techniques to would still look totally different!


As always if you have any questions about this project please  send me a message and I will get back to you with any answers!

Until next time…

Happy Crafting!




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Paper House Productions & Xyron

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This week I have been so lucky to be working with some fabulous products from Paper House Productions.  I have been using the British Prep 12 x 12″ Paper Pad and the London 3D Stickers .

Anyone who knows me will know I love a glass of wine so as soon as I saw these papers celebrating the Great British Pub I knew I wanted to make a decorative label for a wine bottle.


I wanted to make more with these papers so I also decorated a glass jar that stored Mint Humbugs.  I think this will be kept in a safe place ready for a Father’s Day gift.

IMG_7691All of the layers have been adhered using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner and then run through the 5″ Creative Station and adhered to the jar.  It makes such light work of these tasks and really does make it so much quicker! I LOVE all things Xyron and sometimes wonder what I used previously!!


If you want to check out some more fantastic projects then check out the Xyron Blog and the Paper House Production Blog where the Design Team are sharing what they have been making.

This week has been mad here and I really wanted to work more with this fabulous range so I am hoping to get some time later in the month to share more projects using Paper House Production products.

Until Next Time …

Happy Crafting


Xyron & Out On A Limb

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All this week Xyron have teamed up with Out On A Limb to bring some fabulous projects.

I was lucky enough to be using the Baby Mine Boy Cut Outs.  They are so cute and such fun to work with.

Instead of a layout I went for designing a card and loved working with these cute elephants.  It just shows how versatile these layouts can be!


I have simply taken items from the kit and arranged them onto the card using Echo Park papers for the background.  I have used the Teresa Collins Mega Runner and items from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.

If you want to check out what the rest of the Design Team have been making pop on over to the Xyron Blog and the Out On A Limb Blog 

I’m now off to enjoy a day at the aquarium and a delicious lunch to celebrate hubbys and my Mums birthday!

Have a fabulous day whatever you’re doing.




Vintage Card with Xyron & DCWV

| Blog, DCWV, Xyron

Hello again!

If you saw my post from yesterday you will know this week I have been playing with some gorgeous products from DCWV and of course using Xyron adhesives.

Here is a card I have made to coordinate with the frame from yesterday!


I used some corrugated card from DCWV and painted parts of it with acrylic paint.  I then used papers from the Brooklyn stack.  It is such a fabulous range and although it looks like it is kind of masculine when you use it it creates a romantic soft effect.  I love working with this range.  To adhere the card I have used the 5″ Creative Station and the Clear Hold Adhesive and Foam Squares from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.  Again all the edges have been inked to give a lovely soft vintage feel.

That’s all from me today!

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you’re doing!

Until next time…

Happy Crafting!


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Burlap Frame with Xyron & DCWV

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Hello there …

This week I have been lucky enough to be playing with some gorgeous goodies from DCWV and of course using Xyron adhesives to create my project.

I love burlap and the natural effects you can get from it.  I decided for my project to use it in a wooden frame to set off the natural Browns and Creams.

The wedding photograph was perfect for this project as it has a romantic feel!

The burlap was attached to the back of the frame using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner.  All of the other layers were run through the 5″ Creative Station.


The papers were the Brooklyn Stack from DCWV as was the burlap.  Lots of the edges have been inked to give a vintage feel.

Now all I need to do is go find somewhere to hang my new picture!  I am seriously running out of space!

Tomorrow I will be back with a coordinating card!

Until Then…

Happy Crafting!

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Paper Smooches & Xyron Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome,

If you have arrived here from the Xyron & Paper Smooches blog hope then it’s great to have you here!

I have been working with the Feather Dies.  I knew as soon as I saw these I wanted to work with them!  Feathers are so in at the moment!

Here are the projects I have created using them.


The first is a simple card made by adhering the feathers to a kebab stick to look like an arrow.  This would be fabulous for Valentines!  I have used the Teresa Collins Sticker Maker to adhere the alphabet and the Teresa Collins Mega Runner to adhere all the layers.


The second card has a really pretty feel to it.  Again all of the layers have been adhered to the card using the teresa Collins Mega runner and the feathers and butterfly have been attached using the Clear Hold adhesive from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit .


My third project is some feather bunting I have created.  Here is a quick tutorial on how to get the dipped glitter effect!

1.  Die-cut as many feathers as you need.  Depending on the length of bunting you are creating.


2.  Using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner add adhesive to the tips of each feather.


3.  Sprinkle chosen glitter over the adhesive.


4.  Shake off the excess glitter and fold through the centre.


5.  Adhere feathers to twine.


And here is the finished piece!


If you would like to see what the rest of the design team have been making why not pop over to the Xyron Blog and the Paper Smooches Blog?

That’s all from me.

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting x


Altered Santoro Box

| Blog, Xyron

How are you all my crafty friends?

It has been a while I know, what with the Easter holidays and lots of magazine commissions I have been rushed off my feet!

Today however I have a tutorial to share.  Using the new range of Santoro products and some fabulous Xyron adhesives I have altered a cute box I bought whilst at the NEC from the MDF man.

1.  Here I started off with the blank box.


2.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage photo ink all over the box.  Use the ink on a wet wipe to create a light covering and leave to dry.


3.  Again using a wet wipe apply White acrylic paint and leave to dry, you will probably need to apply a second coat.


4.  Trim a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the box.  This will be used of the background.


5.  Trim some patterned paper to look like sea and ink the edges.


6.  Cut patterned paper to look like a rock and ink the edges.


7.  Piece together the decoupage images using the foam pads.


8.  Using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner adhere the back panel to the box. Sand around the edges.


9.   Adhere the rock, sea and add some lace and ribbon again using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner


10.  Adhere the decoupage images onto the box.


11.  Take all the small die-cut pieces such as the star fish and flowers etc and put them through the Teresa Collins Sticker Maker. Add them to the rocks and corner of the box to add detail.


12. Cover each side of the box using floral patterned paper adhered using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.


13.  Take out the drawer and cover the base with patterned paper.  Add a strip to the outside of the drawer.


14.  Decorate the front with lace and a charm.


Your box is now ready to take pride of place in your house!

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That is all from me today.  Whatever you do are doing have a fabulous Sunday.

Happy Crafting!



3D Frame …

| Blog, Xyron

This week over on the Xyron Blog the design team have been creating projects with the theme Not Xyron but should be!  We all chose a project from the Pinterest Board Not Xyron But SHOULD Be! and we had to recreate it using Xyron adhesives.

I chose these three frames attached together to make a lovely piece of wall art.


Here is my take on this project:


To create the frames I first cut them from White cardstock using my Silhouette, then using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner to adhere the patterned paper to the front and the photographs in the centre.  I have used the 5″ Creative Station to add the elements onto the front along with the Clear Hold Adhesive from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.


Finally I adhered all the frames to the ribbon using the 10mm Adhesive Dots.


This was such a fun project and made so simple with the help from Xyron!  To see what the rest of the Design Team have been making pop over to the Xyron Blog.


Thats it from me today!  Until next time…


Happy Crafting x

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Xyron & Miss Kate Cuttables Blog Hop

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I am really excited to be sharing this post today as it is my first project on the Xyron Design Team.  This week there has been a blog hop on the Xyron Blog between Xyron and Miss Kate Cuttables.

Miss Kate Cuttables

The files over at Miss Kate Cuttables are adorable. They are all just so cute it was hard to choose which one to work with, but after such a long winter I decided on a little Easter theme to mark the start of spring!

I used the Hippity Hoppity file.

Hippity Hoppity #1

I have simply cut the image at a size to fit a 12 x 12” canvas and adhered all the elements using the 5” Creative Station and the Teresa Collins Sticker Maker . It works like a dream and makes such light work of piecing together all of the elements.

Hippity Hoppity #2

This canvas will be brightening up my dining room for the next few weeks, with any luck it might bring a little bit of sunshine!

Be sure to check out all of the other fantastic projects by the rest of the Xyron Design Team and the Miss Kate’s Cuttables Design Team There really is some amazing talent.

Until next time…

Happy Crafting!


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