Monday, 22 February 2010

Microwave Egg Poacher

Brand new double egg poacher for use in your microwave. I think I got this from one of those catalogues you get through the door, but have never used it.

Price: 99p + P&P: £1.25 (UK)

Sizzlits - Flowers, Branches and Leaves (Part) Set


Selling the top two dies in the picture only. These are thin(ish) dies, compatible with most die-cutting systems. (I use mine with a Sizzix Big Shot.)

The dies I am selling are brand new and unused. (I only bought the set for the leaf spray die at the bottom!)

The original cost was £11.50+ for the whole set, so I am offering the two dies for £6.50, recognising that the leaf spray would be the most popular of the three, and I'm keeping it! *lol*

PRICE: £6.50 for the top two dies only + P&P £1.50 (UK) SOLD

White Envelopes (C6) 100 gsm

High Quality diamond-flap 100gsm high-white envelopes (not pink like the photo!!), originally from, now surplus to requirements.

Size: C6 (for A6 cards)

PRICE: £1.25 per pack of 25 (lower than original cost) + £1.25 P&P

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Handcrafted Greetings Cards

These are just a few examples of the recycling I have been doing lately.. Mostly Christmas cards, but there are other options as well, like this birthday card below..

Ranging from the cute and girly to the stylish and smooth..

By their nature, as they use elements from previously used cards, all of these designs are completely unique and cannot be reproduced.

Yes, I know.. 99.9% of the people visiting here will be cardmakers themselves, but you never know.. someone who doesn't may drift by occasionally! lol ;o)
I can't show you all of them in one blog post, but ALL the cards on display on my craft blog HERE (the cards I have made), are for sale. Why not make yourself a cup of coffee and have a browse? I know it's early to be thinking about buying Christmas cards, but I have become obsessed with recycling bits from old cards in recent weeks, and I am particularly pleased with these. As I mentioned before, though, there are plenty of other options, too, so do take a look.
Most cards can be personalised, and I will consider special commissions. Please email me for a quote.
Inserts can also be added, if required, and personalised or I can suggest some wording to suit the occasion.
Price: £2.50 each, or £1.75 each for combined purchase of three or more cards. (Personalised details and special commissions will be subject to a separate quote.)
P&P: Nearly all my cards have some dimension to them, so I will post in a reinforced Jiffy (or similar) bag. (I always recycle the bags when I have them.) Postage will be at cost and will vary according to the size of your order. When you are ready, please email me, and I will let you know the postage costs.

Inserts: The cards do not usually come with inserts. However, if you would like one, please email the details of any special wording. (I can supply suggestions, if required.) Inserts cost an additional 50p per card.

Please see sidebar for how to make your payment.

Thank you.

Saturday, 14 November 2009


.. Gilbert the Ghost! My first digistamp. He is a very friendly ghost, and there is a companion text stamp to go with him... "Christmas Spirit", in my own writing.

I don't know if there are any 'special' or 'official' ways of making a digistamp.. I just drew him, scanned him and cleaned him up a bit in Photoshop. Same with the text stamp. They are meant to be a bit 'sketchy' in appearance. That's the nature of the beast. I hope you like them.

Once your payment has been received, and you have sent me your email address, I will email your stamps to you as jpegs (with the copyright watermark removed).

I am currently running a draw on Craftling's Cosy Corner, HERE, which will be drawn on Friday 20th November. There are also some card ideas on there for how handsome he can look with a bit of colour, but if you can't wait to see if you've won the draw, you can purchase Gilbert and the text stamp here.

Price: £1.00 each, or £1.50 for combined purchase

Please see sidebar for how to make your payment.

Thank you.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Make Your Own Handcrafted Fridge Magnets

For a simple kit comprising a sturdy mount board with magnets, and an ATC-sized front card for your design, please see my Ebay listings, HERE.

Their uses are endless.. As well as prettying up your kitchen and the numerous gift opportunities they would serve, they would make really useful invitations.. for parties, weddings, you name it. How handy would it be to have your Save The Date card right there on the fridge?

Great idea for entertaining children for at least one afternoon of the holidays! Better still, why not have a fridge magnet-making party?

I make the blanks up by hand, and sell them at 50p each. The minimum kit pack on Ebay is for 2 magnets, but if you're interested, let me know how many you'd like and I'll make up a pack to suit your requirements.

I accept postal orders from UK residents, and Paypal payments from anywhere (and if I knew how to add a Paypal widget here, I would! If you know, would you tell me, please?)

Many thanks for looking.

More Fridge Art

These top three were made to illustrate my Ebay listing for the 'Make Your Own Fridge Magnets' kit I have put together, which comprises a sturdy mount board platform, with magnets, and an ATC-size front card (supplied separately, as it's easier to decorate and then stick it to the mount when the design is complete).

It occurred to me what a great craft activity this would be for children on a rainy day during the summer break. (Will make a separate post about the DIY kits. This one is for the completed magnets, and I thought these would make cute gifts, even though they were made by a 50-something-year-old! lol)

They are made using wax crayons and a touch of glitter. The 'Daddy' one includes some stars which have been hand drawn on separate card, cut out and stuck down just in the centre to give the points of the stars a bit of lift. Have also used brads in three of the corners.

This one is fairly self-explanatory, except that I got a neater finish on the windows and door by cutting out tiny squares of white card and sticking them on, and the door was coloured separately and stuck on. I'm thinking a gate at the bottom of the garden path would have worked well, and maybe a couple of 'birds' in the sky.

This is my favourite. Very simple and sweet.
The fidge magnets above are priced at £1.25 each + £1.25 p&p
The next one is a more complex design, and more 3D, so priced at £3.50 + £1.25 p&p.

Many thanks for looking.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Luxury handcrafted greeting card..

Comes with fine paper insert.

Can be supplied blank inside, or with your own wording, or if you tell me the occasion, I will put something suitable inside, which you can approve prior to printing. Can also include your name and address on the inside front of the insert.

Supplied in tissue-lined gift box.

14½ cms/5¾ ins square

Price: £4.99 + £1.75 p+p (UK)

Please contact me by email for details, or you can bid on my Ebay listing, HERE.

A New Idea... Fridge Art!

A little bit of research has shown me that this is a new idea.. at least, I think it is! Not the fridge magnet part, but the handcrafted part...

This is my first. It is basically an ATC with magnets on the back, although it does have its own special secret backing which makes it sturdy and up to the job.

It is a luxury item, completely unique, and would add a touch of pretty shabby chic to your kitchen, or make a small gift for someone special.

This design is actually one of a limited edition of six, but each one of the six will be in different colours.

Measurements: 3½ ins/9 cms x 2½ ins/6.3 cms

Price: £3.50 + £1.25 p+p (UK)

Payments: By Paypal or by Postal Order

Please email me for details, or you can bid on my Ebay listing, HERE.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Belt up!

No.. not you! Belts and videos and a cocktail dress on my current Ebay listings HERE.