Monday 21 November 2016


 And they're off!!!  

Wow - take a look at the fabulous Stampin Up Extravaganza that is happening all this week from 21st November to 28th November.  Up to 40% off some items - but you'll have to be quick - these will fly off the shelves like hot cakes.

Click HERE now to see all the goodies on offer.

And if that's not enough there is more - yes more!  A 24 hour Flash Sale on Monday 21st November and Monday 28th November.

And the 24 Hour Flash Sale is HERE


Saturday 19 November 2016


Welcome to another blog hop with the SSSC crew.  We have a great sketch this month chosen by Anna Krol

I'm a bit late to the party and have only just bought the Merry Mice.  At first I looked at them in the catalogue and tought nope - but now once I've seen all the lovely creations everyone has done with them I love the little creatures.  I've also managed to grab a set of the Stitched Framelits - these are going to be like gold dust!  As I don't have any other framelits these are going to get a lot of use!

I've used some of the lovely Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper - showing you don't have to use Christmas DSP to make Christmas cards.  The card base is Mint Macaron.

There is lots of Wink of Stella over the mouse and the DSP which has made the card really shine and glimmer - not sure it shows up here really. Some Enamel Shapes finish off the card.

 I hope you like my project.  As usual all products can be purchased from my online store.  If you are in my area in Hampshire why not pop along to some of my regular classes.

 Please click on the link below to move forward in the blog to Anna's blog
Or if you are going backwards - pop back to Helen Griffin's Blog.



Tuesday 15 November 2016


I love mistletoe and its one of the three staples of my Christmas decorations along with the Holly and Ivy which I collect from woods near my home.  Its part of my Christmas tradition and the house is festooned with it.  I'm not a lover of plastic or foil decorations - natural for me all the way.

So it makes sense that I love the mistletoe stamp from the Banners for Christmas set but, as I've said before, I've not seen it used much in blogland or Pinterest. 

The challenge over at Global Design Project this week screamed the mistletoe stamp for me.  The challenge is a sketch challenge shown below

 and I've turned it on its side and made it portrait instead of landscape.

I've used  Early Espresso for the cardstock and to ink up the mistletoe stamp along with some of the Presents and Pinecones DSP.


 I've coloured in the mistletoe with Mint Macaron and added loads of Basic Rhinestones where the berries should be to make it sparkle - I don't think it shows up very well in the photo.  The sentiment is also from Banners for Christmas making this a very versatile set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  All products can of course be purchased from my online store.


Happy Crafting 


Monday 14 November 2016


It's been an exciting week for me this week as I've been promoted to Bronze Elite.  It's been a hard slog to get my promotion as I have found it difficult to get my SU business off and running but I'm so glad to have made it before my 1st year Anniversary.  Onwards and upwards as they say.

I'm joining in with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week which is a colour challenge to use all or some of the following colours : click here to be taken to the website.

 I've used the Foxy Friends set here and the reindeer and the tree.  I love the trees in this set - there are two and they are so versatile.  I'm not sure really that I should have added the toadstools because they really are not winter things but they are so cute.  I've used the Winter sentiment from one of the Project Life sets - Date It and the Merry is from the Sweet Home set. I've used the Banners for Christmas set to make the banner.  The DSP is not from any Christmas papes - shock, horror but is from the Designer Series Paper Stack which just goes to show it can also be used for Christmas Cards.

 Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments good or bad.

Happy Crafting


Friday 11 November 2016


Wow - I didn't realise its been so long since I blogged - where did that week go?

And I have a giveaway to offer - I've ended up with two copies of the Playful Backgrounds polymer set so am offering it on my youtube tutorial.  All you need to do is subscribe to my You Tube channel and I will post it out to you, anywhere in the world.  Here's the Set - a selection of four stamps which I have used in my tutorial below.
Playful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set

These are some of the cards made in the tutorial below.


 As usual all products can be purchased direct from my store.  If you are in my area why not come along and join some of my fun classes.  Its great to stamp and craft together.

Happy Crafting