Sunday Lovin’ – UK Mothers Day

As it’s Mothering Sunday (next weekend, March 10th) here in the UK, I thought I’d share some things to help you get something lovely for your own Mum!

UK Mothers Day card ideas

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Silhouette Free Shape – Valentines Cut Out Heart Card

Valentines Day is coming up soon (check my blog out later next week for some gift inspiration for those of you who like to be prepared), in fact it is a month tomorrow! The lovely people at Silhouette are giving away all of the bits that you need to make this lovely Valentines Day card as their free Silhouette Cameo shape of the week:

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Fave Free Halloween Cutting Files

free halloween cutting files

Since I upgraded my Silhouette Studio software to the Designer Edition (it was £20, so very worth it!) I can now use svg files and this has opened up a whole new world of free cutting files!

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite of the ones I’ve found recently – they are halloween and autumn themed, which of course most of which can be used all through the year, too! Continue reading “Fave Free Halloween Cutting Files”

Make: Inspiring AND Money Saving?!

Yep. You’ve got it right.

Today I am looking at not only what inspires me, but how to save money. I’m an avid crafter and am lucky to have a room where I can do my crafty stuff without any fear of covering the whole house with glitter and mini alphas (any scrapbooker will know what I mean by that!). At the weekend I had a bit of a work on my room as it was slightly cluttered. I have a lot more work to do on it, but I thought I’d share with you one of the things that I recently picked up second hand from a local craft shop which is relocating. Ahold my paper storage unit:

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(plz ignore the polar bear and my ‘diary’ board!)

I have lots more paper in that 12×12 plastic tub, but I shall need to get some more of those plastic shelves, so at the moment it only houses my cardstock and any new kits I have.

Speaking of kits, have you ever made yourself a kit out of your existing crafting stash? I do this every so often for a number of reasons, but mainly…

It saves buying way too much new stuff! You can see how newer and older collections can work together, which can be inspirational in itself. Look at different colours and even materials used in other crafts.

There’s actually a blog I found recently where they post a beautiful kit from a scrapbooking kit club (eg Studio Calico, Cocoa Daisy, Scrapagogo…) and then using your own supplies you create a kit for yourself inspired by it! I thought it was pretty cool and think that one day soon when I’m not super busy I will have to give it a go! The awesomely inspiring blog is called Counterfeit Kit Challenge, so go take a peek at it if you want to set yourself a scrapping challenge with what you already have.

See, I told you that this ‘shopping from home’ was a good idea!