Saturday, 3 December 2016

A review of 2016 -these are a few of my favourite things!

A review of 2016.....welcome to this month's Jem's blog....the last one of 2016. For this months blog hop I have chosen to share with you one of my favourite sets -Sheltering tree. I love this set because it is a real all rounder. It can be used for so many occasions throughout the year. It's a real four seasons stamp set. The ladies who come to my craft classes love this set too -it is one of their favourites. So much so that a friend chose to come and join me for an afternoon and make wedding invitations for her Dad's wedding.  Aren't the invites gorgeous...

A little bit a dazzling detail -gold really lifts those crumb cake hearts (from the perpetual birthday calendar stamp set)

My friend also made a co-ordinating wedding gift for her Dad and his wife-to-be too...     


(you can also see another of my favourite products in this shot too -tombo couldn't live without that).

During February 2016  I hosted two Valentines craft evenings -we made a gift box (with lush lindor chocolates inside) and decorated the boxes and the card was made with the sheltering tree stamp set

Some guests opted to convert the Valentines card into a special birthday card instead...

 and in the back ground, if you look closely, you can see my wine bottle has been decorated with the tree from the sheltering tree stamp set. I stamped onto tissue paper, let the ink dry and the pasted the image very carefully onto the bottle using PVA glue. I then put a set of coloured LED lights (battery operated) into the bottle -really simple and effective and creates a little talking point when guests come to dinner or craft parties.

 And finally, a card I made for an amazingly fun couple who celebrated their first wedding anniversary back in July. When I go to a wedding I try to save something from the service or wedding breakfast/reception that could be used on a card a year later. This time, I used one of their wooden heart table decorations that they had custom made for their special day and incorporated into my design.

 Thank you for stopping by. Happy hopping through the rest of the Jem's pages teeming with inspiration and ideas. Have a wonderful time, an amazing Christmas and a happy 2017 -see you next year :-)


  1. Lovely selection using the sheltering tree set. k x

  2. So proud of how you have got your classes up and running with a bang! Heres to 2017! x

  3. Oooh, I love Sheltering Tree too, these wonderful projects remind me to get it inky again, thanks! x

  4. Gorgeous set of projects with a fabulous stamp set Lucy....

  5. Sheltering tree looks stunning on all these cards, lovely crafting x

  6. Lovely makes, I haven't got this stamp set but now I wish I had! Especially love the bottle idea!

  7. A fab variety of projects and love the wine bottle idea x

  8. Love the tree through the year frame, might have to CASE that one :-)