Happy May Bank Holiday! I hope the sun is shining with you!

Have you missed me?  I am sorry for not being around, it has all gone crazy here, my darling Pooch Keeva has injured her back.  She is 12 and she thinks she is still a puppy, she was in the garden and a cat dared walk near and off she went at full pelt, she must have hit something as her back and paws just collapsed under her.  Poor thing she was so wobbly and couldn’t hold her own weight, so we’ve been back to the vets a couple of times. They think she has ruptured a disc so she is on crate rest for 2 weeks, no walking of any sort.  This is to give her back time to form scar tissue and heal.  She has pain killers and seems okay in herself but she is a ruffy tuffy Border Terrier!  She is thinking being picked up and carried is a good way to travel……

The crate she sleeps in is quite small so Brian has made her another one for my office, as you can see she is settled in quite nicely. The tally is the number of days she has been in jail !

keeva Inspiring Inkin Stampin' Up! UK

I do have some crafting for you and a video too!  It’s to make this super cute Suitcase Gift Box, I have been waiting to design one for ages and I was watching an old movie and saw they cute corner bumpers on a leather suitcase, so by trial and error I worked out how to make them.  They are 1″ circles cut into 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4’s really easy when you know how.

Suitcase Gift Box Stampin Up! UK Inspiring Inkin Amanda fowler

So here is the video, the papers are part of a suite of products called Share What you love. They are available in bundles now or individually from the 1st June when the new catalogues comes out.

If you are reading this via email click HERE to watch the video.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock 10 3/4″ x 7 1/2″
With the long side at the top score at 1 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 6″ and 9 1/2″
With the short side at the top score at 1 1/4″ and 6 1/4″
You also need a 1″ strip of card for the handle
To decorate you will need 1″ circle punched shapes and a 3/4″ strip to decorate the handle

Here is the inside of the suitcase.

Suitcase Gift Box Stampin Up! UK Inspiring Inkin Amanda fowler

Product List of items for the Suitcase Gift Box, click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.

Please note you can’t buy the Share what you love paper individually right now, it’s only available in the bundle until 1st June.  The bundle would make a great starter kit though!!!!!!

I’ll be back after the Bank holiday with all the details of the new bundles, new colours and lots of news, so make sure you pop back on Tuesday!  Have fun this weekend.


May 2018 


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