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Secret Santa Present … It’s a Wrap!

Tonight in my shed I wrapped and decorated my secret santa present for work… our draw is tomorrow 🙂

Cant say who I drew out the hat to receive my gift (big secret) but I do think that they will like it 😉

I used some K & Company patterned paper, I dont think its a christmassy one, but it went well with the emelishments that I had in mind to decorate the top

I tied the parcel with raffia in matching colours to the paper and then took some glittery foliage picks and berries and topped the parcel …. I also used the christmas tag that I made the other day, on the flip side of the tag it says To : ??????? from : Santa x 🙂


A Lovely Thank You Gift

I received a very special and beautiful thankyou gift at the weekend from my friend Elizabeth 🙂

It was totally unexpected and such a lovely surprise…. Thank you again Elizabeth xx

It was near to christmas last year i’d sent some wee westie cards to Elizabeth for her sister who loves westies 🙂

Look at the lovely thankyou card that she made for me 🙂

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Jotter Pad Tutorial

A great and inexpensive way to turn supermarket basic brand note pads into something really special 🙂

My daughter came up to the workshop to print off her English homework whilst I was making these, she thought they looked great and were a fab idea.   She now wants to make some to give to her friends and her gran at christmas.

Here’s the tutorial…

  • Take a supermarket own brand jotter pad 210mm x 73mm ( this one cost 37p)
  • Cut some patterned cardstock / paper to the same size 210mm x 73mm
  • Put a strip of double sided tape along the top edge


  • Cut the top sheet off but leave the top canvass strip attached.


  • Remove the double sided tape from your coloured paper/cardstock and place it under the blue tab that’s left and press down to adhere.


  • I then took a strip of cardstock, punched the edge with a Fiskars punch and fixed to the jotter with double sided tape.


  • The I added a some co-ordinating self adhesive strip from the pack


  • Added the word notes from the self adhesive alpha letters


  • Added a couple of self adhesive hearts and a gem


  • All done…. here’s the finished project


Finally the supplies list :-

  • 1 x cheap jotter pad
  • Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Collection
  • Prima e-line gem
  • double sided tape
  • Green Cardstock
  • Fiskars treading water punch