Sunday, 9 October 2016


Hi everyone

I am delighted to be here today as a new member of the Design Team at and am sharing some inspiration from the fabulous Crafteeze monthly Collection which Tracy has put together at focusing on her favourite things.  

So, first of all, a little bit about the Crafteeze monthly Collections which are Limited Edition. Each month is to a different theme.  This month is YULETIDE.    Tracy tries to source ALL NEW items each month for the collections and if there are any left over they will go into the store and if not, just those that purchased the kit will receive.  

Well, when I received my Yuletide Collection I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt I was absolutely in awe.  In fact I really need two!  One to use and one to look at!  lol  Receiving this Collection, which is to a different theme each month, means it is going to be the highlight of the month for me, and better still I have no idea what will be included in it.  I notice that the next Collection for October is entitled 'Art Deco'    WOW!  I cannot wait!

So onto what I made.  Now I was short of time when I was making this, so I just had to go with my instinct.  When I saw the lovely plain gift bag there in the kit waiting to be prettied up that was my starting point.  And then I went from there.

The 6 inch  papers from the Crafteeze Collection are Pion North Pole, a lovely selection and the image is from the same brand which fortunately I had already purchased along with the pregathered lace from

The JOY Lattice Edge die-cuts I feel do tend to widen it out a little and add a little extra to the design.  There is also a lovely JOY Stars edge border die at the top.

Virtually all the embellishments are from the Crafteeze Collection and I have added Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste to the stars.  I just love the lace featured at the top.  There are so many possibilities for using this, I just did not want to cut into it!  

I finished it off with the fabulous Vintage Seam Binding which I am absolutely in love with.  This is available in the shop in different colours.  I chose white and Ivory.  When it arrived I just could not believe my eyes.  I had ordered several colours and placed together they looked so yummySat there together they just reminded me of Mr Whippy ice cream!  

I will list below the items I have used, apart from items from my own stash.  Full details can be seen on the Blog at also.

Pion Papers 'Bells Are Ringing': 

Pion Images from the Past:


Charms : 

Lattice Border Die:  

Stars Edge Die:

Pleated Ruffle Trim:

Vintage Seam binding:  

Should anything be out of stock I am sure if you email Tracy she will reorder if she is able. 
  As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x


  1. I can just imagine the delight of the person lucky enough to receive a gift in this lovely bag Judy.

    B x

  2. A stunning gift bag Judy, a gift in itself it's so pretty.

  3. WOW, WOW, WOW Judy this is stunning, what an awesome project the papers and embellishments you have used are perfection, congratulations on your new DT position so well deserved
    lorraine x

  4. Congratulations on your new DT job Judy. You've made a gorgeous gift bag with all the lovely things. It's a gift on it own, no need to put anything in it haha. hugs, Marlies

  5. WOW Judy you have outdone yourself especially seeing as you had such little time to complete it. It all looks so yummy! Congratulations on becoming a member of the Noor DT, you so deserve it.
    Gina xx

  6. So love this gorgeous project, beautiful use of the products and so inspiring, hugs Liz xx

  7. Wow Judy, CONGRATULATIONS Honey, I am so pleased for you! This is amazing work, love all the details that you have used from the kit! Who needs a gift inside the bag, this is a gift in itself!!!! Love it. I have already ordered my art deco kit and cant wait to receive mine either! Crafty Cuddles Jay xxx

  8. Absolutely beautiful Judy. I think anyone receiving this lovely bag would have to put it on display to enjoy. Barbxx