Saturday, 28 May 2016

Baby Shower Card


Morning all today I thought I Would share with you a card I made for my daughter in laws baby shower. I had so much fun making this and I used my trusty Cricut Explore using some free images of the Internet.

For the coat hanger I used Kraft card from Anna Marie designs as this is amazing card and superb quality. The checked card was just in my stash and the striped paper was from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Garden. I made this to fit inside an 8" x 8" envelope which again was perfect using my Cricut Explore.

Thanks for popping by xx



Sunday, 22 May 2016

Tutorial for Stationery Suitcase



I have been asked to do a tutorial for the Suitcase Stationery box that I made using the twin CD Rom Destinations from Crafters Companion a few months ago.To be honest I just made this up as I went along so although this will be similar to the first one I made unfortunately it won't be actually the same but I guess near enough. I have not made it up the same as the first one as this was made from Kraft card and layered using the papers from the CD Rom. Please note that this is just meant to be a tutorial and not a finished project .

To make this you will need :

Crafters Companion CD Rom Destinations

A3 double sided card from Crafters Companion

Crafters Companion Big Score

Collall Tacky Glue.

Neenah card from Crafters Companion

Small piece of ribbon

Xyron Sticker maker

Small piece of Velcro

Two small brads

1" circle punch or small 1" circle die.

Centura Pearl card


1. Using your A3 card cut a piece to measure 12.25" x 8.75" score all the way around using your big score at 1.50", burnish all sides and cut away the corners as shown and glue together using your Collall Tacky glue.


Now cut another piece of card to measure 11.75" x 8.25" score all the way around at 1.25". Burnish and cut away the corners as shown below.


Now using Collall tacky glue , glue together as shown below.

Now cut two pieces of card 5. 5/8ths x 2.25" and two pieces of card 8.75" x 2.25 and glue to the inside of the base as shown. This forms the lip for the lid to sit on.

Now working with your lid cut a piece of card 2" x 8.75" score lengthways at 1" this is to attach the lid to the base. Using Collall Tacky glue attach this to one side of your lid on the outside lining the score line up to the edge of the lid as shown.


Attach the lid to the base using Collall Tacky glue.



Using your Crafers Companion Destinations CD Rom2 make up your note cube for this I printed onto Neenah card and fill with pieces of plain paper, I just using copier paper cut to the right size.

You will also need to print off the Address book I used Neenah card for this and used the Crafters Companion Destinations CD Rom. To make the base for the inside of the suitcase for this to sit on cut a piece of card 8.75" x 8.75" and score all the way around at 1.50 using your Big Score. I used green card for this really just to show up better in the photos of the design and where it sits in the suitcase. Cut you corners as shown below and using Collall Tacky glue form into a box base and place upside down in the base of the suitcase. The address book sits on this.




To complete the inside of the box, again I have used orange card just so that it is easier to show. Cut your piece of card 6" x 5.50" and using your big score score all the way around at 1.50" burnish and cut out the corners as shown below. Make up again into a box and put it upside in the base of the suitcase.


To go into this part of the suitcase I printed out from the CD Rom Destinations 2 a set of the Wine Labels and tied them together with a piece of ribbon. For the pencils I used small children's pencils, then cut strips of paper to fit, passed them through the Xyron sticker maker and rolled the paper around the pencil.

To make the flap for the lid of the suitcase, cut a piece of card 8.75" x 4". On one on the longest edges score at 0.50" and then at 1" burnish both score lines fold this as shown below and place glue on the first flap and attach to the inside of the suitcase lid.



I printed off the note paper at A4 size and folded into an A6 size to fit inside the flap. I also printed off some of the Topper Companion from the Crafters Companion Destination one CD Rom, these I printed at A5 size and layered them onto a Centura Card base. Now from the Crafters Companion Destinations CDRom 2 print off either page 2 or 4 from the suitcase template and cut out the suitcase strap.


Trim this so that it is the correct size and using Collall Tacky glue attach to the suitcase lid in between the notepaper and Topper Companions. Using a small piece of double Velro attach the other end to the flap, this enables the flap to be opened to remove the notepaper and Card Companions.

This is the inside complete



For the suitcase handle cut a piece of card 1" x 7.25". Pass this through your fingers to give it a slight curve to it. Using your brads attach this to the front of your lid for the suitcase handle. To cover the brads at the back of the lid use your 1" die or circle punch.


Decorate the outside as desired.

Thanks for stopping by xx


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Unfinished project number one !!!


Morning all well at least the sun is shining today. Well I thought I would sort out my craft room and like everyone else found things that made me wonder - why did I buy this !!! Anyway whilst sorting out I came across just a few projects that I had started and never finished. My problem is I start something that I must make lol and then half way through think of something else that I must make, saying to myself I will finish the first project as soon as I finished the new one, well guess what that never happens.

So I am on a mission to try to finish off all - well most of my half made projects before I start to make something new, well that's the theory anyway. So my first finished project is one that I started to make a few weeks ago whilst on a Craft Retreat, it is an MDF wardrobe which I believe is from the MDF man. To decorate this I used co ordinations card some papers from my stash and images from Tattered Lace USB sticks Flowers and Foliage and Frippery and Flourishes and of course my beloved Scan n Cut.

Thanks for popping by xxx


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Bow Card using Brother Scan n Cut

Morning all today I am sharing with you this template I used from Sandra's Scrapbook store to make this lovely card. It is one of our friends 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend and we have been friends for longer than that so I wanted to make something special. This was so easy to make using my Brother Scan n Cut I just scanned in the template and even added the faux stitching in Canvas. For the flourishes at the sides I used an image from the Tattered Lace Flowers and Foliage USB stick. The paper where just some pieces I has lying around in my craft room and the flowers were ones I already had.

Thank you so much for stopping by


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Cricut and Christmas

I thought I would share with you a simple card I made using my Cricut Explore, this is why I love this machine so much . Everything including the mat and layers where cut using this machine and I used Stick it from Crafters Companion on the star and word Joy, it makes it so easy to apply the glitter.

Thanks for stopping by xx


Sunday, 20 September 2015

One More Sleep to go for Downton Abbey


Well just one more sleep to go before Crafters Companion launch their new Downton Abbey range on Create and Craft. This is such a gorgeous CD Rom and was soooo pleased to have the chance to work with this for the shows. The range of papers and embellishments are stunning and the wide range of colours will pleased everyone. Today my Sneek peak is a style of card I first made ages ago and there is a tutorial on my blog here if you would like to make one. This card was crying out to me as there were so many elements on the CD Rom and Downton Abbey dies that I wanted to use and this was just a perfect style so hope you like it.

To make this card I used:

Crafters Companion Downton Abbey CD Rom 1

Toppers 7-12, Kraft card , Co ordination card

Designer paper and co ordinating papers

Downton Abbey dies, Feather Brooch, Perfume Atomiser

Antique Frame, Ornate Frame, Prestige Words Only

Embossing Folders, Leaf Flourish, Downton Damask

Fleur de Lis and Damask Thistle

Downton Abbey Stamps Elements, Sentiments,embellishments

Easy Crystal, Water Colour card, Aqua Markers

Scarlet, spice and Chestnut, Light Printable card

Collall All Purpose glue

Thank you for popping by xx


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Downton Abbey is nearly here !!!

Well I hope that you are all excited as I am , Downton Abbey from Crafters Companion is nearly here, in fact only 2 more sleeps to go, before it is on Create and Craft on Monday at 8 am with the lovely Sara Davies and Fiona Clayton. This is an amazing brand new collection and the CD Roms have a beautiful new interface making choosing your designers so easy.

So don't miss don’t miss their demonstrations, tips and inspiration! Get all the info about the shows and a look at all the products here: h​ttp://

To make this card I used:

Crafters Companion

Downton Abbey CD Rom 2

Card Companion 5

Designer papers, light printable card

Co ordination card, Kraft Card

Collall All Purpose Glue, Tacky Glue

Gems, Downton Abbey Die Antique Frame,

Downton Abbey Die Ribbon Brooch


Downton Abbey stamps Elements 1

Thanks for popping by


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Pretty Purses from SVG Attic

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Hi its Pam here from hookedonkrafts and today I want to share with you some wonderful purses that I made using the Pretty Purses collection fromSVG ATTIC. These are so easy to make and are perfect for gift ideas and can be use for any occasion.

I made mine using lovely bright colours for the summer but these could be used as treat bags for Halloween or even at Christmas time just by changing the colours you use. 

All the embellishments are included in the collection and with so many designs to choose from your can make a different design to suit the person who is receiving the gift and would be perfect for a few chocolates of and unusual way to give a gift card.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have fun browsing the SVG ATTICcollections.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Hello SVG Attic fans this is Pam here from hookedonkrafts . I am so excited today as this is my very first post as a Guest Designer for SVG Attic. I was so thrilled to be asked and I knew straight away what my first project was going to be :) I always have a full wish list in the SVG Attic store so it was just a matter of click, purchase and away I went.

For this project I used the SDS Watering Wishes Kit and the flowers are just perfect to re size to go inside the watering can. I used some really bright papers that I had in my stash and even the small daisies on the handle were made with the same cutting file as the larger flowers.

At the moment my Mother in Law is not very well and in hospital so this was perfect to take her as a gift as real flowers are no longer allowed.

Thank you for popping in today and why not pop straight over to the SVG Attic store and have a look at all their gorgeous collections there are to choose from


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Crafters Companion Destinations 3d project

I can’t wait to see Fiona Clayton from Crafter’s Companion on Create & Craft TV this Monday with a fantastic Four Day Deal on the new Destinations collection!!
So today I thought that I would share with you a project that I knew I wanted to make as soon as I saw these beautiful designs. If you would like to see the tutorial for this please click HERE To make this I used:

Crafters Companion Destinations CD Rom 1 & 2
Kraft card, Collall Tacky Glue
Design set papers, Co ordinating Paper
Card Companions, note cube, suitcase template
Address Book, Note Papers, Wine Bottle Labels
Stamps And Neenah Card
I’m all set to record Fiona Clayton - Crafter’s Companion on Create & Craft TV from Monday - I’m in love with this new Destinations collection! She’s got lots of fabulous demonstrations planned, so don’t miss her!
Thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Crafters Companion Brand New Launch Destinations



Morning all well it's nearly the weekend and at least the rain seems to have stopped at last. I am very excited to tell you that Crafters Companion have a brand new range which is the 4 day deal on Create and Craft on Monday at 8am with the lovely Fiona Clayton. This is a beautiful set of stamps and a CD Rom so watch out for all the amazing samples the Design Team have made over the next few days.

For this I used:

Crafters Companion Destinations CD Rom 1

Card Companions 5, Neenah card

Collall Tacky Glue & Sentiment Stamp

Thanks for popping by. Xx


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Getting Ready for the Wedding

I am so excited my son is getting married in September and I have been having so much fun making the Save The Dates and Wedding Invitations but when I saw this on SVG CUTS I knew that I had to make it straight away and I changed the banner to read Candy Bar so it was perfect.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Love my Cricut



Well I can't believe that it is another lovely sunny day it makes you feel so much better and ready to start the day. I thought I would share with you my second Cricut project A desk organiser that I made on my Cricut Retreat a couple of weeks ago with the lovely Melanie Heaton. We made this using an MDP Template and covering it with beautiful papers, we then decorated it with flowers etc from the Cricut Cartridge Sophisicated . I had so much fun making this and can't wait till October for the next retreat.

Thanks for popping by xx