Saturday, 24 December 2011

It's Christmas!

Just popped in to wish all my lovely customers and followers a very
Merry Christmas!
Hope you all have a lovely time!
Thank you for supporting my little shop, it's much appreciated!
Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here I will be back in the new year with more lovely kits! There won't be a kit out on the first of January though as I have a big order of wedding invitations to get out so it will probably be delayed for a week or so but I will let you know closer to the time!
Thanks for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Journal Pages

Just popped in to show you a couple of pages from my Christmas journal that I made using a couple of embellishments from the Merry and Bright kit.
First up, on the front cover I used my handmade felt Christmas tree.
 On the first page I used one of my merry and bright journalling spots.
If you have made anything with my kits I would love to see it, please leave me a link here or email me (makeandcreate and it may end up on here!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Let It Snow!

 Oh dear I've been neglecting my little shop! I been too busy! I've added a couple more snowy, Christmas embellishments to the mini kits shop. First up these icy embellishments:
Next these lovely deep purple felt and shiny silver snowflake embellishments.
They are both only £1.50 each!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Waiting for Santa

I got in the festive mood this week and created this layout using the Merry and Bright Christmas kit.
Everything is from the kit apart from the bit of patterned paper and the alphas! Including the The Make and Create shop hand made embellishments, The Make and Create shop journalling cards and mini bingo card, ribbon and twine, washi tape, sequin waste etc.

I even used the green thread and hand stitched 3 crosses every now and then.

If you have made anything with my kits please let me know as I would love to take a look!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Snowflakes

I have just added some small Christmas snowflake embellishments to the Mini Kits shop!
They are only £1.50!!
They would be great for your festive scrapping or your Christmas journals. I will be adding quite a bit more soon that will be great for Christmas journals so watch this space!

If you have made anything with anything from my shop please share it with me as I would love to see it! Email me (makeandcreate@ leave a link in the comments or post it on the shops Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

November's Kit

November's kit is called Merry and Bright and it's in the shop now!
Sorry I'm a day late I run out of time to photograph it yesterday it gets dark really quick now with the hour change! 
Anyway it's a fun and bright Christmas kit. It has lots of things that are exclusive to The Make and Create shop kits, like the mini bingo card, lots of handmade embellishments, journalling cards and  little flags
 Handmade embellishments including a handmade Christmas tree!
All this for £6.00 plus p&p.

This is the last full kit of the year as I'm going to have a bit of a break in December for festive things! There will be other things added to the shop soon though with mini kits, embellishments and things for Christmas journals! 
Hope you like the kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Thank You Card

I created this card that I sent to Sj to thank her for letting me use her Little Musing in the Old Type kit. I went for a very vintage feel!
The Little Musing doily and Typewriter and The Make and Create shop 'type it' journalling spot and twine are all from the kit.

Hope you like it!

I'll be back tomorrow where things will be getting a bit festive around here!
The1st Novemeber, which means new kit time!
Make sure you pop back in then!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Your So Sweet

I have a gorgeous layout to share from Natalie Jane, she created this using the Old Type kit. 
She used the my hand cut bird, flowers embellishment, a punched flower and a leaf. Did you notice the great misting in the background, Natalie used one of the punched flowers as a mask?!
I love the quirky style of this and the fact that the vintage inspired embellishments from the kit fit in so well with more modern papers.

Thanks for sharing this Nat!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Old Type Layout

Just popped in to show you the last project from my Guest designer Christine. Here she has created a really pretty layout, how cute is her little doggy?!!
I love the way Christine has used the dictionary paper and the way she has stamped script over the journalling card, which works really well. Also a clever idea to add one of my handmade embellishments to the middle of one of the doilies!
Check out Christine's blog for more detail.

Thank you Christine for creating your beautiful projects, hope you've enjoyed using the kit!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Gift Bag

Guest Designer Christine made this lovely little gift bag using the Old Type kit. She has even made a great little video to show you how she made it on her blog so make sure you go and check it out!
I've now caught up on all my orders so everyone should have their kits! Can't wait to see the creations you come up with please make sure you share them with me!

The Make and Create Shop is sponsoring The Studio challenge blog this month so if you would like a chance of winning the Old Type kit go and check out the challenges I've set this month, a new one went up today!
Thanks for popping in!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Old Type, First Project

October's guest designer Christine created this beautiful card using the Old Type kit.
I love how Christine has used my hand cut bird, my flower embellishment, pins, butterflies, tag and thread anyone would love to receive that!

I've had such a good response to this kit, thank you so much for all your orders you have been keeping my busy! Sorry if your parcel has been delayed in getting to you, I've been making over the weekend so a big batch of orders went out this morning.

If you make anything with this kit or any of my kits or embellishments please email me (makeandcreate, leave a link here or post  it on The Make and Create shop Facebook page, I would really love to see it! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Old Type

October's kit, Old Type is now in the shop!
Sorry I'm a bit late adding it I've been enjoying the gorgeous sunshine!
It is a vintage inspired kit with old type and old typewriters!

The kits includes lots of the usual things that you won't find in other kits, like The Make and Create shop handmade embellishments and The Make and Create shop journalling spots! 
The kit this month also includes Sj's Little Musings, she kindly designed the typewriters, typewriter journalling spot and doilies for me to use in the kit and they really do look lovely in it!
I'm in love with these Little Musing Doilies too! 
All this for only £6.00 (plus postage)
I think you will agree the Little Musings have made for a extra special kit this month, thank you so much Sj!!
I really hope you like the kit!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 30 September 2011

October's Guest Designer

October's guest designer is Christine Emberson.

Here's a bit about her:
Happy living in my Kentish Victorian terrace in the UK with my sons, too many cats and now a puppy!  I’ve always been interested in craft, from learning to knit and sew as a young child to running my own bead jewellery business.  Once I discovered paper crafting I was instantly hooked, I had discovered a way to ‘gift wrap life’ – capture special moments and beautify them with craft.  I would describe my personal style as somewhat vintage with a slightly out of control addiction to butterflies!   Flutter by my blog.

I think October's kit, Old Type will be right up her street!
Can't wait to see what she creates!

Back tomorrow with the kit!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

October's Sneak

Everyone ready for a sneak peek of October's kit?!
Here it is:
The kit is called Old Type and has a vintage feel to it.

The other bit of news is:
I'm excited to say The Make and Create shop is joining forces with (drum roll please!)
The lovely Sj has kindly designed some Little Musings for me to include in the kit, I can tell you now they are great! 
If you haven't seen Sj or her Little Musings before make sure you go take a look as Sj's drawings are fab!
You can visit Little Musings Facebook page here.

Kit goes on sale on Saturday 1st October so make sure you check it out!
Hope you like it!

Monday, 26 September 2011

New Mini Kit Embellishments

Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here I've been busy but I must try harder!!
I have added some new embellishments to the Mini Kits shop today! Here they are:
Felt and flower Circle Embellishments-Vintage 
They are the similar to the other Felt and Flower embellishments but these have a vintage feel to them.
They are only £1.50!

Now for some exciting news, next month The Make and Create shop will be joining forces with someone else, can you guess who it will be?!! I know you are in for a extra special kit from it though so watch out for a sneak peek coming soon!! 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Celebrate Layout

It's been a bit quiet in here lately sorry about that, I've been busy!!
Anyway I did find time to create a layout using the Celebrate kit.
It was also for the Studio Challenges to make a layout with a list on so I listed all the things my nephew loves on his 3rd birthday!
 I used lots from the kit: 3 different ribbons, the bunting, handmade felt circle embellishment, 2 flags, lined journalling paper, yellow spotty bow, buttons, green sequins, thread and green tissue paper, which I pleated.

Don't forget that all the past kits are still available in the shop, for example if you have photos of your children going back to school, the Back to School kit is still in the shop!

Also please send in anything you create with my kits I would love to see it and you never know it might end up on here! (makeandcreate 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Perfect Day Mini Kit

I gave Beki Norman one of my previous guest designers the Perfect Day mini kit to create with. Here's the kit, you can find it in the Mini Kit shop.
This is the lovely wedding layout Beki created with it!
 She used one of the doilies as a mask for misting. Everything is from the kit apart from the canvas tag and letters, she even used the twine that the kit comes in to put through the top of the tag! I love how Beki has used the silver cord, looped.
Thanks for creating with the kit Beki!

Hope that has inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 5 September 2011


Kirsten, a lovely customer sent me this great layout she made using the Jet Set kit.
I love how she has used one of the tags for the title and used some of the airmail twine on it too!
she also used the square cardboard shape, buttons, ribbons, thread, sequins and one of the handmade embellishments.
Thanks for sending me this Kirsten!

If you would like to see your creations that you made with any of the kits on here please send them in! (makeandcreate

Friday, 2 September 2011

Rock Chick

September's kit is now in the shop!
It's called Rock Chick and it's a half kit to give your creations a punky edge to them!!
It has the usual things that you will only get in a The Make and Create shop kit like the handmade embellishments and handmade journaling cards!
All this for £4.00 (plus p&p)

Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Guest Designer Creation

I gave the lovely Sj Dowsett a previous guest designer, these felt and twin circle embellishments and asked her to create a layout using them.
 Here is the stunning creation she came up with!
I love how Sj has used the embellishments, they look great on the bright green background! Sj also used some of the Celebrate Embellishment Kit on this layout, she used the spotty bow and the little gems from the kit.
Thanks for creating this Sj!

Tomorrow is time for another kit, September's kit will only be a half kit as I've been busy creating lots of mini kits and embellishments for the shop this month!
I will give you a clue to tomorrow's kit think 'punky'!!
Back tomorrow!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Updated Mini Kits Shop

New items are now in the Mini Kit shop!
I've added this really pretty mini kit called Prefect Day,
and this small selection of the Celebrate kit.
You can find them in the mini kit shop here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Felt and Mesh Circles

I made this layout using one of the new Felt and Mesh Circle embellishments.
I had great fun making this layout using lots of scraps of paper! 
It looks lovely clustered with other embellishments.
 This is the pack it comes in, from the Mini kits shop and only £1.50 for 3!
Hope it like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Mini Kits Update

New items are now in the Mini Kits shop!
New handmade flower embellishments!

 New ribbon Tag with an animal theme, it has some lovely leopard print ribbon on! 1 metre of each.
More Felt and Mesh Circles in bright colours this time!
Watch out for next Monday when more new items will be added, including a pretty half kit!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Customer Creation - Jet Set

One of my lovely customers Sue, sent me a link to a lovely layout she made using the Jet Set kit so I thought I would show you what she did with the kit. 
I like the way Sue has taken the word strips and cut them up to use the words all over her page and the use of the all handmade embellishments for the kit on her layout. Thanks Sue for letting me show it!

If you have anything you would like to share that you have made with anything from the shop please let me know as I would love to see and it could be appearing on here too! You can email me, (makeandcreate leave a message in the comments box or use the shops Facebook page!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New Handmade Embellishments

 Sorry I didn't get around to adding the new items to the Mini kits shop on Monday, it's been pretty busy around here lately, anyway there are now two new packs of handmade embellishments in the shop!
First up some embellishments in manly colours, for pages about the men in your life!
And some bright ones handmade embellishments for any theme.
I will be back with projects in the week, blogger isn't being very friendly at the moment!
Back Soon!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Kraft Mini Kit

New items in the Mini kits shop tab now!
Here's some more celebrations!
One of the new items is this little Kraft Mini kit.
 I created this layout using the little kit.
 I used one of the Kraft envelopes, one of the tags, the twine and one of the tickets.
This yellow hessian tape is from the Tropical ribbon tag thats in the Mini kit shop too!
There are more new items so make sure you check them out here!

Don't forget there will be more new items to the mini kit shop next Monday with guest designers and creations that are made with them!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lisa's Creations

I really must show you July's guest designer, Lisa's great creations she made with the Jet Set embellishment kit! If you are a fan of The Make and Create shop on Facebook you may have already had a sneak preview!
Everything apart from the red letter stickers on this layout is all from the kit! How good does the red paint look?! Lisa even used the punched cardboard square from the kit to make the pattern with the paint!
Lisa just added a bit of die cut paper and red letters for this layout, the rest is all from the kit! This layout hasn't got a travel theme, the colours of the kit just so happened to match her daughters outfit for the 4th July!! It good to see the kit can be used for other themes too!
Notice the punched cardboard square that she used for the red paint on the first layout, on this layout?!
I love what Lisa did with the tag, she handstitched around it with the thread! And Lisa even made her own lovely flower using the blue ribbon from the kit. 
Thank you Lisa for your great work, I love what you did with the kit!
You can find the kit in the shop here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 1 August 2011

One Year Old!

August's kit, Celebrate is now in the shop!
 Its a kit full of bright colours to help you celebrate anything in your life!
 It has the usual things that are only found in The Make and Create shop kits!
I really hope you like the kit and will join me in celebrating The Make and Create shop's 1st Anniversary!
I can't believe it's been a whole year that I started this little shop! Thank you to everyone who has brought any of my kits over the year, I really hope you have enjoyed using them! And thank you to all my guest designers for your great work with my kits. 
Thanks for your support!