DIY Paper Clips Matchbox

This week I’ve been trying to use some of my A Beautiful Mess scrapbook papers from the Messy box subscription. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the last box, but thought I would make use of the plaid papers for this DIY Paperclip Matchbox. I definitely needed to organise my stationery supplies!DIY-Paperclip-Matchbox-Claireabellemakes-For-SizzixSee the full DIY and list of supplies on the Sizzix blog here. Stationery-Boxes

I am looking forward to some downtime over Christmas to make gingerbread and festive treats. Check out these free projects and recipes on the Sizzix site by clicking the image below. Sizzix have also emailed the winner of the latest giveaway so you will have been contacted if it was you!festive-bakes-576x283-bannerThere is also another great giveaway happening with Sizzix to win the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit. This is the one I have and I love it! It comes with dies and all the cutting pads you will need and even some papers to get started on some projects. The closing date is 18 December at 10am GMT and the giveaway is open for UK and EU readers. ENTER HERE!

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit Giveaway

Claireabellemakes-DIY-Designs-For-Sizzix-UKContinuing the stationery theme, the eagled eyed amongst you will have spotted those scissors, so I’ll be sharing my latest haul from the London Kikki K store soon. I vlogged the members event I attended (so many pretty things) and will be sharing that too. Keep up to date by following me on the links below!



DIY Gingerbread Gift Box

I’ve made a serious dent in my Christmas shopping this week and I’ve been thinking about some handmade gifts I can give my neighbours and friends. This DIY Gingerbread Treats Gift Box is super simple and will look so good under the tree!DIY-Decorated-Gingerbread-Gift-Box-Claireabellemakes-For-Sizzix Decorated-Gingerbread-Gift-Box Decorated-Gingerbread-Gift-Box-DIY-Claireabellemakes-For-Sizzix

Take a look at the full DIY and list of supplies on the Sizzix blog here!Claireabellemakes-DIY-Designs-For-Sizzix-UK

DISCLOSURE: I may have eaten the gingerbread as part of this DIY, which was absolutely essential to test how successful it was.



DIY Gold Star Christmas Ornament

Have I told you I’m feeling festive yet?! I basically can’t stop going on about it, but this year I just want to stay in, drink hot chocolates and watch Elf for the entirety of December when it comes.

Today I’m sharing a DIY for this gold star Christmas ornament for Sizzix. It is a really easy handmade Christmas decoration and will make a great gift too.DIY-Gold-Star-Christmas-Ornament-Claireabellemakes-Sizzix Star-Christmas-Bauble DIY-Christmas-Decorations

See the full DIY and a list of supplies on the Sizzix blog here. And don’t forget there is a fantastic giveaway and tons of freebies in yesterday’s post here.Claireabellemakes-DIY-Designs-For-Sizzix-UK



Sizzix Freebies And Giveaways

If you follow me on any of my social media links, you will have seen me sharing lots of freebies and giveaways from Sizzix this week. Die cutting has definitely become a favourite craft of mine since I started working with Sizzix, as the project possibilities are so vast!

Today I’m sharing details of an exclusive giveaway to win a Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine of your own. This is the exact die cutting machine I use and I love it!


Big Shot Plus Giveaway

Ends 27 November, 10am GMT (UK & EU only)

And because I’m all about hooking you guys up with the best giveaways and freebies, just click the images below to find even more things you can win and use in your crafty projects.

Sizzix-christmas-essentials-giveawayFestive giveaway (machine and die)

Ends 27 November, 10am GMT (UK & EU only)


Free festive papers


Free winter gift wrap

Soon I’ll be working on a page for this site where you can find all my favourite DIYs in one place. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to see added!

Lastly, I’ve been planning my festive decor this week and I’m SO EXCITED. So many good Christmas things are coming, so watch this space.

Don’t forget, you can also win one of my prototype notebooks by sharing your ideas here!



DIY Christmas Planner Decoration & A Giveaway

This week I’ve been buying some Christmas decorations and have made a big dent in my gift shopping! I decided to skip ahead in my planner to decorate the Christmas week with some Tim Holtz for Sizzix dies.DIY-Christmas-Planner-Decoration-Claireabellemakes-For-SizzixObviously I’ve used some glitter paper and washi tape because it’s awesome. Decorating-Planner-Pages-For-Christmas

Find more photos and a list of supplies on the Sizzix blog here.

Sizzix are also having a festive giveaway to win a Big Shot machine and a selection of Christmas essential dies! Enter by following this link or clicking the image below. The closing date is Friday 27th November 2015 at 10am GMT.