Friday, 29 July 2011

Bumper Tri Fold Baby Albums

Hi Guys

I got home from my trip to Glasgow yesterday and although it is a long drive feel pretty rested today which is great.  Have lots to do but thought I should quickly update my blog as I've missed a few days.

I was very fortunate in that my lovely mum in law watched the children and I met up with my friend Gill for dinner, a sleep over and a day of crafting the next day!  I am aware that as a 38 year old the term sleep over sounds funny but thats what the kids always say.  Needless to say there was much chat and catching up but ladies, we were on a mission to get our baby albums completed.  The phrase "I didn't realise we were on a Crafting Boot Camp" was actually uttered more than once by the lovely Gill, haha, so perhaps I was the one on a mission.  It was a great break and we did get our albums done at the end, mine is blue and Gills is pink, aw!

Gills colour combo was Pretty In Pink, So Saffron and Very Vanilla whilst mine was the same except I used Bashful Blue instead of the pink.  So cute and brilliant work from Gill who had never made one before.  Missing her already!

Hope you like it

Monday, 25 July 2011

Christmas Calendar!

Hi Guys

Just a quick post as I am leaving for Glasgow in about 10minutes!  This is the start of my Christmas items and will probably be doing at least one or two a week in the run up to Christmas.

This calendar is basically a beer mat covered in DSP, this one is ideal colourwise.  Then simply stuck on the calendar and added a lovely Real Red satin ribbon at the bottom.  Perfect!

Friday, 22 July 2011

More Owl Cards!

Hey Guys

More owl cards! I am loving them!  These are a variation on the ones I did yesterday.  Here the owl is outside of the tree, not peeking out of it!

Most of the items used are the same as yesterday except for the colours which are Definately Daffodil and Pretty In Pink.

Hope to see you soon


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Owl Thank You Cards

Hi Guys

I've made these cards for the end of term as thank you cards for the teachers.  Again I've got the owl stamp out which is very apt for a teachers card I think.  The other stamp is one I pickd up from the US but it is fantastic and goes so well with the owl.

I love these and they are so versatile!

To make these cards I used
Card - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Woodgrain, Trendy Trees
Tools - Owl Punch, Scallop circle Punch, Circle Punch, Oval Punch
Embellishments -  Bashful Blue stitched ribbon
Paper - Bashful Blue DSP

Hope you come back soon


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Playdate Pocket card

Hi Guys

This card is one that I saw Andrea Walford do and if you get a chance you should definately have a look at her website.  I'm going to do this as one of my craft class cards.

To make this card I used
Card - Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Real Red
Stamps - Curly Cute
Embellishments - Playdate DSP, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Scalloped Edge Punch, Top Note Die, Sizzix Big Shot

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Summertime Vintage Notebook

Hi Guys

I have a cute little notebook here.  I made it for one of the girls who comes to my card class.  She moves back to Kendal this week and so will no longer be able to come along.  She will definately be missed!  I've used beer mats covered with Springtime Vintage DSP.   The crop-a-dile was used for the large brads and I've popped a ring and some ribbon around it.

Hope she likes it.  May need to get in some cakes so make it a proper goodbye!

See you soon

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sympathy Card

Hey Guys

My friend asked me to make a sympathy card for her friend yesterday and this is the card I made for her.  I like the fact that it isn't black and white, although that is definately a great colour combo. 

Friday, 15 July 2011


Hey Guys

Here is a little notepad I've done, these are really easy and are also quick to do, ideal if you have a craft fayre coming up or a party.  The picture doesn't really do this justice as it is in a plastic bag but you get the idea.

To make this I've used
Card - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper white, Old Olive
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Trendy Trees
Tools - Word Window Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Hope you like it

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Monster cards for kids!

Hi Guys

Have had quite a glut of childrens parties and so have been staying in kiddie mode for cards.  Here are a few of the cards I made using the Make a Monster set which is fantastic for children.  Coupled with the Playdate papers and the Star punch you are set!  The ideas were from Julies Japes as I love the way she puts things together.

To make these cards I used
Card - Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Ink - Versamark, Basic Black, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Stamps - Make A Monster, Party This Way, Schoolbook Serif Numbers
Papers - DSP Playdate
Tools - Star Punch, 2 3/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch

Hope you like them.


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Selection of Colours

Hi Guys

As I went to bed before 9pm last night (very early I know), I was up at the crack of dawn, well 6am with hubby.  As a result of this, beds are changed, second load of washing is on the line and a general tidy of the house, woopee, that left time for some crafting ;o)

I made the first one in Pink Pirouette and Night of Navy and loved it so went on to do the Pink with different combos, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red & Bashful Blue!

To make these cards I've used
Card - Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Ink - Rose Red
Paper - DSP Subtles, Pink Pirouette
Stamps - Simply Said, Swirls & Curls Verses
Tools - Paper Piercer, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, White Uni ball pen

Only the accent colours then changed.

Hope you like it

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Baby Shower Bag!

Hey Guys!

Still on the baby shower theme here is a little bag I made which fits three pairs of socks perfectly!  I love making this bag as it really is quite quick (I usually keep a template of 3D items then just refer back when I want to make again).

The sentiment 'hello baby' is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a US stamp set

Here it is from the top with the cute little socks inside, aw!

A closeup of the ribbon which is a double stitched wide grosgrain also a US item.

To make this card is used
Card - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink - Bashful Blue
Paper - DSP Subtles
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments - Bashful Blue Brads, Bashful Blue Stitched grosgrain ribbon
Tools - Boho Blossoms Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch

Hope you like it.  If anyone would like measurements then drop me an email.

See you soon

Monday, 11 July 2011

Baby Shower!

Hi Guys

I love baby things & I love making cards and things for babies, they are always soo cute.  I've made these milk carton boxes for my friends baby shower.  She already knows she is having a boy so I've chosen Very Vanilla and Bashful Blue as the colour combo - so cute!

Hope she likes them ;o)

Come back soon!

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge - June

Hi Guys

When going through my photos I realised that I didn't post my June bundle I sent to St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.  I haven't actually managed to pop a card into the last couple of challenges but I am on track for sending off 5 cards a month in a cellophane bag for resale.  Its a fantastic idea and we all know how your cards build up when you are having a creative afternoon.

Here you go

Sunday, 10 July 2011

40th Birthday with Strength & Hope

Hey Guys

This card was cased from one I saw on Julies Japes.  A friend asked me to make a 40th Birthday card for a friend of hers, this is what I have done.

To make this card I used
Card - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink - Crumb Cake, Rose Red

Stamps - Strength & Hope, Schoolbook Serif Numbers
Paper - DSP Rose Red
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Big Note Die
Embellishments - Diamante

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Flowers with Scallops!

Hi Guys

I made this card when I saw this flower made using two scallop circles.  Very simple and effective especially if you need some depth.

To make this card I used
Card - Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Ink - Bashful Blue
Stamps - Wonderful Words
Paper - DSP Bashful Blue
Embellishments - Designer Buttons Subtles

Hope you like it

Friday, 8 July 2011

Little envelope purse!

Hi Guys

This is another project I did for my Wednesday class and it is lovely and simple but really effective.  This is made attaching together two of the Scallop Envelopes & decorating!

To make this is used
Card - Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - DSP Subtles Bashful Blue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Scallop Envelope, Scallop Circle, Owl Punch
Embellishments - Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Thank you with Hearts & Flowers!

Hi Guys

Uurgh, weather is rubbish today....lots and lots of rain.  Hopefully it wont last and the sun will break through at some point today, it is summer after all ;o)

This card is one I've copied from the catalogue and did at my Wednesday night card class.  The girls liked it a lot and I do too.  It was very easy the main effect being the polka dots and the twine with the pegs.

To make this card I used
Card - Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink - Basic Black, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Stamps - Happy Moments (retired), Simply Said
Embellishments - Twine, pegs (non SU)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

Hope to see you again soon

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

I'm Back!

Hey Guys

Sorry for my lack of posting over the last week, serious computer problems have about driven me to distraction but hopefully all systems are restored and I can get back to blogging.  Have been crafting though so have a few things to show you.

My friend asked me to make a 45th Wedding Anniversary card and as that is Sapphire I used Night of Navy with some Dazzling Diamonds to lighten it and give it some sparkle!  Hope they like it!

 To make this card I used
Card - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink - Night of Navy, Embossing pad
Stamps - Mr & Mrs (retired), Schoolbook Serif Numbers
Embellishments - Night of Navy Satin ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder

Hope you like it