Saturday, 26 February 2011

Come on you Bluebirds

Yippee........another win for Cardiff City. We have to keep winning games now until the end of the season for a serious chance of getting into the premiership.
I love Pink Petticoat designs and I've just made a few cards using their sewing machine download. I'm quite pleased how they have turned out and they were very easy to make. Just a little water colour, a few gems and a flower and that's job done. Oh....I forgot. I used my sticky lacy border that I bought from Lakeland when they were selling craft in the good old days. Hope you like it.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Funky Hand February Challenge

I've made my card for this months Funky Hand Challenge. I've used 'Craft the year away' CD and then used the February Love collection. I chose a few of the papers and used the stripe design as a 'ribbon-like' border. I had a lovely gel heart in my stash which I used in the middle and then cut a few hearts out using a Sizzix die. Rounded off the corners with my punch and that was it apart from the little 3d sticker that was another bargain from a local store close to me called 'What'. It's a bit like a Poundland but they have some amazing bargains for crafters. Hope you like it.

Simple style

'morning, I've been creating a few cards this week with a very simple style to them. I've used Pink Petticoat downloads and my nesties and that's it apart from a smidgeon of water colour. I've shown them to my daughter and she likes them which is always a good marker. Sometimes less is more and hope that they will go down well when I sell my cards. I'm trying to increase my stash so that when they go into a staff room or family and friends want to see them, I have a good selection.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Funky Hand Funkette

Okay, I've got my blinkie for my design challenge with Funky Hand and it's proudly displayed on the right hand side of my blog. I'm going to try and find some more challenges so I can join in more and feel part of the crafting community.
One of the cards I recently made could go in this months challenge but I haven't decided yet. Perhaps I'll make a few next week and see if I can improve. No puppy sitting next week (apart from monday) so I should have more time to craft.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Nacho's going home today

Nacho goes home today so I should be able to do some crafting. It's surprising what you can't do when you've got a six month puppy to look after but he's been a joy. I'll miss him when my son comes home and takes him back.
I've won a 'blinkie' from Funky Hands for entering their challenge which is great but if I'm honest, I don't know what it is or what to do with it! Hopefully it will be another thing I'll learn about blogging.
I thought I'd post my Christmas card for this year. I usually make about 80 handmade cards and like to design one which goes to about 70 of my friends and family. Then I design one for Mum, Mother in law, daughter and son etc. This design was from Polka Doodles paper boutique. I must say it went down well. Everyone seemed to like it.

Friday, 11 February 2011


I'm overcome! I had no idea that I had comments on my blog until today and I'm thrilled to bits. Thanks everyone. I've been looking after my sons puppy 'Nacho' so I haven't had the chance to craft over the last week or so. He's well worth it though don't you agree? Thanks for the encouragement and advice and I'll be trying some more challenges (if I can find some). Looking forward to next month with Funky Hand. I love the new CD 'Craft the Year Away' and I'm chuffed to bits it's updated the other two Papercraft Factory CD's. Thanks again :)